Granite State @ New Milford

Lightning finish their season series with the Blazers.


Game 1:  Kershaw @ Gray


Fact:  Kershaw has not beaten Granite State this year.

Top 1. Flores goes yard off of Kershaw for a 1-0 Lightning lead.

Bottom 1, Peralta with a 3 run jack.  3-1 Blazers.

Bottom 2, a Betts sac fly makes it 4-1.

Bottom 4, a Carpenter RBI double, WP, and Betts RBI double make it 7-1 Blazers.

Bottom 7, a Lowrie HR and it’s 9-1 Blazers.

Bottom 8, a Choo HR, Gillespie RBI double, Dietrich HR an Nieuwenhuis HR make it 15-1 Blazers.  Kershaw’s 7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K easily stand up in the Blazer 15-1 win .

WP Kershaw (22-7)

LP Gray (12-15)



Game 2:  Niese @ Tanaka

A 5th inning Encarnacion 3 run bomb is the big blow in this one as Tanaka gives up 5 ER as Lightning win 6-2 as Blazers leave 10 on base playing with scrubs.

WP Niese (4-6)

LP Tanaka (10-5)



Game 3:  McAllister @ Anderson


A wild one, where Frazier HR’s in the top of the second but Blazers respond for 3 in 5th on a Nieuwenhuis RBI single and Dietrich 2 run bomb.

Top 8, McGee on to protect the lead and gives up lead off back to back HR to Encarnacion and Frazier.

Bottom 9, Betts leads off with a single and Tulo singles him to second.  McCann GIDP moving Betts to 3rd.  Raburn is IBB’d and Kelly Johnson hits a ball to SS that Flores boots allowing Betts to score the winning run in a Blazer 4-3 win.

WP KRod (3-2)

Avilon (2-4)



Game 4:  Eickhoff @ Quintana


Eickhoff, and his .833 OPS against lefties is masterful against a line up of all lefties (albeit, scrubs, but still)

A Bourne 2 RBI double in the first is halved by a Choo sac fly.

A 7th inning Altuve RBI single to the pitcher is the only other thing that really happens as Lighting win and secure the split.

WP Eickhoff (2-3)

Quintana (11-8)

S Venditte (2)


Blazers are at 97 wins on the year and need to win 3 of the last 8 to secure a record 5th straight 100 win season.  Choo has 128 RBI on the year.



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