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

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We are back with another entry for the Phillies All-Time Tournament.  Sorry for the delay, but we will hopefully have regular entries to finish up.  This round features a couple of Cinderellas in Micky Morandini and Jack Clements.  Let's see if they can make their way into the Sweet 16.  Here are today's matchups:

#5 Darren Daulton vs #13 Mickey Morandini
#3 Von Hayes vs #6 Juan Samuel
#1 Richie Ashburn vs #9 Andy Seminick
#12 Jack Clements vs #4 Sam Thompson

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 #5:

#5 Darren Daulton vs #13 Mickey Morandini

Dutch came out swinging in game 1 putting a 4 spot up on the board in the first inning on the strength of a 2 run blast.  2 more in the second put Daulton up 6-0.  Morandini came roaring back with 3 in the 5th on a 2 out 2 run single and 2 more in the 8th to make it a 1 run game.  Dutch got his own 2 run 2 out single in the bottom of the 8th and got the victory in game 1.  Daulton again scored first in game 2 with a 2 run shot in the 3rd.  The Mickster tied it up on a 2 run error to CF in the 5th.  Mickey then got his first two runners on in the 7th and they both scored on a double and he added one more on a sac fly.  Dutch got one back in the 8th and another in the 9th, but left the tying run on 1st with a flyout to deep center field.  Morandini opened the scoring in game 3 with 1 in the 4th and 2 more in the fifth.  Feeling the pressure, Daulton hit two mammoth homeruns in the bottom of the 5th and 6th to pull within one.  Two 2 run blasts in the 8th capped off the scoring and sent Daulton home a 6-3 winner.  Facing elimination, The Clutchinator did not disappoint.  Mickey put up 3 runs in the first, 1 in the second, 2 in the fourth, 5 in the sixth and 1 in the seventh before Daulton got hit first hit.  17 runs on 18 hits tied the series up 2-2.  Could Mickey finish the major upset?  I wish I could create suspense, but after 5 scoreless innings, Mickey put 4 up in the 6th.  Daulton got 2 back, but that is all he could do and fell to Morandini 10-2.

G1: 8-5 Daulton
G2: 5-4 Morandini
G3: 6-3 Daulton
G4: 17-1 Morandini
G5: 10-2 Morandini

Mickey Morandini wins the series 3-2.

Round 2 - Game #6:

#3 Von Hayes vs #6 Juan Samuel

It will be tough to follow that major upset, but here we have two Phillies from the 80s.  One was beloved (ok, most liked Sammy) and the other hated (not quite like Bobby Abreu, but close).  In game 1, Sammy put on his running shoes and almost hit for the cycle in the first three Abs.  2B, 3B and homer put Juan up 3-0 without recording an out.  Hayes got one back in the 3rd, but Sammy put it back in his column with his second homer of the day in the 5th.  Hayes went deep in the 8th, but Samuel put one more up in the ninth to seal the game.  In game 2, Von opened up the scoring with 3 in the 3rd on a single, walk, single and suicide squeeze.  Another single finished the scoring for the inning, and for the game for Von.  Sammy came back with a walk and 2 singles to get a run back in the 4th.  The game got quiet until the 8th when Samuel went deep with 2 outs to make it a 1 run game.  Hayes got his first batter on in the bottom of the eighth, but got caught stealing trying to get the insurance run into scoring position.  It didn't matter as Juan showed a prelude to Jimmy Rollins by striking out 3 times trying to hit a game tying homerun.  Fortunately for Samuel, he went to sleep dreaming of the fences, and he made amends in the first inning of game 3.  Padding his power/speed numbers, Sammy hit 3 singles, stole 2 bases and hit 3 homeruns (including an inside the park homerun that occurred when Hayes had a very Jeff Stoned knee blowout in right field).  Sammy added another in the 2nd, but Hayes, showing no quit got on the board with one of his own in the bottom of the inning.  Sammy added 2 more in the 6th to go up 11-1, but Hayes then came back with 3 in the bottom of the 6th.  2 more in the 7th for Hayes made it a 11-6 game going into the bottom of the 9th.  Hayes lead off the inning with a 2B, then flew out to right and Ked.  An error plated his 7th run, and back to back singles plated his 8th and 9th.  Another single put the winning run at the plate, and with one swing of the bat, he struck out (I didn't say it was his only swing).  Down 2-1, Hayes started the scoring in game 4.  A triple and a groundout put up a run for Von.  Sammy got it right back with a lead off homer in the 5th.  Hayes answered back with a single and a homer of his own in the bottom of the inning.  3 more in the 7th put the game out of reach and now onto the rubber game.  Hayes got his first 2 men on base in game 5 and performed another suicide squeeze to plate the first run.  A single put him up 2-0.  Hayes added another in the second, but Sammy got it back in the third.  Von put up 3 more in the bottom of the 3rd to take a sizable 6-1 lead.  Sammy fought back and put up 2 in the 4th on a 2 run triple.  Hayes kept on pouring it on with 3 in the 5th thanks to 3 stolen bases.  2 more for Hayes in the 8th put him up 11-3 seemingly on his way to victory.  Sammy lead off the 9th with a flyout, but then got his next 4 batters on via an error, triple and back to back singles.  Alas, it would not be enough as he went down on a flyout and swinging to end the game.

