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Monday, July 27, 2015
10:46 AM - July 27, 2015. Written by mkilcNYR
Hey all, before I get into the game action for the Rockies v. Dodgers series I have a league update to announce. Every time a trade goes down I'll do one of these in the future going forward. I'll put the trade down and also give a small analysis of the deal (Also I'll be doing an minor league update today so stay tuned!)

TRADE ALERT 4/15 The Rays and the White Sox have agreed to swap players. The transaction details are below:

White Sox- GETTING: SP Grayson Garvin (25 years old. 64 overall (C)) Assigned to AAA Charlotte Knights

Rays- GETTING: C Geovany Soto (32 years old. 73 overall (C)) Backup catcher on Tampa Bay Rays.

This is a fairly good deal for both teams. The Rays needed a backup catcher as John Jaso went down this week with a broken hand he suffered during this weeks series against the Jays. He'll be down for 1-2 months and Soto/Rivera platoon is serviceable until he gets back.

The White Sox had both Flowers and George Kottaras as a catcher on the major league team so Soto was the odd man out in Chicago so there was no major loss on that front. Garvin fills in nicely at the back end of the their AAA team's rotation and takes over for a struggling Kyle Drabek. Garvin could be used potentially as a reliever also on the major league level should Chicago choose to go that route or just release him without much loss as he is only making 60K this year.

Onward now to the games!

Game One: The Rockies had off on Thursday and took the time to recuperate and figure out ways to end this 6 game losing streak. The Dodgers got the scoring started on a Yasmani Grandal solo shot to left in the 2nd which put them up 1-0. The Rockies though would answer scoring runs in the 4th and 5th thanks to an RBI single by Justin Morneau and an RBI double by rookie Kyle Parker that made the score 2-1.

De La Rosa would load the bases in the 6th but escape giving up only 1 run and left with the score knotted up at 2-2. The Rockies would push across the winning run in the 8th on a long fly ball by Drew Stubbs who was pinch hitting for Brandon Barnes (who was 0-3 on the day and had a 0.76 average) with runners on 2nd and 1st. Puig tracked the ball and got under it for the final out but then inexplicably dropped the ball and was charged with an error which allowed Nick Hundley to score from 2nd and make it 3-2 in favor of Colorado.

Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers
Apr 17, 123456789RHE
Colorado (3-6)000110010390
Los Angeles (7-2)010001000261
W: Butler (3-0) L: Hatcher (0-1) S: Axford (3)

Game Notes: Eddie Butler once again came to the rescue out of the bullpen for the Rockies throwing 1.2 and struck out 2 while yielding 2 hits. Kyle Parker went 1-4 with the RBI double to extend his hitting streak to 4 games. Nick "Heavy Hittin'" Hundley went 2-4 with 2 runs scored to raise his average to .428 on the young season.

Game Two: Fresh off a win in the first game of the series the Rockies look to make it 2 in a row here at Chavez Ravine. Jordan Lyles took the mound and it was not a happy game for the usually strong starter. Lyles would only last 4+ innings giving up 5 runs and 8 hits. His ERA swelled to 4.11 as a result of the startling start. The Rockies though would not go down. Colorado scored 5 runs through the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings thanks to home runs by Blackmon, Tulo, and Rosario. With the game tied 6-6 going in the 10th the Rockies catcher Mike McKenry came through again launching a solo homer, his 2nd of the year into left field at Dodger Stadium to make it 7-6 Rockies. John Axford pitched the bottom half of the frame for his 4th save of the year and the Rockies won their second in a row!

Rockies at Dodgers |
Apr 18, 123456789ExtrasRHE
Colorado (4-6)0100001221781
Los Angeles (7-3)11120010006110
W: Hawkins (1-1) L: Rodriguez (0-1) S: Axford (4)

Game Notes: Clayton Kershaw had everything going for him until the 8th inning when Kyle Parker drove in 2 runs which came on Rosario having homered the inning before and made this good start a mess. He finished with 7.2, 4 runs scored, 3 walks, and 7 K's. Casey Jansen blew his first save of the year after Tulo homered in the 9th. Kyle Parker went 1-3 with a walk, double, and 2 RBI's on the day to push his average to .305 and his hitting streak to 5 games.

Game Three: The Rockies entered this game hoping for a sweep of their divisional rival from LA but left with a realization that the team was really out performing these past 2 games. Matzek surrendered 3 runs over 6 innings while walking 2 and striking out 4. That was not a good enough line as Zack Greinke was on the mound for the Dodgers and was he masterful as ever. Greinke threw a complete game scattering 6 hits and striking out 6 while walking only 1 (Kyle Parker) for his 3rd win of the year.

Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers
Apr 19, 123456789RHE
Colorado (5-6)000000000060
Los Angeles (7-4)00003001X480
W: Greinke (3-0) L: Matzek (1-2)

Game Notes: Greinke now has lowered his ERA to an astounding 0.33 on the season through his first 3 starts. Tulowitzki was given the day off but did pinch hit in the 9th grounding out for the final out. Kyle Parker was inserted into the 5 hole in the lineup due to injuries/scheduled days off. It did not suit him as he went 0-3 with a walk which snapped his hitting streak at 5 games.

Up next on the docket are the San Diego Padres as the Rockies head home to Coors Field for a 4 game set against the Padres and then a 3 game set against the Giants. Here are the matchup's for the series against San Diego:

Game 1: Kendrick (0-0, 3.97 ERA) vs. Kennedy (1-0, 2.08 ERA)
Game 2: Hale (0-2, 8.59 ERA) vs. Morrow (1-1, 7.71 ERA)
Game 3: De La Rosa (0-1, 2.25 ERA) vs. Shields (1-1, 5.71 ERA)
Game 4: Lyles (0-1, 4.12 ERA) vs. Cashner (0-2, 10.80 ERA)

Hope all of you stay tuned as we take on the friars next and coming up at some point today will be an update on the first few games and progress of the Minor Leagues for the Rockies!
Dynasty: mkilcNYR
Sunday, July 26, 2015
07:19 PM - July 26, 2015. Written by Fridge Combat
Bolts Insider

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August 24 - 4:00PM
Levi's Stadium,
Santa Clara, CAL

San Fran, a team who have yet to lose a game in the Preseason, (despite a lot of changes on this squad), will be inviting the Chargers down to their home tonight, for some hard-hitting action!
While this may not be the dominant 49ers defense of a few years, we expect them to put up a good fight, along with this verstaile offense.

The Chargers' offensive drive started slow, unable to convert a single down.

The 49ers had no such issue. They pushed the ball on the ground, but were unable to get to the redzone. Instead, they decided to go for the 58yd FG! Obviously, it was short, (ambitious call!), so the Bolts got the good field position.

Unfortunately, with San Fran playing shut-down run defense, the Bolts only managed to get to the redzone and come away with three. Still, it was the first points of the game with a minute left in the Qtr.

If the 49ers were shutting down the run game, then the Chargers were opening the door for them! The running back corps torched the Bolts on the ground, leading to a 2yd TD run by Kendall Hunter. The 3rd running back on the depth chart!

