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  15 SEPT 2017 - WARWICK SAUPOLD WHACKED BY WHITE SOX!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Warwick Saupold

 




Didi Gregorius

The recent rough ride continued for Australia's WARWICK SAUPOLD this morning when he was punished with the pitching line of 1.2ip 4h 3r 3er 0bb 1k (4.68 ERA) during the Detroit Tigers heavy 7-17 loss to the Chicago White Sox. In fairness, Warwick was handed the poisoned chalice after Tigers' starter Chad Bell was torched for nine hits and six runs before being given the hook with just one out in the fourth inning.
With runners on the corners and just the one out in the top of the fourth, it started ominously for Saupold when he hit Jose Abreu with his first pitch to load the bags and Avisail Garcia followed with a two RBI single. Those two inherited runs were to be the only damage done for him in this inning when he struck out Matt Davidson and Tyler Saladino grounded out to the shortstop. It also looked good for our man when he rolled through the top of the fifth with Kevan Smith fouling out to the first baseman, then Alen Hanson and Adam Engel both grounded out back to the hill. He wasn't so fortunate when he returned for the top of the sixth when Tim Anderson and Yaon Moncada both singled and Jose Abreu delivered a RBI single to see Saupold lifted. Even more unfortunately for Warwick, the next batter to the plate after he departed, Avisail Garcia slugged a home run to cash in two more of his earned runs. Centrefielder ADAM ENGEL (Melbourne Aces 2015) batted 1-6 (.187) and scored a run in the rout for the White Sox.

Short stop DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) batted 1-4 (.290) for the New York Yankees to help them to blitz the Baltimore Orioles 13-5 today, while JOEY RICKARD (Brisbane Bandits 2014) batted 1-1 (.248) with a RBI and a run scored off the bench for the O's.

The remarkable debut season of former ABL import RHYS HOSKINS (Sydney Blue Sox 2016) continued today when he pounded his 18th home run of the season while batting 1-2 (.314) with two walks, two RBIs and a run scored on a busy day for the Philadelphia Phillies who romped 10-0 over the visiting Miami Marlins.

BRANDON MAURER (Adelaide Bite 2011) copped his second loss of the season today while pitching 0.0ip 2h 1r 1er 1bb 0k at the bitter end of the Kansas City Royals who fell 2-3 to the Cleveland Indians who continued their incredible American League record 22 game winning streak. Maurer's record fell to 2-2, 8.35 ERA.

Rhys Hoskins

 




Joey Rickard

  14 SEPT 2017 - LIAM HENDRIKS & PETER MOYLAN BOTH EFFECTIVE!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Liam Hendriks

 




Kevin Kiermaier

Aussie right hander LIAM HENDRIKS enjoyed a tidy outing of 1.0ip 1h 0r 0er 0bb 0k (4.68 ERA) for the Oakland Athletics who upset the Boston Red Sox 7-3 at Fenway Park today.
Taking good care of the bottom of the sixth, Liam pitched to the heart of Boston's order, getting Mookie Betts to pop out to the first baseman ahead of Mitch Moreland's one out double into centre field. Hendriks managed to strand him on second by getting Hanley Ramirez to line out to centre field and young gun Rafael Devers to ground out to the second baseman.

Australia's PETER MOYLAN was in action again today with 1.0ip 1h 0r 0er 0bb 1k (3.50 ERA) for the Kansas City Royals who couldn't have enjoyed a 3-5 defeat by the Chicago White Sox. Taking over for the top of the seventh, Pete started by striking out Tim Anderson before hitting Cuban tyro Yoan Moncada with a pitch.
Jose Abreu popped out to the second baseman, but Avisail Garcia applied some pressure with his soft line drive single into left. There was no damage done when Matt Davidson lined out to second. In the same game Chicago's ADAM ENGEL (Melbourne Aces 2015) smacked his eleventh double while batting 1-4 (.187) with two big runs batted in.

One day after his decisive twelfth home run, Tampa Bay Rays star centrefielder KEVIN KIERMAIER (Canberra Cavalry 2012) "went yard" again for his 13th while batting a more than useful 2-5 (.278) with the RBI that was not quite enough for his team in a 2-3 home loss to the New York Yankees. DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) has seen his hot season cooled off lately with 0-5 (.290) for the Yanks.

Getting hot again is Philadelphia Phillies' new first baseman RHYS HOSKINS (Sydney Blue Sox 2016) who left the park for the 17th time in 114 big league at bats while mashing 2-2 (.310) with three 'ribbies' and two runs scored to help them to roll over the Miami Marlins 8-1 at home today.


