BROTHERHOOD IS A GOOD TEAM AND THAT’S THE TRUTH
R Truth threw a complete game and Brotherhood pounded out 17 hits in a 12-3 drubbing of Wonderboy. Jey Uso, Kofi Kingston and Big Show each had 3 RBI’s and R Truth scattered 5 hits over 9 innings as Brotherhood evened up the 3 game series. Lou Collins hit a solo HR in the top of the 2nd inning to give Wonderboy the early lead. Then Brotherhood took over scoring the next 12 runs.
Big Show hit his 4th HR of the season in the bottom of the 3rd to give Brotherhood the lead they would not relinquish. Big Show is now tied with Wonderboy’s Roy Hobbs for the league lead in HR’s. Show’s 13 RBI’s leads the league. In the bottom of the 4th Brotherhood took control of the game with run scoring hits from Uso, EC3, Kingston and a sacrifice fly by Show to take a 6-1 lead and knocking starting pitcher Mike McGrevey out of the game.
In the bottom of the 7th against Montgomery Brewster, Brotherhood scored 5 more runs with 2 run hits by Uso and Kofi. With a 12-1 lead after 7 innings Brotherhood rode the arm of Truth despite Davis Birch hitting his third HR if the season. As a team Wonderboy has hit a league leading 16 HR’s. But tonight belonged to Brotherhood.
Titus O’Neil on R Truth. “Truth was awesome tonight. To shut down that team with all their power is impressive. We showed we have bats too and still have the best record in the league.”
We caught up with Pop Fisher and asked him about the game. “You were there. You saw it. R Truth was great tonight. Mike was just awful. And I wouldn’t want to be playing us when our offense really starts clicking.”
Tomorrow is the rubber match with Billy Chapel pitching for Wonderboy against Dean Ambrose of the Brotherhood.
WILD THINGS AND SHOOP HANG ON FOR VICTORY OVER GIRL POWER
Freddy Shoop pitched into the 8th inning and Wild Things built an early 4-0 lead and held on to defeat Girl Power 8-5. Clue Heyward hit a 2 run HR in the first inning off Alexa Bliss to set the tone early as for the 4th straight game Girl Power found themselves down in the game after the top of the 1st inning.
Carmella’s sacrifice fly cut the lead in half but Wild Things built a lead of 7-1 through 7 innings. Run scoring outs by Billy Bevens and Willie Mays Hayes in the second made it 4-1. Roger Dorn’s 2 run single in the 6th extended the lead to 6-1 and Pedro Cerrano drove in the 7th run in the 7th.
Meanwhile Shoop was cruising easily completing 7 innings of work. In the bottom of the 8th inning Girl Power started to show signs of life. Sasha Banks led off the inning with a walk followed by a single by Peyton Royce. Carmella then drove in Banks with a RBI single. This led Lou Brown to remove Shoop and turn to Cliff Youngberry. Charlotte Flair was the first batter he faced and she singled reloading the bases for Nia Jax. The power hitter walked driving in Royce. After Ronda popped out Sarah Logan stroked a 2 run single to make the score 7-5.
With first and second and only one out there was a chance for Girl Power to come all the way back. Youngsberry regrouped and retired Ruby Riott and Nattie to end the inning. But still Girl Power was back in the game. Alicia Fox came in the 9th inning and promptly allowed Wild Things to score a run extending the lead to 8-5. The Duke came in the game and made quick work of Girl Power to pick up his first save of the season.
Girl Power manager Paige still insisted after the game that everything is fine. “it is still early in the season. We have to go through our growing pains. We never quit on this game and I am proud of the efforts of this team.” Commentator Renee Young had this to add, “Paige allows her starting pitcher to get into a groove and perhaps she leaves them in one inning too long. Yesterday Sonya was humming along and Paige left her in too long. Tonight Lexi did not have it early on. She got into a nice run but it was once again one inning too long.” “Maybe Paige does not trust her bullpen,” added Young.
Tomorrow’s rubber match has Rick Vaughn against Lana. Vaughn is too good a pitcher to get behind early in the game.
LEGENDARY OUTLASTS OUTLAWS AS ANDRE CONTINUES HIS TEAR
Andre The Giant hit another pair of 2 Run HR’s as Legendary once again beats the Outlaws 7-4. Hacksaw Jim Duggan clubbed a 2 run HR in the top of the first inning to once again have the Outlaws behind early in the game. Andre hit a 2 run HR in the top of the 3rd to stake the Rock with a 4-0 lead. However, Rusev cut the lead in half with his own 2 run HR in the bottom of the inning. The Rock then got into a groove as Andre clubbed his second 2 run HR of the game and his league leading 5th HR to make it a 6-2 Legendary lead. CM Punk’s RBI double in the 8th made the game 7-2.
The Rock tired a bit in the 8th inning as he allowed a lead-off single to Drew McIntyre and a 2 run HR to Luke Harper making the game 7-4. Michael Hayes then turned to his bullpen who held the Outlaws scoreless the final 2 innings to win for the second straight day.
Andre and Duggan are carrying this team offensively especially Andre. Hayes had this to say, “We keep getting the lead early allowing our pitchers to relax and pitch their game. We won’t always score runs in the first inning. But for now it’s nice.”
Outlaw manager Shane McMahon had no comment after the game. The Outlaws send Dolph Ziggler to the mound to avoid the sweep while Legendary has The Nature Boy Ric Flair scheduled to start.