The dynasties we recommend...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
|Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins|
|Jun 14, 2013||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|W: Justin Verlander (6-4) L: Franklin Morales (3-6)|
|DET||3||Fielder walked. Santiago scores.||1||0|
|DET||3||Dirks singled to right. Garcia scores. Infante scores.||3||0|
|DET||3||Peralta singled to right. Fielder scores.||4||0|
|DET||4||Garcia singled to right. Pena scores.||5||0|
|DET||4||Jackson singled to right. Infante scores.||6||0|
|DET||4||Fielder singled to right. Infante scores.||7||0|
|DET||4||Dirks singled to left. Jackson scores.||8||0|
|DET||4||Peralta singled to left. Fielder scores.||9||0|
2B: J. Peralta (10)
RBI: A. Jackson (27), A. Garcia (1), P. Fielder 2 (45), A. Dirks 3 (22), J. Peralta 2 (26)
SAC: A. Avila, R. Santiago
E: B. Pena (2)
|Bradley Jr., CF||4||0||1||0||0||1||0||.304|
CS: J. Bradley Jr. (1)
|J. Verlander (W, 6-4)||9.0||2||0||0||2||12||0||2.78|
|F. Morales (L, 3-6)||3.1||6||7||7||3||3||0||6.41|
|Phillies at Twins ||
|Jun 13, 2013||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||Extras||R||H||E|
|W: Jared Burton (5-2) L: Chad Durbin (2-4)|
|MIN||1||Plouffe singled to left. Hicks scores. Sano scores.||0||2|
|PHI||3||Young doubled to right. Brown scores.||1||2|
|PHI||9||Frandsen homered to left.||2||2|
|MIN||10||Mauer singled to center. Carroll scores.||2||3|
|Mayberry Jr., LF||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||.253|
2B: M. Young (8), L. Nix (13)
HR: K. Frandsen (4)
RBI: M. Young (27), K. Frandsen (8)
HBP: J. Rollins
GIDP: J. Mayberry Jr.
SB: B. Revere (24)
CS: R. Howard (1)
E: M. Young (3)
|Bradley Jr., CF||4||0||2||0||0||1||0||.306|
RBI: J. Mauer (30), T. Plouffe 2 (32)
GIDP: T. Plouffe
E: P. Florimon (2)
|C. Durbin (L, 2-4)||3.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||5.18|
|J. Burton (W, 5-2)||2.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2.43|
|Philadelphia Phillies at Minnesota Twins|
|Jun 12, 2013||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|W: Cole Hamels (5-2) L: Scott Diamond (2-2)|
|PHI||1||Utley doubled to center. Revere scores. Ruiz scores. Howard scores.||3||0|
|PHI||3||Nix doubled to right. Ruiz scores.||4||0|
|MIN||5||Sanchez doubled to left. Parmelee scores.||4||1|
|MIN||5||Mauer singled to center. Sanchez scores.||4||2|
|PHI||7||Utley walked. Frandsen scores.||5||2|
|PHI||7||Young singled to right. Ruiz scores. Howard scores.||7||2|
|Mayberry Jr., DH||4||0||0||0||0||2||0||.260|
2B: C. Utley (9), L. Nix (12)
RBI: C. Utley 4 (33), M. Young 2 (26), L. Nix (27)
HBP: B. Revere
SB: B. Revere (23)
CS: B. Revere (6)
E: C. Utley (3)
2B: F. Sanchez (5)
RBI: J. Mauer (29), F. Sanchez (8)
|C. Hamels (W, 5-2)||8.0||6||2||2||2||3||0||2.02|
|S. Diamond (L, 2-2)||4.1||5||4||4||4||1||0||4.09|
|Philadelphia Phillies at Minnesota Twins|
|Jun 11, 2013||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|W: Kyle Kendrick (3-6) L: Cole De Vries (3-6)|
|PHI||1||Ruiz singled to center. Revere scores.||1||0|
|MIN||1||Morneau tripled to right. Hicks scores.||1||1|
|MIN||1||Willingham singled to left. Morneau scores.||1||2|
|PHI||2||Rollins homered to right.||2||2|
|PHI||3||Utley reached on error. Young scores. Ruiz scores.||4||2|
