Tuesday, April 25, 2017

DVs 5, Tweeners 2

DVs lose 2 of 3 at home, then rip out 2 wins in the HooverDome and 2 at Viagra Park – we are saving the last 3 games for a later date.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Inmates 5, Fungoes 2

Cards and dice at WTF:

Cespedes 2 – Fungoes 0 (WTF): Manaea and Price in a classic pitcher’s duel. All of the offense came on a pair of Cespedes solo homers.

Inmates 6 – Fungoes 5 (WTF): The Fungi hung a four-spot on Gray in the 2nd, then added another run in the 4th to take a 5-0 lead. The Inmates finally woke up (a little) in the 5th when Cespedes hit another solo tater. A three-run 9th, highlighted by a two-run homer by Jones, cheesed the game from the Fungoes.

Inmates 4 – Fungoes 3 (WTF – DH game 1): Once again the Inmates played the come-back card to steal another game, scoring the final run in the 8th on an RBI triple by Nunez.

Fungoes 5 – Inmates 3 (WTF – DH game 2): The Fungoes took a tip from the Inmate Book of Cheese to finally get in the W column for the series. Nursing a 3-1 lead in the 6th, the Inmate Self-Immolation Squad came on the blow the game (and themselves). The Inmates loaded the bases in the 9th with only one out, but Harris then shut things down to preserve the win.

Inmates 10 – Fungoes 0 (Baptist Bowl): Gray and Wood combine on a three-hit shutout while five Inmates homered to totally obliterate the Fungi.

Fungoes 9 – Inmates 8 (Baptist Bowl – 11 innings): A great see-saw match. The Fungoes jump out to a 2-0 lead off of Quintana in the 4th, only to see the Inmates claw back to take a 6-2 lead by the end of seven. Once again, the Beakless Chicken Gang’s Self-Immolation Squad made an appearance, allowing two in the 8th and four more in the 9th to give the Fungi the lead, 8-6. On came Harris to save the game, only to have Valbuena and Rizzo both hit solo cranks to push the game into extra innings. The Fungoes scored the winning run in the 11th, but the Inmates made things interesting when they loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning and left all runners stranded.

Inmates 8 – Fungoes 6 (Baptist Bowl): In a repeat of the style of the last game, the Fungoes jumped out to a 4-1 lead after 6. Altuve jacked a three-run homer for the Inmates in the 7th to tie the score, but the Fungi scored once in both the 8th and 9th to lead 6-4 as the Inmates came up for their last AB. Valbuena led off with a double, followed by a Jones homer to tie the game. Ramos then singled, and Altuve hit his second tater of the game to end it in walk-off fashion.


First Trade of the Season

The Warpigs send their 2018 5th and 7th round picks to the Nads for a reserve pick.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Rhinos 2, Goofs 1

Rhinos took 2 out of 3 versus Goofs during the Mavfest Saturday.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

I Don't Know (Third Base!)

Tweeners 2, Skyscrapers 1

CM games at The Hooverdome.
6/18 – Scrapers 5, Tweeners 1.  As this one progressed it seemed that a no-hitter was inevitable. Through 8 innings Hamel had faced the minimum, allowing only one baserunner (via HBP) immediately followed by a GBA.  Jose Iglesias broke it up with a 9th inning double, and Reynolds drove him in to avoid the shutout.  Hamels finished the 2-hitter with no walks and 11 Ks.  Rendon homered, Bumgarner took the loss.
6/19 – Tweeners 4, Scrapers 2.  Kuma allowed only 3 hits over 8 innings, Treinen pitched a perfect 9th for the save.  Kevin Gausman served up homers to Arenado and Cozart, and Stephen Vogt legged out a Little League homer via Jose Bautista (X).
6/20 – Tweeners 9, Scrapers 3.  Greinke allows 5 earned and can’t make it through the first inning. Villar and Zobrist both homer twice to back Robbie Ray.

Fungoes 9, Mavs 1

Fungoes vs Mavs

May 13 at WTF: Fungoes win this one 3-0 behind a strong outing by David Price.  Will Harris gets the save and Odorizzi takes the loss for the Mavman.  Sal Perez hits his 4th dinger of the season for the Fungoes.

