Airway takes the wild card round in six games.
The MVP of the series had to be Matt Boyd. He completely dominated the Marvels in two starts, included taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning in the deciding game!
Airway out-homered and out-pitched Michigan all series. Great win by Ray, and good luck the rest of the way!
In a thrilling 7 game series the Mississippi Big Orange defeated the Albany Internationals 4 games to 3.
Mississippi won games 1,3,5,7 while Albany fought back to tie the series 3 times by winning games 2,4,6. Big Orange starter Jacob Degrom bookended the series with strong pitching performances in Games 1 and 7.
The Internationals were let down by some key errors in the deciding game but had the tying run on base when the game and series ended. Pitching dominated the series with Mississippi managing a .221 average and Albany only hitting .217. Big Orange 1B Ji-Man Choi was named series MVP going 9-20 with 2 HR and key hits in several games.
Game 1 10/ 1 ALB 1 5 1 MBO 5 7 0 J.Degrom (1-0) J.Musgrove (0-1)
Game 2 10/ 2 ALB 5 8 1 MBO 3 8 0 P.Baez (1-0) J.Verlander (0-1)
Game 3 10/ 4 MBO 5 5 1 ALB 3 6 2 M.Foltynewic (1-0) C.Martinez (0-1)
Game 4 10/ 5 MBO 6 12 3 ALB 8 13 0 14 S.Brault (1-0) M.Grace (0-1)
Game 5 10/ 6 MBO 8 13 1 ALB 6 10 0 J.Verlander (1-0) J.Musgrove (0-1)
Game 6 10/ 8 ALB 3 7 0 MBO 2 2 0 T.May (1-0) M.Foltynewic (1-1)
Game 7 10/ 9 ALB 3 4 2 MBO 5 8 0 J.Degrom (2-0) C.Martinez (0-2)
Results of the first two games. It was an unreal offensive performance for Washington in Game 1. Game 2 was comfortable for us until the 9th, when a two run homer brought it within a couple runs. Ottavino was able to close it out though.
10/ 7 COG 1 8 3 WAS 19 21 0 Z.Greinke (1-0) R.Porcello (0-1) 10/ 8 COG 3 5 1 WAS 5 4 0 T.Bauer (1-0) T.Williams (0-1)
Washington wins two of three to win the second round
10/10 WAS 9 11 0 COG 6 13 1 J. Fry (1-0) N. Ramirez (0-1)
Washington rallies from 6-1 down against my worthless bullpen1
10/11 WAS 4 12 0 COG 5 9 0 R.Porcello (1-1) Z.Greinke (1-1) Washington leaves 11 runners on base 10/12 WAS 2 6 1 COG 1 5 0 T.Bauer (2-0) R.Erlin (0-1) Votto single in 7th breaks 1-1 tie. Series went about as I expected. Felt I could match Washington with my lineup and rotation, but I knew he had a much better bullpen. My bullpen finally caught up to in this series, yielding 21 earned runs in 24 innings. Next year we plan to go into full rebuilding mode. I have already made one trade -- Michael Brantley -- and will put just about everyone else on the block. Only concern will be making sure I have enough at-bats and innings. Other than that, I plan to go into full Houston Astros-Chicago Cubs tank mode. Worked especially well for the Astros, might as well see if it will work for me. Also will have classes on stealing signs. Congrats to Washington.
Very exciting series in the round of 8!
deGrom at Happ
Mississippi strikes first with a run in the first. They just miss a 3 run bomb. In the bottom of the first Nar Shadda ties it up on a diamond sac fly that would have been a grand slam. After that both pitchers cruise until the 6th and then Nar Shadda starts scraping runs across in the 6,7 and 8th innings going away. Final score 7-1 Nar Shadda victory
Verlander at Glasnow
Again Mississippi scores first. They build up a 3-0 lead. Verlander is dominant. Not allowing a hit until the 7th inning. Suddenly back to back HR’s bring it to 3-2 and it is suddenly a nail bitter. Aaron Altherr take Josh Hader deep with two outs in the ninth to extend Mississippi lead to 5-2. Robertson shuts down Nar Shaddaa in the bottom of the ninth and the win is secured for Mississippi. 5-2
History was nearly made here as pitching won out. Nar Shaddaa starter Rich Hill was virtually untouchable, allowing 0 hits!, but was matched
through 7 innings by Mississippi's Mike Foltynewicz. The Big Orange turned to closer David Robertson to keep it 0-0
in the 9th. Then something baseball fans in this part of the country watched happen all MLB season long, happened again.
