New Milford @ Salem

 

 

Super cage death grudge match, round II.

 

Game 1:  Kershaw @ Strasburg

Bottom 1, Werth creamed a ball to left center for a 1-0 Tipper lead.

Kershaw was great with 7 IP, 1 ER, 7H, 0BB, 8K.

Stras was untypically PHENOMINAL against the Blazers, 7 IP, 0 ER, 2H, 1BB, 9 K.

Top 9, Montgomery on for his second inning of work and Betts greets him with a HR to left to tie it at one.  Freeman K’s for out #1, and Phelps comes on to have Kinsler single, Saunders single him to third, and Grandy line out to left where the quick Kinsler scored.

Kimbrel closes out the 9th to preserve the miracle Blazer win.

WP Devenski (3-0)

LP Phelps (0-1)

S Kimbrel (15)

 

Game 2:  Tanaka @ Guerra

Tanaka is battered for 5 ER with Seager, Miggy and Ramirez all chipping in for 2 RBI.

Blazers bats go silent as 5 H, 0 R, and 10 LOB is the story here.

WP Guerra (2-2)

LP Tanaka (5-3)

 

Game 3:  Quintana @ Matz

Matz goes down with an injury after 1.2 and then long man Shoemaker goes down with an injury after 2 innings.

A Werth RBI single in the first and Ruiz RBI double in the second give Salem a 2-0 lead.

Blazers tie it at 2 in the 5th on a Betts 2 run double.

Salem gets both runs back in the bottom half on an Altuve groundout and Miggy RBI single.

Herrera laced a single in the 6th for a 5-2 lead.

Top 7, Betts doubles in 2 more to make it a 5-4 Salem lead.

Top 9, Grandy and Carp single with 2 outs but Solis gets Betts and Freeman to end it as Salem prevails 5-4.

WP de la Rosa (4-0)

LP Quintana (4-4)
S Solis (5)

This was the first game all year started by an opposing lefty (although he wasn’t in all that long) that the Blazers lost.  It was also only their second one run loss all year.

 

Game 4:  Moore @ Gray
With early injuries to pitchers last game leading to a depleted pen, the Blazers would seem to have an advantage in game 4.

Then Moore went down with an injury after one inning and Bowman only got one out before he went down.

Top 2, Tulo singles in a run.

Bototm 5, Salem scores 2 on a Carpenter error and Sanchez 2 run bomb.

Oh, that Tulo single, that was the Blazers ONLY HIT OF THE GAME.

Salem wins another one run game 2-1.

WP Gray (2-0)

LP Devenski (3-1)

S Montgomery (2)

 

3 one run contests, Blazers lose 2 and lose for the first time all year vs a lefty starter.  1/4 of the way into the season and the Blazers lose their first series of the year.  This loss prompted the Dull trade.  Blazers left the bats in NM with a 188/255/250 line.  Miracle we won a game.

Blazers make Dull trade with Jamboree

 

Looking to land a reliable relief arm to help the overworked bullpen, New Milford has traded two top prospects to the Jamboree, in Yohander Mendez and Luis Urias in exchange for set up righty Ryan Dull.  The Blazers also reacquire Adam Warren in the deal.

 

“It is no secret that our pen is overworked.  This hopefully gives us another reliable arm in the late innings” said GM Anthony Peburn.  Mendez and Urias were two of our top prospects, but we really, really needed another stopper in the pen.”

 

Matt to confirm.

Ravenswood and New Milford

Blazers start a home and home series at the Infidels.

 

Game 1:  Verlander @ Kershaw

 

Top 1, Freeman goes yard to give the Blazers a 1-0 lead.

Ravenswood goes up 2-1 in the bottom half on a Valencia 2 run bomb.

Then Valencia goes yard again in the third to make it 3-1.

Top 6, Grandy HR’s to pull NM within one run 3-2.

Kang hits a PH single to score a run and push the Infidel lead back to 2, 4-2.

Bottom 7, Seamen scores Valencia to make it 5-2.

