Guthrie and Blose Homer Twice Each, Joey Keeps Questionable Outfit Bats at Bay in 7-4 Cookies & Cream Win

27 Jun
Guthrie homered twice and drove in three runs to help carry Cookies & Cream past Questionable Outfit 7-4

Guthrie homered twice and drove in three runs to help carry Cookies & Cream past Questionable Outfit 7-4

Cookies & Cream took an early lead behind homers from Guthrie and Blose, and Joey avoided allowing big innings to the Questionable Outfit offense, as Cookies won 7-4 and moved closer to Questionable in the standings.

Bob led off the top of the first with a single, and he moved to second on a Tom single. With no outs and two runners on, Joey looked to be in trouble, but he escaped the jam, retiring Mike and Nate to strand both runners and end the inning.

Questionable sent Bob to the mound in what was only his second start of the season. He retired Guthrie to start the inning, but Blose followed with a deep solo homer to center field, and Cookies led 1-0. Joey followed with a double, but Bob avoided further damage, retiring Jordan to strand the runner and end the inning.

Bob provided his own run support in the top of the second, tying the game at 1-1 when he led off with a solo homer to right-center. Tom followed with a double, but Joey stranded him, retiring Mike and Nate to end the inning.

Cookies had a big inning in the bottom of the second. Guthrie led off with a solo homer to make the score 2-1, and Blose followed with his second homer in as many at-bats. The back-to-back homers put Cookies ahead 3-1. Joey then tripled, and he scored when Jordan followed with an RBI double. Cookies led 4-1, and Bob was removed from the game. Questionable turned to Tom, who retired the first batter he faced, Guthrie. With one out, Blose doubled, scoring Jordan and putting Cookies ahead 5-1. Tom then retired Joey to end the inning, and Cookies had pulled ahead by four runs.

For the second consecutive inning, Bob led off the top of the third with a solo homer, and the blast cut the Cookies lead to 5-2. Joey then retired Tom and Mike to end the inning and maintain a three-run lead.

Jordan started the bottom of the third with a double, and Guthrie followed with a two-run shot, his second homer of the game. Tom retired Blose and Joey to end the inning, but Cookies had extended their lead to 7-2.

Joey retired the side in order in the top of the fourth, and the score remained 7-2. Jordan led off the bottom of the fourth with a single, but he was caught out trying to extend the hit into a double. Tom then retired Guthrie to end the inning.

Down five, Tom led off the top of the fifth with a solo homer, and the score was cut to 7-3. Two batters later, Nate hit a solo shot to left, and Questionable trailed 7-4. Bob followed with a single, but Joey limited the damage to two runs, retiring Tom to end the inning.

Tom retired the side in order in the bottom of the fifth, and Questionable trailed by three runs heading into the sixth.

Cookies & Cream turned to the bullpen, bringing Blose in for the save in his first pitching appearance of the 2016 season. He retired Mike and Nate in order, earning the save and ending the game, giving Cookies & Cream a 7-4 win.

W: Joey (3-0)
L: Bob (1-1)
S: Blose (1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Joey earned the win for Cookies & Cream, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits in 5 innings pitched.
– Blose pitched one inning of perfect relief, and he earned the first save for any pitcher in 2016.
– Bob took the loss for Questionable Outfit, giving up 5 runs on 6 hits in a single inning pitched.
– Tom pitched 4 innings of relief, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits.
– Blose led Cookies & Cream on offense, going 3-for-5 with a double, 2 homers, 2 runs scored, and 3 RBI.
– Guthrie also homered twice for Cookies, going 2-for-5 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI.
– Bob led Questionable Outfit at the plate, going 4-for-5 with 2 singles, 2 homers, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI.

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