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LATEST ARCHIVED NEWS BEGINS BELOW:

  9 SEP 2016 - KEVIN KIERMAIER HOMERS TWICE IN LOSS TO YANKS!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Kevin Kiermaier
Recent ABL import outfielder and Major League Platinum Glove winner KEVIN KIERMAIER (Canberra Cavalry 2012) must be wondering what more he might need to do after his offensive outbreak today was not enough to help the Tampa Bay Rays from falling to a tough 4-5 loss to the resurgent New York Yankees. Kiermaier batted a gaudy 4-5 (.249) with a pair of RBIs that came from home runs he launched in the first and third innings off ageing Yankees' veteran C.C Sabbathia. On the winning side of the ledger was New York shortstop DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) who also did his job with 1-4 (.279) that included a vital RBI.

Another recent ABL import to enjoy a strong offensive game today was centre fielder KEON BROXTON (Sydney Blue Sox 2014) who batted 2-3 (.242) with two walks and two runs scored for the Milwaukee Brewers who are having a good run of form lately with a 12-5 win over the home-standing St. Louis Cardinals.

Keon Broxton
  7 SEP 2016 - DIDI GREGORIUS HELPS YANKEES TO BEAT BLUE JAYS!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Didi Gregorius
Starting shortstop DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) batted 1-4 (.279) with a huge RBI triple and a run scored as a vital contributor to the New York Yankees narrow 7-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Helping the Baltimore Orioles to roll over the Tampa Bay Rays 11-2 was reliable reliever MYCHAL GIVENS (Perth Heat 2012) who pitched a customarily tidy 1.0ip 0h 0er 1bb 0k (3.52 ERA) in middle relief. Doing his best to lift the Rays was centre fielder KEVIN KIERMAIER (Canberra Cavalry 2012) who batted 1-2 (.233) plus two walks for three times on base without being driven home.


Kevin Kiermaier
  6 SEP 2016 - PETER MOYLAN HOLDS 8th ; LIAM HENDRICKS UNLUCKY!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Peter Moylan

 

 

 

 


Brandon Maurer
 

Seasoned Aussie side-armer PETER MOYLAN threw just four pitches again in his latest outing to collect his fifth hold with another brief 0.1ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 1k (3.53 ERA) for the Kansas City Royals who overpowered the Minnesota Twins 11-5. Pete was called to arms in the bottom of the sixth with runners perched on the corners and only one out to handle the dangerous power bat of All Star Brian Dozier. As we mentioned, Moylan required just four pitches to have 'Bull' Dozier struck out swinging for the second out in what proved to be an important scoreless inning.

Unlike Pete's rapid outing, fellow Aussie LIAM HENDRIKS was asked to do the extended duty of pitching the final two innings for the Oakland Athletics at the end of their 7-10 defeat by the Los Angeles Angels.
Liam took over the hill for the top of the eighth with his team already trailing 7-8 and he did a terrific job to contain a couple of the toughest hitters in the game, probably ever! He had superstar Mike Trout struck out swinging and legend Albert Pujols fly out to centre field before ending that frame with C.J Cron grounding out to the third baseman. Hendriks was then "snake bitten" when returning for the top of the ninth after getting Cliff Pennington to pop out on the infield when Andrelton Simmons reached safely on a defensive error.
Rafael Ortega singled to left field as the next batter up, but there was more ill-fortune for Liam when a run scored on another defensive error in the outfield. Jeff Bandy singled up the middle to plate another unearned run before Hendriks re-grouped to limit any further damage. He got Kaleb Coward to foul out to the third baseman and then had a runner thrown out at home plate while trying to score on Cole Calhoun's double to deep centre.

Former ABL import pitcher BRANDON MAURER (Adelaide Bite 2011) did not pass up his opportunity to grab his eighth save of the current season with 1.0ip 1h 0er 0bb 1k (4.72 ERA) when he locked down the San Diego Padres tight 2-1 win over the travelling Boston Red Sox.

KEVIN KIERMAIER (Canberra Cavalry 2012) batted 1-4 (.231) and he scored a run for the Tampa Bay Rays during their 3-7 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.


