Tweeners take 4 of 7 from Goofs at The Hooverdome. Several good games, several extra innings.
5/27 – Goofs 5, Tweeners 2 (14 inn.) Both teams had scored 2 runs after nine full innings. PHIL -SG ended up
winning it in the 14th inning. Angel Pagan led off and he doubled. Ryan
Raburn was next and he drew a walk. After another out, David Freese then hit
a sacrifice fly which plated a run. Shin-Soo Choo was up next and he drew a
walk. Brandon Phillips stepped into the box and doubled with two more
runners crossing home. PHIL -SG had 10 hits for the game and NORM had 4, including homers by Zobrist and Lind.
Joaquin Benoit(2-0) got credit for the victory, pitching 5 and 2/3 innings and
allowing no runs. Benoit got help from Koji Uehara who earned his 3rd save.
Andrew Chafin(1-1) ended up with the loss in relief. He was not very
effective, surrendering 3 runs in 2 and 1/3 innings.
5/28 – Tweeners 4, Goofs 2 (12 inn.). deGrom vs. Felix lived up to the billing, but neither were around for the decision. The score was knotted at 2 after nine innings. NORM ended up winning it in
the 12th inning. Stephen Vogt got things going when he smacked a single.
Chris Colabello followed and he blasted a two-run home run resulting in a
mighty exciting win for NORM and the 48,868 home town fans in attendance.
Overall NORM out-hit PHIL -SG 8 to 2. Duda and Phillips launched Goof-balls.
Dalier Hinojosa(1-0) allowed no runs in 1 and 1/3 innings, and picked up the
victory. Joaquin Benoit(2-1) was the loser in relief. He surrendered 2 hits
and no walks in 3 and 2/3 innings.
5/29 – Tweeners 4, Goofs 0. Sonny Gray(5-3) and Chris Heston(0-3) dueled it out with Gray and the NORM
TWEENERS coming out on top of the PHIL -SG SUPER GOOFS by the score of 4 to
Gray earned his pay with a solid performance for NORM. He went 6 innings, pitching around 4 hits and 7 walks. Gray mowed down 7 PHIL -SG batters lowering
his ERA from 3.08 to 2.76. Carson Smith earned the save with a perfect
ninth, his 7th save. Nolan Arenado went deep for the 16th time.
9/9 – Goofs 8, Tweeners 6. Third baseman David Freese cracked 2 homeruns and had 4 RBI as the PHIL -SG
SUPER GOOFS topped the NORM TWEENERS by a score of 8 to 6 at The Hoover
Freese was a thorn in the side of the hometown fans as he enjoyed a fine day
at their team's expense. He lost the ball over the fence for three runs in
the 1st inning and cracked a solo homerun in the 3rd inning. Masahiro
Tanaka(1-3) got help from Koji Uehara who pitched a perfect ninth and was
credited with his 4th save.
Madison Bumgarner(3-1) was charged with the loss. He served up 3 homeruns in
his 7 innings. Duda, Arenado, gomes, and Pillar also took advantage of the closer fences in the renovated and venerated Hooverdome.
9/10 – Tweeners 3, Goofs 0. Sonny Gray again led the way for the combined shutout. Homers by Andre Ethier and Stephen Vogt provided the necessary offense.
NORM took the lead for keeps in the 3rd inning scoring one runner. That early
scoring was all that Sonny Gray(6-3) needed. The PHIL -SG offense proved no
trouble in the 9th.
Andrew Chafin got the save, his 3rd. Chris Heston(0-4) was the losing
pitcher. He surrendered 2 runs and 5 hits in 5 innings.
9/11 #1 – Goofs 8, Tweeners 0. In part one of the twin bill, it was a laugher out at The Hoover Dome. The PHIL -SG SUPER GOOFS squad
ripped NORM pitching for a total of 8 runs. Jacob Degrom(3-1), with relief
help from Koji Uehara, whitewashed NORM.
Degrom gave PHIL -SG a solid outing. He surrendered 6 hits and no walks in 7
innings seeing his ERA drop from 1.76 to 1.43. PHIL -SG had a total of 9
hits for the game, with big flies from Duda and Pierzynski.
Shelby Miller(3-3) was the losing pitcher. He allowed 4 runs and 7 hits in 6
and 2/3 innings.
9/11 #2 – Tweeners 8, Goofs 6. In the nightcap, Chris Colabello had 2 base hits and 4 RBI as the NORM TWEENERS defeated the
PHIL -SG SUPER GOOFS 8 to 6 at The Hoover Dome. The home team also used Earl Weaver Specials by Cozart, Vogt, and Arenado in overcoming an early 5 run deficit.
Dalier Hinojosa(2-0) did a nice job in relief and was credited with the win.
He allowed no hits and 1 walk in 1 inning. NORM had 15 hits for the night
while PHIL -SG had 10.
Hinojosa was helped out by Carson Smith who recorded his 8th save. The loss
was charged to Joaquin Benoit(2-2) in relief.