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Saturday, July 12, 2014
12:48 AM - July 12, 2014. Written by TheBuddyHobbs
Dynasty: TheBuddyHobbs
Friday, July 11, 2014
09:34 PM - July 11, 2014. Written by harleyhorse8

Monster 6th Inning Leads Brewers to Victory

By Andrew Kovalchuk, MLB.com Journalist, April 25, 2014

MILWAUKEE- The first I-94 series of the new season did not disappoint, as the Cubs (9-12) and Brewers (12-10) squared off.

The Brewers took the lead in the very first inning after leadoff man Jean Segura homered, putting Travis Wood (3-0) in the hole early. On the other side of the ball, Brewers starter Marco Estrada (2-1) did not allow any runners on base until the third, when rookie 2B Javier Baez walked and stole second. A liner from C Welington Castillo would move Baez to 3rd, and when Emilio Bonifacio walked, it would become very promising indeed. However, Ryan Sweeney grounded into a tailor-made double play, and the Cubs came away with nothing. The Brewers would make them pay in the bottom of that very inning when they added another HR, this one a solo shot from Carlos Gomez.

The Cubs showed some signs of life when Anthony Rizzo doubled and Nate Schierholtz drove him around in the fourth. But the chance to tie the game, and the excitement around Baez's first major league hit, were dampened when Schierholtz was thrown out at home.

The next inning, Wood allowed a couple men on base, and was promptly pulled. But relief pitcher Carlos Villanueva didn't help matters, as he gave up four runs, capped off by a three-run HR from Mark Reynolds, making the game 6-1.

The Cubs would load the bases in the ninth in an attempt to make the game closer than it really was, but a groundout would end the game. To add insult to injury, loading the bases gave middling relief pitcher Michael Fiers the first save of his career and one that he really didn't earn.

Anthony Rizzo's 3-for-4 day with two extra-base hits was impressive, and he will hope to continue that production in the other two games of the series. Javier Baez's first hits also couldn't have come at a more impressive time, as he was 2-for-3, getting on base 3 times. Welington Castillo is finally looking to break out of his cold streak, and is doing just that with consecutive multiple-hit games. The Brewers didn't have any notable performers, but they will hope for better from Ryan Braun, who could not manage a hit today.

Games 2 and 3 follow tomorrow and Sunday.

Andrew Kovalchuk is a journalist who writes for MLB.com and ESPN.com. Follow him on Twitter at @ItsAndyK.

Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers
Apr 25, 2014123456789RHE
Chicago (9-12)000100000190
Milwaukee (12-10)10100400x680
W: Estrada (3-1) L: Wood (3-1) S: Fiers (1)
Scoring Summary
Chicago Cubs
Bonifacio, CF3000100.254
Sweeney, LF4000000.269
Castro, SS4010010.264
Rizzo, 1B4130010.274
Schierholtz, RF4011000.263
Valbuena, 3B4000010.250
Baez, 2B3020100.333
Castillo, C3020100.186
Wood, P2000010.111
Baker, C1000000.167
Olt, 3B1000000.143
2B: Rizzo 2 (6)
RBI: Schierholtz (4)
GIDP: Sweeney
SB: Baez (1)
Milwaukee Brewers
Segura, SS4111011.265
Gomez, CF4111001.181
Ramirez, 3B4010020.326
Braun, RF4000020.390
Lucroy, C2110200.231
Davis, LF4111010.242
Weeks, 2B3111010.326
Reynolds, 1B1113201.288
Estrada, P1000010.000
Gennett, 2B1010000.324
Morris, C1000000.167
HR: Segura (4), Gomez (3), Reynolds (7)
RBI: Segura (14), Davis (10), Gomez (12), Reynolds 3 (15)
HBP: Reynolds
SAC: Estrada
SB: Lucroy (2)
CS: Davis (1), Lucroy 2 (2)
Chicago Cubs
Wood (L, 3-1)5.24444533.14
TEAM TOTALS8.0866573
WP: Wood (1)
Milwaukee Brewers
Estrada (W, 3-1)6.06112402.73
Kintzler (H, 2)1.00001003.55
Fiers (S, 1)0.100000013.00
TEAM TOTALS9.0911340

Yesterday's Notable Transactions

Activated RP Kevin Slowey from DL.
Optioned RP Arquimedes Caminero to Triple-A New Orleans.
Sent RP Rett Varner from Triple-A New Orleans to Double-A Jacksonville.
Sent RP Chris Hatcher from Double-A Jacksonville to Class-A Jupiter.

