National League Pitchers of the Week – Bruce Sutter – Coastline / Francisco Cordero – Nags Head

0-0 record, 3 Saves, 3.0  innings pitched, 0.00 ERA, 2 hits, 3 strikeouts, & 0 walks





American League Pitcher of the Week – Carl Mays  – Wrigleyville

1-0 record, 9 innings pitched, 0.00 ERA, 2 hits,4 strikeouts & 1 walk




National League Player of the Week – Arky Vaughan – Clockwork

.467 avg  / 0.867 slg, 7 for 15, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 3  runs, 3 RBIs & 2 walks




American League Player of the Week – Joe Dimaggio  – Las Vegas

.421 avg / 1.105 slg, 8 for 19, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 3 homers, 5 runs, 10 RBIs & 1 walk

Cincinnati Knights @ Lewisberry Country Blumpkins
Series Preview: The 2nd Place Knights visit the accidental 1st Place Blumpkins as LCB was looking to make Cincinnati kneel before them to be knighted properly…
Game #1: Giambi, Lynn and Teddy Baseball all hit solo shots as Cincinnati wins 4-2.
Game #2: A 3run 1st, highlighted by Gil Hodges’ 2RBI 2B, propels the Blumpkins as the pen hangs on for a Country Blumpkin 4-3 win.
Game #3: Knights score 6 in the 4th off Babe as Jim Viox caps it off with a bases loaded 2B. He added another RBI in the 8th as the Knights win easily, 7-2.
Game #4: Freehan and Bando (with a TRIPLE!?!?!??!) knock in runs in the top of the 9th to break a 3-3 tie and clinch the Knights 5-3 victory.
Series Summary: Knights win series 3-1 in a fairly close series. No player really stood out.
New Westminster Salmonbellies @ Chicago Nine
Series Preview: NWM Heads into CHI for 4.
Series Summary: Chicago gets spanked 3 games to 1.
Middle Channel Sturgeon @ Kansas City Blues
Series Preview: Blues going for a split
Game #1: Easy 9-3 win for Sturgeon
Game #2: Scgerzer pitches a gem Sturgeon win 9-3
Game #3: Degrom wins 5-1 for the Blues
Game #4: Sturgeon win with an 11th inning 3 run homer by Dave Parker
Series Summary: Sturgeon wins series 3-1
Boston Braves @ Purry Cowpokes
Series Preview: The Boston Braves travel to Purry to take on the Cowpokes. Robyn and I attempted to play via Teamviewer but Robyn had issues on his end. We decided to play over the phone.
Game #1: In the bottom of the 1st, Rickey Henderson walked, stole 2nd, and scored on the 1st of Nomar’s 2 errors. That was the only run scored and it was unearned. Jake Weimer followed up his no-hitter by striking out 7 in his 5 hit shut-out. Johnny Antonelli also went the distance for the Braves, striking out 4 on 6 hits. Final score Purry 1 Boston 0
Game #2: Javier Vazquez improved to 15-3 with a 5-hit complete game. Carlos Santana’s 3-run homer in the 1st were all the runs that Vazquez needed. Final score Purry 6 Boston 2
Game #3: Jimmie Hall homered off of Steve Carlton to tie the game at 2. Jim Rice drove in Diamond Bill Monroe in the top of the 9th and Billy O’Dell recorded the last 3 outs to gain the victory. Final score Boston 3 Purry 2
Game #4: Jim Rice hit 2 homers and drove in 3 as the Braves came back from an early deficit to gain a win for Don Newcombe. Final score Boston 4 Purry 2
Series Summary: Game 1 was an instant classic. A pretty even and well pitched series as there were two 1-run games and one decided by 2 runs. It was very enjoyable and entertaining to play Robyn over the phone. I learned a lot about Red Sox lore. Series was a split.
Wrigleville Whales @ Indiana Indians
Series Preview: Two last place teams going nowhere meet in Indiana.
Series Summary: Indians take 3 of 4 from Whales. No player stands out for player or pitcher of the week.
Kansas City A’s @ Fort Worth Cats
Series Preview: A’s enter the series having playing relatively well going 6 and 4 in their last 10 games although they were on a 3 game losing streaks. Cats come in hot on a 10 game winning streak.
Game #1: Luis Aparicio lead off the game with a triple for the A’s scoring on a single by Bill White, but the lead was short lived as Ken Singleton blasted a three run bomb in the bottom of the first for Ft. Worth. Dale Murphy hit a solo home run in the 4th with one out and after the 2nd out KC hit 4 straight singles, the last being an infield single, to score two more runs to go back in the lead at 4-3. Hunter Pence singles home the tying run in the bottom of the 7th for the Cats, but the A’s went back in front in the 8th with two singles and an error. In bottom of the 9th Pete Runnels lead off with a single, but two outs quickly followed when Al Oliver stepped up, “The pitch … base hit right field … it drops in front of COLAVITO ’66 he has to play the long bounce … RUNNELS ’60’s around third they’re waving RUNNELS ’60
here comes the throw home here’s the play at the plate … and he’s … safe easily … tie ballgame!21 ribbies now for OLIVER ’83” After singles by Pence and pinch hitter Lee May loaded the bases another pinch hitter entered the game, ” CATS skipper Jarl Jackson walking down the bench He’s calling on his reserves … Moises ALOU ’00 will now hit for HARRAH ’83 … The runners take their lead … the offering to ALOU ’00 … lined to left AARON ’70 and BONDS ’79 both give chase … but it’s going to land in no man’s land it’s all over! … two runs will score And the CATS take it! …in dramatic fashion they have beaten the A’s in a squeaker 6-5″Final Score: Cats 6, A’s 5 – Pete Runnels extends hitting streak to 18 games.
Game #2: Justin Verlander pitched a one hit complete game striking out 7. The only damage was a solo home run by Walker Cooper in the 2nd. F. Worth scored five runs over the first two innings and cruised from there. Gene Alley led the team with 3 hits and Ken Singleton hit his 10th home run of the year.

