Not that anyone missed me, but I am back with a new version of OOTP!
Game 1: Michael Reed got off to a tough start, allowing runs in both the first two innings. But he dominated the rest of the game, and we won 5-2. CF Michael Jordan went deep again, keeping up his flaming hot playoffs.
Game 2: Daniel Skinner pitched a good game, and we got a 7-3 victory to go up 2-0 in the series.
Game 3: Columbus got on the board with eight no-hit innings from ace David Ramirez. SS Tom Goode go our only hit, and while SP Rick Powell pitched well in defeat, the Catfish's pitching was just too much.
Game 4: We went up 3-1, despite struggles from Reed once more. The ace pitcher managed just 6.1 innings, allowing three Columbus batters to cross the plate.
Game 5: Colubus pounced on Seattle's relief pitching with 5 runs in the final two innings, and took the game 7-1 to pull within striking distance.
Game 6: The Catfish tied up the Golden Bowl's 9-game set, knocking our Skinner after just 3.2 innings, and winning by a score of 8-3.
Game 7: With the series now tied, the sixth game of the series was an instant classic. The game went scoreless for ten and a half innings, before a single from Goode drove home the speedy Jordan. Mike Edwards pitched 3.2 scoreless innings of relief to get the W, needing just 38 pitches to do so.
Game 8: Needing just one win to be champions, Seattle felt confident, with ace Michael Reed on the mound. The Emeralds scored six runs in the third inning, and Reed went the distance, allowing just one run on six hits. Reed, with a 2.01 series ERA, was elected series MVP and is expected to receive pitcher of the year honors soon.