Not a bad start to the Skitz season, and I like what I see so far. If the bullpen can hold the opposition to a dull roar it appears the hitting is able to put a few runs on the board late in the game.
|Mateo at work vs Barons|
The starting pitching has struggled, though we know what Mateo is capable of and I suspect Floro is better than he looked against the Barons. In the field the early reports would be favorable, especially the outfield defense. In all, it could be an exciting season for the Montgomery fans!
I cant get away from these dates, there is so much great baseball having been played in Montgomery this week. Today we will take a look at the games that took place on April 4th and 5th.
APRIL 4 1935
APRIL 4 1936
|Bill "General" Lee|
The Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs in Montgomery for an exhibition game. Pitcher Bill Lee to start for Chicago intends to pitch all nine innings if the weather is warm. The weather was warm and so were the Cubs, who put on a show for the Montgomery fans.
APRIL 4 1941
St. Louis Cardinals defeat Montgomery Rebels 4-0 in exhibition game at Cramton Bowl. Cardinals starter Newell Kimball tosses a three hitter against the Rebels
APRIL 4 1946
APRIL 4 1952
The Braves starter Dick Donovan beats Chris Van Cuyk of the Dodgers 7-0
April 5th brings as much or more history, plenty of exhibition games in Montgomery as we host the Indians, Phillies and a Reds-Tigers game that never takes place.
APRIL 5 1928
The Cleveland Indians defeat the Montgomery Rebels 6-1 in exhibition at Cramton Bowl.
A heavy Alabama connection in the game with George Grant pitching and Luke Sewell catching, Joe Sewell at shortstop - all are Alabama natives in the big leagues with Cleveland.
APRIL 5th 1949
APRIL 5 1969
The Cincinnati vs Detroit exhibition game in Montgomery is rained out, the last time Montgomery hosted a big league team before Saturdays Rays-Biscuits game.