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Sunday, May 13, 2012
10:45 AM - May 13, 2012. Written by Troopershorty51
Updated Depth Chart

Depth Chart -
  • Catcher
  • Chris Iannetta
  • Jose Molina
  • First Base
  • Freddie Freeman
  • Jim Thome
  • Jose Molina
  • Second Base
  • Martin Prado
  • Omar Vizquel
  • Jason Donald
  • Third Base
  • Melvin Mora
  • Jason Donald
  • Omar Vizquel
  • Shortstop
  • Troy Tulowitzki
  • Omar Vizquel
  • Jason Donald
  • Left Field
  • B.J. Upton
  • Martin Prado
  • Center Field
  • Jon Jay
  • Craig Gentry
  • Right Field
  • Brian Bogusevic
  • Martin Prado
  • Starting Pitcher
  • Cole Hamels
  • Ubaldo Jimenez
  • Matt Harrison
  • Fausto Carmona
  • Nick Blackburn
  • Relief Pitcher
  • LRP - Jesse Carlson - L
  • MRP - Luis Ayala - R
  • MRP - Jose Contreras - R
  • MRP - Jake McGee - L
  • SU - Jeremy Affeldt - L
  • SU - Alfredo Aceves - R
  • Closer
  • Joakim Soria - R
  • Designated Hitter
  • Jim Thome
  • Craig Gentry
Dynasty: Troopershorty51
10:40 AM - May 13, 2012. Written by Troopershorty51
Mariners sign 4 veteran free agents

In a huge day for Mariners fans the team went out and signed not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 former all-stars. They signed Jose Contreras, Melvin Mora, Omar Vizquel, and Jim Thome all to 1-year deals. Jose Contreras will be placed in the middle relief position while Thome will DH everyday and Melvin Mora will be the regular at 3B. Vizquel will play a utility role off of the bench, able to fill in almost anywhere when someone needs a day off. Martin Prado has also been shifted to 2B to solve the inconsistency at 2B and Bogusevic will take his place in right field.

Pedro Alvarez, Gordon Beckham, Leonys Martin, and Jared Burton were all sent down to Triple-A

Manager Eric Wedge had this to say of the signing, "I am very pleased with the 4 veterans that we acquired today. All of these players are still capable of going out there and improving the team that we had. I am much more confident in our teams chances of making the postseason after these moves."
Dynasty: Troopershorty51
10:16 AM - May 13, 2012. Written by Troopershorty51
Mariners fall in home opener

Even a sold out crowd on "Free Ticket Night" wasn't enough to will the Mariners to victory tonight. They struggled to get anything going offensively as their only runs came on a solo shot by the hot Chris Iannetta in the 3rd and an RBI triple by rookie Leonys Martin in the 8th. Apart from the 1st and 5th innings, Matt Harrison had a great outing. Allowing 4 runs over 7 innings but he looked very sharp on the mound. The main issue came from not getting his strikeout pitches working tonight, only K'ing 1 batter through 7. Zimmerman, however, looked fantastic through his entire start, allowing just that 3rd inning homerun through his 7 innings.

The Mariners will look to rebound tomorrow night as Fausto Carmona takes the mound against Johan Santana; who the Mariners were able to chase out of the game in just 5 innings, scoring 4 runs on en route to a 15-1 pounding in their last meeting.

Troy Tulowitzki is now 5-33 with a .152 avg and only 2 RBI's in these first 8 games and he will need to turn it around if this club wants to continue winning games.

B.J. Upton has been red hot, hitting .452/.528/.742 with a homer and 4 RBI's.

Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners
Apr 13, 2012123456789RHE
Oakland (1-6)2000200004130
Seattle (5-3)0010000102100
W: Jordan Zimmerman (1-0) L: Matt Harrison (1-1) S: Jim Johnson (1)
Oakland Athletics
Castro, SS523001.276
Davis, CF511000.267
Beltre, 3B411200.222
Craig, RF401101.280
Lee, 1B402100.308
Hernandez, C400000.250
Huff, LF401001.286
Sanchez, 2B402000.250
Molina, DH402000.200
2B: Sanchez (2)
HR: Beltre (1)
RBI: Beltre 2 (3), Craig (4), Lee (1)
SB: Davis (4)
Seattle Mariners
B.J. Upton, LF401012.452
Jon Jay, CF402010.258
Martin Prado, RF401000.229
Troy Tulowitzki, SS400002.152
Pedro Alvarez, 3B311010.208
Freddie Freeman, 1B301011.364
Leonys Martin, DH402101.143
Chris Iannetta, C411100.350
Gordon Beckham, 2B401001.176
2B: Upton (6), Jay (3)
3B: Martin (1)
HR: Iannetta (2)
RBI: Iannetta (4), Martin (2)
Oakland Athletics
Jordan Zimmerman (W, 1-0)7.0911341.38
Rafael Soriano (H, 1)1.0111126.75
Jim Johnson (S, 1)1.0000010.00
Seattle Mariners
Matt Harrison (L, 1-1)7.01044013.21
Jared Burton2.0300020.00
Dynasty: Troopershorty51
Mariners at Yankees |
May 13, 2012123456789ExtrasRHE
Seattle (Me)1000000030 0 1 (12)5130
New York (CPU)0100010200 0 0 (12)4140
W: Charlie Furbush L: Rafael Soriano S: Brandon League
Scoring Summary
SEA1Dustin Ackley Solo Home Run10
NYY2Nick Swisher Solo Home Run11
NYY6Raul Ibanez RBI Single; Robinson Cano Scores12
NYY8Russell Martin 2 Run Single; Robinson Cano and Nick Swisher Score14
SEA9Dustin Ackley 2 Run Home Run; Alex Liddi Scores34
SEA9Kyle Seager RBI Single; Ichiro Suzuki Scores44
SEA12Kyle Seager Solo Home Run54
Seattle Mariners
Dustin Ackley, 2B6223022.333
John Jaso, C4030110.750
Ichiro Suzuki, RF5110010.200
Jesus Montero, DH5000010.000
Kyle Seager, 3B-SS5122021.400
Mike Carp, LF5010010.200
Justin Smoak, 1B5010010.200
Michael Saunders, CF5010000.200
Munenori Kawasaki, SS2000020.000
Alex Liddi, PH-3B3120010.667
TEAM TOTALS4551351123.289
2B: J. Jaso, A. Liddi
HR: D. Ackley 2, K. Seager
RBI: D. Ackley 3, K. Seager 2
GIDP: I. Suzuki, M. Saunders
SB: I. Suzuki, J. Jaso
CS: M. Saunders
New York Yankees
Derek Jeter, DH5010120.200
Curtis Granderson, CF6010030.167
Alex Rodriguez, 3B6020020.333
Robinson Cano, 2B6230010.500
Mark Teixeira, 1B5000040.000
Nick Swisher, RF5221001.400
Raul Ibanez, LF5041000.800
DeWayne Wise, PR-LF0000000.000
Russell Martin, C4012030.250
Eduardo Nunez, PH0000000.000
Chris Stewart, C0000000.000
Jayson Nix, SS5000030.000
TEAM TOTALS4741441181.298
2B: C. Granderson
HR: N. Swisher
RBI: N. Swisher, R. Ibanez, R. Martin 2
SAC: E. Nunez
SB: D. Jeter
Seattle Mariners
Hector Noesi6.09220813.00
Steve Delabar0.20000200.00
Lucas Luetge0.211101013.50
Tom Wilhelmsen0.231101013.50
Shawn Kelley2.00000200.00
Charlie Furbush (W)1.01000100.00
Brandon League (SV)1.00001300.00
TEAM TOTALS12.0144411813.00
WP: H. Noesi
New York Yankees
Phil Hughes8.05111811.13
Boone Logan 0.0111000INF
David Robertson (BS)0.232201127.00
Rafael Soriano (L)2.23110213.38
Cory Wade0.21000100.00
TEAM TOTALS12.0135511233.75
Dynasty: Str8Edge4Life
Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins
May 13, 2012123456789RHE
Toronto (CPU)001001000290
Minnesota (Me)00100030x4121
W: Francisco Liriano L: Francisco Cordero S: Matt Capps
Scoring Summary
TOR3Yunel Escobar RBI Double; Adam Lind Scores10
MIN3Denard Span RBI Single; Jamey Carroll Scores11
TOR6Edwin Encarnacion RBI Double; Yunel Escobar Scores21
MIN7Brian Dozier 2 Run Double; Alexi Casilla and Jamey Carroll Score23
MIN7Joe Mauer RBI Single; Brian Dozier Scores24
Toronto Blue Jays
Kelly Johnson, 2B5020000.400
Yunel Escobar, SS5121000.400
Jose Bautista, RF3010110.333
Edwin Encarnacion, DH4011030.250
Eric Thames, LF4010020.250
Rajai Davis, PR-LF0000000.000
Brett Lawrie, 3B3000120.000
Colby Rasmus, CF4010000.250
Adam Lind, 1B4110010.250
Jeff Mathis, C4000010.000
TEAM TOTALS362922100.250
2B: Y. Escobar, E. Encarnacion
RBI: Y. Escobar, E. Encarnacion
Minnesota Twins
Denard Span, CF4021010.500
Brian Dozier, SS4122010.500
Joe Mauer, C4031010.750
Josh Willingham, LF-1B3000100.000
Ryan Doumit, DH4010010.250
Erik Komatsu, PR-DH0000000.000
Trevor Plouffe, 3B-LF4000010.000
Chris Parmelee, 1B3020000.667
Alexi Casilla, PR-2B1100000.000
Darin Mastroianni, RF3010000.333
Jamey Carroll, 2B-3B2210110.500
TEAM TOTALS324124260.375
2B: J. Carroll, J. Mauer, B. Dozier
RBI: D. Span, J. Mauer, B. Dozier 2
SAC: D. Mastroianni
CS: D. Mastroianni
E: T. Plouffe
Toronto Blue Jays
Drew Hutchison6.0+9221603.00
Francisco Cordero (L)0.212210027.00
Joel Carreno0.11000000.00
Luis Perez1.01000000.00
TEAM TOTALS8.012442604.50
Minnesota Twins
P.J. Walters5.0+5211601.80
Anthony Swarzak1.00001000.00
Francisco Liriano (W)1.13000300.00
Jared Burton (H)0.21000100.00
Matt Capps (SV)1.00000000.00
TEAM TOTALS9.092121001.00
Dynasty: Str8Edge4Life
03:03 AM - May 13, 2012. Written by ryan512000
The Santa Clara Broncos did not play like a team that was 0-3 at the time. In the first game of the Orange County Shootout in Anaheim, CA, the Broncos were paired up with 17th ranked Oregon Ducks. The Broncos played like a Steve Nash led team in the first half as the score at halftime was 38-29 in favor of Santa Clara While holding Oregon to 35% shooting and 18% from three point land. Ryan Wilson scored 47 points in this game, scoring 33 in the second half, and also had the chance to score the game winning shot but rimmed out as the buzzer sounded.

