Lemonheads 1, Lymebees 2
Game 1, Norris vs. Gonzalez: Lyme Bees score in first five innings,11
runs total and go on to win 13-1 with 5 HR.
Game 2, Greinke vs. Lincecum: Lemonheads score 1 in first and break out in third with 4 more and go on to win 12-0.
Game 3: Pineda vs. Baker: Lyme Bees erupt for 7 runs in first inning with one out and get four straight back to back doubles and then with two out Ruiz closes out the first inning with a 3 run HR. Lyme Bees win 12-3.
Lemonheads 1, Shooting Stars II 2
lemon heads take game 1 4 to 2 Hold stars to 6 hits two in the ninth which score a meaningless run.
Stars take early lead 1-0 in second on a crisp stolen base and salt man single. Lemonheads get a 3 run blast by smith in the top of third to take a 4-1 lead stars get 1 back on crisp stolen base salt single then A-Rod juices one out of the park for a 4-3 lead.Fielder blasts a two run shot in top of 8th for a 5-4 lead. Bottom of 8th kemp doubles goes to third on ground out by Pence for second out. Campana pitch runs and steals home to tie game. Helton score later in inning on a single by peralta and an error by lillibridge. Stars Win 6-5
Bottom of 1 Kemo blasts a solo HR. Top of 3 weeks scores on an aybar double.Bottom of 3rd HFP HUNTER F****** PENCE hits a two run shot for a 3 to 1 lead Bottom of 4th wieters doubles and scores on a single by peralta. Top of 5 LH get a solo shot by Arecicia. Stars answer with a wieters two run shot in bottom half of 5th Lemons get one in sixth and thats it Stars win 6-3.
Stars now 22-17
Lemonheads 1, Birds of Pray 2
G-1 Birds 3 'heads 2
JJ Hardy 2r single in the 6thprovides winning margin.
G-2 Birds 3 'Heads 2 (10 inn)
JJ Hardy lead off bottom 10 w/ his 3rd Hr
A Ramirez 2r dble in 7th to tie game.
R Romero 7.2 ip 0 earned runs
G-3 'Heads 11 Birds 2
J Mayberry 2 Hrs, 5 Rbi's
Heads score 5 in the 3rd & 4 in 7th. Marcum complete game.
Lymebees 1, Birds of Pray 2
G-1 Birds 6 Bees 3
Reynolds 4/5 1rbi M Cabrera 2/4 w/ 2 rbis
Upton (solo) & Beltre (2r) hrs for Bees
G-2 Birds 4 Bees 2
M Reynolds hit his 4th Hr (2r) to give Birds 3-0 lead in 6th
Tulo w/ 2r single in 7th
G-3 Bees 11 Birds 5
Bees score 8 in first 4 innings.Get Hrs from Upton (2/5-3 rbis) & Braun ( 4/5 3 rbis)
Birds get Hrs from Votto & McCann
Bird reach .500 for 2nd time this year.
Rakiraki Monsoons 1, Eliminators 2
Gm 1 - Elim 4 Monsoons 1 Josh Beckett CG 3 hitter with 13 K's helped the Elims to the win. The Elims capitalized on a Neil Walker error to score 3 unearned runs in the fifth. Giancarlo Stanton's solo HR acconted for the Monsoons only run.
Gm 2 - Monsoons 5 Elim 4 Ian Kinsler gave the Elims the early lead with a first inning solo HR. David Price would pitch 6 strong innings but his only mistake would be surrendering a 2nd inning GS to Geovanny Soto. The Elims would rally and tie the game at 4 with 3 runs in the 7th, but would strand the lead run at third. Ryan Howard would be the hero hitting a two out double in the bottom of the ninth to score Peter Bourjous for the win.
Gm 3 - Elim 3 Monsoons 2
Mike Stanton's solo HR in the 7th would give the Monsoons a 2-1 lead in a pitcher's duel between Angel pitchers Dan Haren and Jered Weaver. However, Stanton's error in the top of the 8th would allow two unearned runs to score. Chris Sale would pitch a 1-2-3 8th and Jose Valverde would get the save by pitching a 1-2-3 9th and giving the Elims the win.
