Monday, August 31, 2015

Tweeners 2, Wahoos 1

One step forward, two steps back.

Zaps 4, Sidewinders 1

Game 1-Zaps scored two in each of the first three frames and never
looked back on the way to taking the opener 11 to 5. Santana and
Goldschmidt went a combined 7 for 8 with 7 runs and 4 RBI’s. Devin
Mesoraco belted two homers and a double for the losers.

Game 2- The two teams traded blow for blow on the way to a 4-4 tie after
six, and then couldn’t score a run between them for the next six innings
until Corey Dickerson hit a double off Kimbrel in the bottom of the
thirteenth to give the home team the W. Mesoraco continued his hot
hitting with his third home run in the first two games. Chris Sale filed
for free agency right after the game because his arm fell off after the
Snakes pitching coach left him in to throw 305 pitches through ten innings.

Game 3-Cutch led off the game with a tater, but the visitors came back
to take a 2-1 lead before Rendon jacked a two-run shot in the fourth.
Santana added a two-run double in the sixth when shovel glove “5”
fielding rating Brandon Belt got the bouncing ball caught in his
plumber’s crack out in rightfield to help the home team win 5-3. Some
fundamentalist Snake fans were arrested after the game for disrupting a
Brandon Belt cartoon caricature event.

Game 4-The good guys scored runs in each of the first three frames, and
knocked Cueto out for good in the fifth with a three run outburst.
Scherzer stranded four runners at third before the bullpen sealed the
deal with a combined shut out in 6-0 whitewash for the home team.

Game 5- The slithering ones scored a run in the first, but a Chisenhall
tater tied it up in the third. Brandon Moss broke the game open with an
Earl Weaver special in the fourth to help the Snakes take the getaway
game 10-5.

Goofeyes 3, Inmates 2

Goofs take 3 of 5 at home versus Inmates.

4/22 Goofs 3 Inmates 0
4/23 Goofs 5 Inmates 4

7/5 Inmates 6 Goofs 5
7/6 Goofs 7 Inmates 1
7/7 Inmates 8 Goofs 4

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Goofs 3, Warpigs 2

Goofs take 3 of 5 at home vs. Pigs

6/26 Pigs 8 Goofs 4
6/27 Goofs 6 Pigs 2

9/1 Goofs 6 Pigs 1
9/2 Pigs 4 Goofs 0
9/3 Goofs 8 Pigs 4

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Goofs 4, Tweeners 3

Goofs take 4 of 7 at home versus Tweeners

5/19 Tweeners 1 Goofs 0
5/20 Tweeners 6 Goofs 4
5/21 Goofs 5 Tweeners 4

7/27 Tweeners 6 Goofs 3
7/28 Goofs 3 Tweeners 2 (11 innings)
7/29 Goofs 9 Tweeners 4
7/30 Goofs 2 Tweeners 1

Goofs 4, Sidewinders 3

Goofs take 4 of 7 vs Snakes. Print file included in attachments for easy many entry.

4/12 SSW 4 Goofs 0
4/13 Goofs 3 SSW 2
4/14 Goofs 7 SSW 2
4/15 SSW 6 Goofs 0
4/16 SSW 4 Goofs 3 (14 innings)
9/14 Goofs 5 SSW 1
9/15 Goofs 1 SSW 0 

