Sunday, May 20, 2018

DVs 3, Nads 2

DVs go 3-2 in hosting the Nads.
G 1 DVs 11-5
G2 DVs 8-5
G3 Nads 4-3 (only really interesting game- DVs strand bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th as Jose Martinez rolls an X chance for Barnhart, which turns into a game ending popout)
G4 DVs 10-1
G5 Nads 5-1 (Chacin tossed a gem)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Rhinos 4, Fungoes 3

Game stories to come.

Fungoes 6, Drillers 4

Fungoes and Drillers played 10 games via net play on Friday in, what turned out to be, a marathon of restarts and freezes stretching game play out to about 14 hours (off and on play).  Fungoes updated windows in the morning and spent the rest of the day trying to un-update!!  Here are those results:

Game 1 at WTF (April 1 Opening Day):
Straily vs Walker ends in a 6-1 Fungo opening day victory.  Trout Homers and Doubles in the Fungo win while Straily, Wil Harris and David Robertson combine for the shutout.  Robertson claims the save by pitching out of a bases loaded jam in the 8th, and an easy 9th inning.

Game 2 at WTF (April 2):
Fungoes shut out the Drillers again winning it 1-0.  Kershaw, Hader and Robertson combine for the shutout while Robertson picks up another save for the home team.  Lucroy drives in the only run on the day.  Senzatella picks up the hard luck loss for the Drillers.

Game 3 At OU Field (May 16):
Drillers shut out the Fungoes and win this one big, 10-0.  Keuchel, Lyons, Nicasio and Infante combine on the 2 hit shutout.  Conforto, Abreu and Gonzalez all homer and drive in 3 (each) for the Drillers.  

Game 4 at OU Field (May 17):
This one is all tied up after 9 innings and the Fungoes push across a run in the 10th and win it 4-3.  Kershaw and Fullmer are the starters but they are long gone when this one was decided.  Dom Leone gets the win while Nicasio is handed the loss.  Will Harris picks up the save.  Eric Hosmer gets the game winner with a bases loaded 1-out single in the 10th inning.  Drillers miss 3 BP homer chances (1-10) in this one.  That will be a trend today at OU.

Game 5 at OU Field (May 18):
Drillers win this one 8-2 with Berrios winning it while Marquez takes the loss.  Conforto and Abreu both hit homers for the Drillers.  Chisenhall drives in 3 for the Drillers.

Game 6 at WTF (June 25):
Drillers score 3 first inning runs and go on to win it 4-3.  Lyons gets the win in relief while Dan Straily takes the loss for the Home team.  Knebel picks up the save.  Eric Thames drives in 3 for the Drillers.

Game 7 at WTF (June 26):
Drillers score first with a single run in the first inning.  Fungoes answer with 2 in the bottum half of the first.  That would be all the scoring as the Fungoes hold on to win it 2-1.  Senzatella absorbs another tough luck loss while German Marquez wins it for the Fungoes.  Robertson picks up the save.  Trout drives in the runs for the Fungi.

Game 8 at WTF (June 27):
Drillers cruise to a 10-2 lead.  Fungoes make it close with a 6 run 8th but the Drillers answer with a 4 run 9th inning to win it 14-8.  Andrus, Cano and Thames all Homer for the Drill crew while Trout goes deep for the Home team.  Tallion gets the win.  Kennedy takes the loss.

Game 9 at OU Field (August 22):
Fungoes break open a tie score with three 9th inning runs.  Lindor smacks a 2 run HR to push the final score to 6-3.  Tepera earns the loss while O'Day gets the win for the fungi.  Robertson gets the save.  Matt Carpenter also homers for the Fungoes while Chisenhall goes deep for the Drillers.

Game 10 at OU Field (August 23):
Fungoes race out to a 6-2 lead with a 5 run 5th inning, wining it 8-5. Marquez gets the win while Walker takes the loss.   Lindor, Hosmer and Betts all go yard in the 5th inning for the Fungoes.  Cano and Conforto both homer for the Drillers.

