2022 PLAYER / PITCHER OF THE WEEK #13

Brandon_Crawford22Freddy_Peralta22Marcus_Semien22Frank_Montas22Max_Fried22

NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
CRAWFORD,Brandon DET  AL .407 .852 7 27 11 1 1 3 7 11 5 4 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
PERALTA,Freddy SBL  AL 2 2 0 0 0.75 12 1 1 5 9 5 0 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
SEMIEN,Marcus SEL  NL .400 1.100 6 20 8 0 1 4 6 9 6 4 0 2 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
MONTAS,Frank TCP  NL 1 1 0 0 0.00 9 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 0 0 0
FRIED,Max SEL  NL 1 1 0 0 0.00 9 0 0 0 9 3 0 0 0 0 0

Columbus  Explorers @ Rosemere  Renegades

Series Summary: Columbus prevails 4-2.

Cincinnati  Skyliners @ Chicago  Mobsters

Series Preview: Cincinnati heads a little west & finds itself in the friendly confines of the windy city of Chicago.
Game #1: Ramon Urias has a Grand Slam, Ehire Adrianza has 3 RBIs as The Skyliners show their rebuild is in full swing by bringing down the Mobsters.

Final Score Cincinnati 11 – Chicago 6

Win: J.T. Brubaker 2-5 (5.50)
Loss: Dinelson Lamet 0-1 (7.11)

Game #2: Vladimir Gutierrez goes 8 Innings allowing 2 Runs (1 Earned). Josh Reddick had 3 Hits. The Skyliners take the second game in a row from Chicago

Final Score Cincinnati 7 – Chicago 2

Win: Vladimir Gutierrez 5-1 (3.07)
Loss: Marcus Stroman 7-8 (3.74)

Game #3: Julio Urias is Chicago stopper. He stops the losing streaks. He did just that. 8 Solid Innings, 2 Runs. Yordan Alvarez has 2 Hits including a Home Run.

Final Score Chicago5 – Cincinnati 2

Win: Julio Urias 6-3 (3.17)
Loss: J.T. Brubaker 2-6 (5.60)
Save: Aroldis Chapman #9

Game #4: Yandy Diaz has a Home Run. 5 Walks in the 6th Inning for Chicago helped them plate 3 Runs. Skyliners pitching coach was not happy.

Final Score Chicago 5 – Cincinnati 3

Win: Jesus Luzardo 3-3 (4.35)
Loss: Adam Ottavino 0-2 (7.02)
Save: Aroldis Chapman #10

Game #5: Connor Joe had a Double, 2 Home Runs, 10 Total Bases, scored 2 Runs & 3 RBI’s as he single-handedly beat up on Chicago

Final Score Cincinnati 11 – Chicago 6

Win: Cole Irvin 7-7 (3.21)
Loss: Lance McCullers 4-7 (4.30)

Game #6: Joey Votto had 2 Home Runs, and 3 RBIs for Chicago. Chicago’s pen pitched 3 Innings of relief without allowing a Run. Chapman shuts the door for the 3rd time this series.

Final Score Chicago 5 – Cincinnati 3

Win: Amir Garrett 1-0 (3.38)
Loss: Robert Stephenson 6-1 (2.60)
Save: Aroldis Chapman #11

Series Summary: The two teams end up splitting. Rest is needed for both clubs & with the 3-Day Mid-Season Break, it can’t come quick enough. The two teams will face off next week in the Queen City.

Yonge Street  Stalkers @ Dallas  Cougars

Series Summary: Stalkers take 4 of 6 in Dallas. Trying to get all my hitters in the last game came back to bite me as I had injury late causing me to put pitchers in the hitting lineup.

Valdosta  Snappers @ Sacramento  Capitals

Series Summary: Sacramento sweeps Valdosta.

Long Beach Dirt Bags @ Jersey Nor’easters

Series Summary: Long Beach takes this series 5-1. They shutout the Nor’easters three times and limit them to a single run in a fourth game. Even in Jersey’s lone win they score only 2 runs. Jersey say’s so long to 1st place in the Division.

