Wednesday, September 16, 2015

PCL Championship Series Game 1 Recap

In Game 1 of the Pacific Coast League Championship Series, Round Rock walked off with a 9-8 win in 12 innings over Fresno.

The Grizzles fought their way back from a 7-1 deficit after 3 innings, only to see the luck that has seemingly been on the Rangers' side all season trickle down to the Express. CAN ONE ORGANIZATION BE ANY MORE BLESSED THAN THE RANGERS HAVE THIS SEASON????????

Tony Kemp scored the first run of the evening when Jon Singleton grounded into a force out in the 1st. They'd have to wait until the 6th to score again.... in the meantime, Round Rock scored 7 runs. However, Fresno erased that deficit with a 7-0 run of their own. Andrew Aplin hit an RBI single that brought Singleton home in the 6th. Tyler White added 2 more runs in the 7th with his 2-run homer, which was his 1st of the PCL playoffs. The Grizz finally pulled even in the 8th as Tyler Heineman hit a sac fly, and Tony Kemp, Alex Presley, and White hit RBI singles. 

Kemp (RBI, 3 R, 2 BB) and White (2B, HR, 3 RBI, R) both finished with 3 hits. Presley (RBI), Singleton (2 2B, 2 BB, R), Aplin (RBI, R), and L.J. Hoes (2B, 2 BB, R) all had 2 hits in this game.

Mike Hauschild went 1.1 innings and allowed 6 runs (5 earned, 3 inherited runners charged to him) on 6 hits (2-run homer), walked 1, and struck out 2. Luis Cruz was the first man out; he went 3.2 innings and allowed a run of his own on 2 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 8. Jake Buchanan allowed 2 hits and struck out 2 over 2 innings. Kevin Chapman allowed 2 hits in a scoreless 8th. James Hoyt came on to close the game, and Nomar Mazara took him for a ride, hitting a game-tying homer on his first pitch of the evening (****!!!!!). That was the only run that Hoyt allowed in his 2 innings. He allowed one other hit and fanned 4. Jordan Jankowski struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 11th, but things got rocky for him in the 12th as he walked the bases loaded despite getting 2 outs. Juan Minaya picked a horrible time to uncork a wild pitch, as that allowed the winning run to score.

Don't you just despise baseball sometimes?

Dan Straily will take the mound tonight for Game 2. He'll face Robert Coello at 7:05.

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