Rhinos 3, Goofs 2

Rhinos go 3 and 2 at Goofs

6/7 Rhinos 2 Goofs 0
6/8 Goofs 4 Rhinos 3 (11 innings)
6/9 Goofs 5 Rhinos 3

8/15 Rhinos 3 Goofs 1
8/16 Rhinos 4 Goofs 2

Wahoos 3, Tweeners 1

Tweeners drop 3 of 4 to the Wahoos at our place, now being derisively referred to by the local press as the Wahooverdome.
6/21 – Tweeners 7, Wahoos 2.  Nolan Arenado went yard and had 4 RBI at The Hoover Dome where the NORM
TWEENERS beat the GARTH WAHOOS 7 to 2.
Arenado helped send the fans home happy.  He hit a bases-empty home run in the
2nd inning, doubled bringing in two baserunners in the 5th inning and doubled
which scored a run in the 7th inning.  NORM out-hit GARTH for the game, 8
hits to 4. 
The victory went to Sonny Gray(7-9) who went 7 innings, allowing 2 runs.
Dillon Gee(0-1) took the loss.  NORM scored big getting 7 runs off him in 6
and 2/3 innings.
6/22 – Wahoos 6, Tweeners 4.  In a tight game it was the GARTH WAHOOS 6, the NORM TWEENERS 4 at The Hoover
GARTH had the winning rally in the top of the 8th inning scoring 2 runs on 3
hits.  Chris Iannetta led off and started the attack as he drew a walk.  Kyle
Seager stepped into the batter's box and he doubled.  After an out was
recorded, Nori Aoki then slapped a one-base hit.  Dustin Pedroia came up and
he banged out a single.  NORM could do no damage in the bottom of the 9th.
The victory went to Dellin Betances(1-0) who went 2 innings, allowing no runs.
Mark Melancon was credited with his 1st save.  Cory Rasmus(3-4) was charged
with the loss in relief.
8/28 – Wahoos 9, Tweeners 3.  Khris Davis jacked one out of the ballyard and Jordan Zimmermann went the
distance at The Hoover Dome where the GARTH WAHOOS beat the NORM TWEENERS by
the score of 9 to 3.
In the top of the 2nd inning GARTH scored 7 runs when they had 6 base hits.
That early run support was enough for Zimmermann(1-0) and GARTH.  GARTH had a
total of 13 hits for the game. 
Madison Bumgarner(11-13) suffered the loss.  He was not very effective,
surrendering 7 runs in 6 innings.
8/29 – Whoos 8, Tweeners 1.  Third baseman Kyle Seager had 3 base hits and 2 RBI at The Hoover Dome where
the GARTH WAHOOS beat the NORM TWEENERS by the score of 8 to 1.
GARTH set the tone of the game in the first inning scoring 3 runners on 2
hits.  The early run support proved sufficient for Henderson Alvarez(1-0) and
GARTH.  That was all the run support Alvarez required.  GARTH ended up with
11 hits for the game while NORM had 8. 
Sonny Gray(9-10) was the loser.  He pitched 6 innings giving up 6 hits and 7

Inmates 4, Nads 3

INMATES at NADS – INMATES 4 games  NADS 3 games
May 26th – INMATES win 11-7 – JD Martinez had a big day with a single, double a two
   run home run and 3 RBIs. NAD pitching sucked as usual. Miley lasted 1 1@$^&*&^%!!
May 27th – Inmates win 8-4 JD Martinez hit a 3 run blast and the NADS wilted after chasing
    INMATES starter after only 2/3 of an inning .
May 28th – INMATES win 3-2. NAD bats were ice cold with only 3 hits.
August 3rd – NADS win 7-5. Tied 5-5 at the 7th inning stretch – Adrian Gonzalez hit a solo homer
    To break the tie
August 4th – NADS win 7-2.  NAD bats finally wake up outhitting the INMATES 11 to 7
August 5th – NADS win 4-3 NADS trailed the entire game until the bottom of the 9th.
  Two outs - runner on first, Kole Calhoun does it again – walk off home run to win the game
   And tie the series.
August 6th – INMATES 3-1 and take the series 4-3. Inmates had only 4 hits to the
  NADS 10 – but two hits were homers and that was enough.

Warpigs 4, Nads 1

All games at The BallPork.

April 3 - Warpigs win 8-0. The game was scoreless thru 3. In fact, the Nads' Chris Tillman was perfect thru the first nine batters. Then the bottom of the 4th started: double, single, single, single, walk... and Tillman was done. Garrett Richards (16-4) and 5 relievers combined on the 5-hit shutout. The Nads only had more than one runner on base in two innings.

April 4 - Warpigs win 2-0. Nad starter Jarred Cosart had a 1-hit shutout going thru 5 innings, but when he allowed 2 singles and a walk to load the bases in the 6th, he reached his POW (despite having a shutout going) and was relieved. Kevin Jepsen came in to face Troy Tulowitzki, who singled, knocking in 2 runs. That was the only hit Jepsen allowed in 2.2 innings, and those were the only 2 runs scored in the game. Lance Lynn (14-8) and 6 relievers kept the shutout string going, allowing only 4 hits. Joe Smith got his 18th save. The Nads threatened in both the 7th and 8th innings. In the 7th, a 1-out single and a 2-out double brought pinch hitter Alex Rios on to face Sean Doolittle. Doolittle foiled the strategy by intentionally walking Rios, but the Nads pinch-hit Josh Harrison. The Pigs then pinch-pitched Pedro Strop, who got Harrison to fly out. In the 8th, the Nads got a 1-out triple from Ben Revere, but Anthony Varvaro struck out Erick Aybar, and Darren O'Day came in to strike out Todd Frazier putting another goose egg up on the board.

April 5 - Warpigs win 10-2. The shutout string ended quickly, with Todd Frazier pounding an RBI double in the 1st inning. But lefty starter Wade Miley failed to get out of the 1st inning for the Nads. After getting the first out, Miley gave up: single, walk, single, walk, HBP, walk... and he hit the showers early. The subsequent relievers didn't fare much better. Warpig starter R.A. Dickey, who has had some success against the Nads, ran into trouble in the 4th inning, and was relieved after only throwing 3 innings. Aaron Loup (2-2) went the next 3 innings getting the win, and Anthony Varvaro went the last 3 innings to get his 4th save.