Ronald Acuna stepped up and connected for a solo HR. Nar Shaddaa took a 1-0 lead and a no hitter in the bottom of the 9th.
Jason Kip called on Jesse Chavez to close it out. After retiring the first 2 batters, Matt Kemp laced a single up the middle to break up the no-hitter and bring the winning run to the plate. But the threat died there and Nar Shaddaa took a 2-1 series lead with a tight 1-0 victory.
Jacob deGrom was back on the hill looking to even up the series. The Mandalorians struck first again plating a run in the 2nd inning.
But that's when The Big Orange got on the board for the first time in their own park. Mississippi rallied for 5 runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning to send Daniel Mengden to an early shower. deGrom was his usual masterful self until he was yanked with 2 outs in the 8th inning.
Hoping to avoid using Robertson again, John Polumbo turned to Matt Grace in the 9th. Grace got into trouble, with Lowe bringing Nar Shaddaa closer at 5-3. David Robertson was then called from the pen and slammed the door to even the series up at 2-2
Justin Verlander making what could be (but hopefully not) his last start in a Mississippi uniform. It was one to remember. Verlander has been victimized by HR the whole season but managed to avoid a scare when poor fielding Robbie Grossman snagged a would-be 2-r HR in the early innings. Max Muncy did get Nar Shaddaa on the board first for a 1-0 lead. Muncy's defense let him down later as an X-chart hit tied the game at 1. It stayed that way into the 7th until that man again, Acuna launched another HR to give the Mandalorians a 2-1 lead. Jason Kip decided to stick with future Big Orange JA Happ and his tendency to give up the big-fly cost him with Evan Longoria of all people capping off a 3-hit day with a big HR.
Mississippi would add a little insurance and that was all Verlander would need with a complete-game, 2 run effort.
Mississippi takes a 3-2 series lead heading back to Star Wars country.
Wow. What a game and what an ending. Mississippi comes out hot. Starling Marte walks. Steals 2nd and 3rd scores on a sac fly to start the game. But Nar Shaddaa responds with 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st. Mississippi then proceeds to build a nice 6-2 lead going to the bottom of the 5th. Nar Shaddaa then starts pecking away at the lead until in is 6-5 going into the 9th. Mississippi is then able to add a run off of Hader to increase the lead to 2 going to the bottom of the 9th. Then Nar Shaddaa mounts another come back.With 2 out and runners on 1st and 2nd Matt Chapman hits one up against the wall. One run scores and Nar Shaddaa manager sends the potential tying run home with a 55% chance to scores. But the split card is a 17 and the game is over.
Mississippi wins the series 4 games to 2.
Gotham City at Richmond
Game 1: Sean Manea vs. Jose Berrios. Strong starting pitching as Manea goes 6 2/3 giving up two runs and the Batmen bullpen was up to the task shutting down the Richmond Banshees. Berrios goes seven with 10 strikeouts, but ended up allowing two bombs to the Alex's Avilla (solo) and Bregman (game winning two-run shot). Austin Pruitt picked up the save with a solid 9th inning in the 4-3 Gotham City win. Jedd Gyorko hit a two-run shot for Richmond. Pesky Jose Iglesias had three hits for Gotham, while Nick Markakis had three for Richmond.
Game 2: Nate Eovaldi vs. Carlos Carrasco. Eovaldi came out dealing throwing six no-hit innings as the Batmen jump to an early 4-0 lead. Carrasco was wild allowing five walks in his 6 2/3 innings. Alex Bregman went four for four with a two-run shot knocking in three on the day pacing the Batmen to a 5-1 victory. JD Martinez also picked up a solo shot. Justin Turner had a futile solo shot for the Banshees. Richmond struck out 14, yet still did not get close enough to cause much of a sweat. Gotham City leads the series 2-0.
Game 3: Charlie Morton vs. Ian Kennedy. Both starting pitchers pitched well and deep into the game as both go seven strong. Morton gave up two hits and one run and left the game up to the bullpen as it was a 3-1 Banshee game when he exited. Raisel Iglesias promptly gives up the lead when, Alex Bregman (yes, him again) slams a two-run shot (third of the series) to tie the game at three in the eighth. The teams moved to the 10th inning and the Batmen bullpen melts as Mychal Givens and Nate Kingham give up three runs on four hits and a sac fly as Richmond takes a 6-3 lead. Seranthony Dominguez (Richmond's 1st round draft pick in 2019) holds the line (although he made it interesting with a hit and walk) and picks up the save and a 6-3 win. Raisel Iglesias did stay in the game long enough to pick up the win after blowing the save opportunity in the 8th inning. JD Martinez hit a solo shot for Gotham City and Justin Turner hit one for Richmond. Gotham City leads the series 2-1.
