Giants Mercy Rule Cardinals In Two Innings
The Giants and Cardinals started a 2 game series at 12:20pm on field 1. Ryan McElrath took the mound for the Giants and the Cardinals sent out newly acquired Kevin Norris. McElrath and Norris would easily get through the 1st inning. McElrath also cruised through the second inning. In the bottom of the 2nd Norris would get wild and allow 5 runs on walks and hits but the Giants weren't done. Ryan McElrath stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and delivered a grand slam extending the lead to 9-0. Rob Longiaru then entered the game and walked the next 2 batters. Knowing the game was out of reach he then grooved a pitch to Tim McElrath who smashed a 3 run homer making it 12-0 giving the Giants the mercy win in 2 innings.
The battle of the cellar dwellers was won by the Brewers who now are unbelievably 2 games out of a playoff spot with 4 of their 6 games against the 2 teams who are ahead of them by 2 games.
Petrone Drives In Two On Way To Brewers Win
Game 1 saw Bobby Daly take the carpet against A-Bev, both pitched well , the only difference was that there was a man on base when Bobby made his lone mistake of the afternoon when Ryan Petrone took him deep to secure a 2-1 win.
Petrone Sweeps Astros, Brewers Sweep For First Time This Season
Game 2 saw the suddenly surging Petrone face off against newcomer Brian Smith. Petrone pitched masterfully once again for the Crew, giving up a lone hit on his way to his 2nd win in 3 starts and continuing his scoreless inning streak as a Brewer, which now sits at 17.
Padres Bounce Back Against D-Backs With 2-0 Win
In the second game of the doubleheader, Kyle "K-Von" VonSchleusingen of the Padres matched up against Devin "D-Tor" Torres of the Diamondbacks on the carpet. For the first 5 innings, both hurlers shut down the opposition to push the game into extras. In what looked to be yet another Padres loss decided by total bases, Jordan Robles stepped up to the plate with 1 out and roped a line drive into left field for a double. VonSchleusingen would then hit a ball hard up the middle for a single to put runners on the corners. With 2 outs, Robles would once again come up big with a bases clearing double into the opposite field to put the Padres in front. K-Von would make quick work of the Snakes, as the Padres would hold onto their lead by the final score of 2-0.
Costa Wins It With A Sixth Inning Walk Off HR
Without Tim Trenary the Dodgers would be forced to pitch Johnny Costa both games and bat Brett Bevelacqua in his absence. Frank Kollias would take the carpet for the Royals and would hold the Dodgers scoreless into the fifth inning when Oliver Avallone was summoned to K Costa, then Bevelacqua and get Rob Piervinanzi to ground out.
Costa was masterful holding everyone not named Avallone down. Avallone, already with two singles came to the plate with one out in the top of the sixth and flicked a shot over the right field fence. Costa would re-group, pick up the next two outs and then for the second time this season would end a game with a lead off bottom of the sixth home run.
Though the final score was 1-1 the Dodgers had the advantage on bases ended the game.
Didio homers twice Expos pick up much needed win
Ty would take the ball opposite Matt Fliesser in the 2nd match up of the season for these two teams. Ty would be a little wild over his 5 innings walking 12 and striking out 13, as Didio would supply the offense going deep in the 3rd and 4th to give the Expos a 2-0 lead. In the 4th Ty would walk in a run before getting a double play to end the inning and keep the Expos up front 2-1. Once again in the 5th the Mariners got the bases load but Ty would battled, striking out 3 and stop the Expos 3 game loosing streak.
Mariners Stay Hot In Game One
In a game where the Mariners originally expected to see Mike Weiner for the first time, then found out he was nursing a shoulder injury. After that breaking news, the Mariners then figured we would see Greg Tyler for a second time this year. They were wrong again. The Yankees sent out Virginia Wiffler Dan. This would be the first time the Mariners saw him on the mound and it wasn't an easy task. The Mariners were doing what they could for the first few innings, working pitches as Dan was a bit wild, earning a few walks. Istorico took the mound and exchanged outs with Yankees starter Dan through 3. Matt Fliesser came up huge with a runner on first and 1 out. He drilled a fastball to the right field wall for an RBI triple. Istorico was able to get two ground ball double plays through his five innings of work, one which ended the game in favor of the Mariners 1-0.
Yankees win as Whitener no-hits Expos
After Falling to the Cinderella story Mariners the 7-8 Yankees would take on 9-5 Expos. Yankees long Haul Dan Whitener would take on Expos masterful Anthony Didio. Didio would work in and out of trouble until the top of the 4th inning allowing 7 runs to a Yankees line up firing on all cylinders. Greg Tyler, Mike Weiner, Joey Maniscalco, and Dan Whitener would all hit and score at least once in this inning. Dan opening the flood gates with a 2 RBI triple and home runs from mike wiener and Joey Maniscalco. That’s all Whitener would need as he goes Perfect through 4 innings until he surrendered a walk to TY Wegerzn. Dan would finish the game with a no hitter and his first win of his career. If this kid keeps coming to the games he just might be what the Yankees need to go ALL THE WAY!! Yankees go to 8-8 heading to Milwaukee next week.