5 Home Runs lead Majors to 3 win weekend
After a 3 game losing streak last weekend, the Majors looked to break another steak but this time of the opponents. The Maple Leafs came into the afternoon with a 4 game-winning streak that included a win over the Majors. There would be no doubts about who would come out on top of this one after the second inning as a 7-run 2nd would lead to a 14-8 victory.
Jose Arias came into this game with an ERA below 1.00 and 88 strikeouts for the season, the Majors would need him to continue his stellar season. Arias would pitch 6 innings in the contest, his 9th straight outing going at least 6 innings (Only his 1st outing on the season vs Toronto in relief he went 4 innings) The Dominican Republic native would have 7 strikeouts while only allowing 2 earned runs in the game. Saturday night the Majors signed Anderson Acevedo, an import pitcher from the Dominican Republic to take the place of Cesar Cabrel. Acevedo is known to hit 94 mph with his lively fastball. Wasting no time Anderson would see his first IBL action but it would not be the outing he would want. Going 1.2 innings, allowing 5 earned runs that included a home run, only striking out 2 it would be an outing to build off for the newcomer. Braeden Ferrington would come in to replace Acevedo in the game after his best performance of the season on Friday. Ferrington would finish the game out with 1.1 hitless innings pitched and a strikeout, lowering his ERA to 0.94.
The Majors offence started the game hot as on the first pitch of the ball game, Austin Wilkie would crush a ball to right field. Wilkie would also be a big impact in the 2nd inning as well as he would have a grand slam which would help put the Majors out front for good. Cleveland Brownlee and Phil Whelan would also add to their home run numbers this season while Gibson Krzeminski would hit his first career home run while adding 3 RBIs to his season total. Starling Joseph would also have a big double in the game that added 2 runs to the game. The Majors this season have hit a combined 47 home runs, just passing the halfway point of the season.
Friday night the Majors take on the Barrie Baycats looking to stretch the winning streak to 4. Tickets are available at www.londonmajors.com
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