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Caucasians Rewrite Record Book, Destroy Bobby Brown 22-4

17 May
Guthrie plastered his name all through the EWL record book in a monumental offensive performance against Bobby Brown

Guthrie plastered his name all through the EWL record book in a monumental offensive performance against Bobby Brown

In an historic and record setting night, the Caucasians exploded for the biggest offensive performance in the history of the EWL, scoring 15 runs in one inning en route to beating Downtown Bobby Brown 22-4.

The Caucasians looked impressive with the bat against the Ham Slams earlier in week 3, but no one could have predicted the orgy of offense that would come in the third inning against Bobby Brown. They came into the game on a 2-game winning streak, and sent Ron to the mound to start. After Brad singled to lead off the game, Ron retired Helal and Mark in order to strand the runner at first and end the inning.

Holly started on the mound for Downtown, and she got off to a fine start when she retired Morrison and Frosty consecutively in the bottom of the first. It would be the only inning in the game in which the Caucasians failed to score.

Ron rolled through the top of the second, as Gaurav and Holly were sent down in order to keep the score at 0-0.

Holly got Ron to fly out to the mound for the first out in the bottom of the second, and then the Caucasians gave a sneak preview of what was to come. With one down, Guthrie hit a solo shot, putting the Caucasians up 1-0. Morrison followed with a single on a fielding error, and Frosty took advantage, blasting a two-run bomb, moving the score to 3-0. Holly stopped the bleeding, temporarily, by getting Ron to fly out to the mound for the second time in the inning for the second out.

Frosty's two-run homer put the Caucasians up 3-0 early, and his three-run homer in the third chased DBB's starter, Holly, from the game

Frosty’s two-run homer put the Caucasians up 3-0 early, and his three-run homer in the third chased DBB’s starter, Holly, from the game

Brad grounded out to left for the first out of the inning, but Bobby Brown responded with one out when Helal hit a solo homer to center, his third of the day, cutting the score to 3-1. Mark grounded out to right for the second out, and Ron escaped the inning with minimal damage.

Downtown celebrates Helal's solo shot in the third inning, his third homer of the day

Downtown celebrates Helal’s solo shot in the third inning, his third homer of the day

The bottom of the third inning will go down in history as one of the most impressive displays of wiffleball ever seen. A combination of wiffle bats destroying the ball and poor fielding led to a record-breaking inning. Guthrie led off the inning with a solo blast, his second of the game, moving the score to 4-1. Morrison followed with a home run, making back-to-back homers, and the lead was 5 runs for the Caucasians. Frosty followed with a double, and then Ron drove him in with a two-run blast, the Caucasians’ third of the inning, making the score 8-1. With no one on and no outs, Guthrie singled, and moved to second when Morrison singled, putting two runners on. The next batter, Frosty, crushed a three-run homer to deep left field, and the score was 11-1. All four Caucasian players had homered in the inning, and there was still no one out. After giving up 10 runs on 10 hits, Downtown removed Holly from the mound and went to Brad. His luck was no better. The first batter he face, Ron, singled for his second hit of the inning, and scored when Guthrie hit his second homer of the inning, making the Caucasians lead 12 runs. Morrison followed with a single, his third hit of the inning, and moved to third when Frosty doubled. With two runners in scoring position, Brad finally recorded the first out of the inning when Ron flew out to the mound. Prior to the out, the Caucasians had reached base safely 11 consecutive times, shattering the record of 8 that they tied in their previous game. All 11 base-runners also scored. Although an out was recorded, two runners remained on base, and Guthrie drove them both in with a single, making the score 15-1. With Guthrie on first, Morrison followed with a two-run home run, his second homer and fourth hit of the inning. With the score 17-1, Brad was pulled from the game for staff ace Gaurav, who had two innings of eligibility left. With the bases empty, the first batter he faced was Frosty, who singled for his fourth hit of the inning. Ron followed with a triple, scoring Frosty from first and making the score 18-1. Guthrie then doubled, his fifth hit of the inning, scoring Ron from third and giving the Caucasians an 18 run lead. With Guthrie on second and one out, Morrison grounded out to Brad in left field, and the most prolific offensive inning in the history of the EWL had come to an end. The Caucasians totaled 15 runs on 16 hits in the inning, with 11 hits and 11 runs coming before a single out was recorded.

