But enough about me, let’s talk about what a great manager I am - and not to bury the lead, the real news is that the Snakes drummed the DVs 3 out of 5, (2 of 3 in the snakepit, then we split in DV land).
The first 3 were all Sidewinder pitching, winning 5-1 and 2-0, and the DVs lucked out a 2-1, 10 inning win on a solo home run in the 9th and 10th off of Andrew Miller. Snakes bullpen held on for a 4-3 win in game 4, then the DVs doubled their total offensive output in the last game with a 7-1 win (which frankly I think Vince just got tired of kicking DV butt).
The Extra Reserve Contest has been updated thru games of July 4th. The Mavs have the lead with the Wahoos in 2nd. Basically, the teams who avoided choosing MadBum in the Innings category are at the top.
The Home Runs category leaders are the Warpigs and Sidewinders with 56.
The RBI category is topped by the DVs with 175.
The Steals leader is the FFTs with 98.
The Killer Bees lead in both the Wins category (34) and Saves category (58).
The Wahoos lead in Innings with 345.
Bees 4 – Inmates 3: Espinosa hit Manaea’s first pitch of the 1st inning into Indiana to give the Hive Dwellars an early lead. Homers by Cargo and Rizzo gave the Inmates a brief 3-2 advantage but Eickhoff bore down to finish the game without any further damage. Sano tatered in the Bee 8th for the game-winner.
Inmates 8 – Bees 2: Quintana pitched no-hit ball until the 8th, when he allowed three hits and both Bee runs. The Inmates, however, scored regularly and led 8-0 before the Stingless Wonders woke up. Sabathia took the loss in game that featured no homers.
Inmates 6 – Bees 4: The Bees scored three in the 1st to take an early lead but couldn’t hold it. The Beakless Chicken Gang scored single runs in the 8th and 9th to ice the game after tying things up at 4-all in the 5th. The Inmate pen pitched unexpectedly well in relief of Gray. Edwards recorded the loss.
Inmates 5 – Bees 1: The Inmates scored all of their runs in the 2nd off of Chatwood, and Manaea pitched a CG for the total team effort. Rodney went 7 1/3 innings of relief for the Bees, shutting down the Inmate bats to no avail.
Bees 4 – Inmates 1: Once again the Bees scored early with three runs in the 1st off of Poopneda. Gray came within an out of a complete game, allowing only a solo homer to Cespedes to mar the shutout.
The Rhinos (81 gms), Nads (60), and Skyscrapers (69) came up short of the minimum number of games played this month. The Rhinos will be assessed 1 demerit, and the Nads and Scrapers will be assessed 2 each (because they are both more than 20 games behind).
The totals for the season are:
Nads - 3
Skyscrapers - 2
Rhinos - 1
Killer Bees - 1
Sidewinders - 1
Wahoos - 1
By the end of July, everyone should have 115 games played. The official deadline is Sunday, August 6th. There is no consequence for 3 or fewer demerits, but starting at 4, you are limited as to how many players you can protect at next year's draft. Here's a link to the Constitution.
And please remember to CC me whenever sending game files after computer games. I have been updating the league, and I believe I have every computer game on there.
Inmates 6 – Drillers 4
(Driller Park): Four Inmate runs in the 2nd held up as the
Beakless Chicken Gang hit four homers off of the loose and lascivious Driller
pitching staff. Salazar walked seven but still managed to get the win. Yelich
and Puig homered for the Oily Ones.
Inmates 9 – Drillers 2
(Driller Park): Jones, Cespedes, and Altuve homered for the Inmates, and the Drillers never got untracked. Lewis
absorbed the loss, J. Gray got the win.
Drillers 3 – Inmates 2
(Driller Park): A well-pitched close game. Wilson Ramos tatered in the
Inmate 9th to bring the Inmates within a run, but Ramos and Dayton
shut the rally down to preserve the win for Fulmer.