Final Score: Cats 6, A’s 1

Game #3: Ft. Worth scored three in the first highlighted by a two run homer by Lee May his 17th of the year and Greg Maddux plus a trio of relievers kept KC hitters off balance all game.

Final Score: Cats 4, A’s 1 – Pete Runnels extends hitting streak to 19 games.

Game #4: Hank Aaron opened and closed out the scoring in the game with a two run homer in the first and a ribbie single in the 9th for the A’s. Unfortunately for KC the Cats scored 7 times in between. Three Ft. Worth hitters had three hits and Robby Thompson hit his first homer of the year.

Final Score: Cats 7, A’s 3

Series Summary: Cats sweep and will face AL East division leader, Lewisberry next week.
Coastline Bobcats @ San Tan Valley  Moonrakers
Series Preview: Coastline (59-30) opens its road trip by traveling to San Tan Valley (45-44) for a 4 game series.

Series played via TeamViewer

Game #1: CLB opens the series facing SAN dominant ace R.Johnson. R.Johnson opens the game by striking out Kemp and Burks in the T1, but Ripken then 2bs, bringing H.Wilson to the plate. H.Wilson then rips an rbi-1b to score Ripken but is pegged at 2nd on the cutoff. SAN wastes no time getting the run back in the B1 as Cedeno 2bs, moves to 3rd on a groundout, and then eventually scores on Stephens rbi-1b. CLB continues to treat R.Johnson poorly in the T2 as Skowron 1bs and Gordon hits a 2-run HR. In the B4 with 2 out SAN Randolph reaches on White’s error, Piazza 1bs, and R.Johnson helps himself with an rbi-1b to pull SAN within a run. In the T5 CLB Ripken hits a solo-HR to get the run back. But SAN Trosky answers with a solo-HR in the B5. CLB keeps the pressure on in the T8 when Gordon 2bs, M.Williams 1bs, but Gordon is pegged at the plate as Williams takes 2nd. S.White then follows with an rbi-1b. In the T9 Burks hits a solo-HR to make it 6-3 CLB. Sutter comes on to pitch a perfect B9 for his 36th save. CLB Swift (10-7) gets the win and SAN R.Johnson (11-5) takes the loss.

