The Plague sweeps the Juggs at Juggs Park.
Game 1 final is 7-1. The Plague 15 hits; Juggs 3. Juggs then lose two one-run games.
Game 2 – The Plague win 1-0 with Severino’s CG shutout. K Davis, Barnhart and Judge each solo homer in the series.
In Game 3 Juggs have a chance to salvage a win in bottom of the 9th. After only having 4 hits up to the 9th inning, Juggs get 3 in a row off Rivero (Grade 25* lefty).
Down 3-2 Juggs lead off with Michael Taylor. He rolls a 33-5 double, but Taylor’s +1 vs. lefties makes Rivero Grade 24, which makes a 5 a single (7). Taylor on first, no outs. Schoop up, hit-and-run. On a 14 roll, Taylor successfully steals 2nd. Schoop’s next roll is a 22-0 going deep. We hope, but no: a second column single is rolled (7)! A 28 is Taylor’s number to score (54 or less on the dice and he is safe). Juggs make a hasty and devastating decision to send him. Taylor is gunned down by Buxton at the plate when Ed rolls a 63!
One out and Schoop on first. Molina then singles. (Ugh.) 1st and 2nd, one out. Kyle Seager pinch hits for Freddy Galvis and flies to right. Votto now up. Juggs think they have a chance, but Votto’s line drive is snagged by Lemahieu.
Juggs strand 9 runners. In the bottom of the 7th Votto hits into a double play with one out, runners on 1st and 3rd. Votto goes 0 for 5 this game with that GIDP and 2 Ks. The Juggs manager is very disappointed with Juggs’ hitting in the series. Votto only 2 for 12 and Judge didn’t hit until Game 3.
The Plague’s first-baseman goes 1 for 4 with a 2 run dinger. Goldschmidt homers once all three games. The Plague only have 3 homers the whole series.
Will play Steve on Saturday.
Game 1; Darvish vs Snell; Plague score twice in 3rd, Bees get 3 run HR by Pham in bottom of 3rd and add one run in 5th, Plague get a 2 out 2 run double by Santana in 6th to tie, Bees get solo HR by Upton in 7th, Plague a two out 2 run HR by Goldschmidt in 8th as Plague win 6-5
Game 2; Nola vs Bumgarner; Plague score single runs in 3rd, 4th and 5th innings and Bees manage just a single run in 4th as Plague win 3-1
Game 3; Duffy vs Gray; Bees get bases loaded in first on walk, single, walk and then get another walk for a run but that would be all, Plague get solo HR by Goldie in 4th, Bees get a Hosmer solo HR in 5th, Plague score single runs in 6th and 7th, Bees tie game in 8th, Plague get unearned run in 10th for win, Plague win 4-3
Game 4; Nelson vs Hendricks; Plague get a unearned run in first on 2 walks, PB, fielders choice scoring run and both pitchers go the distance giving up 2 hits, Plague win 1-0
Game 5: Nola vs Ray; Bees get solo HR by Zunino in 6th, 5 more runs in 7th and Ray goes the distance for a Bees win 6-0
Game 6; Duffy vs Bumgarner; Both teams score 1 run in 1st and 2 run in 2nd, Plague get a solo HR by Bregman in 5th, Bees tie game in 8th and with 2 out in bottom of 10th Contreras hits a walk off HR for a Bees win 5-4, after last two games both bullpens were used heavily in this one.
Bees record at 27-18 and still need to schedule Lemonheads and Speakers.
Juggs win 2 of 3 from plague . Juggs now 17-16 . All games low scoring . Carrasco throws a one hit one run complete game gem for game 3 win . Galvis had a rare run scored , off a single second on error then went to third on a PB then scored on a WP.
Game 1; Snell vs Darvish; Lymebees score unearned run in first, 2 more in 3rd on a Hosmer triple and 4 runs in 4th with Olson hitting a run HR, Plague get 2 runs in 5th and 1 more in 6th but Bees would get 2 run triple by Puig and a 2 run HR by Zunino in 7th to end scoring for a 11-3 Lymebees win.