New stat I am going to track:
Elim RISP - 3 for 33 3BB's 2 SF
Monsoons RISP - 3 for 13 1BB
Birds of Pray 1, Shooting Stars II 2
Game one Stars get shut out 8-0 with just 2 hits
Game 2 Stars Rally and win 6-2 HFP goes 3-4 with a triple and two doubles
Game 3 STARS DESTROY the Bird House 9-2 HFP goes 3-4 again this time 2 HR's and a single 6 RBI's
Stars now 28-23
Birds now 22-23
Birds of Pray 2, Devil Dogs 1
In an offensive explosion, Birds out score Dogs 8 - 5.....for
G-1Birds 5 Dogs 4
Trailing 4-1, Birds get single runs in 7th & 8th to close with in 4-3. Bottom 9 JJ Hardy homers off Axford to tie game, & w/ 2 outs A Gordon homers for win.
Avila homered 7& drove in 2 for Dogs.
G-2 Dogs 1 Birds 0
Kershaw & Carpenter match zero's thru 8 before M Bourne leads off 9th w/ a triple, & scores on a perfectly executed squeeze w/ the infield in for the win.
Kershaw 8.2 - 6 hits 2bb -12 k's Carpenter CG 4 hits 1bb 10 k's
G-3 Birds 3 Dogs 0
Birds score 3 first inn runs, & Romero throws his 2nd consecutive 2 hit shutout, raising his record to 7-1.
Devil Dogs 3, Lymebees 0
Dogs break out of offensive woes by sweeping the Lymebees 9-4,
10-5, and 8-7. Ryan Zimmerman, in his Dogs debut in game 2, went
3 for 5 including a 2 run shot to cap off a 4 run 6th inning. Also
came in to
play defense in 3rd game after Dogs broke a 7-7 tie with a leadoff 3B by Phillips and a squeeze bunt by Yadier Molina in the top of the 9th. Axford then closed out the sweep in the bottom of the inning. Dogs now 27-21 with a Wednesday showdown against the Asians looming.
Asian Tsunamis 1, Shooting Stars II 2
Stormy weather, but the Stars are shining.
Stars win Game 1 - Classic duel, 4 hits a piece. Stars prevail, 3-2.
Stars win Game 2 - 12 innings of another pitching classic. Torrealba gets GWRBI.
Tsunamis win Game 3 - Tsunamis hit 7 HRs and win big, 9-2.
Stars now 30-24; Tsunamis 25-20.
Monsoons 2, Shooting Stars II 1
Monsoons win Game 1 - Monsoons crack 8 HRs in 6 innings; 4
in the 6th. Stars score 6 runs on 5 hits in the third, but fall
Game 2 - Stars get vengence. Weaver pitches a CG 3-hit shutout.
Stars score 12 runs, hit 3 HRs. Helton: 3-4 with 5 RBI.
Game 3 - Monsoons win 5-3.
Stars now 31-26. Monsoons 19-22.
Asian Tsunamis 2, Birds of Pray 1
G-1 Birds led 2-0 entering bottom 5 when Tsunamis bats awoke. Tsunamis proceeded to hit 4 HRs in the 5th inning, and a 3-run HR in the 6th to account for all runs in an 8-3 win.
G-2 Tsunamis score 3 in the 2nd inning off Lester in his first start, then hold off Birds, 4-3. Zobrist threw out the tying run at the plate to end the game.
G-3 Birds get 4 in the 1st on a Votto 2-run double, then watch Tsunamis climb back in with a 2-run double by Morse in the 6th. Game remained tied with both teams missing out on several scoring changes, until speedster Lou Marson hit a 2-out double, then scored on a Markakis single in the 13th. Birds win 5-4 to salvage one game.
The Plague 2, Birds of Pray 1
G-1 Jeremy Hellickson threw a 4 hitter, and Plague scored 2 unearned
runs in the 3rd to beat Birds 3-0. Torie Hunter 2/4 , 1 rbi.
G-2 With Birds leading 4-3 after 4 innings, Plague scored 5 in the 5th, capped off by the 1st of 2 3r Hrs by T Hunter, who also tripled.
M Cabrera 2/4 w/ 2 rbi's & B McCann 3/4 .
G -3 J Votto hit a 2r Hr to tie game in 1st, & a solo Hr in the 6th to break 2-2 tie & lead Birds to 4-3 win. M Montero homered in the 9th
for 1st run scored vs Farnsworth in 17 innings this year.
