Friday, August 05, 2016

Zaps 12, Drillers 2

Game One-The Zaps won 10-3 by pounding out fifteen hits led by a 5 for 5 
game by Corey Rasmus. It was a 2-1 game though six, but the visitors 
plated eight runs in the top of the 7th to blow the game open. Greinke 
gave up three earned in 6 1/3 for the win.

Game Two-The Zaps triumphed 4-1 in the second game. Scherzer gave up one 
run in seven innings and Giles and Ziegler held the home team scoreless 
in the final two frames. Moreland’s two-run tater in the top of the 2nd 
paced the Zap attack and put the good guys on top to stay.

Game Three-The took game three 7-1. The big blow was Russell Martin’s 
bases clearing double in the sixth. Hamels gave up one run over six 
innings and Herrera pitched three scoreless innings of relief.

Game Four-The Zaps took game four 2-1. Bautista went 4 for 5 scoring 
both runs. Corey Kluber gave up one run in 6 1/3 and four Zap relievers 
put up goose eggs to seal the deal.

Game Five-Scherzer throws a one-hit shutout through seven and Giles and 
Ziegler put up blanks in the 8th and 9th to complete the combined 
shutout. Bautista walked and a Rasmus doubled plated him in the first to 
put the Zaps ahead for good.

Game Six-The Drillers plated three runs in the first, but the Zap staff 
blanked the visitors the rest of the way. Cutch powered the comeback 
with a  solo shot and a two-run single that put the Zaps ahead 4-3 and 
the pen made that score stand up.

Game Seven-Corey Kluber struck out 11 in  a six-hit, one run, complete 
game. Buehrle did not pitch poorly, but a two-base error by Donaldson to 
open the seventh set up a two-run rally that sealed the deal in a 6-1 
win for the good guys.

Game Eight-Max Scherzer silenced the Drill bats for the third time in 
the series in a 5-1 Zap win. The Drillers could not score more than one 
run for the fifth time in eight games. HAL never lifted Kazmir because 
he gave up runs in four different innings.

Game Nine-The Zaps opened the scoring with three in the first and never 
looked back on the way to a 7-1 whitewash of the home team. Hamels and 
Herrera held the Drillers to one run or less for the sixth time in nine 
games. Goldschmidt and Canha had two-run bombs to pace the visitors.

Game 10-The Drillers finally broke through behind the stellar relief of 
Casey Fien who tossed three innings of scoreless ball in reliev of 
Buerhle five-inning, one-run effort. Donaldson’s two-rum bomb in the 
fourth gave the Drillers a lead they would not give up.

Game 11-The Zaps torched Dallas Keuchel for 13 runs on 18 hits. Goldie 
hit two taters, went 5 for 5, and drove in 8 to pace the Zap offense. 
The Drillers finally hit Scherzer hard scoring five runs in the 3rd 
innings, but the damage was already done and the home team triumphed 13-6

Game 12-The Zaps built a seemingly comfortable 6-1 lead, but the 
Drillers knocked Hamels out in the 7th with a five-run rally. Giles and 
Ziegler put out the fire tossing scoreless frames in the 8th and 9th to 
preserve a 6-5 win for the good guys.

Game 13-In a close game the Drillers scored one in the 8th off Giles to 
tie the game. In the bottom of the tenth Piscotty scored on an Altherr 
double to give the Zaps a 3-2 win in the first game of the twin-bill.

Game 14-The Drillers romped in the finale 7-2. It was a one-run game 
until the Drillers broke it open with three runs in the 6th to knock out 
Liriano. The bottom part of the Drillers lineup did the damage as 
Martinez, Rupp, and Andrus went 6-14 driving in four and scoring a couple.

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