All-Time Greats VI | box score
Second baseman Roberto Alomar ripped 3 homeruns as the Brooklyn Dodgers topped
the St. Louis Browns by a score of 14 to 8 at Fenway Park
Alomar was a source of great heartache for the St. Louis faithful all day. He
just kept pounding out hits! He slapped a base-hit in the 1st inning, smashed
a solo-shot out of the park in the 3rd inning, laced a single in the 5th
inning, launched a rocket shot out of the park for a Grand Slam homerun in
the 6th inning and hit a bases-empty home run (his 3rd of the season) in the
8th inning. The Brooklyn offense poured it on, scoring in 7 of the 9
Tom Zachary(1-0) got credit for the victory, pitching 4 and 2/3 innings and
allowing 2 runs. Don Drysdale(0-1) was the losing pitcher. He allowed 3
homeruns in 5 and 1/3 innings of work.
‘I’ve spent a lot of time in the cage and made some adjustments and they’ve
paid off,’ Alomar said. ‘I just take the same approach up there. I don’t
overanalyze it. I go up there, see the ball and try to put a good swing on
Ubaldo Jimenez hurled a 3 hitter at Petco Park where the Flushed Away
Slugs beat the Merrimac Red Sox 8 to 1.
Merrimac was unable to claim the lead after Flushed Away went ahead in the 3rd
inning plating a single run utilizing 2 base hits. Yadier Molina banged out
a single. Molina took his lead and swiped second. Two outs later Michael
Bourn came up and he laced a one-base hit scoring the run. Bourn took second
on the throw. Flushed Away had many opportunities throughout the game and
scored in 6 separate innings.
Jimenez(20-15) allowed 1 run on the game. Matt Cain(15-15) ended up with the
loss. Jimenez was pleased with his performance. He noted, ‘I had good zip
on my pitches. Just as important, my location was right on. The fans really
got into the game too – that always helps me. Now, if I can only do that
again in my next outing.’
Back to the ’90s
Randy Johnson reeled off a total of 15 strikeouts at The Astrodome as the
big mac attack beat the Tar Heels by the count of 2 to 1.
Johnson(13-8) contributed a very nicely pitched game. He was stingy on the
mound, allowing just 6 hits and 6 walks in 9 innings. big mac took care of
Tar with no trouble in the bottom of the 9th.
Jose Lima(1-2) was the losing pitcher. He pitched 7 and 2/3 innings allowing
5 hits and 4 walks. Johnson was humble when questioned about his
performance, ‘Well, I felt pretty confident in my pitches this afternoon.
But, I had great support behind me and I just threw what was called. That
was an extremely well called game!’