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We are back after a little layoff (sorry for the delay) to finish up the first round and we have some pretty big games.  Here are round 7's matchups:

#5 Darren Daulton vs # 12 Dave Hollins
#2 Greg Luzinski vs #15 Ozzie Virgil
#2 Del Ennis vs #15 Johnny Wyrostek
#3 Chuck Klein vs #14 Don Hurst

You can find the most updated bracket by opening the link on the left bar, or clicking the link below.

The Good Phight's All-Time Phillies Tournament

Round 1 - Game # 25:

#5 Darren Daulton vs # 12 Dave Hollins

Macho Row coming right up to your door (as long as we keep the Corvettes and spiders at bay).  Two main cogs in the exciting and unexpected `93 season, the last time the Phillies have made the playoffs.  It is amazing how every member of that team except Curt Schilling flamed out after that year.  Talk about selling your soul to the devil, but I digressed long enough.  Before we get started, it is pretty amazing how similar these guys look when their careers are crunched down to a 162 game season.  Game 1 saw The Head put up a run in the first with a homerun, but Dutch came back with 1 in the second and 1 in the third.  Hiollins put a 3 spot up in the 5th and never looked back.  Game 2 saw Hollins hop out to another early lead with 2 in the second, but Daulton cut it in half with 1 in the bottom of the inning.  Dutch put up 4 in the 4th on back to back doubles and a sac fly.  Hollins took the lead back with 5 in the 6th thanks to a couple of two run shots.  Down 7-5, Daulton tied it up with a run scoring single and another run on a passed ball.  2 more in the eighth on back to back homers sealed game #2 for Daulton.  It was Daulton's turn to come out firing in game 3 with 3 in the first on a 2 run shot and a sac fly.  Hollins got 2 back in the bottom of the first but Dutch extended his lead with a 2 run shot in the bottom of the 2nd after grounding into a DP to keep more runs from scoring.  Down 5-2, Hollins put up 4 in the 3rd and 3 more in the 4th on 2 homers and 2 triples.  Dutch kept the pressure on with 4 in the bottom of the 4th on the power of a 3 run blast to dead center tie the game up.  Darren took the lead with 1 in the bottom of the 6th, but Hollins tied it up with 1 in the 7th and Dutch answered back with a solo shot in the bottom of the inning.  Hollins took advantage of an error in the 8th that lead to a 2 run double and a 12-11 lead.  Hollins tacked on another in the top of the ninth and it didn't look good for Daulton.  Dutch lead off the bottom of the ninth with back to back strikeouts and walked on 9 pitches that would have made Burrell proud.  He then delivered a 2-2 curve into the upper deck to tie the game at 13.  After a scoreless 10th, Hollins got a 1 out single and then doubled down the line with 2 outs as Darren chose not to play a no-doubles defense (that'll teach him).  Daulton struck out 3 times in the 11th to end the game and Hollins went up in the series 2-1.  Game 4 saw Daulton pull out all the stops and jump to an early 3-0 lead in the first courtesy of another 3 run blast.  After adding another in the 3rd, Hollins broke through with 2 in the fourth and another 3 in the fifth to take the lead.  Feeling the series was about to slip away, Dutch came back, scoring 3 in the bottom of the inning on 2 doubles and put the game away with 3 more in the seventh.  Dutch started the scoring again in game 5 with 3 in the first, and Hollins came back with 2 in the bottom of the first.  Both team traded runs in the third, and Daulton added one more in the 5th to take a 5-3 lead.  Hollins got one back in the 7th and added another in the eighth before Daulton scored one of his own in the bottom of the inning to break the tie.  Series on the line, down 6-5, Hollins walked on 4 pitches to lead off the 9th.  After a deep fly to centerfield, he singled to right to put runners on 1st and 2nd (where was he taking third?).  Another deep fly to center and two quick strikes put Hollins down to his final strike.  A soft looper to center and a miss by the CF Daulton plated 2 runs and gave Hollins a 7-6 lead.  Dutch came up in the bottom of the 9th and wasted no time getting the tying run on base with a double.  Another double tied the game and sent us into extras (where Hollins had already won a game).  Hollins lead off the 10th with a walk and doubled him in with 1 out.  After a walk and an error, Hollins had the bases loaded with 1 out, but struck out and flied out deep to left on a great diving play by Dutch.  Daulton lead off the bottom of the 10th with a strikeout and then a misplayed ball by the CF put a man on first.  After a walk, Daulton laced a double down the line. 1 run scored, here comes the throw, Dutch is barreling down, Hollins has it and we have a collision.  SAFE SAFE SAFE!!!

G1:  12-3 Hollins
G2: 10-7 Daulton
G3: 14-13 Hollins
G4: 10-6 Daulton
G5: 9-8 Daulton

Daulton wins the series 3-2.  