Placed C Juan Centeno on 15-day DL.
Recalled CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Promoted C Kevin Plaweki from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Promoted C Cam Maron from Class-A St. Lucie to Double-A Binghamton.
Dynasty: harleyhorse8
08:00 AM - July 11, 2014. Written by HadlerT
Hey, guys, I'll be playing a Franchise in MLB the show 14 as the Seattle Mariners. This is just an intro, as I will not be starting until Mizzou's final roster comes out (should be this weekend, or even early next week at the latest) so expect the first post then. I'll post my 25-man roster/lineups/rotation/bullpen and a season out look for the 2014 season. I'm mainly posting this for myself but I still hope a lot of you are seeing this.
Dynasty: HadlerT
Thursday, July 10, 2014
11:53 AM - July 10, 2014. Written by philliesfan136

*Daniel Bryan celebrated his WWE championship win to kick off Raw. Ally Dolph Ziggler congratulates him but notes he should be next in line after defeating the higher power of Triple H at Wrestlemania. Predictably, the Game interrupts. He announces the fat has been trimmed off the Authority, including Andre the Giant, Batista, and Ted DiBiase.

The theme played and out came Randy Orton, Kane, and Alberto Del Rio. This is the new Evolution, who intend to return Raw's power back to the Authority. Wade Barrett and Sheamus are also hired temporarily in the vein of the Acolytes and another will be added. Kane is Director of Operations and mostly manager. Hunter blames the Shield for dropping the ball and not completing their objective. He insults them for not being able to take out our "diminutive" hero after months of hounding him.

*The COO says he's proud of the B+ player and his buddies for their rebellion's sudden success. But their popularity will dwindle and he will systematically destroy all of our false idols. In the end, it always goes back to the Game. He claims he runs this show, this business, and he has cut down every last of our favorites as they try to rise to the top. So sayeth the Game, he cannot be stopped in his quest for ultimate power and for Raw to be sculpted in his vision. He will pursue Daniel Bryan and his teammates to the bitter end, whether he needs help or not. Daniel Bryan is the next sacrificial lamb to be taken down for attempting to threaten the throne.

*Cody Rhodes defended his newly-acquired Intercontinental championship against Austin Aries and Kevin Steen in a three-way dance.

*The Shield had their first matches since the split.

*HHH will fight Bryan for the WWE championship in the main-event while Dolph Ziggler is matched up with Randy Orton.
Dynasty: philliesfan136
11:50 AM - July 10, 2014. Written by philliesfan136
Post WM-30!

So yes, in case you guys didn't know, I finished up my 4-day Wrestlemania XXX. Took awhile for me to get back into the game and complete the last few matches but the details are back on pg.77 or something. Main-event wasn't finished because my write-up of it did not go through. -____-
At the end of Wrestlemania 30, two new champions were christened. Allies took down rivals decisively. They will now split up their team as they take on leadership of Raw and Smackdown. Who knows what obstacles will stand in front of them next? We're on the road to Extreme Rules.

Remind you of anybody?

