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LATEST ARCHIVED NEWS BEGINS BELOW:

  10 APR 2017 - KEVIN KIERMAIER REMAINS HOT WITH 3-4 v TOTONTO!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Kevin Kiermaier
Maintaining his hot start to the season is former Platinum Glove centre fielder KEVIN KIERMAIER (Canberra Cavalry 2012) who batted 3-4, including a triple, to help his Tampa Bay Rays to overrun the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2.

Right fielder TYLER COLLINS (Sydney Blue Sox 2012) batted 1-5 (.308) as another strong starter to the 2017 season but, in his case, it was not enough to get the Detroit Tigers over the line in a 5-7 loss to the travelling Boston Red Sox.

After a terrific start to the season Baltimore Orioles' reliver MYCHAL GIVENS (Perth Heat 2012) was one of the villains today with a blown save as the 'O-Birds' bullpen collapsed in a 3-7 loss to the New York Yankees. Givens' line for today was 1.0ip 3h 1er 1bb 0k (2.45 ERA).

Tyler Collins
  9 APR 2017 - PETER MOYLAN STILL CLEAN AGAINST ASTROS!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Peter Moylan


Jacob May

The way he has been used so frequently in the early going this seaon, Australia's PETER MOYLAN may soon be nicknamed "Everyday Pete"! Yes, it is not an uncommon life for a short-inning reliever in the big leagues, but it is good to see the highly competitive veteran still being called upon in the "high leverage situations".
It wasn't such a knife-edge situation today with his Kansas City Royals leading the Houston Astros handily 7-2 when he took over the bump to pitch the bottom of the eighth. He kept the game moving with an economy of fuss by getting Alex Bregman to fly out to right field, All Star Jose Altuve to ground out to short and Carlos Correa to fly out to centre. With seven of just eleven pitches thrown for strikes, Pete's line for the game was 1.0ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 0k (0.00 ERA) and the Royals went on to win the game 7-3.

Very reliable reliever MYCHAL GIVENS (Perth Heat 2012) notched his first win of the 2017 season this morning with a tidy 1.0ip 0h 0er 0bb 2k (0.00 ERA) for the Baltimore Orioles who sneaked past the New York Yankees 5-4.

Another new former ABL import to make his big league debut in the early part of this 2017 season is former smooth moving Sydney Blue Sox outfielder from the 2014 season JACOB MAY (Sydney Blue Sox 2014) who is settling in at centre field with the Chicago White Sox. May is still yet to register his first major league hit, but we could wait no longer to mention him after his fourth appearance today. He batted 0-2 (.000), but he did milk a walk in the 'Chisox' 6-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. May has contributed by driving in a couple of runs so far this year.


Mychal Givens
  8 APR 2017 - PETER MOYLAN HOLDS OUT HOUSTON!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Peter Moylan


Brandon Maurer

Australia's PETER MOYLAN collected his first hold of the 2017 season with a solid 0.2ip 0h 0r 0er 1bb 2k (0.00 ERA) that contributed to the Kansas City Royals 5-1 win over the Houston Astros today. Pete entered the game at a critical time in the bottom of the seventh just after Carlos Beltran had doubled in a run to narrow the lead to 2-1 and he was perched in scoring position with nobody out. Moylan struck out the dangerous Evan Gattis on three pitches and then he punched out Josh Reddick swinging on a full count. After walking Marwin Gonzalez Pete was relieved, but not before he got the two key outs at a vita time for his ballclub.

Former ABL import outfielder TYLER COLLINS (Sydney Blue Sox 2012) helped the Detroit Tigers to take advantage of a severely depleted Boston Red Sox this morning bay batting 2-3 (.375) as part of their 6-5 comeback win.

BRANDON MAURER (Adelaide Bite 2011) closed out his first save of the season today with a decisive 1.0ip 0h 0r 0bb 2k (0.00 ERA) at the end of a tight 7-6 win for his San Diego Padres over the visiting San Francisco Giants.

Tampa Bay Rays brilliant outfielder KEVIN KIERMAIER (Canberra Cavalry 2012) batted 1-4 (.278) plus a walk to help his team to edge past the Toronto Blue Jays 10-8 this morning.


Tyler Collins


Kevin Kiermaier

  7 APR 2017 - LIAM HENDRIKS HOLDS ; PETE MOYLAN STRONG!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Liam Hendriks

 

 

 


Tyler Collins

Aussie star LIAM HENDRIKS is obviously keen to impress as ever from the outset of the 2017 season with another very strong outing of 1.1ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 2k (0.00ERA) that earned him his first hold of the season for the Oakland Athletics who topped the Los Angeles Angels 5-1. Hendriks was called into action with two on and two out in the top of the sixth and he tidied that up by getting Andrelton Simmons to ground into a fielder's choice to the short stop to end the inning. Liam then returned to tuck away the top of the seventh with both Cliff Pennington and Carlos Perez struck out swinging before Yunel Escobar grounded out to short. It was very tidy and decisive performance.

