May 3, 2006
The preseason Barnstorming tour continues as 15 of the 16 National League teams host legendary teams; Houston Astros will play on the American League schedule. The legendary rosters will be traveling to visit all of the Major League teams and play against their current rosters. The MLB Tonight recaps for today???s games are:
Philadelphia Phillies Legends @ Arizona Diamondbacks
Mike Schmidt had a big game against Arizona???s Miguel Batista, hitting two doubles and going three-for-three. Schmidt drove in four runs. Jack Coombs struck out five and let up two runs on six hits through eight before Tug McGraw came in for the save. Orlando Hudson of the Diamondbacks had a double and a triple, while scoring both of the Diamondbacks??? runs. The Phillies Legends won 5-2.
Pittsburgh Pirates Legends @ Atlanta Braves
Kyle Davies of the Braves held the Pirates Legends scoreless through seven innings before allowing a solo homerun to Josh Gibson in the eighth. Andruw Jones scored the only Braves runs off Wilbur Cooper when he hit a three-run homerun in the fifth inning. Jones also helped Davies with two diving stops in centerfield when Davies got into a jam. The Braves won 3-0.
San Diego Padres Legends @ Chicago Cubs
Glendon Rusch of the Cubs was hit hard by the Padres Legends. Jason Giambi crushed a ball deep to centerfield for a three-run homerun in the first inning. The hit parade didn???t end there as Ed Delahanty added an RBI double throughout the game during his four-for-five performance. Mickey Lolich pitched well, striking out eight through eight innings. His only mistake was a two-strike fastball over the plate to Todd Walker that Walker crushed for a two-run homerun in the fourth inning. The Padres Legends won 8-2.
San Francisco Giants Legends @ Cincinnati Reds
This game was a battle of the left fielders as Barry Bonds of the Giants Legends and Adam Dunn of the Reds stole the spotlight. Dunn went four-for-five with an RBI single, a bases clearing double, a solo homerun. Bonds went five-for-five with two doubles, a two-run homerun, and one stolen base. Willie Mays added a solo homerun to tie the game in the eighth inning. In the bottom of the ninth, after Dunn doubled, Austin Kearns hit a long drive to left field. Willie Mays and Barry Bonds converged on it, but were unable to come up with the ball as Dunn rounded third for the game winning run. The Reds won 6-5.
St. Louis Cardinals Legends @ Colorado Rockies
Lon Warneke struggled against the Rockies, letting up four runs through seven innings. Matt Holliday had a big game hitting a two-run homerun in the first and an RBI double in the fourth. Tony Clark also had an RBI single in the second. Bruce Sutter came in as relief for Warneke in the eight and contained the Rockies for the remaining two innings. Byung-Hyun Kim pitched well for the Rockies, giving up one run through eight innings, striking out seven and walking one. Ozzie Smith scored the Cardinals Legends only run when he hit a double in the sixth and scored on a single by Stan Musial. The Cardinals won 4-1.
Washington Nationals Legends @ Florida Marlins
Stan Coveleski of the Nationals Legends pitched masterfully against the Marlins. He struck out eight in his two-hit shutout effort. Miguel Cabrera was the first batter to reach base when he walked in the fifth inning. Coveleski went another inning and a half before allowing his first hit, a single just past the glove of a diving Jud Wilson at third in the seventh inning. The Nationals Legends??? bats were quiet as well, with the exception of Gary Carter who tagged Sergio Mitre for two doubles, an RBI single, and a solo homerun. Carter???s two RBI would be the only runs of the game as the Nationals Legends won 2-0.
Baltimore Orioles Legends @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Leon Day pitched a strong eight innings, striking out six and allowing three runs on seven hits. Jayson Werth hit a three-run homerun in the sixth innings to score the Dodgers??? only runs off Day. Roger Bresnahan of the Orioles Legends scored twice, on an RBI single by Eddie Murray and an RBI double by Cal Ripken Jr. Frank Robinson also contributed with a two-run homerun in the seventh, chasing Odalis Perez from the game. Jesse Orosco came in to earn the save by pitching a perfect ninth inning for the Orioless Legends. Orioles Legends won 4-3.
