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   Casa Grande Dispatch (Newspaper) - October 17, 1990, Casa Grande, Arizona                                10 Casa Grande Ariz DISPATCH Wednesday October 17 1990 ASA GRANDE DISPATCH sports Reds Shatter Myth Of As Invincibility By JIM DONAGHY AP Writer CINCINNATI The Cincinnati Reds didnt have to be nasty in Game 1 of the World Series They were in more of a methodical mood In a stunning combination of power and pitching the Reds de stroyed Dave Stewart and the Oakland As 70 Tuesday night Following a run of overpower ing postseason performances Stewart entered the game with an air of invincibility about him But it didnt take long for the Reds to blow him away on this night Eric Davis hit a tworun homer in the first inning and the rout was on at Riverfront Stadium Thats the first time I can re call Dave not pitching well in a big Oakland third baseman Carney Lansford said But hes Some were beginning to won der though Stewart entered the game with a 71 record and a sixgame win ning streak in postseason play He was the World Series MVP when Oakland swept San Francisco last season and the As never trailed in any of the four games That was probably my worst performance in a big Stewart said I lost the mental edge in the first inning and once you do that you lose the In Game 1 the Reds were the team doing the intimidating Da vis drove in three runs Billy Hatcher scored three and Jose Rijo Rob Dibble and Randy My ers combined on a ninehit shutout When it was all over the As 10 game winning streak in postsea son play was history and they seemed just a little shocked by the whole thing They also knew Tuesdays Game Cincinnati 7 Oakland 0 Cincin nati leads series 10 Wednesdays Game Oakland Welch 276 at Cincin nati Jackson Fridays Game Cincinnati at Oakland Saturdays Game Cincinnati at Oakland Sunday Oct 21 Cincinnati at Oakland if necessary Tuesday Oct 23 Oakland at Cincinnati if necessary Wednesday Oct 24 Oakland at Cincinnati if necessary Game 2 is tonight when 27game winner Bob Welch is scheduled to pitch against lefthander Danny Jackson People have to understand this is not going to be a Lansford said I know that its easy to look at our team and ev erything that weve accomplished and expect that were just going to step on the field and win Ive played on too many good teams too many championshipcaliber teams and it just doesnt happen that The way it happened in Game 1 was a little surprising considering Davis was just about falling apart with a sore shoulder and aching wrists and ankles Davis was 4 for 23 in the play offs with no homers or RBIs and nine strikeouts Manager Lou Pin iella even asked him to think about leading off during the Series But after Hatcher walked with one out in the first inning Davis hit a drive deep over the fence in leftcenter field We can feel confident when we get a lead off a tough pitcher like Dave Davis said But its a team effort and if it wasnt me someone else would get a big hit Thats the way its been all The Reds led the NL West wire towire and then beat Pittsburgh in six games for their first pen nant since 1976 The current Big Red Machine however often does it with spare parts Stewart gave up two more runs in the third on Hatchers RBI dou ble and a runscoring grounder by Paul ONeill The As beaten righthander departed after four innings giving up four runs three hits and four walks Everybody has bad As pitching coach Dave Duncan said Next time hell probably be back in Dave Stewart The Reds made the As think just a little more with three runs in the fifth off Todd Burns Davis had an RBI single and Chris Sabo added a tworun single It was very important to get this first ONeill said Ev eryone gets tired of hearing that we need to play one game at a time but thats the truth in a short series like Rijo pitched around Jose Can seco twice and got out of a bases loaded jam in the fifth when Mark McGwire popped to second The As were 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position AP Laserphoto DAVE STEWART Oakland As pitcher grinights World Series opener at Riverfront Stadi maces after giving up a walk to Cincinnatis um Stewart left after walking four and allow Chris Sabo in the second inning of Tuesday ing four runs in four innings nability To Throw Strikes Puts As Stewart in Realm of Mere Mortals By RONALD BLUM AP Writer CINCINNATI The worst thing for Dave Stewart was not knowing why his fastball failed him Why couldnt he find the plate Why couldnt he adjust and get the ball over Why all of a sudden was he get ting knocked all over the ballpark You hope each inning is the one youre going to turn it Stewart said after Cin cinnati beat Oakland 70 Tuesday night in the World Series opener Clearly he didnt turn it around this night Clearly this wasnt a typical Dave Stewart game He was just a little catch er Terry Steinbach said Every bodys human in here He just wasnt as sharp as he usually Usually Stewart is among the most dependable pitchers in the majors Hes won 20 games for four consecutive seasons the first to do that since Jim Palmer 1975 Usually he walks two or three batters per nine innings This time he walked four in four innings and two of them scored He was getting behind in the count for the most As pitching coach Dave Duncan said He needed to get the ball over the plate When you pitch behind in the count like that you cant make many He made a few and they were enough He walked Billy Hatcher with one out in the first inning struck out Paul ONeill but then gave up a firstpitch home run to Eric Davis When you face a pitcher like Stewart its essential that you get off to a good start and get some Davis said Hes one of those pitchers who gets stronger and stronger as the game goes Stewart walked two batters in the second but got out of trouble when Chris Sabo was caught steal ing and pitcher Jose Rijo bounced out to end the inning But in the third he walked Barry Larkin on four