2022 PLAYER / PITCHER OF THE WEEK #15

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NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
WALSH,Jared CCC  AL .500 .909 5 22 11 0 0 3 8 10 8 2 1 0 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
BUEHLER,Walker FRE  AL 2 2 0 0 1.38 13 3 2 6 12 1 0 1 0 0 0
                                   
NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
BELL,Josh E. BAL  NL .450 1.050 5 20 9 1 1 3 4 8 0 2 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
MAHLE,Tyler POR  NL 2 2 0 0 1.20 15 2 2 7 20 6 0 0 0 3 0

Motor City  Muscle @ Chicago  Mobsters

Series Preview: Bottom feeders in the American League East, the Motor City Muscle in year one of a rebuild come into the Windy City for the back-to-back All-Star Break series.
Game #1: Motor City plays this one tight & to the vest but Chicago pulls it out in the 11th Inning.

Final Score: Chicago 4 – Motor City 3 (11 Innings)

Win: Aroldis Chapman 1-2 (3.79)
Loss: Zach Davies 1-7 (5.99)

Game #2: Injuries hit both sides in this one as Gilberto Celestino goes down for 5 days for the Muscle. Noah Syndergaard is his 1st start of the year pulls a lat muscle & is headed to the D.L. for Chicago.
Dinelson Lamet comes on in relief & powers through 7 innings allowing a single Run, while Striking out 13 Muscle batters along the way. Andrew McCutchen has 2 Hits in 4 trips (2B & HR), Scores 2 Runs, & knocks in 2 RBI.
Final Score: Chicago 6 – Motor City 1Win: Dinelson Lamet 1-1 (4.19)
Loss: Braxton Garrett 1-9 (5.26)
Game #3: Chicago scores double-digits led by Luis Arraez’s 2 for 4 with 4 RBI’s & Keibert Ruiz 3 for 3 with a Home Run & 3 Runs Scored. Yordan Alvarez has a 3-Run Blast & Chicago has a cakewalk win in this one.

Final Score: Chicago 11 – Motor City 2

Win: Julio Urias 7-4 (3.03)
Loss: Zach Davies 1-8 (6.23)

Game #4: The Muscle sends out their young promise of the future Luis H. Garcia who goes 8.1 Innings & allows no Runs. Austin L. Adams comes in for the final 2/3 & closes the door on Chicago.

Final Score: Motor City 2 – Chicago 0

Win: Luis H. Garcia 1-10 (4.61)
Loss: Lance McCullers 5-8 (4.00)
Save: Austin L. Adams #7

Game #5: Maikel Franco has a Home Run & 3 RBIs, & Daz Cameron has 2 Hits including a Home Run for the Muscle. Chicago gets Home Runs from Keibert Ruiz, Brad Miller (Game tying with 2 Outs in the bottom of the 9th) & Andrew McCutchen in the bottom of the 10th to walk it off.

Final Score: Chicago 7 – Motor City 6 (10 Innings)

Win: Luis Cessa 2-3 (2.48)
Loss: Austin L. Adams 2-5 (4.54)

Game #6: Big Innings were plenty for both teams as Motor City scored 1 in the 1st, then pounded out 10 Runs in the 4th Inning of Chicago starter Casey Mize. However, Chicago scored 4 in the 1st Inning & 8 in the 2nd to have a total of 12.

Final Score: Chicago 12 – Motor City 11

Win: Casey Mize 11-1 (3.38)
Loss: Humberto Mejia 3-7 (6.13)
Save: Aroldis Chapman #13

Series Summary: Chicago takes the series 5 games to 1 & has Virginia coming into town next weekend. Motor City picks up 1 win & will host the Crusher from Coconut Creek next weekend.