CLB 6, SAN 3

Game #2: SAN jumps out ahead in the B2 when Stephens 2bs, J.Williams rips an rbi-2b, Magee 1bs, and Walsh bloops an rbi-1b for a 2-0 SAN lead. That’s how it stays through the 5th as Finley and Walsh trade scoreless innings. In the T6 Jenkins 1bs, steals 2nd, and scores on a H.Wilson rbi-1b. CLB M.Williams opens the T7 by drawing a walk, Goslin comes on to PH, and SAN brings in Lyle for the lefty on lefty match-up. Goslin then laces a H&R rbi-2b to tie the game at 2-2! Both bullpens take over and toss scoreless innings through the 11th inning. In the T12 SAN Becker 2bs to lead off and that brings on Stratton, and then 1 out later Ripken hits a 2-run HR. Sutter comes on in the B12 and has to pitch around a Piazza and Averill 1b, but gets Charleston to hit into a 5-4-3 game ending DP. Maglie (4-0) earns the win, Sutter notches his 37th save, and Garrelts (3-4) gets the loss.

CLB 4, SAN 2

Game #3: CLB opens the scoring in the T2 when Gehrig 2bs with 2 out and M.Williams 1bs him home. In the B4 SAN Stephens 2bs, Magee 1bs, Randolph bbs to load the bases, and Piazza lines a 2-rbi 1b, Cedeno then has a rbi-2b to make it 3-1 SAN. In the T6 CLB Jenkins 1bs with 2 out, Ripken follows with a H&R 1b, and Howard ties the game with a 2-rbi 2b! In the T7 CLB again does it with 2 outs as Goslin 2bs and then PH Kemp drives him home with an rbi-1b. CLB uses Marshall and Albers in the 7th and 8th before Sutter closes out the game in the 9th. Stieb (11-5) with the win, Sutter with his 38th save, and V.Trucks (4-8) takes the loss.

CLB 4, SAN 3

Game #4: SAN looking to avoid the sweep scores first in the B2 when Magee 1bs and Randolph’s H&R rbi-2b drives him home. CLB Gehrig’s solo-HR in the T4 ties the game 1-1. SAN then gets their own 2 out rally in the B$ when randolph 2bs and Triandos hits a 2-run HR! SAN stretches their lead in the B5 when Trosky 2bs, Stephens hits an rbi-1b, Keltner 1bs, and with 2 out Triandos hits a fly to CF that Goslin misplays allowing Stephens to score, but Keltner is pegged at 3rd to end the inning. In the T7 CLB M.Williams bbs, White 1bs, Goslin bbs, Jenkins then rips a 2-rbi 1b to bring CLB within 2 runs. After Ripken bbs, Lyle gets H.Wilson to ground out to end the inning. SAN Barnes would then come on to pitch a perfect 8th and 9th for his 8th save. Hadley (8-6) gets the win and K.Brown (10-8) picks up the loss.