pitches gave up an RBI dou ble to Hatcher and a runscoring single to ONeill You just hope you can work through Stewart said Its all you really want to He stood at his locker surround ed by reporters and cameras He had been in that scene before but usually as a winner Hes 72 life time in the postseason and until Tuesday had won six straight postseason decisions second only to the seven straight Bob Gibson won in the 1960s Stewart was the most valuable player of the 89 World Series and this years American League playoffs To me every game I pitch is a key Stewart said This time of year I try to put every thing I have into each game I Everything wasnt good enough this time He threw 30 balls and just 34 strikes That wont do at any level When he didnt throw astrike he had to pitch the ball down the Oakland manager Tony La Russa said There is a bunch of good hitters on that club and they made him Even Reds manager Lou Pin iella was a bit perplexed Dave Stewart is the epitome of a professional pitcher He gives you innings and he gets the he said I dont know what hap pened tonight Hes a pro He will bounce Stewart said Oakland fans shouldnt worry Bob Welch is pitching Wednesday night in Game 2 and the two pitched back toback 29 times this year and lost both games only twice I dont think anybody in here has got their heads Stew art said Weve got a 27game winner Stewarts teammates were sur prised he wasnt his usual self Theyve come to depend on him the soft voice and hard stare that produces all those wins This is the first time in a while he hasnt kept us in the game and shut the other team third baseman Carney Lansford said Stewart felt worse than anyone about that But he knew it wasnt the end of the world Or the World Series Im not going to take a hot bath and slit my he said Im entitled to a day like GINA PiSANO of Casa Grande dives to dig a ball during the Cougars East Sky Region match against Tempe Tuesday night at Cougar Gym Pisano served six StaffPhoto by Francisco Medina straight winners in Game 2 but Casa Grande lost 155 1513 to fall to 313 overall and 18 in the region Tempes Buffalo Gals Tame ReducedForce Cougars By JOE E CERVI Staff Writer Two seniors quit and three starters missed practice leaving just seven players to carry the load All things considered the Casa Grande volleyball team battled Tempe tough before falling 155 1513 in an East Sky Region affair Tuesday night at Cougar Gym The Cougars 313 overall and 1 8 in the region lost to the Buffa loes 96 62 by the exact same scores Sept 20 in Tempe but were at full strength at the time Seven players were asked to take on the solid Tempe team Tuesday night meaning there was only one substitute It was the difference in the match as the Cougars blew an eightpoint lead in the second game Im really happy with the way we played out Casa Gran de coach Pat Edwards said I guess the girls knew we had only seven players so they were deter mined to go out and fight hard They came out fired up and talked and hustled the whole match I think thats the best weve communicated on the court this she said I wasnt sure if they would just come out with out any intensity but they came out ready to The Cougars needed a game un der their belt before trying to cor ral the Buffs After falling in the opener Casa Grandes Gina Pisa no gave the volleyball faithful something to chfcer about Trailing 21 with Pisano serv ing the Cougars took a 72 lead in the second ganie Pisano had three aces and Stephanie Walker pounded down three monster kills two off sets by Pisano for the six point rally Tempes Heidi Hoppman hit the roof with a service return for a Casa Grande point and the Cou gars led 82 Diane Duncan com mitted two errors off Ali Long serves to put Casa Grande up 102 Tempe cut the lead to 105 on two aces and a kill by Duncan Kills by Tammy Wilson and Vivi an Hudson trimmed the lead to 10 7 With Alice Showalter serving Walker smashed a kill and Wilson committed backtoback errors to put the Cougars up 137 Then the roof Duncan hit five points ago came down on the Cou gars Hudson served three aces had one kill and set Sheri Ruggs for two kills to knot the game at 1313 Cyndi Thipdavong hit a short serve and Pisanos dink was just wide to put the Buffs up 1413 On match point Duncans kill rolled across the net cord and over to the Cougars side for a winner I thought we were going to take them to three Ed wards said Weve played all the good teams really tough and to night wasnt any The Cougars had a brief lead at 32 in the first game off winners by Amy Shaffer and Long Pisano had a solid crosscourt kill oil a Heather Bloomquist serve and Bloomquist had an ace for the Cougars other two points The Tempe junior varsity dropped the Cougars 157 1513 Casa is 410 overall The Casa Grande freshman team also fellto the Buffaloes 15 9 1315 1511 Ceballos Fuels Suns Comeback SALT LAKE CITY AP Rookie Cedric Ceballos scored nine of his 16 points in the fourth quarter as the Phoenix Suns came back from a 10point deficit to defeat the Utah Jazz 9892 in an exhibition game Tues day night The Jazz led 8575 five minutes into the final peri od with Thurl Bailey scor ing nine of his 15 points dur ing that stretch But Phoenix responded with a 237 run to finish the game as both coaches test ed their rookies for extend ed periods Jeff Hornacek led Phoe nix with 22 points 14 of them in the second period Tom Chambers added 16 and Dan Majerle added 14 for the Suns now 20 The loss was the third straight in the preseason for the Jazz who got 17 points from Karl Malone and 10 from Blue Edwards The Jazz led 2616 after a quarter with Malone scor ing 10 in the period He saw little playing time the re mainder of the game Phoenix came back to trail only 5150 at the half The Jazz jumped out to a 5750 lead early in the third quarter but Hornacek led the Suns on a 122 run and the score was tied 7474 gb ing into the final 12 minutes t i   
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