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Posted: Friday April 09, 2004 03:58:30 AM
NL  FINAL
                    1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9     R  H  E
                    -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -     -  -  -
MONTREAL            2  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0     3  5  1
FLORIDA             0  0  0   1  0  0   0  1  0     2  6  0      (FINAL)

BATTERIES: MON - CLAUDIO VARGAS, LUIS AYALA (7TH), CHAD BENTZ (7TH), CHAD 
                 CORDERO (8TH), ROCKY BIDDLE (9TH) AND BRIAN SCHNEIDER 

           FLA - BRAD PENNY, TOMMY PHELPS (8TH), NATE BUMP (9TH) 
                 AND RAMON CASTRO 


            WP - CLAUDIO VARGAS (1-0)
            LP - BRAD PENNY (0-1)
          SAVE - ROCKY BIDDLE (1)

HOME RUNS: MON - CARL EVERETT (1) OFF BRAD PENNY IN THE 1ST, 1 ON 
                 ORLANDO CABRERA (1) OFF BRAD PENNY IN THE 6TH, 0 ON 

           FLA - MIGUEL CABRERA (1) OFF CHAD CORDERO IN THE 8TH, 0 ON 



     TIME: 2:31     ATT: 17,622

PROBABLES: MON - TOMO OHKA (NR)
           FLA - DONTRELLE WILLIS (NR)

Extended Box

MONTREAL (3) VS FLORIDA (2) - FINAL MONTREAL ab r h rbi bb so lob avg P Bergeron cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .125 J Vidro 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .444 C Everett rf 4 1 1 2 0 2 0 .375 O Cabrera ss 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .333 B Wilkerson 1b 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .000 T Batista 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .125 R Calloway lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250 L Ayala p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 C Bentz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 C Cordero p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 R Biddle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 B Schneider c 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 C Vargas p 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 T Sledge lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 31 3 5 3 2 7 4 BATTING: HR - C Everett (1, 1st inning off B Penny 1 on, 1 Out), O Cabrera (1, 6th inning off B Penny 0 on, 2 Out). RBI - C Everett 2 (2), O Cabrera (2). 2-out RBI - O Cabrera. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Calloway 1. GIDP - T Batista. Team LOB - 3. FIELDING: E - P Bergeron (1, fly ball). DP: 1 (O Cabrera-J Vidro-B Wilkerson). FLORIDA ab r h rbi bb so lob avg J Pierre cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .429 L Castillo 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .125 M Cabrera rf 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .250 M Lowell 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .286 J Conine lf 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .286 H Choi 1b 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 .286 R Castro c 3 0 0 0 1 3 3 .167 A Gonzalez ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .125 B Penny p 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 a-A Nunez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 T Phelps p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 N Bump p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-W Cordero ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 33 2 6 2 3 6 15 a-grounded to shortstop for B Penny in the 7th; b-grounded to pitcher for N Bump in the 9th. BATTING: 2B - M Lowell (2, C Vargas); J Conine (1, C Vargas). HR - M Cabrera (1, 8th inning off C Cordero 0 on, 0 Out). RBI - H Choi (4), M Cabrera (1). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Penny 2, R Castro 1. GIDP - M Cabrera. Team LOB - 7. FIELDING: DP: 1 (L Castillo-A Gonzalez-H Choi). ---------------------------------------------------- MONTREAL - 200 001 000 -- 3 FLORIDA - 000 100 010 -- 2 ---------------------------------------------------- MONTREAL ip h r er bb so hr era C Vargas (W, 1-0) 6 4 1 0 3 4 0 0.00 L Ayala (H, 1) 1/3 0 0 0 0 1 0 13.50 C Bentz (H, 1) 2/3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 C Cordero (H, 1) 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 4.50 R Biddle (S, 1) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 FLORIDA ip h r er bb so hr era B Penny (L, 0-1) 7 4 3 3 1 6 2 3.86 T Phelps 1 1/3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 N Bump 2/3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 Pitches-strikes: C Vargas 102-64; L Ayala 3-3; C Bentz 9-7; C Cordero 16-10; R Biddle 10-7; B Penny 99-62; T Phelps 21-14; N Bump 4-2. Ground balls-fly balls: C Vargas 4-10; L Ayala 0-0; C Bentz 2-0; C Cordero 1-2; R Biddle 1-1; B Penny 8-7; T Phelps 2-1; N Bump 2-0. Batters faced: C Vargas 25; L Ayala 1; C Bentz 3; C Cordero 4; R Biddle 3; B Penny 26; T Phelps 6; N Bump 1. UMPIRES: HP--Marvin Hudson. 1B--Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B--Tim Timmons. 3B--Bruce Froemming. T--2:31. Att--17,622. Weather: 74 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 13 mph, in from right.


