GOLDSCHMIDT,Paul HOL  AL .389 1.000 5 18 7 0 1 3 6 10 0 3 1 0 0 0
McCLANAHAN,Shane HOL  AL 2 2 0 0 0.00 11 0 0 4 17 2 0 0 0 1 0
LONGORIA,Evan SEL  NL .556 1.778 2 9 5 2 0 3 3 9 1 0 0 0 0 0
DARVISH,Yu TEM  NL 2 2 0 0 0.00 12 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 0 1 0

Portland  Lumber Jax @ Prairie  Falcons

Preview: The Prairie Falcons dont have a long legacy and are too new to build any rivalries but yet here they are in the NL East…where in 2023 they are part of the Big Dogs over the NL West..yes The NL West is our BITCH…every team in the NL East has not just a .500 record vs. the West but an OVER .500 record over the Valley Girls dressed to the 9’s in Silicon. In better news – Lumber Jax CJ Cron must know Victorias secret as Jax hit with that song at the top of the pop charts but CJ is tops in the MWBL with a current 14 Game Hitting Streak…In the leaderboards there is not a lot to talk about except CJ Cron 7th in hitting and Nathan Eovaldi 2nd in Shutouts for the Falcons…Individually speaking of course as a team the only scary part is the Falcons have committed the 2nd most errors in the league yet somehow are 2nd in league with 4 shutouts…How does JV not have 4 on his own? Does Tempe employ Captain Hook??
Game #1: Mahle vs Junis
Jax get it going early….and often scoring 6 times…in first 4 innings as they pounded Kluber just like in real life but he did whiff CJ Cron once but CJ did get a hit and extends his streak to 15…Down 6-0 Mickey Mouse Moniak takes a vacation in Maryland with Earl Weaver and his Baltimore Specials…6-3…Jax lumber one more around the bases int he 7th but Falcons are flightless birds the rest of the way out and lose the opener. POR 7 – PRA 3
Game #2: Hicks vs the second best Shutout artist in the league Eovaldi

Well so much for an SHO chance – Jax get a run in 2nd and then an rbi single off the bat of CJ Cron gives them a 2-0 lead and extends his streak to 16 which is now 3rd longest this year…Falcons meanwhile cant hit shit off Hicks – we are flailing at everything and askign the umps to check his glove, belt, hat, behind his ears for spider Tac caus ethe spin rate on his ball is way above his average…they of course cant see anything which also explains why the strike zone is so freaking big. Nevertheless we couldnt score and were shutout but the Hicks Peralta combo. Here is an interesting stat…we gave up 3 runs only and all 3 were earned despite committing 5 errors..yes 5 – no way we dont take over complete control of the worst fielding in the league. POR 3 – PRA 0

Game #3: Flaherty vs Cessa

Jax outhit Falcons 10-8 but when you leave all those guys on base it means nothing. Prairie gets a 2 run homer from Trevor Story and then a Grand Slam from Where in the world is Oswaldo? If not for a 9th inning 2run homer by Serven this would have been a table flipper from Game 2…CJ Cron was held hitless in his 3 at bats before micro manager bench him for such a poor performance at the plate. PRA 9 – POR 2

Game #4: Freeland vs Kikcuhi

CJ Cron was pissed after being pulled after a 0-3 game for the first time in 16 games…he promptly has 3 hits including a 467 ft ding dong. Jax bring out the lumber as they score 9 times on 3 homers Robert and Suzuki were the other two. Freeland was dominant in his 7 shutout innings and Hernandez and Gott sealed the fate of the Falcons in this 9-0 beatdown. POR 9 – PRA 0

Game #5: Marquez Matchup vs Kloobs

And the Lumber Jax definitely know Victorias and Kubers secrets as they pummel him again for 12 hits and 6 runs..Cron and Serven both had chances at Inside the parkers but were held up by a conservate 3B coach just to tally a mark in the triples column. Meanwhile Marquez was not on his A game – he also gave up 6 runs on 7 hits 3 walks in less than 3 innigns. Jake Hold the Pickles Burger took him yard to boot. Heading into the 8th and it was 8-6 Falcons but Torres and Seiya Suzuki drove in runs and this game would be all knotted up and very suspiciously in the Lumbers favor. But Bryce Elder statesman then settled down and tossed 3 scoreless innings while Eflin Peralta and then Gott did the same and in the bottom of the 11th 2 outs a car came into the drive thru and order a Burger to go…and he got what he came for a solo walk off and his 2nd of the game PRA 9 – POR 8 (11 innings)

