National League Pitchers of the Week – Tom SEAVER – Hoboken
1-0 record, 11.0 innings pitched, 0.00 ERA, 3 hits, 15 strikeouts, & 1 walk
American League Pitcher of the Week – Phil NIEKRO – KC A’s
1-0 record, 9 innings pitched – NO HITTER, 0.00 ERA, 0 hits,1 strikeout, & 3 walks
National League Player of the Week – Ripper COLLINS – Detroit (yes, again)
.438 avg / 0.938 slg, 7 for 16, 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 4 runs, 4 RBIs, & 2 walks
American League Player of the Week – Tris SPEAKER – Purry
.500 avg / 1.333 slg, 6 for 12, 4 doubles, 2 homers, 3 runs, 7 RBIs, & 3 walks
|Fort Worth Cats @ Lewisberry Country Blumpkins|
|Series Preview:||The 1st Place Cats traveled to the 1st Place Country Blumpkins for a potential playoff preview|
|Game #1:||Lee May breaks a 1-1 tie in the 3rd with a Sac Fly and Cats use Blumpkin pitchers as a scratching post. Blumpkins score 2 in the bottom of the 9th for no good reason.
Cats 5 Country Blumpkins 3
|Game #2:||Forever-Blumpkin Bernie Williams crushes a 3run homer in the 5th to give Lewisberry a 4-2 lead and victory.
Country Blumpkins 4 Cats 2
|Game #3:||Justin Turdlander must have been getting too many outs after 7 innings, allowing only 3 hits, as he gets pulled but it really didn’t matter. Lost out on POTW consideration tho.
Cats 5 Country Blumpkins 0
|Game #4:||The Babe gets clawed again as the Cats scratch out runs in 4 different innings. Blumpkins offense was very offensive.
Cats 5 Country Blumpkins 3
|Series Summary:||Cats win 3 in a series that had only 1 HR, a pitcher hurling a 3hit shutout get pulled and Hunter Fuckin’ Pence going 6-14 with 2 2B, 3B, 2 runs and 3 RBIs for the Cats. Abysmal.|
|Kansas City Blues @ Jack Street Hustlers|
|Series Preview:||Battle of two American League Teams.|
|Game #1:||Bridges for the Blues against Siebert for the Hustlers. Kansas City cruises to a 4-0 lead after 6 and cruises from there. Canseco’s 2 run homer in the 6th is the big blow.
WP – Bridges 7-9
|Game #2:||Valenzuela takes the hill for KC vs. Byrd for Jack Street. Jack Street takes an early 2-0 lead after 1, but KC scores 4 in the 4th and it looks like they are going to win their second in a row. But Jack Street picks up 2 in the 8th and it stands that way to extra inning. In the bottom of the 10th, Bob Meusel doubles in Jeff Kent for the winning run. Meusel goes 3-5 with 2 doubles and3 rbi.
WP – Brantley 3-3
|Game #3:||Bob Gibson on the mound for KC vs. Viola for Jack Street. Single runs in the 1st and 3rd for KC and 2 in the 2nd for Jack Street leads to a 2-2 tie after 3. That’s the way it stays until the 8th when KC picks up 2 more, but Jack Street picks up 3 in the bottom half and bring in Brantley in the top of the 9th for the save. The Blues had other ideas, however, as they beat up Brantley and Brantley for 4 runs and take the game. Bescher goes 2-4 with a homer an rbi and scores 3 runs.
WP – Aguilera 3-1
|Game #4:||Leading the series 2-1, KC sends Greinke to the mound against Dan Haren for Jack Street. Good game (3-2) until the 6th when KC blows it open with 3. Leon Durham is the hero of this one as he goes 3-4 with a double, homer, 2 runs and 3 rbi.
