Thursday, August 29, 2013

Nads 3, Wahoos 2

Game 1
Samardzija pitches well enough to win, 6-5. Kyle Seager hit 2 homers including the game winner in the sixth. Nate Jones struck out 6 in 2.2 innings of relief for the save.
Game 2
Standard 14-10 game as the Nads hang on to win in the 9th. 17 of 18 starting players in the game had hits. Adrian Gonzalez had 6 RBIs. Kyle Seager hit another homer.
Game 3
Nads win, 14-10. Nads gathered 25 hits. All the Nads had at least 2 hits.
Game 4
After taking it in the ass last game, starting pitcher Nate Eovaldi pitched much better and led the Wahoos to a 6-5 win. Ianetta and Werth each had 2 hits and 2 RBIs.
Game 5
Marcum and Blevins dominated the Wahoos, 3-2. Nothing else special.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Zaps 3, Goofs 2; Tweeners 2, Goofs 1

Goofs overcame some computer glitches on the Buckeye PC to knock out some games.
Zaps 3 Goofs 2
Game 1 - Zaps 8 Goofs 6 -Cabrera hits 2 HR's. Niese gives up 10 hits and Parnell gets the win.
Game 2 - Zaps 5 Goofs 2 - Hill gets 4 hits including a HR. Scherzer CG 6 hitter with 11 K's
Game 3 - Goofs 7 Zaps 5 - HR's from Choo, Ike, and Josh power Goofs to win.
Game 4 - Zaps 3 Goofs 0 - Niese throws CG 4 hitter.
Game 5 - Goofs 5 Zaps 0 - Yu, Atchison and Tazawa combine for 6 hitter. Yu has 11 K's
Tweeners 2 Goofs 1
Game 1 Tweeners 4 Goofs 3 - Iwakuma CG 5 hitter. Rasario key 2 run homer.
Game 2 Goofs 5 Tweeners 3 - Guzman and Frandsen each drive in a pair.
Game 3 Tweeners 6 Goofs 1 - King Felix with a CG 6 hitter.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

DVs 1, Fungoes 1

DVs and Fungoes played their last two at the DV park and split the series.
Fungoes win game 1, 4-2 behind a nice pitching performance by Lyles.
DVs win game 2, 2-1 as they beat their 2014 “ace to be” Porcello.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Inmates 4, Tweeners 2

Via netplay – the first three at the Baptist Bowl, the last three at the HooverDome.
TWEENERS 5 – INMATES 1: Tweeners get to Floyd hard and fast, scoring three in the first. Only a Teixeira homer kept the LDMF from being shutout.
INMATES 4 – TWEENERS 3 (10 Innings): A see-saw battle. Jones hits walk-off tater with two outs in the bottom of the 10th.
INMATES 6 – TWEENERS 2: Santana and five relievers hang on for the win. A Beltre 3-run shot opens things up in the 6th.
Inmates 4 – Tweeners 3: Another see-saw game, given to the Inmates in the 8th. Cargo singles and moves to second on an error. One out later Teixeira walks and steals 2nd (!) with the throw going into center. Forsyth followed with a run-scoring single.
Tweeners 4 – Inmates 3: Scrotumo burns the Inmates with a 2-run single in the last of the 9th with two outs.
Inmates 3 – Tweeners 2: Inmates get solo homers by Pierzynski, Rios, and Espinosa (1-2 chance), but try to give the game away with errors by Drew and Cargo. Boggs holds on for the save.

