Sunday, March 16, 2014

Warpigs 6, Killer Bees 4

To open the 2014 season, the defending champion Warpigs hosted the Killer Bees. Before game 1, a ring ceremony took place to honor the Pigs for their 2013 title. Since most of the players receiving their rings were now members of the Bees, it worked out nicely.

@ The BallPork
3/31 - Warpigs 4, Killer Bees 1 - Adam Wainwright went the distance, and Brett Lawrie homered to lead the Pigs. The Bees broke up the shutout in the 9th.

4/1 - Killer Bees 3, Warpigs 0 - It was April Fools' Day at the BallPark, and despite the Beeboy being in attendance, Cliff Lee made the Pig batters look like real fools. Former Warpig Edwin Encarnacion homered for the Bees.

4/2 - Killer Bees 6, Warpigs 2 - Jose Fernandez made his debut and got rocked for 6 runs in less than 3 innings. Former Pigs Encarnacion and Freddy Freeman both went yard.

@ The Bee Hive
5/13 - Killer Bees 6, Warpigs 3 - Coco Crisp homered twice and Daniel Nava lacked only a double from hitting for the cycle.

5/14 - Warpigs 1, Killer Bees 0 - Jose Fernandez enacted some revenge in his second start, limiting the Bees to 2 hits in the complete game victory. The game featured the first use of the Instant Replay Rule. In the 7th inning, down by 1, the Bees' Jose Molina doubled to left-center. Encarnacion tried to score from first. He was initially called safe, but after further review, the throw came from Yoenis Cespedes in LF as opposed to Austin Jackson in CF, and Encarnacion was out.

@ The BallPork
6/24 - Warpigs 2, Killer Bees 1 - Stephen Strasburg scattered 5 hits and combined with Casey Fien for the win. Yonder Alonso tripled in the 5th and came home on a sacrifice fly by Brandon Crawford for the eventual game-winning run.

6/25 - Warpigs 6, Killer Bees 0 - Jose Fernandez again handcuffed the Bees. Yadier Molina went 2-for-3 and drove in 4 runs.

@ The Bee Hive
8/5 - Warpigs 7, Killer Bees 3 - Fernandez continued to shut down the Bees. With a 7-run lead, he came out early. The bullpen allowed 3 9th inning runs on two homers, ending the Bee scoreless streak at 24 innings.

8/6 - Killer Bees 3, Warpigs 2 in 10 innings - Coco Crisp homered in the 8th to tie the game, and Freddy Freeman had a walk-off single in the 10th.

8/7 - Warpigs 7, Killer Bees 4 - In a shocker, Zack Wheeler outpitched Julio Teheran. Yadier Molina went 5-for-6 with a homer and 2 RBI. The Bees rallied in the 9th by loading the bases with 1 out. The Pigs were left with only Nick Tepesch in the pen, but he came through, getting 2 outs and stranding all 3 runners to earn his first save.

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