Game 44: Edmonds, Bonds help Thunder edge Glovers 7-6

Niekro pitches Flash over Monkey

The race for second is on!

Jim Edmonds was 2 for 5 with three RBI, while Barry Bonds added two hits, a home run and two RBI as the Rolling Thunder beat the Golden Glovers 7-6.

Delin Betances got the win in relief, while Harvey Haddix got the save. Todd Helton and Ryne Sandberg each added two hits and ahome run, while Mark McLemore and Mark Reynolds each had home runs and two RBI in the loss.

In the other game, Rafael Palmeiro was 3 for 5 with a RBI, while Roberto Alomar added two hits and two RBI as the Fort Lauderdale Flash got past the Chunky Monkey 6-3.

Phil Niekro ended up getting the win, while Eddie Guardado pitched two shutout innings for the save. Stephen Strasburg took the loss despite 12 strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings.

Thunder 7, Glovers 6

2016 THUNDER          AB   R   H  BI   
MAUER            C     5   1   2   0    
JETER           SS     5   2   2   0    
EDMONDS         CF     5   0   2   3    
BONDS           LF     4   1   2   2    
HELTON          1B     5   1   2   1    
STANTON         RF     4   0   0   0    
ROLEN           3B     4   0   0   0    
SANDBERG        2B     4   2   2   1    
BENES            P     3   0   0   0    
SHANTZ           P     0   0   0   0    
BETANCES         P     0   0   0   0    
SURHOFF         PH     1   0   0   0    
HADDIX           P     0   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     40   7  12   7    

2016 GLOVERS          AB   R   H  BI   
KOTSAY          RF     5   0   3   0    
MCGEE           CF     4   1   1   0    
WAGNER          SS     4   0   1   0    
THOMAS          1B     4   0   2   1    
RODRIGUEZ        C     4   0   2   1    
ZOBRIST         LF     4   2   2   0    
MCLEMORE        2B     5   1   1   2    
REYNOLDS        3B     4   1   2   2    
FINLEY           P     2   0   0   0    
SANDERS         PH     0   1   0   0    
PLESAC           P     0   0   0   0    
DARST           PH     1   0   1   0    
WINSTON          P     0   0   0   0    
HATCHER          P     0   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     37   6  15   6    

2016 THUNDER        IP  H  R ER BB SO   
BENES              6.1 10  5  5  2  6   
SHANTZ             1.0  3  1  1  2  1   
BETANCES        W  0.2  0  0  0  0  1   
HADDIX          S  1.0  2  0  0  0  1   

2016 GLOVERS        IP  H  R ER BB SO   
FINLEY             7.0  9  5  3  0 10   
PLESAC             1.0  1  1  1  0  1   
WINSTON         L  0.2  2  1  0  1  1   
HATCHER            0.1  0  0  0  0  1   

   E:KOTSAY,MCLEMORE                    
  DP:16 SG (1)                          
  2B:JETER,BONDS,HELTON,MCGEE,THOMAS    
     KOTSAY                             
  3B:ZOBRIST                            
  HR:BONDS,HELTON,SANDBERG,MCLEMORE     
     REYNOLDS                           
  SH:MCGEE                              
  SF:RODRIGUEZ                          

Flash 6, Monkey 3

2016 FLASH            AB   R   H  BI   
LOFTON          LF     4   2   0   0    
BANKS           SS     4   0   1   1    
PALMEIRO        1B     5   1   3   1    
BENCH            C     5   1   1   2    
GRIFFEY         CF     3   1   0   0    
DAWSON          RF     4   0   0   0    
CLEMENTE        DH     4   1   2   0    
ALOMAR          2B     4   0   2   2    
WALLACH         3B     4   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     37   6   9   6    

2016 MONKEY           AB   R   H  BI   
PHILLIPS        3B     4   0   1   0    
HENDERSON       CF     4   0   1   0    
ROBINSON        LF     3   0   0   0    
OH              1B     3   1   0   0    
WINFIELD        DH     5   1   1   2    
KENDALL          C     4   0   0   0    
FRANCO          2B     4   0   1   0    
A JONES         RF     4   0   1   0    
O SMITH         SS     4   1   3   0    
           TOTALS     35   3   8   2    

2016 FLASH          IP  H  R ER BB SO   
NIEKRO          W  7.0  6  3  2  5  4   
GUARDADO        S  2.0  2  0  0  2  2   

2016 MONKEY         IP  H  R ER BB SO   
STRASBURG       L  8.2  9  6  5  1 12   
ECKERSLEY          0.1  0  0  0  0  0   

   E:GRIFFEY,FRANCO,O SMITH             
  DP:16 BJ (1)                          
  2B:ALOMAR,PALMEIRO,BANKS,CLEMENTE     
     O SMITH                            
  HR:BENCH,WINFIELD                     
  SB:GRIFFEY                            
BALK:NIEKRO                             
 HBP:LOFTON(BY STRASBURG)               
     GRIFFEY(BY STRASBURG)              
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