Game 4: Jose Berrios vs. Domingo German. Berrios comes out strong and Richmond jumped all over German and Trevor Richards scoring nine runs in the first four innings in the 12-2 Ricmond rout. Berrios goes seven strong striking out 12 while allowing a single run. Justin Turner and Kevin Pillar hit home runs for Richmond, while Cody Bellinger lifts one for Gotham City. Adam Eaton, Nick Markakis and Kevin Pillar all knocked in three runs for Richmond. Series is tied two games apiece.
Game 5: Carlos Carrasco vs. Derek Holland. Both starting pitchers will end up needing bullpen help in this game. Carrasco goes 5 2/3, again was somewhat wild walking four while striking out nine and allowing three runs. Richmond's bullpen goes 3 1/3 scoreless to hold up Richmond 6-3 win to take a series lead. Richmond's big blow comes from Justin Turner's three-run home run in the fifth inning that spotted Richmond a 5-1 lead that would eventually shrink. Diego Castillo ended up closing out the game with a perfect ninth for the save. Holland ends up with the loss giving up five runs in five innings work. Lorenzo Cain had four hits for Richmond. Richmond leads the series 3-2.
Game 6: Sean Manea vs. Charlie Morton. Both starters were strong, but Manea was better going the distance in Gotham City's 5-2 win. Morton gave up four runs in seven innings, but struck out 15 Batmen. Cody Bellinger and Alex Avilla both hit two-run taters in the first and second innings staking Gotham City to an early lead they did not relinquish. Jedd Gyorko hit a two-run shot for Richmond. Series tied three games apiece; and we move to GAME SEVEN (winner take all).
If you haven't noticed a pattern; in each game of the series, the road team had won the previous six games.
Game 7: Nate Eovaldi vs. Jose Berrios. As he had the first two appearances in the Division series, Berrios comes out firing. Jose goes seven strong giving up three hits, nine strikeouts and ZERO runs. Richmond struck early with three in the bottom of the first, another in the third and then again in the fourth. Richmond ended the series with a seven run advantage. Eovaldi was not up to the task as he was in game two giving up five runs in three innings. Justin Turner had a solo home-run (his fifth of the series along with nine rbi en-route to being named MVP of the series).
Mississippi at Nal Shaddaa
Game # 3
Rich Hill delivered 8 solid innings as the Nar Shaddaa Mandalorians topped the Mississippi Big Orange by a score of 1 to 0 at Zelkind Field.
The game was decided in the 9th inning. After two were out Ronald Acuna clubbed a solo home run. Nar Shaddaa had only 6 hits for the game.
The victory went to Hill (1-0) who went 8 innings, allowing no runs. Jesse Chavez recorded his 1st save. David Robertson (0-1) was tagged with the loss in relief.
Mandalorians.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 1 6 0
Big Orange...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0
Airway Heights at Stanford Robber Barons
Game # 1
Spartans........ 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 - 5 10 0
Robber.......... 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 3 x - 8 13 0
In an entertaining game at The Dago Dome the final score was the Stanford Robber 8, the Airway Heights Spartans 5.
Stanford tallied 4 runs in the 3rd inning with the help of 5 hits. The key at-bat was by Andrelton Simmons who excited the crowd when he delivered a single bringing home two baserunners. Stanford out-hit Airway Heights for the game, 13 hits to 10.
The victory was credited to Gerrit Cole (1-0) who went 5 and 2/3 innings, allowing 4 runs. Cole got relief help from Sean Doolittle who gained credit for his 1st save. Chris Bassitt (0-1) absorbed the loss. He allowed 8 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings.
Game # 2
Spartans........ 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 - 4 5 1
Robber.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 - 2 6 0
In a close game the Airway Heights Spartans got by the Stanford Robber by the score of 4 to 2.
Stanford never recovered after Airway Heights took the lead in the top of the 2nd inning plating one baserunner on 3 hits. Nelson Cruz doubled. Anthony Rendon followed and he banged out a single. Leonys Martin then delivered a base-hit scoring the run. Martin took second on the throw. Airway Heights had only 5 hits for the night.
Alex Cobb (1-0) allowed 2 runs in 6 and 2/3 innings, and picked up the victory. Jeremy Jeffress recorded the save, his 1st. Luis Severino( 0-1) ended up with the loss.
