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2020 PLAYER / PITCHER OF THE WEEK #17

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NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
BREGMAN,Alex CHI  AL .542 1.167 6 24 13 6 0 3 12 11 2 5 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
GIOLITO,Lucas DAL  AL 2 2 0 0 0.00 13.1 1 0 2 20 5 0 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
DIETRICH,Derek LBD  NL .400 1.100 4 20 8 2 0 4 5 10 5 0 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
ODORIZZI,Jake BET  NL 1 1 0 0 0.00 9 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0

Selkirk Steelers @ Jersey Nor’easters

Series Summary: The downward spiral continues for the Noreasters. Selkirk wins the series 4-2 as they climb back to 500.

Hollywood Werewolves @ Southwest Detroit Fighting Chihuahuas

Series Summary: Hollywood takes 4 of 6 from Southwest Detroit.

Mesa Solar Sox @ Chicago Mobsters

Series Preview: Chicago looking for some good luck at home take on the bright young Solar Sox squad.
Game #1: Tim Anderson has a monster game for Mesa going 5 for 5 with two Doubles, a Homerun, 2 Runs Scored & 2 RBI’s. However, on the other side of the foul lines Alex Bregman had a 4 for 5 game with three Doubles, a Homerun, a Run Scored & 4 RBI’s. Chicago had solid games from Luis Arraez and Andrelton Simmons as well & C.C. Sabathia picks up the win in relief of starter Daniel Ponce de Leon.

Final Score: Chicago 13 – Mesa 5

Win: C.C. Sabathia 13-4 (4.92)
Loss: Pablo Lopez 7-8 (5.25)

Game #2: Chicago fell behind 4-0, but Homeruns from Hunter Pence & Miguel Cabrera helped Chicago overcome that deficit and go on to win it. Noah Syndergaard Struck out 9.

Final Score: Chicago 7 – Mesa 4

Win: Noah Syndergaard 12-6 (3.67)
Loss: Anthony Kay 11-5 (4.62)

Game #3: A 3rd Inning Nelson Cruz Grand Slam was more than the Mobsters needed as they “Cruz” to an 8-1 win.

Final Score: Chicago 8 – Mesa 1

Win: Marcus Stroman 9-8 (3.53)
Loss: Aaron Sanchez 3-10 (8.73)

Game #4: A complete and udder failure from the Mobsters bullpen. Chicago held a 9-5 lead headed into the bottom of the 9th. Jesus Luzardo didn’t record an out and allowed 2 Runs. Aroldis Chapman came in to lock it down, and though he Struck out the side, he also allowed 3 Runs including a 3-Run Home Run to Eddie Rosario, and Chicago was done.

Final Score: Mesa 10 – Chicago 9

Win: Ian Kennedy 5-5 (4.75)
Loss: Aroldis Chapman 1-3 (2.59)
Save: Ryan Pressly #19

Game #5: Niko Goodrum and Danny Santana were “The Man” for Chicago. Goodrum was 3 for 5 with 3 Runs Scored, 2 Homeruns & 4 RBI’s. Santana was 4 for 5 with a Run Scored, a Homerun & 4 RBI’s. Chicago got a solid start from Daniel Ponce de Leon, but it was C.C. Sabathia who picked up career win #275 in relief.

Final Score: Chicago 14 – Mesa 2

Win: C.C. Sabathia 14-4 (4.79)
Loss: Andrew Heaney 3-8 (5.46)

Game #6: Noah Syndergaard was just OK over 6.1 Innings, but the Chicago bullpen got their act together & shut down the Solar Sox for the final 2.2 Innings. 3 Homeruns for the Mobsters (Alex Bregman, Yandy Diaz & Dexter Fowler) pushed the Mobsters offense & they go on to win game #6.

Final Score: Chicago 8 – Mesa 4

Win: Noah Syndergaard 13-6 (3.75)
Loss: Pablo Lopez 7-9 (5.36)

Series Summary: Chicago would have swept this series but the bullpen implosion cost them that chance. It was still a good series for the Mobsters, and not so much for the Solar Sox.

