I still don’t believe what happened. What a turn of events as Girl Power blows a 7 run lead to Legendary and lose 11-10 in 10 innings. There were lots of highlights and low lights in this one.
Bayley started for Girl Power and Brett Hart was on the mound for Legendary.
Girl Power struck in the bottom of the first inning after Carmella singled and stole second and scored on Charlotte’s double. Bubba Ray Dudley drove in 2 runs with a single in the top of the second inning to give Legendary the last lead it would have until the 10th inning. Girl Power took over this game for the next 5 innings. After a Sasha Banks double Mandy Rose smacked a 2 run HR. One inning later Nia Jax took Hart deep.
In the top of the 4th Edge drove home Triple H with a rbi double to slice the lead to 4-3. Girl Power came right back when Carmella and Charlotte each had rbi singles. Nattie hit a solo HR off her uncle Brett which ended his night. With the score 7 to 3 Girl Power Kevin Has entered the game in the bottom of the 6th inning. Sasha singles and stole second base. Mandy drove her in with an RBI double. Carmella reached base on an error and two batters later Nia Jax had a 2 run single extending the lead to 10-3.
Bayley started the 8th inning with a 7 run lead. Paige kept her in despite Legendary starting to rally. After a Christian single, a walk to Andre and a double by Hacksaw Jim Duggan plated a run Paige elected to stick with Bayley. HHH grounded out for the second out of the inning but it drove in another run making it a 10-5 game. The Undertaker then had an RBI single and after a walk to Steve Austin Bayley was done. In comes Zelina Vega and promptly allowed an RBI single to Edge before retiring Bubba to end the 8th with the score now Girl Power 10 Legendary 7.
We go to the ninth inning and Vega is still in the game. After allowing leadoff singles to Shawn Michaels and Christian Vega was removed for closer Tamina. Tamina had pitched 3 very effective innings in yesterday’s game and it was shocking to see her in the game. Andre greeted her with a single to load the bases. After striking out Hacksaw for the first out, Triple H had an RBI single. The bases were still loaded when the Undertaker popped out to third base. Austin singled in a run to make it a 10-9 game. After a walk to Edge tied the game, Bubba struck out to end the inning. But Legendary had come all the way back to tie the game.
Alicia Fox came out to pitch the 10th inning and after loading the bases with a walk and back to back hits she got Hacksaw to ground into a double play but it scored the eventual game-winning run.
Renee Young was calling the game and had this to say afterward. “I walked through the clubhouse and it was really quiet. It felt like a team that was out of answers and in shock.” Charly Caruso added this after the game, “I think Paige needs to just do the smart thing. I think she lets her emotions make the decisions for her. Sooner or later she will have to answer to Stephanie McMahon.”
Afterwards, Paige when asked why she didn’t start Tamina in the 9th, “I honestly don’t have the answers for anything anymore. It’s all on me. I make the lineup and pitching changes.” When asked if she expects more from her players, “Of course I do. And they know it. They know they have to play better. What I said to them will remain between me and my team.”
Michael Hayes on tonight’s game. “We never quit on that game. We found a little crack and pushed our way through. That had to be tough on Girl Power. But I don’t manage them and can’t worry about their problems.”
Next up for Girl Power is a home series against The Outlaws. Legendary will play at Wonderboy