New weapon Thornburg out for the 9th and converts his first save in the Ravenswood win.

WP Verlander (4-3)

LP Kershaw (2-1)

S Thornburg (2)

 

 

Game 2:  Tanaka @ Lackey

 

Lackey dominates with 2 H and 0 ER in 6 IP while Tanaka coughs up 5 courtesy of a Valencia 3 run HR and RBI single (really)

Ravenswood cruises to the easy 5-1 win

WP Lackey (4-0)

LP  Tanaka (5-2)

 

 

Game 3:  Oddorizzi @ Quintana

 

A third inning Valencia single put Rav up 3-0.

Bottom 5, Betts with an 2 RBI double and Grandy with the 3 run bomb make it a 6-3 game.

Up 8-5 in the 9th, Kimbrel walks 2 but gets Fowler to end it in a 8-5 Blazer win.

WP Quintana (4-3)

LP Oddorizzi (2-4)

S Kimbrel (14)

 

 

Game 4:  Pomeranz @ Moore

Both starters really good.  Moore (6.2 IP, 1 ER, 7H, 7K, 0BB) is bested by Pomeranz ( 7.1 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 5 K, 3 BB) Ravenswood scored the only run on a dropped ball by Bourne in CF for a 1-0 lead.

Bottom 8, Skiz smelling blood in the water brings in Thornburg. Blazers don’t score.

Top 9,  Thornburg still on and walks Kinsler to start it of. Bleier comes on and Saunders singles.  Bedrosian comes in and Garcia PH’s for Bourne and singles in Kinsler to tie it.  Tulo singles to load the bases.  With the bases juiced, Grandy taps on to first that Davis goes home with, and the return throw doubles up Grandy.  Gearrin now it to face Castro, who walks to load the bases.   Gearrin then walks Carpenter as the Blazers steal one in literal walk off fashion, 2-1.

WP Boshers (1-1)

LP Bleier (1-1)

Blazers get through the teeth of the chapter early and survive with a 5-3 start. Blazers are now 7-0 against lefties, but fell to 11-3 on the road.

Blazer bats are still relatively silent and we were lucky to split with a great Ravenswood team.

 

Bear Country @ New Milford

Jamboree visit Blazers in a battle of 2 playoff hopefuls.

 

Game 1:  Gonzalez @ Kershaw

 

After Murphy lead off the game with a single, giving him a 16 game hit streak, the Jamboree strand him.

Bottom 1, Freeman launches a no doubter to right for a 1-0 Blazer lead.

Bottom 5, McCann singles in Tulo for a 2-0 Blazer lead.

Bottom 7, a Bourne RBI single, and Weeks 3 run bomb make it 6-0 Blazers.  And that’s more that enough for the ace of aces (7 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 0 R, 9 K) as Blazers take the opener 6-0.

WP Kershaw (2-0)

LP Gonzalez (1-2)

 

 

Game 2:  Graveman @ Tanaka

After Murphy lead the game off with a single, (17 game hit streak) Belt doubled him to third and Cruz drove both in with a single.  2-0 Bear.

Bottom 3, a Grandy groundout scored Kinsler to make it 2-1.

Bottom 4, Kinsler RBI single to tie the game.

Bottom 7, Hand on for his second inning of work and Tulo walks as does PH Weeks.  Castro bunts them over and Carpenter triples them home for a 4-2 Blazer lead.  A Betts RBI single and Simmons E make it 6-2 Blazers.

That’s it.

WP Tanaka (5-1)

LP Hand (1-3)

 

 

Game 3:  Tillman @ Quintana

Murphy leads the game off with a double.  He scored on a DP as BCJ take a 1-0 lead.

Braun ripped a RBI single in the second for a 2-0 lead.

Bottom 3, a Carp sac fly cut the lead in half, 2-1.

Top 8, Devenski on to keep it close and Dozier doubled in a run for a 3-1 lead.

Top 9, Contreras with a solo shot for to 4-1 lead.

Boring ending, The Bear win 4-1.

