Game 68: Valenzuela lifts Monkey to 9th straight win

Osteen pitches Thunder over Glovers

Can anybody stop the Monkey?

Fernando Valenzuela pitched 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball with eight strikeouts to lead the Chunky Monkey over the Fort Lauderdale Flash 3-0.

fernando

The Monkey have now won a record ninth win in a row and are 20 games over .500.

Tim Raines had two hits and two runs, while Chris Davis added a home run. Jeff Reardon pitched the final two innings for the save.

Jim Palmer took the loss, giving up seven walks and five hits in 7 1/3 innings.

In the other game, Claude Osteen pitched a complete game, allowing three earned runs, to lead the Rolling Thunder past the Golden Glovers 4-3.

Bobby Grich was 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBI, while Fred McGriff added two RBI in the win. Willie McCovey was 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBI for the Glovers.

Monkey 3, Flash 0

2017 MONKEY           AB   R   H  BI   
MORGAN          2B     3   0   0   0    
RAINES          CF     4   2   2   0    
MARTINEZ        3B     5   0   2   1    
AARON           RF     3   0   1   1    
WALKER          LF     5   0   0   0    
PIAZZA           C     4   0   0   0    
C DAVIS         1B     2   1   1   1    
BANDO           DH     3   0   0   0    
LINDOR          SS     3   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     32   3   6   3    

2017 FLASH            AB   R   H  BI   
MURPHY          RF     4   0   1   0    
TROUT           CF     4   0   0   0    
PUJOLS          1B     4   0   1   0    
THOME           DH     2   0   0   0    
ARENADO         3B     3   0   0   0    
SALMON          LF     4   0   1   0    
FOSSE            C     4   0   1   0    
KENT            2B     4   0   0   0    
ANDRUS          SS     2   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     31   0   4   0    

2017 MONKEY         IP  H  R ER BB SO   
VALENZUELA      W  6.2  3  0  0  3  8   
REARDON         S  2.0  1  0  0  1  2   

2017 FLASH          IP  H  R ER BB SO   
PALMER          L  7.1  5  2  2  7  6   
NATHAN             1.2  1  1  1  1  1   

   E:MORGAN                             
  DP:17 JM (1)                          
  2B:MURPHY                             
  HR:C DAVIS                            
  SB:RAINES(2),FOSSE                    
  SF:AARON                              

Thunder 4, Glovers 3

2017 GLOVERS          AB   R   H  BI   
LEMAHIEU        3B     4   0   1   0    
S PEREZ          C     4   0   0   0    
WHITAKER        2B     4   0   1   0    
MCGWIRE         1B     4   0   0   0    
BLACKMON        LF     4   2   2   0    
ROLEN           DH     3   0   0   0    
MCCOVEY         RF     4   1   2   3    
DESMOND         CF     4   0   1   0    
CAMPANERIS      SS     4   0   1   0    
           TOTALS     35   3   8   3    

2017 THUNDER          AB   R   H  BI   
TORRE           3B     3   1   1   0    
STENZEL         CF     3   1   0   0    
BAINES          DH     3   0   0   0    
MCGRIFF         1B     4   1   1   2    
GRICH           2B     4   1   2   2    
EVANS           RF     3   0   1   0    
STARGELL        LF     3   0   0   0    
POSEY            C     3   0   0   0    
WILLS           SS     3   0   1   0    
           TOTALS     29   4   6   4    

2017 GLOVERS        IP  H  R ER BB SO   
ARCHER             2.2  3  3  3  3  2   
DUKES           L  5.1  3  1  1  0  3   

2017 THUNDER        IP  H  R ER BB SO   
OSTEEN          W  9.0  8  3  3  1  4   

   E:MCGRIFF                            
  2B:MCGRIFF                            
  HR:MCCOVEY,GRICH                      
  SB:BLACKMON,MCCOVEY                   
  WP:ARCHER                             
 HBP:LEMAHIEU(BY OSTEEN)                
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