Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Rest Of The Opening Day Recaps

Let's start part 2 of the openers in the NL.

New York opened against Syracuse with a 4-1 home win. The Warriors got a run in the first off Necromancer starter George Titan, but only 3 hits the rest of the game off Titan and 3 relievers. SS Matty Cortez drove in 2, while RF Steve Bryant and 1B Ellie Roenicke had solo shots.

Pawtuckett welcomed Toledo to McCoy Stadium with an 11-3 pasting. CF Ricardo Delgado and 2B Luis Diaz both cranked a pair of homers for the Slater Paws, while Matty Coco connected for Toledo. Pawtuckett starter Mike Franco was a little shaky, allowing 8 hits and 3 runs, but got the win, while Tom Salazar picked up a 3-inning save.

San Juan visited Louisville and came away with a 6-4 win. The Senators used a big 4-run 5th (Brendan Keeler 2-run homer)to take a commanding 6-1 lead. Louisville rallied to 6-4, but San Juan CF Graham Black gunned down Edgar Romero trying to stretch a base hit to a double to end the game. Ramiro Fuentes tossed 8 innings for the win.

Scottsdale prevailed in a 10-7 slugfest at home against Oakland. 1B Sammy Gonzlaez had 3 hits and 4RBI for the Vipers; SS Rod Goldberg had a pair of hits and 2 RBI for the Surenos. Scottsdale starter Kennie Frascatore wasn't very effective (7 hits, 5 earned runs in 5 IP) but got the win.

Detroit opened at Rochester and banged out 15 hits en route to an 8-1 thrashing. The oldtimers shined - C Harry Encarnacion cracked a pair of homers and drove in 6, while DH Robert Franco pinged out 5 singles. Dan Cirillo got the win (#171 on the career) with 7 strong innings.

D.C. hosted Cleveland in a battle of AL East heavyweights. The Revenge posted 4 in the 2nd and made it hold up, holding off the Katanas for a 4-3 win. LF Dave Pressley knocked in 3 for D.C.; Luke Joyner and Jacque Fitzgerald hit solo's for Cleveland. Rob Workman allowed 2 runs over 8 innings to pick up the win.

Little Rock's Yamid Reynoso and 2 relievers rolled into El Paso and shut out the Sun Kings 4-0. CF Alex Woodson paced the Pebbles' attack with a 2-run homer.

San Diego's new-look offense exploded for 10 hits on Omaha and swamped the Middle Americans 9-2. Brand-new Surf Baby Carlos Manzanillo blasted a pair of homers and drove in 5...2B Carlos Pineiro and LF Alberto Pinzon contributed 2 hits and 2 runs scored apiece. Solo homers by DH Macbeth Crawford and 2B Robb Stein accounted for all the Omaha scoring. Starter Jimmie Feliz scattered 4 hits and a walk over 6 innings to earn the victory.

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