NextGen's theme:
Dynasty: philliesfan136
09:32 AM - July 10, 2014. Written by glenzariczny
Tigers get to Felix, blow past Mariners 7-1

Seattle - The red hot Felix Hernandez even wasn't enough to stop the buzzsaw that is the Detroit Tigers right now. Detroit notched their eighth win in a row Saturday night by pounding the King and his subject to the tune of a 7-1 margin. Victor Martinez did the most damage for the Tigers with a two run double in the fourth, followed up with a solo shot the next inning that effectively was the knockout blow for the M's. Who are on the wrong end of a streak themselves losing four in a row, and falling back in the division once again. Now the Mariners have the unenviable task of trying to avoid a sweep tomorrow against one Justin Verlander (5-4, 4.08 ERA), as they send Hisashi Iwakuma (3-5, 3.93 ERA) to the mound to face him.

Detroit Tigers at Seattle Mariners
May 31, 2014123456789RHE
Detroit (33-22)0004100027110
Seattle (24-32)000010000151
W: Drew Smyly (3-6) L: Felix Hernandez (5-6)
Detroit Tigers
Kinsler, 2B5131000.287
Iglesias, SS5000030.221
Cabrera, 1B3210200.339
Martinez, DH5233001.341
Dirks, LF5121010.287
Hunter, RF3011010.290
Castellanos, 3B4100010.241
Guez, CF4011010.333
Holaday, C4000000.239
TEAM TOTALS387117271
2B: V. Martinez (15), A. Dirks (8)
HR: V. Martinez (9)
RBI: I. Kinsler (27), T. Hunter (27), V. Martinez 3 (35), B. Guez (10), A. Dirks (27)
SF: T. Hunter
Seattle Mariners
Miller, SS4000010.308
Seager, 3B3010110.276
Cano, 2B4000000.185
Hart, 1B3000010.225
Montero, DH3010010.230
Morrison, RF3000000.226
Zunino, C3121011.256
Ackley, LF2000000.230
Saunders, CF3010020.158
2B: M. Saunders (6)
HR: M. Zunino (8)
RBI: M. Zunino (23)
SAC: D. Ackley
GIDP: R. Cano 2, L. Morrison
E: L. Morrison (2)
Detroit Tigers
Smyly (W, 3-6)9.05111713.16
TEAM TOTALS9.0511171
Seattle Mariners
Hernandez (L, 5-6)6.07551412.59
TEAM TOTALS9.01177271
Dynasty: glenzariczny
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
08:13 PM - July 9, 2014. Written by bayers3

KANSAS CITY, MO - The Red Sox hit the road for a long trip through the AL Central, and their first stop was a date with James Shields. Chris Archer has been as hot as any pitcher could be after his last two starts, but with Boston's hitting almost non-existent he might need to be even better.

Archer and Shields went at it right away, with Shields using his off speed arsenal to keep Boston's hitters grounding out and popping up. Archer, as usual, picked at the corners and racked up strikeout after strikeout along with a walk or two mixed in. Finally in the 6th inning someone broke the deadlock, Eric Hosmer waited patiently until Archer missed on a fastball high and tight that ended up right over the plate and finished in the outfield grass.

Shields was very sharp today.

Shields left after 6.2IP having shut out the Red Sox, and Archer left after collecting 14K in 7IP and allowing only the single run. The pens duked it out, with Boston continuing to struggle, and then Greg Holland came in to finish things off. In the end Boston outhit the Royals, but they just couldn't string anything together.

Boston Red Sox at Kansas City Royals
Jul 4, 2015123456789RHE
Boston (46-40)0000000000121
Kansas City (41-45)00000100X111
W: Shields (7-5) L: Archer (7-4) S: Holland (20)
Dynasty: bayers3
09:13 AM - July 9, 2014. Written by glenzariczny
Mariners blunders doom them, as Tigers continue streak

Seattle - The Mariners did everything they could to continue the hot streak for the Tigers in this one, as three fielding errors, and blown chances with runners in scoring position doomed them in. Seattle had runners on third with one out twice and were unable to capitalize, once getting bailed out by Robinson Cano's two run homer, which ended up being the Mariners only offense of the game. They also got a lead off double by James Jones in the 5th, and were unable to get him over for another opportunity blown. Meanwhile on the defensive side, errors continued to give Detroit chances they shouldn't have had, until finally Dustin Ackley misplayed a fly ball that allowed the eventual winning run to score. The Mariners will try to pick up the pieces tomorrow against Drew Smyly (2-6, 3.49), while sending the red hot Felix Hernandez (5-5, 2.21 ERA) to the mound to face him.

