This is where you'll find game and series recaps from this season.
Monday, March 10 - Shooting Stars II at Arrogant Bastards
Game 1 - Pitchers duel thru 5 1/2 until a pinch hit double by Rosario
scores two to put AB's up 2-1. AB's get consecutive RBI hits by Longoria,
Brown and Holliday to put 5 on the board. They add a solo HR by Longoria
in the 8th. Scherzer fans 13 while allowing just 4 hits and 1 BB.
Side note - the bad night started for the Stars in the top of the first when on a hit and run RP single the AB's turned a routine 3-5-6-5-4 DP!!!!
AB's 6 Stars 1
Game 2 - Again a pitchers duel to the 6th as the Stars plate 3 aided by a 2 run HR by Morneau. Pierzynski adds a HR in 7th for 4-1 Stars lead. Bottom 8th a one out error by Sanchez allows Longoria to reach. Brown, Holliday and Martin follow w/ walks to cut lead to 4-2. A FC groundout by Andrus plates Brown and sets up runners on 2nd and 3rd w/ 2 outs. Gardner singles to plate two more runs to provide the AB's with an improbable 5-4 lead and eventual win. Torres gets the win in relief and Melancon earns the save.
Game 3 - Shifts to the Stars as the home team. A 2nd inning solo HR by Longoria and a 4th inning 2 out double by Gonzalez prove to be enough for a 2-1 AB's win. Jimenez gets the win and Choate earns a 2 inning save.
Game 4 - Longoria sets the tone in the top of the 1st w/ a double to knock in 2. Brown hits a 3 run bomb in 4th to cap off a 4 run inning. Holliday is gifted a 2 run HR in the 6th to up lead to 8-1. Then Longoria caps off a very productive series w/ another 2 run HR in the 6th. Cosart goes the distance for a 10-2 win and sweep.
Longoria gets star of the series honors by going 9-17 w/ 6 run scored, 7 RBI, a double and 3 HR's.
Wednesday, March 12 - Birds of Pray at Lemonheads
G-1 'Heads break a 1-1 tie w/ a 2r double by Aybar.
G-2. Heads up 1-0 on Desmond 7th inn Hr , but Birds get RBI's in 8th from McCann & Votto for 2-1 win.
G-3 Buchholtz thréw a no hitter for 8.1innings.Gennett singled for only hit & Uribe hit a 3r Hr in 5-0 win.
G-4 Desmond broke a 2-2 12th inning tie w/ a 2 out single. Birds got 2 run triple from Davis.
Monday, March 17 - Lymebees at The Plague
Game 1; Alvarez vs Gonzalez; Kipnis hits 2 run HR in top of fourth, Fowler
doubles in a single run in 5th, Bees score single run in 6th, Jennings
solo HR in 8th ends scoring and Plague win 3-2.
Game 2; Darvish vs Kuroda; Bees score 1 run in first on a two out Cano double; Kuroda starts 9th with giving up only 2 hits and strike out Span to start ninth, Infante singles and Bees bring in Kimbrel who allows a hit and run single to Hunter followed by a Goldschmidt double to give the Plague a 2-1 lead. After walking the bases loaded Kimbrel gets out of 9th. Bees go down 1-2-3 and Plague win 2-1.
Game 3; A.J. Burnett vs Sanchez; Moustakas hits solo HR in 3rd, Bees plate unearned run in 4th and Yelich hits solo HR in 5th, Plagur tie it up in 6th on a two out Cain triple, games remains tied till top of 10th, Tulowitzki leads off with a solo HR, Beltre singles and Cano hits 2 run HR and Holland comes in for save. Bees win 5-2.
Game 4; Kelly vs Fernandez; Bees scratch out a run in 3rd on a two out single by Beltre, Simmons hits a leadoff solo HR in 8th, Bees bring Kimbrel in with 2 out in 8th no problem, in ninth Hunter gets first out, Goldschmidt walks, Brantley fielders choice, Montero walks, Moustakas walks to load bases with two out Trumbo hits HR that Kimbrel turns back but it ends up clearing the bases and Plague win game 3-2 and win series 3-1.
Friday, March 21 - Birds of Pray at Devil Dogs
Kershaw throws a 4 hit CG w/ 3bb & 11 k's & R Zimmerman went 3/4 w/ 4 rbi's in Dogs 5-1 win.