Peter Moylan

 




Rhys Hoskins

  13 SEPT 2017 - PETER MOYLAN HOLDS 21st FOR ROYALS v CHISOX!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Peter Moylan


Rhys Hoskins

Australian flag bearer PETER MOYLAN swooped for his 21st hold of the season this morning with 1.0ip 1h 0r 0er 0bb 0k (3.67 ERA) to help the Kansas City Royals to just edge the visiting Chicago White Sox 4-3.
Pete was summoned from the bullpen with the leadoff runner aboard and nobody out in the top of the eighth and he immediately got Avisail Garcia to ground out back to the mound. Unfortunately the inherited runner scored when Rob Brantly slapped a RBI double to left before Moylan was able to bear down to preserve the lead in the contest. He got Tim Anderson to ground out to short and Alen Hanson to line out to left to avoid any further damage. ADAM ENGEL (Melbourne Aces 2015) batted 1-4 (.186) for the 'ChiSox'.

Star centrefielder KEVIN KIERMAIER (Canberra Cavalry 2012) may have delivered one of the biggest hits of his career today with his twelfth home run of the season a pivotal score for the Tampa Bay Rays who just outlasted the travelling New York Yankees. Kiermaier batted 1-4 (.277) with the huge RBI

Although he has cooled off quite a bit lately following his record breaking start to his major league career, RHYS HOSKINS (Sydney Blue Sox 2016) added his 15th home run of the season today while batting 1-3 (.297) for the Philadelphia Phillies who were nipped 6-7 by the Miami Marlins.

Reliable reliever MYCHAL GIVENS (Perth Heat 2012) pitched a strong 1.0ip 0h 0er 0bb 2k (2.51 ERA) for the Baltimore Orioles who also lost narowly 2-3 to the Toronto Blue Jays this morning. In the same game his team mate JOEY RICKARD (Brisbane Bandits 2014) batted 0-2 (.245) as the starting right fielder.

Kevin Kiermaier


Mychal Givens

  12 SEPT 2017 - PETER MOYLAN STRONG IN BIG LOSS FOR KC!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Peter Moylan
Seasoned Australian reliever PETER MOYLAN was clearly one of the best for the Kansas City Royals today, pitching an incisive 1.1ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 3k (3.74 ERA) as a middle reliever during their hard hit 3-11 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Pete was called upon to put out a raging fire with the bases loaded and just one out in the top of the fourth, just after a run had been walked across the plate.
He couldn't prevent another run from scoring when Jose Abreu grounded into a force out by the third baseman, then he averted any further damage by striking out Omar Narveez. Back for the top of the fifth Moyal struck out Matt Davidson and Tim Anderson before he was lifted when he hit Adam Engel with the first pitch he faced. Centre fielder ADAM ENGEL (Melbourne Aces 2015) had a hot offensive game for the Sox by batting a gaudy 3-4 (.185) with three RBIs and two runs scored among the 17 hits pillaged by Chicago.

Adam Engel
  10 SEPT 2017 - WARWICK SAUPOLD TAKES THE LOSS v BLUE JAYS!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Liam Hendriks




Keon Broxton
Aussie reliever WARWICK SAUPOLD hasn't had much to crow about lately, and his rough ride continued this morning when he was saddled with his second loss of the season after pitching 0.2ip 2h 2r 2er 1bb 1k for the Detroit Tigers who fell short 4-5 to the Toronto Blue Jays. Warwick came into a tied 2-2 ballgame in the bottom of the fifth with two on and two out and he did quite well to prevent any score in that inning.
After walking Justin Smoak to load the bags, he wriggled out of the jam by getting Kendrys Morales to ground out to the second baseman. Back to begin the bottom of the sixth, Saupold was greeted by Kevin Pillar's leadoff homer that broke the tie. He struck out Teoscar Hernandez for the first out before being given the hook after Darwin Barney singled into right field. His season record slid to 3-2, 4.25 ERA.

In yesterday's game his WA compatriot LIAM HENDRIKS struck out the one batter he was asked to face to record the simple line of 0.1ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 1k (4.76 ERA) for the Oakland Athletics who sneaked past the Houston Astros 9-8. With one on and two out in the top of the eighth, Liam preserved a 7-7 deadlock by punching out Cameron Maybin after a full count battle.

Milwaukee Brewers' centre fielder KEON BROXTON (Sydney Blue Sox 2014) had a very busy day offensively during the 'Brew Crew's' big 15-2 rout of the Chicago Cubs today. The #7 hole hitter batted 1-2 (.224) which may lot sound like much until you add three walks and four runs scored for the day.

Another centre fielder thriving in a blowout game was ADAM ENGEL (Melbourne Aces 2015) who batted 2-4 (.179) with a brace of runs scored for the Chicago White Sox who trampled the San Francisco Giants 13-1.

