TWISP Notes #14

November 10, 1988

California’s Nolan Ryan set an SP78 9-inning game strikeout mark with 13 against Cleveland. The previous record of 12 was held by Ken Kravec of the White Sox and Floyd Bannister of the Astros…

There were four batters with HBP’s in the May 7th Braves-Astros game, prompting three bench-clearing brawls…

Fans! Get your Mariner Magic bumper stickers now at the Kingdome gift shop or by mail from Statis Pro headquarters…

NL – May 7

Montreal swept a doubleheader at Cincinnati by scores of 3-2 and 7-0. Ellis Valentine won the first game with a two-out, 11th-inning single off loser Tom Hume…A Steve Garvey 2-run triple proved to be the deciding hit in a 4-3 Dodgers win over the Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium…The Cubs made it four straight over the Giants with a slim 2-1 victory at Wrigley Field. Rick Reuschel went the distance, evening his record at 3-3…The weary Phillies played their second 20-plus inning game of the year, a 21-frame marathon won by the visiting Mets 4-3. A triple by Elliott Maddox scored the game-winning run…Last-minute starter Tom Bruno’s three-hitter paced St Louis to a 5-0 win over San Diego…The Astros beat the Braves by scores of 9-8 and 4-3 in their twinbill at Atlanta. Bob Horner made the first game close with a grand slam in the last half of the ninth…

AL – May 7

Andy Mora’s pinch-hit double with two out in the tenth lifted Baltimore to a chilling 9-8 victory over Minnesota…A 3-run eighth helped Seattle to its 8th-straight victory, a 6-5 trimming of the Blue Jays at the Kingdome. The streak is a franchise record…Detroit edged Oakland 3-2 on a Ron LeFlore 9th-inning double…John Wathan’s bases-loaded bloop single lifted visiting Kansas City to a 6-5 win over Milwaukee in 13 innings. Darrell Porter and Hal McRae slugged HR’s for the Royals…The White Sox defeated the Red Sox 5-3 in the replay of their May 5th rainout, but their regularly scheduled game was postponed after an 88-minute rain delay…At Anaheim, the Angels topped the slumping Indians 5-4… New York beat Texas 4-1…

All-Star Game balloting begins Monday, May 8th!

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