Get Adobe Flash player

1997 PLAYER / PITCHER OF THE WEEK #18

Jeff_Kent97David_Cone97Dean_Palmer97Woody_Williams97

NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
KENT,Jeff DET  AL .481 .852 6 27 13 4 0 2 7 10 3 2 0 0 0 1
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
CONE,David FFS  AL 1 1 0 0 0.00 9 0 0 2 11 2 0 2 0 0 0
                                   
NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
PALMER,Dean BDB  NL .375 .583 6 24 9 5 0 0 4 8 7 3 1 0 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
WILLIAMS,Woody SCS  NL 2 2 0 0 1.93 14 3 3 6 8 1 0 0 0 0 0

Sugar Land Skeeters @ Long Beach Titans

Series Summary: Sugar Land takes 5 of 6 from Long Beach.

Chicago Demolition @ California Quakes

Series Summary: Chicago snaps California’s 23-game win streak but drops the series 4-2.

Michigan Mauraders @ Winnipeg Goldeyes

Series Preview: Michigan is in a fight for a playoff spot, and Winnipeg is cruising in first as player play for stats(McGwire going for MVP/homerun title) more than wins at this point.
Game #1: Vinnie Castilla plays hero a solo homer off Schilling was all that was needed as Hernandez pitches a 2 Hitter. Michigan 1 Winnipeg 0.
Game #2: McGwire homers and drives in 4, Lopez homers and drive in three. Glavine went 8 allowing just 3 hits. Winnipeg 9 Michigan 0.
Game #3: Hoiles hits a solo homer in the 9th for Michigan off Shaw but sadly they were down 3-0 at that point. Winnipeg 3 Michigan 1.
Game #4: Williams, Edmonds, and Palmiero homered but alas Estes and the Michigan pen walked 7 as Winnipeg scores 6 runs without a homer. Winnipeg 6 Michigan 5.
Game #5: Like game 4 Edmonds and Castilla homer scoring 9 runs, this times its a win, Michigan 9 Winnipeg 7.
Game #6: Tucker, Edmonds, and Ripken homer for Michigan, and this time it was not enough as Buhner homered and Alfonso drives in 5 as Winnipeg wins 11-7.
Series Summary: Winnipeg manages to win 4 of the 6 games.   Pitcher of the week Glavine 15 innings 3 runs.   Edmonds(MIC) 3 homers and 5 rbi.

