2024 PLAYER / PITCHER OF THE WEEK #14

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NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
OHTANI,Shohei FRE  AL .435 1.087 6 23 10 1 1 4 9 9 3 2 0 1 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
STRIDER,Spencer TIJ  AL 1 1 0 0 0.00 9 0 0 1 15 4 0 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
SIRI,Jose BET  NL .350 1.100 6 20 7 0 0 5 7 9 7 2 0 1 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
RODRIGUEZ,Eduardo HIW  NL 2 1 1 0 1.23 14 3 2 6 20 3 0 0 0 1 0

Tempe  Tempers @ Prairie  Falcons

Preview: Back to Back series between these two teams and Falcons are riding the Fujinami wave all the way back to the Prairie as he took down King Cole for the first time all year!!!! Tempe did win the home series 5-2 and Cole was pissed and asked for the ball…TWICE this week vs the Falcons…was he a man on a mission or did he bite off more than he could chew…Coach Douglas loved Cole fire and granted him Games 1 and 6…Coach Ausec said why fix it if it isn’t broken and counters with Fujinami for a double dose….
Game #1: Cole vs Fujinami

Isnt baseball supposed to be 9 innings? Well not here in the Prairie..it was over after 2 innings….Palacios Ground out, Kwan Single and JRAM single plates 3 by the Tempers…Falcons come back with an RBI single by TSteph ( Ok I made that one up ) to make it 3-1 and that’s it…no more scoring…Coel got hsi revenege with a CG 10 stirkeout game – he did piss off Falcons by beaning Kiliroff and sending him close the IL but based on his active rest he will end the week with 6 more bench opportunitys and doesnt have to hit DL…which is one of the few goals we have…this year – stay off the DL…he will get moved to the farm as we introduce Nolan Schanuel our 1st round pick of 2024 Columbus will get ot see him first next week…TEM 3 – PRA 1

Game #2: Darvish vs Ashcraft

What is it about the 2nd inning again the Tempers put up 3 runs on no long balls…Falcons get their one an inning earlier when Zach Gelof doubles a run home and it stayed that way again until finally int he 9th Bogey singles home an insurance run – 5 Tempe hitters had 2 hits each…vs 1 for the Falcons ( Gelof )…TEM 4 – PRA 1

Game #3: Gray vs Fleming…

Well enough about the lack of power in this slugfest…Tempe gets it started with 9 runs in 6 innings on homers by JRam and Peralta…Falcons then take advantage of the winds blowing out as Yoshida, Moniak, Kraken and Gelof all go yard…with the score 9-6 PH Mateo hits a Baltimore special and it is 12 -6…but Birds plate 1 in the 8th and then TSteph jacks one out and we have us a ballgame 12-9 …OK we don’t that was it Kerr finished the game and Tempe hangs on..TEM 12 – PRA 9

JRam missed cycle by a double

Game #4: Verlander vs Elder

Should be a pitching duel – NOPE!! Falcons get to Justin for 4 runs before he departs and the Tempers keep it close with solo runs int he 2nd, 5th and 6th off elder…then the dam breaks and floods the field with Tempers flaring singles doubles homers walks…they plate 8 runs in the 7th and Falcons counter with a solo jack by Conforto…ugly way to end a close game…TEM 11 – PRA 5

JD – double dose, XMan and Abreu with long balls – Gelof and Conforto for Birds…

Game #5: Woodruff vs Boyd

Finally – someone paying attention to Matthew Boyd…you cant just toss anyone against this kid…Tempe brings up a real challenge for him with Grade 20 Woodruff!!!! It worked Temps rattles the cage of Boyd as he turned into Rich Ankiel at one point walking 4 straight batters and giving up 6 runs all in the 3rd inning before we gave him an early shower…Conforto got things heated up after doubling and homering h pointed to Brandon and said you’re my bitch!!! Didn’t help much as Tempe went on to plate 3 more while Conforto did get another hit in bottom of the 9th to plate another one his 3-3 2 double and a homer effort went for nothing but individual stats..TEM 9 – PRA 4

