Flintoff & Dunn's NEWS ARCHIVE
JULY 201
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ARCHIVE
JULY 201
7

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AUSTRALIAN Players in yellow text, while 
news about former AMLB IMPORT Players will be in white text.

  31 JUL 2017 - LIAM HENDRIKS SOLID IN WIN FOR ATHLETICS!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Liam Hendriks
Australia's LIAM HENDRIKS was back to his effective best with 1.0ip 1h 0r 0er 0bb 1k (5.65 ERA) in relief for the Oakland Athletics who outlasted the Minnesota Twins 6-5 over 12 long innings. Liam threw ten of 13 pitches for strikes to tuck away a vital scoreless seventh inning. He began by striking out powerhouse Miguel Sano ahead of Joe Mauer's sharp single into left. He then got Eduardo Escobar to ground into a force out at second base initiated by the first baseman. A stolen base amounted to nothing when Hendriks got Eddie Rosario flied out to centre field to end the inning.

Seeming to have settled well with his new team, former San Diego closer BRANDON MAURER (Adelaide Bite 2011) picked up his fourth hold of the season with 1.0ip 1h 0er 0bb 0k (5.36 ERA) that helped the Kansas City Royals to overrun the Boston Red Sox 5-3 at Fenway Park early this morning.

Brandon Maurer
  29 JUL 2017 - PETER MOYLAN HOLDS HIS 14TH IN BOSTON!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Peter Moylan
Seasoned Aussie PETER MOYLAN needed just three pitches, each thrown for a strike, to get the only out asked of him by the Kansas City Royals who prevailed 4-2 over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park this morning. Pete pitched a typically efficient 0.1ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 0k (4.42 ERA) to swoop for his 14th hold of the campaign so far. With two out in the bottom of the seventh, Pete was asked to put away Boston's All Star outfielder Mookie Betts who he got to ground out back to the mound for his own assist and to end the inning. That was his brief job well done for the day.

Short stop DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) batted 1-4 (.307) with a run batted in to keep the New York Yankees rolling with a 6-1 win over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays.

Didi Gregorius
  28 JUL 2017 - LIAM HENDRIKS SERVES UP GRAND SLAM FOR LOSS!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Liam Hendriks
As a renowned "strike thrower", Australia's LIAM HENDRIKS found his radar a little off today, but he also ran into a shrinking strike zone while pitching in extra innings for the Oakland Athletics who lost 4-8 to the Toronto Blue Jays after ten innings. We'll stop short of suggesting that the plate umpire was in a hurry to get to a dinner date, yet Liam certainly didn't seem to get much love while pitching an unusually untidy 0.2ip 1h 4r 4er 3bb 1k to take the loss in the tenth inning. Pitching to the heart of the Blue Jays' lineup, Hendriks looked to have it under control with Jose Bautista flying out to right and Josh Donaldson struck out swinging, even though Miguel Montero walked in between. With one on and two out, things turned sour with successive walks to Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales that loaded the bases. It came to a seemingly inevitable crescendo when Steve Pearce worked a full count before launching a game-ending GRAND SLAM homer over left field. As his former team celebrated a walk off victory, Liam saw his record dented to 3-2, 5.79 ERA at the Rogers Centre.

DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) contributed another 2-5 (.308) with a run scored to help his New York Yankees to outlast the visiting Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 over 11 frames at New Yankee Stadium today.

Didi Gregorius
  27 JUL 2017 - WARWICK SAUPOLD STUNG BY KANSAS CITY!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Warwick Saupold
All-purpose Australian reliever WARWICK SAUPOLD had a rough day at his Comerica Park baseball home today with a hard-hit 0.1ip 4h 4r 4er 0bb 0k (3.38 ERA) while his Detroit Tigers were en-route to being mauled 2-16 by a rampant Kansas City Royals. In fairness to Warwick, the Royals were already seeing the baseball like it was a beach ball with nine runs and fourteen hits already plundered before he came to the hill with the bases juiced and just one out in the top of the seventh. Unfortunately for both he and the Tigers, he was unable to provide respite from the tidal wave of hitting when Drew Butera greeted him with a two RBI single, Whit Merrifield followed with a RBI single and Jorge Bonifacio singled to load 'em up again.
He got one out when Lorenzo Cain grounded into a force out for an out at home plate, but the brief moment of success was quickly spoiled when Eric Hosmer "jacked" a grand slam home run over right centre to pile on the pain. It was an outing to put into the rear view mirror as soon as possible!
Former San Diego closer BRANDON MAURER (Adelaide Bite 2011) pitched 1.0ip 2h 0r 0er 1bb 3k (5.58 ERA) as a decent debut performance for his new team Kansas City.

