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2019 PLAYER / PITCHER OF THE WEEK #9

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NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
ADRIANZA,Ehire MAN  AL .385 .615 3 13 5 3 0 0 1 6 4 0 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
CARRASCO,Carlos DET  AL 1 1 0 0 0.00 8 0 0 1 11 3 0 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
DOZIER,Brian PIT  NL .455 1.273 3 11 5 1 1 2 3 6 2 0 0 1 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
MARQUEZ,German POR  NL 1 1 0 0 0.00 9 0 0 3 15 1 0 0 0 1 0

Tempe  Tempers @ Rosemere  Renegades

Series Summary: Rosemere miraculously beats Kluber 2-0 to avoid a sweep. 6-1 Tempe.

Bethesda  Bandicoots @ Harsens Island  Walleye

Series Preview: Bethesda comes to town.
Game #1: Coots win 6-0
W Cobb 1-7 4.40 era
L Gonzalez 0-9 6.45 era
Game #2: Bethesda wins it 11-4
W Holder 2-0 3.00 era
L Chafin 0-2 3.27 era
Game #3: Walleye get one 4-0
W Severino 3.40 era
L Ross 4-6 3.44 era
Game #4: Rain out
Game #5: Bethesda wins 7-2
W Ryu 3-0 2.05 era
L Urena 3-6 2.83 era
Game #6: Bandicoots win 6-1
W Cobb 2-7 4.02 era
L Gonzalez 0-10 6.64 era
Series Summary: All Bethesda. They win 4 of 5 with a rain out.

Long Beach  Dirt Bags @ Triple Creek  Patriots

Series Preview: Titans visit the Patriots for 6 games in a division that’s already been decided.
Game #1: Gausman turns in one of hit best outings of the season and the Patriot offense collect 4 extra base knocks to take game 1. Robertson (3-4 with a homer) and Bellinger (2-4 w/ homer) lead the attack.

LBD 1 TCP 4

W – Gausman (3)
L – Fiers (2)
S – Soria (7)

Game #2: Tomlinson’s 2-out error in the 14 and bullpen depth made the difference here as this contest took 14 innings. Titans racked up 3 errors of their own, and teams combined to strand 28 baserunners, but in the end the Titans take it. Wendel had a nice 4-7 day.

LBT 4 TCP 2

W – Goeddel (1)
L – Montas (4)
S – Green (2)

Game #3: Tyler Anderson could only make it through 1 inning before leaving with a sore wrist. Called upon with short notice, Brault was mugged and Woodruff kicked him while he was down. Down 6-3 heading into the 9th, Triple Creek sends Holland to the hill and it was ugly; three hits and 2 walks later the game is tied. Holland is spared the L as the home squad scores a walk-off win. Anderson will only miss 5 days but Triple Creek loses Gurriel for 14 days and Orf for 1.

LBT 6 TCP 7

W – Holland (1)
L – Chavez (2)
S – None

Game #4: After a day off, the rejuvenated Patriots shut out the Titans. Bellinger goes deep once again, this time for 2 runs, and Seager drives in one. Strahm was dealing and started the day as a 23.

LBT 0 TCP 3

W – Strahm (2)
L – Wheeler (4)
S – Tropeano (1)

Game #5: 4-3 heading to the top of 7 and the Titans woke from their slumber. And how. Long Beach tallies 5 each in the 7th and 8th to blow the game wide open. No Patriot arm could do a thing as they were all raked into the fire. Top 3 Titans went a combined 7-15 with 5 RBI and Encarnacion added a Baltimore special. Just plain ugly baseball for Triple Creek.

LBT 13 TCP 5

W – Brault (2)
L – Jennings (3)
S – None

Game #6: Alex Wood dominates over 8 innings allowing just 2 hits. Fiers had a great outing too but was foiled by Wood. A rare Curtis Joseph RBI is the games only run.

LBT 0 TCP 1

W – Wood (5)
L – Fiers (3)
S – Soria (8)

Series Summary: Triple Creek takes 4 of 6 in a series with a bunch of close games.

Southwest Detroit  Fighting Chihuahuas @ Detroit Crime

Series Summary: Detroit wins the series over Southwest Detroit 5-1.