May 14 at WTF: Fungoes score early and run up a 6-1 lead through 4 innings.  Fungoes win it 7-2 behind a strong Dan Straily performance.  Hammel takes the loss.  Harper homers for the Mavs while Betts cranks one for the Fungoes.

June 24 at Mavland: Fungoes streak out to a 7-0 lead and take a 7-3 lead into the bottom of the ninth.  However, at just that moment, The Mav bats awaken and tally 6 runs to walk it off 9-7 on a 2-out GRAND SLAM HOMERUN off the bat of Tommy Joseph.  Robles picked up the win in relief while Will Harris SUFFERED the loss!! 

June 25 at Mavland: This time it is the Mavs with a big lead early 5-2 until the Fungoes score 2 in the 7th and 2 more in the 8th and hold on to win it 6-5.  Santiago improves to 3-0 while Harris picks up his 9th save.  Rodriguez takes the loss in relief for the Mavs.  Murphy, Odor, McCann, Harper and Gyorko all homer.

June 26 at Mavland: Fungoes score 4 in the first but the Mavs tie it up 4-4 with a 2 spot in the fourth inning.  Fungoes score 2 in the 6th and 2 more in the 7th and hold on to win it 9-5.  Lance McCullers evens his record at 2-2 while Hellickson takes the loss.  Harris gets the save.  Homerun derby continues with Murphy smashing 2 while Betts, Hosmer, Harper and Davis all hit 1 each.

July 20 at WTF: Mavs take a rare lead in the top of the second scoring 1 run.  Fungoes tie it up in the fourth and walk it off with a 2 run Francisco Lindor homerun!  Strickland takes the loss in relief while Robertson picks up the win for the Fungoes,

July 21 at WTF: All Fungoes as they win it 7-0.  Lance McCullers improves to 3-2 and combines with Carlos Torres for the shutout.  Hammel takes the loss for the Mavs.

July 22 at WTF: Another Fungo shutout as Kershaw weaves magic and improves to 7-1 on the season.  O’Day finishes up the last 2 innings for the combined shutout for the Fungoes.  Hellickson takes the loss.  Fungoes win 6-0.

September 01 at Mavland: Fungoes score in 6 different innings and win it 6-3.  David Price gets the win and improves to 4-3 on the season.  Hammel takes the loss and Will Harris notches save number 11.  Odor, Sal Perez, McCann, Harper and Gyorko all homer.

September 02 at Mavland: Mike Trout homered and had 2 RBI as the red-hot Waxahachie Fungoes defeated the floundering Midlothian Mavs in 11 innings by the score of 5 to 2 at Juan Gonzalez Field. The score was knotted at 2 after nine innings.  Finally, Waxahachie pulled the game out in the 11th inning.  Carlos Beltran led off and started the attack as he drew a walk.  Two outs later Francisco Lindor came to bat and laced a single.  Matt Carpenter then doubled scoring two baserunners.  Trout came up and he laced a base-hit scoring the final run of the inning.  Waxahachie finished with 13 hits while Midlothian ended up with 8. 
The win went to Carlos Torres (2-2) who allowed no runs in 2 innings. Torres
was helped out by Will Harris who recorded his 12th save.  Hansel Robles
took the loss in relief.

Warpigs 4, FFTs 3

Cards and Dice

All games played at the BallPork.

April 13 - Warpigs 4, FFTs 0 - Adam Wainwright was the star, tossing a complete game shutout. Waino scattered 6 hits and used 3 double play grounders to escape a couple of jams. Jeff Samardzija took the loss for the FFTs. The low-scoring first game would be a sign of things to come.

April 14 - Warpigs 4, FFTs 3 - Oddly enough, Adam Wainwright took center stage in back-to-back games. The Pigs entered the bottom of the 8th trailing 3-1, but 3 consecutive walks started the inning. Logan Forsythe then stepped in and grounded into a DP, closing the score to 3-2 with the tying run at 3rd. Then things got strange... Jake Lamb was called on to pinch hit for Yasmany Tomas, which in turn prompted the FFTs to bring in Danny Duffy. The Pigs were almost out of options. Almost. Lamb was called back for a pinch hitter for the pinch hitter: Adam Wainwright. Waino rolls 2-3... gone! His second homer of the year! Raisel Iglesias has an easy 9th and the Pigs win 4-3.