Now slowing down for DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) who went deep again today for No.16 while batting 1-4 (.307) with two RBIs and two runs scored as part of the New York Yankees 9-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Didi Gregorius
  26 JUL 2017 - PETER MOYLAN HOLDS HIS 13TH V DETROIT TIGERS!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Peter Moylan
Veteran Aussie PETER MOYLAN played his role in helping the Kansas City Royals to overcome the Detroit Tigers 3-1 today while collecting his 13th hold of the season with 0.2ip 0h 0r 0er 1bb 0k (4.46 ERA).
With runners on the corners and one out and the 3-1 lead to preserve Pete was, as often, the man for the tough assignment. He started by getting Jose Iglesias to ground out softly back to the mound for his own assist before intentionally walking Ian Kinsler to load the bags. The ploy worked perfectly when he got Nick Catellanos to roll over on his first pitch for a ground out to the short stop.
Moylan was also most effective once again yesterday with 1.1 clean innings for the Kansas City Royals that definitely helped them to outlast the Detroit Tigers 5-3 over twelve long innings. Pete threw ten of 13 pitches for strikes to post a clinical 1.1ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 0k after entering the game in the bottom of the sixth with a runner on second and two out. His very first pitch had Mikie Mahtook fly out to left field to strand the runner in scoring position. Back for the bottom of the seventh Pete made short work of Jose Iglesias and Ian Kinsler who both grounded out on the infield before he ended the inning with Alex Presley flying out to left field. It was a typically strong performance from our seasoned performer.

Our newest ABL import to reach the major leagues, ADAM ENGEL (Melbourne Aces 2015), played a pivotal role for the Chicago White Sox yesterday with his third home run of the season as part of his productive 2-4 (.238) that helped them to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1.

In the midst of a tremendous power surge is New York Yankees short stop DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) who clocked his 15th long ball of the season while batting 2-3 (.307) with the two RBIs that definitely helped them to get the better of the Cincinnati Reds 4-2.


Adam Engel

 


Didi Gregorius

  24 JUL 2017 - PETE MOYLAN HOLDS HIS 12TH FOR ROYALS!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Peter Moylan
Australia's PETER MOYLAN seized his twelfth hold of the 2017 season today with a solid 1.0ip 1h 0r 0er 1bb 0k (4.72 ERA) that helped his Kansas City Royals to roll over the Chicago White Sox 7-2. Moylan induced a couple of groundball outs from Adam Engel and Tyler Saladino to the middle infielders before feeling some pressure when Melky Cabrera singled into left and Jose Abreu milked a full count walk. After a coaching visit to the mound, Pete needed only one more pitch to kill off the threat with Avisail Garcia flying out to left. ADAM ENGEL (Melbourne Aces 2015 ) batted 0-3 (.227) as the #9 hole hitter for the 'Chisox'.

Former ABL short stop MYCHAL GIVENS (Perth Heat 2012) collected his seventh win as a relief pitcher today with 1.0ip 1h 0er 0bb 2k that certainly contributed to his Baltimore Orioles 9-7 win over the red-hot Houston Astros. His record improved to a most impressive 7-0, 1.97 ERA. Team mate JOEY RICKARD (Brisbane Bandits 2014) came into the game as a defensive replacement at left field, but he did not get a plate appearance.

Enjoying another hot streak with the stick during a fine offensive season is short stop DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) who went deep twice this morning to take his season home run tally to 14. Didi batted 2-5 (.304) as a key contributor to the New York Yankees 6-4 win over the Seattle Mariners.

Didi Gregorius

Mychal Givens
  23 JUL 2017 - SAUPOLD, HENDRIKS & MOYLAN PROVIDE RELIEF!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Warwick Saupold

 

 

 