Game #6: Cole vs Fujinami

Deja Vu….and for the 3rd time this season who will win the rubber match? Nothing for 5 straight innings and you can see the concern on Cole and Coach Douglas as Fujinami is once again going toe to toe with Cole…top of the 6th Tempers loads em up and XMan delivers with a 3 run tripe his second game in a row with one..they plate another one and a sigh of relief can be seen on Cole’s face…In the 8th Wilyer Abreu goes yard and it is 5-1 but finally Falcons get to Cole with a homer from Beantown import Yoshida…Tempers plate 2 more to pile it on thick…Cole with the CG win TEM 7 – PRA 1

Summary: THUD!!! that is the sound of a free fall in the standings, wl record and losing streak sits at 9 in a row…A seep by visiting Tempers and the Falcons will have to regroup as they hit the road to Columbus…Tempe heads home vs Bethesda…MVP’s Cole 2 CGS 2 Wins – 1.00 ERZ and 17 strikeouts..classic revenge on the hill..Falcons did have good series by Conforto 7-15 with a couple dingers and still claims Woodruf is his bitch but in the end it is the Falcons who are truly the Tempers Bitch!

Southwest Detroit  Fighting Chihuahuas @ Chicago  Mobsters

Preview: The upcoming series between the Chicago Mobsters (44-40) and the Southwest Detroit Fighting Chihuahuas (47-36) promises an exciting matchup. Both teams are vying for playoff positioning, making each game crucial.

Chicago Mobsters:
Key Player: Julio Rodriguez, who has been a standout performer this season.
Strengths: Solid offensive lineup with a mix of power and speed. The Mobsters have shown resilience in close games.

Southwest Detroit Fighting Chihuahuas:
Key Player: Ryan McMahon, providing both offensive firepower and defensive stability.
Strengths: Strong pitching rotation and a balanced lineup that can manufacture runs in various ways.

Odds:
Southwest Detroit Fighting Chihuahuas: 55%
Chicago Mobsters: 45%

Given the Fighting Chihuahuas’ slightly better record and home-field advantage, they are favored to win the series. However, the Mobsters’ ability to perform under pressure could make this a tightly contested series. Expect thrilling games with the potential for upsets.

Game #1: The Chicago Mobsters edged out the Southwest Detroit Fighting Chihuahuas with a final score of 6-5. The Chihuahuas started strong with a solo home run by Zach McKinstry in the first inning and added another run in the second. However, the Mobsters responded with a five-run rally in the bottom of the second, highlighted by Christian Bethancourt’s three-run triple.

Despite the Chihuahuas’ efforts to close the gap, including a two-run homer by William Contreras in the sixth inning, they couldn’t overcome the deficit. Jesus Luzardo pitched six innings for Chicago, striking out ten and earning his ninth win of the season. Ranger Suarez took the loss for Southwest Detroit, giving up five runs in just 1.2 innings. Felix Bautista secured the save, his seventh of the season, by closing out the ninth inning.

Final Score: Chicago 6 – Southwest Detroit 5

Win: Jesus Luzardo 9-5 (3.08)
Loss: Ranger Suarez 3-4 (4.79)
Save: Felix Bautista #7

Game #2: In a thrilling extra-innings showdown, the Southwest Detroit Fighting Chihuahuas edged out the Chicago Mobsters 1-0 in 11 innings. Both starting pitchers, Chris Bassitt and Corbin Burnes, delivered stellar performances, each going eight innings without allowing a run. The game remained scoreless until the top of the 11th inning when Edward Olivares hit a solo home run off Devin Williams, breaking the deadlock.

Luke Jackson, who pitched a scoreless 10th inning, earned the win, improving his record to 2-0 with a perfect ERA. Hunter Harvey came in to close the game in the bottom of the 11th, securing his second save of the season. Despite a valiant effort from the Mobsters, including a two-hit game from Yordan Alvarez, they couldn’t push a run across, resulting in a tough loss for Devin Williams, his first of the season.

