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)