Friday, July 31, 2015

Zaps 4, Nads 1

Game 1- The Zaps scored six runs in the first inning off Miley and never looked back taking the opener for Greinke 8-3.
Game 2- Corey Dickerson launched two taters while leading the Zaps to a repeat 8-3 win in game 2.
Game 3-Fister gave up only 1 run through seven innings, but the Nad pen gave up three runs and the lead in the 8th and Giles shut the door.
Game 4-Crawford and Montero scored six runs out of the 8 and 9 holes as the Nads spanked Kluber on the way to a 9-3 triumph.
Game 5-The top three batters in the Zap order went 7 for 15 to lead the way to a 12-7 victory in a getaway game slugfest.

DVs 3, Killer Bees 2

DVs go 3-2 vs the Bees at home.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Nads 4, Wahoos 1

WAHOOS go 1-4 at NADS
April 28th – NADS win 6-2. NADS out hit the WAHOOS 12 to 5
April 29th – NADS win 4-3 NADS bullpen finally comes through
April 30 -  WAHOOS win 3-2 WAHOOS scored all their runs off Miley
    In the 3rd. NADS bats went to sleep
July 11th NADS win 3-0 WAHOOS hit into 3 DPs and were 0 for 7 with running in scoring position
July 12th – NADS win 5-1 Dozier and Arcia hit back to back dingers in the 6th.
   WAHOOS loaded the bases twice and couldn’t score

