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2019 PLAYER / PITCHER OF THE WEEK #23

Christian_Yelich19Jose_Quintana19Ozzie_Albies19Julio_Teheran19

 

NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
YELICH,Christian HOL  AL .471 .824 6 17 8 0 0 2 7 11 4 6 0 2 1 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
QUINTANA,Jose MAN  AL 2 2 0 0 1.80 15 3 3 8 16 4 0 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
ALBIES,Ozzie TEM  NL .462 1.000 6 26 12 2 0 4 8 10 3 3 0 1 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
TEHERAN,Julio COL  NL 1 1 0 0 0.00 9 0 0 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 0

Columbus  Explorers @ Harsens Island  Walleye

Series Preview: Columbus comes to the Island.
Series Summary: Columbus Explores the victory column taking 5 of 6.

Jersey Nor’easters @ Bethesda  Bandicoots

Series Preview: Jersey comes to town hoping to make up ground on 2nd place Bethesda while the Bandicoots hope to eat into the Pittsburgh division lead with time running out in the season.
Game #1: Jose Ramirez and Kole Calhoun homered off John Gant to account for all the visitor’s runs as they tossed a bucket of ice water on the Bandicoots defeating them 4-3 in the opener.
Ramirez (32) did the most damage with a three-run tater in the 3rd while Calhoun (11) did his bit with the go-ahead run in the 5th with the bases empty.
Matt Boyd (11-6) was decent through six allowing three runs (2 earned) while walking just one and fanning three.
Aledmys Diaz was one of the few Bandicoots awake for the game as he blasted homer # 10 and doubled. A huge milestone for AWOL Logan Morrison who got his first RBI of the season.
Nice.
Game #2: The Nor’easters blew in a shitstorm on the Bandicoots and starter Sonny Gray in the 4th inning scoring four times en route to a 6-4 win.
Rougned Odor (19) and Didi (Buttercups) Gregorius (23) homered for Jersey off Gray in the 4th. Daniel Mengden (8-5) got the W going six innings with 4 strikeouts and two walks with three runs on five hits.
Gray fell to 4-10 on the year and continued to provide a piss-poor supporting cast for the Bandicoots hitters. He didn’t help himself much in this one as although he allowed three unearned runs all of the unearned runs scored courtesy of two errors by him – should actually be earned in that case in my books. Jerk.
Robinson Chirinos fell a home run short of hitting for the cycle for Bethesda and drove in a run. Ryan O’Hearn (10) homered in the losing effort and Jonathan Schoop appeared halfway though the game and stuck after pinchhitting for Gray and wound up going 2/2 with a pair of doubles.
Game #3: With a pretty much must-win game on their minds the Bandicoots went into the 9th up 3-2 and gave the ball to Brandon Morrow who in turn gave the ball to Klaus Schwartz who was seated in the left field bleachers who caught the two-run homer by Dodo Gregorius, sinking Bethesda in a 4-3 Jersey win.
Gregorius (23) moved to 82 RBIs on the year with the homer and Josh Hader struck out the demoralized side to earn his 40th save of the season.
Anthony Rendon went 3/4 with two RBIs courtesy of his 36th double and 16th homer of the year. Keon Broxton (2) got into the action drilling a Dan Straily pitch out of the park in the 5th inning.
Game #4: Lorenzo Cain showed a rare display of his streaky power and bashed two homers including a two-run shot in the bottom of the 8th off Dereck Rodriguez as the Bandicoots finally got in the win column with a 4-2 victory.
Tyson Ross didn’t factor into the decision and was lucky to leave the game with the score tied 2-2 in the 8th. He seemed to be constantly dodging bullets in this one thanks to some wildness (four walks) and a pretty much guaranteed leadoff hit each inning.
Adam Ottavino boosted his record to a crazy 12-2 (thanks in large part to a scuzzy starting pitching staff) with a scoreless 8th inning while Rodriguez fell to 9-3 for giving up the homer to Cain.
Brandon Morrow ended his season on a positive note after giving up the soulcrushing homer to Gregorius in last night’s game and redeemed himself a bit with a three-up, three-down 9th for his 20th save. He finished with a 2.19 ERA as well so not too shabby although worse than in real life.
Hunter Pence and Rougned Odor each had two hits for Jersey.
Game #5: Bethesda took another step towards trying to salvage a series split by whomping Jake Junis and Company 8-3 led by Anthony Rendon with two doubles and a single and two RBIs.
Ryan O’Hearn (11) hit the lone homer for Bethesda and Lorenzo Cain smacked two doubles off the left field wall and scored twice and drove one in. Alen Henson chipped in with a double and a triple, scored twice and drove in a run.
Kole Calhoun (12) homered for the second time in the series for Jersey. Junis lasted just three innings for Jersey and dropped his record to 4-10 with five runs allowed (four earned) on seven hits and a walk. He fanned three.
2019 real-life wunderkind Hyun-Jin Ryu boosted his record to 7-1 with one run allowed on one hit (Calhoun’s homer) in five innings.
Game #6: Sean Rodriguez’s insurance run homer in the top of the 9th proved to be critical as the Nor’easters almost blew a 3-0 lead and settled for a 3-2 win.
With the sound of nails being hammered into coffins in the background, the Bandicoots opened the bottom of the 9th facing Hader. Hader got Anthony Rendon to pop out to 2nd base but the next hitter (Trevor Story) hit his second double of the game. Matt Adams then singled to right field and the speedy Story raced home to try and beat Tommy Pham’s throw to home. End of Story. As this was the second time in the game Pham had done this (he threw out Nick Martini at the plate in the 5th) he was officially removed from the Bandicoots’ Christmas Card mailout list. Martini tripled off Hader scoring Adams. That was it for Hader and in came Brad Hand who promptly gave up a run-scoring double to AJ Ellis. Bethesda brought in the speedy Keon Broxton to pinch run and he watched as Jon Jay blooped a ball over the infield … and into the glove of none other than Pham.
Frack.
Series Summary: A badly not-needed loss of four of six games to Jersey with 17 games to go on the schedule left Bethesda four back of Pittsburgh and awaiting the results of the battle over logging rights in the Lumber Company’s series against Portland Lumber Jax. Can we claim collusion here if the Lumber Company sweeps as clearly the Jax work for them?

