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1997 PLAYER / PITCHER OF THE WEEK #2

Andres_Gallarraga97Trevor_Hoffman97Jeromy_Burnitz97John_Smoltz97

NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
GALARRAGA,Andres CAL  AL .429 1.107 6 28 12 4 0 5 11 8 5 1 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
HOFFMAN,Trevor CAL  AL 2 2 0 0 0.00 9.2 1 0 5 12 2 0 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
BURNITZ,Jeromy HAM  NL .364 .909 6 22 8 3 0 3 7 12 4 4 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
SMOLTZ,John SRB  NL 2 2 0 0 0.00 18 0 0 7 11 4 0 0 0 1 0

Chicago Demolition @ Harper Woods Expos

Series Preview: The Killer Twins Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens visit Harper Woods
Series Summary: Harper Woods dodges Pedro as that game is rained out. They win the series 3 games to 2. All games were close

Fort Worth Panthers @ Castle Rock Hounds

Series Preview: We’re really excited to manage this team, as a couple of years of mediocrity and relatively high draft picks have created a Castle Rock squad that can now (hopefully) compete for an AL West crown. Fort Worth comes in after being handled pretty well by California in the first series of the season.
Game #1: Pettitte vs. Lima in a pitching mismatch. But, Doug Glanville (!) leads off the game with a solo HR for Fort Worth. Castle Rock comes punching right back with two in the first and two in the third. Fort Worth hangs around, with Pudge drilling a two-run shot. But, in the end, Castle Rock is able to hold on with the tying run at 2nd in the 9th for the Panthers. JT Snow was the big bat for the Hounds, with a double and HR. The Final is 5-4, Castle Rock.

WP: Pettitte: 2-0
LP: Lima: 0-1
S: Benitez: (2)

Game #2: Hermanson vs. Kevin Brown is a more even match-up, even favoring the Panthers. But, the Hounds jump all over the ace, putting up 5 runs in just two IP, and forcing Fort Worth to pull their starter. That would be all that Castle Rock needed, as Hermanson and three relievers combine to give up only one run. Meanwhile, the Hounds pile it on, scoring 12 runs on 13 hits. Easley and Dye are the stars, each picking up 3 RBI on 2 hits. 12-1, Castle Rock.

WP: Hermanson: 1-1
LP: Brown: 0-2

Game #3: The Panthers get their first win of the series, as the Hounds leave their starting pitcher in a little too long, and Fort Worth capitalizes with two runs in the 7th to give them a 5-3 lead, which they would not relinquish.

WP: Nomo (1-1)
LP: Clark (1-1)
S: Jackson (1)

Game #4: Although the Hounds jump out to a quick 3-0 lead, Fort Worth gets hot and plates 10 runs en route to a 10-7 victory. A lot of fireworks in this one, as the teams combine for nine extra-base hits, including three homers from Castle Rock (Snow, Huskey, and Hamelin).

WP: Anderson (2-0)
LP: Bohanon (0-2)
S: Jackson (2)

Game #5: Doug Drabek, a 5, is starting for Fort Worth. So, of course, he throws an absolute gem. He goes 8.2 IP, giving up only 5 hits. Castle Rock manages to get the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the 9th, down 3-0. But Bonds can’t get it done, and Fort Worth holds on to guarantee at least a split. 3-0 is the final.

WP: Drabek (1-0)
LP: Dickson (1-1)
S: Jackson (3)

Game #6: Something is in the water in Castle Rock, as the Hounds make it Bobby Witt, another 5-grade starter, look like Clemens, as he tosses a complete game shutout. The Hounds again manage to get the tying run on the bases in the 9th, but can’t make it happen. The final is 2-0.

WP: Witt (1-1)
LP: Pettitte (2-1)

Series Summary: The Hounds rushed out to a 2-0 series lead and were brimming with confidence. The Panthers cut them down to size with four straight victories, and take the series 4-2. A disappointing outcome for the home squad, but it’s a long season.

Hollywood Vampires @  @ Detroit Stars

Series Summary: Detroit takes series over Hollywood.

