Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Zaps 3, Fungoes 2

Game One-Medlen tosses a four-hitter to win the first game 4-2.
Game Two-In a back and forth game Zimmerman wins it with a two-run double in the 11th inning as the Fungoes take it 8-6.
Game Three- The Zaps hit three taters of Kershaw the Magnificent and then Delabar gives up the game winning dinger to Middlebooks in the 8th inning as the Zaps take a 9-8 victory.
Game Four- Greinke and Parnell combine on a four-hit shutout as the Zaps even the series with 2-0 triumph.
Game Five- Cabrera hits a three-run bomb to get the Zaps cruising to top the Fungoes 7-2  in the getaway game.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Zaps 3, DVs 2

Game 1-Weaver goes the distance striking out 10 to take game one for the visitors 3-1.
Game 2-DV's use a 3-run 8th inning rally to tie the game before walking in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th as the Zaps win 5-4
Game 3-Halladay goes the distance with the help of Trumbo's two-run pinch hit bomb in a 3-2 DV's victory.
Game 4-Aaron Hill's 2nd home run of the game in the 8th starts a four-run rally that puts the Zaps ahead for good in a 8-5 triumph.
Game 5-Greinke gives up one run in seven innings and the bullpen makes it stand up for a 4-1 Zap W in the getway game.

DVs 4, Tweeners 1

DVs play an interesting series with the Tweeners in what shaped up as an EQA extravaganza – but quickly turned into a grind it out, batter by batter death match.
Game 1 – DVs win 4-1 as Maholm pitches the game of his life.
Game 2 – Coming off the yawner of game 1, the DVs score 5 runs before any outs are recorded and appear to be safely on their way to a big win. So we decide to speed ahead to the top of the 7th inning with the quick-play feature. WTH? WTF? Tweeners lead  14-11 as they rallied for 5 in the second and completely swamped Halladay with 13 runs in 4 1/3. Tweeners go on to win 24-15! Aoki hits 2 HR, has 5 hits and 9 RBI’s as the Tweeners score in every inning but the first. Welcome to the DVs 2013 season.
Game 3 – Figuring that another ridiculous softball scoring battle was shaping up, we decided to slow down and go batter by batter. 13 FREAKING SCORELESS INNINGS LATER – Holliday hits a walk off home run for a 3-0 DVs win. Interesting quirk was that the Tweeners walked Allen Craig to get to Holliday.
Game 4 – Stop me if you’ve heard this before – Milone doesn’t retire a batter before the Tweeners trail 4-0 and the CM pulls him. Tweeners answer with 4 in the second, then don’t score again as the DVs scratch out a 6-4 win. It was like games 2 and 3 got crashed together.
Game 5 – DV’s move to a 6-0 lead and look to coast into the post game buffet. Wrong – Tweeners tie it at 7 with 5 in the 7th inning. Somehow the DVs sneak out a sac fly in the 8th and hold on for a 8-7 win.

Buckeyes 2, SuperGoofs 0

Buckeyes and Goofs roll a couple of games. Buckeyes go 2-0. Results as follows:
May 8 - Buckeyes 3 Goofs 1 - Buckeyes only get 5 hits but 3 are solo HR's versus Villanueva. Hamels allows 3 hits in the win.
May 9 - Buckeyes 10 Goofs 4 - Buckeyes hit no homers but pound out 12 hits. Nelson was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI's and Cuddyer goes 3 for 3 with 2 doubles and 2 walks. Josh's 3 run homer was the only big Goof hit.

Warpigs 3, Wahoos 0

Cards and dice.

Gm1 - @ The BallPork - Pigs win 9-0. Cliff Lee (12-9) had the complete game shutout, holding the Hoos to 6 hits and walking no one. Brandon Crawford went 3-4 with 3 RBI. Yadier Molina homered.

Gm2 - @ The Reservation - Pigs win 8-4. Molina hit a 3-run homer in the 7th to break open a tight game. Jeremy Hellickson (16-8) got the win. Fernando Rodney recorded his 39th save.