Triple Creek Patriots @ Bethesda Bandicoots

Series Preview: A battle of 2nd place NL teams saw the Triple Creek Patriots (a good team) traveling northeast to face the Bethesda Bandicoots (a so-so team). The Patriots are in hot pursuit of the Sacramento Capitals for first place in the West while the Bandicoots are moseying their way towards nothing in particular.
Game #1: Austin Voth tossed a two-hit gem as the Bethesda Bandicoots won the series opener handily by a score of 9-0.
Voth improved to 3-1 while striking out nine and not walking a batter.
Robinson Chirinos (10) and Mike Moustakas (17) homered off Ty Buttrey in the 7th inning with no other reason than to pad the score as it was already 7-0.
Jonathan Schoop had four hits and drove in two while Juan Lagares had a rare non-sucky day at the plate with three hits and two runs scored.
Matt Strahm (8-8) was lucky to allow just three runs in his 5.2 innings as the Bandicoots were constantly filling the bases with 11 hits and two walks off him. Ironically, Strahm got one of the two Triple Creek hits.
Game #2: Andrew Benintendi homered, tripled and singled and drove in four runs as the evil visitors had their way with Bandicoots’ pitching in a 7-2 victory.
Kevin Gausman did his part in upping his record to 7-3 with 11 strikeouts in 6-1/3 innings. He gave up both Bandicoot runs on five hits and two walks.
The game was reasonably close (4-2) heading into the 9th inning but Benintendi (6) took massively ineffective John Gant for a ride with runners on 1st and 3rd to make it 7-2.
Shane Bieber made a surprise two-inning relief appearance but kicked some major ass with no runners reaching base and striking out two.
Robinson Chirinos drove in both runs for Bethesda with a single in the 3rd inning which created some optimism for the game by giving the Bandicoots a 2-0 lead.
Game #3: Jake Odorizzi was El Perfecto – fanning nine in a monster pitching game that Bethesda won easily 8-0.
Odorizzi (9-8) came close to losing the shutout and perfect game in the 7th and 8th innings when Cody Bellinger and Jonathan Villar hit deep fly balls that had Juan Soto and Kevin Pillar scrambling to the warning track.
Jonathan Schoop drove in three runs with his 8th home run of the season while Trevor Story, Pillar, and Soto each had three hits.
In somewhat of a wasted offensive surge in this game the Bandicoots also stranded 14 baserunners.
Game #4: In what was more like a Patriots-Vikings game, Triple Creek outlasted Bethesda 15-10 in a pitching massacre.
The two teams were efficient in bringing around runners to score in this game as they combined for only 29 hits with only three leaving the park – Jonathan Villar (21) and Lourdes Gurriel (13) for the Pats and Juan Soto (15) for Bethesda.
The pitcher mauling started right from the outset with the score 4-3 Bethesda after the first inning leaving starters Frankie Montas (TCP) and Trevor Lakins (BET) beaten and bloody.
The Patriots added three runs in the 3rd and a pair in the 4th, but Bethesda countered with three of their own to make it a tight 8-7 game after just five innings.
Cory Seager, Marwin Gonzalez, and Andrew Benintendi each had three hits for Triple Creek with Benintendi leading the RBI charge with three.
Jeff McNeil had three hits and Soto had three RBIs for the losers.
Game #5: The Patriots jumped on Bethesda starter Trent Thornton for four runs in the first inning and then never looked back as they cruised to a 6-2 win.
Matt Strahm (9-8) was far more effective in this game than in the series opener. He allowed just a single run over 7-1/3 innings with one walk and seven hits to go with four strikeouts.
It was a good day to be named Jonathan in Bethesda as Jonathan Villar (22) homered for the Patriots while Jonathan Schoop (9) responded for Bethesda.
Brandon Workman was flawless in the 9th to earn his 25th save after Jake McGee was pulled for giving up a run on two walks and a hit without getting an out.
Game #6: Brandon Workman was a tad less than perfect, allowing a game-tying homer to Juan Soto in the bottom of the 9th with one out as the Bandicoots went on to win in the 11th on a walk-off single by Mike Moustakas.
Jonathan Villar (23) homered yet again for the Patriots in support of starter Shane Bieber who was rock solid with only just one run allowed on three hits and no walks in seven innings.
Soto’s homer was his 16th of the year and 2nd of the series.
Series Summary: A series split is something that was not expected against the Patriots but certainly more than good enough for Bethesda.

Corktown Cycle @ Long Beach Dirt Bags

Series Summary: Long Beach tries to stay alive in the NL wild card by taking 5 of 6 from Corktown.