Mavs 4, Nads 1

Home field advantage prevails between the Nads and Mavs as the count flips in the RastaDome 4-1 Mavs.
Game 1:  According to the box score commentary from HAL:  DAVE's manager was unhappy with his club's recent performance.  'We can't keep losing games' he said.  'It gets to be embarrassing after a while.'  That seemed a little harsh so the Seigel’s Liquor Store Decision of the Game goes to HAL for leaving Wade Miley in to absorb 13 hits.  Mavs 6-3
Game 2:  Mavs were fixing to bitch about losing a game on an X chart single when Grant Balfour imploded in the bottom half.  Questionable decision by HAL to walk Elvis Andrus with two outs and a runner on third to bring up Moss backfired.  Garnered Moss the Chico’s Bail Bonds player of the game award.  Mavs 6-3 in 12
Game 3:  Nads outhit the Mavs but leave ten on base.  The Bonnie’s Brothel Clutch Play of the Game goes to Chase Headley who hit a triple to score Brandon Moss from first base to put the Mavs ahead to stay.  The only way to get him there short of a home run.  Miguel Montero goes 3-3 with a walk.  Mavs 5-2.
Game 4:  This was just a Nads bullpen collapse.  Chico’s Bail Bond Player of the Game goes to Country Breakfast who went 3-4 with a homer and four RBI’s.  Miguel Montero keeps hitting in a losing effort going 2-3 to win the Cash America Pawn Shop Nice Try Award.  Mavs 10-4
Game 5:  Vogelsong’s horrible year continues.  Montero picked up a key hit to move a runner along and considering his play in the whole series, he wins the Chico’s bail bonds player of the game.  Nads 5-3.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Nads 4, Mavs 1

MAVS go 1-4 at NADS –NADS finally wake up and remember how to hit – game files, stats and box scores attached – also CM and rotation (below) for NADS @ MAVS
Game 1  -Adrian Gonzalez had 4 hits and 2 RBI and Wade Miley had a complete game as the NADS beat the MAVS by the count of 3 to 1.
Game 2 –In a close game the MAVS got by the NADS by the score of 5 to 3. Phil Hughes(3-4) pitched a fine game.  He was reached for 7 hits and 1 walk in 7 innings.  Overall the MAVS out-hit the NADS 11 to 8. 
Game 3 -Wade Miley had an impressive outing and Josh Willingham hit a homerun and had 3 RBI as the NADS beat the MAVS by the count of 5 to 1.
Game 4 – NADS 14 – MAVS 3 In a blowout for the MAVS pitching staff, NAD bats were hot in the 1st inning when they had 5 runs on 6 hits.  The NADS had 21 hits for the game and the MAVS had 12. 
Game 5  -  the NAD faithful were treated to an intriguing pitcher's duel.  Doug Fister(9-6) finally bested his MAV counterpart, Ryan Vogelsong (4-6), by the score of 2 to 1.Fister pitched a solid outing.  He allowed 5 hits and no walks in 6 innings with 7 strikeouts.  Josh Collmenter came through with a perfect ninth inning to earn his 3rd save. 

Wahoos 2, Killer Bees 1

Game 1
James McDonald was too hot to handle. 12 strikeouts in a 7-4 complete-game victory for the Bees.
Game 2
Wahoos win 7-3. Derek Norris and DJ Lemahieu each had 2 hits to lead the way for the Wahoos.
Game 3
Wahoos blow a 9-5 third-inning lead (thanks to a 9-run 3rd). But a Ryan Ludwick homer in the ninth leads to a walk-off 11-10 victory for the Wahoos.

Sidewinders 4, Wahoos 1

All games played by CM at the Reservation...
Game 1
SSWs use an 8-run 6th on their way to a 13-4 victory. David Wright and Brandon Belt each had 4 hits.
Game 2
Jake Peavy struck out 11. Only 17 hits for the SSWs on their way to a 10-3 win. 4 hits for Brantley this time. Thank goodness for EQA.
Game 3
SSWs do it again. 10-2 this time. They were held to only 15 hits. Trevor Plouffe feels like a dumb ass. He went 0-for-5. Everybody else had at least 1 hit. Lucroy had 4.
Game 4
Whaaat? Wahoos win 4-0. Werth had 4 hits and Seager had 3 hits. SSWs scattered 9 off Anibal and Erasmo Ramirez got the final out.

Game 5
Peavy and Kimbrell dominate. Reddick homered for our only run in the 9th. Every SSWs player had at least 1 hit. SSWs win 4-1.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fungoes 3, Tweeners 2

It took 2 tries in the 10th inning of game 5, but we finally executed the squeeze on a 1 and 2 count to salvage the split.

6/3 – Fungoes 4, Tweeners 2.  Clayton Kershaw struck out 10 batters as the DEREK FUNGOES defeated the NORM TWEENERS by a score of 4 to 2 at The Hooverdome.