Peter Moylan

Australia's WARWICK SAUPOLD was again cast in the role of the "long man" today when Detroit Tigers starter Jordan Zimmerman was sent for an early shower in the fourth inning after being shelled by the Minnesota Twins hitters. Saupold came to the hill with two on and two out, but he was quickly faced with loaded bags after Eddie Rosario singled into right, however, he put out that spot-fire by getting Eduardo Escobar to fly out to left. In the bottom of the fifth he stranded a leadoff single from Zach Granite by getting fly ball outs from Jason Castro, Brian Dozier and Max Kepler. He then supplied a clean sixth with Miguel Sano struck out swinging, Joe Maurer grounding out to second and Robbie Grossman lining out to right. Things got much tougher in the bottom of the seventh after he got leadoff hitter Eddie Rosario to fly out to left when he allowed three successive singles to Eduardo Escobar, Zack Granite and Jason Castro, who drove in a run.
He got the dangerous Brian Dozier to line out to centre for the second out of the inning to conclude a pretty decent effort and a valuable one for his team. His line for the day was 3.0ip 5h 1r 1er 0bb 1k (2.43 ERA) as the Tigers eventually fell narrowly 5-6 to the Twins.

It was by no means his finest outing this morning, yet Australia's LIAM HENDRIKS emerged with his ninth hold of the season via 0.2ip 2h 1r 1er 0bb 0k (5.13 ERA) for the Oakland Athletics who were overrun 5-6 by the home standing New York Mets. Beginning the bottom of the eighth, Liam allowed T.J Rivera a leadoff single before he quickly erased that by way of a ground ball double play induced from veteran Jose Reyes. Just when he may have felt a degree of relief, Travis d'Arnaud doubled into centre field from his very next pitch to bring out the hook. Unfortunately for Hendriks, d'Arnaud scored later in the inning to saddle him with the earned run.

In yesterday's 7-6 win over the Chicago White Sox, Aussie evergreen PETER MOYLAN provided some brief specialist relief with 0.1ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 0k (4.86 ERA) for his Kansas City Royals. In the top of the seventh, big Pete was asked to strand a runner on second with two out and he did so by getting the dangerous Jose Abreu to ground out to the third baseman from his second pitch. That was his job done for another day!

Playing a key offensive role for the New York Yankees in yesterday's 5-1 win over the Seattle Mariners, short stop DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) batted 3-4 (.302).


Liam Hendriks

 

 

 


Didi Gregorius

  20 JUL 2017 - LIAM HENDRIKS & PETE MOYLAN BOTH IN FINE FORM!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Liam Hendriks
It only takes a few rough outings as a relief pitcher to own a distorted ERA, but Australia's LIAM HENDRIKS has been very resilient and it was good to see his consistent good form lately finally drive his ERA below five today. Liam pitched 1.0ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 1k (4.99 ERA) for the Oakland Athletics this morning to help them to get the better of the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2. Following a leadoff double in the top of the eighth Liam was summoned from the bullpen and he did a splendid job of stranding the runner in scoring position. He got Wilson Ramos to line out to right, struck out Brad Miller on a full count and then got Tim Beckham to fly out to right to end the clean inning. It was another job well done!
It follows his brief outing yesterday when he struck out Peter Bourjos on a full count as the only batter he faced to end the top of the ninth in a narrow 3-4 loss to the Rays.

Elder statesman PETER MOYLAN also did a terrific job yesterday with a positive 1.2ip 1h 0r 0er 0bb 1k (4.96 ERA) for the Kansas City Royals during their 3-9 defeat at the hands of the Detroit Tigers. Pete played the role of "fireman" for KC after their starter Travis Wood was shelled and he came to the bump with two on and one out in the top of the fifth. He first limited the damage in that frame by having Mikie Mahtook fly out to right ahead of Victor Martinez grounding out to second. Back for the top of the sixth, Moylan was greeted by a leadoff single from James McCann who he stranded by getting Alex Presley to line out to the centrefielder, had Dixon Machado struck out swinging and got Ian Kinsler to fly out to centre.

DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) batted a mighty 3-4 (.291) with two RBIs coming via his 12th home run of the season that helped his New York Yankees to overrun the Minnesota Twins 6-3.

Peter Moylan
 


Didi Gregorius

  16 JUL 2017 - SAUPOLD, HENDRIKS & MOYLAN ALL BRILLIANT!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Warwick Saupold

 


Peter Moylan

Versatile Australian WARWICK SAUPOLD swooped for his second win of the season today when he closed for the Detroit Tigers with 1.0ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 0k that tucked away their 6-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays after eleven innings. Warwick was the seventh Tigers' pitcher used when he breezed through the top of the eleventh with Miguel Montero flying out to left, Kevin Pillar fouling out to the catcher and Darwin Barney grounding out to the short stop. His record improved further to 2-1, 2.14 ERA.

