G-1 Eliminators score 1st with an RBI single from A. Jones in the 2nd. Birds get single runs in the 3rd, (a Lagares triple), & 4th, (back-to-back doubles from Votto & McCann) for 2-1 lead. Eliminators got an RBI single by V. Martinez in the 5th, then a solo homer by J. Bruce & a Reyes SF, driving in J. Harrison who tripled. POY candidate C. Sale (10-0) went 7 IP, 7 hits 7 Ks for the Eliminators 4-2 win.
G-2 Eliminators took a 3-2 lead on RBIs from Bruce (bases loaded walk), a solo by V.Martinez & Freeman’s SF. Birds regained the lead on Prado’s single & C. Headley’s 2-run homer (#4). Headley homered again in the 8th (#5) & the Birds held on for a 5-3 win. J. Altuve led off the bottom of the 1st with his 3rd homer.
G-3 Birds took a 4-1 lead after 3 using SFs from Cruz & Gennett. The Eliminators tied the game at 4-4 with a 2-run homer from V. Martinez. They then got a solo from Freeman & a 2-run double from Uribe to get a 7-4 win.
V.Martinez went 6-11 with 2 homers & 4 RBIs.
Game 1; Gonzalez vs Volquez; Eliminators get 2 runs in the 1st, 2 runs in the 2nd and 1 run in the 7th. Bees would get 2 runs in the 2nd on doubles by Lind, Adams and Upton, in the 3rd get 2 runs, in the 4th 2 more runs on a HR by Upton, 6 runs in the 6th and 1 run in the 8th on 4 walks. Bees win 13-3 with 13 hits.
Game 2; Arrieta vs Pineda; Eliminators get 3 runs in the 1st on doubles by Martinez and Lucroy, but leave the bases loaded. Eliminators score 1 run in the 3rd on doubles by Lucroy and Freeman. Bees get 4 runs in the 5th with Upton hitting a 3-run HR, 4 runs in the 6th with Beltre hitting a 2-run HR, and Bees win the game 8-4 with 12 hits.
Game 3; Gray vs Ventura; Eliminators score first again with 1 run in the 1st on a single by McCutchen. Bees get 3 runs in the 3rd, 1 run in the 4th and 2 runs in the 7th on solo HRs by Reddick and Avila. Bees win 6-1 with 12 hits.
Lymebees have at least one runner on in 29 of 36 innings; starters pitched a total of 11.2 innings; relievers gave up 1 run; Lymebees hit .322/.400/.565 for the series.
Lymebees record at 35-26.
Game 1 – The Eliminators start up 6-0 before Drew Smyly gives up his 2nd hit in the 6th and hold on, 6-4. The Eliminators begin the series with 3 consecutive doubles in the 1st inning and never look back.
W – Smyly; L – Jesse Hahn (0-4); S – Sean Doolittle
Game 2 – Wasting a great Jordan Zimmermann outing, the Speakers yet again muster 3 hits and fall 2-1 in 11 innings. Mookie Betts’ 1st inning HR (4) accounts for their only run. Meanwhile, Jason Heyward continues to have difficulty in the field, rolling 66 with a runner on 1st and 2 outs in the 11th to score the winning run.
W – Vic Black; L – Jeurys Familia (2-2)
Game 3 – Broken record time: the Speakers get 3 hits and never touch 3rd base. The only run of the game comes with 2-outs in the 8th on a Jay Bruce 9, stolen base and Josh Harrison 7.
W – David Price; L – Felix Hernandez (6-7)
The Birds traveled to “The Arch” to begin a 4-game series with the Eliminators. The Birds out-hit & out-scored the Eliminators, and lost 3 games.
G-1 V. Martinez hit a 2-run HR in the 1st for all the runs C. Sale would need. Sale shut down the Birds on 2 hits for a 3-0 win. J. Bruce added a solo.
G-2 V. Martinez homered, doubled & drove in 2 runs & J. Donaldson added a solo as the Eliminators beat the Birds 6-2. Ventura 6.2 IP, 5 hits 1 run. Birds got a solo from Y. Molina.
G-3 J. Lucroy hit a 2-run 5th inning HR for the Eliminators. The Birds got a solo in the 6th from M. Prado & Eliminators sent the Birds to their 5th straight loss with a 2-1 win. Elims Smyly 6 IP, 3 hits, 1 run. Birds’ Worley 7 IP, 3 hits, 2 runs.
G-4 Birds sent 11 batters to the plate in the 2nd scoring 6 & added 4 more in the 4th to end their losing streak & pound the Eliminators 10-1. B. McCann homered & singled to drive in 4, & the Birds got back-to-back RBI triples from J. Lagares & J. Altuve. C.Carrasco 8 IP, 4 hits, 1 run.
Eliminators hit 5 HRs in the first 3 games.