Opening Day: Dimaggio, Foster help Flash blast Monkey 16-7

Bagwell paces Thunder over Glovers

How’s that for a pitcher’s league?

George Foster had three hit and five RBI, while Joe Dimaggio added three hits and four RBI as the Fort Lauderdale Flash pounded the Chunky Monkey 16-7 on Opening Day of Season 7.

George Brett added five hits as the Flash had 18 hits total … and ZERO home runs.

Fernando Valenzuela took a beating, giving up six earned runs in 3 1/3 innings, while Jonathan Broxton allowed six earned runs in one inning on seven hits.

Carlos Zambrano didn’t fare much better, giving up five earned runs on 10 hits in four innings, but got bailed out by C.J. Wilson who allowed only one hit and zero earned runs in five innings to get the win.

Mike Schmidt was 3 for 5 with three RBI in the loss for the Monkey.

In the other game, Jeff Bagwell was 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBI, while Pablo Sandoval added two hits, a home run and two RBI as the Rolling Thunder beat the Golden Glovers 5-3.

Jared Weaver got the win, going eigth strong innings, while Lee Smith pitched the ninth for the save.

Mo Vaughn and Andre Dawson each had home runs for the Glovers.

Flash 16, Monkey 7

2016 MONKEY           AB   R   H  RBI   
ZOBRIST         2B     5   1   1   0    
GUERRERO        LF     4   3   3   0    
THORNTON        1B     5   2   2   2    
SCHMIDT         3B     5   1   3   3    
MCCUTCHEN       CF     4   0   1   0    
KRUK            RF     3   0   0   1    
MARINA           C     4   0   1   0    
YOUNT           SS     4   0   0   0    
VALENZUELA       P     2   0   0   0    
BROXTON          P     0   0   0   0    
LEWIS            P     0   0   0   0    
PODSEDNIK       PH     1   0   0   0    
FRANCO           P     0   0   0   0    
GOMEZ           PH     1   0   0   0    
SMOLTZ           P     0   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     38   7  11   6    

2016 FLASH            AB   R   H  RBI   
BRETT           3B     6   4   5   0    
DIMAGGIO        CF     5   3   3   4    
FOSTER          RF     6   0   3   5    
HORNER          1B     4   2   1   0    
BICHETTE        LF     5   0   1   1    
GARCIAPARRA     SS     4   2   1   0    
SIMMONS          C     4   2   1   1    
BELLIARD        2B     5   2   2   3    
ZAMBRANO         P     2   1   1   1    
WILSON           P     2   0   0   1    
           TOTALS     43  16  18  16    

2016 MONKEY         IP  H  R ER BB SO   
VALENZUELA      L  3.1  6  6  6  2  3   
BROXTON            1.0  7  7  6  1  1   
LEWIS              0.2  0  0  0  1  0   
FRANCO             2.0  4  3  2  0  2   
SMOLTZ             1.0  1  0  0  0  1   

2016 FLASH          IP  H  R ER BB SO   
ZAMBRANO           4.0 10  5  5  1  3   
WILSON          W  5.0  1  2  0  0  6   

   E:ZOBRIST,DIMAGGIO,GARCIAPARRA       
     YOUNT                              
  2B:GUERRERO,THORNTON,SCHMIDT          
     MARINA,BRETT,DIMAGGIO,FOSTER       
     GARCIAPARRA,BELLIARD               
  3B:THORNTON,BRETT,DIMAGGIO            
  SB:GUERRERO                           
  SF:WILSON                             
 HBP:KRUK(BY ZAMBRANO)                  

Thunder 5, Glovers 3

2016 GLOVERS          AB   R   H  BI   
GWYNN           LF     5   0   1   0    
RIPKEN          SS     3   0   1   0    
PUCKETT         CF     4   0   0   0    
DAWSON          RF     4   1   1   1    
VAUGHN          DH     4   1   2   1    
WRIGHT          3B     3   0   0   0    
HAMELIN         1B     2   1   1   0    
TETTELTON        C     3   0   1   0    
GARCIA          2B     3   0   1   1    
           TOTALS     31   3   8   3    

2016 THUNDER          AB   R   H  BI   
LOFTON          CF     3   0   2   0    
SANDOVAL        3B     5   2   2   2    
EDMONDS         LF     3   1   0   0    
BAGWELL         1B     4   1   2   3    
ORTIZ           DH     3   0   0   0    
DUNN            RF     4   0   0   0    
UTLEY           2B     3   0   2   0    
CORDERO         SS     4   0   1   0    
POSEY            C     4   1   3   0    
           TOTALS     33   5  12   5    

2016 GLOVERS        IP  H  R ER BB SO   
VERLANDER       L  5.1  9  5  5  3  9   
CISHEK             2.2  3  0  0  2  2   

2016 THUNDER        IP  H  R ER BB SO   
WEAVER          W  8.0  7  2  2  3  4   
L SMITH         S  1.0  1  1  1  0  0   

   E:DUNN                               
  DP:16 DD (2),16 SG (2)                
  2B:LOFTON                             
  HR:DAWSON,VAUGHN,SANDOVAL,BAGWELL     
  SB:SANDOVAL                           
  SF:GARCIA                             
  WP:WEAVER                             
 HBP:TETTELTON(BY WEAVER)               
     HAMELIN(BY L SMITH)                
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