The baseball was flying out of the park today as Clue Heyward hit two HR’s giving Wild Things the rubber game of the series 7-6 over the Outlaws
Wild Things got out of the gate quickly on Clue Heyward’s two-run HR in the bottom of the first inning. Rube Baker’s RBI double in the bottom of the fourth inning made the score 3-0 and Darryl Palmer followed with a solo HR in the fifth as Wild Things opened up a 4-0 lead.
With Sammy Bodeen cruising this looked to be an easy game. In the top of the seventh inning, Drew McIntyre led off with a solo HR. After Rusev doubled Bray Wyatt hit a two-run HR to cut the lead to one. Baron Corbin was now pitching in relief of Randy Orton in the bottom of the inning and walked Kelly Leak. Two batters later Clue Heyward hit his second HR of the game making the score 6-3.
Corbin started the bottom of the eighth inning and after an error and a single by Rube Baker, there were runners on first and second. With one out Willie Mays Hayes doubled home Tanaka making the game 7-3 Wild Things. Andrade came in relief and retired the next two runners holding the score at 7-3.
Hog Ellis who pitched a scoreless eighth inning started the ninth with Wild Things holding a 4 run lead. McIntyre reached on an error and Rusev hit a double. Wyatt hit a three-run home run to make the score 7-6. Lou Brown immediately brought in the Duke. Samoa Joe reached on an error and Kevin Owens hit a double. With runners on second and third and no outs, The Duke was on the ropes. After Lio Rush struck out Sami Zayn was the next batter and he popped out to short. Then the Miz grounded out to second to end the game and the Duke was all fired up.
“That was some game,” said Lou Brown. “The Duke manned up big time. It was good to see Heyward have a big game too.”
“We seem to have too many of these games. It is what it is I guess,” said Shane McMahon.
Next up for the Outlaws is a home series with Wonderboy. Wild Things stays home for a series with Legendary
Legendary defeated Brotherhood 4-3 to take the rubber match of the three-game series.
Legendary took an early lead when Andre the Giant scored on an error by AJ Styles. Brotherhood tied the game in the bottom of the first inning when Big Show grounded into a double play scoring Jimmy Uso. In the bottom of the second inning, AJ Styles made up for the error with a two-run single.
Jericho settled down after that hurling five straight scoreless innings. Legendary would tie the game up in the top of the third inning on RBI groundouts by Andre and Triple H. The game remained tied until Legendary took a 4-3 lead on the Undertaker’s RBI groundout.
Devon Dudley pitched a scoreless eighth inning followed by The Perfect Closer Curt Henning getting back on track pitching a scoreless ninth for the save.
Michael Hayes said Jericho showed toughness tonight. “Chris really mowed them down when he got himself right. We needed that. It’s always good to win the series.”
“All these games were close and I wish we could have won one of these games we lost. Roode was good enough to win today. We need to get offensive consistency,” said Titus O’Neill.
Next up for Legendary is a series at Wild Things. Brotherhood hosts Girl Power.
Bobby Rayburn’s three-run HR off Tamina capped a four-run ninth inning as Wonderboy salvaged the final game of the series over a shocked Girl Power squad 6-5.
In what was a great pitching duel early on Girl Power lost a 5-2 lead in the ninth inning as Tamina imploded. Sonya Deville was becoming the stopper with all of her 3 wins coming after Girl Power losses. Steve Nebraska was also pitching great in his 3 starts. So when there were runs scored by each team in the first inning the thought was that we are heading for one of those games.
Bobby Rayburn drove in Juan Primo in the top of the first inning. Carmella drove in Mandy Rose with a double in the bottom of the first. Then the pitching duel began with no runs scored until the bottom of the seventh inning. Deville was brilliant during that stretch. Nebraska tired in the seventh. Girl Power using errors by Stan Ross and Rayburn to push across three runs. Natalya’s RBI double and Carmella’s run-scoring single highlighted the inning. Kit Keller replaced Nebraska with two outs and two runners on and allowed the run-scoring single to Carmella.
