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1997 PLAYER / PITCHER OF THE WEEK #21

Sammy_Sosa97Geremi_Gonzalez97Ken_GriffeyJr97BobbyJ_Jones97

NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
SOSA,Sammy DEW  AL .407 .815 6 27 11 2 0 3 11 9 4 2 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
GONZALEZ,Geremi CHI  AL 2 2 0 0 2.81 16 8 5 19 13 2 0 1 0 0 1
                                   
NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
GRIFFEY,Ken Jr. SLS  NL .600 1.100 6 20 12 1 0 3 5 10 1 2 1 0 1 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
JONES,Bobby J. SLS  NL 2 2 0 0 0.69 13 1 1 8 6 1 0 0 1 0 1

2Manhattan Gas Hornets
Winnipeg Goldeyes

Series Preview: First place Winning hosted second-place Manhattan.
Game #1: Jeter 4 runs scored Reed strong 7-2 for Manhattan
Game #2: Jeter two more hits and Hitchcock is great 1 in 7+ 5-1 Manhattan.
Game #3: Mcgwire and Becker homer Thompsonwins his 17th. 4-3 Winnipeg
Game #4: Both Martinez and stairs homer inthis 11-4 Manhattan blowout
Game #5: Wakefield is awesome for Manhattan 3 hitter winning 1-0. Jeter scored only a run in Manhattan win.
Game #6: Reed solid again 2 in 7+ for his 14th win 4-1 Manhattan
Series Summary: Ouch, this series was dominated by the Gas Hornets, They could easily have swept as Winnipeg did not hit or pitch well this series.
Pitcher of the week Wakefield 3 hitter 83 game score against a tough Winnipeg team winning 1-0
Hitter Jeter 9 for 24 with 9 runs scored

Santa Rosa Beach Bums @ Sugar Land Skeeters

Series Summary: Sugar Land comes from behind in several of the games to sweep.

Castle Rock Hounds @ Detroit Stars

Series Summary: After loosing 2 of the first 3 Det comes back to take the final 3, 5-4, 5-4 (11) and 6-4 to take series 4-2 over CRH

California Quakes @ Harper Woods Expos

Series Preview: 1st place California visits Harper Woods.
Game #1: All Quakes 4-0.
Game #2: Quakes win a dog fight 11-7.
Game #3: Cali doubles up the Woods 4-2.
Game #4: 7-1 Quakes.
Game #5: California hangs on 7-5.
Game #6: Harper Woods finally gets a win 4-1.
Series Summary: California is a legit contender. They humble the Expos winning 5 of 6.

Flossmoor Flying Squirrels @ Chicago Demolition

Series Preview: Two contenders (one way more than the other) battle it out at Capone field in the Windy City of Chicago. The Flying Squirrels don’t have to go far for this one.
Game #1: Flossmoor scores early, but some late runs help the Demolition take it in the end. Joey Cora has a Home Run (Unreal) & 3 RBI’s for the Flying Squirrels. Tony Womack & Charles Johnson have 2 RBI games for the home team.

Final Score: Chicago 7 – Flossmoor 6

Win: Gio Gonzalez 6-12 (5.01)
Loss: Randy Veres 1-1 (4.20)
Save: Billy Wagner #15

Game #2: In a nail biter, the visitors double up the home squad. Jeff Bagwell does the damage with 2 RBI’s.

Final Score: Flossmoor 2 – Chicago 1

Win: Jimmy Key 12-8 (3.73)
Loss: Roger Clemens 16-8 (1.84)
Save: Greg Maddux #2

Game #3: Andy Ashby is the man for the Flying Squirrels, going the distance in a Complete Game Shutout of the Demolition. Jeff Bagwell once again does most of the damage for the visiting team, with 2 Home Runs & 3 RBI’s. Pedro Martinez goes down for 6 days with some elbow soreness.

Final Score: Flossmoor 6 – Chicago 0

Win: Andy Ashby 7-7 (4.46)
Loss: Pedro Martinez 15-6 (2.15)

Game #4: Ron Gant in the 9 spot has 2 Home runs, 3 RBI’s, and beats up the Demolition for the 3rd day in a row. Greg Maddux goes the distance for the Flying Squirrels.

Final Score: Flossmoor 5 – Chicago 3

Win: Greg Maddux 18-7 (2.27)
Loss: Todd Stottlemyre 11-8 (3.96)

Game #5: Jeff Bagwell again Homers & has 3 RBI’s, but that’s all the offense the visitors can muster up. Chicago however has 2 RBI’s each from Edgar Renteria, Eric Davis (HR), & Charles Johnson. A.J. Sager looked good going 7 Innings allowing only 2 Runs.

