Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 29, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba
Montreal has Toronto’s number, now
TORONTO — Fernando Tatis hit the game-winning home run and Tony Armas pitched seven strong innings as the Montreal Expos beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 in interleague baseball last night.
The Expos swept the Jays in Montreal two weeks ago and Toronto has now lost six straight to Montreal over the past two seasons.
Armas (8-7) allowed just one run on three hits. He struck out six and walked three.
Toronto starter Roy Halladay breezed through the first five innings, allowing just two hits and benefiting from a pair of double plays.
The Expos finally got to Halladay in the sixth when Orlando Cabrera led off with a double. The next batter, Brian Schneider, bunted towards the mound.
Halladay fielded the bunt and threw to third, but Cabrera easily beat the throw, then scored one batter later on Jose Macias’ fielder’s choice ground-out.
With two out in the seventh, the Expos took a 2-1 lead when Tatis drilled a solo home run, his ninth of the year, into the first row of seats beyond the Blue Jays bullpen.
The Jays’ only run came in the fifth, when Lopez led off with a triple to right-centre. Ken Huckaby grounded out and Jose Cruz struck out, but Hinske scored Lopez with a single to centre. The RBI was Hinske’s American League rookie-leading 43rd of the season.
Halladay (9-4) pitched seven innings, allowing four hits. He struck out three and walked none. The Jays ace, who is 6-0 on the road, fell to 3-4 at Sky Dome.
Montreal’s Scott Stewart pitched two perfect innings for his ninth save of the season.
Toronto rookie third baseman Erie Hinske made his team leading 16th error of the season when he failed to come up with Vladimir Guerrero’s grounder in the second.
It was Hinske’s first miscue since a May 29 throwing error against the Boston Red Sox.
Guerrero went 0-4, ending a 20-game hitting streak. In the ninth, he lined out hard to shortstop Felipe Lopez.
Notes: Attendance at SkyDome was 20, 848. ... Shannon Stewart, who injured his hamstring sliding into first base in Thursday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, was given the day off. Tom Wilson started at designated hitter. ... Chris Woodward, out since June 18 with a tight right hamstring, is still day-to-day.... On Latin Night at SkyDome, Ambassador Eduardo Fernandez from the consulate of the Dominican Republic, threw out the first pitch.
— Canadian PressExpos can smell success with Colon
By Pierre LeBrun
TORONTO — They’re no longer the best-kept secret in baseball.
The Montreal Expos, destined for a new city or possibly contraction next year, can no longer lurk closely behind the first-place Atlanta Braves in the National League East with barely anyone noticing.
The stunning acquisition of star pitcher Bartolo Colon from the Cleveland Indians changed all that Thursday night, signalling to the baseball world that the team no one wants is making a run this year, like it or not.
“Now everybody’s going to pay more attention to us,” all-star second baseman Jose Vidro said before yesterday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
With pitching that features Colon, Javier Vazquez, Tomo Ohka and Tony Armas Jr., the Expos can now match nearly any rotation in the National League, including Atlanta.
“Just look at our I-2-3-4 in the rotation: Colon, Vazquez, Ohka and Annas,” Vidro said. “I think (other teams) better pay attention to us, if not they’ll find out pretty soon.”
The Expos entered Friday’s action six games behind the Braves. The arrival of Colon, who won’t join his teammates in Toronto until today, gives the Expos a chance to actually contemplate challenging the mighty Braves
“Every team we play now will know we have a good team and that’s what we want to hear,” said veteran first baseman Andres Galarraga, who inherits an everyday job with Lee Stevens going to Cleveland in the trade. “We have four pitchers who can go seven, eight, nine innings.”
Colon was 10-4 with a 2.55 eamed-run average with the Indians this season,
Bartolo Colon will join the Expos today in Toronto and is expected to get his first start on Tuesday.
among the leaders in every category. He’s a manager’s dream, a bona fide ace.
“His stuff is as good as anybody in the league,” Expos manager Frank Robinson said before Friday’s game at SkyDome. “He’s always had great numbers.