Bethesda  Bandicoots @ Long Beach  Dirt Bags

Game #1: Webb threw a 3-hit shutout and Long Beach got some key hits in the 11-0 win. Perez had a bases loaded 2B and Cruz and Wade hit 2 run HRs. Webb had 11 Ks.
Game #2: Wheeler gave up 2 hits with 15Ks and 0 walks in going the distance in the Dirt Bags 4-1 win. Perez & Grossman homered to lead the offense.
Game #3: This was a very fun game. Long Beach took a 4-0 lead into the 6th but Bethesda fought back and tied it on a 3 run HR by Rortvedt in the 7th. Later in the inning Schoop singled in Marcano for a 5-4 lead. The Dirt Bags tied it in the 8th and won it in the 9th when Kiermaier singled in Heredia in the 6-5 Long Beach win.
Game #4: Lynn gave up 3 hits, struck out 12 with 0 walks in 8 innings as Long Beach won 2-1.
Game #5: Another strong outing by a Long Beach starter as Woodruff went 8 innings giving up 4 hits with 12 Ks as the Dirt Bags won 5-1.
Game #6: In this game the bats came alive for both teams as Bethesda took the last game of the series 9-8. They took a 5-2 lead in the 2nd behind an O’Hearn 3 run dinger. Long Beach tied it in the bottom of the inning on a March 2 run single. The Bandicoots retook the lead in the 4th on a Kieboom 2 run shot. DeJong added a 2 run HR in the 9th which gave them the insurance they needed when Zimmerman hit a 2 run HR of his own to make the final score 9-8.
Series Summary: Long Beach takes 5 of 6 from Bethesda.

Dallas  Cougars @ Hollywood  Werewolves

Series Summary: Dallas takes game 1 easily, then Hollywood takes the next 5 – trailing in 4 of the 5 games before coming back.

Sacramento  Capitals @ Rosemere  Renegades

Series Summary: Sacramento 4-2 over Rosemere.

Baltimore  Comets @ Jersey  Nor’easters

Series Summary: Jersey cannot gain ground on Baltimore. The series is split 3-3.

Corktown  Cycle @ Selkirk  Steelers

Series Summary: Corktown beat Freid twice but didn’t hit in the other 4. Selkirk wins 4 of 6, Seager starts well with 2 homers

Harsens Island  Walleye @ Tempe  Tempers

Series Preview: Walleye visit the Tempers for six games.
Series Summary: Walleye came out mashing and surprised the Tempers taking 4 of 6.

Detroit  Crime @ Cincinnati  Skyliners

Series Preview: Detroit makes the annual five hour trek to Cincinnati for a six-game set.
Series Summary: The Crime takes four of six from the Skyliners, but will lose the services of Luke Voit for more than a week.

Yonge Street  Stalkers @ Coconut Creek  Crushers

Series Preview: YSS vs MASH Unit.
Game #1: Snell outpitches Cole. Both pitchers done after 6 IP with CCC leading 6-2. 4 HR’s and 8 RBI later, YSS notches a 10-8 win. Bench scrub Estrada is YSS hero with 2 late HR’s and 5 RBI.
Game #2: 4 CCC players notch 3 RBI or more in a 14-4 rout. Walsh and Haniger combine to go 6 for 9 with 7 runs and 8 RBI.
Game #3: CCC knocks Pineda out of the game in the 3rd inning and hold on for a 9-5 win. Chavis hits 2 HR’s with 4 RBI.
Game #4: Musgrove is strong and CCC beats up on Singer in an easy 8-3 win.
Game #5: CCC again beats up on the YSS SP, this time Walker. This time though was different. The CCC defense kicked the ball around enough to allow 5 unearned runs. YSS wins 8-5.
Game #6: Snell and Cole again in the finale. YSS needs Cole to bring it home to gain a series split.
Snell throws 7 IP with 2 hits, 1 run, o BB and 9 K’s. Wasn’t good enough. Cole was dominant. He coasted into the 9th allowing only one hit. Looked like a 2-hit shutout was a lock until….Jared Walsh hits a walk-off 2-run HR to steal the game for CCC, 2-1. Cole ends up giving up 3 hits with 13 K’s.
Series Summary: This series shows why you play the games. Against very low odds, CCC somehow wins the series 4-2 despite having 4 players on the D/L. Haniger plated 9 RBI but the CCC offensive star ended up being Jared Walsh. .500 AVG, 8 Runs, 3 HR and 10 RBI.

