Shartlesville Browns at The Plague

The Browns took on the first-place Plague tonight and it was blow-out shutouts wrapped around a tight extra inning affair.

Game 1 Wacha v Sanchez. Fowler and Herrera walked leading off the 1st and Salvy Perez smacked a 3-run homer to get things started for the Browns. Seager reached on an E2 and was plated by an Iglesias triple to make it 4-0. Iglesias picked up another RBI in the 3rd and Hairpin rocked a 2-run homer in the 5th to give the Browns 7 runs. Wacha improved to 2-7 and picked up the Browns first ever CG Shutout by working around 8 hits and 3 walks.

Game 2: Shields v Ramirez. The Sharts struck first when Espinosa doubled and was driven in by Herrera to go up 1-0. The Plague evened things up in the 4th as Kipnis led off with a single and came around to score on a Cain triple. Cain was then thrown out at home by Hairpin’s cannon arm. The Plague started the 6th with back-to-back-to-back singles from Pierzynski, Span, and Kipnis that chased Shields. Strop came in with the bases loaded and struck out Goldschmidt before Lindor plated a run on a 6-3 grounder to make it 2-1. Strop K’d Cain to end the threat. Hairpin evened the score with a solo shot in the 8th to make it 2-2. It stayed that way til the bottom of the 10th when Hunter Strickland K’d the first two batters before giving up a 2-out single to Billy Hamilton. Hamilton promptly stole 2nd and 3rd which rattled Strickland as he walked Santana. The Browns summoned Uehara to face Goldschmidt but The Plague stole 2nd with Santana, flipping to the 2nd & 3rd board and making the 8 they got from Goldy good to win the game 3-2. Managing error from Champa who should’ve looked at the board and walked Goldschmidt and taken a chance with Lindor.

Game 3 Gallardo v Matz. The Plague batted around in the 1st against Gallardo sending 11 to the plate and scoring 7 on 3-run homers from Goldschmidt and Moustakas and a double from Span in his second at bat of the inning. Gallardo did his best to save the pen and gutted it out through 6 2/3 giving up 10 runs, 7 earned. The Plague end up winning 11-0 behind a 3-hit shutout from Matz. Both teams had some pretty shaky D as the Browns had 3 very costly errors while The Plague worked around 4 miscues.

The Brown fall to 25-29 while The Plague continue to surge atop the standings to 34-17.
Manager Tony

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