Bob Homers Twice as Questionable Outfit Top Cookies & Cream 4-2

18 Jun
Bob pitched a gem and provided his own run support, leading Questionable Outfit in a 4-2 defeat of Cookies & Cream

Bob pitched a gem and provided his own run support, leading Questionable Outfit in a 4-2 defeat of Cookies & Cream

Bob hit two home runs and controlled the Cookies & Cream offense from the mound as Questionable Outfit won 4-2 and moved within a game of Cookies & Cream in the standings.

With two innings of eligibility left for the week, Cookies & Cream started Dinger on the mound. For the second consecutive start, he struggled early. Reilly led off the game with a single and moved to second when Bob grounded out for the first out of the inning. But with one down, Mike crushed a two-run blast to left, putting Questionable Outfit up 2-0 early. Dinger then retired Reilly for the second out of the inning.

Mike hit a two-run homer off Dinger in the top of the first to put Questionable Outfit ahead early

Mike hit a two-run homer off Dinger in the top of the first to put Questionable Outfit ahead early

Questionable Outfit started Bob, and he rolled through the bottom of the first, retiring Cookies & Cream in order.

Bob added his own run support in the top of the second, leading off the inning with a solo homer that put Questionable Outfit up 3-0. Dinger retired Mike for the first out of the inning, and after giving up a one-out single to Reilly, he stranded the runner by retiring Bob. Bob continued to roll in the bottom of the second, retiring Dinger and Joey to end the inning.

Bob smokes a ball to right. He hit two solo homers in the game.

Bob smokes a ball to right. He hit two solo homers in the game.

With his weekly innings limit reached, Dinger moved to the field and Cookies & Cream put Joey on the mound. He retired Mike, the first batter he faced, and after giving up a single to Reilly, Bob grounded out to Dinger to end the inning. Bob pitched a perfect frame in the bottom of the third, and he had yet to allow a hit through three.

Joey retired the side in order in the top of the fourth, and Cookies & Cream finally got on the board in the bottom half of the inning. Joey led off with a single, and after Blose flew out to the mound for the first out, Dinger roped a one-out single. Joey scored from first, cutting the score to 3-1. Bob then retired Joey for the second out of the inning, minimizing the damage.

Bob immediately made up for the run in the top of the fifth when he led off the inning with a solo homer, his second of the game. Mike followed with a single, but Joey was able to escape further damage, retiring Reilly and Bob to end the inning.

With the score 4-1, Blose led off the bottom of the fifth with a towering solo bomb, cutting the deficit to 4-2. But Cookies & Cream were unable to rally, as Bob retired Dinger and Joey to end the inning.

Joey retired Questionable Outfit in order in the top of the sixth, and Cookies & Cream trailed by two runs heading into their final at-bat. Blose led off the inning with a double, and the tying run was at the plate. But Bob continued to confuse the Cookies & Cream offense, retiring Dinger and Joey to strand the runner and end the game, giving Questionable Outfit the 4-2 win.

The win was Questionable Outfit’s second of the week and moved them to 6-4 on the year. The loss put Cookies & Cream at 7-3 for the season, only one game ahead of Questionable Outfit in the standings.

W: Bob (2-1)
L: Dinger (3-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Bob pitched the complete game victory, allowing two earned runs on only 4 hits.
– Dinger took the loss for Cookies & Cream, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits in two innings. Joey also pitched, yielding one earned run on 3 hits in 4 innings of relief.
– Bob led Questionable Outfit at the plate, going 2-for 6 with 2 homers, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI. Reilly had 3 singles and a run scored.
– Blose led Cookies & Cream on offense, going 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, a run scored, and an RBI.

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