Detroit Tigers at Seattle Mariners
May 30, 2014123456789RHE
Detroit (32-22)000011010371
Seattle (24-31)002000000263
W: Jose Valdez (2-1) L: Tom Wilhelmsen (1-1) S: Joe Nathan - 13
Detroit Tigers
Davis, LF4000100.274
Guez, CF5020010.340
Cabrera, 1B5011010.339
Martinez, DH5000010.335
Kinsler, 2B3010000.277
Dirks, PH1000000.284
Gonzalez, 2B0000000.180
Hunter, RF3111111.289
Kelly, PR-RF0100000.265
Iglesias, SS3010100.226
Castellanos, 3B4110010.248
Avila, C4000010.248
2B: B. Guez (4)
HR: T. Hunter (6)
RBI: T. Hunter (26), M. Cabrera (43)
SB: J. Iglesias (1)
E: A. Avila (3)
Seattle Mariners
Ackley, LF4000010.233
Saunders, RF4000010.155
Cano, 2B4112001.188
Seager, 3B4020000.276
Hart, 1B4000020.228
Zunino, C4020000.248
Montero, DH3000010.224
Miller, PH1000000.314
Bloomquist, SS3000000.224
Jones, CF2110000.196
2B: J. Jones (4)
HR: R. Cano (7)
RBI: R. Cano 2 (25)
HBP: J. Jones
SB: J. Jones (4)
E: C. Hart (1), D. Ackley (2), W. Bloomquist (4)
Detroit Tigers
Valdez (W, 2-1)1.00000005.67
Coke (H, 1)1.00000003.92
Nathan (S, 13)1.01000100.00
TEAM TOTALS9.0622051
WP: J. Nathan (1)
Seattle Mariners
Wilhelmsen (L, 1-1)2.11101302.95
TEAM TOTALS9.0732361
Dynasty: glenzariczny
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
11:44 PM - July 8, 2014. Written by glenzariczny
Mariners drop finale to Angels 4-2

Seattle - Taijuan Walker gave up two homeruns, and the Mariners offense could only muster two runs again as they dropped the series finale for a spilt. David Freese, and Kole Calhoun did the main damage for the Angels each hitting homeruns, while the Mariners got lone RBI's from Kyle Seager, and Robinson Cano. The Mariners now welcome in the AL Central leading Detroit Tigers to town for a weekend series. It will be the newly acquired Chris Archer (5-2, 4.07 ERA) taking the hill for Detroit to face James Paxton (3-3, 3.59 ERA).

Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners
May 29, 2014123456789RHE
Los Angeles (28-25)020010100490
Seattle (24-30)101000000271
W: Hector Santiago (7-2) L: Taijuan Walker (4-5) S: Ernesto Frieri - 16
Los Angeles Angels
Aybar, SS5000010.218
Freese, 3B5231001.313
Trout, CF3010220.241
Hamilton, LF4111100.331
Pujols, 1B4010110.282
Calhoun, RF4122021.221
Ibanez, DH4010010.260
Stewart, 2B4000010.090
Iannetta, C4000000.238
2B: D. Freese (12)
HR: K. Calhoun (3), D. Freese (9)
RBI: K. Calhoun (17), J. Hamilton (25), D. Freese (33)
Seattle Mariners
Miller, SS2210200.315
Romero, LF3010100.207
Cano, 2B4021000.187
Seager, 3B3001000.271
Bloomquist, RF4000020.234
Montero, DH4020000.236
Jones, PR0000000.190
Morrison, 1B4000010.237
Ackley, CF3000100.238
Zunino, C4010000.242
2B: S. Romero (2)
RBI: K. Seager (20), R. Cano (23)
SF: K. Seager
GIDP: M. Zunino
E: S. Romero (2)
Los Angeles Angels
Santiago (7-2)8.06224303.91
Frieri (S, 16)1.01000005.12
TEAM TOTALS9.0722430
Seattle Mariners
Walker (4-5)5.05333324.24
Dynasty: glenzariczny
06:43 PM - July 8, 2014. Written by jilly55
MLB Standings - Updated: Jun 3, 2014
San Francisco Giants3523-196159
San Diego Padres34241273218
Los Angeles Dodgers34251.5252191
Arizona Diamondbacks27328.5240246
Colorado Rockies25329.5236242