Fungoes win 6 of 10 improving to 30-25 on the season.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Tweeners 3, FFTs 2

At The Grove:

6/25 - FFTs 6, Tweeners 5.  See-saw affair goes to the home team thanks to an Adam Frazier homer.  W - Darvish, S - Neris, L - Treinen.

6/26 - Tweeners 9, FFTs 6.  4 rbi each for Schoop and Arenado.  W - Ray, L - Leake.

6/27 - Tweeners 5, FFTs 3.  FFTs take a 3-2 lead into the 9th, but Tweeners rally for 3 runs off McGee (L) and Neris.  Joe Smith gets the win, S - Minor.

In The Hooverdome:

8/22 - FFTs 12, Tweeners 5.  Tweeners hit 4 home runs and lose by 7.  Complete games for Samardzija (W) and MadBum (L).

8/23 - Tweeners 7, FFTs 2.  Darvish records 5 outs while allowing 4 HR and 6 ER.  Nova goes 7.2 for the win.

Killer Bees 5, Goofs 2

Bees take 5 of 7 vs Goofs

5/27 Bees 6-3
5/27 Goofs 4-3
5/28 Bees 7-4
5/29 Goofs 5-4
9/12 Bees 10-4
9/13 Bees 5-4
9/14 Bees 6-3

Buckeyes 4, Killer Bees 1

Buckeyes take 4 of 5 vs Bees.
6/29 Buckeyes 11-3
6/30 Buckeyes 6-4
7/1 Buckeyes 4-3
8/18 Buckeyes 8-7
8/19 Bees 5-1

Saturday, May 12, 2018

FFTs 4, Tweeners 1

At The Grove:

4/1 - FFTs 9, Tweeners 8.  Best game of the set.  Home team appeared to be in control, scoring in 6 of the first 7 innings, but Tweeners score 2 in the 8th and 1 in the 9th, on Schebler's 2nd homer of the game, to force extra innings.   A 2-run Smoak bomb in the 10th is not enough, as FFTs get homers in the bottom half by former Tweener Mark Reynolds and Molina, the latter a 2-run walkoff.  W - Stripling, L - Petit.  Tweeners win the HR battle 5-4, but were hurt by the X-chart (2 Schoop errors, 1 by Cozart, and a hit past Smoak on what would have been an inning-ending DP).

4/2 - Tweeners 8, FFTs 5.  Ivan Nova was shaky early, but managed to go 7 for the win.  S - Petit, L - Leake.  2 more Smoak bombs (5 rbi).

In the Hooverdome:

5/16 - FFTs 4, Tweeners 2.  Mike Montgomery should have left the dome and headed to the track to bet the 4-7 exacta and daily double.  He surrendered 4 runs in 7 innings, allowing 4 hits while striking out 7 and walking 7, and every fucking walk was on a 4-7 roll.  W - Leake, S - Neris.  Grandal padded his stats with 2 solo homers.

5/17 - FFTs 19, Tweeners 2.  Visitors score 6 in the 8th and 6 in the 9th just to piss us off.  Nova couldn't even hang on for the sacrificial CG, carried off on a stretcher after 8.1.  Ten different FFTs drove in runs.  CG victory for Lynn.

5/18 - FFTs 4, Tweeners 1.  Pitchers' duel goes to the 9th tied at 1, when genius George Brett transfers the ball from Charlie Morton to the arson squad.  Dallas scored the winning runs in the top of the 9th inning plating 3 runs on
4 base hits. Steven Souza Jr kicked off the action when he was hit by a
pitch. Souza Jr took second on a stolen base. Yasiel Puig then laced a
single. Josh Reddick followed and he tripled driving in two more
baserunners. Michael Taylor dug into the batters box next, but he struck
out. Dejong kept things alive and laced a base-hit scoring the final run of
the inning. Dallas and Logan County each finished the afternoon with 9 hits.