WP – Greinke 6-9
|Series Summary:||Kansas City comes to town and takes 3 of 4 from the home struggling Hustlers.|
|Middle Channel Sturgeon @ Cincinnati Knights|
|Series Preview:||The Middle Channel Sturgeon come to southern Ohio this week for a four game set.|
|Game #1:||MCS 5-11-0, CIN 10-13-2
Bill Freehan paces the Cincinnati attach, going three-for-four with a homer, three RBI and two runs scored.
|Game #2:||MCS 1-10-2, CIN 11-13-0
Sal Bando was the offensive hero for the Knights, also going three-for-four with a homer and three RBI — before being lifted late.
|Game #3:||MCS 10-13-0, CIN 2-7-2
Frank Thomas goes three-for-four with a double, homer and four RBI for Middle Channel.
|Game #4:||MCS 2-3-3, CIN 13-13-0
Ted Williams goes three-for-four with three RBI and a double for Cincinnati. Johan Santana works eight innings to get the win, limiting ther Sturgeon to two hits and seven Ks.
|Series Summary:||Cincinnati takes three of four from Middle Channel to solidify its hold on second place in the American League West.
Player of the Week Nominee: Ted Williams. Ted played in just three games this week, but made them all count. He went five-for-eight batting (.625 batting average), had three doubles (one in each game and a 1.000 slugging percentage). With three walks, he wound up with a .727 on base percentage and a 1.727 OPS. He has improved his batting average nine points and is at .346 for the season.
|Las Vegas Pirates @ Madison East Puregolders|
|Series Summary:||Series Split. In game 3, the Purgolders staff combine for a 1-0 shutout victory.|
|Kansas City A’s @ Wrigleyville Whales|
|Series Preview:||Kansas City A’s (42-55, .433, 11-GB) @ Wrigleyville Whales (33-64, .340, 37-GB)
No-No by Kansas City!
|Game #1:||G-1- P.Niekro v Welch. Knucksie (4-4-, 4.20) hurled a No-Hitter for A’s in 3-0 win! He faced 30-Whales, walking one and striking out 1. It was his 1st CG of the season. Bobby Doerr led A’s 7-hit attack, going 2-3 with his 17th double and 10th homer! Aparicio stole his 39th base for K.C. Welch (6-9, 4.50) allowed 3-runs, 2-earned in CG loss.
FINAL A’s 3 Whales 0
|Game #2:||G-2- Maloney v Quinn. A’s pitching hurled another 8-innings of Shut out ball in 3-1 K.C. win. Whales scored with 2-outs in 9th and only due to Doerr and Aparicio colliding on a pop fly by Ritchie, which allowed Chapman to score from 2nd. Maloney (1-1) tossesd 7-innings of 4-hit, 0-run ball. Aparicio was 3-4, including his 1st home run, driving in 2 and stealing base # 40. Cooper (11) slugged a solo homer off of Quinn.
FINAL A’s 3 Whales 2
|Game #3:||G-3- Horlen v H.Coveleski. A’s took advantage of 4-Whales errors as they rolled to an 11-5 win! Doerr (11) cracked A’s lone home run, while D. Evans (5) smashed a 3-Run-HR in 2nd for Whales. Horlen (1-0, 9.69) allowed 5-runs, 4-earned on 6-hits and 8-walks. Both teams had 13-LOB. Whales hurlers walked 12.
FINAL A’s 11 Whales 5
|Game #4:||G-4- Jenkins v Hunter. Whales pop 4-HR’s in 8-5 win as they salvage series finale. Combs (1), Ritchie (9), Thome (2) and Chapman (2) drove in all 8-Whales runs and 9 of Wrigleyville’s 13-hits went for extra-bases! Buford (6), Cooper (12) and B. Williams (2) ripped HR’s for A’s. Fergie allowed 8-runs on 11-hits, including 4-HR’s in 6.1-IP, while Catfish gave up 5-runs on 6-hits, 6-walks and 3-HR’s over 7-IP.
FINAL Whales 8 A’s 5
|Series Summary:||A’s out-scores Wrigleyville 22-14 and out-hit Whales 31-27 in 3-1 series win! A’s out-homered Whales 7-5.|
|Boston Braves @ New Westminster Salmonbellies|
|Series Preview:||Boston comes to town
to visit New Westminster
after a long road trip for the Salmonbellies.
|Game #1:||Billy O’Dell pitches against Andy Messersmith for the Salmonbellies. Andy does not do so well giving up 8 hits in 4.1 and 4 runs to lose the game.
O’Dell pitchers a 5 hit shutout striking out 1 and walking 2.Eddie Mathews does the damage with a 3 for 4 game, 3 rbi, and a home run. Boston wins 4 – 0
|Game #2:||Juan Marichal of the Braves goes against Dutch Leonard.