Triple Creek  Patriots @ Baltimore  Comets

Series Preview: The Triple Creek Patriots (33-44) 3rd place in the N.L. West, sitting 23.5 games back, visit the N.L. East 2nd place Baltimore Comets (39-37) 4 games behind.
Game #1: Ryan Yarbrough mesmerizes, going 8 innings and limiting the Patriots to no runs on 6 hits. Kenley Jansen finishes off the shutout, tossing a scoreless ninth. Shane Bieber was nearly as impressive, limiting the Comets to 2 hits, but it was a Joey Gallo double and Josh Donaldson RBI single that proved to be the difference.

PATRIOTS 0 / 6 / 0
COMETS 1 / 3 / 0
WP – Yarbrough (7-4)
LP – Bieber (5-3)
S – Jansen (18)

Game #2: Triple Creek must have left their bats at home as they are shutout for the second consecutive day. Bruce Zimmerman goes the distance, allowing only a pair of singles. Jorge Polanco doubled and hit a pair of homeruns (#s 10 & 11), and Josh Donaldson added his 12th homerun of the season to pace the Baltimore offense.

PATRIOTS 0 / 2 / 0
COMETS 5 / 9 / 0
WP – Zimmerman (2-5)
LP – Wood (3-7)

Game #3: The tables turn in game 3 as Frank Montas NO HITS Baltimore. Montas struck out 10 Comets and only walked one in earning his 8th victory of the season. Lourdes Gurriel and Stephen Piscotty each had a pair of hits for the Patriots.

PATRIOTS 3 / 9 / 0
COMETS 0 / 0 / 0
WP – Montas (8-4)
LP – Manaea (7-6)
S – Jansen (18)

Game #4: Baltimore takes advantage of Kevin Gausman’s early exit, after he clunks 3 Comet batters in the first 3 2/3 innings, to pound out an 11-1 victory. Jorge Polanco (#12), Joey Gallo (#14), Josh Bell (#13), and Josh Donaldson (#13) go deep for the Comets.

PATRIOTS 1 / 7 / 1
COMETS 11 / 11 / 0
WP – Gray (5-6)
LP – Gausman (7-3)

Game #5: Baltimore cruises into the 9th with a 5-3 lead and Kenley Jansen on the hill. Jansen had saved 10 straight … game over … but not so fast … following a walk to Will Smith, Jansen hits Corey Seager to put 2 on with one out, and Jonathan Villar makes him pay, clubbing one out of the park for a 6-5 Patriot win. Villar hit 2 round-trippers in this one (#s 8 & 9), Corey Bellinger hit his 8th. Aaron Judge (#19) and Hunter Renfroe (#s 16 & 17) homered for the Comets.

PATRIOTS 6 / 9 / 0
COMETS 5 / 9 / 0
WP – Staumont (4-4)
LP – Jansen (0-2)

Game #6: I’m not sure what got into Ryan Yarbrough this series, but he shuts down the Triple Creek lineup again. This time Yarbrough goes the distance, allowing 0 runs on 4 hits, striking out 9. Josh Bell (#14) and Jorge Polanco (#13) homer for Baltimore.

PATRIOTS 0 / 4 / 3
COMETS 4 / 6 / 0
WP – Yarbrough (8-4)
LP – Bieber (5-4)

Game #7: Bruce Zimmerman has another strong outing, only allowing a run on 5hits, striking out 10, over 8 innings to lead Baltimore to a 3-1 win. Aaron Judge’s 3 run blast in the third (#20) provided all the offense for the Comets. Corey Seager doubled twice, walked, and scored the Patriots’ lone run.

PATRIOTS 1 / 5 / 0
COMETS 3 / 8 / 0
WP – Zimmerman (3-5)
LP – Wood (3-8)
S – Jansen (19)

Series Summary: Baltimore’s pitching greatly overachieves in this series, pitching three shutouts and winning 5 of 7.

The series headline however is the Frank Montas no hitter.

Baltimore is playing well at the mid-point of the season, but there is a tough stretch coming up to start the second half. It’s doubtful the starting pitching can continue to perform at the level they have been.
Depending on how the 2nd half starts will determine if the Comets are buyers or sellers as the trade deadline approaches.

