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Slappers Stop Skid

Paul Goldschmidt
Goldschmidt Doubles Off The Wall In The 3rd

The Slappers opened up the flood gates Saturday evening with a dominant win against the Senators.  The Slappers had lost 7 in a row, the 3rd worst span of games for Mgr. Utley, before raking in 14 hits and 8 runs to defeat the Senators 8-2.  Goldschmidt and Ruggiano both had 3 hits and Gio Gonzalez notched his 4th win, going 7 winnings, allowing 2 ER and K’ing 9.

The Slappers are 5.5 games out with 24 to play.

Knights Regain Momentum

Game 1 was a total hitathon by the Knights, cranking out 15 hits and 12 runs to annihilate the Foxes 12-3. Bedard got the start for the Knights and struck out 9 in 4.2.

In game 2, Arod, Fielder, Teixeira, and Dunn go 0-14, but it doesn’t matter baby! cause we’re a complete team. The Knights steal 4 bases, including a rare steal of home by Pedroia (Utley’s 3rd career as manager). Hughes K’d 7 in 6 innings and Adams and Burnett close it out.

All told, the Knights outscored the Foxes 20-5, and the recent sweep by the Hairys is now a distant memory. It basically probably didn’t happen.