Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Baltimore Takes 3 of 4 From California

Game 1: California 0 Baltimore 2
McNally improves to 6-1.
W: Dave McNally (6-1, 1.39 ERA)
L: Rickey Clark (2-3, 3.15 ERA)
MVP: McNally

Dave McNally allows only 3 hits to go the distance ina 2-0 win for Baltimore.  The win is McNally's 6th in what appears to be an impressive start of the season for the 25 year old lefty.  Paul Blair upped his hitting streak to 8 games going to 2 for 4 including his 13th double of the season.

Game 2: California 0 Baltimore 2
W: Dave Leonhard (2-1, 4.70 ERA)
L: Sammy Ellis (2-8, 4.42 ERA)
MVP: Dave Leonhard

Dave Leonhard broke out of his pitching woes today as he pitched his finest game of the season in a 2-1 win for Baltimore over California.  Leonhard allowed only 4 hits and struck out 5 as he went the distance for the O's.  Paul Blair hit his 14th double of the season to push his hitting streak to 9 games.  The magic of Curt Motton continues as his 2 run homer in the 1st inning gives him 7 for the season.  California's Sammy Ellis had a nice performance completing 7 innings, allowing only 4 hits and 2 runs.

Game 3: California 2 Baltimore
W: Jim Hardin (3-3, 3.18 ERA)
L: Clyde Wright (0-5-4, 5.63 ERA)
MVP: Mark Belanger

Baltimore exploded to a 5 run first inning and then cruised home to knock off California 8-2 today.  Paul Blair improves his hit streak to 10 games as he goes 2 for 4 for the game.  Angles Clyde Wright continues his underperformance for the season as he still looks for his first win (dropping to 0-5).  Don Mincher hit his 6th homer of the season and was the Angels only bright spot of the game.  Game MVP Mark Belanger went 2 for 3 with 3 RBI's.

Game 4: California 5 Baltimore 3
Roger Repoz hits homer #10
W: Marty Pattin (1-2, 2.65 ERA)
L: Gene Brabender (3-4, 5.17 ERA)
MVP: Roger Repoz

The Angel drought came to an end off the bats of Don Mincher and Roger Repoz.  Both homered early to give California a quick 5 run lead by the 3rd inning.   Baltimore tried to battle their way back into the game but a home run by Ellie Hendricks turned out to be only a too little too late effort as the Orioles dropped the game 5-3.  Marty Pattin earned his first win of the season going 6 innings and only allowing 3 hits before tiring and being replaced by Tom Burgmeier.  Burgmeier would pick up his second save of the season as he held on for the Angles.  Baltimore improves to 23-28 on the season as they take 3 of 4 from California.  The Angels dropped to 18-35.

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