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2020 PLAYER / PITCHER OF THE WEEK #11

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NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
ALVAREZ,Yordan CHI  AL .429 1.000 4 14 6 2 0 2 3 10 2 3 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
VERLANDER,Justin MCM  AL 2 2 0 0 0.56 16 1 1 7 19 2 0 0 0 0 1
                                   
NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
SANO,Miguel VAL  NL .375 1.208 7 24 9 2 0 6 10 16 8 2 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
LYNN,Lance LBD  NL 1 1 0 0 0.00 9 0 0 3 18 1 0 0 0 0 0

Selkirk Steelers @ Bethesda Bandicoots

Series Preview: Two-second place teams – one decent (Selkirk) and one indecent (Bethesda) – meet up for six in a National League battle.
Game #1: Juan Soto doubled in the bottom of 9th with two out and the score tied to drive in Andrew Velazquez as the Bandicoots pulled one out 6-5 against Selkirk.
Trevor Story (13) and Carter Kieboom (2) went deep for Bethesda while usual suspect Pete Alonso (16) mashed one for the visitors.
Alonso had three hits on the day and scored twice for Selkirk. Jeff McNeil singled and tripled to drive in a couple for Bethesda in response.
Steve Cishek was the undeserving winner for Bethesda. Armed with a 5-3 lead, Cishek squandered it by allowing two runs in the 8th inning on back to back doubles by Sandoval and Haseley. The “win” moved him to 4-2 on the year and was his 3rd blown save already.
Game #2: Steven Matz fanned 10 in a little over seven innings as the Steelers downed the Bandicoots 7-3.
Matz (3-3) gave up just four hits in the game and walked just one and had solid support from hitters Pete Alonso (17), Pablo Sandoval (5), and Jurickson Profar (6) who all went deep in the game against Bethesda. Garrett Cooper Chicagopped in with a 3/3 day with a walk and a run scored.
Aledmys Diaz (6) provided the only hurrah for Bethesda in the game with a 3rd inning two-run homer that briefly tied the game.
Game #3: One-man wrecking crew Pete Alonso homered for the third straight game, but it was not enough on this day as the Bandicoots scored three times in the 5th innings and hung onto a 5-4 win.
The somewhat sketchy Bethesda bullpen was something it has rarely been this season – perfect in closing out the last 2-1/3 innings without allowing a Steeler to reach base.
Jonathan Schoop (6) and Kevin Pillar (8) homered for Bethesda as the Bandicoots capitalized on a throwing error by Pete Alonso in the 5th innings to score two unearned runs off Max Fried (4-5).
Tommy Milone (6-4) wasn’t anything too great but pitched well enough for 6-2/3 innings to get the win. He gave up four runs on seven hits and three walks in that time while striking out seven.
Game #4: A rare consecutive win for Bethesda as they took advantage of Selkirk start Brad Keller’s wildness to score four times – including one on a bases-loaded walk – in an 8-4 victory.
Keller (7-5) lasted just 2.1 innings and gave up five runs on four walks and five hits. Trevor Story (14) hit the only home run for Bethesda in the game while Jose Osuna (2) made the most of a pinch-hit appearance by clubbing a Yoshihisa Hirano pitch deep over the left-field wall in the 7th inning.
Marcus Semien continued his torrid clutch hitting for Selkirk driving in his 53rd RBI of the season in the losing effort.
Jake Odorizzi (4-5) looked solid in his first home start since being traded by Pittsburgh. He allowed two runs – one earned – on five hits with six strikeouts in six innings to earn the victory.
Game #5: Kyle Gibson watched with his arm in a sling as his teammates rallied around the starting pitcher’s mid-game injury and scored three times in the 6th inning to edge Bethesda 6-5.
Gibson (out for 15 days) didn’t factor into the decision as he left after 4-1/3 innings with the game tied 2-2 before Garrett Cooper (6) and Pete Alonso (19 and now 56 RBIs) mashed up Merrill Kelly (4-8).
Yasiel Puig went 3/5 with two doubles and scored twice for Selkirk. Sam Dyson earned his 7th save with two perfect innings of relief.
Bethesda’s production all came out of the bottom of the order with Kevin Pillar smashing his 9th of the season and seldom-used Brad Miller clobbering his 5th and 6th for the Bandicoots.
Game #6: Bethesda’s promising start with Trevor Story’s homer in the first inning fizzled like fireworks in a monsoon as Spencer Turnbull dazzled the Bandicoots with a complete game 4-1 win.
The Selkirk starter improved to 7-4 with the win after giving up seven hits and three walks while striking out eight in the rare complete game and provided the offense with a lift when he doubled in the 4th inning and drove in two runs. Spencer would later add a single in the 6th inning.
Story’s homer was his 15th of the year.
Series Summary: A split. Going nowhere and in no hurry to get there.