WP Tillman (5-1)

LP Quintana (3-3 )

S Chapman (7)

 

 

Game 4:  Santana @ Moore

Top 1, Murphy does not get a hit, batting third this time.

Bottom 1, a Saunders bases loaded walk and Grandy 2 RBI single put the Blazers up 3-0.

Bottom 2, a Carp groundout made it 4-0.

Bottom 4, a Castro double plates Garcia and a 5-0 Blazer lead.

Bears get 2 back in the 7th on a Dozier single and Belt sac fly.

Kimbrel on in the 9th and doesn’t get a K, but does nail down hit 13th as Blazers take the game 5-2 and series 3-1.  Murphy has his hit streak end at 18 or 19 games.

WP Moore (4-1)

LP Santana (2-4)

S Kimbrel (13)

Blazers Chapter 1 Review

The New Milford Blazers finished chapter 1 with a BDBL best 22-6 record, which is only good for a 2 game lead over Salem in the McGowan.  The Blazers went a ridiculous 9-1 in one run games, 6-0 in extra innings and 11-1 on the road.  An 11-5 home record isn’t too shabby either.

 

Hitter of the Chapter was Freddie Freeman.  The big off season free agent acquisition went 288/398/596 with 7 HR, 21 runs scored and 17 RBI.  As a team the Blazers hit a lackluster 256/335/434.  “We didn’t get the bats going early and are lucky to have the record we do,” said GM Anthony Peburn.

 

Pitcher of the Chapter was another free agent signing in Craig Kimbrel.  Kimbrel converted 12 of 13 saves to pace the BDBL to go along with a 1.20 ERA and 23 K in 15 IP.  As a team the Blazers put up a 2.73 ERA, tops in the BDBL.  The 15 team saves is on pace to be record setting.  “Our pitching really carried us.  It really is amazing to do this with Kershaw only starting 2 games,” said Peburn.  ” We have over used some guys, especially Devenski, but the recipe has worked.”  New Milford will have to hope for this again in chapter 2 as Kershaw is only projected to start 3 games.

 

Peburn points to not only the hitting woes, but 12 unearned runs allowed as things the team needs to improve going forward.

 

Chapter 2 is highlighted by series against division rival Salem as well as first place Ravenswood and the disappointing but dangerous Jamboree.

Transactions:

The Blazers reacquired longtime IF Jed Lowrie and 1B Jesus Aguilar on minor league deals and released Chad Pinder and Kodi Medeiros.    “We have been waiting way to long for Kodi to work out his mechanical problems and Chad was beaten out in AAA by Erik Gonzalez.  We wish them both the best.  Lowrie and Aguilar are veterans who can possibly start next year.”

 

In other news, Los Altos signed former Blazer Brent Eibner to man CF against lefties.  Eibner, as you may remember, was chided by BDBL pundits as being a AAAA player.  Congrats to Brent on his new opportunity.

Granite State @ New Milford

 

Lightning travel to New Milford to take on the Blazers.

 

Game 1:  Perdomo @ Greene

For 4 starts, Shane Greene was the Cinderella of the BDBL, as he lead all pitchers in almost every statistical category.  Well, tonight the clock struck midnight.

Top 1, Moss goes yard for a 2 run lead and Harrison roped a 2 RBI single for a quick 4-0 lead.

Top 2, Moss doubles in Hundley to make it 5-0.

Bottom 2, a Saunders RBI double and Garcia sac fly pull NM to 5-2.

Bottom 3, a Betts HR made it 5-3.

Top 4, Perdomo and Hundley walk and Bruce singles.  For some strange reason, even though Greene was clearly tired, I decided to have him pitch to Frazier even though I had a pitcher (a lefty) warmed up.  Bad move.  Grand Slam.  9-3 Lightning.

Bottom 5, a Dietrich sac fly and Betts RBI double pull the Blazers to within 4 runs.

Bottom 8, Grandy scores on a WP.  9-6 Lightning.

Top 9, Moss goes deep again to make it 10-6.  That, my friends, is how this story ends.