Cincinnati Outlaws @ Sugar Land Skeeters

Series Preview: Sugar Land makes its first visit of the season to division rival Cincinnati. The Skeeters are loaded on the mound and the Outlaws–well, not so much…
Game #1: SLS 13-12-0, CIN 1-4-0
Bobby Jones collects the win and goes six innings, limiting the Outlaws to a run (ER) on four hits and fanned six. Orlando Merced paced the offense with a 2-for-5 effort with a double, homer, and four RBI.
Game #2: SLS 10-14-1, CIN 3-5-1
Craig Biggio leads the attack with a 3-for-5 day with a homer, two runs scored and two driven in.
Game #3: SLS 2-7-0, CIN 6-8-1
Mike Piazza rescues Cincinnati with a 2-for-3 performance, driving in a pair with a homer.
Game #4: SLS 11-11-1, CIN 6-9-1
Ken Griffey, Jr. creates the sparks with a 2-for-4 night with a homer and three RBI.
Game #5: SLS 5-6-0, CIN 6-8-1
Chris Jones delivers a homer and three RBI — making it three homers in two days!
Game #6: SLS 9-12-0, CIN 3-6-1
Orlando Merced goes 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Tony Fernandez turns in a 3-for-3 performance with a couple of doubles for the losers.
Series Summary: Sugar Land takes four of six and could have taken them all with a couple of breaks. It will be a long season in Cincinnati…

Valdosta Bombers @ Michigan Mauraders

Series Preview: Division foes Valdosta and Michigan get together for a series. This series features a doubleheader.
Game #1: Valdosta 11 Michigan 2

Hentgen outpitches Radke. Higginson and Randa go yard for the Bombers. Higgy and Lansing each get 3 RBIs. Flaherty with 4 hits for Valdosta. Michigan is outhit 19-5.

Hentgen, 2-0
Radke, 0-1

Game #2: Valdosta 3 Michigan 1

Well pitched game. Moyer pitches well and tosses 7 innings. Lansing has 3 hits for Valdosta. Ramirez with 2 RBIs.

Moyer, 1-1
Estes, 0-2

Game #3: Michigan 4 Valdosta 3

Michigan earns a win behind Mark Gardner. Valdosta scores 3 in the 1st. Bernie Williams responds with a 2 run homer. Michigan ties it.

Plesac, 1-0
Timlin, 0-1

Game #4: Valdosta 8 Michigan 3

Stottlemyre with a strong start for the Bombers. Mike Lansing hits his 2nd homer of the year. Karros with 3 hits.

Stottlemyre, 1-1
Kamieniecki, 0-2

Game #5: Game 1 of the doubleheader

Michigan 4 Valdosta 3

Excellent game. It’s tied in the bottom of the 8th, and Michigan pushes forward a run. Bernie Williams is the MVP with a homer and 3 hits. Higginson and Reynoso hit homers for the Bombers.

Lidle, 1-0
Quantrill, 0-1
Wickman 2nd save

Game #6: 2nd game of a doubleheader

Michigan 6 Valdosta 4

Palmeiro with the go-ahead 2 run homer in the 8th inning to win the game. Ripken adds 2 RBIs. Karros and Finley hit homers for Valdosta.

Lidle, 2-0
Spoljaric, 0-1
Wickman 2nd save

Series Summary: Valdosta and Michigan split the series. Michigan sweeps the DH, which was key to the split. Lidle and Wickman combined for the wins and saves. Valdosta dominated the games that they won.

Santa Rosa Beach Bums @ Manhattan Gas Hornets

Series Preview: 2nd week and the truth is bound to show up – no pitching will lead to a long season, especially against teams like the Bums who have great hitting!
Game #1: Too much John Smoltz (W 1-0, and a single). He is supported by a 12 hit attack and a Frank Thomas homer (3) and a Greg Myers homer (1).
SRB 5 MGH 0
Game #2: Gas Hornets only get 5 hits, 4 walks, and 1 favorable error but it gave them 7 runs and Matt Morris (W 2-0) had little problems.
MGH 7 SRB 3
Game #3: Well the Bums unloaded for 16 hits including a Reggie L. Sanders homer (2) – 3rbis and 4 hits from catcher Carlos Hernandez. Matt Beech (W 1-1) goes 7 innings for the win giving up 1 hit and fanning 8 and NO RUNS!
SRB 9 MGH 3
Game #4: The series pattern continues as Gas Hornets crank out 13 hits to win easily. They score 7 in the first as the first 9 batters reach base, 7 hits, a walk, and a HBP! Even starter Rick Reed (W 1-1) singles and drives in 2. Derek Jeter gets his 1st homer of the year and Tino Martinez hits his 2nd. Frank Thomas provided all the runs for the Bums with 2 homers (5) and 4 RBIs.
MGH 10 SRB 4
Game #5: Game 1 of the Double Header sees too much John Smoltz (W 2-0) again. CG 4 hit shutout with 6 Ks (and another single). Probable Pitcher of the Week when it appears! Ken Caminiti leads to the offense with 3 hits and a rbi.
SRB 3 MGH 0
Game #6: The nightcap of the DH and the best game of the week as the Gas Hornets nip the Bums 3-2 – Bums gave it a good rally in the 9th with 1 run, but Tom Martin (S 2) was able to get the final out to preserve a win for Brian Moehler (W 1-1) who almost finished the CG. Frank Thomas hit another homer (6) for the Bums and Jason Kendall continues to perform well for Manhattan going 2 for 4 with a run and 2 RBIs and a triple.
MGH 3 SRB 2
Series Summary: Series splits 3-3 with each team alternating wins.