MYCHAL GIVENS (Perth Heat 2012) pitched a strong 1.1ip 0h 0er 0bb 2k (2.55 ERA) for the Baltimore Orioles who were douibled 2-4 by the scalding hot Cleveland Indians.


Warwick Saupold




Adam Engel
  8 SEPT 2017 - PETE MOYLAN GETS THE ONE OUT FOR KANSAS CITY!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Peter Moylan
Australia's elder statesman of the big leagues, PETER MOYLAN, threw three of four pitches for strikes to remove the only batter he faced today for the Kansas City Royals who held on to edge the Minnesota Twins 2-1 at Kauffman Stadium. With one on and two out in the top of the seventh, big Pete got former All Star Brian Dozier to fly out to centre field to end the inning for his simple line of 0.1ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 0k (3.83 ERA).

Short stop DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) was running hot again today with a highly productive 3-5 (.292) plus a RBI and two runs scored for the New York Yankees who trampled the Baltimore Orioles 9-1 this morning. MYCHAL GIVENS (Perth Heat 2012) pitched 1.0ip 0h 0er 0bb 1k (2.50 ERA) as the last man on the mound for the 'O Birds'.

Didi Gregorius
  7 SEPT 2017 - AUSSIE ALEX WELLS WINS BIG ORIOLES AWARD!
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Alex Wells
It's not often, in fact very rare, that we mention players in the minor leagues on this page, yet we may be talking about a young Australian who will one day get to the pinnacle. While watching yesterdays ESPN game from Camden Yards between the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees the coverage was interrupted by an award ceremony on the field featuring an Aussie name that was quickly recognised.

Young NSW lefty ALEX WELLS was honoured with the Jim Palmer Award presented to the Orioles Minor League Pitcher Of The Year. It was not hard for us to recognise the name because Alex won our PRO PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD no fewer than ten times throughout the 2017 season. Watch this fellow as one for the near future.


Peter Moylan


Kevin Kiermaier
Australian relievers PETER MOYLAN and WARWICK SAUPOLD were both in action again today with diverse results during the Kansas City Royals runaway 13-2 win over the Detroit Tigers. Pete pitched another decisive 1.0ip 0h 0r 0er 1bb 0k (3.86 ERA) for the Royals, while Warwick had a rough outing with the pitching line of 0.0ip 3h 2r 1er 0bb 0k (3.98 ERA) for Detroit.
Saupold was first to the bump after KC had scored a run with back-to-back doubles to begin the top of the seventh and he still had an inherited runner on second with none out. Unfortunately, he allowed a third successive double to Whit Merrified for another RBI, followed by a RBI single from Lorenzo Cain. Veteran Melky Cabrera nailed his first pitch for another double to bring out the hook for Saupold with still nobody out in the inning. It was a rough day for him today obviously.
Pete pitched the bottom of the seventh with much better success, starting with ground ball outs from Nic Castellanos to first and John Hicks to shortstop. After issuing a four pitch walk to Jeimer Candelario, Moylan killed off the frame with Mikie Mahtook grounding back to the mound for Pete's assist.

KEVIN KIERMAIER (Canberra Cavalry 2012) batted 1-5 (.282) with two RBIs and a run scored to do his best for the Tampa Bay Rays who tripped up 6-10 to the visiting Minnesota Twins.

Centrefielder KEON BROXTON (Sydney Blue Sox 2014) batted 1-3 (.222) for the Milwaukee Brewers who were rolled 1-7 by the Cincinnati Reds.

Warwick Saupold


Keon Broxton
  5 SEPT 2017 - MOYLAN, SAUPOLD & HENDRIKS ALL FINE!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Peter Moylan


Liam Hendriks


Didi Gregorius
A couple of Aussie relievers each pitched a scoreless inning for their respective teams today during the Kansas City Royals 7-6 win over the Detroit Tigers.
PETER MOYLAN
recorded his 19th hold for KC with 1.0ip 0h 0r 0er 2bb 1k (2.93) while WARWICK SAUPOLD pitched a neat 1.0ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 1k (3.81 ERA) for the Tigers as both pitched the sixth inning.
Pete started shakily with back-to-back walks issued to James McCann and Jeimer Candelar before he steadied to polish off the inning without further incident. He got Mikie Mahtook to ground into a force out to short, had Andrew Romine struck out swinging and Jose Iglesias lined out to centre.
In the top of the same frame, Warwick got Alex Gordon to fly out to centre, Whit Merrifield struck out swinging and Lorenzo Cain to fly out to right.

Australia's other major leaguer, LIAM HENDRIKS, was also required to play his part in a prolonged 11 inning game with 0.2ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 2k (4.69 ERA) as he did his best to keep the Oakland Athletics in the contest that they eventually lost 9-11 to the Los Angeles Angels. Liam was summoned from the bullpen with one out in the top of the seventh and he made swift work of C.J Cron and Martin Maldonado who he struck out with four and three pitches respectively. It was impressive work by Hendriks in the losing cause today.

