Monday, March 23, 2009

Andy is a star!

April 29th 1994,

The Expos offense was once again nowhere to be seen tonight as the team lost 5-1 to the San Diego Padres.

Montreal scored their only point in the 4th when Larry Walker produced an RBI single that pushed Mike Lansing home.

The Padres scored 2 in the 6th on RBI’s from Phil Plantier and Archi Cianfrocco and never looked back. They added one in the 7th on a Darrin Flecher passed ball with the bases loaded. After a Tony Gwynn RBI single in the 9th with the bases loaded, Fletcher let another one pass him to make the score 5-1 San Diego. That would be the final score.

Game Line
SDP 000 002 102 5 11 1
MTL 000 100 000 1 6 1
WP: Andy Benes
LP: Kirk Reuter (0-3)
2B: Clark, Benes, Lansing (4), Cordero 2 (8)

Andy Benes was the star of the game allowing 1 run in 8 innings and hitting a double:

NL East Standings:
ATL 15-7 --- .682
MTL 12-10 3 .545
NYM 11-10 3.5 .524
FLA 11-12 4.5 .478
PHI 9-13 6 .409

Next Game:
Padres @ Expos
Scott Sanders vs. Pedro Martinez (3-0) 0.82

Unlucky 13

April 27th 1994,

It took 13 inning to find a winner tonight between the Expos and the Giants.

The Giants took an early lead in the 2nd when Barry Bonds pushed Matt Williams home with a triple with no outs. Bonds would himself score on a Royce Clayton RBI single.

In the bottom of the 4th, after Marquis Grissom singled and stole 2nd base, Walker walked and Alou hit an infield single to load the bases with no outs. Darrin Fletcher then pushed Grissom home while hitting in a 5-4-3 double play.

The Giants then took control of the game when Matt Williams hit a 3 runs shot against Ken Hill in the 6th. Darren Lewis would add a solo shot in the 7th to give San Francisco a 6-1 lead.

The Giants looked like they were going away with this one when the Expos rallied for 4 points in the 8th. Cliff Floyd started the inning with a single. Grissom then hit his 3rd straight hit of the game, that time a 2 runs homerun to bring the Expos 2 points closer. After 2 outs, Lenny Webster hit a double against reliever Steve Frey, who then conceded a 2 runs shot to Wilfredo Cordero, his 3rd of the season.

The Expos would add one bottom of the 9th when with 2 on and 2 outs against closer Rod Beck, Juan Bell and Cordero both took advantage of consecutive Giants’ errors to bring the teams even at 6.

We would then have to wait until the 13th inning to see Royce Clayton push Barry Bonds home with the winning run single against Tim Scott.

Game Line
SFG 020 003 100 000 1 7 13 3
MTL 000 100 041 000 0 4 8 1
WP: Salomon Torres
LP: Tim Scott (0-1)
S: Mike Jackson
2B: Williams, Webster (3), Cordero (6)
3B: Bonds
HR: Lewis, Williams, Grissom (2), Cordero (3)

Matt Williams had a double and a 3 runs shot in the game:

NL East Standings:
ATL 15-6 --- .714
MTL 12-9 2.5 .571
NYM 10-10 4.5 .500
FLA 10-11 5 .476
PHI 8-13 7 .381

Next Game:
Padres @ Expos
Andy Benes vs. Kirk Reuter (0-2) 4.70

Back Home

April 26th 1994,

The Expos started their 8 games home stand on the right foot tonight with a 4-3 victory against the San Francisco Giants.

The first batter of the game, Mike Lansing, scored to give the Expos a 1-0 lead in the first when Larry Walker pushed him home with a 2 outs single. In the 4th, Jeff Fassero himself would help double then lead when he pushed Moises Alou home after 2 outs.

The Giants would come back and tie the score in the 6th with a 2 runs homerun by Matt Williams.

Cliff Floyd then hit a 1 run shot in the 7th to give Montreal a 1 run lead.

On top of the 8th, Mike Carreon brought once again the team even with a solo shot against Mel Rojas.

The Expos would take the lead back bottom of the 8th when Wilfredo Cordero hit a bases loaded sac-fly that pushed walker home against Salomon Torres. John Wetteland threw a perfect 9th inning to get his 7th save of the season.

Game Line
SFG 000 002 010 3 7 1
MTL 100 100 11x 4 8 1

WP: Mel Rojas (1-2)
LP: Salomon Torres
S: John Wetteland (7)
2B: Benzinger, Walker (10), Alou (7)
HR: Williams, Carreon, Floyd (1)

Jeff Fassero threw 7 solid innings and hit 2 for 2 with an RBI:

NL East Standings:
ATL 15-6 --- .714
MTL 12-8 2.5 .600
NYM 9-10 5 .474
FLA 9-11 5.5 .450
PHI 8-12 6.5 .400

Next Game:
Giants @ Expos
Mike Portugal vs. Ken Hill (2-1) 4.01