Coconut Creek   Crushers @ Dallas  Cougars

Series Summary: Cougars and Crushers split.

Fremont  Cannons @ Virginia  Sluggers

Series Preview: Fremont and Virginia, two 4th place clubs looking up at the leaders.
Fremont coming off a split with Southbend, Virginia a series loss to Mesa.
Game #1: FRE 8-7 W-Carlos Rondon (1-2) L-Chris Archer (4-3) SV-Sean Doolittle (3)

A Teoscar Hernandez RBI single in the 1st and a Khris Davis 2-run homer in the 3rd gave Fremont an early lead. When Clint Frazier’s single cut the lead to 3-1 in the 5th, it looked like momentum was shifting Virginia’s way. But Rondon got the next two batters to end the threat. Then Fremont erupted for 5 runs in the top of the 6th. Yoan Moncada started it with a longball and Teoscar Hernandez ripped a 2-run double to put Fremont up 8-1 and it looked like the game was over. But it wasn’t. Newly acquired Gregorio Petit lined a bases loaded single that drove in 2 runs in the 7th and Kevan Smith added a SF to narrow the core to 8-4. Virginia’s pen held the Cannons silent in the 8th and hoped for a miracle in the bottom half of the inning. Carlos Santana led off the bottom of the 8th by taking Koby Allard deep over the leftfield fence. Then Brian Anderson singled and Rafael Devers walked to put runners at 1st and 2nd. Sean Doolittle came in and got Clint Frazier to ground out and the runners moved up 90 feet. Then G.Petit hit a deep SF that scored B.Anderson and suddenly it’s 8-6 with a runner on 2nd with 2 outs. Doolittle walked around the mound. “DOOLITTLE kicks and delivers … hit like a shot … MONCADA waves on it, but it’s by him into right … DEVERS’s around third…they’re waving DEVERS in…and he scores.” Fremont 8 – Virginia 7. Doolittle muscles up and gets the next batter on 3 strikes and pumps his fist as he leaves the mound. Both teams put up goose eggs in the 9th and Fremont escaped with a hard fought 8-7 win.

Game #2: VIR 5-4 W-Luis Perdomo (5-3) L-Koby Allard (3-4) SV-Silvio Bracho (1)

Again Fremont jumped out early with a 2-1 lead going into the 4th. Then, with the bases loaded, Gregorio Petit drew a walk to tie the game at 2-all. Light hitting Jason Castro stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded ” lined hard over first…that’s good for extra bases … SANTANA scores … BONIFACIO’s right behind him…DAVIS’s after it … into the corner … PETIT scores … CASTRO’s going for three … the relay…safe! … three-run triple for CASTRO…CANNONS 2, SLUGGERS 5.” Fremont would add 2 more on a longball from Javier Baez, but it wouldn’t be enough as Virginia held on for the win.

Game #3: FRE 4-0 W-Sal Romano (5-4) L-Trevor Cahill (2-3)

When is a grade 4 starter better than a grade 11? When he throws a 3-hit CG shut-out. And that’s what Sal Romano did! Virginia could never get anything going as Romano baffled the Slugger batters. Khris Davis and Shohei Ohtani both went deep and Manuel Margot laced an RBI triple to support Romano’s effort.

Game #4: FRE 8-1 W-Daniel Norris (4-6) L-Ryan Borucki (0-4)

An easy win for the Cannons as Daniel Norris went 9 innings, scattering 6 hits and strikeing out 9. Fremont also out-hit Virginia 12-6. Yoan Moncada managed 3 hits in 4 at bats and Javier Baez blasted his 16th homer while picking up his 44th RBI. Teoscar Hernandez continued to spray hits and ripped his first 2 triples of the year with each one driving in a run. But it was Manuel Margot’s two doubles that accounted for 3 RBI’s that helped seal the win.

Game #5: VIR 8-4 W-Trevor Williams (5-5) L-Jason Vargas (2-8)

14 hits by the Gentlemen,…Rosell Herrera was the only Gentleman NOT to get a hit. And it was basically over after 2 innings. In the 1st and 2nd innings Virginia played longball and put up 6 runs. Carlos Santana blasted a 3-run shot in the 1st, Nick Markakis ripped a solo shot in the 2nd, and Anthony Rizzo sent a 2-run homer over the right field wall (also in the 2nd). Khris Davis upped his homerun total to 20 when he launched a solo shot to left in the top of the 3rd.

