Sunday, March 23, 2014

Mavs 3, Warpigs 2

The story is becoming familiar early in the season for the Warpigs... (1) We cannot score. Our offense is offensive. And (2) we can't win a game that isn't started by Wainwright, Strasburg, or Fernandez.
All games played at the BallPork.
Game 1 - Mavs win 10-2. The battery of Yovani Gallardo and Jonathan Lucroy dominated the game. Gallardo scattered 4 hits over 7 shutout innings, and Lucroy went 4-for-5 with 6 RBI, including a grand slam.

Game 2 - Mavs win 6-3. Both teams scored 2 in the 1st. In the top of the 2nd, with 2 outs and 2 on, Ryan Flaherty booted a grounder to allow the go ahead run, and Chris Davis followed with a 3-run homer for 4 unearned runs in the inning. Flaherty's virtual card was virtually torn to pieces. Davis had already hit a 2-run homer in the 1st inning to finish with 5 RBI.

Game 3 - Warpigs win 4-1. Stephen Strasburg righted the ship a bit with a complete game 4-hitter. Austin Jackson led off the 1st with a solo homer, and Yadier Molina hit a 3-run shot in the 3rd.

Game 4 - Warpigs win 4-2. A 2-run homer by Justin Maxwell gave the Mavs an early lead. The Mavs still led 2-0 in the bottom of the 8th when the Warpigs put together a rally. An Austin Jackson tripled in the first run, and then scored the tying run on a hit by D.J. Lemahieu. The go ahead run scored when Yonder Alonso slapped a single past a drawn-in infield. Adam Wainwright needed last-out help from Casey Fien to get the victory.

Game 5 - Mavs win 3-1. Wily Peralta pitched well, but Yovani Gallardo pitched better. A lot of that had to do with the kind of bats each pitcher faced.

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