5/11 – Zaps 8, Tweeners 4 (13 inn). Max Scherzer struck out 14 batters and Andrew McCutchen jacked one out of the
ballyard and had 3 RBI as the TRISTAN VIVAZAPASTAS defeated the NORM TWEENERS
in 13 innings by a score of 8 to 4 at The Hoover Dome.
The game was deadlocked at 4 after nine full innings. TRISTAN came out on top
in the 13th inning. The critical plate appearance was by McCutchen who
helped quiet the crowd when he smacked a three-run homer. TRISTAN and NORM
each finished the afternoon with 9 hits.
The victory was credited to Scherzer(5-1) who went the distance, allowing 4
runs. Andrew Chafin(3-5) was charged with the loss in relief. He pitched 1
inning giving up 3 hits and 1 walk.
Scherzer didn't realize how many strikeouts he was racking up. When told he
had 14 he was obviously surprised, 'No kidding? Man, I knew that I had a
decent total, but I didn't think I had K'd that many. Say, that's pretty
good, isn't it? Even though it did take me 13 effin’ innings.'
5/12 – Tweeners 8, Zaps 5. Nelson Cruz jacked one out of the ballyard and had 2 RBI and Madison Bumgarner
delivered 6 solid innings at The Hoover Dome where the NORM TWEENERS beat the
TRISTAN VIVAZAPASTAS by the score of 8 to 5.
TRISTAN fell behind quickly as the NORM offense came through in the first
inning plating 2 runs utilizing 4 base hits. After an out was recorded, Ben
Zobrist keyed the rally when he laced a base-hit. George Springer got his
chance to keep things going, but he went down on strikes. Cruz then lined a
single. Chris Colabello followed next and he lined a one-base hit plating a
run. Zack Cozart came up to bat and delivered a single, and an error was
also committed, scoring the final run of the inning. NORM managed 11 hits in
The victory went to Bumgarner(10-5) who went 6 innings, allowing 1 run.
Bumgarner got relief help from Andrew Chafin who gained credit for his 7th
save. Cole Hamels(2-3) took the loss. He was knocked around by NORM,
allowing 11 hits and 3 walks in 8 innings.
8/3 – Zaps 3, Tweeners 1. Max Scherzer dominated striking out 10 NORM batters and right fielder Jose
Bautista cracked a homer and had 2 RBI as the TRISTAN VIVAZAPASTAS topped the
NORM TWEENERS by a score of 3 to 1 at The Hoover Dome.
Scherzer(6-1) put on a good performance. He didn't allow much, just 6 hits
and 2 walks in 9 innings seeing his ERA drop from 2.54 to 2.33. Neither team
managed to score after the 3rd inning.
Sonny Gray(9-8) suffered the loss. Scherzer, as usual, didn't realize how many strikeouts
he was racking up. When told he had 10 he was obviously surprised, 'No
kidding? Man, I knew that I had a decent total, but I didn't think I had K'd
that many. Say, that's pretty good, isn't it?'
8/4 – Zaps 5, Tweeners 3. Russell Martin lofted one into the 'cheap seats' and had 2 RBI as the TRISTAN
VIVAZAPASTAS defeated the NORM TWEENERS by a score of 5 to 3 at The Hoover
Cole Hamels(3-3) delivered a fine performance for TRISTAN. He went 7 and 2/3
innings allowing 8 hits and no walks and was touched for 2 homeruns reducing
his ERA from 5.06 to 4.85. Both teams ended up with 8 hits on the night.
Brad Ziegler preserved the game for Hamels, recording his his 2nd save. Shelby
Miller(5-6) was the loser. He pitched 9 innings giving up 8 hits and 6
Wth the win TRISTAN now has a record of 12-7. With this loss, NORM has a 4-6
record of late, 55-46 overall.
8/5 – Tweeners 6, Zaps 4. In a close game it was the NORM TWEENERS 6, the TRISTAN VIVAZAPASTAS 4 at The
NORM had the winning rally in the bottom of the 8th inning as they scored 4
runs on 3 base hits. The key offensive moment was provided by Nelson Cruz
who elicited a roar from the hometown fans when he clubbed a two-run home
run. Both teams ended up with 7 hits on the afternoon.
The win was credited to Dalier Hinojosa(3-0) who went 1 inning allowing 1 run.
Hinojosa got relief help from Carson Smith who gained credit for his 13th
save. Ken Giles(1-2) absorbed the loss in relief.