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mavs 4, Sidewinders 1

June 14th:  It’s Bring Your Probation Officer Night here at the Rastadome.  Many Scofflaws are in attendance as like the Iron Clad Alibis they have the summer league post-season off.  Chris Sale takes the hill to face off against Jason Hammel who has allowed a homer every 4.5 innings in 109 innings of work.  Hal says it is a beautiful day for a ballgame but I know this is true only if you are a Sidewinder hitter.  Besides he played Jose Oquendo over Roberto Clemente in centerfield.  What does Hal know?  As the game actually unfolds Hammel throws the game of his life holding the Snakes to 4 hits.  Three relievers combine for one hit over the last three innings and Elvis pounds out three hits to win the Grumpy’s Bail Bonds Player of the Game.  The Mavs win 4-1 but are definitely scared seeing Hal bring Chapman in to pitch the bottom of the eighth down 3-1.  How good is the Snakes bullpen if they can do that?
June 15th:  It’s Bring Your Mistress Night here at the Rastadome  Wade Boggs is throwing out the first pitch.  The TV feeds will blur the stands to avoid embarrassing any prominent citizens or the girls of Betty’s Brothel.  The Snakes reach into their bag of aces and pull out Johnny Cueto.  The Mavs reach into their bag of injured pitchers and pull out Wily Peralta (oh if only Wong were a pitcher).  In the fourth Mesoraco homers and then the Snakes two Peralta’s get on against my Peralta but are stranded.  1-0 Snakes.  But in the bottom of the fourth the outfield Peralta for the Snakes fails to chase down and fly and then boots and two Mavs scamper home.  2-1 Mavs.  I leave my Peralta in to face the Snakes Peraltas.  He gets one but not the other so we bring in Britton.  Meanwhile the Process Servers are swarming through the stands like seagulls on a trash barge bringing the attendance up to a season high.  In the top of the ninth the shortstop Peralta laces a double with one out against Holland.  The Snakes pinch run an ex-catcher (Mauer) for their starting shortstop.   Moss follows with a ground out bringing up Billy Hamilton as the two out hope.  Billy picks up a 3-7 so Hal stays with him.  Perhaps Hal should have pinch run DiDi Gregorius and had Mauer available to pinch hit here.  Hamilton K’s but off of Holland’s card.  Mavs win 2-1.  A Peralta has to win something.  So we’ll give Wily Peralta the Grumpy’s Bail Bonds (You Ring We Spring) Player of the Game and a free pass to Betty’s Brothel for David Peralta for the costly error.
June 16th:  It’s bring your Kissing Cousin Night here at the ballpark in honor of the Snakes Kentucky background.  The Snakes reach into their bag of aces and bring out Jon Lester.  Meanwhile the Mavs reach into their bag of injured pitchers and bring out Jake Odorizzi.  As you might guess on a night like this, the Snakes score first stringing together a series of hits capped by RBI’s by Brantley and Ortiz.  The Mavs counter with a solo shot by Ozuna in the fourth and a two run shot by Country Breakfast in the fifth.  The Snakes miss about a million ballpark homers and the Mavs hang on to win 3-2.  We note that the Snakes brought in Wade Davis in the seventh down by a run.  How many ace relievers do these guys have?
August 22nd:  Everyone is eligible!  In honor of that it is Bisexual Night here at the Rastadome.  Johnny Cueto takes the hill against Jason Hammel.  The Snakes get 2 in the top of the eighth to break a scoreless tie.  The big blow, so to speak, is a Dee Gordon single scoring Billy Hamilton with the lead run.  In the top of the ninth the Mavs bring up Wong and he singles off of Wade Davis to start it off.  This forces the Snakes to finally bring in Craig Kimbrel.  Yikes.  But Marcel Ozuna hits a ballpark tater and it is a tie game.  Kimbrel mows down the next three and we go to extra innings.  Moss misses a BP tater in the top of the tenth.  The Snakes cuss Hal.  But Hamilton singles and steals second and third and the Snakes praise Hal.  With the infield in Dee Gordon hits a groundball B and Hamilton is thrown out trying to score.  Gordon is thrown out trying to steal second and the Snakes put a contract out on Hal.  Meanwhile Kimbrel is just mowing down Mavs and using innings.  Bottom of the twelfth and the Snakes have to resort to Aroldis Chapman.  Chapman hits Wong and gives up a ballpark tater to Marcel Ozuna who wins the Betty’s Brothel Blow of the Game.  Mavs 4-2 in twelve.  The Snakes will have a hangover for game five.
August 23rd:  It’s Bring Your Alcoholic Uncle Night here at the Rastadome, annually our biggest attendance night.  The Mavs owner has three guests himself.  Jon Lester against Homer Allowed Bailey.  The Snakes finally get a ballpark homer as David Peralta breaks a 3-3 tie in the top of the sixth.  Brandon Moss adds another one in the top of the eighth but it hardly makes up for the first four games.  With a 6-3 lead going to the bottom of the ninth the Snakes go to Kimbrel because they used to pull wings off of flies.  The Mavs get the tying run to the plate in the person of Michael Morse courtesy of a single by Ozuna followed by an error by Brandon Moss.  Morse pounds into two and that was all she wrote.  The cab line outside the stadium stretches for miles because of all of the breathalyzer equipped cars in the parking lot.  Peralta wins the Grumpy’s Bail Bonds Player of the Game for breaking the BP HR jinx.  Sidewinders 6-3.

Wahoos 5, Killer Bees 0

Game 1
Tehren vs. Zimmerman
Bees jump out to a quick 1-0 lead in the second. Simmons homered in the third. This doesn't look so good. Wahoos tied it 5-5 in the eighth thanks in part to a Seager 2-run homer and a bases-loaded walk by Pedroia. Each team scored once in the ninth before sending it to extra innings. So....we move ahead to the 19th inning. Bees score a pair. Wahoos fight back with two outs and the winner is an x-chance to Solarte (4) at SS. He allows a 2-single and Wahoos survive. Blanks, btw, pinch hit a homer in the ninth. He ended up with 5 at-bats. Wahoos win, 9-8.

Game 2
Wood vs. Alvarez
Both teams start fast. Wahoos lead, 3-1, after 1. Homers from Desmond, Turner, Ianetta and Davis send the Wahoos to the lead by the end of the 5th. Wahoos get strong relief from Morin and win, 10-6.

