Reilly Leads Questionable Outfit in 11-4 Romp of Eastbound & Dahn

22 Jun
Reilly, who had 7 hits and pitched the complete game win for Questionable Outfit, makes a jumping catch as Tim of Eastbound & Dahn watches

Reilly, who had 7 hits and pitched the complete game win for Questionable Outfit, makes a jumping catch as Tim of Eastbound & Dahn watches

Reilly went 7-for-8, reaching base safely in his final 7 at-bats, and pitched a complete game win as Questionable Outfit beat Eastbound & Dahn 11-4.

The league’s most dominant pitcher in 2014, Reilly started the top of the first the way he has pitched all season, retiring the side in order.

Christian started on the mound for Eastbound, and he started off well, sending Reilly and Tom down for a scoreless bottom of the first.

Reilly continued to roll in the top of the second, pitching another scoreless inning.

The wheels fell off for Eastbound & Dahn in the bottom of the second, figuratively and almost literally, as Questionable Outfit opened up the offense and Eastbound lost their starting pitcher, Christian, to the most noteworthy injury in the history of the EWL. Bob led off the inning with a triple, and he scored when the next batter, Reilly, provided his own run support with a two-run bomb. Tom followed with a single and advanced to second on a Bob sac fly, the first out of the inning. With one down and a runner on second, Reilly singled, scoring Tom to make the score 3-0. Tom then came to the plate and singled, putting runners on first and second with one out. The next batter, Bob, hit a high fly ball in foul territory along the first base line. Christian approached the ball from the mound, and Helal, the right fielder, made a play on the ball at the same time. The two fielders collided with neither catching the ball. Helal did not seem phased by the collision, but Eastbound’s ace Christian was left on the ground in wiffle agony, clutching his leg. The knee-to-knee contact left Christian with the worst wiffle injury in EWL history. He made it back to the mound and attempted to continue, but his leg was too hobbled to get the ball to the plate. Helal, the offender, would replace Christian on the mound as the injured Eastbound & Dahn hurler would manage and provide moral support from the sidelines. Unfortunately, despite escaping injury in the collision, Helal’s pitching was ineffective. The first batter he faced, Bob, who avoided being retired on the fly ball in foul territory, crushed a three-run blast to right field, extending the Questionable lead to 6-0. Reilly followed with a double, but Helal would retire Tom to end the six-run Questionable inning.

Christian collided with Helal in foul territory while attempting to catch a fly ball, and suffered a serious wiffle injury

Christian collided with Helal in foul territory while attempting to catch a fly ball, and suffered a serious wiffle injury

Down 6-0 and a player, Eastbound would get on the board in the top of the third. Tim led off the inning with a double and moved to third when Steve, Christian’s replacement, grounded out for the first out of the inning. Nate followed with a single, scoring Tim and cutting the score to 6-1. Helal would then double, putting runners on second and third with one out, but Eastbound couldn’t extend the rally, as Reilly retired Tim to end the inning.

Bob led off the bottom of the third with a triple, but was caught between third and home trying for an inside-the-park home run. Reilly would single with one out, but Helal avoided further damage, retiring Tom to end the inning.

Bob continued his stellar 2014 season with 3 homers and 6 RBI in the Questionable Outfit win

Bob continued his stellar 2014 season with 3 homers and 6 RBI in the Questionable Outfit win

Steve singled to lead off the top of the fourth, but Reilly maintained the 5-run lead, retiring the next two batters to strand the runner.

Questionable Outfit would add to their lead in the bottom of the fourth. Bob was retired for the first out of the inning, but Reilly followed with a solo homer, making the score 7-1. Tom hit a one-out triple, and the next batter, Bob, hit his second homer of the game. The two-run blast made the score 9-1. Reilly then doubled, but Helal retired Tom to end the inning.

Down 9-1, Eastbound cut into the deficit in the top of the fifth. Tim led off the inning with a solo homer, making the score 9-2. Steve would then double and move to third when Nate grounded out, and Helal hit an RBI single to make the score 9-3. Reilly then retired Tim to end the inning.

Questionable would make back the two runs they gave up immediately. Bob hit his third home run of the game to lead off the bottom of the fifth, making the score 10-3, and Reilly followed with his third homer of the game. The back-to-back jacks extended the Questionable Outfit lead to 11-3. Helal retired the next two batters, and Questionable Outfit would carry an eight-run lead into the sixth inning.

Steve led off the top of the sixth with a solo homer, and the deficit was 11-4. But Eastbound couldn’t rally, as Reilly retired Nate and Helal to end the inning and the game. Questionable Outfit would hold on for an 11-4 victory.

The win moved Questionable Outfit to 11-3 on the season, while Eastbound fell to 5-8 with the loss.

W: Reilly (6-1)
L: Christian (4-4)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Reilly pitched the complete game win for Questionable Outfit, giving up 4 runs on 8 hits in 6 innings.
– Christian took the loss for Eastbound, allowing 5 runs on 5 hits in only 1.5 innings. Helal pitched 3.5 innings of relief, giving up 6 runs on 10 hits.
– Reilly led Questionable Outfit at the plate, going 7-for-8 with 2 singles, 2 doubles, 3 home runs, 4 runs scored, and 5 RBI.
– Bob also hit three homers for Questionable and drove in 6 runs.
– Steve led Eastbound & Dahn on offense, going 3-for-4 with a single, a double, a home run, 2 runs scored, and one RBI.
– After further medical evaluation, Christian was diagnosed with a bruised knee and may miss 1-2 weeks of wiffle action.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s