Platinum Glove centrefielder KEVIN KIERMAIER (Canberra Cavalry 2012) continues to enjoy batting leadoff for the Tampa Bay Rays with a mighty 3-5 (.284) with two RBIs and two runs scored to help his team to rout the Minnesota Twins 11-4 at home this morning.

DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) took his home run tally to 20 today while batting 1-5 (.289) with two runs batted in that helped his New York Yankees to continue rolling 7-4 over the Baltimore Orioles.

Chicago White Sox centrefielder ADAM ENGEL (Melbourne Aces 2015) may not be doing enough offensively, but he continues to impress with the glove by adding another spectacular outfield catch today where he leapt above the outfield fence to take away another likely home run from the opposition. Engel batted 0-3 (.170) during their 3-5 loss to the Cleveland Indians today.

Warwick Saupold


Kevin Kiermaier


Adam Engel
  4 SEP 2017 -  LIAM HENDRIKS & PETE MOYLAN BOTH GET THE JOB DONE!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Liam Hendriks
 



Mychal Givens

Australian righty LIAM HENDRIKS pitched another very positive outing this morning with 1.1ip 1h 0r 0er 0bb 1k (4.75 ERA) for the Oakland Athletics during their heavy 2-10 defeat at the hands of the Seattle Mariners. Liam was tossed into the cauldron early with the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the fourth, just after Oakland's starter had given up a 0-3 lead. He de-fused that rally by getting the highly rated Kyle Seager to pop out to the third baseman. Returning for the fifth inning, Hendriks saw the leadoff batter Mitch Haniger aboard with a single up the middle and Haniger then reached second base via Liam's throwing error.
However, our man had his revenge swiftly when he had Haniger caught trying to steal third base and he followed by ending the inning with Guillermo Heredia lining out to centrefield.

Australia's PETER MOYLAN was again called upon to secure just the single out today when he pitched 0.1ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 0k (4.01 ERA) while collecting his 18th hold for the Kansas City Royals who narrowly beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4. With two out and nobody aboard in the bottom of the seventh, Pete duly got former All Star Brian Dozier to ground out to the shortstop to end the inning. It was another job well executed by the consistent veteran.

Middle reliever MYCHAL GIVENS (Perth Heat 2012) pitched a tidy 1.1ip 0h 0er 1bb 2k (2.63 ERA) for the Baltimore Orioles who outlasted the visiting Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 after 12 innings.

Outfielder KEVIN KIERMAIER (Canberra Cavalry 2012) drove in a run via a sacrifice fly while batting 0-3 (.279) for the Tampa Bay Rays during their 2-6 loss to the Chicago White Sox. His opposing centrefielder ADAM ENGEL (Melbourne Aces 2015) batted 1-4 (.172) with a RBI for the 'ChiSox'.


Peter Moylan




Adam Engel

  3 SEP 2017 - PETE MOYLAN & LIAM HENDRIKS BOTH SLICK!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Peter Moylan


Brandon Maurer
Especially in the context of a horrible 0-17 humiliation for his Kansas City Royals delivered by the Minnesota Twins, at least Aussie evergreen PETER MOYLAN can hold his head proudly above water today. At the end of what was already an embarrassing blowout loss, Pete threw eight of 13 pitches for strikes to post a rare clean inning for KC with 1.0ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 0k (4.04 ERA). In short order, Pete ended the pain for the Royals by getting Chris Giminez to ground out to the shortstop, Ehire Adrianza to fly out to left and Niko Goodrum to ground out back to the hill for his own assist. In yesterday's 7-6 win over the Twins his new bullpen team mate BRANDON MAURER (Adelaide Bite 2011) collected his fourth hold with 0.2ip 0h 0er 0bb 1k (6.14 ERA).

Aussie ace LIAM HENDRIKS needed only two pitches, both thrown for strikes, to get the one out required of his yesterday with 01.ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 0k (4.86 ERA) for the Oakland Athletics who were pipped 2-3 by the Seattle Mariners. With two out in the bottom of the seventh and the bases clear, Hendriks got Mitch Haniger to ground out back to the mound for Liam to make his own out with the assist. It was an easy day on the field for him on this occasion.

Also yesterday, KEVIN KIERMAIER (Canberra Cavalry 2012) batted a very useful 2-4 (.275) with a pair of runs scored for the Tampa Bay Rays to help them to roll the Chicago White Sox 3-1. ADAM ENGEL (Melbourne Aces 2015) batted 0-2 (.173), but at least he drew one walk for Chicago in the loss.

Liam Hendriks


Kevin Kiermaier

 


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