After 5 games w/ no homers, Birds hit 4 homers.....in one inning, scoring 7 runs,& held off Dogs 8-7. Napoli 2/4 w/ 2 rbi's.Dogs had a 4 run & 3 run inning.
I. Nova & 2 relievers combined on a 3 hitter, & Rasmus hit a 3 run homer in Dogs 7-1 win.C.Davis hit a solo for Birds run.
Birds jumped out to a 6-1 lead after 3 innings then held on for a 7-6 win.J.Castro homered & drove in 3 for Birds.M.Ellis had a 3 run homer for Dogs.
Monday, March 24 - The Plague at Lemonheads
Game 1: Lemonheads 7 @ The Plague 0. Heads scores 3 in top of 7th and
4 in 9th including a 3-run triple by Neil Walker. Iwakuma hurls a 1-hitter
(bottom of 8th single to LeMahieu) for heads 2nd 1-hitter in 9 games.
Montero gunned at home by Action Jackson to squash any thoughts of Plague
Game 2: Lemonheads 1 @ The Plague 0. Loney knocking in Rios in the top of the 3rd was all the Heads needed. Liriano scattered 6 hits for the team's 2nd consecutive shutout and third in 10 games. Kipnis caught stealing in 9th to end the game. Ryu pitches a complete game and takes the hard-luck loss.
Game 3: The Plague 2 @ Lemonheads 4. Plague jumps on top with 2 in the 1st. Heads get 1 in the 2nd and 2 in the 5th, capped off by ex-Lemonhead Carlos Santana's passed ball. Brayan Pena throws out 2 potential base stealers and Bruce Chen pitches into the 7th for the Heads. Torii Hunter gunned at home by the strong throwing Andre Ethier to stop another Plague run.
Game 4: The Plague 2 @ Lemonheads 5. After a Mike Moustakas error, Heads go on to score 5 runs in the bottom of the 4th, finishing with an Alex Rios 2-run bomb. John Lackey pitched 8 strong innings allowing only 5 hits and 2ER. Neal Cotts came in for his 2nd save of the series. Dexter Fowler hit a solo shot for The Plague. Darvish pitches a complete game.
Tuesday, March 25 - Devil Dogs at Asian Tsunamis
The Tsunamis came into the series with high expectations after going 6-2 with a 2.53 team ERA and .288/.362/.485 line in first two series. However, the mighty Devil Dogs would simply not yield their first place position and sent a clear message to present and 4-time World Champions!
Game 1: Tsunamis face the first left-handed starter of the season and it does not go well. The teams only could muster 4 hits a piece but Barry did a better job of moving base-runners and shut out the Asians 2-0.
Game 2; Dogs got off to 7-0 lead in 2nd inning as two recurring negative themes for the Tsunamis this year both reared their heads: 1) The inability to make good defensive rolls to turn back walks or throw out runners and 2) Key and crushing errors by a barely fielding 2 squad. The good guys did bounce back with 6 runs but the Dogs held on to a 9-6 victory.
Game 3: Asians bats sent Strasburg packing with a 9-2 beating
Game 4: Asians put three up in 1st and things looked like a split but Barry makes key roll to throw out Zobrist at the plate with bases loaded to end the inning. Barry then challenged his crew in the 4th and 6th to "Keep the Line Moving"! The Dogs delivered with huge innings and an 8-5 victory for a 3-1 series win.
Tuesday, March 25 - Speakers at Birds of Pray
Speakers use a 2 run double by Castro in the 4th to build a 3-1 lead & held on for a 4-2 win.B Moss had a solo for the Speakers & JJ Hardy hit a solo for the Birds.
Speakers built a 4-1 lead on Birds after 6, but the Birds scored 3 in the 8th,capped off by a 2 run 2 out Davis homer.Both teams remained scoreless until the 15th when C Gonzalez hit a walk-off for a 5-4 Speakers win.
Speakers scored 2 in first( one earned) on RBI's from Victorino & Machado, but Birds tied in the 7th on RBI's from Prado & Hardy. Speakers scored winning run in the 9th on a pinch hit sac fly by Rutledge for a 3-2 win.
Birds used a 2 run triple by speedy C Davis (his 2nd this year) in the 5th to take a 4-2 lead & held on for a 4-3 Birds win. Speakers got RBI's from Wright, Rendon & Castro & a complete game by Harvey.
