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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
08:27 PM - July 22, 2014. Written by bayers3
THE BOSTON GLOBE (RED SOX DYNASTY REPORT)

BOSTON, MA - Things are going well for the Red Sox in August, already 5-2 so far and a series against the middling White Sox coming up. Chris Archer, after a rough outing against Baltimore, would face Marco Gonzalez and try to turn his season around.

Boston started off on the right foot with a 2R-HR from Mike Napoli with Dustin Pedroia on base to start the 1st with a 2-0 lead. Archer cruised and things got even better in the third when Napoli, Will Middlebrooks, and David Ortiz combined for stunning back-to-back-to-back solo-HRs and a 5-0 lead.

Archer, clearly over the outing against the Orioles, blew right through the White Sox lineup. Archer shut out Chicago, a Napoli sac fly in the 7th and a Blake Swihart solo-HR in the 8th gave him a 7-0 lead to basically seal the game. Chicago rallied to score a run off Ranaudo in the 9th, a Ben Coats RBI that drove in Dayan Viciedo, but it was much too little too late.



Napoli's 2HR 4RBI day powered Boston to a victory.

Boston's offense seems to be coming around, with 14 hits and 5HR today. Hopefully this trend holds and they can pass Tampa Bay for the division lead.

Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox
Aug 8, 2015123456789RHE
Chicago (52-65)000000001150
Boston (65-51)20300011X7141
W: Archer (10-5) L: Gonzalez (11-8)
Dynasty: bayers3
04:40 PM - July 22, 2014. Written by Roscosuper
1/18/15

Cal Clutterbuck ended his twenty-game pointless streak with his first goal of the season to tie the game at 1-1 in the third period and send the game to overtime, but Radim Vrbata found the winner in the extra frame to put the Phoenix Coyotes over the New York Islanders 2-1 Sunday night at Jobing.com Arena.



NOTES: Former Islander, Trent Hunter, played in his first NHL game in over two years after being called up from Bridgeport on Saturday... The Islanders will complete the current two-game road trip in Los Angeles on Tuesday before the All-star break.
Dynasty: Roscosuper
02:18 PM - July 22, 2014. Written by philliesfan136


Triple H sustains power on Raw, but it seems as though things are calm and in order on Smackdown. As C.M. Punk starts his reign as World Heavyweight champion, it remains to be seen whether things will stay that way. Damien Sandow, Mr. Money in the Bank, waits in the wings.

*The Miz retained the Cruiserweight championship over Fandango via a cradle DDT on the outside. Him and his moneymaker have plenty to brag about at the moment.

*NXT star Leo Kruger made his debut, in a competitive affair with Evan Bourne. He took it with a snapmare driver for his first win.

*Magnus is the new #1 contender to Seth Rollins' United States title after defeating Big E Langston and Drew McIntyre in a triple threat.

*The Duke of Decency Damien Sandow overcame former WHC AJ Styles.

*Seth Rollins kept his US championship away from Jack Swagger in addition to Evolution's Wade Barrett and Sheamus.

*After being triumphant at Wrestlemania, Antonio Cesaro declared himself to be the new American Dream and our nation's next hero. Apparently he was in hot demand after leaving Zeb Colter's stable. Paul Heyman offered his services and thus Cesaro is the newest Paul Heyman Guy. Heyman will go into detail on his fresh client on Wednesday Night Heat.

*The Swiss Superman seizes the #1 contendership spot to the Big Gold in the 6th match of the evening. He defeats some of the blue brand's top talents in Sting, Sami Zayn, Ryback, Kurt Angle, and Samoa Joe. It is unknown whether that match with C.M. Punk will be coming at Extreme Rules or next Friday.

*Punk faced off with Shawn Michaels in HBK's Smackdown return, but the title was not on the line. It was an ambitious effort from the Heartbreak Kid but the World Heavyweight Champion is on his A-game right now. He got the best of Michaels and Sandow teased a cash in but Punk avoided it for now.
Dynasty: philliesfan136
02:02 PM - July 22, 2014. Written by philliesfan136


Post-WM Heat!
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Sanada def. Black Tiger II (NJPW Exhibition)

The Usos def. Edge & Christian to earn #1 Contendership to the WWE tag titles

Justin Gabriel def. Prince Devitt (c) and Curtis Axel to win the European Championship

Bret Hart (c) def. Ric Flair to retain the NWA Championship

Bobby Roode def. Chris Jericho, Adam Cole, and Alberto Del Rio to earn #1 Contendership to the Intercontinental title

Fandango def. Tyson Kidd, RVD, Rey Mysterio, Adrian Neville, and Jeff Hardy to earn #1 Contendership to the Cruiserweight title
Dynasty: philliesfan136
Monday, July 21, 2014
09:38 PM - July 21, 2014. Written by bayers3
THE BOSTON GLOBE (RED SOX DYNASTY REPORT)

BALTIMORE, MD - The AL East race continues to be tight with Boston traveling to Baltimore today. The Rays continue to sit atop the division, but the race is starting to be about more than just the division. The Wild Card is starting to shape up and the AL East is just outside of sending multiple teams to the playoffs. In the NL the Dodgers have asserted themselves and hold baseball's best record (70-38) with the Diamondbacks (66-43) just behind them.

