Questionable Outfit Shutout Eastbound & Dahn 7-0 in Postponed Game

21 May

Miller and Bob celebrate at the plate after Miller scored from second on a Rairigh RBI double

After three innings of the fourth game in week one, the Eastbound & Dahn vs. Questionable Outfit matchup was postponed due to darkness. The game was resumed in week 2, and Questionable Outfit cruised to a 7-0 win as Norris, Miller, and Mike combined to throw a shutout. Bob and Mike each contributed three hits, and Kimble homered in his first at-bat of the 2017 season.

BK took the mound for Eastbound, and he avoided trouble early. After giving up a one-out double to Rairigh, he retired Miller to strand the runner and end the inning.

Norris made his first start of the 2017 season for Questionable Outfit, and he cruised through the bottom of the first, retiring the side in order.

BK continued to pitch effectively in the top of the second. Bob singled with one out, but was stranded, as BK retired Rairigh to end the inning. Norris matched BK in the bottom of the second, and the game was scoreless through two innings.

Questionable Outfit got on the board in the top of the third, finally cracking BK. Miller led off with a single, and two batters later, Bob doubled to drive him in and make the score 1-0. Rairigh followed with a one-out double to drive in Bob, and Miller then singled for the second time in the inning, scoring Rairigh. BK retired Norris to end the inning, and Questionable led 3-0.

Mark led off the bottom of the third with a single, and two batters later, Nate singled to put runners on first and third with no outs. Eastbound had a chance to cut into the Questionable lead, but Norris got BK to groundout to left, ending the inning and stranding the runners.

Norris pitched three shutout innings for Questionable Outfit before the game was postponed due to darkness

After three innings, the game was delayed due to darkness, and play resumed one week later to begin week two. Nate Offut was entered into the Eastbound lineup for Mark, and Tom made his 2017 debut, replacing Norris in the Questionable lineup.

One week later, BK remained on the mound for Eastbound, and after giving up a one-out single to Rairigh, he escaped the top of the fourth without damage, and the score remained 3-0.

Miller replaced Norris on the mound, and after giving up a lead off single to Helal, he gave up another single to Nate. Unfortunately for Eastbound, Helal was caught in between first and second on the play, and Miller then retired Christian to end the inning.

Questionable added to their lead in the top of the fifth. In his first at-bat of 2017, Kimble hit a towering bomb to left-center, and the solo shot made the score 4-0. Bob followed with a double, and two batters later, Miller hit a one-out double to drive him in, making the score 5-0. BK then retired Kimble to end the inning.

Miller drove in four of the seven Questionable Outfit runs, including three after the game was resumed in week 2

Miller cruised through the bottom of the fifth, retiring Nate and striking out BK, as the score remained 5-0.

Questionable tacked on two additional insurance runs in the top of the sixth. Bob led off with a double, and he moved to third when Rairigh followed with a double. With two runners on, Miller grounded out to center, but both Questionable baserunners scored on the play, and Questionable led 7-0. BK then retired Kimble to end the inning, and Eastbound trailed by seven heading into their final at-bat.

Rairigh closed out the game for Questionable, sealing the victory. He also went 4-for-6 at the plate with a single and three doubles.

Rairigh took over for Miller on the mound, and he made quick work of Eastbound in the bottom of the sixth. He retired Helal and Nate in order, ending the game and giving Questionable Outfit a 7-0 win.

The win moved Questionable Outfit to 2-0 on the season, and Eastbound & Dahn fell to 1-1 with the loss.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Norris earned the win for Questionable, allowing two hits and no runs in three innings. Miller pitched two innings of scoreless relief, giving up two hits and striking out one. Rairigh pitched one inning of no-hit relief.
– BK took the complete game loss for Eastbound, surrendering seven runs on twelve hits in six innings.
– Bob and Rairigh led Questionable Outfit at the plate, each going 4-for-6 with a single and three doubles. Bob scored three runs and drove in one, while Rairigh scored two runs and also drove in one.
– Miller had four RBI in the game while going 3-for-6 with two singles and a double.
– Nate, Helal, Mark, and Nate O each singled for Eastbound.

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