New Milford @ Salem Chapter 2
Game 1: Kershaw @ Strasburg
Coming into this game, Stephen Strasburg holds a regular season ERA against New Milford north of 6. GM Mike Glander placed the runs given up by him a 5.5. New Milford GM took the under noting that the Blazer bats were due to come back to earth. They bet a beer at the next BDBL weekend that Peburn attends (which will be his first)
The starters lines?
Kershaw 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 7 K
Strasberg 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 10 K (Glander owes me a beer)
Bottom 7, O’Day on and he starts the inning serving up a single to Walker, a walk to d”Arnaud, a single to Shuck, and a 2 RBI double to Castro. 2-0 Salem.
Top 9, Recently called up Richie Shaffer singles to lead off the inning, but the next three Blazer batters go down in order to give Salem the 2-0 win and end the Blazers Goldbergian win streak.
WP Strasberg (1-2)
LP O’Day (1-1)
S Madson (4)
Game 2: Iwakuma @ Fiers
Blazers strike for 2 in the first on a Shaffer 2 run bomb.
Bottom 4, a d’Arnaud RBI double cut the Blazer lead in half, 2-1.
Top 6, a Tulo sac fly and Iwakuma RBI single give NM a 4- 1 lead.
Bottom half, a Shaw RBI single pulls the Tippers within 2 runs, 4-2.
Up 5-2 in the bottom of the 9th, KRod gets the Tippers 1-2-3 for the New Milford 5-2 win.
WP Iwakuma (5-1) (7 IP, 2 ER, 11K)
LP Fiers (2-5)
S KRod (10)
Game 3: Anderson @ Hutchison
Top 3, a Choo RBI single scores Betts and it’s 1-0 NM.
Anderson goes 6 IP with 0 ER and 4 H, 1 BB, and 9K.
Bottom 7, with 2 outs, d’Arnaud PH’s and launches a HR to left off of Warren to tie the game.
Bottom 8, Canha, rips a double scoring a run for a Salem 2- 1 lead.
Madson gets the Blazers in order in the 9th to preserve the Salem 2-1 win in which another bullpen meltdown led to a Blazer loss.
WP Petit (2-0)
LP Warren (2-2)
S Madson (5)
Game 4: Quintana @ Iglesias
A Shaw first inning RBI single is negated by a Peralta HR and we’re tied at 1.
a third inning GIDP and Peralta double give New Milford a 3-1 lead.
Bottom half Cuddyer lines a double to pull the Cowpatties with within 1 run, 3-2.
Bottom 7, O’Day coughs up another lead as Upton goes yard to tie the game.
Bottom 8, Blazers coaching staff try to get cute and after Bryant leads off with a single, Aaron Thompson is brought on and K’s Walker and Bryant is cut down stealing second. With 2 outs, New Milford elects to put the winning run on base by IBBing D’Arnaud to keep Thompson in the game. Salem counters by PH with Ramirez and he draws a walk. New Milford is then forced to bring in Albers and with the winning run on second base, Castro lines a single to give Salem the lead. Just for good measure, Albers uncorks a WP and Salem goes up 2 runs, 5-3.
Top 9, Madson on the bump to close it out and Shaffer lines a single, followed by a Johnson single. Matz comes on and Castro walks to load the bases. Carpenter then walks to pull New Milford within one run. Betts hits a sac fly to tie it but Salem escapes the inning. If Albers were brought in to pitch to d’Arnaud, New Milford would be up 5-3 right now.
Bottom 9, KRod on for New Milford and Canha is HBP. Upton pops up for the first out and Shuck grounds a single between first and second. Canha goes for third and Choo airmails the ball into the press box allowing Salem to walk off 6-5 and hand New Milford it’s first series loss of the year, 6-5.
WP Petit (3-0)
LP KRod (0-1)
New Milford drops to 13-3 on the chapter and 33-11 overall