TWIB Notes-Phillies Edition

In Kansas City Victor Reyes of the Detroit Tigers powers his team to victory with two doubles. Milwaukee pitcher Brandon Woodruff got his fourth victory of the season with a league leading ERA of 1.15. The smell of Turkey is in the air for Jake Marisnick of the Chicago Cubs who leads the league with 54K. We may have a Thanksgiving Hangover on This Week in Baseball, Phillies Edition.

The St. Louis Cardinals had to overcome a fine effort from San Diego pitcher Nate Pearson to grab a narrow 7-6 win at Petco Park. Pearson went 6 innings and allowed 2 runs as St. Louis tries to get a grip on their season. They are currently 15-20 and seven games out of a wild card position.St. Louis catcher Willson Contreras delivered a run-scoring single in the top of the 16th. Overall, he went 3 for 5, picking up 1 home run, 1 single, and 1 double. He scored 1 run and knocked in 2. A fine day for the controversial catcher.In postgame comments someone in management had this to say, “He is a steady Eddie. He showsup and does his job. We just need more guys around here to make that effort.”

Around the AL
The Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners, 3-0. Houston pitcher and Santiago, Dominican Republic, native Cristian Javier led the way. Javier, the winner, moves to 2-0. He threw 5.2 innings of 1-hit ball, while fanning 9 and giving up 3 walks. Luis Garcia earned the save for Houston, his 1st of the year.Houston used the clutch hitting of Cavan Biggio to capture the win. The second baseman drilled a run-scoring double in the top of the eighth inning to give the Astros the lead, 2-0. For the game, Biggio had 3 singles and 1 double in 5 at-bats.”To call him a perfectionist would be an understatement. He is an extreme flyball pitcher and today the ball stayed in the park,” said his manager .The Astros now sit at 19-15.

What the CEL!
Fourteen innings. It took fourteen innings to get a result here in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The Rat Pack rode a decent outing from starter Ryan Williams to victory over the New Jersey Pioneers. The final score was 4-3. Las Vegas reliever Bobby Wahl picked up the win, upping his record to 1-0. Dustin Beggs absorbed the loss. The win puts Las Vegas at 10-8.These two teams play each other over and over again all year long. One of the coaches told us, “They just seem to want to stay on the field together all the time, all the time. There is a sense of comradery here that goes beyond an East Coast, Western desert thing.

That’s all for this week folks! Join us again next week for This Week in Baseball, Phillies Edition.

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