Saturday, December 12, 2015

2015 NASOMA Playoffs - Sidewinders and Inmates

Game 1 - Sidewinders (Cueto) at Inmates (McHugh)

Snakes win 3-2 in 10 innings. Dee Gordon was the star, hitting a HR 1-3 shot.

Game 2 - Sidewinders (Ross) at Inmates (Pineda)

As I write this, they are tied in the 8th inning.

More later, but the Sidewinders won the series 4 games to 1 to advance to the World Series.

Round two Inmate/Snake debacle – Inmate version.

Snakes 3 – LDMF 2 (11 innings – Baptist Bowl): Inmates scored two runs on three hits in the 1st inning giving the Baptist Bowl faithful a profound case of unwarranted optimism. Little did the Baptist Bowl Choralaires know that the LDMF would manage a paltry Reddick walk and a Gattis single as the collective offense the remainder of the game. Extra innings ensued because the Slithering Slimeballs were unable to generate any of their own offense beyond a 1-4 double by some nameless bastard, followed immediately by a 1-3 Dee @#%$^#$#%# Gordon homer in the 3rd to tie the game. No one knows who scored the winning run in the 11th because the entire crowd fell asleep due to the huge offensive display by both teams.

Inmates 5 – Snakes 4 (10 innings – Baptist Bowl): The Inmates scored four in the 7th to take a 4-3 lead, only to have closer Neshek allow an intergalactic bomb to the Serpents’ batboy in the 8th to send the game into extra innings once again. A two-out rally in the last of the 10th sent the Screaming Recidivists home with a thrilling win. After Jones K’d and Ramirez flew out, JD Martinez singled and Escobar doubled with Martinez beating the 1-12 throw home for the walk-off.

Snakes 9 – Inmates 5 (Church Lot): After the debauchery of the Baptist Bowl the Inmates were unable to cope with the sanctity of the Church Lot. Martinez hit the sole tater that would come off an Inmate bat for the entire series, but Gattis hit into two 5-4-3 DPs to kill rallies and Neshek and Grimm started fires of their own to allow the game to get away.

Snakes 6 – Inmates 5 (10 innings - Church Lot): In the third extra-inning game of the series the Inmates pulled a two-spot out of their asses in the 9th when Martinez hit a two-out two-run double to tie the game at 5-5. Neshek to the rescue for the Snakes in the 10th, however, as they walk off with two outs to take a 3-1 series lead.

Snakes 2 – DMF (Dickless Mother-fuckers) 0 (Church Lot): Pineda tossed a complete game five-hitter, striking out ten, only to be out-pitched by four Snake pitchers. Gattis had all two of the DMF hits. Shitfuck. Congrats to Dr. Serpent and the Venomous Worms for their convincing and well-earned series win.

Final Thoughts: The luck of the die ran about 50-50, and despite winning four of five the series was a close one. Both teams got 43 hits in the series. The Snakes had four stolen bases, the Inmates five. The Snake bullpen was incredible, and (despite attempts at arson by a couple of Inmates) the Beakless Chicken Gang’s relievers did OK. The big difference in the series? The Snakes hit seven homers to the Inmates one. The Inmate Power turned out to be a paper Tiger (Chicken)…



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