The Browns and Arrogant Bastards got their series started tonight.
Game 1: Montgomery v Hamels. The Brown got right to work in the top of the 1st. Ramirez led off the game with a double but he was thrown out by Trout on a Reyes single. Reyes went to 2nd on the throw and came in to score on an RBI single by Dozier. Trout leveled the scores with a dinger leading off the bottom of the 4th. In the Sharts 6th Dozier worked a 1-out walk off Jansen and stole second. With 2 outs Reddick was announced to pinch hit for Guyer and the AB’s went to the pen for Britton. The Browns decided to let Reddick bat and actually said “Josh you’ll just have to roll a homer and have it turned back to a double” and that’s exactly what happened to put the Sharts up 2-1. The Browns added 2 unearned runs in the 8th and Donnie Hart and Brad Ziegler closed out the game. Browns 4/9/1 Bastards 1/3/1 W) Montgomery L) Jansen S) Ziegler
Game 2: Hill v Scherzer. Dexter Fowler led off the game with a second column triple and came into score on Reddick’s second column double to steak the Browns to a 1-0 lead. Brandon belt drove in 2 with a double in the 4th and another with a sac fly in the 6th. Fowler added a solo shot in the top of the 9th but the real star was Rich Hill. He went 8 2/3 of shut out ball allowing just 3 hits (all doubles) and 3 walks while striking out 12. When Healy rapped a 2-out double in the 9th Hill was denied a chance at a CG/SH and Pedro Strop got pinch hitter A. Gonzalez to end the game. Browns 5/9/0 Bastards 0/3/1. W) Hill L) Scherzer (CG)
Game 3: Lester v Phelps. This time it was the AB’s getting on the board first as Ozuna singled, Gattis walked and Andrus singled in run, all with 2 outs in the 2nd. The Browns got that run right back on a Dozier solo HR in the bottom of the 2nd. Big Papi put the AB’s back in front with a lead off homer in the 4th and Saladino added another round-tripper in the 5th to make it 3-1 AB’s. Bastards 3/5/0 Browns 1/5/0 W: Bedrosian L: Lester (CG) S: Davis
Game 4: Cueto v Santana. The Sharts got things started in the 3rd when Belt walked, Salvy Perez singled and Maybin slapped an RBI single to make it 1-0. The AB’s went 10 up, 10 down before Trout singled in the 4th, but he was unable to get past 1st. In the 5th Fowler led off with a single, stole 2nd and moved to 3rd on a Belt fielders choice. Maybin made it 2-0 with his second RBI single of the day. With a 2-0 lead the Browns pulled Cueto after 5 innings of 2-hit work in favor of Donnie Hart. Hart and Matt Bush kept the Bastards off the board while the Browns got 3 more runs in the 6th and one in the 8th to push the series lead to 3-1. Browns 6/9/0 Bastards 0/2/0 W) Cueto L) Santana
The series will either resume Wednesday or next weekend.