New Milford and Cleveland (Ch 3)

 

Blazers and Rocks (Ch 3)

 

New Milford starts Chapter 3 with an interleague series against first place Cleveland.

 

Game 1:  Kershaw @ Karns

A first inning Peralta RBI single is matched by a Moreland solo shot in the second.

 

Top 5, with 2 outs, Karns uncorks a WP to plate a run as Blazers take a 2-1 lead.  A Johnson single scores 2 more and a Robinson double plates Johnson.  Kershaw then helps his own cause by driving in Robinson with a single to put New Milford up 6-1.

 

Top 7, a Tulo HR gives the Blazers an 8-1 lead.  Blazers win the opener 8-3. 

 

WP Kershaw (9-2)

LP Karns (3-2)

 

The win ties Kershaw with Derek Lowe’s 153 career wins for 11th all time in the BDBL.

 

Game 2:  Tanaka @ Greinke

 

A Choo first inning RBI double and Robinson second inning solo shot put New Milford up 2-0 early.

 

Top 7, with 2 outs and Greinke still on the bump, Carpenter, and Betts line back to back RBI doubles, Choo hits an RBI single, Peralta hits a RBI triple, and Tulo hits an RBI double.  7-0 New Milford.  New Milford wins 7-0.

 

WP Tanaka (6-0)

LP Greinke (9-6)

 

Game 3:  Kluber @ Iwakuma

Series shifts to New Milford and through 7 innings, a Dietrich RBI groundout is the only scoring of the game giving New Milford a 1-0 lead.

Top 8, Warren on for New Milford and he immediately gives up a double by Bethencourt and a RBI single to Rojas to tie the game at 1.

 

FREE BASEBALL!!

 

Top 11, Kemp and Pham both hit RBI singles giving the Rocks a 3-1 lead.

Bottom 11, Choo walks and Tulo hits a one out single putting the tying runs on base off of Melancon.  A Kelly Johnson IF single loads the bases.  Bethancourt allows a run to score on a passed ball.  Robinson walks to load the bases and make a force at any base.  Castro draws a walk to tie the game.  With the bases loaded, Cleveland brings in Siegrist to face Carpenter, who draws a 4 pitch walk to win the game in walk off fashion for New Milford 4-3

 

WP Thornton (1-0)

LP Melancon (1-2)

 

 

Game 4:  deGroom @ Quintana

 

A Reyes second inning groundout puts Cleveland up 1-0.

A Choo RBI double ties the game at 1 in the 4th.

Top 5, Kemp’s 2 RBI double gives Cleveland a 3-1 edge.

Bottom 6, Dietrich’s 2 RBI triple ties the game at 3.

Bottom 8, Tulo rips a RBI double to give New Milford a 4-3 lead.

Top 9, Melky and Rojas lead off the inning off of KRod with singles, but Escobar, Philips and Gilespie go down in order preserving the Blazer 4-3 win and sweep over Cleveland.

WP Furbush (1-1)

LP Siegrist (1-2)

S KRod (12)

 

New Milford is 4-0 on the chapter and 44-16 on the year.  The 28 games above .500 ties the highpoint of the year.

New Milford put up a 2.03 ERA as 8 pitchers failed to give up a run.  Cleveland had a 5.40 team ERA.

New Milford hit 257/325/426 which bests Cleveland’s 274/312/336.

 

 

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