Questionable Outfit Ride Big Second Inning to 9-5 Win Over Eastbound & Dahn

27 May
Mike went a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate as Questionable Outfit picked up its first win of the season

Mike went a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate as Questionable Outfit picked up its first win of the season

Questionable Outfit picked up its first win in franchise history by defeating Eastbound & Dahn 9-5.

Team captain Bob made his EWL debut against Eastbound, and started on the mound for Questionable Outfit. He retired the first two batters he faced, including a strikeout of Eastbound’s Helal who was coming off a red hot week 1.

Questionable Outfit got on the board immediately when Kimble led off the bottom of the first with a solo homer. After an inning Questionable Outfit led 1-0.

Questionable Outfit celebrate at the plate after Kimble led off the bottom of the first with a solo homer

Questionable Outfit celebrate at the plate after Kimble led off the bottom of the first with a solo homer

Bob got into a little trouble in the second inning and lost his team’s early lead. Mark led off the inning with a double and moved to third on an Ivan single. With one out, Tim hit a double which scored both runs and gave Eastbound a 2-1 lead. Bob minimized the damage, escaping the second without further damage.

The lead wouldn’t last, as Questionable Outfit exploded in the bottom of the second. Bob helped himself out by leading off the inning with a solo home run to tie the game. Kimble, Reilly, and Mike each singled to load the bases, and Bob hit a single of his own which scored two runs, putting Questionable Outfit up 4-2. With runners on the corners, Kimble singled, scoring one, and pushing the score to 5-2. Reilly hit an RBI double, and Mike followed with an RBI single, making the score 7-2. Mark, pitching for Eastbound, finally recorded an out when Bob grounded out to center, but another run scored. The disastrous inning ended when Kimble grounded out to left, but Questionable Outfit had taken a commanding 8-2 lead.

Bob had 4 RBI in the bottom of the second as Questionable Outfit scored 7 runs

Bob had 4 RBI in the bottom of the second as Questionable Outfit scored 7 runs

Mark led off the top of the third with a triple and scored on an Ivan groundout to reduce the deficit to 8-3. But Eastbound & Dahn couldn’t add any additional runs in the third.

Questionable Outfit didn’t score in the bottom of the third, and Bob held Eastbound scoreless in the top of the fourth.

Reilly watches from second base as Eastbound's Ivan makes a juggling catch

Reilly watches from second base as Eastbound’s Ivan makes a juggling catch

Kimble led off the bottom of the fourth with a solo homer, his second of the game, putting Questionable up 9-3.

It looked as if Eastbound would rally in the top of the fifth. Mark led off with a double, and moved to third on an Ivan single. With one out, Tim singled, driving in both runners and cutting the score to 9-5. But the rally ended there, as Bob retired Helal to end the inning.

Bob makes a running catch

Bob makes a running catch

Questionable would not add to their lead in the bottom of the fifth, but Eastbound couldn’t answer in the top of the sixth. Bob retired the side, giving Questionable Outfit their first win of the season and sending Eastbound to their second consecutive loss.

The win moved Questionable Outfit to 1-2 on the year, and Eastbound & Dahn dropped to 1-2.

W: Bob (1-0)
L: Mark (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Kimble led Questionable Outfit at the plate, going 4-for-6 with 2 singles, 2 homers, 4 runs scored, and 3 RBI
– Mike went a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate with 3 singles, a double, a triple, a run scored, and a RBI
– Bob pitched the complete game win, giving up 5 runs on 8 hits, and had 4 RBI at the plate
– Mark led Eastbound & Dahn on offense, going 3-for-4 with 2 doubles, a triple, and 3 runs scored.
– Tim also went 2-for-4 with 2 singles and 4 RBI.
– Mark took the complete game loss, giving up 9 runs on 14 hits while striking out two.

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