Game # 3
Robber.......... 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 5 12 0
Spartans........ 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 4 9 0
Ben Zobrist homered and had 2 RBI at The Coliseum where the Stanford Robber beat the Airway Heights Spartans in 14 innings by the score of 5 to 4.
The game was deadlocked at 4 after nine full innings. Stanford won it in the 14th inning. After an out was recorded, Zobrist lofted a solo-blast "downtown". Airway Heights was out-hit by Stanford, 12 hits to 9.
Lou Trivino (1-0) allowed no runs in 3 innings, and picked up the victory. Jeremy Jeffress (0-1) absorbed the loss in relief. He pitched 2 and 1/3innings giving up 3 hits and no walks.
Game # 4
Robber.......... 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 9 10 0
Spartans........ 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 5 8 1
Collin McHugh had an impressive outing and left fielder Stephen Piscotty homered and had 3 RBI as the Stanford Robber defeated the Airway Heights Spartans by the score of 9 to 5 at The Coliseum.
McHugh (1-0) was dominant in relief. No one got on base in his perfect 3 innings. Stanford had a total of 10 hits for the game.
Craig Stammen earned the save, his 1st. The loss was charged to Matt Boyd (0-1). He was touched for 3 homeruns in his 6 innings of work.
Game # 5
Robber.......... 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 - 6 10 0
Spartans........ 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 4 7 0
Designated hitter Charlie Blackmon had 4 hits and 2 RBI at The Coliseum where the Stanford Robber beat the Airway Heights Spartans in 11 innings 6 to 4 and will move into the Semi-Final playoff round against the Washington Senators.
Both teams had scored 4 runs after nine full innings. Finally, Stanford prevailed in the 11th inning. After an out was recorded, A.J. Pollock got things rolling when he smashed a solo-shot out of the park. Blackmon was next to the plate and he cracked a solo Homerun. Stanford out-hit Airway Heights for the game, 10 hits to 7.
The win was credited to Kirby Yates (1-0) who went 2 innings allowing no runs. Yates was helped out by Blake Treinen who recorded his 1st save. Jeremy Jeffress (0-2) was charged with the loss in relief.
Mississippi Big Orange at Richmond Banshees
First and foremost, thanks to John Polumbo for getting up early to NetPlay the series.
Game 1 - Jacob Degrom vs. Charlie Morton.
Both SP's come out firing blanks through the first four innings; Morton ultimately yields four singles in the top of the fifth inning allowing two runs to score (rbi's by Charlie Culberson and Francisco Cervelli). Degrom bends in the sixth inning to make things interesting; he started the inning with a strikeout but then allowed a single, walk and double (scoring a run), but worked his way out of the jam maintaining a 2-1 lead. The Big Orange scratch for an insurance run (passed ball) in the top of the seventh and a 3-1 advantage. Richmond has it's chances, getting a runner on 3rd in the 7th; and second and third in the 8th to no avail. David Robertson comes into the ninth in a 3-1 game and ominously serves up a Matt Adams blast to start the bottom of the 9th inning as Richmond pulls to 3-2. Lorenzo Cain singles and is sacrificed into scoring position with one out. The next two batters keep it on Robertson's card for the save and Richmond goes down in the LCS opener by a score of 3-2. Ian Kinsler had three hits for Mississippi. Degrom went 8 ip; 6 hits, 1 run, 2 walks and 7 strikeouts and the win. Morton went 6 ip; 7 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks and 7 strikeouts, with the loss. Mississippi leads the series 1-0.
Big Orange...... 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 - 3 9 1
Banshees........ 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 - 2 8 1
Game 2 - Justin Verlander vs. Carlos Carrasco.
Unlike game one, it was ugly early for both starting pitchers as Mississippi holds a 3-2 lead after the first inning. Richmond ultimately take a 5-3 lead in the fourth; Mississippi claws back to tie the game at five in the top of the 7th inning. With Verlander still in the game, Richmond scores two in the bottom of the seventh to take a lead and ultimately hold on to tie the series. The big blow for Richmond in the 7th was Nick Markakis' two-run HR (second of the game; four rbi) off Verlander (6.2 ip; 10 hits, 7 runs, 1 walk and 6 strikeouts; loss); Eduardo Escobar also had a blast for Richmond to extend Richmond's lead to 8-5; Charlie Culberson homered for the Big Orange. Justin Turner had three hits for Richmond. Oliver Perez picked up the win with a perfect frame that covered the final two outs of the seventh and the first out of the eighth. Carrasco was not effective in his outing, but kept the Banshees in the game with his 6.1 ip; 6 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 3 walks and seven strikeouts. Seranthony Dominguez gets the save with a perfect 9th inning. Series tied.