The win was credited to Tommy Kahnle(3-2) who went 1 inning allowing no runs.
Kahnle got relief help from Jake McGee who gained credit for his 2nd save.
Yusmeiro Petit(1-2) was the loser in relief. 

Not able to get much going
in recent weeks, Logan County is 2-8 of late and now has an overall record of
18-29, worst in the division.

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Demerit Update

For real this time. No fooling.

The Wahoos, Bees, and Inmates all get the first demerits of the year for failing to reach 40 games by the end of April.

Tweeners 2, DVs 1

Tweeners take 2 of 3 – first one was close as Chase Anderson went into the ninth and the Tweeners win 6-5. Game 2 had the Tweeners ahead all the way in  5-2 win behind Blake Snell. The finale had a Stanton grand slam in the 4th to pretty much put the game away in a 9-1 snoozer.

Fungoes 4, Wahoos 1

Fungoes and Wahoos finished up their season series today.  Fungoes win 4 out of 5, all netplay all at Wahoos.  The wind was definitely blowing out!

July 9:
Fungoes collect 23 hits and overcome 7 Wahoo HRs winning it 17-12.  Trout, Sal Perez and Hosmer all homer for the Fungoes, while Davis, Crawford and Seager homer for the Wahoos.  Gallo and Cain "go yard" twice each for the Hoos.  Sal Perez collects 5 hits including 4 doubles!  Trout and Perez each drive in 4.  Ian Kennedy got the win allowing 7 runs in 7 innings. Marco Estrada suffered the loss. He was unable to control the Waxahachie offense and allowed 17 hits and 2 walks in 3 innings. 'Perez led the way - we just jumped on his back and let him take us,' Kennedy said. 'I'm glad I don't have to face him. I'm glad he's on my team.'

July 10:
Matt Harvey vs Jake Arrieta! Not the pitcher's duel we might have witnessed a few years back as these two both get shelled! Marcell Ozuna smashed 2 homeruns and had 4 RBI as the SGP Wahoos won a heart-stopping victory over the Waxahachie Fungoes, 15 to 14. The game was won by SGP with a run in the bottom of the 9th inning. After two were out Ozuna clubbed a solo home run making SGP the winners and sending the 19,548 fans home happy. SGP bats exploded in the 5th inning with 6 runs on 5 hits. It was roller coaster of a game as the lead changed hands 6 times. The victory went to Zach Britton who went 1 inning, allowing no runs. Will Harris was tagged with the loss in relief.

August 24:
What an evening for the Waxahachie Fungoes! They shellacked the SGP Wahoos pitching for 16 runs while Lance McCullers, with relief help surrendered 2 runs to SGP. Mike Trout enjoyed a big evening at the plate. He doubled bringing home two baserunners in the 2nd inning and hit a bases-empty home run in the 6th inning. Waxahachie bats were hot in the 2nd inning when they had 8 runs on 7 hits. For the game Waxahachie out-hit SGP 19 to 9. Mike Foltynewicz absorbed the loss. He surrended 4 homeruns in his 6 innings.

August 25:
Daniel Murphy blasted a home run and had 3 RBI at The Reservation as the Waxahachie Fungoes topped the SGP Wahoos by the lopsided score of 13 to 3.The SGP fans didn't appreciate the big day Murphy had. He lined a base-hit in the 1st inning, doubled bringing in a run in the 3rd inning and smashed a two-run homer in the 7th inning. Brett Gardner banged out 5 hits for the Fungoes on the night. Waxahachie kept the scorekeepers busy in the 3rd inning which saw them plate 5 runs on 5 hits. Waxahachie had 21 hits for the night while SGP had 6. The win was credited to Ian Kennedy who went 7 innings allowing 3 runs. Kyle Gibson was given the loss. He allowed 4 homeruns in 7 innings of work. Gardner, Perez, Murphy and Betts all Homered for the Fungi.

August 26:
Fungoes erased a 5-3 deficit with an 8 run 5th inning and never looked back winning it 12-5.

