Miller Homers Twice, Throws Shutout as Questionable Outfit Take Game 1 From Eastbound & Dahn 9-0

24 Jul
Miller was in command on the mound, throwing a complete game shutout in game one. He also had four hits, including two home runs.

Miller was in command on the mound, throwing a complete game shutout in game one. He also had four hits, including two home runs.

Miller allowed only five hits and provided his own run support, going 4-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI as Questionable Outfit took a 1-0 lead in their best-of-five first round series with Eastbound & Dahn, winning 9-0 in game one.

Nate led off the game with a double, but Eastbound couldn’t get on the board early, as Miller retired Christian and Dustin to end the inning and strand the runner.

Nate sets to gun a ball into the pitcher's mound from left field.

Nate sets to gun a ball into the pitcher’s mound from left field.

Bob doubled to lead off the bottom of the first, and he managed to score from second on a deep groundout to left by Tom. BK, the Eastbound starter, retired Mike, and Questionable led 1-0 after an inning.

BK singled to start the top of the second, but he didn’t make it past first, as Nate flew out to shallow left, and Christian grounded out to right to end the inning.

Questionable Outfit would open up a substantial lead in the bottom of the second. Miller singled to start the inning, and he moved to second when Bob followed with a single. Tom doubled, scoring Miller, and Questionable led 2-0. Mike came to the plate with runners on second and third, and he cleared the bases with a three-run blast to left. BK retired Miller and Bob to end the inning, but Questionable had pulled ahead 5-0.

Dustin started the top of the third with a single, but Miller continued to strand Eastbound runners. He retired BK and Nate to end the inning, and the score remained 5-0.

Mike barely hangs on to a fly ball in left field.

Mike barely hangs on to a fly ball in left field.

Tom doubled to lead off the bottom of the third, but Eastbound would escape the inning without giving up additional runs. The next batter, Mike, attempted to bunt, but BK scooped up the ball for the first out and doubled up Tom in between second and third, ending the inning.

Dustin doubled with one out in the top of the fourth, but for the fourth consecutive inning, Eastbound was unable to drive in a base runner. Miller retired BK for the second out, stranding Dustin at second.

Miller extended the Questionable lead with a solo homer to start the bottom of the fourth, making the score 6-0. Two batters later, Tom singled with one out, and he moved from first to third when Mike followed with a double. Miller had one out and two runners in scoring position, and he hit the second three-run homer of the night for Questionable, as his second homer of the game made the score 9-0. Bob followed with a single, but when Tom followed with a single, Bob was caught in between first and second for the second out of the inning.

Miller delivers a pitch to Nate

Miller delivers a pitch to Nate

Miller pitched his first perfect frame in the top of the fifth, retiring Nate and striking out Christian. Miller then doubled with one out in the bottom of the fifth, but Questionable couldn’t extend their lead to double digits, as BK retired Bob strand the runner and end the inning.

Down 9-0, Eastbound stranded one last runner in the top of the sixth. Dustin doubled to start the inning, but Miller got BK and Nate to groundout to left, ending the inning and the game.

Questionable Outfit had won 9-0 and taken a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five first round series.

W: Miller (1-0)
L: BK (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Miller pitched the complete game shutout for Questionable Outfit, allowing only five hits and striking out one in six innings.
– BK took the loss for Eastbound, giving up 9 runs on 13 hits in 5 innings.
– Miller led Questionable Outfit on offense, going 4-for-5 with a single, a double, 2 home runs, 3 runs scored, and 4 RBI.
– Tom also went 4-for-5 for Questionable with 2 singles, 2 doubles, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI.
– Dustin was the only Eastbound player to collect multiple hits. He went 3-for-4 with a single, a double, and a triple.

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