Kershaw(2-3) looked very much in control throughout the night.  He didn't
allow much, just 6 hits and 3 walks in 9 innings improving his ERA from 3.93
to 3.53.  DEREK banged out 13 hits on the night. 

Tommy Milone(8-12) ended up with the loss.  He pitched 7 and 1/3 innings and
surrendered 11 hits and no walks. Kershaw didn't realize how many strikeouts
he was racking up.  When told he had 10 he was obviously surprised, 'No
kidding? Man, I knew that I had a decent total, but I didn't think I had K'd
that many.  Say, that's pretty good, isn't it?'

6/4 – Fungoes 7, Tweeners 6 (10 innings).  The score was knotted at 6 after nine innings.  DEREK won it in the 10th inning.  After two outs Clint Barmes stroked a base-hit, and an error was also committed by The Kung Fu Panda.  Freddy Galvis next to the plate and he doubled.  DEREK finished with 11 hits in the victory. 

The win was credited to Jonathan Papelbon(2-0) who went 2 and 2/3 innings
allowing 1 run. The loss was charged to Santiago Casilla(4-1) in relief.  He
was pinned with the loss despite not allowing an earned run in his 4 and 1/3
innings of work.

6/5 – Tweeners 5, Fungoes 0.  Felix Hernandez(11-15), with relief help from Hisashi Iwakuma, handcuffed the DEREK FUNGOES batters at The Hooverdome in a day game.  The NORM TWEENERS scored 5 runs for the win.

NORM drew first blood jumping out to an early lead in the first inning scoring a single run utilizing 2 base hits.  That was all Hernandez needed.  DEREK was out-hit by NORM, 11 hits to 4. 

Hernandez got help from Iwakuma who earned his 4th save.  The loss was charged to Jordan Lyles(2-1).  By surrending 5 runs in 5 and 2/3 innings his ERA jumped from 2.77 to 3.86.

8/16 – Fungoes 4, Tweeners 3.  Kris Medlen allowed DEREK's manager to rest his bullpen, tossing a complete game and Nelson Cruz had 2 base hits and 2 RBI at The Hooverdome as the DEREK FUNGOES beat the NORM TWEENERS by the count of 4 to 3.

DEREK scored the deciding run in the top of the 8th inning.  Cruz ripped a
base-knock.  After an out was recorded, Daniel Murphy stepped up to the plate
and he was walked intentionally.  Willie Bloomquist then laced a base-knock.
Freddy Galvis dug into the batters box next, but he struck out.  Bloomquist
then stole second base.  DEREK totaled 10 hits on the night. 

The victory went to Medlen(1-1) who went the distance allowing 3 runs.
Santiago Casilla(4-2) was the loser in relief.  He pitched 2 innings allowing
2 hits and 2 walks.

8/17 – Tweeners 8, Fungoes 7 (10 innings).  Catcher Yasmani Grandal homered and scored 3 times as the NORM TWEENERS topped he DEREK FUNGOES in 10 innings by a score of 8 to 7 at The Hooverdome.

The score was tied at 6 after nine.  NORM won it in the 10th inning.  Michael
Morse led off and he ripped a single, and the Flyin' Hawaiian came on to pinch run.  After an out was recorded, Mark Reynolds came up and he doubled.  Then with 2 strikes, Will Venable worked the squeeze play to perfection.  NORM rapped out 14 hits for the afternoon. 

The victory was credited to Drew Smyly(2-2) who went 3 innings, allowing 1
run. Steve Delabar(0-1) ended up with the loss in relief.  He surrendered 2
runs and 2 hits in 1 and 1/3 innings.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Outfield Mastery

I remember watching the A's somewhere around 1989-1992 with an outfield that included Rickey Henderson in LF and Jose Canseco in RF. I'm not sure who the CF was (Dave Henderson maybe?), but I remember watching balls hit to the outfield and the CF would track them down. After he would make the catch, you could look at Rickey and Canseco, and they'd both be standing right where they were when the pitch was thrown. The CF was on his own on any ball hit between straight away right and straight away left. Those two guys had stopped giving a damn about defense a long time ago.

Tonight at the Ranger game, the Mariners are fielding an outfield of Raul Ibanez, Dustin Ackley, and Michael Morse. Is this currently the worst outfield in baseball? Could it be the worst of all time? I'd love to hear your thoughts: What is the worst defensive outfield ever?