Aussie right hander LIAM HENDRIKS pocketed his eighth hold of the season with a sharp 0.2ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 0k (5.17 ERA) that required just two strikes thrown to do the job in the most efficient manner possible. His effort helped the Oakland Athletics to roll over the tough Cleveland Indians 7-3 this morning. With the leadoff runner camped in scoring position on second base and one out in the top of the eighth, Hendriks quickly erased power hitters Edwin Encarnacion, who lined out to to the third baseman, and Jose Ramirez, who grounded out to short… both on the first pitch they faced! You simply cannot be more conclusive than that!

It's clearly not as easy as it might sound, but Australian evergreen PETER MOYLAN was called upon to get just the one out today and he did so with just two pitches, both thrown for strikes. Pete's 0.1ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 0k (5.23 ERA) played its small part in helping his Kansas City Royals to edge past the visiting Texas Rangers 4-3. Moylan took over with one on and two out, not long after Mike Napoli had homered to tie the game at 2-2 in the top of the seventh. He stranded the one base runner by getting Carlos Gomez to ground into a fielder's choice to the second baseman.

Productive short stop DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) clocked his eleventh home run of the season today while batting 2-4 (.289) with the RBI and two runs scored that certainly helped them to shut out the Boston Red Sox 3-0 in the matinee game of a double header day at Fenway Park.


Liam Hendriks

 


Didi Gregorius

  16 JUL 2017 - LIAM HENDRIKS STRONG & WARWICK SAUPOLD UNTIDY!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Liam Hendriks


Didi Gregorius

Aussie LIAM HENDRIKS was rock solid today with a clean inning of relief for the Oakland Athletics during their exciting 5-3 win over Cleveland Indians. Competently handling the top of the seventh, Liam got Erik Gonzalez to line out to right, had Bradley Zimmer struck out swinging and then got All Star Francisco Lindor to fly out to left. His 1.0ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 1k (5.26 ERA) kept his team in the game at the critical time and really contributed to their comeback victory.

Fellow Aussie WARWICK SAUPOLD wasn't so tidy yesterday with 1.0ip 1h 1r 1er 2bb 0k (2.20 ERA) for the Detroit Tigers who were beaten 2-7 by the Toronto Blue Jays. Taking over for the top of the seventh, Warwick was rudely greeted by dangerous slugger Jose Bautista who launched a leadoff home run over left field. He then got Russell Martin to ground out to short ahead of back-to-back walks issued to Josh Donaldson and Justin Smoak. Thankfully, Saupold was able to turn to the pitcher's best friend by inducing an inning ending double play from veteran Kendrys Morales.

Regular starting shortstop DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) came off the pine today as a pinch hitter for the New York Yankees and he ultimately played a key role by batting 1-4 (.286) with a RBI and a run scored in the 16th inning of their epic 4-1 win over the rival Boston Red Sox.

BRANDON MAURER (Adelaide Bite 2011) pitched the last inning for the San Diego Padres with 1.0ip 1h 0er 0bb 2k (5.45 ERA) at then end of their narrow 4-5 loss to the San Francisco Giants.


Warwick Saupold


Brandon Maurer

  9 JUL 2017 - PETE MOYLAN KEEPS ROYALS IN THE GAME v LA!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Peter Moylan
Australian flag bearer PETER MOYLAN provided a clean inning of 1.0ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 0k (5.28 ERA) for the Kansas City Royals who eventually lost 4-5 the Los Angeles Dodgers after 10 innings. Pete rolled through the bottom of the ninth to thwart a walk off winner by getting Austin Barnes to ground out to the shortstop, pinch hitter Logan Forsythe to ground out to second and Enrique Hernandez to fly out to left.

Playing significant roles for the Baltimore Orioles in their 5-1 win over the Minnesota Twins were former ABL imports JOEY RICKARD (Brisbane Bandits 2014) and MYCHAL GIVENS (Perth Heat 2012). As the leadoff batter and starting left fielder, Rickard batted 2-5 (.262) and scored a run, while Givens was outstanding pitching in relief with 2.0ip 1h 0er 0bb 3k (2.25 ERA) for his 15th hold of the season.

Mychal Givens
  6 JUL 2017 - LIAM HENDRIKS & WARWICK SAUPOLD BOTH BRILLIANT!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Liam Hendriks

 


Adam Engel

Aussie gun LIAM HENDRIKS was like the proverbial hot knife through butter today, striking out all three batters he faced with a most impressive 1.0ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 3k (4.42 ERA) that helped his Oakland Athletics to outlast the Chicago White Sox 7-4 at Oakland Coliseum. Taking over the bump for the top of the seventh, Liam punched out Todd Frazier, Matt Davidson and Tim Anderson for a decisive three up, three down frame. ADAM ENGEL (Melbourne Aces 2015) batted 0-4 (.275) as the leadoff batter for Chicago.

