Monday, April 30, 2012

Rhinos 4, Warpigs 0

All games played at the BallPork.

Gm 1 - Rhinos win 4-2. Cano, Tulo, and Avila go back-to-back-to-back in the 4th inning to lead the attack. Tim Hudson gets the win, Axford the save.

Gm 2 - Rhinos win 14-5. Now this is more like what we expected. The Rhinos get a 6-run 5th inning and a 7-run 9th. Kemp goes 4-5 with a triple, a homer, and a stolen base. Alex Gordon gets 3 hits, including a homer. C.C. Sabathia didn't last long enough to get the win, departing after 2 innings and trailing 5-0.

Gm 3 - Rhinos win 11-5. This time it was an 8-run 1st inning for the Rhinos. Kemp hit 2 of the 5 Rhino taters. Matt Garza goes 7 for the win.

Gm 4 - Rhinos win 3-1. The Rhinos mustered only 4 hits off the Pig pitchers, but two of them were homers. Edwin Jackson goes 8 for the win. Kenley Jansen gets the save.

FFTs 3, Inmates 3

INMATES 7 – FFTs 5 (Baptist Bowl): Pennington drives in 4 to pace the Inmates in an ugly game.
FFTs 7 – INMATES 4 (Baptist Bowl): Pooholes hits 2 taters; Rivera gets the save.
FFTs 3 – INMATES 2 (10 innings – Baptist Bowl): Rios makes costly 3-base error in the first. Pooholes taters and Rivera gets the save. Same old shit.
INMATES 4 – FFTs 2 (FFTville): Floyd pitches well and keeps Pooholes and Rivera out of the game.
FFTs 3 – LDMF 0 (FFTville): Sanchez/Rivera shutout.
INMATES 9 – FFTs 6 (FFTville): UUUUGGGLLYY game. Inmates get 16 hits and hang on after taking 9-1 lead.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Rhinos 5, Warpigs 2

The Warpig hurlers held the powerful Rhino offense to 24 runs in 7 games but couldn't get any offense of their own going. The Rhinos swept the final 4 games at Rhino Park with 4 straight walk-off wins. The scores of those four games were 3-2, 3-2, 3-2, and 3-1..

Gm 1 - Rhinos win 5-2. The Rhinos staked Tim Hudson to a 4-0 lead with a 4-spot in the 3rd. A 2-run homer by Mike Moustakas was all the Pigs could manage.

Gm 2 - Warpigs win 6-5. Hanley Ramirez homered twice off of C.C. Sabathia, but it took an rbi single by Dustin Ackley in the bottom of the 9th off the lefty Sean Marshall to get the walk-off win.

Gm 3 - Warpigs win 4-2. Blake Beavan held the Rhinos to 1 run thru six innings, but left trailing 1-0. It was still 1-0 when the Pigs exploded for 4 runs in the bottom of the 8th. Mike Moustakas hit a 2-run homer in the rally.

Gm 4 - Rhinos win 3-2. The series moved to Rhino Park. The Rhinos again led 1-0 in the 8th when pinch hitter Brett Lawrie smacked a 2-run triple to give the Warpigs the lead. Robinson Cano answered with a 2-run, walk-off triple in the bottom of the 9th for the win.

Gm 5 - Rhinos win 3-2 in 10 innings. Hanley Ramirez missed a 1-15 homer chance that would have given the Pigs a lead in the 6th, but Dustin Ackley made up for it by hitting a HR 1, flyout roll. The 2-1 Pig lead held until the 9th inning when the Rhinos rallied to tie it. Troy Tulowitzki then homered in the 10th for the win.

Gm 6 - Rhinos win 3-2. The Rhinos win by the same score for the 3rd straight game, and all 3 were won in their final at bat. Alex Avila's ballpark (HR 1-5) homer in the bottom of the 9th ended the game. Jordan Zimmermann went the distance in the loss.