Portland Lumber Jax @ Jersey Nor’easters

Series Summary: In a rarity this year, Jersey wins a series, 4 games to two over Portland.

Detroit Crime @ Virginia Sluggers

Series Preview: Chasing Chicago in the AL Central, Detroit goes South to take on a Virginia team coming off a series win over Southbend.
Game #1: VIR 9-6 W-Tim Hill (1-0) L-Daniel Hudson (1-3) SV-Hansel Robles

A back and forth game until the 7th and 8th when VIR jumped all over the DET pen,…culminating in back to back homers from Rizzo and Santana in a 3-run 8th.

Game #2: VIR 7-6 W-Luis Perdomo (1-1) L-Trevor May (1-3) SV-Tyler Webb (3)

A 3-run Baltimore Special by Detroit’s Brett Gardner in the 6th knotted the score at 6 all. But in the bottom of the 8th, Eloy Jimenez’s second homer of the game put VIR up by one, and Webb made it stand.

Game #3: VIR 7-4 W-Michel Baez (1-0) L-Daniel Hudson (1-4) SV- Hansel Robles (8)

Rafael Devers’ 2-run double gives VIR a 3-1 first-inning lead and a 6th inning Eloy Jimenez double makes it 4-1 VIR. But the gritty Crime comes back with RBI’s from Adams and Maldonado to tie it in the 7th. That set the stage for young VIR rookie Sean Murphy, “S. MURPHY facing D. HUDSON, B 8th, 1 Out, 1st and 2nd, Tied 4-4…The runners take their lead … here’s the pitch … this one could have wings … up … up!…and away! … a three-run shot to left … that pitch was right in his wheelhouse.” And Robles came in to preserve the win.

Game #4: DET 7-6 W-Daniel Hudson (2-4) L-Ryan Harper (0-1)

RBI’s from Rizzo and Merrifield along with a solo homer from Springer gave VIR a 4-0 lead heading into the 7th. Suddenly the DET bats woke up,…Crawford singled in a run and Gardner did as well, bringing up Bryce Harper “B. HARPER facing L. CASTILLO, T 7th, 2 Outs, 2nd, and 3rd, Behind 2-4…CRAWFORD down the line some at third … he delivers … a blast to right…no doubt about this one … it’s gone! … SPRINGER didn’t even look around…a three-run homer for HARPER.” Just like that DET led by one. VIR’s turn,…bottom of the 9th,…Rizzo blasts one deep to right and now its DET’s turn in the 10th,…”The pitch from HARPER … MAYBIN drives one down the left-field line, it’s deep enough if it’s fair … and it’s … long gone! … home run for MAYBIN and two runs score.” VIR got 1 run back in the bottom of the 10th on a Devers solo homer, but Hudson settled down to shut the door for the win.

Game #5: VIR 7-5 W-Trevor Williams (5-4) L-Trevor May (1-4) SV-Hansel Robles (9)

Thanks to 3 RBI from Cesar Hernandez DET led 5-0 after 3, Thanks to Rizzo and others VIR tied it up after 5. Once again the Crime bullpen faltered,…in the 7th Jackie Bradley scorched a 2-run single to give VIR the lead and the VIR bullpen secured the victory.