Bethesda  Bandicoots @ Portland  Lumber Jax

Series Preview: The 43-41 Bethesda Bandicoots visit the Portland LumberJax (33-50)
Game #1: BET 6 POR 1
Game #2: BET 12 POR 4
Game #3: BET 5 POR 4 (10)
Game #4: BET 7 POR 2
Game #5: BET 3 POR 0 Detmers with the 4-hit complete game shutout for the Bandit’s
Game #6: POR 5 BET 4
Series Summary: The Bandicoots win 5 of 6 vs the LumberJax.

Fremont  Cannons @ Virginia  Sluggers

Series Preview: Virginia hosts the team with the best record in the AL.
Game #1: FRE 3-2
Ohtani gets 2 hits, a double and a homer, and knocks in all 3 runs. Skubal goes 7 giving up 6 hits and 1 run for the win.
Game #2: FRE 8-0
Baez’ 2-run single and McCann’s 2-run homer supports White’s CG 3-hit, shutout.
Game #3: VIR 3-2
Rizzo singles and homers to drive in all VIR runs while the bullpen throws 3 innings of shut-out ball.
Game #4: FRE 12-4
FRE rolls with a 16 hit attack. Ohtani hits #31 and Correa hits 2 homers while going 3-5 with 5 RBI. Moncada goes 4-5 with a double and 3 singles yo knock in 4.
Game #5: FRE 4-2
Guerrero’s 3 run blast in the 3rd and Yastrzemski’s solo shot in the 4th were 2 of only 3 hits FRE got. But that was all it took. VIR had 6 hits but could only manage 2 runs.
Game #6: VIR 8-5
Homers by Reynolds and Springer helped VIR score 7 runs in the first 3 innings, but FRE came back to come close and it was VIR’s pen that shut FRE down the last 3 innings by only allowing 1 hit.
BTW Ohtani hit #32,…so he has 32 in 84 games. Could he get to 60? A real good chance.
Series Summary: FRE took the series 4-2 because,…well they have the better team. It’s that simple.

Detroit  Crime @ Motor City  Muscle

Series Preview: Detroit and Motor City play a 7 game crosstown series.
Game #1: MCM 6 – DET 2

WP: B. Wilson
LP: Bumgarner
HR: DET–B. Crawford; MCM–Arcia, R. Castro, M. Franco

Game #2: DET 14 – MCM 5

WP: M. Minor
LP: Z. Davies
HR: DET–B. Crawford (2), Wisdom, M. Machado, M. Maldonado

Game #3: DET 7 – MCM 5 (11 inn.)

WP: B. Parker
LP: B. Garrett
SV: D. Hudson
HR: DET–Harper (2); MCM–B. Bradley, Candelario

Game #4: MCM 6 – DET 5

WP: G. Soto
LP: T. May
HR: DET–B. B. McKinney; MCM–Haase

Game #5: DET 8 – MCM 0

WP: Nola
LP: W. Crowe
HR: DET–C. Hernandez

Game #6: DET 6 – MCM 1

WP: Bumgarner
LP: B. Wilson
HR: DET–Wisdom; MCM–M. Franco

Game #7: DET 7 – MCM 5

WP: M. Minor
LP: Bielak
SV: D. Hudson
HR: DET–M. Machado; MCM–Arcia, E. Diaz, Haase (2)

Series Summary: DET takes the series 5 games to 2

Three players had multi-HR games: Brandon Crawford and Bryce Harer for DET, Eric Haase for MCM. Crawford and Haase had three HRs in the series.

Mike Minor had 2 Wins and Dakota Hudson had 2 Saves for DET.

Hollywood  Werewolves @ Tijuana  Bottle Rockets

Series Preview: Tijuana hosts Hollywood for a 6-game set in the last series before the break.
Series Summary: Hollywood sweeps.

Selkirk  Steelers @ Harsens Island  Walleye

Series Summary:  The Steelers take 5 of 6 from the hometown Walleye.

Coconut Creek  Crushers @ Southwest Detroit  Fighting Chihuahuas

Series Summary: Series split!