Gm 7 - Rhinos win 3-1 in 12 innings. A great outing by Blake Beavan was wasted. Beavan went 7 innings and allowed only 2 hits, but 1 of them was a game-tying homer to Matt Kemp in the 7th inning. The Rhinos won in the 12th when Joey Votto homered off of Dillon Gee. The homer was only the third hit of the game for the Rhinos. The losing pitcher was Mark Melancon, who went 3 innings without allowing a hit or a walk. He exited the game after Cameron Maybin dropped a ball for a 2-base error to lead off the 12th.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

2013 Draft Picks Lost and Gained

I'm pretty sure not all of the trades made at the draft were recorded into the Google Doc page for trades, and I don't care so much one way or the other, but... if they involved picks for 2013, you might care eventually. Regarding 2013 picks already moved, here's what I have...

Bee 2nd  >  FFTs
GPB 1st  >  Wahoos
Rhino 4th  >  Inmates
Rhino 3rd  >  Inmates
Bee Reserve  >  Wahoos
Bee 3rd  >  Wahoos
Bee 5th  >  Wahoos
GPB Reserve  >  Inmates
Bee 1st  >  Warpigs  >  Tweeners
Rhino 1st  >  Wahoos
Fungo 3rd  >  Inmates
Fungo 2nd  >  Tweeners
DV 3rd  >  Warpigs  >  Rhinos
Zap 9th  >  Warpigs
Warpig 9th  >  Zaps
FFT 9th  >  Wahoos  >  Nads
Nad 6th  >  Wahoos
Warpig Reserve  >  Rhinos
DV 9th  >  Warpigs

Let me know if there are any changes to be made.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Welcome to the Heartland

Teams visiting Logan County may have a new distraction for their players, much like the Petticoat Junction of Hooterville. The Tenn-Tucky may also be close enough to Nashville to lure teams visiting the Bees. You can't make this shit up, including the fact that the Logan County Judge Executive is named Logan Chick, and the public hearing was held at the Red River Fish & Game Club. Welcome to the heartland.

Article: Chick holds pole dancing hearing

DVs 4, Sidewinders 1

DVs go 4-1 at home against the Snakes.
No game reports were kept to protect the fragile Snake psyche.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Proportional Response

When you wear your hat like this, fines aren't enough. We're talking suspensions. Long suspensions.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Drillers 6, Warpigs 4

The Drillers moved back into the race for the lead in the HWD by manhandling the Pigs in a Netplay series.

Gm 1 - Drillers win 13-2. The Driller bats pounded Mike Minor and two relievers for 18 hits. James Shields threw 6 innings of 3-hit shutout before Scott Baker came on for the 3-inning save, allowing only a 2-run homer to Jeff Francoeur. Jacoby Ellsbury had 3/4 of the cycle by the 4th inning, but couldn't get the double in the next three at bats.

Gm 2 - Drillers win 6-5. A closer game, but the same result. For the second game in a row, three different Drillers homered. Dan Haren got the win over Erik Bedard. Cristhian Martinez recorded the save. Freddy Freeman went 4-4 for the Pigs.

Gm 3 - Drillers win 5-3. The next 5 games move to Driller Park. The Drillers exploded with a 2-out, 3-run rally in the bottom of the 8th inning for the win. Bill Bray got the win in relief while Martinez got another save.

Gm 4 - Drillers win 7-2. Ricky Romero goes all the way for the win. Paul Konerko hits 2 homers. Blake Beavan gets hit hard early but manages to throw a complete game.

Gm 5 - Warpigs win 7-2. The bottom of the Pig lineup scores 5 runs in the 2nd inning, capped off with a 3-run homer by Cameron Maybin. Mike Minor gets the complete game win. Brandon McCarthy takes the loss.

Gm 6 - Warpigs win 9-3. The Pigs beat up on James Shields, and Erik Bedard goes 5 for the win. Mike Leake gets a 4-inning save.

