Bob Ties Home Run Record, Loss Mitigation Destroys Cheap Goats 23-3 in Epic Rout

24 May

Bob tied the single-game record for home runs with five and broke the single-game record for total bases with 28, delivering a historic performance in Loss Mitigations 23-3 beatdown of Cheap Goats.

In one of the most lopsided games in EWL history, Loss Mitigation pounded Cheap Goats 23-3, led by Bob, who tied the single-game home run record with five homers and broke the six-year old single-game record for total bases, with twenty-eight. Bob had eight hits in the game, all extra-base hits, and Nate also contributed eight hits, as Loss Mitigation scored twelve runs in the top of the second and never looked back. Nate and Mike combined to allow only three hits on three runs, as Loss Mitigation moved into first place in the EWL standings.

Christian started on the mound for Cheap Goats, and he fell behind early in the top of the first. Bob led off the game with a triple, and Mike gave Loss Mitigation an early lead with a two-run homer, making the score 2-0. Two batters later, Norris singled, and Bob drove him in with a two-run shot that extended the lead to 4-0.

Nate retired Jordan and Joey in order in the bottom of the first, and the wheels fell off for Cheap Goats in the top of the second.

Fueled by power bats and poor Cheap Goats fielding, Loss Mitigation exploded for one of the biggest innings in league history. Nate led off the top of the second with a double, and he moved to third when Norris followed with a single. Bob drove them both home with a three-run homer to right-center, putting Loss Mitigation ahead 7-0. Christian retired Mike for the first out of the inning, and then did not retire another batter until he was removed from the game. Nate singled with one out, and Norris plated him with a two-run shot, making the score 9-0. Bob followed with his second homer of the inning to make the score 10-0, and Mike made it back-to-back-to-back homers for Loss Mitigation, pushing the score to 11-0. Nate then doubled for his third hit of the inning, and Norris once again drove him in with a two-run blast, extending the Loss Mitigation lead to 13-0. Bob tripled, and Mike drove him in with a two-run homer, his second blast of the inning. With the score 15-0, Cheap Goats removed Christian from the game, turning to Jordan from the bullpen. The first batter he faced, Nate, got his fourth hit of the inning, a solo homer, that put Loss Mitigation ahead 16-0. Jordan finally retired Norris to end the inning, and after a twelve-run assault, Loss Mitigation was up 16-0.

Mike had three homers in the game, going 6-for-10 with a single, two doubles, three bombs, fur runs scored, and five RBI.

With all of the run support he could ever need, Nate continued to cruise in the bottom of the second, retiring the side in order.

Loss Mitigation would add a few more to their lead in the top of the third. Mike doubled with one out, and Nate crushed his second homer of the game, a two-run bomb that put Loss Mitigation ahead 18-0. Norris followed with a single, but Jordan avoided further damage, retiring Bob for the first time in the game to end the inning.

Norris connects on one of his seven hits in the game, as his captain, Bob, watches in approval.

Cheap Goats couldn’t do anything on offense, as Nate retired Bob and Jordan in the bottom of the third, and he had sent down the first six batters he had faced.

Nate homered for the third time in as many at-bats in the top of the fourth, and his one-out solo shot put Loss Mitigation ahead 19-0. Norris followed with a single, and he moved to third on Bob’s one-out double. Jordan avoided another big inning, however, retiring Mike to strand both runners and end the inning.

Nate pitched three perfect innings for Loss Mitigation.

With Mike hobbled with a minor injury, Loss Mitigation removed Nate, who had been perfect through three innings, and put Mike on the mound for a rare pitching appearance. The first batter he faced, Joey, hit a solo homer to left, putting Cheap Goats on the board. Mike retired the next two batters, and the score was 19-1 through four innings.

Nate led off the top of the fifth with a triple, and Norris drove him in with an RBI single that put Loss Mitigation ahead 20-1. Bob then hit a two-run homer, his fourth of the game, and Loss Mitigation led 22-1. Mike singled, but Jordan retired the next two batters to end the inning with his squad trailing by twenty-one runs.

Nate achieves full extension on one of his his three home runs. He had a career day at the plate, going 8-for-10 and hitting for the cycle.

Jordan singled with one out in the bottom of the fifth, and Joey homered for the second time in the game. The two-run shot cut the score to 22-3. Cheap Goats couldn’t continue the rally, as Mike retired Christian to end the inning.

With four homers in the game through five innings, Bob needed one more to tie the single-game record for homers, which he already shared with Ivan, Joey, and Blose. He came to the plate and did just that, etching his name in the record books once again with a solo shot, his record-tying fifth of the game. The solo shot made the score 23-3, putting Loss Mitigation back up by twenty. Mike followed with a double, and he moved to third on Nate’s single, putting runners on the corners with no outs. Jordan retired Norris for the first out of the inning, and Bob came to the plate with a chance to break the single-game record for home runs with six. It would stop at five, however, as he flew out to center for the second out of the inning, stranding two runners.

Loss Mitigation celebrate at the plate after Bob’s record-tying fifth home run of the game.

Mike made quick work of Cheap Goats in the bottom of the sixth, retiring Dinger and Bob in order, ending the game. Loss Mitigation had won by an incredible twenty runs, defeating Cheap Goats 23-3.

The win moved Loss Migitation to 4-2 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to 3-3.

W: Nate (2-1)
L: Christian (1-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Nate earned the win for Loss Mitigation, pitching three perfect innings without allowing a run or a hit.
– Mike pitched three innings of relief for Loss Mitigation, allowing three runs on three hits.
– Christian took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up fifteen runs on fifteen hits in 2.5 innings pitched.
– Jordan pitched 3.5 innings of relief for Cheap Goats, allowing eight runs on fourteen hits.
– Bob had a historic game at the plate, going 8-for-11 with a double, two triples, five home runs, seven runs scored, and nine RBI.
– Bob tied the single-game record for home runs, with 5. He tied Ivan, Joey, Blose, and himself, who had all previously hit five homers in a regular season game.
– Bob broke the single-game record for total bases with 28. He broke Vassallo’s six year old record of 26 total bases, from 2012.
– Loss Mitigation tied the single-game team record for home runs, with 13. They tied the Fish Sticks, who hit 13 homers in a game in 2012.
– Nate also had a big game, going 8-for-10 with two singles, two doubles, a triple, three home runs, seven runs scored, and four RBI. He also became the first player in 2018 to hit for the cycle.
– Norris fell one single short of the single-game record with five. He went 7-for-10 with five singles, two home runs, four runs scored, and five RBI.
– Joey led Cheap Goats at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI.

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