Santa Clara Broncos at Oregon Ducks
Nov 20, 20081ST2NDSCORE
Santa Clara (1-3)384482
#17 Oregon (2-1)295180
Santa Clara Broncos
TEAM TOTALS29-6716-438-8302149782
TEAM TOTALS29-6716-438-8302149782
Oregon Ducks
Garrett Sim282-42-401150036
Ryan Wilson3016-399-196-68450147
Darrian Wells257-113-62-20010019
E.J. Singler272-50-10-0310114
Tony Woods282-50-00-01810204
Hanif Radziejewski30-10-10-0100000
Devoe Joseph20-00-00-0000000
Brett Kingma50-20-10-0111000
Carlos EmoryDNP
John LoydDNP
Chris Larsen20-00-00-0000000
Chris NgounouDNP
TEAM TOTALS29-6714-328-8322273580
Dynasty: ryan512000
01:49 AM - May 13, 2012. Written by ryan512000
NCAA Hoops Rankings - AP Top 25 - Updated: Nov 17, 2008
32North Carolina2-1
96Ohio State1-2
1412Iowa St.2-0
1519West Virginia2-0
1821Saint Joseph's1-0
20--Arizona State3-0
21--Ole Miss3-0
23--Mississippi State3-0
2525Saint Louis3-2

So there is a new #1 team in the country in Duke. The Blue Devils overtook the defending national champions, Kentucky, to regain the top spot. Teams to enter the AP Top 25 lists: Arizona State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and LSU.
LSU has not even played a single game this season, yet the just entered the Top 25.
Dynasty: ryan512000

Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs
Apr 5, 2012123456789RHE
Washington (0-0)010100000270
Chicago (0-0)00000212x560
W: Shawn Camp L: Ryan Mattheus S: Carlos Marmol
Scoring Summary
WAS2DeRosa doubled to right, Werth scores.10
WAS4LaRoche homered to left.20
CHC6Stewart hit a sacrifice fly to Bernadina, Barney scores.21
CHC6Soto hit a sacrifice fly to Werth, Castro scores.22
CHC7Castro doubled to center, Johnson scores23
CHC8Baker tripled to right, Lahair and Soto score.25
Washington Nationals
Desmond, SS4030000.750
Espinosa, 2B4000000.000
Zimmerman, 3B4000000.000
LaRoche, 1B4111021.250
Werth, RF4120010.500
DeRosa, LF3011010.333
Tracy, PH1000000.000
Ramos, C3000010.000
Bernadina, CF3000000.000
Strasburg, P2000000.000
Mattheus, P0000000.000
Burnett, P0000000.000
Lidge, P0000000.000
Lombardozzi, PH1000000.000
Gorzelanny, P0000000.000
2B: Werth (1), DeRosa (1)
3B: Desmond (1)
HR: LaRoche (1)
RBI: DeRosa (1), LaRoche (1)
Chicago Cubs
DeJesus, RF4000110.000
Barney, 2B3100110.000
Castro, SS4121000.500
Soriano, LF2000200.000
Stewart, 3B3011000.333
LaHair, 1B2110210.500
Soto, C2101110.000
Byrd, CF3010000.333
Camp, P0000000.000
Russell, P0000000.000
Baker, PH10120001.000
Marmol, P0000000.000
Dempster, P2000000.000
Johnson, CF1100100.000
2B: Castro (1), LaHair (1)
3B: Baker (1)
RBI: Castro (1), Soto (1), Stewart (1), Baker 2 (2)
SF: Soto, Stewart
GIDP: Barney
Washington Nationals
Mattheus (L, 0-1)0.201110013.50
Chicago Cubs
Camp (W, 1-0)1.00000100.00
Russell (H, 1)1.01000000.00
Marmol (S, 1)1.00000100.00
Dynasty: devilsjaw
Saturday, May 12, 2012
11:41 PM - May 12, 2012. Written by drewdavi

2012-2013 Southern University Jaguars
Head Coach: Drew Davis - Record: 11-13 - Season: 2nd

Coach Davis is entering into his second season as the head coach of the SWAC Conference Southern University Jaguars. Last season the Jaguars completed a 11-13 regular season record. They lost the first game of the SWAC conference tournament to eventual champions Alabama A&M. Coach Davis was quoted as saying the following after the last game of the season:

"You know, we had an uphill battle this season. With myself coming in and changing the offensive and defensive schemes, it was always going to take some time. I'm happy the kids were able to get acclimated with the system by years end. I think with the freshmen we have coming in we have a great chance at competing for a conference championship"

The Jaguars were led by their sophomore SG and local standout, Neal Webb. Webb was recognized as a 2nd team SWAC All-Conference player averaging 9.6 pts and 7.7 reb per game.

Coming in to the 12-13 season the Jaguars look to improve upon last season. They brought in an impressive recruiting class led by 7'0 standout C, Fab Robinson. Robinson is a combination of size and skill, with range out to 12 feet. He is paired up with 6'11 PF Omar Blue. Omar is known for his defensive prowess and his activity on the boards. Finishing out the recruiting class with 6'2 PG Jabarhi Mckenzie and 6'6 SF Jeffrey Davis

Southern University Jaguars Recruiting - 11-12
Fab RobinsonCHSBloomington, IL7'0224
Omar BluePFHSOxnard, CA6'11227
Jabarhi MckenziePGHSWest Covina, CA6'2201
Jeffery DavisSFHSBahamas6'6189

The Jaguars bring back two key veterans in JR SF Neal Webb who is transitioning from Guard to the Small Forward position. The other veteran of note is JR SG Madut Bol. Bol played Power Forward for the Jaguars during the 11-12 season. Coach Davis and his assistants worked tirelessly with Bol this off-season to improve his ball handling and decision making. Coach Davis believes Bol is the key to the season and was quoted as saying the following

"Madut is a great kid. When I came in he had been playing on the front line his entire career, both in high school and AAU. He has always been a very skilled big. At 6'9 he has no problem shooting the mid-range and 3 pt jump shot. His primary weakness was his ball handling and decision making. A lot of this is due to lack of time on the perimeter. My staff and I believe that through the work he put in this off-season he will be a terrific addition as our starting 2 guard this season."

