Game 1 – The Dogs tally 9 before the Speakers use their 6th hit to dent the scoreboard in the 8th. Adam LaRoche slugs a 2-run HR; Orlando Arcia gets 2 RBI singles; Yoenis Cespedes commits the Speakers’ 23rd OF error that leads to a pair of runs; and, Jordan Zimmermann walks 4 (+42) — the usual. 9-1 final.
W – Michael Wacha; L – Zimmermann (7-5)
Game 2 – Alex Wood walks the first 3 batters in the 2nd, allowing the Devil Dogs to score without a hit. The Speakers finally score again (after getting blanked for another 9 innings) in the 7th for a 1-1 tie that lasts about 2 seconds. Josh Hamilton singles to lead off the Dogs 8th and scores on David Wright’s 2-out RBI double. The Dogs add insurance in the 9th on Sal Perez’s 2-out RBI single following Wood’s fielding miscue. 3-1 Dogs.
W – Stephen Strasburg; L – Wood (4-5); S – Tony Watson
Game 3 – The Speakers score as many runs in the 1st inning as they have all series: 2 runs … and then get 3 singles (all in different innings) the rest of the way. Meanwhile, LaRoche and Chris Carter each smoke 2-run HRs in the 4th for a 4-2 win and Dogs’ sweep.
W – James Shields; L – Bud Norris (3-6)
The Speakers roll zero offensive 66s, zero 11s, 1-22 (Andrelton Simmons 7) and 3-33s (2 Stephen Vogt doubles and a Cespedes 2nd column single) in the series. With those paltry rolls, a team of Babe Ruth cards would score 4 runs on 17 hits in a 3-game set.