As May wraps up in this 2014 season, the Giants sit atop the NL West standings, though the Dodgers and Padres have both made pushes to the top.

2014 San Francisco Giants Stats - Hitting
Brandon Belt184225191930154812.277.330.484
Pablo Sandoval1892257130519182300.302.813.450
Mike Morse17919498182363400.274.301.464
Buster Posey1822749100617193200.269.338.423
2014 San Francisco Giants Stats - Pitching
Madison Bumgarner12124309083.053251020840.882.71
Matt Cain12123109085.06021717860.912.22
George Kontos2803110530.128826221.122.37
Sergio Romo19000140117.123511201.382.60

Pablo Sandoval has been the Giants offensive standout so far, hitting for the best average on the team. Buster Posey, after an abysmal April, came back with an excellent May, which will hopefully continue into June. Madison Bumgarner and Matt Cain have both pitched very well, the highlight of the season so far having been Bumgarner's perfect game.

Neither of the Giants' top two minor league teams have performed well at all. The AAA Fresno Grizzlies are 23-36, and the AA Richmond Flying Squirrels are 18-39. The Giants minor league depth is some of the worst in the nation, they will likely look to shore this up with a strong draft later this month.

The Giants top prospect, SP Kyle Crick, has performed well for AAA Fresno, with a record of 6-3 and an ERA of 2.82. Another top prospect in Fresno is CF Gary Brown, who spent a bit of time with the big club in April, before being demoted in favor of Tyler Colvin. He is batting .264 with 3 HR and 2 RBI. SP Edwin Escobar was recently demoted to AA Richmond after having control problems in AAA.
Dynasty: jilly55
06:01 PM - July 8, 2014. Written by Roscosuper


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Dynasty: Roscosuper
03:26 PM - July 8, 2014. Written by DARKxKNIGHTx2013
HATTIESBURG, MS - After their first official season in the FBS, Texas State decided that it was time to hire a new offensive coordinator to keep up with some of the most explosive offenses in the country. Coach Light was deemed suitable for the job. The first game that the Bobcats played this season was against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.

The game was a hard fought on. An early fumble by the Bobcats led to a touchdown by Southern Miss. It took the team a little while to get their footing, especially under the new pro offense that Coach Light runs. at the end of the first half the Bobcats were having issues finding the endzone. The score at the end of the first half was 17-13 with the Bobcats trailing. When the second half started they had finally gotten the spark to ignite. RB Robert Lowe ran for over 200 yards. He was the real driving force today. The defense was also able to come up big throughout the second half to hold on to the lead. This team looks to be in good form, especially playing a team from the Mid tier. Could this success lead to a promotion at the end of the season? It is still too early to tell.

