Wednesday, April 18, 2018

DVs 3, Sidewinders 0

DVs sweep 3 game series from the Snakes at his park.
Game 1- Teheran lowers his ERA all the way down to 7.32 by taking a shutout into the 9th in a game the DVs win 10-2.
Game 2 – DVs win 7-5 as Snakes threaten in the late innings but somehow the shaky DV bullpen lucks through with a win
Game 3 – DVs prevail 2-1 in 11 innings after the Sidewinders tie it in the 9th, but Mitch Moreland (hitting all of .174) homers in the 11th and the DVs hold on.
DV management is considering shuttering the season from here since this will basically be the team’s highlight reel.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Warpigs 5, Tweeners 0

Via NetPlay...

The Pigs were the Nad-substitute today, and the Tweeners weren't happy about it. Apparently he had a taste for Nads.

June 18 @ The BallPork - Warpigs win 4-3. Adrian Beltre hit a 1st inning, 2-run homer off of MadBum to give the Pigs the early advantage. The Tweeners fought back, however, taking the lead on 2 unearned runs in the 7th after Luis Severino booted one. But Aaron Judge tied it in the bottom half of the 7th with his 21st home run. Then in the 8th, after J.T. Realmuto doubled, Christian Yelich singled him in with 2 outs for the eventual winning run. Raisel Iglesias (4-0) pitched the 8th inning for the win, but it was an exciting one. Trey Mancini led off with a triple. After an intentional walk and an unintentional walk loaded the bases with no outs, Iglesias got Nolan Arenado to ground into a 5-2-3 DP. After yet another intentional walk, Kevin Millar struck out to end the inning for the frustrated Tweeners. Sean Doolittle struck out three in the 9th for his 4th save. MadBum took the loss, and Jonathan Schoop homered for the Tweeners.

June 19 @ The BallPork - Warpigs win 6-0. Jake Odorizzi (5-1) went 7.1 innings for the shutout win. Ryan Buchter and Pedro Strop finished up for him, with Strop getting his 1st save of the year. It was a fairly cheap save. He entered in the 8th with 2 men on and the Pigs leading 4-0. He struck out Justin Smoak to end the inning. After D.J. Lemahieu opened it up with a 2-run double in the bottom half of the inning, Strop cruised thru the 9th for the save. Realmuto reached base 4 times and scored 3 runs.

August 1 @ The Hoover Dome - Warpigs win 11-2. This one was over early. Judge, Realmuto, Joe Mauer, and Tommy Pham all homered for the Pigs, and Adam Wainwright (3-1) threw a complete game. Gerardo Parra and Scott Schebler homered for the home team. Ivan Nova took the loss.

August 2 @ The Hoover Dome - Warpigs win 12-8. Luis Severino started for the Warpigs, but gave up 4 runs without getting a single out. The Pigpen isn't really set up to pitch 9 innings, but they were equal to the task. The stars of the game, though, were on offense. Corey Seager led the comeback, going 4-5 with a homer, a double, and 4 RBI. Tommy Pham and Adrian Beltre each had 3 hits. In addition to Seager's long ball, Pham, Judge, and Roberto Perez went yard. For the Tweeners, Trey Mancini went 3-4 with 2 doubles and a homer. Raisel Iglesias (5-0) earned the win.

August 3 @ The Hoover Dome - Warpigs win 11-4. The Pigs completed the sweep, hammering Blake Snell and company for four more homers by Judge, Pham, Beltre, and Perez - all repeat offenders. Designated hitter Adam Wainwright (yep) went 2-3 with a triple. Jacob deGrom (5-1) was the happy recipient of the barrage. Trey Mancini, who was on fire the whole series, hit 2 more homers for the Tweeners. All four Tweener runs in this game were solo homers.

FFTs 6, Fungoes 4

Fungoes vs FFTs
all games via net play

May 3 at The Grove in Dallas:
FFTs got to Ian Kennedy early and built a 3-0 lead.  Fungoes closed the gap to 3-2 with single runs in the 5th and 7th.  That's as
close as the Fungoes would get in this one as the FFTs win it 5-3.  Drew Pomeranz collects the win while Jake McGee picks up
the save.  Kennedy absorbs the loss for the Fungi.  Dejong went deep for the FFTs.  Fungoes were held (and this will become a trend) to 4 hits.

May 4 at The Grove in Dallas:  
Fungoes break out to a 2-0 lead in this one when Mike Trout blasts a 2-run HR in the first inning.  Lance McCullers can't hold that early lead 
however as the FFTs come back to win it 3-2.  McCullers takes the loss while Samardzija gets the win for the FFT bunch.  Jake McGee collects another save.  
Mark Reynolds homers for the home team.  Fungoes pick up 4 hits on the afternoon.