Stockton Wings @ Long Beach Titans

Series Preview: Stockton comes south to face division rival Long Beach
Game #1: This was a really good pitcher’s duel between Mendoza and Benes. After Long Beach took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd, Stockton got solo HRs from Bellhorn and Greene and had a 2-1 lead in the 8th. The Titans tied it on a Jefferson throwing error in the 8th and the game went to extra innings. It stayed that way until the 12th. With 2 outs and the bases loaded, Boggs hit a soft ground ball to Jefferson at 1st. He couldn’t make a play at the bag and threw home, but it was too late and Long Beach won 3-2.
Game #2: Long Beach jumped on Stockton starter D’Amico with 4 runs in the first and never led up rolling to an 11-0 win. Oliver added a grand slam and Baerga a 2-run shot and Cordova went 8 innings to pick up the win.
Game #3: The Long Beach offense kept rolling in the 9-0 win. They scored 5 in the 2nd with Justice’s 2-run 1B the key hit. Garcia threw a 5-hit, 12K shutout in the win.
Game #4: Another extra-inning game. Long Beach took a 3-2 lead into the 9th when Jefferson doubled in Hernandez to tie the game. It was still 3-3 in the bottom of the 11th when Baerga hit a SF scoring Oliver giving the Titans a 4-3 win.
Game #5: Long Beach got a 2-run HR from Oliver and a 3-run bomb from Baerga and went on to a 10-2 win. Perez went 6 innings to pick up the win.
Game #6: Greene opened the scoring for Stockton in the top of the 1st with his 3rd HR of the series. They added a run in the 5th on a SF by Hollandsworth. After Long Beach cut the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the inning, Greene came through again with a 2 run 1B in the 6th and the Wings went on to a 4-2 win. Oliver went the distance giving up 2 unearned runs to earn the win.
Series Summary: Long Beach took 5 of 6 from Stockton

Hampton Huskies @ Steel City Sluggers

Series Summary: Hampton and Steel City split the first four games, but the Sluggers win both ends of the doubleheader to close it out.

DeWitt Tigers @ New Hampshire Nighthawks

Series Preview: Dewitt travels to NH for a division series.
Game #1: Gomez 2-run double in the 9th walks it off for NH.
NH wins 3-2
WP- Guardado
LP-Worrell
Game #2: Rick Helling shuts down the Tigers bats going 8.2IP scoreless.
NH wins 4-1
WP-Helling
LP- Loaiza
S- Bottalico
Game #3: Segui and Stevens Homer for the Nighthawks as they run away with this one.
NH wins 11-3
WP-Saunders
LP-Colon
Game #4: Sosa, Davis, and Johnson all go deep for the Tigers.
Dewitt wins 8-2
WP-Burkett
LP-Person
Game #5: Sprague hits a 2-run HR and Sele pitches well.
NH wins 5-2
Game #6: Lenny Webster has a big 3-run double. That was all that Rueter needed.
NH wins 4-1
WP-Rueter
LP-Wakefield
S-Heredia
Series Summary: NH takes 5 of 6 at home. Won’t be many bright spots for Nighthawks this year so they will enjoy it.

Flossmoor Flying Squirrels @ Corktown Bootleggers

Series Summary: Corktown manages to take 1 game from the AL EAST favorites.

Winnipeg Goldeyes @ Blarney Drive Bandits

Series Summary: Hard-fought series that was split 3-3.

Portland Mavericks @ California Quakes

Series Summary:  The Quakes shake things up and take 5 of 6 from Portland.

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