Thursday, March 27 - Eliminators at Shooting Stars II
Game 1 Holland Vs Lohse
Eliminators get started early lead off single by Reyes followed by a
HR by McCutchen for a 2-0 lead after 1
Stars give away 2 runs in second on errors by Sanchez and Carpenter
Eliminators continue to hit the ball and score 4 additional as the stars can only muster up 3 runs on 11 hits Stars commit 3 errors and hit into 4 Double plays.
Game 1 Eliminators 8-3
Game 2 Griffin Vs Quintana
Stars start early this time getting 6 hits and 5 runs in first 2 more
in the second and a solo HR by Pedroia in the 7th
Quintana shuts down and Shuts out the eliminators for a 8-0 Stars Victory
Game 3 Minor Vs Price
Stars start early in first again TODD FRAZIER gets his first appearance
in 2014 and hits a three run HR first at bat.
Stars add 3 more as eliminators are gifted 2 unearned runs in the 5th.
Stars win 6-2
Game 4 Weaver Vs Strailey
Stars jump out to a 3-0 lead early but Eliminators fight back to tie
it 4-4 After 7.
Eliminators take lead with a Single by Fielder a Pinch run stolen base by gentry and a double by Reyes.
Stars Bat in Bottom half of 8th Inning Eliminators Strike out the side BUT ONLY AFTER A PIEMAN HR TO TIE IT WITH TWO OUT.
Pedroia hits a two out double in tenth but Stars leave him there.
With One out in 11th COCO Crisp rips a double followed by a HFP Triple to score the winning run.
Stars win in extra innings 6-5
Dustin Pedroia is making his presence known this year in this series
alone he goes 9 hits 16 at bats 4 doubles a HR walked 3 times 1 Stolen
Bag and scored 5 runs.
On the year he is batting 429 with an OBP of 493.
Monday, March 31 - Lymebees at Arrogant Bastards
Lymebees vs Arrogant Bastards
Game 1; Bumgarner vs Scherzer; Lymebees get a 2 out 3 run HR by Cano in third and add 3 runs in fifth, Bastard get 1 run in 8th and a solo HR in 9th by Wieters to end scoring. Bees win 6-2
Game 2; Kuroda vs Miller; Bees get a 2 run HR by Hosmer in first, solo HR by Jennings in second, Weiters hits a 2 run HR in fourth, Bees get one run in 5th, Bastard get one run in bottom of 5th, Bees end scoring with a solo HR by Avila in 7th. Bees win 5-3
Game 3; Jimenez vs Gonzalez; Bees score in first on solo HR by Cano, Bastard take lead with a 2 run HR by Suzuki in third, Bastards win 2-1
Game 4; Bailey vs Burnett; Bastards score 2 runs in third, 1 run in 5th, Bees get 2 runs back in 7th on a HR by Beltran, Bastards get a 2 run HR in 9th by Martin, Bees manage a comeback in 9th to tie score a 5-5. Bees get a lead off double by Upton in bottom of 10th, sac by Simmons to 3rd and Ruiz squeeze wins game for Bees 6-5. Bees 3 up and 3 down in 7 of the first 8 innings with Bastard 5 runs, 10 hits and no errors: Bees 6 runs, 4 hits and 1 error.
Bees at 4-4 for year and available to play.
Tuesday, April 1 - Lemonheads at Shooting Stars II
Game 1: Iwakuma serves a meatball to Jhonny Peralta in the 2nd to give
Stars a 1-0 lead. Rajai Davis hits his first of 2 RBI doubles in the game
to tie it in the 4th. Then my Johnson whipped out his own big stick and
slammed a 2run HR in the 5th. Stars tack one on in the 8th but the Heads
pen shuts them down for the 4-2 win.
Game 2: Heads jump out early with 1 in the 1st and 2 in the 3rd to take a 3-0 lead as my big Johnson collected 2 of the RBI. Heads leave their gloves in the dugout in the 5th as 2 errors lead to 4 runs for the Stars. Another error allows another unearned run in the 9th as Stars win 5-3. Stars pen returns the favor pitching 3.3 innings of stellar relief.
Game 3: Tyler "Dick" Thornburg tosses the team's 3rd 1-hitter of the young season and it was needed as Alex Rios' top of the 9th solo shot is all the Heads could muster. The only hit came on a Tuiososopo homer that was turned back. Kyle Lohse takes the tough loss.