Inmates 8 – Drillers 2
(Baptist Bowl): A lop-sided win for the Formerly-Feathered Wonders. The
Drillers stayed tied at 2 for the first four innings thanks to two errors made
by Cargo on consecutive plays in the 2nd, but Rizzo and Cespedes homered and
the Inmate bullpen showed rare competence to put the game away. Salazar got the
Inmates 10 – Drillers 3
(Baptist Bowl): For the Inmates, Adam Jones hit a pair of homers and JD
Martinez drove in four runs, while Ian Kennedy pitched a complete game loss for
the Gang of Grease. 441 Inmate faithful enjoyed another route.
Drillers 4 – Inmates 3
(Baptist Bowl): Kepler homered in the Driller 8th to break a
3-3 deadlock, while the Inmates were unable to score in the 9th
despite having the potential tying run in scoring position. Fulmer tossed eight
effective innings for the Driller win.
Inmates 7 – Drillers 3 (10
innings – Driller Park): The LDMF threatened to reappear as the game
went into extra innings tied at three, but the Inmates decided winning was much
more fun as they scored four runs off of four Driller pitchers in the 10th
for the victory.
Drillers 11 – Inmates 5
(Driller Park): Manaea walked five in the 1st inning to
stake the Drillers to a 2-0 lead. The Inmates battled back to tie the game 3-3
in the 3rd, but everything went to hell after that. The Drillers
blasted eighteen hits to bury the Beakless Chicken Gang, despite three Inmate
taters. Andriesse recorded a three-inning save.
Inmates 6 – Drillers 3
(Baptist Bowl): Three Inmate homers and a strong performance by four
Inmate relievers enabled the Baptist Bowl faithful to forget the previous day’s
drubbing. All 104 fans were treated to free panty liners and crayons from a
local dime store after the victory. Walker allowed thirteen hits in seven
innings to take the loss.
Inmates 11 – Drillers 2
(Baptist Bowl): Kennedy showed his team spirit by pitching another
complete game loss. The Drillers avoided being ignominiously shutout in the 9th
when Beckham hit a two-run homer off of Wood, who earned a four-inning
save. Five Inmates homered on the day.
The Inmates out-homered the Drillers on the day 26-7 thanks to the
amenable Driller Arson Squad.
In desperation mode after struggling vs. the Buckeyes and Bees earlier in the week, the Wahoos faced the Bees via CM this morning. Here's what happened:
5/15 - Estrada vs. Chatwood turns into a slugfest as the use a 5-run eighth to top the Bees, 11-9. The big blow was a 3-run homer from Encarnacion. Freddie Freeman hit two homers and Dee Gordon had three hits including a triple. The Bees hit 6 homers.
5/16 - Folty vs. Sonny Gray -- Wahoos fall behind (again) early, this time 2-0. Khris Davis turned things around with a pair of home runs and Foltynewic went 7.2 and struck out eight to help slow the Bees. Dee Gordon had three more hits.
7/23 - Fernandez vs. Eickhoff seemed like a great day for dead man walking, as he entered the sixth inning with 11 strikeouts. Then trouble was capped off by a bases-loaded x-chance to Khris Davis. Double and an error and everybody scored. A 6-run inning and a 7-4 lead. The Wahoos scraped their way back into the game and Edwin Encarnacion capped the comeback with a walk-off 3-run bomb of Fernando Rodney. Wahoos win 9-7.
7/24 Arrieta vs. Sabathia -- Showing the game isn't always realistic, Dee Gordon singled and was caught stealing to lead off the game vs. Arrieta. May be the first runner ever caught vs. him. After Arrieta and the bullpen give up 3 in the ninth to give the Bees a 6-3, Liam Hendricks was tasked with holding on to the win. He didn't as the first five Wahoos up scored in the bottom of the inning capped by a 3-run walk-off homer by Marcell Ozuna off Tony Cingrani. Wahoos win, 8-6.
7/25 Estrada vs. Chatwood -- No late-inning heroics needed this time. The Wahoos scored 3 in the third and four relievers helped nail down the five-game sweep. Maikel Franco had three hits and homer for the Bees. Kyle Seager had two hits, two RBI and a homer for the Wahoos.