Detroit Crime @ Manhattan Project

Series Preview: Manhattan hosts Detroit.
Game #1: Detroit 9-1
Game #2: Manhattan 4-1
Game #3: Detroit 5-1
Game #4: Detroit 4-2
Game #5: Detroit 5-3
Game #6: Detroit 7-5
Series Summary: Detroit wins 5 games to 1.

Harsens Island Walleye @ Valdosta Snappers

Series Preview: Harsens Island visits Valdosta in a battle of a couple of rebuilding clubs.
Series Summary: All the games were close except for a 19-1 game 5 win by the Snappers. Valdosta ends up taking 5 of 6.

Tempe Tempers @ Sacramento Capitals

Series Summary: Long time rivals Tempe and Sacramento split.

Portland Lumber Jax @ Columbus Explorers

Series Preview: Portland (39-63) travels to Columbus (74-28) for a six-pack. Lumber Jax has a formidable team but depth in the bullpen has been lacking. So much so, that Walker Buehler has been employed out of the pen. In fact, he was used in such a way in this series, that he missed his scheduled start… Explorers have cooled off lately after their torrid start, but they still find themselves in good shape – but they are definitely aware that the Tempers are heating up and can never be counted out.
Game #1: Columbus takes advantage of long balls from Asdrubal Cabrera (13), Paul DeJong (20) and Ian Desmond (8) to power their way to a 7-3 win. Luis Rengifo (6) knocked one out for the Lumber Jax for 2 runs, but too little, too late.
POR 3- 9-1 LP Tyler Mahle (3-6)
COL 7-10-2 WP Homer Bailey (11-5)
Game #2: Jack Flaherty gets the nod for Portland in game 2 and tames the Explorer bats handily (happening a lot lately). He goes 6.1 innings, 3 hits, 8 ks, and only 1 run, a D.J. LaMahieu homer (11). His offensive support consisted of 10 hits – 2 from Luis Rengifo who homers again (7) and drives in 2. C.J. Cron also homers (18) and the Jax walk away 4-1 winners.
POR 4-10-1 WP Flaherty (7-4), S Walker Buehler (1)
Game #3: After Buehler’s save in game 2, Ivan Nova got the start for this one. He lasted 6 innings, giving up 5 hits and 2 walks, fanning 6. But 2 of those hits were homers and 4 runs. Jordan Lyles on the other hand went 7 innings for Columbus and he gave up just 5 hits as well. And only 1 of them was a homer – Hernan Perez (4) and left after 7 giving up 2 runs. The bullpen kept Portland scoreless the rest of the way. Columbus homers were 2 by Charlie Blackmon (26, 27) and Paul DeJong (21).
POR 2-6-0 LP Nova (5-8)
COL 5-7-1 WP Lyles (10-4) S Yusmeiro Petit (13)
Game #4: Oh boy, Columbus knocks 10 hits in this one – and Charlie Blackmon (28) and Paul DeJong (22) homer again and D.J. LeMahieu drives in 2. But Portland win by 10! 14-4. Tim Beckham and Jose A. Martinez lead the way. Beckham goes 5 for 5 (and a walk), scores 5 times, hits 2 homers (14,15), and drives in 7. Martinez goes 4 for 6, homers (9), and drives in 2. Carlos Sanchez gets 3 singles in 6 abs and scores 3 times. Vladimir Guerrero also homers (16) for good measure. Ross Stripling had a good day on the mound – 6 IP, 7 hits, 3 runs.
POR 14-17-0 WP Stripling (2-3)
COL 4-10-0 LP Julio Teheran (9-5)
Game #5: Columbus bounces back in game 5, but they lose Blackmon for a week when he crashes into the wall in the 2nd inning. The play resulted in a 2 run Grayson Greiner double and the early lead. Columbus gets 1 back in the 3rd, but a 3 run bomb by underperformer Gio Urshela (5) in the 7th ignited the crowd and gained the lead, 4-2. Both teams scored 1 in the 8th including a Richie Martin homer (2) and Columbus wins it 5-3.
POR 3- 6-0 LP Trevor Gott (1-2) BS (4)
COL 5-10-1 WP Liam Hendriks (8-0) S Yusmeiro Petit (14)
Game #6: The final game of the series and both teams plate 3 runs in the 2nd. Steven Duggar rbi single, Greyson Greiner SF and Tyler Austin homer (5). Columbus scores on a 3 run Ian Desmond homer (9). That was noted because that was all the scoring done in regulation. Jack Flaherty goes 6, fanning 7, and giving up nothing else. Blaine Hardy then goes 2 giving up nothing. Walker Buehler blanks Columbus in the 9th (his 3rd relief sting this series).
Homer Bailey went 8 giving up nothing else and Liam Hendriks came on and pitched a perfect 9th. So on to the 10th. Hendriks and Buehler still pitching. Nothing for Portland. The bottom half, Paul DeJong leads off with a single, and Richie Martin comes into PR. He steals 2nd and 3rd – but it was not needed as Ian Desmond then takes Buehler over the wall for a walk-off 2 run homer (10) – his 2nd homer of the game and he owned all 5 RBIs!
POR 3-6-1 LP Buehler (5-6)
COL 5-5-1 LP Hendriks (9-0)
Series Summary: So Columbus squeezes out a 4-2 series win over a tough Portland team. Portland will head back West to host Tempe (frying pan and fire). Columbus goes on the road (without Charlie Blackmon) and heads to Jersey for 6.

