1996 PLAYER / PITCHER OF THE WEEK #13
|Harper Woods Expos @ Mexico City Chihuahuas|
|Series Summary:||Mexico City is SWEPT by the Harper Woods Expos.|
|Winnipeg Goldeyes @ Stockton Wings|
|Series Preview:||Stockton in are rebuilding year found themselves facing the first-place Winnipeg team.|
|Game #1:||Thompson allows just 2 hits in 6 innings and Veres went 3 for the cheap save. Winnipeg scored 11 Ventura homered and drove in 4 Buhner homered and drove in 3. Wpg 11 Stockton 0|
|Game #2:||Another ugly game Buhner 2 homers 5 RBIs Candiotti 5 hitter 80 games score Wpg 8 Stockton 0|
|Game #3:||Benes completes his 3rd shutout in a row! 82 games score 10 Ks and 6 hits. Winnipeg scored 12 as Ventura homered twice and Buhner once 12-0 Wpg|
|Game #4:||Schilling allows 2 hits in 7 innings improving to 9-0 Shaw gets save 10. 4-1 Winnipeg|
|Game #5:||Best game Afonso hits the walk-off in the 10th for a 5-4 Winnipeg win.|
|Series Summary:||Ugly series for Stockton as it all went Winnipegs way. Pitcher of the week Benes 82 game score 5 hit 10 k shutout. Buhner had an amazing 9 RBIs and 3 homers in 5 games,.Winnipeg thanks to a weak division has a 20 game lead before the All-Star break.|
|Flossmoor Flying Squirrels @ Corktown Bootleggers|
|Series Preview:||Corktown looks to gain some ground on the red hot and leagues best Flying Squirrels. Every game was a sell-out. The crowd is feeling the buzz as 1st place Flossmoor comes to town. This is the first contender the Corktown fans have been able to feel good about.|
|Game #1:||All home team as they got all over Maddux. 3 HR and 8 runs.
|Game #2:||The Game of the series. Corktown wins on a walk-off in the 14th inning. Corktown had a chance to win it in the 10th but had a runner thrown out at the plate (By a guy with a 28 arm… I know it happens)
Corktown 3-2 (14)
|Game #3:||This was just as exciting as game 2, only on the offensive end. It was back and forth the entire game until Flossmoor broke it open in the 8th.
|Game #4:||Corktown 4-1
W. Trachsel 8-4
L. Nagel 4-6
S. Percival (8)
|Game #5:||Another gem that went back and forth. Corktown gets a couple late and wins the bullpen game to secure a big series in terms of the standings.
|Series Summary:||This 5 game series had everything a fan would want to see for the top 2 teams in the AL East. Corktown took a very important midseason series 4-1 to close the gap. 6.5GB|
|Chicago Demolition @ Detroit Stars|
|Series Summary:||Detroit wins series 4-1 over Chicago.|
|Blarney Drive Bandits @ Long Beach Titans|
|Series Summary:||Blarney Drive takes 3 of 5 from Long Beach.|
|Cincinnati Outlaws @ Valdosta Bombers|
|Series Preview:||Cincinnati visits 1st place Valdosta.|
|Series Summary:||Bombers were able to keep the powerful Outlaws hitters in check as they take 3 of 5.|
|Santa Rosa Beach Bums @ Steel City Sluggers|
|Series Summary:||Second place Santa Rosa comes to town and takes 3 of 5 from Steel City to move up a notch in the NL East.|
|New Hampshire Nighthawks @ DeWitt Tigers|
|Series Summary:||DeWitt welcomes New Hampshire to town in a divisional battle. DeWitt wins the first 3 and the Nighthawks take the final two games.|
|Sugar Land Skeeters @ Michigan Mauraders|
|Series Preview:||Sugar Land visits Michigan for five games.|
|Game #1:||Alvarez vs. Morgan -Morgan gets shelled early and gives up 8 runs in 2.2 innings. Alvarez pitches a solid 8 innings. Mike Greenwell with 3 RBIs.
Sugar Land 10 Michigan 2
|Game #2:||Jones vs. West – game was very similar to game 1. West gets shelled early. Greenwell, Thome, and Griffey hit homers. Brosius and Hoiles hit homers for the Marauders.
Sugar Land 14 Michigan 6
|Game #3:||Gubicza vs. Gardner. Brosius and Hoiles hit homers. Brosius with 4 RBIs.
Plesac gets a 2.1 inning save. Michigan pulls away late.
Michigan 7 Sugar Land 1
|Game #4:||Abbott vs. Radke. Radke throws a complete game and gives up 1 unearned run. Boone and Palmeiro with RBIs. Sugar Land gets a run knocked in by Thome.
Michigan 2 Sugar Land 1
|Game #5:||Aldred vs. Nagy – well-pitched game. Bernie Williams knocks in a run in the 10th inning on a single to win the game. Parrett gets the win.
Michigan 3 Sugar Land 2
|Series Summary:||Michigan wins 3 of 5 from Sugar Land as they take the last three games.|
|Fort Worth Panthers @ Portland Mavericks|
|Series Preview:||The 50-24 Fort Worth Panthers visit the 27-48 Portland Mavericks.|
|Game #1:||Three HRs by Portland is enough to get the win.
POR 9 FWP 6
|Game #2:||Portland ties it up with 3 runs in the 8th, but the Panthers get the win in extras.
FWP 4 POR 3
|Game #3:||Kevin Brown continues his amazing year, getting the complete game 5-hit shutout. Brown is 14-1 with a 1.22 era!
FWP 3 POR 0
|Game #4:||Panthers squeak out another close one, scoring the game-winning run in the top of the 9th.
FWP 2 POR 1
|Game #5:||Another one-run win for the Panthers, getting 3 runs in the 8th… and Portland can’t score on Rojas, who gets hit 24 save (0.52 era)|
|Series Summary:||Forth Worth wins the series 4-1. Portland should feel good that they were fairly close in most games though.|
|Hampton Huskies @ Manhattan Gas Hornets|
|Series Preview:||Hampton and Manhattan continue their battle for NL East cellar – hmmm, clear winner this week.|
|Game #1:||Hampton 7-4 winners. B.J. Surhoff homers (2) and 1 of 3 guys with 2 RBIs.|
|Game #2:||Gas Hornets storm back 4-2, Jack Howell (2) and Ernie Young (9) homer. Mike Stanley 2 RBIs.|
|Game #3:||Talk about storming back – 17 hits and 6 walks propel the Huskies to a bigtime 11-1 victory. Mark Langston tosses a 3 hitter for 8 innings. Tony Clark (8) homers for only Hampton extra-base hit.|
|Game #4:||Gas Hornets match runs with Hampton through the 3rd – but then the Huskies do the mush and win the Iditarod 7-3. 13 hits from the Mushers – 1 EBH – a double in the mix. Tom Gordon goes the distance, 11 hits, 3 runs, 37 batters faced. And now he’s 5-8!|
|Game #5:||And the clear winner?? Hampton with their second straight 7-3 win. Orel Hershiser bests his former team for the win (8-6) and Jeromy Burnitz replaced Hal McRae (HBP) and goes 2 for 4, with 2 homers (2, 3) and 5 RBIs!|
|Series Summary:||So – the good guys can only win 1 – their good hitting was good enough even against Hampton, who’s offense could seemingly do no wrong. So the Huskies opened up a lead in the futility contest – or maybe I should say Manhattan has opened up the futility lead…|
|Castle Rock Hounds @ California Quakes|
|Series Summary:||California wins 4 at home against Castle Rock. Game 2 was a rain-out.|