The Blazers continue to try and swim without their all-world ace with a home and home series with the Flamingos.
Game 1: Straily @ Greene
Bottom 1, a Garcia RBI single and Kinsler sac fly give the Blazers a quick 2-0 lead.
Bottom 3, a Saunders sac fly, Grandy bases loaded walk, and Greene RBI double push the lead to 6-0.
Top 5, Jankowski and Cargo drive in some runs to pull the Pink Birds within 3 runs 6-3.
Bottom 5, Kinsler provides some breathing room with a 2 run bomb and a 8-3 Blazer lead.
Bottom 8, just trying to end the inning and Freeman jacks a grand slam and Kinsler and Grandy also go yard and Blazers win a laugher 14-3.
WP Treinen (1-0)
LP Straily (1-3)
Game 2: Hammel @ Tanaka
Pinkies strike first with a CarGo solo shot to lead off the second.
Blazers storm back with 3 of their own in the bottom half on a Grandy 3 run bomb.
Bottom 3, Carpenter playes long ball and Grandy coaxes another bases loaded walk to put New Milly up 5-1.
Then Tanaka decides to take an early shower and potentially screw the pen for the rest of the series.
Bottom 4, Saunders with a 2 run single, Kinsler with an RBI single and Grandy with a 2 RBI single to make it 10 -1.
Bottom 5, Carpenter HR’s again for an 11-2 lead.
Bottom 8, Kinsler with a sac fly to make it 12-3. Freeman then goes yard as Blazers win another easy one 13-3.
WP McGowan (1-0) strange scoring decision and he pitched the 8th and 9th innings in a blowout and 3 pitchers got holds before him.
LP Hammel (1-2)
Game 3: Quintana @ Kohler
Series moves to Vegas.
Both teams trade runs in the second with a Tulo RBI double and Castillo HR.
Blazers go up 2-1 in the 5th on Freeman’s 3rd HR in 3 games.
Top 7, Saunders goes yard for a 4-1 Blazer lead.
With a spent pen, Devenski pitches the 8th and Kimbrel locks down the 9th preserving Quintana’s 7 inning 1 run gem.
WP Quintana (1-0)
LP Koehler (0-3)
S Kimbrel (5)
Game 4: Moore @ Liriano
A Betts RBI double and Kinsler sac fly in the first is matched by a Liriano 2 RBI double in the second.
Bottom 5, CarGo HR’s to give the Pink Birds the lead 3-2.
Top 6, Tulo goes yard for a tie ball game.
Bunch of ZERO’S. FREE BASEBALL.
With tired pens and only a few pitchers available on each side, Carpenter and Betts start the 11th off with singles. JB then decides to put in an unwarmed up Flynn and he gets 2 K’s and a fly out. Unfortunately that was not before 2 walks, the later to Kinsler to force in the winning run.
Bottom 11, Kimbrel gets a K, but then gives up a single to put the tying run on base. He is immediately wiped on a 6-4-3 DP as Blazers sweep 4-3.
WP Treinen (2-0)
LP Pressley (0-2)
S Kimbrel (6)
Blazers move to 10-2 on the season. The Blazers are 6-0 on the road, 4-0 in 1 run games, and finally broke out the sticks for 11 HR in the series.