Big Orange...... 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 - 5 7 1
Banshees........ 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 - 8 12 2
Game 3 - Jose Berrios vs. Mike Foltynewic.
Richmond jumps early and often and build a 6-0 lead after three innings of play. Matt Adams pushed Richmond ahead with a two-run shot (2nd of the series) in the second and they would not look back in this game and cruise to a 6-2 win. Francisco Cervelli and Lucas Duda had solo shots for Mississippi. Berrios was dealing in this game going seven strong allowing 4 hits, one run, 4 walks and 7 strikeouts and the all important win. Foltynewic let the Orangemen down with 6.2 ip, 7 hits, 6 runs and 7 strikeouts; loss. Nick Markakis had three hits for Richmond. Richmond leads the series 2-1.
Banshees........ 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 6 7 0
Big Orange...... 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 - 2 7 0
Game 4 - Charlie Morton vs. Jacob DeGrom
BLANKS...BLANKS...BLANKS. It's scoreless after nine innings! Morton was pulled after six strong; 4 hits, 0 runs 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. Richmond's bullpen was strong going 4IP and only one hit. Degrom was even better as he no-hit Richmond through 7.2 IP (9IP, 2 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks and 7 strikeouts). Mississippi brings in Taylor Rogers in the top of the tenth inning to pitch to Matt Adams, Richmond counters with pinch hitter Jed Gyorko and he leads off the inning with a double. Kevin Pillar is brought into pinch run and Addison Russell ultimately singles in Pillar for a 1-0 lead after a failed sacrifice attempt. Seranthony Dominguez closes the door with a perfect 9th and second save of the series; Taylor takes the loss. Richmond takes a 3-1 series lead.
Banshees........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 1 4 3
Big Orange...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 5 1
Game 5 - Carlos Carrasco vs. Justin Verlander.
Richmond is hoping for a another win so they do not have to head back to the Banshee confines at River's Bend. The Banshees break through early with single runs in the first and second inning (rbi's from Nick Markakis and Addison Russell). Carrasco is up to the task in this game with a solid 6 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks and 7 strikeouts while leaving it to the bullpen to start the seventh inning. Richmond picks up a huge insurance run (rbi for Lorenzo Cain) to take a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth. Joe Smith starts the 9th and induces a ground out. Seranthony Dominguez is brought in to close the door and goes ground out, single and ground out as the Banshees stream the field with a 4 game to 1 game series win. Verlander was strong, with only a couple mis-steps going 8 ip, 8 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 3 walks and 12 strikeouts but ultimately takes the loss.
Banshees........ 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 3 9 0
Big Orange...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 3 0
Nick Markakis seemed to be in the middle of everything in this series and receives the MVP for this LCS series. Kake's batted .421 in the series with two home runs, three runs and seven rbi. Richmond's bullpen was also up to the task allowing only one earned run in 14.2 IP.
Thanks again to John for a smooth NetPlay.
G.U.S.S.O.M.O. LCS Stanford Robber Barons vs Washington Senators
The higher ranked Stanford prevailed in the LCS 4 games to 2 in what turned into a closer contest than originally thought. Stanford took the first two games with dominant pitching as Gerrit Cole had 13 K’s in game 1 and Luis Severino 11 in game 2. Stanford then had a blowout victory in Game 3 and it looked like the rout was on. However, Washington was too good a team to go down so easily and won the 4th game after getting to Miles Mikolas and a great 8 innings by Greinke. They then had their own blowout of Stanford in game 5 as they got to Gerrit Cole early and often as he gave up 8 walks. Game 6 Stanford came back with a vengeance, getting to Strasburg for the second time to give him two walks.
Some telling stats:
WON LOST PCT
OVERALL RECORD 2 4 .333
HOME RECORD 2 1 .667
ROAD RECORD 0 3 .000
VS. LEFTY STARTERS 0 0 ----
VS. RIGHTY STARTERS 2 4 .333
EXTRA INNING GAMES 0 0 ----
ONE RUN GAMES 0 0 ----
LAST 10 GAMES 2 4 .333
TOTAL RUNS 22 37
AVERAGE RUNS 3.67 6.17
LEFT ON BASE 35 45
DP'S TURNED 3 6
TP'S TURNED 0 0
MOST HITS 7 17
LEAST HITS 4 6
MOST RUNS 10 14
Stanford pitching held Washington to .191 average for the series while the Senators pitching had a 5.82 ERA. The Robber Barons batted .292 and had a 3.81 ERA.