Gm3 - @ The Reservation - Pigs win 10-5 in 11 innings. Prince Fielder hit a 2-run homer in the top of the 9th to tie the game. Then the Pigs exploded in the 11th. Molina singled in the first run, followed by a 3-run homer by Yoenis Cespedes. Nate Schierholtz went back to back with a solo shot. Rodney (7-0) tossed 2 perfect innings for the win.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Zaps 4, Wahoos 1

Game 1- Josh Johnson and Bobby Parnell combine for a 4-0 shutout while
Reyes and McCutchen tater.
Game 2-Jose Bautista hits three out of the park to back a 2-hitter by
the Zaps staff for an 8-0 whitewash.
Game 3-Peter Bourjos hits a two-run pitch hit homer run to power the Zap
comeback for a 6-5 win.
Game 4-Matt Scherzer and Travis Blackley combine on a three hitter while
Miggy and McCutchen go yard in an 8-0 triumph.
Game 5-The bad guys score seven runs in the last two frames to turn a
close game into a 9-3 getaway game W.

Nads 3, Wahoos 2

Game 1: Josh Willingham jacked one out of the ballyard and had 3 RBI as the NADS defeated the WAHOOS by the score of 10 to 2. Doug Fister(8-5) was stingy on the mound, allowing just 6 hits and 3 walks in 8 and 1/3 innings and striking out 9
Game 2: First game of doubleheader – The Wahoos took the lead for keeps in the 3rd inning when they tallied 2 runs.  The highlight belonged to Jayson Werth as he popped a two-run clout over the fence.
Game 3: Second Game of doubleheader -With the hometown crowd on the edge of their seats,the NADS came from behind to top the WAHOOS, 5 to 4. The NADS erupted with the game winning runs in the 9th inning with 2 runs on 3 base hits.
Game 4: The WAHOOS put 5 runs on the scoreboard in the 7th inning and had an
easy time of it defeating the NADS by a score of 11 to 3.
Game 5: Jared Burton went 4 strong innings as the NADS beat the WAHOOS 2 to 1.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Pig Games in Nashville

All 28 games played with dice and cards.

Gm1 - @ The Hive - Bees win 6-5. I was too busy keeping an eye on the lamp above us... but as the Fungoes didn't make the trip, history did NOT repeat itself.
Gm2 - @ The Hive - Pigs win 9-8. A 3-run double by Yadier Molina in the 7th was the difference.
Gm3 - @ The Hive - Bees win 13-2. Bees had a 6-run inning and a 5-run inning.
Gm4 - @ The BallPork - Pigs win 7-1. Adam Wainwright throws a complete game 6-hitter.
Gm5 - @ The BallPork - Pigs win 5-3. Pigs warming up. Bees loading up on beer.
Gm6 - @ The Hive - Pigs win 26-5. For the second time in a week, the Pigs score 20+ runs. This time it came on Tim Lincecum Bobblehead Day. Lincecum started for the Bees and went 6 innings, allowing 22 runs on 20 hits (5 home runs). The Pigs scored 11 in the 1st inning, and couldn't let up because the Bee fans were calling for 30. For the game, the Pigs had 26 hits including 4 doubles, 3 triples, and 5 homers. Two of the hitting stars were Martin Prado, who went 5/6 and Justin Ruggiano, who homered in both the 1st and 2nd innings.
Gm7 - @ The Hive - Pigs win 5-4 in 10 innings. Edwin Encarnacion hit a sac fly in the 10th for the win. Fernando Rodney got another save.
Gm8 - @ The BallPork - Pigs win 9-3. Yoenis Cespedes hit a 1st inning grand slam. Molina hit 2 homers. Cliff Lee coasted to victory.
Gm9 - @ The BallPork - Bees win 8-5. This breaks a 5-game losing streak for the Bees.
Gm10 - @ The BallPork - Bees win 8-5. Bees score 4 in the 3rd and roll to another win.

Gm1 - @ Hoover Dome - Tweeners win 3-2. Tommy Milone shuts down the Warpigs.
Gm2 - @ Hoover Dome - Tweeners win 6-4. Pigs have now lost 4 in a row.
Gm3 - @ Hoover Dome - Pigs win 9-2. The Warpigs finally solve the riddle of the Hoover. Steven Strasburg goes the distance for the win, allowing only 3 hits.
Gm4 - @ The BallPork - Pigs win 6-4. A 3-run homer in the 9th by some Tweener guy forces Rodney to come in for a save.
Gm5 - @ The BallPork - Pigs win 11-2. The loss to Milone earlier is avenged. Ruggiano homers twice.
Gm6 - @ Hoover Dome - Pigs win 8-4. A 6-run 4th, capped off by a pinch hit homer by Cespedes, propels Cliff Lee to the win.
Gm7 - @ Hoover Dome - Pigs win 9-5. The Hoover Dome curse is officially broken.
Gm8 - @ The BallPork - Tweeners win 16-5. The Tweeners had 14 hits and 8 walks in the blowout.
Gm9 - @ The BallPork - Pigs win 6-0. A rare shutout at the BallPork. Adam Wainwright does the honors, allowing 5 hits and 1 walk in the complete game shutout. This game also broke a streak of 13 games in which the Pig starter had allowed at least 1 home run.
Gm10 - @ The BallPork - Tweeners win 4-2. Pigs have trouble finishing a series again.