Game #6: Mahi Mahi vs Junis

Can of whoop Ass was shook up and opened as the Jax take a 9-0 lead after 5…thanks to 3 dingers one each by Torres, Serven and Matt Duffy. Mahi Mahi went a fine 6 innings for his 3rd win and Hernandez tossed the final 3 innings for a Save – WTF? what did you save the Jax from they were up 9-1 and in the process you give up a 2 run dinger to Trent Grisham after beaning Jake Burger in the elbow and now he has to hit the DL as he is injured for 19 games..so much for walking it off in back to back games. Falcons were not happy with that inside pitch and may have found their NL Rival….POR 9 – PRA 3

Summary: POR goes 4-2 in the series and could have won all but 1. There were no standouts overall as everybody pitched in to shoot down the Falcons in the own Little House on the Prairie..Falcons have to give a shout out to Jake Burge for he 3 homers including a walk off and then Oswaldo with 2 dingers and a Grand salami. Portland heads out to face another rookie team in YRR which I think is based on a soap opera the Young and the Restless…Yucaipa might beg to differ but that is what comes to my mind when I see YRR..Prairie stays in the grasslands to take on another NL West team – Triple Creek and despite losing 4 of 6 – the NL West is Still our BITCH!(at least for one more week )

Yucaipa  Road Runners @ Tempe  Tempers

Preview: The worst hitting team in the league visits the best pitching team for seven games. What are the odds of a no hitter?
Game #1: Tempe only managed three runs off Falter, but Darvish and pen didn’t allow Yucaipa to score a single run.
Tempe 3-0 W – Darvish 11-2, L – Falter 3-5, S – Munoz #18
Game #2: Yucaipa scored four runs against Perez, but Brad Hand gave up a two out solo homerun to Albies in the bottom of the 9th that allowed Tempe to tie the score at four. The game then remained scoreless until the 20th inning. Tempe’s final two relievers (off the bench) Banks and Martinez pitched 7.2 scoreless innings. A weak single in the bottom of the 20th by Fletcher allowed Drury to score the winning run.
Tempe 5-4 (20INN) W – Martinez 1-0, L – Smith 0-2
Game #3: Pujos and Ozuna went deep as Verlander picked up an easy win.
Tempe 7-1 W – Verlander 16-0, L – Bradish 2-10
Game #4: NO HITTER Alert – Darvish goes 7.2 Inning and gets the No Hitter with little help from Alexander and Cruz. Ozuna and Drury went deep.
Tempe 5-0 W – Darvish 12-2, L -Megill 1-6
Game #5: Perez bounced back from a shaky start in game 2 to throw 5.2 scoreless innings for the win. Tempe used small ball and speed in this win.
Tempe 5-1 W – Perez 14-1, L – Velasquez 3-6, S – Munoz #19
Game #6: Freeman just missed the cycle and went 3-4 with 2 RBI. Bogaerts was 2-3 with a homer. Verlander picked up another easy victory.
Tempe 7-2 W – Verlander 17-0, L – Falter 3-6
Game #7: Scott Alexander pitched a two hit, 10 inning complete game without any walks. Albies singled in Fletcher from third base off Boxberger for the bottom of the 10th for the win.
Tempe 2-1 10 INN, W – Alexander 3-0, L – Garcia 2-3
Summary: Tempe extended their current winning streak to 16 games with another sweep. Yucaipa’s current losing streak jumped to 12 and put them back in the lead for offseason ping pong balls.

Yonge Street  Stalkers @ Southwest Detroit  Fighting Chihuahuas

Summary: YSS take 4 out of 7 at SWD..

