Joey Homers Four Times to Lead Cookies & Cream to 9-6 Win Over Questionable Outfit

7 Jul
Joey makes an outstretched catch for an out in foul territory

Joey makes an outstretched catch for an out in foul territory

Joey went 5-for-7 with a double and four homers and pitched the complete game win, as Cookies & Cream topped Questionable Outfit 9-6 and forced a potential tie-breaking matchup between the two teams next week to decide the 2016 pennant.

Tom took the mound for Questionable Outfit, and Cookies took an early lead in the top of the first. Blose doubled with one out, and Joey followed with a two-run homer to left. Dinger then doubled, but Tom retired Guthrie to strand the runner and end the inning, and the score was 2-0.

Cookies & Cream penciled in Joey as their starter, and after allowing a one-out single to Tom in the bottom of the first, he got Miller to fly out to the mound, ending the inning.

Joey, who pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, delivers a pitch to Miller

Joey, who pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, delivers a pitch to Miller

Blose started the top of the second with a double, but Miller, who has become the most dangerous arm in the league, gunned Blose out trying to turn the double into a triple, and Tom had the first out of the inning. Joey followed with a double, and Dinger drove him in with an RBI single, extending the Cookies lead to 3-0. Tom then retired Guthrie to end the inning.

Bob tripled to lead off the bottom of the second, and he scored when Tom grounded out to left for the first out of the inning. Joey then retired Miller for the second out, and the score was 3-1 through two innings.

Joey slides into second with a double in the second inning

Joey slides into second with a double in the second inning

For the third consecutive inning, Blose doubled, and Joey drove him in with a two-run blast, his second of the game. Down 5-1, Questionable Outfit removed Tom from the mound and brought in Miller from the bullpen. He retired the first batter he faced, Dinger, but the next two hitters, Blose and Guthrie, each singled. Joey came to the plate 3-for-3 with two runners on, but Miller got him to fly out to left stranding both runners and ending the inning.

Bob started the bottom of the third with a double, and he scored from second when Tom grounded out to left for the first out of the inning. Miller then flew out to right, and Cookies & Cream led 5-2.

Miller gave up a one-out triple to Guthrie in the top of the fourth, but Cookies couldn’t capitalize, as Blose was retired for the second out to strand the runner at third.

Bob receives a pitch from Joey. Bob went 6-for-7 with 6 extra-base hits, including 3 doubles, 2 triples, and a homer.

Bob receives a pitch from Joey. Bob went 6-for-7 with 6 extra-base hits, including 3 doubles, 2 triples, and a homer.

Questionable Outfit continued to battle back, and they tied the game in the bottom of the fourth. Bob tripled, and Tom drove him in with an RBI double that cut the score to 5-3. Miller singled to put runners on first and third, and Bob drove in Tom with an RBI double to make the score 5-4. Tom came to the plate with runners on second and third, and he hit a towering sacrifice fly that scored Miller, and Questionable had tied the game at 5-5. Miller was then retired to end the inning.

Joey provided his own run support in the top of the fifth, leading off with a solo homer, his third of the game, and Cookies reclaimed the lead at 6-5. Dinger followed with a single, but Miller avoided further damage, retiring Guthrie and Blose to end the inning.

Dinger went 4-for-6 with 2 singles, 2 doubles, a run scored, and an RBI.

Dinger went 4-for-6 with 2 singles, 2 doubles, a run scored, and an RBI.

For the fourth consecutive inning, Bob led off with an extra-base hit, and Questionable had the tying run at second. But Joey escaped the bottom of the fifth with the lead, retiring Tom and Miller to strand the runner, and the score remained 6-5.

Cookies added some insurance runs in the top of the sixth. Joey led off the inning with a solo homer to left-center, his fourth bomb of the game, and the score was 7-5. Dinger then doubled, and two batters later, Blose hit a one-out two-run home run to center, putting Cookies & Cream ahead 9-5. Miller then retired Joey to end the inning, and Questionable Outfit trailed by four.

For the fifth consecutive inning, but started things out with another extra-base hit, this time a solo homer to right that cut the score to 9-6. Questionable couldn’t rally though, as Joey retired Tom and Miller to end the inning, giving Cookies & Cream the win and pulling them to within a game of Questionable Outfit in the standings with one week to play.

The win moved Cookies & Cream to 13-5, and the loss dropped Questionable Outfit to 12-4.

W: Joey (4-1)
L: Miller (6-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Joey pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, giving up 9 hits on 6 runs in 6 innings pitched.
– Tom started the game for Questionable Outfit and got the no decision, allowing 5 runs on 2 hits in 2 innings pitched.
– Miller took the loss for Questionable, giving up 4 runs on 8 hits in 4 innings pitched.
– Joey led Cookies & Cream on offense, going 5-for-7 with a double, four homers, 5 runs scored, and 6 RBI.
– Blose also went 5-for-7 with a single, 3 doubles, a home run, 3 runs scored, and 2 RBI.
– Bob led Questionable Outfit on offense, going 6-for-7 with 3 doubles, 2 triples, a home run, 4 runs scored, and 2 RBI.

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