May 6 - Nads win 5-3. Oswaldo Arcia homered (it was only a matter of time), leading the Nads to victory. Marcus Stroman went 6+ innings for the win, and Hector Rondon earned the save. Tony Sipp retired Scott Van Slyke with 2 on in the 8th to quell a Pig rally and quiet the boisterous crowd. Adam Wainwright (20-7) took the loss. His last 2 losses have come against the Nads.

May 7 - Warpigs win 2-1. The series finale was a fun one. The Pigs scored a pair in the 3rd to take an early lead. Lance Lynn (15-8) had a shutout going into the 7th, but Todd Frazier hit one out to lead off the inning and chase Lynn from the game. The rest of that top of the 7th was wild. Three relievers were used. Three pinch hitters came to the plate. There was a single, a stolen base (by Matt Adams!), an intentional walk, a regular walk... but no more runs. The inning ended with Aaron Loup retiring pinch hitter Juan Lagares with the bases loaded. Joe Smith got the save, his 19th of the year.

The Warpigs, who hit only .257 in the 5-game series, did not have a home run or a stolen base. The Nads, however, hit ony .199.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fungoes 8, Rhinos 6

Rhinos vs Fungoes today on the pc.  

Fungoes claw their way to an 8-6 record.  

April 12 at WTF:
Rhinos win it 2-1.  Roenis Elias picks up the win while Kershaw takes the loss.  Kershaw threw a masterful 3 hitter through 7 but two 
big errors cost him!  Kenley Jansen picks up the save.

April 13 at WTF:
Fungoes win it 10-2.  David Price gets the win for the Fungoes while Jacob Turner takes the loss.  Sal Perez, Brett Gardner and Rajai Davis all homer for the Fungoes!

April 14 at WTF:
Rhinos win 3-2.  Archer the win and Cahil picks up a save.  Kyle Gibson takes the loss for the Fungus!  

April 15 at WTF:
Rhinos shutout the Fungoes winning it 4-0.  Joe Kelly and Trever Cahill held the Fungoes to 4 hits.  Kelly gets the win while Kyle Hendricks takes the loss for the Fungoes.  Carlos Gomez homered and drove in 3 for the Rhinos.

April 16 at WTF:
Fungoes win 9-1.  Tanner Roark picks up the win for the Fungi while Roenis Elias absorbs the loss.  Mike Trout homered and drove in 3 for the Fungoes.

May 26 at the Reserve:
Rhinos take an early lead and hold on to win 8-5.  Roenis Elias picks up the win while Tanner Roark takes the loss.  Kenley Jansen gets the last out of the game for the save.  Each team hit 3 homers.  Joey Votto drove in 3 for the Rhinos.

May 27 at the Reserve:
Fungoes win 9-4.  Trout hits 2 homers while Kershaw picks up the win.  Papelbon collects his 39th save.  Chris Archer takes the loss.  

May 28 at the Reserve:
Rhinos win it 8-2.  Gerrit Cole picks up the win while Kyle Gibson takes the loss.  Fungoes are held to 3 hits by Cole and Trever Cahill.

August 3 at the Reserve:
Rhinos win a close one 4-3.  Matt Garza picks up a complete game win.  Trever Rosenthal gets the loss in relief.  Neither team could manage an extra base hit.

August 4 at the Reserve:
Fungoes out slug the Rhinos winning it 9-5.  David Price gets the win while Reonis Elias picks up the loss.  Sal Perez hit 3 HRs while driving in 4 runs.

August 5 at the Reserve:
Fungoes win 7-1.  Kyle Gibson gets the win for the Fungoes.  Tim Hudson takes the loss.  

August 6 at the Reserve:
Fungoes win 7-4.  Roark picks up the win for the Fungoes while Jacob Turner is tagged with the loss.  Dilson Herrera hits 2 HRs for the Fungoes driving in 3 runs.

September 14 at WTF:
Fungoes and Rhinos tangle in a long pitching duel!  No score after 9, Fungoes win it 1-0 with the walk off bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 12th inning.  Seth Maness picks up a win in relief.  Jacob takes the loss for the Rhinos.  Jared Dyson gets the walkoff walk to win it!

September 15 at WTF:
Fungoes win 6-4 with a Sal Perez 2-run walk off BP HR (rolled a 1)!  Marco Gonzales takes the loss while Papelbon gets the win!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Nads 4, Zaps 1

Zaps go 1-4 at NADS as the NADs stay red hot
June 23rd – NADS win 6-5 ZAPS were leading 4-2 until the bottom of the
    Seventh when Todd Frazier hit a three run homer. The Zaps scored one
    In the top of the ninth to make it close.  Tony Sipp got the save
June 24th – NADS win 3-2 – Kole Calhoun hit a walk off home run to win the game
June 25th – NADS win 6-5 . Calhoun stayed hot finishing the day with two homers
   And four RBIs
August 30th – ZAPS win 9-4 Corey Dickerson had a great game. He had 3 hits,
   Including a double, a 3 run homer and 5 RBIs
August 31st  - NADS win 3-2 NADS took the lead in the 5th and never looked back