Selkirk  Steelers @ Bethesda  Bandicoots

Preview: There was a series. There were games. The games were played.
Game #1: A 15-9 win for Selkirk. Bethesda loses Andrew Vaughn for two weeks. Luckily we are a very deep team … deep in a cesspool.
Game #2: Selkirk counts two in the top of the 9th to come back to take it 6-5.
Game #3: A sleepy 3-1 win for Selkirk.
Game #4: Another sleepy game and another win for Selkirk but this time 2-1. Are their bats getting tired?
Game #5: Selkirk knocks three out – two home runs and the third being catcher Nick Fortes of the ‘coots for another two weeks. We’ll be using a backstop net for the net series.
Game #6: Selkirk beats up on little ol’ scumbag reliever Zack Littell for a couple of runs in the 10th and then add another for good measure against his replacement as they take the finale 6-3
Summary: All is right in the universe as Bethesda gets swept.

Dallas  Cougars @ Hollywood  Werewolves

Summary: Hollywood wins 4 of 6 vs Dallas.

Detroit  Crime @ Virginia  Sluggers

Preview: Last place Central vs 3rd place West.
Game #1: DET 4-3
10th inning HR from Schwarber does it for DET.
Game #2: DET 4-3
Machado goes 2-3 with 3 RBI to solidify the win.
Game #3: VIR 2-0
McKenzie tosses 2 hitter in 8 IP with 10 K’s.
Game #4: DET 8-3
Schwarber rips 2 solo HR’s to lead DET.
Game #5: DET 4-2
Schwarber again…3-4 and 4 RBI (no HR)
Game #6: DET 10-8
Machado 2-5 with 3 RBI. Gonzalez 2-5 3 RBI.
Summary: VIR STUNK! What started out as a good year is turning sour!

Harsens Island  Walleye @ Long Beach  Dirt Bags

Preview: Long Beach visits Harsens Island.
Summary: The Walleye take 5 of 6.

Mesa  Solar Sox @ Cincinnati  Skyliners

Preview: The Mesa Solar Sox make the annual trek to Glenn Sample Field for a six-game set with the Cincinnati Skyliners.
Game #1: MSS 7, CIN 3 – Pablo Lopez works six innings without surrendering an earned run.
Game #2: MSS 6, CIN 3 – Jon Berti and Eugenio Suarez each go two-for-four with a homer for the winners.
Game #3: CIN 5, MSS 4 – Anthony Santander delivers a pair of homers for Cincinnati.
Game #4: MSS 8, CIN 6 – Kolten Wong crushes a three-run homer in second to key a six-run frame for the Solar Sox.
Game #5: CIN 6, MSS 3 – Cole Irvin works six and a third and surrenders a pair of homers before the Skyliners bullpen gets two and two thirds innings of basepath-free baseball.
Game #6: CIN 3, MSS 2 – Jose Ramirez singles in the eight to score Tommy Edman and break the 2-2 deadlock.
Summary: A series split as these two teams appear to be pretty even. Cincinnati heads off to Southbend next week, while Mesa travels to Fremont.

