Mavs achieve a Tweener split.
Game one: Yu Darvish strikes out sixteen as Hal plays a game set in 1931 and has Yu throw a twelve inning complete game. Ballpark single was the undoing of Greg Holland in the top of the twelfth. The Chico’s Bail Bond Player of the Game is Yu Darvish. He says he’ll use the gift certificate to buy a personality. Goofs 3-1 in12.
Game 2: Ryu gets tagged with 11 runs in 5 1/3. Guthrie goes the distance giving up ten hits and five runs for the win. The Lewinsky Blow of the Game goes to Howie Kendrick for his third inning grand slam. But the Cash America Pawn Star goes to Chase Headley who stole both second and third in the bottom of the eighth when the Mavs were trying to save at bats by getting thrown out. He “missed” the steal sign for home. Mavs 16-5.
Game 3: Homer Bailey has his first bad outing of the year and drops to 2-5 as the Goofs get to him for six runs in an inning and two thirds. Hunter gets the Chico’s bail bonds player of the game going 2-4 and driving in three. Goofs 8-4. As a side note, Garrett Richards sees his ERA drop to 1.29 with six innings of shutout relief. Go figure.
Game 4: The Goofs bullpen collapses as the pesky Mavs score six in the bottom of the eighth. The Lewinsky Blow of the Game goes to Lucroy who hits a grand slam off of Jason Frasor’s card. Richards picks up the win in relief and sees his ERA fall to 1.21. Mavs win 8-3.
Game 5: Mavs may have started saving at bats too early. We wound up with Davis at the plate as the tying run. Missed a homer by just a bit. 9-6 Goofs. Frasor held on for the save and Ryu picked up the win. Castro drove in three runs and picks up the Chico’s Bail Bonds player of the game.