MLB Standings - Updated: Aug 3, 2015
AL EASTWLGB
Tampa Bay6248-
Boston59492
Toronto57514
Baltimore55536
NY Yankees456316
AL WILD CARD RACEWLGB
Seattle6147-
Oakland6048-
Boston59491
Toronto57513
Baltimore55535


With the Orioles in danger of fading out of the race, this game would be important for them. With Archer and Weaver facing off again, everyone expected this game to be exciting, but nobody would believe how exciting. Boston struck right away, putting together a Jackie Bradley Jr. double with a Xander Bogaerts single to take a 1-0 lead after the 1st.

The second inning would give everyone a taste of what was coming, but Baltimore fans would have to wait. Shane Victorino hit a double and David Ortiz brought him in with a 2R-HR to take a 3-0 lead. Even with Archer on the mound, the Orioles came right back with a little help from Boston. Archer promptly loaded the bases and gave up a 2RBI double, and then Will Middlebrooks fielded a weak grounder from Adam Jones and seemed to forget the game was still going. The Orioles scored thanks to Middlebrooks and made it 3-3.

Archer and Weaver slogged through the 3rd before more fireworks in the 4th. Victorino gave Boston the lead with a solo-HR, but Chris Davis pulled Baltimore ahead with a stunning 3R-HR that left Archer visibly upset. Archer finished the inning, but after 7H and 6ER his day was done in favor of Anthony Ranaudo. Weaver probably wished he had taken a seat as well, but he came out for the 5th and got lit up like a Christmas tree. Bogaerts and Bradley teamed up at the top of the order with an RBI single to make it 6-4, and then a Pedroia single scored Bogaerts on a hit-and-run play to make it 6-5. Weaver put another man on before Middlebrooks drove in Pedroia, and with the game tied and only two out Weaver was pulled for Keven Slowey. Slowey, if you can believe it, was much worse. Ortiz gave Boston the lead with a towering 3R-HR, and Blake Swihart capped off a 7 run inning with a solo-HR for an 11-6 lead.



Ortiz isn't ready to retire just yet.

Ranaudo pitched well, shutting out Baltimore until the 7th when Nolan Reimold drove in a runner. The Orioles looked to score another but JJ Hardy was thrown out at home to end the inning. The 8th inning was basically the final nail in Baltimore's coffin. Bradley would drive in Mookie Betts after a 2B-SB combo would let him score easily from third, and then Bradley would make it to third himself after a throwing error on a pick-off attempt.

With the score 12-7 n the 9th the Orioles would tag one more on, but it was clearly too little too late. When the dust had settled the game would total 20 runs and 29 hits, almost unthinkable with the way the Red Sox had been hitting and pitching.

Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles
Aug 3, 2015123456789RHE
Boston (61-50)12017001012170
Baltimore (56-55)0303001018121
W: Ranaudo (5-3) L: Weaver (12-9)
Dynasty: bayers3
Sunday, July 20, 2014
10:11 PM - July 20, 2014. Written by glenzariczny
M's keep streak alive with shutout victory

Seattle - Even with the bats somewhat cooled off, the Mariners still found a way to put another win in the column against the Texas Rangers. Hisashi Iwakuma went 6.1 innings, and the bullpen did the rest as the Mariners got the shutout win. Brad Miller and Robinson Cano were the only offense Seattle needed in this one as Cano got the night started with a solo home run in the first inning. He had another hit in the game as well pushing his average up above .200 and hopefully turning the corner in what has been a rocky start to his Mariner career. The win puts the Mariners back above .500 and the disastrous month of May seems more, and more like a distant memory. The Mariners will see how far they can keep the streak going tomorrow as they go for nine straight against Texas ace Colby Lewis (7-3, 3.26 ERA), while throwing Chris Young (4-5, 3.82 ERA) up against him.

Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners
Jun 13, 2014123456789RHE
Texas (32-35)000000000060
Seattle (34-33)110000000280
W: Hisashi Iwakuma (5-5) L: Tanner Scheppers (2-6) S: Fernando Rodney - 18
Texas Rangers
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Martin, CF4010000.216
Choo, LF3010100.268
Fielder, 1B4010000.357
Beltre, 3B4020000.228
Moreland, DH4000030.258
Rios, RF4000000.204
Andrus, SS4010000.255
Profar, 2B3000000.220
Arencibia, C3000030.221
TEAM TOTALS33060160
BATTING:
2B: A. Beltre (8)
BASERUNNING:
SB: E. Andrus (10)
Seattle Mariners
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Miller, SS4011000.312
Romero, LF4000010.243
Cano, 2B4121001.201
Zunino, C4010020.255
Montero, 1B4010000.247
Seager, 3B3000010.248
Buck, DH3000010.268
Chavez, CF3120000.414
Jones, RF2010110.188
TEAM TOTALS31282161
BATTING:
2B: J. Jones (5)
HR: R. Cano (11)
RBI: B. Miller (30), R. Cano (30)
BASERUNNING:
CS: E. Chavez (1)
Texas Rangers
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Scheppers (L, 2-6)6.07221416.30
Cotts2.01000203.22
TEAM TOTALS8.0822161
PITCHING:
WP: T. Scheppers (1)
Seattle Mariners
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Iwakuma (W, 5-5)6.15001403.32
Farquhar (H, 8)1.10000103.95
Furbush (H, 5)0.10000003.04
Rodney (S, 18)1.01000100.39
TEAM TOTALS9.0600160
Dynasty: glenzariczny
03:35 PM - July 20, 2014. Written by glenzariczny
Felix dominates as Mariners roll to seventh straight victory