WP Perdomo (2-0)

LP Greene (2-1)

 

Game 2:  Eickhoff @ Tanaka

Bottom 1, Betts dancing off of third distracted Eickhoff and he balked to score the first run of the game.

Top 3, after an Eickhoff lead off double, Frazier reaches on a 2 out IF single to tie the game.

Top 7, Gomes HR’s for a Lightning 2-1 lead.

Bottom 7, a Saunders RBI single ties the game.  Grandy unties it with ah 2 RBI double and Garcia gets the RBI on a groundout to give NM the 5-2 lead.

Top 9, Kimbrel on and K’s Crisp.  Rosario PH’s and Tulo throws a ball away.  Hardy K’s for out #2 and then Kinsler boots a ball to bring the tying run to the plate.  Park PH’s and walks on a borderline call.  Kimbrel shows some obvious frustration at the call and then serves up a GRAND SLAM to Bruce.  Frazier walks and Moss doubles to put Granite State up 2 runs, 7-5. (all unearned)

Bottom 9, Gomez in for the save and Kinsler tries to atone for the E by lacing a one out single.  Grandy triples him home.  Carpenter (who started 0 games this series because of usage) was IBB’d to set up the DP.  Tulo then tries to make up for his E and rips a single to center.  Tie game.

 

Free Baseball.

Bottom 11, Blazers load the bases but Bourne pops up to end the threat.

Bottom 12, with 2 outs and Freeman on first, Saunders plays the role of hero with a bomb deep to right to give the Blazers the (not should have been) walk off 9-7 win.

WP Bowman (2-1)

LP Cosart (0-1)

BS Kimbrel (1) (in epic fashion)

 

Game 3:  Nolasco @ Quintana

After Greene lasting all of 3 innings in game 1 and extras in game 2, I needed some depth from Quintana, especially because I was trying to avoid using the way overused Devenski.

 

Top 4, a Hardy RBI double and Moss (fuck this guy, 232/289/375 vs L) RBI groundout and a Crisp RBI double put GSL up 3-0.

Bottom 4, a Kinsler sac fly make it 3-1 .

Top 6, a Moss double make it 4-1.

Top 8, a Crisp double scores Moss and it’s 5-1.

Bottom 8, Freeman rips a 3 run HR with no outs to pull NM within a run.  a Kinsler single and Saunders walk put the tying run 180 ft away, with no outs.  Grandy K’s and Tulo K’s.  Carpenter walks to load the bases and Castro grounded out the end the threat.

Bottom 9, Matt Cain, THE Matt Cain, allows a 2 out single to Freeman, who then makes it  to second on a WP, but Kinsler pops out to SS allowing Granite State to escape 5-4.

WP Nolasco (1-2)

LP Quintana (3-2)

S Cain (1)

The comeback falling short made New Milford lose it’s first one run game of the year.

 

Game 4:  Volquez @ Moore

 

Top 2, a Hundley double scores Moss and Volquez and Harrison drives in Hundley for a 3-0 GSL lead.

Bottom 2, Blazer bats finally had enough of this shit, with a Tulo RBI single, Castro 2 RBI single and Dietrich 2 RBI triple for a 5-3 lead.

A 7th inning Grandy RBI double and 8th inning Betts RBI double hold off Moss who had 2 more hits in the Blazer 8-3 win to get the split.

WP Moore (3-1)

LP Volquez (0-4)

Blazers finish the chapter at 22-6, 2 games up on Salem in the McGowan.

Moss went 8-18 with 3 2B, 2 HR and 7 RBI.

 

 

 

Los Altos @ New Milford

Blazers host Undertakers trying to avenge OLCS gorilla.

 

Game 1:  Sanchez @ Kershaw

 

It was long rumored that Kershaw wanted to come off of the DL and start this game.  His last bullpen was good so the all-world lefty got the nod.

