TOTAL EFFORTS WIN TO ANGELS
Hideki Matsui hit a ground ball Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez threw to first-baseman Darin Erstad to end the 9th when Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim got the series 3-2 win over New York Yankees in the American League Division Series.
It was tense game each in the series, through which some starting pitchers allowed runs to be replaced early before late rally decided a winner. Finally, the series-winner had total efforts both pitchings and battings with just luck a little bid.
Matsui entered as 5th batting and leftfielder to get 4 hits of 20 at-bats with an RBI and a HR but 3 strikeouts and 14 left-of-bases through the series. He was in bad condition to have no hit last two games. Godzilla seemed to be fatigue due to all-162-game entrances. I strongly hope to remain in the team next season.
New York 4-2 Anaheim (4 Oct)
New York 3-5 Anaheim (5 Oct)
Anaheim 11-7 New York (7 Oct)
Anaheim 2-3 New York (9 Oct)
New York 3-5 Anaheim (10 Oct)