Selkirk  Steelers @ Corktown  Cycle

Series Summary: Corktown wins the series 4-2.

Virginia  Sluggers @ Chicago  Mobsters

Series Preview: Two teams in contention for a Wild Card birth. One really more than the other as Chicago is starting to fade away.
Game #1: Cam Gallagher is 2 for 4 with a Home Run & 3 RBI’s. Trevor Williams pitches 7 Innings of No Run ball and the Sluggers get by the Mobsters in the first game of the series.

Final Score: Virginia 8 – Chicago 2

Win: Trevor Williams 12-10 (3.78)
Loss: Framber Valdez 2-4 (3.69)

Game #2: In the best pitched game of the series Luis Castillo goes 6.2 Innings before the Sluggers bullpen locks the door on the Mobsters. Nick Markakis has a 2 Run Home Run in the 7th & it’s too much for the Mobsters who’s offense is not what it used to be.

Final Score: Virginia 2 – Chicago 1

Win: Luis Castillo (12-5 2.32)
Loss: Noah Syndergaard 12-6 (2.94)
Save: Felipe Vazquez #25

Game #3: Chicago’s offense finally showed up. Mainly it was Odubell Herrera. 2 for 5 with 2 Home Runs, 6 RBI’s. Lance McCullers went 5 Innings and a cast of Chicago relievers held the Sluggers in check.

Final Score: Chicago 12- Virginia 1

Win: Lance McCullers 13-4 (2.69)
Loss: Chris Archer 10-7 (4.84)

Game #4: Tides turned & the Sluggers had a big offensive game. 3 Rbi’s each for Rafael Devers & Carlos Santana, who both had Home Runs. Jean Segura & Anthony Rizzo chipped in with bombs as well. The game turned into a beanball warm after Stroman hit 2 Sluggers batters & was warned. Tommy Hunter was ejected after hitting yesterday Odubell Herrera & then Jake Diekman retaliated & hit Anthoony Rizzo late in the game & was ejected as well.

