Blazers and Blacksox Ch 3
Blazers continue interleague with a series against Chicago.
Game 1: MadBum @ Kershaw
Two of the game’s top left handers and Chicago wastes no time scoring with a Harper RBI groundout in the first.
Top 3, Beltran’s double scores Harper and it’s 2-0 Chicago.
Bottom half, Lowrie doubles in Kershaw to cut the Blacksox lead to 2-1.
Top 4, MadBum homers off of Kershaw for a 3-1 Chicago advantage.
Bottom 5, Carpenter hits a 3 run bomb to give the Blazers a 4-3 lead.
Top 6, with 2 outs, Simmons singles and MadBum hits his second HR of the game off of Kershaw to give Chicago a 5-4 lead.
Bottom 7, Carpenter’s second HR of the game ties it, and a Tulo RBI single gives the Blazers the lead.
Top 8, newly acquired McGee on the bump and a Pagan RBI single and Kinsler RBI double have Chicago on top 8-7.
Bottom 9, Betts laces a 2 out single, but that’s as close as the Blazers would come as Chicago takes the opener 8-7.
WP Madson (3-1)
LP McGee (0-1)
S Uehara (9)
Game 2: Leake @ Anderson
Anderson is great (7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER) with the only blemish first inning Longoria RBI single.
Leake is better (7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER)
Bottom 8, Cecil is brought on and RObinson leads off with a single and PH Raburn HRs for a Blazer 2-1 lead.
Top 9, Bryant and Dyson single, but KRod escapes the jam for a Blazer 2-1 win.
WP Furbush (2-1)
LP Cecil (3-3)
S KRod (13)
Game 3: Warren @ Hamels
Series shifts to Chicago and the home team strikes first on a Bour 2 run bomb in the second.
Top 3, Peralta and Tulo with back to back RBI singles tie the game.
Bottom 3, a Simmons RBI single gives Chicago the 3-2 advantage.
a Harper bomb in the 5th makes it 5-2 Chicago.
A Tulo RBI single in the 6th makes it 5-3.
Bottom half, Harper HR’s again, a 3 run shot and it’s 8-3 Chicago.
A Carpenter single and Betts sac fly pull NM to 8-5 in the 7th.
TOp 9, Uehara on for the save and Tulo and Dietrich single to bring the tying run to the plate. A Castro RBI single made it 8-6, but the Blazers do no more as Chicago wins 8-6.
WP Worley (1-1)
LP Warren (2-3)
S Uehara (10)
Game 4: Quintana @ Morton
A first inning Choo 2 RBI triple and Peralta RBI groundout give the BLazers the early 3-0 lead.
A second inning Grandal RBI groundout is matched by a Peralta HR. 4-1 Blazers.
4th inning Castro HR and it’s 5-1 Blazers.
Top 5, a Zimmerman balk and Castro single make it 7-1 Blazers.
Blazers win 7-4 and secure the split.
WP Quintana (6-2)
LP Morton (4-5)
Blazers are 6-2 on the chapter. Harper goes off and drives in 7 of Chicago’s 19 RBI. If I had a do over I’d walk him every time. MadBum’s second HR off of Kershaw was stupid.