April 15 - FFTs 3, Warpigs 2 - Miguel Cabrera and Adrian Beltre hit solo homers in the 2nd inning - the first earned runs scored by the FFTs against the Pig starters. Tomas tied it up in the 6th with a 2-run shot off of Drew Pomeranz, but Joc Pederson doubled in Nelson Cruz in the 7th for the deciding run. Wainwright tried to be the hero again, pinch hitting with the bases loaded in the 8th inning, but he went down on strikes.

September 14 - FFTs 5, Warpigs 2 - In game 1 of a double header, Robinson Cano went 3-5 with a homer and a double. He drove in 3. Troy Tulowitzki also had 3 hits. Tomas hit another 2-run homer for the Pig runs. Drew Pomeranz went 5.2 innings for the win. Wainwright took the loss.

September 14 - FFTs 2, Warpigs 0 - To be fair, this was the second game of a double header, and the BallPork has no lights. The players raced against the oncoming darkness, and the results were predictable. Mike Leake allowed only 4 hits while striking out 11. At one point, he had a string of 7 consecutive K's. Carlos Rodon, who has no business in organized ball, also took advantage of the gloamin'. The first 2 batters he faced got hits and scored (the light was still good at that point), but Rodon dominated the rest of the way, striking out 11 in 8 innings. With Iglesias whiffing 2 in his 1 inning, it meant there were 24 total strikeouts. Only 4 players in the starting lineups did NOT strike out, and one of those was Chris Carter. Now, that's funny.

September 15 - Warpigs 4, FFTs 1 - The suddenly free-swinging Pigs struck out another 13 times this game against Rich Hill and friends, but Anthony Desclafani was masterful, allowing only an unearned run over his 7 innings. Hunter Pence homered early, and Logan Forstythe hit a 2-run shot late in the win. Alex Wilson went the final 2 innings for his 3rd save of the year.

September 16 - Warpigs 4, FFTs 3 - Is it possible for a 4-3 game to be a blowout? Can a team coast to a 4-3 win? Before this game, I would have said no. Samardzija was sent to the showers early. He faced only 7 batters, but gave up the cycle. Last seen, Smarj, Sam Dyson, and Jake Diekman were alone in the clubhouse performing a circle jerk. Ender Inciarte went 2-3 with 2 doubles, and Jake Lamb homered. Logan Forsythe set a Warpig team record, getting hit by a pitch in 3 consecutive plate appearances. Archie Bradley got his 2nd win of the year; Iglesias earned the save.

Fungoes 7, SuperGoofs 3

Fungoes vs Goofs.

April 24 at Goofs:
Kershaw vs Tanaka and it's all Goofs in this one as they hand Kershaw his first loss of the season, 3-0.  Uehara picks up the save for Tanaka.  Sandy Leon goes "Yard" for the Goofs.

April 25 at Goofs:
DeGrom defeats McCullers as the Goofs win game two 8-3.  Kang Homers and drives in 4 for the SGs!  Fungoes can’t get out of town fast enough!

June 6 at WTF:
Goofs out to an early lead but Fungoes tie it up in the bottom of the 8th on a 3-run blast off the bat of Eric Hosmer.  Hos seemed a little pissed when reminded that the Goofs had weren’t interested in trading for him!  Fungoes walk it off 7-6, on a Matt Carpenter bases loaded single in the 9th.  Tanaka gets the loss while O’Day picks up the win in relief.

June 7 at WTF:
Tied at 3 after 6 innings the Fungoes break it open with a 5 spot in the 7th running away with the 10-5 victory.  Wright takes the loss while Daniel Robertson picks up the win in relief for the Fungi.  Hosmer continues to show his displeasure of the Goofs and smashes a 2-run HR.

June 8 at WTF:
Kershaw vs Darvish.  A pitcher’s duel into the 5th where the Fungoes pick up 2 and win this one 3-0.  Will Harris grabs the save while Napoli goes deep for the Fungoes.  Both teams held to just 6 hits.