Game 2; Fulmer vs Nola; This is more of a normal game vs Plague; Plague score unearned run in 1st and Lemahieu doubles in a run in 2nd, Bees get solo HR by Chapman in 3rd and tie game in 5th, Plague get the lead back in bottom of 5th, Bees tie game in 6th and game is scoreless into bottom of 10th and with 2 outs the third batter of inning Moustakis hits a walk off HR for 4-3 Plague win.
Game 3; Gray vs Duffy; Bees start off with 3 runs in first with Cozart hitting a 2 run shot, Plague come back in bottom of 1st with a Moustakis 2 run single and in the 6th Plague get 3 runs on doubles by Kepler, LeMahieu and Hamilton, Bees come back with a Braun run scoring double followed by a Gonzalez HR and with one out in 9th Goldschmidt ties game with a solo HR but this time Bees scratch out a run in top of 10th and hold to win 7-6
Lymebees hit a stunning .307/.358/.553 for series and have a 10-8 record.
The Browns wrapped up their season at The Plague on Sunday.
Game 1: Tanaka v Darvish. The Browns opened the scoring in the 4th when Seager led off with a double and was knocked in on a Reddick single. The Browns went to the pen after 5 to bring in Montgomery despite Tanaka pitching well. Bregman greeted Monty with a leadoff dinger to tie it. In the top of the 7th Belt drew a leadoff walk and was pulled for Tomlinson as a pinch runner. Salvy Perez knocked him in with a double. Monty worked a 1-2-3 7th and Brad Ziegler retired all 6 batters he faced for the save. Montgomery got the win in relief. Browns 2/6/0 Plague 1/3/1
Game 2: Lester v Matz. Maybin legged out a 1-out triple in the 1st and came in to score on a single from Brandon Guyer. Sean Rodriguez led off the 2nd with a hommer to make it 2-0 but the Plague cut it to 2-1 with a Cain 2-out homer in the 3rd. Tomlinson worked a 2-out walk in the top of the 7th and Maybin plated him with his second triple of the game. With a 3-1 lead Lester gave up a hit and a walk to start the 6th so Matt Bush was summoned to douse the fire and go out of the 7th. But Bush gave up a 2-out triple in 8th so the sharts turned to Donnie Hart, who retied Goldschmidt (+7 vs LHP) to end the inning. The Browns padded the lead with back-to-back pinch hit doubles from Seager and Abreu in the top of the 9th. Hart (with only 2/3 of inning left in the season at this point) opened the 9th and also retired Prado (+14) and Lindor. Brad Zeigler got the last out to earn his 10th save, but the Browns decision to use Hart in this game would come at a heavy cost in game 3. Browns 4/11/0 Plague 1/6/3
Game 3: Montgomery v Duffy. The Browns brought Montgomery back on 1 day of rest after his relief stint in game 1, it was the first of many mistakes in this game by the Sharts. But that all came later. First, the Browns got an unearned run in the 1st, 2 runs in the 2nd and 3 unearned runs in the 3rd, including a Fowler HR, to stake Monty to a 6-0 lead and chase Duffy. In the 3rd the Plague loaded the bases with no outs on 2 singles and a walk. They then got a Sac Fly, a single and a triple to cut the lead to 6-4. Fowler led off the 6th and Tomlinson walked but then there was a rare-play rain delay. After the delay Dozier made it 7-4 with an RBI single. Montgomery gave up a leadoff homer to Pado in the 6th but got out of the inning still up 7-5. Bush and Strop kept the Plague off the board in the 7th and 8th but with Hart not available the Browns turned to Zeigler for the 3rd in the game in a row in the 9th. Lindor singled and Wieters got a 31 hitting-and- running to make it 1st and 3rd. Escobar pinch ran for Wieters and swiped 2nd before Buxton tied it up with a single of Cody Allen. Allen got the next 3 out with Buxton on 2nd after he also took 2nd. The Browns went 1-2-3 in the 10th. In the bottom half, Allen issued a 1-out walk and Tony Watson gave up a walk off 2-run jack to Lindor. Plague 9/11/3 Browns 7/7/0.
Browns finish up 47-43.
After making 37 errors in the first 36 games the Browns made just 28 in the last 54.
Full season stats and observations will be sent out later this week.