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Lead Story - 10/19/2014
World Series Results
With their pitching prowess leading the majors all season practically, the San Diego Swinging Friars became the first team to win a road game in the series, and defeat the Baltimore Birds 4 games to 2 behind another strong 8-inning outing from starter Addie Joss in Game 6 won by San Diego 5-1. San Diego peppered Baltimore starter Allie Reynolds with 4 hits, a walk, and a sacrifice fly in the top of the 4th to produce a 4-run inning that proved to be the difference.
San Diego captures their 1st MLB Career Stats championship
Congrats to Guy Bacci who recorded his 7th private league championship.
On to off-season activities which I'll start working on Sunday night. Will likely take a week or two, so thanks for your patience.
Lead Story - 10/9/2014
Wild Card results
Heinie Groh set the stage for Wild Card drama
Sammy Sosa's solo homer in the bottom of the 7th was the go-ahead and final run in Texas' 6-5 victory at home over Tampa Bay. It was a disappointing end for the Raymonds who had just tied the game with a 3-run homer from Vladimir Guerrero in the top of the 7th.
Tied 2-2 heading to the bottom of the 10th inning, and having tallied only 3 hits in the entire game thus far, the Colorado Dingers got a leadoff triple from their backup third basemen Heinie Groh (playing for the injured Mike Lowell). Philadelphia Phanatic reliever Huston Street kept his team in the game however getting Dave Cash and Bill Dickey to pop up for the 1st and 2nd outs. Out of gas, Street came out of the game and Jeff Reardon entered to face Babe Herman. He induced the ground ball he needed to send the game to the 11th, however Philly second basemen Willie Randolph booted the ball and the frenzied Coors Field crowd went nuts realizing they get to advance to the next round with the 3-2 victory.
The ALDS and NLDS will begin on 10/8 with one game in the morning (approximately 6AM Central) and one game in the evening (time could vary depending on my family activities).
Lead Story - 10/9/2014
All-Star Game(s)The All-Star game was played today, with an practice scrimmage beforehand.
With the A.L. having a 111-92 advantage in interleague play thus far this year, I had intended to make them the home team, but played a game with them as the visitor by mistake. I had also placed the starters and long relievers with "Before pitch count is achieved" settings, but this had the effect of basically limiting them to one batter. Anyway, for that game, we actually had the best amount of participation amongst the rosters as the A.L. got 25 of the 28 players into the game, while the N.L. had 24 of the 28 players get into the game. The A.L. won that practice game 5-4 with Ted Williams and Jason Giambi accounting for all the RBIs.
In the real game, after putting the A.L. as the home team and normalizing the SP and LR settings, the A.L. showed that their dominance in the regular season also applies to the All-Star Classic, clubbing the N.L. by an 11-6 score. N.L. Starter Orval Overall could only record one out in the 1st inning, surrendering 2 walks, 2 singles and a double. Tim Lincecum relieved him and gave up a 3-run homer to Sammy Sosa. After an inning the A.L. led 6-2 and after extending that lead to 8-2 a few innings later, it was just a formality from there. The N.L. used 24 players in trying to make a comeback, but with the huge lead the A.L. was not inclined to make offensive substitutions and thus only used 18 players.
Ted Williams of the Los Angeles Rally Monkeys was named All-Star game MVP with his 3 for 4 performance, with 2 doubles, a triple, 2 runs, an RBI and walk.
Lead Story - 10/9/2014
Please vote in the Rookie of the Year Poll
Season 7 National League Rookie of Year Candidates
|N.L. Candidate and Team||POS||>Batting||x||>Pitching||x|
|C||133||527||.292||.343||.440||.783||14||76||0|| || || || || || || || || || |
|SS||158||586||.227||.285||.381||.666||19||76||0|| || || || || || || || || || |
|3B||96||347||.222||.325||.352||.677||10||54||1|| || || || || || || || || || |
|RP|| || || || || || || || || ||70||8||2||5||2.59||146.0||1.18||7.3||3.4||4.5|
|LR|| || || || || || || || || ||16||2||1||0||4.11||46.0||1.35||9.0||3.1||4.7|
Lincecum tosses shutout for Swinging Friars
Baltimore is hoping not to see Tim Lincecum again for a long while. Lincecum went the distance, leading San Diego to a 3-0 victory. | Box
WHO'S HOT - Last 5 Games
|T. O'Neill, Swinging Fria..|| ||.353||1 HR||4 RBI|
|M. Alou, Swinging Friars|| ||.412||0 HR||4 RBI|
|A. Beltre, Swinging Friar..|| ||.357||0 HR||3 RBI|
|G. Sisler, Swinging Friar..|| ||.294||0 HR||3 RBI|
|T. WILLIAMS, All-Stars|| ||.250||1 HR||3 RBI|
WHO'S NOT - Last 5 Games
|T. Salmon, Birds|| ||0 for 13 (.000)|
|C. Utley, Birds|| ||1 for 12 (.083)|
|S. Mertes, Swinging Friar..|| ||7 for 19 (.368)|
|P. Waner, Swinging Friars|| ||3 for 12 (.250)|
|R. Campanella, Swinging F..|| ||5 for 16 (.313)|