June 13 at WTF:
Kershaw weaves some magic allowing only a leadoff single to Chris Taylor.  Fungoes score a solitary run in the 3rd when Sal Perez comes home 
on a sac fly.  Lindor gets the game winning RBI.  Drew Pomeranz is tagged with the hard luck loss while Kershaw, Leone and Robertson 
nail down the 1-hit shutout.  Robertson picks up the save for the Fungoes while Kershaw earns his first win.  Oh, and the Fungoes, yep 4 hits again.

June 14 at WTF:
This one is tied up at 2 after 9 innings.  Samardzija vs Straily turnes into Shreve vs Leone.  Shreve picks up the win in the 11th while Leone 
takes the loss.  Neris picks up the save.  The winning run scored when Yasiel Puig went "yard" in the top half of the 11th inning.  Fungoes finally 
surpass 4 hits in a game by smashing a grand total of 5!

June 15 at WTF:
All FFTs and Yu Darvish as he throws a complete game (you guessed it) 4-hit shutout!  Kennedy takes the loss for the Fungoes.  Harrison and 
Frazier both homer for the FFTs.  A lot of Fungoes didn't do very much in this one!

August 12 at The Grove in Dallas:
Fungoes manage 5 hits in this one but lose 6-5.  Yu Darvish goes 8 innings and collects the win.  Straily gets the loss.  Goody gets the save (goody goody).  Home runs 
for Daniel Murphy and Mark Reynolds.

August 13 at The Grove in Dallas:
Kershaw pitching for the Fungoes vs Mike Leake.  Kershaw allows 2 hits and 2 runs while the Fungoes collect 8 hits and win it 4-2.  Kershaw gets the win 
while Leake takes the loss.  David Robertson picks up the save.  Lindor homers for the Fungoes while Harrison takes Kershaw deep for the FFTs.

August 14 at The Grove in Dallas:
Fungoes win this one 7-3.  German Marquez gets the win for the Fungoes while Lance Lynn takes the loss.  Robertson picks up a 5 out save for the Fungi.  
Trout Homers for the Fungoes while Mark Reynolds goes deep again for the FFTs.

September 10 at WTF:
Straily gets banged around by the FFTs and earns the loss.  FFTs win it 8-2.  Mike Leake goes the distance allowing 12 hits and picking up the win.  Dejong 
goes deep for the FFTs.

September 11 at WTF:
Kershaw on the mound for the Fungoes equals a win for the good guys as the Fungoes win this one 6-1.  Will Harris gets the save while Lance Lynn takes 
the loss.  Peraza and Hosmer both homer.  Kershaw picked up 11 Ks and allowed 5 hits over 7 innings.

Fungoes are now 16-19.  Kershaw came into the series with the FFTs at 0-2 on the season with a 7.62 ERA.  He corrected that a bit going 3-0 vs the FFTs with a 1.29 ERA.  Overall the Fungoes hit .197 in the 10 games.

FFTs 8, Drillers 2

Via NetPlay...

5/13 OUD 4 7 1 FFT 7 10 0 J.Samardzija (6-2) A.Senzatela (2-1)
5/14 OUD 0 5 0 FFT 3 5 2 Y.Darvish (6-8) Z.Godley (4-4)

6/ 1 FFT 3 11 1 OUD 4 6 0 D.Keuchel (6-3) D.Pomeranz (4-4)
6/ 2 FFT 6 12 0 OUD 2 5 0 J.Samardzija (6-1) M.Fulmer (6-3)

7/29 OUD 4 9 1 FFT 7 10 0 M.Leake (7-8) D.Keuchel (5-3)
7/30 OUD 0 3 0 FFT 2 10 2 L.Lynn (7-4) M.Fulmer (5-2)
7/31 OUD 5 7 1 FFT 6 13 0 N.Goody (2-0) B.Shaw (0-2)

8/31 FFT 7 16 1 OUD 6 11 0 L.Lynn (7-4) A.Senzatela (2-1)
9/ 1 FFT 1 7 0 OUD 0 7 0 D.Pomeranz (5-4) J.Taillon (0-3)
9/ 2 FFT 1 6 0 OUD 4 8 0 L.Giolito (3-0) J.Samardzija (6-2)

Friday, April 13, 2018

Warpigs 6, Drillers 4

Via Netplay - but with several glitches. For the most part, the game doesn't like it when you switch hosts. Close and re-open the game when you switch hosts, I guess. That seemed to work.

April 28 @ The BallPork - Drillers win 6-2. Michael Fulmer threw 6 shutout innings, and both Buster Posey and Josh Donaldson homered. The Pigs avoided the shutout with an 8th-inning home run from Aaron Judge. Danny Duffy (2-3) was mashed around a bit in the loss.