Gm1 - @ The Snakepit - Pigs win 5-3 in 11 innings. Aroldis Chapman blows a save in the 9th when Travis Snider doubles in the tying run. Then in the 11th, Chapman gives up a 2-run homer to Molina.
Gm2 - @ The Snakepit - Sidewinders win 3-2. Another lefty shuts down the Pigs. This time it's Matt Moore taking advantage of the huge ballpark. Justin Morneau homered for the Snakes.
Gm3 - @ The Snakepit - Sidewinders win 6-3. You gonna eat that crust?
Gm4 - @ The BallPork - Pigs win 6-5. Four different Pigs homer. Strasburg gets the win; Rodney the save.
Gm5 - @ The BallPork - Pigs win 10-7. The Snakes erupted for 7 runs in the 2nd inning, including a grand slam by Morneau, but the Pigs fight back with 4 in the 4th and 5 in the 6th. Prince Fielder homers twice.
Gm6 - @ The BallPork - Pigs win 11-2. Encarnacion homers twice. Including 2 games rolled at the Draft, the Pigs sweep the Snakes at home.
Gm7 - @ The Snakepit - Pigs win 4-0. 5 Pig pitchers combine for the shutout. The Snake pitchers allowed only 4 hits, but two of them were homers by Molina.
Gm8 - @ The Snakepit - Pigs win 6-4. The Pigs finally finish a series on a strong note, winning their 5th in a row. John Jaso went 3/3 with a homer.

Incidentally, in 28 games, Yadier Molina played in 25 of them. In those 25 games, he scored at least 1 run in 18 games, had at least 1 hit in 21 games, and drove in at least 1 run in 15 games. For the weekend, Molina hit .333 with 25 runs scored, 28 RBI, and 10 homers.

Goofs 5, Bees 2

Game 1: Goofs win 7-1, the charge led by Lewis and Alvarez
Game 2: Alvarez was the only one fighting for the Goofs, as Darvish decides to have a Bees love fest and let 10 guys go for a walk. Bees win 14-3
Game 3: Superb Pitching match up, but Goof Brandon Phillips ends it all with a walk off HR. Goofs win 2-1
Game 4: Goofs win 5-1, Ol' Macdonald tried to send a message to the Goofs by beaming Choo immediately after Pagan homered, but the Goofs just carried on.
Game 5: Colby Lewis throws a 2hit Bees Shut out! Goofs win 1-0 off of Castro a 1-6 single.
Game 6: Brandon leads a 3 run charge, against the mighty bees. Goofs win 8-5
Game 7: Verlander throws an impressive shutout, but the no hitter was shut down by Castro's 1-2 ballpark single.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Nashville Experience

The Warpigs, Rhinos, Tweeners, Sidewinders, and Killer Bees met up at the Bee Hive this weekend. The Nads and Inmates were scheduled to make it, but apparently the Nadman spent 3 days with the Inmates last week and was flat on his back for 2 of them. I guess the Head Inmate was the one flat on his back the third day. Whatever, neither of them made it to Nashville.

Someone will add game stories later, but here's the rundown so far:
The Rhinos went 7-3 vs the Sidewinders, 6-4 vs the Bees, and 4-6 vs the Tweeners.
The Pigs went 6-4 vs the Bees, 6-4 vs the Tweeners, and 6-2 vs the Snakes.
The Snakes and Tweeners played 2 and split them.

There may be more inter-family games before the weekend is over, but the Rhinos and Warpigs have played all they had to play with the Kentucky/Tennessee boys.

