Gibson v. Hamels. The Plague would kick on the minimal series scoring in the top of 2nd with a Santana BB, a Lawrie double, an Escobar RBI ground out (1B 5 rolls F2 or it’s a DP) and a 2-run SECOND COLUMN HR by Billy Hamilton. The AB’s would get one back in the 3rd on a solo HR by Addison Russell. Scoring for the game would be completed in the bottom of the 4th when the AB’s got a double by Papi, single by Piscotty, and a 3-run HR by Russell Martin to take the lead. Then Panik, who singled, was tripled home by Mike Trout as the AB’s bat for the cycle in the inning. Hamels, Dyson, Melancon and Davis secure the win for Hamels and a save to Davis as Gibson takes the loss. 5-3 AB’s.
Matz v. Scherzer. Both pitchers would go the distance in this game. The AB’s open the scoring in the first on a 2-run HR by Trout. In the top of the 4th Brantley would counter for the Plague with a 2-run HR of his own. In the 6th Kipnis would score the game’s deciding run on an RBI double by Brantley. The AB’s manage a Piscotty double in the 6th as their only hit after the 1st. Both teams only manage 4 hits the entire game. 3-2 Plague.
Ramirez v. Miller. Trout leads off the game with a HR to give the AB’s an early 1-0 lead. It would be all Miller would need in this one. Agone made it 2-0 in the 3rd by singling home Russell. Panik hit a 2-run HR in the 4th to push the lead to 4-0. And in the 6th Piscotty would single home Papi to end the scoring as the AB’s cruise to a 5-0 win. The Plague again manage only 4 hits as Miller gets a CG ShO as Ramirez takes the loss. 5-0 AB’s.
Sanchez v. Salazar. Game 4 would prove to be yet another shutout and yet another 4-hit performance by The Plague. However, this time Kiermaier’s single in the 5th plates Brantley for The Plague’s first run; and then in the 6th, Kipnis hits a solo HR (Second column, of course). The AB’s can’t manage to get a key hit with runners in scoring position as they waste 5 BB’s, but only manage 2 singles as Sanchez, Rivero, Manship and Paps combine for a 2-0 shutout.
The AB’s go 6 for 28 in the series with RISP while the Plague only manage 3 for 16.
The AB’s are now hitting .196 as a team but somehow have managed a 14-10 record.
The AB’s pen got a much needed 3 game break as they are well rested for the pending tsunami that is coming on Friday.
Tomorrow night the Tsunamis kick off their season v. the Wahoos here at AB’s park. First pitch is slated for around 5. AB’s owner will be at his own practice and probably miss the first two games. Instructions will follow to the two managers with a few rules for them to follow. I’m hoping to come home to two fully clothed managers…but won’t be surprised if I don’t. Good seats are still available. Flyers/Caps at 7pm.