Lemonheads 1, Asian Tsunamis 2
Zobrist triples in 2nd to score Morse and give Tsunamis a 1-0 lead. After probable 2012 Tsunami MVP Mike Napoli hit a two-run blast in the 3rd the Asians lead 3-0. Buerle then appeared to be cruising to another CG but in the 7th the Lemonheads bats exploded. Manager Ted Williams stubbornly left Buerle in and Weeks and Davis doubles combined with a BB, error, single and David Ortiz 3-run HR gave the Lemons a 5-3 lead.
However, Jose Bautista lead off the bottom of the 9th with a double and was moved to 3rd on a Derek Jeter single. Mike Napoli would then step to the plate as the winning run against +55 power Casilla.As the fand shouted NAPOLI, NAPOLI, NAPOLI, Casillla would blow a 96 mph pitch by him to get the K. Next it was two-time OOTL MVP and recent MLB Triple Crown (and future MVP) Miguel Cabrera. Cabrera has batted a dismal .245 this season but still has 15 HR.s As Cabrera swings a 66/1 HR is rolled. As Casilla rolls a 6 and cannot turn back the Asians are already celebrating a 6-5 walkoff win.
The Lemonheads showed great pride and relentless bouncing back after the Game 1 heartbreaker. Fielder hit two homers and all the Tsunamis could muster was Napoli's 15th HR of the season. Lemonheads win 7-1
Kuroda and his +32 control was very sloppy early and Lemons took 2-0 lead, Long-time Asian Ben Zobrist hit a two-run shot in the 5th to tie the game and in the 7th he singled to score Eric Young and give the Asians a 3-2 lead, Konerko then doubled home two runnners in the 8th to make it 5-2. The Tsunami hammers Downs and Robertson came on for an inning each to get the save and the 40th winn for the Asians. Tsunamis now 40-26.
Two collisions resulted in 4 injuries including a 12 game penalty. Again my vote is to eliminate extended injuries beyond the present game as they are already built into our allowed games figures.
Birds of Pray 1, Devil Dogs 2
Devil Dogs get extra nnings walk off HR from mccutchen in game 1 and 9th inning walk off 2B from Brandon Phillips in game 3 to take 2 from the Birds of Prey. The Birds took game 2 9-5.
The Plague 1, Asian Tsunamis 2
The Tsunamis win 8th straight series (since 1-2 loss to SS2) with 2-1
edge over the very tough Plague. Plague outhit Asians 34-30 but Asians
came through with typical HR edge 4-0.
8-7 Plague win in game Plague dominated until Cabrera hit blast as part of 4 run 8th inning. Fowler 5-5
8-7 Asians win as Jeter and Napoli homer
4-3 Tsunamis win as Jeter drives in Bautista for go ahead run in 7th
Tsunmais now visit the evil Shooting Stars Sunday am to gain revenge last series defeat.
Lymebees 1, The Plague 2
Game 1; Bees lose 3-2 with Trumbo hitting a 2 run HR in bottom of 9th
off of Romo.
Game 2; Bees lose 4-2 with Martinez hitting a 2 run HR in the bottom of 9th off of Kimbrel.
Game 3; Bees win 7-5.
Bees give up 2 HR each game.
Lymebees 3, Asian Tsunamis 0
Bees vs Asian Tsunamis
Game 1; Bees win 8-3 with a 5 run 4th inning and hit 2 HR.
Game 2; Bees win 14-5 with a 7 run 1st inning and hit 4 HR.
Game 3 Bees win 13-3 scoring 5 in the 2nd and scoring in each of the first 4 inning and HR 4 more HR.
Bees hit 10 HR in series and give up 2 HR.
Lymebees 3, Birds of Pray 0
Game 1; Bees win 4-2 Bees get lead with two runs in 4th. E. Santana walks
two to lead off 5th and is removed. Great bullpen
Game 2; Bees win 8-2 Bees get lead with 6 runs in 4th. Gonzalez gets pulled with 2 outs and bases loaded in top of 5th. Great bullpen
Game 3; Bees win 5-0 Lincecum complete game 3 hit shutout. Bees get 1 run in first and add 4 in 6th inning. Bullpen rests
Birds of Pray hit 0 HR
Lymebees hit 3 HR
Lymebees now 41-31
The Plague 1, Birds of Pray 2
In a series racing " Sandy",the Birds & Plague decided
to give the fans Lots of B-ball.
G-1. With Birds leading 4 - 3 entering the bottom of the 9th, D. Fowler tripled in the tie run (un-earned) but was thrown out @ the plate. Birds scored top 11, & Plague scored bottom 11 .Next run Birds scored top 16, but Plague got 2 out/2 run homer from Victor M. For 6 -5 16 inning win.