Ron was only a double shy of hitting for the cycle, in the third inning alone, during the Caucasians unbelievable inning

Ron was only a double shy of hitting for the cycle, in the third inning alone, during the Caucasians unbelievable inning

With the score 18-1, Downtown was way behind, but had not given up. Gaurav was retired for the first out of the inning, but Bobby Brown finally got some hits off of Ron. Holly singled, and moved to second when Brad followed with a single. With one out and runners on first and second, Helal singled, and Holly scored from second base to cut the score to 18-2. Runners remained on first and second, but Ron got Mark to ground out to Frosty in right for the second out of the inning, stranding two.

Gaurav remained on the mound in the bottom of the fourth, and the Caucasians continued to pile it on. Ron led off the inning with a single, and moved from first to third when Guthrie followed with a single. The next batter, Morrison grounded out to left for the first out, but Ron scored on the play, making the score 19-2. With Guthrie on second and one out, Ron hit a two-run bomb, pushing the score to 21-2. Guthrie followed with a double, but Gaurav stranded him at second when he got Morrison to ground out to left for the second out of the inning.

Down 19 runs, Bobby Brown was quiet in the top of the fifth. Ron retired Gaurav and Holly in order for a scoreless inning.

There was no need for insurance runs, but the Caucasians managed to manufacture one in the bottom of the fifth. Downtown put Helal on the mound in his first pitching appearance in the EWL, and the first batter he face, Ron, flew out to left field for the first out. The next batter, Guthrie, singled with one out. The hit was Guthrie’s ninth hit in nine plate appearances. Morrison followed with a triple, scoring Guthrie from third and making the score 22-2. Ron singled on a fielding error, and the Caucasians had runners on the corners with one out. But Helal avoided another disastrous inning, as Guthrie flew out to right, failing to go a perfect 10 for 10 in the game.

Morrison tripled in the fifth to score Guthrie from first, and finished the game with 6 hits and 5 RBI

Morrison tripled in the fifth to score Guthrie from first, and finished the game with 6 hits and 5 RBI

Downtown Bobby Brown would need to score 20 runs in the top of the sixth to extend the game, and they tried hard to get them. Brad led off the inning with a solo homer, and the score was 22-3. Helal followed with a single, but was caught out when he tried to go from first to third when the next batter, Mark, doubled. With one out and a runner on second, Gaurav doubled, scoring Mark, and cutting the score to 22-4. Bobby Brown had scored multiple runs in an inning for the first time in the game, but the rally would stop there. Ron retired Holly, who flew out to Guthrie in center, to end the game.

The Causasians 18-run victory was littered with record-breaking performances, and the win moved them into sole possession of first place in the EWL standings at 4-2. The loss dropped Downtown Bobby Brown to last in the league at 2-4.

W: Ron (1-1)
L: Holly (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Guthrie led the Caucasians, going 9 for 10 with 4 singles, 2 doubles, 3 home runs, 7 runs scored, and 7 RBI. He narrowly missed going 10 for 10.
– Morrison and Ron each finished the game with 6 hits, Frosty finished with 5.
– Brad led Bobby Brown on offense, going 3 for 4 with 2 singles, a homer, an RBI and a run scored.
– Ronnie pitched the complete game win, giving up 4 runs on 9 hits.
– Guthrie’s 9 hits breaks Joey and Dinger’s previous record of 7 from 2011. Amazingly, no other Caucasians topped 6 in week 3.
– Guthrie’s 7 runs scored breaks the previous record of 5 held by Joey and Blose from 2011 and Frosty from 2012. Morrison, Frosty, and Ron also scored 5 in the same game. All 4 Caucasians either broke or tied the previous record for runs scored in a single-game, in this game.
– Guthrie’s 7 RBI ties the record set by Mike Marr in 2011.
– Guthrie’s 20 total bases breaks the previous record of 18 set by Dinger and Blose (who did this twice) from 2011.
– The Caucasians 26 hits breaks the previous record of 21, which they set just last week.
– The Caucasians 6 doubles breaks the previous record of 5, which the Fish Sticks set just last week.
– The Caucasians 15 runs in a single inning breaks the previous record of 8, set by the Fish Sticks in 2011. The previous record for runs scored in a single game was 15, which the Caucasians did in this game in a single inning.
– The Caucasians 11 consecutive hits without recording an out breaks the previous record of 8, which the Fish Sticks did twice in 2011. The Caucasians tied the record of 8 in their first game prior to breaking the record with 11 in their second game.
– The Caucasians 22 runs scored breaks the previous record of 15, set by the Fish Sticks in 2011.
– Downtown Bobby Brown broke the record for runs earned, allowing 22. The previous record was 15, allowed by 4 out of 5 Dentists in 2011.
– Downtown Bobby Brown broke the record for hits allowed, yielding 26. The previous record was 21, which they allowed in a game just last week.