Game #6: VIR 4-3 W-Adam Plutko (8-3) L-Aaron Nola (5-6) SV-Hansel Robles (10)

Another hard-fought, close game. A 3-run 3rd put DET up first and it stayed that way till the 6th. Jean Segura’s 2-out single tied the score at 3 all and then, “FRAZIER takes his lead at third … the pitch to MURPHY … wild pitch!…and it goes back to the screen … FRAZIER scores … SLUGGERS lead!…SEGURA’s heading for third … the throw … not in time! … good heads up baserunning…CRIME 3, SLUGGERS 4.” For the 4th time in the series, Robles came in to nail down another save.

Series Summary: Riding high after their last series, Virginia surprised Detroit by taking 5 of the 6 games. The difference was in the bullpens. Virginia’s pen racked up 15 innings giving up just 2 runs on 3 hits and collecting 5 saves.

Corktown Cycle @ Tempe Tempers

Series Preview: Tempe hosted Corkstown for seven games in their final home series before the All-Star break.
Series Summary: Corkstown put up decent offensive numbers during the first couple of games, but the pitChicagong was only able to lock down one win. The Tempe bats have really come alive the last five weeks after a poor start at the beginning of the season. Freeman really showed his true potential this series with five home runs and a bunch of RBIs.

Long Beach Dirt Bags @ Harsens Island Walleye

Series Preview: Long Beach is in town for 6
Game #1: Jose Urena throws a one-hitter in a 1-0 Walleye win
W Urena 3-10 4.05 era
L Dirty Sanchez 4-6 3.04 era
Game #2: Another 1-0 Harsens Island win
W Rodriguez 5-6 3.96 era
L Wheeler 5-5 2.70 era
Game #3: The Bags get in the win column 3-1
W Lambert 1-1 5.68 era
L Gonzalez 3-7 3.88 era
S Lugo 6 2.37 era
Game #4: Lance Lynn goes the distance striking out 18 in a 1-0 L.B. victory
W Lynn 9-4 3.45 era
L Beede 6-4 2.70 era
Game #5: 4-2 Walleye
W Wright 4-3 4.97 era
L Fiers 4-4 2.76 era
S Severino
Game #6: Long Beach wins 3-1 to even out the series
W Sanchez 5-6 2.87 era
L Urena 3-11 4.09 era
S Lugo 7 2.25 era
Series Summary: Long Beach and Harsens Island split 3-3

