New Milford @ Salem

Blazers take a road trip to face the rival Cowtippers.

 

Game 1:  Kershaw @ Hutchinson

A Jack Elmore HR to lead off the bottom of the first and back to back doubles by Shaw and Zimmerman give Salem a 2-0 lead.

Top 3, a Choo 2 RBI double, Peralta RBI double, and Johnson 2 RBI double give New Milford a 5-2 lead.

Bottom half, Salem matches the 5 spot, off of Kershaw, highlighted by a Maldonado HR (he was terrible for us and we dropped him). 7-5 Salem.

Bottom 4, Salem scores 2 more, off of Kershaw, for a 9-5 advantage.  Absolutely stupid.

Top 7, Robinson launces a 2 run bomb to pull NM within 2 runs, 9-7.

But again, Salem matches that 2 spot in the bottom half on some more bull shit.

Top 9, with no outs, Robinson again goes yard for a 2 run bomb, making it 11-9, but Street gets the next three Blazers after than for a Salem 11-9 win.

WP Iglesias (5-7)

LP Kershaw (18-6)

Choo takes over the OL RBI lead in this game, with 101 in his quest for a 5th Blazer MVP trophy.

 

Game 2:  Tanaka @ Shoemaker

An Upton RBI single and Shaw 2 run bomb give Salem a 3-0 first inning lead, as they again jump all over a great Blazer starter early.

Top 2, Blazers bat around highlighted by a Choo bases clearing double for a 6-3 advantage.

Salem gets single runs in the 5th, 6th and 7th to tie the game.

Bottom 8, Zimmerman leads off with a double and is sac bunted over to third.  Ramirez is walked intentionally but steals second.  Castro walks unintentionally and Treinen throws a WP to give up the lead run.  A sav fly to left made it 8-6 Salem.

Top 9, Choo singles with 2 outs to bring the tying run to the plate, but Peralta can’t convert as Salem escapes 8-6.

WP (Hunter 2-0)

LP Thornton (2-1)

S Street (5)

 

Game 3:  Anderson @ Fiers

2 Sac flies give Salem an early 2-0 lead. Salem goes up 3-0 on a Ramiez single to center.

Top 6, Anderson helps his own cause with a single to center to cut the Salem lead to 3-1.

Top 7, Blazers score 9 highlighted by a Betts solo shot, Carpenter 3 run bomb and Robinson grand slam.  10-3 Blazers.

Blazers win 10-6.

WP Anderson (10-8)

LP Shoemaker (8-12)

 

Game 4:  Quintana @ Strasburg

Stras did have a good game against New Milford once.  It was in the playoffs, too.

A First inning error by Stras (we are in his head) allows Choo to score to give New Milford a 1-0 lead.

Salem ties it in the 4th an a Shaw HR.

Top 5, a Carp sac fly and Choo solo shot make it 3-1 Blazers.

Bottom half, a Soler RBI single cut the Blazer lead to 1 run.

top 7, a Choo RBI groundout makes it 4-2.

Bottom 9, KRod gets the job done for the Blazer 4-2 win and come from behind series split.

WP Quintana (10-7)

LP Strasburg (5-8)

S KRod (27)

Choo’s 7 RBI’s give him 106 on the season, 6 up in the OL wildcard race.  Blazers have a 26 game lead in the division and a magic number of 17.

 

 

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