July 6 at Goofs:
Tanaka vs Musgrove turns into an epic pitcher’s duel.  Musgrove matches Tanaka through 6 2/3 innings then the Fungoes bullpen combines to match Tanaka the rest of the way.  This one is still 0-0 into the 13th inning.  Dyson smashes a 1-out triple and then Francisco Lindor lays down a perfect suicide squeeze to put the Fungi on top 1-0.  Will Harris throws a perfect bottom half of the inning to pick up the save and hand O’Day a win in relief.  Rusin takes the loss for the Goofs. 

July 7 at Goofs: 
Goofs break out on top with a run in the first.  4 more in the fifth as Kang continues to beat up on Fungo pitching.  Goofs hang on to win this one 6-3.  Straily takes the loss for the Fungoes dropping his record to 2-4.

July 8 at Goofs:
Fungoes break out on top scoring in the 2nd inning.  Goofs take the lead and build on it stretching it out to 5-1 with scoring 2 in the 5th inning.  Fungoes score 4 in the 6th to tie it up.  Goofs add 1 run in the bottom half of the 6th and 1 more in the 7th to ease out to a 7-5 lead.  Fungoes blow it up in the 8th scoring 5 to go up 10-7.  That’s the final score as Roark takes the loss and Torres picks up the win in relief for the Fungoes.

August 14 at WTF:
Fungoes score early and often and Hosmer continues to blast the Goof pitching with 4 hits, 5 RBIs and a HR on the night!  Santiago picks up the win for the Fungoes while Wright takes the complete game loss for the Goofs.  Fungoes win it 8-2.

August 15 at WTF:
DeGrom vs Kershaw turns into a well pitched game with the Fungoes winning it 2-0.  Kershaw improves to 6-1 on the season while Degrom takes the loss for the Goofs.  Sal Perez and Daniel Murphy pick up the RBIs for the Fungoes.  Kershaw holds the Goofs to 4 hits.

Buckeyes 11, Drillers 3

Buckeyes take 11 of 14.

4/16 Buckeyes 3 Drillers 2 (11 innings)
4/17 Buckeyes 4 Drillers 2
4/17 Buckeyes 11 Drillers 5
4/19 Drillers 6 Buckeyes 5 (15 innings)
4/20 Drillers 8 Buckeyes2

5/30 Buckeyes 5 Drillers 3
5/31 Buckeyes 8 Drillers 5
6/1 Buckeyes 12 Drillers 2

8/7 Buckeyes 8 Drillers 6
8/8 Buckeyes 9 Drillers 4
8/9 Buckeyes 13 Drillers 3

9/18 Buckeyes 10 Drillers 7 (13 innings)
9/19 Drillers 7 Buckeyes 6 (14 Innings) 

Inmates 6, Wahoos 4

Inmates 3 – Wahoos 2 (WahooLand): A pitching duel between Quintana and Verlander. The ‘hoos scored a pair in the 8th on a 2-run tater, but time ran out before they could come all the way back.

Wahoos 5 – Inmates 3 (WahooLand): Another tight game featuring the arms of Gray and the Ghost of Fernandez. A walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th sinks the LDMF.

Wahoos 11 – Inmates 8 (WahooLand): Five Inmate homers put the Beakless Chicken Gang on top 8-1 after 3 ½ innings, but the incendiary pitching staff allowed ten unanswered runs to the Wahoos to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory. Shitfuck.

Wahoos 9 – Inmates 2 (WahooLand): Pineda pitching in a BP HR/S 1-20 ballpark brought out all of the expected spoogeness. Pitching a complete game, he allowed 14 hits and 6 walks in an attempt to give the bullpen a little rest. Segura and Nunez homer for the LDMF to avoid the ignominy of being shut out.

Inmates 7 – Wahoos 2 (WahooLand): A five-run Inmate 5th, highlighted by a Rizzo three-run homer, was all Salazar needed for the win (despite giving up a pair of solo HRs).

Inmates 4 – Wahoos 3 (10 innings – Baptist Bowl): A three-run Altuve homer in the 3rd was the end of all scoring until Rizzo hit a walk-off single scoring Altuve in the Inmate 10th.