Liam Hendriks

 

 

 

 


Kevin Kiermaier

  5 SEP 2016 - PETER MOYLAN RELIEVES IN TOUGH LOSS TO TIGERS!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Peter Moylan
Australia's "minute man" PETER MOYLAN exchanged an out for a hit while pitching 0.1ip 1h 0r 0er 0bb 0k (3.57 ERA) for the Kansas City Royals who were nudged out 5-6 by the Detroit Tigers. Pete got the call to the bullpen with a runner on second and two out in the top of the seventh, immediately after the Tigers had stretched their lead by a run to 3-1. Unfortunately it rather quickly became 4-1 when the productive Ian Kinsler singled up the middle to drive in the extra run as the first batter Moylan faced. His work concluded when he got Jose Iglesias to ground into a fielder's choice to the second baseman to end the inning. Making a strong contribution for the Tigers in this game was centre fielder TYLER COLLINS (Sydney Blue Sox 2012) who batted 2-4 (.240) including a double and a run scored.

KEVIN KIERMAIER (Canberra Cavalry 2012) batted 1-4 (.230) and he scored a run for the Tampa Bay Rays who couldn't quite handle the Toronto Blue Jays in a 3-5 defeat.

Playing as the leadoff batter for the Milwaukee Brewers was centre fielder KEON BROXTON (Sydney Blue Sox 2014) who batted 2-5 (.240) as part of a strong offensive game that saw them rout the scuffling Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0.

Tyler Collins
  2 SEP 2016 - LIAM HENDRIKS TAKES TOUGH LOSS!
Here is an update of what some Aussies and former AMLB imports have been doing in the US major leagues:

Peter Moylan

 

 

 

 

 

 


Didi Gregorius

Australian veteran PETER MOYLAN has had some brief relief outings lately, but none briefer than the three pitches he threw to record 0.0ip 0h 0r 0er 0bb 0k (3.48 ERA) for the Kansas City Royals who were just outlasted 4-5 by the New York Yankees over 13 long innings. With two out in the top of the eighth, Pete was summoned to face Starlin Castro who reached safely after after an error from the third baseman. That proved to be all he was asked to do on this occasion. In this game DIDI GREGORIUS (Canberra Cavalry 2011) batted 1-5 (.286) with a vital RBI and he crossed the plate to score what turned out to be the winning run in the top of the 13th.

Aussie compatriot LIAM HENDRIKS had a very tough day at the office while taking his third loss of the season and his first blown save when his Oakland Athletics were overrun 3-4 by the Houston Astros. Although it ended badly for him, we can say that it could have all been much different after he got Teoscar Hernandez to fly out to centre field and Tony Kemp struck out swinging to begin the bottom of the eighth. With those two outs in the bank, Hendriks could very easily have got out of the inning and preserved a 3-1 lead of his team if not for a fly to deep centre field that appeared to have been misread by the outfielder and, instead of being caught, it allowed George Springer to leg out a triple. It wasn't a simple catch by any means, but most big league centre fielders would expect to run it down. Another slice of bad luck followed when Liam then had Alex Bregman struck out, only to se him reach safely via a wild pitch that also allowed the run to score from third base. With the rally charge in full swing, All Star Jose Altuve followed with a RBI triple to deep centre that tied the game.
After issuing an intentional walk to Carlos Correa the go-ahead run came from a RBI single to left off the heavy bat of slugger Evan Gattis. The inning was finally concluded a tad too late when Yulieski Gurriel flied out to left field. His line of 1.0ip 3h 3r 3er 0bb 2k didn't make pleasant reading for our man but, as I said, it could have all been quite different. His season record slipped slightly to 0-3, 4.35 ERA.

Not even a very productive 3-5 (.228) and a run scored by centre fielder KEVIN KIERMAIER (Canberra Cavalry 2012) could help the Tampa Bay Rays who were out-gunned by the Boston Red Sox 6-8 at Fenway Park.

MYCHAL GIVENS (Perth Heat 2012) struck out three, yet he could not escape unscathed with 1.0ip 2h 1er 0bb 3k (3.63 ERA) for the Baltimore Orioles who were edged 3-5 by the division leading Toronto Blue Jays.

Getting a rare start lately for the Philadelphia Phillies was TYLER GOEDDEL (Brisbane Bandits 2014) who walked once from two plate appearances for 0-1 (.190) before being replaced at left field during their 1-2 loss to the tough Washington Nationals.

BRANDON MAURER (Adelaide Bite 2011) also had a rough day in relief with 1.0ip 3h 2er 0bb 0k (4.88 ERA) for the San Diego Padres who were flogged 1-8 by the struggling Atlanta Braves.

Liam Hendriks

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kevin Kiermaier


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