Game 17: Piazza, Marmol lift Thunder past Monkey 13-9

Ellis pitches Flash over Glovers

We might have our early entry for Game of the Year.

Mike Piazza went 3 for 5 with two home runs and five RBI to lead the Rolling Thunder to a come-from-behind victory over the Chunky Monkey 13-9.

We’ll get to the Monkey bullpen collapse in a second…

But just look at how amazing this Carlos Marmol line is:

                    IP  H  R ER BB SO   
MARMOL          W  6.2  1  3  3 10 11

Yup, Carlos Marmol got the win, giving up 10 walks and one hit, while striking out 11 in 6 2/3 innings in relief of Nolan Ryan, who had another rough start, giving up five earned runs on four hits and four walks in 1 2/3 innings.

Chipper Jones, Bobby Bonilla and Mark McGwire all added home runs as the Thunder rallied down three runs in the seventh.

Roy Halladay was in line for another run despite giving up more hits than innings pitched, but that all changed when the game was turned over to the bullpen.

Mitch Williams took the loss, giving up two earned runs (plus one of Halladay’s runners) in zero official innings. Williams is now 0-2 with a 12.46 ERA in five appearances this season. John Franco didn’t do much better, giving up three more runs in 1/3 of an inning.

Victor Martinez and Albert Pujols each had home runs and three RBI in the loss.

In the other game, Ken Griffey went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBI, while Dock Ellis pitched a complete game with six strikeouts to lead the Fort Lauderdale Flash over the Golden Glovers 3-2.

Brad Johnson added three hits in the victory, while Todd Helton had two hits. Jholuys Chacin took the loss, despite allowing only three earned runs with 10 strikeouts in eight innings.

Thunder 13, Monkey 9

2016 THUNDER          AB   R   H  BI   
C JONES         3B     6   2   2   1    
BONILLA         LF     4   3   1   1    
GWYNN           RF     6   1   3   2    
BURKS           CF     5   1   1   1    
PIAZZA           C     5   3   3   5    
PALMEIRO        1B     5   1   2   1    
MCGWIRE         DH     4   1   1   2    
YOUNG           2B     3   0   0   0    
VIZQUEL         SS     3   1   0   0    
           TOTALS     41  13  13  13    

2016 MONKEY           AB   R   H  BI   
PHILLIPS        2B     3   1   0   0    
V MARTINEZ       C     3   2   2   3    
BONDS           LF     4   0   1   0    
PUJOLS          1B     3   1   1   3    
A RODRIGUEZ     SS     4   1   1   1    
GALARRAGA       DH     4   0   0   0    
BAUTISTA        CF     4   2   1   1    
BICHETTE        RF     4   1   1   0    
ROSE            3B     4   1   0   1    
           TOTALS     33   9   7   9    

2016 THUNDER        IP  H  R ER BB SO   
RYAN               1.2  4  5  5  4  3   
MARMOL          W  6.2  1  3  3 10 11   
GARFUNKEL          0.2  2  1  1  1  1   

2016 MONKEY         IP  H  R ER BB SO   
HALLADAY           7.0  9  6  6  1  8   
WILLIAMS        L  0.0  2  2  2  1  0   
FRANCO             0.1  0  3  3  2  0   
LESKANIC           1.2  2  2  2  2  2   

   E:PUJOLS                             
  2B:C JONES,BURKS,PIAZZA               
  HR:C JONES,PIAZZA(2),BONILLA          
     MCGWIRE,V MARTINEZ,PUJOLS          
     A RODRIGUEZ,BAUTISTA               
  WP:HALLADAY,FRANCO                    
BALK:MARMOL                             
 HBP:BONILLA(BY HALLADAY)               

Flash 3, Glovers 2

2016 GLOVERS          AB   R   H  BI   
LOFTON          CF     5   0   1   0    
WEISS           SS     4   0   2   0    
WALKER          RF     4   0   3   0    
CABRERA         3B     4   0   0   0    
GONZALEZ        LF     3   1   1   0    
FRANCO          2B     4   1   1   1    
CARTER           C     4   0   1   0    
MURRAY          1B     4   0   1   0    
CHACIN           P     3   0   0   0    
JETER           PH     1   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     36   2  10   1    

2016 FLASH            AB   R   H  BI   
ZOBRIST         LF     5   0   1   0    
BELTRAN         RF     4   0   0   0    
HELTON          1B     4   1   2   0    
GRIFFEY         CF     4   1   2   2    
CASTILLA        3B     3   0   1   0    
TULOWITZKI      SS     4   1   1   0    
B JOHNSON        C     4   0   3   0    
FIGGINS         2B     4   0   1   1    
ELLIS            P     4   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     36   3  11   3    

2016 GLOVERS        IP  H  R ER BB SO   
CHACIN          L  8.0 11  3  3  1 10   

2016 FLASH          IP  H  R ER BB SO   
ELLIS           W  9.0 10  2  2  1  6   

   E:BELTRAN,FRANCO                     
  DP:16 BJ (1)                          
  2B:FRANCO,B JOHNSON,ZOBRIST           
  HR:GRIFFEY                            
  SB:GONZALEZ,LOFTON,B JOHNSON          
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