San Carlos CA – It’s just a normal hump day Wednesday for most of us.
But for the Majors Oakland Athletics, it’s T.G.I.F.
Athletics catcher Carter Friday blasted 3 HR’s over the Arguello fence for the 1st Place Athletics yesterday evening.
Friday continues his personal quest to put The Sandwich Spot out of business.
Friday hit 1 HR in his team’s first 5 games, but in his last 2 games he has hit 4 HR’s.
He homered in his last AB in his last game and then hit homers in his first 3 AB’s yesterday, all on the first pitch.
Veteran Athletics Manager Lee Brandenburg has seen it all over his tenure in the Majors.
But he has never seen this.
“I believe I have seen 3 HR’s in a game before. I don’t believe I have seen 3 HR’s in a game on 3 pitches though”, said Brandenburg.
With his home run barrage on Tuesday evening, Friday has vaulted into the Majors Home Run lead with 5, ahead of 5 other kids who have 3.
And his hot streak has also led the way for the surging Athletics, who sit in 1st place with a 4-1-2 record.
This Oakland Athletics team might be the most fun team to watch since the 1970’s team that won 3 straight World Series.
They have a veteran coaching staff, a deep and talented pitching staff, and a mature group of hitters.
And now they also have the red hot Carter Friday.
Save the Date
2017 SCLL Hit-A-Thon!!
Sunday April 30th at Burton Park
Madsen and Flanagan Fields
All Day Event for All Divisions
Much more details to follow!!!!
Majors Game of the Week
Set 9 Game- Saturday April 1st
Pirates (1-5-1) at Red Sox (5-2)
5:00 p.m. at Arguello
We have a real treat for you with our Majors Game of the Week! It's a rematch of the first modern World Series in Major League Baseball history in 1903.
The Boston Americans (who would later go on to become the Boston Red Sox) defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 5 games to 3 in a Best of 9 format.
The Boston Americans were led by pitcher Cy Young, who went 28-9 that season with a 2.08 ERA. The Pirates were led by SS Honus Wagner who hit .355 and drove in 101 runs. 6 years later in 1909, Wagner would pose for the most famous baseball card in history, a card that sold for $2.1 million in 2013. A card so beautiful I think it was worth that price.
The Red Sox and Pirates have never met in another World Series after 1903. And although this matchup 114 years later is just a regular season game, the ghosts of Cy Young and Honus Wagner will be watching.
It's the Pirates and Red Sox...a rematch of the 1903 World Series, in your Majors Game of the Week!!!
Honus Wagner Baseball Card
Standings Into Sets 8 and 9
Red Sox 5-2
Set 8 Schedule
Tuesday March 28th: Athletics 12 Giants 8
Wednesday March 29th: Astros 7 Reds 6
Thursday March 30th: Yankees (3-3) at Cubs (4-2-1)
Thursday March 30th: Padres (1-4-1) at Red Sox (5-2)
Friday March 31st: Pirates (1-5-1) at Tigers (2-5) - Friday Night Lights
Set 8 Home Runs: Evan Elwood (3) - Giants, Carter Friday 3 (5) - Athletics
Set 9 Schedule - Saturday April 1st @ Arguello
8:00 a.m. -
10:15 a.m. -
12:30 p.m. -
2:45 p.m. -
5:00 p.m. -
Set 9 Home Runs:
For the entire season results and home runs please see the article below under SCLL News entitled "Majors Standings, Results, and Home Runs"
Standings Into Sets 4 and 5
River Cats 2-0
Sand Gnats 0-2-1
Mud Hens 4-0
Sea Dogs 2-2
Sea Wolves 1-1
Set 4 Schedule
Monday March 27th: Sea Dogs 6 Sand Gnats 4
Tuesday March 28th: Mud Hens 20 Rattlers 8
Tuesday March 28th: Bulls 6 Marauders 6
Wednesday March 29th: Sea Wolves 12 Grasshoppers 7
Wednesday March 29th: Mudcats 12 Hooks 6
Friday March 31st: Thunder at River Cats - Friday Night Lights
Set 4 Home Runs: Brandon Kwan (1) - Mud Hens
Set 5 Schedule
Set 5 Home Runs:
For the entire season results and home runs please see the article below under SCLL News entitled "AAA Standings, Results, and Home Runs"
See below spreadsheet for AA Scores and Standings
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