Friday, August 17, 2012

NL PM Openers: Nationals Top Contreras, Mets

In New York, the Nationals pounded Cy Young winner Luis Contreras for 12 hits and 6 runs in 6 innings, and cruised to a 9-3 win.  Tomas Pascual led the 17-hit D.C. attack with 4 singles and a double, while starter Ernie Pittinger gave up 3 runs over 7 innings to earn the  win.

The Cubbies opened with a complete game from Horacio Hernandez, and popped 3 homers (Greg Frye, Rico Uribe and Clem Fielder) in a 5-1 win over the ExposMontreal starter Ignacio Alfonseca also posted a complete game,  but ended up on the losing end of a 124-pitch effort.

Rico Rojas belted a tie-breaking, solo homer in the top of the eighth in Houston, and the Marlins held on for a 4-3 victory.  4 Florida pitchers survived 3 errors (leading to 2 unearned runs), with Edgar Cornejo going four and a third for the win.

The Giants survived a 9th-inning threat at Colorado Springs and hung on, 3-2.  San Francisco led 3-1 when the Rockies came up for the last time.  2 walks, a fielder's choice and a Damaso Guevara seeing-eye single made it 3-2 with the tying run at 2nd, but Lariel Blanco came in and got the game-ending groundout.  Giant starter D'Angelo Villa notched 7 strong innings for win.

1 comment:

Overeasy said...

I was a little shocked by the home opener as that was Luis' worst performance yet in a Mets uniform. Hopefully he has gotten it out of his system.