Baltimore  Comets @ Columbus  Explorers

Preview: David [Columbus 29-26] vs. Goliath [Baltimore 39-26] in Columbus for a 7 spot! Get out the bandages, we’re going to be hit alot!
Game #1: Jordan Lyles surprises everyone in racking up his 2nd win in 11 decisions. He gives up a whopping 10 hits, but only 1 run in 7.2 innings. And D.J. LeMahieu homers (3) for 2, Charlie Blackmon (11) homers for another and Giovanny Urshela keeps hitting and doubles in 2 run in the 5-2 Columbus win. Carson Kelly homers (3) in the 9th for Baltimore.
BAL 2-11-0 LP Jameson Taillon (3-4)
COL 5- 7-0 WP Lyles (2-9) S Bryan Abreu (1)
Game #2: The Columbus win streak ends at 1 – but oh, it was so close to 2 as the teams struggle for runs – but both teams score 1 in the 11th to keep the game going, and going, and going. Finally in the 15th, Bryson Stott homers (5) and Columbus can’t answer. Stott also had a triple in the game. Matt Olson (18) also homered for Baltimore. 6 Baltimore pitchers combine to give up 8 hits in 15 innings and record 2 blown saves!
BAL 4-11-1 WP Hector Neris (2-2) BS Evan Phillips (2), Jake Woodford (1)
COL 3- 8-2 LP Steve Cishek (1-1)
Game #3: By now the Comets are ready to flex their muscles and they do in a big way – 17 hits including homers from Kevin Newman (2) and Josh Donaldson (10). Newman got things off to big start with a homer to lead off the game as he goes 2 for 6 with 2 hits, 2 runs and 2 rbis. Nick Castellanos raps out 4 hits (5 abs) and 2 rbis. Jose Quintana cruises to easy victory, 4 hits in 8 innings and 8 ks.
BAL 8-17-1 WP Quintana (7-2)
COL 2- 4-0 LP Dillon Peters (0-3)
Game #4: On a day when most MWBL teams are idle, the Explorers and Josh Winders blank the Comets. 10 hits he gives up, but the defense produces 4 DPs and the rest of the way it was just scatterball. Christian Vazquez gets 3 hits in the losing effort. Columbus only manages 5 hits (and 4 walks) but were able to combine them in the 6th for 3 runs including a 2 run Giovanny Urshela (6) homer.
BAL 0-10-0 LP Sonny Gray (4-5)
COL 3- 5-0 WP Winder (6-3)
Game #5: When Baltimore gets whupped, they come back hard. 14 hits, 9 runs and a 3 hitter from Tyler Anderson (6.2 ip). 3 homers – Keven Newman (3) and 2 hits, 2 2run, 2 rbis [again], Hector Ramierez (2) and Joey Gallo (9) for 3 runs. Josh Bell has a 3 hit day! Anderson would have gone longer, but he gets ejected – a retaliation ejection.
BAL 9-14-2 WP Anderson (5-4)
COL 0- 3-1 LP Paulo Espino (3-7)
Game #6: Ugh – if 9-0 looked bad, this one was horrible! 14-0! Josh Bell (6) gets 3 hits, 2 rbis, 2 walks to got with his homer. Hector Ramirez (3) gets 3 hits, 2 runs and rbis and Joey Gallo (10) strokes another homer on a 2 hit, 2 rbi, 3 run day. Jameson Taillon makes up for game 1 with a 3 hitter for 7 innings and Jordan Lyles looks as bad in this one as he looked good in game 1.
BAL 14-20-0 WP Taillon (4-4)
COL 0- 3-0 LP Lyles (2-10)
Game #7: Finale features the 4th straight shutout – this time by Columbus and it matched the same score, 3-0, as in game 4! Logan Gilbert has another good day on the hill (got the ND in the 15 inning game). 5 hits for 7.2 innings. Daulton Varsho, in one of his rare good days, goes 2 for 4 with a homer (8). 6 hits and 5 walks for Columbus was enough!
BAL 0-5-1 LP Miles Mikolas (7-2)
COL 3-6-0 WP Gilbert (8-2) S Felix Bautista (8)
Summary: Well David actually had enough stones to win 3 and drop only 4 against the mighty Comets of Baltimore.

Coconut Creek  Crushers @ Motor City  Muscle

Preview: Coconut Creek @ Motor City for 7 games.
Summary: Coconut Creek takes 4 of 7.

Triple Creek  Patriots @ Valdosta  Snappers

Preview: Triple Creek @ last place Valdosta.
Summary: Surprising split for the home team, with the highlight being a Dylan Bundy 2-hit shutout in game 5.

Chicago  Mobsters @ Southbend  Lynx

Summary: Chicago still wins 5 out of 6.

Tijuana  Bottle Rockets @ Fremont  Cannons

Preview: Two playoff hopefuls match up in Fremont, with some of the better starters in the AL facing off… might we even see a no-hitter?
Game #1: Both teams keep it scoreless early. Tijuana draws first blood in the series, as Cedric Mullins grounds out in the 4th inning to bring in KeBryan Hayes from third. Fremont gets one back in the fifth with a walk, error, and wild pitch from Spencer Strider bringing in Yoan Moncada to tie it at 1-1. Tijuana tries to go up in the sixth but Austin Hays throws out KeBryan Hayes at home.

Things get interesting in the seventh. Cedric Mullins leads off the inning with a single off of Fremont starter Sandy Alcantara but gets thrown out trying to steal second base by Joey Bart. Isiah Kiner-Falefa gets on with an error, then successfully steals second. Pinch-hitter Wander Franco draws a walk, then both runners go for the double steal. Kiner-Falefa is thrown out at third, but Franco makes it to second. Another pinch-hitter, Luis Torrens steps up to the plate, and sends it over the fence to give the Bottle Rockets the 3-1 lead. Tijuana adds an insurance run in the eighth as Nick Senzel scores on a grounder to second to make it 4-1.