Southbend  Lynx @ Tijuana  Bottle Rockets

Series Preview: Tijuana hosts Southbend for 6 games.
Series Summary: Southbend takes the series 4-2.

Triple Creek  Patriots @ Columbus  Explorers

Series Preview: Two teams going no where, 2nd to last respectively in their divisions, what would you expect from these teams?
Game #1: Triple Creek all over this one with Jonathan Villar leading the way (2 for 4, 3 runs, 2 rbis and a homer (11). Alex Wood pitches a 3 hits 6 inning 1 run outing 8.
TCP 11-12-0 WP Wood (4-8)
COL 4- 7-0 LP Carlos Matias Martinez (2-7)
Game #2: Triple Creek ties it in the 7th at 4-4 then 5 scoreless innings before Columbus plates the winner in the 13th. Along the way, Will D. Smith (6) and Cody Bellinger (9) homers for the Patriots while Charlie Blackmon (4) and Jake Bauers (3) homer for Columbus.
TCP 4-7-1 LP Greg Holland (0-4) 13 innings
COL 5-7-1 WP Steve Cishek (2-0)
Game #3: Triple Creek ace Kevin Gausman owned this one going the distance tossing a 3 hit shutout WITH 16 (SIXTEEN) ks. Pitcher of the Week????? Lourdes Gurriel hits a solo homer (7) and Will D. Smith gets 2 hits, 4 rbis and a homer (7) in the big Patriots win.
TCP 6-8-2 WP Gausman (9-3)
COL 0-3-1 LP J.A. Happ (6-11)
Game #4: The Patriot make it 2 in a row and a 3-1 edge in the series behind a steady start from Tyler Anderson (7 ip, 6 hits, 2 runs). He gets a 3 run homer from Cody Bellinger (10) and a 2 run shot from Owen Miller (8) as all the support he needed.
TCP 5-6-0 WP Anderson (3-4) S Jake McGee (12)
COL 2-6-0 LP Steven Brault (4-10)
Game #5: Columbus decides to get offensive (and take advantage of some Triple Creek miscues – 2 errors) and pulls this one out 7-2 behind some good pitching from newcomer David Peterson (7.1 ip, 8 hits, 2 runs). Enrique Hernandez strokes a 2 run homer (7) along the way. Will D. Smith keeps his hot hitting going for the Patriots with 2 singles in 4 abs.
TCP 2-8-2 LP Dean Kremer (0-6)
COL 7-9-0 WP Peterson (2-2)
Game #6: The finale belongs to Carlos Matias Martinez as he tosses a 4 hitter for 6 innings blanking Triple Creek and then getting the same results from his bullpen! Daulton Varsho homers for the good guys (3) and Juan Lagares raps out a double and 2 singles to spark the offense.
TCP 0- 7-1 LP Alex Wood (4-9)
COL 5-11-1 WP Martinez (3-7)
Series Summary: A 3-3 split, that’s what you might expect and that’s what we got with Columbus coming back to grab the final 2 games.

Portland  Lumber Jax @ Valdosta  Snappers

Series Summary: Snappers take putrid to a new level, dropping 5 of 6, and getting outscored 46-14. Kurt Suzuki also got hurt for the 3rd time this season (20 Days) by an HBP. In fact, the pitchers combined for 16 hit batsmen!

Mesa  Solar Sox @ Fremont  Cannons

Series Preview: Fremont’s trying to stay on top of the AL, while Mesa is looking to stay in the playoff hunt.
Game #1: Mesa scores in each of the first two innings against Walker Buehler, with an error by Austin Hays and a sac fly from Yan Gomes scoring the runs. Fremont scores four in the third with a Vladimir Guerrero Jr. two-run HR and Austin Hays making up for the error with a two-run single. Javier Baez adds a solo HR in the seventh, and newly acquired Ryan Tepera and Tejay Antone finish it off for the 5-2 Cannons win.