Game 4: The much traveled John Lackey continues to prove his return to the Lemonheads is no fluke as he allows 1 run in 5 2/3 innings. Game tied 1-1 in top of 9th when my Johnson starts a little foreplay with a single. Pinch run Rajai Davis for him. Ian Desmond, who was 2-15 with 9K in the series, miracuously advances him to 3rd on a h&r. Uribe then knocks in Davis on a groundout and Neal Cotts comes in to pick up his 5th save of the year as Heads win 2-1.
Heads: 10 runs, 26 hits, 5 errors Heads Pen: 6ip, 3hits, 0bb, 5K and Carpenter's 1st save of the season
Stars: 8 runs, 20 hits, 1 error
Clearly, no one was hitting the ball for either team.
Heads Up: no regular starter is batting above .286..... Team ERA is 1.55 while Team AVG is .212..... Heads have committed 15 errors on the year, 5 by Desmond.... Heads throwing out 78% of potential basestealers..... Heads have hit 9 homers in 16 games......
Wednesday, April 2 - Eliminators at Asian Tsunamis
Tsunamis take 4-1 early lead but E's bounce back to tie at 4-4 after 2 innings. No scoring again until bottom of 9th when Gentry walked, stole 2B and scored on a Reyes PH single when Brandon outsmarted the Champs by pinchhitting for a pinch hitter after a pitching matchup change. The Champs coming in batting .274 can't roll for 7 innings and deserve the loss.
Tsunamis go up 2-1 but bullpen blows lead in 8th to make it 2-2. Freeman doubles in bottom of 11th and pinch runner Bonifacio scores on a followup double by Donaldson who was the hero after Homering early on as well. Again the Champs bats are dead and were held scoreless for 10/11 innings.
Big Poppy hits 3-run homer in first as Asians take a 4-0 lead. Medlen cruises to a 5-0 start and Asian 5-1 victory. Again Asian bats are quiet for 7/9 innings
Asians take 4-0 lead in 3rd on Mercer HR but Elims bounce back with 3 of their own in 4th to come within one at 4-3. The bullpens did the rest as there was no more scoring in a 4-3 Asian win and series split.
20% of Season Report:
Two main problems of errors and poor defensive rolls which have plagued the Tsunamis all season were not keys but it still only resulted in a split. Tsunamis have the best hitting team in their 9 year history with team record lines of .266/.349/.448.but had a very poor performance vs. the Eliminators and the LOB problems continued. While the Tsunamis are also trending at a record low pace in strikeouts, HR's are down and SB's are non-existent with 3 SB and 6 CS in 20 games. Asians 11-9 record is disappointing but big picture is we are outperforming LY's championship unit after 20 games.
Thursday, April 3 - Shooting Stars II at Birds of Pray
J Morneau went 2/4 with a homer to back the pitching of T. Cingrani (7.2 - 4h - 5bb 8k's) as Stars beat Birds 3-2. Birds got a 2r homer by Altuve off the fair pole.
J Castro had a double & 2 homers driving in 5 & the Birds pen threw 3.2 innings of 1 hit ball as Birds beat Stars 6-3. Stars got 2 rbi's from Pedroia. Quintana threw a CG for the Stars.
Stars scored 2 in the first on rbi's from E Cabrera & G Sanchez, then was shut down by M Moore & Birds pen, as Stars got 0 hits after the 3rd. Birds tied game on a 2r homer from C Davis & the winning run on a rbi single from Altuve in the 7th. Birds 3-2 .
J Weaver went 6.1 innings before a Markakis solo got him out of the game, & Stars pen went 2.2 innings in Stars 6-2 win. Birds got 8th inning rbi from McCannn.
Monday, April 7 - Lymebees at Lemonheads
Game 1; Iwakuma vs Bumgarner; Lemonheads score 1 run in first. 2 run
HR by Desmond in 6th. Cano hits solo HR in bottom of 6th. Lemonheads add
1 run in 8th. Avila solo HR in bottom of 8th. Bottom of 9th Hosmer leads
off with a walk, Beltre hits a double to score Hosmer and Lymebees leave
the tying run on second. Lemonheads win 4-3.
Game 2; Liriano vs Kuroda; Bees score 2 runs in first. Lemonheads score 1 run in 3rd. Bees add on 2 runs in 6th. Lemonheads get single runs in 8th and 9th but come up short. Bees win 4-3.