Seattle - Felix Hernandez continued the Mariners hot streak by bringing the fire himself on Thursday night. He matched his season high by striking out 14 hitters, with his lone blemish a two out home run by Carlos Beltran in the 8th, and after that the bullpen finished it off to sweep the Yankees right out the door of Safeco Field. The Mariners offense got it going too with six extra base hits, and really the score should've been worse, but Sabathia, and crew were able to wriggle out of danger a few times. Still it was no match for the performance that the King put in, in front of his loyal subjects out in the Kings court. The Mariners will now look to climb above .500 for the first time since they were 13-12 on April 28th, as they welcome the Texas Rangers to town, who will throw Tanner Scheppers (2-5, 6.59 ERA) to the wolves that has been the Mariners lineup recently, while Seattle counters with Hisashi Iwakuma (4-5, 3.59 ERA).

New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners
Jun 12, 2014123456789RHE
New York (36-30)000000010130
Seattle (33-33)01001020X4100
W: Felix Hernandez (7-6) L: C.C. Sabathia (6-5) S: Fernando Rodney - 17
New York Yankees
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Heathcott, CF4000020.214
Gardner, LF4000020.243
Beltran, RF3121101.311
Teixeira, 1B4000030.304
McCann, C3000110.230
Soriano, DH3000130.301
Rodriguez, 3B3000120.204
Jeter, SS3000000.219
Ryan, 2B3010020.179
TEAM TOTALS301314151
BATTING:
HR: C. Beltran (17)
RBI: C. Beltran (40)
Seattle Mariners
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Chavez, CF5110020.385
Romero, RF3110220.252
Miller, SS4121000.313
Hart, 1B4110010.237
Montero, DH3021100.247
Cano, 2B4020020.196
Zunino, C3012000.255
Seager, 3B3000120.251
Ackley, LF4000000.226
TEAM TOTALS334104490
BATTING:
2B: B. Miller (10), R. Cano (7), C. Hart (12), J. Montero (1), S. Romero (5)
3B: E. Chavez (1)
RBI: B. Miller (29), J. Montero (9), M. Zunino 2 (32)
SAC: M. Zunino
New York Yankees
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia (L, 6-5)5.07221505.14
Nova1.01001004.03
Claiborne0.01221003.12
Nuno1.01001203.00
Thornton1.00000206.85
TEAM TOTALS8.01044490
Seattle Mariners
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (W, 7-6)7.231141412.48
Leone (H, 4)0.10000003.38
Rodney (S, 17)1.00000100.40
TEAM TOTALS9.03114151
Dynasty: glenzariczny
01:39 PM - July 20, 2014. Written by glenzariczny
Comeback kids do it again as Mariners end up cruising to sixth straight victory

Seattle - In what has become a theme during this winning streak, the Mariners again were able to come back late and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. This time they did it without the power surge they have enjoyed in previous games, and instead used timely, clutch hitting, and good plate discipline to their advantage. It started in the 8th inning, after David Phelps had been cruising all night long, building a 4-1 lead without barely breaking a sweat giving up only two hits, but Jesus Montero led off with a single, and that brought out Matt Thornton, who pretty much imploded the proceedings by immediately hitting John Buck, who replaced an injured Mike Zunino earlier in the game. The a James Jones sacrifice attempt turned into a single after he beat out the throw, and that's when it turned real sour for New York. Stefen Romero came on to pinch hit for Dustin Ackley, and immediately laced a single to cut it to 4-2, then Thornton walked Brad Miller to force in another run, and shortly after Endy Chavez lined a two run double to put the Mariners in the lead. Seattle would end up getting two more out of the inning before it was over, lining up Fernando Rodney for an easy save in the ninth. The Mariners will now try to continue the streak tomorrow, and get back to .500 for the first time since April 29th against C.C. Sabathia (6-4, 5.25 ERA) while throwing their own ace Felix Hernandez (6-6, 2.59 ERA) up against him.

