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MLB Recaps 4/27/16

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MLB RECAPS 4/27/16

Phillies @ Nats

Jeremy Hellickson and the Phillies went into Wednesday with one thing on their minds, being able to hit Gio Gonzalez and control the potent Nats offense.

Hellickson was strong over 7 innings, 0 ER and striking out 8 while only allowing two hits and 3 walks. Gio held the Phils in check until the 6th when he got a little wild. Darin Ruf stepped up to the plate with runners at 1st and 3rd with only 1 out.  Ruf sent a sac fly to center, plating Odubel Herrera.

Gonzalez was then pulled in the 7th after allowing the first 2 men to reach which resulted in another run and only recording one out.

Carlos Ruiz added a solo HR in the 8th and the Phils shutout the Nats 3-0.  Hellickson improved to 2-1, while Gio fell to 1-1. The Nats still hold the 2nd best record in the NL at 14-6.

 

White sox @ Jays 

With Marco Estrada and Jose Quintana on the mound, you really had no clue what to expect.

We watched both pitchers duel until the 7th when the ever so speedy Dioner Navarro tripled to center, plating Melky Cabrera and Brett Lawrie and ending Estrada’s night.

Austin Jackson followed up with another triple, scoring Navarro making it a 3-0 Sox lead. Jose Abreu scored the 4th run of the night on an Avisail Garcia single and the White Sox shutout the Jays 4-0.

The White Sox are now 16-6, the best record in the AL and 2nd best in baseball behind the Cubs.

 

Reds @ Mets

Fans piled into Citi Field Wednesday night to watch Jon Moscot and the Reds face off against Matt Harvey and the Mets.

Zack Cosart put the Reds on the board in the top of the 1st with a solo HR to left. The Mets quickly answered in the bottom half of the inning when Lucas Duda singled to left, plating Alejandro De Aza on a Scott Schebler error.

In the bottom of the 3rd, Neil Walker added a solo shot to make it a 3-1 Mets lead. The Reds made it interesting in the top of the 5th when Cosart scored on a flag rounder to 2nd base by Eugenio Suarez but that was all they could generate.

New York added 2 more runs in the bottom of the 6th when hot hitting Michael Conforto doubled to center, scoring Eric Cambell and De Aza. Cincy was unable to add any additional runs making the final 5-2 New York.

The Mets improved to 13-7, while the Reds fell to 9-13.

Let’s see what tomorrow has in store baseball fans!!

Goodnight.