Wahoos 9 – LDMF 0 (Baptist Bowl): The Inmates manage all of five hits off the Ghost of Fernandez, while the Wahoos scalp Quintana for eight runs (three homers) in 6 1/3. Fuckshit.

Inmates 5 – Wahoos 4 (17 innings – Baptist Bowl): Bizarre game that turned the tide of the day’s series. Inmate pitchers walked thirteen, but the Wahoos countered by hitting into five double-plays. Bonehead play of the game: Cespedes hit a two-out double in the bottom of the 16th, only to be tagged out on a hidden-ball trick. A two-out double by Segura scored Santana with the game winner an inning later.

Inmates 2 – Wahoos 1 (Baptist Bowl): A pitcher’s duel between Quintana and Arrieta, with another weird happening: Brandon Crawford made both a one-base and a two-base error on the 7th, yet the Inmates were unable to score.

Inmates 6 – Wahoos 3 (Baptist Bowl): A three-run 9th for the Wahoos was too little, too late. Cespedes, Rizzo, and Martinez hit jacks for the Inmates.

Note: 35 homers were hit in the 10-game series – 18 by the Wahoos, 17 by the Inmates. The Wahoos hit into fourteen double-plays.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

FFTs 8, Tweeners 2

A new version of the Tweener Split.  We win the first and the last, you win those in between. Seems a lot more reasonable when it is just a 5 game set.  If we thought we had any chance of success this year, a couple of these losses would be tough to take.  As it is, we sleep well knowing we tried like hell, and still managed to improve draft position.

5/20 – Tweeners 7, FFTs 2.  Kuma within one out of a complete game.  Leake yanked after a 3-run first inning.  Homers by Springer, Dietrich, Reddick, and Cruz.  Hal’s scribe called it a “one-sided affair at The Grove.”

5/21 – FFTs 4, Tweeners 3.  A 9th inning 2-run HR by Vogt give the Tweeners the lead, FFTs tie it in the bottom half.  14th inning hits by Miggy, Cruz, and Reddick off Mike Montgomery make a winner of Derek Law.

5/22 – FFTs 2, Tweeners 1.  Scoreless through 8, Cozart doubles in a 9th inning run off Law, but Treinen serves a 2-run bomb to Miggy, giving another W to Law.  George Brett was unhappy with his club's recent performance.  'We can't keep losing games’ he said. ‘It gets to be embarrassing after a while.’

7/2 – FFTs 5, Tweeners 2.  Change of venue to The Hooverdome, no change of outcome.  Felix is outpitched by former mate Gio.  S – Dyson.

7/3 – FFTs 2, Tweeners 1.  Tweeners get a 1st inning unearned run off Lackey and nothing more.  MadBum allows solo shots to Beltre and Molina.  W – Duffy, S – Dyson.  George Brett was in a sour mood after the game. ‘Even you guys up in the press box know why we lost this game. We made too many mistakes.’

7/28 – FFTs 7, Tweeners 4.  Back to The Grove, and more extra innings, thanks to a 3-run 9th inning Tweeners’ rally off Dyson.  A 3-run jack by Brandon Guyer in the 12th made a loser of Nova and another win for Duffy.

7/29 – FFTs 2, Tweeners 0.  A strong effort by Blake Snell is wasted as Hill, Duffy (W), and Dyson (S) combine to shut us out.

9/8 – FFTs 9, Tweeners 2.  Expanded rosters, home cooking, nothing matters.  Lackey over Kuma.

9/9 – FFTs 4, Tweeners 0.  Hill and friends combine again for the shutout for the ‘blistering-hot Dallas FFTs.’  Robbie Ray lowers his ERA to 6.53 and his record to 1-4.

9/10 – Tweeners 7, FFTs 5.  In a good matchup it was the Logan County Tweeners 7, the Dallas FFTs 5 at The Hoover Dome. Homers by Desmond, Cano, Cabrera, and Pederson were not enough as Logan County came through with the game-winning runs in the 8th inning scoring 3 runs.  Kevin Pillar led off and started the attack as he was hit by a pitch.  Ben Zobrist followed and he drew a walk.  George Springer then drew a walk to load the bases.  Melvin Upton Jr came up and he banged out a single driving in two more baserunners.  Nolan Arenado stepped into the box and drew a walk to load the bases.  Jose Iglesias added to the uprising and hit a sacrifice fly scoring the final run of the inning.  It was roller coaster of a game as the lead change hands 6 times.  Blake Treinen(2-1) allowed 1 run in 2 innings, and picked up the victory. The losing pitcher was Jake Diekman(0-3) in relief.  George Brett was just happy to get a win, 'We've had such a bad streak of games -- boy, it's great to get the monkey off our back.  Now maybe we can relax a little and play the kind of baseball of which we are capable.