Game 3
Minor vs. Alvarez
Wahoos bats stay hot as Encarnacion hits a grand slam in the bottom of the second. Later in the inning the wheels started to come off as Freeman allowed a single and error. Wahoos lead, 9-1, after two innings. Wahoos cruised home for a 12-4 victory.

Game 4
Teheran vs. Eovaldi
Wahoos knock Julio out in the second and score 4 runs in the second highlighted by Desmond's homer. Trumbo hits a 3-run bomb in the fourth. Jackson gives the Wahoos some breathing room with a 2-run triple in the eighth. Wahoos win, 8-3.

Game 5
Wood vs. Gee
Wahoos score 3 in the second despite Encarnacion and Davis leaving the bases loaded. Wahoos explode for 8 runs in the sixth. To say we were due is an understatement after getting torched by the Inmates (lose 7 of 8) and Warpigs (lose 3 of 4) in the last 10 days. Wahoos hold on to win 11-2. Our best series of the year. Period. Nothing else close.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

FFTs and DVs Trade

The FFTs traded Jacoby Ellsbury and Marco Estrada to the DVs for Ian Kinsler and Wilson Ramos.

Goofs 4, Nads 1

Goofs take 4 of 5 at home versus Nads

May 30 Goofs 3 Nads 2
May 31 Goofs 6 Nads 3
June 1 Goofs 3 Nads 2

Aug 8 Goofs 3 Nads 2
Aug 9 Nads 3 Goofs 2

Goofs 3, Mavs 2

April 3 Goofs 1 Mavs 0
April 4 Goofs 4 Mavs 1
April 5 Mavs 4 Goofs 2
May 6 Goofs 2 Mavs 1
May 7 Mavs 6 Goofs 5

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Warpigs 3, Wahoos 1

Cards and dice. All games played at The BallPork.

Game 1 - Warpigs win 3-2 - It was all tied at 2 going to the bottom of the 9th, a half inning that included a pinch hitter, a pinch runner, a sacrifice bunt attempt, a sacrifice bunt attempt after the batter had 2 strikes, a hit and run attempt, a stolen base after the batter missed the pitch on the H&R, and finally a walk off double by the guy who missed the pitch before. Pedro Strop (1-1) struck out the only batter he faced but was in the right place at the right time and got credit for his first win. Yadier Molina hit the walk off double.

Game 2 - Warpigs win 6-2 - The Wahoos' Jordan Zimmermann was acosted in the first inning, giving up 6 consecutive singles after 2 were out. That 1st inning 5-spot was all the Pigs and Michael Wacha (9-4) needed. Wacha gave up only a single in 5 innings of shutout ball.

Game 3 - Warpigs win 3-2 - Another close game, another Pig win. R.A. Dickey went 6 innings and was hurt only by Kyle Seager who doubled and homered off of him. Jayson Werth went 2-3 with 2 RBI for the Pigs. Pedro Strop came on with the bases loaded and 2 outs in the 9th to get Dustin Pedroia out and earn his 8th save.

Game 4 - Wahoos win 4-3. Jordan Zimmermann overcame his last start and outdueled Lance Lynn to get the Wahoos back in the win column. The difference turned out to be an unearned run the Wahoos scored in the 7th after Adrian Beltre made an error. Jake Smolinski had a pinch hit homer, his 1st, in the 8th inning, but it was the last base runner the Pigs had.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Drillers 5, Mavs 2

5/22:  Drillers 11, Mavs 4
5/23:  Drillers 2, Mavs 1
5/24:  Drillers 8, Mavs 1
5/25:  Drillers 6, Mavs 4
7/31:  Drillers 9, Mavs 4
8/1:  Mavs 2, Drillers 1
8/2:  Mavs 5, Drillers 0

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Tweeners 3, Zaps 2

CM games at The Hooverdome.