Triple Creek Patriots @ Columbus Explorers

Series Preview: Up on Triple Creek, there she…(oh, that was Crickle Creek). Well, that explains why there were so many homers from the Patriots. Explorers host the Patriots this week trying to match their road success – maybe I’ve found a micromanager who should be doing the home games too! MEANWHILE, the Patriots are nipping at the heals of the Capitals in the NL West – coming into this week just 3.5 behind. They want to be closer – but they do currently have the 2nd best non-division leader record at 35-29.
Game #1: Game 1 goes into Free Baseball land when Willie Calhoun drives in 2 in the top of the 7th to tie the game. However, the Explorers got PH Dee Gordon on base in the 10th via a walk by Brandon Workman. With Workman out there, the only hope for Columbus was some serious base running and Gordon didn’t disappoint – especially against Victor Caratini and his arm. Gordon swipes 2nd and 3rd and scores – oh my – and a Workman WP!! That’s one way to score off him.
TCP 4-8-0 LP Workman (2-2) 10 innings
COL 5-8-1 WP Liam Hendricks (4-0)
HRs: COL – LeMahieu (8) and Urshela (2)
Jonathan Villar and Cody Bellinger each had 2 hits, and Calhoun ended up with 3 RBIs.
Game #2: Columbus used a few hits (5) and few walks (5) and a very costly error by Victor Caratini to pull this game off with a win. Andrew Benintendi doubles in 1 in the 1st, Caratini drives in another in the 2nd, and Patriots were off to a 2-1 lead – Charlie Blackmon homered (19) in the 1st. Then the bottom of the 5th came along and the Explorers capitalized on walks, errors, and 2 run homers from Victor Reyes (2) and another from Blackmon (20) to score 4 and take a 5-2 lead. Marwin Gonzalez then singles in 2 in the 6th to cut it to 5-4. But 3 Columbus relievers shut down the Patriots to preserve the win.
TCP 4-8-1 LP Matt Straham (5-5)
COL 5-5-2 WP Jordan Lyles (8-1) S Yusmiero Petit (10)
Game #3: Columbus gets things going in the 1st with 1 on a Matt Carpenter SF and 2 on Paul DeJong homer (16) for a 3-0 lead. In the 4th, Andrew Benintendi doubles in 2, cutting the Columbus lead to 3-2. Then in the 6th DeJong gets his 3rd rbi of the game with a single to be followed by an Enrique Hernandez 2 run homer (6) making it 6-2 Columbus.
BUT WAIT! Top of the 7th and Marwin Gonzalez has a big moment as he slugs 3 run homer (5) and we are right back to a 1 run game, 6-5 Columbus. Explorers looking for some insurance and Matt Carpenter singles with a runner on 2nd and he scores making it 7-5. In the 8th, Hernandez hits his 2nd homer (7) of the game for an 8-5 Columbus lead and that’s where it ends. Columbus survives 3 errors and takes their 3 games of the series.
TCP 5-6-0 LP Frank Montas (6-1)
COL 8-7-3 WP Dario Agrazal (8-1)
Game #4: After a day off to reset, the Patriots come out shooting. With 2 outs and Andrew Benintendi on 1st, Corey Seager doubles driving in 1. Then Victor Carantini steps in and hits one to the opposite field that curves toward the LF pole – was it fair, foul, there’s the ump twirling his finger – 2 run homer (5) and it’s 3-0 before the Explorers get to bat. Well, the bat of Asdrubal Cabrera woke up in the 2nd for a solo homer (9). Then with 1 out and a runner on 1st, Homer Bailey comes to bat and lines one to RF for a single. Stephen Piscotty plays it on the hope and speedy Rosell Herrera keeps on running, challenging Piscotty – and he scores! End of 2 it’s 3-2 Patriots. Top of the 3rd, 2 outs, runners at 1st and 2nd for Caratini – and he comes through again, this time with a rbi single to make it 4-2 Triple Creek. Seems like each team is having a player with multiple contributions. Bottom of the 4th, Cabrera comes up, down 4-2, no outs, bases loaded (2 by walks – Shane Bieber now has given up 5 walks). Cabrera greets Bieber with a 3 run double off the wall and Columbus has a 5-4 lead – exit Bieber. Ty Buttrey comes in – with a name like that you expect some substance on the ball, don’t you? Rosell Herrera greets him with a single, Cabrera holding – still no outs. Tyler Flowers then singles scoring 1 more and then the Patriots get a FC on the next batter and DP on the next and the inning is over, 6-4 Columbus. Columbus adds another in the 5th on a Caratini PB (two in the game). Then Flowers drives in 2 more in the 7th to run it to 9-4 and that’s the final.
TCP 4- 6-0 LP Bieber (3-6)
COL 9-10-0 WP Bailey (8-2)
Game #5: Lest you think Columbus has discovered the same magic at home as they are having on the road – let me remind you that Triple Creek is a good team. And they finally find a way to get and keep a lead and stop the Explorers cold.
First – a strong performance from starter Kevin Gausman is critical, and they get it. 7 innings, 7 hits, 1 run, NO WALKS, 7 ks. And then they have Brandon Workman – who has a nice lead, to come in for 4 outs and earn the save. But what was the score, who did what, what did he save?
In the 3rd, Cody Bellinger hits a double and that sends Jonathan Villar to 3rd. Keston Hiura (starting the game at 2nd) then follows with a 2 run single and a 2-0 lead. Columbus gets 1 back in the 4th on a RiChicagoe Martin single. However, the Patriots got that right back in the 5th when Hiura draws a 2 out walk. With Lourdes Gurriel up, Hiura steals (3) 2nd and then Gurriel singles to drive him in. In the 9th, Stephen Piscotty singles and then with no outs and runners on 1st and 3rd (Daniel Robertson reached when Ian Desmond dropped a fly ball) – Jonathan Lucroy bounces into a DP, but the 4th run scores and it’s 4-1 Patriots and that’s the final.
TCP 4-8-1 WP Gausman (5-1) S Workman (20)
COL 1-9-2 LP J.A. Happ (5-4)
Game #6: Willie Calhoun drives in 1 with a SF in the 1st. Marwin Gonzalez homers (6) in the 4th off Julio Teheran and that was all the Patriots would need to win this game. Sean Newcomb – a serious spot starter, goes 6.2 innings giving up 5 hits, 4 walks, and 7 ks. Columbus ends up leaving 10 on base as they can’t score off Joakim Soria or Brandon Workman for the final 2.1 innings (no hits, 1 walk).
TCP 2-5-0 WP Newcomb (4-1) S Workman (21)
COL 0-5-0 LP Teheran (6-4)
Series Summary: Triple Creek has a big shutdown guy in Workman, if they have the late lead, expect them to keep it. As it stands Columbus wins 4 of 6, happy, but that road manager is looking pretty good – he may audition for home stints!!
Columbus goes to Harsens Island next week and then on to Pittsburg! Triple Creek stays on the road next week as Jersey for 7 and then they go to Corktown.