Hardly a comforting thought.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Mavs 1, Goofs 1

The Goofs come to Midlothian to play the 1st annual Mavs Demerit Doubleheader.  The crack Mav marketing department noted that receipts would be better if the doubleheader were played over two days hence game one will be 6/21 and game two on 6/22.  These are just alternate facts so deal with them.
6/21 Tanner Roark vs. Carlos Martinez square off on Russian Hacker appreciation night.  Free Donald Trump bobbleheads looking the other way for the first fifteen thousand sober fans.  Chances are some will be available in game two.  The Mavs pop two ballpark taters in the first inning soaking poor Bernice Brewer.  A beleaguered Bernice Brewer heads down the slide in the bottom of the second on a 3-6 straight out homer by Gyorko.  Miller follows with a double and Lucroy a triple as the Mavs try to hit for the cycle in the inning.  An error by 1e16 Hechavarria sets up a bases loaded no out situation for JFB who promptly grounds into two.  Nonetheless the Mavs are up 6-0 and vodka sales are soaring.  And that was pretty much that.  The Mavs managed to hit into a bunch of double plays and the Goofs down by six runs in a home run park tried to hit and run three times.  Gee thanks Hal.  Mavs 6-0.  The Grumpy’s Bail Bonds Player of the Game was Carlos “Tsunami” Martinez who scattered five singles and two walks across 6 2/3 scoreless innings.
6/22 Game two of the two day doubleheader.  Yu Darvish vs. the other Carlos – Cookie Carrasco.  Throwing out the first pitch is the mayor of Midlothian one Elmore King.  There was a slight delay getting the game started as the seating of the mayor got a little confusing because invited both his wife and his girlfriend.  The fire chief settled it by drawing the attention of the mayor’s girlfriend Amber Wine – who can resist a man in uniform, right Fungoes?  The Goofs up 1-0 on a hit and run double – Hal knows best.  Bottom of the third and JFBradley is up with a runner on third.  Happened three times in the first game and he hit into a double play, struck out and flew out.  Oh look another strikeout.  The F doesn’t stand for “fun”.  The Goofs tack on a run, the Mavs strike out more (9 through 4 innings).  Now we are up to twelve in six innings and the Mavs are well into a shaky pen.  Hal brings in Benoit with the Goofs up 5-0 ending Darvish’s chances at 18 K’s.  Benoit gives up two homers but the Goofs hang on 5-3.  The Grumpy’s Bail Bonds Player of the Game goes to Yu Darvish.  7 IP 3H 1 Walk 12K’s.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Buckeyes 2, Skyscrapers 1

Buckeyes and Skyscrapers got together to test out Team Viewer. All worked well.

Buckeyes go 2-1 at the home ballpark.

April 13 - Scrapers 6 Buckeyes 4 - Greinke goes 6 for the win. 10 runs scored were all 1 run innings.  Hernandez, Machado and Bautista homer for Scrapers. Turner and Gattis homer for Buckeyes.

April 14 - Buckeyes 5 Scrapers 3 - Maeda goes 5 and pitches just well enough to get the win. Smith comes in to get the last 2 outs and the save. Kluber goes all the way for the Scrapers and takes the loss. Sanchez emerges from an early season slump to hit 2 homers.

April 15 - Buckeyes 7 Scrapers 5 - Kinsler hits a 2 run walk off homer in the 9th off Z. Duke for the win. Phelps picks up the win in relief of E. Santana.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Skyscrapers 4, FFTs 1

Scrapers 4 FFT 1

Second baseman Jason Kipnis hit 2 doubles and had 2 RBI as the New York Skyscrapers outscored the Dallas FFTs 7 to 6. Cole Hamels(1-0) was not on his game tonight, but the New York offense bailed him out. He gave up 5 runs, 8 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings and surrendered 2 'round-trippers'. New York had 11 hits for the night. Ryan Dull gained credit for his 1st save. Drew Pomeranz(3-3) was the losing pitcher. He was touched for 7 hits and 3 walks in 4 and 2/3 innings. 'He gutted it out' New York's manager said of Hamels. 'I was very impressed by his tenacity.' 

