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.