Gm 7 - Drillers win 9-3. The Warpigs' effort to get back into the series with the Drillers ended the moment Edinson Volquez was announced starter. On the plus side, Volquez only allowed 2 hits in his 3.2 innings. The bad news is, both were homers AND he managed to walk 7. Asdrubal Cabrera homered twice and drove in 5.

Gm 8 - Drillers win 5-3. Back in Hooterville for the final 3 games, the Drillers hit 4 solo homers. Bray gets another win in relief, and Martinez gets another save.

Gm 9 - Warpigs win 7-6. Ricky Romero fails to get an out in the 3rd inning, thanks in part to a 3-run homer by Geovanny Soto. Mike Minor gets the win, but watching this bullpen hang on to the lead was excruciating. The Drillers scored in the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th innings. Jason Hammel got the save.

Gm 10 - Warpigs win 7-6. In the bottom of the 1st, Stephen Drew led off with a homer, and 1 batter later, Dustin Ackley hit his first homer of the year, a 2-run shot. But the 3-0 Pig lead was gone by the 7th. Trailing 6-3 in the 7th, the first three Pigs reached base, loading them up with no outs. Brett Lawrie came on to pinch hit against Joe Nathan but was retired on a weak popout to shallow left. John Mayberry then pinch hit for Omar Infante against Brian Fuentes but struck out. That brought up Ackley against the lefty, and since Infante had been hit for, Ackley could not be removed. No problem, he just rolled 2-4 to take the lefty deep for a grand slam. Mark Rzepczynski and Dillon Gee somehow managed to not get scored on in the 8th or 9th for the win.

Goofs 3, Drillers 2

Buckeye Jr lays a Tweener Split on Drillers
6/4 James Shields pitched a complete game as the DRILLERS defeated the SUPER GOOFS 8 to 6 at AT&T Park.
6/5 Shin-Soo Choo had 2 base hits and 4 RBI at AT&T Park as the SUPER GOOFS beat the DRILLERS by the count of 7 to 3.
6/6 SUPER GOOFS easily handled the DRILLERS by the score of 5 to 1.  Kyle Kendrick gave a fine effort for SG.  He went 5 and 2/3 innings and surrended up 5 hits and no walks.  Both teams' bats went to sleep after the 3rd inning with no runs scored after that point. 
8/30 SUPER GOOFS defeated the DRILLERS by a score of 4 to 1.
8/31 DRILLERS nipped the SUPER GOOFS 4 to 3 at AT&T Park in a hard fought contest.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Buckeyes 3, Drillers 2

Drillers suffer Tweener Split at home vs Buckeyes.
5/18 Shields spanks Hamels behind 14 Driller hits to take game one 9 – 3. Ellsbury and Molina each have 3 hits. Baker gets a 3-inning save.
5/19 Carpenter was too much. Haren had good stuff, walking none and striking out 10, but Driller bats went silent in this 2 – 0 Buckeye win.
8/11 Buckeyes win 2-1 behind 3 hits. Drillers have 8 hits but only a loss to show for it.
8/12 Drillers take another Buckeye ass whippin by the score of 6 – 2. Some guy named Wells had 3 hits…
8/13 Drillers salvage a Tweener Split by winning the last game 3 – 2. Buckeyes had the score tied at 3 in the 6th, on an apparent sac fly to left, but an appeal to third discovered C. Pena had left a bit early.

Zaps 4, Drillers 1

Zaps go 4 and 1 in Mudpit Park
May 25 The VIVAZAPASTAS nipped the DRILLERS in 10 innings 4 to 3 at Mudpit Park in a hard fought contest.
May 26 Zaps win 8 to 7, again in 10 innings, in a game where we started "saving ABs" after 6. Of course we rally and score 6 runs in the next two innings with our "scrubs" in. Maybe I can't read a card and have the wrong guys starting?
August 19 Max Scherzer came through with a solid 7 innings and Andrew McCutchen went yard and had 3 RBI as the VIVAZAPASTAS defeated the DRILLERS by a score of 8 to 0 at AT&T Park.
August 20 It took 12 innings, and out hitting the Zaps 14 to 6, but Drillers finally get into the win column via a walkoff tater by Longoria taking this one 5 to 4.
August 21 Shields get hammered 9 - 1. Drillers suck...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Zaps 3, Pigs 2

Zaps take three of five at home from the Pigs.

