JML update, April 12, 2018 (Games of April 11)

Posted on: April 12th, 2018 by Ron Kaplan

Alex Bregman had his breakout game of the young season, going 4-for-6 with a double, two runs, and an RBI, but the Houston Astros (9-4) nevertheless lost to the host Minnesota Twins, 9-8.

Richard Bleier earned his second hold with one shutout inning (one strikeout), lowering his ERA to under 1.oo, as the Baltimore Orioles (5-8) held off the visiting Toronto Blue Jays (8-5), 5-3. Kevin Pillar was 1-for-4 with a two-out RBI. Danny Valencia did not appear for the Os.

Joc Pederson started in left and batted second, doubling in five at-bats and scoring a run as the LA Dodgers were crushed by the host Oakland As, 16-6.

Ryan Braun was 0-for-4 with a strikeout as the Milwaukee Brewers (7-6) held off a late rally by the host St. Louis Cardinals for a 3-2 win. Ryan Sherriff is on the disabled list for the Cardinals (5-7).

The LA Angels (10-3) beat the host Texas Rangers, 7-2. Ian Kinsler is expected to return to action tonight as the Halos visit the Kansas City Royals.

Gabe Kapler‘s Philadelphia Phillies (6-5) beat the visiting Cincinnati Reds in 12 innings, 4-3. Maybe I’m just paying attention because Kapler’s a MOT, but I don’t remember any rookie manager getting so much attention for such strange things.


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