10/27/2002 00:59 am ET
World Series post-game notes
GAME SIX---SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2002
KENNY LOFTON recorded his 2nd steal of the game in the 7th inning, his 3rd of this Series, and his 9th career Series steal, tying for 6th most all-time:
Lofton has 5 steals in the postseason and 27 in his career, 2nd all-time…Lofton is 8-15 in the last 3 games of the Series after going 1-12 in the 1st 3 contests.
TROY GLAUS singled in the 7th inning and has hit safely in all 6 games.
GARRET ANDERSON singled in the 8th inning to extend his postseason hitting streak to 9 games.
SCOTT SPIEZIO hit his 1st World Series homer and his 3rd of the postseason in the 7th inning…Spiezio has 8 RBI in this Series and 19 in this postseason, tying Cleveland's SANDY ALOMAR in 1997 for the most RBI ever in a postseason.
DARIN ERSTAD connected for his 1st World Series homer and 2nd long ball of the postseason in the 8th inning…Erstad has hit safely in 14 of 15 games in this postseason with 24 hits, one shy of the all-time record set by Atlanta's MARQUIS GRISSOM in 1995.
RUSS ORTIZ: 6.1 ip, 4 h, 2 r-er, 2 bb, 1 so…The 6.1 inning stint by Ortiz was the longest of any starting pitcher for either team in this series…Ortiz' era in 2 starts in this World Series is 10.13 (9 er/8 ip) and in 5 postseason starts is 5.76 (16 er/25 ip).
FELIX RODRIGUEZ: 16 pitches… 0.1 ip, 1 h, 1 r-er, 0 bb, 1 so, 1 hr…Rodriguez has a 4.76 era (3 er/5.2 ip) in 6 games of this Series. He becomes the 3rd pitcher to ever appear in the 1st 6 games of a World Series, joining Oakland's DAROLD KNOWLES in 1973 (all 7 games) and Kansas City's DAN QUISENBERRY in 1980 (all 6 games).
SCOTT EYRE: 2 pitches…1 batter, 1 h…Eyre has issued one unearned run in 3 innings in 3 World Series outings.
TIM WORRELL: 10 pitches…0.1 ip, 3 h, 3 r, 2 er, 1 hr…Worrell has a 3.85 era (2 er/4.2 ip) in 5 World Series appearances.
ROBB NEN: 22 pitches…1 ip, 1 h, 0 r, 1 bb, 2 so…Nen failed in a save opportunity for the 1st time in 8 opportunities in this postseason…Has pitched 3 scoreless innings in 3 games in this Series.
FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ: 46 pitches…2.2 ip, 4 h, 2 r-er, 0 bb, 4 so, 1 hr, 1 wp…Rodriguez has allowed 6 hits and 3 runs (2 er) in 4.2 innings in his last 2 outings of this Series…His era in 3 outings in this Series is 3.52 (3 er/7.2 ip) with 10 strikeouts.
BRENDAN DONNELLY: 16 pitches…1 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 1 bb, 2 so…Donnelly has pitched 5.2 scoreless innings in 4 outings in this postseason.
TROY PERCIVAL: 17 pitches…1 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 bb, 2 so…Percival has a 4.50 era (1 er/2 ip) in 2 appearances in this Series with a pair of saves…He has converted all 6 save opportunities in this postseason, one shy of the record for saves in a single postseason.
OVERCOMING A 5-RUN DEFICIT: The Angels rallied from a 5-0 deficit to win tonight's game…It is the biggest comeback to win a World Series game since the Yankees came back from a 6-0 deficit to defeat Atlanta, 8-6 on Oct. 23, 1996, Game 4 in Atlanta…It is the 5th time overall that a team has rallied from 5 or more runs down to win a World Series game.
It is the 2nd time that the Angels have come back from 5 down to win a game in this postseason…Anaheim rallied from a 6-1 deficit to defeat New York, 9-6 in Game 3 of the Division Series.
SERIES AT 3-3: This will be the 35th time that a World Series has gone 7 games…In Game 7, the home team has won 17 times, including each of the last 7 7-game Series beginning in 1982…That includes Arizona in 2001.
The Angels will be attempting to become the 20th team to win the World Series after trailing, 3-2 with Arizona accomplishing the feat in 2001.
FOURTH ONE-RUN GAME: This is the 4th game decided by one run in this Series, matching the total in the 2001 Series.
BARRY BONDS WORLD SERIES ACCOMPLISHMENTS THROUGH 6 GAMES:Is batting .500 (7-14) in the Series…That would match the record for highest average in a Series of more than 4 games…It has been done 3 times previously in a 6-game Series and 3 times in a 7-Game Series.
Has reached base in 19 of 26 plate appearances in this Series with 7 hits and 12 walks, a .731 on-base percentage…That would be the highest on-base percentage in a World Series of any length with LOU GEHRIG'S .706 (12-17) mark in a 4-game Series in 1928 the current mark.
Has a 1.500 slugging percentage, which would also be a record for a Series of more than 4 games…Current mark is 1.250 by REGGIE JACKSON in 1977 with the Yankees in a 6-game Series.
Had 12 walks, most for a Series of any length and 7 intentional walks, tying the career Series record for intentional walks with BERNIE WILLIAMS.
Has hit 4 homers, one of 9 players with at least 4 homers in a single Series and one shy of the all-time record.
|TONIGHT'S FINANCIAL FIGURES
FINAL TOTAL--PLAYERS' POSTSEASON POOL: $32,358,203.47