Grand Slam * Stats & News
Updated: March 5, 2018
Scores & Statistics
Baseball Scores & Stats
Softball Women Scores & Stats
Copyright © 1997-2018
Grand Slam/Marco Stoovelaar
International Baseball
Compiled and Copyright © 1997-2018 by Marco Stoovelaar

(Story by Marco Stoovelaar; Photo by Henk Seppen)

Productive day Dutch players in Spring Training

SARASOTA / WEST PALM BEACH / PORT ST. LUCIE / KISSIMMEE, Florida / SURPRISE / TEMPE / GOODYEAR, Arizona (USA) - Sunday (March 4) was a productive day for some of the Dutch players in Major League Spring Training. Several of them collected basehits and scored runs.

Carter Kieboom, who made his debut on Saturday, recorded his first basehit (a double) today.

The other Dutch players who got into action were Ozzie Albies, Ray-Patrick Didder, Spencer Kieboom, Jurickson Profar, Jonathan Schoop and Andrelton Simmons.

At Goodyear (Arizona), umpire Tony Randazzo was back on the field again. On Friday, he was hit hard on his left collarbone near his neck by a pitch when he was the Home Plate Umpire in the game between Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. After being hit, he fell to the ground and had to leave the game. After not officiating on Saturday, today, he was the 1B Umpire in the game between Cincinnati Reds and Kansas City Royals.

(March 4)

Related Articles:
Another Kieboom in Major League Spring Training. (March 3)
Didi Gregorius collects three hits in Spring Training-game. (March 2)
Spencer Kieboom, Chadwick Tromp deliver game-winning hits. (March 1)
Andrelton Simmons plays in first Spring Training-game. (February 28)
Seattle adds Aruban Eugene Helder for Spring Training-game. (February 27)
Jonathan Schoop homers for Baltimore. (February 26)
Spencer Kieboom collects 2 basehits for Washington. (February 25)
Baltimore adds 2 Curaçao-players for Spring Training-game. (February 24)
First Dutch players in action in Major League Spring Training. (February 23)
Major League Spring Training-season opens. (February 21)

At Sarasota, Baltimore Orioles won 10-8 against Boston Red Sox. Baltimore trailed 6-0 halfway the third inning, but then scored three runs and took over the lead by scoring four runs in the fourth at bat. Leading 8-7, Baltimore added two insurance runs in the sixth inning.

Jonathan Schoop started at second base for Baltimore and was 2-for-4 and scored two runs.

...Adam Jones is introduced during the 2011 European...
...Big League Tour in Amsterdam (Netherlands)...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Boston scored two runs in the first inning. Four runs were added in the second at bat on a double by Deven Marrero and homeruns by Andrew Benintendi (2-run) and Rafael Devers.

Schoop struckout in the bottom of the first inning, but he singled with one out in the third at bat. When next hitter Manny Machado walked, a pitching change followed. Matthew Kent took over, but he was greeted with a runscoring double by Adam Jones that enabled Schoop to score the first Baltimore-run. A fielder's choice-grounder and a force play-grounder added two more runs.

In the fourth, off of new pitcher Chandler Shepherd, Baltimore took a 7-6 lead by scoring four runs. With one out, Caleb Joseph doubled and scored on a single by Tim Beckman. Hereafter, Schoop also singled. Manny Machado then made it a 6-6 score with a 2-run double, with Schoop scoring the tying run. Next hitter Adam Jones then also doubled to give Baltimore the lead. Jones was 3-for-3, scored one run and batted in two. In 2011, Jones was one of the Major League-players, who participated in the European Big League Tour, which was organized in the Netherlands by Dutch professional pitcher Rick van den Hurk.

In the fifth inning, Beckman homered for Baltimore, but the inning ended when Schoop grounded out.

In the top of the sixth, all eight starting position-players of Baltimore left the game, meaning of course that eight new players were inserted, who all went on to play another position than the one played by the player they replaced. Schoop was replaced by Andrew Susac, who became the new catcher. As second baseman, Schoop was replaced by Ruben Tejada, who replaced catcher Caleb Joseph in the batting order.

At West Palm Beach, a split-squad of Washington Nationals played at home against Detroit Tigers and won 6-2. Trailing 2-1, Washington scored twice in the third inning, then added three runs in the fourth at bat.