Game #6: FRE 5-4 W- Jordan Hicks (1-2) L-Felipe Vazquez (1-1) SV-Sean Doolittle (4)

Hot hitting Khris Davis hit a 2-run homer in the 1st, his 21st of the year, to put Fremont up 3-0. It would take Fremont 8 more innings before they scored again and by then they were on the wrong end of a 4-3 score. An RBI single, an Anthony Rizzo solo homer and a Rosell Herrera RBI single had tied the score before Rizzo lined a RBI line drive into right for a 4-3 Virginia lead in the 7th. In the 9th, Fremont came alive. With Khris Davis on 1st after a single, “M. KEPLER facing H. FILLMYER, T 9th, No Outs, Runner on 1st, Behind 3-4
The pitch … it’s a shot … down the line to right … into the corner … DAVIS is around third … he will slow-boat it home…tie ballgame! … KEPLER hits second under full steam … he’s headed for third…here comes BONIFACIO’s throw … the slide … and he’s … SAFE!…on a close play…triple and an RBI for KEPLER … CANNONS 4, SLUGGERS 4″ Virginia went down 1-2-3 to Jordan Hicks and the game went to the 10th. “S. OHTANI facing S. BRACHO,… T 10th, 2 Outs, Runner on 2nd, Tied 4-4…BRACHO working on BAEZ to hold him close … here’s the delivery … swung on…and it’s pulled hard to right … base hit … BAEZ around third … he will score…CANNONS have the lead! … BONIFACIO races to the line … OHTANI’s trying for two…here’s the throw … stand-up double for OHTANI…CANNONS 5, SLUGGERS 4” And that’s how it ended as Doolittle put the Sluggers down in order for his 4th save of the year.

Series Summary: Fremont ekes out a 4-2 series win as Virginia made all of Fremont’s grade 4 and lower pitchers look like grade 20 aces. But,…when you don’t hit, you don’t hit, And you don’t score runs. That’s how you lose.

For the Fremont Cannons: Khris Davis was 9-21 (.429 AVG) with 9 runs, 7 RBI and 4 home runs.

Chicago  Mobsters @ Motor City  Muscle

Series Preview: Chicago (2nd place in AL Central) vs. Motor City (1st place in AL East) for 6 games
Game #1: CHI 4 – MCM 3

WP: Sabathia
LP: Verlander
SV: A. Chapman

HR: CHI–L. Martin, Bregman; MCM–Y. Alonso

MCM takes the early lead but can’t hold it. Bregman’s 8th inning HR is the difference. Leonys Martin went deep on his old team.

Game #2: MCM 7 – CHI 1

WP: R. Hill (G)
LP: Harvey

HR: CHI–Dexter Fowler; MCM–Candelario (2), Kinsler

Rich Hill dominated his ex-mates, striking out 12 while only allowing one run and three hits. Jeimer Candelario led the Motor City offense with a pair of HRs.

Game #3: MCM 2 – CHI 0

WP: de Grom (CG)
LP: McCullers

HR: MCM–Dustin Fowler, Trout

de Grom was lights out, striking out 10 in his four-hit complete-game shutout.

Game #4: CHI 6 – MCM 5

WP: Syndergaard
LP: Leake
SV: A. Chapman

HR: CHI–Bregman (2), Dexter Fowler; MCM–Candelario, Castellanos, Trout

Despite three homers, MCM couldn’t beat Alex Bregman, who was the difference, with two HRs, two runs scored, and four RBI. Noah Syndergaard didn’t dominate, but got to hang a loss on his old team. Dexter took the lead on Dustin in the Fowler HR race for the series, 2-1

Game #5: MCM 9 – CHI 8 (10 inn.)