For a moment, it looked like it would be another quick 3 and out for the Chargers. Luckily, the veteran ability of TE Antonio Gates came through on 3rd, with a great one-handed grab over the middle.
The very next play, QB Kellen Clemens finds WR Dontrelle Inman wide open in the endzone, 26yds for paydirt.

Veteran presence: This clutch grab led to the Chargers' first TD of the game.

Down by 3, the 49ers ground assault continued. Newly acquired RB Reggie Bush and Kendall Hunter pushed the offense up the field with ease. Even when the ball was put into the hands of backup QB Dominique Davis, despite a sack by OLB Tourek Williams, the offense still moved without much resistance.
Eventually, the Chargers were able to stall them at the goal-line, leading to a gimme FG, tying the game up 10-10.

Rushing Woes: As the stats show, the Chargers have struggled to both run the football and stop the run!

San Fran received the kick-off and the Chargers defensive woes continued. Davis was able to pick apart the team through the air, even tuck it and run for yardage. It wasn't until a sack from DE Corey Liuget brought up 4th down did the madness end!
However, K Phil Dawson made the 45yd FG, putting the Niners up early in the half.

The Chargers' offense found life early though, with a nice screen pass to RB Branden Oliver, which went for 50yds! This put the Bolts in great position to milk the run game, until Clemens found WR Jacoby Jones for the TD. Bolts back on top 17-13!

With only a minute left in the 3rd, the Niners continued their aerial assault. Another sack, and continued pressure by Tourek Williams, seemed to do little to hamper their progress. Now into the 4th Qtr RB Kendall Hunter runs it in from a yard out, putting the Niners back on top.
The see-saw game continues, with neither team able to pull away.

So with five minutes left in the game, the Chargers need to score and hold off this stampeding offense. A sack on first down, then a knock down on second, is not the way to do it. But 3rd & 18, Clemens uncorks a beautiful lofted pass to a streaking Dontrelle Inman, which is caught for a 42yd gain!
With the great gain, the Chargers' offense came to life, and stormed down the field, carving up the Niners defense through the air! On about the 5th play of the drive, Clemens dumps it off short to Gates, who makes a beautiful cut and punches it in for the 11yd TD! Once again, the tide turns and now San Diego pulls in front.

But disaster for the 49ers this time, as Davis takes off and is caught from behind by FS Eric Weddle. The ball comes out and is scooped up by SS Jimmy Wilson on the opponents 39!

With a chance to put this game away, Clemens tries too hard to deliver the ball to his receivers, and the drive ends at the 26 with a 3 and out. But Novak is able to put away the 36yd FG, giving the Bolts a seven point lead.

With just under two minutes remaining in the game, the pressure was on for Davis and this offense. Going no-huddle the entire way, Davis scrambled around looking for receivers, eating two sacks in the process. But even with 30 secs left on 4th down, he still finds a way to convert!
It isn't until a a 23 yd pass to WR Anquan Boldin, (who goes up to pull it down in TRIPLE coverage!), that this 49ers team may actually score! With no time-outs remaining, 8secs on the clock, on the 4yd line, last play of the game! Davis takes the snap, looks, breaks a sack, and with a defender hanging off him, slings it into the endzone, and its caught by WR Torrey Smith! So the 49ers, with their dying breath, tie the game up, and therefore, ladies and gentlemen, we are going to Overtime!

Poise: Even surrounded by traffic, the young man out of East Carolina is able to stand strong and deliver the ball accurately to keep his team in the game!

Overtime in the Preseason, who ever wanted this? Still, the fans who showed up were getting their money's worth!
The Niners win the toss and elect to receive.

San Fran started as before, some nice running from RB Reggie Bush go them down to the Chargers' 42yd line. But soon after, disaster! As Hunter takes the hand-off and finds a huge gap in the middle of the Chargers' defense and sprints 42yds, untouched, for the game-winning TD!

Final Score: SD - 27 SF - 34

Kendall Hunter on the winning TD.

San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers
San Diego Chargers (1-1)37710027
San Francisco 49ers (2-0)031014634
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense236466
Rushing Yards3250
Passing Yards233216
First Downs1024
Punt Return Yards00
Kick Return Yards185162
Total Yards421628
3rd Down Converstion310
4th Down Conversion01
2-Point Conversion00
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals2/13/1
Posession Time12:3529:34
San Diego Chargers
K. Clemens9/1319430
P. Rivers3/74700
D. Woodhead294.50
M. Gordon4-5-1.30
B. Oliver4-6-1.50
A. Gates46015.01
D. Inman38127.01
L. Green23015.00
B. Oliver15252.00
M. Gordon11111.00
J. Jones177.01
T. Robinson01
S. Williams - CB8000
D. Perryman - MLB7000
J. Wilson - SS7000
E. Weddle - FS6000
D. Stuckey - FS6000
M. Te'o - MLB4000
T. Williams - OLB4200
K. Emanuel - OLB3100
D. Butler - MLB3000
P. Robinson - CB3000
S. Richardson - CB2000
C. Liuget - DE2100
R. Mathews - DE2100
R. Carrathers - DT2000
J. Addae - SS1000
N. Novak2/23/3943
J. Jones415639.00
D. Woodhead12929.00
San Francisco 49ers

Another close loss for the Bolts this Preseason, but in fairness, the defense couldn't stop a nose bleed this week, which primarily led to their loss.

On the other hand, the offense looked pretty good out there, well, at least in the passing game! Kellen Clemens had another nice week, passing for 3 TDs and a handful of incompletions. But what let this offense down was the running game, or lack there-of! The Chargers put up an embarrassing number of rushing yards, and got no help from the O-Line either! After last week one would have hoped this issue would have been solved, but alas, we will see what next week brings.

On the other side of the ball, the defense got trampled, both through the air and on the ground, they may as well not have even been there. The Niners looked dominant, putting up 466yds of offense. Their receivers ran unabated all day, and the defensive line might as well have lay down for them.

We spoke to Coach McCoy over the phone after the game, and asked him his thoughts and what went wrong:

"Putrid. That is the only word that springs to mind right now. Understand we have a lot of young and inexperienced players on that second team, but to see your players perform like that makes this job so tough...
I'll be sitting down with the defensive staff and having a long discussion. We need to make sure our young guys are better drilled for these kinds of situations in the future."

Offensive Gameball: QB Kellen Clemens; It's two weeks in a row now, but it's hard to argue that Clemens wasn't the driving force of the team this week. With 3TDs, no picks, and some accurate passing he continues to impress. Even with no running game, (and little help from the O-line), he showed some real talent out their, and deserves his second gameball in the same number of weeks.

Defensive Gameball: OLB Tourek Williams; Before coming into the season, Williams was one of those guys who had yet to impress and was on the cusp of being let go. Now, after a great preseason so far, he earns his first gameball. While he didn't have the best stats of the team, his two sacks and nice tackles in the run game, (not to mention his constant pressure), was probably the only bright spark on the defense.