Dallas Cougars @ Hollywood Werewolves

Series Summary: Series Split.

Yonge Street Stalkers @ Southwest Detroit Fighting Chicagohuahuas

Series Summary: Southwest Detroit manages only one win against YSS… vs Gerritt Cole none the less!

Rosemere Renegades @ Valdosta Snappers

Series Preview: A couple of last-place teams hook up in Valdosta.
Series Summary: A pretty fun series in which the Renegades come out on top, winning 4 of 7. Craig Kimbrel made his season debut and it was ugly as he allowed 2 HR’s and blew the save for Valdosta. He’s likely to be sent back down with a “dead arm”.

Mesa Solar Sox @ Manhattan Project

Series Summary: Manhattan and Mesa split the series 3-3.

Coconut Creek Crushers @ Motor City Muscle

Series Preview: Coconut Creek @ Motor City for 7 games.
Game #1: MCM 9 – CCC 0

WP: Verlander (CG)
LP: Pomeranz
HR: MCM–Kendrick, Castellanos, Ahmed

Justin Verlander dominated, striking out 11 in a complete-game three-hitter. Of MCM’s 12 hits, six went for extra bases (three doubles, three HRs).

Game #2: CCC 8 – MCM 2 (13 inn.)

WP: Wick
LP: A. Adams
HR: CCC–Drury

Jacob de Grom was cruising until giving up two baserunners in the ninth inning. MCM’s bullpen let them both in. It went to the thirteenth when the wheels really came off of the MCM bullpen as three different relievers gave up six runs.

Game #3: MCM 2 – CCC 0

WP: Hendricks (CG)
LP: C. Smith
HR: MCM–A. Garcia, Castellanos

Kyle Hendricks wasn’t leaving, as he struck out nine and only gave up two hits.

Game #4: MCM 11 – CCC 3

WP: Davies
LP: Musgrove
HR: MCM–D. Moore, Beaty

MCM offense went wild, as six different hitters had multi-hit games. Shin-soo Choo and Tucker Barnhardt each had three hits, while Dylan Moore had three RBI.

Game #5: MCM 7 – CCC 6 (13 inn.)

