Tournament Winner!Toby Strite wins in Portland!

May 4, 2021

Jason and Toby limp into the World Series after grueling 7 game semi-final wins. JJ squeaked past Vic Horvath, while Toby recorded his 1st post-season win over Greg Strite in 4 tries. Marquez@Gausman (G1 PIT) – Belt HRs for JJ in the 1st and he leads 3-0, Toby gets 2 back on SacFlies in the bottom half. JJ adds on with runs in the 3rd/4th and 7th to lead 6-2, but a 3-run Kyle Seager shot gets Toby in range after seven. Dom Smith leads off Toby’s 8th with a double, Iglesias singles him right home to knot us at 6, then Toby walks off on a Sal Perez 1-6 shot off Scott in the 9th. Kershaw@Lamet is a 9-0 laugher to Toby. Nola@Gray (G3 CIN) – tied at 2 apiece after 1. Toby pulls ahead 3-2 on a 2nd inning Rendon error, who amends with a go-ahead 3B in the 5th, chasing Nola. Toby goes back ahead on a Tapia error in the 6th, and adds insurance when DSmith/Iglesias repeat their 2B/1B conga line in the 7th. Sal Perez HRs for JJ, but 6-5 is the final, Toby ahead 3 games to none. Keller v Keller (G4) Toby opens with two 1st inning solo shots, but JJ leads 5-2 after 2 on his way to a mercy win. Toby opens G5 with a 4 run flurry, Grisham out at the plate to 13 keeps JJ’s Marquez from tiring in the 1st. JJ nails 3 diamonds off Gausman in the 1st to get back in it, then takes the lead 5-4 on a 4th inning Springer diamond on his way to an easy 9-5 win. In G6, Kershaw is brilliant in PIT, JJ takes a 4-0 lead into the b9th, Calhoun leads off 2B off Britton, summoning Rosenthal. PH Frazier BB, Wendle single brings Grisham up as the tying run.. Rosenthal fans Grisham for the 1st out, PH Grossman summons Tanner Scott. PH K. Seager walks dotting Scott who then yields a dot single to Iglesias, placing the tying run at 3B. Jeffress in to face Tellez, corners in, SSx leaks past Gimenez to tie the game. Sal Perez’ walk-off 1-8 double caps a frustrating series for JJ and his fine bullpen, who drop a tight series 4-2 puncuated by Toby’s timely late game heroics.

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