SAN 5, CLB 3

Series Summary: Coastline takes the series 3-1 over San Tan Valley. Another closely played series that could’ve gone either way.
West Michigan Retrogrades @ Hoboken Zephyrs
Series Preview: The Retrogrades travel to Hoboken for a solid match-up of second-place teams. The Zephyrs will look to avenge the earlier sweep at West Michigan.
Game #1: Tom Seaver improved his record to 13-5, 3.12era in a solid pitching duel with Curt Davis. Jud Wilson provided the offense with a two-run blast. Willie Brown plated the only Retrograde run with a pinch-hit solo blast.
Hoboken 2 West Michigan 1
Game #2: Urban Shocker was brilliant in facing Hoboken ace Noodles Hahn. Shocker improved to 12-8, 2.86 allowing only one run in a complete game. Bill Dickey led the WM offense with 3 RBIs and a home run. Hahn dropped to 14-7, 1.86.
West Michigan 6 Hoboken 1
Game #3: Red Faber and Prince Hal Schumacher locked horns in a strong pitching match-up as Hoboken prevailed 3-2. Faber improved to 12-6, 2.22 as Schumacher dropped to 11-4, 4.93. Travis Jackson’s clutch two-run single in the 2nd frame proved to be the game winner.
Hoboken 3 West Michigan 2
Game #4: Willie Foster was brilliant scattering six hits to shut out the Zephyrs in the get away game. Foster improved to 11-7, 2.58. Heavy Johnson starred offensively clobbering two two-run homers to account for all four Retrograde runs. Jered Weaver pitched well but dropped to 9-4, 3.41.
West Michigan 4 Hoboken 0
Series Summary: A well-played split between to likely playoff teams.
Motown Yankees @ Detroit DeLoreans
Series Preview: A TeamViewer NL crossover rematch between the Motown Yankees (41-48) and Detroit DeLoreans (52-37).
Game #1: MTY 5 – DET 1 (17) – Setting the pitching-dominant tone of the series, both A. Wainwright and A. Reynolds were sharp. The Yankees scratched a run in the top of the eighth inning and Detroit tied it up in the bottom of the ninth. There would be no more runs until Motown plated four runs in the top of the 17th inning to win 5-1. K. Loften was the only batter with multiple hits.
Game #2: MTY 0 – DET 2 – Detroit’s Cy Morgan pitched a complete game shutout for a 2-0 DeLoreans victory. Detroit’s Ripper Collins was the only player with multiple hits going 2-3 with a double and home run.
Game #3: MTY 0 – DET 2 – H. Vaughn and J. Romero combined for the Detroit shutout in another pitching duel. Again, only one player with multiple hits. This time it was Nap Lajoie who went 2 for 4 with a double (40).
Game #4: MTY 5 – DET 1 – Just like it started, Motown wins 5-1 with a final at-bat rally. D. Walker was strong at the plate for Motown, going 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI.
Series Summary: A series split with the Yankees winning the first and last games 5-1 and the DeLoreans winning the middle two games 2-0. Pitchers were the standout performers in the series.
Iowa Giants @ Climax Cougars
Series Preview: Two sub-.500 teams swat at each other with their purses for four games.
Game #1: Bob Feller was brilliant, but the trio of Van Lingle Mungo, Ellis Kinder and Clay Carrol was brilliant-er for the Climax Cougars as they finally broke the game-long scoring drought thanks to Josh Gibson’s line drive hit into the left field alley in the 10th in a 1-0 victory.
For Feller (5-15), it was more of the same hardluck as he has had all season. He gave up just four hits including the game winner to Gibson while striking out nine and walking three while going the distance.
Mungo was like a tornado on the mound for Climax and kept the Iowa hitters off-balance never knowing where the ball was going to make ground. Mungo lasted 7.2 innings and gave up just four hits but walked 7 while striking out four. Kinder and Carroll (1-4) were perfect in their 2-1/3 innings of relief.
The win extended the Cougars streak to five games.
Game #2: More great pitching was on the menu but this time the Giants were the winners coming out ahead 2-1 thanks to a 2-run 3rd inning.
Iowa out-hit Climax 7-6 with Josh Hamilton driving home the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly to deep right that allowed Buck Weaver to score easily from 3rd.
Dizzy Dean (4-8) fanned seven in 7 innings and gave up five hits and as many walks. Goose Gossage pitched two shutout innings to earn his 15th save of the year.
Harlond Clift drove in the lone Climax run with a sacrifice fly.
With two of the three runs scored in the game coming off the sac fly and all of one run scored in the first game, the fans were reaching for their heart meds with all the excitement.