Monday, August 12, 2013

Tweeners 3, DVs 2

4/7 – DVs 5, Tweeners 2.  Maholm over Gio, Tweeners never threatened.

4/8 – Tweeners 4, DVs 3.  Tweeners brought 3 runs across the plate in the 4th inning with the help of 3 hits.  The critical plate appearance was by Mark Reynolds who brought the crowd to their feet when he lofted a three-run bomb.  Sergio Romo was perfect in the ninth giving him his 30th save on the season.  Madison Bumgarner(16-9) got credit for the victory, pitching 5 and 2/3 innings and allowing 3 runs. The losing pitcher was Roy Halladay(0-5).  Despite taking the loss, he whiffed 11 batters in 8 innings.

6/29 – Tweeners 4, DVs 3 (10 inn.).  Chris Tillman was dominant, but due to dwindling innings was removed in the 7th with a 2-0 lead.  Casilla and Wright kept the shutout intact, Tweeners added another insurance run, and Romo came in for the save, but DVs refused to concede.  A 2-run homer by Ramirez, a single by Craig, Romo is tired; pinch-runner Kinsler steals 2nd, a dot hit by Hardy forces extra innings.  Bottom of the 10th, LaRoche doubles  off Jake McGee, pinch-hitter Gio Gonzalez bunts him to 3rd, and Eggs Ackley drives him in as Tweeners avoid the disaster.

6/30 – DVs 12, Tweeners 4.  This was like one of those softball games that the DVs host.  MadBum gives up 5 runs before recording an out.  18 hits for the visitors, including 5 by Stanton and 4 by Craig.  We pinch hit for our last catcher in the 9th inning, but fortunately did not achieve the 8 run rally that would have resulted in the embarrassing forfeit.

7/1 – Tweeners 3, DVs 2.  Shades of June 29th.  Gio was strong through 6, pulled due to dwindling innings with a 2-0 lead.  DVs score a run off Casilla, so this time Romo had no margin for error.  Stanton hammered the first pitch in the 9th to tie it.  2 more hits by Trumbo and Ramirez, pinch-runner Cabrera, Romo tired, double steal – but this time we yanked him before they could find his dot, and Steve Johnson put out the fire.  Extra innings were not necessary, Tweeners win in the bottom of the 9th with a Panda double, Shane bunted (and beat it out), one out later it was Zobrist with the walk-off single.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Mavs 3, DVs 2

Game 1 – DV's spank the Mavs. DV's attempt to steal third up 7-1 in the eighth inning. The listless Mavs don't even take it personally.
Game 2 – Mavs win a tight one 6-5. The game winning RBI was by the perennial DV-killer Elvis Andrus with a double in the 7th. Andrus goes 3 for 4. The Chico's Bail Bond player of the game for the DV's is Matt Holiday who went three for four and staggered under two x chart flies and came away with catches.
Game 3 – Craig hits two homers on HR1-2 DO3-20 but it all goes for naught as the Mavs have a big 4-run 7th to win 10-3. The Pandora's 24 hour Porn n Pawn Shop player of the game goes to Howard "not Howie" Kendrick who went 5-5.
Game 4 – five Mav pitchers combine for a four hitter. The DV's throw the Mavs a scare in the 9th when manager Toby Harrah's attention was wandering to the ballgirl by loading the bases with Mav nemesis Alan Craig due up. Crain induced a game ending DP grounder. 6-1.
Game 5 – Going for the much lauded Tweener split HAL pulls Latos with a two hitter in the eighth. The Mavs almost claw their way back in against Cook but fall short. McCann hit two solo shots but there is no doubt that the Chico's Bail Bonds player of the game for the DV's is Latos. 4-2 DV's.

Players to be Named

Two PTBN deals were finalized recently.

In a deal from last January, the Wahoos claim Dillon Gee from the Warpigs as a PTBN. (This explains why Gee has been so damned hot lately.)

Also in a deal from last January, the Wahoos claim Edinson Volquez from the Buckeyes. (Not Kevin Youkilis as previously reported.)

You can see the original deals by going to the Archives Page. All previous deals dating back to 2006 can be viewed there.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

The DVs Report Two Trades

The DVs traded Everth Cabrera to the Fungoes for Rick Porcello.