Game 1- Pigs score two in the top of the 9th to break open a tie game. Pigs win 5-3.
Game 2- Zaps bats explode as Cabrera & Bautista drive in 3 each. Zaps win 13-3.
Game 3- Bautista's two taters backup Nicasio's solid start. Zaps win 9-3.
Game 4-Scherzer and the pen stymie the Pig bats while Bautista taters again. Zaps win 5-1.
Game 5-Beaven shuts down the Zap's bats. Pigs win 4-1.

FFTs 3, Warpigs 2

Gm 1 - FFTs win 7-3. Albert Pujols comes back to Hooterville, and it's like he never left. Pujols goes 3-5 with 2 homers. Anibal Sanchez goes 9 for the win.

Gm 2 - Warpigs win 4-3 in 11 innings. Delmon Young homered off of Matt Belisle in the 11th inning for the win. Albert gets two more fuckin' homers. Bitch.

Gm 3 - FFTs win 8-4. This time it's former Pig David Ross who homered twice. I am never trading again.

Gm 4 - Warpigs win 5-1. With the Pigs clinging to a 2-1 8th inning lead, Brett Lawrie pinch hit a 3-run homer. Jeremy Hellickson threw a complete game.

Gm 5 - FFTs win 6-5. Mariano Rivera gets the last 5 outs for the save.

Buckeyes 3, SSW 2... Buckeyes 4, Bees 1

Buckeyes 3 SSW 2 in 5 @ Buckeyes
June 13 - Buckeyes 8 SSW 5 - Buckeyes 5 run 1st off Pineda. 4 homers - Duncan, Chipper, and 2 for Posada.
June 14 - SSW 7 Buckeyes 5 - Boesch with 2 homers driving in 4. Morrow with the win and Kimbrel the save
July 25 - Buckeyes 7 SSW 6 - Big Papi with a 3 run pinch hit double off Kimbrel in 8th is the big blow. Koji wins in relief
July 26 (1) - SSW 5 Buckeyes 1 - Peavy CG 5 hitter. Thome and Smith homer
July 26 (2) - Buckeyes 4 Ssw 2 - Pence's 2 run walk off homer in 9th breaks the tie.
Buckeyes 4 Bees 1 in 5 @ Buckeyes
April 28 - Buckeyes 12 Bees 2 - Dickey a CG. 4 Buckeyes homers (Wells (2), Chipper, and S Rodriquez)
April 29 Buckeyes 8 Bees 7 - Fielder ties it in 9th with 2 out 2B only to have Ramos single home Escobar in botton of 9th.
September 4 Buckeyes 6 Bees 4- Buckeyes tag Verlander for 6 runs in 5 2/3. Buckeyes with 3 homers (Pence, Chipper, and R Johnson). Tyson Ross gets the win in relief.
September 5 Buckeyes 16 Bees 9 - Buckeyes with 16 hits including 3 HR's (2 by Duncan). Bonifacio, Pena, and Duncan each drive in 4.
September 6 - Bees 7 Buckeyes 3 - Santana 4 for 4 with 3 RBI's. Tomlin gets the win and Putz the save.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Warpigs 6, Tweeners 4

Well... Netplay sucks. But we all knew that. I bet we had to reconnect maybe 20 times. It still beats playing against a CM.

Wonder of wonders, miracles of miracles... the Warpigs took 6 of 10 from the Tweeners. The rundown...

Gm1- Warpigs win 3-1. Jeremy Hellickson endured the indignities thrown at him from the Tweener dugout and then proceeded to shut them down. A pinch hit homer by Brett Lawrie in the bottom of the 8th broke the 1-1 tie.

Gm2- Tweeners win 7-3. This was more like what we have come to expect. Gio Gonzalez got the win.