Coconut Creek Crushers @ Yonge Street Stalkers

Game #1: Will Smith blew his first save of the series but notched his 4th win of the year as the home team scored in the bottom of the ninth to take him off the hook. YSS 5 – CCC 4
Game #2: Kris Bryant doubled twice and homered, but it took a pinch-hit Travis d’Arnaud single to walk it off in the 10th. CCC took a pretty big injury hit as Locastro was lost for 13 days and Civale was lost for 26 days!! YSS 3 – CCC 2 (10)
Game #3: Will Smith blew his second save of the series and the home team couldn’t save him this time. Shoddy fielding didn’t help matters as CCC tallied 4 runs (1ER) in the 9th to pull it out. CCC 5 – YSS 4
Game #4: YSS tagged Morejon early and coasted to the win. YSS 8 – CCC 2
Game #5: Adrian Houser pitched well for YSS but it wasn’t enough. Drew Pomeranz threw 2+ scoreless before he was lost for 5 days for CCC. C. Walker hit his 27th HR to lead the way for the Crushers. CCC 4 – YSS 1
Game #6: Joe Musgrove took his 16th loss of the year for CCC. YSS 9 – CCC 3
Series Summary: YSS took 4 of 6 but it should’ve been 5. CCC was touched up for more injuries than I’ve seen in a while.

Tijuana Bottle Rockets @ Dallas Cougars

Series Summary: Dallas wins 5 of 6 including two shutouts against the beleaguered Bottle Rockets.

