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Birds of Pray vs. Unhinged Wahoos

Last years 10th & 11th place teams, both over .500, hooked up for a good series.

G-1 Wahoos got an RBI triple from L. Martin and an Encarnacion SF in the 1st for a 2-0 lead. Birds tied in the 4th on a 2-run N. Cruz homer and took the lead in the 5th on an Altuve single. Wahoos regained the lead in the 5th on L. Martin’s 2-run homer for a 4-3 Wahoos win. A. Miller got the save.

G-2 Wahoos got a 2-0 lead in the 2nd on an A. Eaton single. Birds got 1 back in the 3rd on a R. Gennett single. That was all the scoring as Wahoos win 2-1. A. Miller got another save.

G-3 After both teams scored 1 in the first, both on sac flies, the Birds scored an unearned run in the 4th on a Lagares fielder’s choice & held on for a 3-1 win. Betances got a 4 inning save.

G-4 Wahoos got a 3-run Encarnacion homer in the 1st. The Birds battled back to tie it at 4 in the 6th, with solos from Votto, Altuve & Cruz. Wahoos regained the lead on a 6th inning single by A. Cabrera. A. Miller entered in the 9th with a 5-4 lead & gave up 3 BB, a fielder’s choice RBI by D. Solano and a walk off single by Lagares for a 6-5 Birds win.

Series notes: Birds bullpen 11 IP, 4 hits, 4 BBs, 14 Ks & 0 runs.
Wahoos A. Miller, first 2 saves, 2 innings 0 hits, 0 BBs 3 Ks. Game 4, .2 inning, 1 hit, 3 BBs 1 K, 2 runs.

Speakers vs. Unhinged Wahoos

Game 1 – First batter of the season, Mookie Betts, nearly homers to begin the series and eventually scores an unearned run on Scott Van Slyke’s RBI single. The new look Unhinged Wahoos strike on Devin Mesoraco’s 4th inning 2-out Baltimore Special to take a 3-1 lead.

Andrelton Simmons immediately solos to begin the 5th as the Speakers climb to within a run. In the 7th, Simmons strikes again with Yoenis Cespedes on 2nd for a 4-3 lead. Anthony Rendon almost follows with a 2-run shot of his own yet neither Speaker scores.

With Leonys Martin on 2nd in the 8th, the Wahoo thunder (Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Abreu) pops up and whiffs, respectively. (They would get their revenge later in the series.) Jeremy Jeffress sets down the Wahoos in order in the 9th.

W – Chris Archer (1-0), L – Danny Duffy (0-1), S – Jeffress (1)

Game 2 – 2015 #1 pick Corey Kluber lives up to expectations by firing a neat 3-0 2-hitter to defeat Felix Hernandez. Encarnacion’s 1st inning sac fly is all the support Kluber requires; however, Nolan Arenado and former Speaker Asdrubal Cabrera tack on 7th inning RBIs.

The Speakers roll one walk (denied) and 5 singles, and never touch 2nd base in Kluber’s complete game gem.

W – Kluber (1-0), L – Hernandez (0-1)

Game 3 – Solo shots rule early as Mesoraco clocks his 2nd and Betts strokes 2 in consecutive innings. Jon Lester also walks Albert Pujols with the bases loaded to give the Speakers a 3-1 4th inning advantage.

With Encarnacion and Abreu on board in the 8th, Carlos Gomez hits the top of the wall to knot the game at 3-3. That’s where we stay until the 14th inning!

With 2-away, Adam Eaton doubles and Martin triples him home with the Wahoos’ game winner. Andrew Miller retires all 5 Speakers he faces to earn the victory, 4-3.

W – Miller (1-0), L – Yoervis Medina (0-1)

Game 4 – After being blanked for 10 innings, the Speakers blitz Adam Wainwright for 4 in the 1st, highlighted by Rendon’s bases-loaded walk and Jason Heyward’s 2-run double. With 2-outs and nobody on in the Wahoo 2nd, Jordan Zimmermann flubs a chopper and Pujols misplays a grounder. Cabrera makes the Speakers pay with a 3-run bomb.

Encarnacion and Abreu each go deep in the 3rd following Eaton’s triple as the Wahoos quickly erase the deficit and take a 6-4 lead. The teams trade a single run the rest of the way as the Wahoos write OOTL history, 7-5.

W – Wainwright (1-0), L – Zimmermann (0-1)

Manager Mann’s squad enjoys an official record over .500 for the very first time. Congratulations to the Unhinged Wahoos!