|PHI||3||Nix sac fly to right. Howard scores.||5||2|
|PHI||3||Mayberry Jr. singled to right. Utley scores.||6||2|
|PHI||5||Revere singled to center. Nix scores.||7||2|
|PHI||5||Young singled to right. Rollins scores. Brown scores.||9||2|
|PHI||6||Rollins homered to right. Nix scores.||11||2|
|MIN||7||Bradley Jr. doubled to right. Plouffe scores. Carroll scores.||11||4|
|MIN||7||Mauer singled to left. Bradley Jr. scores.||11||5|
|PHI||8||Mayberry Jr. homered to left. Nix scores.||13||5|
|MIN||9||Morneau homered to right.||13||6|
|Mayberry Jr., LF||5||1||3||3||0||0||1||.268|
2B: B. Revere (15)
HR: J. Rollins 2 (6), J. Mayberry Jr. (4)
RBI: J. Rollins 3 (18), M. Young 2 (24), C. Ruiz (17), L. Nix (26), B. Revere (15), J. Mayberry Jr. 3 (22)
SF: L. Nix
SB: B. Revere (22)
E: R. Howard (5), D. Brown (4)
|Bradley Jr., CF||5||1||1||2||0||1||0||.300|
2B: R. Doumit (7), T. Plouffe (9), J. Bradley Jr. (7), A. Hicks (11)
3B: J. Morneau (1)
HR: J. Morneau (15)
RBI: J. Mauer (28), J. Willingham (38), J. Morneau 2 (44), J. Bradley Jr. 2 (22)
GIDP: J. Bradley Jr.
E: C. De Vries (1)
|K. Kendrick (W, 3-6)||6.0||6||5||4||4||2||0||3.76|
|J. Horst (H, 4)||1.0||1||0||0||0||1||0||3.82|
|C. De Vries (L, 3-6)||3.0||8||6||3||0||2||1||2.82|
01:48 PM - May 22, 2013. Written by Reiny09
|Minnesota Twins at Washington Nationals|
|Jun 9, 2013||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|W: Kyle Gibson (2-2) L: Jordan Zimmermann (1-4) S: Glen Perkins (12)|
|MIN||5||Mauer doubled to left. Gibson scores.||1||0|
|MIN||6||Sanchez doubled to left. Sano scores. Plouffe scores.||3||0|
|Bradley Jr., CF||4||0||1||0||1||0||0||.304|
2B: J. Mauer (7), J. Morneau (5), J. Bradley Jr. (6), F. Sanchez (4)
RBI: J. Mauer (27), F. Sanchez 2 (7)
E: T. Plouffe (6)
GIDP: R. Zimmerman, A. LaRoche
|K. Gibson (W, 2-2)||8.0||4||0||0||0||5||0||3.86|
|G. Perkins (S, 12)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0.68|
|J. Zimmermann (L, 1-4)||5.1||5||3||3||5||3||0||5.14|
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
08:05 PM - May 21, 2013. Written by KHarmo88
May 27, 2013
Comerica Park - Detroit, MI
Weather: 62º, Rain
|Pittsburgh Pirates at Detroit Tigers|
|May 27, 2013||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|W: A.J. Burnett (4-2) L: Rick Porcello (5-3) S: N/A|
2B: J. McDonald (1), G. Sanchez (5), T. Snider (7)
HR: S. Marte (4), A. McCutchen 2 (15), T. Snider (8), M. McKenry (5)
RBI: S. Marte (12), A. McCutchen 3 (25), G. Sanchez (12), T. Snider 2 (21), M. McKenry 2 (7)
SB: A. McCutchen 2 (9)
E: B. Inge (5)
|A. Burnett (W, 4-2)||6.0||5||5||5||1||7||4.66|
|D. Welker (H, 2)||1.0||1||0||0||0||2||0.00|
|M. Melancon (H, 10)||1.0||1||0||0||0||2||3.38|
2B: V. Martinez (11)
HR: M. Cabrera 2 (15), J. Peralta (6)
RBI: T. Hunter (19), M. Cabrera 2 (44), J. Peralta 2 (25)
GIDP: A. Avila
|R. Porcello (L, 5-3)||5.0||9||6||6||0||1||5.46|
WP: R. Porcello (1)
Pirates Outslug Tigers in Comerica Park Derby
DETROIT - After taking two of three from NL Central foe Milwaukee, the Pirates headed southeast to face the Detroit Tigers. The series with the Tigers is unique, as the Tigers play host at Comerica Park for the first two games, immediately followed by the Pirates hosting at PNC Park for the last two games of the four game set.
