As ENKA fair weekend approaches, the Majors was able to squeeze in three games on Thursday night in inclement weather. In game 1, the Dodgers visited the Red Sox on Nutile C in a rematch of the week 1 thriller. The White Sox and the Diamondbacks clashed on Nutile A and the A’s and Orioles handled the nightcap on C. As has been the case of late, the results of these games might surprise you . . .
Dodgers at Red Sox:
Seeking to avenge their opening day loss to the Red Sox, the visiting Dodgers posted 5 runs in the first inning, punctuated by a Louis Garciano double after hits by Darin Shaw, Rami Flummerfelt and Colby Spence. The Dodgers plated eleven more runners in the next two innings, highlighted by a Daniel Jaffe RBI single, to provide a healthy scoring cushion.
Kaden Flummerfelt, Spence, JP Hood and Thomas Lentine provided strong mound relief for the Dodgers. Jack Silberhorn was the offensive star for the Red Sox with three hits, including a rocket to right field for a triple. The Bailey Brothers (not George and Harry but Will and Luke!) pitched well in relief to slow down the Dodgers offense and Max Wilcken played a stellar 3B for the Sox while Harry Condon delighted the crowd with a web gem in left field.
Final score: Dodgers 17, Red Sox 9
White Sox at Diamondbacks:
In each team’s tenth game of the season, the visiting White Sox got hot early. William Fiorentino (triple), Nathan Wan (single) and Evan Wilson (triple) sandwiched their hits around three walks and the White Sox had a 5-0 lead after the first half inning. In the second, the Diamondbacks turned a nifty double play early in the inning for starter Liam Stendardo. But the White Sox got two out bingo from Ben Ragosa, Adrian Lupien (off the fence in center field) and Wan for another 3 runs in the second.
The game settled down at that point as Evan Wilson cruised along pitching for the White Sox despite a Will Brown double off the fence in center field. Wilson would throw four shutout innings for the Sox before giving way to Dylan Sala for the save. Cisco Romero and ten year olds Caleb Davis and Qole Simpson threw well in relief for the DIamondbacks.
The White Sox would continue to score runs late thanks to some offense from Sala, Billy Byrne, Dylan Murtie, Leo D’Agostino and Leo Gannon.
Orioles vs. A’s:
The A’s entered the game in second place with a 6-2 record and the Orioles at 2-6. The A’s scored 3 in the first and 3 in the second and appeared to be cruising along. But the O’s would fight back. More details coming in a subsequent edition of the TWIB Notes . . . .