The Plague 1, Birds of Pray 2
G-1 J.Parker gave up 1 hit & 2 bb's in a CG 3-0 Birds win.A.J Ellis
homered in the win.
G-2. Birds broke open a 2-1 game with a 4 run 8th, highlighted by 2r HR's by C.Davis & C.Headley, who also hit a solo to break 1-1 tie in Birds 6-1 win. M.Montero 2/4 w/ RBI for Plague.
G-3 In a back & forth game, Plague took 5-4 lead in the 9th on a Y.Escobar S F, only to watch Birds tie it in The 9th on a passed ball by Montero.Plague then got The winning run on a double by Montero in the 12th.
Goldschmidt homered & Montero drove in 2 for Plague in 6-5 win.Birds got homers from Dirks(solo) & Hardy(2 run) in loss. Dirks(Birds) & Fowler(Plague ) also tripled.
Birds end 2nd period 31-29.
Lemonheads 1, Lymebees 2
Lymebees start final stretch to playoffs vs Lemonheads;
Game 1;Grenke vs Burnett; Bees score 2 in second on lead off HR by Braun and PB with Lowrie on third, Lemonheads get a two out bases loaded triple in fourth, single run in 5th, two out, two run HR by Butler in 8th and Lemonheads win 6-2.
Game 2; Cahill vs Gonzalez; Lemonheads get 2 run in 1st, Bees score 7 in bottom of first with 5 walks, both teams and single runs in 2nd, Bees score 3 in 4th and 4 in 6th and Lemonheads end scoring with 2 solo HR in 9th. Bees win 15-5.
Game 3; Iwakuma vs Bailey; Bees score on error in first, Butler hits solo HR in 4th, Bees score 1 run in bottom of 4th, Bees score again in 6th, Lemonhead get single runs in 7th and 8th to tie game at 3 each, Bees get game winner in 12th to win 4-3.
Bees record at 39-24 and scheduled to play next two Monday nights.
Birds of Pray 3, Speakers 0
G-1. Birds got rbi's from Gordon & Dirks in the 5th to break a scoreless
tie, & M.Gonzalez scattered 6 hits & gave up one unearned run
in C.G. 2-1 win.Verlander 7IP 4 hits 3BB 6k's 2 runs.
G-2 J.J.Hardy hit a 3r homer & RA Dickey threw a C.G.3 hitter. In Birds 3-1 win. Dickey had 10k's & 1bb.
Cargo led off 9th with solo hr for Speakers.
G-3 Y.Gallardo k'ed 12, 1BB & 3 hits in C.G. 3-0 Birds win, Speakers didn't have a baserunner reach 2nd, but did turn a triple play, Cargo to Castro to Rizzo in the 7th inning.
Birds sweep ups record to 35-31.Speakers 35-28.
Lymebees 2, Arrogant Bastards 1
Game 1; Rodriguez vs Bumgarner; Bastards get 3 runs in first and 1 run
in 3rd, Bees get 3 in bottom of 3rd and never get any closes. Bastards
Game 2; Hamel vs Burnett; Bastards get solo HR to lead off first, Bees get a 2 run HR by Braun in bottom of first, add 1 in 2nd and 2 runs in 3rd, Bastards get solo HR by Holiday if 4th, Bees get another 2 run HR by Braun in 5th and solo HR by Lowrie in 7th and win 8-2.
Game 3; Bastards get 2 runs in first, Bees get 5 runs in bottom of first with Cano hitting a 3 run HR, Bastards get 2 runs in 3rd and Bees get back to back doubles by Beltran and Lowrie in 8th and hold on to win 6-4.
Trout goes 7 for 14, 4 doubles, 1 HR and 3 multi hit games.
Bees record 41-25
Lymebees 1, The Plague 2
Game 1; Hammel vs Bailey, Falu solo HR in first, Bees score 6 in bottom
of first, Plague tie game with 5 runs in 3rd with Montero hitting 3 run
HR, Bees get 5 run in 4th and Plague get solo HR by Kipnis and 2 run HR
by Escobar in 6th but that would end the scoring and Bees hold on to win
Game 2; Sabathia vs Bumgarner, each team scores single run in 3rd, Cano solo HR in 4th, Santana hits 2 run HR in 6th and Plague and another run in 9th and win 4-2.
