Citizens' Voice from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on September 15, 1992 · 52
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Citizens' Voice from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania · 52

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, September 15, 1992
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O m E 0) JWif? opener of Governor's Cup, 4-3 to o "D 3 fee! 0 Of 41 a a. o Q3 i ) 0) J 0) u "! c 0) N U By JIM LOHMAN Citizens' Voica Staff Writw M00SIC - ScrantonWilkes-Barre went a Leg(g) up on Columbus in the opening game of the International League's Governor's Cup Series Monday night with a 4-3 win over the Clippers before a paid crowd of 8,175 at Lackawanna County Stadium. With the score tied 3-3 and two out in the eighth inning, veteran second sacker Greg Legg, who went 3-4 on the night, singled to centerfield of reliever Francisco de la Rosa sending Jose Gonzalez home with what proved to be the winning run." "I guess it's only fitting the way it turned out since Legg's one of the original Red Barons," Elia said. "He's been making good contact of late. And, he's a good guy to emulate the way he goes about his work." Gary Alexander, who had given the Red Barons a 1-0 lead in the first, missed a home run leading off the eighth when his towering drive missed clearing the center-field fence by two feet as he pulled up at second. Gonzalez tried to move him over but de la Rosa caught him in a rundown with Gonzalez taking second. Casey Waller was given an intentional walk and after Kim Batiste fanned Legg ripped the first pitch up the middle scoring Gonzalez. "I guess I just got lucky," said a humble Legg. "I hit a fastball. There pitchers always pitch you tough and then they have a tough defense like we have." Tim Mauser, 1-0, with two scoreless innings, picked up the win in relief of starter Mike Williams who left after seven innngs. Mauser, pitching with ice water in his veins of late allowed only one Clipper runner to reach base. "That was just great pitching by Mauser again," Elia added. "He really has had good movement and rotation on his split-finger." The loss went to de la Rosa,0-1, who relived starter Andy Cook with one down in the seventh. After the Clippers took a 3-2 lead in the sixth the Red Barons drew even at 3-3 in the seventh. Legg single and scored on Bruce Dostal's two-out single to right on which Legg slid under rightfielder Gary Williams throw to the plate. "I don't know what it is but it seems I've been more relaxed in the playoffs than during the season," Dostal said of his hitting. The Red barons took a first inning 1-0 lead when once again Alexander came up with a clutch hit. Bruce Dostal belted an opposite field double with one down. Rick Schu bounced to shortstop Dave Silvestri who went to third when Dostal broke that way and then got caught in a rundown. After Schu continued to second Dostal finally headed for third where he eventually slid under the legs of Sivestri knocking the ball loose and was safe. Alexander then lined his run-scoring single to center-field. Nick Capra single-handidly manufactured the second Red Baron in the third. He dumped a single into second, stole second and third and when catcher Brad Asmus's throw trickled past third sacker Hensley Meulens, who couldn't locate it, Capra broke for the plate and scored. Columbus tied it at 2-2 in the fourth which also saw Elia get the heave-ho. When Silvestri beat out an infield single to deep short with a head-first slide it brought Elia out of the dugout and seconds later he got tossed by first base umpire Mike Dumont. It was more than five minutes before Elia left after arguing his case. Meulens followed with a single in the hole to left on an 0-2 pitch. Two outs later Billy Masse and Bobby DeJardin came through with RBI singles. Columbus took a 3-2 lead in the Daulton PHILADELPHIA (AP) - It was a night of satisfaction for Darren Daulton and happiness for Braulio Castillo. All Montreal manager Felipe Alou could do was watch and try not to