Championship Series – #2 Eliminators vs. #1 Lymebees

Game 1; Sale vs Hendricks; Eliminators score Lucroy in the first inning on a 2-out double by McCutchen. Bees get a 3-run HR by Tulowitzki in the 3rd. Eliminators get a lead-off solo HR by Lucroy in the 4th. Bees get a solo HR by Beltre to lead off the 6th. Bees bullpen goes 5.2 innings to preserve the Bees 4-2 win.

Game 2; Ventura vs Bumgarner; Eliminators score 1 run in the 1st and another run in the top of the 3rd. Bees get a bases-loaded triple by Lind to take a 3-2 lead. Bees would add 2 runs in the 4th and 1 run in the 5th. Bees bullpen would hold the Eliminators scoreless in 5.1 innings as Bees win 6-2.

Game 3; Arrieta vs Lester; Bees get an unearned run in the 3rd. Eliminators get solo HRs by Jones and Lucroy in the bottom of the 3rd. Bees get 4 runs in the 4th with Upton hitting a 3-run HR. Eliminators get 2 runs back in the 5th. Bees get a 2-run triple in the 9th by Adams and the bullpen holds the Eliminators scoreless for 4.2 innings for a 7-4 Bees win and 3-0 series lead.

Game 4; Gray vs Pineda; Eliminators get the only run of the game in 4th on a lead-off walk to Pollock. Lucroy gets out, McCutchen walks, Pollock steals 3rd, and Martinez singles him in. Pineda goes 8.1, Doolittle gets the 2nd out in the 9th, and Morris gets the final out as Eliminators win 1-0.

Game 5; Sale vs Hendricks; Eliminators get 2 runs in the 4th and 1 run in the 5th. Sale goes 7.1 scoreless, but with a Yelich one-out single in the 8th, is pulled. O’Day faces Tulowitzki, who he walks, and Beltre ends the inning with a DP. O’Day pitches a 1-2-3 9th and the Eliminators win 3-0, as the Bees are shut out for the second straight game.

Game 6; Bumgarner vs Wilhelmsen; Eliminators score 1 run in the 1st. Bees tie the game in the 2nd. Bees get a 1-out solo HR by Cano in the 7th. With 1 out in the bottom of the 9th, Mauer pinch hits and gets a double to score Lucroy from 2nd base. With the game still tied in the top of the 11th, Upton gets on 1st on an error by Reyes. Avila follows with a single. Cano loads the bases with another infield hit. With the infield in, Yelich gets a 2-run single past Kinsler at secondbase followed by Lind hitting an inning ending double play. Bees use Gregerson, Leone and Crockett to get the last 3 outs in the bottom of the inning to finally win the game and the series, 4-2.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all.

Bees score 14 runs with 2 outs in the series; 13 runs with 2 outs in the first 3 games of the series; Avila plays 3 games and goes 1 for 7 with the only hit being in the 11th inning of game 6. He does get 5 walks and is on base twice in each game played.

Cano gets a hit in every game, goes 11 for 24 in the series, and 4 for 6 with a HR in the final game.

Lymebees relief pitchers stats for 6 games:

Wins 4      Saves 4      Innings 30     Hits 17     ER 1 (9th inning of game 6 with 1 out to tie game)     BB 8     SO 28     WP 1

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