Gm3- Warpigs win 6-4. The Merry Mentor of Mediocrity was kind enough to schedule an off day between games 2 and 3, allowing the Tweeners to enjoy the ambience that is Hooterville. Daniel Hudson appears to have enjoyed the festivities the most, as he was scored on in each of the first 4 innings. The Tweeners hit 3 homers, but couldn't overcome the early deficit.

Gm4- Tweeners win 13-2. Back in Logan County for games 4 & 5, the Tweeners treated the home crowd - at least 4000 strong - to an offensive onslaught. The Tweeners scored 8 runs in the first off of Hellickson and led 11-0 after 3.

Gm5- Warpigs win 9-3. Cameron Maybin stole 4 bases. Jordan Zimmermann wasn't sharp, but went the distance for the win.

Gm6- Tweeners win 6-2. A 5-run 1st spelled doom for Mike Minor. Daniel Hudson got the road victory.

Gm7- Tweeners win 9-4. A clutch single by Victor Martinez in the 6th inning got the Tweeners within 2-1, but more importantly tired Hellickson. The Tweeners then put up an 8-spot in the 7th and cruised to victory.

Gm8- Warpigs win 6-4. David Freese hit a 3-run HR in a 4-run 1st inning for the Pigs. Mark Melancon got the final out of the game, saving it for Jake Westbrook.

Gm9- Warpigs win 7-0. Jordan Zimmermann went the distance, scattering 8 hits in the shutout win.

Gm10- Warpigs win 10-2. Leading 2-0 in the bottom of the 5th, Pig hurler Erik Bedard reached his POW with 2 outs and the bases loaded. Derek Jeter was at the plate. Bedard was allowed to face Jeter and got him to pop up. The Pigs then erupted for 4 runs in the top of the 6th, and the Pigs had a 3-game sweep in Logan County.

The unlikely hitting stars for the Pigs were David Freese (12/24, 3 HR, 9 RBI), Cameron Maybin (13/31, a HR, 8 SB), and Hanley Ramirez (10/30, 3 HR).

Michael Morse led the Tweeners, going 13/39 with 2 homers.

Friday, April 20, 2012

DVs 3, Inmates 2

INMATES 7 – DVs 3 (at DV Land): Beachy outpitches Halladay while rare Inmate power outburst has Cargo, Beltre, and Howard all tatering.
DVs 14 – INMATES 3: (at DV Land): A close game until Chacin and then Kartsens decide to throw batting practice. Stanton and Hardy each hit two homers and the DVs total six for the game in an unmerciful bludgeoning of the LDMF.
DVs 5 – INMATES 2: (Baptist Bowl): DVs score a 5-run third inning off of Billingsley for all the runs they’d get and need.
INMATES 6 – DVs 3 (Baptist Bowl): Beachy Ks 15 in 8 innings and appears to be the only LDMF pitcher who can beat the DVs.
DVs 5 – INMATES 4 (Baptist Bowl): Halladay wins, but the Inmates score two in the bottom of the 9th and have the tying run on 3rd before Bard shuts the door. DVs have only four hits, but Inmate “pitchers” walk nine.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sidewinders 3, Goofs 2

The snakes win 3 of 5 from the goofs.
5/20 SG 6 SSWs 2 Phillips homers
5/21 SSWs 7 SG 2 Peralta homers twice, Pineda winner and Harrison loser
5/22 SSWs win 3-1. Lohse hard luck CG loss, Morrow wins and Kimbrel with the save.
8/15 SSWs outlast the goofs 6-5. Cabrera and Thome homer and Kimbrel picks up his 5th save. He has saved all but one of the snakes 6 wins
8/16 DV's call Bees "Your stoopid brother" and since this game falls on his birthday, we give him a present of snake loss 3-0. Combined shutout by Harrison,Wood and Adams. First full house of the year at the SnakePit as we give out "My stoopid brother bobble heads". Riot ensues because the heads are too large and heavy for the body and fall off.

DVs 3, Zaps 2

Dv's take three of five on the road.