Game 3; Gonzalez vs Buchholz; Desmond hits a solo HR for Lemonheads in 5th. Bees respond with three consecutive hits to lead off 6th but only tie score at 1 all. Reddick leads off 8th with a solo HR and 3 relief pitchers hold off Lemonheads. Bees win 2-1.
Game 4; Burnett vs Lackey; Lemonheads score 1 run in first. Ramirez hits solo HR for Bees in 2nd to tie things up. Bees get 2 runs in 6th and a 3 run HR by Upton in 8th and Bees win 6-1.
Monday, April 7 - Birds of Pray at The Plague
N.Markakis 4/4 with 2 rbi's & D Nava 1/3 with 2 rbi's backed J Teheran's 5h 0bb 4k's CG shutout over the Plague, w/ Birds 7-0 win. M.Brantley went 2/4 with a double for The Plague.
Plague scored 3 in the 1st & 3 more in the 2nd, highlighted by a 2r bomb by Goldschimdt & a 3r double by Cain. Birds pounded out 15 hits but able to only score 3 runs. C.Davis 5/5 with a double & Markakis & Hardy both 2/4 wita a rbi. Birds, who had 3 homers turned back left 14 on base. in Plagues 7-3 win.
M. Gonzalez faces 29 batters in a 3h CG shutout, 0bb 2k, & A Gordon homered & tripled first 2 AB'sscoring both Birds runs in 2-0 Birds win. Gonzalez gave up 1 hit after the 2nd. Ryu goes CG with 5 hits 2bb 7k's in loss.
Plague scored in 4 of 5 innings enroute to 6-3 win. T.Hunter & Trumbo homered each w/ rbi's. Darvish settled in after giving up 3 in the first 2 innings, allowing 3 unearned runs & going 8 innings. Birds got a 2r homer from C.Davis & an rbi from McCann.
Birds had 0 homers turned back in the 1st 16 games, then had 5 of 6 homers turned back by the Plague, 3 of those by Davis. Birds left 32 men left on base..
With split, Birds 8-12 & Plague 5-7.
Tuesday, April 8 - Arrogant Bastards at Lemonheads
Heads lambasted the AB's the first 2 games, then failed to do much of anything in the next 2 games as they dropped both games 2-1. Game 4 went 17 fun filled innings. Bastards scored an impressive 7 runs in the series hitting ZERO HR's while rolling less than 3 66's.
Bastards are 11-9 (took us over 30 games to get our 11th win last year.
Thursday, April 17 - Birds of Pray at Lymebees
The Bees, Beltran & Beltre, each had 2 rbi's & Tulo & Beltre had homers in Bee's 9-4 wn over the Birds. Bees got 3.2 innings of shutout ball from their bullpen. Davis doubled & homered for Birds.
Bees pen bailed out starter Kuroda w/ 4.1 innings of 2h 1r ball & Hosmer homered twice to lead Bee's to a 5-3 win. Alex Gordon was 2/4 with a double & homer 2 rbi's for Birds & Davis hit his 6th homer.
Birds score 4 runs in the 2nd inning, w/ Gordon & N Cruz each driving in 2; & T Ross went 7IP 3 runs 8 k's as Birds hold off the Bees in 4-3 win. Tulo & Beltre both homered for the 2nd time in 3 games.
M Prado's pinch hit double in the 7th tied the game at 2; & it stayed that way until C Headley's 2 out double in the 12th scored M Cabrera to give the Birds a 3-2 win. Teams combined for 12.1 innings of 2 run ball.
Visitors won all 4 games.
Friday, April 18 - Shooting Stars II at Lymebees
Game 1: Bumgarner vs Lohse: both teams come up empty thru 9 innings.
Lymebees lead off top of 10th with walk by Hosmer and 2 run HR by Beltre.
Stars get 2 out double by Pedroia and Carpenter rbi, but come up short.
Lymebees win 2-1.
Game 2: Kuroda vs Quintana: both starters pitch shutout thru 8. Lymebees lead off 9th with solo HR by Jennings and a 2 out solo HR by Baker. Stars rally in 9th and score one, but with two on rally ends. Lymebees win 2-1.
Game 3: Minor vs Gonzalez: Lymebees score early and often and go on to win 12-5.
Game 4: Fister vs Burnett: Lymebees score one run in bottom of 4th. Stars tie score in top of 5th and score again in top of 8th and go on to win 2-1. Lymebees hit into 5 double plays in the first 7 innings of this game.
Lymebees win series 3-1 and 13-11 for season.
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