Category Archives: 2015 Second Period

Series Highlights

Asian Tsunamis at Birds of Pray

G-1 Tsunamis score 2, top 1 & Birds score 3, bottom 1, capped by a N. Cruz 2-run homer (#8). Tsunamis get 2nd inning RBIs from Marte & M. Cabrera for a 4-3 lead. Tsunamis add several more runs, 2 on a K. Vargas double, to take a 7-3 lead. Birds score 3 in the 5th, with Cruz hitting another 2-run homer (#9) to close the gap to 7-6. Birds scored an unearned run for the tie before C. Dickerson hit a 2-out 10th inning double for an 8-7 Tsunamis win. Tsunamis 1- 4 hitters combined for 11-19 with 5 RBIs.

G-2 P. Hughes (8) threw a CG 5-hitter & M. Cabrera & D. Gordon each drove in 2 in a 6-0 Tsunamis win.

G-3 Tsunamis used a 2-run homer from K. Vargas to take a 3-1 lead. Birds got 5 consecutive 2-out singles to score 3 runs in the 3rd, with Lagares driving in the go-ahead run. V. Worley, Neshak & Street combined to shut out the Tsunamis for the next 6 innings, to give the Birds a 4-3 win.

In a run & gun series, the teams combined for 8 outfield assists, with the Birds getting 6 (Cabrera 3 & Markakis 2). Molina threw out 3 of 5 attempted base stealers.

Tsunamis scored 17 runs on 37 hits. They also drew 15 walks, while giving up 4.

Asian Tsunamis at Speakers

Game 1 – The Speakers make the most of 7 hits by bunching them into just 2 innings. In the 3rd, Chris Johnson’s error extends the inning as Buster “Hearts Buster” Posey strokes a 2-run single followed by Yasiel Puig’s (2) 2-run shot. The Tsunamis cut the lead in half in the 5th thanks to Danny Santana’s bases loaded error with 2 outs. After the stretch, Rizzo’s sac fly and Anthony Rendon’s 2-run double extend the lead to 7-1, the final margin.
W – Jeremy Jeffress (2-2); L – Johnny Cueto

Game 2 – The magic quickly dissipates as the Speakers manage 4 singles against Wei Yin Chen. The Tsunamis break the scoreless tie in the 9th when Corey Dickerson singles, Danny Espinosa pinch-runs to steal 2nd and 3rd, and then Drew Stubbs comes through with a sacrifice fly to RF. Tsunamis win 1-0, establishing the 9th time the Speakers have been shut out this season.
W – Chen; L – Felix Hernandez (7-8)!

Game 3 – Drew Pomeranz and friends hold the Speakers to only 3 hits, 2 of which leave the park. Solos by Scott Van Slyke (5) and Danny Santana (2) help the Speakers match Kyle Seager’s solo to the lead off the game and Kennys Vargas’ RBI double, 2-2. In the bottom of the 7th, the Speakers string together a Miguel Cabrera error, a walk and a fielder’s choice RBI to grab their first lead. In the 8th, the Tsunamis send 7 to the plate before the first out is recorded. Steve Pearce’s 3-run HR concludes the string of 6 hits and a HBP. Tsunamis win 9-3.
W – Jake McGee; L – Jeremy Affeldt (0-2)

The Speakers collect 14 hits in the series, half in Game 1. The Tsunamis club 24.

Asian Tsunamis at Lymebees

Game 1; Cueto vs Arrieta; Tsunamis get one run in the 1st.  Lymebees get a 2-run HR by Cano in the 3rd and score 3 runs and add 1 unearned run in the 4th to end the scoring. Bees win 4-1.

Game 2; Chen vs Gonzalez; Tsunamis score 1 run in the 1st.  Bees get 3 runs in the 7th with 2 hits and 1 earned run and hold on to win 3-1.

Game 3; Cashner vs Wheeler; Tsunamis score 1 run in the 1st, 3rd and 8th innings. Bees get 1 run in the 3rd and 2 runs in the 4th. With the score tied at 3-3 and 2 outs, Avila gets a single and gets to second on a pitcher error. Cano hits a single to score Avila. Bees win 4-3.

Birds of Pray at The Plague

G-1 The Plague got a 1st inning lead off walk & turned it into a run on a Brantley SF. The Plague added 2 more in the 3rd on RBI hits from Cain & Brantley. Birds got a 2-run homer from N. Cruz in the 4th & a 3-run homer from Cruz in the 5th (#7) to build a 6-3 lead. Prado homered in the 6th to extend the lead to 7-3. The Plague then scored 5 in the 6th, capped by a bases-clearing double by Span to take an 8-7 lead & end the scoring.
G-2 Birds built an early 3-1 lead after 2. The Plague used a 2-run homer by Lawrie to tie at 3. Birds regained the lead on Lagares’ 5th-inning double. Goldschmidt led off the 6th with a solo for a 4-4 tie. The Plague then got a 2-out 8th inning pinch single from Rivera for a 5-4 win.
G-3 M. Cabrera hit a 2-run homer (#7) to give the Birds the early lead. The Plague battled back, getting RBI doubles from LeMahieu & Moustakas for 5-3 lead. C. Headley hit his 2nd homer of the game to ignite a 5-run 7th, capped by 6 straight singles for an 8-5 lead. After a bases loaded walk in the 8th, the Birds held on for an 8-6 win.

Both teams scored 19 runs on 32 hits. Y. Molina (Birds) threw out all 3 attempted base stealers, & has now thrown out 7 of his last 8 attempted base stealers.

Birds of Pray at Devil Dogs

G-1 Dogs get a 2-run homer from A. LaRoche in the 1st & a solo from O. Arcia in the 3rd to build a 4-0 lead. Shields went 6 strong & the pen the last three in a 4-2 Dogs win. Birds got an RBI from Gennett & a solo (#6) from M. Cabrera.

G-2 C. Carrasco scattered 4 hits over 9 innings, & J. Altuve hit an 8th inning double for the only run in the Birds 1-0 win. Gallardo 8 IP, 6 hits 1 BB in the loss.

G-3 Dogs lead off the bottom of the 1st with 4 straight hits, & J. Werth hit a 3-run homer for 3-0 lead. Birds got an 8th inning 3-run homer from N. Cruz (#5) to tie the game at 4. Birds got an RBI double from D. Solano in the 12th for a 5-4 lead. S. Perez hit a 2-out solo off closer H. Street to tie the game after 12. Dogs got a 2-out walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the 15th by D. Wright for a 6-5 Dogs win. The Dogs pounded out 19 hits, & Ellsbury, Werth, Wright & Phillips each had 3 hits.