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Capital City Capitals verse Emerald City Bombers

Game 1 - DeGrom vs. Ryu

In a match up of aces, the Bombers were able to score two in the bottom of the second with the bottom of their lineup, including an RBI single by deGrom to get a lead they would not relinquish. The Bombers scored 4 more in the 6th and tacked on 2 more to finish the game.

Final 8-0.
Marte HR, 2 RBI's
DeGrom 2 for 3 and the Win

Bombers 1, Capitals 0

Game 2 - Hendricks vs. Corbin

The first two innings of game 2 were a breeze for both pitchers. In the bottom of the third, Hendricks helped his own cause by ripping a double and scoring a run with one out and the Bombers scored two more to make the score 3-0. The Capitals didn't wait long when Nelson Cruz hit a 3-run homer in the top of the 4th, tying it up 3-3. In the bottom of the 5th, the Bombers were able to get to Corbin again with an RBI single by Brosseau, which made the Capitals go to their pen. The next batter successfully performed a suicide squeeze and the Bombers went up 5-3. The sixth inning really opened it up with a RBI single by LeMaheui and a 3-run homer by Brosseau making it 9-3, which ended up being the final score.

Final 9-3.
Brosseau 4 for 5 with 6 RBI's and a HR.
Hendricks with the Win.

Bombers 2, Capitals 0

Game 3 - Wheeler vs. Lynn

The series shifted to the Capitals home park and brought 2 righties to start the game for the first time in the series. The Bombers were able to keep the offense going, scoring two in the top of the 2nd with a RBI single by Jason Castro and Jay Bruce. The game would stay knotted until the bottom of the 6th when the Capitals got on the board with a sac fly by Marcel Ozuna. That run apparently woke the bats of the Bombers back up as they rallied to score six runs of their own in the top of the 7th, capped by a 3-run homer by Starling Marte. Brosseau poured a little salt in the wound with a 2-run homer of his own in the 8th. The Capitals' offense did start to wake a bit at the end with a homer by Rizzo in the 9th.

Final 10-3.
Brosseau 2 for 2 with 4 RBI's and a HR.
Wheeler with the Win.

Bombers 3, Capitals 0

Game 4 - DeGrom vs Nola

As mentioned, the Capitals powerful offense began to wake in game 3 and scored a quick 3 runs in the 1st inning off DeGrom with a 2-run homer by Rizzo. Nola shut down the Bombers offense and the game ended with the Capitals tacking on 4 more in the bottom of the 8th via a RBI single by Lindor, a 2-RBI double by Rendon and a RBI single by Rizzo.

Final 7-0.
RIzzo 3 for 4, 4 RBI's, HR.
Nola with the Win.

Bombers 3, Capitals 1

Game 5 - Houser vs. Ryu

Game 5 started with a bang as the Bombers scored 2 in the top of the first only to be answered by the Capitals scoring 3 of their own in the bottom half of the inning by another 2-run homer from Rizzo and a solo shot by Rendon. In the top of the 4th, Jay Bruce put the Bombers back on top with his own 2-run homer, putting them in the lead, 4-3. In the top of the 5th, the Bombers struck again with an RBI double by Trevor Story and another suicide squeeze to put them up 6-3, seemingly putting them in good position for the series win. Julio Urias was cruising into the bottom of the 7th, after relieving Houser in the 4th, but got into a little trouble and made the manager bring in set-up man Ryan Pressly. Pressly promptly threw a wild pitch allowing the two runners to move to second and third. The Bombers decided to intentionally walk Rendon to set up a force-out with Nelson Cruz up. Well, Cruz laced a double to empty the bases and tie the game, 6-6. It became even more of a bullpen game with the teams shutting each other out going into extras. It lasted that way until the top of the 13th until Jesse Winker hit a solo HR to put the Bombers in the lead 7-6. Jonathan Loaisiga held on to the lead to finish the game and get the Win.

Final 7-6.
LeMaheiu 3 for 6, 2 runs.
Loaisiga with the Win.

Bombers 4, Capitals 1

What an end to the series and the season. The Capitals offense ended up catching fire a little too late, as I think the Bombers' pitching and bullpen proved better than the Capitals in the long run. The Capitals' starting pitching also played into the Bombers' strength as they had a particularly good lineup against LHP.
Kudos to Jason for a great season and a fun series. That offense was super-scary heading into the series and luck ended up going more the way of the Bombers' throughout the games (2 successful suicide squeezes).

The Bombers pick up their first franchise title. Mike Brosseau picks up the Series MVP by going 6-16, 2 HR's and 10 RBI's. Other notable stats for Emerald City:
LeMaheiu .391
Story .381
Marte .381, 2 HRs
Team BA .279

DeGrom 2.13 ERA, 12.2 innings
Loaisiga 0.00 ERA, 4 innings
Team ERA 3.75

Capitals notable stats:
Rendon .389
Rizzo .381
Team BA .232

Nola 0.00 ERA, 6 innings, 11 k's
Team ERA 6.32