Valdosta Bombers @ Manhattan Gas Hornets

Series Preview: Valdosta (54-45) vs Manhattan (59-40) – two teams with close records battling for Wild Card berths – Valdosta in a hotly contested Central Division is also chasing the flag!
Game #1: Bombers get to Kevin Tapani for 3 runs in the 3rd but LaTroy Hawkins and Sterling Hitchcock quell the Valdosta bats long enough for the Gas Hornets to mount a comeback culminating in a 3 run 7th take to reverse the lead and John Wetteland closes out the 9th for the save.
VAL 3-4-1 LP Paul Quantrill (2-6) BS Paul Spoljaric (2)
MGH 5-9-2 WP Hawkins (1-0) S Wetteland (17)
Game #2: Gas Hornets belt out 12 hits including homers from Tino Martinez (18) and Lenny Harris (2) to win 5-2. However, it was only 2-0 Manhattan going into the bottom of the 8th where they scored 3 runs. Eric Karros and Joe Randa then produced RBIs in the 9th to make it look close.
VAL 2- 5-0 LP Shane Reynolds (5-6)
MGH 5-12-1 WP Rick Reed (12-5)
Game #3: Kevin Foster dominates this one going 8.1 innings of 6 hit shutout ball (7 ks). He gets offensive help from Garrett Anderson (2 for 3, 2 RBIs) as Manhattan wins for the 3rd straight day, 2-0. Alphabet man, Mark Grudzielanek goes 3 for 4, and Manny Ramirez chips in 2 singles in the losing effort.
VAL 0-6-1 LP John Thomson (2-4)
MGH 2-8-1 WP Foster (8-5) S John Wetteland (18)
Game #4: Manhattan plates singles runs in the 1st and 2nd but Bobby Higginson erases them both with a 2 run homer (11) in the 3rd. So Gas Hornets pitcher Matt Morris redeems himself in the 4th with a 2 run single (for a 4-2 lead). Then he gives up a solo homer to Scott Servais (2) in the 5th, but that ends the scoring and Manhattan hangs on for a 4-3 win.
VAL 3-4-1 LP Jamie Moyer (9-7) (who gets ejected)
MGH 4-8-1 WP Morris (15-5) S John Wetteland (19)
Game #5: Tim Wakefield pitches 6 innings and gives up 3 hits – and fans 6 and WALKS 6 – but gives up NO runs. He leaves up 7-0 thanks mainly to Matt Stairs (3 for 3, single, double, homer [26], and 4 RBIs). Dave Hollins also homers (8) and then the bullpen takes over. Sterling Hitchcock made it a bit hairy in the 9th as he gives up back to back hits and Anthony Telford gives up another, but in the end, the Bombers only plate 2 in the 9th – Eric Karros rbi doubles and Joe Randa a groundout rbi and Manhattan wins the game 7-2.
VAL 2-9-0 LP Pat Hentgen (11-4)
MGH 7-11-0 WP Wakefield (8-9)
Game #6: In the finale, Kevin Tapani goes 5 innings, 2 hits, 4 hits, no runs. He leaves up 6-0 only to see Sterling Hitchcock again go crazy as he faces 3 in the 6th, a walk, and 2 hits including a 3 run Manny Ramirez homer (11). But then the rest of the Gas Hornets bullpen takes over and the game ends 6-3. Ray Durham has a big 3 for 4 day, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, homer (10), and 2 doubles.
VAL 3- 7-0 LP Bob Tewksbury (1-5)
MGH 6-10-0 WP Tapani (5-0) S Tom Martin (13)
Series Summary: Gas Hornets come home and pull off a sweep. Then again, Kevin Tapani has only pitched at home since coming over Manhattan and it’s working well. Off to Cincinnati for next week.

1Hollywood Vampires @ Corktown Bootleggers

Series Summary: Corktown is able to take 4 of 6 from the league’s worst Vampires.

Stockton Wings @ Santa Rosa Beach Bums

Series Preview: Santa Rosa Beach welcomes the Stockton Wings to the panhandle. The Bums and Wings appear to be in rebuild mode or at least I hope so, we suspect a competitive series.
Game #1: The Wings send Suppan (2-2, 3.52) to the mound to start the series and the Bums counter with Beech (3-10, 6.21) while resting some starters. Beech quickly fills the bases in the 1st on singles by Hernandez and Jaha and a walk to Greene. Wings Garcia brought home the first run on an infield grounder to third. Hamilton followed with an RBI single, 2-0. Wings Hernandez started off the 3rd with a solo shot. Bums White countered in the bottom half by going yard, 3-1 Wings. Bums started the 6th off with a couple of singles and with 2-out Hernandez banged one home, 3-2. Bums Gagne tied it up in the 7th with a leadoff homer. Two outs later pitch hitter Branson doubled and White singled him home, Bums 4-3. Jaha awoke and Ripped a 2-run homer in the 8th, 5-4 Wings. Wings added an insurance run in the 9th.

Stockton 6 9 0 WP: Suppan 2b: Jefferson; HR: Hernandez, Jaha; Sb: McCracken, Hamilton; H: Wasdin; S: Jones.
Santa Rosa Beach 4 9 0 LP: Crabtree 2b: White, Branson; HR: White, Gagne.

