Sunday, September 18, 2016

Tweeners 5, Killer Bees 2

Tweeners take 5 of 7 at home vs. Killer Bees.
4/22 – Tweeners 4, Bees 2.  Third baseman Nolan Arenado cracked a homer and had 2 RBI as the NORM TWEENERS
defeated the PHILIP Killer Bees 4 to 2 at The Hoover Dome.

PHILIP found themselves trailing quickly as the NORM bats came through in the
first inning when they tallied 2 runs on 2 hits.  The crucial at-bat was
provided by Arenado who made the home-town crowd a happy bunch when he
blasted a two-run home run.  Adam Lind also homered for the home team. The pitchers took over after the 4th inning as
neither team was able to score again. 

Felix Hernandez(14-5) went 6 innings allowing 2 runs for the victory. Fernando
Rodriguez got the save, his 5th.  Julio Teheran(0-1) was the loser.  He
allowed 4 runs and 8 hits in 8 innings.

4/23 – Bees 8, Tweeners 5.  Neil Walker touched them all and had 2 RBI as the PHILIP Killer Bees bested
the NORM TWEENERS in 10 innings 8 to 5 at The Hoover Dome.

The Tweeners staged a dramatic 2-out rally in the 9th to tie the game.  PHILIP won the hard
fought contest in the 10th inning.  Billy Burns started the inning off right
when he drew a walk.  Freddie Freeman came next and he drew a walk.  After an
out was recorded, Yangervis Solarte then drew a walk to load the bases.
Gregory Polanco was up next and he laced a base-hit scoring two teammates.
Walker stepped into the box and hit a sacrifice fly scoring the final run of
the inning.  PHILIP banged out 8 hits on the night. 

The win was credited to Liam Hendriks(1-0) who went 1 and 1/3 innings allowing
no runs. The loss was charged to Dalier Hinojosa(3-1) in relief.
4/24 – Tweeners 3, Bees 2.  Jose Iglesias had 2 base hits at The Hoover Dome where the NORM TWEENERS beat
the PHILIP Killer Bees by the score of 3 to 2. All 3 Tweener runs scored in the 5th inning on 2-out hits by Iglesias and Lind.
Shelby Miller(6-6) delivered a fine performance for NORM.  He went 6 innings
and surrended up 4 hits and 3 walks.  Miller racked up 8 strikeouts.  For the
game NORM out-hit PHILIP 8 to 5.  
Sean Gilmartin earned his 1st save. Ubaldo Jimenez(0-1) took the loss.  He
pitched 8 innings and surrendered 8 hits and 1 walk.
4/25 – Tweeners 3, Bees 2.  One run was the difference at The Hoover Dome as the NORM TWEENERS defeated
the PHILIP Killer Bees 3 to 2.
The NORM offense was carried by home runs from Adam Lind and George Springer.
PHILIP threatened in the 9th but NORM was able to put down the rally.
Robbie Ray(6-4) got credit for the victory, pitching 6 innings and allowing no
runs. Ray got help from Carson Smith who earned his 17th save.  Jordan
Zimmermann(0-1) was hit with the loss.  He gave up just 3 runs and 4 hits in
8 innings.
7/15 – Tweeners 5, Bees 1.  Stephen Vogt smashed 3 homeruns and had 4 RBI as the NORM TWEENERS bested the
PHILIP Killer Bees 5 to 1 at The Hoover Dome.
Vogt had a big day at the plate.  He cracked a solo homerun in the 2nd inning,
smashed a two-run homer in the 6th inning and smashed a solo-shot out of the
park in the 8th inning.  NORM out-hit PHILIP for the game, 7 hits to 4.
The victory went to Sonny Gray(10-8) who went 7 innings, allowing 1 run. Jered
Weaver(0-1) was the losing pitcher.  He served up 4 gopher balls in 7 and 2/3
'Actually, I didn't feel that comfortable at the plate today' Vogt said after
the game.  'Despite that, I'm happy with the results!
7/16 – Bees 6, Tweeners 4. In a tight game it was the PHILIP Killer Bees 6, the NORM TWEENERS 4 in 14
innings at The Hoover Dome.
The score was knotted at 4 after nine innings. NORM squandered multiple scoring opportunities in extra innings. PHILIP was victorious in the
14th inning.  Robinson Chirinos opened up the inning nicely when he drew a
walk.  Jimmy Rollins stepped into the batter's box and he doubled.  Kyle
Schwarber then was hit by a pitch.  Billy Burns was next to the plate, but
was promptly struck out.  Freddie Freeman stepped into the box and banged out
a single plating a run.  Jhonny Peralta contributed to the rally and reached
on an error scoring the final run of the inning.  Despite losing, NORM
out-hit PHILIP 13 to 10.  
The win went to George Kontos(1-0) who allowed no runs in 4 innings. Sean
Gilmartin(4-1) took the loss in relief.  He allowed 1 hit and 1 walk in 1 and
2/3 innings.
7/17 – Tweeners 5, Bees 2.  Stephen Vogt hit a homerun and had 4 RBI as the NORM TWEENERS beat the PHILIP
Killer Bees by a score of 5 to 2.
NORM jumped on top to stay in the bottom of the 3rd inning when they scored 2
runs on 3 hits.  That scoring would be all that was needed.  NORM rapped out
8 hits for the afternoon.  
The win went to Robbie Ray(7-4) who allowed 2 runs in 6 and 1/3 innings. Ray
got help from Fernando Rodriguez who earned his 6th save.  The losing pitcher
was Jordan Zimmermann(0-2).

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