The Tsunamis traveled to Shartlesville for an early morning series on Saturday. Here’s what went down:
Game 1) Gallardo v Nola. The Tsunamis struck first when Cabrera singled with the bases loaded to drive in 2 in the 3rd. The Browns evened the score in the bottom of the 3rd with a solo HR from former Asian Danny Espinosa and an RBI single from Iglesias. Espinosa put the Sharts ahead with an RBI single in the 4th before the Tsunamis tied it up again in the 7th. They would go ahead with a ridiculous series of events in the top of the 8th. Kang and Cabrera reached on errors to lead off the inning and Grichuk drove in one with a ground out. The Browns won it 5-4 in the bottom of the 10th when Hairpin worked a 2-out walk and was driven in by a Perez double.
Game 2) Wacha v Gonzalez. The Tsunamis got the leadoff hitter on in 7 of the first 8 innings but didn’t score in any of them. Meanwhile, the Browns got a run in the 5th when Iglesias singled in Joseph and unearned solo runs in the 6th and 7th to lead 3-0 going into the top of the 9th. Wacha allowed yet another leadoff runner as Cabrera singled. Grichuck smacked a 2-out homer to make it 3-2 with no one out. Wacha struck out Davis and got Hundley to ground out before Tony Watson was summoned to face Gordon. Former Brown Ryan Zimmerman pinch hit and popped up to 2B to end the Game. Wacha improved to 3-7 while Watson earned his 5th save.
Game 3) Cueto v Zimmermann. The Asians jumped on their former mate Cueto quickly, and often. Bogaerts led off the game with a double and was plated by a Kang single. Kang came around to make it 2-0 on a Cabrera double. Another Espinosa HR in the 3rd made it 2-1, but Hundley homered in the 4th to make it 3-1. The Browns pushed ahead again in the bottom of the 4th as Harper singled, Morales doubled and Dozier homered to make it 4-3. The Tsunamis tied it up on an RBI groundout by Grichuck in the 5th and looked to have broken things open in the 7th with doubles from Kang, Dickerson and Grichuck around a Cabrera walk to take a 7-4 advantage. With one out in the Browns’ 8th, Perez reached on an E6, Harper singled and Seager walked to bring Morales to the plate. He hadn’t homered in 27 starts but dropped a 66 to deliver a grand slam. Uehara struck out the side in the 9th to secure a 8-7 win and the Browns first ever sweep.
The Browns were out-hit 32 to 26 in the series but turned 5 double plays and had 2 outfield assists to avoid more damage.
The Brown came into the series hitting .203 on the season but hit .252 for the series.
The Brown improve to 29-31 while the Tsunamis fall to 19-23.
Former Tsunami Danny Espinosa went 4-12 with 2 homers and 3 RBI.