In the 5 game series the Fungoes scored 72 runs while collecting 96 hits. 19 of those hits were HRs. Fungo team batting average went from .247 to .273 on the season while hitting the Wahoo pitching at a .384 clip. Fungoes are now 24-21 on the season.

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Warpigs 5, Rhinos 0

It was not a happy Cinco de Mayo for the Rinoceronte against the Guerra de Cerdo.

Game 1 @ The Rhino Reserve - Warpigs win 4-3. In retrospect, this game was the offensive extravaganza of the series. The Rhinos scored single runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings, the latter coming on a BP homer (1-5) by Cody Bellinger. The Pigs' Corey Seager doubled home a run in the 4th to close the gap, and then Aaron Judge homered to lead off the 6th to tie the game at 2. The Pigs followed with 2 more runs in the 6th - both unearned - to take a 4-2 lead. Kris Bryant tried to make up for his error in the top of the inning by homering in the bottom of the inning, but both bullpens settled down with 3 shutout innings each. Luis Severino (6-2) went 6.1 for the win. Adam Warren got the final out for his 4th save.

Game 2 @ The Rhino Reserve - Warpigs win 2-1. Tommy Pham's 2-out single brought in the winning run in the top of the 7th. Raisel Iglesias (6-0) got the win in relief. Steve Cishek came on to get his 10th save.

Game 3 @ The BallPork - Warpigs win 1-0 in 16 fucking innings. Thanks to Luis Castillo and Jacob deGrom, neither team (obviously) could generate any offense. The two teams' cleanup-hitting first basemen (Votto and Mauer) combined to go 0-for-13. The Pigs did have some chances. J.T. Realmuto tripled with 2 outs in the 7th. In the 8th, the Pigs loaded the bases with 1 out, but a 3-6-3 grounder ended the inning. Even more frustrating was the bottom of the 9th. Adrian Beltre led off with a walk. Seager was next and lofted a flyball to the sure-handed Jake Marisnick in cf (1e5), but he dropped the ball for a 2-base error. But, of course, the next 4 batters went K, LO, HBP, K. Seager finally ended the game with a 16th inning HR. Iglesias (7-0) gets another win in relief.

Game 4 @ The BallPork - Warpigs win 4-0. There was still a lid on the basket for the Rhinos, getting only 4 hits. Joe Mauer hit a solo homer in the 6th to break up another scoreless battle. The fact that Mauer has W-power weighed on the mind of the Rhino manager, and when he loomed on deck in the next inning, with runners at 2nd & 3rd and Aaron Judge up with 2-outs, the intentional walk that had already happened twice in the series was eschewed. The fear of Mauer's awesome power (and maybe his clutch hits and lefty bat) resulted in pitches thrown to the Judge, who deposited one of them onto the roof of the Western Metal Supply Company. Severino (7-2) went 7 innings for the win, with Warren getting save #5.

Game 5 @ The BallPork - Warpigs win 5-1. It took 29.1 innings for the Rhinos to score at the BallPork, and even that run was unearned, coming on a passed ball. Jake Odorizzi had a perfect game thru 4, but chose the 5th inning to allow his only hit and his only 2 walks... and that tired him. COME ON!!! So yeah, he exited with a 4-1 lead in the 5th inning... none too happy. Iglesias (8-0) was awarded the win.

The Rhinos scored 1 unearned run in 34 innings at the BallPork. In the 5 game series (52 innings) , the Rhinos only scored 5 runs (4 earned) on 29 hits. They hit .165. The Pigs weren't much better with the bats, hitting .205, although they did draw 29 walks and got hit by the pitch 7 times (4 by Pham). Despite rolling in his column in half of his ABs, Realmuto's triple in game 3 was his only hit in 19 tries. Bellinger was 2-21 with no walks for the Rhinos.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

DVs 3, Goofs 2

DVs take 3 of 5 at Goofs

4/14 Goofs 7 DVs 3
4/15 DVs 7 Goofs 5
4/16 DVs 5 Goofs 2

6/18 Goofs 3 DVs 2
6/19 DVs 2 Goofs 1