Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
|14 game hitting streak|
Game 2 action saw the Yankees put up 12 hits and 8 runs to even the series with a 8-5 win over the Brewers. Eric Soderholm (4) and Willie Randolph (1) hit home runs for the Bronx Bombers in the win. Veteran Tommy John (3-2, 3.86 ERA) went the distance for New York. Milwaukee's Bill Travers (2-1, 4.43 ERA) had his first bad outing of the season seeing his ERA jump from 1.23 to 4.43 by games end. Ben Oglivie did extend his hitting streak to 14 games; currently the best in the majors.
Milwaukee has won 10 of it's last 13 games to remain in a tie with New York at the top of the AL East.
Both starting pitchers were victimized in this game. Montreal jumped out to a quick to nothing lead but that evaporated very quickly. After's 5 1/2 innings the gents were up 6-2. There was no quit from the men from up north as the Expos scored six unanswered runs to win it. What are you Fryman pitched 2 2/3 stellar innings to get the win Lions Sosa had to come on board to get the final out he got the save. Andre Dawson hit the games only Homer. He along with kid Carter and I was found time each had two RBIs. Bob Knepper was the loser he gave up seven runs in 6 2/3 innings.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Sunday, February 15, 2015
GAME 3: MONTREAL 5 ATLANTA 4
WP: SANDERSON (2-2) S: FRYMAN (2)
LP: McWILLIAMS (0-1)
The Braves were led by Dale Murphy's 3 hits and back up catcher Joe Nolan's 2 hits. Jeff Burroughs (2) homered and had 2 RBI.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Game One: Mets 4, Astros 1
W: Falcone (3-0)
L: Richard (3-1)
S: Allen (3)
Pitchers Pete Falcone and J.R. Richard both came into the game undefeated and with sterling ERAs. But Falcone was the better pitcher in this game, holding the Astros to three hits in six inning. Relievers Jeff Reardon and Neil Allen did the rest in the easy Mets win, with Allen going two innings of one hit relief. While New York only had four hits off Astros pitching (and none of them for extra bases), Richard's five walks and a key throwing error from SS Craig Reynolds opened the gates to four runs. Falcone lowered his ERA to 0.90.
Game Two: Mets 4, Astros 2
W: Swan (2-2)
L: J. Niekro (1-2)
S: Allen (4)
Craig Swan went 8.1 innings for New York, only allowing two runs and walking one. New York struck for a 4-0 lead, striking for two runs off Joe Niekro, who was sharp, and then getting two more late off relievers Joaquin Andujar and Dave Smith. Houston waited until the ninth to mount any kind of offense, gaining three of their eight hits in that inning and leaving the two tying runs on base, as Art Howe flied out to end it. Doubles by John Stearns, Frank Taveras and Joel Youngblood plated three of the runs for New York. Three Houston errors helped lead to their undoing.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Game One: Hou 7, Cincy 6
W: Sambito (2-1)
L: Soto (0-1)
S: Lacorte (1)
Youngsters Mike Lacoss of the Reds and Vern Ruhle of the Astros were both taken to task by their elders. Lacoss was handed an early 5-2 lead in the third, thanks in part to George Foster's third homer of April. Ruhle was pelted for 13 hits and six runs in 6.1 innings in his season debut. But Houston wasn't to be denied, scoring three times in the bottom of the third as Enos Cabell drove in two with a line single to left. With the game tied at six, former Red Joe Morgan scorched an RBI single off reliever Mario Soto that proved the eventual game winner. Houston's Frank Lacorte finally shut down the Reds' offense with two innings of hitless relief.
Game Two: Cincy 7, Hou 0
W: Pastore (2-1)
L: Ryan (1-2)
Another youngster, Frank Pastore, dominated Astros hitters, shutting them out on four hits in a complete game win to drop his ERA to 1.08. Houston's Nolan Ryan was not sharp at all, giving up seven runs, nine hits, a wild pitch and a passed ball in a wild 5.1 innings of work. Foster and Dave Concepcion both drove in two, and Concepcion added two doubles to the mix.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
In a series which featured three very close game, the Atlanta Braves were able to win two of three from the visiting San Diego Padres.
GAME 1: Atlanta 2 San Diego 0 WP- Niekro (3-1) LP- Curtis (0-1)
The Atlanta Braves scored two runs on three hits in the 3rd inning and rode the right arm of Phil Niekro in defeating the San Diego Padres 2-0. Niekro limited the Padres to four hits while striking out eight and walking one.
