Game 1-Zaps scored two in each of the first three frames and never
looked back on the way to taking the opener 11 to 5. Santana and
Goldschmidt went a combined 7 for 8 with 7 runs and 4 RBI’s. Devin
Mesoraco belted two homers and a double for the losers.
Game 2- The two teams traded blow for blow on the way to a 4-4 tie after
six, and then couldn’t score a run between them for the next six innings
until Corey Dickerson hit a double off Kimbrel in the bottom of the
thirteenth to give the home team the W. Mesoraco continued his hot
hitting with his third home run in the first two games. Chris Sale filed
for free agency right after the game because his arm fell off after the
Snakes pitching coach left him in to throw 305 pitches through ten innings.
Game 3-Cutch led off the game with a tater, but the visitors came back
to take a 2-1 lead before Rendon jacked a two-run shot in the fourth.
Santana added a two-run double in the sixth when shovel glove “5”
fielding rating Brandon Belt got the bouncing ball caught in his
plumber’s crack out in rightfield to help the home team win 5-3. Some
fundamentalist Snake fans were arrested after the game for disrupting a
Brandon Belt cartoon caricature event.
Game 4-The good guys scored runs in each of the first three frames, and
knocked Cueto out for good in the fifth with a three run outburst.
Scherzer stranded four runners at third before the bullpen sealed the
deal with a combined shut out in 6-0 whitewash for the home team.
Game 5- The slithering ones scored a run in the first, but a Chisenhall
tater tied it up in the third. Brandon Moss broke the game open with an
Earl Weaver special in the fourth to help the Snakes take the getaway