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Thursday, April 19, 2012
11:05 PM - April 19, 2012. Written by Str8Edge4Life
Kansas Jayhawks at Kentucky Wildcats
Apr 19, 20121ST2NDSCORE
Kansas (CPU)435598
Kentucky (Me)3565100
Kansas Jayhawks
Tyshawn Taylor, PG172-71-32-2133037
Elijah Johnson, SG3513-221-47-104732634
Travis Releford, SF233-82-31-4031039
Thomas Robinson, PF308-80-01-27613117
Jeff Withey, C279-120-01-18236219
Conner Teahan, SG233-60-11-2223017
Justin Wesley, PF190-20-00-0230030
Kevin Young, PF131-10-01-2500003
Naadir Tharpe, PG70-20-10-0000010
Merv Lindsay, SF71-30-00-1012002
TEAM TOTALS40/714/1214/24292716112098
Kentucky Wildcats
Marquis Teague, PG222-52-32-2032048
Doron Lamb, SG306-132-45-62430119
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF325-120-46-73130216
Terrence Jones, PF278-110-03-46100019
Anthony Davis, C194-80-06-67110214
Darius Miller, SF202-111-44-4502039
Kyle Wiltjer, PF202-91-56-64241211
Eloy Vargas, C142-30-00-01001014
Twany Beckham, SG130-10-00-0010110
Jarrod Polson, PG10-00-00-0000010
TEAM TOTALS31/736/2032/35371316217100
Dynasty: Str8Edge4Life
10:32 PM - April 19, 2012. Written by bkrich83

Albert Pujols collected 4 hits including two doubles in the Halos 8-4 win.

Albert Pujols went 4 for 5 with 2 doubles and an RBI, and Mark Trumbo launched his second home run of the year to lead the Halos to a 8-4 win over Minnesota in the Twins home opener. Angels starter Ervin Santana worked his way in and out of trouble to earn his first win of the season.

Twins starter Nick Blackburn struggled in his first start of the year. Blackburn lasted just 4 1/3 innings while giving up 7 hits and 5 earned runs. Justin Morneau broke out of his early season slump by hitting a 2 run home run off of Angels relieve Scott Downs in the bottom of the 9th.

After an off day the two teams will resume the 3 game series.

Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins
Apr 9, 2012123456789RHE
Los Angeles (2-2)0001402018170
Minnesota (2-2)0000000224130
Los Angeles Angels
M.Izturis, SS413110.750
H.Kendrick, 2B511100.187
A.Pujols, 1B524100.563
K.Morales, DH411012.091
T.Hunter, RF501200.267
M.Trumbo, 3B411102.200
B.Abreu, LF502101.400
C.Iannetta, C512001.167
Peter Bourjos, CF412100.214
2B: B.Abreu 2 (1), A.Pujols 2 (4), C.Ianetta (1), M.Izturis (1)
HR: M.Trumbo (2)
RBI: B.Abreu (1), A.Pujols (1), T.Hunter 2 (2), H.Kendrick (1), P.Bourjos (1), M.Trumbo (2), M.Izturis (1)
GIDP: T.Hunter, H.Kendrick
SB: H.Kendrick (1)
Los Angeles Angels
E.Santana (W, 1-0)5.0700230.00
Minnesota Twins
D.Span, CF512002.400
J.Carroll, SS201000.250
A.Nishioka, SS200010.000
J.Mauer, C402010.389
J.Mourneau, DH511200.176
J.Willingham, LF513001.353
R.Doumit, 1B412200.333
D.Valencia, 3B402001.357
B.Revere, RF300010.267
A.Casilla, 2B400000.214
2B: D.Span (3), J.Mauer (2)
HR: R.Doumit (1), J.Morneau (1)
RBI: R.Doumit 2 (3), J. Morneau 2 (2)
GIDP: A.Casilla, J.Morneau
Minnesota Twins
N.Blackburn (L, 0-1)4.17551510.38

Game Day Media

Mark Trumbo goes upper tank

Pujols safe at second with a double

Ervin Santana rings another up

Twins Turn Two!

