Granite State @ New Milford Ch 2
Game 1: Gray @ Kershaw
Two aces didn’t act like it.
Top 1, Altuve reached on an error and Flores hits a ball over the wall for a 2-0 Lightning lead. Bottom half, Carpenter HR leads off, followed by a Choo RBI double, Peralta RBI triple, and a Tulo RBI single making it 4-2 New Milford.
Top 2, a Colabello IF single pulls the Lightning within one run, 4-3.
Top 5, Gray singles and Colabello HR’s for a 5-4 Lightning lead. An Encarnacion sac fly made it 6-4 Granite State.
Bottom 5, Kershaw with an RBI single pulls New Milford within a run, 6-5.
Bottom 7, a Dietrich sac fly ties the game.
Bottom 9, Johnson, Lowrie and Carpenter walk but Schultz escapes the jam.
Bottom 11, Blazers load the bases again, but Shreve escapes the jam.
Bottom 12, Peralta singles with one out and Tulo walks, with 2 outs Robinson singles up the middle and Peralta scampers home with the winning walk off run as Blazers win 7-6.
WP Treinen (2-0)
LP Shreve (1-2)
Game 2: Miller @ Warren
Miller goes 6 IP with 2 H, 2 BB, and 0 R
Warren goes 7.1 with 2 H, 2 BB, and 0 R.
Bottom 8, Choo singles in Castro to give the Blazers the lead.
Top 9, Flores doubles in Altuve and it’s a tie game.
Bottom 10, Carpenter singles with 2 outs. Betts triples in the winning run as Blazers walk off in extras again 2-1.
WP Iwakuma (7-1)
LP Jackson (1-1)
Game 3: Gonzalez @ Tanaka
A 6th inning Betts single ties the game at 2.
Bottom 8, Blazers load the bases with no outs and a Carpenter sac fly and Betts single give the Blazers a 4-2 lead.
With a tired pen, O’Day on in the 9th and with the tying runs on gets Colabello to ground out to end it preserving the Blazer 4-2 win.
WP Albers (2-0)
LP Gonzalez (4-2)
S O’Day (3)
Game 4: Millone @ Quintana
A Frazier first inning Grand Slam puts Granite state up 4-0.
Lightning go up 5-0 on a second inning Colabello HR.
Bottom 4, Blazers fight back with a 3 spot on a Lowrie RBI double, Choo RBI groundout and McCann RBI single.
Lightning get one of those runs right back on Frazier’s second HR of the game.
Bottom 9, Araujo on to close it out and McCann walks to lead it off. Robinson K’s and Maldonado flies out. With 2 outs, Carpenter triples in a run to make it 6-4 Lightning. Betts walks and Johnson draws a PH walk to load the bases, putting the tying run on second. Tulo doubles to tie the game. With an 0-2 count, Lowrie pops one foul the third baseman Frazier drops. Again with an 0-2 count, Lowrie grounds a ball to second that Altuve dives for but can’t quite reach giving the Blazers a miracle come from behind 7-6 win.
WP Treinen (3-0)
LP Araujo (1-2)
Blazers sweep Granite State and go to 20-4 on the chapter sweeping 5 of the last 7 series. We realize we seem to have a golden horseshoe sticking out of our asses right now but are enjoying the ride. I can’t imagine how Ryan felt losing that last game. That was brutal. He was in every game and came away with 0 wins. Watching 3 walk offs must me a nightmare.