Game #2: Wings call on Wasdin (1-3, 6.02) and the Bums Hammond (2-4, 7.02) still resting some starters. Bums filled the bases in the 1st on a single and a couple of free passes before Myers stroked an RBI single. Thomas made it 3-0 Bums in the 3rd with a 2-run shot. Bums add three more in the 7th.
Stockton 1 8 3 LP: Wasdin 2b: Reese; Sb: Reese.
Santa Rosa Beach 6 9 2 WP: Hammond 2b: Vanderwall; HR: Thomas; HBP: Myers; SH: Hammond; SF: Gagne.
Game #3: Wings will go with D’Amico (2-11, 7.02) and the Bums Smoltz (10-5, 2.60) with only Sanders sitting out. With 2-out in the 1st, Bums Thomas drew a walk, Caminiti singled and MacFarlane went yard, 3-0. With a runner on second and 2-out, the Wings decide to intentionally walk Thomas to get to Caminiti. He singled in a run. In the 8th with 1-out Smoltz gave up three hits in a row to end the Wings drought of 16.2 innings without scoring an earned run.
Stockton 1 6 1 LP: D’Amico.
Santa Rosa Beach 6 8 1 WP: Smoltz HR: MacFarlane; IBB: Thomas.
Game #4: X_Bum Vanlandingham (1-10, 6.94) will face Bums Rosado (5-12, 4.01). In the 1st, Reese singled, stole, and was brought home on a Hernandez double. And Guerrore banged him home, Wings 2-0. Bums come right back putting four straight batters on a scoring two on a Caminiti double, 2-2. Reset. MacFarlane lifted a sacrifice fly, Bums 3-2. After Bums Thomas and Caminiti reach in the 3rd Sanders went long, 6-2. Bums filled the bases again in the 4th and Caminiti banged two more in, 8-2. The Wings make a bid scoring two in the 6th and getting three to reach in the 9th, but fall short.
Stockton 5 15 0 LP: Vankandingham 2b: Reese, Hernandez; HBP: Guerrero; Sb: Reese.
Santa Rosa Beach 8 10 0 WP: Rosado 2b: Alomar, Caminiti; HR: Sanders; SH: MacFarlane; H: Jarvis, Daal.
Game #5: To turn things around Wings call on Oliver (5-10, 3.58) and the Bums go back to Beech (3-10, 6.08). Bums White lead off their half of the 1st with 4-bagger on an error by Hamilton. Followed two batters later with a Thomas 2-run homer, Bums 3-0 no out in the 1st. Wings Jefferson answered in the 2nd with a leadoff homer. Beech could not get out of the inning surrendering an RBI single to Oliver, 3-2 Bums. Bums add one in the bottom half on a single by Vanderwal and double by White. Bums add another on a Snader’s bases-loaded walk to chase Oliver. Bums 5-2. Bums Alomar banged a 2-run single in the 3rd to make it 7-2. Wings to the first two on in the 4th and Hamilton rang up an RBI single with 2-out, 7-3. Reese singled and Hernandez went deep to tie it up, 7-7. Bums stay with Beech who promptly gave Jefferson a homer, 8-7. Now he’s gone. With 2-out in the 6th Hernandez doubled and Jefferson singled, 9-7. The Bums Hernandez hit a 2-run homer in the bottom half to tie it up again, 9-9. With 2-out in the 7th, Bums retake the lead as Caminiti doubled and Sanders singled him home. Bums add an insurance run in the 8th on a White single.
Game #6: Wings brought on Burke (0-2, 8.81) to try and salvage a little from the series and the Bums go to Jarvis (1-9, 5.96). The first two batters for the Wings rach via walks and McCracken scored on a Jefferson sacrifice fly. One run on no hits by the Wings. Gagne hit his second homer of the series, third of the year to tie the game at one apiece. After Jarvis and White reach in the 3rd, Thomas went yard, 4-1 Bums. AND Gagne later followed with a SOLO SHOT, 5-1. Bums added a couple more in the 4th, 7-1. Jarvis couldn’t hold the water back as the Wings plate four in the 5th to get back in it, 7-5. Wings retake the lead in the 7th culminated by a Reese 3-run homer. Wings 10-7
Stockton 11 12 0 WP: Tavarez; HR: Reese; HBP: Reese; SF: McCracken, Jefferson; Sb: Reese.
Series Summary: A somewhat sloppy but entertaining series as the Bums take four of six from the Wings.

Blarney Drive Bandits @ Steel City Sluggers

Series Summary: Steel City takes all but one; in the 1st game, Woody Williams had a no-hitter going into the 9th but promptly gave up 2 hits to start the inning and got knicked for a run.