New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners
Jun 11, 2014123456789RHE
New York (36-29)100012000481
Seattle (32-33)00100006X780
W: Tom Wilhelmsen (2-1) L: Matt Thornton (0-2) S: Fernando Rodney - 16
New York Yankees
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Gardner, LF4120000.248
Jeter, SS3000110.223
Teixeira, 1B4000000.308
Soriano, DH4121020.305
Beltran, RF4000000.306
McCann, C4132002.234
Rodriguez, 3B4000000.207
Johnson, 2B4111010.213
Heathcott, CF3000000.250
TEAM TOTALS34484142
BATTING:
2B: B. McCann (7), B. Gardner 2 (14)
HR: B. McCann (9), K. Johnson (10)
RBI: B. McCann 2 (28), A. Soriano (42), K. Johnson (38)
GIDP: M. Teixeira
BASERUNNING:
SB: A. Soriano (1)
FIELDING:
E: K. Johnson (3)
Seattle Mariners
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Miller, SS3112110.310
Chavez, CF4112000.429
Cano, 2B3010100.190
Hart, 1B4000010.237
Seager, 3B4011000.254
Montero, DH2110210.233
Zunino, C1000000.254
Buck, PR-C2211000.283
Jones, RF3110000.183
Ackley, LF2000010.231
Romero, PH-LF1111000.250
TEAM TOTALS29787440
BATTING:
2B: E. Chavez (5)
RBI: B. Miller 2 (28), K. Seager (21), E. Chavez 2 (5), J. Buck (3), S. Romero (8)
HBP: J. Buck
SAC: J. Jones
GIDP: J. Buck
New York Yankees
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Phelps7.04211302.90
Thornton (L, 0-2)0.02441007.17
Kelley (BS, 2)0.21112102.65
Claiborne0.11000002.70
TEAM TOTALS8.0876440
Seattle Mariners
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Paxton5.27440323.86
Wilhelmsen (W, 2-1)2.10001102.63
Rodney (S, 16)1.01000000.42
TEAM TOTALS9.0844142
Dynasty: glenzariczny
11:36 AM - July 20, 2014. Written by bayers3
THE BOSTON GLOBE (RED SOX DYNASTY REPORT)


Player (Prospect Grade - John Sickels, Current Level)

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

Not much news here, hitting has ticked up a bit to .256. 14HR and 26SB, made the MiLB All-Star team.

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

Similar to Cecchini, continues steady climb toward the majors. Hitting .275 with 8HR and 11SB, made the MiLB All-Star team.

RHP, Leonys Bravo (Grade : B+, AAA Pawtucket)


Looks like the Red Sox may have to pump the brakes on Bravo as he finally struggles. 1-2 mark with a 6.28ERA is quite a jump, though the organization still believes in him these are the first signs of mortality. With a 22K:6BB ratio in 14.1IP nobody is writing him off, but he will need to work on his secondary pitches instead of breezing by on his fastball-change up combo.

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

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

Owens has been hot in the past month with a 5-0 record in July to bring his season up to 9-6. Dropped his ERA and WHIP down to 2.79 and 1.19, starting to look more and more like he starts 2016 in the majors.

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

Still getting beat up, but the stuff is still great and probably won't be demoted. Still needs to work on his command, but Boston is very committed to his future.

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

Going toe-to-toe with Owens with very similar numbers. 8-5, 2.75ERA, 119WHIP, 121K:52BB.

1B, Issac Koufax (Grade : B-, AAA Pawtucket)

AAA has been a little harder for the fast rising 1B, hitting only .268 with a single HR in July. Small sample size, but starting to look mortal at the plate.

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

Still dragging his feet, rumors are that Boston have been discussing trade options for the off-season.

3B/OF, Rico Berroa (Grade : C+, AAA Pawtucket)

Hitting .364 with 4SB since coming up, nobody is jumping to conclusions yet on his hitting, but defense still remains his strength.

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


Hitting .299 with 3HR and 13SB, won't be in AA past this season with Owings / Cecchini expected to be promoted. Ceiling is most likely a .270 hitter with 30SB and Gold Glove caliber defense.

Players Making Noise

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


A stop in Portland might have been aiming too low, if AAA rotation wasn't full the Red Sox probably should have moved him there. 3-1 record in July with a 1.86ERA and a Bravo-esque 26K:6BB ratio in 29IP.
Dynasty: bayers3
11:10 AM - July 20, 2014. Written by bayers3
THE BOSTON GLOBE (RED SOX DYNASTY REPORT)

SEATTLE, WA - It's deja vu all over again as Chris Archer took the mound today against the Mariners again, this time it's at SafeCo Field. Felix Hernandez would get his shot at revenge, and with Boston still struggling to hit he would probably get his way. At this point in the season Boston probably isn't "struggling" or "cold", the team is going to have to accept that they just aren't good on offense this year.

Things were looking up for the Red Sox when a Xander Bogaerts sac fly in the 3rd gave them a 1-0. Most teams wouldn't lean on a single run lead, but Archer was absolutely on fire today no hitting the Mariners through the 3rd. Hernandez struggled with his command, and thanks to his inability to get ahead in the count he couldn't get out of the 6th. Shane Victorino and David Ortiz each hit solo-HR off Hernandez, both on 3-1 counts, and Hernandez took a seat after 5.2IP.

Boston was practically high-fiving themselves up 3-0, especially with Archer carrying a no-hitter through the 6th. Unfortunately for Boston, the BB Monster reared it ugly head and Archer put two on in the 7th with Carlos Quentin coming up. Archer had him on a 2-2 count and tried to sneak a fastball high and inside, but Quentin was waiting for it and parking the ball in the stands for a 3R-HR that tied the game.



Quetin's three-run shot killed Boston.

Archer came back out for the 8th, hoping to staunch the bleeding and give Boston a shot at scoring, but things only got worse. Archer walked two more, bringing his total to 4, and Robinson Cano hit an RBI single to give Seattle the lead. Jackie Bradley Jr. capped of the horrible inning by blowing a "can of corn" pop fly that would have ended the inning but instead became a 2RBI triple for Corey Hart. Boston had nothing and Seattle cruised to an easy 6-3 victory.

Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners
Jul 28, 2015123456789RHE
Boston (58-48)001002000380
Seattle (60-46)00000033X641
W: Farquar (5-0) L: Archer (9-5) S: Smith (16)
Dynasty: bayers3
Saturday, July 19, 2014
08:53 PM - July 19, 2014. Written by glenzariczny
Mariners comeback to walk-off in 9th. Win 5th straight.

Seattle - The Seattle Mariners are suddenly the hottest team in baseball. Coming back from deficits twice in this one to finish off the Yankees, and win their 5th straight. The Yankees jumped out early with a three run 1st inning, but after that Taijuan Walker shut them down the rest of the way going eight strong. Meanwhile the Mariners clawed back with home runs by Mike Zunino, and Jesus Montero. However in the 9th inning Alfonso Soriano hit his second home run of the game that looked to doom the Mariners streak, but they would not be denied as Robinson Cano led off the bottom half with a double. After Montero struck out Kyle Seager came up and ripped one over the head of Carlos Beltran for another double that tied the game. Then with two outs Zunino came up with a huge clutch hit the Mariners have been lacking this season. He shot another one into the gap that sealed the deal on the comeback. The Mariners will try to see how far this streak can go tomorrow as they return to face David Phelps (6-2, 3.04 ERA), who is having a great season for the Yankees. They will counter with James Paxton (3-3, 3.59 ERA).

New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners
Jun 10, 2014123456789RHE
New York (36-28)300000001471
Seattle (31-33)020001002560
W: Charlie Furbush (3-1) L: David Robertson (0-2)
New York Yankees
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Gardner, LF4120000.243
Jeter, SS4011000.226
Teixeira, 1B4100010.313
Soriano, DH4223002.302
Beltran, RF4000010.312
McCann, C4000010.222
Johnson, 3B3010000.213
Heathcott, CF3000010.286
Ryan, 2B2010010.172
Suzuki, PH1000000.245
Roberts, 2B0000000.284
TEAM TOTALS33474052
BATTING:
2B: K. Johnson (7)
3B: B. Gardner (3)
HR: A. Soriano 2 (12)
RBI: D. Jeter (14), A. Soriano 3 (41)
FIELDING:
E: C. Beltran (2)
Seattle Mariners
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Jones, CF4000000.180
Romero, RF4010020.243
Cano, 2B4110010.189
Montero, 1B3111111.226
Seager, 3B4100000.254
Buck, C4110000.275
Zunino, DH4123001.255
Bloomquist, SS3000000.216
Ackley, LF3000000.233
TEAM TOTALS33564142
BATTING:
2B: R. Cano (6), J. Buck (4)
HR: J. Montero (3), M. Zunino (10)
RBI: J. Montero (8), M. Zunino 3 (30)
New York Yankees
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pineda6.04331324.71
Claiborne2.00000002.72
Robertson (BS, L 0-2)0.22210102.53
TEAM TOTALS8.2654142
Seattle Mariners
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Walker8.06330513.89
Furbush (W, 3-1)1.01110013.08
TEAM TOTALS9.0744052
Dynasty: glenzariczny
02:10 PM - July 19, 2014. Written by glenzariczny
Mariners power surge completes sweep

St. Petersburg - The Mariners clubbed five home runs on Monday afternoon, including two from Robinson Cano, as they completed a four game sweep of the AL East leading Rays. Stefen Romero, Mike Zunino, and Jesus Montero also got in on the fun, as the Mariners hit their season high for dingers in this one. The Rays had a couple solo shots of their own early as it looked early on that they may avoid the sweep in front of their home town fans, but Chris Young was able to keep them at bay long enough for the bats to do their damage, and Lucas Luetge, and Charlie Furbush were able to combine for four scoreless innings out of the pen to make the lead hold up. The Mariners now hop on a plane headed all the way home to get right back after it tomorrow against the New York Yankees who will send Taijuan Walker (4-6, 3.95 ERA) to the mound to face former Mariner Michael Pineda (5-5, 4.73 ERA).

Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays
Jun 9, 2014123456789RHE
Seattle (30-33)0020401119141
Tampa Bay (38-28)110010000372
W: Chris Young (4-5) L: David Price (5-6)
Seattle Mariners
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Chavez, CF4010100.471
Romero, RF5111021.243
Miller, SS4230100.309
Hart, 1B5110010.242
Montero, C5113011.222
Cano, 2B4332102.187
Zunino, DH5123021.250
Seager, 3B5010010.258
Ackley, LF4010000.237
TEAM TOTALS419149375
BATTING:
2B: C. Hart (11), E. Chavez (4)
HR: R. Cano 2 (10), J. Montero (2), M. Zunino (9), S. Romero (3)
RBI: R. Cano 2 (29), J. Montero 3 (7), M. Zunino 3 (27), S. Romero (7)
GIDP: C. Hart
FIELDING:
E: B. Miller (8)
Tampa Bay Rays
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Lee, RF4010100.190
Escobar, SS5111001.247
Zobrist, 2B2010210.267
Joyce, LF2001100.243
Betemit, DH4010020.281
Loney, 1B4111001.302
DeJesus, CF4010020.346
Molina, C4000000.266
Forsythe, 3B4110000.189
TEAM TOTALS33373452
BATTING:
2B: B. Zobrist (11)
HR: J. Loney (7), Y. Escobar (1)
RBI: J. Loney (35), M. Joyce (28), Y. Escobar (17)
SF: M. Joyce
FIELDING:
E: Y. Escobar (7), L. Forsythe (2)
Seattle Mariners
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Young (W, 4-5)5.06333223.82
Luetge (H, 2)2.00001300.75
Furbush2.01000002.84
TEAM TOTALS9.0733452
Tampa Bay Rays
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Price (L, 5-6)4.19662525.57
Ramos0.21001003.86
Peralta1.11110111.83
McGee0.20000003.65
Bell0.11110012.86
Yates0.01000003.10
Boxberger0.20000001.50
Balfour1.01110114.15
TEAM TOTALS9.01499375
Dynasty: glenzariczny
12:17 PM - July 19, 2014. Written by glenzariczny
American League Standings - Updated: Jun 8, 2014
AL EASTWLGBRSRA
Tampa Bay Rays3827-308284
New York Yankees35271.5277247
Toronto Blue Jays33314.5302281
Boston Red Sox28348.5261296
Baltimore Orioles27359.5263273
AL CENTRALWLGBRSRA
Detroit Tigers3527-300248
Minnesota Twins33292.0255247
Cleveland Indians33313.0266292
Kansas City Royas28368.0240271
Chicago White Sox214315.0214305
AL WESTWLGBRSRA
Oakland Athletics3528-277236
Los Angeles Angels34280.5290255
Texas Rangers31324.0260263
Houston Astros31334.5263294
Seattle Mariners29335.5209214
AL WILD CARD RACEWLGBRSRA
New York Yankees3527-277247
Los Angeles Angels3428-290255
Minnesota Twins33291.0255247
Cleveland Indians33312.0266292
Toronto Blue Jays33312.0302281
Texas Rangers31323.5260263
Houston Astros31334.0263294
Seattle Mariners29335.0209214
Boston Red Sox28346.0261296
Kansas City Royals28367.0240271
Baltimore Orioles27357.0263273
Chicago White Sox214314.0214305

National League Standings - Updated: Jun 7, 2014
NL EASTWLGBRSRA
New York Mets3627-255243
Atlanta Braves31314.5225223
Washington Nationals30325.5282236
Philadelphia Philles27358.5217231
Miami Marlins263810.5261303
NL CENTRALWLGBRSRA
St. Louis Cardinals3530-281259
Milwaukee Brewers33311.5257267
Chicago Cubs29334.5248262
Pittsburgh Pirates28345.5224255
Cincinnati Reds27356.5217284
NL WESTWLGBRSRA
Los Angeles Dodgers4024-266239
Arizona Diamondbacks37283.5263214
San Diego Padres34295.5276244
San Francisco Giants33317.0228223
Colorado Rockies293410.5267263
NL WILD CARD RACEWLGBRSRA
Arizona Diamondbacks3728-263214
San Diego Padres3429-276244
Milwaukee Brewers33311.5257267
San Francisco Giants33311.5228223
Atlanta Braves31312.5225223
Washington Nationals30323.5282236
Chicago Cubs29334.5248262
Colorado Rockies29345.0267263
Pittsburgh Pirates28345.5224255
Cincinnati Reds27356.5217284
Philadelphia Philles27356.5217231
Miami Marlins26388.5261303


AL Leaders - Hitting - Updated: Jun 7, 2014
Batting AverageAVGHitsHITS
1. Prince Fielder.3611. Prince Fielder (TEX)86
2. Joe Mauer (MIN).3522. Edwin Encarnacion (TOR)78
3. Miguel Cabrera (DET).3383. Dustin Pedroia (BOS)78
4. Josh Hamilton (LAA).3384. Victor Martinez (DET)77
5. Victor Martinez (DET).3305. Mark Teixeira (NYY)76
Home RunsHRRuns Batted InRBI
1. David Ortiz (BOS)181. Prince Fielder (TEX)60
2. Prince Fielder (TEX)172. David Ortiz (BOS)51
3. Edwin Encarnacion (TOR)173. Eric Hosmer (KC)49
4. Carlos Beltran (NYY)164. Mark Teixeira (NYY)46
5. Mark Teixeira (NYY)165. Josh Willingham (MIN)46
RunsRStolen BasesSB
1. Dustin Pedroia (BOS)461. Michael Bourn (CLE)19
2. Mark Teixeira (NYY)442. Jose Reyes (TOR)15
3. Prince Fielder (TEX)413. Coco Crisp (OAK)14
4. Melky Cabrera (TOR)404. Jose Altuve (HOU)13
5. Carlos Beltran (NYY)405. Desmond Jennings (TB)12
Slugging PercentageSLGOn Base plus SluggingOPS
1. Prince Fielder (TEX).6601. Prince Fielder (TEX)1.075
2. Josh Hamilton (LAA).6132. Miguel Cabrera (DET)1.043
3. Miguel Cabrera (DET).6063. Josh Hamilton (LAA)1.026
4. Carlos Beltran (NYY).5984. Carlos Beltran (NYY).973
5. Mark Teixeira (NYY).5715. Mark Teixeira (NYY).964