Marichal only lasts 1.1 giving up 7 runs on 7 hits and a couple of walks.
Final score was New Westminster 11 and Boston 0
|Game #3:||Pedro Martinez pitching for Boston against Jeff Tesreau.
Jeff Tesreau comes through with a 3 hit shutout. Two pitchers of the week from the same team. The Salmonbellies put the game away in the 4th with a 3 run inning for a 4 – 0 shutout.
|Game #4:||Don Newcombe vs Sam Leever for the Salmonbellies.
Gabby Hartnett hits a HR and knocks in a couple of runs.
|Series Summary:||Boston did a good job of keeping the Salmonbellies bats quiet for two games to gain a split
in the series
|Purry Cowpokes @ Indiana Indians|
|Series Preview:||Manager Rob Gabel and his Purry Cowpokes (52-41) travel to Indiana (via Teamviewer) to take on the Indians (36-57) for a 4-game series. Cowpokes are still in the Wildcard hunt in the AL while the Indians are tied for last in the AL East and appear to be playing for next year.|
|Game #1:||Jake Weimer vs. Grover Cleveland Alexander. Tris Speaker and Rickey Henderson each collect 3 hits to lead the Cowpokes 13 hit attack for an easy W. Indians tally 4 in the bottom of the 9th to make the score closer than the game actually was. Weimer gets the W (11-4) and Alexander is tagged with the L (6-9). Billy Wagner collects his 9th save. Cowpokes 6, Indians 5.|
|Game #2:||Javier Vazquez vs. String Bean Williams. Indiana jumps out to 5-1 lead after 6 innings only to watch as the Cowpokes score 3 in the 7th and 2 in the 8th to take a 6-5 lead. Indians tally the tying run in their half on the 8th but Paul Shuey (8.10 ERA) gives up 2 in the top of the 10th. Billy Wagner notches his 10th save. Cowpokes 8, Indians 6.|
|Game #3:||Johnny Cueto vs. Don Drysdale. Drysdale strikes out 7 for the CG win. Indians collect only 5 hits but Cowpokes are held to 4 hits. Mickey Mantle and Thurman Munson each homer for the victorious Indians. Final; Indians 3, Cowpokes 1.|
|Game #4:||Frank Sullivan vs. Andy Pettitte. The Indians fight back from a 4-1 deficit to secure the victory and salvage a split of the series. Johnny Sain pitched 4 innings of 1-run relief to notch the W. Jokiam Soria with the BS and the loss. Broxton pitches 2/3 of an inning for his 10th save. Final; Indians 5, Cowpokes 4.|
|Series Summary:||Fun series played via Teamviewer as the Tribe come back to win final 2 games.
Drysdale is nominee for Pitcher of the Week with his CG 4-hitter. Tris Speaker with 7 RBI for the Cowpokes. Mantle was 6-15 in the series.
|Clockwork Heros @ Pigtown Bombers|
|Series Preview:||The National League West leading Clockwork Heros visit the National League East losing Pigtown “Bombers” for a quick 4 game series.|
|Game #1:||Uhle (10-7) pitched 8 strong innings for Clockwork, giving up 0 runs and only 4 hits to lead his team to the win.|
|Game #2:||A great pitcher’s duel between Blyleven (14-5 3.07 ERA) and Jim Abbott (2-13 3.33 ERA). Clockwork wins 2-1 on timely hits by Len Dykstra (3-4, 1 run, 1 RBI). Radcliffe hits a HR for Pigtown, but it was not enough. Blyleven and Tekulve combine on a 2 hitter for the win.|
|Game #3:||Another great pitching matchup between Cy Young candidate Christy Mathewson (17-3 1.65 ERA) vs Luis Tiant (7-6 3.66 ERA). Mathewson wins the duel tossing a CG SHO giving up only 4 hits while striking out 13. Vaughn and Foster get back-to-back hits in the 8th to each drive in a run. Clockwork wins 2-0.|
|Game #4:||Pigtown salvages the finale by hitting two HRs in the 2nd (3-run shot by Simms and solo HR by Greenwell) to stake them to a 4-0 lead. Pigtown then held on by their white knuckles and ended up winning 5-4.|
|Series Summary:||Another frustrating offensively offensive NL series. The visitors outscored the home team 13-6 (total runs). Pitching stars for the series (both from Clockwork) are Uhle (1-0, 8 IP, 4 hits, 0 runs) and Mathewson (1-0, 9 IP, 0 runs, 4 hits). Not much on the offensive side. Dykstra was 5-10. Luis Tiant was 2-3 against Mathewson (which should qualify him for lucky player of the week).|
|Nags Head Surf Sox @ Hoboken Zephyrs|
|Series Preview:||The Surf Sox travel to Hoboken just one game out of a coveted playoff spot. The Zephyrs will look to maintain their firm grip on second place in the NL West.|
|Game #1:||Steve Blass got a rare start for Hoboken in the series opener. He pitched well enough to win but got little offensive support. Mike Stanton delivered the game-winning blow with a 3-run blast in the 5th frame dropping Blass to 0-2, 3.66era. Mike Mussina was strong for the visitors going 7 2/3 innings for the win. He improved to 9-6, 3.44era. Norm Charlton came on to earn his first save of the season. Hoboken battled and had their chances but just couldn’t come up with the clutch delivery.
