Winter Wonderland: Game of January 29


Brisbane led 1-0 through three.  Melbourne then scored four in the fourth, seven in the fifth, four in the seventh, five in the eighth, and two in the ninth.  Darryl George was 4-for-7 with two grand slams (his second and third homers), a double, four runs, and ten RBIs.  Gift Ngoepe was 3-for-6 with a double.  Kyle Perkins was 2-for-4 with two walks and three runs.  Melbourne had sixteen hits but drew eleven walks.  Gunnar Kines struck out seven in five innings, giving up two runs on six hits and three walks.

Stats:  Colin Willis was 1-for-3 and is batting .342.  George is batting .327.  Damek Tomscha was 0-for-2 and is batting .313.  Ex-Twin Delmon Young pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a walk.

Record:  Melbourne is 16-7, in first place in the Australian League, three games ahead of Perth.

Next game:  Melbourne is again at Brisbane tonight.