Long Beach

Dirt Bags




SERIES PREVIEW – This Division Series features the National League East Wild Card #2 Jersey Nor’Easters vs. #1 Wild Card Seed the Long Beach Dirt Bags.

GAME #1 – Marco Gonzales 14-9 (2.91) vs. Lance Lynn #12-10 (2.47)

This game was all Jersey as they dominated in a 6-1 win. Light hitting SS Short opened the scoring in the 4th with a 3-run HR. The Nor’easters added 3 more in the 6th on RBI hits by Pham and Ramirez. Gonzales was dominant giving up 6 hits and an unearned run in 7 innings.

JNE 6 – LBD 1
Win: Marco Gonzales 1-0 (0.00)
Loss: Lance Lynn 0-1 (0.00)

GAME #2 – Matt Boyd 5-5 (2.95) vs. Zack Wheeler 22-3 (2.18)

Wheeler threw a 2-hit shutout as Long Beach won, evening the series at 1-1.
All the runs were scored in the 5th on a Zimmerman 2-run HR and a Turner 1b scoring Grossman.

LBD 3 – JNE 0
Win: Zack Wheeler 1-0 (0.00)
Loss: Matt Boyd 0-1 (4.50)

GAME #3 – Brandon Woodruff 14-8 (2.43)  vs. Kwang-Hyun Kim 3-1 (1.19)

Woodruff (14-8) vs. Kim (3-1)
Long Beach opened the scoring when Escobar led off the game with a HR. They added another run in the inning when Reyes knocked in Turned for a 2-0 lead. Jersey responded in the bottom of the inning and tied the game on a Ramirez 2-run dinger. It was still tied in the 4th when Grossman homered off Kim. The Dirt Bags increased the lead to 5-2 when Kiermaier singled in Cruz and Wade in the 5th. Jersey came right back in the 6th and tied the game on a Nido RBI 2b and a Quinn 3b driving in 2. Long Beach answered with 3 of their own in the top of the 7th on a Reyes RBI single and a 2-run Kiermaier HR for an 8-5 lead. They added another run in the 8th on Turner’s HR and won 9-5. Long Beach hit 5 HRs in the game and the bullpen threw 3 2/3 shutout innings to close out the win.

LBD 9 – JNE 5
Win: Chad Green 1-0 (6.00)
Loss: Mat Wisler 0-1 (11.57)

GAME #4 – Logan Webb 12-5 (3.03)  vs. Zack Greinke 17-6 (3.07)

Long Beach took an early lead and the bullpen made it stand up in the 3-1 win. Turner hit a dinger in the 1st and Kiermaier homered again in the 5th for all the runs Webb needed. Treinen and Hendriks threw shutout ball to close out the win and a 3-1 series lead.

LBD 3 – JNE 1
Win: Logan Webb 1-0 (1.42)
Loss: Zack Greinke 0-1 (4.50)
Save: Liam Hendriks #1

GAME #5 – Lance Lynn #12-10 (2.47) vs. Marco Gonzales 14-9 (2.91)

This was a classic pitchers duel. Solak and Pham traded homers in the 1st but that was all the scoring until the 12th inning. Lynn and Gonzales both went 7 before the bullpens took over and threw goose eggs until the 12th. In the 12th Solak and Reyes homered to give the Dirt Bags a 4-1 lead but Jersey wasn’t ready to quit yet. In the bottom of the inning, Pham doubled in Calhoun. Pham scored when Reyes dropped a routine flyball by Ramirez to make it 4-3. The next batter Hosmer flew out to left. With Stephenson at bat Ramirez tried to steal second and was thrown out by Perez ending the game and series. What a dramatic finish!

LBD 4 – JNE 3 (10 Innings)
Win: Richard Bleier 1-0 (3.86)
Loss: Jose Cisnero 0-1 (7.36)

SERIES SUMMARY – Though Long Beach winsthe series 4-1, the last 4 games were all close games and could have gone either way.   Congrats to Wally and his team for a strong season and series.

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