Blazers and Outlaws play a home and home in what could be an OLDS preview.
Game 1: McHugh @ Kershaw
Top 4, Suarez and Martin with 2 out RBI singles give the Bandits a 2-0 lead.
Bottom half, Blazers tie it on Betts and Peralta RBI singles.
Top 5, Kershaw leaves with a random injury.
Bottom 6, a Choo sac fly and Johnson and Lowrie bases loaded walks make it 5-2.
Bottom 7, Choo with a RBI single and it’s 6-2 New Milford. Aaaaaand, that’s your final.
WP Warren (9-6)
LP McHugh (10-12)
With this win, the Blazers have won at least 90 games 8 years in a row.
Game 2: Lackey @ Iwakuma
First inning, Goldy goes yard for a 2-0 Flagstaff lead.
A Jaso double in the 5th makes it 4-0.
Bottom 6, circus clowns.
Robinson 2 RBI single.
McCann RBI groundout.
Betts 3 run bomb. 6-4 New Milford.
Top 9, KRod K’s the side in a New Milford win .
WP Iwakuma (14-4)
LP Grimm (3-2)
S KRod (32)
Game 3: Anderson @ Ross
Top 4, a Peralta RBI single, Tulo RBI groundout and Johnson 2 run bomb make it 4-0 Blazers.
An Ahmed RBI single, RBI groundout and WP make it 4-3 Blazers.
Bottom 6, ARod HR’s and it’s tied at 4.
Bottom 7, Goldy HR’s and it’s 6-4 Bandits.
Bottom 8, Reimold with a sac fly for a 7-4 lead.
Top 9, Tulo pulls NM within one with a 2 run bomb off of Gregerson, and after a Robinson single, Tex and Lowrie go down as Flagstaff holds on for the 7-6 win.
WP Rodrigues (6-3)
LP Warren (9-7)
S Gregerson (36)
Game 4: Quintana @ Wood
Flagstaff gets single tallies in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and get 3 more in the 4th as Gordon goes ape shit with 2 doubles and a triple for a 6-0 Flagstaff lead.
T0p 5, Choo with a sac fly and Weeks with a RBI groundout pull NM within 4.
Top 6, a Tulo RBI double pull NM within 3.
Top 7, a Grimm WP and Robinson 2 run bomb pull NM within 0. (tie game).
Top 11, Tex goes yard for a Blazer 7-6 lead.
Bottom half, Flagstaff stays alive with a Goldy HR.
Top 12, Dietrich IF single put NM up 8-7.
Bottom half, Martin HR’s to tie it back up.
Bottom 15, a tired Warren on and Gordon lines a single to center and Jones slides home safely for the Outlaws walk off win.
WP Grahm (2-0)
LP Warren (9-8)
Blazers travel for four game against the Buffaloes.
Game 1: Kershaw @ Kennedy
A Robinson RBI triple in the second is matched by a Robinson RBI double in the fourth. Kershaw singles in the frame and Carp hits a sac fly for a 4-0 Blazer lead.
Top 5, Robinson has a RBI single leaving him a HR short of the rare RBI cycle.
Meanwhile, Kershaw goes 6 innings with 3 H and 1 BB with 7 K. Blazers win the opener 5-0.
WP Kershaw (20-7)
LP Kennedy (6-10)
Game 2: Tanaka @ Peralta
A Headley sac fly in the first gives the Buffs a 1-0 lead. Hunter doubles in the 4th for a RBI followed by a Pena double and it’s 3-0 Buffs.
Top 7, McCann bloops a double to pull NM within one run.
Top 9, Paps on and Blazers go down 1-2-3 for the Western Union win. (wire me money)
WP Peralta (5-4)
LP Tanaka (9-4)
S Paps (27)
Game 3: Anderson @ Weaver
A Dietrich RBI double and Lowrie 2 RBi single make it 3-0 Blazers in the first
Scrap heap pick up Bourjos HR’s in the second to make it 3-1.
Bottom 6, Headley reaches on an IF single to the catcher, Goins scores for a 3-2 game.
Bottom 8, Headley has another RBI single and Upton has a RBI double for a 4-3 Buff lead.
Paps on in the 9th again and Blazers get 2 men on with one out and the top of the order up, but Carp and Betts go down for a BUFF 4-3 win.
WP Smith (2-2)
LP Treinen (3-1)
S Paps (28)
Game 4: Quintana @ Kohler
Carp leads the game off with a HR, but Buffs go up 2-1 in the second on Galvis and Revere RBI singles.
Bottom 3, Headley singles for a 3-1 lead.
Top 5, bases loaded and Morales comes on to face Choo. Choo does his typical MVP shit and launches a grand slam to put NM up 5-3.
Bottom 5, pain in the ass Headley has a 2 RBI double to tie the game.
Top 8, Teixeira with a RBI double and McCann with a 2 RBI single make it 8-5 Blazers.
Top 9, MVC(hoo) HR’s again to put the game out of reach as Blazers split the series 10-5.
WP Warren (8-6)
LP Kontos (8-4)
Blazers are at 89 wins on the season.
The Blazers go 19-9 in Chapter 5 and clinch a BDBL record 6th straight division crown.