Detroit Stars @ Fort Worth Panthers

Series Summary: Three blowouts by Detroit and the Panthers win 2 of 3 close games.

Castle Rock Hounds @ New Hampshire Nighthawks

Series Summary: Castle Rock comes into New Hampshire carrying brooms. Easy sweep for the Hounds.

Harper Woods Expos @ DeWitt Tigers

Series Summary: Harper Woods takes the series 4-2. DeWitt was lucky to get 2 games. The last game provided a 5 run 9th off Eckersley. Harper Woods wins were mostly blowouts.

Cincinnati Outlaws @ Hampton Huskies

Series Preview: Although not quite bad enough to be in the Abyssal Zone, two near bottom feeders Cincy and Hampton meet up for six games.
Game #1: Juan Gonzalez (14) clubbed a solo shot but it is Al Leiter that was the story as the lefty went the distance striking out 9 in an easy 6-1 win for the Cincinnati Outlaws.
tony Fernandez and Chipper Jones each had three hits for Cincinnati with Fernandez driving in one and Jones two.
Henry Rodriguez (16) slapped a solo shot for Hampton as their only offense in the game.
Brain McRae was lost for three games for Hampton after chasing the ball into the outfield wall.
Game #2: The Hampton Huskies torched Omar Olivares for nine runs in a 13-5 romp over the Outlaws to even the series.
Henry Rodriguez (17) smashed a grand slam and Wil Cordero continued to capitalize on actually getting some playing time by chipping in with two hits including his 2nd homer of the season. BJ Surhoff and Scott Hatteberg each had three hits as well with Surhoff driving in three runs in the game.
Benji Gil (6) and Melvin Nieves (14) went deep for Cincinnati.
Game #3: Dennis Springer came up with his best start of the season – not much of a feat since he badly sucks – and gave up just two runs over eight innings as the Huskies downed the Outlaws 6-2.
Greg Vaughn (9) smashed a pinch-hit homer for Hampton to drive in a pair of runs while Eric Young drove in the same with a triple and a single.
Chris Synes and Melvin Nieves each had two hits for Cincy.
Game #4: Tim Belcher lived up to his name as he gave up six runs on 10 hits in under four innings as Cincinnati’s 15-hit attack paid off in the form of a 7-3 win.
Chipper Jones led the Outlaw’s charge with three RBIs on four hits including his 17th homer of the season while Mike Piazza … sorry I need a moment to recover from laughing every time I hear his name and think of the fact that they gave ol’ Baby Arms a 5 throwing rating … had three hits.
Game #5: Chris Stynes capped Cincinnati’s late-inning surge with a 3-run shot in the top of the 8th but the Outlaws came up just a bit short as Mike Fetters and Company held off the visitors for a 5-3 Hampton win.
Jeromy Burnitz (15) and Wil Cordero (3) homered for the home team with Burny delivering the big blow with two on in the third inning.
Paul Menhart continued the parade of unlikely good pitching performances for Hampton by allowing just three unearned runs in eight innings to earn his first win of the season. As with Dennis Springer, seeing that he completely sucks this is about as likely as a celebrity becoming president.
Oh wait …
Game #6: The two teams just couldn’t get enough of one another so naturally, the final game would go into extra innings where Paul Sorrento’s solo blast off Chad Fox proved to be the game-winner as Cincinnati earned a series split with a 4-2 win.
Sorrento (16) and Benji Gil (7) did the heavy lifting for Cincy with Chris Stynes having another good game and had three hits to lift his average to .418 in a supporting role. Not bad at all.
Series Summary: A series split as Cincinnati and Hampton continued their journey on the bus without wheels (which is to say going nowhere).

Portland Mavericks @ Flossmoor Flying Squirrels

Series Summary:  Flossmoor wins the first 3 and drops the last 3 – making it a series split.
Days
2
8
Hrs
1
8
Min
5
9
Sec
5
6

TRADE DEADLINE
TUESDAY 02/16/2021
AT 11:00 PM - ET!