The 2012-2013 Roster is the following:
12-13 Southern University Roster
1Madut BolSG6'9217JRJersey City, NJ
2Fab RobinsonC7'0224FRBloomington, IL
11Omar BluePF6'11227FROxnard, CA
20Jeffrey DavisSF6'6189FRBahamas
12Jabarhi MckenziePG6'2201FRWest Covina, CA
40Neal WebbSF6'3187JRBaton Rouge, LA
44Ray Ray ChasePF6'9218JRSan Antonio, TX
5Jamel GracePG6'0189SRVineland, NJ
52Leslie GoodmanPF6'7218FRFresno, CA
32Mike CelstinPG6'0180SOClifton, NJ
42Pat ColemanSG6'3188JRClarksville, TN
25Marceis DavisSG6'3180JRBaton Rogue, LA

The 2012-2013 Depth Chart at the start of the season:
Southern University Jaguars Depth Chart - 12-13
PGJabarhi MckenzieJamel GraceMike Celstin
SGMadut BolPat ColemanMarceis Davis
SFJeffrey DavisNeal Webb
PFOmar BlueRay Ray Chase
CFab RobinsonLeslie Goodman

The Jaguars are looking to add two 4 star prospects to the roster for next season:
Southern University Jaguars Recruiting - 12-13
Happy MinoffSGJUCOArlington, TX6'2175
Roberto YoumansPFJUCOHenderson, NV6'7199

__________________________________________________ ____________________________

End of Non-Conference Play (6-1)

After the first 7 games of the season the Jaguars are off to a hot start. After beating notable opponents such as #23 LSU and Oregon on the road, the Jaguars are looking to solidify themselves as one of the most dangerous mid-majors in the nation.

The only loss of the season came at the hands of Fresno State on the road. The Jaguars got down early by shooting a dismal 23% from the field. At half the Jaguars were down by 23 points.

Led by their Junior standout, Madut Bol, the Jaguars were able to cut the lead to 7 points with just 3 minutes to play. Unfortunately the deficit was just too much to overcome. The Jaguars were defeated 78-68.

Southern University Jaguars 12-13 Schedule
Nov 7at South East LouisianaWon, 82-50
Nov 16at #23 LSU Won, 88-75
Nov 25at UL LafayetteWon, 78-57
Dec 17at TulaneWon, 97-90
Dec 27at Fresno StateLost, 78-68
Dec 29at Louisiana TechWon, 81-71
Jan 2at OregonWon, 75-58

Madut Bol seems to score at will. Using his 6'9 frame he has been able to get into the lane and either finish at the rim or get to the line for a pair of free throws. His 3pt shooting has been the biggest surprise and has helped the Jaguars to the hot start. He is currently 2nd in the nation in PPG and 10 points ahead of the closest player in the SWAC conference.

Madut Bol sat down with Operation Sports to answer a few questions about his sensational season:

Q: Madut, obviously this season has been a treat for you, currently you are first in the conference and second in the NCAA in scoring, what do you attribute this success too?

"Ha, well thanks. I've been working hard man, real hard. This past off-season was probably the most difficult of my career. Coach Davis really worked with me hard and made me realize what level I could take my game too with the right discipline. That combined with our young guys, man it's just been special, feels more like a dream but I don't want to wake up. Not yet at least."

Q: How can you guys continue to win at this level?

"Defense. We have to keep playing our pressure man D. If we can do that and Jabarhi can keep running the team like has been, the sky is the limit. We aren't going to be happy with just winnin' the SWAC. We definitely want to get into the tournament because we think we can make a lot of noise. But we got to take it one day at a time, that's what we got Coach D for, to keep us humble."

Q: We really appreciate your time. To close out, who has impressed you most of the young guys?

"I think they all have contributed in different ways, honestly. But the guy who flies under the radar is JD (Jeffrey Davis). He doesn't always light up the stat sheet but he's a guy we couldn't do our thing without. He guards the best perimeter player every game. It really allows me to open things up and run the fast break without worrying as much about my guy. JD is our X factor, without a doubt."

