Game 8: Bullpens take center stage as Glovers edge Flash in 16

Kluber pitches Monkey past Thunder

Ian Desmond’s sac fly in the top of the 16th inning scored Willie McCovey as the Golden Glovers beat the Fort Lauderdale Flash 6-5.

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The game featured two amazing bullpens as both team’s pens combined for 20 1/3 innings, one earned run and 25 strikeouts. Trevor Hoffman got the win, going 6 2/3 innings, allowing three hits, zero earned runs and 10 strikeouts, while Joe Nathan took the loss despite throwing 10 innings with 12 strikeouts and just four hits.

The Flash had a chance to tie the game, loading the bases in the bottom of the 16th inning, but Kaz Sasaki came on to get Ray Fosse to fly out.

Mark McGwire was 2 for 6 with two home runs and three RBI, while Joe Torre finally broke out with four hits as he batted leadoff for the first time.

Jim Thome was 3 for 7 with a home run and three RBI, while Ray Fosse added four hits.

In the other game, Corey Kluber pitched a two-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts to lead the Chunky Monkey over the Rolling Thunder 6-0.

Joe Morgan was 3 for 4, while Chris Davis had a home run in the win.

Glovers 6, Flash 5 (16 innings)

2017 GLOVERS          AB   R   H  BI   
TORRE           3B     7   1   4   0    
BECKERT         2B     7   0   1   0    
BLACKMON        LF     7   0   1   1    
MCGWIRE         1B     6   2   2   3    
MCCOVEY         RF     7   1   1   0    
ROLEN           DH     6   0   1   0    
S PEREZ          C     7   1   2   1    
DESMOND         CF     5   0   0   1    
DARK            SS     6   1   2   0    
           TOTALS     58   6  14   6    

2017 FLASH            AB   R   H  BI   
ROSE            3B     8   0   3   1    
TROUT           CF     6   2   2   0    
PUJOLS          1B     8   0   2   0    
THOME           DH     7   1   3   3    
KENT            2B     7   0   1   0    
SALMON          LF     6   0   0   0    
CEDENO          RF     5   2   1   0    
FOSSE            C     8   0   4   0    
ANDRUS          SS     7   0   2   1    
           TOTALS     62   5  18   5    

2017 GLOVERS        IP  H  R ER BB SO   
DARST              5.1 12  5  4  2  6   
FINGERS            3.1  3  0  0  1  3   
HOFFMAN         W  6.2  3  0  0  4 10   
SASAKI          S  0.1  0  0  0  0  0   

2017 FLASH          IP  H  R ER BB SO   
TIANT              6.0 10  5  5  2  2   
NATHAN          L 10.0  4  1  1  1 12   

   E:MCGWIRE                            
  DP:17 DD (1),17 BJ (3)                
  2B:MCCOVEY                            
  3B:TROUT                              
  HR:MCGWIRE(2),S PEREZ,THOME           
  SB:FOSSE,ANDRUS                       
  SH:KENT                               
  SF:DESMOND                            
 HBP:CEDENO(BY DARST)                   
     DARK(BY NATHAN)                    

Monkey 6, Thunder 0

2017 MONKEY           AB   R   H  BI   
MORGAN          2B     4   1   3   1    
RAINES          CF     4   1   1   0    
MARTINEZ        3B     5   0   0   1    
AARON           RF     4   2   1   1    
WALKER          LF     5   0   2   0    
PIAZZA           C     4   1   1   1    
C DAVIS         1B     3   1   1   1    
BANDO           DH     3   0   0   0    
VIZQUEL         SS     4   0   1   1    
           TOTALS     36   6  10   6    

2017 THUNDER          AB   R   H  BI   
LEMAHIEU        3B     3   0   0   0    
STENZEL         CF     3   0   1   0    
CHARBONEAU      LF     4   0   0   0    
MCGRIFF         1B     4   0   0   0    
GRICH           DH     4   0   1   0    
STARGELL        RF     4   0   0   0    
KIPNIS          2B     1   0   0   0    
POSEY            C     3   0   0   0    
ROJAS           SS     3   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     29   0   2   0    

2017 MONKEY         IP  H  R ER BB SO   
KLUBER          W  9.0  2  0  0  4 10   

2017 THUNDER        IP  H  R ER BB SO   
NEWCOMBE        L  7.0  9  5  4  3  7   
FELIZ              2.0  1  0  0  2  2   

   E:KIPNIS                             
  2B:WALKER                             
  HR:C DAVIS                            
  SB:RAINES,KIPNIS                      
  WP:KLUBER                             
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