Speakers 1, Birds of Pray 2
G-1 Birds get a 2 out, 2 run Hr from N Cruz in the 1st inn.solo Hrs from
Pena & Uggla & Rbi's from 6 different players enroute to a 10
- 2 win behind j Lester's 7+ innings. Castro & Aviles had Rbi's for
G-2 N Markakis went 3/5 with a Dble & Hr & drove in 4 runs to lead Birds to a 7-5 win. Speakers got 2r Hr's from C Gonzalez & H Kendrick.
G-3 King Felix was perfect thru 6 innings, before giving up a lead-off single to M Joyce in the 7th. He then picked- off Joyce, allowing only a one out single to Headley in the 9th, & faced only 28 batters.J Carroll dbled in 2 runs, & Upton hit a solo in support of Hernandez' 4-0 cg shut-out.
Lemonheads 0, Eliminators 3
Eliminators get the sweep.
Gm 1 - Elim 2 LH 0 Tim Hudson 7 1/3 shutout innings.....Jose Valverde with the save.
Gm 2 - Elim 9 LH 2 Jacoby Ellsbury and Curtis Granderson with HR's in the win.
Gm 3 - Elim 5 LH 3 Lance Berkman has two hits including a HR in the win. The LH left 12 on base and the Eliminators commited 4 errors in the game, 8 in the series. Jose Valverde with another save.
Birds of Pray 2, Eliminators 1
G-1 Birds 4 Eliminators 2
N Cruz dbled in 2 runs & M Cabrera dbled & Homered to back Romero(8ip 4 hits 1 bb 1 earned run) . Farnsworth 1-2-3 9th for save.
MM Tiexiera 2r Hr for Eliminators.
G-2 Birds 5 Eliminators 4 (10 inn)
C Pena homered in the 8th to tie game, then doubled in winning run in the 10th.JJ Hardy hit solo hr.
Ellsbury, who homered in the 3rd, hit SF in 7th to tie game & F Freeman doubled to give Elim's 4-3 lead.
Farnsworth had his 2nd 1-2-3 inn for his 11th save.
G-3 Elim's 3 Birds 1
C Granderson singled in 2 runs in 5th to break scoreless tie, D Stubbs hit solo to back combined 3 hitter from T Hudson, Bass & Valverde.
N Markakis w/ solo for Birds only run.
I Kinsler 3/3 for Elim'sw/ 2 doubles.
Birds now 30 - 30 & awaiting Monsoons for a weekend series.
Lymebees 3, Monsoons 0
Monsoons vs Lymebees games 61-63
Game 1 Vogelsong vs E. Santana; Beltran leads off for bees with a double followed by a HR by Upton in first, Monsoons tie it up in top of second on a 2 out single by Andrus, Bees get bases loaded in bottom of 5th and Braun singles for one run but Upton is thrown out at home, Bees tack on two additional runs in bottom of 8th on a Ramirez HR for a 5-2 win.
Game 2 Rodriguez vs Gonzalez; Bees score first on a second inning lead off HR by Montero; add 5 runs in 7th on HR by Upton and Cano who also hit solo HR in 8th inning. Gonzalez allows a one out walk to Walker in top of 6th and promptly picks him off and that was the sum of the Monsoons offense as Gonzalez faces the minimum 27 batters for a complete game, no hit shut out and 8-0 win for the Bees first ever no hitter.
Game 3 Scherzer vs Lincecum; Monsoon score two solo HR in second and add 4 more runs in third with two additional HR, Bees get a 3 run HR by Cano in the bottom of third to get to 6-3, Bees tie it up in the bottom of 7th with a two out two run HR by Tulowitzki and follow that up with 6 more runs in the bottom of the 8th with Tulowitzki hitting a two out two run HR in back to back innings. Bees win game 12-6 with LIncecum giving up 4 HR (3 solo HR) and sweep series to end 2nd period at 34-29.
Birds of Pray 3, Monsoons 0
G-1 With Scherzer & Halladay locked in a 2-1 game thru 6, the Birds
sent 10 men to the plate in the 7th & 9 more in the 8th,scoring 7
runs enroute to a 9-1 win. N Cruz (2r )& C Pena (solo) went back to
back in the 7th to start the scoring. G. Stanton hit solo hr for Monsoons.
Halladay 9ip 4h 0bb 6k's.
