New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 13, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeltung, New Braunfels, Texas
Tuesday, August 13 i
McGrifrs two HRs sink Astros
SAN DIEGO (AP) — When Fred McGriff is swinging a hot bat, it seems like he could hit almost any pitch out of the park. However, McGriff says such appearances are deceiving.
“I wish it was that easy. I’d hit 60, 70 or 80,” he said after hitting two homers in the San Diego Padres’ 6-5 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday night. ‘‘I never go up there trying to hit home runs. I’m just trying to get hits.”
McGriff s second homer, a first-pitch leadoff shot in the seventh, broke a tie at 5 and gave the Astros their sixth straight loss following a nine-game winning streak.
It was the 14th time in McGriffs career and second time this season that he has homered twice in a game. The first homer came off Astros starter Jimmy Jones to open the second.
The Padres are two games under .500 at 55-57 for the first time since June 6. At TA games behind the NL West-leading Dodgers with 50 games left, they remain on the fringes of the race.
‘.'It’s a streaky season,” said starter Bruce Hurst, who was seeking his sixth straight victory but wasn’t involved in the decision. ‘‘Nobody really wants to take it. The team has streak at the end will win it.”
McGriff's second homer, his 22nd of the season, came on a low and outside fastball in his first at-bat career at-bat against Mike Capel (1-3).
‘‘I was just trying to get ahead of him and I got it out over the outer third of the plate,” Capel said. ‘‘I thought it would be a good spot. I didn’t want to go down the middle. IAmerican League
All Times CDT
East Division W L Pct. OB
Toronto 62 51 .549 —
Detroit 58 54 .518 3%
Boston 54 57 .486 7
New York 50 59 .459 10
Milwaukee 50 62 .446 11 Vi
Baltimore 44 67 .396 17
Cleveland 36 73 .330 24
West Division W L Pct. OB
Minnesota 68 45 .602 —
Chicago 65 46 .586 2
Oakland 64 49 .566 4
Texas 57 51 .528 8%
Seattle 59 53 .527 8%
Kansas City 57 52 .523 9
California 53 58 .477 14
Monday’s Games Baltimore 5, Chicago 4,11 innings Boston 11, Toronto 8 Minnesota 4, California 3 Milwaukee 14, Texas 7 Seattle 6, Oakland 3 Today’s Gamas Kansas City (Boddicker 9-7 and Appier 9-7) at New York (J Johnson 4-5 and Eiland 1-4), 2.3:30p.m.
Texas (Bohanon 1-0 and Jo.Guzman 7-4) at Baltimore (Milacki 7-6 and S. Jones 0-0), 2, 4:05 p.m.
Boston (M.Young 3-3 and Morton 2-2) at Cleveland (Nagy 6-10 and Gozzo 0-0), 2, * 4:05p.m.
Chicago (Fernandez 6-8 and Hibbard 7-8) at Detroit (Tanana 8-8 and Gullickson 14-6), 2,4:35 p.m.
Toronto (Candiotti 9-11) at Milwaukee (Wegman 7-6), 7:05p.m.
California (J.Abbott 10-8) at Minnesota (Banks 1-0), 7:05p.m.
Oakland (Stewart 9-6) at Seattle (Holman 9-11), 9:35 p.m.
Pittsburgh St. Louis New York Chicago Philadelphia Montreal West Division Los Angeles Atlanta
San Francisco San Diego Cincinnati Houston Monday’s Games Chicago 3, New York 2,10 innings Philadelphia 2, Montreal 1 Pittsburgh 4, St. Louis 3,11 innings San Diego 6, Houston 5 Atlanta 2, San Francisco 1 Los Angeles 3, Cincinnati 2 Today’s Games
Philadelphia (Cox 4-4) at Pittsburgh (Drabek 10-11), 6:35 p.m.
Montreal (Gardner 6-8) at Chicago (Jackson 1-3), 7:05 p.m.
