Game 8: The Empire strikes back.
Ivan Nova got the start this afternoon, and pitched well, but not as well as we’ve seen him pitch this season. His final line was 4.1 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K. Again, not the best start and not a quality start as he didn’t finish at least 6 innings, but it could have been far worse. Like Phil Hughes yesterday. Our bullpen though, was fantastic. Robertson, Chamberlain, and Ayala combined for 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB and 4 K. Fantastic!
Our offense was pretty damn spectacular, too. 9 ER on 13 H is going to get you a win, unless your pitching is especially horrendous. Thankfully for us, Buckles the Chimp hasn’t been a solid pitcher this year, and we were able to capitalize on that. The bottom of our lineup this afternoon had one hell of a game, going a combined 10-21 with 9 RBI. Robbie Cano went 3-5 with an RBI, Swish went 1-4 with an RBI, Grandy went 1-3 with 2 RBI, Eric Chavez went 3-5 with an RBI and our big hitter Russell Martin went 2-4 with 4 RBI, all of which came on 2 HRs. Elsewhere, Alex went 2-5 and Derek went 1-4, meaning he’s 67 hits away now from 3,000. Keep it going, Jetes!
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