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Phillies All-Time Tourney Round 2 (4 of 4)

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Final series of Round #2 and then we finally move on to the Sweet 16.  Who can make it?  Let's see the matchups:

#3 Pat Burrell vs # 11 Chase Utley
#1 Mike Schmidt vs #9 Willie Montanez
#3 Dick Allen vs #6 Tony Gonzales
#3 Chuck Klein vs #6 Gavvy Cravath

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 2 - Game #13:

#3 Pat Burrell vs # 11 Chase Utley

This may be the most interesting matchup in my eyes.  The 84 million dollar man versus the guy nobody wants.  Hopefully it won't disappoint.  Game 1 starts off with Chase putting up a run in the first.  Pat answers back with 1 of his own in the bottom of the first on a leadoff homerun (Pat = Ricky).  Chase scores 3 in the 2nd on a double and a single to go up 4-1.  Pat gets one back in the bottom of the second on another meaningless homerun and then goes deep for a 3rd time in the 3rd with a 2 run shot to tie it 4-4.  Pat scores 2 more in the 4th on a helicopter swing single and then walks in a run in the 5th.  Chase has nothing left and leaves the bases juiced in the 8th.  Chase leads off the scoring in game 2 with a run in the first.  3 more in the 3rd gives him a comfy 4-0 lead.  Both teams trade runs in the 7th and then they both trade 3 run shots in the 8th, but Pat can't score any in the 9th and Ks looking with 2 on and 2 out.  Oh Pat.  Pat leads off the bottom of the first with another homer but Chase gets two in the 2nd in game 3.  Chase strings together 3 hits and a walk and plates two more in the 5th.  Pat gets one back in the bottom of the 5th, but Chase puts up 2 more in the top of the 6th to take a 6-2 lead.  Pat then hits a solo shot in the 6th and a 2 run shot in the 7th to pull within 1.  Two doubles and a single plate 2 more for Pat in the bottom of the eighth and puts the pressure on Chase.  He delivers with a leadoff game tying homer in the 9th that barely cleared the fence and a leaping Burrell's glove (2 inch vert).  No scoring by Pat in the 9th and Chase goes down quickly in the 10th.  Pat leads off the bottom of the 10th with a walk and then steals second with 1 out (botched hit and run).  He goes down looking to end the inning.  Chase goes 1-2-3 in the top of the 11th and Pat leads off the bottom with a K.  A walk and an error put two men on and the intentionally walk Pat to get to Pat.  Pat, knowing he is afraid in these situations, watches a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to win the game in 11 innings.  Chase, down 2 games to 1, leads off the scoring in game 4 with a run in the second.  Pat answers with a 2 run shot in the 3rd.  Pat adds another on a homer in the 4th (hasn't he heard of smallball?) But Chase answers back with a shot of his own in the 5th.  Chase takes the lead on a 2 run blast in the top of the 7th to go up 4-3.  Pat hits back to back 2 out homeruns in the bottom of the inning to win some lucky fool 10 million dollars for playing the longest odds in Vegas.  Chase leads off the top of the 8th with a single, then steals second and moves to third on a single (thought about waving himself in, but didn't want to risk it).  A walk loads the bases, but Chase is called out on strikes on a low splitter and then again swinging.  A bases loaded walk ties the game before Chase ends the inning with another K.  Pat goes 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 8th and Chase leads off the top of the 9th with a walk.  He is then caught stealing and then grounds out twice to end the top half.  After a 3 pitch K, Pat ends the game and series with a homer to dead center field.

G1: 7-4 Pat Burrell
G2: 8-4 Chase Utley
G3: 8-7 Pat Burrell
G4: 6-5 Pat Burrell

Pat Burrell wins the series 3-1.

