Reilly Quiets Eastbound Bats as Questionable Outfit Cruise to 8-3 Win

11 Jul
Reilly moved to 8-1 on the season, pitching another gem as Questionable Outfit topped Eastbound 8-3 to extend their lead atop the EWL standings

Reilly moved to 8-1 on the season, pitching another gem as Questionable Outfit topped Eastbound 8-3 to extend their lead atop the EWL standings

Reilly continued to display his elite pitching skills as he kept the Eastbound & Dahn offense in check, leading Questionable Outfit to an 8-3 win, the third straight for the first place team.

The game featured a matchup of the EWL’s two best pitchers in 2015, Reilly and Helal. Reilly retired the Eastbound side in order in the top of the first, and despite giving up two singles, Helal did the same in the bottom of the first, stranding both runners.

Eastbound took an early lead in the top of the second, when Crustin led off the inning with a solo homer to make the score 1-0. Reilly then retired Helal and Nate to end the inning.

Questionable got on the board and took the lead in the bottom of the second. Bob led off with a double and moved to third on a Reilly single, putting runners on the corners. Mike doubled, scoring Bob to tie the game at 1-1. Stove then grounded out to left, but Reilly scored on the play to put Questionable ahead 2-1. Bob got his second hit of the inning, an RBI single that scored Mike, and the Questionable lead was 3-1. Helal then retired Reilly to end the inning.

Christian led off the top of the third with a single, but when the next batter, Crustin, also singled, Christian was caught in between first and second for the first out. Reilly then got Helal to ground out to left to end the inning. Helal retired the side in order in the bottom of the third, and the score remained 3-1 through three.

Eastbound would draw even in the top of the fourth with back-to-back homers. With one out, Christian homered over the right field fence, making the score 3-2. Crustin followed with his second homer of the game, tying the game at 3-3.

Questionable didn’t take long to pull back ahead, scoring three runs in the bottom of the fourth. Bob singled and scored when two batters later Mike hit an RBI double to make the score 4-3. Stove then hit an inside-the-park homer with the help of a throwing error, and Questionable led 6-3.

Christian singled with one out in the top of the fifth, and he moved from first to third when Crustin followed with a single. Eastbound had a chance to rally with runners on first and third and the tying run at the plate, but Reilly got Helal to ground out to center, stranding both runners and ending the inning.

Questionable added two more runs of support in the bottom of the fifth, which would be more than enough for Reilly. Reilly singled to start the inning and moved to third on a Mike double. Stove then hit a deep sacrifice fly to center, scoring Reilly to make the score 7-3. Bob followed with a single, scoring Mike, and Questionable pushed their lead to 8-3. Helal retired Reilly to end the inning, but Questionable had a five-run lead heading into the sixth.

Reilly allowed a one-out single to Christian in the top of the sixth, but he stranded the runner, pitching a scoreless inning to end the game and give Questionable Outfit an 8-3 win.

The win moved Questionable to 11-5 on the year and extended their lead in first place. Eastbound dropped to .500 at 8-8 on the season, three games out of first.

W: Reilly (8-1)
L: Helal (5-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Reilly pitched the complete game win for Questionable Outfit, allowing 3 runs while scattering 8 hits in 6 innings.
– Helal took the loss in the complete game outing, giving up 5 runs on 12 hits in 5 innings pitched.
– Bob and Mike led Questionable Outfit at the plate, each collecting 4 hits. Bob went 4-for-6 with 3 singles, a double, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI, while Mike went 4-for-5 with a single, 3 doubles, 3 runs scored, and 2 RBI.
– Christian and Crustin led Eastbound on offense, both going 4-for-5. Christian had 3 singles, a homer, a run scored, and an RBI. Crustin had 2 singles, 2 home runs, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI.

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