G1: 5-3 Samuel
G2: 3-2 Hayes
G3: 11-9 Samuel
G4: 7-2 Hayes
G5: 11-6 Hayes

Von Hayes wins the series 3-2.

Round 2 - Game #7:

#1 Richie Ashburn vs #9 Andy Seminick

Whitey is looking to cement his legend in Phillies history by making his way further through this bracket.  Andy Seminick shouldn't have a chance.  Not to give away the ending, but he wasn't.  Game 1 started off well with Seminick scoring first but Ashburn then put 2 on the board in the bottom of the first to take a 2-1 lead.  4 in the 4th was enough for Richie despite Andy putting up a 3 run 9th inning.  Game 2 had more fireworks as Ashburn put up 2 in the 2nd, 2 in the 3rd and 2 in the 4th to take a 6-0 lead all without an extra base hit.  Seminick then put a 6 spot on the board in the bottom of the inning to tie it on the strength of a 3 run 2 out blast.  Ashburn then proceeded to score 2 more in the 5th and hit a homer of his own in the 6th.  5 more in the 8th sealed the game despite another 3 run shot by Seminick in the 9th.  Seminick came out scoring 2 in the first and 1 in the second in game 3.  Ashburn got 2 back in the bottom of the second and the game was quiet until the 7th.  Ashburn strung together 5 straight hits enroute to a 5 run inning and a series victory.

G1: 9-5 Ashburn
G2: 14-10 Ashburn
G3: 7-4 Ashburn

Richie Ashburn wins the series 3-0.

Round 2 - Game #8:

#12 Jack Clements vs #4 Sam Thompson

Can Jack and Sam get back some excitement after that last series?  It is well known in Phillies lore that there is no love lost between these two diehards.  It all stemmed from a windmill accident that took 3 of Sam's toes while both were in the minors.  He then proceeded to sleep with all 7 of Jack's sisters (one for each remaining toe) and the rest is history.  Anyway...the Clement triplets and 4 other sisters weren't the only Clement's getting it hard that day.  Thompson opened the scoring with 1 in the second and 2 more in the third.  Clement then got them back with 1 in the 4th and 2 more in the fifth on a 2 out homer.  Clement took a 4-3 lead in the 7th, but Sammy got his leadoff runner on in the 8th.  A sacrifice bunt and an error got men on the corners and a sac fly scored the tying run.  A double down the line and Clement striking out 3 times in the 9th finished the game.  Game 2 saw Clement come out scoring with 2 in the 2nd, but Thompson, on the power of a tryst with mama Clement the night before, put 3 on the board in the bottom of the second, 3 more in the third and 3 more in the 6th enroute to a 12-4 win.  Clement, struggling to keep his composure imploded after Thompson scored (seems to be a repeating theme here) 8 times in the first 6 innings.  11 Clements and 4 Thompsons got ejected after a bench clearing brawl that saw Thompson bang Clement on 3rd base.  Times were different then.

G1: 5-4 Thompson
G2: 12-4 Thompson
G3: 14-1 Thompson

Sam Thompson wins the series 3-0.