Round 2 - Game #14:

#1 Mike Schmidt vs #9 Willie Montanez

Do we even have to actually do this?  Imagine how much more of a blowout this would be if Schmidtty didn't strike out, like, ever?  Game 1 was interesting to a degree as Willie busted out to a quick 5-0 lead.  Schmidt then scored 6 in the 4th, 4 in the 7th and 5 in the 8th to make it a laugher.  Well, until Willie put up 5 in the 9th, but it still wasn't enough.  (12 Ks for Schmidt)  This game never had a chance as Schmidt scored 5 runs in the first two innings and then put it out of reach with 6 in the 7th.  (13 Ks for Schmidt)  Willie held his ground for the first inning taking a 1-0 lead enroute to a 15-6 loss.  (just 11 Ks for Schmidty).  Boring!

G1: 16-12 Mike Schmidt
G2: 13-5 Mike Schmidt
G3: 15-6 Mike Schmidt

Mike Schmidt wins the series 3-0.

Round 2 - Game #15:

#3 Dick Allen vs #6 Tony Gonzales

Can Dick be more entertaining that Michael Jack?  Probably.  These games get wackier and wackier the deeper we get.  TGon gets 3 in the first to start off game 1.  Dick Allen gets one in the 3rd but Gonzales gets 3 more in the fifth to take a 6-1 lead.  Allen gets 2 back in the bottom of the inning on a double, but Gonzales adds 4 more in the top of the 6th to take a 10-3 lead.  Allen doesn't blink and hits back to back shots to peel off two in the bottom of the inning.  Another homer in the 7th makes it 10-6 and after TGon leaves the bases juiced in the top of the 8th, Allen hits two more longballs for 3 more runs in the bottom of the inning.  To cap off the rally, Allen goes deep with 1 out and 1 on in the bottom of the 9th to win game 1 11-10.  Tony starts off the top of the first in game 2 with a solo homer, but Allen then scores 4 in the bottom of the first.  Allen would score in every inning but the 8th enroute to a 28-10 victory.  Up 2-0, Tony fights back with 1 in the first and 1 in the second in game 3.  Allen takes the lead with 3 in the bottom of the second, but Tony ain't playin and he scores 7 in the 3rd.  3 more in the 4th and 5 in the 5th and 9th make this a blowout.  Game 4 didn't really have much of a chance as Allen hits 2 homers in the first to take a 6-0 lead.  Gonzales fights back with 2 in the 3rd and 2 more in the 5th, but a 6 run bottom of the 5th ends the series and the hopes of Tony Gonzales.

G1: 11-10 Dick Allen
G2: 28-10 Dick Allen
G3: 24-7 Tony Gonzales
G4: 15-8 Dick Allen

Dick Allen wins the series 3-1.

Round 2 - Game #16:

#3 Chuck Klein vs #6 Gavvy Cravath

Final series of round #2.  Took us long enough.  Chuck should mop the floor with old Gavvy.  No more Micky Morandinis for this tourney..  Well, Chuck didn't disappoint putting up numbers never before seen in a Phillies All-Time Tourny.  Maybe it is the conversion, but maybe Chuck is just this good.  I toggled his grit to 1 and he scored more runs in 3 games than some teams do in a month.  Chuck scored 4 in the 1st, 4 in the second, 3 in the third (slacker), 5 in the 4th, 7 in the 6th and 6 in the 8th in game 1.  Gavvy scored in double digits and still lost by 19.  Seven homers will do that for you.  Game 2 was a pitchers duel which only saw Chuck really pour it on in the 6th when he scored # runs.  I presume that is 12 since the other runs add up to 5.  Chuck got another # in game 3 and almost a second one scoring 10 runs in the 3rd and then another 9 in the second.  7 different Brett Myers gave up 3 ore more runs.  Klein ended up with 33 homeruns in a 3 game series with 17 of his 31 hits going out of the yard in game 3.  Talk about a bandbox.  No spousal abuse jokes here.  34 runs in 3 games is impressive, and that would have just beaten out what Chuck did in game 3 (enroute to 80 runs scored).  Normalization schmormilzation.

G1: 30-11 Chuck Klein
G2: 17-6 Chuck Klein
G3: 33-17 Chuck Klein

Chuck Klein wins the series 3-0.