Category Archives: 2015 Third Period

Series Highlights

Speakers at Asian Tsunamis

Game 1 – Andrelton Simmons drills a Johnny Cueto pitch for a 2-run home run, his 4th of the season, with 2-outs in the 2nd inning. Stephen Vogt adds his 4th, a solo in the 4th for a 3-0 lead.

Miguel Cabrera gets the ATs close with a 2-run shot off Jordan Zimmermann with 1 away in the 6th. However, the Tsunamis fail to get another baserunner, resulting in a 3-2 final. Each team registers just 5 hits.

W – Zimmermann (8-7, 3.34); L – Cueto; S – Jeremy Affeldt (3)

Game 2 – With 2-outs and no baserunners in the 1st, Buster Posey coaxes a walk off Wei-Yin Chen. Anthony Rizzo follows with his team-leading 14th HR. The Tsunamis use 4 walks, a pair of singles and a Yasmani Grandal sac fly to take a 4-2 1st inning lead against Jesse Hahn.

The Speakers storm right back in the 2nd with a 4-spot of their own. Kolten Wong’s RBI double and Mookie Betts’ (7) 3-run homer provide the firepower.

Both pens settle in early, putting up zeroes until the 9th. Yoenis Cespedes ropes a 2-out bases loaded triple off JP Howell, who then walks 3 consecutive batters to score a 4th run. The Speakers win, 10-4.

W – Alex Wood (5-5, 3.51); L – Chen

Game 3 – Felix Hernandez has this final chance to even his record in the Speakers’ final game of the season. Unfortunately for the King, he surrenders a tying HR to Khris Davis in the bottom of the 7th for a 4-4 tie. Following a single sandwiched between a pair of walks, Jeremy Jeffress has to retire Starling Marte on a fly to center.

After recording the first 2 outs of the 8th, Jeffress coughs up 5 straight hits, 3 for extra bases. Yoervis Medina doesn’t fare any better. After a walk, single and Dee Gordon bases loaded triple, the Tsunamis have a 7-run inning and pocket an 11-4 win to prevent the sweep.

Posey fittingly slugs the Speakers’ final homer of the season, a 5th inning 3-run blast, his 11th. Grandal lines a 2-run homer in the big 8th for the ATs.

W – Santiago Casilla; L – Jeffress (2-3, 5.03)

Lymebees at Unhinged Wahoos

Game 1; Gonzalez vs Cole; Bees get 3 runs in the 3rd on a 2-run HR by Nieuwenhius and a solo HR by Avila. Bees score 1 run in the 4th. Wahoos get a solo HR by Gomez in the 8th. Both teams score 2 runs in the 9th as Bees win 6-3.

Game 2; Gray vs Bauer; Bees score in the 1st. Wahoos get a solo HR by Dozier in the 2nd. Bees score another run in the 5th. Wahoos get a 2-out double to score 2 runs in the bottom of the 5th and hold on to win 3-2.

Game 3; Wheeler vs Kluber; Bees score 3 runs in the 1st. Wahoos get 1 run in the bottom of the 1st. Bees get a 2-run HR by Tulowitzki in the 2nd. Bees score 1 run in the 7th and win 6-1.

Lymebees finish the regular season with a 65-35 record.

Lymebees at Birds of Pray

Game 1; Gray vs Tanaka; Bees would get a solo HR by Lind in the 6th for the only runs in the game. Gray pitches a complete game 3-hitter and Birds get 7 innings from Tanaka in the loss.

Game 2; Hendricks vs Richards; Bees get 5 runs in the 1st with 3 walks, including a bases-loaded walk. Birds get 3 runs in the 4th. Bees would add one more on a solo HR by Tulowitzki in the 8th and get 3 no-hit shutout innings from Gregerson to end the game. Bees win 6-3.

Game 3; Arrieta vs Ross; Birds would get their first lead of the series in the 2nd on a solo HR by Davis. Bees come back and get 1 run in the 4th, 3 runs in the 5th, a 2-run HR by Beltre in the 6th and another run in the 7th. Arrieta gets pulled after 8. Gregerson comes back to pitch the 9th and gives up 1 run and leaves 2 on as Bees win 7-2.

Bees record at 63-34.

Eliminators at Lymebees

Game 1; Sale vs Hendricks; Eliminators get 1 run in the 2nd and Pollock hits a 2-run HR in the 5th. Eliminators score another run in the 6th. Bees get a solo HR by Upton in the bottom of the 6th. Eliminators would add 3 more runs in the 8th. Bees would get a 2-run HR by Cano in the 9th as Sale pitches a complete game and wins 7-3.

Game 2; Lester vs Arrieta; Bees get 2 runs in the 1st. In the 2nd with 2 outs, Upton hits a solo HR followed by a Yelich single, Tulowitzki run-scoring double, Beltre intentional walk, and then Lester gets Cano for the final out. Eliminators score 2 runs in the 5th and 1 run in the 6th. Bees would score one run in the bottom of the 6th. Eliminators get a solo HR by Freeman in the 7th. Bees get 1 run in the bottom of the 7th. Giles comes in to close the game for the Bees in the 9th as Bees win 6-4.

Game 3; Pineda vs Bumgarner; Bees get a 2-out 2-run HR by Avila in the 2nd. Eliminators get 3 singles in the 5th to load the bases and try to score on fly out, but get doubled up at home. Bees would add another run in the 7th on an Avila single as Bees win 3-0 using 5 pitchers.

Lymebees record at 60-34.

Birds of Pray at Shooting Stars II

G-1 Stars scored 4 1st inning runs on 4 hits, capped by a Kemp 3-run homer. This constituted more runs than the Birds would score in the series. DeGrom went 8 innings, allowing 4 hits and 1 run in the Stars 4-1 win.

G-2 Fiers needed only 93 pitches to blank the Birds 2-0 on 1 hit. Stars got 2 3rd inning runs on a Morneau double for a 2-0 Stars win.

G-3 Stars got an RBI from Pagan (1st inn) and Frazier (3rd inn) while Kuechel and the bullpen scattered 2 hits in the Stars 2-1 win. Birds only run came from a 2nd inning Aybar single.

Birds scored 2 runs on 8 hits in the 3 game sweep.