WP: Wendelken
LP: A. Chapman

HR: CHI–Bregman, Mejia, Freeman; MCM–Granderson

This time CHI hits three HRs in a losing cause. MCM had a 5-2 lead after one inning, but fell behind 7-5 before tying it up in the 6th.It was a battle of the bullpens after that. Freddie Freeman gave CHI the lead with a solo shot the top of the 10th, which set up the drama in the ninth. After MCM had a runner picked off (and ejected) for the 2nd out of the inning, Ian Kinsler reached on an error. Curtis Granderson, hitting against his former team, stepped in against Aroldis Chapman, who had struck out Mike Trout with the winning runs on base in two previous save opportunities in the series. Granderson walked it off with a blast down the line in right field.

Game #6: MCM 4 – CHI 2

WP: Verlander
LP: Harvey
SV: Nuno

HR: MCM–Trout, Alonso, Ahmed

Verlander provided most of the drama in this one, as he took a no-hitter into the 8th inning. Vidal Nuno came in to get the final out with the tying runs at second and third. MCM hitters gave away curly fries for the third time in the series.

Series Summary: MCM takes the series 4 games to 2

D. Fowlers had three HRs in the series (Dexter 2, Dustin 1)

In all, 22 HRs were hit (MCM 13, CHI 9)

Despite hitting only .208 (5-24) in the series, Alex Bregman was the Mobsters’ MVP, with 3 HRs, 5 runs, and 7 RBI

Mike Trout put himself in contention for Player of the Week by hitting .368 (7-19), with 3 HRs, a double, 5 runs, and 4 RBI

MCM had back-to-back complete games in GMs 2 and 3

Alroldis Chapman recorded two saves and a loss for CHI

Matt Harvey took two losses for CHI

Manhattan  Project @ Hollywood  Werewolves

Series Preview: Both teams rank 3rd in their division.
Game #1: Manhattan 2-1
WP- Pomeranz
LP- Price
SV- Allen
Game #2: Hollywood 11-3
WP- Rodriguez
LP- Chatwood
Game #3: Hollywood 6-5
WP- Kershaw
LP- Hess
SV- Castillo
Game #4: Manhattan 6-2
WP- Lopez
LP- Blackburn
SV- Oberg
Game #5: Manhattan 6-3
WP-Saurez
LP- Morton
SV- Cimber
Game #6: Manhattan 18-12
WP- Alexander
LP-Winkler
Series Summary: Manhattan takes the series 4 games out of 6.

Portland  Lumber Jax @ Selkirk  Steelers

Series Preview: Portland came to beat up on the Steelers and boy did they.
Game #1: Conforto and martinez 4 hits each as Portland wins 10-9.
Game #2: Martinez 3 more hits Portland wins 6-2.
Game #3: Martinez rest but Portland wins 15-3 as Austin and Conforto come through.
Game #4: Difo homers Buhler was greta over 6 in a 3-0 Portland win.
Game #5: Auston and Conforto homer as Marquez is AMAZING 3 hitter 15 Ks 1 walk 5-0 Portland.
Game #6: Down 5-0 Selkirk saves face and beat the Portland ace Freeland like a drum. Selkirk scores 7 earned in 3 innings and his era went up 1.38! 10-2 Keller gets the win 5-1.
Game #7: Again they send a 14 and Selkirk hits him hard 8-5 win.
Series Summary: Portland does what they needed a 5-2 series win vs Selkirk. Marquez 3 hitter 15 strikeouts has to be 95 game score has to be considered for pitcher of the week!

Corktown  Cycle @ Sacramento  Capitals

Series Summary: Sacramento takes 4 of 6 from visiting Corktown.