Final Score: Southwest Detroit 1 – Chicago 0 (11 Innings)

Win: Luke Jackson 2-0 (0.00)
Loss: Devin Williams 3-1 (1.31)
Save: Hunter Harvey #2

Game #3: In a dominant performance, Southwest Detroit defeated Chicago with a final score of 8-1. The game remained scoreless until the 5th inning when Southwest Detroit broke through with three runs. They continued to pile on with home runs from Nick Pratto, Heliot Ramos, Zach McKinstry, and CJ Abrams. Tyler Wells pitched six strong innings, allowing just one run on two hits while striking out six, earning his fourth win of the season. Chicago’s Tony Gonsolin left the game in the 4th inning due to an injury, which will sideline him for 18 days. Yennier Cano took the loss after giving up three runs in relief. The game saw a solid bullpen performance from Southwest Detroit, with Luke Jackson and Reynaldo Lopez keeping Chicago at bay. Big injury for Chicago as Tony Gonsolin goes down for 18 days.

Final Score: Southwest Detroit 8 – Chicago 1

Win: Tyler Wells 4-3 (3.69)
Loss: Yenier Cano 1-2 (3.34)

Game #4: The Southwest Detroit Fighting Chihuahuas edged out the Chicago Mobsters with a final score of 7-5. The game started with a tense moment as Starling Marte of Southwest Detroit was hit by a pitch and had to leave the game with a 14-day injury. Words were exchanged, leading to both dugouts emptying, but no punches were thrown. Interestingly, none of the Mobsters seemed to like Marte a former Mobster himself.

The Mobsters took an early lead, scoring three runs in the 4th inning, but the Fighting Chihuahuas responded with a big 5th inning to tie the game at 3-3. Southwest Detroit then pulled ahead in the 7th inning, scoring four runs to make it 7-3. Chicago attempted a comeback, adding two runs in the 7th, but it wasn’t enough.

Andrew Nardi earned the win, improving to 2-1 with a 2.13 ERA, while Bryce Miller took the loss, dropping to 6-4 with a 3.94 ERA. Ryan Helsley secured his 23rd save of the season.

Final Score: Southwest Detroit 7 – Chicago 5

Win: Andrew Nardi 2-1 (2.13)
Loss: Bryce Miller 6-4 (3.94)
Save: Ryan Helsley #23

Game #5: Southwest Detroit’s Fighting Chihuahuas overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Chicago Mobsters 4-2. Chicago took an early lead with a run in the first inning and a solo homer by Alex Bregman in the third. Southwest Detroit’s comeback began in the fifth inning with Dansby Swanson’s solo homer. The Chihuahuas tied the game in the seventh when Edward Olivares singled, bringing in the tying run.

In the eighth, a costly error by Chicago’s catcher Christian Bethancourt allowed the go-ahead run to score. Swanson grounded out but drove in another run, giving Southwest Detroit a 4-2 lead. Despite a strong start from Hunter Brown, who struck out nine, Chicago’s bullpen couldn’t hold the lead.

Nick Pratto’s injury in the eighth inning was a significant blow for Southwest Detroit, sidelining him for 10 days. However, the team held on, with Ryan Helsley securing his 24th save.

Final Score: Southwest Detroit 4 – Chicago 2

Win: Sam Moll 3-2 (3.49)
Loss: Felix Bautista 3-3 (1.85)
Save: Ryan Helsley #24

Game #6: The Chicago Mobsters overcame an early deficit to defeat the Southwest Detroit Fighting Chihuahuas 12-5. Southwest Detroit jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, highlighted by Brandon Lowe’s two-RBI triple and a wild pitch that allowed another run. Chicago responded in the bottom of the first with a run and then tied the game in the fourth inning with a two-run homer by Willy Adames.

The Mobsters took control in the fifth inning, scoring eight runs, including a three-run homer by Adames and a three-run blast by Ezequiel Sosa. Jesus Luzardo pitched six solid innings for Chicago, allowing three runs and striking out seven. Despite a late solo home run by Dominic Smith for Southwest Detroit, the Mobsters’ bullpen held firm to secure the victory.