New York (Viola 12-8) at St. Louis (Olivares 4-4), 7:35 p.m.
Houston (Portugal 8-5) at San Diego (Benes 7-10), 9:05 p.m.
Cincinnati (Browning 11 -8) at Los Angeles (Morgan 10-6), 9:35 p.m.
Atlanta (Giavine 14-7) at San Francisco (Burkett 9-5), 9:35 p.m.
thought it was down, (catcher) Craig Biggio thought it was down, we thought it was a good pitch.”
McGriff, who has five homers since the All-Star break, concurred.
"It was a good pitch, but I got it some kind of way,” he said. ‘‘Recently, I’ve just been bad. I wasn’t swinging the bat too well last week in Houston, and I’m sure they came after me because they figured they could get me out.”
Astros Manager Art Howe was ejected in the sixth after disputing two consecutive calls.
First, Casey Candaele was called out on a force play even though second baseman Bip Roberts dropped the ball looking for a possible double play. Then Biggio was called out at first for running outside the baseline to avoid McGriffs tag.
‘‘Instead of having the bases loaded with nobody out, we had two
outs and a man on,” Howe said. ‘‘That’s big difference in the game. I had a right to be upset. ’ ’
The Astros had tied the game with three runs in the seventh.
Hurst, who retired the first 12 batters he faced, walked Mike Simms to start the inning and then gave up a single to Rafael Ramirez. One out later, a walk to pinch hitter Javier Ortiz loaded the bases.
Candaele followed with a single to score a run and knock Hurst out of the game. Reliever Jose Melendez then balked home a run and yielded a sacrifice fly to pinch hitter Luis Gonzalez to tie the game at 5.
McGriff’s second homer gave Melendez (6-3) the victory. Craig Lefferts, the Padres’ third pitcher, got the last out for his 18th save.
Hurst, seeking his 15th victory of the season, allowed five runs — four earned — while striking out five and walking three over 61-3 innings.
The Padres took a 3-0 lead in the third when left fielder Mark Davidson got his glove on fly ball hit by Tony Gwynn but dropped it when he ran into the fence, resulting in a double that scored Oscar Azocar and Tony Fernandez.
The Astros got their first baserun-ner off Hurst when Ken Caminiti opened the fifth with a single to center. After a walk to Simms, Ramirez hit into a double play, but Davidson doubled to score Caminiti.
Benito Santiago’s two-run, two-out single in the fifth knocked out Jones and made it 5-1.
The Astros added an unearned in the sixth on a throwing error by third baseman Jack Howell.
Roadrunner events set in Garden Ridge
The Randolph Roadrunners will be holding some of their October events in Garden Ridge.
The running club will feature two volksmarches — walks of IO and 13 kilometers — and a 25-kilometer volksbike on the weekend of Oct. 5-6.
Participants can start between 7 a.m. and noon, with the events closing at 3 p.m. each day. Preregistration deadline is Oct. I.
All three of the events will start and finish at the Garden Ridge Taco Co., at the intersection of FM
2252 (Nacogdoches Road) and FM 3009 (Natural Bridge Caverns Road). That intersection is 1.8 miles north of Interstate 35 on FM 3009.
If the weather permits, there will also be an ultralight competition during the weekend. All participants and spectators will be invited for a closer look at the aircrafts at nearby Kitty Hawk field.
For more information, contact Dick Toth at 659-3913 or Del , Campbell at 657-2133 after 6 p.m.ScoreboardOn The Air
12:30 p.m. — Tennis: Volvo International, ESPN.
630 p.m. — Pro baseball: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh. ESPN 7 p.m. — Tennis: Team Tennis. Los Angeles Sting at Atlanta Thunder (taped). HSE.
7 p.m. — Pro baseball. Montreal at Chicago. WCN.
7 p.m. — Pan American Games, TNT
8 p.m. — Boxing: Larry Holmes vs. Eddie Gonzalez, heavyweights. USA.
