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.
Game 1 – Buster Posey (9) takes David Price deep with Anthony Rizzo on base in the 1st, and then the Speakers bats take the next 9 innings off, accumulating 3 measly hits. Cruising with a 1-hitter, Felix Hernandez (as has been the pattern) surrenders 3 extra-base hits in the 5th, including Josh Harrison’s 2-run HR. Felix loses another 4-hitter, 3-2.
W – Price; L – Hernandez (8-10); S – Darren O’Day
Game 2 – 3 more extra-base hits in the 1st, this time featuring Victor Martinez’s 2-run HR is all Chris Sale needs. The Speakers string together 3 hits in the 2nd to score twice … and then take off the next 9 innings again. Jordan Zimmermann (+42) walks 2 in the 5th, one with the bases loaded. Jay Bruce and Jonathon Lucroy solos add to the misery in the Eliminators 6-2 win.
W – Sale (CG); L – Zimmermann (7-6)
Game 3 – Jon Lester takes pity on his former teammates, allowing 10 hits and 5 ER through 6 IP. Mookie Betts (3-5, D, HRs #5&6, 5-RBI, 3-R) shows promise for the Speakers 2016 outfield. Jesse Hahn allows just 2 RBI singles in the 4th following a pair of walks to earn his first win, 8-2 Speakers.
W – Hahn (1-4); L – Lester
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)