The Tsunamis made their way to Shartlesville for the middle series of their marathon Saturday line up.
Game 1: Gallardo v Nola. The Tsunamis opened the series scoring in the 3rd by pushing 2 across against Gallardo courtesy of a Davis lead off walk followed by a Kang double. Kang came around to score on a Bogaerts single. Batting 3rd in place of suspended Bruce Hairpin, Kyle Seager homered to lead off the 4th against his old club to cut the lead to 2-1. The Sharts manufactured a run in the 5th to tie the score and it stayed that way all the way to the bottom of the 12th when Billy Burns delivered a 2-out, 2-run double to make it 4-2. Caesar Ramos worked a 1-2-3 bottom half to get the save and make a winner of Hunter Strickland.
Game 2 saw more of Seager trying to prove the Asians should never have let him go. He smacked a 2-run homer in the 1st off Jordan Zimmermann, who was the fruit of that trade for the Tsunamis. That staked Kershaw to a 2-0 lead. The Tsunamis scratched a run back on back-to-back doubles from Cabrera and Bautista in the bottom of the 2nd, but the Browns took over in the 4th. Perez doubled with two outs followed by a Herrera walk and a Segura RBI single setting the stage for Jarrod Dyson. He reached the seats for a 3-run homer and a 6-1 Browns lead. Kershaw got by a Grandal solo homer in the 8th to notch his 3rd CG of the year and improve to 3-3.
Game 3 and once again the Tsunamis scored first as Joey Bats drove Grichuk in after he doubled in the 3rd off Strasburg. They added another run in the 3rd to lead 2-0 before the Sharts bats got busy in the 4th off Cueto. It started again with a Seager leadoff HR followed quickly by a Morales dinger. A Phillips single and Caleb Joseph double chased Cueto after just 3 innings pitched and with no outs in the 4th. The Browns pushed 2 more runs across in the inning to lead 4-2. Two more solo homers from Morales in the 5th and 8th allowed the Browns to withstand single runs from the Tsnumais in the 6th and 7th off Strasburg, who still ended up with the win. Strasburg hit Kang in the 3rd, 5th and 7th but none of them were intentional. Tony Watson closed things out for his 2nd save.
Game 4 was a classic getaway day affair, played at a very brisk pace. It was scoreless after 5 full innings before the Asians got all the runs they would need on a Gutierrez 2-run job off Wacha. Adam Warren allowed an unearned run in the bottom of the 5th, but the Tsunamis pen locked things down and only allowed a hit in 3.2 IP of relief to make Warren a winner. Rondon got the last 4 outs to earn the save and pull the Tsunamis back to .500 (12-12) before they headed off to face the Eliminators. The Browns fell to 10-14.
Notes: The Browns hit .219 for the series but plated 10 runs on 7 homers. Seager hit .313 out of the #3 hole usually held by Harper and pushed his season stats to .281-8-12 in 23 games. Next up for the Browns is the Lemonheads on Thursday.