Game 1- Cabrera, McCutchen, and Morrison all hit taters to back up Wandy's 11 K's for a 4-3 Zap win.
Game 2-DV bats explode in a 20-1 victory. Total Domination.
Game 3- Craig hits two taters and a five run seventh powers the bad guys 9-7.
Game 4- DV bats tally 20 hits for the second time in the series to win 13-4.
Game 5- Cabrera's tater wins it in the 12th after the DV's scored two in the 9th to tie it.

Goofs 4, Zaps 1

The Super Goofs took full advantage of the Zaps benching starters to save at bats taking four of five.

Game 1- Shin-Soo Choo had 4 hits and Jaime Garcia struck out 10 batters on the way to a 9-3 Goof win.
Game 2-Matt Harrison went the distance in a 3-1 Goof triumph.
Game 3-Greinke, Benoit, and League combine for a 2-0 shutout for the defending champs.
Game 4-Guzman's tater and four RBI's power the Goofs to a 8-3 victory.
Game 5-Moreland's three run shot in the 2nd inning holds up as the Goofs take the getaway game 3-2.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Zaps 3, DVs 2

Zaps feast on the soft underbelly of the DV bullpen as they win 3 of 5.
Game 1 - DVs start hot with a 9-2 win behind 2 Helton home runs
Game 2 - Halladay allows 14 hits in 5 innings and the bullpen matches that
performance as the Zaps win easily 12-5.
Game 3 - Zaps win 11-9 as they answer a 6th run 6th inning by the DVs with a
6 run 8th off of Luebke and Storen
Game 4 - DVs win 9-6 behind a 5-5 night by Aramis Ramirez
Game 5 - Zaps win 6-3 as Morrison grand slams Bard in the 8th.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Tweeners 5, Goofs 0

Tweeners sweep the Goofs at the Hooverdome. Goofs snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in game one, blowing a 3 run lead as Tweeners scored 2 in the 8th and 1 in the 9th to force overtime. Goofs scored again in the 10th, but Zobrist hit a 2-run walk-off shot in the bottom half, his second homer of the game, Tweeners won 8-7. Goofs never recovered, scoring only 6 more runs in the other 4 games. Gio and Romo combined for a 5-hit shutout in game 2. In the nightcap Felix and friends prevailed 4-2, as Romo saved both ends of the Ewing Oiler Doubleheader. Game 4 went to the Tweeners 4-1, thanks to a Michael Morse 3-run homer. Gio won again, Romo saved again. In the finale, Tweeners scored 4 times before Kyle Kendrick could record an out, Daniel Hudson and friends made it hold up for a 4-3 win, this save going to the other Sergio (Santos).

FFTs 7, Sidewinders 3... Buckeyes 5, Sidewinders 0

For Seinfeld fans:
Jerry presses his answering machine and gets the following" Hey, it's George.I have nothing to say."

So it is with the lowly snakes, lower than snake bellies. We go 3-7 vs FFTs and 0-5 vs Buckeyes.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Zaps 3, Inmates 2

From the Baptist Bowl:
INMATES 3 – ZAPS 1: Norris is effective, giving up only one unearned run on 4 hits. Bastard-o gets the save.
ZAPS 14 – INMATES 10: Both teams get 18 hits in an ugly softball game. Billingsley finds the plate…often…but every pitcher except League gets ripped in this one.
ZAPS 5 – INMATES 3: Once again Billingsley shows his proficiency at throwing strikes. The LDMF bullpen does well after he’s yanked, but Zaps blast him again. Line for two starts: 7.2 IP/15 H/11 ER/9 BB and an error.
INMATES 9 – ZAPS 8: Another ugly game. A Fuk-u-dome RBI single in the 8th plates the winning run.
ZAPS 12 – INMATES 2: Inmates make three errors and leave 12 on base. Rodriguez and Capuano shut down the LDMF.
Zaps hit 8 taters in series. Inmates hit 1 (by Bogusevic…).