Warpigs 3, Nads 2

PIGS go 3-2 at NADS
June 17th – PIGS win 7-6. 29 hits in the game, NADS come up short
June 18th  - NADS win 10-4. Adrian Gonzalez hit two – two run home runs and
Oswaldo Arcia hit a three run homer in the sixth
August 24th – PIGS win 5-2. NADS finally scored two in the bottom of the ninth,
  But it was not enough
August 25th – PIGS win 9-1. NADS made 3 errors, scored one run
on Adrian Gonzalez’s  home Run and only had two hits
August 26th – NADS win 5-4  Ben Revere hit a three run double and
Tillman pitched a complete game

Nads 5, Rhinos 2

RHINOS go 2-5 at NADS
May 19th – NADS win 3-0  - NADS outhit the RHINOS 9 hits to 3.
May20th  - RHINOS win – Archer pitched a complete game and
     Alcides Escobar clubbed a two run homer
May 21st -  NADS win 21-3 - Miley got the win and went
 7 and 1/3 innings and gave up 8 hits and 2 walks. Tim 
  Hudson(1-1) was charged with the loss.  He allowed
 11 hits and 4 walks in 5 and 1/3 innings.
July 27th  - NADS win 9-0. Tilmman pitched a one hit shutout. He 
      Gave up 4 walks and struck out 6
July 28th – RHINOS win 6-2 . Gerrit Cole pitched a complete game and
    Held the NADS to two runs
July 29th  - NADS win 4-3. Miley was the winner in spite of walking eight!
     He left with lead and then the bullpen shut down the Rhinos
July 30th – NADS win 4-3 Mike Fiers was the winner allowing 3 runs in 
      Six and a third

FFTs and Warpigs Trade Again

Part of last week's defunct "Big Trade" has resurfaced. The Warpigs traded Troy Tulowitzki and J.T. Realmuto to the FFTs for Adeiny Hechavarria, the FFT 1st round pick, and a reserve.

Friday, August 21, 2015

DVs 3, Zaps 2

Another mundane series with the DVs only good enough to mess up draft position.

DVs 3, Drillers 2

Nothing particularly notable to see here, move along.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Inmates and FFTs Trade

The Inmates traded Evan Gattis to the FFTs for a 7th round pick.

Tweeners 5, DVs 0

The DiamondVision summer of discontent continues as they make a late push for the #2 pick, while the Tweeners start their late season push for a playoff spot as the Tweeners take all 5 at the DV park.
No highlights to report, other than the usual pressbox chatter overheard about how the Tweeners could lose any games with King Felix and Prince Sonny on the hill.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

FFTs and Inmates trade

The FFTs traded Wilson Ramos to the Inmates for a 9th round pick.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sidewinders 3, Zaps 2

6/10 Snakes win 13-1 Cocktail!!
6/11 Zaps win 9-3 scoring 4 in the first off Cueto and 5 off Chapman/Kimbrel. Check please!!

8/17 Zaps win 4-3 in 12 innings

8/18 Snakes sweep the doubleheader. 6-2 and 5-1

Monday, August 17, 2015

Fungoes and DVs trade

The Fungoes traded Tom Koehler and Kyle Hendricks to the DVs for Dalton Pompey.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

FFTs and Warpigs Trade

The FFTs traded Yoenis Cespedes, Mike Leake, and Jeff Samardzija to the Warpigs for Lance Lynn and Matt Wieters.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Tweeners 3, DVs 2