Roy Hobb’s leadoff solo HR in the top of the eighth inning cut the lead to 4-2. Nia Jax drove in Sarah Logan with a ground out but just like they did all game long Girl Power left men in scoring position to end the inning.
We go to the ninth inning and Paige replaced Deville with her closer Tamina. After striking out Dottie Henson to lead off the inning Tanner Boyle’s double provided a spark. Primo struck out but Stan Ross drove her in with a double. Paige then opted to intentional walk Hobbs. That set the stage for Bobby Rayburn’s three-run HR. Jim Bowers pitched a quick bottom of the ninth inning for the save.
Lou Brown went to his bullpen today and it appeared to be the wrong choice but he was not at the center after the game. Everyone was waiting for Paige to discuss pitching Tamina for the third straight game and not sticking with Deville.
Here is Paige after the game. “This loss took away from what we did this series and it shouldn’t. The girls are down right now but we have battled all year long and today will be no different. Tamina is my closer and I trust her. Case closed.” Carmella had this to say. “Man that was tough. We had the series won. Losing games like this are really tough to handle. But we can’t wait for the next series.”
Next up for Girl Power is a series at Brotherhood. For Wonderboy they visit the Outlaws
Daniel Bryan threw a complete game and Drew Mcintyre stays hot as the Outlaws defeat Wild Things 8-2.
Wild Things got on the board first when Mickey Scales singled home Pedro Cerrano in the second inning. In the top of the third inning, Sami Zayn has an RBI single followed by an RBI single by the Miz. Two batters later Drew McIntyre hit a three-run HR to give the Outlaws a 5-1 lead. Pedro Cerrano’s RBI single cut the lead to 5-2 after three innings.
Daniel Bryan did not allow a single run after that inning and the Outlaws built an 8-2 lead. Drew McIntyre scored on a passed ball in the sixth inning. Rusev hit a solo HR in the eighth inning. Sami Zayn had an RBI single in the ninth to cap the scoring.
Eddie Harris pitched 6 innings despite the nightmare he had in the top of the third inning.
Outlaws manager Shane McMahon has been very talkative as rumors swirl of a big announcement. “Daniel Bryan was excellent today. It’s certainly what we expect from him. And it was a great game to watch.”
“Sometimes an inning gets away from you and it’s hard to get it under control. But Eddie battled back and gave us 6 innings. He will be better,” says Jake Taylor.
Tomorrow’s matchup has Sammy Bodeen (1-2 ) vs Randy Orton (2-0).
Seth Rollins pitched a complete game victory as Brotherhood defeated Legendary 5-2 to even up the three-game series. Rollins scattered 8 hits and Brotherhood used timely hitting to back Rollins.
Jimmy Uso doubled leading off the bottom of the first inning and Kofi Kingston hit a triple to drive him in. The Big Show then hit a sacrifice fly to give Brotherhood the early 2-0 lead. Booker T had a RBI triple cutting the lead in half. But was stranded at third to end the fifth inning. In the top of the sixth inning Andre the Giant hit a solo HR to tie the game. In the bottom of the sixth inning, John Cena hit a sacrifice fly and AJ Styles had an RBI double to give Brotherhood the lead for good. Jeff Hardy’s RBI groundout gave Rollins an insurance run as we headed to the ninth inning.
Brett Hart started for Legendary and gave up four runs to Brotherhood. Billy Gunn finished off the sixth inning and the rest of the game allowing one run in two and two-thirds innings.
Titus O’Neill praised Rollins’s effort. “Seth was tremendous today and we were able to manufacture runs. We still need to be better offensively.”
Tomorrow’s starters are Chris Jericho (1-1 ) against Robert Roode (1-1 ).
Sarah Logan clubbed two HR’s and Billie Kay was impressive in relief as Girl Power defeated Wonderboy 6-4 winning their fourth straight game.