Final Score: Chicago 12 – Southwest Detroit 5

Win: Jesus Luzardo 10-5 (3.16)
Loss: Ranger Suarez 3-5 (5.13)

Summary: Series Result:
Southwest Detroit Fighting Chihuahuas: 4 wins / Chicago Mobsters: 2 wins
Chicago Mobsters:
Jesus Luzardo: Pitched two solid games, earning two wins with a combined 17 strikeouts.
Christian Bethancourt: Key offensive contributions including a three-run triple.
Willy Adames: Hit crucial home runs, including a two-run and a three-run homer.Southwest Detroit Fighting Chihuahuas:
Edward Olivares: Hit a game-winning solo home run in extra innings.
Ryan Helsley: Secured multiple saves, demonstrating bullpen reliability.
Dansby Swanson: Contributed with a solo homer and key RBIs.

Long Beach  Dirt Bags @ Selkirk  Steelers

Preview: Selkirk find itself in the playoff race thanks to really good hitting, and surprising pitching. Long Beach is rebuilding. So its 6 in Selkirk.
Game #1: Feltner 7 shutout innings for Long Beach beats Selkirk. Long Beach 7 – Selkirk 1
Game #2: Quantrill 1 run in 8 innings for Selkirk and Selkirk hitters hammered the ball with 4 homers (Turner, Semien, Stewart, Dubon). Selkirk 11 – Long Beach 1
Game #3: Cease solid for Selkirk 1 run allowed Thias homers. Selkirk 4 – Long Beach 1
Game #4: Turner and Perez homer as Selkrik wins with Maeda allowing just a run. Selkirk 5 – Long Beach 1
Game #5: Selkirk bats score 14 runs Turner homers again as well as Stewart, Alonso and Sanchez. Selkirk 14 – Long Beach 5
Game #6: Feltner again shuts down the Selkirk hitters and Hillard gets 3 hits in the 4-3 Long Beach win. Long Beach 4 – Selkirk 3
Summary: Selkirk lost to Feltner twice and won the rest for a 4-2 series win.
Pitcher of the week LBT Feltner 2 wins 14 innings just 3 runs.
Hitter Turner 8 for 21 3 homers 7 runs and 7 rbis.

Harsens Island  Walleye @ Yucaipa  Road Runners

Preview: The Walleye swim upstream and head into Yucaipa Road Runners.
Summary: Each team snags 3 wins in this one.

Fremont  Cannons @ Gainsville  Swamp Things

Preview: The second week in a row these teams square off, this time heading to Gainesville for 6 more. Fremont took 4 of 7 last week and hope to continue their ride to 1st place. Gainesville is struggling to maintain a chance to make the postseason.
Game #1: Fremont 11
Gainesville 3
W: S. Alexander (2-2)
L: G. Marquez (0-1)
S: A. Voth (1)
Game #2: Fremont 9
Gainesville 1
W: S. Alcantara (10-5)
L: Z. Gallen (3-8)
S: R. Suarez (5)
Game #3: Gainesville 9
Fremont 4
W: J. Flaherty (6-5)
L: K. Senga (7-7)
S: W. Peralta (1)
Game #4: Fremont 11
Gainesville 1
W: G. Whitlock (10-2)
L: J. Teheran (3-2)
Game #5: Gainesville 5
Fremont 3
W: W. Peralta (2-4)
L: G. Canning (1-7)
S: H. Milner (12)
Game #6: Fremont 5
Gainesville 1
W: S. Ohtani (9-0)
L: G. Marquez (0-2)
Summary: Fremont takes another series from Gainesville this time 4 games to 2. The star, Shohei Ohtani as he played in all 6 games but only hit in 5. He went 10/23 batting .435 with 4 HR, 1 2B, 1 3B, 9 RBI, and 9 R. In game 6 he also went 7 innings giving up 3 hits, 1 run, and struck out 12.

Coconut Creek  Crushers @ Dallas  Cougars

Preview: Coconut Creek 52-32 (15-12 road) vs Dallas 30-54 (10-23 home)
Game #1: Alex Thomas gave the Cougars the lead in the 5th with a two out two RBI double. Blake Sabol would an insurance homer in the 7th and Dallas hung on to take game 1 as rookie starter Bobbie Miller improved to 7-5. Chris Martin gets his 16th save. Logan Webb takes the loss dropping to 8-3.

