Opening Day: Baines helps Thunder get past Flash

Glovers edge Monkey 6-5

Harold Baines was 2 for 5 with a home run and five RBI to lead the Rolling Thunder past the Fort Lauderdale Flash 11-7 on Opening Day.

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The Thunder roughed up Brad Johnson as he lasted just 1/3 of an inning, giving up four hits and three earned runs. Darren O’Day got the win in relief, throwing 6 1/3 innings with 11 strikeouts. Kerry Wood lasted just 2 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs on five hits and five walks.

Willie Stargell added two RBI for the Thunder, while Jim Thome had a home run and three RBI and Nolen Arenado had three hits and a home run for the Flash.

In the other game, Willie McCovey and Charlie Blackmon each had home runs to help the Golden Glovers beat the Chunky Monkey 6-5.

Al Dark added two hits and two RBI, while Tom Dukes pitched 6 1/3 innings of shutout relief to get the win.

Chris Davis had a three-run home run in the loss, but ace Fernado Valenzuela took the loss, giving up three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Thunder 11, Flash 7

2017 FLASH            AB   R   H  BI   
ROSE            RF     6   1   4   0    
TROUT           CF     4   2   1   0    
PUJOLS          1B     4   2   2   1    
THOME           DH     5   1   2   3    
ARENADO         3B     4   1   3   1    
KENT            2B     5   0   0   1    
SALMON          LF     3   0   1   0    
FOSSE            C     2   0   0   1    
ANDRUS          SS     5   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     38   7  13   7    

2017 THUNDER          AB   R   H  BI   
LEMAHIEU        3B     5   2   2   0    
STENZEL         CF     5   3   2   0    
BAINES          DH     5   2   2   5    
MCGRIFF         1B     5   1   1   0    
STARGELL        RF     5   2   1   2    
GRICH           2B     3   1   1   1    
POSEY            C     4   0   2   1    
CHARBONEAU      LF     4   0   2   0    
ROJAS           SS     4   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     40  11  13   9    

2017 FLASH          IP  H  R ER BB SO   
B JOHNSON       L  0.1  4  5  3  1  1   
HOWE               7.2  9  6  3  1  2   

2017 THUNDER        IP  H  R ER BB SO   
WOOD               2.2  5  3  3  5  6   
ODAY            W  6.1  8  4  4  2 11   

   E:SALMON,ARENADO,TROUT,ANDRUS        
  2B:TROUT,BAINES,STARGELL              
  HR:ARENADO,PUJOLS,THOME,BAINES        
  SB:LEMAHIEU                           
 HBP:ARENADO(BY ODAY)                   

Glovers 6, Monkey 5

2017 MONKEY           AB   R   H  BI   
MORGAN          2B     5   0   0   0    
RAINES          CF     4   0   1   0    
MARTINEZ        3B     4   1   3   0    
AARON           RF     4   1   1   0    
WALKER          LF     5   1   1   1    
PIAZZA           C     3   1   1   0    
C DAVIS         1B     3   1   1   3    
LINDOR          SS     4   0   2   1    
VALENZUELA       P     3   0   0   0    
REARDON          P     0   0   0   0    
VOGT            PH     1   0   0   0    
RAMOS            P     0   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     36   5  10   5    

2017 GLOVERS          AB   R   H  BI   
BECKERT         2B     3   0   0   1    
GOSLIN          CF     4   0   0   0    
TORRE           3B     4   0   1   0    
MCGWIRE         1B     4   1   1   0    
MCCOVEY         RF     4   1   2   1    
BLACKMON        LF     4   2   1   1    
S PEREZ          C     2   2   0   0    
DARK            SS     3   0   2   2    
WILLIS           P     0   0   0   0    
DUKES            P     3   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     31   6   7   5    

2017 MONKEY         IP  H  R ER BB SO   
VALENZUELA      L  5.2  7  6  3  0  7   
REARDON            1.1  0  0  0  0  0   
RAMOS              1.0  0  0  0  0  2   

2017 GLOVERS        IP  H  R ER BB SO   
WILLIS             2.2  7  5  5  2  4   
DUKES           W  6.1  3  0  0  1  5   

   E:AARON                              
  2B:RAINES,MARTINEZ,DARK               
  HR:C DAVIS,BLACKMON,MCCOVEY           
  SH:C DAVIS                            
  SF:BECKERT                            
 HBP:RAINES(BY DUKES)                   
     S PEREZ(BY VALENZUELA)             
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