Texas State Bobcats at Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Aug 31, 20131ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Texas State Bobcats (1-0)103141138
Southern Miss Golden Eagles (0-1)7100724
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense406284
Rushing Yards20573
Passing Yards201211
First Downs2413
Punt Return Yards195
Kick Return Yards7439
Total Yards499328
3rd Down Converstion7-125-15
4th Down Conversion1-12-3
2-Point Conversion1-10-0
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals8-4-34-3-1
Penalties5 - 304 - 38
Posession Time21:4710:13

Next Game: Week 3 @ WVU 0-0 (0-0)
Dynasty: DARKxKNIGHTx2013
03:08 PM - July 8, 2014. Written by DARKxKNIGHTx2013
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - After an entire year worth of talk about the BCS being dead the devised plan for a 4 team playoff has been replaced with another plan. For the next season, the NCAA will try a relegation system for to try to make the NCAA very competitive and give reward to smaller teams that can thrive in the league. The NCAA is now separated into 4 regions: Northeast, Southeast, Central, and West. From there, there are 4 different tiers that the teams are divided into: Elite, High, Mid, and Low. Here are the divisions for the Southeast:

Florida State
Georgia Tech

North Carolina
South Carolina
Virginia Tech

NC State
Wake Forest

Sun Belt
Florida Atlantic
Mid Tenn State
Western Kentucky

Southeast Independents
Goergia State
Old Dominion
South Alabama

Here are the conference tiers for the Northeast:
Michigan State
Notre Dame
Ohio State

Boston College
Penn State
West Virginia

Ball State
Bowling Green

Sun Belt
Central Michigan
Kent State
Miami University

Northeast Independents
Eastern Michigan
Western Michigan

Here are the different tiers for the Central Region:
Big 12
Mississippi State
Ole Miss

Oklahoma State
Texas A&M

Big 10
Arkansas State
Iowa State
Northern Illinois
Texas Tech
UL Lafayette

Louisiana Tech
Southern Miss
UL Monroe

Central Independents
Texas State
North Texas

And last but not least, the West Region:

Arizona State
Boise State
Kansas State

Mountain West
Fresno State
New Mexico
Oregon State
San Diego State
San Jose State
Washington State

Air Force
Colorado State
Utah State

West Independents
New Mexico State

There are a few things to note. BYU elected to remain an Independent for this season thinking that it would benefit them. However, they would have been selected for the MWC. Since they were not moved up New Mexico remained in the MWC.

Here's how this new system works. The Elite tiers are made up of the best teams in college football. To make it there you need to win. Therefore, if a High tier team wants to make it to the Elite tier they need to win their conference. And vice versa for Mid tier. The only exception is Low tier. Only the best team for the season makes it out of the Independents. That is why BYU will be hurting by staying there. If you finish last in your conference AND there is a team that can be promoted then there the team is to be demoted. There is a small catch. Once you are promoted or demoted you are then frozen in that conference for 2 years. The only exception to the rule is if a team starts the season in the Top 25. Then, that team will be moved up a tier and the team that finished worst in the conference above will be demoted.

The NCAA hopes that this will be a beneficial move to help and increase popularity in college football. They look forward to a successful year and more. There is much more to come, but as the current Preseason Polls stand, there is only one team that is in the Top 25 not from the Elite tier: Texas Tech.
Dynasty: DARKxKNIGHTx2013
Monday, July 7, 2014
08:39 PM - July 7, 2014. Written by bayers3

Player (Prospect Grade - John Sickels, Current Level)

3B, Garin Cecchini (Grade : B+, AAA Pawtucket)

Doesn't have much to prove in AAA, but hitting .242 so far isn't going to get him a call-up any time soon. Continues to play defense well, the rest of his numbers are as expected including 20SB already. Just waiting out the 3B situation in Boston for now.

SS, Chris Owings (Grade : B+, AAA Pawtucket)

Owings looks like he's trying to hit his way into the majors with a .275 mark and 5HR already after 6 all last year. 9SB is also tempting, but much like Cecchini he is stuck behind some bigger names for the time being. Should see playing time during roster expansion, will have to wait until 2016 for anything serious.

RHP, Leonys Bravo (Grade : B+, AA Portland)

As expected he is crushing AA hitters. Has worked hard to improve his secondary offerings, 10-2 mark with 2.04ERA and a 164K:40BB ratio in 127.2IP shows he is improving rapidly. Will probably continue to overpower AA players, likely slated for a promotion to AAA Pawtucket. Management continues to be very aggressive with him.

