Andes Mountaineers 84-78 vs.
|1||at Hannibal||Cannibals 2, Mountaineers 1 (10)||J.McGee(1-0)||E.Marshall(0-1)||None|
|HR – None|
|2||at Hannibal||Mountaineers 6, Cannibals 5||Z.Wheeler(1-0)||L.Lynn(0-1)||R.Iglesias(1)|
|HR – J.Jones(1), Au.Romine(1), T.Turner(1)|
|3||at Andes||Cannibals 5, Mountaineers 1||D.May(1-0)||D.Bundy(0-1)||M.Barnes(1)|
|HR – J.Realmuto(1)|
|4||at Andes||Cannibals 5, Mountaineers 0||R.Hill(1-0)||T.Eshelman(0-1)||None|
|HR – J.Realmuto(2)|
|5||at Andes||Mountaineers 4, Cannibals 2||T.Bauer(1-0)||L.Giolito(0-1)||R.Iglesias(2)|
|HR – B.Nimmo(1), A.Duvall(1)|
|6||at Hannibal||Cannibals 2, Mountaineers 0||L.Lynn(1-1)||Z.Wheeler(1-1)||None|
|HR – M.Chapman(1)|
Hannibal wins series 4-2
Game 1 – Trevor Bauer and Lucas Giolito locked heads in a pitchers’ duel. Bauer went 8 shutout innings, fanning 14 batters and walking 2. Gio countered by striking out 11 and allowing only one hit and one walk. It was a scoreless game when both exited. In the top of the 9th, Kevin Kiermaier scored on a Matt Barnes wild pitch to put Andes up. In the bottom of the 9th, Dominic Smith singled then Jazz Chisholm came in to pinch run and stole second base. Jazz scored on Alex Verdugo’s single to RF to force extra innings. Trea Turner grounded a single between first and second for the walk-off in the bottom of the 10th. Evan Marshall was tagged with the loss. Jake McGee was the pitcher of record for Hannibal when they scored the winner. D.Smith and T.Turner both had 2 hits on the night.
Game 2 – Hannibal scored 4 times in the bottom of the first inning on a 3-run shot by Trea Turner and an RBI double by JT Realmuto. In the top of the 2nd, Anthony Rendon walked and eventually scored on a fielder’s choice to make it 4-1 Cannibals. In the 4th, Rendon reached on an error and Kiké Hernandez was hit by a pitch, setting up JaCoby Jones’ 3-run homer that knotted the score. Austin Romine went yard in to the top of the 6th with Tucker Barnhart on base as Andes took a 2-run lead. Raimel Tapia lined an RBI single in the bottom half to make it 6-5 Mountaineers. Both bullpens closed the door from there and Andes tied the series at one game each. Zack Wheeler got the win, Raisel Iglesias the save. Lance Lynn took the “L”. Four Cannibals had 2 hits each.
Game 3 – Rookie Cedric Mullins gave Andes a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the bottom of the 2nd. In the top of the 4th, after Dominic Smith scored on a wild pitch, JT Realmuto hit a rope between 2nd and 3rd, scoring 2 more and putting Hannibal up 3-1. The Cannibals tacked on runs in the 5th and 9th to take this one 5-1. Dustin May got the win, Dylan Bundy the loss. Matt Barnes struck out all 4 batters he faced for the save. Realmuto was the only player with 2 hits.
Game 4 – The Hannibal Cannibals got solo runs in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings – more than enough for Rich Hill. Hill allowed only 2 hits and a walk while fanning 7 in 6 innings for the 5-0 win. Thomas Eshelman was saddled with the “L”. Dominic Smith was 4-4 for HAC. JT Realmuto added a 3-5 day with a double, homer and 2 runs scored.
Game 5 – Cedric Mullins led off the bottom of the first with a triple. One out later he scored on Adam Duvall’s 344-foot blast down the LF line. Brandon Nimmo cut the Mountaineers’ lead in half with a solo shot over the wall down the RF line. Andes loaded the bases in the bottom of the 6th, but managed only one run on Kevin Kiermaier’s sacrifice fly. Both teams scored a run in the 8th. Hannibal got theirs on a wild pitch and the home team on a fielder’s choice. It took Raisel Iglesias 8 pitches to induce three groundouts for a perfect 9th and his 2nd save of this post-season. Lucas Giolito took the loss, Bauer Outage got the win. Kiké Hernández was 3-4 and Ryan McMahon 2-3 for Andes. The series shifts back to Citi Field for game 6.
Game 6 – Lance Lynn scattered 3 hits and one walk to pitch a shutout as the Hannibal Cannibals advance to the American League Championship Series with a 2-0 win over the Andes Mountaineers. Both Cannibal runs came in the 2nd on a solo shot by Matt Chapman and an RBI double by Brandon Nimmo. Trea Turner was the only player to collect 2 hits. Zack Wheeler got the quality start, but took the loss.