Game 1; Kazmir vs Gonzalez; Lymebees score 1 run in the 5th on a leadoff double by Castro followed by a single by Ruiz. Cain hits a leadoff HR in the 6th for The Plague. Bees would load the bases in the bottom of the 6th with 2 outs, but do not score> Both teams’ bullpens pitch great until the 16th inning. The Plague get Hamilton to lead off with a single. He gets to third on an error by Cano and scores on a Moustakis sac fly. Plague win 2-1.
Game 2; Sanchez vs Wheeler; Bees score 4 runs in the 1st. The Plague get 2 runs in the 2nd. Bees score 3 runs in the 2nd and chase Sanchez. The Plague get a solo HR by Santana in the 8th. Bees come back and score 4 runs in the bottom of the 8th and win 11-3.
Game 3; Darvish vs Arrieta; The Plague score 1 run in the 2nd. The Plague score 2 runs in the 4th on a HR by Lemahieu. The Plague get 2 unearned runs in the 5th and 1 unearned run in the 6th. Bees would get their only run in the 7th on with a leadoff HR by Lind as The Plague win the game 6-1.
Lymebees record at 49-30.
G-1 The Plague got a 1st inning lead off walk & turned it into a run on a Brantley SF. The Plague added 2 more in the 3rd on RBI hits from Cain & Brantley. Birds got a 2-run homer from N. Cruz in the 4th & a 3-run homer from Cruz in the 5th (#7) to build a 6-3 lead. Prado homered in the 6th to extend the lead to 7-3. The Plague then scored 5 in the 6th, capped by a bases-clearing double by Span to take an 8-7 lead & end the scoring.
G-2 Birds built an early 3-1 lead after 2. The Plague used a 2-run homer by Lawrie to tie at 3. Birds regained the lead on Lagares’ 5th-inning double. Goldschmidt led off the 6th with a solo for a 4-4 tie. The Plague then got a 2-out 8th inning pinch single from Rivera for a 5-4 win.
G-3 M. Cabrera hit a 2-run homer (#7) to give the Birds the early lead. The Plague battled back, getting RBI doubles from LeMahieu & Moustakas for 5-3 lead. C. Headley hit his 2nd homer of the game to ignite a 5-run 7th, capped by 6 straight singles for an 8-5 lead. After a bases loaded walk in the 8th, the Birds held on for an 8-6 win.
Both teams scored 19 runs on 32 hits. Y. Molina (Birds) threw out all 3 attempted base stealers, & has now thrown out 7 of his last 8 attempted base stealers.
Game 1 – [yawn] Alfredo Simon hurls a 5-hit shutout, the 8th time the Speakers have been shutdown in 53 games. 3 1st inning runs — all with 2 outs and nobody on — lead The Plague to the easy 3-0 win.
W – Simon; L – Alex Wood (2-1)
Game 2 – The Plague roll 3 hits in the bottom of the 12th, highlighted by Denard Span’s walk-off 7, to take a 5-4 victory. Each team homers twice: Michael Brantley and DJ Lemahieu for The Plague; Anthony Rendon (6) and a 2-run HR to tie in the 8th from Rajai Davis (2).
W – Kelvim Herrera; L – Jeurys Familia (2-3)
Game 3 – The Speakers get their first 4-hit inning in what seems like decades in the 7th inning to shatter a 1-1 1st inning tie. 3 runs result in a 4-1 win to prevent the sweep. Anthony Rizzo (3-5, 2-RBI) leads the way. As frustration continues to boil over, Buster Posey gets ejected in the 1st following a called 3rd strike.
W – Chris Archer (3-6); L – Scott Kazmir; S – Trevor Rosenthal (1)
Game 1; Arrieta vs Simon; The Plague get 2 runs in the 2nd on doubles by Montero and Kipnis. The Plague score again in the 5th on a Span double. Lymebees get a 3-run HR by Reddick in the 7th to tie. The Plague score off of Gregerson in the 11th to win 4-3.
Game 2; Gray vs Sanchez; Bees score in the 3rd on a double by Yelich. Bees score 2 runs in the 5th on a Yelich single. The Plague get a solo HR by Lawrie in the 5th. The Plague score 3 runs in the 7th, but the Bees come back with 3 in the top of the 8th. The Plague get a solo HR by Hunter in the bottom of the 8th, but that would end the scoring as the Bees win 6-5.
Game 3; Hendricks vs Fernandez; Bees would get a run in the 3rd. The Plague score in the 6th on a double by Hunter. With 2 out in the top of the 9th, the Bees get a solo HR by Upton off of Fernandez. The Bees bring in Holland for the save to win 2-1.
Lymebees at 26-17.
Game 1; Kazmir vs Bumgarner; The Plague score 2 runs in the top of the 6th. Bees tie the score in the bottom half. With 2 out in the bottom of the 9th, Braun hits a solo HR for a 3-2 Bees win.
Game 2; Ryu vs Gray; Bees score in the first 3 innings. The Plague get single runs in the 5th and 7th to get score to 6-2. Bees score 5 in the 8th and win 11-2.
Game 3; Gio Gonzalez vs Alvarez; Bees score in the top of the first. Plague score 1 in the 1st, 2 in the 2nd, 1 in the 3rd and 4th. Bees get 1 back in the 5th, but get no closer as The Plague add 3 in the 7th to win 8-2.
Game 4; Wheeler vs Sanchez; The Plague score 1 in the 1st, Bees get 4 runs in the 2nd, The Plague get 1 run back in the 2nd, tie the score in the 3rd and go ahead in the fourth to win the game 5-4.