Frank Howard blasts 2 HRs in 7-3 victory over Colt 45's


Nashville Xpress B2 7, Houston Colt 45's 3
Game 46

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Xpress B2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 7 ? 9 ? 2 ?
Colt 45's 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 ? 13 ? 1 ?
W: Cooper, W. (6-1)
L: Bonham, T. (3-5)
S: Garber, G. (3)
HR: F.Howard-2(23rd), J.Bench(11th), P.Guerrero(16th)


Frank Howard smashed 2 homeruns and scored 3 times at Minute Maid Field '05 as the Nashville Xpress B2 beat the Houston Colt 45's 7 to 3.

Howard was a seemingly constant irritant to the hometown fans as he provided much of the offense for the visitors. He blasted a solo shot in the 1st inning and smashed a solo-shot out of the park (his 23rd of the season) in the 3rd inning. Despite losing, Houston out-hit Nashville 13 to 9.

The victory was credited to Wilbur Cooper(6-1) who went 6 innings, allowing 3 runs. Cooper got relief help from Gene Garber who gained credit for his 3rd save. Tiny Bonham(3-5) ended up with the loss. He served up 3 gopher balls in 8 innings.

The Nashville ballclub's record now stands at a division leading 24-22. With the loss, Houston has a record of 6-4 lately, 26-20 overall.


at Minute Maid Field '05


Nashville Xpress B2

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
B. North CF,RF 5 1 1 0 .256
W. Randolph 2B 4 0 0 0 .224
L. O'Doul RF,LF 3 1 2 1 .337
F. Howard 1B 4 3 2 2 .345
   A - J. Collins 1B 0 0 0 0 .276
J. Bench C 3 1 2 3 .321
G. Nettles 3B 4 0 0 0 .206
R. Smalley SS 4 0 0 0 .223
   B - J. Mitchell SS 0 0 0 0 .323
S. Poles LF,CF 3 1 0 0 .198
W. Cooper P 3 0 2 1 .323
G. Garber P 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 7 9 7

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
W. Cooper (W, 6-1) 6 11 3 3 4 2 1 133 4.23
G. Garber (S, 3) 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 37 2.97
Totals 9 13 3 3 4 4 1

Houston Colt 45's

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
J. Temple 2B 4 0 0 0 .303
D. Moore SS 5 0 2 0 .296
A. Cowens RF 4 1 2 0 .298
P. Guerrero LF 4 1 1 2 .365
Z. Bonura 1B 5 1 4 0 .318
C. Ripken Jr. 3B 5 0 4 1 .351
C. Gaston CF 4 0 0 0 .182
B. Martinez C 3 0 0 0 .233
T. Bonham P 2 0 0 0 .091
   C - W. Berger PH 1 0 0 0 .309
J. Ferry P 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 37 3 13 3

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
T. Bonham (L, 3-5) 8 9 7 6 3 5 3 128 4.90
J. Ferry 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 16 5.18
Totals 9 9 7 6 4 6 3


A-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Howard In 8th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Smalley In 8th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Bonham In 8th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 30,295
T- 3:12
LEFT ON BASE- Xpress B2: 4 Colt 45's:12
DOUBLE PLAYS- Xpress B2: 4 Colt 45's: 1
ERRORS- F.Howard, R.Smalley, T.Bonham
DOUBLES- B.North(2nd), J.Bench(12th), D.Moore(9th), A.Cowens(6th),
Z.Bonura(5th), C.Ripken Jr.(18th)
HOME RUNS- F.Howard-2(23rd), J.Bench(11th), P.Guerrero(16th)
STOLEN BASES- S.Poles(16th)
CAUGHT STEALING- B.North
SACRIFICE HITS- T.Bonham
SACRIFICE FLIES- L.O'Doul
WALKS- W.Randolph, J.Bench, S.Poles, G.Garber, J.Temple, A.Cowens, P.Guerrero,
B.Martinez
STRIKE OUTS- B.North-2, F.Howard, G.Nettles, R.Smalley, W.Cooper, J.Temple,
C.Gaston, T.Bonham, W.Berger
GIDP- W.Randolph, P.Guerrero, C.Ripken Jr., B.Martinez
WILD PITCHES- W.Cooper










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