W: Walker Buehler (11-6)
L: Andrew Heaney (6-7)
S: Tejay Antone (9)

HR: MSS- none; FRE- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (20), Javier Baez (12)

Game #2: Starters Cristian Javier and Sandy Alcantara keep things scoreless until a two-run Eugenio Suarez dinger puts Mesa on top in the sixth. The lead would be short lived, as Javier Baez homers in the bottom of the frame to tie it 2-2. A blooper and a wild pitch help the Cannons score two more, and Fremont leads 4-2 after six.

Fremont calls on Ryan Tepera to close this one down, but the Solar Sox are able to handle him easily and tie it up at 4-4 in the ninth. Mesa calls on a strong effort from David Bednar to keep rolling through extras after having come on in the sixth, while Fremont turns to usual starter Carlos Rodon. Rodon holds the Solar Sox scoreless through the twelfth, when Bednar finally runs out of juice and gives up a walkoff homer to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Bednar ended up pitching 5.2 innings in relief (the same as starter Javier), and maintained his grade until the end.

W: Carlos Rodon (9-1)
L: David Bednar (3-2)

HR: MSS- Eugenio Suarez (18); FRE- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (21), Javier Baez (13)

Game #3: Mesa held a 2-1 lead in Game 3 until the Cannons pounded Kyle Hendricks and Brusdar Graterol for nine runs in the fifth. Fremont wins 11-2 behind 5 home runs. Javier Baez homered for the third consecutive day.

W: Tarik Skubal (8-4)
L: Kyle Hendricks (5-9)

HR: MSS- Carlos Santana (11); FRE- Carlos Correa (21),Teoscar Hernandez (20), Javier Baez (14), Mike Yastrzemski (12), Kyle Higashioka (8)

Game #4: A matchup of Grade 3’s saw Daniel Lynch face off against Dylan Bundy. Fremont takes an early 2-1 lead into the fifth, where a few walks help Mesa to rack up 4 runs and a 5-2 lead. Lynch walks a pair in the bottom of the inning but gets out without a run.

Mesa looks to have it put away after an error and walk help fuel a 3-run seventh inning, but Fremont comes out of the stretch to score 3 of their own, led by Byron Buxton’s 2-run HR. Mesa goes into the ninth with an 8-5 lead for Scott Barlow, but a Shohei Ohtani leadoff walk and Byron Buxton’s second HR of the game brings it to 8-7. Barlow then retires Guerrero, Yuli Gurriel, and Carlos Correa to close down the 8-7 victory for their first win of the series.

W: Daniel Lynch (6-6)
L: Dylan Bundy (2-3)
S: Scott Barlow (7)

HR: MSS- none; FRE- Byron Buxton 2 (10)

Game #5: Taylor Ward gets the scoring going early with a solo HR off of Fremont’s Danny Duffy in the first. Two errors by Carlos Santana in the bottom of the first put Fremont on top 2-1. With the bases juiced in the third, Andrew Heaney gets Javier Baez with a K, but walks Joshua Rojas to force in a run.

Mesa gets one back with Randal Grichuk’s run-scoring double in the fourth, but a bases-loaded WP in the bottom of the inning scores one for Fremont. Vladimir Guerrero lines into a double play with runners on second and third to keep it from getting worse. Fremont keeps at it in the fifth, and Austin Hays broken-bat single brings in two more for a 6-2 win. The Cannons win despite no extra-base hits.

W: Danny Duffy (6-2)
L: Andrew Heaney (6-8)

HR: MSS- Taylor Ward (4); FRE- none

Game #6: The finale saw Fremont romp 15-4, with 19 hits. Drew Smyly gave up 7 runs (6 earned) in 2.1 IP, then Anthony kay took one for the team the rest of the way.

W: Walker Buehler (12-6)
L: Drew Smyly (3-10)

HR: MSS- Tim Anderson (14), Jake Meyers (3); FRE- Byron Buxton (11), Yulieski Gurriel (4)

Series Summary: Fremont takes it 5-1! 

Virginia  Sluggers @ Southwest Detroit  Fighting Chichihuahuas

Series Summary:  Those Pesky little dogs beat up on the Sluggers of Virginia 4 games to 2.

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