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Dynasty: Fridge Combat
08:25 AM - July 26, 2015. Written by stiets1118
Alaska State Snow Cats 2017 Schedule
Sep 2at New Mexico StateWon, 32-7
Sep 16at #11 Arizona Won, 30-27
Sep 23vs WyomingWon, 48-0
Sep 30at NC StateWon, 34-7
Oct 7vs Utah StateWon, 65-14
Oct 18vs San Diego St.Won, 27-10
Oct 28at NevadaWon, 47-12
Nov 4at HawaiiWon, 27-20
Nov 11vs Fresno StateWon, 41-12
Nov 18vs BYUWon, 45-20
Nov 25at UNLVWon, 41-29
Dec 9vs Air Force - Mountain West Championship GameWon, 50-0
Jan 8at #3 Miami - BCS National Championship GameWon, 34-25
Dynasty: stiets1118
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Hey everyone. The Rockies are officially here and ready to begin this six game road trip through California and are ready to kick off this 3 game set against the Giants to get the ball rolling.

Game One: Game one did not go at all as the Rockies planned. While managing to score 2 runs in the Top of the 3rd off Tim Hudson thanks to a run single by Corey Dickerson (which boosted his average to a healthy .307), Tyler Matzek completely coughed up the lead in the bottom half of the inning surrendering 4 runs. To add injury to insult Corey Dickerson went down gripping his shoulder in pain after throwing a ball to home plate to try and save a run on a hard hit single by Buster Posey. Rockies medical staff said that while he did not tear anything he did have a case of shoulder inflammation and was put on the 15 day disabled list with a return time of late April.

The rest of the game did not go well for the Rockies. The Giants would tack on a few more runs to wind up winning the game 8-4 and taking the first of this 3 game set in the Bay Area.

Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants
Apr 13, 123456789RHE
Colorado (3-3)0021000104160
San Francisco (2-5)00403010X8120
W: Hudson (1-0) L: Matzek (1-1) S: Casilla (3)

Game Notes: After the injury to Dickerson, Drew Stubbs was put in to play LF and will platoon there with Brandon Barnes for the duration of Dickerson's DL stint. Rosell Herrera was called up from AAA Albuquerque Isotopes to provide depth on the bench. Eddie Butler once again was called on to pitch in relief in a game and performed well again. He pitched 2 innings in relief of Matzek giving up 1 hit and striking out 2. He lowered his ERA to 0.87.

Game Two: With that disastrous game 1 loss to the Giants now behind them and seeking to break the 4 game losing streak, the Rockies handed the ball to Kyle Kendrick in the hopes that the streak would end here in the Bay. The Rockies got off to a nice start in the first inning as D.J LeMahieu singled, reached second on a grounder after he was put into motion to avoid a DP, and scored on a hit by Nick "Heavy Hittin'" Hundley who drove him in with a double.

Kendrick would cough that lead right up in the bottom half of the inning as Nori Aoki and Angel Pagan both came around to score. The Giants tacked on another in the bottom half of the 4th to push the score line to 3-1 in San Fran's favor. However the rookie Kyle Parker did nicely filling in for Carlos Gonzalez in this one by driving in 3 runs on a double in the 5th inning to give Colorado a 4-3 advantage. Kendrick would go into the 7th and all seemed well until the bottom of that inning when Rex Brothers came on in relief with only 1 more out to get in the inning for a tired Kyle Kendrick (he gave up a single to Nori Aoki which prompted his removal from the game and he had almost 0 energy left). An Angel Pagan triple later and the score was tied 4-4 with Brother's visibly upset at his performance.

San Francisco would tack on 1 more in the bottom of the 9th to walk off with a 5-4 win in a game that felt like it was robbed from the Rockies.

Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants
Apr 14, 123456789RHE
Colorado (3-4)1000300004115
San Francisco (3-5)200100101580
W: Petit (1-0) L: Hawkins (0-1)

Game Notes: One bright spot in the losing effort was rookie Kyle Parker who began the year with the parent club due to the injury to Carlos Gonzalez that he suffered in spring training. With the 3 RBI double that Parker ripped in the 5th he finished the game 2-4 with 3 RBI. He now has a .320 average, 1 HR, and 9 RBI to begin the young season. Rex Brothers suffered his first blown save on the year. The Rockies committed an unprecedented 5 errors on the field in the game. D.J LeMahieu committed a whopping 4 of them at second base and Morneau committed 1 at first.

Game Three: David Hale took the mound for the Rockies as they try to stave off elimination in the series finale of this 3 game set. He also is trying to dispel the belief that he should be demoted after the 1.1 inning performance in the Opening Day disaster that had many in the organization looking at Jon Gray as a potential early call up if Hale can't right the ship. However he did prove he can compete at this level. Hale went 6 innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 walks, 2 runs, while striking out 5 Giants. He managed to keep the Rockies in it to win it with the score at 2-1 thanks to a sac fly by Brandon Barnes who brought in Kyle Parker from third after he hit a triple leading off the 5th inning.

It was not to be though as the Giants scored again in the 8th and finished up the series with a sweep taking the third game 3-1 from Colorado.

Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants
Apr 15, 123456789RHE
Colorado (3-5)000010000181
San Francisco (4-5)01010001X370
W: Peavy (2-0) L: Hale (0-2)

Game Notes: David Hale did lower his ERA from being over 33 to now at 8.59 on the season, still though a disgusting number to look at. Kyle Parker now has a 3 game hitting streak after he went 1-4 with a triple in the losing effort. Troy Tulowitzki could not have had a worse day. Besides going 0-4 he also went 0-3 with RISP which undoubtedly led to the Rockies dropping another game that felt like it was absolutely winnable.

Even though the series with the Giants did not go as planned there is still half a road trip left and the Rockies are determined not to make many of the same mistakes as they did in the series in San Fran. Here are the matchups for the 3 game series against the Dodgers:

Game 1: De La Rosa (0-1, 1.50 ERA) vs. Wieland (0-0, 5.40 ERA)
Game 2: Lyles (0-1, 2.30 ERA) vs. Kershaw (2-0, 2.12 ERA)
Game 3: Matzek (1-1, 8.71 ERA) vs. Greinke (2-0, 0.50 ERA)

Hope you all follow along as the Rockies continue onward to the City of Angels and the dangerous Los Angeles Dodgers!
Dynasty: mkilcNYR
Thursday, July 23, 2015
08:27 PM - July 23, 2015. Written by Fridge Combat
Bolts Insider

Another week of preseason is in the books, and a lot of teams have begun their house-cleaning chores. This week we saw a bunch of free agents find new homes, and many now looking for them.
So without further ado, let's get started with this week's news!


SD - T. Reese WR - 520K: Reese is on his way back to San Diego. After being drafted in 7th Round last year, he was cut after struggling at WR. However, after some reconsideration, it would seem the kid's freakish athleticism is too much to pass on. He has break-neck speed and agility and could be dynamite at KR, but may struggle at the Receiver position.

CLE - W. Welker WR - 2.83M: This probably isn't exactly how Welker wanted his career to go, after so many years with the Patriots he is slowly becoming a journeyman. That said, he is arguably still the best slot receiver in the NFL, and he will help Cleveland immensely in the passing game. Johnny Football should enjoy his new target!

The elite slot receiver has probably found his last home in his career, at least somewhere he can help out in a big way!

HOU - S. Rice WR - 2.13M: Losing Andre Johnson, the Texans have filled the void left by signing veteran Sidney Rice. IF, he can fight through the myriad of injuries he's had in his career, he is talented enough to really help this young offense. He can definitely contribute, but again, it's all down to WHEN he gets injured.

