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  9 JUN 2017 - WARWICK SAUPOLD CLEAN, PETER MOYLAN NOT SO!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Warwick Saupold

 


Didi Gregorius


Adam Engel

Australia's WARWICK SAUPOLD pitched another clean inning with great efficiency at the end of his Detroit Tigers 4-11 loss to the travelling Los Angeles Angels. Warwick handled the top of the ninth with a minimum of fuss, having C.J Cron foul out to the catcher, Shane Robinson also foul out to the catcher and Eric Young Jnr. fly out to left field. His quick-fire 1.0ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 0k (1.72 ERA) saw him throw only seven pitches to complete the stanza.

Evergreen Aussie PETER MOYLAN could not emerge with a clean sheet this morning when the visiting Houston Astros piled on five runs at the end of their 6-1 win over his Kansas City Royals. Pete was left with the line of 0.2ip 2h 1r 1er 1bb 1k (7.52 ERA) as the last pitcher used by the Royals in the top of the ninth.
Pete came to the bump with one on and one out in the top of the ninth just after his team had gone 1-4 down and the 'Stros kept the line moving when Yuli Gurriel doubled to right and Alex Bregman walked to load the bags. Jake Marisnick followed with a two RBI single before Moylan finally stopped the bleeding with George Springer grounding into a fielder's choice to the second baseman and Josh Reddick struck out swinging.


Enduring a rough patch was BRANDON MAURER (Adelaide Bite 2011) who seems to have lost his closers job with the San Diego Padres for the time being at least. This morning he was dealt harshly with the pitching line of 0.0ip 4h 4r 4er 1bb 0k (6.75 ERA) as the Padres were bashed up 3-15 by the unpredictable Arizona Diamondbacks.

After going deep for the fifth time this season yesterday, short stop DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) batted 2-4 (.324) for the New York Yankees to help them to beat bitter division rivals the Boston Red Sox 9-1 today at New Yankee Stadium.

Starting centrefielder JOEY RICKARD (Brisbane Bandits 2014) batted 1-3 (.267) with a run batted in for the Baltimore Orioles during their 1-6 defeat at the hands of the Washington Nationals.

Our latest former ABL major leaguer ADAM ENGEL (Melbourne Aces 2015) did his job as the leadoff batter for the Chicago White Sox by batting 2-5 (.250) in their 5-7 road loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Rival centrefielder KEVIN KIERMAIER (Canberra Cavalry 2012) batted 1-3 (.258) with a RBI for the Rays.


Peter Moylan

 


Brandon Maurer


Kevin Kiermaier

  8 JUN 2017 - LIAM HENDRIKS & PETER MOYLAN BOTH STRONG AGAIN!
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 LIAM HENDRIKS was exceptionally sharp again today with a most effective 2.0ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 3k (3.04 ERA) for the Oakland Athletics, even though they couldn't defeat the Toronto Blue Jays in a 5-7 home loss after ten innings. Liam held the fort superbly over the eighth and ninth innings, starting with the eighth when he got Kendrys Morales to ground out the the first baseman on a pitcher's cover, Justin Smoak to fly out to right and Troy Tulowitzky struck out swinging. He was just as deadly in the top of the ninth when he fanned both Chris Coghlan and Ryan Goins in rapid style after getting Russell Martin to ground out to short.
He certainly helped to keep the game locked at 4-4, but it fell apart for the A's in the tenth after Hendriks departed the game.

Australia's "elder statesman" PETER MOYLAN contributed a tidy inning of middle relief today with 1.0ip 1h 0r 0er 0bb 0k (7.45 ERA) for the Kansas City Royals who were outscored 3-7 by the streaking Houston Astros. With two out in the top of the seventh, big Pete needed just the one pitch to get powerhouse George Springer to ground out back to himself on the hill. Moylan then tucked away another two outs in the eighth after Josh Reddick led off the inning with a double to right. Jose Altuve grounded out to short and Carlos Correa popped out to second. It was his not fault that the game went against KC.

In another recent game KEVIN KIERMAIER (Canberra Cavalry 2012) was running hot with the stick, batting 3-4 (.261) for the Tampa Bay Rays in a 2-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox.

Former ABL star short stop import MYCHAL GIVENS (Perth Heat 2012) did his job in relief once again with 1.0ip 0h 0er 1bb 3k (2.79 ERA) for the Baltimore Orioles to help them to edge the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5.


