Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wahoos 4, Nads 1

Game 1:
Fiers vs. Travis Wood
The fourth batter of the game (Todd Frazier) hits a 3-run homer. Wahoos string together 4 hits in the bottom of the first and get a pair of runs back. Looks like it's going to be one of THOSE games. Calhoun hit a 2-run blast in the seventh to tie the score, 5-5. Refsnyder answered with a 2-run shot in the bottom of the inning. Wahoos added 2 in the eighth and Betances retired the final four batters to nail down the save. 9-5 Wahoos

Game 2:
Dickey vs. Estrada
Refsnyder -- in at 2B this series -- giveth and he also taketh away. He blasted a big triple in the second inning and scored. He also allowed a single at second in the fourth to allow a run. And then he added an RBI double in the sixth. Wahoos hang on for a 6-3 victory after Melancon and osuna combine to hold the Nads scoreless the final 4 innings.

Game 3:
Nick Martinez vs. Anibal Sanchez
Kendrys Morales helped puncuate a 4-run Wahoos outburst in the third with a three-run jimmy jack. He hit a solo blast in the 5th. All hell broke loose in the seventh. The Nads broke out for eight runs including a grand slam from Todd Frazier to greet Dellin Betances. Now, the Nads lead, 8-7. Crap. Dozier followed with a homer. Ugh. Nads hang on to win, 9-7.

Game 4:
Dickey vs. Verlander
And here we go again. Montero hits a grand slam in the first inning for the Nads. Wahoos fall behind 5-0 before a Norris solo shot in the fourth. Then, in the ninth, the comeback began. Kendrys Morales hit a 2-run homer to tie the score with 2 outs in the ninth. Refsnyder scores on a game-winning single from Pham with one out in the 12th. Wahoos hang on, 6-5.

Game 5
Martinez vs. Sanchez
Wahoos jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Refsnyder stayed hot with a homer in the second. Sigh. After building an 8-4 lead the Nads wouldn't go away. Betances and company let them back in the game. To keep things interesting, Khris Davis homered with two on in the ninth to give us the 11-8 win. Absolutely nothing comes easy.

For the series, Rob Refsnyder hit .609 with 4 doubles, a triple and 3 homers. Wahoos hit .321 as a team with 16 homers. Khris Davis hit 5 homers. The Nads hit .257 with 8 homers. Frazier hit .500 with 9 RBI.

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