After the first 7 games, the individual statistics look like ths:
Southern University Jaguars Stats - 12-13
Madut Bol723.628.
Fab Robinson721.618.
Omar Blue722.313.
Jabarhi Mckenzie722.
Jeffery Davis726.
Ray Ray Chase714.
Jamel Grace77.
Leslie Goodman75.
Neal Webb710.
Mike Celestin72.
Marceis Davis71.70000000
Pat Coleman72.50.500000

__________________________________________________ ____________________________

Matchup Preview *|* January 10, 2013
Southern University Jaguars
(6-1, Away)
Alabama State Hornets
(2-10, Home)

Alabama St. is led by their 6'4 - JR - SG Stephawn Brown. Brown is averaging 11.8 ppg. This guard heavy team is also seeing solid contributions from 6'8 - JR - SG Shareif Adamu and 6'4 - JR - SG Kaylim Noel.

As a team ASU is last in the conference averaging 54.7 PPG and 19.1 TPG. They are a very fast tempo team, getting on the break early and often. With their 3 guard lineup they can be a nightmare if they are able to get into their style.

On Defense, ASU is known for running a 2-3 zone. They use this defense to make-up for their lack of size in the paint.

Operation Sports spoke with Coach Davis earlier this week to get his thoughts on the opening conference game against Alabama St.

"They are fast, that's for certain. Obviously they have struggled to score points but I think a lot of this is due to the type of teams they played out of conference. They really struggle when teams slow it down because they lack much size in the interior. We have to play our style of game and in particular get the ball to Fab and Omar early. Once established I think it'll make Madut's job of slicing up the zone that much easier."

Operation Sport's Keys to the Game
1. Limit transition by avoiding turnovers and bad shot selection
2. Establish the post game early to lure ASU out of the 2-3 zone
3. Work to force a double on either Fab or Omar in the first half
4. Must not let Stephawn Brown catch fire early

Player of the Game: Fab Robinson
Key Stat: Turnovers
Score : 88 - 62 W

Southern University Jaguars at Alabama State Hornets
Southern University (6-1)384179
Alabama State (2-10)323264
Southern University Jaguars
TEAM TOTALS35-594-135-5281735479
Alabama State Hornets
TEAM TOTALS26-525-137-11191940564

Post Game
Southern University dispatched the Alabama St Hornets by following the gameplan laid out by Coach Davis. They started the game hot by pounding the ball inside to their two bigs, Robinson and Blue. Blue ended up with a game high 26 pts and 10 reb and had this to say after the game:

"Big game for us. To come out and get a win in the first conference game, on the road, it was huge. I was able to get the ball from Jabarhi in my spots and just go to work, man. We really had a nice size advantage and we looked to take what we were given all night. Real happy with the win."

Coach Davis was just as pleased with the result:

"It was important for us to contain their scorers. Both Brown and Adamu scored 14 but we were able to contain the rest of the guys. We forced the issue at their front line early, got their starters in foul trouble, and Omar and Fab did the rest. I was very pleased with the way Jabarhi took over the game without scoring. He was passing the ball well and putting his guys in position to score. He also ended up with 6 boards which was huge for us. Madut is very consistent. He continues to score over 20 night in and night out. He is a special player and this group is in position to do special things this year in conference."

Player of the Game
Southern PF - Omar Blue - 26pts 10reb 2blk

OS Signing off.
Dynasty: drewdavi
07:32 PM - May 12, 2012. Written by Troopershorty51
Mariners split series 2-2
(Simmed games 3,4)
The story of this series was pitching, no suprise for the team currently 4th in ERA in the league. In game 3 the Mariners pitching staff only allowed 3 runs but the offense wasn't there as they could only muster 1 run in the loss.

In game 4 the Mariners were able to hold off the Rangers in a 14 inning thriller, 3-2.

Manager Eric Wedge was asked how he felt about his teams early performance, replying "We are off to a fantastic start to this season and I hope this early success will translate into long-term results. Right now we're 2nd in runs scored and 4th in ERA so when you have numbers like that, you're going to win plenty of ballgames."

Mariners at Rangers |
Apr 11, 2012123456789ExtrasRHE
Seattle (4-1)0100010000,0,0,0,13100
Texas (2-3)0000020000,0,0,0,02101
W: Jeremy Affeldt (1-0) L: Jason Bulger (0-1) S: Joakim Soria (3)

Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers
Apr 11, 2012123456789RHE
Seattle (5-2)000200000290
Texas (3-4)06000000X6100
W: Joe Saunders (2-0) L: Ubaldo Jimenez (0-1) S: Frank Francisco (3)
Dynasty: Troopershorty51
06:59 PM - May 12, 2012. Written by Troopershorty51
Mariners falter for the first time in 2012

The Mariners were stopped a game short of a 5-game winning streak today by the Texas Rangers. The pitching, once again, was excellent but it was their inability to get runners across that cost them the game as they could only muster up 1 run on 8 hits. Blackburn got the loss going 6 innings allowing 2 runs but he does get a quality start for his outing. Brian Bogusevic was the only player on the Mariners to show any signs of life at the plate, going 4-4 with the only RBI on the team.