Corktown  Cycle @ Tempe  Tempers

Series Preview: Start of an epic 13 game battle between two teams locked in on at least a Wild Card spot.
Game #1: Pujols two run homerun gave deGrom the lead in the 4th and pen made it stick.
Tempe 3-2
Game #2: Tempe hits around in the first inning putting up six runs. The Cycle rally back to within one before Tempe adds a few more.
Tempe 9-6
Game #3: Taylor crushed a three run homer in the 8th to tie it and Herrara singled the go ahead run to make it 5-4 as Tempe imploded. Martinez doubled a tying run to make it 5-5 in the bottom of the 8th, but the Cycle used small ball in the 9th to take it back. Kemp walked, stole 2B and went to third on a throwing error. Then scored on Verdugo sac fly. Tempe out hit Corktown 12 to 6 but still found a way to lose this one.
Corktown 6-5
Game #4: Backup catcher Jansen slugged a two run homerun in the 10th to break a 2-2 tie.
Corktown 4-2
Game #5: Inciarte, Albies and Martinez each hit two run homers. Martinez later added a three run as Tempe cruised. Gilber and Bass combined for a shutout.
Tempe 10-0
Game #6: The Cycle broke out the bats. Verdugo, Herrara Mountcastle, and Alfro all went deep.
Corktown 7-1
Game #7: Vintage Pujols with two homeruns and four RBIs.
Tempe 6-1
Series Summary: Tempe hangs on to get the series win 4-3, but it could have easily been a 6-1 series if not for a few poor decisions by Tempe. The series moves back to Corktown for six games.

Mesa  Solar Sox @ Southbend  Lynx

Series Preview: Mesa travels into Southbend for a 7 game series that has future playoff implications.
Game #1: MSS H.Crouse vs SBL F.Peralta

After 3 scoreless innings SBL break thru in the B4 when K.Tucker bbs and Muncy hits a 2-run HR.

MSS gets one back in the T6 when Anderson bbs, a Wong & Tellez groundout moves him to 3rd, and Grichuk with a rbi-1b.

But SBL Bichette hits a solo-HR in the B6 to get the run back. SBL then gets an insurance run in the B8 when Bichette 1bs and moves to 2nd on Baddoo’s error and then scores on a K.Tucker rbi-2b.

In the MSS T9 Steckenrider walks Baddoo to open the inning, Gomes grounds out, and PH Meyers comes thru with an rbi-1b; PH Suarez then 2bs, but Anderson then P6 to end the game.

SBL WP-F,Peralta / MSS LP-H.Crouse

Southbend 4, Mesa 2

Game #2: MSS D.Lynch vs SBL C.Hernandez

In the SBL B2 Muncy 1bs, Alford 1bs, and Almonte with an rbi-1b for a early 1-0 SBL lead.
MSS ties it in the T4 when Wong 3bs and scores on a Tellez rbi-1b.

After the B2 MSS Lynch settles in and gives up no more runs thru 8.2IP while only giving up 6 hits, fanning 5, and only walking 1, before giving way to S.Barlow.

On the SBL side C.Hernandez goes 5.1IP, gives up 3 hits, walks 0, and fans 3; Burr, Barnes, and Jackson close out the game giving up no further runs.

In the SBL B10 Almonte 2bs, moves to 3rd on a Barlow WP, and then scores on a Mayfield SF to LF.

SBL WP-L.Jackson / MSS LP-S.Barlow

Southbend 2, Mesa 1

Game #3: MSS C.Javier vs SBL T.Houck

SBL opens the scoring in the B1 with 2 outs when K.Tucker bbs and scores on a Muncy rbi-2b.

MSS ties it up right away in the T2 when Gomes bbs and scores on a Santana rbi-2b with 2 out.
MSS then takes the lead in the T4 when Grichuk 2bs, Duvall bbs, Baddoo hits in to a DP, but Gomes comes thru with a rbi-1b.

In the B6 SBL ties the when Muncy bbs, steals 2nd, Altuve 1bs, and Meadows with a rbi-FC grounder.

SBL takes the lead in the B8 when K.Tucker 1bs, steals 2nd, MSS Barlow comes on in relief, Muncy moves Tucker with a groundout, Altuve is IW, and then Barlow uncorks a WP to score Tucker; Meadows then hits a 2-run HR for a 5-2 SBL lead.

The SBL bullpen would then use Sawamura, Barnes and Steckenrider to close the game out.

SBL WP-M. Barnes Sv-D.Steckenrider / MSS LP-D.Bednar

Southbend 5, Mesa 2

Game #4: MSS K.Hendricks vs SBL J.Oviedo

MSS jumps all over SBL Oviedo in the T1 when Anderson 1bs, Wong with an rbi-3b, and Tellez with a 2-run HR for a 3-0 lead after 3 hitters!

