With a possible playoff spot in the balance, the Birds invaded Wahoo Park for an important series.
G-1 Birds jump on top in the 3rd on RBIs by Springer & Cabrera. Wahoos got one back in the 4th on a Fowler single. The game stayed 2-1 until the 9th, when the Birds’ closer took over. With 1 out, Fowler tripled and Eaton followed with a 2-run walk-off homer giving the Wahoos a 3-2 win. Huston Street’s record fell to 0-5 with 5 blown saves.
G-2 Birds go up 2-0 in the 3rd on a G. Springer homer. Wahoos tie in the 4th on back-to-back doubles by Mesorosco and Arenado. Birds get an 8th inning run on a Prado SF for a Birds 3-2 win. After Cole hit 2 Birds in Game 1, Carrasco hit 2 Wahoos in Game 2 and Kluber hit 1, causing benches to empty. There were no ejections.
G-3 After scoring an unearned run in the 2nd, the Wahoos lead off the 4th with back-to-back homers by Encarnacion and Abreu. Wainwright gave up 4 hits & K’d 9 in a CG 3-0 Wahoos win. Wainwright allowed 2 base runners in the final 6 innings.
G-1 Eliminators broke up a 1-1 tie in the 5th, scoring 4 runs. The Eliminators got 3 consecutive RBI singles, from Harrison, Lucroy & McCutchen. (1st and 3rd, rolled 3 straight fielding 3 12’s!) Gausman went 7 innings, 7 hits, 1 run in Eliminators 5-2 win. C. Headley hit his 9th homer in the 9th.
G-2 Eliminators broke a 1-1 tie in the 7th with Uribe’s 2out, 2-run homer to lead Eliminators to a 4-3 win. Birds made it close with a C. Davis 2-run homer (#9) in the 9th.
G-3 Eliminators got 3 2-out runs in the 1st on RBIs from V. Martinez & Puig (2). Pineda went 8.1 innings in Eliminators 7-3 win and series sweep. Martinez drove in 2 & Puig 3. Cabrera went 3-4 with his 10th homer for the Birds.
The Birds were swept for the 3rd time in period 3.
G-1 The Birds took advantage of 2 errors in the 2nd by the Bastards to score 4 runs. G. Richards and the pen made them stand up as the Birds got a 5-1 win. Aybar had a 2-run 2nd inning double.
G-2 Bastards take a 2-0 lead on Martin and Ozuna RBIs. But the Birds fight back on Cruz and Aybar RBIs. Birds then get back-to-back-to-back 6th inning doubles from Gennett, Molina and Cruz for a 4-2 lead. Birds hold on behind Ross and the bullpen for a 5-2 win.
G-3 Bastard bats exploded for 5 runs in the 5th and 6th innings off Teheran and the pen, batting 9 men in the 5th. Trout drove in 2 with a 6th inning homer in the Bastards 6-1 win.
Ryan Gennett went 7-11 with 3 doubles & 2 RBIs for the Birds in the series.
Mired in a 1-8 slide with 6 straight losses, the Birds have announced the resignation of hitting coach Alan Wiggins, effective immediately. The Birds averaged 1.2 RPG during that stretch. As the Birds prepared for a road trip to the Tsunamis, they also announced that Billy Ripken was named interim hitting coach.
G-1 Y. Molina hit a 2-run homer, and R. Gennett had a pair of SFs to lead the Birds to a 5-2 win. Teheran pitched 5.2 and the pen went 3.1 innings of 1-hit ball. W.Ramos hit a 2-run homer for the Tsunamis.
G-2 C. Davis and Melky Cabrera went a combined 6-10 with 2 homers and 5 RBIs to lead the Birds to an 8-4 win. Davis and Cabrera hit back-to-back homers in the 2nd. Grandal had a 2-run double and Seager doubled & homered for the Tsunamis.
G-3 E. Aybar homered to open the first and V. Worley went 8 IP, 8 hits 3 BBs & 8 Ks to lead the Birds to a 4-1 win and series sweep. The Tsunamis scored in the 8th on a 2-out Rollins single.
Birds claw back to 44-44.
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.