TEN - B. Pollard SS - 4.54M: Pollard just landed himself a huge deal for this year alone! The hard-hitting, tempo-setting Safety is on his way back to Tennessee, and a good thing too! The Titan's secondary is somewhat lacking, but adding a force like Pollard should help them out immensely. He may even lead the team in tackles this year.

BUF - H. Dahl OG - 2.06M: The Bills are building a destructive team this year! With the frightening front four on defense, all the talent on offense, now they have one of the nastiest O-Lines in the NFL too! Harvey Dahl joins Richie Incognito at the OG position, both known for their tough and nasty play. They should be two maulers on the line this year, if they can stay out of trouble.

NO - J. Greer CB - 2.87M: An odd move here by the Saints. After letting Greer go, after an awful ACL injury, they have decided to pay big to take him back. It's unclear if he'll be at 100%, but he know the team and knows the defense, so even if he's not on his game he may be able to contribute. But, is he worth $2.87 million? We shall see.

OAK - A. Bradshaw RB - 2.2M: The division rival have added a little juice to their backfield. With a young bruiser in Latavius Murray, Bradshaw will add a bit of wiggle and allow a nice 1-2 punch. Bradshaw has had some fumble issues in the past, along with some injuries. He probably won't start, allowing Murray to get his reps, but is a great backup at the position.

MIN - V. Leach FB - 950K: With Minnesota getting Adrian Peterson back, they've gone with the best FB on the market to block for him. Leach is a bulldozer in the run game, like a lineman in the backfield, he should pave the way for Peterson to have a great year!


CIN - D. Peko DT: Peko is at that age now where he will only replace injuries or be used as depth. That is not to say he still isn't a dominant run-stopper, but he will be hard pressed to find a place to call home this year.

Possible Landing Spots: DAL\ PHI\ ATL\ SF\ DET\ DEN

PHI - B. Jones MLB: Jones' time in Philadelphia is over before it even began! As a 7th Round pick, Jones has flourished in the NFL. His production has outshined anything that was expected of him, and his work ethic and commitment really impressed his coaches. He would be a nice fit to any locker room, especially those in a 3-4 scheme.

Possible Landing Spots: GB\ OAK\ NO

SF - T. Holliday WR: The kick-return specialist will have to find somewhere else to contribute this year, as the Broncos let him go in an unusual move. There are plenty of teams who would love a threat in the return game, so his year of football may not be over quite yet.

Possible Landing Spots: ATL\ OAK\ BAL\ WAS

SF - J. Smith DE: Someone may be able to grab one of the most dominant DE's in football. Reaching the twilight of his career, (and a costly contract coming up), the 49ers have cut ties with one of their best defensive players. He is suited to a 3-4 but could probably slot in as a 4-3 DT. He's versatile and he is an exceptional player, could be a place for him yet, otherwise retirement may be on the horizon.

Possible Landing Spots: ATL\ GB\ OAK\ TEN\ TB\ ARI

If he can't find a home before the year is out, Smith may consider retirement, but we find it hard to believe he will be passed up completely!

NYG - A. Snyder OG: Snyder is an extremely versatile lineman who hasn't seemed to be able to settle long-term. In San Fran, he played all over the line, (besides Center), displaying his versatility and willingness to learn new assignments and help out his team. This kind of mindset would be beneficial to any team.

Possible Landing Spots: SD\ SF\ NYJ\ DET\

NYG - M. Patterson DT: Formerly regarded as one of the best rookie defensive linemen in his class, Patterson has had a tumultuous career. After being diagnosed with Cerebral arteriovenous malformation in 2011, (abnormal vein and artery connection in the brain which can lead to seizures and internal hemorrhaging), he was cut from the Eagles. Now it seems his time in New York is also up, and will have a hard time finding a team to take a chance on him with his medical concerns, which is a shame as he is still a talented defensive lineman!

Possible Landing Spots: N/A


PIT - Trade V. Williams MLB for M. Devito DE - KC - Pittsburgh may have made a bargain trade here. Spotting a weakness on the front three, the Steelers get Mike Devito, a 3-4 veteran who will make that defensive front fearsome. In return they lose three year man Vince Williams, a hard-hitting, athletic Linebacker, but with Ryan Shazier now in the fold, it doesn't seem a great loss.


NYG - O. Beckham Jr. WR - Foot Fracture (5 weeks) - Luckily, the Wide-receiver phenom will only miss two weeks of the regular season. Whether his foot will hold up the rest of the season is another question.

NYJ - M. Wilkerson DE - Broken Collarbone (5 weeks) - Luckily, it is only two weeks, so he will have plenty of time to keep on impressing. But so far, it looks like the Jets may have the most fearsome defensive line in football upon Wilkerson's return.

CAR - C. Newton QB - Upper Arm Fracture (4 weeks) - Cam got lucky this week, most of Carolina probably held it's breath waiting for the results. Luckily for the Panthers it will only be one week in which Derek Anderson has to carry the load.

Newton and the Panthers dodged a bullet this week, obviously without him their hopes of a playoff run decrease dramatically. Luckily he will be back on the field soon.

The Bolts Insider is an independent news-letter, created by a long-time, avid Charger fan, dedicated to bringing you all the top news and results as they happen!

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Dynasty: Fridge Combat
06:28 PM - July 23, 2015. Written by mkilcNYR
Game 1: The Rockies came home to a hero's welcome at Coor's Field after having swept the Brewers in Milwaukee to begin the year. The Opening Day joy would not extended beyond the pre game festivities though. David Hale could not make it out of the 2nd inning and would be charged with 5 runs while only striking out 1. He began the season with an awful ERA of 33.75 and reaffirmed the belief that the bottom of the rotation might not be able to offer much in the way of help.

The Rockies found themselves down 8-1 after 5 innings with the only run coming off the bat of first baseman Justin Morneau. The Rockies rallied though scoring 4 in the 6th and then getting another 2 in the bottom of the 7th off the bat of Nolan Arnado who hit a 2 run homer, his first of the year. The Rockies managed to pull within 2 at that point but that would be the end of the scoring and wind up being the final line score.

Chicago Cubs at Colorado Rockies
Apr 10, 2015123456789RHE
Chicago ()3203001009140
Colorado ()1000042007100
W: Hammel L: Hale S: Rondon

Notes: Morneau continues to rake as he went 2-3 with 2 walks and the RBI double in the first inning. Solid anchor in the lineup that I'm not sure what the Rockies would do without

Game 2: The Rockies hoped to rebound from the typical Coors Field shootout that happened on Opening Day and Jorge De La Rosa stepped up his game big time. Over 6 innings the veteran managed to strike out 9 while giving up only 1 run on 2 hits while walking 3. His control was iffy sometimes (as evedinced by the 3 base on balls) but when it counted he bore down and got the job done.

The same could not be said for the Rockies offense. Wada took the ball for the Cubs and pitched 7.2 innings of masterful baseball. He scattered 3 hits over the innings while not allowing a walk and struck out 3. The Cubs lone run came on a Dexter Fowler single to left that scored Montero in the 3rd but it was all that Wada would need.

