All-Time Greats VI | Results
Luis Aparicio collected 2 extra-base hits and Pedro Martinez pitched a 2
hitter as the Second City topped the Pawtucket Red Sox by a score of 7 to 1
at Griffith Stadium
Second took the lead off Don Drysdale in the first inning when they tallied 2
runs on 3 hits. That early run support was enough for Martinez(2-1) and
Second. Second had a total of 15 hits for the game.
Drysdale(2-2) was tagged with the loss. His ERA ballooned from 2.67 to 3.12
as he allowed 7 runs in 7 and 2/3 innings. John Unrein was upset after the
game. ‘I don’t like to complain but did you see that umpires strike zone?’,
he said. ‘Maybe they ought to start calling the strike zone the way it’s
printed in the rule book.’
Gonzalez enjoyed a great day at the plate. He doubled knocking in a run in
the 1st inning, stroked a one-base hit in the 3rd inning, launched a Grand
Slam homerun (his 8th of the season) in the 4th inning and tripled which
scored a run in the 6th inning. Martian had 13 hits for the afternoon.
The win was credited to Wainwright(9-8) who went the whole way allowing 5
runs. The loss was charged to Jaime Garcia(8-6). He gave up 8 runs in 3 and
2/3 innings and saw his ERA jump from 4.38 to 4.74.
‘I just got in the box, looked for a pitch and swung,’ Gonzalez said. ‘That’s
Back to the ’90s
Jeff Kent smacked 3 home runs as the Detroit Dragons were badly beaten by the
Motown Throwdown, 24 to 10.
Kent had a big day at the plate. He banged out a single in the 1st inning,
lofted a solo-blast ‘downtown’ in the 3rd inning, slapped a one-base hit
bringing in a run in the 4th inning, smacked a three-run homer in the 6th
inning and emptied the bases with a Grand Slam homerun (his 13th of the
season) in the 7th inning. Motown bats were hot in the 4th inning with 7
runs on 6 hits and the 6th inning when they had 6 runs on 3 hits. The Motown
offense man-handled the Detroit pitching staff as they scored in 8 of the 9
Mike Henneman(1-1) was the winner allowing no runs in 1 and 1/3 innings. The
losing pitcher was David Cone(4-3). He allowed a few too many baserunners
giving up 11 hits and 4 walks in 3 and 2/3 innings.
Vinny Castilla cracked 2 home runs and had 4 RBI as the Quebec Reds outscored
the #sunrise hangovers 12 to 8.
The home town fans were very appreciative of the fine hitting performance
provided by Castilla. He blasted a solo shot in the 2nd inning, delivered a
base-hit resulting in a run in the 3rd inning, smashed a bases-empty
‘big-fly’ (his 13th of the season) in the 5th inning and laced a base-knock
which plated a run in the 8th inning. Quebec had 18 hits for the afternoon.
The winning pitcher was Will Cunnane(1-1) who allowed 2 runs in 2 and 1/3
innings. Cunnane got help from Eric Plunk who earned his 1st save. Gil
Heredia(1-6) was charged with the loss. He served up 3 homeruns in his 4 and
Quebec now has a record of 18-18. Beanball Rambow was pretty down after the
loss. ‘We’ve really been sputtering along lately, something like 2-8 in the
last week or two. That won’t get it done.’