JUNE 4th
First baseman Miguel Cabrera blasted 2 homeruns as the Dallas FFTs staged a dramatic comeback over the New York Skyscrapers by a score of 6 to 5 at The Grove. Dallas came up with the deciding runs in the 9th inning scoring 2 runs. Adrian Beltre started the inning off right when he reached on an error. Yadier Molina followed next and he was hit by a pitch. After an out was recorded, Troy Tulowitzki then tripled making Dallas the winners and sending the 48,474 fans home happy. Overall Dallas out-hit New York 11 to 6. The victory went to Derek Law(1-0) who went 1/3 of an inning, allowing no runs. Ryan Dull(0-1) was the losing pitcher in relief. He gave up 1 hit and no walks in 1/3 of an inning.


Paul Goldschmidt left the yard and had 3 RBI at The Grove where the New YorkSkyscrapers beat the Dallas FFTs by the score of 11 to 5. Dallas found themselves trailing quickly as the New York bats came through in the first inning when they came up with 3 runs on 2 hits. The big moment was provided by Goldschmidt who quieted the home crowd when he lofted a three-run bomb. For the game New York out-hit Dallas 15 to 11.Zack Greinke(1-0) got the win allowing 5 runs in 5 innings. Ryan Dull recorded the save, his 2nd. Gio Gonzalez(1-2) absorbed the loss. He got hammered, allowing 8 hits and 2 walks in 4 and 1/3 innings. 

The New York Skyscrapers cruised to a 8 to 3 victory over the Dallas FFTs at The Grove.Kevin Gausman(1-0) earned his pay with a solid performance for New York. He went 6 innings surrendering 7 hits and no walks reducing his ERA from 6.00 to 3.00. New York dominated offensively as they scored in 6 different innings. Steve Cishek was credited with his 1st save. Gio Gonzalez(1-3) was charged with the loss. He was touched for 9 hits and 2 walks in 5 and 2/3 innings. 

Manny Machado smacked 2 homeruns and 3 RBI and Zach Duke went 3 strong innings at The Grove as the New York Skyscrapers beat the Dallas FFTs by the count of 6 to 2.Machado had a big day against Dallas. He popped a two-run clout over the fence in the 3rd inning and cracked a solo homerun in the 8th inning. Zack Greinke(2-0) got relief help from Duke who was excellent in relief and gained credit for his 1st save. Mike Leake(0-4) was the loser. He was touched for 3 homeruns in his 7 innings of work.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Fungoes 9, Rhinos 5

Fungoes and Rhinos played 14 via TeamViewer:

April 16 at WTF:
Archer starts for the Horned Hippos while Santiago gets the nod for the Fungi.  This one is knotted at 4 after 9 innings:  
Greg Garcia walks it off in the 10th with a 3-run Home Run for the Fungoes!  Cam Bedrosian absorbs the loss while 
Shawn Kelley picks up the win.  All the Home Runs went to the Fungoes in this one as Trout and Carpenter also connected

April 17 at WTF:
Rhinos score 3 in the 1st and 6 more in the 4th to cruise to a 9-4 victory.  Wisler picks up the complete game victory while 
Matt Boyd takes the loss in his Big League Fungo debut.  A variety of Rhino Bashers wreaked havoc on Fungo hurlers!
Wisler was pleased with his performance and noted, "I had great command of all of my pitches.  Just as important, my
location was right on."

April 18 at WTF:
Fungoes break open a close game with 7 runs in the bottom half of the 7th inning.  Devenski takes the loss while Shawn 
Kelley picks up the win in relief.  Arcia, Bryant and Betts all Homered on the night while Betts finished with 4 RBIs.