Boston Red Sox Legends @ Milwaukee Brewers
Prince Fielder of the Brewers had a big game against Luis Tiant. Fielder went four-for-four with two singles, an RBI double and a two-run homerun. The Red Sox Legends??? Jimmie Foxx and Carlton Fisk had big games of their own, each driving in two runs. Foxx went four-for-five with three singles and a double, while Fisk went three-for-five with two doubles. In the seventh inning, Brewers pitcher, Tomo Ohka, left the game with a partial undersurface tear of the rotator cuff. The Red Sox Legends won 4-3.
Chicago White Sox Legends @ New York Mets
David Wright continued to show his power against the White Sox Legends. He hit an RBI double and a two-run homerun off Al Spalding. Frank Thomas and Joe Jackson led the way for the White Sox Legends against Aaron Heilman of the Mets. Each collected four hits and drove in multiple runs. Thomas drove in three runs, two on a sharply hit double down the line in the fifth inning. Jackson drove in four, three of which came in the seventh on a bases clearing triple. Jason Isringhausen came in to relieve Spalding in the eighth inning and held the Mets hitless to earn the save. The White Sox Legends won 6-3
Cleveland Indians Legends @ Philadelphia Phillies
Nap Lajoie and Tris Speaker of the Indians Legends drove in three runs each. Lajoie hit two doubles, while Speaker hit a two-run homerun. Lou Boudreau also showed his speed with two stolen bases and excellent play at shortstop. Wes Ferrell pitched well against the Phillies. Ferrell struck out five and allowed one run on a Ryan Howard double that scored Chase Utley in the first. The Indians Legends won 6-1.
Detroit Tigers Legends @ Pittsburgh Pirates
The Tigers Legends played a mediocre game against the Pirates. Both teams were quiet at the plate until Charlie Gehringer hit a hard double in the fourth inning and scored on a Mickey Cochrane single. Ty Cobb continued the inning with a two-out triple to score Cochrane from first. Jason Bay of the Pirates went three-for-five against Hal Newhouser and is the only Pirates player to record multiple hits. Newhouser pitched a complete game shutout with four walks and six strikeouts. The Tigers Legends won 2-0.
Houston Astros Legends @ San Diego Padres
Craig Biggio of the Astros Legends had a big game with a two-run homerun and an RBI double to give the Astros Legends an early 3-0 lead. Biggio continued hitting well with two more singles and a run scored later in the game. Jack McDowell pitched well for the Astros Legends, holding the Padres to three runs through eight innings while striking out seven and walking just one. The Astros Legends won 5-4.
Kansas City Royals Legends @ San Francisco Giants
Bret Saberhagen pitched well against the Giants, letting up just one run on a Randy Winn homerun. Saberhagen struck out four and walked three, while allowing five hits. The Royals Legends offense was on fire, jumping out to a quick five run lead after three innings. George Brett and Enos Slaughter both connected for solo homeruns, while Rafael Palmeiro added a two-run double. The Royals Legends won 7-0.
Los Angeles Angels Legends @ St. Louis Cardinals
Albert Pujols of the Cardinals looked like a man on a mission against the Angels Legends. Pujols successfully hit for the cycle with an RBI double in the first, a two-run triple in the third, a single in the fifth and sixth, and a solo homerun in the ninth. Jason Marquis pitched well, allowing just one run through eight innings while striking out six and letting up just four hits. Vladimir Guerrero was the only Angels Legends to earn extra bases with his RBI double in the fifth. The Cardinals won 4-1.
Minnesota Twins Legends @ Washington NationalsThe Twins Legends displayed their power as they teed off against Nationals??? pitcher Tony Armas Jr. Tony Olivia hit a solo homerun in the second inning, while Harmon Killebrew hit a long two-run homerun to right field in the fifth. Kirby Puckett added a two-run double in the seventh. Jim Perry of the Twins Legends pitched a complete game one-hit shutout with nine strikeouts and one walk. His only hit came in the seventh inning when Ryan Zimmerman laced a double to right-centerfield. The Twins Legends won 5-0.