Nags Head 4 Hoboken 3
|Game #2:||Game 2 would feature a classic pitching matchup between Jim Palmer and Tom Seaver. These two lived up to all expectations. Palmer allowed just 5 hits over 8 innings to improve his ERA to 3.47 in a no decision. Seaver was spectacular in one of the best performances of the season. He took a no-no into the 8th inning broken up by a Gary Carter single with one out. Seaver was masterful allowing only 4 base runners for an 11-inning shutout victory! He improved to 14-5, 2.88era. Jeff Heath went 3 for 4 and delivered the walk-off two-run blast off Tony Watson to seal the Hoboken victory.
Hoboken 2 Nags Head 0 11 innings
|Game #3:||As is so often the case, both offenses erupted after the Game 2 pitching duel. The Zephyrs roughed up Nolan Ryan for 4 runs in the first. Ryan took an early shower allowing 7 earned in 5.1 innings. His record dropped to 3-8, 4.48era. The heart of the Hoboken lineup provided four home runs to pace the 9-run attack. Noodles Hahn survived his second straight rocky start allowing blasts to Jimmie Foxx and Juan Samuel to bring Nags Head within one run(6-5) in the 6th inning. Hahn’s record improved to 15-7, 2.03.
Hoboken 9 Nags Head 5
|Game #4:||Cole Hamels battled Red Faber in another pitching duel in Game 4. Hamels was masterful allowing just one earned run over 7 innings to earn a split for the Sox. His record improved to 7-5, 3.96. Francisco Cordero came on in the 9th to earn his 21st save. Giancarlo Stanton’s solo shot in the 8th proved to be the winner. Faber was extremely strong allowing just two earned over 8 innings. His record dropped to 12-7, 2.23era.|
|Series Summary:||The split achieved what both teams were looking for coming into the series. The Sox’ playoff hopes are still very much alive and Hoboken should remain firmly ensconced in second place. Nags Head got some very good pitching and excellent defense(no errors) to come away with a hard-fought road split. Giancarlo Stanton and Jeff Heath both homered twice in the series with clutch game winners.|
|Fire Lake Segers @ West Michigan Retrogrades|
|Series Preview:||The Fire Lake Segers (48-44) visit the West Michigan Retrogrades (57-36) in a battle of playoff hopefuls. This interdivisional showdown was played via TeamViewer. Thanks for joining me, Terry Graham!|
|Game #1:||Game one saw the Segers get an awesome pitching performance from Denny McLain, who the Retrogrades having been eyeing in a trade. McLain played West Michigan like an organ an pitched a complete game 5-hit shutout, striking out 6, for an SC of 81. Considering the Retrogrades have the best team batting average in the NL, McLain should be considered for pitcher of the week. Rose, Menke, and Pinson collected hits for Fire Lake, while Roseboro had 2 knocks. The Retrogrades got hits from Davis, Cano, Dickey, Beltre, and Wallace.
FIRE LAKE SEGERS 2 – WEST MICHIGAN RETROGRADES 0
|Game #2:||The Segers got out to an early led and held on for the victory, getting a crazy double-play to end the contest. Rose had 3 hits; Larkin, Menke, and Roseboro had 2 hits for the Segers. Beltre went 2-4 with an HR for the Retrogrades.