Carter Kieboom played in his second Spring Training-game for Washington and recorded his first basehit, which was a double.

Kieboom entered the game in the bottom of the eighth inning as pinch-hitter for designated hitter Miguel Montero. He faced new pitcher Joe Jimenez and led off with a double. With one out, Kieboom advanced to third base on a grounder by Blake Perkins, but then was left behind. Kieboom became the new DH.

Washington had taken a 3-2 lead in the third inning on a 2-run homerun by Bryce Harper. Singles by Harper and Matt Adams then increased the lead int he next at bat.

At Port St. Lucie, another split-squad of Washington Nationals played at New York Mets. Washington rallied for five runs in the top of the first inning and went on to win 7-3.

Spencer Kieboom was the starting designated hitter for Washington and batted 1-for-2 with a walk.

In the productive first inning off of starting pitcher Steven Matz, Washington got the bases loaded quickly with one out. Hereafter, four runs were scored on a single Chris Dominguez, sacrifice fly by Kelvin Gutierrez and 2-run single by Pedro Severino. Kieboom then also singled and Rafael Bautista followed with another runscoring single to increase the lead to 5-0, resulting in a pitching change. Corey Taylor took over and he ended the inning by picking off Bautista at first base.

In the top of the fourth inning, Kieboom led off with a walk, but stranded on first base. In the sixth, he led off again and this time, he grounded out.

In the top of the ninth, Kieboom was replaced by pinch-hitter Yasel Antuna, who became the new designated hitter. Antuna struckout.

At Kissimmee, Atlanta Braves won 5-2 against Miami Marlins. Leading 2-1, Atlanta decided the game by scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Ozzie Albies started at second base for Atlanta, batted 2-for-3 and scored a run. Ray-Patrick Didder was used as a pinch-runner.

Albies flied out in the first inning, but led off the fourth at bat with a single off of new pitcher Adam Conley. He then scored when Freddie Freeman followed with a double to give Atlanta an 1-0 lead. With one out, Freeman scored the next run on a single by Nick Markakis.

In the bottom of the fifth, Albies singled with two outs, but this time, he was left behind on first base.

In the sixth inning, catcher Kurt Suzuki led off for Atlanta with a single and was replaced by Didder as pinch-runner. Moments later, Didder was eliminated when next hitter Nick Markakis grounded into a double play.

In the top of the seventh inning, Didder was replaced again by Tyler Marlette, who became the new catcher. Albies also left the game. He was replaced by Alay Lago, who also took over at second base.

At Surprise, Texas Rangers played at home against Seattle Mariners and lost 10-7. Texas led 7-0 after two innings, but Seattle then scored five runs in the top of the fourth inning and added four more in the sixth to take over the lead.

Jurickson Profar started at third base and was 1-for-2. He also scored a run.

Leading 1-0, Texas scored its second run in the second inning when Robinson Chirinos homered. With two outs, five more runs were added. With two outs, Profar singled and Delino DeShields walked. Moments later, Profar scored on a single by Elvis Andrus. Hereafter, Nomar Mazara connected for a runscoring single and Ryan Rua followed with a 3-run homerun.

Profar struckout in the third inning. He was replaced in the top of the sixth by Christian Lopes, who also became the new third baseman.

At Tempe, Los Angeles Angels won at home with a 7-6 score against Colorado Rockies. Halfway the third inning, Colorado led with a 5-0 scored, but Los Angeles then scored twice in the third, fifth and sixth inning to take over the lead.

Andrelton Simmons started as short stop for the Angels and was 0-for-2 with a walk.

Simmons grounded out in the second and fourth inning. In the bottom of the sixth, Kole Calhoun led off with a walk for the Angels and was replaced by pinch-runner Sherman Johnson. With one out, Simmons also walked and also was replaced by a pinch-runner, Zach Gibbons. The two pinch-runners then scored on a following triple by Rene Rivera to put the Angels ahead, 6-5.

The two pinch-runners remained in the game. In the top of the seventh, Johnson became the new third baseman and Gibbons took over in rightfield. Simmons was replaced as short stop by Connor Justus, who had been the pinch-runner for Rivera after he had reached third base.

Thank you for visiting this site.
Mail your suggestions and questions to
Copyright © 1997-2018 Marco Stoovelaar / Grand Slam * Stats & News.