MLB League Leaders - Updated: Jun 7, 2014
WinsWEarned Run AverageERA
1. Dan Straily (OAK)91. Dan Straily (OAK)1.94
2. Jarrod Parker (OAK)82. Jarrod Parker (OAK)2.34
3. Matt Moore (TB)83. Ricky Nolasco (MIN)2.52
4. Bruce Chen (KC)84. Kevin Correia (MIN)2.53
5. Max Scherzer (DET)75. Chris Sale (CHW)2.53
StrikeoutsKWalks + Hits per innings pitchedWHIP
1. Steve Johnson (BAL)891. Felix Hernandez (SEA)0.81
2. Yu Darvish (TEX)892. Robbie Ross (TEX)1.03
3. Justin Verlander (DET)873. Kevin Correia (MIN)1.06
4. Danny Salazar (CLE)844. R.A. Dickey (TOR)1.06
5. Corey Kluber (CLE)845. Justin Verlander (DET)1.06
Complete GamesCGShutoutsSO
1. James Shields (KC)41. Felix Hernandez (SEA)3
2. Hiroki Kuroda (NYY)42. Brett Oberholtzer (HOU)3
3. Felix Hernandez (SEA)33. Dan Straily (OAK)2
4. Brett Oberholtzer (HOU)34. James Shields (KC)2
5. Justin Verlander (DET)35. Corey Kluber (CLE)2
Innings PitchedIPSavesSV
1. R.A. Dickey (TOR)94.11. Grant Balfour (TB)24
2. Ricky Nolasco (MIN)93.02. Ernesto Frieri (LAA)19
3. James Shields (KC)92.03. David Robertson (NYY)19
4. Hiroki Kuroda (NYY)91.24. Greg Holland (KC)18
5. Felix Hernandez (SEA)90.15. Jim Johnson (OAK)18

MLB League Leaders - Updated: Jun 7, 2014
Batting AverageAVGHitsHITS
1. David Wright (NYM).3321. Jean Segura (MIL)76
2. Pablo Sandoval (SF).3302. Pablo Sandoval (SF)74
3. Jason Heyward (ATL).3213. Denard Span (WAS)73
4. Carlos Gonzalez (COL).3194. Starlin Castro (CHC)72
5. Michael Cuddyer (COL).3095. Adrian Gonzalez (LAD)71
Home RunsHRRuns Batted InRBI
1. Carlos Gomez (MIL)161. Chase Headley (SD)46
2. Curtis Granderson (NYM)162. Carlos Gonzalez (COL)46
3. Troy Tulowitzki (COL)153. Curtis Granderson (NYM)45
4. Jay Bruce (CIN)154. Troy Tulowitzki (COL)43
5. Hanley Ramirez (LAD)155. Anthony Rizzo (CHC)41
RunsRStolen BasesSB
1. Hanley Ramirez (LAD)391. Ben Revere (PHI)19
2. Giancarlo Stanton (MIA)392. Billy Hamilton (CIN)17
3. Michael Cuddyer (COL)383. Eric Young Jr. (NYM)17
4. Denard Span (WAS)384. Jean Segura (MIL)16
5. Chase Headley (SD)385. Tony Campana (ARI)14
Slugging PercentageSLGOn Base plus SluggingOPS
1. Carlos Gomez (MIL).6031. Carlos Gomez (MIL).922
2. Curtis Granderson (NYM).5512. Carlos Gonzalez (COL).922
3. Carlos Gonzalez (COL).5483. Jason Heyward (ATL).918
4. Michael Cuddyer (COL).5434. Pablo Sandoval (SF).917
5. Hanley Ramirez (LAD).5405. David Wright (NYM).916

MLB League Leaders - Updated: Jun 7, 2014
WinsWEarned Run AverageERA
1. Cliff Lee (PHI)91. Cliff Lee (PHI)1.49
2. Dan Haren (LAD)82. Stephen Strasburg (WAS)1.83
3. Andrew Cashner (SD)83. Andrew Cashner (SD)2.03
4. Adam Wainwright (STL)74. Cole Hamels (PHI)2.05
5. Ervin Santana (ATL)75. Daniel Hudson (ARI)2.16
StrikeoutsKWalks + Hits per innings pitchedWHIP
1. Jordan Zimmerman (WAS)1011. Cliff Lee (PHI)0.82
2. Jose Fernandez (MIA)972. Stephen Strasburg (WAS)0.87
3. Stephen Strasburg (WAS)883. Dan Haren (LAD)0.92
4. Cliff Lee (PHI)844. Jake Arrieta (CHC)0.92
5. Clayton Kershaw (LAD)815. Cole Hamels (PHI)0.95
Complete GamesCGShutoutsSO
1. Jordan Zimmerman (WAS)41. Jake Arrieta (CHC)3
2. Jake Arrieta (CHC)32. Jhoulys Chacin (COL)3
3. Jhoulys Chacin (COL)33. Cole Hamels (PHI)3
4. Julio Teheran (ATL)34. Andrew Cashner (SD)2
5. Cliff Lee (PHI)35. Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD)2
Innings PitchedIPSavesSV
1. Jordan Zimmerman (WAS)98.01. Bobby Parnell (NYM)25
2. Andrew Cashner (SD)97.22. Craig Kimbrel (ATL)22
3. Cliff Lee (PHI)96.13. Huston Street (SD)19
4. Clayton Kershaw (LAD)89.14. Kenley Jansen (LAD)19
5. Dan Haren (LAD)88.15. Trevor Rosenthal (STL)19
Dynasty: glenzariczny
11:20 AM - July 19, 2014. Written by glenzariczny
Mariners continue hot hitting, Win 3rd straight.