The first sign of offense came right away in the top of the 1st, as Andrew McCutchen crushed the first pitch he saw to deep left center field, his 14th home run on the season, giving the Pirates a 1-0 lead.
After Garrett Jones singled with two outs, Gaby Sanchez grounded to center, but was called out at second base to end the inning. The Pirates struck again in the top of the 2nd, as John McDonald doubled with one out, then scoring on a two-run shot from Michael McKenry to give the Pirates a 3-0 lead.
In the bottom of the 3rd, Jhonny Peralta hit a solo home run to bring the Tigers to within one.
After Burnett got out of his half of the inning, the Pirates went back to work. With one out, Andrew McCutchen singled, advancing to 2nd on a ground out by Garrett Jones. Gaby Sanchez would then hit a ground rule double to score Jones, putting the Pirates up 4-1. After a scoreless top of the 4th, Burnett ran into trouble. One an 0-2 count, Miguel Cabrera homered, cutting the lead to 4-2. Pena would follow with a walk, advancing to 3rd on a double by Victor Martinez. Tori Hunter then singled, scoring Pena to cut the lead to 4-3. Jhonny Peralta would knock in another run, as Martinez scored on a fielders choice, a play that manager Clint Hurdle thought was called incorrectly, tying the game at 4.
The Pirates broke the tie in the 5th, as Andrew McCutchen hit his second home run of the game, this time, a two-run home run scoring Travis Snider to give the Pirates a 6-4 lead.
Miguel Cabrera would get the Tigers a run back in the bottom of the 5th, hitting his second home run of the game, putting the score at 6-5.
After a scoreless 6th inning, the Pirates broke the game open as Clint Barmes lead off with a single, later scoring on a 2-run home run from Travis Snider to give the Pirates an 8-5 lead. Starling Marte would add another insurance run in the top of the 9th, giving the Pirates a 9-5 victory.
Player of the Game:
The Pirates and Tigers meet for game two of this brief two game set here in Detroit tomorrow evening, as Pirates lefty ace Wandy Rodriguez opposes Tigers ace Justin Verlander. First pitch, 7:05PM.
01:15 PM - May 21, 2013. Written by KHarmo88
|Series Preview | May 27, 2013|
(30-21, 12-11 Away)
(33-16, 17-8 Home)
Monday, May 20, 2013
10:10 PM - May 20, 2013. Written by KHarmo88
May 26, 2013
Miller Park - Milwaukee, WI
Weather: 71º, Cloudy
Home Runs Back Liriano's Gem as Pirates Take Series
MILWAUKEE - After the Pirates won game one of the series, the Brewers answered back in game two, beating the Pirates 5-2. With recent, notable struggles in Milwaukee, the Pirates look to take the series in game three, as Francisco Liriano takes the mound, opposing Milwaukee's Kyle Lohse.
After Kyle Lohse breezed through the top of the 1st, Norichika Aoki lead off with a single, but Liriano would lock in, striking out Rickie Weeks, getting Ryan Braun to ground out, and getting Corey Hart to strike out looking to end the inning. But the Pirates would make the most noise first, as Pedro Alvarez hit a lead off double, then scoring as Russell Martin hit a 2-run home run to put the Pirates up 2-0.
In the top of the 3rd, Jordy Mercer singled, followed by Andrew McCutchen reaching on a fielding error by Carlos Gomez. Pedro Alvarez followed with a single, but the inning would end as Jordy Mercer would be called out at home to end the inning.
The Brewers got to within one in the bottom of the 4th, as Rickie Weeks drilled a 2-2 pitch from Liriano to deep center for a solo home run.
