Fresiello and R. McElrath homer, Giants win
The Giants came into week 9 on top of a 3-way tie for 3rd, 4th, and 5th place. The Padres were only 1 game ahead in 2nd. Both teams started game 1 of the field 3 split series at 12:20pm. The Kvon-less Padres sent Jordan Robles to the mound and the Giants countered with their ace Ryan McElrath. In the top of the 1st Phil Fresiello launched a home run to left field giving the Giants an early 1-0 lead. Already ahead, McElrath took the carpet and was on cruise control. Continuously mowing down Padres and allowing only 1 hit which came in the 5th inning. In the top of the 5th McElrath stepped to the plate and delivered a huge solo shot to help his cause extending the lead to a comfortable 2-0. After allowing a hit in the 5th, McElrath retired the rest of the Padres in order giving the Giants a 2-0 win.
Yankees mercy the Brewers in three innings
The 8-8 Yankees would take on the 6-10 Brewers. Yankees Danny Whitener would take on brewers Anthony Bevilacqua. The Yankees would waste no time and come out to an early lead with Whiteners grand slam in the first inning. A-Bev would remove himself from the game and Knuckle baller Jay Paraskevas would toss the remainder of the game. The Yankees would continue their hit parade throughout the game and record 5 home runs, 9 hits and 13 runs. The Yankees leading 6 runs in the first is all Danny would need to put the brewers away in 3 innings recording his 2nd win of the year.
Whitener no-hits Brewers, Yankees still in playoff hunt
Game 2 the Yankees Danny Whitener would pitch against Brewers Ryan Petrone. The Yankees would waste no time and continue hitting, the entire 5 man line up had at least one of the eight hits recorded in this game resulting in a 3-0 victory. Greg Tyler adding to the mix getting his first home run of the year. Could the Yankees offense be heating up at the right time. Yankees whitener would be perfect through four innings until he walked the first batter in the fifth. 2nd time this year Whitener would be so close to perfection instead resulting in his second no hitter. with the Yankees starting to getting the hitting rolling and whitener only needing one more appearance to be eligible for the 2017 playoffs could this be the year for the Yankees. We will see as the Yankees take on the royals in 2 weeks.
Scott Fliesser makes his way back to the mound
Today's first game was essentially a rehab start for scott Fliesser. It didn't go as he planned it to go, giving up 3 runs and walking two batters while striking out 8. The Mariners were ready to hit as they need to win out to have a shot to make the playoffs. Steve Gitlitz added two home runs as did Scott Fliesser. John Istorico came in to finish the game to get scott his first win in over a year.
Didio drives four, T-Weg tosses shutout to even series
Tyler Wegerzn would take the mound once again looking to even up the series opposite Rob Longiaru. Ty lead off the game with a HR and Didio would follow it up with a HR of his own giving the expos a 2-0 lead. In the 2nd inning after a Petty and Ty single Didio would blast a 3 run shot which was right out of the reach of a diving kris morse for a 5-0 lead. Ty would never look back striking out 9 over 5 scoreless frames in route to his 7 win of the year.
Costa 2 run HR in the first would be all Trenary needs to earn split
After dropping the first game against the D-Backs the Dodgers got a much needed jolt with a Johnny Costa first inning two run home run. In the win Tim Trenary would strike out 13 allowing only two hits, one a solo home run to Devin Torres.
Royals outlast short-staffed Padres squad to win on bases in six innings
Sean Ryan was effective on the mound for the Padres spreading out 4 hits over 4 innings but it was the additional 5 walks that hurt him.
Jordan Robles, Nick Martinez and Eddie Martinez each had a hit.
Royals beat Padres on total bases (9 to 4) in a 0-0 score win.
Kollias homers, Avallone shuts down Giants, Royals very much alive
Oliver Avallone took the mound vs Dave Fisher. Ollile gave up 1 hit over 5 innings, striking out 12 and walking two. Freddy Gonzalez had 4 hits and Oliver Avallone had 1 but it was Frank Kollias with the deciding blow with a HR off Dave Fisher in the 4th innings to give Ollie his 9th win of the year.
With the win Oliver Avallone now LEADS the league in ERA, Shutouts, wins and Strikeouts.
Royals 1 - Giants 0
Cards steal game one behind solid outing from Morse
Arguably the Cardinals have had the worst luck this season. While attendance has been the main Achilles heel, some bad luck bounces have cost them a hand full of games. That didn't seem to bother Kris Morse this past Sunday as he pitched solid ball against the Expos. Morse pitched to contact for the most part, however he did reach back for something extra when he needed the big strikeouts.
Minor league call up Nick Nnezoulakis had a clutch 2 out RBI single in the 1st inning, followed by a Rob Longiaru bases loaded walk to jump the Cards out to a 2-0 lead. Morse was perfect on the mound until he ran into trouble in the 4th. A one out Didio solo homer got the Expos on the board and after allowing a few more hits, Morse was able to work his way out of trouble. In the 5th, Morse retired the side with ease as the Cardinals look to play spoiler the rest of the way against playoff bound teams.
Cardinals 2 Expos 1