Majors bullpen faulters as Boon pitches gem into the 8th
For the second time to start the season, the Majors were on the road on a Sunday afternoon, this time to the steal city of Hamilton to visit the new era of Hamilton Cardinals Baseball. Both teams would make sure the fans in attendance got what they deserved as the game was decided by a walk-off single in the bottom of the 9th to give the Cardinals a 4-3 victory.
Looking to continue his stellar season already, Majors turned to Owen Boon who last pitched opening day against the Maple Leafs. Boon would shut down the Cardinals in this game for most of his outing. Going 7.2 innings allowing 2 earned runs while striking out 14 (A league-high, increasing his season total to 24) while only walking 1 batter. Although Boon had an impressive outing, the offence on either team were not able to get much together, as both teams managed to tally 4 runs till the bottom of the 8th inning.
Offensively, Eduardo De Oleo was the one key point for the Majors as he continued to put the ball in play driving in one run on the day while going 3 for 3 and putting his average on the season at .455 (5 for 11). Starling Joseph and Kayne McGee also chipped in with an RBI each while Judd Walker made his season debut going 1 for 3 in the contest.
The Majors bullpen though was what hurt the team the most once again as newly signed Eddisson Gonzalez who joined the team on Friday afternoon from the Toronto Blue Jays organization would help Boon get out of the 8th inning but would allow the tying and winning run in the 9th, pushing the Majors record to 0-3.
With 5 days off till their next contest against the also struggling Brantford Red Sox, the team will be on the diamond working hard to get back to their winning ways before a busy weekend including the Red Sox, Baycats and back home on Sunday vs the Red Sox at 1:05 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at Majorsstore.com
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