FIRE LAKE SEGERS 5 -WEST MICHIGAN RETROGRADES 3
|Game #3:||Again, the Segers jumped out to an early lead and the Retrogrades needed a comeback. This time, the completed the effort. After George Sisler was ejected for arguing ball and strikes, his Retrogrades teammates found renewed focus to tie the game. Then, in the 8th inning, Tommy Davis and Bill Dickey hit back-to-back homers to give West Michigan a 2-run lead. The Segers got hits from Rose, Larkin, Votto, Menke, Pinson, Cardenal, and Rolen. For West Michigan, Davis had the go-ahead homer, Dickey had 3 hits, Adrian Beltre and Bobby Wallace had 2 hits, while Snider, Johnson, and Davis had a hit a piece.
FIRE LAKE SEGERS 4 – WEST MICHIGAN RETROGRADES 6
|Game #4:||Again, the Segers jumped on top with 2 runs in the opening frame. The Retrogrades got single runs in the 1st, 6th, and 8th innings to complete the comeback. George Sisler had the big, go-ahead hit in the 8th inning. Cardenal had 2 hits for Fire Lake, while Bench, Sanders, and Menke had a hit a piece. West Michigan saw Heavy Johnson go 2-3 with a HR, Sisler get 2 hits, and Davis and Wallace each get a hit. Adrian Beltre had 3 walks. Cone and Foster both pitched well for their respective clubs.
FIRE LAKE SEGERS 2 – WEST MICHIGAN RETROGRADES 3
|Series Summary:||A competitive split for both ball clubs. The series easily could have gone south for either team, so the split seems acceptable. Denis Menke and Bobby Wallace both went 5-14 for the series. Denny McLain should be considered for pitcher of the week for his game 1 performance. Adrian Beltre should be in the talk for player of the week for his 5-9 (.556), 1 HR, 2 RBI, 5 BB series that saw him on base 71% of the time.|
|San Tan Valley Moonrakers @ Detroit DeLoreans|
|Series Preview:||The San Tan Valley Moonrakers (46-47) visit the Detroit DeLoreans (54-39) for a rematch four-game NL divisional crossover series.|
|Game #1:||SAN 0 – DET 1: Detroit’s A. Reynolds spun a complete game 3-hit shutout while striking out seven. The DeLorean’s S. Rice singled in A. Rendon in the seventh inning for the game’s only run. N. Lajoie and R. Collins each had multi-hit games for Detroit.|
|Game #2:||SAN 0 – DET 2: Another low scoring affair that had Detroit’s S. Sallee throwing a 5-hit shutout, while San Tan’s R. Johnson also went the distance. However, Johnson walked five while Sallee walked none. The Moonrakers S. Magee went 2 for 4. Detroit’s B. Avila collected his first hit and RBI of the season while giving N. Lajoie a needed rest.|
|Game #3:||SAN 4 – DET 5 (10): After 25 scoreless innings, the Moonrakers knotted the game at two in the top of the fifth inning, then tallied two more in the seventh to take a 4-2 lead. However, Detroit tied the game in the bottom of the eighth inning when R. Collins hit his second 2-run homer of the game. Then an RBI sing by C. Klein won it for the DeLoreans in the bottom of the tenth inning.|
|Game #4:||SAN 2 – DET 9: Detroit’s bats rapped out 14 hits and nine runs in the rout. Five DeLoreans had multi-hit games, led by N. Lajoie, 2 for 5 with 3 RBI and two doubles and A. Rendon, 3 for 5 with 3 RBI and two doubles. The Moonrakers were led by C. Cedeno, 2 for 5 with a double and K. Keltner, 2 for 4 with a double, homer, and 1 RBI.|
|Series Summary:||Detroit sweeps the series and avenges the sweep earlier in the season by San Tan Valley. Player of the week consideration should be afforded to A. Reynolds (9 Ips, 0 ER, 7 Ks), N. Lajoie (.538, 7 for 13, 2 R, 3 RBI, 3 doubles), and R. Collins (.438, 7 for 16, 4 R, 4 RBI, 2 HRs, 2 doubles)|
|Fantomz Force @ Motown Yankees|
|Series Preview:||Simple series between two teams working to stay playoff relevant, both coming in with sub-.500 records.|
