Games 2, 5 and 7 in 1957, pitching a seven-hit from sfsdaf's blog

PARIS - France coach Didier Deschamps has recalled Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette and other fringe players for friendlies matches against Albania and Sweden. Dean Lowry Super Bowl Jersey .Lacazette, who missed out on Frances World Cup squad despite being on the provisional list, gets his reward for some strong recent form with Lyon. He is the joint top scorer in the French league with 10 goals, tied with Marseilles Andre-Pierre Giganc, who is also called up.Centre half Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is set to make his first appearance in two years after impressing at Roma, where is on loan from Newcastle, and left back Benoit Tremoulinas could win his third cap after helping Sevilla make a good start to the season.France faces Albania next Friday in Lorient and hosts Zlatan Ibrahimovics Sweden side four days later in Marseille.Albania is in the same group as France in qualifying for the 2016 European Championship. But since France is already qualified as host, its matches dont count for points for either team.Deschamps preferred Rennes goalkeeper Benoit Costil as his No. 3 choice, with Saint-Etiennes Stephane Ruffier dropping out.___FranceGoalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Benoit Costil (Rennes).Defenders: Lucas Digne (Paris Saint-Germain), Christophe Jallet (Lyon), Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City), Loic Perrin (Saint-Etienne), Bacary Sagna (Manchester City), Benoit Tremoulinas (Sevilla), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Roma).Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Paris Saint-Germain), Joshua Guilavogui (Wolfsburg), Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle).Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Andre-Pierre Gignac (Marseille), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon), Dimitri Payet (Marseille), Mathieu Valbuena (Dynamo Moscow). Elgton Jenkins Super Bowl Jersey . Nikolai Khabibulin was yanked in the second period, and the Ottawa Senators looked ready to put away a big road win. Tramon Williams Super Bowl Jersey . -- The defending Canadian womens curling champions squandered an opportunity to take sole possession of first place in the standings Tuesday at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner is a throwback to the days before pampering and pitch counts.Tall, with droopy hair and the look of a gunslinger, he strung together a sequence of World Series performances seldom seen since the games were played in daylight, kids in school listened on radios and Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson and Mickey Lolich dominated.What a fitting way to finish a throwback season that resembled the pitching-and-defence days of the 1960s and 70s far more than the fin-de-siecle slugfests of the Steroids Era.I dont know if itll ever be done again, Jeremy Affeldt said after Bumgarner came out of the bullpen with five scoreless innings to lead San Francisco over the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday for the Giants third World Series title in five years.In an age when arms are treated like fragile investments and fear of Tommy John surgery fills every clubhouse, Bumgarner just wanted the ball as often as possible. He won the opener with seven innings of one-run ball, pitched a four-hit shutout over 117 pitches in Game 5 and then whipped 68 more by the Royals in Game 7. He pitched more than one-third of San Franciscos World Series innings: 21 of 61.Some grand totals, courtesy of Brooks Baseball: He threw 205 of 291 pitches (70 per cent) for strikes. His arsenal of smoke and trickery included 152 fastballs (52 per cent), 81 cutters (28 per cent), 44 curveballs, 11 changeups and three of those Bugs Bunny slow curves,We probably would have won if they didnt have him, Kansas Citys Lorenzo Cain said. But they do have him.With two wins and a save, Bumgarner dominated in a manner not seen since Arizonas Randy Johnson won Games 2, 6 and 7 against the New York Yankees in 2001, becoming the first pitcher with three Series victories since Lolich led Detroit to the 1968 title.After throwing 101 pitches in a 15-2 Game 6 blowout, the Big Unit threw 17 more on no days rest the next night. He retired Chuck Knoblauch, Bernie Williams, Tino Martinez and Jorge Posada in order, and the Diamondbacks rallied against Mariano Rivera in the ninth to end the Yankees run of three straight championships.No other pitcher has won three Series games in the expansion era, when the post-season changed from a best-of-seven faceoff of pennant winners to a sprawling month that tests depth and endurance. When St. Louis gave Chris Carpenter three starts in the 2011 Series, it was because of a rainout that meant only the last was on short rest.In the 45 years of the expansion era, Jack Morris had the singular best Game 7 start, a 10-inning, seven-hit shutout that boosted Minnesota over Atlanta in 1991. That followed a win in the opener and a no-decision in Game 4. Bryan Bulaga Super Bowl Jersey. f it was the 25th inning, I think Jack would still be out there, Twins teammate Kent Hrbek said. They would have had to drag him off the mound.Morris thinks Bumgarner comes from the same big-game mould.I want to hug him, Morris said at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Hes my kind of guy. ... Hes got the same emotions, he just doesnt show them. Hes got a big furnace burning right now.In 1968, the last season before expansion and what became known as The Year of the Pitcher, the Cardinals Bob Gibson threw three complete games against Detroit. After opening with a five-hit shutout, he pitched a five-hitter and allowed one run on three days rest to win Game 4.Gibson permitted a lone infield single through the first six innings of Game 7, again on three days rest, then gave up Jim Northrups tiebreaking, two-run triple that centre fielder Curt Flood misjudged during a three-run seventh in a 4-1 defeat.Lolich also pitched three complete games and topped Gibson: He threw a six-hitter to win Game 2, a nine-hitter on three days rest to win Game 5 and a five-hitter on two days rest to win Game 7.Last weekend, former broadcaster and St. Louis catcher Tim McCarver paid tribute to Bumgarner.Its Gibson-esque, if you will. I know Bob could do that and I saw that from a 60-feet, 6-inch view of him every outing he threw in the World Series. I see the same thing in Bumgarner. I really admire that, McCarver said.In 1965, Koufax didnt pitch the Dodgers Series opener at Minnesota because of Yom Kippur and lost to Jim Kaat the following day. Koufax pitched a four-hit shutout on three days rest to win Game 5, then came back with a three-hit shutout on two days rest to win Game 7.Going back further, Milwaukees Lew Burdette beat the Yankees in Games 2, 5 and 7 in 1957, pitching a seven-hit shutout on two days rest in the finale.And in the Dead Ball Era, the Giants Christy Mathewson set the standard against the Philadelphia Athletics with three shutouts: a four-hitter in the opener, another four-hitter on two days rest in Game 3 and a five-hitter on two days rest in the clinching Game 5.Of course the game is different no, Bumgarner pitched a record 52 2-3 innings in this post-season, going 4-1 with a 1.03 ERA in six starts and the longest appearance for a save in World Series history, a grind that boosted his season total to 270 innings. Bumgarner is 4-0 with a save and a record-low 0.25 ERA in earning three World Series rings.Hes a stud. Thats all, said Tim Hudson, the Giants Game 7 starter. Hes a stud. ' ' '

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