Ham Slams Pull Away Late to Defeat Fish Sticks 5-2

17 May
Alec had the best pitching performance of the week, giving up only 2 runs on 6 hits in a complete game win

Alec had the best pitching performance of the week, giving up only 2 runs on 6 hits in a complete game win

Despite trailing for the majority of the game, the Ham Slams responded in the final two innings and rode Alec’s strong pitching performance to a 5-2 win over the Fish Sticks.

The last these teams met, the Sticks blew a late lead to the Ham Slams in a disappointing loss. Joey would face the Slams for the Sticks for the second consecutive game, and he looked sharp early. Anthony singled to lead off the game, but when TJ grounded out to Vassallo in left, Vassallo caught Anthony trying to advance from first to third. The double play ended the inning.

The Ham Slams started Alec on the mound for the second time in his career. Blose led off by doubling off the wall, and moved to third when Joey followed with a single. With runners on the corners and no outs, Vassallo singled, driving in Blose and moving Joey to second. The Sticks were up 1-0 with runners on first and second. It looked as if the Sticks would open up a big lead early for the second consecutive game, but Alec settled down and managed through the jam. He got Ivan to fly out to Evan in left for the first out of the inning, and stranded both runners when inger grounded out to left to end the inning.

Down one, the Slams went quickly in the top of the second. Evan and Alec were both retired by Vassallo, by fly out and ground out, respectively.

Alec retired Blose and Joey in the bottom of the second, and had retired four straight batters.

Joey continued to roll in the top of the third. He retired Steve and Anthony in order, and the score remained 1-0.

Joey was dominant early, but struggled late for the third consecutive start

Joey was dominant early, but struggled late for the third consecutive start

The Sticks added a run in the bottom of the third, starting when Vassallo tripled to lead off the inning. Ivan flew out to deep left, but Vassallo tagged from third and scored, and the Sticks lead was 2-0. With one out and nobody on base, Dinger grounded out to left for the second out of the inning.

TJ and Evan went down in order in the top of the fourth, and Joey had retired 7 consecutive batters without a base runner.

Alec got back into the groove in the bottom of the fourth inning, as he retired Blose and Joey in order for a scoreless frame.

After a terrible defensive game against the Caucasians, the Ham Slams tightened up in the field against the Sticks

After a terrible defensive game against the Caucasians, the Ham Slams tightened up in the field against the Sticks

Down two runs and having not reached base since the opening batter, the Ham Slams finally cracked Joey in the top of the fifth. Alec flew out to Blose in center for the first out of the inning, but the Slams rallied. Steve singled to lead off the inning, and when the next batter, Anthony, crushed a two-run blast to left field, the game was tied at 2-2. TJ hit a one-out single, and Evan put the Ham Slams in front for the first time in the game when he hit a 2-run shot, pushing the score to 4-2. Joey fanned Alec for the second out of the inning, but after cruising through four innings, Joey had relinquished the lead in the fifth.

Evan's two-run blast capped a 4-run fifth inning for the Slams and put them ahead 4-2

Evan’s two-run blast capped a 4-run fifth inning for the Slams and put them ahead 4-2

It looked like the Sticks would rally in the bottom of the fifth. Vassallo led off the inning with a single, and after Ivan flew out for the first out of the inning, Dinger singled, pushing Vassallo to third and putting runners on the corners with one out. Blose came to the plate as the lead run, but couldn’t cut into the Slams lead, as Alec got him to fly out to right field to end the inning, stranding two runners on base.

Joey continued to struggle in late-inning work in the top of the sixth. Steve led off the inning by taking Joey deep, pushing the Ham Slams lead to 5-2. Joey pulled himself from the game, bringing in Blose for relief. He retired Anthony and TJ in order to end the inning, but the Sticks trailed by 3 runs heading into their final at-bat.

Alec stayed in the game despite a save opportunity being present for the Slams. He got Joey to ground out to left for the first out of the inning, then struck out Vassallo to end the game, earning the complete game win.