Dale Murphy, Chris Chambliss and Brian Asselstine each had an RBI for the victorious Braves
GAME 2: Atlanta 3 San Diego 2 WP- Matula (2-1) S: Hrabosky (1) LP- Jones (1-3)
The Atlanta Braves scored consecutive runs in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings and held on to defeat the San Diego Padres 3-2. Rick Matula was able to hold the Padres offense to eight hits and two runs over seven innings. Rick Camp and Al Hrabosky held the Padres hitless over the final two innings to seal the win. Chris Chambliss (1) homered for the victorious Braves.
GAME 3: San Diego 7 Atlanta 6 (10) WP- Kinney (2-0) S-Fingers (2) LP- Garber (0-1)
Willie Montanez singled home Dave Winfield in the top of the 10th inning giving the San Diego Padres a 7-6 victory in the series finale, in a game which featured 13 runs and 21 hits. Dave Winfield and Jerry Mumphrey had two hits each and 5 RBI between them. Dale Murphy hit two home runs and had three RBI for the Braves.
A 7 run 8th inning barrage by Milwaukee turned a 7-0 deficit into a 7-7 tie and gave Brewer fans a slight bit of hope to take game 1 of the 3 game series. The 7 run explosion included a grand slam by Don Money and a 3 run homer by Robin Yount. But the Indians regroup and managed 2 run 10th to win it. Both teams recorded 13 hits in the game and 2 HRs apiece.
Game 2: Milwaukee 3 Cleveland 1
A pitching dual ended in an Indian loss as Milwaukee squeeked out their first win of the series. Cleveland's Len Barker (0-2, 6.89 ERA) threw a complete game 5 hit performance. But it wasn't enough, as a Ben Oglivie (2) homer and a Milwaukee 2 run bottom of the 5th inning gave game 2 to the Brewers. Mike Caldwell (1-1, 2.57 ERA) also went 8 innings to get the win and Bill Castro (1) got the save.
Game 3: Milwaukee 10 Cleveland 2
The 8th inning was again magic for the Brewers as they massacred the Tribe bullpen for 7 runs en route to a 10-2 win. As in game 1, Mike Paxton (28.69 ERA) was again the culprit out of the Indian bullpen giving the Brewers everything they needed to roll up 7 runs in the inning. 3 home runs were hit in the bottom of the 8th, leading off with a Jimmy Ganter Grand Slam, followed by a Cecil Cooper two run blast and ending with a Gorman Thomas solo shot down the left field line. All in all, Milwaukee tallied 5 home runs on the day. Moose Haas (2-1, 1.33 ERA) picked up win number 2 by pitching a complete game and striking out 6. Milwaukee moves over the .500 mark with a 6-5 record while Cleveland drops to 7-4.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
WP - Kison (1-0) LP - Kingman (1-1) S - Clear (1)
Bobby Grich hit a 3-run HR off Brian Kingman and Bruce Kison pitched 7 solid innings to lead the Angels over the A's in game 1 of the 4-game set.
Game 2 - Oakland 3 California 2
WP - Norris (1-0) LP - Aase (0-1) S - Lacey (2)
Mike Norris struck out 8 in 6 2/3 innings, leaving with a one-run lead. Jeff Jones and Bob Lacey then followed with solid relief to help give Norris his first W on the year.
Game 3 - Oakland 4 California 1
WP - Keough (3-0) LP - Knapp (1-1)
Matt Keough kept it rollin' with another complete
game victory, this time shutting down the Angels
4-1. Keough struck out three but wiggled his way
out of a few jams and now has his ERA at a microscopic
0.67 over three starts.
Jeff Newman and Dave Revering supplied the power
for the A's, each homering for the second time
Game 4 - California 4 Oakland 3
WP - Tanana (1-0) LP - McCatty (1-1) S - Clear (2)
Frank Tanana was outstanding as he led this team to
victory and a split of the 4-game series in Oakland.
Tanana pitched into the eighth, striking out 7 A's.
Mark Clear picked up his second save of the series, and
Don Baylor and Carney Lansford each had 3 hits to pace
Baylor's 5th inning 2-run homer off Steve McCatty
proved to be the winning margin for California.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
GAME 1: Reds 3 Braves 0
Frank Pastore scattered seven hits in pitching a complete game shutout evening his season record at 1-1. Pastore allowed only one extra base hit while striking out three and walking one. The Reds backed Pastore’s gem by hitting three solo home runs. Dan Driessen led off the 4th inning with his 3rd home run of the year and George Foster (2) added a solo shot in the 6th. Both home runs came off Braves starter and loser, Phil Niekro. Leading off the 9th, Dan Driessen (4) put the finishing touch on the victory by hitting his second round tripper of the day.