How They Scored

MONTREAL 1ST: P Bergeron flied out to left. J Vidro singled to center. C Everett homered to center, J Vidro scored. O Cabrera popped out to second. B Wilkerson flied out to center. (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors) MONTREAL 2, FLORIDA 0. FLORIDA 4TH: M Lowell safe at second on error by left fielder R Calloway. J Conine flied out to center. H Choi singled to center, M Lowell scored. R Castro struck out looking. A Gonzalez lined out to third. (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error) MONTREAL 2, FLORIDA 1. MONTREAL 6TH: J Vidro grounded out to first. C Everett struck out swinging. O Cabrera homered to left. B Wilkerson struck out looking. (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors) MONTREAL 3, FLORIDA 1. FLORIDA 8TH: C Cordero relieved C Bentz. M Cabrera homered to left. M Lowell flied out to right. J Conine grounded out to second. H Choi lined out to first. (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors) MONTREAL 3, FLORIDA 2.


Game Story

MIAMI (Ticker) -- Claudio Vargas got his sophomore season off to a solid start. Vargas allowed an unearned run and four hits in six innings and Carl Everett and Orlando Cabrera homered as the Montreal Expos edged the Florida Marlins, 3-2. After a season in which he was one of just eight rookies in the league to make 20 starts, Vargas moved into the No. 2 spot in the rotation following the offseason trade of Javier Vazquez. In his first outing in the role, he looked the part, walking three and striking out four. "I worked my fastball with both sides of the plate," said Vargas, who gave up 12 earned runs in 13 1/3 innings vs. Florida in 2003. "I threw a couple of sliders good. I don't feel stronger, but I feel good." "Vargas (had) just an outstanding six innings," Expos manager Frank Robinson said. "He was in command except for the second inning, but he got himself out of that jam. He gave us exactly what we needed against a guy that we don't have too much luck with." Luis Ayala and Chad Bentz combined on a hitless seventh, Chad Cordero allowed a homer to Miguel Cabrera in the eighth and Rocky Biddle worked the ninth for his first save. Bentz, a 23-year-old native of Seward, Alaska who was born without a fully developed right hand, made his major league debut by getting Abraham Nunez to ground out for the second out of the seventh. Juan Pierre followed with a bloop single but Bentz got Luis Castillo to ground out to end the inning. "He just went out there very composed, like he had been out there for 20 years, and did the job I wanted him to do," Robinson added. "He wants to be treated like everybody else." Vargas got early offensive support from Everett, who had a two-run homer in the opening inning and Cabrera, who hit a solo shot off Florida starter Brad Penny (0-1) in the sixth. "It was a fastball down the middle," said Cabrera, who set a team record for homers by a shortstop last season with 17. "I didn't hit it that good, but it was enough to go out over the fence." Cabrera was 2-for-33 lifetime against Penny with no RBI prior to his sixth inning shot. "It seems like he always dominates us," Cabrera said. "His curveball wasn't working too good today. That's his game. When his curveball is working, his fastball looks like it's 100 miles an hour. Today you could just look for the fastball because his breaking pitch wasn't working." Penny allowed three runs and four hits in seven innings. He walked one, struck out six and fell to 10-3 lifetime against Montreal. "Those balls got out of the park and that's the game," Penny said. "I threw a few good (curves), but I just wasn't snapping it off." Montreal won in Miami for just the second time in 12 games.

 



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