Thursday, September 30, 2010

National League - August 15

Player of the Day: Jay Johnstone went 4 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBI to help the Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2

Pitcher of the Day: Jerry Koosman struck out ten Reds en route to a complete-game 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Koosman won his 14th game and the Mets continue to maintain an eight-game lead over the second-place Philadelphia Phillies.
New York 3, Cincinnati 2 
 Chicago 3, Los Angeles 2

 Pittsburgh 7, Houston 2 (game 1)

 Houston 3, Pittsburgh 1 (game 2)

San Diego 4, Montreal 2

Philadelphia 3, San Francisco 2

St. Louis 6, Atlanta 5 (13 innings)

Monday, September 27, 2010

American League - August 14

Player of the Day: Joe Rudi hit a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 7th inning to propel the Oakland A’s to a 7-6 win over the Boston Red Sox.

Pitcher of the Day: Ken Brett pitched a 4-hit shutout against the Baltimore Orioles as the White Sox won 4-0.

Boston 7, Oakland 6
Chicago 2, Baltimore 0 (game 1)

Baltimore 5, Chicago 0 (game 2)

Kansas City 6, Detroit 4

California 4, Milwaukee 3

New York 5, Minnesota 1

Texas 4, Cleveland 2

Sunday, September 26, 2010

National League - August 14

Player of the Day: Tim McCarver went 3 for 5 with a home run and 6 RBI as the Phillies thrashed the San Francisco Giants 11-0.

Pitcher of the Day: Randy Jones pitched a 2-hit shutout against the Montreal Expos. The Padres won the game 3-0.

New York 8, Cincinnati 1

 Chicago 7, Los Angeles 3
 Pittsburgh 7, Houston 0
 San Diego 3, Montreal 0
 Philadelphia 11, San Francisco 0
 Atlanta 1, St. Louis 0

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Baseball Game of the Week - August 14

Saturday Game of the Week 8/14/76

Cincinnati at New York

Pat Zachary (12-3, 3.10 ERA in 18 starts) vs. Nino Espinosa (2-0, 3.50 ERA – both games were complete-game wins)

Top of 1st: Ken Griffey singled to left. Joe Morgan grounded into a force play and then scored on George Foster’s double to left center. Reds 1, Mets 0

Top of 4th: Dan Driessen led off the inning with a single. Cesar Geronimo followed with a double to left center but Driessen was thrown out trying to score.

Bottom of 6th: John Milner homered to left with one out to tie the game. After Mike Vail struck out Joe Torre singled and Rod Staiger walked. Jerry Grote singled to score Torre and send Staiger to third. Bud Harrelson walked to load the bases and then Espinosa singled to left, scoring Staiger and Grote. Zachary was replaced by Manny Sarmiento. Bruce Boisclair hit a home run to right to make the score 7-1. Reds 1, Mets 7

Top of 7th: Mike Lum hit for Sarmiento and drew a walk. Pete Rose lined out and Griffey singled to send Lum to third. Morgan walked, loading the bases. George Foster hit into a double play to end the threat. Reds 1, Mets 7.

Bottom of 7th: Joe Torre hit a solo home run off of reliever Pedro Borbon with two out. Reds 1, Mets 8

Espionsa pitched seven innings and allowed one run to earn the win and improve his record to 3-0. Zachary took the loss and is now 12-4. The Mets are now 78-40 and lead the NL East by eight games over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Reds are 83-34 and lead the NL East by 23 ½ games over the LA Dodgers.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

American League - August 13

Player of the Day: Frank Robinson went 2 for 3 with a home run and 4 RBI in Cleveland’s 10-5 victory over the Texas Rangers.

Pitcher of the Day: Al Fitzmorris allowed one run in eight innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-1.
Oakland 5, Boston 4
Chicago 12, Baltimore 6
Kansas City 3, Detroit 1
Milwaukee 6, California 4
New York 4, Minnesota 3
Cleveland 10, Texas 5

Monday, September 6, 2010

National League - August 13

Player of the Day: Willie Montanez went 4 for 4 with a home run and four RBI. It wasn’t enough as the Braves lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5.

Pitcher of the Day: Jack Billingham shut out the New York Mets 4-0. He allowed four hits and struck out eight batters. Billingham is now 12-3 on the season

Cincinnati 5, New York 0

Los Angeles 3, Chicago 1 (game 1)

Chicago 5, Los Angeles 3 (game 2)

Pittsburgh 2, Houston 1 (10 innings)

San Diego 3, Montreal 2 (game 1)

San Diego 4, Montreal 2 (game 2)

San Francisco 4, Philadelphia 3

St. Louis 6, Atlanta 5