Chicago Cubs at Colorado Rockies
Apr 11, 2015123456789RHE
Chicago ()001000000140
Colorado ()000000000030
W: Wada L: De La Rosa

Game Notes: No regular player in the Rockies lineup got a hit. Drew Stubbs and Michael McKenry (the road warrior) picked up the only hits for the Rockies with Stubbs going 1-4 and McKenry going 2-3 with a double

Game 3: Manager Walt Weiss turned to Jordan Lyles, the de facto staff ace, to turn this series around and send the paying customers home happy. And my did he give it the old college try. Lyles went 8.1 and took a no-hitter into the 9th inning before Anthony Rizzo crushed a mistake location fastball over the wall in right center. Lyles would leave the game and Christian Friedrich would surrender a single and then homer to Miguel Montero (who scored the Cubbies only run a game ago) to put this one on ice and give the Cubs a 4-0 unexpected win.

Jon Lester meanwhile threw a complete game and matched his Colorado opponent pitch for pitch, albeit giving up 5 hits along the way. Either way he picked up his first win of the year and lowered his ERA down to 2.45.

Chicago Cubs at Colorado Rockies
Apr 12, 2015123456789RHE
Chicago ()000000004441
Colorado ()000000000050
W: Lester L: Lyles

Game Notes: Lyles has now thrown 15.2 innings over his 2 starts and gone deeper in both games (the 8th in Milwaukee and 9th here at home) than any other Colorado starter has so far to this point. Hopefully this troubling stat turns around as Lyles cannot carry the world on his arm. However I was extremely impressed at his ability to keep the Cubs off balance and am excited for what the rest of his year holds for him!

Up next the Rockies will travel to the Golden State for a 6 game road trip against the Giants in San Fran and then the Dodgers in the City of Angels. The matches for the Giants series will be:

Game 1: Matzek (1-0, 4.26 ERA) vs. Hudson (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Game 2: Kendrick (0-0, 7.75 ERA) vs. Lincecum (0-0, 2.57 ERA)
Game 3: Hale (0-1, 33.75 ERA) vs. Peavy (1-0, 6.35 ERA)

Hope you all continue along as we take Cold Brewed Ball on the road to bask in the sunshine of the Golden State! See ya'll soon!
Dynasty: mkilcNYR
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Hey everyone, decided to make a few changes to the Colorado franchise I'm making. Instead of updating every 10 games I'm going to update every series that the Rockies play that we it's a bit more involved. I will however make the peek into the MiLB (Henceforth known as Cold Brewed Light) every 10 games to see how the prospects are doing. That being said onwards to the first batch of games!

Game 1- Colorado VS. Milwaukee: 5-4 Rockies Win! (13 innings)

Opening Day came and went and then everyone just stayed at the ballpark a little while extra (but who doesn't want opening day to be longer than advertised?) as the Rockies edged the Brew Crew in 13 to win it 5-4. Jordan Lyles took to the mound and pitched 7.1 innings in a great performance. 2 earned runs allowed with 3 K's over that time frame ensured that he showed that the #1 spot in the rotation is in safe hands.

Kyle Lohse for the Brewers put up pretty similar numbers also going 7.1 while striking out 5 and allowing 0 runs to cross the plate. That did not mean though that the Rockies did not pester him constantly. 8 hits and 2 walks resulted in his exit from the game in favor of Jonathan Broxton who struck out the last 2 in the 8th to hand it over to K-Rod in the 9th hoping for a Brew Crew win at home.

K-Rod promptly ran up against the wall of Tulo and Morneau who singled in 2 runs in the 9th to tie the score at 2. The Rockie rally was started by backup catcher Michael McHenry who doubled as a PH batting for LaTroy Hawkins. Going to extra's was a perfect chance to allow new rookie Kyle Parker some chance to show what he's made of. A 3 run homer by the rookie in the top of the 13th frame pushed the Rockies to a 5-2 lead (he would finish the day 2-6 with 3 RBI). Axford had some trouble handling things out of the pen in the bottom of the frame but after allowing 2 runs and putting runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out, Axford buckled down and struck out the next 2 batters on 95 MPH fastballs out of the zone to end Opening Day.

Game Notes: Justin Morneau finished the day 3-5 with an RBI. Eddie Butler was masterfully coming out of the bullpen in long relief throwing 4 innings. He struck out 4, walked 1, and was responsible for 1 of the 2 runs Axford gave up.

Game 2- Colorado VS. Milwaukee: 7-3 Rockies Win!

The second part of the law firm of Lyles and Matzek took the mound in game 2 of this young season. Matzek threw 6.1 innings and struck out 5 but also surrendered 3 runs, 3 walks, and 8 hits. While not giving up any homers a couple of pitches were taken deep to the warning track. Hopefully those were just opening week jitters and not something indicative of an issue with his command.

Thankfully though the Brewers seemed to have no idea what was going on game wise and imploded. Nelson, Thornburg, and Smith combined to give up all 7 runs, 10 hits, and the Brewers dreams of winning over the 7 innings they pitched. Justin Morneau continued to mash hitting a 3 run homer while Blackmon and Hundley added triples of their own

Game Notes: Tulo went 2-4 and drove in a run. Nick Hundley went full "Heavy Hitting Hundley" mode and went 2-3 with a walk and increased his batting average to .438 through these first 2 games. Axford picked up his 2nd save of the year and 2nd in 2 games.

Game 3- Colorado VS. Milwaukee: 5-4 Rockies Win!

The Rockies finished off a 3 game sweep to open the year with a 5-4 win over the Brew Crew in Milwaukee. Colorado was down 4-0 going into the 8th inning but rallied in epic fashion off Matt Garza and the Brewers bullpen in those final 2 frames. Charlie Blackmon and the rookie Kyle Parker (again his name is in lights!) drove in 3 runs in the Top of 8th and Michael McHenry once again was called off the bench to provide offensive support in the 9th inning. With K-Rod already the owner of 1 blown save this year McHenry provided the 2nd after he homered with Nolan Arenado on first. That came 1 pitch after K-Rod threw a fastball up high and tight near his head making the homer not only the go ahead runs but also a perfect revenge hit.

Game Notes: Once more into the breach Eddie Butler, once more he answers the call to arms. Butler came on in the 5th inning and finished the game out in the 9th going 4.1 with 3 K's. He lowered his ERA to 1.08 and wound up with the win. He's now 2-0 through only 2 appearances this year so far

That's a wrap on the first series, will the Rockies go 162-0? Tune in for the next post and find out as we face the Chicago Cubs and the beloved Joe Maddon for the home opener at Coors Field in Colorado. The matches will look like this:

Friday April 10th: David Hale vs. Jason Hammel
Saturday April 11th: Jorge de la Rosa vs. Tsuyoshi Wada
Sunday April 12th: Jordan Lyles (0-0, 2.45 ERA) vs. Jon Lester (0-1, 6.35 ERA)
Dynasty: mkilcNYR
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
01:55 PM - July 21, 2015. Written by mkilcNYR
Hey all. Starting up a Rockies franchise and hope to repeat the success I had in my trial run with the Royals (WS Champs!)

I'll be updating this every 10 games for the Rockies and will take a look at the AAA & AA level once a month and let you guys know how they are progressing and any rookies are really laying it all out at the lower levels.

