ON the MOUND
Chalk up another QS for Monty . . .
SIX of his NINE starts have been QS, TWO of those were complete game shutouts, one of his “non-QS” was only a third of an inning away. Anyhoo, really great outing from Mike – he really had to pitch – and it was great to see. He walked ONE in the 1st but ended up striking out the side. When he got into trouble, he was able to limit the damage (e.g., a double, a single, a walk and a couple of WP’s in the 4th but a pop-up and a couple of strikeouts yields only ONE run) and end on a good note in the 6th retiring the side in order.
SIX innings ~ SEVEN hits ~ THREE earned runs ~ THREE walks ~ NINE strikeouts
} The good news: the BP of Joe, Tom and Vidal combined for TWO innings and struck out and only gave up ONE hit
} The bad news: the ONE hit was a solo shot by ARrod that was, ultimately, the game winner
AT the PLATE
Kyle did his thing, as per usual, in YS . . .
not ONE but TWO homers, accounting for all THREE M’s runs
~ AJ had a couple singles and Mark and Mike each had one, just not enough
IN the FIELD
* Zu with catcher interference
* Nice DP to end the 6th (Brad to Robbie to LoMo)
tweets of the game . . .