Co-Hitters Of The Chapter were David Peralta and Mookie Betts. Peralta, who went on an epic 5 game tear to vault himself into the MVP race with Choo hit 5 HR and had a 341/406/612 line. His 100 RBI are tied for second in the OL behind teammate Choo. His .354 average and .605 slugging % are tops in the league. Betts led the team with 6 HR and 22 runs scored. He leads the OL in runs with 107 and is tied for second in hits.
As a team, the Blazers had a 261/316/466 line with 40 HR.
Pitcher Of The Chapter was Hisashi Iwakuma. He started 3 games, won all of them, and had a 2.84 ERA. Kershaw led the team with 4 wins and KRod had 10 saves. The team ERA was 3.31.
2016 final transactions were adding 1B Xavier Scruggs and injured pitched Robbie Erlin and dropping Jose Pirela and Colin Moran.
3 wins in chapter 6 will extend the Blazer record to 8 straight seasons with 90 or more wins. 13 wins in chapter 6 will extend the Blazer record to 5 straight season of 100 or more wins. This will be no easy task with likely playoff foes Los Altos and Flagstaff on the docket.
Blazers close out chapter 5 with an up north trip to the Lightning.
Game 1: Kershaw @ Gray
Altuve and Frazier go yard off of Kershaw. That is a tad much but I guess I can handle it. Jay Bruce homering off of Kershaw is just plain dumb.
Betts launches a HR for New Milford, but it’s not enough as Lightning win 4-2.
WP Gray (11-12)
LP Kershaw (19-7)
S Schultz (2)
Game 2: Tanaka @ Gonzalez
Scoreless through 6.5, but Bruce goes yard again to put Granite State up 1-0.
Tied at one in the 9th and Choo does some MVP shit by depositing a ball over the right field wall for a 2 run lead. KRod does some closer shit by finishing it out as Blazers win 3-1.
WP O’Day (2-2)
LP Worley (3-2)
S KRod (31)
Game 3: Anderson @ Milone
Anderson goes 5 giving up 16 hits and 2 walks leading to 9 ER. Lefties him. Righties hit him. Grandmothers hit him. (no, really, he got slapped leaving the field) Lightning roll 9-4.
WP Milone (8-5)
LP Anderson (12-9)
Game 4: Quintana @ Niese
Bottom 2, a Bourn double plates a run and puts GSL up 1-0. (the GSL lefties hitting left handed pitching in this series was retarded).
Bottom 4, a RBI groundout and Niese RBI double make it 3-0 Lightning.
Bottom 6, a Betts 2 run bomb and Tulo RBI double tie the game.
Top 10, Teixeria PH’s and lines an RBI double giving NM the lead.
Bottom half Warren induces a DP as Blazers get the road split 4-3.
WP KRod (2-1)
LP Hinojsa (1-1)
S Warren (4)
The New Milford magic number is down to 3 games.
Pink Birds visit the Blazers
Game 1: It Doesn’t Matter @ Kershaw
Kershaw has pitched some disappointing games this year. This was not one of them (6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K). Peralta starts where he left off last series going 3-3 with 2 HR and Choo and Castro go yard as Blazers roll 8-2.
WP Kershaw (19-6)
LP Haren (5-15)
Game 2: Locke @ It Doesn’t Matter
Warren was pretty good, going 5 IP with 1 ER (on a Butler second inning HR)
The problem was this:
Blazers first inning, BB, GIDP, flyout
second inning, groundout, groundout, K
third inning, K, groundout, groundout
fourth inning, groundout, groundout, groundout
fifth inning, lineout, BB, groundout, pop up
sixth inning, K, pop up, groundout
seventh inning, groundout, groundout, line out to left
eighth inning, groundout, K groundout.
ninth inning, K, PH grounder to third that Lowrie beats out to first base breaking up the no-no, which must have pissed Locke off because it was followed by K, K. Pinkies win 1-0 .
WP Locke (5-15)
LP Warren (7-6)
Game 3: May @ Anderson
First inning, a Betts RBI triple and Choo RBI single make it 2-0.
3-0 after two innings on a Peralta RBI single.
Anderson 7 IP, 10 H, 1 BB, 0 ER, 9 K.
KRod on in the 9th and the closest he let the tying run was to the on deck circle as Blazers win 3-0 .
WP Anderson (12-8)
LP May (4-3)
S KRod (30)
Game 4: Porcello @ Quintana
A first inning Eaton RBI single gives Vegas a 1-0 lead.
Bottom 3, a few Vegas miscues lead to 2 Blazers runs.
Bottom 5, Carpenter goes yard for a 4-1 Blazer lead.
Bottom 6, with 2 outs, Quintana laces an RBI double and Castro launces a 3 run bomb and it’s 8-1.
Bottom 7, Beast Peralta (his new nickname) scores Choo and it’s 10-1. Which, other than Quintana going 8.1 IP, 9 H, 0 BB, 11 K, is all you really need to know about the Blazer 3-1 series win .
WP Quintana (11-7)
LP Porcello (5-13)
Peralta now has 100 RBI on the season and has launched himself into MVP consideration, with Choo still the favorite. Magic number to dance is 11.