Tweeners take 3 of 5 from DVs to crawl back to .500.  CM games at the Hooverdome.  Bean-flicking encouraged, but optional.
6/26 – DVs 10, Tweeners 4.  MadBum gets spanked early and often, then Torres takes a turn assuming the position.  2 homers for Ramos, 3 homers for Kinsler.  W – Porcello.  Nellie Cruz pads his stats with homer #30.
6/27 – Tweeners 1, DVs 0.  Felix Hernandez took a no-hitter into the 8th inning and first baseman Adam
Lind had 3 base hits as the NORM TWEENERS won at The Hoover Dome in dramatic
fashion over the BRYAN DIAMONDVISION, the final score, 1 to 0.
The game was won by NORM with a run in the 9th inning.  George Springer
singled.  Nolan Arenado stepped into the batter's box and he stroked a
one-base hit, and an error was also committed.  Lind then smacked a single
making NORM victorious to the delight of the the home town crowd.  NORM
banged out 9 hits on the night. 
It was the 2nd shutout of the year for Hernandez(13-5).  The right-handed
Hernandez lost his chance for a no-hitter when J.J. Hardy singled with one
out in the 8th inning.  Yordano Ventura(2-5) was given the loss.  He was a
hard-luck loser as he did not allow an earned run in his 8 innings of work.
Hernandez was pleased with his performance.  He noted, 'I had good zip on my
pitches.  Just as important, my location was right on.  The fans really got
into the game too - that always helps me.  Now, if I can only do that again
in my next outing.'
9/1 – Tweeners 2, DVs 0.  DVs bats remain silent, despite expanded rosters.  MadBum gets his revenge over Porcello, S – Casilla.
9/2 – DVs 3, Tweeners 2.  Great game for the fans, too bad only 536 attended.  Right fielder Giancarlo Stanton had 3 base hits and 2 RBI at The Hoover Dome
as the BRYAN DIAMONDVISION beat the NORM TWEENERS by the count of 3 to
Key at bat of the game: top of the 8th, tied 1-1, 1st& 3rd, 1 out, tailor-made gbX to captain Ben Zobrist scoots by for a single.  Fuckin’ computer.  BRYAN scored the deciding run in the top of the 9th inning.  Matt Holliday
stroked a single.  Trevor Plouffe followed next and he delivered a base-hit.
Ian Kinsler then hit a deep fly.  Both teams finished the game with 6 hits.
Tommy Hunter(1-2) allowed no runs in 1/3 of an inning, and picked up the
victory. Hunter got help from Tyler Clippard who was credited with his 6th
save.  Dr. Kevin Quackenabush (3-3) took the loss in relief.
9/3 – Tweeners 4, DVs 0.  DVs bats return to the freezer as Felix stays hot.  Hernandez(14-5) was virtually untouchable.  He didn't allow much, just 5 hits
and 1 walk in 8 innings.  NORM rapped out 7 hits for the night. 
Drew Hutchison(3-1) suffered the loss.  The NORM fans were thrilled by the
performance put forth by Hernandez, but it was clearly his 13 strikeouts that
they enjoyed most. 'When he reached 10 strikeouts the fans showed him their
appreciation with a loud cheer.' George Brett said following the game.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wahoos 7, Rhinos 3

Wahoos scratch out a 7 games 3 to victory in computer action with the Rhinos on Wednesday night. 

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Nads 4, Killer Bees 1

BEES go 1-4 at NADS – NADS scored 23 runs to 13 by the BEES in the series
Jun 5 – NADS win 6-4 on a two run walk off home run by Matt Adams in
                Bottom of the 10th inning
Jun 6 – NADS win 8-1. Santana gave up 3 home runs in 3 2/3 innings including
              Back to back dingers by Frazier and Gonzalez. Miley pitched a complete
Aug 12 – BEES win 4-3 Alex Wood struck out 10 NADS for the win
Aug 13 -  NADS win 5-3.
Aug 14 – NADS win 2-1 M. Trumbo made it close with a homerun in the top
                 of the 9th , the BEES came up short

Zaps 4, Mavs 3

May 26:  Fresh off a plane with three questionable bottles of shampoo, the Zaps arrive at the Rastadome and start Zack Grienke against Jason Hammel.  The Mavs take a look at Grienke’s card and ask the Zaps for some shampoo.  Justin Upton hits a 3-4 straight out homer in the bottom of the first with Heyward on first.  The Zaps reach into their bag for a Walmart Equate size shampoo bottle.  Marcel Ozuna hits a 2-8 homer 1-13 and the Zaps reach for a lighter and some tin foil.  Fear not Left Coast fans.  Hammel is on the mound.  Rendon hits a two run homer in the top of the third and a bit later Hammel walks in the tying run.  Russel Martin doubles in the lead run in the fifth.  Meanwhile Grienke has retired 600 hitters in a row because hey that card is good and we aren’t.  But Upton gets an X chart hit and Hal pulls Grienke for Al-Quaida’s number three man Abad but the Mavs can’t hit him either.  The Zaps tack on another run with a tater by Chase Utley and probably would have had more but Hal put the hit and run on with Joyce at the plate and runners on first and second and he lined into a double play on a ballpark single.  The Mavs get the tying run to second with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, put their Wong in (so to speak) and the Zaps counter with righty Ken Giles.  The Mavs counter with a righty Christian Vazquez just like you would in real baseball.  He smacks the game tying double and Upton follows with a 4-5 double.  For the record the only hit on Giles card.  Fortunately the Zaps had passed out long ago.  The Betty’s Brothel Blow of the Game goes to Vazquez.  Mavs 6-5 over the Zaps.