It didn’t go as planned as Los Altos got to him in the first as Sean Rodriguez lead the game off with an E6 to reach second base.  David Freese then singled him home and Wilmer Flores launched a bomb to left for a quick 3-0 Undertaker lead.  Manager Anthony Peburn came out for a visit to the mound.  After both men screamed at each other, Kershaw snatched the ball out of Peburn’s hand and was heard saying, “I’ve got this!”  Kershaw then settled down to get out of the inning.

 

Top 2, reigning OL MVP Choo lead off for the visiting Undertakers to a standing ovation and promptly singled off of Kershaw.  Both players smiled and tipped their caps toward each other.  Kershaw again got out of the inning.

Botttom 2, Castro singled in Grandy to put NM on the board 3-1.

Bottom 3, the Grandy man tied the game with a one out 2 run single.  Kershaw, Castro, and Betts follow with RBI singles and a Blazer 6-3 lead.

Bottom 5, a Carpenter RBI double, Betts RBI single and Freeman RBI single push the Blazer lead to 9-3.

Blazers batter Sanchez and win easily 11-4.

WP Kershaw (1-0)

LP Sanchez (2-1)

 

Game 2:  Sale @ Tanaka

Bottom 4, a Saunders 2 out 2 run blast put NM up 2-0.

Top 6, a Parker solo shot cut the Blazer lead in half.

Top 9, with one out, Vogt and Pederson walk to put the tying and wining runs on base, but Kimbrel induces the DP ball from Pence to preserve another Blazer 1 run win, 2-1.

WP Tanaka (4-1)

LP Sale (3-3)

S Kimbrel (11)

 

Game 3:  Roark @ Quintana

Top 2, Roark bunts with Rizzo on third and with Carpenter playing in, somehow his only play was to first and the Undertakers take a 1-0 lead.

Top 3, Wilmer Flores goes yard again making it 2-0 Los Altos.

Bottom 5, Carpenter HR’s to right to cut the Undertake lead in half.

Los Altos goes up 3-1 in the 7th in an Arenado RBI single after an E by pitcher Treinen.

Tulo is lost for the series in the 5th.

Bottom 9, Jansen on and Weeks grounds a single to start it off. Dietrich, McCann and Carpenter can’t do squat and Los Altos takes the game 3-1.

WP Roark (4-1)

LP Quintana (3-1)

S Jansen (8)

 

Game 4:  Archer @ Moore

Bottom 3, Freeman leads off the inning with a no doubter to right giving the Blazers a 1-0 lead.

Top 7, Devenski on for the first time in the series and after a Choo lead off walk, induces the DP and K to escape.

Top 8, Devenski gets Los Altos 1-2-3.

Top 9, Kimbrel on and Pederson PH and K’s, Parker PH and K’s and Seager PH and drives one deep to center that Grandy gets back on preserving the Blazer 1-0 win.

WP Moore (2-1)

LP Archer (4-1)

S Kimbrel (12)

 

Blazers are 20-4 on the season and are 9-0 in 1 run games.  Blazers hit 280/349/394 for the series.  Los Altos hit 211/284/375.

Blazers finish chapter 1 with a home series with Granite State

New Milford and Flagstaff

 

New Milford plays a home and home series with the Outlaws.

 

Game 1:  Greene @ Wood

A Tulo 2 RBI single in the second puts the Blazers on the board.  That was more than enough for Greene (6 IP 2 H, 0 ER , 6 K) who was spectacular again as Blazers win a pretty boring game pushing overall win streak to 13 games and road win streak to 11 games.

WP Greene (2-0)

LP Wood (1-2)

S Kimbrel (9)

 

Game 2:  Tanaka @ McHugh

Tanaka looked off in pre game warm ups.  He assured the trainer and manager he was fine.

 

A Russell Martin HR highlighted a 4 run first inning for the Outlaws.

Tanaka goes 5 IP giving up 12 hits and 6 ER.  Bowman and Treinen continued to suck monkey balls as Outlaws take the Blazers behind the woodshed for the first time all year in a 9-1 spanking halting the Blazer win streaks overall and on the road behind 2 Khris Davis HR’s.

