Thursday, February 5, 2009

The west coast road trip begins

April 15th 1994,

Tonight’s game was the first of a 10 games west coast road trip for the Expos, and they started it on the right foot.

The Expos did not loose time to take the lead, the first three batters of the game crossing the plate. After singles from Marquis Grissom and Mike Lansing, Moises Alou produced 2 with a triple against a struggling Armando Reynoso. Alou then scored on Larry Walker’s sacrifice fly. The Expos added one in the second when Sean Berry, who started the inning with a double, scored on Jeff Fassero’s single after one out.

Ellis Burks put the Rockies on the board with a solo shot in the 4th, but the Expos added one in the top of the 5th inning when Cliff Floyd pushed Darin Fletcher home on an optional play.

The Rockies came back at their turn at bat in the 5th. After two outs, Walt Weiss and Joe Girardi each singled to put the table for Dante Bichette’s 3 run Homerun.

The Expos added 2 in the 8th to make it 7-4, on 2 Rockies’ errors. Colorado finished the game with 5 errors.

Mel Rojas did not give any points that time in the 8th, and John Wetteland closed the game and earned his 2nd save of the season, his 2nd in as many days.

Game Line
MON 310 010 020 7 13 0
COL 000 130 000 4 9 5

WP: Jeff Fassero (2-0)
LP: Armando Reynoso
S: John Wetteland (2)
2B: Berry (4),
3B: Alou (1), Floyd (1)
HR: Bichette, Burks

Moises Alou reached bases 5 times with 2 hits, 2 walks and he reached on an error:

NL East Standings:
ATL 10-1 --- .909
NYM 5-4 4 .555
PHI 5-5 4.5 .500
MTL 5-5 4.5 .500
FLA 4-6 5.5 .400

Next Game:
Expos @ Rockies
K. Hill (0-1) 5.68 vs. Mike Harkey

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