May 27th:  The Zaps pit Francisco Liriano against Wily Coyote Peralta.  The Mavs draw first blood with an X chart double and error by Joyce scoring the batter.  But an Andrus error leads to a Bautista grand slam with two outs in the top of the third.  The Mavs scratch out two runs in the sixth thanks to the Zaps X chart riddled middle infield.  But Peralta allows a two run homer to Santana who has basically allowed two runs to score but is 4-4 with two RBI’s.  He makes an error in the seventh but gets his fifth hit in the eighth.  Defensive replacement Goldschmidt doubles and the Zaps tack on two more in the ninth.  No doubt about the Grumpy’s Bail Bonds Player of the game as Santana goes 5-5 and goes yard.  Zaps 8-3

May 28th:  The Zaps start Corey Kluber and the Mavs start Clay Buchholtz.  The Fangraphs probability of a win for the Mavs stands at 0.03%.  The Mavs score a run on a sac fly by Crush Davis after a triple 1-3 fly but give it back  and then some with two errors (one by Crush who is standing at 0 currently on the FFT plus/minus system) – 3-1 after 3.  The Zaps tack on 3 more in the top of the 4th as Fangraphs has now stopped even tracking the game.  I was talking to the Fungoes and DV’s about how great it would be to have a win probability tracker in real life  Let’s say you are talking to a cute girl – win probability 15% (well maybe when I was younger).  She asks “what do you do for fun?”  I answer “I play Strat-O-Matic – win probability 0.02%.  Corey Kluber goes nine and strikes out ten winning the Grumpy’s Bail Bonds Player of the Game as the Zaps win 7-3.

August 3rd:  The Zaps send in Zack Grienke to face Trimble Tech and Bandito Motorcycle Gang alumnus Yovanni Gallardo.  Today’s game is brought to you by Liquor Mart.  Stop by after the game regardless of your in game consumption.  We’ve paid the cops to look elsewhere.  Liquor Mart “we pay the law so you don’t have to”.  The Zaps would be up by ten but Hal keeps getting people tossed out running the bases so it is 3-1 when the Mavs finally chase Grienke in the bottom of the seventh.  The Mavs made a valiant effort but left two on and only narrowed the score to 3-2.  The Zaps take advantage of another Elvis error, a Morse X-chart hit and push three insurance runs across.  Note to Mav management:  Infield defense matters.  Justin Upton hits his second homer of the game to cut the lead in half but Ozuna and Morse miss ballpark taters and that is pretty much it.  7-4 Zaps as the Mavs are clearly outclassed.  Reyes goes 2-4 with two runs scored and two driven in to win the Grumpy’s Bail Bonds Player of the Game.  And the Mav fans weave their way down to Liquor Mart.

August 4th:  Francisco Liriano takes the hill against Jason Hammel.  It is Republican Presidential candidate night tonight.  We had to add extra seating down the far right side of the field to accommodate them all (and widen the entrance to the field to accommodate Donald Trump’s ego).  In the top of the first Corey Dickerson hits the 28th homer allowed by Hammel in 148 innings.  Note to Mav management:  starting pitching matters.  Dickerson singles in another run in the top of the sixth.  Zaps up 2-0 but out of the blue Elvis draws a walk and Country Breakfast homers.  New ballgame and following a Lucroy walk, Liriano is pulled because he is tired despite having only allowed two hits.  ISIS leader Danny Faquar gives up a single to Upton.  Morse follows with a bases clearing double.  A catcher X single on 1e1 Lucroy chases Hammel but the Mavs pen comes through bringing up yet another blown save opportunity for Greg Holland in the ninth.  Despite a leadoff walk, Holland hangs on and the Mavs win 4-2.  The Betty’s Brothel Blow of the Game goes to Mike Morse for the game winning double.

August 5th:  The Mavs ignore the warning signs and pitch Wily Peralta again and the Zaps counter with Corey Kluber.  Oh dear.  This cries out for a good give away.  It is Betty’s Brothel Bobblehead Night here at the ballpark.  No surprise with that give away the Republican Presidential candidates are back for another go at it.  Not surprisingly Wily Peralta gives up hits left and right but Corey Dickerson is thrown out twice trying to steal and a couple of well place LOMAX’s help the Mavs to a 5-3 lead through six.  Through seven the Zaps have had 15 baserunners, scored five and left four on base.  Meanwhile Hal sends Corey Kluber out to pitch the bottom of the seventh with an eleven hitter going.  Kluber mows the Mavs down.  Hal knows all.  Kendrick hits a homer 1-14 triple and gets the triple to lead off the bottom of the eighth.  Hit number twelve.  Hal sticks with Kluber.  Elvis botches a squeeze and of course Lucroy follows with a single.  Kluber makes it through the eighth despite allowing his thirteenth hit and you can throw in two walks as well as the game that neither team wants moves to the ninth and then the tenth.  Nick Castellanos lets a single through and Greg Holland takes another loss.  Zaps 6-5.  Cutch goes 3-5 with two homers and four RBI’s to win the Grumpy’s Bail Bonds Player of the Game.  Rat bastard.