6/14 – Zaps 15, Tweeners 4.  Zaps score 3 before Felix can record an out and they never look back.  6 Zap taters, including 2 by Dickerson, who drove in 5.  Scherzer fanned 13 in the CG.
6/15 – Tweeners 4, Zaps 0.  Sonny Gray and 3 relievers combine for the SHO.  Hamels the loser.  Tweeners score on bloops, bleeders, and a bases loaded walk.
6/16 – Tweeners 10, Zaps 1.  2-run homers by Sandoval, Cruz, and Gomes.  W – Kuma, S – Smyly, L – Greinke.
8/22 – Tweeners 4, Zaps 3 (10 inn).  Felix with a much better outing, but does not factor in the decision.  Scherzer again gives up 4 runs in a CG, this time fanning 12, but loses in the 10th on back-to-back doubles by Gregor Blanco and Yan Gomes (first Brazilian born player in MLB history).  W – Dr. Quackenabush.
8/23 – Zaps 6, Tweeners 4.  Zaps salvage the split.  Another 4 run CG for the Zaps, this a Hamels win.  George Brett leaves Kuma in one batter too long, Matt Joyce pounces on the hanging splitter.  McCutchen, Reyes, and Rendon also go yard.

Inmates 7, Wahoos 1

The Chief made the trek to the Baptist Bowl today – all games played with dice and cards.
Inmates 7 – Wahoos 5 (The Reservation): Quintana gives up four unearned runs, but Inmates hit three HRs (two by Jones) to outlast the ‘Hoos.
Inmates 4 – Wahoos 3 (The Reservation): The Chief is bitten by the Shitty Luck Bug, getting several inopportune roles to avoid the win. Inmates hit four solo taters off of Arrieta in the first five innings – two more by Jones.
Inmates 5 – Wahoos 3 (The Reservation): Four more solo HRs by the Inmates (two by Gattis) and the Wahoos lose their third straight at home.
Inmates 12 – Wahoos 5 (The Reservation): The drubbing continues as the Beakless Chicken Gang pound out 17 hits and blast the Wahoos.
Wahoos 6 – Inmates 2 (The Reservation): A win in the final home game keeps the featherheads from being swept at home. Sanchez goes seven for the victory.
Inmates 8 – Wahoos 7 (The Baptist Bowl): A see-saw affair won by Rizzo’s three-run HR in the 7th (his 2nd homer of the game).
Inmates 4 – Wahoos 0 (The Baptist Bowl): The ignominy continues with the ‘Hoos managing only two hits off of Salazar in a complete game effort.
Inmates 2 – Wahoos 1 (15 innings – The Baptist Bowl): Just when it couldn’t get worse for the Chief, it did. Betances tosses 5 2/3 of excellent relief, only to have Melancon practice self-immolation in the bottom of the 15th. Segura led off getting HBP, then after Gattis fanned Altuve singled Segura to third. Altuve then stole second, bringing in the infield and outfield. Jones hit a game-ending single to send the Chief back to the metroplex almost empty-handed.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Warpigs 5, Inmates 1

The Inmates made the drive up to the BallPork for some cards and dice today.

First 3 games at The BallPork

Gm1 - Warpigs win 5-2 - Lance Lynn (12-7) threw 6 innings of 2-hit, shutout ball. Brock Holt went 2-3 with 2 RBI.

Gm2 - Warpigs win 8-5 - The Pigs battered Jose Quintana for 8 runs in 4 innings. Troy Tulowitzki and Victor Martinez both homered. The Inmates threatened late, but Darren O'Day closed it out for his 3rd save. Garrett Richards (13-4) got the win.

Gm3 - Warpigs win 4-0 - Adam Wainwright (20-5) held the Inmates to 2 hits over 7 innings in the shutout. Robinson Cano, Jayson Werth, and Yadier Molina all homered for the Warpigs.

Last 3 games at The Baptist Bowl

Gm4 - Inmates win 4-3 - Adam Jones homered twice to support the pitching of Michael Pineda. Adrian Beltre provided all of the Pig offense with 2 homers of his own. R.A. Dickey (13-10) took the loss.

