In probably the best-played game on this season, Brotherhood defeated Wild Things 4-2. This was a game that had two halves. The first half was dominated by Brotherhood and the second half completely dominated by Freddy Shoop and Wild Things as Brotherhood wins the series two games to one.
It looked like early on Brotherhoods was going to run away with this game as they raced out to a 4-0 lead after 3 innings. John Cena drove in Kofi Kingston with an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning. Then in the bottom of the second inning, Kingston and Roman Reigns each had RBI singles. Aleister Black’s solo HR leading off the bottom of the 4th inning gave Brotherhood a 4-0 lead. With the way R Truth was pitching, it looked like this game was over.
Truth did not allow a hit until the top of the fifth inning, which is when Wild Things started to take control of the game. Pedro Cerrano reached on an error by Kingston and scored on a Mickey Scales sacrifice fly making the score 4 to 1 Brotherhood. Truth pitched out of jams in the sixth and seventh innings. Then in the top of the eight inning things got interesting. With two outs Clue Heyward walked and Jack Parkman hit a double. After Cerrano singled home Heyward Truth was removed from the game.
With runners on first and third Brotherhood closer, Xavier Woods got Rube Baker to ground out to end the threat. Meanwhile, Freddy Shoop got dominant and starting with 3 outs in the bottom of the third inning, not one Wild Thing batter reached base. 16 straight batters were retired by Shoop which kept Wild Thing in the game. In the top of the ninth inning, Woods retired the first two batters of the inning. Willie Mayes Hayes doubled and Kelly Leak singled him to third. Up to bat was Darryl Palmer. The slugger is who Wild Things want up with the game on the line. Woods got him to pop up to end the game.
Next up for Wild Thing is a home series vs Outlaws. Brotherhood goes home for a series against Legendary.
“Shoop deserved better today. He was so dominant” said Lou Brown. Titus O’Neill was pumped up after the game. “Wow what a game. Man Shoop got into a groove and we were fortunate to win. But we played well and I am glad we took the series.”