Final Score: Virginia 11 – Chicago 4

Win: Elieser Hernandez 5-4 (8.36)
Loss: Marcus Stroman 5-10 (3.87)

Game #5: Chicago gets a well pitched game from Daniel Poncedeleon (6 Innings), followed up by 2 Innings from Carlos Matias Martinez (2 Innings) & Aroldis Chapman (1 Inning) to hold the Sluggers to only 1 Run. Andrelton Simmons had 2 RBI’s for Chicago.

Final Score: Chicago 12- Virginia 1

Win: Daniel Poncedeleon 4-2 (3.00)
Loss: Heath Fillmyer 5-7 (4.80)
Save: Aroldis Chapman #30

Game #6: Chicago gets 2 in the 9th to be down one run, with a runner on second base & the winning run at bat, Andrelton Simmons blasts one to right field that is caught at the wall for the final out.

Final Score: Virginia 3 – Chicago 2

Win: Ryan Borucki 4-8 (4.82)
Loss: Carlos Matias Martinez 5-9 (4.51)
Save: Felipe Vazquez #26

Series Summary: The Sluggers come in and take 4 of 6, knock Chicago’s playoff chances a little further from happening. Virginia is now in the drivers seat for the second Wild Card Seed in the American League.

Tijuana  Bottle Rockets @ Manhattan  Project

Series Preview: Bottle Rockets just wanted to get away from the border.
Manhattan is trying to stay afloat in the six-way race for Wild Card #2 in the AL.
Both clubs are tired, battered, lame and halt.
Game #1: Manhattan 5-2
WP – Tanaka
LP – Roard
SV – Biagini
Game #2: Manhattan 6-3
WP – Richards
LPs – Garcia
Game #3: Manhattan 9-1
WP – Anderson
LP – Kennedy
Game #4: Tijuana 5-0
WP – Rogers (CG)
LP – Suarez
Game #5: Tijuana 3-2
WP – Wingenter
LP – Freeman
SV – Bummer
Game #6: Manhattan 9-2
WP – Tanaka
LP – Bailey
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Series Summary: Manhattan takes series 4 out of 6.
Tijuana moves on to Mobsters.
Manhattan stops at Motown.

Southbend  Lynx @ Motor City  Muscle

Game #1: SBL 4 – MCM 3

WP: Moronta
LP: O’Day
SV: Osuna

HR: MCM–Castellanos

MCM bullpen blows it.

Game #2: MCM 7 – SBL 4

WP: Verlander
LP: D. Holland
SV: Blevins

HR: SBL–E. Escobar (2); MCM– Villanueva
Justin Verlander was ejected after hitting and injuring Zack Cozart (out 23 days). SBL wastes a two-HR day by Eduardo Escobar.

Game #3: MCM 5 – SBL 1

WP: Hauschild
LP: E. Jackson

HR: MCM–astellanos (2), D. Fowler, Granderson

Mike Hauschild scattered five hits in a spot start, and Nick astellanos had two HRs to pace the MCM attack.

Game #4: MCM 4 – SBL 1

WP: Davies
LP: M. Koch
SV: J. Wilson

HR: MCM–S. Perez

Zach Davies scattered three hits and struck out 10 in eight innings.

Game #5: SBD 3 – MCM 2

WP: Goya
LP: Leake
SV: Osuna

HR: SBL–A. Meadows

Austin Meadows’s late HR is the difference for SBL

Game #6: SBL 9 – MCM 5 (13 inn.)

WP: Barnes
LP: Peralta

HR: SBL–Canha (2), Muncy; MCM–S. Perez, Freese

Mark Canha’s second HR, a three-run shot, tied the game in the top of the 9th, and SBL scored four runs in the top of the 13th inning. Salvadore Perez injured for 8 days.