Gm5 - Warpigs win 11-7 - This was a wild one. In the 2nd inning, Adrian Beltre not only stole 2nd on a missed hit-and-run (it was 1-4), but also advanced to 3rd on the overthrow. And even though this came with nobody out, he didn't score. The same inning, the Inmates had 1st and 3rd with no outs, and ALSO didn't score - the last out coming on a clutch pop out. The following inning, the Pigs scored 6 runs, but even that didn't put the game away. Garrett Richards (14-4) got the win, but wasn't very good. The bullpen bailed him out except for O'Day, who forgot how to get people out. The game was 9-7 Pigs going to the 9th when Adam Jones, a 1e6 in cf, dropped a ball for a 3-base error to start the inning. That forced the infield to play in, and Justin Morneau slapped a single past the drawn in third baseman. Joe Smith went 2 innings for his 16th save. The Warpigs scored 11 runs without getting a single extra base hit. They had 12 singles, 8 walks, and 2 HBP.

Gm6 - Warpigs win 3-1. Victor Martinez hit a 2-run homer in the 1st inning, and Lance Lynn (13-7) made it hold up. Joe Smith got save #17.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Nads 3, Drillers 2

6/20 - Miguel Montero left the yard as the NADS defeated the 
DRILLERS in 10 innings by the score of 3 to 2
6/21 - Zack Wheeler didn't allow a hit until the 7th inning as the DRILLERS
defeated the NADS by a score of 8 to 1
6/22 - Josh Donaldson rocketed 2 homeruns as the DRILLERS beat the 
NADS by the score of 9 to 2.

8/28 -Josh Harrison had 2 base hits at Kauffman Stadium where the E NADS beat the
DRILLERS 9 to 3.
8/29 - Jose Ramirez had 3 base hits and 3 RBI as the E NADS
beat the DRILLERS 8 to 3.

Fungoes 4, Nads 3

FUNGOES win 4 of 7 at NADS – 8 -6 for season versus the NADS
4/9 - Right fielder Alex Rios had 2 base hits and Wade Miley went 7 solid innings as 
the NADS defeated the FUNGOES by a score of 3 to 0
4/10  - In a tight game it was the DEREK FUNGOES 5, the DAVE NADS 3 
4/11 -Stroman(4-1) put on a good performance.  He allowed only 6 hits and no walks
 in 9 innings. as the NADS topped the FUNGOES by a score of 8 to 2
9/10 – gm 1 -FUNGOES had very little trouble at Kauffman Stadium downing the DAVE
NADS.  The score was 6 to 1.
9/10 GM2 - It was a good day Arcia.  He singled in the 2nd inning,
doubled which plated a run in the 3rd inning and blasted a two-run home run
in the 8th inning.  NADS won 15 to 2
9/11 -Daniel Murphy had 3 base hits as the FUNGOES defeated the NADS by
2 to 1
9/12 -Clayton Kershaw shut out  the  NADS 1 to 0

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Warpigs 2, Wahoos 0

Cards and dice.

Game 1 @ The Reservation - Warpigs 9, Wahoos 3 - The Pigs pounded out 15 hits to overcome a 2-homer game by Edwin Encarnacion. Lance Lynn (11-7) wasn't at his best, but went 6 innings for the win. Victor Martinez went 3-5 with a 3-run homer.

Game 2 @ The BallPork - Warpigs 2, Wahoos 1 - The Wahoos plated a run in the 1st on a sac fly. That 1-0 lead held up until the 6th. Justin Verlander was pulled after allowing a single (and stolen base!) to VMart, and Mark Melancon came on and surrendered a 2-run homer to Adrian Beltre. Aaron Loup got his 1st win of the year and Pedro Strop earned his 7th save, but they both pitched only a third of an inning each; the pitching star was Joe Smith who went 2.2 innings in between.