In the top of the 6th, Pedro Alvarez responded with a solo home run of his own, giving the Pirates a 3-1 lead.
Jonathan Lucroy hit his first triple of the season in the bottom of the 7th, but would be stranded, as Yuniesky Betancourt struck out to end the inning.
The Pirates made some noise in the top of the 8th against Burke Badenhop, as Starling Marte lead off with a single. Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones were intentionally walked to load the bases with 2 outs. But Russell Martin would ground out to end the inning and leave the bases loaded.
With the lead heading into the 9th, the Pirates turned to closer Jason Grilli who nailed down a 1-2-3 inning for a Pirates win and his 17th save on the season.
Player of the Game:
After taking the series from the Brewers, the Pirates continue their road trip for a short two game series in Detroit, before returning home for two more games with the Tigers.
Milwaukee Bucks (83) @ Atlanta Hawks (91)
The Bucks got great performances from their starting five, but Hull proved to be too much to handle for the Bucks. Milwaukee is still winless on the season.
Brooklyn Nets (104) @ San Antonio Spurs (83)
The Nets got back to their winning ways as they dominated the Spurs thanks to Boxell's 21 points and Perry Jones' 20 points. The Nets look like a top team in the Eastern Conference. The Spurs are still looking for the guy to step up and replace Fincher's production.
Indiana Pacers (108) @ Utah Jazz (118)
The Jazz are looking like an improved team compared to last season while the Pacers look as if they have gotten worse. The Jazz hope to make the playoffs this season led by Hill and Taylor. The Pacers will need Fredette and Vaszuaskas to both step up their games.
Minnesota Timberwolves (70) @ Toronto Raptors (95)
The T-Wolves struggle on the offensive end, because they lack the go-to scorer they are looking for. Hudson is a great defender and rebounder, but he is a number two guy. Look for the T-Wolves to make a deal for someone to improve their need on the offensive end. The Raptors continue to get production from a different guy every single night.
Brooklyn Nets (77) @ Houston Rockets (106)
The Rockets proved that they can matchup with any team on a given night as they blew out the Nets at home by 29. Bayless led the way with 29 and Makeever added 20. The Nets struggled on the offensive end all night long only shooting 38% from the field.
Oklahoma City Thunder (93) @ Miami Heat (96)
The Miami Heat continued their dominance with a win over the much improved Thunder. Shawn Wyatt and Jordan Arnold combined for 44 points in the win. Petermeier had a great game, but couldn't hit the shots late to give his team the win.
Josh Harrison - Unable to maintain an everyday position due to fielding performance, Josh Harrison has been optioned down to AAA. In just 40 at bats with the Pirates, Harrison hit 1 home run while collecting 2 RBI's. Harrison also had 6 errors with a .778 fielding %.
by Tom Singer / MLB.com / May 25, 2013
With Neil Walker's injury, the Pirates turned to veterans Brandon Inge and John McDonald. But age and stamina has started playing a factor into the amount of time the two can play, putting pressure on Josh Harrison to fill the void. Harrison's performance has been less then stellar, forcing the Pirates hand to make the following move:
Recalled from AAA - Indianapolois
Jordy Mercer - With 148 at bats in AAA, Jordy Mercer has hit 4 home runs and knocked in 15 RBI's, also carrying an impressive, .964 fielding %, something Harrison has been struggling with recently.
Optioned to AAA - Indianapolis
04:27 PM - May 20, 2013. Written by Reiny09
03:29 PM - May 20, 2013. Written by Reiny09
I have posted this on two other message boards. Looking for additional readers...so here we go.
Mathias Krause sat begrudgingly in his rocking chair. He took a sip from a bottle. The bottle had a clear black label that said "XXXXX." He knew what he was about to get himself into....a whole world of ****ing trouble, despair and hopelessness.
He was about to take the managerial position of the newly formed Tijuana Red Devils.
Baseball in Mexico has had its share of ups and downs. Hell, they gave the mighty United States all it wanted and then some - damn, we beat those Americans! And that brew-ha against the Canucks, well we knew we were in for something. But when the Houston Astros franchise imploded and left town in a semi-truck, then only to set up shop again across the border...well, as they say, mierda consiguió real. **** got real.
