Thursday, August 1, 2013

no. 196 - 1970 a.l. playoffs, game 2

Who is the man: Dave McNally is the man mentioned on the front and throwing the ball plateward. McNally pitched a complete game, allowing six hits and three runs.

Can ya dig it: These yellow-tinted photos are producing some sort of cross-hatch pattern when I scan the cards. I could do without that.

Right on: The guy casting a shadow (on a card filled with shadows) in the top part of the photo is Brooks Robinson, who would have quite the 1970 postseason.

You see this cat McNally is a bad mother: Not only did McNally throw the complete-game win in the Orioles' 11-3 victory, but he went 2-for-5 and drove in a run. It was the second straight game that the Orioles starter was a force at the plate.

Shut your mouth: Luis Tiant was reduced to a mop-up role in this game. The Orioles scored seven runs in the ninth inning. Twins reliever Ron Perranoski allowed a double to McNally to start the inning, and then after giving up two runs to put the Orioles' lead at 6-3, Tiant came in and made things worse, allowing a home run to Davey Johnson after a costly throwing error by Twins shortstop Leo Cardenas.

No one understands him but his woman: Harmon Killebrew and Tony Oliva hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, but it was long forgotten after the Orioles' late-game outburst.

(A word about the back): Mark Belanger, 3-for-4. You didn't see that often.

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