April 19 at WTF:
Rhinos break out with 4 in the first.  Fungoes plate 6 in the 2nd and the Rhinos tie it up in the 4th.  Fungoes plate 5 more 
in the bottom half of the 5th inning for an 11-6 lead.  Rhinos score 1 in the 8th and 3 more in the ninth but the Fungoes hold 
on to win it 11-10.  Hard to believe that Kershaw started this one for the Fungoes.  While Kershaw allowed 6 runs, only 2
were earned.  Kershaw improves to 2-0 on the season with Kelley picking up a save.  Lopez takes the loss allowing 10 hits 
and 8 earned runs in 4 2/3 innings.  Kemp, Flores and Myers all Homer for the Rhinos while Trout hits a Grand Slam and 
drives in 5 for the Fungoes.

April 20 at WTF:
This one is tied 2-2 at the end of 9 innings.  Rhinos score a run in the 11th and hold on to win it 3-2.  Fungoes enjoyed a big
day at the plate until runners found 2nd base as the Fungoes picked up 15 hits and stranded 18 runners!  Through 8 2/3 innings 
Archer allowed only 2 runs while giving up 12 hits and 11 walks!  Diaz picks up the win for the Rhinos while Torres takes the loss
for the Fungoes.  Devenski collects the save for Col. Rhino!

May 30 at Rhino Reserve:
In a close game the Fungoes hold off the Rhinos winning it 5-4.  David Price evens his record at 2-2 while Archer takes the loss
for the Rhinos.  Will Harris picks up his first save of the season for the Fungoes.  Napoli, Story and Bryant all went "yard".

May 31 at Rhino Reserve:
Rhinos erase an early 3-0 lead and come back to win it 6-3.  Straily gets the loss for the Fungoes while Cole gets the win with 
Devenski claiming the save.  Odor, Buxton and Story all hit Home Runs in the game.

June 01 at Rhino Reserve:
Nola shuts the Fungoes down allowing the Rhinos to win a close one 2-1.  Santiago takes the loss while Devenski picks up another 
save for the Rhinos.  Fungoes are held to 3 hits.  Flores Homers for the Rhinoman!

August 7 At Rhino Reserve:
Kershaw goes 6 strong innings and is part of a combined shutout, Fungoes win it 9-0.  Syndergaard gets hit hard and is tagged 
with the loss for the Rhinos.  Daniel Murphy hits a Grand Slam and drives in 5 for the Fungoes.  Rhinos are held to 6 hits with Torres
and Bruce Rondon sharing the shutout with Kershaw.

August 8 at Rhino Reserve:  
Rhinos stampede out to a 7-1 lead and then hold on to win it 7-5.  Price takes the loss falling to 2-3 on the season.  Sanchez gets 
the win while Nate Jones collects the save.  Story and Buxton both deliver Home Runs for the home team.

August 9 at Rhino Reserve:
Fungoes win a close pitcher's duel 2-1.  Straily gets the win for the Fungoes while nola takes the loss.  Will Harris picks up save number 2 
on the year.  Contreras hits the only Homer in this contest.  

August 10 at Rhino Reserve:
Hector Santiago throws a complete game 3-hitter as the Fungoes win it 8-1.  Cole takes the loss for the Rhinos.  Murphy, Betts and Hosmer
each collect 2 RBIs for the Fungoes.

September 18 at WTF:
Fungoes win this one 10-1 with McCullers picking up the complete game victory.  Wisler is hit hard in the "take one for the team" loss for the Rhinos.  
Trout and Carpenter both Homer for the Fungoes.  Trout drives in 3 while Carpenter and Betts both collect 3 hits in the contest.  

September 19 at WTF:
Game 162 on the schedule goes to the Fungoes as they race out to a 4-0 lead behind Kershaw and then hold on to win it 4-3 after Kershaw retires 
for the day after allowing 2 hits in 7 innings.  Archer takes the loss for the Rhinos and Will Harris collects his 3rd save for the Fungoes.  
Votto, Trout and Sal Perez all hit Home Runs.  Perez hits a big 3-run blast in the 4th to complete the Fungo scoring.

Fungoes were on fire most of the series outscoring the Rhinos 82 - 56.  These games were all played from Firehouse #7 in GP (at least on this side 
of TeamViewer) with the only interruption being the Pizza delivery!