Questionable Outfit Explode for 19 runs, Destroy Eastbound & Dahn 19-1

24 Jun
Mike not only dominated on the mound, he became the first player in 2013 to hit for the cycle as Questionable Outfit ran over Eastbound & Dahn 19-1

Mike not only dominated on the mound, he became the first player in 2013 to hit for the cycle as Questionable Outfit ran over Eastbound & Dahn 19-1

In the biggest offensive outburst of the 2013 season, Questionable Outfit scored in all but one inning as they demolished Eastbound & Dahn 19-1.

Eastbound & Dahn sent Ivan to the mound in what would be a record-setting pitching performance for all the wrong reasons. He got into trouble early and often, suffering the most damage in the top of the first. Tom led off the game with a double, and when Ivan retired the second batter, Reilly, it looked as if it may be a routine inning. What followed was the most impressive offensive display this season. A combination of great hitting and terrible fielding led Questionable Outfit on a 9-run rally that started with Bob’s RBI single, scoring Tom from second to make the score 1-0. The next batter, Mike, hit a 2-run home run, pushing the Questionable Outfit lead to 3-0. Tom followed with a double, his second of the inning, and scored when the next batter, Reilly, tripled. With the score 4-0 and a runner on third, Bob hit an RBI single, his second of the inning, making the score 5-0. Mike followed with a triple, scoring Bob, extending the lead to 6-0. Tom then singled for his third hit of the inning, scoring Mike. With the score 7-0 and a runner on first, Reilly crushed a two-run bomb, and Questionable Outfit led 9-0. After 8 consecutive batters reaching base and scoring, Ivan finally retired Bob for the second out of the inning.

Reilly had a triple, a homer, and 3 RBI during Questionable Outfit's 9-run first inning

Reilly had a triple, a homer, and 3 RBI during Questionable Outfit’s 9-run first inning

Hartley led off the bottom of the first with a single, but Eastbound & Dahn were unable to chip away at the deficit. Mike retired Helal and Ivan to end the inning with the score 9-0.

Mike doubled to start the top of the second, but was caught trying to extend the hit into a triple for the first out of the inning. But Questionable Outfit would add to their lead. Tom doubled for the third time in the game, and scored on a Reilly single to make the score 10-0. Bob singled, and Reilly raced to third, putting runners on the corners with one out. Mike followed with another single, giving him the cycle for the game (in revers order), which scored Reilly and pushed Bob from first to third. With runners on first-and third and an 11-0 lead, Ivan retired Tom for the second out of the inning.

Mike pitched a scoreless frame in the bottom of the second, retiring the side in order.

Up 11 runs, Questionable Outfit kept their foot on the pedal in the top of the third. Reilly, Bob, and Mike each singled to start the inning, loading the bases with no outs. The next batter, Tom, grounded out to left, but a run scored on the plate, making the score 12-0. Reilly followed with his second single of the inning, scoring Bob and Mike giving Questionable Outfit a 14-run lead. Bob grounded out to right to end the inning.

Eastbound & Dahn would finally get on the board in the bottom of the third. Ivan led off the inning with a solo shot, cutting the deficit to 14-1. But the rally ended there, as Mike retired Hartley and Helal consecutively.

Ivan retired Mike to start the top of the fourth, and it looked like a scoreless inning may be on the horizon. But Questionable Outfit continued to pour it on, as Tom hit a solo homer, making the score 15-1. Reilly singled with one out, and the next batter, Bob, hit a two-run bomb, putting Questionable Outfit ahead 17-1. Ivan struck out Mike for the second out of the inning.

Tom had 3 doubles and a homer while scoring 5 runs in the blowout win

Tom had 3 doubles and a homer while scoring 5 runs in the blowout win

After Ivan flew out to the mound for the first out in the bottom of the fourth, Hartley singled. But Mike stranded him at first, retiring Helal to end the inning.

After four consecutive innings scoring at least 2 runs, Questionable Outfit finally went scoreless in the top of the fifth, as Ivan retired Tom and Reilly in order. Unfortunately, Eastbound couldn’t reverse their luck at the plate, as Mike retired the side without a hit in the bottom of the fifth.

Bob led off the top of the sixth with a single, his fifth of the game. The next batter, Mike, hit his second homer of the game, a two-run shot that put Questionable Outfit ahead 19-1. Ivan retired Tom and Reilly to end the inning.

Bob went 6-for-8 while driving in 4 RBI

Bob went 6-for-8 while driving in 4 RBI

Up 18 runs, Mike retired Helal for the first out of the inning, then fanned Ivan for the second out, capping off the most impressive performance of the 2013 season.

Questionable Outfit extended their winning stream to 4 games and improved to 8-4 with the win, as Eastbound & Dahn dropped to 5-7 with the loss.

W: Mike (5-0)
L: Ivan (1-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Mike allowed only three hits and a single earned run in the complete game win, moving to a perfect 5-0 on the year.
– Ivan had a record-setting performance on the mound, breaking the single-game records for most hits allowed and runs allowed. In total he gave up 19 earned runs on 22 hits in the loss.
– All four members of Questionable Outfit had outstanding performances at the plate.
– Tom went 5-for-9 with a single, 3 doubles, a homer, 5 runs scored, and 3 RBI.
– Reilly went 6-for-9 with 4 singles, a triple, a home run, 5 runs scored, and 6 RBI.
– Bob went 6-for-8 with 5 singles, a home run, 5 runs scored, and 4 RBI.
– Mike went 6-for-8 with 2 singles, a double, a triple, 2 home runs, 4 runs scored, and 6 RBI. He became the first player in 2013 to hit for the cycle, which he did in reverse order in his first four at-bats. He also struck out once.
– Hartley was the only Eastbound & Dahn player to register multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with 2 singles.

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