Game 3; Stults vs Burnett, Bees get 2 run HR by Gonzalez in 2nd, Plague get 1 run back in 3rd, Bees get solo HR by Ruiz in bottom of 3rd, Plague erupt for 5 in top of 4th and Bees get 2 run HR by Upton in bottom of 4th but could only come close in 6th but double play ends that and Plague go on to win 6-5.
Bees record at 42-27 with no games scheduled.
Lymebees 1, Speakers 2
Game 1, Gonzalez vs Harvey; Bees score 5 runs in 5th off Harvey and add
1 run in 6th as Gonzalez pitches 3 hit conplete game. Bees win 6-0.
Game 2, Bailey vs Verlander; Bees score 1 run in 1st, Speakers score 3 runs in 4th with solo HR by Moss and 2 run HR by Rizzo, add 4 runs in 5th with a 3 run HR by Heyward, Braun hit a solo HR in 9th as Speakers win 7-2.
Game 3, Tillman vs Hernandez; Bees score 1 run in 4th, Speakers tie it up with Heyward single in 5th, Castro doubles with 1 out in bottom of 10th to give Speakers a walk off 2-1 win.
Lymebees record 43-29.
Unhinged Wahoos 2, The Plague 1
Wahoos 5 The Plague 1
Wahoos attack led by homers from Carlos Gomez, Edwin Encarnacion, and stupid Josh Willingham. Rugged Ross Detwiler tosses a complete game gem while giving up 7 hits, an unacceptable 4 walks, and hitting two batters.
The Plague 9 Wahoos 8
Big fat Pedro Alvarez hit a homer, and Edwin Encarnacion and stupid Josh Willingham continued to rampage with another homer each but it wasn't enough to stop The Plague from batting around in the 6th and dropping seven runs on Tom Milone. Tori Hunter hit two bombs in the game and Mike Moustakas added a homer and three RBI to pace The Plague.
Wahoos 6 The Plague 5
Kyle Kendrick wasn't as horrible as usual, striking out ten and walking only two going the distance in this game. He still managed to cough up 4 earned runs, hit a batter, and combine with sweet Lou Marson on a passed ball. Edwin Encarnacion smashed another homer and gave 3 RBI to the Wahoos cause.
Wahoos now stand at 28-41.
Birds of Pray 2, Lemonheads 1
With 3 game Daylight series, teams play unusual games.
After getting only 4 xbh's in 3 games vs Eliminators , Birds hit 4 HR's & 3 doubles in 14-4 win. Votto, Davis, Headley & Hardy all homered.
Heads got HR from Sandoval.
Gallardo 2nd straight complete game.
Back & forth till Heads take 3-2 lead in 6th on Desmond out; Birds get 6th inning RBI's from Gordon, Votto & Davis & hold on for 5-4 win. B.Butler solo.
Heads get 3r HR from Ethier & solo from Hill & pound M.Moore & pen for 11 runs (5 earned) in 11-3 win.
Davis, Cruz, RBIs for Birds. Bird commit 5 errors.
Birds climb to 38 - 34 record.
Eliminators 2, Birds of Pray 1
Birds & Eliminators played 5 consecutive 1 run game before Eliminators
won by 2 runs in last game of series.The series was dominated by strong
pitching(or bad hitting) as two teams combined for 10 r - 28 h - 16 BB.
G-1 Birds get solo & S.F. From N.Cruz & a 9th inning pinch hit RBI single from Dirks , driving in an unearned run in 3-2 win.Eliminators got 1st inning RBI from LaCroy but left bases loaded.Birds pen threw 6 innings of no hit 1 walk 0 run ball.
G-2. Morrow throws 7 innings 4 hit 3 bb & McCutchen hits walk off in 9th in 2-1 Eliminator win.Eliminators had only 2 hits, both solos(Freeman). J.Parker 7IP 1 hit 2 bb 1 run. C.Davis solo for Birds .
G-3 J.Johnson 6 IP 3h 2bb 5k 0 runs,& Eliminators get RBIs from Freeman & C.Nelson in 2-0 win.Eliminators pen 3 hitless innings.
Teams combined for 9 extra base hits.
Birds pen threw 10.1 innings of 1 hit 1 run ball, & is 11-9 & 2.05 ERA for year.
Birds 1/17 w/ RISP.