The Loveless Café was great as always.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fungoes 4, Tweeners 1

Fungoes and Tweeners played 5 games at WTF this morning.  Here are the results:
Game 1 April 24:
Tied at 4 at the end of 9 innings Fungoes finally win it with a walk off single by Eric Hosmer in the 14th inning.  Hanrahan takes the loss for the Tweeners while Perkins picks up the win for the Fungoes. 
Game 2 April 25:
David Price throws a complete game shutout as the Fungoes win it 6-0.  Geo Gonzalez goes the distance taking the loss for the Tweeners.  Salvator Perez picks up 3 hits and drives in 3 for the Fungoes.  Price strikes out 14.
Game 3 July 16:
Another extra inning game and another 5-4 Fungo win.  Eric Young hits a walkoff single in the 11th inning.  Felix Hernandez takes the loss while Papelbon picks up the win in relief for the Fungoes.
Game 4  July 17:
Kershaw weaves a masterpiece going the distance while allowing only 2 hits.  Fungoes win it 5-1.  Madbum takes the loss for the Tweeners.  NORM's manager was upset after the game.  'I don't like to complain but did you see that umpires strike zone?', he said.  'Maybe they ought to start calling the strike zone the way it's printed in the rule book.'
Game 5 July 18:
Tweeners finally get to see a Righthander and they take advantage ripping Porcello a new one!  Tweeners win it 9-5, sending the home crowd home dragging their brooms!  Milone gets the complete game win for the Tweeners!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Warpigs 5, SuperGoofs 2

Dice and cards.

Gm1 - @ The BallPork - Pigs win 11-5. Encarnacion hammered two homers to back the pitching of Hellickson (11-5). Prado and Fielder also homered for the Pigs.

Gm2 - @ The BallPork - Goofs win 11-6. The Goofs hit 6 homers. All 5 of the Pig pitchers gave up at least 1 tater. Brandon Phillips broke the 6-6 tie with a 3-run shot in the 7th.

Gm3 - @ Goofy World - Goofs win 4-3 in 10 innings. Alexei Ramirez got the walk off double in the 10th, just missing a home run.

Gm4 - @ Goofy World - Pigs win 4-1. Adam Wainwright (13-2) got the win, Fernando Rodney the save. Prado, Freese, and Reimold homered for the Pigs. Shin Soo Choo performed the rare feat of striking out twice in the same inning when he accidently batted out of order, striking out for Pagan, then remaining at the plate to strike out for himself.

Gm5 - @ Goofy World - Pigs win 6-1. The Goof bats have definitely gone quiet now. Cliff Lee got the win to even his record at 7-7. Brad Ziegler went 4 innings for a save. Yoenis Cespedes homered.

Gm6 - @ The BallPork - Pigs win 20-3. Yes, 20 runs on 26 hits, including 8 doubles and 7 home runs. Poor Matt Harrison allowed 15 earned runs in 5 innings. Yadier Molina, who was starting his only game of the day, went 5-5. Cliff Lee (8-7) threw a complete game for the win.

Gm7 - @ The BallPork - Pigs win 5-2. Jordan Zimmermann (10-3) carried a perfect game into the 6th inning. The 5 Pig runs came on 4 homers. Fernando Rodney earned his 31st save with a perfect 9th.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Inmates 7, Nads 7