The win moved the Ham Slams to 2-0 against the Fish Sticks and 3-3 on the season. The loss dropped the Sticks to 3-3 on the year.

W: Alec (1-1)
L: Joey (1-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Anthony, Evan, and Steve homered for the Ham Slams
– Vassallo led the Fish Sticks offensively, going 3 for 4 with 2 singles, a triple, a run scored, and an RBI
– Alec pitched the complete game win, yielding only 2 runs on 6 hits with a strikeout
– Joey earned the loss, pitching 5 innings while giving up 5 runs on 6 hits

Fish Sticks Hang On, Top Downtown Bobby Brown 8-7

16 May
Joey went 3 for 4 with a double, 2 home runs, and 3 RBI, as the Fish Sticks outscored Downtown 8-7

Joey went 3 for 4 with a double, 2 home runs, and 3 RBI, as the Fish Sticks outscored Downtown 8-7

In a back-and-forth game where both pitchers struggled to keep the ball in the park, four of the five Fish Sticks homered in an 8-7 win over Bobby Brown.

The Sticks sent Dinger to the mound, who was 1-1 and coming off the season’s best pitching performance against the Caucasians. He got off to a good start in the first, retiring Gaurav and Helal in order for a scoreless inning.

Gaurav came into the game a perfect 2-0, but struggled early and his worst inning of the season in the first. Blose led off the game by belting a pitch off the right-centerfield fence. After a series of fielding errors, he rounded the bases for a leadoff inside-the-park home run, the first in league history. Gaurav retired Dinger, the next batter, but Joey followed with a one-out double. Ivan came to the plate, fresh from missing week 2, and hit a two-run blast, his first of the season. The next batter, Vassallo, crushed a homer to left field, and the Fish Sticks were up 4-0 early. Gaurav held the damage at 4 runs, as he got Blose to groundout to right for the second out of the inning.

Ivan's two-run homer, his first of the year, put the Fish Sticks up 3-0 early

Ivan’s two-run homer, his first of the year, put the Fish Sticks up 3-0 early

Bobby Brown got their bats out in the top of the second and chipped into their 4 run deficit. Holly led off the inning by grounding out to center, but Brad followed with a one-out double. The next batter, Gaurav, singled, as Brad raced home from second to cut the score to 4-1. With a runner on first, Helal continued the one-out rally, hitting a two-run shot to deep right field, and the score was 4-3. Despite giving up 3 runs, Dinger preserved the lead, getting Holly to ground out to left for the second out of the inning.

Helal's two-run homer in the second, his first of two in the game, narrowed the Bobby Brown deficit to 4-3

Helal’s two-run homer in the second, his first of two in the game, narrowed the Bobby Brown deficit to 4-3

Dinger couldn’t help himself at the plate in the bottom of the second, as he grounded out to left to start the inning. With one out, Joey hit a deep home run to left-center, his first of the season, pushing the score to 5-3. Gaurav retired the next batter, Ivan, to end the inning.

Bobby Brown continued to hit Dinger hard in the top of the third. Brad led off the inning with a laser home run, making the score 5-4. Dinger fanned Gaurav for the first out of the inning, but Helal followed with his second homer of the game, which tied the game at 5-5. The next batter, Holly, made back-to-back jacks by hitting a deep fly over the right field fence, and Downtown had their first lead of the game at 6-5. Brad couldn’t extend the inning, flying out to the mound for the second out of the inning.

Holly's first homer of the year put Downtown ahead 6-5 in the top of the third inning

Holly’s first homer of the year put Downtown ahead 6-5 in the top of the third inning

The Fish Sticks quickly responded in the bottom of the third. After Vassallo grounded out to center for the first out of the inning, Blose hit a one-out double, putting the tying run in scoring position. Dinger followed with a double, driving in Blose and tying the game at 6-6. With Dinger on second, Joey stepped to the plate and hit a 2-run homer, his second in as many at-bats, and the Sticks had regained the lead at 8-6. Gaurav remained in the game, and retired Ivan to end the third.

Joey hit his second homer of the game in the third, a two-run shot that put the Fish Sticks up for good

Joey hit his second homer of the game in the third, a two-run shot that put the Fish Sticks up for good

Gaurav looked to provide his own run support in the top of the fourth, and led off the inning with a single. He moved to second when Kyle grounded out for the first out of the inning, and the tying run was at the plate with a runner on. But Dinger escaped, stranding Gaurav at second when he got Holly to fly out to Ivan in right field for the second out.