The DVs traded Drew Storen to the FFTs for Jesus Montero.

FFTs and Killer Bees make a trade

The FFTs send Andrelton Simmons and Nick Swisher to the Killer Bees for Starlin Castro and Andre Ethier.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Warpigs 6, Rhinos 1

It just wasn't the Rhinos night...

All games rolled with dice and cards.

Gm1 - Pigs win 9-1. Steven Strasburg (10-5) threw the complete game.

Gm2 - Pigs win 4-2. David Freese hit a 3-run homer, and the Pigs win despite being outhit 10-5. Jordan Zimmermann (14-7) got the win and Fernando Rodney recorded his 41st save.

Gm3 - Pigs win 6-0. Dillon Gee (3-3) and 5 relievers combine for a 2-hit shutout.

Gm4 - Pigs win 3-2. Adam Wainwright (18-3) gets the win. Rodney the save.

Gm5 - Pigs win 4-2. A 3-run homer by Prince Fielder in the 7th added the cushion and made a winner of Strasburg (11-5). 5 relievers were a little shaky, but held on for the win. Rodney got the save.

Gm6 - Pigs win 3-2. Dillon Gee (4-3) won thanks to three solo homers by Lorenzo Cain, Melky Cabrera, and Justin Ruggiano. Rodney got another save.

Gm7 - Rhinos win 2-1. Fernando Rodney (8-1) was obviously tired, blowing a save and taking his first loss of the year. Tim Hudson and Steven Strasburg had matching 1-hit shutouts after 7 innings. Then Edwin Encarnacion homered to break the ice and give the Pigs the lead. Rodney then came on for a rare 2-inning save, but coughed up a homer to ARod in the 8th, and then Braun in the 9th. A somewhat fitting end to a day filled with news of steroid-related suspensions.

In 7 games, the Rhinos could muster only 11 runs on 42 hits.

Sunday, August 04, 2013

The Run for the Pennant

And here they come down the stretch...

With (almost) every team at or over the 100-game mark, here's a look at how the teams look heading for the playoffs.

In the BUD, the Warpigs have a healthy lead over the DVs, who trail by 24.5 games. The Pigs have 90 wins with 26 games to play (10 vs Buckeyes, 7 vs Rhinos, 5 vs Wahoos, and 4 vs DVs). The DVs, at 56-61, are good enough to win the AWD, but not good enough to earn a wild card spot.

Projected finish: Warpigs 103 wins

In the aforementioned AWD, the SuperGoofs lead the Tweeners by 5.5 games despite being only 2 games over .500. The winner of this division will most likely be the #4 seed, with the runner-up having a lousy spot in the draft. The Goofs have won 57 with 50 games to play (10 vs Drillers and Rhinos, 8 vs Buckeyes, 7 vs Tweeners, 5 vs DVs, Mavs, and Zaps).

Projected finish: SuperGoofs 81 wins

Down in the AWD, the Inmates have a half game lead over the Rhinos. Although not guaranteed, both teams should make the playoffs. The division winner will either earn a bye or get the #3 seed. The Inmates have 68 wins with 47 to play (14 vs Fungoes, 10 vs Bees and Zaps, 7 vs Rhinos, and 6 vs Tweeners). The Rhinos have 64 wins with 54 to play (10 vs Buckeyes, Drillers, Goofs, Zaps and 7 vs Inmates and Warpigs). The Rhinos have a tough road ahead - 44 of the 54 remaining games are against playoff-bound teams. This will be a great race.

Projected finish: Inmates 96 wins, Rhinos 96 wins

The real chaos, however, comes from the MFD. The Mavs have a lead of 2.5 games over the Buckeyes and 3.5 games over the Zaps. It is indeed possible that all three teams make the post season, but it's more likely one of them will be left out. The division winner will probably get a bye, but there's no certainty of that either. The Mavs have 70 wins with 49 games to play (14 vs Buckeyes, 10 vs Nads and Wahoos, 5 vs DVs, Bees, and Goofs). The Buckeyes have 71 wins with 42 to play (14 vs Mavs, 10 vs Rhinos and Warpigs, and 8 vs Goofs). The Zaps have 71 wins with 40 games to play (10 vs Inmates, Rhinos, Nads, and 5 vs Wahoos and Goofs). The Mavs have the most favorable schedule of the 3 teams, while the Buckeyes have 42 very difficult games remaining - all of them against playoff-bound teams. The 14 head to head games between the Mavs and Buckeyes are huge.