Inmates make the trek to Chicago, only to face an inhospitable, cheating Nad team.
NADS 9 – INMATES 4 (Baptist Bowl): Nads pound Santana for 8 runs and 11 hits. The game is never close.
NADS 4 – INMATES 2 (Baptist Bowl): Once again the Nads never trail. Billingsley took it in the rear this time.
INMATES 5 – NADS 4 (Baptist Bowl): Teixeira and Marte homer for all of the Inmate runs, but the Nads make it close.
NADS 4 – LDMF 3 (Baptist Bowl): Inmates jump out to 3-0 lead against Fister, then lie down and roll over. Nads score the game winner in the 9th.
NADS 3 – INMATES 2 (10 innings – The Scrotum): Inmate pitchers blow a 2-0 lead (and each other); Nad managing strategy (!) wins it in the 10th.
INMATES 7 – NADS 4 (The Scrotum): A 7-0 Inmate lead almost dissolves after the Nads score four in the 7th. A Cargo tater turns out to be the game-winner.
NADS 1 – LDMF 0 (The Scrotum):  The Nads get only four hits but it’s enough as Fister and Balfour shut down the LDMF on 6 singles.
INMATES 8 – NADS 6 (Baptist Bowl): What appears to be a blow-out turns close in the 7th. With an 8-2 lead but with the bases full of Nads (?), Inmates bring Grilli in to put out the fire. He throws one pitch that some nameless mother-fucker hit eleven miles for a grand slam. Fortunately for the Inmates, that was the end of the Nad scoring.
INMATES 9 – NADS 4 (Baptist Bowl): Inmates finally have control of a game from start to finish.
INMATES 10 – NADS 2 (Baptist Bowl): Floyd pitches a complete game, while the Inmates pound out 15 hits for the 2nd consecutive game.
NADS 7 – INMATES 2 (The Scrotum): Nads score 5 in the first, including a grand slam by another nameless mother-fucker. The game is effectively over then.
INMATES 5 – NADS 4 (The Scrotum): It took eight Inmate pitchers and four Inmate homers, but the Beakless Chicken Gang holds on to even the series at 6 each.
INMATES 3 – NADS 0 (The Scrotum): Santana and the bullpen redeem themselves, handcuffing the Nads on 5 hits.
NADS 13 – INMATES 4 (The Scrotum): Nads hitters (except AGon, who sucked all series) torch Floyd for 5 runs on three homers in the 1st. The Inmates manage to keep things close, but the Nads slam dunk 5 more in the 8th for a season series split.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Zaps 7, FFTs 3

The FFTs finish their season BEFORE THE ALL STAR GAME! What the hell is going on here?!?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pigs and FFTs make another trade

The Warpigs trade Dylan Bundy, Trevor Bauer, Lorenzo Cain, Martin Prado, and a reserve to the FFTs for Mike Leake and a 2nd round pick.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Fungoes 4, Zaps 1

Fungoes played five with the Zappers at WTF today.  Here are the results:
Game1 April 7:
Fungoes win it 6-1.  Johnson takes the loss for the Zappers while Jordan Lyles gets a complete game victory!  "I guess Lyles had a shot to put it in the face of those who traded him" said Fungo skipper Al Kaline.  "He kicked some big bad Zap ass today!"  Wieters hit a big 3-run homer in the 8th to put this one out of reach!
Game 2 April 8:
Fungoes take an early 5-1 lead and hold on to win 5-4.  Porcello picks up the win for the Fungoes while Papelbon picks up his 17th save.  Niese takes the complete game loss for the Zapper.
Game 3 June 29:
Zaps win this one 5-3.  Scherzer wiffs 12 and grabs the complete game victory for the Zappers.  Porcello is tagged with the loss for the Fungoes.  "Everything felt great" Scherzer
said. "I had a good fastball, I felt I could throw it by everybody tonight."
Game 4 June 30: 
Fungoes win this one easily 5-1.  Lyles once again shuts down the Zaps offense for the win.  Hanson takes the loss for the Zaps.  Mike Trout had 3 hits, 3 stolen bases and scored 3 times for the Fungoes.
Game 5 July 1:
Fungoes win again 3-1.  Garcia pitched well for the Zaps but is tagged with the loss while Medlen picks up the win for the Fungoes.  Papelbon picks up the save.  TRISTAN's manager was pretty down after the loss.  "We've lost four out of five to the crappy assed Fungoes!"  "That just won't get it done."

Monday, July 08, 2013

Warpigs 6, DVs 0

The electronic dice were falling the way of the Pig tonight. All games netplayed (with nary a glitch!).

Gm1 - @ The BallPork - Pigs win 7-4. Strasburg the win, Rodney the save, Latos the loss. Pig homers by Schierholtz, Fielder, and Jackson.

Gm2 - @ The BallPork - Pigs win 5-2. Zimmermann lost his shutout in the 9th, so Rodney came on to get another save. Jackson, Encarnacion, and Reimold homered for the Pigs. Weaver took the loss.

Gm3 - @ The BallPork - Pigs win 12-5. Maholm got Mahammered. Yadi had a homer and 5 RBI. Melky and Ruggiano each had 3 hits, including a homer. Wainwright wasn't great, but he got the win.

Gm4 - @ DV World - Pigs win 8-2. Latos was cruising along with a shutout into the 6th when the Warpigs exploded for 6 runs. Adam Wainwright was again the beneficiary of the run support. Brad Ziegler went 3 innings for the save. Ruggiano went 2/2 with a homer and 4 RBI.