WP McHugh (2-2)

LP Tanaka (3-1)

 

Game 3:  Wacha @ Quintana

Series shifts to NM  where Blazers have a not as good home record.

Freeman and Garcia first inning RBI singles put New Milford up 2-0.

Top 9, Springer leads off with a single.  With one out, Davis walks putting the tying runs on base, but Kimbrel induces a DP ball to end the threat and another Blazer 2-0 win.

WP Quintana (3-0)

LP Wacha (0-3)

S Kimbrel (10)

 

Game 4:  Greinke @ Moore

Bottom 2, a Grandy RBI double puts the good guys up 1-0.

Bottom 3, a Betts RBI triple made it 2-0.

Top 4, a Suarez HR ties the game 2-2.

Bottom 6, Kinsler goes yard with a 3 run jack, 5-2 Blazers.

Top 8, Blazers try to get cute and not pitch Devenski.  McGowan on for his second inning of work and walks Suarez.  Cervenka comes on and walks Martin.  Philips hits a pop fly to left that Saunders drops, scoring Suarez.  Riemold walks to load the bases, aaaaaaand, that brings on Devenski, which I was trying to avoid.  No matter, Goldy and Springer with RBI and 2 RBI singles gives the Outlaws a 6-5 lead.  Great.

Bottom 8, Tulo had enough of this shit and HR’s to left with 2 outs to tie the game.

 

FREE BASEBALL.

Bottom 11, first pitch of the inning Tulo said, “Fuck this shit I’m out,” dropped the mic and the bat and cleared the bases with another long ball. Blazers win 7-6.

WP Kimbrel (1)

LP Ramirez (0-1)

Blazers are 17-3 on the chapter.

 

 

New Milford @ Western Kansas

Blazers take undefeated road record to hunt Buffalo.

Game 1:  Greene @ Kennedy

 

Matt Carpenter hit a solo shot to lead off the game.

Bottom 7, Odor singles in Headley to tie the game.

 

Free Baseball.

 

Top 11, Joe Smith comes on and Freeman greets him with a HR to right.

Kimbrel on for the save and Cozart leads off with a single, WP to second, but Blazers escape 2-1.

WP Bowman (1-1)

LP Smith (0-1)

S Kimbrel (7)

 

Game 2:  Tanaka @ Peralta

 

Blazers jump on Peralta in the first with a Saunders 2 RBI triple.

Saunders HR’s in the 4th for a 3-0 lead.

Top 5, Kinsler and Garcia single for a 5-0 lead.

Top 6, Kinsler singles again for a 6-0 lead.

Bototm 7, Tanaka shows some fatigue with 2 runs on a Vargas RBI double and Schleper RBI single.

That, my friends is as close as the Buffs would come as Blazers win 6-2.

WP Tanaka (3-0)

LP Peralta (0-3)

 

Game 3:  Quintana @ Anderson

A GIDP, the second in as many innings, gives the Blazers a 1-0 lead,

Top 5, a Betts single makes it 2-0 Blazers.

Kimbrel does it again as Blazers win 2-0.

WP Quintana (2-0)

LP Anderson (0-2)

S Kimbrel (8 )

 

Game 4:  Moore @ Kuhl

 

Both starters GREAT as Moore allows only 2 hits and KUHL (?) scatters 6 hits in 6 innings for  a scoreless duel.

Top 7, McCann gives the Blazers the lead with a PH HR. 1-0 Blazers.

Bottom 8, Cozart with an RBI single and it’s a tie ball game.

 

Free Baseball.

Top 11, after a Freeman triple, Saunders reaches on an IF single and a 2-1 lead.

With Kimbrel tired, Cervenka comes on and gets a 1-2-3 inning for his first save of the year and a Blazer sweep.

WP Devenski (2-0)

LP Wilson (2-1)

S Cervenka (1)

 

Blazers are 14-2 on the season, 10-0 on the road, 6-0 in 1 run games, and 4-0 in extras.  Devenski is WAY overused and we will have to rely on other pitchers going forward,.

 

New Milford and Las Vegas

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.