Final Score: Dallas 3, Coconut Creek 2

Game #2: Stone Garrett hits a three run blast in the 6th breaking a scoreless tie as the Crushers take game 2.
Kutter Crawford gets the win 8-4 while Robert Stephenson gets save number 17. Cole Ragans falls to 6-5 for the Cougars.
Final Score: Coconut Creek 4. Dallas 2
Game #3: The Crushers turned a close game into a blow out by scoring 9 runs over the last 3 innings. Their 17 overall hits included 7 XBH with 4 homers. Domingo German gets the win now at 3-3. Lucas Giolito drops to 3-12.

Final Score: Coconut Creek 13. Dallas 5

Game #4: Pitchers duel between southpaws Blake Snell and Dallas Keuchel. Unfortunately for the Cougars they came up short off a unearned run in the 2nd. Snell improves to 12-3 while Keuchel falls to 2-7/ Robert Stephenson picks up his 18th save.

Final Score: Coconut Creek 1. Dallas 0

Game #5: This time the Dallas offense had time to feast with crooked numbers in the 4th and 5th leading to an easy win. Zach Plesac pitched surprisingly well going 7 strong to pick up the win, his first this year to go to 1-3 while Edward Cabrera falls to 3-5.

Final Score: Dallas 10, Coconut Creek 3

Game #6: Matt Olson’s 28th homer of the year breaks a 1-1 tie as Coconut Creek takes the finale. Webb wins the rematch improving to 9-3 while Stephenson gets his 19th save. Miller falls to 7-6.

Final Score: Coconut Creek 2. Dallas 1

Summary: Dallas played the Crushers tough but lose 4 of 6 to Coconut Creek.

Sacramento  Capitals @ Valdosta  Snappers

Preview: Sacramento visits Valdosta for a 6 game series.
Game #1: Valdosta 4-2. Ronald Acuna, Jr homered (24) and stole a base (55) to help support a strong outing by Drew Smyly (7-4, 3.64), who struck 12. The lone Capitals hit was a Wilmer Flores HR (11).
Game #2: Sacramento 8-0. Michael Kopech (2-10, 5.82) tossed a 2-hit shutout and struck out 13! Capitals cracked 3 HR’s.
Game #3: Valdosta 2-1. Lance Lynn (2-10, 6.13) pitched well but got little support. Taj Bradley K’d 12 in 8 IP to improve to 7-7 on the season. Rookie Jordan Walker doubled and homered for the Snappers.
Game #4: Valdosta 8-0. Martin Perez (3-1) made his Snappers starting debut with 6 shutout IP. Acuna had 3-base knocks (with 2 SB’s) and finished the afternoon hitting .350.
Game #5: Valdosta 9-2. Caps ace Tyler Glasnow (4-6, 3.18) didn’t make it out of the 2nd as the Snappers were all over him. Jordan Walker homered for the 2nd straight game.
Game #6: Valdosta 6-4. Both teams struck for 4 runs in the 1st and then the pitchers settled down. Caps homered twice but it wasn’t enough as the Snappers sneak past Sacramento.
Summary: Valdosta continues to play great at home, and they take 5 of 6.

Arboga  Rats @ Corktown  Cycle

Preview: 2 teams that split a 3 game series last week and have nearly identical records battling for positioning in the wild card standings face off for another 6.
Game #1: The Cycle bats lead by Jazz Chisolm and his 6 RBI dominated with 19 runs on 21 hits.

Corktown 19-9
W. Jose Berrios 10-5
L. Brady Singer 0-3

Game #2: A lot more runs. This time the double digits go to the visitors. Thairo Estrada blasts 2 home runs while Joc Pederson drives in 4.

Argoba 15-6
W. Emmanuel Clase 6-6
L. Josiah Gray 4-5

Game #3: Amed Rosario continues to have himself a series while hitting 2 home runs in game 3.

