PAUL LoDUCA (Adelaide Giants 1995) shows few signs of "cooling
off" this year as he has in the past, batting 3-4 (.322) for the New York
Mets in their 8-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. This follows his 2-4
effort in yesterday's 3-5 loss to the "Phils'.
Having an adventurous outing
was Texas Rangers reliever RON MAHAY (Gold Coast Cougars 1996) who
pitched 2.2ip 3h 0er 1bb 4k (4.02ERA) in his team's 1-9 thrashing at the hands
of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
WELLS (Sydney Storm 1999) batted 2-4 (.321) for the Toronto Blue Jays
with two RBI's certainly helping them to top the Chicago White Sox 7-3. Wells
also batted 2-4 in yesterday's 4-6 loss to the White Sox.
Taking his first loss in a fine
comeback season was
MICAH BOWIE (Melbourne Monarchs 1998) who pitched 2.0ip 3h 1er 0bb 1k
for his Washington Nationals who were beaten late in a tight game 2-3 to the
San Diego Padres. It took his record to 0-1, 1.40ERA. In yesterday's game, won
6-2 by the Nationals, Bowie pitched 1.2ip 1h 0er 0bb 0k, while
BLUM (Hunter Eagles 1995) batted 1-3 (.256) for San Diego.
... and from other weekend ML
SHEA HILLENBRAND (Gold Coast Cougars 1998) batted 2-3 (.292) for the
San Francisco Giants in their 2-5 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
Still struggling at times this
year is reliever
MATT HERGES (Adelaide Giants 1999) who pitched 0.2ip 3h 2er 1bb 0k
(4.11ERA) for the Florida Marlins in their 2-6 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
GARY MATTHEWS JNR. (Brisbane Bandits
1997) batted 2-4 (.324) with a RBI for the Texas Rangers in their 3-10 loss
to the Los Angeles Angels.
Not able to save their Atlanta
Braves from a narrow 4-5 defeat by the Cincinnati Reds were
RYAN LANGERHANS (IBLA Internationals 2001) who batted 1-2 (.247) or
CHAD PARONTO (Perth
Heat 1998) who pitched 0.2ip 2h 0er 0bb 0k (.280). The previous day
Paronto pitched 1.0ip 0h 0er 2bb 1k in Atlanta's 6-8 loss to the Reds.
WILSON (Hunter Eagles 1997) batted 1-4 (.269) with a RBI to help the
Houston Astros to stomp on the San Diego Padres 7-1.