“What I like about him is that he can throw 94-95 m.p.h. in the first couple of innings and then throw 97-98 m.p.h. in the late innings. He always seems to have something left in the tank.”
The Expos could always score thanks to Vidro and superstar Vladimir Guerrero, and a supporting cast led by Michael Barrett, Troy O’Leary and Brad Wilkerson. But general manager Omar Minaya, like Robinson appointed
by Major League Baseball to run the owner-less Expos, surprised the baseball world by giving his team a No. I starting pitcher.
“You have to congratulate Omar Minaya on making a great trade,” Vidro said. “He really showed everybody that he’s not thinking about contraction and all that stuff. He’s just thinking about making this team better. He promised to everybody that if he had to deal our prospects he would to make this team better.
“And he kept his word. We’re happy. Everybody’s excited. I just can’t wait to see (Colon) out there in an Expos uniform.”
Colon will probably make his Expos debut Tuesday in Atlanta — of all
“Colon gives us a staff,” Robinson said. “We go into Atlanta now — they go with (Greg) Maddux, (Tom) Glavine, (Kevin) Millwood — now we can match up with anybody.”
What a change for the Expos, who have been sellers ever since the 1994 strike cancelled what should have been their best season, leading all of baseball with a 74-40 record.
Blue Jays catcher Darrin Fletcher was on that Expos team and had to live through the fire sale, victims of which included Larry Walker, Marquis Grissom, John Wetteland, Moises AJou and Pedro Martinez.
He was as stunned as anyone to find out the Expos got Colon.
“A pitcher of that calibre just auto
matically puts you in the hunt,” Fletcher said after batting practice. “Good for them that they’re in the race and they’re contending.”
In fact, Fletcher admits, he’s really hoping they pull through.
“I want them to win the whole thing to be honest with you,” said Fletcher, who left Montreal as a free agent in ’97 and signed with Toronto. “I’d just love to see a team that was destined for contraction or whatever to make it to the playoffs.
“I’m pulling for them. I don’t really know as many people over there as I used to but I’m just pulling for the city to have a club to make it to the playoffs.”
Galarraga, meanwhile, suddenly gets to play after being a bench player all season.
“I have an opportunity to play now, probably every day. That’s what I wanted to do,” said the 41-year-old, who began his career with the Expos two decades ago and returned to Montreal after the Braves decided not to re-sign him last winter.
Now Galarraga will have an integral role in helping his young teammates chase down the Braves.
“That makes it even more special,” he admitted.
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Regal s rally to victory
BALDUR — The Baldur Regals scored twice in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Oak River Dodgers 3-2 last night in the Manitoba Senior Baseball League.
Mike Johnson went 3-for-5 with an RBI for the Regals who improved to 9-6-1, pulling into a tie for second place with the Brandon Ora Dental Marlins.
Baldur pitcher Brent Unrau tossed a complete-game six-hitter. He struck out nine batters and walked three.
Oak River’s Ryan Reid also went the distance, allowing eight hits and seven walks. He also picked up three strikeouts.
Darcy Patterson went 2-for-4 with a two-run single for the 5-11 Dodgers.
The MSBL takes a break from league play this weekend for the Marlins Canada Day Classic tournament, which starts today at Westbran Stadium.
Beavers win on the road
VIRDEN — Evan Holden singled twice and scored a pair of runs to lead the Melita Beavers to a 10-6 victory over the Virden Oil Kings in a Southwest Baseball League game last night.
Kyle Murray pitched four innings for the Beavers to earn the win. He gave up three runs on three hits.
Desmond Koop took the loss, hurling five innings and surrendering five runs on five hits.
Colin Wood lashed a pair of triples for the Oil Kings, scoring twice and driving in a run.
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Tyler Bouchard of St. James looks at the umpire after sliding in to home plate just ahead of the tag by Sports Excellence Storm catcher Jordan Seafoot in the opening game of an eight-team peewee baseball tournament at Simplot Millennium Park last night. The tournament continues today and Sunday, with the championship final set for 3 p.m. Sunday.