Girl Power starting pitcher Bayley gutted through five innings giving up four runs two of them earned. Both teams had issues with defense as there were five errors in total. In the top of the first inning, Mandy Rose’s error set up Wonderboy to score two runs. Roy Hobbs had a sacrifice fly and Bo Gentry’s singled home the second run. In the bottom of the second inning, Girl Power tied the game on Nia Jax’s two-run HR. Wonderboy came right back in the top of the third inning as Gentry again had an RBI single and Davis Birch reached on an error by Jax scoring Jack Elliott. In the fourth inning, Logan’s two-run HR scored Charlotte Flair tying the game at four.
Paige replaced Bayley with Kay while Lou Brown kept Nuke in the game perhaps showing the faith he has in the star pitcher. The game remained tied at four through seven innings. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Girl Power got something started. Mandy Rose led off the inning with a triple. Gentry’s error allowed Rose to score the eventual winning run. Logan’s second HR of the game gave Girl Power a 6-4 lead. Tamina closed out the game for her second save in as many games.
Pop Fisher’s decision to keep Nuke in the game was the topic of discussion after the game. “You guys need to stir up some crap all the time. There is no story here. I believe in Nuke. I believe in my bullpen. Next question.”
Paige was giddy after the game. “It’s nice to win four straight games but we need to keep going. Winning the series is nice. But we need to put the hammer down tomorrow.”
Tomorrow’s starters are Steve Nebraska (2-0) vs Sonya Deville (3-0)
Rick Vaughn was masterful and Wild Things ride three HR’s to defeat the Outlaws 4-2. Vaughn was dominant from the beginning holding the Outlaws scoreless for the first seven innings while Wild Things scored a run in each of the first four innings.
Clue Heyward’s sacrifice fly scoring Roger Dorn started the scoring in the bottom of the first inning. Then Wild Things unleashed the power. Pedro Cerrano led off the second inning with a solo HR. Willie Maye Hayes led off the third inning with a solo HR. Cerrano then led off the fourth with his second solo HR of the game. While Wild Things was scoring runs Vaughn was putting up zeroes.
In the top of the eighth inning, the Outlaws broke through. Luke Harper tripled in Sami Zayn plating the first run and Drew McIntyre’s groundout scored the second run. But that was as close as the Outlaws would get. Wild Thing skipper Lou Brown opted to have Vaughn close out the game instead of using his closer. Meanwhile, Dolph Ziggler settled down and kept the Wild Things at four runs for the duration of the game pitching an 8 inning complete game. Perhaps both managers did not trust their bullpens.
When asked Lou Brown about not going to his bullpen he had this to say. “Let’s not make a story when there isn’t one. He was facing the bottom of the order in the ninth and the Duke was ready to go if I needed him.” However, when we asked Outlaws manager Shane McMahon he had a different opinion. “Dolph was getting outs. We don’t seem to have a lot of that in our bullpen.”
That’s very interesting comments made by Shane especially with the internal chaos inside of the Outlaws clubhouse.
Tomorrow’s starters are Daniel Bryan (0-1) vs Ed Harris (0-1).
The Nature Boy “WOOOO” was brilliant in a complete game victory over the first place Brotherhood 4-1.
Brotherhood starting pitcher Dean Ambrose was brilliant himself early on in this game allowing only one hit through the first 4 innings. Brotherhood had the lead early on in this game when Apollo Crews led off the bottom of the third inning with an HR off Flair. But after that Flair never had a tense moment in the game.
In the top of the sixth inning, Legendary started to get rolling offensively. Bubba Ray scored on an RBI single by Shawn Michaels. Hacksaw Jim Duggan led off the top of the seventh inning with an HR. Michaels led off the eighth inning with a walk and stole second. Edge drove him in with an RBI double. In the top of the ninth inning, Michaels again was in the middle of things hitting a single and scored on a bases-loaded walk to Duggan to close out the scoring for the night.