Game #3: Forensic scientists had to be called in to identify the remains of the Iowa pitching staff after Climax exploded for an 18-2 win over the Giants.
Jim Fregosi was 5/5 with three singles, a double and a triple and drove in a game-high six runs while Buck Leonard (11) and Josh Gibson (5) smacked home runs with the latter scoring four runs in the game.
Of course, the win came with a pretty heavy cost as the last pitcher of the game for Iowa, Bob Lemon, decided to exact a little payback by plonking Sam Crawford in the head with a pitch sending the outfielder to the DL for seven days.
Game #4: Queue the scoring drought …
Bryce Harper smashed a home run in the top of the 11th to lead the Giants to a 2-1 win and earn the split for Iowa.
Harper’s homer was his 6th and was accompanied in the power department by Rudy York (18) who blasted one in the 5th inning off Rube Waddell.
Mel Ott (14) answered with a solo shot of his own in the bottom of the 1st inning off Iowa starter Roy Oswalt who despite coming into the game itchy and downgraded to a 1 allowed just one run on six hits and two walks over 7 innings. He also struck out 9 of the Sam Crawford-less Cougars. In fairness, Jose Mendez (Crawford’s replacement) was one of the better performers for Climax with a hit and a walk in four trips to the plate.
Iowa won despite getting just three hits in the game – the same number Mel Ott had for Climax.
Series Summary: A very frustrating split for home team Climax as they had hoped for more and probably should have won more considering that they outscored the Giants 21-6 in the series, but the timing of when the runs were scored sucked. The icing on the cake was the one-week injury to their best player not named Mel Ott.
Fantomz Force @ Clockwork Heros
Series Preview: Near .500 Fantomz(43-46) in the NL West visits 1st in the NL West and Clockwork(63-26). It turned out to be a great and unexpected 4 games but results were in line with the season so far.
Game #1: Paige is a solid 2 in 5.2 for Fantomz but so is Uhle for Clockwork 2 in 7 innings. When Terry drives in Vaughns triple to give Selkirk and tekulve a 3-2 lead. Gromek pitches the ninth but a double and walk made it interesting. Clockwork 3 Phantomz 2 W-Tekulve (3-4) S-Gromek L-Cishek (3-2)
Game #2: Choo homers on the first pitch of the game off Blyleven but that was it for Phantomz.Wakefield homers and Foster a huge disappointment drives in 2 in the 4-1 Clockwork win. W-Blyleven (13-5) L-Perry (10-7) S- Tekulve(23)
Game #3: Wow what a game Mathesom amazing all year did not have it allow 3 runs 2 earned in 6 innings.Weilman gives up 5 in 7.2 innings. Doby, Judge and Mcdougald all homer for Phantomz Force. Clockwork only manage 1 homer lopes to tie the game 7-7 in the 9th. But judge won it in the 10th off Newhouser for the Force win 8-7 in 10 innings. W-Ziegler (4-1) S-Chisek (1) L-Newhouser(3-3)
Game #4: Donaldson homered for Phantomz off Kluber who was not good as the Heros try to get his batters faced in. He went 6 innings but allowed 5 runs. Fortunately Clockwork’s Lewis just off the DL this series had a huge game with 3 hits and a homer. But it was bad control from (trying not to say something nasty here) Vazquez that lead to the game winning hit by Terry, Clockwork 6 Phantomz 5 w- Gromek (4-0) L-Vazquez(2-2)
Series Summary: Clockwork Heros manage to win 3 of the 4 games. The series was extremely close. Its amazing the Clockwork is winning the West as their best hitters have really disappointed
Like rest of the NL our hitters Foster 100pts of average lower R/G not the expected 8 but 3.6, dykstra not 8 but 4.2, Arky Vaughn 13.3 but 7.0 as the great opposing pitchers have held the team to almost half the expected runs.
Thankfully our grade 18 pitchers are doing their real life numbers as Christy Matheson 1.72 era, Blyleven 3.15 era, Donovan 2.05 era, Uhle 2.97 era, Rowe 2.34 era have carried the team. Other than Gromek 2.35 era, our 17+ pen has been hit pretty hard Tekulve 2.76, Valverde 6.00,newhouser 4.74 era.Hitter of the week OF Lewis 6 for 14 with 6 rbis and a homer in 4 games.
Virginia Cavaliers @ Fire Lake Segers
Series Preview: Virginia (43-46) travels to Fire Lake (46-42) to try and avenge the Segers’ 4 game sweep just a few short weeks ago. The Cavaliers looking to get back to .500. Fire Lake has quietly won 22 of their last 31 games, to move into 3rd place in the tough N.L. West.