RHP, Braden Shipley (Grade : B+, MLB)

LHP, Henry Owens (Grade : B+, AAA Pawtucket)

Pitching well during his first full season in AAA. 4-6 record doesn't look great, but 3.07ERA and 1.26WHIP is much more encouraging.

LHP, Trey Ball (Grade : B, AAA Pawtucket)

Looks like a young pitcher in his first full season in AAA. K:BB ration is decent, 4.10ERA isn't bad, but 1.48WHIP will need some improvement. Should be in Pawtucket for at least another season.

RHP, Braxton Davis (Grade : B-, AAA Pawtucket)

Davis has been excellent, his only blemish being a 1.21WHIP, which isn't bad. Looks to be on par with the other elite minor leaguers along side him, could push Owens for an MLB rotation spot in 2016.

1B, Issac Koufax (Grade : B-, AA Portland)

Really impressing coaches, including other organizations. 15HR already is a surprise considering he wasn't projected for much power, hitting .278 and continuing to show Gold Glove caliber defense at 1B. Definitely Boston's best 1B prospect, might be pushed to AAA just to see if his hitting holds up.

RHP, Allen Webster (Grade : C+, AAA Pawtucket)

Talk of his demise may have pushed him to improve, no longer looks elite but his ERA and K:BB look better. Regression may have him sent down to AA with a prospective replacement waiting to get promoted (see players making noise).

3B/OF, Rico Berroa (Grade : C+, AA Portland)

Surprising coaches with his hitting, .283 so far, but the rest has been as expected. 16SB with little power and Gold Glove caliber defense in the outfield. Could join fellow Sea Dog, Isaac Koufax, in Pawtucket just to see how he does with more advanced pitching.

SS, Pedro Santana (Grade : C+, AA Portland)

Basically a copy of Berroa, hitting .284 with little power. Too good with the glove to stay in AA much longer, but coaches still have serious doubts about his bat at the next level. Plate discipline is become a concern, may switch to OF if promoted to AAA this year.

Players Making Noise

RHP, Roddy Gibson (Grade : C+, AA Portland)

2014 Comp A selection has looked very good at A-Advanced Salem this year after finishing last season in Class A Greenville. Could earn a promotion to AA Portland with a number of prospects slated to be promoted to AAA Pawtucket after the All-Star Break.
Dynasty: bayers3
08:36 PM - July 7, 2014. Written by bayers3

BOSTON, MA - The Red Sox, now within reach of 1st in the AL East, would find itself in the middle of dogfight for the division lead. With Baltimore in town, and also in reach of 1st, every game would count toward defending their title. Chris Archer would start against a familiar foe in Miguel Gonzalez, but as luck would have it Gonzalez rarely does well against Boston.

Today's game was less a pitchers duel and more of a great pitching performance propping up an impotent offense. It took five inning for Boston to score, an Ortiz solo-HR, and it started to look like another Archer gem wouldn't go to waste. Boston tried to make it 2-0 when Mookie Betts decided to make an easy triple into an inside-the-park HR but ended up with a 8-6-2 out instead.

Baltimore pulled one back in the 7th with a Nelson Cruz solo-HR and Gonzalez concluded his day with a scoreless seventh. After 7IP Gonzalez only had 2K compared to Archer's 14, but the score was still 1-1. Archer finished up the 8th with two more K to bring his total to 16, a stunning total of 36K in 16IP over has last two starts.

Swihart is starting a pretty good AL ROY campaign.

Luckily for Archer Blake Swihart and Jackie Bradley Jr. would combine to set him up for a win after a Bradley single brought in Swihart from second. Uehara would come in and finish off Baltimore to give Archer his 7th win and get the Red Sox one step closer to defending their division crown.

Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox
Jun 23, 2015123456789RHE
Baltimore (42-40)000000100140
Boston (43-38)00001001X270
W: Archer (7-3) L: O'Day (5-7) S: Uehara (12)
Dynasty: bayers3

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