But how real is it going to get? Krause needed players. Many just won't come to him and say, Hey I want to play down in a ****hole for 500 peso and expect to win. He knew he was to build this team from the ground up. The deep ground up. So far down that his coaching legend friend Patti Hemmen only knew the depth. If you all remember, Patti coached football at Trinity Bible State College, and resurrected that program. So Krause did what Krause did best:
Drank the remaining XXXXXX and passed out in a stupor.
The Red Devil Roster Starts to Come Together...
Mathias Krause continued to sit in his wooden chair. Fortunately, the Tijuana Red Devil Baseball Club was able to afford chairs. They were going to use yoga balls but Mathias found those to be a bit too difficult for him to sit on.
Krause took another swig from his bottle of XXXXX and uttered under his breath, "another rotten *** day in the land that really is down under."
"Under what," a voice cracked in the background.
"Who the damn tarnation are you?" Krause asked.
"I've come to play for the mighty Red Devils, I'm Hank "The Hurricane" Cabrera. You might remember my old man, Francisco Cabrera," said the voice.
Krause had to think for a moment. Francisco Cabrera? THE Francisco Cabrera? The one who had the cup of coffee in the 1992 NLCS. The game winning hit that drove in that slow **** Sid Bream.
"Oh, yeah," Krause said, "1992. Stan Belinda was the pitcher. He roped a single that drove in the game winning run, and sent the Braves to the playoffs."
Krause then paused for a moment.
"Your dad ripped my heart out of my and the city of Pittsburgh that night. I bawled like a baby for the next three days. Never did I think for a second we were going to be denied a World Series berth that year. Then your dad scorched that ball into left field, and that was it."
Another pause, another moment of reflection.
"So CAN you play? Where can you play? If I let you play?" Krause snapped. There definitely was some deep anger behind the voice.
"Anywhere. I've played every position three times in the minors. My coaches play me just to get me in the lineup. Apparently I have ADHD of baseball, really streaky. Kinda goes with my streaky hair. No less than 12 ounces of Brylcream goes into this do very day."
"Well can you play a slick infield? Or be a slick pitcher. And be effective? And maybe help this team win a game?"
"I will do my absolute best, sir."
"Good, I'm glad. Congrats, you're the first ****hook on the team. You'll be my #1. Literally, wearing #1."
A few minutes later, as Cabrera and Krause engage in contract talks (Krause is CEO, GM, manager and president), another voice rang out. "Tijuana Red Devils. I'm home."
Krause and Cabrera stood up and turned towards the voice. The voice came from a beanpole of a man. Maybe 150 pounds at best, 145 of it in what had to be the shaggiest beard this side of the Rio Grande.
"Me Hiram Higgenbotham. Peeltown, Texas native. I lived off of Starbucks, Moon Pies and baseball. And I want to play for the Tijuana Red Devils."
"Can you play?" Krause snapped.
"Play? PLAY," Higgenbotham ripped back, "I live, breath and sleep baseball. Stitches come from my ***. I piss pinetar. I live for this."
"Well," Krause said, "you're my #2. And pissing pinetar? May want to get that checked out. And another thing...we wear shoes around here. Your feet look the part of necrofacillitis all over them."
And so it begins. Krause found an ultimate utility man that could pass as a slick car salesman and another that makes a third world country look clean. But these guys have potential. Or, do they...time will tell.
The Roster Continues to Come Together...