Monday, April 09, 2012

Yu Darvish

Two notes from early in Yu's first MLB game...

Fox Sports Southwest made a huge deal out of his debut. Big pregame stuff. Then they go to commercial, and when they come back, he's already thrown his first two pitches.

Later in that really long top of the first, Tom Grieve said (something like) this, "A couple of balls have been hit pretty hard, but a couple of them have been chinkers." Yes. Chinkers. I assume he was referring to Ichiro's bloop to left, but maybe that's just his new word for weak hits off of Darvish.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Buckeyes 3, Zaps 2

Buckeyes 3 Zaps 2 in 5 games at Buckeyes
June 8 - Buckeyes 9 Zaps 0 - Hamels with CG 6 hitter
June 9 - Buckeyes 6 Zaps 2 - Dickey CG 5 hitter. Big Papi with an HR and Wells with a key PH single off O'Flaherty to break it open
July 19 - Zaps 8 Buckeyes 1 - Niese the winner. Duda has 3 hits. Cabrera and Martin with HR's
July 20 - Zaps 6 Buckeyes 2 - 4 run Zaps 9th breaks the 2-2 tie. Bautista's second HR of game is the big blow
July 21 - Buckeyes 10 Zaps 3 - Dickey the winner. 4 Buckeye HR's (Pence, Ortiz. Jeisey, and Posada)

Zaps 3, Inmates 2

Zaps take three of two from the Inmates.

Game 1- Scherzer and the pen hold down the Inmate bats on the way to a 5-3 win.
Game 2- Vernon Wells smashed 2 homeruns and Jorge De La Rosa carried a no-hitter intothe 7th inning as the Inmates hold on 7-4.
Game 3- Zaps go ahead 9-0 and hang on for an 11-7 win in a slugest.
Game 4- Espinoza hits a tater in the top of the 10th and Bastardo makes it stand up in a 7-6 Inmate triumph.
Game 5- Bautista belts two homers as the Zaps win another slugfest 10-7.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Fungoes 3, Zaps 2

Fungoes win 3 of 5 at home vs Zappers! 

Game 1:  Fungoes win 5-3.  Hanson takes the loss while Porcello gets the win.  Papelbon picks up the save.  Berkman clubs a homer!

Game 2:  Fungoes win 3-1.  Kershaw shuts down the Zaps and collects the win.  Scherzer takes the hard luck loss allowing one earned run and striking out 9 in 6 1/3!  Papelbon grabs another save for the Fungi.

Game 3:  Zap bats explode punishing Price and the Fungoes winning it 14-5.  Zaps score 6 in the first and 5 in the ninth!  Wandy Rodriquez picks up the win while Price is collared with the loss.  McCutchen hits two homers for the Zapper!

Game 4:  Fungoes win 5-3 with Kershaw picking up another win.  Niese gets the loss for the Zapper!  Papelbon with a save for the Fungi.

Game 5:  Zaps win this one 12-6 breaking open a 6-6 tie in the ninth and hanging a loss on Robertson.  The win goes to O'Flaherty in relief.  The biggest moment was provided by Russell Martin who quieted the home crowd when he clubbed a three-run home run.

Computer Manager Issues

The problem I face with making a computer manager is not the options I have, it's the options I don't have.

For example, when doing detail work with the pitchers, you are given the option of "Max 6 (or 7) IP for start."

What I NEED it to offer is MINIMUM 5-6 IP for start with this pitcher.

Or just a "don't remove starter before reaching POW." I'm not convinced the "Slow hook" option will do that.

Another option is "IBB less with this pitcher." It seems to me that it would make more sense to offer "IBB MORE with this pitcher" for those unbalanced pitchers. If my pitcher is a 9L and a RH batter is up with 2-3 LH batters following, I want Hal to walk the righty and leave this pitcher in. I still can't fathom a reason for clicking on "IBB less."

And on the hitter list of options, I want one that uses the Tweener quote, "never pulled him, never will."