Daniel Bard comes in to close it out for Tijuana, but gives up a leadoff walk to Shohei Ohtani and then allows a homerun to Teoscar Hernandez to bring it to 4-3. Bard buckles down and strikes out the side to win it 4-3 for Tijuana. Spencer Strider struck out 12 in seven innings, allowing just an unearned run. Teoscar Hernandez went 3-4 with a homer and two doubles.

W: Spencer Strider (5-3)
L: Sandy Alcantara (8-5)
S: Daniel Bard (14)
HR: TIJ- Luis Torrens (2); FRE- Teoscar Hernandez (10)

Game #2: Nick Senzel wastes no time in this one, cranking a leadoff homer off of Austin Voth to put the Bottle Rockets on top 1-0. Voth keeps the Cannons in itm but in the fifth, Garret Hampson sends one over the fence for a 3-0 Tijuana lead. A walk, a double, and a passed ball allows the Bottle Rockets to add another, and Tijuana leads 4-0 after five.

On the other side, Tijuana starter Alek Manoah is cruising, keeping the Cannons hitless through six innings. With one out in the seventh, Fremont finally collects a base knock, with Shohei Ohtani tripling. Vladimir Guerrero Jr grounds one to second, and Ohtani beats the throw home to cut the lead to 4-1. Cedric Mullins steals second and is driven home by Garret Hampson in the eighth to cushion the lead 5-1. The Ohtani triple is the only hit the Cannons will see (in fact, they also fail to collect a base on balls the entire game), and they fall 5-1 to the Bottle Rockets. Manoah only strikes out 5 but limits the baserunners in the win.

W: Alek Manoah (6-5)
L : Austin Voth (4-4)
HR: TIJ- Nick Senzel (3), Garrett Hampson (2); FRE- none

Game #3: Tijuana gets another early lead, this time it’s KeBryan Hayes with a first inning homer off of Carlos Rodon to put them up 1-0. In the bottom of the inning, Shohei Ohtani ties it up with a solo homer off of J.P. Sears. The Cannons add another with Byron Buxton scoring from first on a Teoscar Hernandez double to go up 2-1. Fremont adds another in the fourth with a Manuel Margot single and SB, then a Javier Baez single brings him home.

Byron Buxton leads off the sixth with a solo homer, then a walk to Teoscar Hernandez brings the hook for Sears. A sac bunt advances Hernandez, who then scores off a Javier Baez single to make it 5-1 Fremont. Back-to-back doubles by Nick Senzel and KeBryan Hayes in the eighth cuts it to 5-2. Tijuana gets two on but Isiah Kiner-Falefa lines out to end the threat. Robert Suarez gets the Bottle Rockets to go 1-2-3 in the ninth, and Fremont picks up their first win of the series 5-2. Byron Buxton goes 3-4 with a homer and double, and Carlos Rodon strikes out 9 in the win.

W: Carlos Rodon (8-4)
L: J.P. Sears (3-4)
S: Robert Suarez (4)
HR: TIJ- KeBryan Hayes (4); FRE- Shohei Ohtani (12), Byron Buxton (9)

Game #4: Fremont gets the scoring started in the second, with a Javier Baez double off of Framber Valdez bringing home Byron Buxton. The Cannons add to the scoring in the third, with a few base hits and an error from Isaac Paredes making it 3-0 Fremont. A two-run HR from Joey Bart in the fourth adds to the lead, 5-0 for Fremont. A sac fly in the sixth gives Fremont another to go up 6-0.

Meanwhile, through six innings Fremont starter Shohei Ohtani has yet to give up a hit. With one out, Ian Happ takes a walk. The next batter, Isaac Paredes, is drilled in the head but is able to stay in the game. Dan Vogelbach then walks to load the bases. A sac fly by PH Wander Franco brings in a run, then Ohtani is able to strike out Tucker Barnhart, as the Bottle Rockets score a run without the aid of a hit. Fremont then goes and picks up three more runs in the bottom of the seventh, with a Jace Peterson triple leading the way.