August 6th:  It is Scherzer against Odorizzi in a Z laden match up.  Neither pitcher is sharp as both give up a bunch of baserunners but the Mavs push a few more across and are up 5-2 heading to the top of the sixth – the Trojan prevention inning.  Free condoms for all fans if the Mavs can hold the Zaps scoreless.  Fittingly the Mavs bring in Jessica Hahn for the sixth.  Thanks a botched hit and run the Zaps fail to score despite two more walks by Hahn.  The Mavs score two insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth on a Rendon X swing and miss at 2B.  Hal leaves Scherzer in to pitch the bottom of the seventh working on a thirteen hitter.  He mows the Mavs down.  Hal knows all.  After two singles and a walk load the bases in the bottom of the eighth, Hal decides Scherzer is finally tired.  Fifteen hits and four walks allowed in seven innings.  The Mavs win 8-3.  The Grumpy’s Bail Bonds Player of the Game goes to Jonathan Lucroy who went 2-5 including his 61st double.

Nads 3, Sidewinders 2

SSWs go 2-3 at NADS – Game files and box scores attached
4/20 – NADS win 2-1 Fister gave up 4 hits in eight and a third;
     then Rondon and Sipp closed the door
4/21 – Bartol Colon pitches complete game and SSWs bats come alive
      10-2 Snakes win!
7/2 – NADS win 3-1 Miley allowed 1 run, 3 hits and 4 walks in 5 and 1/3,
     Broxton got the win with 2 2/3 shutout innings and Sipp got the save
7/3 – SSWs and NADS were tied 3-3 in the bottom of the 6th when Aybar
     stunned the Snakes with a two run dinger. NADS win 5-3
7/4 – SSWs win 6-5 in 10 innings. The Snakes were leading 5-3 in the bottom
       of the 9th – Vincent allowed 2 hits and a hit batter – NADS scored two.
      The Snakes scored 1 in the top of the 10th and Kimrel shut the door

Mavs 5, Fungoes 5

The Fungoes and Mavs split ten on a hot Sunday morning in Texas.  Here is how good Mike Trout is.  I felt like we handled him well and the Fungoes felt like he had a bad series.  His OPS was .949 and he hit a homer every twelve at bats.  And we did handle him well.

Lucroy had 21 hits in 41 at bats and drew seven walks as the highlight for the Mavs.  The lowlight for both teams were the closers.  Papelbon blew his second save of the year and Holland blew his third this week.

But the highlight of the series without a doubt was Dyson stealing his way around to score a key run in a twelve inning Fungo win in game seven.  Brought back fond memories of my days with Vince Coleman.  This of course became the Fungo strategy from then on.  Luckily for them they kept failing to get a lead to steal third because they were pounding the Mav pitchers by then and won games 8, 9 and 10 going away.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

DVs 8, Mavs 2

Mavs take advantage of spending a fine August evening in Tulsa with a visit to the DV household. The dogs were happy to have a new person to bother and interestingly the Mavs sat in the exact same chair and spot that the Warpigs did last fall when they took 8 of 10 from the DVs. However the results this time were just the opposite as the DVs won 8 of 10 in a rather unremarkable series as the losing team scored 1 run or less in 7 of the 10 games. It was even unremarkable enough that Betty’s Brothel has hinted at dropping their sponsorship. No word if Grumpy’s Bail Bonds will follow suit: “When your Wong’s out, we shout”.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Inmates 4, Killer Bees 1

All games at the Baptist Bowl via CM:
Inmates 8 – Bees 2: A close game got blown open in the Inmate 6th when the Beakless Chicken Gang scored four, the big hit when HAL brought in Chamberlain to face Rizzo after Matsuzakakakaka intentionally walked JD Martinez. Joba’s first pitch was hit nine miles to put the game out of reach.
Bees 2 – Inmates 1: Pineda walked seven yet allowed only a single run. The Inmate 9th was exciting, but the LDMF choked at every possible point to avoid the win. Marte walked with one out, then stole second after HAL brought in Familia to pitch. Vargas then pinch-hit for Martinez and hit the first pitch for a triple. All that was needed from Rizzo was a flyball to tie the game, but noooooooo, he hit into a 1-2 fielder’s choice. OK, all’s not lost (yet). Jones then singled Rizzo to second, and Reddick walked to load the bases. Woohoo! The game’s in the bag – not. LDMF poster boy Escobar fanned to end the game.
Inmates 8 – Bees 7 (10 Innings): The Kaopectate Loose Bowel Game of the Week. The Inmates took a 6-3 lead into the 9th, only to have Tolleson on the hill in a mop-up roll. After allowing a lead-off single to Snider, Bonifacio fanned and Polanco hit into a force play when defensive replacement Segura couldn’t turn the DP. Still, two outs, a three-run lead – what could go wrong? Freeman reached on an x-chart single and error by Jose “Hooks” Altuve. Some intestinal rumbling begins…Santana then walked to load the bases. Uncontollable flatulence is occurring in the Inmate dugout…Granderson hit a grand salami (fuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuck) to give the Bees a 7-6 lead (shitshitshitshitshit). Bottom of the 9th, two outs, Matsuzakakakaka on the mound, Altuve singled. HAL brings in Chamberlain the Diarhea King. Altuve stole second…high-pitched farting begins in the Bee dugout…Marte doubled on Joba’s first pitch. Feces is splattered all over the fucking place. Tie game. Move to the 10th. Gyorko led off with a single, then promptly got tossed trying to steal. Simmons then singled…fowl (get it?) smelling emanations are creeping from both dugouts and the bleachers…but nothing happened (Here I sit, broken-hearted, paid my dime and only farted…). Inmate 10th: Joba turned squishy from the start. Jones singled and went to second on Segura’s bunt. Vargas got walked to set up the DP, but…sound of toilet flushing on the mound…LDMF poster boy Escobar singled to end the game, going from shit-licking goat to hero.
Inmates 6 – Bees 4: Rosario, Altuve, and JD Martinez all tatered off of Minor’s batting T in the Inmate 5th.  The Inmate bullpen did what they could to throw the game away, but the Bees ran out of time.
Inmates 9 – Bees 1: The Bees couldn’t generate offense or pitching, with Granderson (the Bastage) hitting a solo HR in the 4th for the only run to come out of the hive.  Simon went the distance for the Beakless Chicken Gang. Martinez, Reddick, Rosario, and Rizzo all homered for the Inmates in a game that was never close.