But mainly, I just don't trust the logic Hal uses. I recently played a game between my Warpig team and my team from the I-75 league. I created CMs for both, then I selected the SP and the lineups, but I let Hal manage the game.

In the 4th inning of one game, Hal removed Felix Hernandez (slow hook was checked). Felix is basically the only good player on that team and wasn't in any kind of major trouble in the game. Hal replaced him with Dave Pauley, a right-handed 9L pitcher with the option AVOID RIGHTIES clicked. The batter he was brought in to face? Hanley Ramirez.

In another game, in the 6th inning, Hal brought Chris Denorfia in to pinch run at first for Alberto Callaspo in a tie game. Now, Denorfia is a *, and Callaspo is not... but the hold made Denorfia a 1-12 stealer (which Hal didn't even attempt). And to make matters worse, with Sean Rodriguez already used, Callaspo had no replacement at 3b. Even weirder, Hal didn't leave Denorfia in to play 3rd, he brought in Mike Carp. It made no sense.

These are a few of the reasons why I hate playing CM games.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Buckeyes 7, SuperGoofs 3

Buckeyes go 7-3 versus Goofs. Buckeyes win all 5 at home, while going 2-3 at Goofs.
at Buckeyes
April 14 - Buckeyes 6 Goofs 2 Heisey with a 3 run homer. Humber gets the win and R. Ramirez picks up the save
April 15 - Buckeyes 7 Goofs 2 Y Escobar's 3 run double breaks it open. Hamels goes 8 2/3 for the win
July 10 - Buckeyes 9 Goofs 7 Pence, Pena, Chipper, and Big Papi all homer
July 11 - Buckeyes 14 Goofs 6 Buckeyes hit 4 more HR's (Pence, Ramos, Rodriquez, and Big Papi as Dickey goes 8 2/3 for the win
July 12 - Buckeyes 6 Goofs 5 - Posada hits the game winning pinch hit homer in 9th to off Adams for the win. Buckeyes called the shot right before it happened leaving the Goofs manager in disbelief
at Goofs
May 27 - Goofs 3 Buckeyes 2 - Goofs win on a game winning 2B by J Jaso
May 28 - Buckeyes 6 Goofs 3 - Dickey gets the win as the Buckeyes play little ball with 12 hits (10 singles and 2 doubles). How we miss our new park.
Aug 23 - Buckeyes 9 Goofs 2 - Carpenter goes all the way to get the CG win. More little ball as Buckeyes collect 11 hits (7 singles, 2 doubles) along with 6 walks
Aug 24 - Goofs 2 Buckeyes 1 - C Lewsi throws CG 4 hitter
Aug 25 - Goofs 6 Buckeyes 5 - A Ramirez triple breaks 5 all tie to win it for Goofs

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Mavs 3, Warpigs 2

C&D games.

Gm 1 - Mavs win 7-6 in 10 innings. Warpig Freddy Freeman hit two homers and drove in 5, but a solo shot by Casey Kotchman in the top of the 10th won the game.

Gm 2 - Mavs win 13-4. The Mavs scored early and often against the woeful Warpig pitching. The Mavs had 17 hits (oddly, none were homers). Hanley Ramirez homered twice for the Pigs.

Gm 3 - Mavs win 14-8. The two teams combined for TWELVE home runs - six by each team. Chris Young had two for the Mavs, including a 2nd inning grand slam.

Gm 4 - Warpigs win 9-2. This time the Warpigs score without the help of a homer. Jordan Zimmermann went 8 innings for the win. Brett Lawrie had a pinch hit, 3-run double.

Gm 5 - Warpigs win 3-1. Lawrie again came through in a pinch-hitting role, this time hitting a 3-run homer in the 8th inning of a scoreless game. Blake Beavan went 6 innings of 3-hit shutout ball, but wasn't around to get the win.

The road team won all 5 games. In the two games at Mavs Park, the Mavs were successful on a HR 1-3, flyout 4-20 roll THREE times. Those were the only three runs they scored in those two games.