Asian Tsunamis 1, Eliminators 2
Gm 1 - Eli 5 AT 4 (10 inn)
Two run HR's by Allen Craig and Ben Zobrist give the Tsunami's an early 4-0 lead. Jay Bruce's two run triple in the 8th tied the game at 4. Adam Jones hit a walk off double with two outs in the bottom of the 10th. The Eliminator bullpen did not allow the Tsunamis a hit over the final 3 2/3 innings highlighted by Sean Doolittle's 2 perfect innings for the win.
Gm 2 - Eli 4 AT 1
Eliminators take a 3-0 lead after two behind Andrew McCutchen's solo HR in the first and Neil Walker's two run HR in the second. The Tsunami's would rally with two outs in the 6th. Allen Craig's two out double cut the lead to 3-1. The Tsunami's would load the bases but Houston Street would strike out Yasmani Grandal to end the threat. The Tsunami's would again get the tying run on in the 8th but this time Junichi Tazawa would end the threat. AJ Griffin would get the win and Tazawa pitched a perfect 9th for the save.
Gm 3 - AT 3 Eli 2
Starters Felipe Paulino and Erasmo Ramirez matched each other through the first 4 innings. The Eliminators would break through in the 5th. Joe Mauer's two out double scored Jose Reyes to give the Eliminators a 1-0 lead. After 6 scoreless inning, Ramirez would turn the game over to the bullpen. A 3 run 7th inning highlighted by a two run homer by Josh Hamilton would give the Tsunamis the lead. The Eliminators would not go quietly in the bottom of the 9th. Jay Bruce would lead off the inning with a solo HR. The next two batters would get out before a walk to pinch hitter Curtis Granderson would chase starter Felipe Paulino. Kris Medlen would come in and walk the next two batters to load the bases, but he would induce a fly ball to left field by Jose Reyes to preserve the victory.
Eliminators now 43-41.....Tsunamis 50-37.
Eliminators 2, Shooting Stars II 1
Gm 1 - Eli 2 SS 1
Stars take the early lead in the second after DeWayne Wise steals 2nd and 3rd and scores on a squeeze by Justin Morneau. The Stars would threaten in the top of the 6th. Coco Crisp led off with a walk. Evereth Cabrera would steal 2nd and 3rd. The Stars would again try and squeeze....but this time it wouldnt work. A-Rod would reach 2nd in the subsequent run down. Tony Campana would pinch run and steal 3rd. Again, the Stars would attempt a squeeze and this time it resulted in a DP. The Eliminators would answer in the bottom of the 6th. Adam Jones would reach on a two out walk, steal 2nd, and then scored on a Neil Walker double. Andrew McCutchen would lead off the bottom of the 8th with a single. Emilio Bonaficio would pinch run and steal 2nd. After a Jay Bruce strike out, Bonifacio would reach 3rd on a wild pitch. Chris Nelson would ground out to 1st for the 2nd out. With 2 outs, Bonifacio would then steal home for what would turn out to be the winning run. Junichi Tazawa would get the last two outs in the ninth to preserve David Price's victory. Price would scatter 3 hits over 8 1/3 for the win.
Gm 2 - SS 6 Eli 5 (15 inn)
The Stars would load the bases in the 1st with no one out, but Eliminator starter Scott Diamond would limit the Stars to 1 run. Yunel Escobar and Matt Kemp would hit 2 run homers to push the Stars to a 5-1 lead after 3. The Stars would look to extend their lead in the 5th. A-Rod's third consecutive single followed by a Matt Kemp double with give the Stars 2nd and 3rd with no outs. The Stars would go to 1-2-3 after that and fail to score. In the bottom of the 5th, Neil Walker would lead off with a double. Jose Reyes would hit a two out single but Walker would be cut down at the plate to keep the Stars ahead 5-2. Chris Nelson's 2 run HR in the 6th, his second of the game, would get the Eliminators to within 1. Andrew McCutchen would reach based on a Ronald Bellisario error with one out in the 8th. Again, Emilio Bonifacio would pinch run but this time he would be thrown out trying to steal 2nd. Jay Bruce would follow with a solo HR to tie the game at 5. In the 10th, Matt Kemp would reach with a one out walk. Tony Campana would pinch run and steal 2nd and 3rd. Campana would then attempt a steal of home but would be caught in his attempt. Donovan Solano would then reach on an Emilio Bonifacio error. Evereth Cabrera would then steal 2nd and 3rd, but his attempted steal of home would also result in an out. In the 11th, the Eliminators would get 1st and 2nd with one out, but Vinny Pestano would struck out Curtis Granderson and Freedie Freeman to end the threat. Things would remain quiet until the 15th. A Dave Ross walk would start the inning. Yunel Escobar would reach on a fielder's choice and then take second on a WP. Dustin Pedroia would reach on a single and move Escobar to third. Pedroia would steal second. A-Rod would botch an attempted squeeze and Escobar would get tagged out while Pedroia would move to third. A-Rod would redeem himself with a two out single to give the Stars a 6-5 lead. Nate Jones would retire the Eliminators 1-2-3 in the bottom of the inning to secure the victory.
