Game 1: Hill v Gausman. The Browns get all their offense in the first 3 innings, but it would be enough. They score 4 in the first with homers from Dozier and Abreu, add two in the 2nd with solo shots from Perez and Seager and sore a 7th run on a Maybin RBI double in the 3rd. The Eliminators had 9 hits but only managed 2 runs off Hill and 2 relievers. Browns 7/10/0 Eliminators 2/9/0
Game 2: Tanaka v Hernandez. The Elims jump on the board first when Herrrera singles to lead off the game, steals 2nd, moves to 3rd on a FC and scores on a Freeman Sac Fly. The Sharts sent 9 men to the plate while scoring 4 runs in the 3rd inning with a little help from a Hernandez error. A Lucroy RBI single in the top of the 4th cut the lead to 4-2 and the Elims tied it up in the 6th when Freeman led off with a double and Donaldson homered to chase Tanaka. The Browns loaded the bases in the 7th, but pinch hitter Dexter Fowler K’d to keep it tied. It stayed tied until the bottom of the 10th when Ramirez led off with a double, moved to 3rd on a FC and scored on Fowler’s single to win it for Shartlesville. Browns 5/9/1 Eliminators 4/6/1
Game 3: Lester v Sale. Once again the Eliminators struck first as Segura reached via a 2-base E3 leading off the game. He came in to score on an E9 in the next at bat as the Elims got a run without a hit in the 1st. A Calhoun second column homer tied it at 1 in the bottom of the 3rd and the Browns pushed in front with an unearned run of their own in the 4th. The Elims got their first hit off Lester in the 5th when former Brown HanRam hit a solo shot to tie it up at 2. But the Browns went right back in front 3-2 in the bottom of the 5th when Sean Rodriguez touched ‘em all. Dozier would add an insurance solo homer in the 8th and Donnie Hart and Brad Ziegler worked perfect 8th and 9th to secure the sweep for the Sharts. Browns 4/8/2 Eliminators 2/1/1
The Browns may have used up all the offense left in our dice for the whole season slashing .273/.324/.566 for the series.
For the first time in Browns History we led off all 3 games of a series with a hit. Although only 1 scored.
The Browns are now 10-15 in games started by a LHP, 27-23 in games started by a RHP, 2-3 in extras and 11-14 in 1-run games. 4 of the Sharts 5 extra inning games have come against the Eliminators.
The Browns are currently scheduled to take on the Stars on 10/15 and the Bees on 10/22 but will look to potentially play on Saturday the 14th as well.
The Brown headed north to take on the Arrogant Bastards last night.
Game 1: Lester v Santana. The AB’s got 2-out baserunners in the 1st, 3rd and 5th off Lester, but couldn’t deliver the next big hit. Meanwhile the Sharts got lead off hits in the 1st, 3rd and 7th but likewise couldn’t deliver a run. Big Papi led off the bottom of the 7th with a double and was lifted for a pinch runner in Dee Gordon. But 3 successive flyballs to the outfield failed to advance Gordon even one base. Still scoreless in the top of the 9th, Maybin reached on an E4 and Seager doubled to make it 2nd & 3rd with no out. Ramirez then hit a ball to center and both runners tagged. Seager was thrown out at 3rd but Maybin scored what would be the only run of the game. Zeigler Worked a 1-2-3 9th for the save. Browns 1/4/0 AB’s 0/3/1
Game 2: Rodon v Hamels. The Slug-Fest of the series. The Brown scored 4 runs on 7 hits including 3 homers (Calhoun, Reyes & Belt) and were still crushed by the AB’s thanks to homers from Trout, Gattis, Andrus and Piscotty. AB’s 9/9/0 Browns 4/7/0
Game 3: Cueto v Scherzer. The Browns opened the scoring with a Seager solo shot in the 1st. The AB’s came right back with a 2 run job from Papi in the bottom half. The Browns drew even in the 3rd when Ramirez worked a 2-out walk and Dozier doubled him home. In the home half of the 7th back-to-back singles to open the frame chased Cueto. With 1st & 3rd and no outs, pinch-hitter Saladino hit one to RF to score Pillar and break the deadlock, the roll needed to get him at home was 54, so naturally I rolled 53. The Browns gave it a shot in the 9th against Britton when Abreu smacked a 2-out double, but again we couldn’t get the next big hit as Belt k’d with the tying run in scoring position. AB’s 3/7/0 Browns 2/3/0
Next up for the Sharts is a Trip to Hustontown to take on the Bees on 10/22, but we will try to play at lest 2 other series before then.
Game 1: Rodon v Verlander: The Wahoos score 4 times despite only getting 3 hits. That’ll happen when you draw 8 walks. The Browns drew close with a Ramirez solo job in the 9th but fell 4-3.
Game 2: Miranda v. Porcello. The Browns tally 10 hits for the first time in a long time including 7 extra base hits, one of which was a Salvy Perez triple! The Browns win 9-4.
Game 3. Tanaka v Kluber. The Sharts score 3 in the 1st and 1 in the 2nd and hold on for a 4-3 win.
Next up for Shartlesville is a visit to the Bastards on Wednesday.
Game 1: Lester v Ross. Speakers get the lone run in the game on a Kinsler HR in the 2nd. Both pitchers go the distance. Speakers 1/4/1 Browns 0/4/0.
Game 2. Tanaka v Hellickson. Browns get 2 in the 1st on Seager solo shot and Reddick double. A Seager double in the 3rd made it 3-0 before a Cespedes solo homer in the bottom of the 3rd made it 3-1. The Sharts got an insurance run in the 6th when Ramirez doubled and was plated by an Abreu single. The Speakers kept coming though as Cespedis had a HR turned so a double in the 8th (he would be stranded) and the had 3 hits and a wild pitch in the 9th to make it 4-1. Brad Ziegler got a pinch hitting Kris Bryant to hit into a 4-6-3 to end the game. Browns 4/7/1 Speakers 2/10/0
Game 3: Cueto v Arrieta. This one was an old fashioned pitchers duel. And I mean like way old fashioned, like from the 60’s. Arrieta threw 11 shut out innings and Cueto had 10 1/3. The Speakers turned back 3 HR along the way and Ian Kinsler did it again for them in the 12th when he took Nate Jones deep for the game and series win. Speakers 1/6/0 Browns 0/7/0
The Browns fall to 31-35 and will play the Wahoos on Sunday.
If it weren’t for dingers they may still be playing.
Game 1: Tanaka v Kluber. Browns 4/6/0 Wahoos 3/8/1. Browns get all their runs on 3 homers from Brian Dozier
Game 2: Miranda v Porcello. Browns 2/4/0 Wahoos 1/5/0. Marte leads off the game with a homer. J. Rameriz ties it with a solo in the 7th and J. Abreu doubles in the winning run.
Game 3: Lester v Strasburg. Wahoos 2/6/0 Browns 0/6/1. Altuve hits a 2-run HR in the 6th. Browns have 1st & 3rd with no out in the 9th and Mann rolls a 64 to ax Seager at home on Rameriz fly out to center.
Browns wrap up the 2nd period vs the Lemonheads next weekend.