Corktown 7-1
W. Collin Rea 4-3
L. Taijuan Walker 8-7

Game #4: A low scoring battle. Corktown gets all 4 of their runs in the 7th. That would be enough.

Corktown 4-2
W. Brayan Bello 8-5
L. Alex Lange 2-1
S. Jose LeClerc (2)

Game #5: 4-2 flips to the Bats in game 5. An unusual pitching matchup as the Ace gets outdueled by the spot starter.

Argoba 4-2
W. Caleb Ferguson 2-1
L. Tanner Bibee 5-7
S. Jose Alvarado (15)

Game #6: An incredible 8th for the home team scoring 4 runs as they kept chipping away all game.

Corktown 6-4
W. Kendell Graveman 4-1
L. Emmanuel Clase 6-7
S. Jay Jackson (6)

Summary: Corktown wins the series 4-2. It is very clear Argoba has some talented bats but is heavily reliant on their relief pitching, defense and hitting. Corktown is a much more balanced team, but overall a really equal matchup. These teams will likely hover around the 6-8 seed in the NL.

Bethesda Bandicoots @ Columbus Explorers

Preview: One of those weeks where you’re not sure who it hurts more – Bethesda or Columbus. Bethesda is fighting for division title while Columbus is fighting for worst team in the league. This week’s results will help neither of those causes in a shocker!
Game #1: Bandicoots got what you’d expect from Mitch Keller – a 5 hitter for 8 with 10 ks and NO RUNS. Clarke Schmidt did his best to keep it close but he did give up a solo homer to Andrew Vaughn (9) in the 2nd and another run in the 6th. But that was it.
FINAL BET 2 COL 1 WP Keller (6-5) S Josh Hader (9) LP Schmidt (2-13)
Game #2: The ‘Coots continued their dominance in game 2 going up 7-2 after 4 innings. Late inning runs by Columbus made it look closer, but Josh Hader came on to save the day (again) and keep Andrew Cobb a winner. Hey Siri was the big hitter of the day with 2 homers (13) and 4 rbis. Castellanos (22) also went over the wall.
FINAL BET 7 COL 5 WP Cobb (8-5) S Hader (10) LP Peterson (3-12)
Game #3: OK – this is where things got strange and fortunes turned. Hey Siri homers (14) again, 2 run shot in the 1st. Merrill Kelly cruising until the 6th. Pereza draws a 1 out HBP. Colas grounds to Chang, he turns toward 2nd, no play, fires to first, safe – high throw E6. Kemp up, he grounds to Vaughn at 1b, he fires to 2nd – another high throw, it goes into LF, Peraza scores, Colas to 3rd, Kemp to 2nd (E2). Stubbs up – he hits a hard grounder to Marcano at 3rd, he boots it, another run scores and E5! Solano up, runners on corners, he singles for an rbi and Stubbs goes to 3rd. Finally a HIT – and it’s the FIRST HIT for Columbus in the game, but they take the lead 3-2. Kelly leaves the game after 5.1 ip, 1 hit, 10 Ks, a walk and HBP and so far 3 UNEARNED runs. Mike Baumann in, Francisco Mejia up and he singles scoring a 4th run. That was all the scoring this inning but 4 unearned runs charged to Kelly and his 1 hit. Baumann and Anderson give up nothing the rest of the way, but Urquidy gives up nothing after the 2 run homer in the 1st and Bryan Abreu gets a 5 out save to wrap up a 4-2 Columbus weird win!
FINAL COL 4 BET 2 WP Urquidy (4-7) S Abreu (14) LP Kelly (9-4)
Game #4: Columbus manages to come back twice in this one to grab a victory from defeat. Jake Meyers makes it 3-0 in the 2nd on his 10th homer. Columbus gets single runs in the 2nd, 3rd and 2 in the 6th to take a 4-3 lead. But then Hey Siri (15) homers again for 2 in the 7th to flip the lead 5-4. But a 3 run 8th from Columbus when Rogers couldn’t hold it, powers Columbus to a 7-5 lead and Abreu again shuts down the ‘Coots. Varsho (8) and Kemp (1) provide longball power for the Explorers
FINAL COL 7 BET 5 WP Jackson (2-3) BS (1); S Abreu (15) LP Rogers (1-3) BS (2)
Game #5: Explorers “ace” Logan Gilbert was on his game as he goes the distance in a 4 hits, 14K shutout! And he had lots of help as Columbus scores 6 times on 8 hits (no walks). Colas (9) a solo homer and D.J. LeMahieu drives in 4!
FINAL COL 6 BET 0 WP Gilbert (7-3) LP Detmers (4-7)
Game #6: In the finale, Clarke Schmidt got some revenge as he limits Bethesda to 8 hits and 3 runs in 8 innings (hey, that’s an accomplishment for the Columbus staff). And thanks to 10 hits including a big 4 run 5th he came out on top. Oscar Colas slams another homer (10) and Ezekiel Duran gets 2 hits, 3 rbis, double and homer (5) for the good guys. And yes, Hey Siri – bidding for OFF POfThe Week gets another homer (16) and 2 hits. Abreu racks up another save!
FINAL COL 5 BET 3 SP Schmidt (3-13) S Abreu (16) LP Keller (6-6)
Summary: This week will most likely hurt Columbus more in the long run in their chances to be the worst team (but hey, just because we’re bad, we still play hard!!) but we will savor the 4-2 series win and the fact that Wacha was on the farm! Next week, we get Prairie.

