Jonathan Stillwell’s Otters (22-16) Otters continued their remarkable second half resurgence Thurs., Dec. 1, knocking Craig Dolan’s Tsunamis (19-19) out of the second half pennant race on Weds., Nov. 30, with a sweep of the Otters home-and-away series against the Asians. The Otters,riding the crest of a surge that began in the middle of the second half, have an outstanding chance to win the second half race in in their home-and-away series against the Whatevers, their final two games of the season.
Game 1 Otters 4, Tsunamis 3 (played at Otters)
Michael Pineda, Tsunamis v Chris Flexen, Otters.
The scoring started in the top of the 3rd inning when Giovanny Soto hit a solo HR. The Otters answered back in the 4th with HRs from Seager and Tucker. In the 7th, Brett Phillips singled, stole 2nd and moved to third on a passed ball. He then scored on a grounder to short, tying the game at 2-2. Neither team could add any runs in regulation. In the top of the 10th inning, Nolan Arenado homered to give the Tsunamis the lead. But in the bottom of the inning after singles from Mullins and Seager put runners on 1st and 3rd, two walks forced in a run to tie the game. With nobody out, Robert singled home the winning run. Otters winning, 4-3.
Tsu 3-10-1 LP Craig Kimbrel. HR Juan Soto, Nolan Arenado.
Otters 4-9-1 WP J.P. Chargois. HR Corey Seager, Kyle Tucker.
Game 2 Otters 4, Tsunamis 3 (played at Tsunamis)
Jose Berrios, Otters v. Robbie Ray, Tsunamis.
Both teams were scoreless until the bottom of the 5th inning, when Sal Perez homered to make it 1-0. In the next at bats, Otter’s Ketel Marte singled and Robert homered to give the visitors a lead, 2-1. Both teams scored in the 7th, making it 3-2, Otters. But in the bottom of the 9th Sal Perez homered to tie the game and send it to extras. Then Otter’s short-stop Seager singled and came home on a Ronald Acuna double. The Asians went down in order in their half-inning to seal the win for the Otters, 4-3
Otters 4-8-0 WP J.P. Chargois. SV Dylan Floro. HR Luis Robert.
Tsu 3-5-0 LP Jarlin Garcia. HR Salvador Perez 2 HRs.