Spring Training was only a few days away, and Mathias Krause had a piece of paper in his hand. It was his potential lineup for Opening Day. So many horrible baseball players. I've never heard of 99 percent of these ****hooks, Krause thought. Here is what that piece of paper said:
C Armando Santa Rosa
1B Kasey Karsten
2B Mathias Krause
SS Hiram Higgenbotham
3B Hank Cabrera
LF Jimmy Partee
CF Zech Renert
RF Rab Kloog
DH Desmond Peffer
SP Collin Jay
SP Nikoli Krause
SP Rog Patrick
SP Jeremy Padis
SP Liberto Christopher
CL Moriano Ravira
Definitely some weird names on there. The Kloog character was researched. Apparently he is the long lost cousin of Wilbert Kloog, who shined for the Franklin, Tennessee State Championship Legion baseball team. So I guess there's some lineage there. Then Krause's name came to the starting pitching line:
The somewhat well-not-so-much liked cousin. He always was better than I was at everything, from academics to girlfriends. I had a 4.0 GPA, he had a 4.1. I had a 4-star girlfriend, he had a 5. Made me sick. But I should not let that eat at me, he has to answer to me. You see, I am a manager/player now...I can make that call. Someone had to play second base.
While Krause continued to digest his roster, a knock came to his managerial door. "Come in," Krause said.
Entered a massive man. 6-2 at least, Bulging biceps. Large Adam's Apple. Only thing standing out was the markerboard in his hand. Seemed odd to Krause, so he asked, "What are you here for. Who or what are you?"
The giant man pulled out a black marker and began to write on the board: "My name is Armando Santa Rosa. I cannot speak the English. I catch ball, block ball but cannot hit ball. I come from Cuba where my father made $4 a year. I swam entire sea to get here."
And with that, Krause found his catcher. He gleamed at the massive Cuban, nodded and smiled. Inside, Krause thought, "Here is the heart, soul and life of this team. Has to be if we think of winning any games this year."
The 2013 Preseason Pep Rally
The inaugural season for the Tijuana Red Devils was moments away from starting. The spring training period in nearby Mexico City was a grueling test of intestinal fortitude for the entire roster. Temperatures were near 90 degrees everyday. Many players had to take in IVs for fluids to acclimate to the heat and dry air. Nikoli Krause collapsed after a start and was rushed to the hospital because apparently he was bit by a rattlesnake. But that was the least of manager player Mathias Krause's problems.
His biggest problem was installing a will to win. Hell, a matter of scoring a run would be great. In the 32 Spring Training games, the Red Devils hit an immaculate .207 and scored 23 runs. Yeah, less than one run a game. Going 0-32 also did not help matters much because the pitching staff gave up 12 runs per contest. Teams hit .350 and smacked 55 home runs in the thin Mexico City air.
Before the season opener against the proclaimed Rio Grande rival Texas, Krause gathered his team together for a "Coming to Jesus" meeting. Players filed into the cramped Jose deLeon Baseball Facility, fearing the worst.
"Christ, we are all cut," uttered one player.
"My bags are packed and I'm ready to get the hell out of here," said another. Krause, however, was nearby to hear that comment.
"Really. Your bags are already packed. Then take yourself out of this room. Your services are no longer needed."
And with that, a roster of 26 was down to 25. The final cut was made before the teams eyes, a rarity in baseball, especially at the major league level.
Krause cleared his throat, then belted off the speech of a lifetime. One that an afficiando of the movie Major League would be proud of. "Gentlemen, we have been picked to finish dead last in not just the MLB rankings, but statistically we are projected to be the worst in MLB history. The 1963 Mets, the 1929 St Louis Browns apparently are better teams than us. None of our players are draft able for fantasy leagues. As a matter of fact, one so called expert said to avoid us like the plague."
A deep silence crept into the room. A few players began to sob. One player, however, that didn't was Hiram Higgenbotham. Higgenbotham stood up, veins throbbing in anger and intensity.
"Well, there's only one thing for us to do then," he said. Again, silence surrounded the room.
"Win a freaking game. Plain and simple. Find a way to amuse and appease the baseball gods and shut these so called experts up. I didn't come down here to just enjoy life, get a paycheck and bang hot women. I came down here to play the game I love. And by God if I die down here, I'd be in heaven. It'd be worth it to me. That's the kind of attitude we need to have. Kick *** and take names."
Krause agreed. "Hiram is so right. We need to just take it as we versus the world down here. Bad News Bear style. Mean, aggressive baseball. We may not be successful in the beginning, but we can at least instill an attitude that we will not die, we will play to the final out. And hope it carries to future teams."
Opening Day Roster
C Armando Santa Rosa - Speaks zero English. Blocks everything but cant hit dick.
