TWISP Notes #16

TWISP Notes
December 10, 1988

Pitcher-of-the-Month honors for April went this week to San Francisco’s Bob Knepper and Milwaukee’s Mike Caldwell. Caldwell (4-1, 1.43 ERA for April) had five complete games and three shutouts, and also threw Statis Pro’s first one-hitter, against Boston April 26th. Knepper also concluded the previous month with a 4-1 mark, and topped the majors with an incredible 0.49 earned run average.

Atlanta, hoping to bolster an overwhelmed pitching staff, today sent starting pitcher Tommy Boggs to their International League club in Richmond and called up pitcher Larry McWilliams to fill the fourth spot in the starting rotation. Boggs was 1-5 with a 5.81 ERA in seven appearances. McWilliams will make his first start May 13th against the Expos…

AL – May 8

A Jerry Remy triple highlighted a four-run Red Sox fourth inning and gave starter Jim Wright his first win of the season, a 4-2 decision over the Royals. The victory puts Boston just one game away from first place in the AL East…In a scheduled doubleheader, Baltimore and Chicago split their Memorial Stadium meeting by scores of 7-1 and 9-1. The Orioles and Scott McGregor (5-1) took the first game, while Chisox starter Steve Stone (2-4) topped Nelson Briles in Game 2. Chet Lemon and Eric Soderholm powered home runs to back Stone’s eight-hitter…A’s pitcher John Johnson, after an 0-4 start, won his third in a row, a 7-2 whitewash of the Blue Jays at Exhibition Stadium. Dave Revering and Joe Wallis slammed HR’s in the second inning to put the game away for Oakland…At New York, the Twins pounded Yankees pitching for fifteen hits, good for a 7-4 victory. Gary Serum notched his fifth win, while Greg Thayer pitched the ninth to earn his first save of the season…

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