Round 1 - Game # 26:

#2 Greg Luzinski vs #15 Ozzie Virgil

The second set of games pits the Bull versus the Oz.  Ozzie was the first Phillie I ever met as he lived next door to a friend of mine.  Not quite as entertaining as Tug McGraw's son smacking around my sister's friend, but it'll do.  Game 1 saw the Bull put up 6 runs in the 2nd only to top that with 9 runs in the 4th.  Apparently Ozzie doesn't call the greatest of games.  Virgil at least tried to make it interesting with 5 in the 9th on back to back homers, but it just wasn't enough.  Game two had a little more of the same with Luzinski scoring 3 in the first, 1 in the second and 2 more in the third on 3 homeruns.  Ozzie got 3 back with 1 each in the third, fourth and fifth, but the Bull put it away with a  3 run blast in the bottom of the fifth and another 2 run shot in the 6th.  Game 3 saw Ozzie fight his miracle comeback with 2 in the first, but the Bull tied it up with 1 in the first and 1 in the third.  Ozzie put 3 more up in the 5th, but the Bull came back with 4 in the bottom of the inning to take a 1 run lead.  Virgil tied it up in the 6th, and we were scoreless in the 7th.  The Bull blasted 2 more in the 8th putting up 6 runs and Ozzie's comeback fell short despite a 3 run homer in the 9th.

G1: 16-6 Luzinski
G2: 11-5 Luzinski
G3: 12-9 Luzinski

Greg Luzinski wins the series 3-0.

Round 1 - Game # 27:

 #2 Del Ennis vs #15 Johnny Wyrostek

Del put up his best of many good seasons up in the 1950 WS run.  Wyrostek, as his ranking would indicate, was on the Phillies before and after the run to pretty much cement that he was a bad luck charm.  Interestingly enough, his 4 best year may have been his middle four where he wasn't on the Phillies.  Of course, that being said, Wyrostek jumped out to a 3-0 lead in game 1 with 2 in the 2nd and 2 more in the 3rd.  Ennis put one on the board in the 4th and 3 more in the sixth to take a 4-3 lead.  Two more in the 7th iced the game for Del.  Ennis scored first in game 2 with 1 in the second and 1 in the third.  He built a 3-0 lead going into the 8th where Wyrostek got 2 back to make it 3-2.  Ennis scored one more in the bottom of the inning and Johnny didn't put up a fight after that.  Game 3 saw Ennis score first again on a ground out in the 3rd.  3 more in the 4th game him a commanding 4-0 lead.  Wyrostek came back with a solo shot in the next inning, but Ennis blasted a 3 run shot to put game 3 away and move onto the next round.

G1: 6-3 Ennis
G2: 4-2 Ennis
G3: 11-1 Ennis

Ennis wins the series 3-0.

Round 1 - Game # 28:

#3 Chuck Klein vs #14 Don Hurst

Chuck has often been thought as one of the, if not the greatest Phillie ever. Chuckie took advantage of the high scoring era of the thirties and was part of possibly the best 1-2 punch in Phillies history with Lefty O'Doul. Unfortunately, the Phillies pitching made up the difference quite easily. Hurst was a member of that squad, but never put up the same kind of numbers as Klein. Game 1 saw Klein come out laying down the hammer. 1 run in the first and 2 in the second were all that he needed enroute to a 13-1 win with 3 homers. Hurst started the scoring in game 2 with a 3 run 4th and tacked on another in the 5th. Klein came back with 3 doubles in the bottom of the 5th to tie the game at 4. Klein went deep in the 7th and put up another 4 spot to take an 8-4 lead. Hurst lead off the ninth with a walk, then a triple and a double brought him within 2. After a couple of outs, he scored 1 more to be within one on an error, but he flew out to CF to end the game. Hurst then came out firing in game 2 with 1 in the first, 3 in the second and 4 in the third. He was cruising til the 9th with a 12-3 lead when 2 homers, 4 singles and 2 doubles plated 6 runs for Klein. With 2 on and the tying run at the plate, Klein hit a ball to deep left that Hurst grabbed out of the stands to preserve his first win. Feeling good, Hurst (they don’t call him Hurst in the First for no reason) put a 6 spot up on Klein in game 4. Klein came back with 4 in the bottom of the inning and tied it up with 2 in the 3rd. Hurst scored 2 in the 4th, but Klein got them back in the bottom of the fifth and that was the last lead Hurst would see. 2 in the 7th and 2 more in the 8th gave Klein the series.

G1: 13-1 Klein
G2: 8-7 Klein
G3: 12-9 Hurst
G4: 12-8 Klein

Klein wins the series 3-1.