Leonys Martin, who was called up today after Kosuke Fukudome was sent down, went 0-4 in his MLB debut. Jason Donald also struggled in his Mariners debut, going 0-2 with a walk.

The Mariners will look to rebound in game 3 of this 4 game series tomorrow.

Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers
Apr 10, 2012123456789RHE
Seattle (4-1)010000000182
Texas (2-3)00012000x370
W: Mike Pelfrey (1-0) L: Nick Blackburn (0-1) S: Frank Francisco (2)
Seattle Mariners
B.Upton, LF402001.524
Martin, DH400002.000
Tulowitzki, SS400001.208
Alvarez, 3B400001.187
Jay, CF411000.238
Bogusevic, RF404100.357
Iannetta, C300002.500
Prado, PH100001.192
2B: Freeman (1) B. Upton (4), Jay (2)
RBI: Bogusevic (1)
SB: Upton (4)
Texas Rangers
Kinsler, 2B401000.273
Parra, LF411001.238
Zimmerman, 3B412201.182
Teixeira, 1B410000.190
Drew, RF400000.381
Barajas, C401001.250
Gonzalez, SS302100.471
Hernandez, CF300000.000
Hechavarria, DH300001.000
2B: Parra (2)
HR: Zimmerman (1)
RBI: Zimmerman 2 (2), Gonzalez (6)
SB: Kinsler (2)
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers
Pelfrey (W, 1-0)7.0611151.29
Breslow (H, 2)1.0100020.00
Francisco (S, 2)1.0100010.00

Tomorrow's matchup

1-0 1.42 ERA vs. 0-1 5.40 ERA
Dynasty: Troopershorty51
06:37 PM - May 12, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
Game 2 vs. BOS

Coming off an Opening Day win, the Tigers looked to continue their success. Brandon Beachy took to the mound against his former team for the first time since he was traded. Doug Fister opposed him.

The pesky Tigers offense got Beachy out early. Doug Fister had 7 2/3 strong innings of shutout ball for the win.

Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers
Apr 7, 2012123456789RHE
Boston (0-2)000000000060
Detroit (2-0)02032002X9150
W: Doug Fister (1-0) L: Brandon Beachy (0-1)
Scoring Summary
DET2Ian Kinsler homers to left center. Victor Martinez scores.02
DET4Ian Kinsler singles. Prince Fielder scores.03
DET4Michael Morse hits a sacrifice fly. Victor Martinez scores.04
DET4Alex Avila singles. Ian Kinsler scores.05
DET5Miguel Cabrera doubles. Andre Ethier scores.06
DET5Prince Fielder singles. Miguel Cabrera scores.07
DET8Jhonny Peralta triples. Michael Morse and Alex Avila score.09
Boston Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury4000010.125
Dustin Pedroia4020020.285
Adrian Gonzalez4020000.375
David Ortiz4010010.250
Carl Crawford4000010.000
Ryan Lavarnway3000020.142
Kevin Youkilis3000020.000
Cody Ross3000000.166
Brad Emaus3010000.600
TEAM TOTALS32060090---
2B: A. Gonzalez (1)
Detroit Tigers
Austin Jackson5000000.200
Andre Ethier5120000.400
Miguel Cabrera4121000.571
Prince Fielder4131000.375
Victor Martinez4210000.375
Ian Kinsler4223001.333
Michael Morse3111000.285
John Mayberry, Jr.0000000.750
Alex Avila4121000.500
Jhonny Peralta4022000.350
TEAM TOTALS379159011---
2B: M. Cabrera (1)
3B: J. Peralta (1)
HR: I. Kinsler (1)
SF: M. Morse (1)
RBI: M. Cabrera (3), P. Fielder (1), J. Peralta 2 (2), A. Avila (1), M. Morse (1), I. Kinsler 3 (5)
SB: I. Kinsler (2)
CS: I. Kinsler (1)
Boston Red Sox
Brandon Beachy (L)497700115.75
Alfredo Aceves46220104.50
TEAM TOTALS81599011---
Pitches-Strikes: B. Beachy 36-31, A. Aceves 31-28
Detroit Tigers
Doug Fister (W)7.24000800.00
Scott Downs1.12000100.00
TEAM TOTALS9600090---
Pitches-Strikes: D. Fister 68-61, S. Downs 15-11
Dynasty: jhendricks316
06:29 PM - May 12, 2012. Written by Troopershorty51
Kelly Johnson dealt to the Reds!