These games were played via Team Viewer. Thanks Paul!

Game #1: Lefty Gomez (7-8,2.83) vs Ron Guidry (6-9,4.54)

Top of the 2nd, Ralph Kiner’s 6th home run of the season, staked Lefty Gomez to an early 1-0 lead. Denis Menke’s 4th inning rbi single tied it up in the 4th and it was 1-1 through 5 innings. In the top of the 6th, Al Rosen put the visitors on top with a rbi double. When Kevin McReynolds followed with a 2-run homerun (his 5th), Virginia had a 4-1 lead and Guidry was laboring. The Cavaliers added a 5 spot in the 7th to chase Guidry and Camilo Pascual, though all 5 runs were unearned. That was the ballgame. Lopez went 8 innings, scattering 4 hits in allowing just the single run. Rosen, McReynolds and Lance Parrish each had 2 hits. McReynolds drove in 4 of the Cavaliers nine runs.


Game #2: Bob Turley (6-8,3.05) vs Denny McLain (6-7,3.58)

Scheduled starter Eppa Rixey wasn’t available, so Denny McLain’s start was moved up a day. It wasn’t his best day, as Virginia scored 4 runs in his 6 innings of work. Frank Robinson (his 12th) in the first inning and Andruw Jones (his 8th) in the fourth inning, both homered off Denny McLain as the visitors took an early 3-0 lead. Fire Lake was up to the task though, as they also scored 4 runs off Turley in his 6 innings, erasing that early 3-0 Virginia lead. In the top of the 7th, Frankie Frisch (7th) homered off Matt Morris to give Virginia their third lead of the game, 5-4. In the bottom of the 7th, Scott Rolen (6th) homered off Roberto Hernandez to tie the game up yet again. 5-5 after 7 innings, the two bullpens put up zeros through the 11th inning. Gary LaVelle came on to throw a 1-2-3 top of the 12th. Virginia called on Keith Foulke in the bottom of the 12th. Foulke retired Joey Votto, then Scott Rolen singled for his 3rd hit of the game. With Rolen off and running, Vada Pinson laced a walk-off double (for his 3rd hit) that tied the series at one game apiece.


Game #3: Juan Guzman (3-4,2.97) vs Eppa Rixey (4-2,3.13)

Eppa Rixey answered the bell in game three, and it was worth the wait for the home crowd. Scoreless through 4, Rico Petrocelli (making a rare start in place of Barry Larkin) hit his first home run of the season to put the Segers up 1-0. Time and again, the Cavaliers put Rixey’s feet to the fire as the lefty walked 5 around three hits and two Petrocelli errors. And, every single time, he got himself out of trouble with a key double play. Virginia hit into three double plays and every one of them was huge. Petrocelli’s home run was the game’s only run. Eppa’s unlikely complete game shutout came with a game score of 78.


Game #4: Ed Reulbach (6-7,4.41) vs David Cone (7-8,2.74)

Virginia struck early in this one, as Frank Robinson’s (who has to wonder why he’s not on Fire Lake’s roster?) 1st inning rbi single scored Alan Trammell who had doubled with one out. In the bottom of the 4th, Jose Cardenal put the Segers in front 2-1, driving in Rolen and Pinson. With David Cone cruising through 7, the home crowd was feeling good about a third consecutive win. Then Daniel Murphy led off the top of the 8th with a pinch-hit double, and Cone’s day was over. Don Gullett got the call, but Trammell’s Sac Fly scored pinch runner Dale Mitchell to tie the game at 2-2. Gullett and Foulke both threw 3 hitless innings and to the 11th inning they went. Gullett was lifted for a pinch hitter in the 10th and Fire Lake called on Dave Stewart to stop the visitors in the 11th. Frank Robinson singled and scored on Al Rosen’s 3rd hit of the game, this one a H&R double. Matt Morris was called on to stop Albert Pujols and the old guy dribbled a 15 hop single into the outfield to give Virginia a 4-2 lead. When Grant Jackson left the Virginia bullpen with a save on the line, the Fire Lake crowd confidently ordered more beers. Unbelievably, Jackson set down Votto-Rolen-Pinson in order to earn his first LEG Save and give the Cavaliers a series split.