St. Petersburg - The Seattle Mariners bats continued to crush the Rays on Sunday afternoon, as a huge 2nd inning led to a huge win for the M's. Brad Miller delivered the kill shot with a 3 run homer to cap the six run inning, before that the Mariners were helped by a couple Tampa errors, and an Endy Chavez 2 RBI Single. Meanwhile Hisashi Iwakuma was outstanding going eight innings before finally conceding to Danny Farquhar in the 9th to get the last three outs. The Mariners now look to complete the four game sweep tomorrow when they send Chris Young (3-5, 3.70 ERA) to the mound to face Rays ace David Price (5-5, 5.19 ERA).

Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays
Jun 8, 2014123456789RHE
Seattle (29-33)1600000007100
Tampa Bay (38-27)000000101272
W: Hisashi Iwakuma (4-5) L: Jake Odorizzi (0-2)
Seattle Mariners
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Chavez, CF5122000.538
Romero, LF5120000.245
Miller, SS4223121.301
Hart, 1B3011200.243
Montero, DH5000010.224
Cano, 2B4110000.177
Seager, 3B4000010.259
Zunino, C4111010.246
Bloomquist, RF4110010.225
TEAM TOTALS387107361
BATTING:
2B: C. Hart (10)
3B: R. Cano (1)
HR: B. Miller (6)
RBI: B. Miller 3 (26), C. Hart (34), E. Chavez 2 (3), M. Zunino (24)
GIDP: W. Bloomquist
Tampa Bay Rays
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Jennings, CF4010010.268
Zobrist, 2B4010000.265
Myers, RF4110000.269
Longoria, 3B3111111.285
Betemit, DH4010020.281
Loney, 1B3000100.303
Joyce, LF4000010.246
Escobar, SS4021000.248
Molina, C3000010.273
TEAM TOTALS33272261
BATTING:
2B: B. Zobrist (10), W. Myers (13)
HR: E. Longoria (12)
RBI: E. Longoria (33), Y. Escobar (16)
FIELDING:
E: B. Zobrist (5), J. Molina (6)
Seattle Mariners
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Iwakuma (W, 4-5)8.06221513.59
Farquhar1.01001104.15
TEAM TOTALS9.0722261
Tampa Bay Rays
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Odorizzi (L, 0-2)1.15762115.81
Boxberger2.12000101.59
Ramos2.12000104.05
Yates3.01001303.10
TEAM TOTALS9.01076361
Dynasty: glenzariczny
02:51 AM - July 19, 2014. Written by glenzariczny
Mariners comeback for another victory

St. Petersburg - The Seattle Mariners bats came alive for the second night in a row. As Corey Hart again led the charge that backed a solid Felix Hernandez performance as the Mariners won 6-2. Hart finished a triple shy of the cycle, going 3-4 with 3 RBI. Endy Chavez also added two more doubles, as he has hit well since his call up before the series. Felix meanwhile got back on track with a solid seven inning where he struck out nine, including five in a row at one point. The Mariners will look to win their third straight tomorrow as Hisashi Iwakuma (3-5, 3.73 ERA) heads to the mound to take on Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 4.91 ERA).

Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays
Jun 7, 2014123456789RHE
Seattle (28-33)0000040026120
Tampa Bay (38-26)020000000260
W: Felix Hernandez (6-6) L: Jeremy Hellickson (5-2) S: Charlie Furbush - 1
Seattle Mariners
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Miller, SS5111000.298
Romero, LF4111010.237
Cano, 2B5000010.176
Zunino, C3100120.246
Hart, 1B4133001.241
Seager, 3B4010000.264
Montero, DH4130000.239
Chavez, CF4131000.625
Jones, RF4000020.185
TEAM TOTALS376126161
BATTING:
2B: C. Hart (9), E. Chavez 2 (3), S. Romero (4)
3B: B. Miller (2)
HR: C. Hart (12)
RBI: B. Miller 23, C. Hart 3 (33), E. Chavez (1), S. Romero (6)
SF: S. Romero
BASERUNNING:
SB: E. Chavez (1)
Tampa Bay Rays
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Jennings, CF4010010.269
Zobrist, 2B3000130.266
Myers, RF4000010.269
Longoria, 3B4000020.284
Betemit, DH3110000.282
Loney, 1B3112001.307
Joyce, LF3020010.251
Lee, PR-LF0000000.187
Escobar, SS3010000.243
Molina, C2000010.279
DeJesus, PH1000000.349
Hanigan, C0000000.260
TEAM TOTALS30262191
BATTING:
2B: W. Betemit (10)
HR: J. Loney (6)
RBI: J. Loney 2 (34)
GIDP: E. Longoria, D. Jennings, J. Molina
Seattle Mariners
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (W, 6-6)7.06220912.59
Furbush (S, 1)2.00001003.09
TEAM TOTALS9.0622191
Tampa Bay Rays
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hellickson (L, 5-2)5.27441415.18
Ramos0.11000004.91
McGee2.02000203.75
Bell0.12220002.49
Boxberger0.20000002.00
TEAM TOTALS9.01266161
Dynasty: glenzariczny