Fungoes 3, Zaps 2

Zaps at Fungoes

June 26:
Fungoes score 6 in the 1st and 1 more in the 2nd and coast to a 7-2 win.  David Price (14-8) picks up the win while Cole Hamels collecst the complete game loss for the Zapper.  Trout and Hosmer both hit home runs for the home team.

June 27:
Zack Greinke tossed a complete game and second baseman Chase Utley jacked one
out of the ballyard at WTF where Zaps beat the Fungoes by the score of 5 to 4.  Kyle
Gibson (9-3) takes the loss for the Fungi.

September 1:
Full rosters, Corey Kluber complete game and a CRACK explosion of Zap bats spells
doom for the Fungoes as the Zappers win it 13-5.  Tom Koehler (3-6) earns the loss for 
the Fungoes.  This one really wasn't as close as the score indicates, Zap hitters mashed 
20 hits all off of Tom Koehler, who tossed a complete game.......OUCH!  Corey Dickerson  
went 5 for 6 at the plate while Russell Martin went 4 for 5 with a HR and 4 RBIs!   Altogether 
a game to forget for the Fungo faithful.

September 2:
Trout hit two HRs the last being a walkoff in the 9th as the Fungoes win it 7-6.  Max Scherzer
takes the complete game (8 2/3 inn) loss as through 4 games the Zaps haven't even warmed up
a reliever yet.  Kyle Gibson starts for the Fungoes but David Robertson (4-1)picks up the win in
relief.  Scherzers undoing tured out to be the long ball as Mookie Betts also hit a HR on a ballpark 
HR chance (which is the second time this season Fungoes have hit a BP HR at home).  Chase
Utley Homers for the Zaps!

September 3:
Fungoes break open a 2-2 tie with a 2 spot in the bottom of the 8th on a bases loaded walk followed
by a Danny Farquhar wild pitch to close out the scoring!  Cole Hamels takes the hard luck loss 
while Clayton Kershaw (13-7) scatters 3 hits through 8 innings.  Papelbon picks up his 36th save.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Killer Bees 3, Wahoos 2

Bees go 3-2 vs the Hoos at the Hive.  Hoos finish the series 7-3.  Nothing to report, I'm an unoriginal, lazy bastard.

Zaps 5, Killer Bees 0

That was a fuckin blast.  I love this game.  Zaps go 5-0 at the Hive.

Buckeyes and Fungoes Trade

The Buckeyes traded Ryan Howard to the Fungoes for an 8th round pick.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

FFTs and Killer Bees Trade

The FFTs traded Dylan Bundy to the Killer Bees for a 10th round pick.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Zaps 5, Mavs 2

Game 1- Scherzer and the pen held the Mavs scoreless, and the Zaps used
four solo bombs, two from Cutch, to take the opener 4-0.
Game 2-The Mavs pound Hamels with Ozuna cracking an Earl Weaver special
on the way to a 9-2 victory to even the series.
Game 3-Buchholz gave up three first inning runs, that was enough for
Greinke and to triumph 5-2.
Game 4-Homer Bailey outdueled Jon Niese behind Nick Castellanos three
RBI night in a reverse of the game three score.
Game 5-The Mavs handed closer Greg Holland a two-hit whitewash in the
9th, but the Zaps mounted a two-out, three-hit rally in the 9th for a
2-1 win.
Game 6-The Mavs just could not hit with men on base and ended up
stranding eleven in a 4-2 defeat.
Game 7-Greinke and Peralta dueled until the Zaps got three singles in
the sixth to take a slim 2-1 lead that the bullpen held onto to get a W
in the finale.