Game 59: Burks’ 3-run blast in 9th lifts Thunder over Flash

C. Gonzalez leads Glovers over Monkey

Don’t count the Thunder out just yet!

Ellis Burks hit a three-run home run in the top of the 9th inning as the Rolling Thunder rallied to beat the Fort Lauderdale Flash 7-5.

Burks finished 4 for 5 with five RBI, while Eric Young added four hits. Jeff Fassero got a rare bullpen win for the Thunder, pitching two scoreless innings with two strikeouts.

Rob Dibble took the loss.

In the other game, Carlos Gonzalez was 3 for 5 with two home runs and three RBI as the Golden Glovers ran past the Chunky Monkey 10-1.

The game was close for in the seventh inning with the Glovers clinging to a 2-1 lead and then… enter the Monkey bullpen where Mitch Williams and John Franco gave up eight runs in three innings, allowing the Glovers to bust the game open.

Jhoulys Chacin got the win, going the distance with 13 strikeouts, while Eddie Murray added a home run and three RBI.

Thunder 7, Flash 5

2016 THUNDER          AB   R   H  BI   
GWYNN           RF     5   1   2   1    
YOUNG           2B     4   2   4   0    
PIAZZA           C     4   1   2   1    
C JONES         3B     4   0   1   0    
BURKS           CF     5   1   4   5    
MCGWIRE         1B     5   0   0   0    
PIERRE          LF     5   1   1   0    
COUNSELL        SS     3   1   1   0    
ANKIEL           P     3   0   0   0    
GARFUNKEL        P     1   0   0   0    
MARMOL           P     0   0   0   0    
PALMEIRO        PH     1   0   0   0    
FASSERO          P     0   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     40   7  15   7    

2016 FLASH            AB   R   H  BI   
ZOBRIST         LF     5   1   1   1    
SANDBERG        2B     4   0   2   1    
HELTON          1B     2   1   1   1    
GRIFFEY         CF     3   0   0   1    
CASTILLA        3B     4   0   1   0    
TULOWITZKI      SS     4   1   0   0    
ROSARIO          C     4   0   1   1    
OQUENDO         RF     3   2   1   0    
RITZ             P     1   0   0   0    
RHODES           P     0   0   0   0    
ECKERSLEY        P     0   0   0   0    
FIGGINS         PH     1   0   0   0    
MESA             P     0   0   0   0    
DIBBLE           P     1   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     32   5   7   5    

2016 THUNDER        IP  H  R ER BB SO   
ANKIEL             5.2  2  2  2  2 10   
GARFUNKEL          1.0  3  3  0  1  0   
MARMOL             0.1  1  0  0  1  1   
FASSERO         W  2.0  1  0  0  0  2   

2016 FLASH          IP  H  R ER BB SO   
RITZ               4.0  5  2  2  7  2   
RHODES             1.2  2  1  1  1  1   
ECKERSLEY          0.1  1  0  0  0  1   
MESA               0.2  2  1  1  0  1   
DIBBLE          L  2.1  5  3  3  2  5   

   E:SANDBERG,PIERRE                    
  2B:GWYNN,CASTILLA,SANDBERG,ROSARIO    
  3B:BURKS                              
  HR:BURKS,HELTON                       
  SB:MCGWIRE,PIERRE                     
  SH:YOUNG,DIBBLE                       
  PB:ROSARIO                            

Glovers 10, Monkey 1

2016 GLOVERS          AB   R   H  BI   
ICHIRO          CF     3   1   1   0    
POLANCO         3B     4   2   2   2    
WALKER          RF     5   1   2   1    
GONZALEZ        LF     5   3   3   3    
HUNTER          DH     5   0   0   0    
MURRAY          1B     4   1   2   3    
FRANCO          2B     5   0   1   0    
CARTER           C     3   1   1   0    
JETER           SS     2   1   1   0    
           TOTALS     36  10  13   9    

2016 MONKEY           AB   R   H  BI   
PHILLIPS        3B     4   0   0   0    
V MARTINEZ       C     5   0   1   0    
BONDS           CF     3   0   0   0    
PUJOLS          1B     4   0   1   0    
A RODRIGUEZ     SS     4   0   1   0    
GALARRAGA       DH     4   1   1   1    
BAUTISTA        LF     4   0   1   0    
BICHETTE        RF     4   0   2   0    
CASTILLO        2B     2   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     34   1   7   1    

2016 GLOVERS        IP  H  R ER BB SO   
CHACIN          W  9.0  7  1  1  4 13   

2016 MONKEY         IP  H  R ER BB SO   
JIMENEZ         L  5.2  6  2  2  2  4   
WILLIAMS           2.2  3  4  4  4  1   
FRANCO             0.1  4  4  4  0  0   
LESKANIC           0.1  0  0  0  0  0   

   E:JETER                              
  DP:16 JM (1)                          
  2B:POLANCO,WALKER(2),GONZALEZ         
     A RODRIGUEZ,BICHETTE(2)            
  HR:GONZALEZ(2),MURRAY,GALARRAGA       
  SB:BAUTISTA,PHILLIPS                  
  SH:CASTILLO                           
  WP:FRANCO                             
 HBP:POLANCO(BY JIMENEZ)                
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