G-2. After using all 7 relievers in G-1, Halladay went 8 innings & Birds got PH 3r homer by C Young in the 7th to lead Birds to 6-3 win. Plague, after using 6 relievers in game 1, used 2 More for 2.2 IP.
G-3 Birds/Plague tied 4-4 after 5. Next run scored top 13th when C.Pena hit 2 out dble to score Votto . Theriot & Marson also got Rbi's in 7-4 Birds win.
Birds got 6.1 IP from pen, & Plague got 6 innings from pen.
3 games, 38 innings, 33 runs 64 hits.
Starters 40 IP, Bullpen 34.1 IP.
Lymebees 2, Devil Dogs 1
Game 1; Lincecum vs Shields; Beltran leads of 6 inning with a HR and add another run in 7th on a 2 out double by Beltran to lead 2-0. Avila leads off bottom of 7th with a HR end the scoring. Bees win 2-1.
Game 2; Bumgarner vs Ogando; Dogs tie game 2-2 in 6th and win with 3 singles in the bottom of 9th for a Dogs 3-2 win.
Game 3; E. Santana vs Bucholz; Dogs open scoring with 2 runs in 2nd and end scoring with 1 run in 9th But Bees score 2 runs in 3rd, 5th, 7th and 8th to cruz to a 8-3 win.
Bees record 45-33.
Birds of Pray 2, Speakers 1
G-1. With the pen in tatters, R.Romero (9-3) threw a CG 7 hitter w/3BB
& 7 k in Birds 6 - 1 win . Cruz & Cabrera each w/ 2 rbi's.
G-2 J Verlander gave up 1 hit thru 4, before the Birds Opened the 5th with a Pena triple, a double by Uggla, followed by McCann 2r hr . Speakers Score on solo's by I Davis & Kendrick (9 th inn) in Birds 3 - 2 win.
G-3 Realizing Speakers having trouble scoring,J Zimmerman threw a CG 2 hit 0 BB 8 k in Speakers
3 - 0 win. Kendrick w/ his 2nd hr of the series.
Birds now 38 -37.
Eliminators 3, Asian Tsunamis 0
The Eliminators were able to get a sweep of the Tsunamis last evening.
I believe that the Tsunamis dropped 5 of their last 6 and are the first
team to finish the season. The Tsunamis finish the regular season at 49-41
and are in line for a playoff berth and a chance to defend their OOTL
The Eliminators scored almost as many runs last night, 24, as they had combined in their previous 9 games, 25.
Gm 1 - 8-3
Gm 2 - 10-4
Gm 3 - 6-5 Mike Napoli's game tying 3 run HR in the 7th was turned back. The Tsunamis would not get another base runner while their final 6 batters of the game struck out.
The Eliminators look to play the Monsoons Monday evening.
Asian Tsunamis 1, Birds of Pray 2
G-1. Tsunami's start game w/ back to back doubles by Bautista &
Jeter & capped 4 run inning w/ a 2r hr by J Hamilton enroute to a
9 -0 win. Beachy threw a
3 hit 0 BB 13 k gem.
G-2. JJ Hardy hit two 2run hrs & drew a based loaded walk for 5 rbi's,& C Carpenter threw a 3 hit 3BB 9 k game in Birds 11 -1 win. Tsunami's scored
Unearned run in 9th.
G-3. Tsunami's lead 3-0 after 4 1/2 innings on 1st
Inning solo by Bautista leading off the game & 2run hr by A Craig, But Birds got 2 in 5th on dble by N Cruz, & 2 in 6th On RBI dble by Cabrera & 2 out single by Markakis To give Birds 5-3 win, & series win.
Monsoons 1, Birds of Pray 2
G-1 C Headley led off the 9th w/ a dble & scored on 2 Base error
by Bourjos to break 3-3 tie. Four batters later N Markakis hit a PH Grand
Slam to give Birds
8 - 5 win.Utley hit 2r Hr in bottom 9.
G-2. Howard & Longoria both homered in 5 run 4th to Give Monsoons 7-2 lead. Held on for 7-5 win.C.Pena Homered for Birds.
G-3. M Cabrera hit 2 run hr & Headley had 2run single to give Birds
6-3 lead after 3.Howard dbled & homered ( 4th of series)for Monsoons.
8 innings,4 hits 4 runs in 6-4 Birds win.
Birds took season series 8-2. Birds now 42-39 .