WP: Sadzek
LP: Luciano
HR: MCM–A. Garcia; CCC–W. Myers

MCM’s bullpen was at it again, giving up four runs in the eighth inning to tie it up. This time they held on until Avisail Garcia’s walk-off HR in the 13th.

Game #6: MCM 12 – CCC 1

WP: Verlander
LP: Swanson
HR: MCM–Trout (3), Ahmed; CCC–Betts

Mike Trout was the story, with three HRs, including a grand slam. He had seven RBI on the day, while Nick Ahmed added three RBI of his own with his HR.

Game #7: MCM 6 – CCC 2

WP: Blevins
LP: Snell
HR: MCM–Choo; CCC–C.Walker

MCM jumped out to a 6-0 lead by the fourth inning, making it easier to have a bullpen day. Nick Castellanos and Shin-soo Choo paced the MCM offense with two hits and two RBI each.

Series Summary: MCM takes the series 6 games to 1
Mike Trout had a three-HR game, which included a grand slam.
MCM had three players with two HRs for the series (Nick Castellanos, Nick Ahmed, Avisail Garcia)
MCM outhomered CCC 13-4
There were two complete games (Justin Verlander, Kyle Hendricks), and two 13 inning games.
Justin Verlander won two games, pitched 16 innings, struck out 17 batters, and gave up only seven hits and one run.

Chicago Mobsters @ Southbend Lynx

Series Preview: Chicago (1st Place AL Central) travels to Southbend (1st Place AL West) for a big 6 game series.
The Series was played live using TeamViewer.
Game #1: Chicago strikes 1st in the T2 on back-t0-back 2bs by Cruz and Alvarez. In the B2 after walks to Muncy and Mayfield, and with 2 outs, C. Owings gives Southbend the lead with a 2-run 2b. There’s no more scoring until the T7 when McCutcheon walks and with 2 out A.Simmons 2bs him home. The game goes to the B9 where Chicago J.Webb is in his 2nd inning of work and Joyce touches him up with a Game-winning solo-HR.

Southbend 3, Chicago 2

Game #2: Chicago gets out quickly with a 2-run HR by Cruz in the T1. Chicago gets another run in the T7 on a Y. Diaz sac fly. Chicago blows the game open in the T8 with 6 runs highlighted by a Bregman solo-HR, a Santana 2-run HR, and a Fowler 2-run HR. Chicago N.Syndergaard is on top of his game as he tosses a CG 3-hit shutout while fanning 11.

Chicago 9, Southbend 0

Game #3: Chicago is off and running again as they plate 2 in the T1 on a Bregman solo-HR and an Alvarez rbi-2b. In the T2 Tilson’s error on Arraez 1b allows a run to score for a 3-0 Chicago lead. Bichette hits a solo-HR in the B3 for Southbend 1st run. But Chicago blows the game open in the T4 on a Votto rbi-2b and an Alvarez Grandslam. From then on it just gets worse for Southbend as Chicago overall scores 18 runs on 18 hits. Alvarez ends up 4-6 w/ 1-2b, 2-HRs, 2 runs, and 9 rbi in the game. Votto also goes 4-6 w/ 2-2bs, a HR, 4 runs and 5 rbi. Sabathia comes on in the early innings and picks up the win. Southbend manages to score 6 runs along the way but they were token runs at best.

Chicago 18, Southbend 6

Game #4: Southbend sends out staff ace Samardzija to hopefully slow down the Chicago juggernaut and he does not disappoint going 7 strong innings giving up 1 run on 5 hits. Chicago did open the scoring again in the T4 with a Votto solo-HR. But it was a short-lived lead as Southbend struck back in the B4 on an Altuve bb, Meadows 2-run HR, and an eventual Canha rbi-1b. Southbend extends their lead in the B8 on an Altuve 2-run HR and a Muncy solo-HR. Chicago throws a scare into the Southbend in the T9 when after bbs to Alvarez and Pence, Tauchman rips a 2-run 3b. But Southbend Osuna comes on to get the last 2 outs and preserve the win.