Series Summary: SBL and MCM split the series
Injuries: SBL–Cozart 23 days; MCM–S. Perez 8 days
Aroldys Vizcaino blew two saves for MCM.
Roberto Osuna had two saves for SBL.
Mark Canha and Eduardo Escobar each had a two-HR games for SBL; Nick Castellanos had one for MCM.
MCM hit 9 HRs; SBL hit 6

Detroit  Crime @ Mesa  Solar Sox

Series Preview: Detroit is one of the best teams in the league while Mesa is in a Wild Card scrum.
Game #1: Mesa jumps on Carlos Carrasco for 4 runs in the 1st (Gomes with a two run bomb) but Detroit chips away at it and goes in to the top of the 9th down 4-3. Ryan Pressley tries t nail it down for the Solar Sox but instead he serves up a two run homer to Machado and suddenly the Crime is ahead 5-4. However, rookie Aldoberto Mondesi blasts a game winning 3 run homer for the 7-5 Mesa win.
Game #2: Trevor Bauer wins his 13th and the Solar Sox rock Madison Bumgardner for 4 homers (Tim Anderson, Steven Pierce, and 2 from Eugenio Suarez). Bauer walks 6 but wins 6-3.
Game #3: Aaron Nola plays the role of Ace for Detroit as he gives up only a Nomar Mazara solo homer in 7 innings. Meanwhile, the Crime hangs a loss on James Paxton with long balls from Machado and Kendrys Morales. Detroit wins this one 7-1.
Game #4: Mesa leaves NINETEEN men on base in 14 innings but manage to win 4-3 on an Eddie Rosario walk off single. Harper goes yard for Detroit. Suarez hits another one for Mesa.
Game #5: Carlos Carrasco was brilliant in this one, giving up only 1 hit in 8 innings. Harper and Machado go deep among the Crime 17 hits in this 8-0 win.
Game #6: Ian Kennedy pitches a great CG against the first place Crime, giving up 5 hits and 1 run. Mesa wins 6-1.
Series Summary: Mesa manages to win 4 of 6 and stay in the Wild Card hunt.

Portland  Lumber Jax @ Pittsburgh  Lumber Company

Series Summary: Pittsburgh takes care of business, winning 4 of 6 from Portland while sneaking in some usage for guys that are perilously close to not making their minimums.
We have 3 tough series coming up to close out the season – Long Beach, @Tempe, and Bethesda. So getting this wins was paramount.

Hollywood  Werewolves @ Coconut Creek  Crushers

Series Preview: Could this be cake walk time for the Vampires.
Game #1: Velazquez out pitches Gomber in a 3-1 HOL win
Game #2: Caleb Smith shuts down HOL as CCC rolls 6-0.
Game #3: Tight game goes to extras. HOL breaks though in the 12th to win 7-5.
Game #4: Musgrove and Betts lead the way to a 7-0 CCC win.
Game #5: HOL offense gets back on track with an easy 9-4 win.
Game #6: Snell vs Kershaw. Snell is up 1-0 after 7 innings. As soon as the CCC bullpen come in the HOL bats got hot. Yelich and Chapman account for 5 runs in the 8th as HOL wins 5-1.
Series Summary: HOL gets shut out twice but take the series 4-2.

Triple Creek  Patriots @ Sacramento  Capitals

Series Summary: Sacramento wins 4 of 6 from visiting Triple Creek.

Yonge Street  Stalkers @ Dallas  Cougars

Series Preview: Stalkers come to Dallas playing well winning 7 of their last 9 to get back into hunt for the final wild card spot. The Cougars come back home licking their wounds after getting swept in Southbend.

Gerrit Cole for the Stalkers and Patrick Corbin for the Cougars both look to reach 20 wins.