Detroit  Crime @ Hollywood  Werewolves

Summary: Hollywood Werewolves take 5 of 6 from the Detroit Crime.

Tijuana  Bottle Rockets @ Cincinnati  Skyliners

Preview: Tijuana makes its annual trip to Glenn Sample Field for a six-game set with Cincinnati.
Summary: Series winds up a split, 3-3. Two great pitching performances by Bottle Rockets starters wound up in shutouts.

Baltimore  Comets @ Triple Creek  Patriots

Preview: NL East Comets head to Triple Creek for 6 games.
Game #1: Comets score 1 on the first and 4 in the 4th off Biebs. Patriots score 3 in the 2nd and 2 in the 5th off Hudson. Both teams turn it over to the pen and Triple Creek’s was lights out; allowing just 1 hit over the last 4 frames. Soriano allowed 1 in the 7th. Garcia and Ruiz each 2-4 led the visitors while Bellinger 3-4, Gurriel (2 run HR) and Longoris 2-run HR powered the homies.

BC 4 TCP 6

W: Bieber (5-3)
L: Hudson (10-5)
S: Wilson (11)

Game #2: Taillon and Gausman combines for 13 innings and 2 runs. Both were out of the game with the game 1-1. The bullpens would decide the 2nd game too and it would take until the 11th. A well rested Alex Wood was lights out for 3 innings and Staumont was even tougher (6 BF / 5 K’s). Dominguez and Phillips locked it down for 3 inninga but Rogers allowed a walk and Soriano the GW hit (2-run HR) to Grichuk.

BC 1 TCP 3

W: Staumont (2-0)
L: Rogers (0-3)

Game #3: All Patriots today as they score in 5 of 8 innings and tally 10 runs. Lorenzen and the pen were rock solid while Mikolas and two bp arms all allowed some damage. Grichuk stay’s hot with 2-4 3-run HR day.

BC 2 TCP 10

W: Lorenzen (9-3)
L: Mikolas (2-12)

Game #4: Tight contest all day as Contreras allowed 3 runs to Kremer’s 1. Triple Creek pen stays in lock-down mode with 3.1 more innings of doughnuts.

BC 1 TCP 3

W: Kremer (6-6)
L: Contreras (1-7)
S: Wilson (12)

Game #5: Patriots came out swinging with 4 quick runs in the 1st off Suarez. He would be chased in the 3rd after 7 runs (but only 3 earned as Comet D fumbled a couple). Comet bats were stifled by Scherzer and company as they allow just 5 hits all day. Bellinger 3-5 w/ 4 RBI, India 3-5 and Neto 2-3 w/ 3 RBI led Triple Creek bats.