9:30 p.m.— Boxing: Troy Dorsey vs. Manuel Medina, IBF featherweight title (taped), HSE.
9:30 p.m. — Pro baseball: Oakland at Seattle. ESPN.
12:30 p.m. — Tennis: Volvo International, ESPN.
1:15 p.m. — Pro baseball: Montreal at Chicago, WGN.
6:30 p.m. — Pro baseball: Teams TBA, ESPN.
7 p.m. — Pan American Games, TNT.
7 p.m. — Pepsi Games o! Texas, HSE.Transactions
Monday’s Sports Transactions
AL—Suspended Kevin Reinter, Texas Rangers outfielder, for three games for charging the mound against Milwaukee on Aug. 4.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Signed Grog Brock, first baseman, and assigned him to Vancouver of the Pacific Coast League FOOTBALL
National Football League
ATLANTA FALCONS—Waived Mark Moore, defensive tackle.
BUFFALO BILLS—Waived Deval Glover, wide receiver
CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed Gregg Rakoczy. offensive lineman, to a two-year contract.
DETROIT LIONS—Signed Barry Sanders, running back, to a one year contract extension.
HOUSTON OILERS—Signed Mike Dumas, free safety.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Waived Shawn Knight, defensive end, and Michael Harris, offensive lineman. Signed Stan Geibaugh, quarterback.
Tickets at SV Wednesday
Season tickets for the Smithson Valley football season go on sale Wednesday at the high school.
Sales will begin at approximately 9 a.m., continuing through 3 p.m. at the Smithson Valley front office.
The tickets will remain available until Smithson Valley’s home opener, which is Sept. 20 against Leander. Last year’s season-ticket holders will have the option to renew their same seats at any time when tickets are on sale.
The Rangers, who played six home games last season, only have four this season.
Smithson Valley hosts Leander Sept. 20 and San Antonio Cole on Sept. 27 in non-district contests.
In District 26-4A play, the Rangers will play home games against Lockhart on Oct. 18 and Canyon on Nov. I.
CHS season tickets on sale
Canyon High School football tickets for fans who do not have season uckets are currently on sale.
The tickets will be available at the Canyon High School office from 8:30 a.m. until noon and from 1:30-4 p.m.
The Cougars open the 1991 varsity season at home against Leander on Sept. 6. Other non-district home games will be on Sept. 20 against Boerne and Oct. 4 against Randolph.
The Cougars host Clemens on Oct. 17 and end the regular season with a home game against Bastrop on Nov.
Unicorn ticket Information
New Braunfels High School football tickets will be on sale to the general public beginning Monday and continuing through Friday.
Tickets will be on sale between 8:30 a m. and noon, and from 1-3 p.m. Please bring the name, address and phone number of each ticket holder.
Unicom home games this year are against Kerrville Tivy (9/13), Clemens (9/20), San Marcos (10/11), East Central (10/25) and Seguin (11/8).
Meet the Rangers Aug. 21
Smithson Valley will also hold its annual Meet the Athletes night on Aug. 21, the first day of school. Members of the football, volleyball and cross country teams will be honored at thisprogram.
The event is sponsored by the Smithson Valley Booster Club, and the public is invited to attend.
NBTA hosts doubles event
The New Braunfels Tennis Association is holding a doubles tournament on Saturday starimg at 8 a.m. at the New Braunfels High School courts.
Anyone 13 years old or older may enter. The tournament will be structured based on the participants’ relative level of skill and experience, with both male and female divisions.
The entry fee is $5 per person, plus one can of tenius balls per team.
The deadline to enter is 7 pjn. tm Friday. To register, call David Perkins at 625-8672 or Sally Forney at 629-6659.
Clinic for women golfers
The Landa Park Golf Course has scheduled a clinic for women golfers Sept. 16-20 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the golf course.
Call 625-3225 for more information.
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