Monsoons 3, Lymebees 0
Game 1; Bumgarner vs Hamels; Hamels pitches a complete game shut out
and win 4-0
Game 2; E. Santana vs Scherzer; Both pitchers complete game and Young gets a two out single in bottom of the ninth for a 1-0 Monsoons win.
Game 3; Gonzalez vs Vogelsong; Bees get 2 runs in 1st and 3 rd innings; Monsoons get 3 in 2 nd and 3 more in 5 th with Bees committing errors in both innings; Bees get 1 run in 7 th and settle for a 6-5 loss.
Monsoons sweep; Bees at 48-39
Speakers 2, Lymebees 1
Game 1; Verlander vs Lincecum; Verlander pitches complete game and Lincecum
gives up 2 unearned runs in 4th; 2 run HR in 5th and sole HR in 6th for
a 5-0 Speakers win.
Game 2; Zimmerman vs Bumgarner; Both teams use 3 relief pitchers and Zimmerman gets a 4-2 win.
Game 3; Cain vs E. Santana; Speakers score 1 run in first; Bees bat around and score 4 in bottom of first; Speakers come back with 4 runs in second and chase E. Santana; Bees tie game in bottom of third and chase Cain; game tied 5-5; Tulowitzki hits a solo HR in bottom of 7th; Speakers tie game up in top of 8th at 6-6; scoreless till bottom of 11th after first two batters are out Upton walks and attempts steal; successful steal and Tulowitzki pops his second HR of game for a 8-6 Bees win. Speakers use 5 relief pitchers; Bees use 7 relief pitchers.
Bees finish regular season with a win and 49-41 record.
Birds of Pray 1, Eliminators 2
Gm 1 - Elim 4 BOP 1 Jay Bruce's PH 2 run homer in the 7th broke up a
1-1 tie and propelled the Eliminators to the win.
Gm 2 - Elim 4 BOP 0 Dan Haren pitched a CG 3 hit shutout
Gm 3 - BOP 4 Elim 3 (11 inn) Brett Lawrie's solo HR in the 2nd game the Eliminators the early 1-0 lead. Alex Gordon would help the BOP go up 3-1 with a 2 run HR in the 5th. The Eliminators would cut the lead in half following Lawrie's 2nd HR in the 7th. In the bottom of the 8th, Alfredo Aceves walked the bases loaded, but Dan Uggla would ground into a 3-6-3 DP to end the threat. A roar erupted from the Diamond Dogg club house. The Eliminators would give the Diamond Doggs more to cheer about in the top of the 9th as Jose Reyes led off the inning with a triple. Reyes would tie the game on a Jacoby Ellsbury ground out. Everything was quiet until the bottom of the 11th when Jeff Samardzjia stepped on the rubber with lighter and gas can in hand. His destruction was quick as he started the inning with a walk to Chase Headley and served up the game winning double to Ryan Theriot. That's it....2 batters and it was over....joy for the Shooting Stars for cliniching the #1 seed....joy for the BOP as they clinch a tie for a playoff bid....and despair for the Diamond Doggs whose playoff hopes now hang by a thread. It was announced following the game that Samardzjia would be left off the Eliminator's post season roster.
Lymebees 1, Birds of Pray 3
G-1 With the Birds hosting the Bees after going 2-8 (0-5 at home)for
the year, the Bees led off the game with a Tulo solo hr. The Birds then
got a 2r single from C Pena bottom one to take a 2-1 lead.Birds got 2
more in the 4th on a double by Hardy. Romero then scattered 5 more hits,
0 bb's after Hr for a CG 4-1 Birds win.
G-2 Birds took advantage of G Gonzalez wildness, using 3 bb's & 3 hits in the 2nd inning to score 4 runs.JJ Hardy (bases loaded BB), Headley 2r single & N Cruz double. Birds got no more hits, but R Halladay threw a 7h 0bb 12k CG shut out in 4-0 victory.
G-3 A Gordon lead off game w/ a solo hr& got a 3rd inn dble from Votto to take 2-0 lead. Bees used an error, A Gonzalez rbi single and a DP to tie ame at 2.Game remained tied until Braun led off 11th with Bees only BB, went to 3rd on Beltre hit & run single, & scored on C Beltran SFto CF for 3-2 win.
G-4 After trading runs in the 1st inn, Birds got RBI's from Cruz & Votto in the 3rd to take 3-1 lead. Birds then used 5 innings of 3 hit 1 run effort from the pen to preserve a 5-2 victory and a 3-1 series win.
Bees drew 4 BB's for the series, w/ 4 more turned back, & hit 1 Hr w/ 2 turned back.
Birds drew 18 BB's w/ 1 turned back & hit 1 hr w/ 3 turned back.