Johnny "Wiffs" Costa played the role of Babe Ruth in game one vs. Mariners. Matt Fliesser singled in the game's first AB and from their Costa was perfect retiring the next 15 batters. At the plate Costa drove in two with a first inning double and that would be all the runs he would need.
Costa took the carpet in game two due to a Trenary ankle injury. Trenary doubled in the first but was stranded. In the second Costa came through with his fourth HR of the season. The Mariners Matt Fliesser had complained of a sore shoulder prior to his start but his accuracy and velocity was as good as it ever was through the first five innings. The Dodgers would scratch out a run in the sixth thanks to a Wiffman double, two Costa walks and a Trenary RBI single. Costa would give up a HR to Scott Fliesser in the fourth and a lead-off, game tying Matt Fliesser HR in the sixth but would close out the game by getting the next three Mariners out for a 2-2 total bases win for the Dodgers.
Expos jump on Royals, early hold on for win
The game of the week featured Tyler Wegerzn against Oliver Avallone on the carpet. The Expos bats got off to a hot start, getting 5 hits in the first 2 innings to take an early 2-0 lead. Tyler Wegerzn was dominant on the mound and at the plate, striking out 13 over 5 innings and collecting 5 hits in 7 AB with 1 RBI.
Avallone battled hard to limit the expos to 2 runs, despite scattering 11 hits over 5 innings. In the 5th, Ty would load the bases, and after getting one out, nick martinez hit a controversial ground ball. A dispute on whether it stopped or not resulted in a base hit and a run for the royals. Ty was able to bear down, striking out the next two batters and earning his 4th win on the year.
Didio helps cause with 2 run HR in the third
Game 2 would send 2 suffolk kids to the carpet in Anthony DiDio and Ryan Petrone. DiDio allowed 2 base runners early but was able to get out of the jam. In the 2nd, T-Weg would get on and DiDio would help his cause with an RBI double to take a 1-0 lead. Didio kept the royals off balance, getting ground ball outs, and striking out 8 over 5 innings.
Petrone would keep the royals in the game, after allowing a HR in the 3rd to Anthony DiDio, and finishing with 7 strikeouts on the day. In the top of the 4th, bumpy homered to lead off the inning, but the royals were unable to get the tying run to the plate as the expos picked up their 7th win of the year.
Cardinals rally in the 5th to force game into extras and win on bases
Game one's pitching matchup featured Cole vs Abev. Things were quiet until the 4th when Cole ran out of gas and walked in the first run of the game. Morse promptly relieved Cole and struck out the next batter to end the threat. In the 5th and down 1-0, minor league call up and stand out Chris Meador walked to start the inning. Two batters later Morse singled while Meador followed with a hard line drive double to tie the game. A-Bev would work his way out of a 2nd and 3rd one out jam. The Brewers needed one base to extend extras but Morse came out and got the 1-2-3 inning the Cardinals desperately needed to pick up the win.
Game 2 Meador shines while Morse hurls a gem
Meador wouldn't waste anytime in game 2 as he connected on the second pitch of the game to jump the Cards out in front. The Brewers had some control issues which resulted in a few walked in runs. Meanwhile Morse had everything working and was really painting the corners, allowing him to throw his first shutout since 2015. The Cardinals cruised to a 6-0 victory and a much needed sweep after starting off the season real slow.
Diamondbacks Hold on Late to Best Astros on Bases
The 4-4 Diamondbacks took on the 1-5 Astros Week 5. After rain soaked games last week, the weather completely flipped the script with 95 degrees and blazing sun. Garret Torres and Gerard Fitzgerald battled said heat all day long, trying their best to shut down the opponent. After 3 scoreless innings, Devin Torres helped his brother out and crushed a solo home run to dead center field. Garret was able to stifle the Astros' bats until Fitzgerald walked up with 2 outs in the bottom of the fifth. In typical Gerard fashion, he launched a game tying blast to deep left field. Having to pitch one more inning, Garret shut the door and held on for his 3rd win of the season.
Devin Torres Leads D-backs to 3-1 Win
Bobby Daly took the mound for the Astros on his birthday but Devin Torres must have not received the Facebook notification. In his first at bat of the game, Torres bludgeoned a solo home run to quickly take the lead. Rich Guillod looked like the Cy Young Winner of old only giving up a solo blast to Sean McRae in the third. After the brief tie, Torres once again sent a homer to the moon in the bottom of the frame to give the Diamondbacks a lead they would not relinquish. Guillod added some insurance with a solo shot of his own in the 4th. The 6-4 Diamondbacks face the Yankees week 6 while the Astros play the Expos.