(Side note: I'll be playing this franchise with TNK's sliders version 2.0 and OSFM Rosters Update 1)

First things first an Injury report:

Lost Carlos Gonzalez during the Spring to a torn hamstring with an estimated time of 2-3 months on the DL. Silver lining here is that he was injured in the early spring so the Rockies are expecting him to be back by mid-May/late-May at the latest. As a result rookie prospect Kyle Parker was called up and he'll be playing RF for a while in a platoon with Brandon Barnes (who had an excellent spring with 14 XB hits)

Beyond that everyone else is healthy, including Tulo, so it shouldnt be a bad year. The rotation will shape up to be this:

Jordan Lyles
Tyler Matzek
Kyle Kendrick
David Hale
Jorge de la Rosa

Matzek and Lyles will essentially have to be the anchors at the top of the rotation because I'm unsure how the rest of the rotation will fare across the year (especially de la Rosa who finished spring training with an inflated ERA of 7.50).

Hope you guys enjoy this and onward we go to Milwaukee for the first series of the year!
Dynasty: mkilcNYR
Monday, July 20, 2015
05:40 AM - July 20, 2015. Written by Fridge Combat
Bolts Insider

Remember, full game highlights available here:


August 15 - 10:00PM
CenturyLink Field,
Seattle, WAS

The Chargers' second game of the Preseason would take place down in the CLink, where the current Superbowl champions reside.
Known for their physical, bruising style on defense, (and on the ground), the Bolts knew they would have to strap it up tight tonight.

San Diego wins the toss, but defers to Seattle, not wanting any of their starters to get injured!

The 'Hawks came out of the gate doing exactly what we expected them to do, be physical. The drive looked strong, with RB Marshawn Lynch and big-time trade TE Jimmy Graham, all getting involved early. However, some nice pressure on 3rd & 9 brought up the 3 & Out.

Undeterred by their physical style, the Chargers looked to be stubborn in the run game, with mixed success. QB Phillip Rivers looked to exploit mismatches to his veteran TE Antonio Gates in the passing game, rather than risk challenging the likes to CB Richard Sherman and FS Earl Thomas.
However, the 1st Qtr would soon end, and it would QB Kellen Clemens turn in the firing line. On his very first snap, heavy pressure comes from the left so he rolls right, and finds a wide open WR Dontrelle Inman for a 31yd TD!

Now the 'Hawks second teamers would hit the field to see what they could do. Two runs by RB Robert Turbin met with stiff defense. 3rd down and QB Devin Gardner finds a wide open Turbin, but a huge hit from CB Patrick Robinson dislodges the football! It's scooped up by rookie LB Denzel Perryman, and the Chargers will take control again at the 'Hawks 38yd line!

David and Goliath: Despite having 34 pounds on him, Turbin succumbs to Robinson's devastating hit!

With another chance, Clemens wasted no time in moving the ball. Once again, on his first snap he rolls right and slings it down field to WR Jacoby Jones between coverage. It's caught for a 36yd gain! But at the goal line, three attempts by RB Branden Oliver are turned away, and the Chargers have to settle for a FG.
Chargers up 10 - 0.

So the 'Hawks defense steps up and helps dodge a bullet. Speaking of dodging bullets... On his first play of the drive, QB ? Gardner drops back into his Turbin as he tries to block for him. The messed up assignment allows rookie OLB Kyle Emanuel to off the edge unabated to the QB. His hit does not bring Gardner down (!) and in desperation he flings it deep to a Receiver, CB Robinson is in perfect position to make a play and he drops it! Even a diving SS Jimmy Wilson can't corral the tipped ball!
So Gardner breathes a huge sigh of relief for the luckiest play of his career! His luck would run out however, as on 3rd down, FS Eric Weddle finds his way unblocked to the QB and plants him, leading to a turnover.

The Chargers would also find their own drive tough going. They continued to run the ball with little to no success, until finally they too had to punt the football.

So with only 46secs left in the half, the 'Hawks looked to just run the clock out and finish the half. But a facemask penalty by LB Perryman gave them one more second on their own 36yd line. Gardner throws it up for grabs, it is contested but no-one can come down with it, ending the half.

At the half-way point, the Bolts had outperformed the 'Hawks in every way. But, the score was still close and Seattle a had plenty of time to mount a comeback!

After deferring, the Bolts would now get the ball to start the half.
San Diego looked good running the ball all of a sudden, 6/8 plays were running plays. But it wasn't until the eighth play that Oliver takes the ball up the right-hand side, and dives in for the 28yd TD!
The points gave San Diego a comfortable 17 point lead.

Oliver Takes Flight: With the defense closing in, the second year man takes to the air to secure the score!

Clearly on their heels, the 'Hawks offense looked shaky. Gardner was able to complete some nice passes under serious duress, but ultimately luck was not on his side today. With LB Emanuel on his heels again, Gardner looked to scramble right but is caught from behind by ? causing a fumble! OLB Cordarro Law picks it up and starts taking back to the house! He is finally caught after taking it 41yds back the other way.

Already close to the redzone, it looked like the Chargers would no-doubt score. Unfortunately, too much of a drop-back and waiting too long meant the Clemens was sacked twice consecutively, pushing them out of FG range.

Luckily, a beautiful punt by P Mike Scifres pinned the 'Hawks at their own 3. The long drive would take them into the 4th Qtr and down to their own 44. Faced with 4th down to continue, Gardner comes through, throwing on the run to Turbin, who just gets the 1st down before being blown up by MLB Manti Te'o.
With new momentum, Gardner would carry the team down to the Chargers' 2yd line. A hand-off to FB/TE Luke Wilson would put the 'Hawks first points on the board.

San Diego would continue to milk the clock, with good running from Oliver and some short to intermediate passing. However, some errant throws would give the ball back to Gardner with 1:48 left in the game.

Starting from their own 10, Gardner would find a streaking WR Ricardo Lockette, who blew his coverage. With no-one within 10 yards of him, Lockette is finally pulled down at San Diego's 10yd line! The 'Hawks would go no-huddle, and Gardner finds Turbin for the easy TD.

For the game to continue, the 'Hawks would have to get the ball back on the onside kick. Luckily for them, there's a miscommunication on the Chargers' sideline and the Special Teams line up for a regular kickoff! K Steven Hauschka puts it across the turf and... Eric Weddle is able to come up with the football!

So with that, the Chargers can safely run out the clock, and take home their first victory of the Preseason.

Final Score: SD - 17 SEA - 14

San Diego Chargers at Seattle Seahawks
Aug 10, 20141ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
San Diego Chargers (0-1)0107017
Seattle Seahawks ()0001414
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense273304
Rushing Yards10147
Passing Yards172257
First Downs1314
Punt Return Yards40
Kick Return Yards1054
Total Yards287358
3rd Down Converstion65
4th Down Conversion01
2-Point Conversion00
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals0/12/0
Posession Time22:1717:43
San Diego Chargers
K. Clemens9/1215010
P. Rivers3/34000
B. Oliver22874.01
M. Gordon6152.50
D. Woodhead111.00
D. Inman25829.01
J. Jones24422.00
A. Gates23216.00
J. Phillips2136.50
D. Woodhead12828.00
S. Johnson188.00
T. Reese166.00
B. Oliver111.00
J. Troutman01
E. Weddle - FS4100
J. Wilson - SS4000
P. Robinson - CB3000
M. Te'o - MLB3000
D. Butler - MLB2000
C. Liuget - DE2100
J. Addae - SS2000
D. Perryman - MLB2000
S. Williams - CB2000
D. Stuckey - FS1000
S. Lissemore - DT1000
M. Ingram - OLB1000
T. Williams - OLB1000
B. Flowers - CB1000
S. Richardson - CB1000
N. Novak1/12/2519
P. Scifres38829.33
J. Jones11111.00
T. Reese122.00
J. Jones122.00
Seattle Seahawks

So a convincing win by the Chargers this week against the inaugural favourites, and we saw a lot of things to be excited about!

