Game 1 – 3 RBI singles in the 3rd give the Speakers a 3-1 lead. Alex Gordon’s SF in the bottom half narrows the lead to 3-2. The Speakers load the bases on a single, walk and HBP with 2 outs in the 5th when Albert Pujols offers shades of past glory and connects for a grand slam. The Speakers hold on, 9-5.
W – Carlos Martinez (1-2); L – Marcus Stroman; S – Jeremy Affeldt (2)
Game 2 – Charlie Blackmon greets Bud Norris with a lead off HR in the bottom of the 1st. The Lemonheads pick up 2 more in the 2nd on a Gordon RBI double and Brayan Pena RBI single. That would be enough for Collin McHugh and ‘Heads pen in a 4-2 victory. JD Martinez leads off the 6th with a rope to center that Yoenis Cespedes can’t catch up to. Cespedes crashes into the wall and must leave the game.
W – McHugh; L – Norris (3-5); S – Fernando Abad
Game 3 – The Speakers celebrate their second grand slam of the series when Danny Santana receives a gift from Chris Young (-26) in the 2nd inning. Pujols (5-5, 2-2B, 7th HR, 3-RBI, 4-R) again conjures up his scary card days as the Speakers roll, 11-1. Ian Desmond hits a bomb with 2 outs in the 9th to spoil Alex Wood’s shutout.
W – Wood (4-2); L – Young
The Speakers win their first series since taking 2 of 3 from the Birds of Pray in early August. Pujols raises his average from .195 to .216.
Game 1; McHugh vs Arrieta; Lemonheads score 1 run in the 1st and 2 more runs in 5th. Bees get 1 run in the 2nd and tie the game in the 5th with 2 runs. Lemonheads score 1 run in the 6th, HRs by Martinez and Desmond in the 7th, and Desmond ends the scoring with a 2-run HR in the 9th as the Lemonheads win 9-3.
Game 2; Liriano vs Gray; Lemonheads get 2 runs in the 1st, a solo HR by Murphy in the 2nd and 1 run in the 4th. Bees get a 2-run HR by Tulowitzki in the 4th. Lemonheads get 1 run in the 6th. Bees get 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th. Lemonheads get a solo HR by Walker in the 9th to lead 6-4. Bees manage to load the bases with 2 outs in the 9th. Tulowitzki hits his second HR of the game for a walk-off Grand Slam as the Bees win 8-6.
Game 3; Stroman vs Hendricks; Lemonheads get 2-run HR by Martinez in the 1st. Bees score one run in the bottom of the 1st and another run in the 4th. Lemonheads get a 2-run HR by Murphy in the 6th. Bees tie the game in the bottom of the 6th on a 2-run HR by Beltre. Bees get 1 run in the 7th and 2 runs in the 8th to win 7-4.
Lemonheads out hit Bees in series 41 to 28 hits.
Lymebees record 42-28.
Game One – Wahoos win 3-0. Jon Lester fires a rare complete game shut out. His ERA is fatter than big fat Pedro Alvarez. The Internet cracked in half as Lester twirled the gem. Manager Bake McBride credits nothing to Lester yet. Tough love for Lester who had been pounded all year prior. Encarnacion launches a two-run bomb and big fat Pedro Alvarez sent one to the moon for a one-run shot. Heads managed four hits for obvious free mason and Tom Selleck look alike Matt Shoemaker….
Game 2 Wahoos over heads 12-1. Kluber gets it done giving up four hits and striking out 11 but coughing up a bomb to JD Martinez blowing his chances at a complete game shut out. He did get the complete game. Arenado slashed a two-run triple and Gattis went three for three with two walks, a single, a double and a grand salami. Baby miggy Avasail Garcia sailed a two-run shot out as well.
Game three heads over Wahoos 6-4. In a game where a fine young woman kept appearing on the jumbo tron over and over and a cat ran amok on the field, manager Bake McBride did all he could to keep his team focused and not looking at women and cats. With the Heads cruising, up 5-1 after six, the Wahoos stormed back in the 7th to make it 5-4. In the 9th, Longtime Wahoo Tyler Clippard walked Yan “can cook” Gomes and watched as Sandoval and Loney singled to score Yan. The Wahoos go quietly in the ninth as future Wahoo Marcus stroman picks up the win.
Wahoos now 28-21.
Game 1; Gray vs Shoemaker; Lemonheads score 1 run in the 2nd on a Murphy double. Bees tie the game in the 5th. Lemonheads get a 2-run HR by Desmond in the 7th. Bees get a 2-run pinch single by Braun in the 9th to tie the game. Bees get a run-scoring double by Castro in the 12th and Giles comes in for the save. Bees win 4-3.
Game 2; Bumgarner vs Liriano; Lemonheads score on a fielders choice by Jackson in the 2nd. Bees get 2 runs on a double by Ruiz in the 6th. Lemonheads tie the game in the 8th on a single by Loney. Bees score in the 9th on a double by Upton and Kimbrel gets the win after blowing the save in the 8th. Bees win 3-2.
Game 3; Arrieta vs Young; Bees get 2 gift HRs and take a 4-run lead after the 3rd. Lemonheads get one back in the 5th. Bees would bat around plus in the 8th and 9th, scoring 7 runs in both innings. Lemonheads would get 2 runs in the 8th as the Bees win 18-3.
Lymebees record at 30-19.
G-1 Molina hits a 2-run HR to help Birds to 3-0 lead. Heads tie at 3-3 on a 2-run double by Panda. Birds score 4 runs in 7-9 innings to win 7-3. Molina had 3 RBIs for Birds.
G-2 Heads build a 4-1 lead thru 7 on RBIs by Sandoval(2), Blackmon & Desmond. Birds fall short on comeback, getting a ph single by Votto & a solo by Prado. Greinke 7ip, 8h, 1bb 3k in Heads 4-3 win.
G-3 Birds get back-to-back doubles from Springer & Davis to go up 2-0, then Heads post 3 capped by a 2-run single by Panda for 3-2 lead. Heads get 3-run homer from Y. Gomes in the 5th for 6-2 lead & McHugh makes it stand up in a 9-4 Heads win. Birds rolled 4 homers vs McHugh (+14 power), who turned back 3 by rolling three 13s. Ross (4-2) 5ip, 8 hits, 6 runs.