Series Summary: A fun series to play, but a series split, by two teams hovering around .500… Eppa Rixey’s game 3 shutout was the series’ best pitched game and should get him some consideration for pitcher of the week. Al Rosen was the series’ best hitter, going 7-for-17, 3 runs, 2 doubles, 2 rbis and 2 walks.

Virginia out homered Fire Lake 5 to 2, and out hit them 29 to 25. Fire Lake wins the season series 6 games to 2.

Nags Head Surf Sox @ Hollywood Zombies
Series Summary: Hollywood drops 3 of 4 to Nags Head
Wainwright Wranglers @ Pigtown Bombers
Series Preview: A series with two teams who are a combined 58 games out of 1st place.
Game #1: A relatively easy 10-5 win for Pigtown. Wainwright actually outhit Pigtown 16-8, but 3 RBIs from Jackie Robinson and Ernie Lombardi along with a 7-run 4th inning allowed the home team to win the opener.
Game #2: A tale of two halves of a game. Pigtown was cruising at up 2-0 through six innings. Jim Abbott was pitching a two hitter and the home crowd was celebrating a likely win…Then the 7th inning came and Wainwright’s E. Suarez hit a 3-run bomb and Lefty Grove just kept throwing darts. Wainwright wins 5-4.
Game #3: An epic 17 inning game with Wainwright coming out on top 8-6 on a 3-run HR by Vidro. The bullpens for both teams were completely exhausted.
Game #4: Wainwright takes the finale 7-5 and wins the series. Both starters went most of the game. Puckett hit a HR and had a 2-run 2B for the winners.
Series Summary: Wainwright wins the series 3-1. Not star pitchers. Battings stars are as follows: Ernie Lombardi 5-14, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, Darren Daulton 5-14, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, Kirby Puckett 9-21, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, Jackie Robinson 6-18, 3 2Bs, 7 RBIs
Las Vegas Pirates @ Menomonee Minutemen
Series Preview: Las Vegas travels to the chilly state of Wisconsin for a 4 game set against the Minutemen of Menomonee. Both teams are 5th in their divisions, however, the Minutemen have a better record.
Game #1: Chance vs Hudson
The Minutemen scatter 3 hits, 2 walks, and 2 errors to score 3 and blank the Pirates.
Huddy throws a 5 hit shut-out.
Final Score: LVP 0 MEN 3
Game #2: Cuellar vs Grissom
The battle of which pitcher is worse. Cuellar gets the hook after 2.3 IP and 5 ER. Men manager $#%$#%$ allows Grissom to go 5 IP and give up 9 ER before the hook. LVP continues the rampage and absolultly throttles MEN. Players of the game are Dimaggio 5-6 3B 3 HR 5 R and 10 RBI, Fielder 3-4 2 HR 2 R 6 RBI
Final Score: LVP 18 MEN 7
Game #3: Spahn vs John
Spahn and John both throw gems but sadly John’s gem was slightly better because he did not give up the only run of the game, which was a solo HR by Adcock.
Player of the game John 9 IP 4 H 5 K 4 BB Shutout.
Final Score: LVP 0 MEN 1
Game #4: Camnitz vs Scott
Scott goes 10 IP only giving up 2 ER via HR’s from Stargill and Fielder. However when he was pulled and Jansen comes in MEN commits 3 errors and allows LVP to score 3 runs in the 11th to win the game.
Final Score: LVP 5 MEN 2
Series Summary: Great series by both teams in their split and LVP shows why they should have a better record and MEN shows why they are so bad, so glad we got Jugg head to do nothing this season.