Mike and Bob Dominant as Loss Mitigation Pounds Cheap Goats 12-4

10 May

Questionable Outfit celebrate at the plate after one of Mike’s four homers. He went deep in his first four at-bats, leading Loss Mitigation to their first win of the 2018 season.

Mike continued his torrid start to the 2018 season, hitting home runs in his first four at-bats of the game and later adding a triple, as Loss Mitigation pulled ahead early and never looked back in a 12-4 win over Cheap Goats. Four time EWL Wiffler of the Year, Bob, started to warm up his bat as well, going 5-for-6 with a single, two triples, and two homers in a game that was never in question.

Norris started on the mound for Loss Mitigation, and he gave up an early lead to Cheap Goats. Joey singled with one out, and Andrew followed with a two-run blast to left, putting Cheap Goats ahead 2-0. Loss Mitigation would make up the runs, and more, in the bottom half of the inning.

After a strong performance in week one, Christian was pelted by Loss Mitigation in week two. Bob tripled to start the bottom of the first, and Mike followed with a two-run homer to left-center, tying the game at 2-2. Two batters later, Norris hit a triple, and Bob drove him in with an RBI triple that gave Loss Mitigation a 3-2 lead. Mike then homered for the second time in the inning, and his two-run blast made the score 5-2. Nate then singled, but Christian ended the rough first inning by retiring Norris. Loss Mitigation led by three runs after an inning, and they wouldn’t look back.

Mike makes yet another leaping catch, as his pitcher, Norris, watches.

Down by three, Cheap Goats put a dent in the deficit in the top of the second when Joey hit a one-out solo homer. Norris then retired Andrew to end the inning, and the score was 5-3.

Loss Mitigation made up the run in the bottom of the second. With one out, Mike homered in his third consecutive at-bat, putting Loss Mitigation ahead by three runs with the score 6-3.

Norris retired Cheap Goats in order in the top of the third, and Loss Mitigation added a few more in the bottom half of the inning. Bob homered with one out, and his solo shot made the score 7-3. For the fourth time in as many at-bats, Mike crushed yet another homer, and his fourth blast extended the Loss Mitigation lead to 8-3.

Bob watches one of his five hits take flight. He returned to classic Bob form, going 5-for-6 with four extra-bast hits in the Loss Mitigation win.

Joey led off the top of the fourth with a solo homer, which cut the score to 8-4. Andrew followed with a double, but was caught out trying to extend the hit into a triple. Christian also doubled in the inning, but Norris retired Jordan to strand the runner and end the inning.

Mike of Loss Mitigation makes a tough catch on a towering fly ball, retiring Joey

Loss Mitigation kept tallying runs in the bottom of the fourth. Bob singled with one out, and although Christian finally kept Mike in the park, he gave up an RBI triple, scoring Bob to make the score 9-4. Nate followed with an RBI single to score Mike, putting Loss Mitigation ahead 10-4.

Norris kept the Cheap Goats’ bats in check, allowing four runs on six hits in a complete game win.

Cheap Goats went down in order in the top of the fifth, and Loss Mitigation added a few more in the bottom half of the inning. Bob started the bottom of the fifth with a solo homer, his second blast of the game, making the score 11-4. Two batters later, Nate hit a one-out solo homer, and Loss Mitigation led 12-4 heading into the sixth.

Nate’s late solo homer was the last of twelve runs in a Loss Mitigation blowout win.

Norris sent Cheap Goats down quietly in the top of the sixth, retiring Christian and Jordan in order, as Loss Mitigation picked up their first win of the season with the 12-4 victory.

The win moved Loss Mitigation to 1-2 on the year, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to 1-2.

W: Norris (1-1)
L: Christian (1-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Mike had a legendary performance at the plate, going 5-for-6 with four home runs, a triple, five runs scored, and seven RBI.
– Bob also had a big game for Loss Mitigation, going 5-for-6 with a single, two triples, two home runs, five runs scored, and three RBI.
– Joey led Cheap Goats on offense, going 3-for-4 with a single, two home runs, three runs scored, and two RBI.
– Norris earned the win for Loss Mitigation, allowing four runs on six hits in six innings.
– Christian took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up twelve runs on fourteen hits in five innings.

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