Southbend 6, Chicago 3

Game #5: Chicago jumps out on top early again in the T2 on a Votto 3-run HR. Southbend gets back into the game in the B5 on a Mayfield solo-HR and a Cave rbi-2b. Southbend ties the game in the B6 when Escobar 2bs and scores on Cordell’s rbi-1b. But Chicago comes right back in the T7 on a Simmons 2b, Arraez bb, a Bregman groundout moves the runners, and then Moronta throws away Cruz grounder allowing Simmons to score. Chicago returns the favor in the B7 when Joyce bbs, Votto boots Altuve’s grounder moving Joyce to 3rd, and Meadows follows with a 2-run 2b giving Southbend a 5-4 lead! Southbend Duffey pitches around a Posey 1b in the T8 and R.Osuna pitches around a Meadows error to close out the 9th and give Southbend the win.

Southbend 5, Chicago 4

Game #6: The Southbend finally score 1st in a game as Canha hits a solo-HR in the B2. But the story of this game is Southbend J.Yamamoto who takes a no-hitter into the 8th before giving up a 2-out 2b to Simmons. Chicago Arraez follows with a 1b to RF where Meadows fields it and fires a perfect strike to home plate to nail Simmons and keep Southbend up 1-0. In the T9 Yamamoto tires and walks leadoff hitter Bregman. The tough call is made and R.Osuna is called out to close out the game. Votto then flies out to deep RF, and Bregman then tries to steal 2nd and is nailed by Southbend Martin for the 2nd out. Cruz then flies out to deep CF to end the game.

Southbend 1, Chicago 0

Series Summary: Southbend comes away with a 4-2 series win over Chicago. After the shellacking, Chicago put on Southbend in the 2nd and 3rd games, the Lynx were feeling like a split would be nice. But the Lynx manage to pull themselves together and win 3 tough games to take the series. Except for the two blowouts the series was very close.

Tijuana Bottle Rockets @ Fremont Cannons

Game #1: Walker Lockett pitches well, and with the help of some timely defensive plays and baserunning outs, gets the CGSO. Gary Sanchez homers for Tijuana in the 2-0 victory.
Game #2: Gary Sanchez homers for the second straight game, Mike Freeman goes 4-5 with a homer, and the Bottle Rockets explode for 11 runs. Fremont’s power outage continues, scoring only a run on Javier Baez HR. TIJ 11-1
Game #3: The pitching wasn’t pretty, but Fremont finally got some offense going, led by Shohei Ohtani going 5-6 with a triple and homer. Fremont wins 14-6, but Gary Sanchez homered for the 3rd straight game for TIJ.
Game #4: No home run from Sanchez today. Sandy Alcantara pitches well and Fremont moves to a 10-4 victory. Javier Baez (18) and Teoscar Hernandez (10) go deep for the Cannons. Byron Buxton picks up a golden sombrero.
Game #5: Danny Duffy and the Fremont pen hold the Bottle Rockets scoreless. Home runs by Yoan Moncada, Yulieski Gurriel, and Travis Shaw lead Fremont to the 6-0 win.
Game #6: Yulieski Gurriel goes 5-5 with a homer (15), 3 R, and 3 RBI, and Dylan Bundy shuts down Tijuana. Fremont wins 10-1. Despite 4 Tijuana errors, all runs were earned.
Game #7: Walker Lockett lasted a third of an inning, and Gary Sanchez committed two errors. The game was still in reach until Fremont tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the seventh to win 9-4.
Series Summary: Fremont was hoping for more but still takes the series 5-2. Gary Sanchez commits 5 errors in the series, and the teams combined for 22 total errors.

Pittsburgh Lumber Company @ Sacramento Capitals

Series Summary: Pittsburgh Lumber Company beats Sacramento Capitals 4 games to 3.

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