Eddie Mathews homers twice in 5-3 victory over Hopefuls


Delta Heat 5, Humble Hopefuls 3
Game

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hopefuls 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 ? 9 ? 1 ?
Heat 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 - 5 ? 7 ? 0 ?
W: Sutter, B. (1-1)
L: Brandom, C. (3-1)
HR: B.Grich(1st), G.Selkirk(3rd), R.Henderson(7th), E.Mathews-2(9th), H.Greenberg(5th)


Eddie Mathews blasted 2 homeruns at Polo Grounds '41 where the Delta Heat beat the Humble Hopefuls 5 to 3.

Delta scored the decisive runs in a big bottom of the 8th inning scoring 2 runs on 3 hits. After an out was recorded, Mathews began the Delta spurt when he smashed a bases-empty 'big-fly' (his 9th of the season). Hank Greenberg stepped into the batter's box and he cracked a solo homerun (his 5th of the season). Delta had a total of 7 hits for the game.

Bruce Sutter(1-1) was the winner allowing 2 runs in 4 innings. Chick Brandom(3-1) was the losing pitcher in relief. He pitched 2 innings and surrendered 3 hits and 2 walks.

With this win, Delta has a division leading 7-5 record. They have been 6-4 lately. With the loss, the Humble ballclub's record is 6-6.


at Polo Grounds '41


Humble Hopefuls

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
B. Jacobson CF 4 1 2 0 .451
C. Ripken SS 4 1 1 0 .283
A. Ashby C 2 0 0 0 .278
G. Goslin LF 4 0 1 0 .352
W. Aikens 1B 4 0 2 1 .319
R. Maris RF 4 0 1 0 .267
B. Grich 2B 4 1 2 1 .326
B. Grabarkewitz 3B 4 0 0 0 .333
J. Taylor P 2 0 0 0 .200
   A - L. Frazier PH 1 0 0 0 .500
C. Brandom P 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 3 9 2

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
J. Taylor 6 4 3 3 2 2 3 106 7.13
C. Brandom (L, 3-1) 2 3 2 2 2 1 2 35 3.18
Totals 8 7 5 5 4 3 5

Delta Heat

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
G. Selkirk RF 3 1 1 1 .176
R. Henderson LF 4 1 1 1 .275
E. Mathews 3B 4 2 2 2 .333
H. Greenberg 1B 3 1 2 1 .304
J. Bench C 4 0 0 0 .064
W. Wells SS 3 0 0 0 .244
B. Richardson 2B 4 0 1 0 .295
J. Tartabull CF 3 0 0 0 .111
B. Maxwell P 2 0 0 0 .000
B. Sutter P 1 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 5 7 5

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
B. Maxwell 5 5 1 1 1 1 0 70 3.27
B. Sutter (W, 1-1) BS(1) 4 4 2 2 1 2 1 60 3.15
Totals 9 9 3 3 2 3 1


A-Pinch Hit For Taylor In 7th Inning

INJURIES:
Willie Aikens INJURED (for 3 more games) in 9th inning

ATTENDANCE- 45,356
T- 2:48
LEFT ON BASE- Hopefuls: 5 Heat: 6
DOUBLE PLAYS- Hopefuls: 0 Heat: 3
ERRORS- B.Grabarkewitz
HOME RUNS- B.Grich(1st), G.Selkirk(3rd), R.Henderson(7th), E.Mathews-2(9th),
H.Greenberg(5th)
CAUGHT STEALING- J.Tartabull
WALKS- A.Ashby-2, G.Selkirk, H.Greenberg, W.Wells, J.Tartabull
STRIKE OUTS- A.Ashby, B.Grabarkewitz-2, J.Bench-2, B.Maxwell
GIDP- G.Goslin, R.Maris, B.Grich










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