Washington shuts down Oakland 3-0 behind Reberger

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Washington shuts down Oakland 3-0 behind Reberger

Post by basilrathbonejr » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:49 pm

Washington picked up a game on first place Los Angeles (20-6) when the Traffic dropped one 2-0 to Minnesota.

Minnesota scored both its runs in the first inning when Los Angeles starting pitcher Mike Alexander gave up a lead off single to Roy Sierra and walked Palmer Hale and Scarborough Jackson. Sierra and Hale scored on a two out double to left field by Ron Lavender.

Minnesota starter Pat Castillo (2-0) went seven shutout innings allowing just three hits while recording nine strikeouts.

The bullpen took care of the final two innings.

Fin Quinlan took over in the eighth after Pat McMahon lead off the inning with a single, and pinch hitter Park Lear singled with one out putting runners on first and third. Quinlan got a big second out by striking out Don Arntzen and then finished off the inning by getting Jerry McMahon to ground out to the shortstop, Glenn Malinosky.

Closer Jim Jacobus allowed a lead off single in the ninth to Frank MacFayden but nothing else to earn his sixth save.

Los Angeles was held to five hits in the game, two of them triples by MacFayden with two outs in the first and another two out triple in the fourth to Harry Meister.

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Washington 3 Oakland 0

Washington shutout Oakland 3-0 for their second straight win in the series.

Mark Reberger (1-0) made his first start for Washington since being acquired from Los Angeles, with pitcher Walt Risberg, on October 23, 1951, for Pitcher Carl Metzler.

Reberger, a 25 year old right hander, went seven strong innings, allowing just four hits while striking out three, and walking four.

Losing pitcher Chuck Thompson (1-2) gave up three runs on seven hits walked five and struck out four.

Washington scored its fst run in the top of the first.

Luke Watkins, just off the disabled list, lead off the game with a single to left field. Thompson walked the next bater, Jorge Stewart and center fielder Jessie Campbell singled to load the bases. Thompson gave up a bases loaded walk to slugger Danny Duffie to force in the run.

A good job of damage control by Thompson, who left the bases loaded, and managed to exit the inning trailing only 1-0 with three straight flyballs.

Thompson hit lead off batter Jessie Thompson, who stole second, went to third base on a ground out to first baseman Brady Moates, and scored on a two out double by Bill Washburn.

Washburn hit his third homerun of the season in the sixth to extend the lead to 3-0. Washburn had two runs batted in in the game.

Oakland's best scoring threat came in the seventh inning. Reberger allowed his final hit, a lead off single to Pat McMahon then departed for Walt Collins. The ''Miracle Man'' came up with yet another sparling inning off relief work.

The first batter Collins faced, Brady Moates, flied out weakly to defensive replacement Wally Wilhelm in left field. The second, Jeff Kroawcyzk, grounded into an inning ending double play started by third baseman Willie Glendon.

Washington did no further scoring and brought in their closer Johnny Houser who allowed a lead off single but nothing else earning his ninth save of the season.

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