San Diego's offense struggled in the early going against this vaunted defense, but as soon as the backups came on it was a different story.
QB Kellen Clemens showed us today, what we expect from a veteran backup. He looked comfortable and poised against a strong team, and threw the ball accurately and didn't make many mistakes. If Rivers goes down, there may be some hope yet.
The Chargers also managed to assemble some semblance of a run game this week. RB Branden Oliver picked up close to a buck rushing, and had plenty of carries. It shows us that, even if they are struggling, San Diego is stubborn enough to stick to a ground game to relieve pressure on their QBs.

But let's not forget the defense either! It took the 'Hawks a whole four quarters to put any points on the board! Some nice coverage, sound tackling and capitalising on fumbles to create turnovers, saw this defense give up only 14 points to a stacked roster.

In conclusion this game wasn't as close as the score indicated. San Diego were in control for the majority of the game, and the second string team continues to impress when given the opportunity.

Offensive Gameball: QB - Kellen Clemens; Clemens had a solid performance, a far cry from last week! He was very accurate throughout, made good decisions in the passing game, and helped put to rest some concerns of his abilities.

Re-emerging Veteran: Clemens performance might solidify his spot, as rumours swirl around the signing of a new backup QB.

Defensive Gameball: CB - Patrick Robinson; Whilst no-one particularly stood out today, the defense as a whole played very well. But a couple of stand-out plays from the long time Saint, squeezed him ahead of his peers, making him the second CB this Preseason to earn our 'coveted' Gameball.

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Dynasty: Fridge Combat
Sunday, July 19, 2015
08:35 PM - July 19, 2015. Written by Reiny09
Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins
Apr 17, 2015123456789RHE
Cleveland (5-4)1002101016111
Minnesota (5-5)00102040X790
W: M. Pelfrey (1-0) L: B. Shaw (1-1) S: G. Perkins (4)
Scoring Summary
CLE1Brantley homered to right.10
MIN3Santana singled to left. Plouffe scores.11
CLE4Chisenhall homered to right. Gomes scores.31
CLE5Moss doubled to right. Murphy scores.41
MIN5Santana singled to center. Nunez scores.42
MIN5Dozier hit a sac fly to right. Santana scores.43
CLE7Moss singled to center. Bourn scores.53
MIN7Pinto homered to center. Santana scores. Quentin scores. Hunter scores.57
CLE9Murphy doubled to center. Bourn scores.67
Cleveland Indians
Bourn, CF5230020.211
Murphy, DH4121110.294
Brantley, LF5111021.235
Moss, RF4022110.290
Santana, 1B3000110.375
Gomes, C4110020.281
Chisenhall, 3B3112111.194
Aviles, SS4010010.143
Raburn, 2B4000010.000
TEAM TOTALS3661164122
2B: B. Moss (1), D. Murphy (1)
3B: M. Bourn (1), D. Murphy (1)
HR: M. Brantley (2), L. Chisenhall (1)
RBI: M. Brantley (4), B. Moss 2 (10), D. Murphy (2), L. Chisenhall 2 (5)
GIDP: C. Santana
SB: M. Bourn (1)
CS: C. Santana (1)
E: R. Raburn (1)
Minnesota Twins
Nunez, SS5110000.333
Santana, DH3232100.316
Quentin, LF3110100.333
Dozier, 2B3011010.342
Hunter, RF2100200.171
Pinto, C4124001.263
Vargas, 1B4000000.000
Heredia, CF4010020.235
Plouffe, 3B4100000.194
2B: G. Heredia (2)
HR: J. Pinto (1)
RBI: B. Dozier (6), J. Pinto 4 (7), D. Santana 2 (6)
SF: B. Dozier
GIDP: K. Vargas
SB: E. Nunez (2), D. Santana (5)
Cleveland Indians
D. Salazar6.18442204.97
B. Shaw (L, 1-1)0.11332117.71
R. Webb1.10000000.00
TEAM TOTALS8.0977431
Minnesota Twins
K. Gibson4.27443623.97
M. Pelfrey (W, 1-0)2.12111202.53
C. Fien (H, 3)1.00000100.00
G. Perkins (S, 4)1.02110305.79
TEAM TOTALS9.011664122
Dynasty: Reiny09
03:47 PM - July 19, 2015. Written by Reiny09
Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins
Apr 16, 2015123456789RHE
Kansas City (4-5)100100000280
Minnesota (4-5)02200100X591
W: R. Nolasco (2-0) L: J. Vargas (0-1) S: G. Perkins (3)
Scoring Summary
KAN1Cain homered to left.10
MIN2Quentin homered to center. Plouffe scores.12
MIN3Plouffe grounded out to 2B. Heredia scores.13
MIN3Hunter grounded out to 3B. Mauer scores.14
KAN4Morales homered to right.24
MIN6Quentin hit a sac fly to center. Plouffe scores.25
Kansas City Royals
Cain, CF4141001.353
Escobar, SS4000000.184
Hosmer, 1B4000000.128
Morales, DH4121001.231
Moustakas, 3B4000000.294
Gordon, LF4010020.364
Perez, C4000000.278
Infante, 2B4000030.161
Rios, RF3010010.286
HR: L. Cain (2), K. Morales (1)
RBI: L. Cain (4), K. Morales (1)
GIDP: A. Escobar
Minnesota Twins
Santana, SS4000010.257
Heredia, CF4120000.231
Mauer, 1B4130000.265
Dozier, 2B3000100.343
Plouffe, 3B4221000.219
Hunter, RF4001020.182
Quentin, LF2113101.333
Escobar, DH3000100.105
Suzuki, C3010000.176
2B: T. Plouffe 2 (4)
HR: C. Quentin (1)
RBI: T. Hunter (2), T. Plouffe (5), C. Quentin 3 (4)
SF: C. Quentin
GIDP: B. Dozier
SB: G. Heredia (1)
CS: J. Mauer (1)
E: T. Plouffe (1)
Kansas City Royals
J. Vargas (L, 0-1)5.06442119.00
J. Frasor1.01110003.86
L. Hochevar0.22000103.68
R. Madson1.10000100.00
TEAM TOTALS8.0955331
Minnesota Twins
R. Nolasco (W, 2-0)7.08220524.05
C. Thielbar (H, 2)1.00000000.00
G. Perkins (S, 3)1.00000104.91
TEAM TOTALS9.0822062
Dynasty: Reiny09
Saturday, July 18, 2015
04:16 PM - July 18, 2015. Written by philliesfan136
June 2016 Reevaluation

Devin Mesoraco has hit like an All-Star - .294, 8 HR, 27 RBI.