Motor City Muscle @ Fremont Cannons

Series Preview: Dallas’s second-half swoon is leaving the window open in the AL East. For Fremont to even make a run, though, they’ll have to overtake second-place Motor City in a head-to-head matchup.
Game #1: Both teams bring out their aces, Justin Verlander for Motor City against Zac Gallen of Fremont. While Verlander was uncharacteristically wild, allowing 6 walks, he countered with only 4 hits. Unfortunately for Dallas, two of those were home runs by Mike Yastrzemski and Yulieski Gurriel in the first inning, giving Fremont a 3-0 lead. Verlander wouldn’t allow another run, but the Cougars could only muster a Nick Ahmed solo shot. Dallas gets the tying run to the plate in the ninth with no outs but falls 3-1.
Game #2: Fremont faces another tough task with Jacob deGrom taking the hill, and counter with the serviceable Danny Duffy. The team’s traded runs in the 1st inning, then Fremont goes ahead 2-1 in the 5th. Motor City ties it in the 6th and loads the bases looking for more. Shane Greene is brought in to relieve Duffy and gets a double play to end the threat. A sac fly by Carlos Correa in the 7th gives him his third RBI and puts Fremont up 3-2. Giovanni Gallegos strikes out the side in the ninth to close out the Cannon’s victory.
Game #3: Motor City finds themselves tied for second in the AL East, but decides to show that they aren’t ready to let Fremont roll through this series. After getting two straight outs to start the game, things unravel early for Dylan Bundy. After allowing a run to score, he loads up the bases. Tucker Barnhart sends it deep, but Mike Yastrzemski is tracking it down when he hits the wall hard. Three runs scored, and worse, Yastrzemski is knocked out of action for 13 days. With the Muscle scoring three more in the fourth, and Kyle Hendricks looking untouchable, Fremont waves the white flag and lets Bundy take a beating. Motor City wins 12-3.
Game #4: Yoan Moncada gives Fremont a lead with his first-inning solo HR. Derek Norris seemed to be giving Fremont a good outing, but after allowing 2 homers in the 4th inning, the Cannons found themselves behind 4-1. A third home run allowed two innings later would spell the end of Fremont’s hopes. Zach Davies was masterful in the win for Motor City, throwing a CG with 13 strikeouts. Nick Ahmed, Nick Castellanos, and Shin-Soo Choo provide the long balls in the MCM 5-1 victory.
Game #5: After congratulating themselves with dispatching Verlander and deGrom, the Cannons now find themselves back to square one in the series. Carlos Correa gets the team back on track early with a 3-run HR in the first inning. Fremont would continue to pile on the runs, chasing Mike Leake after 2.2 innings. Sandy Alcantara pitched a solid game for Fremont, and Yoan Moncada notched 5 RBI as the Cannons win 12-1.
Game #6: Fremont breathes a sigh of relief for the Motor City six-man rotation, as they start Ronald Bolanos rather than Justin Verlander in the finale. Fremont counters with ace Zac Gallen. Things started poorly for Fremont, as two walks and a hit-and-run load the bases, allowing Neil Walker to launch a grand slam and put the Muscle up 4-0 in the first. Fremont scores in the 1st, 3rd, and 4th to get within one, but Motor City adds a run in the 5th. Down 5-3, home runs by Byron Buxton and Teoscar Hernandez put Fremont up 6-5. Fremont would add two more, and take the finale 8-5. Byron Buxton picked up two assists in the OF.
Series Summary: Fremont gets an important series win 4-2 to keep them in the playoff hunt. Motor City continues to juggle a lineup that AIM is not treating kindly. Meanwhile, Dallas wins 5-1 to build an eight-game lead on both Fremont and Motor City.

Virginia Sluggers @ Southbend Lynx

Series Preview: Virginia travels to Southbend for a 6 games series.
Game #1: Virginia gets a dominant performance from L.Castillo as he tosses the 2 hits shutout while fanning 14 Lynx hitters. Pivetta is solid for Southbend but doesn’t get any help. VIR Rizzo is 2-3 with an RBI. Devers also knocks in 2.

Virginia 4, SBL 0

Game #2: SBL gets a 1st inning run on a Muncy rbi-1b but that’s all she wrote as Virginia gets a key 3-run HR from Rizzo in route to the win. VIR Hernandez goes 6.2 giving up 1 run for the win.

VIR 4, SBL 1

Game #3: SBL offense continues to struggle and Rizzo hits another HR for VIR. Rodriguez is pitching star for VIR in this one going 6.2 giving up 2 runs while fanning 10.

VIR 5, SBL 2

Game #4: Another VIR dominant pitching performance from Plutko as he pitches a 5 hit shutout, fanning 7 in the game. SBL Foltynewicz coming off his injury gives up 6 runs in 6.1 innings. Springer gets his big bat going 3-5 w/3 RBIs and a HR.

VIR 6, SBL 0

Game #5: This games a route as VIR hits 4 HRs scoring 12 runs on 11 hits. VIR T.Williams goes 7.2 giving up 1 run. SBL gets 3 late token runs off the VIR pen. Devers is 3-5 w/4 RBIs on a Grandslam. Reynolds hits 2 HRs going 3-4 with 4 rbi.

VIR 12, SBL 4

Game #6: The sweep was looking good for VIR as they got out to a 5-2 lead after 5 1/2 innings. But SBL hung tough getting 2 in the bottom of the 5th and then eventually won the game in the bottom of the 9th on a K.Tucker 2-run HR. The only HR hit by the SBL in the series.

SBL 6, VIR 5

Series Summary: Virginia wins the series 5-1 dropping Southbend into a tie with Hollywood for 1st in the AL West Division. Southbend, except for Tucker’s 2-run HR in Game 6, did not get any production from any of its key players, whereas Virginia got contributions from several key players.

Pittsburgh Lumber Company @ Rosemere Renegades

Series Summary:  Rosemere wins only 1 game in the series and that one took 20 Innings.  

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