After a one year hiatus, the tradition continues.
Game 1: Strasburg @ Kershaw
The very first play of the season for the storied NM defense is an error on a foul pop fly by Tulo.
Top 4, after a Carpenter error, Werth goes yard for a 2-0 Tipper lead.
A Miggy RBI double made it 3-0 in the 5th.
Bottom 7, Freeman goes yard to pull New Milford to 3-1.
Bottom 8, with 2 outs, Betts with an RBI single and Freeman with a 2 RBI double off of lefty Montgomery and Kimbral comes on in the 9th for his first save as Salem wastes Stras’s gem (7 IP, 3H, 1 R, 2BB, 9 K) in a Blazer 4-3 win.
WP Devenski (1-0)
LP Mongomery (0-1)
S Kimbrel (1)
Game 2: Matz @ Tanaka
Tanaka goes 7 strong with 1 ER and is backed by a McCann HR, Matz run scoring balk, and Freeman RBI double as Kimbrel gets save #2 in a Blazer 3-1 win.,
WP Tanaka (1-0)
LP Matz (0-1)
S Kimbrel (2)
Game 3: Gray @ Quintana
Up 4-1 in the 7th on the strength of a Grandy solo shot and Betts 3 run bomb, Blazers pen implodes to the tune of 10 runs in the last 3 innings as Salem wins a laugher 11-4.
WP Montgomery (1-10
LP Bowman (0-1)
Game 4: Guerra @ Moore
Moore is good with 2 ER in 5 IP but Guerra dominates with 0 ER and 3 H in 6 IP. JC Ramirez knocked in 2 for Salem in a 3-1 Salem win and series split.
WP Guerra (1-0)
LP Moore (0-1)
S Solis (1)