Sunday, November 02, 2014

First Round Playoff Series - Tweakers vs Zaps

The Zaps and Tweakers are netplaying their first round playoff series today. Results will be posted here.

The Zaps won the Millard Fillmore Division and are the #3 seed with a record of 94-68.

The Tweakers finished 1 game ahead of the Inmates for the final Wild Card spot. The Ab Wheeler Division runners-up had a record of 87-75.

Game 1 - Zaps win 4-0 - Miguel Cabrera launched 2 homeruns and had 3 RBI and Max Scherzer went 9 solid innings at PNC Park where the TRISTAN VIVAZAPASTAS beat the NORM TWEENERS by the score of 4 to 0. The TRISTAN fans enjoyed the offense provided by Cabrera. He popped a two-run clout over the fence in the 1st inning and blasted a solo shot in the 8th inning. TRISTAN had 7 hits for the afternoon. Scherzer(15-9) was credited with the shutout. Felix Hernandez(1-2) was the loser. He allowed 3 runs and 6 hits in 6 and 1/3 innings.

Game 2 - Tweakers win 6-2 - Gonzo pitched 5 shutout innings and homers by Byrd, Gomes, and Lind powered the Tweakers.

Game 3 - Zaps win 6-4 - In a two run game the smoking-hot TRISTAN VIVAZAPASTAS got by the NORM TWEENERS by the score of 6 to 4. Zack Greinke(15-11) looked very much in control throughout the day. He didn't give up much, just 5 hits and 1 walk in 8 innings. Greinke struckout 9 NORM batters. TRISTAN banged out 8 hits on the afternoon. Bobby Parnell earned the save, his 14th. Hisashi Iwakuma(0-3) was the loser. He surrended 3 homeruns in his 8 innings.

Game 4 - Tweakers win 3-2 - Series tied two games apiece

Madison Bumgarner delivered 8 solid innings as the NORM TWEENERS beat the TRISTAN VIVAZAPASTAS by a score of 3 to 2. NORM had 2 runs cross the plate in the bottom of the 4th inning. TRISTAN had a chance to come back in the 9th but they came up short. Bumgarner(3-1) went 8 innings allowing 1 run for the victory. Bumgarner was helped out by Sonny Gray who recorded his 2nd save. Francisco Liriano(10-8) was the loser. He was touched for 6 hits and 2 walks in 3 and 2/3 innings. 'We lose our concentration for one pitch, and we lose the game.' TRISTAN's manager said after the game. 'Maybe now these guys will listen when I say they have to concentrate on EVERY pitch.'    

Game 5 - Zaps win 8-0 - Three-hit complete game shutout by Scherzer.

Game 6 - Tweakers win 6-4 - We have a game 7.

Left fielder Marlon Byrd hit a homerun and had 3 RBI at PNC Park as the NORM TWEENERS beat the TRISTAN VIVAZAPASTAS by the count of 6 to 4. TRISTAN lost it in the 5th inning when NORM did all their damage when they scored 6 runs on 5 hits. The critical plate appearance was by Byrd who helped quiet the crowd when he belted a three-run homer. NORM ended up with 10 hits for the game while TRISTAN had 5. The victory went to Gio Gonzalez(1-0) who went 6 innings, allowing 4 runs. Gonzalez was helped out by Luis Avilan who recorded his 2nd save. Cole Hamels(17-10) was the loser. 'He gutted it out' NORM's manager said of Gonzalez. 'I was very impressed by his tenacity.'    

Game 7 - Zaps win 4-2 - Zaps wins the series.

Greinke throws a complete game five-hitter and Miggy's three-run tater
stands up.


Fungoes said...

Congrats Zapper!

Norm said...

It was a good series, other than the final result. Zaps won the odd-numbered games, we won the even numbered games. With that pattern, the series would have to be best of - wait, I just realized we never had a chance. We certainly didn't have chance in games 1 and 5 vs. Scherzer. Game 5 could have been a no-no, we had one clear single and the other hits coming on ss(X) and a TR 1-2, fly. Neither team threw away any games, they were all games that were "won". If there was one we let get away it was Game 3, when we left the bases loaded in the 9th inning of a 6-4 loss. We had the tying run at the plate in the 9th inning of Game 7, but Greinke would not be denied. All in all, the stacked Zaps lineup just forced us to pitch to Miguel Cabrera too many times. Well played, Zapper.