April 29 @ The BallPork - Drillers win 6-1. Everything is rosy in DrillerLand. Posey homered again. So did Jose Abreu. Hell, Michael Conforto homered twice. All while Lucas Giolito was taking his turn to shutout the Warpigs' pitiful offense. This time the Pigs needed a 9th inning, 2-out solo shot by Corey Seager to get on the board. Rich Hill (1-3) took the loss.

Through two games, the Driller SPs had given up zero runs on 8 hits in 13 innings.

June 20 @ Driller Park - Warpigs win 5-4 in 10 innings. For awhile there, it appeared the day's trend was going to be All Drillers, All the Time... but thanks to some late inning heroics, the trend has become Home Teams Suck. Trailing 4-1 in the 7th, the Warpigs' Tommy Pham hit a 2-out, 2-run homer to close the gap to 1. In the top of the 9th, after the first two Pigs made outs, the next four Pigs went: walk, HBP, walk, walk. The last one, to DJ Lemahieu, forced in the tying run. Another 2-out rally in the top of the 10th gave the Pigs the lead. Corey Seager doubled home Aaron Judge, who had walked to open the inning. Sean Doolittle (1-0) got the win in relief. Steve Cishek nailed down the final out for his 8th save.

June 21 @ Driller Park - Warpigs win 8-5. The Pigs trailed 4-3 in the 6th when they exploded for a 5-spot capped off by a 3-run homer by Tommy Pham. Adrian Beltre and David Freese also homered for the Pigs. Josh Donaldson and Lonnie Chisenhall homered for the Drillers. Raisel Iglesias (2-0) got the win in relief while Adam Warren notched his 3rd save.

June 22 @ Driller Park - Warpigs win 6-4. Five games, five road wins. Jake Lamb homered in the 6th inning, turning a 4-3 lead into a 6-3 lead. Luis Severino (4-2) wasn't great, but pitched just well enough over 8.2 innings to win. Doolittle got the final out for his 3rd save.

July 13 @ The BallPork - Warpigs win 3-2. It was the first home win of the series for either team, and also the first blown save by a Warpig reliever in their first 36 games. Luis Severino was cruising along with a shutout into the 9th inning, but a leadoff walk and a 1-out triple by Eric Thames sent him to the showers. Warren came on to try and strand the game-tying run at third. He did his job, striking out Abreu, bringing up CarGo as the last hope. Sean Doolittle was a little weary, but was called in for the final out. He couldn't get it. Pinch hitter Howie Kendrick blooped a single to tie the game. The Drillers went on to load the bases, but Carl Edwards struck out Robinson Cano to keep the game tied going to the bottom of the 9th. In their half, the Pigs rallied after two were out. Joe Mauer doubled, and Pirela singled him to 3rd. Corey Seager was intentionally walked to bring up J.T. Realmuto in the clutch. Ryan Tepera was tapped to get him out, but Jon Jay grabbed a bat instead and grounded a single up the middle to end the game in dramatic fashion. Edwards (2-0) was the winner as the Pigs take their fourth in a row.

July 14 @ The BallPork - Drillers win 4-3. The Drillbits put an end to the 4-game losing streak with a wild 9th inning. Tied 1-1 into the final frame, the visiting Drillers scored 3 times, the final 2 on a triple by Kendrick. Corey Seager hit a 2-run homer in the bottom of the inning, but it wasn't enough. Lucas Giolito got the win, Corey Knebel the save, and Adam Warren (2-2) took the loss.

July 15 @ The BallPork - Warpigs win 4-3 in 11 innings. In my favorite game of the series, there were a combined 26 runners left on base. Aaron Judge homered in the 4th, and Christian Yelich hit one in the 7th, but when the Drillers scored 2 in the 8th, the game was tied at 3. In the top of the 10th, Charlie Blackmon tripled with 1 out. Raisel Iglesias was brought on to face Josh Donaldson, who lifted a flyball to right. With Blackmon tagging at 3rd, Judge came up firing and nailed him at the plate. Judge was denied his chance to finish his Hero's Journey in the bottom of the inning because he was intentionally walked. In fact, the bottom of the 10th went like this for the Pigs: double, IBB, sac, IBB, gbDP. Grrr. But in the bottom of the 11th, the Pigs loaded the bases again, and this time the Driller Dude had to pitch to Judge. It wasn't intentional, but Judge walked again to give the Pigs the win. Iglesias (3-0) was the winner.

September 3 @ Driller Park - Drillers win 4-3. In my least favorite game of the series, Asdrubal Cabrera's walk off BP HR off of Doolittle's card sent the home folks away happy.