BC 1 TCP 11

W: Scherzer (9-2)
L: Suzrez (1-2)

Game #6: 2-0 Comets until the 5th when Hudson hit the wall and surrendered a snowman! Gallo drilled by Williamson will put him on the bench for 3+ weeks. Bummer retaliated against Grichuk and Canha and wes ejected.

BC 2 TCP 9

W: Williamson (9-2)
L: Hudson (10-6)

Summary: Triple Creek sweeps the series behind strong pitching, hitting and a little luck in the couple close games. Comets were outscored to 42-11.

Virginia  Sluggers @ Southbend  Lynx

Preview: Virginia travels into Southbend for the second side of the back-to-back series.
Game #1: After VIR got back-to-back solo-HRs by Jimenez and Palacios in the T2, SBL erupts for 7 runs in the B3
to take the lead and then coast to a 8-2 win,
The two big hits in the inning were a Moore 3-run HR and a Tucker 2-run HR.But the big news of the game was that the SBL lost all 3 of their catchers in the game to injuries along with Cave. VIR also loses Springer and Biggio to injuries in the game.J.Ryan takes the loss for VIR and Houck gets the win for SBLSouthbend 8, Virginia 2
Game #2: SBL offense to continues to produce runs as they score 5 runs in the first two innings en route to a 7-3 win.

Bichette hits a 3-run HR in the B1 and Moore hits a 2-run HR in the B2 to account for the early runs.

VIR Ford and Jimenez have rbi-1bs in the T4, but SBL answer with a run in the B4 and both teams trade runs in the 6th inning.

Y.Chirinos with the loss for VIR, F.Peralta with the win for SBL

At least there weren’t any injuries in this game.

Southbend 7, Virginia 3

Game #3: VIR turns the tables on the SBL with an 11-1 drubbing as they pound out 20 hits. VIR has 18 singles to go along with a Devers 2b and HR in the game.

SBL lone run comes off a bases loaded walk to Escobar in the B6.

VIR Ruiz is 4-6 w/3 rbi and 2-sb; Merifield is 3-6 with a run and rbi; Devers 2-6 with a run and 2-rbi; Rizzo
is 4-5 with 3 rbi

VIR L.Castillo with the win and SBL K.Allard gets the loss

Virginia 11, Southbend 1

Game #4: VIR continues the hitting show with 4 runs in the T1 to open the game.

VIR Devers with an rbi-1b and then a Reynolds 3-run HR in the T1 accounts for the scoring.

SBL Muncy hits a solo-HR in the B2

But VIR answers with 4 more runs in the T5, again Devers with an rbi-1b then followed by a Rengifo with a
3-run HR.

SBL get a couple of token runs in the 7th and 8th to make it look closer than it was.

VIR N.Lodolo gets the win and SBL N.Pivetta takes the loss.

Virginia 8, Southbend 4

Game #5: SBL J.Oviedo finally corals the VIR batters as he goes 6IP giving up only 3 hits and 1 run while fanning 8; Yates, Cosgrove and Holton nail down the win for the Lynx.

SBL got an Fraley rbi-1b in the B3; VIR tied it with a Reynolds rbi-2b in the T4; SBL Straw has a bases loaded rbi-FC in the B4; and a Muncy rbi-1b in the B5 accounts for all the scoring.

VIR J.Estes with the loss and SBL J.Oviedo gets the win, Holton with the save

Game #6: VIR scores in the T1 once again on a Merrifield solo-HR

VIR then adds 4 more runs in the T3 on a Springer rbi-1b and a Jimenez 3-run HR

VIR Dunning continues his stellar season as he goes 8.1IP giving up 4 hits, only 1 run, and K’s 7.

SBL lone run comes on a Tucker solo-HR in the B6.

D,Dunning with the win for VIR and F.Peralta with the loss for SBL

Virginia 5, Southbend 1

Summary: The series ends up as a 3-3 split between Virginia and Southbend.

Mesa  Solar Sox @ Motor City  Muscle

Summary: Mesa Solar Sox take 4 of 6 from the Motor City Muscle.

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