After his outburst and 5 game in-house suspension, Kelly Johnson has been traded to the Reds along with 1B Scott Van Slyke. The Mariners are believed to have received 2B Jason Donald, 1B Mat Gamel, and SP prospect Robert Stephenson.

Reds Get:
2B - Kelly Johnson
1B - Scott Van Slyke

Mariners Get:

2B - Jason Donald
1B - Mat Gamel
SP - Robert Stephenson

Manager Eric Wedge commented on this story saying, "A guy that is going to attack teammates and coaches is not the type of guy we want on this team. We want to keep this clubhouse as close as possible and we want our team to have great chemistry. It was obvious that keeping Johnson around was not a possibility."

Jason Donald will be competing with Gordon Beckham for the everyday position at 2nd base.
Dynasty: Troopershorty51
06:28 PM - May 12, 2012. Written by Troopershorty51
Kelly Johnson suspended 5 games after outburst.

Kelly Johnson, the Mariners 2nd basemen, pictured above, apparently went on a tirade after the Mariners extra inning win against the Rangers. Sources say Johnson began yelling at teammates and coaches after his performance was criticized. One teammate said that he told hitting coach Chris Chambliss, who was giving him some tips, to "Shut the **** up, and leave him alone." Johnson went 1-5 in the game, seeing his average fall to .187 through the first 4 games.

We were unable to contact GM Eric Wedge about this incident.

More to come on this story later...
Dynasty: Troopershorty51
06:27 PM - May 12, 2012. Written by Troopershorty51
Mariners steal first game from Rangers

Well the team that we saw yesterday is gone but the Mariners pitching staff continues to shine. The Mariners only scored twice in the first 9 innings and took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the 9th. Joakim Soria came in and the game seemed all but over until J.D Drew drove one over the right field wall. The bullpen was then able to hold the Rangers off in extras until the Mariners were able to get one more run in the top of the 11th. Jeremy Affeldt then came on and shut the door, earning his first save of the season.

When asked of his teams efforts, manager Eric Wedge said, "I'm very proud of these boys today, they came into a tough ballpark, in Arlington, and were able to persevere into extra's and come away with a win. If our bullpen keeps this up the entire year, I can't see us losing many games."

Mariners at Rangers |
Apr 9, 2012123456789ExtrasRHE
Seattle (4-0)0010100000, 13100
Texas (1-3)0000001010, 02100
W: Joakim Soria (1-0) L: Mike MacDougal (0-1) S: Jeremy Affeldt (1)
Seattle Mariners
B.Upton, LF402111.529
Jay, CF501003.235
Prado, RF500103.200
Tulowitzki, SS500001.250
Iannetta, C413011.666
Johnson, 2B501002.187
Freeman, 1B502001.350
Beckham, 3B400001.166
Alvarez, PH-3B100100.250
Gentry, DH221011.500
Bogusevic, PH-DH200002.100
2B: Upton (3), Iannetta 2 (2)
RBI: Upton (3), Prado 1 (7), Alvarez (1)
SB: Upton, Gentry
Texas Rangers
Kinsler, 2B501002.277
Chavez, CF500001.166
Zimmerman, 3B500002.111
Teixeira, 1B501003.235
Drew, RF513100.470
Parra, LF500001.235
Mesoraco, C412001.428
Torres, DH301102.333
2B: Drew
HR: Drew
RBI: Drew, Torres
SB: Kinsler
CS: Gonzalez
Seattle Mariners
Aceves (H, 1)2.0211034.50
Soria (W, 1-0)2.0211012.25
Burton (H, 2)0.1000010.00
Affeldt (S, 1)0.2000010.00
Texas Rangers
MacDougal (L, 0-1)3.1211152.70
Dynasty: Troopershorty51