September 4 @ Driller Park - Warpigs win 3-0. Lemme tell ya, the Driller lineup is scary good. And the right side of Danny Duffy's card is scary bad. But somehow, Duffy managed to twirl some magic for 6.1 innings of 2-hit ball. The bullpen finished up the Duffy (3-3) shutout, with Cishek earning his 9th save. Corey Seager and Roberto Perez both homered in the 2nd inning for the only runs of the game.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Version G SOM Patch

If you haven't already done so, you need to download and run the Version G Patch for your SOM game. I'm pretty sure Netplay games won't work if one team has the patch and the other one doesn't.

You can find it here.

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Warpigs 4, Tweeners 1

Via Netplay

Game 1 (BallPork) - Warpigs win 9-5. Aaron Judge had 2 homers and 4 RBI to lead the Pigs. Jake Odorizzi (4-1) pitched just well enough over 8 innings to get the win.

Game 2 (BallPork) - Warpigs win 3-1. Tommy Pham got a bases loaded hit in the 2nd to score 2 runs. Then Christian Yelich plated another run with a 2-out single in the same inning. It was all the runs the Pigs would get or need, as Jacob deGrom (3-1) went 7 innings for the win. Raisel Iglesias pitched the 9th for his 2nd save.

Game 3 (BallPork) - Tweeners win 5-3. Ivan Nova (7 innings) and Yusmeiro Petit (2 innings) held the Pigs to 6 hits in the getaway win. Adam Wainwright (1-1) provided the batting practice for the Tweeners. Aaron Judge homered for the home team.

Game 4 (Hoover Dome) - Warpigs win 12-7. The Warpigs led 3-2 into the 6th when they exploded for an 8-run inning. Jose Pirela and Corey Seager both went 2-2 in the big inning, and Aaron Judge unloaded the bases with a Grand Slam. For the game, the Pigs had 20 hits, including 6 doubles, a triple, and 5 homers. Seager and Judge both homered twice. Adam Wainwright (2-1) was the beneficiary of the offensive explosion.

Game 5 (Hoover Dome) - Warpigs win 6-3. A surprising trio of Pigs led the offense, with Jake Lamb, Jose Pirela, and Christian Yelich all homering. Jacob deGrom (4-1) took a 1-hitter into the 9th before surrendering a single and homer and then giving way to Steve Cishek, who got the last 3 outs for his 7th save.

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FFTs 2, Warpigs 1

Via Netplay

All games played at The Grove.

Game 1 - Warpigs win 3-0. Jacob deGrom (2-1) scattered 3 hits over 8 innings for the shutout win. Raisel Iglesias pitched the 9th inning for his first save. Jake Lamb homered for the Pigs.

Game 2 - FFTs win 3-2. Yu Darvish struck out 11 in 6.2 shutout innings. Yadier Molina hit a 2-run homer for the FFTs. Aaron Judge homered for the Warpigs.

Game 3 - FFTs win 6-1. A close game was broken open by a 5-run 7th inning for the FFTs which included TWO errors by D.J. Lemahieu resulting in 3 unearned runs. Molina (again) and Mark Reynolds went deep for the FFTs. J.T. Realmuto homered for the only Pig run. Mike Leake went 7 innings for the win.

Monday, April 02, 2018

Inmates 4, Killer Bees 1

Via Netplay:

Bees 6 – Inmates 5 (Baptist Bowl): A close game that shouldn’t have been this close, as the Bees missed three 1-14 BP homer rolls. Still, the Insect Horde collected three taters off of J. Gray in his first start of the year as Turner, Zimmerman and Sano all went yard. The most bizarre occurrence of the game was in the bottom of the 9th with two outs, when HAL froze things up and prevented the game from continuing. A restart, however, allowed Albers to grab the save.

Inmates 2 – Bees 0 (Baptist Bowl): A total offensive desert as Clevinger and the Inmate bullpen shut out the visitors from the Hive. A close game with no excitement (except the Inmates won!).

Inmates 4 – Bees 3 (The Hive): A three-run homer by Inciarte off of Verlander’s card held up as the winning hit as the Beakless Chicken Gang’s bullpen once again held the Bees at bay after they’d had their way with starter Davies. Chad Green struck out the side in the 9th for the save.

Inmates 4 – Bees 0 (The Hive): See above (“A total offensive desert as Clevinger and the Inmate bullpen shut out the visitors from the Hive “). Lots of base-running in this one as the Inmates stole four bases and the Bees three. A Santana + hit through the pulled-in infield in the 4th inning pretty much iced the game.

Inmates 6 – Bees 4 (The Hive): The Bees scored all of their runs in the 3rd off of J. Gray (including a three-run tater by Zimmerman), then put the bats away. The Inmates clawed back to take the lead in the 6th; Green once again struck out the side in the 9th for the save.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

First Demerits of the Year

...go to the Bees and Wahoos. Let the whining begin.