Gm 3 - Eli 2 SS 0
Two sacrifice flies in the bottom of the 1st would give the Eliminators a 2-0 lead. Chris Sale would pitch 7 2/3 shut out innings for the 2-0 win. The Stars would get the tying run to the plate in the 9th but Jose Mijares would retire the final two batters for the win.
Sunday, December 15, 2013 - Three series remain to finish the season......The Eliminators face the Arrogant Bastards, the Devil Dogs face the Plague and the Shooting Stars. The Asian Tsunamis are the 1 seed, the Speakers the 2 seed and the Lymebees the 3 seed. There are multiple scenarios involving the Birds of Pray, Eliminators, Lemonheads, Shooting Stars, and the Arrogant Bastards to determine the final two spots. Tomorrow night, the Eliminators will face the Bastards. The Eliminators need two wins to clinch a playoff spot, but a sweep by the Bastards would keep their playoff hopes alive. Two series will be played tomorrow.....good luck to all teams.
Arrogant Bastards 3, Eliminators 0
Gm 1 - AB 5 Eli 1
The first inning would sum up the night for the Eliminators.......Jose Reyes would reach on an error and steal 2nd. A Joe Mauer single would give the Eliminators first and third with no outs. After an Andrew McCutchen strikeout, Jay Bruce would hit into a double play to end the inning.....and this would just be the beginning of a night of futility. The Bastards would capitalize starting in the 3rd inning. Jeff Keppinger's RBI single would score Ichiro providing the early 1-0 lead. Kendry Morales would hit a two out 3 run homer in the 6th and the Bastards would never look back. Ryan Vogelsong would scatter 7 hits over 6 2/3 innings for the victory.
Gm 2- AB 3 Eli 1
Ten game winner David Price would try to change the Eliminator fortunes but it was rough going early. Former Eliminator Wilin Rosario would lead off the bottom of the second with a double followed by a Matt Holliday single. After a Matt Wieters strikeout, then Adam LaRoche walked to load the bases. Ben Revere followed with a two run single to provide a 2-0 lead. The Eliminators would try to mount a comeback in the top of the 4th. Johnathon Lucroy led off with a single followed by a Mark Texieria double. An Adam Jones sac fly would score Lucroy to cut the lead in half, but Brett Lawrie and Jay Bruce would follow with strike outs to end the threat. Then, the final blow would come in the top of the 7th. Jay Bruce's two out walk would chase Bastard starter Cliff Lee. Joel Hanrahan would come in to face Tyler Flowers. After much debate, the Eliminators would allow Flowers to hit. An 11 was dropped....Flowers had a 5.....and the Eliminators celebrated a possible two run homer, except a 5 against a 30 on first base becomes a 9. With runners on first and second, Neil Walker would struck out and the threat was ended. Mike Stanton's solo homer in the bottom of the 7th would give the Bastards a 3-1 lead. The Eliminators would get runners on first and second with two outs in the ninth,but Randy Choate was able to get Neil Walker to pop out for the final out of the game.
Gm 3 - AB 4 Eli 0
The final game of the series and season would be an elimination game. The loser would be finished for the year and be out of the play-offs while the winner would have the chance to make the post season by winning play-in games. The Bastards would score single runs in the first and second innings as they would cruise to a 4-0 victory. Mike Trout would lead off the bottom of the first with a solo homer and Ichiro's RBI single in the second would provide the early runs. The Bastards would tack on two runs in the seventh to provide the final count of 4-0. Max Scherzer would pitch a complete game allowing only 3 hits and striking out 12.
The Eliminator collapse was complete as they were eliminated from the play-offs. The three trades made to help push the team toward a possible title run were for naught as the team came up short for a title run.