The series might have been different if the teams had been able to netplay as it is widely acknowledged by the league that Andrew Phelps is a much better head to head manager than Shoe!
Game 1....... 5-2 Stanford victory
Gerrit Cole reeled off a total of 15 strikeouts as the Stanford Robber bested the Washington Senators 5 to 2 at The Dago Dome.
Cole (1-0) pitched a solid game. He gave up just 5 hits and 2 walks in 8 and 1/3 innings. Stanford totaled 8 hits on the night.
Blake Treinen earned the save, his 1st. Zack Greinke (0-1) absorbed the loss. Cole was jubilant in the hometown clubhouse, 'It was a lot of fun out there. The fans gave me a lot of support as did my teammates. We got the victory and I'll sure take 15 strikeouts anytime!'
Game 2..... 4-2 Stanford victory
Luis Severino racked up an impressive total of 11 strikeouts as the Stanford Robber Barons outscored the Washington Senators 4 to 2.
Severino (1-0) was very good in the win. He was stingy on the mound, allowing just 4 hits and 3 walks in 7 and 1/3 innings. Washington tried unsuccessfully to come back in the 9th.
Severino got relief help from Blake Treinen who gained credit for his 2nd save. Trevor Bauer (0-1) was hit with the loss. Everyone seemed to enjoy the performance of Severino - except Washington. Andrew Phelps lamented, 'He just was 'on' tonight. He was keeping our guys off balance all game. A fine game by a good strikeout pitcher - makes it a fun game for the hometown fans - unfortunately we were the visitors!'
Game 3 – Stanford Victory 14-1
We broke it open with 7 run 6th inning. Corey Kluber delivered 8 solid innings as the Stanford Robber destroyed the Washington Senators by a score of 14 to 1 at Nationals Stadium.
Mookie Betts provided much of the offense. He tripled bringing in a run in the 5th inning and doubled clearing all three ducks off the pond in the 6th inning. Stanford had 14 hits for the night while Washington had 4.
The victory was credited to Kluber (1-0) who went 8 innings, allowing 1 run. Stephen Strasburg (0-1) was the losing pitcher. He surrendered 5 runs and 5 hits in 5 and 1/3 innings.
Game 4 – Washington Victory 6-2
Robber.......... 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 6 2
Senators........ 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 - 6 7 1
Catcher Robinson Chirinos had 2 base hits as the Washington Senators bested the Stanford Robber 6 to 2 at Nationals Stadium.
In the 5th inning Washington went on top for good plating 2 runs on 2 hits. Travis Shaw led off the inning for Washington when he drew a walk. Chirinos was next and he stroked a single. Jose Ramirez then doubled scoring a run.
Joey Votto followed next and he drew a walk to load the bases. Tommy Pham stepped into the box and drew a walk scoring the final run of the inning. Washington managed 7 hits in their victory.
Zack Greinke (1-1) was the winner allowing 2 runs in 8 innings. Miles Mikolas (0-1) ended up with the loss. He surrendered 3 hits and 2 walks in 4 innings.
Game 5 – Washington victory 10-1
Xander Bogaerts had 2 base hits and 4 RBI as the Washington Senators bested the Stanford Robber 10 to 1 at Nationals Stadium.
In the bottom of the 2nd inning Washington went on top for good when they came up with 3 runs on 2 hits. That early run support was enough for Trevor Bauer (1-1) and Washington. Washington had just 6 hits for the night.
Gerrit Cole (1-1) was the loser. He couldn't find the plate, issuing 8 walks in 3 and 2/3 innings.
Game 6....... Stanford win 11-1 to win LCS 4-2
Senators........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 1 6 1
Robber.......... 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 4 - 11 17 0
Ben Zobrist had 5 hits and 3 RBI as the Stanford Robber smashed the overmatched Washington Senators, 11 to 1.
The home town fans were very appreciative of the fine hitting performance provided by Zobrist. He doubled in the 2nd inning, ripped a single in the 3rd inning, doubled in the 5th inning, slapped a base-hit plating a run in the 7th inning and doubled plating two runs in the 8th inning. Stanford had 17 hits for the night while Washington had 6.
The victory went to Luis Severino (2-0) who went 7 innings, allowing no runs. Stephen Strasburg (0-2) suffered the loss. He was knocked around by Stanford, allowing 7 hits and 2 walks in 2 innings.