The Browns traveled to Lewisberry to take on the Stars on Wednesday night.
Game 1: Wacha v Lynn. The Stars got right to work in the bottom of the 1st with a 2-out walk to Tex followed by Carpenter getting plunked to set the stage for a Granderson 3 bagger to take a 2-0 lead. The Browns struck back in similar fashion when Fowler worked a 2-out walk and Iglesias dropped an 11 to get into the second column and a 66 to tie things up. With the game tied, Aroldis Chapman came in with no outs and one on in the 4th and took control. He worked 3.66 hitless innings while striking out 6. The Stars hit the front for good and made a winner out of Chapman in the 5th when Pedroia led off with a double and Pence homered. The Iglesias HR was the Browns’ only hit in the game. Stars win 4-2.
Game 2: Paxton v deGrom. Peralta hit a leadoff homer to break a scoreless tie in the 4th and Pedroia added another in the 7th to put the Stars up 2-0. It was 3-0 when Hairpin hit a meaningless/stat padding solo shot in the 9th and the Stars went on to win 3-1. At this point the Browns fell to an all time low 9 games under .500.
Game 3: Shields v Lackey. The Browns used 2 hits, 2 errors and a walk to plate 3 unearned runs in the 1st. The Stars cut the lead to 4-2 using a 1B, 3B, 1B combo, but that was the last of their scoring for the day. The game featured 6 errors, including 5 by outfielders and the rare play board was in full use. The Sharts ended up with an ugly 10-2 win.
The Browns and Stars ended up splitting the season series 5-5.
By going 1-2 in the series, the Browns reached 46 losses ensuring their first season will not be a winning one.
The cold bats continued as the Browns were 1-hit in game 1 and slashed .168/.266/.295 for the series.
After getting smacked around by the Speakers, the Browns Pen bounced back allowing no earned runs in 5.66 IP.