Dinger had his worst start of the season on the mound, but pitched well enough to earn the win

Dinger had his worst start of the season on the mound, but pitched well enough to earn the win

Vassallo led off the bottom of the fourth with a single, but the Fish Sticks wouldn’t add to their lead. Gaurav retired Blose and Dinger in order for a scoreless fourth.

Down two runs, Brad led off the top of the fifth with a single. Mark, inserted into the lineup, grounded out to left, pushing Brad into scoring position at second. The next batter, Gaurav, singled, and for the second time in the game Brad raced home from second. The hit cut the Fish Sticks lead to 8-7. The tying run was on first, but Dinger got Helal to ground out to left for the second out of the inning.

The Sticks lead had been cut to one and they looked to add insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth. Gaurav retired Joey for the first out of the inning, but Ivan followed with a one-out single. The Sticks failed to add to their lead, however, as Vassallo grounded out to left, stranding the runner on first and ending the inning.

With a one-run lead, the Sticks turned to their closer, Blose, to seal the deal. He had no trouble closing out the game, as he got both Holly and Brad to ground out to Joey in center for a perfect sixth, earning the first save for any pitcher in the 2012 season.

The win moved the Fish Sticks to 3-2 on the season, as Bobby Brown fell to 2-3.

W: Dinger (2-1)
L: Gaurav (2-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Joey led the Fish Sticks offensively, going 3 for 4 with a double, 2 homers, 3 RBI, and 3 runs scored. He also recorded 2 putouts in the field.
– Helal led Bobby Brown, going 2 for 5 with 2 homers and 3 RBI. Brad also played well, going 3 for 5 with a single, a double, a homer, 3 runs scored and an RBI.
– Dinger picked up the win for the Sticks, giving up 7 runs on 9 hits in 5 innings, striking out 1.
– Blose is the only pitcher in league history to record a save. He now has 4 for his career.

Caucasians Ride Big Third Inning to 12-5 Win Over Ham Slams

16 May
Morrison had 2 homers, 3 doubles, and 5 RBI as he led Ron, Frosty, and Guthrie to a win for the Caucasians

Morrison had 2 homers, 3 doubles, and 5 RBI as he led Ron, Frosty, and Guthrie to a win for the Caucasians

Three of the four Caucasians homered and Morrison finished with 5 extra-base hits, as the Caucasians pulled away from the Ham Slams with an 8-run third inning to win 12-5.

Guthrie, who started for the Caucasians, came into the game 1-1 and got into trouble early against the Ham Slams. The first batter, Anthony, hit a solo shot to left-center that put the Slams up 1-0. Guthrie settled down after giving up the leadoff homer, retiring TJ and Evan to end the top of the first.

Anthony hit a leadoff homerun to start the game for the Ham Slams, and finished only a single short of hitting for the cycle

Anthony hit a leadoff homerun to start the game for the Ham Slams, and finished only a single short of hitting for the cycle

Evan started for the Ham Slams, and he came into the game with an 0-1 record. A half-inning after the Ham Slams led off the game with a homerun, the Caucasians returned the favor, when Morrison blasted a homer to deep center field, tying the game at 1-1. Evan retired the next batter, Frosty, but Ron followed with a one-out solo home run, putting the Caucasians up 2-1. Guthrie was retired for the second out of the inning, and the Slams went into the second trailing by a run.

Alec led off the top of the second by grounding out to Morrison in left. Anthony followed with a one-out triple, putting the tying run on third base. But Guthrie escaped the jam, as TJ flew out to Frosty in right field for the second out of the inning.

Morrison flew out to the mound for the first out of the bottom of the second. Frosty singled, but was stranded at first when Ron also flew out to Evan, ending the second.

Evan made a spectacular one-handed catch to retire Ron in the second as the league looked on

Evan made a spectacular one-handed catch to retire Ron in the second as the league looked on

Down a run, the Slams figured out Guthrie in the top of the third. Evan led off the inning with a solo homer, tying the game at 2-2. Guthrie got Alec to ground out to left for the first out of the inning, but the Slams rallied with one out. Free agent addition Steve, playing DH, singled in his first career at-bat. He moved to third when the next batter, Anthony, doubled. With two runners in scoring position and the game tied, TJ came to the plate and hit a three-run blast to left, putting the Ham Slams up 5-2. Evan was retired for the second out of the inning, but the Slams had retaken the lead.