Gm5 - @ DV World - Pigs win 4-3 in 11 innings. David Freese tied the game with a homer in the 7th, and the winning run scored on a 2-out single by Darwin Barney off of Jake McGee. Putz got the win. Rodney recorded his 29th save.

Gm6 - @ DV World - Pigs win 6-2. Strasburg got the win, and Maholm took the loss. Ruggiano had 3 hits including a homer. Encarnacion did him one better by hitting two homers. The highlight of the game - the nail in the coffin - the dagger of defeat - the height of humiliation - was a 1-1-1 HR roll by Brendan Ryan in the 7th inning.

In the last 4 games, Justin Ruggiano went 8/9 with 3 doubles, 3 homers, and 8 RBI.

Inmates 4, DVs 3

The Inmates rolled through Tulsa earlier this week and took 4 of 7 from the DVs.
Nothing overly notable in the series other than the DV’s starting pitching may be getting WORSE- which is hard to believe given that Hammel (6.18 ERA), Maholm (6.00) and Halladay (5.52) are about as bad as you can get. Give them a WS ring and they turn to crap.
Here are some samples – DVs lose game 1 with Hammel  = 6 IP, 11H, 5 ER, then DVs win games 2, 3 and 4 as Weaver and Latos pitch those and DVs score 21 runs across those 3 games. Then game 5 – Maholm 5 IP 11 hits, 7 ER; game 6 Halladay 5 IP, 10 hits, 6 ER are losses. Last game, Maholm actually goes 7 IP with 7 hits and 2 runs – and DVs lose 2-1 as Craig misses a 2 run BP HR chance (my park 1-15), then Holliday follows Craig and MISSES ANOTHER. Back-to-back piss on my leg, dang. But wait – it gets better. Craig up in the 6th inning with a two run BP chance  - missed. And the coup d’état: Ramirez up in the 7th with a runner on and rolls a 1-18 HR chance – and he MISSED IT TOO. Even The “I never get a freaking roll” Inmates admitted that was as crappy of luck as he’s seen. Somewhere the devil is doing a triple lutz followed by a double salchow. Frankly if the Inmates ever met a ball they didn’t want to swing at and drew some walks, it could have been worse as they only drew 12 walks in those 7 games.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Mavs 4, DVs 1

Mavs crush the hapless DVs taking 4 of 5.
G1 – A hit by pitch RBI by Chris Davis is the difference in the 8th inning as the Mavs win 5-4 (Davis hit a HR too, a sign of things to come)
G2 – Mavs use 3 pitchers who give up 3 hits in a 4-0 win. Bailey gets the win on the same evening he throws his MLB no hitter.
G3 – Mavs run up 9 runs on Lance Lynn in 3 1/3 innings in a 11-4 blowout.
G4 – Mavs hit lots of homers and win going away 7-3
G5 – DVs muster all of 4 hits to eke out a 2-1 win as the clearly dis-interested Mavs start thinking about their playoff rotation.

Warpigs 5, Mavs 3

The Warpigs took 5 of 8 against the Mavs to split their season series 5-5.

Gm1 - @ The BallPork - Warpigs win 4-2. A 9th inning homer by Billy Butler ruined the shutout and made the game tight, but Darren Oliver came on to record his first save of the year. Yoenis Cespedes homered for the Pigs.

Gm2 - @ The BallPork - Warpigs win 2-1. Mav lefty Robbie Ross came into a 1-1 game in the bottom of the 9th, but couldn't record an out. Prince Fielder and Yadier Molina singled to start the inning. Cliff Lee pinch hit and dropped a sac bunt. The Mavs threw for the pinch runner Brendan Ryan at third, but the throw was late, loading the bases. Yoenis Cespedes drew a bases loaded walk to end the game; it was the only walk allowed by Mav pitchers in the game. Molina had homered in the 7th to end a shutout bid by Matt Cain.

Gm3 - @ The BallPork - Warpigs win 8-1. Clay Buchholz took a pounding, giving up homers to Prince Fielder and Nate Schierholtz. Jordan Zimmermann shut down the Mavs for 8 strong innings.

Gm4 - @ MavLand - Mavs win 5-3. Brandon Moss homered twice to back the pitching of Yovani Gallardo. Tom Wilhelmsen got the 2-inning save.

