Game 1; Wacha vs Arrieta; Dogs get 1 run in the 2nd on back-to-back doubles by Perez and Wright. Bees get 1 run in the 3rd and 2 runs in the 4th. Dogs get another run in the 6th. Bees bat around in the 6th, scoring 4 runs, and add 1 run in the 8th and go on to win 8-2.
Game 2; Kershaw vs Bumgarner; Dogs get a solo HR by Carter in the 3rd and get another run in the 3rd. Dogs get a solo HR by Zobrist in the 4th. Bees get 2 runs back in the 6th. Dogs get 1 run in the 7th. With 2 outs in the 9th, Bees get a Braun triple followed by a Hosmer double. Nieuwenhuis pinch hits and makes the final out. Dogs win 4-3.
Game 3; Paxton vs Gonzalez; Dogs start off hot scoring 3 runs in the 1st with Hamilton hitting a 2-run HR. Bees would send 13 batters to the plate in the 2nd and score 9 runs. Bees add 1 run in the 4th and Dogs get 1 run in the 7th as Bees win 10-4.
Lymebees record at 58-33.
Game 1 – The Dogs tally 9 before the Speakers use their 6th hit to dent the scoreboard in the 8th. Adam LaRoche slugs a 2-run HR; Orlando Arcia gets 2 RBI singles; Yoenis Cespedes commits the Speakers’ 23rd OF error that leads to a pair of runs; and, Jordan Zimmermann walks 4 (+42) — the usual. 9-1 final.
W – Michael Wacha; L – Zimmermann (7-5)
Game 2 – Alex Wood walks the first 3 batters in the 2nd, allowing the Devil Dogs to score without a hit. The Speakers finally score again (after getting blanked for another 9 innings) in the 7th for a 1-1 tie that lasts about 2 seconds. Josh Hamilton singles to lead off the Dogs 8th and scores on David Wright’s 2-out RBI double. The Dogs add insurance in the 9th on Sal Perez’s 2-out RBI single following Wood’s fielding miscue. 3-1 Dogs.
W – Stephen Strasburg; L – Wood (4-5); S – Tony Watson
Game 3 – The Speakers score as many runs in the 1st inning as they have all series: 2 runs … and then get 3 singles (all in different innings) the rest of the way. Meanwhile, LaRoche and Chris Carter each smoke 2-run HRs in the 4th for a 4-2 win and Dogs’ sweep.
W – James Shields; L – Bud Norris (3-6)
The Speakers roll zero offensive 66s, zero 11s, 1-22 (Andrelton Simmons 7) and 3-33s (2 Stephen Vogt doubles and a Cespedes 2nd column single) in the series. With those paltry rolls, a team of Babe Ruth cards would score 4 runs on 17 hits in a 3-game set.
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.
Game 1 – The Speakers light up Stephen Strasburg for the second time this season, scoring 6 runs in the 1st. Although Strasburg turns away 3 walks during the barrage, he doesn’t record an out until Yoenis Cespedes flies out to left as the 8th hitter of the inning. Alex Wood coughs up a pair in the bottom half and a HR to Jacoby Ellsbury in the 3rd, but the Speakers hold on, 6-3.
W – Wood (3-1); L – Strasburg; S – Feliz (1)
Game 2 – Anthony Rizzo’s 2-run 1st inning HR (10) gives the Speakers another early lead. Andrelton Simmons’ 2-out RBI single in the 2nd scores Jason Heyward for a 3-0 lead. Brandon Phillips’ 2-run HR and Sal Perez’s solo shot knot the score after 4. Cespedes doubles to start the 5th. He scores on Anthony Rendon’s triple. Even though the Speakers can’t score Rendon, they hang on for a slim 4-3 margin as the Dogs record just one single over the final 5 innings. Manager Williams’ new Bud Norris attire works as advertised, as Bud records his 2nd victory of the season!
W – Norris (2-3); L – James Shields; S – Feliz (2)
Game 3 – The Speakers go 1-2-3 in the 1st against James Paxton, who shut them out on 4 hits earlier this season. This game, the Devil Dogs set off 1st inning fireworks, scoring 3. 2nd inning fireworks add another run. 3rd inning fireworks yet another. 2 more in the 4th and another in the 5th. Down 8-0, the Speakers spring to life in the 6th, scoring 5 times (highlighted by Howie Kendrick’s bases loaded triple) to chase Paxton. Rendon (7) homers in the 7th, but David Wright answers after the stretch with an RBI single. 9-6 to the 9th when Rendon doubles with 1 out. Buster “Hearts Buster” Posey connects for the 6th time this season, but Al Alburquerque settles down enough to retire the next two Speakers to preserve an entertaining 9-8 Dogs’ win.
W – Paxton; L – Carlos Martinez (0-1); S – Alburquerque
Game 1; Arrieta vs Gallardo; Dogs score in the 3rd on a Dyson steal of second and single by Segura. Dogs score again in the 8th on a Dyson steal of second and single by Phillips. Gallardo goes 9 innings of shutout ball for 2-0 Dogs win.
Game 2; Bumgarner vs Kershaw; Dogs get a 2-run HR by Carter in the 2nd and a solo HR by Ramirez in the 6th. Kershaw shuts out the Bees for a 3-0 Dogs win.
Game 3; Wheeler vs Strasburg; Bees score one run in the 1st and get a solo HR by Tulowitzki in the 3rd. Dogs get a 3-run HR by LaRoche in the 4th. Bees get a 2-run HR by Upton in the 7th and hold on to win 4-3.