TJ connected on a 3-run homer in the third, putting the Ham Slams up 5-2

TJ connected on a 3-run homer in the third, putting the Ham Slams up 5-2

The lead didn’t last long and it wouldn’t return after the Caucasians erupted in the bottom of the third inning. They unleashed an offensive fury that hadn’t been seen since early in the 2011 season. Guthrie led off the inning with a single, and Morrison followed with a two-run home run, cutting the score to 5-4. The Ham Slams struggled heavily in the field, as Frosty singled, then moved to third when Ron doubled. With no outs and two runners on, Guthrie clubbed a three-run homer, putting the Caucasians back in front 7-5. The first 5 Caucasians to hit in the third had reached base safely, and the Ham Slams turned to the bullpen, sending TJ in to relieve Evan. The Caucasians continued to pour it on, however, as Morrison doubled, and immediately scored when Frosty doubled, driving him in. The next batter, Ron, hit a two-run homer, the Caucasians third of the inning, pushing the score to 10-5. The Caucasians had scored 8 consecutive runs, all with no outs, and each Caucasians had 2 hits in the inning. TJ finally recorded an out when Guthrie flew out to the mound, ending a streak of 8 consecutive hits, which tied the league record. The next batter, Morrison, doubled for his third hit of the inning, but was caught out trying to extend a double into a triple. The inning had come to an end, and the Slams had went from being up three runs to trailing by five.

After replacing Evan, TJ couldn't settle the Caucasians, as Ron belted a two-run homer that capped an 8-run third inning

After replacing Evan, TJ couldn’t settle the Caucasians, as Ron belted a two-run homer that capped an 8-run third inning

Guthrie rolled in the top of the fourth, as Alec and Steve were sent down consecutively by ground out.

The Caucasians added to their lead in the bottom of the fourth. Frosty doubled off TJ to lead off the inning, and moved to third when Ron singled, putting runners on the corners. Guthrie flew out to shallow center for the first out of the inning, and the Slams held Frosty from tagging. But the next batter, Morrison, roped a double off the fence, his third double of the game, driving in both Frosty and Ron and making the score 12-5. TJ retired the next batter, Frosty, ending the inning.

It looked as if the Slams would rally in the top of the fifth. Anthony doubled to start the inning, and moved to third when TJ singled. The Slams had runners on the corners with no outs. But Guthrie buckled down and escaped another jam without harm. He got Evan to fly out to Ron in left for the first out of the inning and Alec flew out to Frosty in center for the second out of the inning, stranding both runners.

After giving up runs early, Guthrie held the Ham Slams in check, retiring 7 of the final 9 batters he faced

After giving up runs early, Guthrie held the Ham Slams in check, retiring 7 of the final 9 batters he faced

TJ held the deficit at 7 runs in the bottom of the fifth. He started the inning by getting Ron to ground out to Evan in left field. Guthrie followed with a single, but Morrison flew out to deep left for the second out of the inning.

Guthrie remained in the game to close things out for the Caucasians, and the Slams couldn’t rally in the top of the sixth. Steve flew out to the mound for the first out of the inning, and Anthony, a single away from hitting the cycle, grounded out to Ron for the second out of the inning, ending the game.

The Caucasians moved to 3-2 on the season with the win, and the Ham Slams fell to 2-3.

W: Guthrie (2-1)
L: Evan (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Morrison led the Caucasians offensively, going 5 for 7 with 3 doubles, 2 homers, 5 RBI, and 3 runs scored. He also recorded 5 putouts in the field.
– Anthony set the pace for the Ham Slams on offense, going 4 for 5 with 2 doubles, a triple, and a home run. He also had 2 runs scored and an RBI. He needed a single for the cycle in his fourth at-bat, but stretched a hit into a double. He finished the game a single short of the cycle.
– Guthrie picked up the win, pitching 6 innings for the complete game, giving up 5 runs on 8 hits.
– Morrison’s 3 doubles ties Blose’s record of 3, which he set just last week.
– Anthony became only the 9th player in league history to hit a leadoff home run. Morrison became the 10th player to do it in the next inning of that same game. Morrison hit leadoff homeruns in two consecutive games. In the next game, Blose’s inside-the-park leadoff homerun was the 11th leadoff homerun in league history.