With 12 games left (10 vs. Rhinos and 2 at the Bee Hive) it appears necessary that we go 11-1 and catch the Goofs to have a shot at the playoffs. We do our part wrapping up the home schedule by sweeping the Rhinos. And this just in – a split of the 2 games with the Bees. Send me another sweep, Colonel.
4/22 – Tweeners 2, Rhinos 0. A 4-hit shutout for Kuma. Tweeners score on a Gomes SF and a Vogt HR. Complete game loss for Tim Hudson.
4/23 – Tweeners 4, Rhinos 1. Felix improves to 18-8, S – Casilla (29), L – Archer. Rhinos just 3 hits this time, and Tweeners only 5, but the big blow was a Nellie Cruz 3-run bomb (38).
7/5 – Tweeners 5, Rhinos 0. Another Kuma shutout, this time with some help from Quack&theDuke. Hudson the loser again. Homers for Saunders and Blanco, Panda goes 4-4 (I’ll miss that next year).
7/6 – Tweeners 5, Rhinos 4. Rasmus wins in relief of Felix, S – Casilla. We trailed going to the bottom of the 8th, but Avisail Garcia tagged Roenis Elias with a clutch 3-run blast.
7/7 – Tweeners 2, Rhinos 1. At The Hoover Dome, the NORM fans witnessed a great pitcher's duel. Sonny
Gray(12-10) finally bested his JOSE opposite, Matt Garza(1-1), by the score
of 2 to 1.
NORM scored 2 runs in the decisive bottom of the 2nd inning with the help of 4
Hits, including a Nelson Cruz solo home run. That early scoring held up. The pitchers took over after the 2nd
inning as neither team was able to score again.
Zach Duke earned the save, his 9th. Garza took the loss. He surrendered 6hits and 1 walk in 8 innings.