Australia's "all purpose reliever" WARWICK SAUPOLD was up for extended duty as the long man again today with 3.0ip 1h 0r 0er 0bb 1k (1.99 ERA) in a losing 4-5 cause against the San Francisco Giants.
Once again taking over for the top of the fifth after Detroit's starting pitcher had been shelled early, Warwick did a man-sized job for his team with three clean innings. In the top of the fifth he had Brandon Crawford fly out to left, Austin Slater ground out to short and Nick Hundley struck out looking. In the top of the sixth, only a one out single by Georkys Hernandez interrupted an inning where he got Kelby Tomlinson to line out to right, Brandon Belt to fly out to left and Hunter Pence to ground into a force out initiated by the short stop.
In his final frame, Saupold avoided the possible threat of hitting leadoff batter Buster Posey with a pitch by getting Jae-Gyun Hwang to ground out to short and then Brandon Crawford to ground into an inning ending double play to first baseman that he finished himself on the pitcher's cover.

Batting as the cleanup hitter for the New York Yankees today was shortstop DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) who batted 1-4 (.301) with two RBIs and it was not his fault that the Yanks were edged 6-7 by the visiting Toronto Blue Jays.


Warwick Saupold

 


Didi Gregorius

  5 JUL 2017 - PETE MOYLAN BACK TO WORK FOR KC TODAY!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Peter Moylan

 

Australian veteran PETER MOYLAN was in middle relief pitching action again today with 1.1ip 1h 1r 0er 1bb 1k (5.59 ERA) that played its part in helping his Kansas City Royals to overcome the Seattle Mariners 7-3 today. Once again Pete had to deal with the heat of the kitchen when he came to the mound with runners threatening at second and third and with two out in the bottom of the sixth. However, as often he was the man for the big occasion when he killed off the rally by striking out pinch hitter Ben Gamel with just four pitches. Returning for the bottom of the seventh, Moylan got Jarrod Dyson to fly out to right ahead of a full count walk issued to Carlos Ruiz. It was not Pete's fault that Boog Powell reached on a force attempt due to a throwing error and it burnt the team when Jean Segura drove in a RBI with a single to left for an unearned run. Any further drama was averted when he got Danny Valencia to ground into an inning ending double play initiated by the second baseman.

Our most recent new major league import ADAM ENGEL (Melbourne Aces 2015) continues to be a vauable leadoff hitter for the Chicago White Sox with 2-4 (.292) plus a run scored during their narrow 6-7 loss to the Oakland Athletics.

KEON BROXTON (Sydney Blue Sox 2014) stole his 15th base of the season this morning while batting 1-3 (.238) with a run scored that helped his Milwaukee Brewers to roll over the visiting Baltimore Orioles 6-2.

Adam Engel
  4 JUL 2017 - PETE MOYLAN HOLDS 10th & LIAM HENDRIKS OK TOO!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Liam Hendriks

 


Adam Engel

Aussie LIAM HENDRIKS uncharacteristically walked a couple and had to cope with some stress today, but he had the composure to post a valuable scoreless inning of relief for the Oakland Athletics who fell 2-7 to the Chicago White Sox. Liam looked to be in total control when he struck out Yolmer Sanchez and then had Tim Anderson line out to centrefield for two outs. Things then turned tough when Kevan Smith singled to right, before Willy Garcia and Adam Engel both walked on full counts to load the bases. Hendriks didn't falter by getting veteran Melky Cabrera to line out to the centrefielder.
ADAM ENGEL
(Melbourne Aces 2015) batted 1-3 (.279) plus three walks, an RBI and a run scored as a most productive leadoff batter for the victorious 'Chisox'.


Australia's PETER MOYLAN gratefully accepted his tenth hold of the season after pitching an ultra-brief 0.2ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 1k (5.86 ERA) from just four pitches for the Kansas City Royals who held off the Seattle Mariners 3-1 at Safeco Field today. With a runner in scoring possession on second base and with two out in the bottom of the seventh, Pete was charged with the responsibility of taking on slugger Nelson Cruz who he struck out on three pitches. Back for the bottom of the eighth, Moylan needed just the one pitch to get Jean Segura to ground out back to the hill for his own assist and to end his decisive work for the day.