Tijuana  Bottle Rockets @ Mesa  Solar Sox

Series Preview: Tijuana struggling in the early going. Mesa is so-so. Should be a battle of the bullpens.
Game #1: Mesa starter Nick Kingham gives up 4 homers in 6 innings (Happ, Mullins, Schebler, and Mauer) but they are negated by a suddenly hot Jesus Aguilar, who goes deep 3 times and drives in 5 in a 9-6 Mesa win.
Game #2: Clayton Richards was masterful, giving up only 3 hits and a solo HR to Kiner-Falefa. He goes the distance, striking out 9. Aguilar goes deep again and Mesa wins 6-1.
Game #3: Mesa’s Andrew Heaney pitches the game of his life, a 6 hit shutout, striking out 13! Aguilar has 2 RBI doubles and Mesa wins again, 6-0.
Game #4: 6 is the magic number for Mesa as they win again 6-2. Eddie Rosario goes 4-4 with a homer. Tim Anderson drives in 4 with a homer and 2 singles. Gary Sanchez and Ian Happ go deep for Tijuana.
Game #5: James Paxton raises is record to 8-1 with a 1 hit shutout of the Bottle Rockets. Kipnis and Suarez go yard in support.
Game #6: Puig and Valbuena hit homers for an early 4-2 Tijuana lead, but their bullpen couldn’t hold it. Mesa gets 4 in the 6th to win 8-6. Steven Pierce with the big blow, a two tun homer. Anderson homered again, too.
Game #7: Tijuana finally gets one, a 7-6 11 inning wild one. Puig and Valbuena hit 9th inning homers to complete a comeback from a 5-1 deficit. Happ, Puig, and McKinney hit consecutive doubles off David Hernandez to take a 7-5 lead and have to hold on after a Mazara homer to eke this one out.
Series Summary: Jesus Aguilar hit 5 homers and drove in 13 as star of the series.

Southbend  Lynx @ Yonge Street  Stalkers

Series Preview: The Lynx head north.
Game #1: An exciting back and forth opener. The Lynx scored 1 in the 4th and were answered immediately with 1 by YSS in the bottom half. SBL tallied 3 more in the 5th inning, but YSS followed with 3 of their own in the 6th to tie the game 4-4. SBL scored a run in the 9th, but YSS matched it in their half to send us to extra frames. The home team took the lead for the first time with the winning run in the 11th. Max Muncy (2 HR, 4RBI) was the star for SBL. The Stalkers had 9 hits, 8 of them were of the extra base variety. Scooter Gennett smacked 2 solo shots and 6 other guys had doubles. There was 1 lone single mixed in there somewhere. YSS 6 – SBL 5 (11)
Game #2: You thought the first game was exciting…How about this one? Mike Zunino tied the game at 2 with a solo shot with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th. The bullpens then rattled off 6 scoreless innings each. Southbend broke through with a pair of runs in the 16th. Ah, but wait…YSS matched that in the bottom half. The game was now tied at 4 headed to the 17th. The Stalkers scored in the bottom of the 18th to take the first 2 games. Archie Bradley went 8.1 mostly effective innings of relief before his 39th batter faced ended the marathon. YSS 5 – SBL 4 (18)
Game #3: The Stalkers came out hot, touching Foltynewicz for 3 HRS and 8 runs by the end of the 3rd. YSS allowed the Lynx a bit of hope while attempting to get some lesser pitchers a few batters faced. In the end, the home team held on. YSS 10 – SBL 7
Game #4: This one was all Gerrit Cole. He was awesome (8.1 IP, 1H, 1BB, 9K, 27BF) but left the game injured (5 days) with 1 out in the 9th. Cam Bedrosian K’d the final 2 hitters to finish the shutout. YSS 4 – SBL 0
Game #5: Wake up the Lynx! Apparently all they needed was Dylan Covey on the mound for YSS to bust open in a big way. Jed Lowrie busted out the most, going 3-5 with 5 RBI to lead the way. SBL 10 – YSS 1
Game #6: YSS rallied big time with 4 runs in the 8th and a run in the 9th to knot the game at 8-8 and send it to extra innings for the 3rd time in the series. Alas, SBL tallied a run in the 10th and the pen locked it down. SBL 9 – YSS 8 (10)
Game #7: Led by The killer C’s Mark Canha (2 doubles/2 RBI) and Jake Cave (2 run HR), the Lynx held on to win game 7. SBL 6 – YSS 4
Series Summary: very entertaining series that had just about everything you could ask for. YSS came out blazing and took the first 4, then SBL caught fire and snatched the final 3.

Jersey  Nor’easters @ Valdosta  Snappers

Series Summary: Jersey tames the Snappers as they take 5 of 6 from Valdosta. Either Jersey has really good pitching or Valdosta has no offense. I’ll go with decent pitching and zero offense from the Snappers.

Columbus  Explorers @ Pittsburgh  Lumber Company

Series Summary:  The teams split a 6 game set.

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