G-2 D Uggla hit a 2r hr in the 5th to give Birds 2-1 lead, & Farnsworth got out of a 1st & 3rd no out jam in the 9th to preserve the 2-1 win. Stanton (2/4) lead off 9th w/ a dble & Bourjos got an infield hit, before R Theriot threw out Stanton at the plate & Farnsworth got next 2 hitters for his 12th save.
C Utley singled & tripled w/ 1 rbi for the Monsoons.
G-3 Monsoons scored 3 first inn runs off R Romero, w/ Bourjos hitting a 2r triple. Birds battled back, tying game on C Pena's pinch hit 2 out dble in the 8th, then won the game 5-3 on a 2 out 2r walk-off Hr by A Gordon in the 12th.
M Young went 4/6 w/ 2 dbles for Monsoons. Birds got 5 shut out innings from bullpen, allowing 2h & 1bb.
Birds finish period 2 16-11 & climb to 33 - 30 for the season.
Speakers 2, Monsoons 1
After The Plague sweep the Speakers in the First Period, the Speakers return the favor in the Second Period last Saturday. The Monsoons easily win three of four in the First Period with little drama. That all changed Monday evening at Riegle Park.
Game One - The Monsoons rake early and notch three in the first off Jordan Zimmermann. Matt Holliday's two-run triple highlights the frame. A Mike (or whatever his name is) Stanton solo blast makes it 4-0 in the fourth.
Daniel Murphy breaks the ice against Justin Masterson with a two-out two-run triple in the fifth. The Speakers plate two unearned runs the following inning thanks to a lead-off triple by Carlos Gonzalez, an Elvis Andrus miscue, and a pair of two-out singles by Albert Pujols and Shane Victorino.
Logan Morrison shatters the tie with an eighth inning solo shot for a 5-4 Speakers win. The Monsoons strand a runner in scoring position in each of the final two innings.
W - JJ Putz (2-3), L - Tony Sipp, S - Neftali Feliz (1)
Game Two - The Monsoons threaten in each of the first three innings and finally break through with a Michael Young two-out two-run single in the third. Mike Aviles knocks his first HR of the season off Cole Hamels in the fourth to cut the lead in half.
Chase Utley scores an insurance run in the eighth on Young's sacrifice fly to complete the scoring in a 3-1 Monsoons victory. Hamels pitches eight strong innings, allowing just five hits. Joel Hanrahan faces the tying run in the ninth, but gets pinch hitter Murphy on a fly to right to close the door.
W - Hamels, L - Matt Cain (3-7), S - Hanrahan
Game Three - Following two tight ballgames, the Speakers march eleven to the plate in the first inning against Ubaldo Jimenez, alghough only half are earned. A walk, six singles and a Matt Weiters error cause the damage. BJ Upton homers in the third for a quick 7-0 margin. Back-to-back doubles by Upton and Murphy tack on another run in the seventh.
Verlander begins the eighth with a three-hit shutout, but errors by both middle infielders (Howie Kendrick and Cabrera) and a pair of two-run doubles (Young and Stanton) bring the Monsoons within three. Since all five runs are unearned, Verlander starts strong in the ninth by striking out James Loney.
Weiters doubles; Andrus singles, but Upton nails Weiters at the plate. Utley leans into a pitch to bring the tying run to the dish with two away. Holliday doesn't miss a Verlander heater and his three-run shot knots the game at 8-8!
The Monsoons pen mows down the next nine Speakers. The Monsoons, however, threaten in the top of the 11th. With one away, Sean Marshall surrenders an Andrus double and Utley short single to put runners at the corners. Casey Janssen Ks Holliday and gets Young on a bouncer to second to end the inning.
Victorino leads off the bottom of the 12th with a base hit, but is stranded at third. Meanwhile, Utley's single would prove to the Monsoons final base runner after an incredibly dramatic comeback.
Murphy coaxes a walk to lead off the bottom of the 13th. David Wright pinch-runs and steals second. Kendrick singles, but Wright has to hold at third with no outs. Gonzalez works a walk to load the bases. Buster Posey swings through strike three for the first out. Jamey Carroll pinch hits for Aviles and lines a single for a walk-off 9-8 win in 13.
Eric O'Flaherty strikes out the side in the top of the inning to earn the win. The moral of this story is no lead is ever safe in OOTL, (especially not when the Speakers are leading). This series turned into one of the more familiar Monsoons-Speakers battles.
W - O'Flaherty (1-0), L - Marmol