MSS adds another in the T3 when Tellez 1bs, Grichuk bbs, and Duvall with an rbi-1b.

SBL get back into the game in the B3 when Cave 1bs, Wynns 1bs, Canha rips a 2-run 3b, K.Tucker bbs, and Muncy with an rbi-1b.

But MSS would not be denied in this game as they put 6 run s on the board in the T6 starting with a Baddoo solo-HR, Gomes 1b, Santana 1bs, Berti bbs, Anderson with a 2-run 1b, Tellez SF, and a Grichuk 2-run HR.

MSS Hendrick goes 6IP, Graterol goes 2IP, and Pressly closes out the game as SBL gets a token run in the B9 on a Gallagher rbi-2b

MSS WP-K.Hendricks / SBL LP-J.Oviedo

Mesa 10, Southbend 4

Game #5: MSS P.Lopez vs SBL N.Pivetta

MSS picks up where they left off in the previous game with a Berti solo-HR in the T1.

SBL strikes back in the B2 when Alford bbs, Gallagher bbs, and Cave with a 2-run 2b as he’s cut down trying to take 3rd.

MSS gets both runs right back in the T3 when Wong reaches 2nd on Mayfield’s throwing error, Berti bbs, Robert with an rbi-1b putting runners at the corners, Duvall then hits into a DP scoring Berti.

SBL then matches MSS with 2 runs in the B3 when Mayfield 1bs and moves to 2nd on Grichuk’s error, Canha bbs, Altuve with an rbi-2b, and a Meadows SF.

MSS ties the game in the T4 with a Grichuk solo-HR as he makes up for his error. MSS then retakes the lead in the T5 when Berti 1bs, and then scores on a Robert H&R rbi-1b as Alford is a little casual playing the ball.

MSS adds another run in the T6 on a 2 out Santana bb and a Wong rbi-3b.

MSS pitching is strong after the 3rd as Lopez and Bednar hold SBL scoreless thru the 8th inning.

MSS calls on Pressly to close out the game in the B9 and after Mayfield Ks, Canha hits a solo-HR to pull SBL within a run; Bichette then 2bs, Altuve is IW, Bichette then steals 3rd, MSS plays Deep for the DP and Meadows hits a grounder to Wong, but they can’t turn the DP as Meadows beats the throw to 1b and Bichette scores to tie the game at 6-6!

The 10th, 11th, and top of the 12th are scoreless. In the SBL B12 Alford 2bs, Escobar is IW, and then Gallagher hits a 3-run HR for the walk-off win.

SBL WP-M.Barnes / MSS LP-T.Richards

Southbend 9, Mesa 6

Game #6: MSS D.Lynch vs SBL J.Yamamoto

SBL start the scoring early in the B1 with a Canha 1b, K.Tucker rbi-2b, and a Muncy 2-run HR.

After MSS gets 2 runs in the T3 on a Anderson solo-HR and a Gomes rbi-1b things got worse for MSS D.Lynch in the B3 as he gives up 4 more runs with the big hit an Escobar 2-run 2b.

MSS and SBL would trade runs in the 5th and MSS would pull within 3 at 8-5 on a Duvall 2-run HR in the T6. But SBL gets one in the B& and then puts it away with 5 runs in the B8 highlighted by a Meadows Grandslam (his 3rd HR of the game) .

SBL WP-J.Yamamoto / MSS LP-D.Lynch

Southbend 14, Mesa 7

Game #7: MSS D.Smyly vs SBL F.Peralta

SBL scores in the B1 when Fraley bbs, Bichette is HBP, and K.Tucker with an rbi-1b.

That would be all the runs SBL F.Peralta would need as he goes 6IP giving up only 4 hits, 0 runs, while walking 1 and fanning 4. The SBL bullpen of Barnes, Jackson, and Steckenrider would throw the last 3 innings for the win.

SBL added runs in the 4th, 5th, and 8th inning to close out the scoring,

SBL WP-F.Peralta Sv-D.Steckenrider / MSS LP-D.Smyly

Southbend 5, Mesa 0

Series Summary: Southbend surprisingly takes the series 6-1 over Mesa.

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