But Flair only needed two runs. Flair allowed seven baserunners and struck out nine as Legendary knocked off the first place team. “Flair was brilliant,” said Michael Hayes. “You can’t pitch any better than that.”
Tomorrow’s starters are Bret Hart (2-0) vs Seth Rollins (1-1).
Charlotte Flair hit a go-ahead two-run HR in the bottom of the seventh to key Girl Power’s 8-6 victory over Wonderboy.
In a back and forth game we saw Girl Power absorb every blow Wonderboy had and outlasted their opponents to win their third straight game. Bo Gentry’s double scored Bobby Rayburn giving Wonderboy a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. Girl Power came right back and tied the game in the bottom of the inning on Ruby Riott’s RBI groundout. Wonderboy took the lead back in the top of the fourth inning with Rayburn’s solo HR and RBI’s by Pat Corning and Rudy Suarez. Girl Power came right back with a two-run HR by Nia Jax.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Girl Power took a 6-5 lead when Carmella singled and stole a run with her speed. Carmella stole second and scored on an error to tie the game. Ronda Rousey singled home Charlotte Flair to give Girl Power the lead. Paige took starting pitcher Lana out after 6 innings in position for the win. Asuka gave up the lead in the top of the seventh inning on a run-scoring double by Jack Elliott and Gentry’s rbi single gave Wonderboy a 6-5 lead.
In the bottom of the inning, Carmella walked. Carmella did damage in this game as she stole 4 bases in total. After she stole second Charlotte hit a two-run HR to give Girl Power the lead. Sasha Banks walked with the bases loaded giving Girl Power an 8-6 lead and eventual win.
Paige was excited after the game by her team’s fire. “Momentum. We need to keep building every game.”
Tomorrow’s starting pitchers are Nuke (2-0) vs Bayley (0-1).
Crash Davis had a two-run walk-off single giving Wonderboy a 5-4 sweep over Legendary. This was the second straight game-winning hit for Crash in as many games. Wonderboy won all 3 games in this series in their last at-bat.
Mike McGrevey started the game for Wonderboy and was coming off a shutout in his last start against Wild Thing. McGrevey picked up where he left off and was firing blanks again. Stan Ross and Bo Gentry had back to back RBI singles in the bottom of the third to give Wonderboy a 2-0 lead. Pat Corning added an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning giving Wonderboy a 3-0 lead. With the way, McGrevey was dealing this game looked over.
With one out in the top of the ninth inning, Edge and Andre the Giant had back to back singles. McGrevey was working on 17 and one-third scoreless innings when Hacksaw Jim Duggan hit a fly ball to T Rex Pennebaker in left field. Pennebaker dropped the ball allowing Edge to score and Andre to go to third. The streak was over but now the game was in jeopardy. McGrevey struck out HHH but Steve Austin hit a two-run double tie the game at three.
Three unearned runs cost McGrevey the streak and the game. The bullpens then took over and we go to the eleventh inning. Carmen Ronzoni who pitched a scoreless tenth inning came out for the eleventh. Andre led off the inning with a solo HR to give Legendary a 4-3 lead.
In the bottom of the inning Curt Henning “The Perfect Closer” was brought into the game to close it out. Curt blew the save in the first game of the series so he was looking for payback. Corning led off the inning with a walk. Tanner Boyle tried to sacrifice Corning to second but Corning was cut down. HBK’s error on a Davis Birch groundball sent Boyle to third while he took second. Next up was Crash Davis and just like he did the game before he drove in the winning runs and Wonderboy had a 3 game sweep.
“What a game,” says Pop Fisher. “The way Mike was pitching we should have never let it get to extra innings. It was good to see Crash get the big hit.”
Michael Hayes had this to say, “We had the lead at the right time every game. We could not close out the games which is disappointing. We will regroup.”
Legendary will play at Brotherhood and Wonderboy plays at Girl Power