Friday, August 05, 2016

Zaps 4, DVs 1

Game One-In a close game the DV’s got by the Zaps by the score of 8 to 
6. The home team was unable to recover after the bad guys went ahead in 
the top of the 4th inning plating 2 runs on 4 base hits. Randal Grichuk 
led off the inning for the DV’s when he lined a one-base hit.  After an 
out was recorded, Yasmany Tomas stepped in and he lined a base-hit.  
Ketel Marte then lined a single scoring a base-hit run.  After another 
out, Xander Bogaerts came up and he ripped a one-base hit scoring the 
final run of the inning. The Zaps threatened in the 9th but their rally 
came up short.  Kyle Hendricks(7-5) went 8 innings allowing 4 runs for 
the win. Hendricks was helped out by Jeremy Jeffress who recorded his 
18th save. Francisco Liriano(11-6) took the loss.  He gave up 2 runs and 
8 hits in 7 innings.

Game Two- 45,880 fans watched an exciting game at John Olerud Park. The 
Zaps topped the Dv’s by the slimmest of margins, 4 to 3. The good guys 
had 3 runs cross the plate in the 6th inning when they had 3 base
hits.  The highlight belonged to Andrew McCutchen who made the crowd 
happy when he tripled scoring two baserunners. The DV’s had a chance to 
come back in the 9th but they came up short.  The winning pitcher was 
Zack Greinke(13-3) who allowed 3 runs in 7 innings. Greinke was helped 
out by Ken Giles who recorded his 2nd save.  Bartolo Colon(5-5) was the 
losing pitcher in relief.

Game Three-Right fielder Jose Bautista had 4 hits as the Zaps topped the 
DV’s by a score of 11 to 4 at John Olerud Park. Corey Kluber(7-6) 
pitched a fine game.  He went 7 innings surrendering 7 hits
and 3 walks. The home team had 18 hits for the afternoon while the 
visitors had 7. Nathan Eovaldi(2-8) ended up with the loss.  He was 
touched for 13 hits and 2 walks in 4 and 2/3 innings.

Game Four-Francisco Liriano whiffed 11 batters as the Zaps bested the 
DV’s 5 to 2 at John Olerud Park. Liriano(12-6) gave the home team a 
solid outing.  He went 6 and 1/3 innings surrendering 5 hits and 2 
walks.  Overall the Zaps out-hit the DV’s 9 to 6. Liriano got help from 
Brad Ziegler who was credited with his 15th save. Stephen Strasburg(5-6) 
was the loser.

Game Five-In a game at John Olerud Park the Zaps got by the DV’s by the 
score of 8 to 5. In the bottom of the 4th inning the home team scored 7 
runs with the help of 6 hits. The critical plate appearance was by Corey 
Dickerson who brought the crowd to their feet when he doubled with all 
three baserunners touching home.  For
the game Zaps out-hit the DV’s 16 to 8.  The victory went to Zack 
Greinke(14-3) who went 7 innings, allowing 3 runs. Brett Cecil recorded 
his 2nd save.  Andrew Cashner(3-3) was given the loss. He got hit pretty 
hard, allowing 7 hits and 3 walks in 3 and 1/3 innings.

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