Peter Moylan

 


Mychal Givens

  5 JUN 2017 - WA BOYS LIAM HENDRIKS & WARWICK SAUPOLD BOTH STAR!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Liam Hendriks

 

 

 

 

 


Adam Engel

Australian pitching ace LIAM HENDRIKS posted another excellent middle relief effort that earned him a win when he helped his Oakland Athletics to a big 10-4 win over the strong Washington Nationals lineup.
Liam got the call from the bullpen with two runners on and two out in the top of the fifth. He loaded the bags with a "careful walk" issued to Adam Lind, yet he de-fused that sticky situation by striking out Michael Taylor on three pitches to the delight of his team mates and coaching staff. Returning for the top of the next, Hendriks was again efficient, even when a hit and a defensive error occurred in the inning. He first got Stephen Drew to ground out to short and Jose Lobaton to to strike out swinging before Brian Goodwin poked a "floater" into centre field. A subsequent fielding error placed runners on the corners, but the Aussie responded by fanning the very dangerous Jayson Werth on only four pitches! His high quality 1.1ip 1h 0r 0er 1bb 3k performance improved his increasingly impressive record to 2-0, 3.04 ERA.

Fellow West Aussie, WARWICK SAUPOLD, was also terrific today with four stout innings as the "long man" for the Detroit Tigers who he helped to recover with a 7-4 win over their division rival Chicago White Sox.
With four scoreless innings, we won't detail each batter he faced for the line of 4.0ip 2h 0r 0er 0bb 4k, 1.84 ERA that pretty much speaks for itself. Saupold was asked to take over early in the top of the third just after the 'Chisox' had homered for a 2-0 lead and a following walk to put one runner on. A caught stealing and a couple of ground outs put that inning to bed. Saupold then struck out Willy Garcia, Todd Frazier, Tim Anderson and ADAM ENGEL (Melbourne Aces 2015) over the next three frames in a most convincing effort for his ballclub. Engel has become our latest former ABL import to reach the US majors recently and he batted 1-5 (.182) as the leadoff hitter and centre fielder for the White Sox in this game.

In other MLB news from the weekend:

DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) homered for the fourth time this year for the New York Yankees in their 7-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Outfielder JOEY RICKARD (Brisbane Bandits 2014) batted 2-4 and 1-4 as leadoff batter for the Baltimore Orioles who lost a pair of home games to the visiting Boston Red Sox who levelled the pivotal series at Camden Yards.

Warwick Saupold

 

 

 

 

 


Didi Gregorius

  1 JUN 2017 - WARWICK SAUPOLD IN STRONG WIN FOR TIGERS!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Warwick Saupold

 

 

 


Kevin Kiermaier

 

Australia's 32nd major league player, WARWICK SAUPOLD, was a key factor for the Detroit Tigers with a win and three very clean innings of middle relief that certainly helped them to get the better of the Kansas City Royals 6-5 at Kauffman Stadium. Warwick was summoned from the bullpen early in the bottom of the fourth after starter Matthew Boyd was lifted with one on and two out, yet he didn't need to do much to end that inning when the base runner was caught stealing on his first pitch. Back for the bottom of the fifth, Saupold disposed of the heart of the Royals lineup with three ground balls, starting with Lorenzo Cain to the second baseman, then Eric Hosmer back to the mound and Salvador Perez to the second baseman. He turned to the ground ball again in the sixth with Jorge Bonifacio grounding out to short, Whit Merrifield likewise to short and Cheslor Cuthbert back to himself as the pitcher. Warwick added a couple more outs in the seventh via the ground ball - Drew Butera rolled over one to short and Alex Gordon grounded to second ahead of Alcides Escobar's single into left. After 36 pitches he was relieved having done a sterling job of eating three innings for his team in a time of need. His line of 3.0ip 1h 0r 0er 0bb 0k that improved his record to 1-0, 2.53 ERA was a terrific return on the day for our man.

BRANDON MAURER (Adelaide Bite 2011) secured his eighth save of the season after pitching 1.0ip 0h 0er 0bb 0k (5.73 ERA) at the end of the San Diego Padres 2-1 win and seri3es sweep of the World Champion Chicago Cubs.

Seemingly on a hitting roll lately, star outfielder KEVIN KIERMAIER (Canberra Cavalry 2012) launched his second home run in two days and his sixth of the year while batting 1-5 (.246) for the Tampa Bay Rays ????? The Texas Rangers.

Fellow centrefielder KEON BROXTON (Sydney Blue Sox 2014) also clocked his sixth long ball of the season today while batting 1-4 (.248) for the Milwaukee Brewers to help them surge to a 7-1 win over the New York Mets.

Baltimore Orioles reliever MYCHAL GIVENS (Perth Heat 2012) took his ninth hold with a strong 1.2ip 0h 0er 0bb 2k (2.96 ERA) to help ensure a 10-4 home win over the New York Yankees.


Brandon Maurer

 

 

 


Keon Broxton

 

 


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