38yo Aussie flag bearer PETER MOYLAN once again did all that he could in a losing cause for his Kansas City Royals who couldn't avoid a 3-5 defeat at the hands of the Minnesota Twins today. After consecutive walks to begin the bottom of the sixth, Moylan was summoned to the hill to inherit two on and one out and he quickly got the hard hitting Brian Dozier to line out to left field for the second out. He then "pitched around" Max Kepler with a four pitch free pass to load the bases, but it gave him a favourable match-up with Byron Buxton. The strategy worked perfectly when Pete had Buxton punched out swinging on the minimum three pitches.
Our man kept the game tied at 3-3 with his pitching line of 0.2ip 0h 0r 0er 1bb 2k (0.00 ERA).

Right fielder TYLER COLLINS (Sydney Blue Sox 2012) supplied half of the scoring for the Detroit Tigers this morning by hammering his first home run of the season during his team's 2-11 pasting by the the division rival Chicago White Sox. His 1-4 (.200) came along with the RBI and the run scored.

Former ABL reliever BRANDON MAURER (Adelaide Bite 2011) pitched a clean inning of work today with a no-fuss 1.0ip 0h 0r 0bb 0k (0.00 ERA) while closing out a 2-10 loss for the San Diego Padres to their local rival Los Angeles Dodgers.

Peter Moylan

 

 

 


Brandon Maurer

  6 APR 2017 - LIAM HENDRIKS OFF TO A FLYING START!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Liam Hendriks

 

Aussie reliever LIAM HENDRIKS got his 2017 season off to a most positive start with an impressive line of 1.0ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 2k (0.00 ERA) for the Oakland Athletics who were eventually overrun 6-7 by the Los Angeles Angels who scored three runs in the top of the ninth. Liam took over for the top of the seventh and he kept the game within reach at 2-4 down by supplying a strong 1-2-3 inning. He struck out Danny Espinosa, got Martin Maldonado to ground out to second and then struck out Yunel Escobar. He had done all he could in what turned out to be a tough loss for Oakland.

Star outfielder KEVIN KIERMAIER (Canberra Cavalry 2012) continues his strong start to the 2017 season today by batting 1-4 (.364) to help the Tampa Bay Rays to take a three-game series from the visiting New York Yankees with a 4-1 win in the rubber game. Yesterday he also batted 1-4 in the Ray's 0-5 shutout loss to the Yanks.

Kevin Kiermaier
  4 APR 2017 - PETE MOYLAN DOES HIS JOB FOR ROYALS!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Peter Moylan

 

Aussie evergreen PETER MOYLAN struck out the only batter he was asked to handle today during his Kansas City Royals 1-7 loss on the road to the Minnesota Twins. Pete entered the game with the bases loaded following consecutive walks and with only one out in the bottom of the seventh inning and he did his job perfectly by fanning the free swinging Byron Buxton on a 2-2 count.
His effort of 0.1ip 0h 0er 0bb 1k (0.00 ERA) counted for little when he was replaced by Travis Wood who proceeded to walk the next two batters as the game got completely out of hand for the Royals.

Centre fielder KEON BROXTON (Sydney Blue Sox 2014) batted 0-3 for the Milwaukee Brewers in their opening game of the season, but he did manage one walk during their 5-7 home defeat at the hands of the travelling Colorado Rockies.

Converted infielder MYCHAL GIVENS (Perth Heat 2012) started his 2017 season solidly by pitching an effective 1.2ip 2h 0er 0bb 2k (0.00 ERA) in middle relief for the Baltimore Orioles who edged the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2. His team mate JOEY RICKARD (Brisbane Bandits 2014) came of the bench to bat 0-1 while taking over at left field.

Mychal Givens
  3 APR 2017 - KEVIN KIERMAIER STARS FOR RAYS ON OPENING DAY!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Kevin Kiermaier
Rated by his manager, Kevin Cash, before the game as the best all-round defender in baseball, Tampa Bay Rays' centre fielder KEVIN KIERMAIER (Canberra Cavalry 2012) got off to a flying start in the 2017 season.

On opening day Kiermaier just about did it all for the Rays to help them to run away for a 7-3 win over their division rival New York Yankees. Aside from his defence, he batted 2-3 (.667) including a double, walked twice and stole a base.

It will obviously be a hard standard for him to maintain.

 


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