Projected finish: Mavs 104 wins, Buckeyes 92 wins, Zaps 95 wins

It should be an interesting couple of final months. Series to watch:
Tweeners vs Goofs (7) - Could be the Tweeners last chance. Seems like yesterday they were a game away from the World Series.
Mavs vs Buckeyes (14) - The two old warriors have a great showdown ahead.
Inmates vs Rhinos (7) - Mano y mano for the HWD title, maybe.
Zaps vs Inmates (10) and Zaps vs Rhinos (10) - Afterwards we can ask the Zapper which of those two teams is harder to beat.
Warpigs vs Rhinos (7) - The Rhinos have a tough finishing stretch (except against the tanking Drillers), so every series is important.
Buckeyes vs Warpigs (10), Buckeyes vs Rhinos (10), Buckeyes vs Goofs (8) - The Buckeyes definitely have their work cot out for them. Do they still have any of that magic left?

Stay tuned...

Buckeyes 4, DVs 1

Buckeyes host the DVs in a netplay hookup and kick the crap out of them with a 4-1 series beatdown.
Game 1 – Ortiz and Youk hit home runs to stake the Bucks to a 4-0 lead. Giancarlo Stanton nominates himself as hero of the game with a game tying home run in the 7th. Fate however ultimately decided he was really the goat, as his 3 base error allows the go ahead run to score as the Bucks capitalize with a 4-3 win
Game 2 – Dunn hits 2, 2 run homers in a 4-2 win
Game 3 – Hamels sucks- although his ERA only went up .17 as he allowed 5 ER in 6 IP, so he’s at least leveling off. Buckeyes win 8-5
Game 4 – Buckeyes won – I was on the phone and forgot to write down the score
Game 5 – DVs sack up and actually show some gumption with a 3-1 win as the bullpen throws a ton of innings to do it.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Inmates 3, Warpigs 2

The Inmates leapfrogged the Rhinoids, moving into 1st place in the HWD thanks to a 7-3 day. The final 5 games ended up in a 3-2 thrashing of the Warpigs.

Gm1 - Inmates win 2-1. Brandon Beachy is pretty good. A 2-run homer by A.J. Pierzynski provided the offense.

Gm2 - Warpigs win 5-2. Solo homers by Nate Schierholtz, Prince Fielder, and Yoenis Cespedes helped Adam Wainwright to the victory. Fernando Rodney got his 40th save.

Gm3 - Warpigs win 8-6 in 15 innings. Easily the most interesting of the 5 games. Austin Jackson hit a 2-run homer in the 9th inning to give the Pigs a 6-5 lead. The homer gave Jackson, who had singled in the 1st, tripled in the 3rd, and doubled in the 5th, the cycle. Then in the bottom of the 9th, Adrian Beltre homered off of Fernando Rodney to tie the game. The game stayed tied until the 15th, when John Jaso drew a 2-out walk ahead of a 2-run homer by Edwin Encarnacion. Rodney, the last Pig pitcher, went 7 innings for the win, striking out 11. The last few innings included Jaso catching, Yadier Molina at 1b, Martin Prado at ss, Encarnacion at 3b, and no DH. 26 of 30 Pigs played in the game.

Gm4 - Inmates win 7-6. The Inmates scored 2 in the 8th off of Brad Ziegler for the come from behind win.

Gm5 - Inmates win 5-2. Brandon Beachy is really pretty good. A 3-run homer by Beltre in the 7th was the difference.