Centrefielder KEON BROXTON (Sydney Blue Sox 2014) didn't record a hit, but he did deliver a RBI to help the Milwaukee Brewers to roll over the Baltimore Orioles 8-1 this morning. In the same game opposing leadoff batter JOEY RICKARD (Brisbane Bandits 2014) batted 1-4 (.252) for the O's.

DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) didn't register a safe hit either, but he walked twice and scored a run while batting 0-2 (.307) for the New York Yankees during their 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.


Peter Moylan

 


Didi Gregorius

  3 JUL 2017 - LIAM HENDRIKS, PETE MOYLAN & WARWICK SAUPOLD ALL RELIEVE!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Liam Hendriks

 

 

 


Warwick Saupold

Australian right hander LIAM HENDRIKS did all that he could to keep his Oakland Athletics in the game this morning with 1.0ip 1h 0r 0er 0bb 0k (4.67 ERA) in the later innings of their eventual 3-4 loss to the travelling Atlanta Braves after a twelve inning epic. Pitching the tenth inning of the tied ballgame at the time, Liam's first two pitches got Kurt Suzuki to pop out to second and Danny Santana to line out to left. What had looked like a swift killing for our guy quickly turned a bit jittery when Johan Camargo doubled into centre field and then advanced to third on a wild pitch. However, Hendriks made the important pitches to emerging star Dansby Swanson who field out to centerfield to end the frame.

Elder Aussie statesman PETER MOYLAN also supplied a clean inning of relief with 1.0ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 1k (6.00 ERA) that helped the Kansas City Royals to contain the Minnesota Twins in a 6-2 home win today. Big Pete took good care of the top of the seventh by getting Jason Castro to fly out to left, Brian Dozier to fly out to centre and then he fanned Robbie Grossman on four pitches to conclude the inning.

A third Aussie reliever, WARWICK SAUPOLD, wasn't quite so tidy today, but he still supplied a scoreless stanza with 1.0ip 0h 0r 0er 2bb 1k (2.20 ERA) that couldn't help the Detroit Tigers who scored six consolation runs in the bottom of the ninth in an 8-11 loss to their division rival Cleveland Indians. Amid a host of defensive changes for the top of the seventh, Warwick began well by striking out Erik Gonzalez before getting Francisco Lindor to pop out to the short stop. That solid start didn't continue when he issued full count walks to both Brandon Guyer and Edwin Encarnacion, yet he re-grouped to get Andrew Romine to fly out to left to end the scoreless inning.

BRANDON MAURER (Adelaide Bite 2011) pocketed his 16th save of the season today with a competent 1.0ip 1h 0er 0bb 0k (6.12 ERA) for the San Diego Padres who rolled local rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 at home.

Middle reliever MYCHAL GIVENS (Perth Heat 2012) didn't escape some damage today when he pitched 1.0ip 2h 1er 0bb 0k (2.41 ERA) for the Baltimore Orioles who still pummelled the Tampa Bay Rays 7-1 at Camden Yards. His team mate JOEY RICKARD (Brisbane Bandits 2014) batted 0-2 (.252) as the starting left fielder and #9 slot batter.

Peter Moylan

 

 

 


Brandon Maurer

  1 JUL 2017 - PETE MOYLAN STRONG IN VICTORY FOR ROYALS!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Peter Moylan
Seasoned Aussie PETER MOYLAN was very tidy in his customary middle relief role for the Kansas City Royals who won comfortably 8-1 over the visiting Minnesota Twins today. To his credit Pete breezed through the meat of the Twins lineup to have Brian Dozier ground out to third, Joe Maurer to ground out to second and then had Miguel Sano called out on strikes to end the inning without incident. His eleven pitch effort left him with the simple pitching line of 1.0ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 1k (6.23 ERA).

It was a positive day for former ABL imports representing the Baltimore Orioles today even though they were beaten 4-6 at home by the Tampa Bay Rays. Starting left fielder JOEY RICKARD (Brisbane Bandits 2014) clocked his third long ball of the season while batting a productive 2-3 (.266) with two RBIs as the #9 hole hitter. Before the Rays got away to win the game in the tenth inning, reliever MYCHAL GIVENS (Perth Heat 2012) swooped for his 14th save of the season with 1.0ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 1k (2.25 ERA).

Short stop DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) contributed 2-5 (.311) with a run batted in to help the New York Yankees to swamp the Houston Astros 13-4 on the road today.

Joey Rickard

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