worry. Daulton, plagued by injuries for much of his career, reached the 100-RBI mark and Castillo hit his first major league homer, a three-run shot that helped the Philadelphia Phillies beat Montreal 6-2 on Monday night, damaging the Expos' NL East title hopes. Montreal began the game three games behind first-place Pittsburgh, which played at St. Louis after losing two of three to the Phillies over the weekend while the Expos swept the New York Mets in Montreal. sixth on Meulens leadoff double and Masse's two-out ground single up the middle. BARON BITS: Brad Brink, 0-1, who was tagged with the loss in the second game of the EL East Diviscn playoffs, will hurl tonight's second game of the Governor's Cup Series. Jeff Johnson, 0-0, who pitched 8 innngs in the second game of the West playoffs against Richmond, will be on the hill for the Clippers. ...Gary Alexander, who was named the Scranton Times-Tribune MVP in the EDCS was presented a trophy prior to last night's game While the Red Barons had the best home record in the EL (56-22), Columbus had the best road recrd (49-23)....The 95 wins by Columbus are the most in the EL since Toronto went 100-54 in 1960. GAME ONE COLUMBUS SCRANTONW-B ab r h bl ab r h bl Humphreys cf 50 10 Capra If 4120 Snow lb 40 10 Dostal cf 412 1 Silvestri 4110 Schu 36 3 0 0 0 Meulens 3b 4 2 2 0 Alexander lb 4 0 2 1 Lovullodh 4 0 0 0 Gonzalez rf 4 10 0 G Williams rf 4 0 0 0 Waller dh 3 0 0 0 Masse If 4 0 2 2 Batiste 40 10 DeJardin 2b 3 0 11 Legg ft 4 13 1 Asmusc 3 0 10 Llndseyc 3 0 0 0 C Rodriguez ph 10 0 0 Totals 36 3 3 Totals 33 4 10 3 COLUMBUS SCRANTONW-B 000 301 000 ioi ooo lix - E Silvestri, Asmus, Batiste. LOB-Columbus 7, ScrantonW-B 8. 2BMeulens, Dostal, Alexander. S-Lindsey, DeJardin. SBCapra 2 (2); Humphreys 1(1). IP H RER BB SO COLUMBUS Cook 4 I 3 1 1 5 de la Rosa (LAD IVb 2 1 1 1 2 SCRANTONW-B MWilllams 7 9 3 3 0 3 Mauser (W.1-0) 2 0 0 0 0 2 WPMWIIIIams,dela Rosa. T-3:00.A-I,175. hits lofty "It would have been nice to win but I never feel frustrated as long as we're playing to win," Alou said. "Sure we can watch the scoreboard but we know what we have to do. We just have to come back at them tomorrow." Daulton, who missed much of last season when he was injured along with teammate Len Dykstra in a car crash, drove in his league-leading 100th RBI with a sixth-inning single that scored JohnKruk. "I've always dreamed about doing something like this," said Daulton, who has been hampered by injuries throughout his nine big-league seasons. "I always thought if I was healthy that I could put up some good numbers but you don't really expect to C, " " '''' : i :- i Greg Original Red Baron drive in 100 runs. "It was a moment to take some satisfaction for what you've done. My teammates sure helped by getting on base so much," said Daulton, who entered the season with a .222 career batting average and had never driven in more than 57 runs in a season. Daulton is the first Philadelphia player to drive in 100 runs since Mike Schmidt (133) and Juan Samuel (100) in 1987 and the first left-handed batter to do it since Bill White drove in 103 in 1966. Expos starter Brian Barnes (6-6) had a perfect game and a 2-0 lead until the bottom of the fifth when Dave Hollins opened with an infield single and Darren Daulton walked. Castillo, who entered the game in the second inning after 100-RBI plateau Legg gets game-winner Stan Javier left due to tightness in his back, then homered to left field. "I'm really happy about this, I've worked so hard for this," Castillo said. "That's the first time I've faced him (Barnes). It was a changeup and you don't usually hit changeups out of the park but I got the barrel of the bat on it." Philadelphia's Tommy Greene (3-1), making his second start since coming off the disabled list, allowed two runs on seven hits in six innings to earn the victory. He struck out three and walked one. Mike Hartley pitched one scoreless inning and Keith Shepherd worked the last two for his first major league save.

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