Opening Night on the ESPN Networks were a great Success, as some great games were played.
ESPN Deportes had this one as Carlos Carrasco & Bartolo Colon brought Brooklyn Dodgers fans out in droves, but the home town crowd left disappointed as the Crawfords from Pittsburgh beat the Dodgers by a score of 3 to 1. Elvis Andrus has 2 Singles to go along with 2 RBI’s from the leadoff spot for Pittsburgh.
The New York Giants got Home Runs & 2 RBI’s each from Danny Santana & Kendry Morales to squeak out a 7-6 Victory over the home town Pilots of Seattle.
Johnny Cueto took one on the chin for the Giants, not getting out of the first inning & allowing 5 Runs.
In Detroit where the Stars are heading into 2017 as the early season favorites they got a great pitching performance from John Lester, throwing 8 scoreless innings.
But it wasn’t enough as the Grays of Homestead starter Rick Porcello went 10 Innings, allowing only 1 Hit, 2 Walks, while striking out 11 in a Complete Game 1-0 Shutout of the Stars.
In the Gateway to the West the St. Louis Browns couldn’t scrap together a run off Senators starter Noah Snydergaard. David Price making his Browns debut pitched 8 Innings allowing 0 Earned Runs, but the Browns defense let him down with 2 errors (Joey Votto & Andrew Toles). Melky Cabrera had 3 Single for the Senators – Washington wins this one with a Final Score of 2-0.
The FINAL date for the Free Agent Auction is Wednesday, March 15th, @ 6:00 PM ET.
Manoa, Hawaii – Kicking off a new tradition in the 47 Baseball League & taking place in Les Murakami Stadium, in Manoa Hawaii the top Home Run Hitter representing each of the eight 47 Baseball League Franchises took place today.
Les Murakami Stadium opened its gates to a record breaking crowd of just over 4,325 fans. Many of the fans came out to see 47 League stars, such as the likes of reigning MVP Mike Trout of the Detroit Stars, Manny Machado of the League Champion Pittsburgh Crawfords.
The weather was a perfect 77 degrees and the winds were warm, blowing out to left at 14 miles an hour. Humidity was at 66%, which ironically is the magic number for Home Runs in APBA. Eight 47 League players took part in the first annual New Year’s Eve Home Run Derby.
|47 LEAGUE HOME RUN DERBY PARTICIPANTS|
|Mike Trout||J.D. Martinez||Manny Machado||Joc Pederson||Joey Votto||Edwin Escobar||Eric Hosmer||Mitch Moreland|
|Detroit||Brooklyn||Pittsburgh||New York||St. Louis||Homestead||Seattle||Washington|