Game #1: Gregory Polanco gets a solo homerun in the bottom of the first to put Dallas up 1-0.
Trea Turner ties the game in the 3rd with a single.
In the 4th Yonge Street goes ahead on a two run homer by Mike Zunino. His 13th of the year gave the Stalkers a 3-1 lead.
Cougars get to within one run when Jose Abreu doubled home Polanco, who led off the bottom of the 4th with a double. Later in the Abreu would score the tying run on a single by Yangervis Solarte.
Dallas would score the winning run in the 5th on a two out triple by Polanco.
Gregory Polanco hit for the cycle and threw a runner out.
Game #2: Brent Suter pitches a 2 hit complete game striking out 7. Meanwhile Ramon Laureano hit two triples to lead the offense.
Dallas 4, Yonge Street 0
Game #3: Yonge Street breaks open a close game in the 5th and 6th when Joc Pederson triples home Kris Bryant and later scores on a fielders choice in the 5th. Then in the 6th another triple this time by Scooter Gennett brings home two followed by a RBI double by Kris Bryant. Cole didn’t have his best stuff, but his offense helped him get to 20 wins.
Yonge Street 10, Dallas 5
Game #4: Kris Bryant led off the 4th with his 14th homer of the year to give the Stalkers a 1-0 lead.
In the 5th Dallas almost blew a golden chance to score. With no outs and runners at 2nd and 3rd Yonge Street SS Trea Turner threw a runner out at home then Josh Harrison who reached base on the play was thrown out trying to steal on a failed hit and run. A.J Pollock redeemed himself on the next pitch when he tripled home the tying run. It was the 7th triple of the year for Pollock.
Ramon Laureano made a great defensive play with two outs in the top of the 6th, “The runners take their lead … here’s a pitch … ZUNINO lashes one to right … base hit BRYANT’s rounding third … they’re holding him up … but he’s going anyway he ran right through the red light … coming down the line … here comes LAUREANO’s throw on the bounce … OUT!…great throw … go to town, COUGARS! … they cut off the go-ahead run! “
In the bottom of the 6th Laureano led off by reaching on an error then scored the winning run with two outs on a single by Jedd Gyorko.
Patrick Corbin strikes out 9 in almost 7 innings of work to get his 20th victory.
Game #5: Chase Anderson gave up three and even though the Cougars scored 3 in the 9th to make it close it was too little to late.
Yonge Street 9, Dallas 7
Game #6: Dallas would score all the runs they would need in the 4th. Polanco led off with a single then stole 2nd base. He would score on a single by Abreu. After two quick outs Pina walked then Harrison singled home Abreu. An infield hit by Toles brought home another run and then Pollock caps of the scoring with a RBI single.
Dallas 4, Yonge Street 2
Series Summary: Dallas wins 4 of 6 becoming the 4th team tying for the final playoff spot. Even though they lost 4 games the Stalkers are still in the thick of it now 2 games out of the final wild card spot.

Long Beach  Dirt Bags @ Tempe  Tempers

Series Preview: The Wild Card hopeful Dirt Bags visit Tempe for a six game series.
Series Summary: Tempe should have lost the first game of the series a couple times, but they found a way to rally in the 9th and 15th to eventually win 7-6. Long Beach only managed to score four more runs the rest of the series as Tempe kept the momentum and walked away with a sweep.

Valdosta  Snappers @ Rosemere  Renegades

Series Summary: Valdosta (4) @ Rosemere (2)

Southwest Detroit  Fighting Chihuahuas @ Fremont  Cannons

Game #1: Sandy Alcantara and the Fremont bullpen hold the Chihuahuas scoreless, winning 6-0 despite Matt Moore’s 11 strikeouts.
Game #2: Both starters are hit hard, but Erick Fedde outlasts Danny Duffy as Southwest Detroit wins 12-8. Khris Davis reached the 50-homer mark for the first time in his career, while Shohei Ohtani and Yoan Moncada chipped in homers as well. Miguel Andujar and Colin Moran left the yard for the losing side.
Game #3: Fremont fights back with three in the 8th and one in the ninth, but comes up short 7-6, leaving the tying run on 2nd. Khris Davis homers again for #51.
Game #4: Jason Vargas and Shane Greene combine to blank Southwest Detroit 8-0.
Game #5: Carlos Correa homers twice and Khris Davis hits his 52nd jack of the year. Fremont takes it 9-2. A scary collision saw Alcides Escobar lost for 3 days, but Dominic Smith is lost for the season. To add insult to injury, replacement Ryan McMahon is ejected for arguing balls and strikes.
Game #6: The ball was flying out today, and Dansby Swanson’s two HR’s help lead the Chihuahuas to a 7-6 win in the finale. Brandon Lowe and Joey Rickard also homered for SWD, while Willians Astudillo, Shohei Ohtani, Javier Baez, and Manuel Margot homered for the home team. Fremont left 11 on base to SWD’s 2.
Series Summary: Splitsville! 

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