Final Score: Chicago 7 – Flossmoor 6

Win: A.J. Sager 7-2 (1.78)
Loss: David Cone 13-5 (2.43)

Game #6: Chicago gets a Home Run late (8th) from Tony Clark to untie the score. Shannon Stewart has a nice day for the Demolition with a Double & 3 RBI’s. Chicago wins this one late.

Final Score: Chicago 4 – Flossmoor 3

Win: Gio Gonzalez 7-12 (4.91)
Loss: Denny Neagle 15-5 (3.33)
Save: Billy Wagner #16

Series Summary: Chicago & Flossmoor each walk away with 3 wins on the week. Chicago could have used one more win along the way, and they would have felt much better about the series. Either way, a split is not too shabby against the Flying Squirrels of Flossmoor.

DeWitt Tigers @ Portland Mavericks

Series Preview: The 38-79 DeWitt Tigers visit the 45-72 Portland Mavericks. Someone has to win.
Game #1: Portland starts the series off right getting the win.
POR 7 DEW 4
Game #2: DeWitt gets 3 runs in the first inning, and Portland can never catch them.
DEW 7 POR 3
Game #3: Brian Johnson hits a Grand Slam for DeWitt, which is the difference in the win.
DEW 9 POR 5
Game #4: DeWitt leads by 3 going to the bottom of the 9th, but Portland mounts a rally that comes up just short.
DEW 7 POR 6
Game #5: Portland Starter Steve Karsay gets slaughtered for 12 runs in 4 1/3 innings.
DEW 12 POR 3
Game #6: Portland scores 5 big runs in the 6th inning to get the close win.
POR 7 DEW 6
Series Summary: DeWitt wins the series 4-2. Portland’s Chuck Knoblauch now has the longest stolen base streak in MWWL History, with 36 straight steals (no caught stealing this season so far).

Blarney Drive Bandits @ Michigan Mauraders

Series Preview: Blarney Drive travels to Michigan for 6 games.
Game #1: Blarney Drive 3 Michigan 2
Mike Hampton throws a strong 8 innings for the win. Molitor goes 3 for 3. Estes drops his 10th game.
Game #2: Michigan 3 Blarney Drive 2
Bret Boone with a homer and 2 RBIs. Gardner wins his 5th game and Ligtenberg picks up a save. Wells takes his 13th loss.
Game #3: Blarney Drive 11 Michigan 2
Randy Johnson wins no. 15. Shawn Green with 3 RBIs. Veras with 3 hits. Klesko, Veras,and Molitor with 2 RBIs.
Game #4: Blarney Drive 7 Michigan 3
Oquist wins his 7th game and Aguilera takes the save. Palmer and Molitor hit homers.
Game #5: Michigan 7 Blarney Drive 1
Radke throws a complete game for his 13th win. Palmeiro with a homer and 4 RBIs. Bernie Williams with 3 hits. Wengert falls to 1-16.
Game #6: Blarney Drive 11 Michigan 1
Hampton wins his 2nd game of the series and 10th overall. Palmer and Bordick go deep. Bordick with 4 RBIs.
Series Summary: Blarney Drive wins 4 of 6 from Michigan.

Corktown Bootleggers @ Fort Worth Panthers

Series Summary: The Panthers take the first 2, but then Corktown wins the last 4 of the series.

Hollywood Vampires @ New Hampshire Nighthawks

Series Summary: Hollywood drops 5 of 6.

Hampton Huskies @ Stockton Wings

Series Preview: Hampton at Stockton. Two last-place teams battling for draft lottery balls.
Series Summary: Teams split the series, three games each.

Cincinnati Outlaws @ Long Beach Titans

Series Preview: The Cincinnati Outlawks welcome the Long Beach Titans for a six-game set.
Game #1: LBT 10-14-0, CIN 0-1-4 Chris Holt allowed on a hit over seven innings of work.
Game #2: CIN 6-10-0, LBT 1-9-0 Omar Oliveres works complete game, allowing a lone run, striking out seven, and delivering a triple that drives in a run.
Game #3: LBT 7-11-1, CIN 1-3-1
Game #4: LBT 12-17-1, CIN 0-3-0
Game #5: CIN 13-19-0, LBT 2-11-0 The Outlaws capitalize on a seven-run second inning.
Game #6: LBT 9-15-1, CIN 4-12-2 The Titans take advantage of a six-run second inning.
Series Summary: Long Beach proves to have the better team, as the 10,000 paper cuts it administered caused Cincinnati to bleed out. The Titans take four of six.

Steel City Sluggers @ Valdosta Bombers

Series Preview: 1st place Steel City pays a visit down south to Valdosta.
Series Summary: The Sluggers pimp-slap the Bombers into submission and take 5 of 6.
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