Blazers host a home series against the Boulevards.
Game 1: Corbin @ Kershaw
Kershaw goes 6.1 with 4 H, 5 K, and 0 ER as Carpenter hits 2 HR and Tulo, Saunders and Kinsler hit one each as Blazers roll 9-0.
WP Kershaw (8-1)
LP Corbin (0-4)
Game 2: Nola @ Warren
Warren, making his second start of the season is just as dreadful as he was in his first start, 3 IP, 5 H, 4 BB, 4 ER. Grandy and Castro HR for the good guys, but can’t overcome Duvall’s 2 HR, 5 RBI performance as KC wins 10-5.
WP Nola (9-2)
LP Warren (0-1)
Game 3: Ventura @ Quintana
Quintana allows one hit through 6 IP with nary a run but is matched by Ventura who danced in and out of trouble allowing 8 baserunners in 6 IP.
Bullpens do the job through 9 and we have FREE BASEBALL.
Bottom 10, with one out, Freeman is hit by a Rivero pitch and Kinsler walks. Saunders hits a ball to right that Duvall nonchalantly misplays off his glove and Freeman scampers home with the winning walk off error. Blazers win 1-0.
WP Dull (5-2)
LP Ziegler (1-2)
Game 4: Chacin @ Moore
Moore was wild and gave up 3 runs. Blazers rally for 3 late. Grandy makes a spectacular diving bellyflop 360 catch to save the winning run in the top of the 9th and Kinsler hit a walk off HR to win it. As I went to type something to Scot to the effect of “Holy Shit”, I hadn’t saved the game yet and I lost it. So here is what officially happened.
Moore was brilliant with 7 IP, 0 ER
Chacin was equal with 6 IP, 0 ER.
Bottom 7, with 2 outs, Tulo walked and Garcia on to PH for the pitcher crushed his first HR of the year.
With a 2-0 lead in the 9th, Duvall hit a HR to pull the Bouley’s within one, but Kimbrel K’s Perez to end it in an Blazer 2-1 win
WP Moore (11-2)
LP Eflin (3-4)
S Kimbrel (32)
Blazers move to 10-2 on the chapter and 8 games up in the McGowan Division. Blazers have a 21 game lead for a playoff spot. I’d say it looks pretty good.