Thursday, August 14, 2008

Opening Day Highlights from Around the League

Here are some of the highlights from Opening Day:

James Dixon and Alex Vazquez hit consecutive RBI singles in the 8th as the defending AL West Champion Anaheim Chiles beat their rivals, the Las Vegas Gamblers, 2-1.

King Winn drove in 3 runs in his Nashville debut and Bud Klein also drove in 3 to power the Sounds to a 10-3 win over Jackson.

Daryl Cashman went 8 strong innings to lead Huntington to a 4-3 win over Charlotte. He gave up 2 runs and struck out 6 in the victory.

Toledo won a wild won against Syracuse 11-10. Jordan Ball was the offensive hero for Toledo, going 4 for 5 and driving in 4 runs.


Bernard Robinson held the vaunted Chicago Snake Tamer offense to 1 run over 8 innings and Don Meng hit a 2-run homer to lead the Philadelphia Phantoms to victory over Chicago 4-1

The Arizona Diamondbacks are trying to concede the season, but can't, as they have to play the games. They're off to a terrible job of conceding, as no one told 2-time league MVP of GM deaconsoule's desire to condede; Johnson hit a solo homer in the 8th to break a 2-2 tie and fuel a 5-2 win over Scottsdale.

Carlos Matos went 7 innings, giving up only 2 runs as New Orleans beat Austin 7-2. The bad news for New Orleans is they lost CF Don Jefferson to injury. Jefferson drove in a pair before leaving with a hamstring tweak.

Trenton blew out Norfolk on the road, 9-1. Johnnie Reagan pitched 8 great innings for Trenton, giving up 1 run and striking out 12 and Phil Nakajima had a triple and a home run in his Traffic debut.

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