Series Preview: Division Series – Manhattan Project vs Camarillo Quest – Can Jose Fernanez and Yu Darvish lead Manhattan to victory or will it be the big bats of Joey Votto, Jose Bautista and Brandon Moss?
Game #1: With Cy Young candidate CJ Wilson on the mound for Camarillo things looked good early – leading 5 to 1 going into the 8th inning. Wilson went 6 strong and was pulled to save his arm for later in the series. It almost back-fired and Manhattan scored 2 off the bat of Stephen Drew (who went 3 for 3 with 3 rbis in the game), but Camarillo held on to the 5 to 3 win. Continue reading
The Wildcards from the AL came from the always tough West Division. The Virginia Sluggers finished the regular season with a record of 102-60. They played host to the Coconut Creek Crushers who were 96-66. Both teams had similar stats for the year as evidenced by their team ERA’s (VIR-3.03, CCC-3.04) team BAvg (VIR- .251, CCC- .242) and Team runs scored (VIR- 771, CCC- 715).
B.Colon (6-1 1.76) against M.Scherzer (24-4 2.10)
New York Outlaws @ Clovis Wheat Kings – Series was played using join.me
It’s postseason baseball here in the MWBL. In the opening round for the National League the New York Outlaws are traveling out west to take on the Clovis Wheat Kings in a winner take all best two out of three series. New York finished the regular season at 89-73 and finished 4 games behind division champ Manhattan. Clovis ended with a 99-63 record and finished 1 game behind Camarillo in a back and forth title race.
Clovis ace Matt Harvey 15-6 on the hill facing Outlaw hurler Hiroki Kuroda 17-10.