GAME 2: Reds 4 Braves 3
Johnny Bench and Ray Knight homered and Charlie Leibrandt pitched six strong innings as the Cincinnati Reds won their fourth game in a row nipping the Braves in game two. The Reds opened the scoring in their half of the 2nd
as Johnny Bench hit a Rick Matula fast ball deep into the left center bleachers scoring Dan Driessen ahead of him. The Braves finally got on the board in the bottom of the inning on a sacrifice fly by Brian Asselstine. The Reds came right back scoring a run in the top of the 3rd. on a sacrifice fly by George Foster. In the top of the 7th the Reds scored once again on A home run by Ray Knight (2). The Braves made it interesting by scoring two runs in the bottom of the inning on a ground out an a home run by Biff Pocoroba (2).
GAME 3: Reds 6 Braves 4
George Foster led the Cincinnati attack with three RBI as the Reds ran their current win streak to 5. Bill Bonham (1-1) pitched another strong game allowing 2 earned funs and striking out 6 in six innings of work.
GAME 4: Braves 4 Reds 0
The Reds five game winning streak ended as did the Braves 5 game losing streak. Tommy Boggs (1-1) bested Tom Seaver (1-1) with a dazzling 6 hit complete game shutout. Boggs was I n control all the way allowing one extra base hit
while striking out 6 and walking 1. The Braves offense was led by Chris Chambliss with three RBI.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Game 1: Hou 5, ATL 1
J.R. Richard (2-0) throws his second straight game with 12 strikeouts as Houston wins it. The Astros score three early runs off Doyle Alexander (0-1). Catcher Alan Ashby knocks in two with RBI singles to raise his batting average to .429.
Game 2: Hou 2, ATL 1 (11 innings)
Atlanta's Larry McWilliams only gives up three hits and one run in seven innings and leaves with a 1-0 lead on Bob Horner's fifth homer. But Joe Niekro is equally stingy for Houston, and the Astros scratch a run in the bottom of the eighth on an Art Howe double off the wall. In the 11th, the Astros's newly reacquired Joe Morgan wins it with a double, a steal of third and a sac fly from Jose Cruz off Tommy Boggs (0-1). Joe Sambito (1-0) gets the win.
Oakland: 2 Seattle: 0
WP- McCatty (1-0) LP - Abbott (0-1)
Steve McCatty gets the CG shutout victory, scattering just 3 hits and walking 3.
Dwayne Murphy went 3 for 4, and Rickey Henderson 2 for 4 with 2 doubles.
Seattle: 7 Oakland: 3
WP- Parrott (1-1) LP - Lysander (0-2) S - Rawley (1)
Oakland: 3 Seattle: 0
WP - Keough (2-0) LP - Beattie (1-1)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Darrell Evans busted two round trippers to lead the Giants in a come from behind victory against the Cincinnati Reds. The giants posted one run in the eighth and 2 in the ninth to erase a Red 3-1 lead. Paul Moskau was doing a fin job mowing down Giant batters but they got to him late. The Giant surge came during the eighth when Evans smacked a homerun to right. The following inning When Rennie Stennett and Milt May led off with hits. Both runners moved up when Johnny LeMaster hit a slow grounder to third. Strain drove in one run with a groundout and the other Giant scored on a sacrifice fly by Billy North. Hume got the loss in relief while the victory went to Bob Knepper. The save went to Greg Minton. Giants 4...Reds 3.
The Reds earned their first win of the year after going 0-5 with a big win. Johnny Bench led the way with 3 hits and 4 RBI including two homeruns. Ray Knight added another dinger to make matters more secure for the Red legs. Tom Seaver earned his first win of the season as he pitched seven innings surrendering 3 runs. Giant starter Ed Whitson got the loss. Reds 9...Giants 3.
Mike LaCoss pitched a strong game for the Reds as he completed 8 innings allowing 2 runs on 6 hits. Cincinnati scored 2 runs in the 2nd inning and another in the third. Collins drove in a run in the 2nd and a homerun by first baseman Dan Driessen added more in the 3rd. Hume was strong but needed support in the ninth as Tom Hume nailed down his first save of the season. The Count Montefusco got tagged for loss. Reds 3...Giants 2.