Power is there for Christian Walker (10 HR) but the average is lacking (.245). Josh Bell is hot on his trail in Double-A (.335/7/34).

The aforementioned infield trifecta of Joe Panik, Maikel Franco, and J.P. Crawford continue to slouch their way through the year. Demotions may be necessary so they can get their strokes back on track. I like the 8 jacks from Franco and 13 stolen bags by Crawford, but they're having a hard time getting on base altogether.

Brian Goodwin does three things - hit, hit, and also hit. He's put up a .333 avg and 8 jonrons, plus 22 runs driven in. His balanced skillset rivals Ben Revere at this point but at a lower price tag. I feel he'll push Revere out the door this July.

Hunter Renfroe is heating up (.293/8/29) at Lehigh Valley and trying to get a role in the outfield. I can see him on the bench if Revere is moved, and platoon with Souza or Parker in the corners.

Jason Hursh is unreliable thus far in the long relief position (1-1, 7.84) so Ben Lively (6-2, 3.13, 85 K) jumps in his place. It'd be a waste of talent to not start him after that showing, but he might hop in the rotation when Hamels or Garcia are traded.

No one in the bullpen have been outwardly impressive, with the exception of flamethrower Lisalverto Bonilla (3-2, 1.75, 25.2 IP) at AAA. This is a very fluid situation as I've stated previously.
Dynasty: philliesfan136
03:02 PM - July 18, 2015. Written by philliesfan136
2016 Rule 4 Draft

1st round: LF Victor Mendoza 64 ovr/83 pot.

2nd round: 1B Samuel Banning 59 ovr/79 pot.

3rd round: SP Joe Cullen 55 ovr/95 pot.

4th round: SP Ken Templeton 60 ovr/72 pot.

Mendoza and Cullen could be eventual core pieces to the Phillies. Banning has nice contact ability (75/80 vs LHP/RHP) but he's limited. Templeton will be Single-A fodder. Mendoza brings contact and arm strength to the table but will need to develop quickly at 23.

In retrospect, Cullen should have been my first selection because we scouted him in particular. The lefty has stamina and movement to boot, but not much control or velocity to speak of. He's got a fastball, change, and slider in the arsenal.
Dynasty: philliesfan136
01:58 PM - July 18, 2015. Written by tel5027
New York Mets at Washington Nationals
Apr 10, 2017123456789RHE
New York (6-1)3010020107132
Washington (2-5)0000000000110
W: N. Syndergaard (2-0) L: W. Miley (0-2)
Scoring Summary
NYM1D. Herrera doubled to right. J. Lagares scored.10
NYM1W. Metzger homered to right. D. Herrera scored.30
NYM3D. Herrera homered to right.40
NYM6M. Trout homered to right.50
NYM6C. Puello singled to left. K. Plawecki scored.60
NYM8J. Lagares singled to center. M. Betts scored.70
New York Mets
J. Lagares (CF)5131000.364
C. Puello (LF)5011020.345
D. Wright (3B)5000010.258
D. Herrera (2B)5222021.280
W. Metzger (SS)5122011.250
D. Smith (1B)4010100.375
M. Trout (RF)4121011.357
K. Plawecki (C)3110100.316
N. Syndergaard (P)3000030.000
B. Rondon (P)0000000.000
L. Duda (PH)1010000.571
M. Betts (PR)01000001.000
V. Black (P)0000000.000
TEAM TOTALS4071372103
2B: K. Plawecki (2), D. Herrera (3)
HR: W. Metzger (1), M. Trout (3), D. Herrera (1)
RBI: W. Metzger 2 (3), J. Lagares (1), M. Trout (9), D. Herrera 2 (3), C. Puello (3)
SB: M. Betts (1)
E: W. Metzger (Fielding, Throwing) 2 (2)
Washington Nationals
M. Choice (CF)4010110.286
C. Terrero (LF)3010200.227
B. Butler (1B)3000220.185
B. Harper (RF)5020000.286
R. Zimmerman (3B)3020210.333
W. Ramos (C)5000040.179
A. Rendon (2B)3010110.296
R. Abraham (P)0000000.000
D. Espinosa (PH)1000010.500
D. Dietrich (SS)4020010.280
W. Miley (P)1010000.500
D. Storen (P)0000000.000
C. Gentry (PH)1010000250
A. Barrett (P)0000000.000
J. Kobernus (2B)1000010.000
TEAM TOTALS3401108120
SAC: W. Miley
GIDP: W. Ramos
New York Mets
N. Syndergaard (W, 2-0)6.08006901.29
B. Rondon (H, 1)1.01001002.45
V. Black2.02001303.38
WP: N. Syndergaard (1)
Washington Nationals
W. Miley (L, 0-2)5.074424210.80
D. Storen1.03220216.00
A. Barrett1.13110107.94
R. Abraham1.20000305.40
TEAM TOTALS9.013772103

The New York Mets (6-1) shut out the Washington Nationals (2-5), 7-0 to win their 6th straight game since dropping the opener.

Noah Syndergaard had sporadic control issues all night, but he was effectively wild, striking out 9, but issuing 6 walks. He pitched 6 innings, though he needed 110 pitches to get through. His ERA dropped to 1.28.

The Mets offense was powered by 3 Home runs, one apiece by Dilson Herrera, Will Metzger and Mike trout. Metzger commited two errors in the field, neither of which came back to hurt the Mets.

The Nationals left a small army on the basepaths. They managed 11 hits and 8 walks against Mets pitching, but could not manage to bring any runners home, as they were struck out 12 times, often looking clueless against Syndergaard and the bull pen.

The series at Nationals Park continues on Tuesday. Jon Lester (1-0, 0.00) toes the rubber against Felipe Rivero (0-1, 1.50) and the Nationals at 7:05

PostGame Highlights:
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12:52 PM - July 18, 2015. Written by tel5027
PreGame Post
Game 7
April 10th, 2017
New York Mets at Washington Nationals
Probables: W. Miley (0-1, 16.20) v. N. Syndergaard (1-0, 2.25)

The New York Mets (5-1) hit the road to Washington D.C. to take on the Washington Nationals (2-4) in the first of a three game set from Nationals Park

Game Keys: (NYM) For the 5th straight game, the Mets outhit and outpitched their opponent to the tune of a 4-3 win, sweeping three games from the Baltimore Orioles. They hit the road today to face off against the Nationals, whom they played in the opening series, winning 2 of 3. Noah Syndergaard was instrumental in getting them back on the horse after an opening day loss, going 8 innings and allowing 2 runs, striking out a career high 15 batters. They will need a repeat performance from Syndergaard on the road, and for their offense to continue to rake.

(WAS) The Nationals come off their second straight series loss against the Atlanta Braves, winning the 1st game with great offensive prowess. They scored 11 times off of 17 hits against Braves pitching, losing the next two in tight contests. To best the Mets, the Nationals will need to recapture that offensive prowess shown in game one of that series, not an easy feat against Noah Syndergaard. They will need to hit him early and often to avoid sinking into a 3 game losing streak against their divisional foes.

Broadcast: Today's Game will be played with Quick Counts and will not be broadcast. PostGame highlights will be provided.

Keep a lookout for my PostGame post after the game, and as always, LETS GO METS!!!
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