With just six outs to go, Tijuana finally gets to Ohtani with a Josh VanMeter run-scoring triple. Ohtani is promptly pulled after the loss of the no-hitter, and Cedric Mullins brings home VanMeter for a consolation run. Fremont wins 9-3. Ohtani allowed only one hit but also five walks in his seven innings, striking out eight.

W: Shohei Ohtani (6-1)
L: Framber Valdez (4-5)
HR: TIJ- none; FRE- Joey Bart (5)

Game #5: Both starters (Sandy Alcantara- Fremont and Luis Gil- Tijuana) are able to keep runs off the board early. Fremont finally breaks through in the fifth with run-scoring singles from Josh Rojas and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to make it 2-0 Cannons. Fremont adds on another pair in the sixth with a single by Javier Baez bringing home two.

Tijuana can’t get anything going, as Alcantara tries to surpass Ohtani’s effort from the previous game. Alcantara gets through seven innings without a hit allowed, then gets three groundouts in the eighth. Three outs away from a no-hitter, Alcantara strikes out Josh VanMeter for the first out in the ninth. The next batter is Nick Senzel, who whistles one into right to break up the no-no. Alcantara leaves to an ovation from the crowd, and Giovanny Gallegos closes out the one-hitter for the 4-0 Cannons win. Alcantara strikes out five and allows four walks to go with the one hit allowed.

W: Sandy Alcantara (9-5)
L: Luis Gil (1-2)
HR: TIJ- none; FRE- none

Game #6: Tijuana sends Spencer Strider out again, while Tarik Skubal gets his first start of the series for Fremont. Both pitchers are solid early. In the third, a walk and HBP puts two on for Fremont, and a Shohei Ohtani single brings in the first run. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. rocks one deep over the fence in left center, and all of the sudden it is a 4-0 Fremont lead in the third. The Cannons tack on another run with back-to-back doubles from Teoscar Hernandez and Jace Peterson to make it 5-0 in the sixth.

That’s all they would need as the Fremont pitching staff shuts out the Bottle Rockets for the second straight game, winning 5-0. Tarik Skubal goes 6.1 IP with 3 hits and 2 walks allowed, striking out 9. With another woeful effort, Tijuana has 13 hits total over the last four games.

W: Tarik Skubal (5-5)
L: Spencer Strider (5-4)
HR: TIJ- none; FRE- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (14)

Game #7: Tijuana starts out on the right foot with a run-scoring single from Ian Happ followed by a two-run homer from Cedric Mullins off of Garrett Whitlock for the 3-0 lead in the first. Fremont gets one back in the bottom of the inning with a sac fly from Vladimir Guerrero Jr., then adds another in the second with an Austin Hays solo HR off of Alek Manoah to cut it to 3-2.

Tijuana gets right back at it in the third with two runs from a Cedric Mullins double and Isiah Kiner-Falefa single. The Bottle Rockets take the 5-2 lead into the sixth inning, when a Vladimir Guerrero Jr. two-run homer cuts the lead to 5-4. The score stays that way into the bottom of the ninth with Daniel Bard on to close it out. With two outs, PH Nolan Gorman grounds it to Kiner-Falefa but he boots the ball. Josh Rojas follows up with a ball down the right field line, and Gorman scores to tie it 5-5. Bard gets Carlos Correa to fly out to strand Rojas on third.

Ian Happ leads off the tenth inning with a HR off of Giovanny Gallegos to put the Bottle Rockets up 6-5. Tijuana then gets runners on first and second but can’t bring them home. Steven Wilson is Tijuana’s man for the tenth inning. Facing Shohei Ohtani, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Byron Buxton, he’s able to close it out for the 6-5 Bottle Rockets win in 10.

W: Daniel Bard (2-0)
L: Giovanny Gallegos (1-2)
S: Steven Wilson (1)
HR: TIJ- Ian Happ (7), Cedric Mullins (9); FRE- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (15), Austin Hays (8)

Summary: Fremont takes the series 4-3. The series saw 3 chances at a no-hitter but none came through. Next up, Tijuana continues on the road heading to Coconut Creek, while Fremont stays at home to face Mesa.

Corktown  Cycle @ Sacramento  Capitals

Summary: Sacramento takes 6 of 7 from Corktown.

WEDNESDAY 07/26/2023
AT 11:59 PM - ET!