|Game #1:||Adam Wainwright was the story, going the CG shut-out route, allowing only baserunners and punching out 8 for a game score of 88. Motown touched up Satchell Paige with 3 in the 3rd and a couple of relievers with another 3 spot in the 7th as Motown was able to parlay 11 hits into a 6-o victory. Stan Hack and Dixie Walker went a combined 5-6 with 4 runs and 2RBI’s.|
|Game #2:||FF came in hopping mad, injuring both Dixie Walker and Dave Bancroft on the second play of the game, for the remainder of this series and a few games into the next one, and plating a run in the top of the 1st. Motown came back with a single run in the bottom of the 1st, and it was a pitchers duel through the 5th. FF scored another run in the top of the 6th, while Motown came back strong against Gaylord Perry, taking a 4-2 lead after 6 after Stan Hack knocked a 2 run single. FF OF Judge rocked a solo shot in the top of the 8th, but Cal Hubbell steadied and closed out FF for another CC victory, 4-3. Wes Westrum went deep for Motown, while Judge and Donaldson rocked HR’s for FF.|
|Game #3:||FF came out strong again scoring a top 1 run off Motown ace Dave Brown, with Weilman tossing a shutout through 7. Choo scored in the top of the 8th to give FF a 2-0 lead, but Motown came back with 2 in the bottom of the 8th, highlighted by an Ashburn double and a sac bunt with the infield in by PH Heinie Groh, plating Ashburn. Season long arsonist Steve Mingori brought his late inning 3.88 ERA in the 9th and surprisingly worked through a 1-2-3 inning. Stan Hack continued his hot series by hitting one out in the bottom of the 9th for a 3-2 Motown victory.|
|Game #4:||Addie Joss went 7 shutout innings for his 5th win of the season, with Mingori picking up his 5th save. Torriente went deep, and Ashburn and Marion knocked in single runs for the Motown 3-0 victory.|
|Series Summary:||Motown completes the surprising sweep, with some admitted horrible Force dice rolls greatly contributing to the cause. Adam Wainwright’s game 1 performance should put him in the center of pitcher of the week consideration.|
|Virginia Cavaliers @ Wainwright Wranglers|
|Series Preview:||No time for write up wainwright wins a series sorry im almost late|
|Series Summary:||Wainwright wins a series on pitching|
|Coastline Bobacat @ Iowa Giants|
|Series Preview:||Coastline continues its road trip as they visit Iowa for a 4 game series.
Series played via TeamViewer
|Game #1:||CLB Swift against IOW B.Feller.
IOW out early in the B1 as Morgan 2bs and Nieman rips an rbi-3b, but Swift is able to strand Nieman. CLB H.Wilson hits a solo-HR in the T2 to tie it at 1-1. In the B3 Harper 1bs, moves up on a groundout, and Nieman comes through again with an rbi-2b. The pitchers, Swift and Orosco for CLB, and Feller for IOW, take over from there and toss scoreless innings through the 7th. In the B8 IOW gets an insurance run as Morgan 3bs and scores on Hamilton’s Sac Fly. In the T9 Ripken draws a lead-off walk to chase Feller. IOW brings in Gossage who then walks H.Wilson, but Gossage bears down and gets E.Howard, Gehrig, and PH Skowron to end the game. IOW Feller (6-15) with the win, Gossage gets his 16th save, and Swift (10-8) takes the loss.IOW 3, CLB 1
|Game #2:||CLB C.Finley against IOW D.Dean
CLB C.Ripken opens the scoring in the T1 with a solo-HR. In the B4 IOW gets a 2 out rally as Yelich 1bs, scores an Harper’s H&R rbi-2b, and then Alexander rips an rbi-1b for a 2-1 IOW lead. In the T6 Niedenfeuer comes on for IOW and M.Williams 1bs, PH Burks bbs, Becker 1bs to load the bases to chase Niedenfeuer, and Richert comes in. Jenkins is left in to hit and he comes through with a Sac Fly to tie the game 2-2 as Burks moves to 3rd. Richert then uncorks a WP to score Burks and give CLB the lead 3-2. IOW brings in Rincon and Ripken laces an rbi-1b to extend the CLB lead to 4-2. But Rincon stops the bleeding getting H.Wilson to hit into a 643 DP to end the inning.CLB then gets 2 scoreless innings from Maglie, 1 from Casilla (thou IOW got 2 runners on with 2 out in the inning), and then Sutter closed it out for the CLB win. CLB C.Finley (12-4) gets the win, Sutter picks up save #39, and Niedenfeuer (1-4) ends up with the loss.CLB 4, IOW 2
