Santa Clarita players are going strong almost a month into the Major League Baseball season. Below is a look at how Trevor Bauer (Hart ‘08), Tyler Glasnow (Hart ‘11), Scott Barlow (Golden Valley ‘11), Keston Hiura (Valencia ‘14), Tommy Milone (Saugus ‘05), and Pat Valaika (Hart ‘10) fared this week.
Bauer picked up his third win of the season Saturday evening against the San Diego Padres. Bauer gave up a leadoff home run to Fernando Tatis Jr. to start the game. He gave up an unearned run in the second inning as the Dodgers fell behind 2-0 early. Bauer retired the next nine batters he faced and the Dodgers were able to tie up the game 2-2. Tatis Jr. hit his second home run of the game to lead off the sixth inning, as San Diego was able to retake the lead. Bauer would get out the sixth inning without allowing any more damage, but he would be done for the night. The Dodgers were able to score three runs in the bottom half of the sixth, allowing Bauer to pick up the win. Bauer added nine more strikeouts to his season total, bringing him up to 45 strikeouts on the year. That means “Think Together” has now received $45,000 in donation thanks to Bauer. He will have one more start in the month of April on Thursday the 29th.
Glasnow made his one start of the week on Friday for the Tampa Bay Rays against the Toronto Blue Jays. It was the first time this season that Glasnow has struggled. He gave up four runs in the first inning. After the rough inning Glasnow was able to settle down. Over the next four innings Glasnow did not give up a hit. He gave up his fifth run of the game on a leadoff home run in the sixth inning before retiring the next three batters and then being pulled from the game. Glasnow finished the game giving up five hits, two walks, and five earned runs while striking out 10 batters. The Rays lost 5-3, giving Glasnow his first loss of the season. He is now 2-1 on the season with a 2.05 ERA.
Barlow made three appearances out of the bullpen for the Kansas City Royals this week. He continues to be one of the best relievers on the team and is one of the reasons the Royals are currently first in the National League Central division. In total, Barlow pitched 3.2 innings this week. He gave up three hits and one earned run in those innings, and also added two strikeouts. In Wednesday’s game, Barlow came in midway through the eight inning. He gave up the go ahead run in the ninth, but the Royals came back and scored two in the bottom half of the inning to win the game and give Barlow his first win of the season.
Hiura started five of six games for the Milwaukee Brewers this week. He was able to rack up four hits, a walk, and a run scored. Hiura had his best game of the season Saturday against the Chicago Cubs. He stuck out in his first at bat, but then doubled in the fifth inning. He followed the double up with two singles, one in the sixth inning and one in the seventh. His three hits were the most he’s had in a game this season.
Milone made his lone appearance of the week on Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox. He came out of the bullpen in the third inning and struck out the side. He ended up pitching 2.1 innings and gave up two runs on four hits, while also striking out four batters. The Blue Jays were able to beat the Red Sox 6-3.
Valaika is no longer with the Baltimore Orioles Major League roster. He has been optioned to the team’s alternate training site.
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