Tweeners can only manage to take 4 of 7 from Hal’s Bees. Lunging toward pick #10.
5/26 – Bees 3, Tweeners 1. Julio Teheran(2-0) and Gio Gonzalez(9-8) locked horns in a pitcher's duel with Teheran and the PHILIP Killer Bees coming out on top of the NORM TWEENERS 3 to 1. PHILIP came up with 2 runs in the 4th inning when they came up with 4 base hits. The big moment was provided by Mark Trumbo who deflated the spirits of the home town crowd when he blasted a two-run home run. Jake Diekman pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 1st save. Gio fanned 12 in 6.2, while also allowing 12 hits. He’s all yours, Terry.
5/27 – Tweeners 8, Bees 4. Ben Zobrist had 4 hits and scored 3 times as the NORM TWEENERS bested the PHILIP Killer Bees 8 to 4 at The Hoover Dome. NORM had 3 runs cross the plate in the bottom of the 6th inning when they had 3 base hits. It was enough scoring to earn the victory. NORM had a total of 12 hits for the game, including homers by Avisail and Vogt. 4 hits also for Pennington. Zach Duke(2-4) went 2 and 2/3 innings allowing no runs for the win. Santiago Casilla was credited with his 27th save. Alex Wood(0-2) was the loser. He was knocked around pretty good, giving up 6 runs in 5 innings.
5/28 – Tweeners 5, Bees 2. Madison Bumgarner whiffed 12 batters and Michael Saunders cracked a homer and had 2 RBI as the NORM TWEENERS defeated the PHILIP Killer Bees by a score of 5 to 2 at The Hoover Dome. Bumgarner(14-15) pitched a solid game. He was reached for 8 hits and no walks in 7 and 1/3 innings. Santiago Casilla pitched a perfect ninth and was credited with his 28th save. Jered Weaver(0-1) absorbed the loss. He got hit pretty hard, allowing 11 hits and 2 walks in 8 innings. The NORM fans were thrilled by the performance put forth by Bumgarner, but it was clearly his strikeouts that they enjoyed most. When he reached 10 strikeouts the fans showed him their appreciation with a loud cheer.' George Brett said following the game, as he always says when a Tweener starter fans a bunch.
8/3 – Bees 4, Tweeners 0. Bees score 3 off Felix before an out is recorded, although 1 would have been plenty for “Cy” Minor.
8/4 – Tweeners 6, Bees 0. Pablo Sandoval touched them all and Hisashi Iwakuma allowed 3 hits while blanking PHILIP as the NORM TWEENERS defeated the PHILIP Killer Bees by a score of 6 to 0 at The Hoover Dome. George Springer also went yard. Iwakuma(9-10) was tremendous on the mound for NORM. He was stingy on the mound, allowing just 3 hits and 3 walks in 9 innings. NORM banged out 14 hits on the night. Julio Teheran(2-1) was the losing pitcher. 'When Iwakuma is on like that it is a tough game to play, no doubt about it,' PHILIP's manager said. 'He always pitches well against us.'
8/5 – Bees 3, Tweeners 2. 37 fans watched an exciting game at The Hoover Dome. The PHILIP Killer Bees topped the NORM TWEENERS by the slimmest of margins, 3 to 2. Both teams were tied at 2 runs apiece after nine innings. PHILIP ended up winning it in the 10th inning. After an out was recorded, Carlos Santana drew a walk. Curtis Granderson stepped into the batter's box and he doubled. Robinson Chirinos then hit a deep fly. Gregory Polanco followed next and he drew a walk. PHILIP had a total of 8 hits for the game. The win went to Jake Diekman(1-1) who allowed 1 run in 3 and 1/3 innings. Dr. Kevin Quackenabush(5-5) was the loser in relief. He pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up 1 hit and 1 walk.
8/6 – Tweeners 5, Bees 0. Madison Bumgarner retired 13 batters on strikeouts at The Hoover Dome as the NORM TWEENERS beat the PHILIP Killer Bees 5 to 0. It was a good day for NORM thanks to Michael Saunders. He cracked a solo homerun in the 1st inning and tripled scoring two baserunners in the 4th inning. After the 4th inning, neither team was able to score. Bumgarner(15-15) went the distance for the shutout. Jered Weaver(0-2) took the loss. He allowed 1 hit and 2 walks in 2/3 of an inning. The NORM fans were thrilled by the performance put forth by Bumgarner, but it was clearly his strikeouts that they enjoyed most. 'When he reached 10 strikeouts the fans showed him their appreciation with a loud cheer.' George Brett said following the game, as he always says when a Tweener starter fans a bunch.