DVs and Buckeyes hooked up for a 5 game set at the DV dome that saw all but one game stay close while having multiple swings and lead changes.
Game 1 – Cuddyer smacks a 2 run homer in the 8th off Ryan (also known as Aaron) Cook to spur a 4-3 Buckeye win. DVs miss back to back BP 1-15 game winning home run chances in the bottom of the 9th as Michael Saunders and Aramis Ramirez whimper helplessly in the fetal position while being pelted with sunflower seeds thrown by mocking fans.
Game 2 – Yonder Alonso returns the favor with a 3 run homer in the bottom of the 8th to spur a 5-3 DV win.
Game 3 – RA Dickey coasts with a solid outing as the Buckeyes roll to a 6-2 win
Game 4 – DVs get out to a comfortable 6-1 lead, then turn it over to the bullpen (with Cook giving up 2 homers in an inning) that almost coughs up the game as they cling to a 7-5 win.
Game 5 – Paul Maholm spins a gem, lowering his ERA to 8.01 ( he allowed 5 runs over 7 innings) and moving his record to 3-1 as the DVs come back from a 5 run deficit to win 8-5. The aforementioned Cook gets dog cussed before the game and rises to the occasion- recording all 6 of his outs via strikeout.