Inmates 4, Goofs 1

All games are rolled (with dice) face-to-face!
INMATES 6 – GOOFS 3 (all games at Baptist Bowl): Lohse tosses a CG for the Goofs, but can’t recover from giving up a three-spot to the Inmates in the 1st. The Celluloid Dawgs out-homer the Beakless Chicken Gang 2-1 and get the potential tying run to the plate in the 9th but can’t break through.
INMATES 9 – GOOFS 7: Inmates once again use six pitchers to hold off the Goofs. Darvish throws 7 1/3, allowing all nine Inmate runs before being pulled. Very tight, see-saw game. Goofs score in 1st to take initial lead, then Inmates score twice in the bottom half of the inning to go ahead 2-1. After scoring two more in the 4th to re-take the lead, Darvish then allows a 3-run tater to Beltre to let the Inmates go ahead 5-3. Jump ahead to the last of the 8th with the Goofs ahead now 7-5; Cargo blasts a grand-slammer to put the Inmates ahead for good. Once again the Goofs out-tater the Inmates 3-2.
INMATES 4 – GOOFS 2: Eight Inmate pitchers out-duel Villanueva’s CG. Cargo remains hot, hitting a pair of solo homers. Espinosa also homered for the Inmates.
GOOFS 4 – INMATES 2: The Goofs finally break into the W column, with yet another complete game pitching performance (this time by Griffin). Inmates led 1-0, then 2-1 before the Dawgs take the lead for good. Teixeira misses 1-11 HR chance in the bottom of the 9th with two on and two out.
INMATES 4 – GOOFS 3 (13 innings): Still another close game. Parker allows all three Goof runs in the 1st with two outs, then combines with five other Inmate pitchers to shut out the Goofs the rest of the way. Parra hits a walk-off groundout to shortstop with one out and only the corners in and the bases loaded to win for the Inmates.
Goofs do well rolling.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Buckeyes 6, Wahoos 4

April 28 - Buckeyes 5 Wahoos 1 - Karstens the win in relief. Buckeyes hit 4 homers (Ross, Hart, Ortiz, Youk)
April 29 - Wahoos 6 Buckeyes 1 - Alvarez throws CG 5 hitter. Reddick, Desmond, and Seager homer
April 30 - Wahoos 4 Buckeyes 1 - Eovaldi throws CG 4 hitter. Desmond homers and Werth has 3 hits.
June 8 - Buckeyes 7 Wahoos 5 - Buckeyes tag Buehrle for 6 runs and then hang on for the win.
June 9 - Buckeyes 8 Wahoos 7 - Big Papi goes 2 for 4 with 4 RBI's. Smith gets the win in relief
July 22 - Buckeyes 9 Wahoos 4 - Buckeyes hit 5 homers. Youk hits 2 of them. Harrell gets the win
July 23 - Wahoos 9 Buckeyes 8 - Reddick drives in 4 with a 2b and HR. Davis gets the win in relief
Aug 21 - Buckeyes 7 Wahoos 5 - Buckeyes hit 3 more homers and Werth gets 3 more hits. Buckeyes can't get Werth or Desmond out.
Aug 22 - Buckeyes 8 Wahoos 6 - Ross drives in 4 as the Buckeyes get 2 in the 11th to win it.
Aug 23 - Wahoos 4 Buckeyes 2 - Desmond hits the walkoff homer in the 9th.

Fungoes 4, DVs 1

Fungoes played mail games vs DVs today, (all games played at WTF), here are the results:
June 22:
Fungoes win 3-0 as Harvey, Delabar and Papelbon combine on the shutout.  Papelbon picks up a save for the Fungi.  Halladay gets the complete game loss.  Harvey was stingy on the mound, allowing just 3 hits and 3 walks in 7 innings. 
June 23:
DVs win 4-3.  Matt Latos picks up the win for the DVs while Brad Lincoln takes the loss for the Fungoes.  J.J. Hardy was a thorn in the side of the hometown fans as he enjoyed a fine day at their team's expense.  He blasted a solo shot in the 3rd inning, doubled bringing in a run in the 5th inning and doubled in the 7th inning.
September 3:
Fungoes win 4-2.  Kershaw picks up the win for the Fungoes while Lynn takes the loss for the DVs.  Papelbon picks up save number 20. 
September 4:
Fungoes win 4-0.  Jordan Lyles picks up the win for the Fungoes while Hammel takes the loss for the DVs. 
September 5:  Fungoes win again 6-3.  Porcello grabs a win with help from the bullpen.  Papelbon picks up the save for the Fungoes.  Maholm takes the loss. 
Fungoes are hot!  Maybe too late for the playoffs but these guys are winning some games!