1B Kasey Karsten - Detroit, MI product. Massive power, zero contact. Decent with glove.
2B Mathias Krause - Manager/player. Needs to be manager only but stepping up for team.
SS Hiram Higgenbotham - Heart and soul of team. Will bleed for this team.
3B Hank Cabrera - Still lives in shawow of Dad's 1992 NLCS game winning hit.
LF Jimmy Partee - El Paso, TX native who won State track title in 100, 200.
CF Zech Renert - Former Austrian powerlifter turned baseball player after near death squatting.
RF Rab Kloog - German baseball all star. Dont know if thats saying much.
DH Desmond Peffer - Another massive power hitter that cannot make contact. Plays hitter only.
B Roberto Almedo (C - 1B) - Mexican All Star who led 2012 MexLeague in pass balls.
B Cesar Hurtado (2B - SS) - Slick infielder that will see playing time.
B Jesus Cerrano (CF - RF) - Just a fourth outfielder at best.
SP Collin Jay - Streaky Omaha, NE native with 5 mid quality pitches.
SP Nikoli Krause - Cousin of manager/player Mathias. Fastballs is all he has.
SP Rog Patrick - Lefty with garbage pitches. Fastball is Nixon-era 72.
SP Jeremy Padis - Denison, TX native with three basic pitches.
SP Liberto Christopher - Wild righty that is more interested in trading Pokemon trading cards.
RP Jorge Gallego - Former soccer player with high leg kick.
RP Daniel Veda - Features the infamous V hairdo.
RP Osvaldo Guarado - Older brother Eddie played his best baseball for Minnesota.
RP Francisco Montoya - From the glory of Ingio Montoya of the Princess Bride.
RP Enrique Veras - Electric fast ball but not much else.
RP Antonio Dolores - Often is nicknamed the Girl for his last name.
CL Moriano Ravira - Pitches more like his first name...moronio.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
09:53 PM - May 19, 2013. Written by Reiny09
09:42 PM - May 19, 2013. Written by KHarmo88
May 25, 2013
Miller Park - Milwaukee, WI
Weather: 74º, Overcast
Brewers Smack Around Sanchez, Pirates in 5-2 Win
MILWAUKEE - After a 5-2 win in game one, the Pirates and Brewers were at it again in game two. Marco Estrada took the mound for the Brewers, opposing Jonathan Sanchez for the Pirates.
After a scoreless first inning, the Brewers got to Sanchez right away in the 2nd, getting singles from Betancourt and Gomez to start off the inning. Pitcher Marco Estrada would then single, scoring Betancourt to give the Brewers a 1-0 lead.
Aoki followed Estrada with a single, scoring Gomez to give the Brewers a 2-0. Rickie Weeks would ground out to end the inning. But the Pirates would cut the lead in half in the top of the 3rd, as Brandon Inge led off reaching first on a wild pitch, followed by a single from Jonathan Sanchez who would score in a single by Travis Snider.
In the top of the 4th, Garrett Jones grounded a pitch that deflected off Estrada for single, followed by a single from Brandon Inge. But the offense went cold as Clint Barmes struck out to end the inning. In the bottom of the 4th, Gomez led off with a walk, followed by Aoki reaching on a fielding error. Rickie Weeks would then single, scoring Gomez to put the Brewers up 3-1.
With two on and two out, Ryan Braun would fly out at the warning track to end the inning. In the top of the 5th, trailing by 2, Travis Snider singled with 2 outs, later being called out at 3rd on a McCutchen single to end the inning.
In the bottom of the 6th, the Brewers extended their lead, as Aoki led off the inning on a fielding error and then scored on a 2-run home run from Corey Hart to put the Brewers ahead 5-1.
The Pirates would get to within three in the top of the 8th, as Andrew McCutchen hit a solo home run to straight away center field.
The Brewers bullpen was locked in, as John Axford came in for the 9th to shut the door on the Pirates and collect his 9th save on the season.
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The Pirates and Brewers face off in the series finale tomorrow afternoon, as Francisco Liriano looks to keep the Pirates from losing their third straight series. First pitch, 2:10PM.
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