|Game #3:||CLB D.Stieb against IOW M.Lanier
IOW takes the early lead in the B2 when Sosa 1bs and York hits a 2-run HR. In the T4 CLB gets one back when Ripken 2bs, moves up on a H.Wilson groundout, and scores on Skowron’s rbi-1b. In the T7 CLB Gordon bbs, M.Williams H&R 1b puts runners at the corners, which brings on Niedenfeuer. S.White then ties the game with a Sac Fly. CLB takes the lead in the T9 when M.Williams 1bs, moves up on a groundout, and Gehrig 1bs him home.CLB Sutter comes on in the B9 to close it out but IOW is up to the task as Sosa 1bs, a York FC, Weaver 2bs, and then Masi lays down the perfect squeeze bunt to tie the game at 3-3! Sutter fans Alexander and the game goes to extra frames. In the T10 Gossage is still on the hill for IOW as he gets Jenkins 1-3 to open the inning. But Ripken beats out an inf-1b bringing up A.Simmons (came on for defense for H.Wilson in the 9th). A,Simmons then picks a great time to hit his 1st ever LEG HR as he strokes a 2-run HR to Deep LF.In the B10 Sutter throws away Schalks grounder, but then gets Hamilton to hit into a 463 DP before giving way to Albers for the 1 out save. Sutter (2-2) blows the save but earns the win, Alber gets his 1st save, and Gossage (1-3) gets the loss.CLB 5, IOW 3
|Game #4:||CLB K.Brown against IOW R.Oswalt
In the T1 CLB Becker hits a solo-HR for a quick 1-0 CLB lead. In the B2 IOW Sosa 1bs, Alexander 1bs, and K.Brown uncorks a WP to move the runners up. York then follows with a rbi-1b to score Sosa, but H.Wilson is able to nail Alexander at the plate to keep the game tied at 1-1. IOW keeps coming in the B3 when Oswalt 1bs (1st hit of the year), Morgan 2bs, PH Nieman bbs to load the bases, and Sosa draws a rbi-bb. Alexander rips an 2-rbi 2b followed by a York rbi-1b, but Alexander is again nailed at the plate trying to score (this time by Jenkins) as IOW takes a 5-1 lead!CLB starts to inch back into the game in the T5 with a Gehrig solo-HR. CLB adds another in the T6 after walks to Becker and H.Wilson followed by a Howard rbi-1b making it 5-3 IOW that knocks Oswalt out of the game. Niedenfeuer then fans Gehrig to end the inning. In the T7 CLB Gordon leads off with a solo-HR, PH Goslin then draws a 1-out bb, steals 2nd, and Becker plates him with an rbi-2b to tie the game at 5-5! After Niedenfeuer gets Jenkins on a comebacker 1-3, Fidrych is brought in, Ripken then rips an rbi-1b to give CLB the lead but is nailed at 2nd to end the inning.CLB Casilla tosses a perfect B7 to set up the T8 for the ‘Cats. In the T8 Wilson bbs, Howard 2bs, Gehrig hits an rbi-1b, Gordon then hits into a 363 DP that scores Howard for a 8-5 CLB lead. In the B9 CLB Sutter comes on and is once again roughed up by IOW as Schalk bbs, Boudrerau 2bs, and J.Bell hits a Sac Fly. But Sutter bears down and gets Harper 1-3 to end the game and pick up his 40th save. K.Brown (11-8), despite pitching poorly, gets the win and Niedenfeuer (1-5), who have a tough series takes the loss.CLB 8, IOW 6
|Series Summary:||Coastline wins another close series 3-1 over Iowa. All the games were tough hard played games and could’ve gone either way with a timely hit here or there.|
|Climax Cougars @ Hollywood Zombies|
|Series Summary:||Hollywood miraculously splits with the Cougars, as they don’t Climax in the series.|