Mike and Tom Lead Questionable Outfit to 5-2 Game Two Win Over Eastbound & Dahn

7 Aug

Kyle of Eastbound & Dahn attempts to peg Bob with the ball as he approaches third base. Bob went 2-for-4 with two singles, a sac fly, and two runs scored in the game 2 Questionable Outfit victory.

Questionable Outfit moved one step closer to clinching a spot in the 2017 Wiffle Series with a 5-2 win over Eastbound & Dahn in game two of their best-of-five series. After getting beaten soundly in game on of the series, Eastbound showed life in game two, keeping the game close throughout. Ultimately, Questionable Outfit’s hitting and Eastbound & Dahn’s weak defense led to a second consecutive victory for Questionable, as Tom and Mike each went 3-for-5 to lead them on offense. Mike and Bob split the pitching duties, allowing only two runs in the victory. Questionable Outfit can close out the series in game 3 and advance to the Wiffle Series for the fifth consecutive year.

Mike took the mound for Questionable Outfit, and he retired the side in order in the top of the first, sending Nate O and Christian down consecutively.

Questionable got on the board in the bottom of the second, starting when Bob singled off BK and moved to second when BK retired Tom for the first out of the inning. Mike then tripled, scoring Bob, and Questionable led 1-0. BK then retired Miller to end the inning, and Eastbound & Dahn trailed by a run.

Mike rolled through the top of the second, retiring Kyle and BK in order.

Questionable would extend their lead in the bottom of the second. Bob singled and moved to third when Tom followed with a double. Mike then singled to load the bases for Miller, who had a rare opportunity for a grand slam. He didn’t homer, but he singled, scoring Bob, and the score was 2-0. Bob then had an opportunity for a grand slam as well, but he hit a high fly ball to center. Nate O caught the ball for the first out of the inning, but Tom tagged up and scored on the play, making the score 3-0. Tom then doubled, scoring Mike, and Questionable Outfit led 4-0. BK escaped the inning by retiring Mike for the second out, and Eastbound was down by four.

Adam tripled to start the top of the third, the first Eastbound hit of the game. Eastbound couldn’t capitalize on the runner in scoring position, as Mike retired Nate C and Nate O, stranding the runner, and ending the inning.

Miller led off the bottom of the third with a double, and two batters later, Tom hit an RBI single to score him, pushing the score to 5-0. BK then retired Mike to end the inning.

Questionable removed Mike from the mound in the top of the fourth and brought Bob in from the bullpen. He struck out the first batter he faced, Christian, and then retired Kyle to end the inning. BK matched him in the bottom of the fourth, retiring the side in order, and the score remained 5-0.

Eastbound would get on the board in the top of the fifth. BK singled to lead off, and he scored from first when Adam followed with an RBI double that made the score 5-1. Bob then retired both Eastbound Nates to strand Adam at second and end the inning with Eastbound down four runs.

Mike singled with one out in the bottom of the fifth, but Questionable couldn’t add to their lead, as BK retired Miller to strand the runner and end the inning.

Christian led off the top of the sixth with a double, and he moved to third when Kyle grounded out for the first out of the inning. Bob, not paying attention on the mound, allowed Christian to essentially steal home on the play, and Eastbound cut the lead to 5-2. The rally would end there, however, as Bob retired BK for the second out of the inning, ending the game and giving Questionable Outfit a 5-2 victory.

The win gave Questionable Outfit a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five first round series and put them one win away from clinching a spot in the 2017 Wiffle Series.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Mike earned the win for Questionable Outfit, allowing only one hit and no runs in three innings.
– Bob pitched three innings of relief for Questionable, giving up two runs on three hits and striking out one.
– BK took the loss for Eastbound & Dahn, surrendering five runs on ten hits in five innings.
– Mike and Tom each went 3-for-5 to lead Questionable Outfit on offense. Mike had two singles, a triple, a run scored, and an RBI. Tom had a single, two doubles, a run scored, and two RBI.
– Adam led Eastbound & Dahn on offense, going 2-for-2 with a double, a triple, and an RBI.

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