Blazers travel to play upstart Jamboree
Game 1: Kershaw @ Price
Fresh off of a no-hitter by Matt Harvey, David Price tries to make it back to back.
Bottom 5, Fielder and Johnson lead off with singles and are sacrificed over. Ramos lines a single scoring Fielder but Johnson is gunned at home. 1-0 Bear
Bottom 6, a Braun single scores Pillar, 2-0 Bear.
Top 7, Raburn leads off with a single to break up the no-no. Tulo is then HBP but a double play ball gets the Bear out of it.
Blazers manage ONE hit in Bear Country’s opening 2-0 win.
WP Price (5-8)
LP Kershaw (13-3)
S Ramos (21)
I can now count on ONE FINGER the number of dominant starts Kershaw has had in 21 attempts.
Game 2: Iwakuma @ Richards
A first inning Peralta double and Tulo groundout give the Blazers a 2-0 lead.
Bottom 1, “first baseman” Clint Robinson commits 2 errors leading to 5 Bear runs.
Bottom 2, a Belt RBI single makes it 6-2 Bear.
Top 3, a WP, groundout and Peralta HR cut the Bear lead to 6-5.
Bottom 7, Bear tack on 3 on a bunch of bull shit. 9-5 Bear.
Top 8, Choo with a sac fly makes it a save situation for the Bear in the 9th, 9-6.
Top 9, Kelly Johnson singles and moves to second on a one out widl pitch. Ryan walks and Ramos is called in to face McCann. Dietrich PH’s and lines a single to load the bases. Carpenter draws a walk to make it 9-7 with the tying run on second with one out. Betts grounds to short but hustles to first, beating the DP and bringing the Blazers within one run. Choo draws a walk to reload the bases but Peralta pops as the comeback bid falls short.
WP Richard (6-2)
LP Iwakuma (8-4)
S Clippard (2)
Game 3: Anderson @ Volquez
After a seemingly uneventful first inning we lose connection. We reconnect to learn the Anderson was hurt at the end of the first inning, walking off the field trying to find a hot dog vendor. That’s great, as I just used my long man for 3 innings the game before.
ANYWAYS, Blazers score 17 runs on 16 hits lead by Choo’s HR and 4 RBI and Robinson’s HR and 3 RBI.
I tried to conserve some usage by using ODay for a few batters, then moving him to second base and having Dietrich pitch. Dietrich gave me 0.2 scoreless with 2 hits, but was injured and lost for game 4. Blazers win 17-2.
WP Albers (3-0)
LP Volquez (8-6)
Game 4: Quintana @ Harvey
IF anyone thinks DMB doesn’t decide who wins before a single pitch is cast, then you are an asshole. As if the pitching matchup wasn’t enough, Carpenter followed Anderson and Dietrich to the locker room with an injury, leaving Brendan Ryan to play second. This is like a mouse fighting a lion with one hand tied behind it’s back. Fucking stupid.
A 6th inning Dozier RBI single is followed by a Belt RBI double and it’s 2-0 Bear.
Bottom 9, Castro and Choo draw walks with one out. Cotts, who pitched a ton and should be fairly tired, comes on to get Peralta, Blazers counter with Raburn and Cotts throws a double play ball as the Bear escape and take the series 3-1.
WP Harvey (9-5)
LP Quintana (8-3)
S Cotts (2)