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Tigers crush 8 homers; Advance to playoffs

By JJ Eusay, 10/11/20, 5:45PM CDT


After a disappointing final week of the season, the Tigers found themselves as the 2 seed in the mini playoffs and facing a do or die game against the Dash.  Win and advance to the playoffs.

Two games this season against the Dash played out pretty much the same with us jumping out to a big lead, them coming back to make it close before we put it away late.  Back to Back bombs by Ariel Rodriguez and the Captain gave us a 2 run lead after 1.  After holding them to 1 in the 2nd, we would tack on 5 more.  Singles from 3 of the bottom 4 hitters in the lineup loaded the bases for Kelly Alexander who brought in one with a Sac Fly.  Ariel hit is second bomb of the day followed by a solo shot from the Captain.  Back to Back times 2!  Per the norm. the Dash fought back and took  10-9 lead after batting in the 5th.  We answered in the bottom of the 5th with a 4 spot to reclaim the lead for good.  An RBI double from Jeff Radanof and RBI single from Kevin Blake were big time.  After holding them scoreless in the 6th, we stretched the lead  in the bottom of the 6th with 5 runs.  Ariel hit the 3rd of his homers followed by homers from Sub Ben Enlow and Joe Exotic.  The Dash never quite and put up 5 and brought the tying run to the plate before we finally closed the door.  On to the playoffs with an 18-15 victory.  Hats off to the Dash on a great season and fighting until the end.

We will being our playoff appearance against the 3 seed Cubs at 8 am next week in a best of 3 series.  We split our season series with them so this should be a fun matchup.  

Hitting Stars

Ariel Rodriguez- 4 for 4, 3 HR, Single, 5 RBI

Captain Eusay- 3 for 3, 3 HR, 4 RBI, BB

Carlos Moran- 3 for 3, 3 singles, 2 runs, BB

Joe Exotic- 3 for 4, 1B, 2B, HR, 2 RBI

Andy Goodman- 3 for 3, 3 Singles

Jeff Radanof- 2 for 4, 1B, 2B, 2 RBI