Gm5 - @ MavLand - Warpigs win 6-4 in 13 innings. Fernando Rodney blew a save in the 9th when David Dejesus hit a 3-run double to tie the game at 4. Rodney then switched gears into long reliever and got the win when little Brendan Ryan hit a 2-out triple in the top of the 13th.

Gm6 - @ MavLand - Warpigs win 11-3. The Pigs battered Phil Hughes early. Martin Prado hit 2 homers and Austin Jackson added 3 hits. Jordan Zimmermann got the complete game win.

Gm7 - @ The BallPork - Mavs win 5-3. The Warpigs (except for Schierholtz) could not figure out Gallardo. Chris Davis homered for the Mavs. Schierholtz homered twice in the losing effort.

Gm8 - @ The BallPork - Mavs win 9-0. Matt Cain threw a complete game, 3-hit shutout.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Goofs 3, FFTs 2

Game 1 Darvish gives up a home run, and Goofs can't hit Wandy for nothing. FFT's win 5-0
Game 2 Harrison stands his ground and the Goofs find their bats for a 4-2 win.
Game 3 Another shut out.  Masterson comes back with a vengeance, Lohse leads the Goofs to a loss with just one stupid drive through the drawn in infield.
Game 4 A good pitching match. Goofs hold the lead, and don't sweat until the 8th & 9th where the FFT's almost break ahead or tie. Tazawa seals the deal. Goofs win 3-2
Game 5 Darvish goes all 9 and it's almost a shut out, until Blanco slides a run in there.
Goofs wins series 3-2

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

State of the Association

As we reach the 4th of July - the virtual midway point of the season - the division races are heating up. Here's the rundown...

Bob Uecker Division - The Warpigs still have the best record in the league, but they're in a 2-month tailspin with no end in sight. The lead over the defending champion DVs is down to 7 games, and there's no guarantee the runner up in the BUD makes the post season. In the bottom half of the division standings, the FFTs lead the league in most games played. The Wahoos lead the league in most games NOT played.

Herman Wheeler Division - This division has the tightest race, with a tie for first currently between the Rhinos and Inmates. It's like they're traveling together in a barnstorming tour. Both teams were present at the WTF Invitational and the Pigapalooza in June, and both teams will be in Nashville later this month. They will be looking for someone to kick the crap out of. The Snakes will be there, right? The Fungoes are poised for a huge year in 2014. The Nads are... in the sack.

Millard Fillmore Division - The Mavs would be running away with the division, but the Buckeyes and Zaps are playing great ball themselves, making this an interesting race. The MFD could have anywhere from 1 to 3 teams in the playoffs. And the Drillers are setting themselves up for a big 2014 and is doing everything he can to earn the first pick in next year's draft.

Ab Wheeler Division - The runner up in the AWD is probably NOT a playoff team, so winning the division is a must. The SuperGoofs hold a 3 game lead over the Tweeners and have replaced the Nads for the league lead in emails not returned. The Bee Bash in Nashville should help clear up the picture in the AWD. The Tweeners, Bees, and Sidewinders will all be there, probably knocking hell out of each other, giving the Goofs more reasons to learn to roll playoff dice.

Wahoos Knock Inmates Out of First

INMATES 4 – WAHOOS 3 (Reservation): Pierzynski hit a pair of homers and Espinosa added one to outlast the ‘Hoos.
WAHOOS 5 – INMATES 4 (Baptist Bowl): Inmates strand the tying run on 2nd in the last of the 9th to come up short.
WAHOOS 10 – INMATES 9 (10 innings – Baptist Bowl): A wild one. Wahoos blast Norris for 6 runs in 3 innings to take a 6-0 lead. Inmates battle back with 1 in the 4th, 2 in the 5th, and 3 in the 6th (capped by an Espinosa squeeze bunt) to tie it up, only to have the @#%$! Wahoos take a 9-6 lead into the last of the 9th. The Inmates score 3 in the bottom of the inning, getting the leading run on 3rd with one out only to strand him. Wilson “Eat My Ass” Betemit (!!!) hit a solo tater in the 10th to put the Inmates behind again. In the bottom of the 10th, the Inmates get runners on 2nd and 3rd with only one out. Both the IF and OF were in with Beltre and Cargo coming up. You guessed it – Heimlick-my-arse time and the Inmates lose 10-9.
The Head Inmate