Game Highlights

Trumbo Goes Upper Deck
Dynasty: bkrich83
02:12 PM - April 19, 2012. Written by lx Shepard xl
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Box Score
Charlotte Bobcats at Detroit Pistons
Nov 21, 20111ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Charlotte (2-1)111451545
Detroit (1-1)1010112051
Charlotte Bobcats
Kemba Walker154-80-03-32300011
Gerald Henderson144-50-01-1110007
Corey Maggette152-70-20-0310114
Tyrus Thomas163-40-01-2202107
D.J. White144-50-00-1311038
Matt Carroll61-20-02-2200004
D.J. Augustin71-40-02-2130014
Desagan Dio30-10-00-0100000
Bismack Biyombo60-10-00-0210000
Eduardo Najera40-00-00-0100010
Derrick Brown60-00-00-0100010
Reggie WilliamsDNP
TEAM TOTALS18/370/29/11191032745
Detroit Pistons
Rodney Stuckey151-30-10-0041002
Richard Hamilton166-165-88-82010225
Tayshaun Prince171-30-10-0320102
Jason Maxiell174-40-01-2300109
Greg Monroe141-30-02-2511104
Brandon Knight81-11-12-2132005
Ronnie Brewer42-30-00-0001004
Damien Wilkins30-00-00-0000000
Austin Daye20-00-00-0000000
Charlie Vilanueva40-10-10-0000001
Ben Wallace50-00-00-0310000
Will BynumDNP
TEAM TOTALS16/346/1213/14161163351

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Richard Hamilton (25 PTS, 5-8 3PT, 8-8 FT)
"It felt great being out their today man. I felt like I couldn't be stopped. Felt young again, you know? I mean, when the rest of the team doesn't step up to produce numbers, you gotta do what you gotta do to win. So I took the ball whenever I could and tried to make something happen. Glad I could lead my team to a victory tonight."

BOBCATS KEY PLAYER: Kemba Walker (11 PTS, 3 AST, 4-8)
"Tonight was a learning experience. We didn't play well, and we lost because of it. Just have to go back into the locker room, review the tape, figure out what we did wrong, and fix it."

Lawrence Frank, Pistons Head Coach
"Although I may not agree 100% with the trade that happened, I can't argue with the results. Rip played his heart out there today, and it gave us a good win. I think the next struggle we're going to have is making sure everyone on the team is not only happy, but is playing in a spot where they can give us the best results. Our current starting lineup is good, but I'm not sure it's the best option. I may toggle a few things around in future games. For now, we need to concentrate on preparing for the Heat."


Rip Hamilton took no time at all to get use to returning to his home court. Leading his team to a victory over the struggling Bobcats, Rip seemed very comfortable in his new shoes. Despite the rest of his team getting little chances and converting on them even less, Rip managed to score a season high 25 points to lead Detroit to their second win.

Although Rip's initial return to the Palace was faced with heavy opposition, his teammates showed him support and eventually Detroit came together to win this game. "Despite all that's happened, it's good to have a guy like Rip on your side." Team-mate Ben Wallace said. "He knows how to score, he knows how to get others involved, and he has a lot of passion."

The Stat-Line
  • It's not very often you see the better shooting team lose. Bobcats shot 48% to the Pistons 47%
  • Taking advantage of the foul line helped Detroit. 92% from free throw where the Bobcats were only 81%.
  • 7 turnovers for the Bobcats
  • Lots of fouls this game. 16 in total.
  • Both benches didn't show up to play. Only 8 points from the Bobcats bench and 9 from Detroit.

The Pistons
  • No one could stop Rip Hamilton today. 25 points, shooting 6-16 from the field, 5-8 from beyond the arc, and draining all 8 of his free throws. Welcome back, Rip!
  • Maxiell has slowly proven his importance to the team game in and game out. 9 points, 3 rebounds, and a perfect 4-4 shooting.
  • Knight took his first game off the bench in stride. Team high 3 assists, 5 points, and 2 steals.
  • Greg Monroe continues his three game slump. Only 4 points in 14 minutes, 1 block, and 1-3 shooting. However he lead his team in rebounds with 5.
  • Rodney Stuckey couldn't adjust to Rip at SG. Only 2 points and 4 assists, shooting 1-3.
  • Austin Daye gets his first minutes of the season and literally does nothing with them. What a joke.
  • This game was the first that Will Bynum saw no floor time.

The Bobcats
  • The entire team shot fairly well, Magette and Augustin being the only poor shooters.
  • Walker played a great game, 11 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, and 50% shooting.
  • D.J. White exploits Detrois weakness in the paint, scoring 8 points, 3 rebounds, and 4-5 shooting.
  • Thomas also exploited the same weakness, getting 2 steals, 1 block, and 7 points from down low.
  • EVERYONE on the Bobcats recorded at least 1 rebound, except Williams who did not see playing time.



Dynasty: lx Shepard xl
HEADLINE: Jon Shepard trades away Ben Gordon to re-acquire Rip Hamilton early in the season.


GM Jon Shepard is already making some early season trades in order to try and get the Pistons back on the right foot. Although only 1-1, Shepard released a press release that he "was not content" with his team.

Jon Shepard, Pistons GM
"With the way our team is setup right now, we are in no place to make the playoffs. I think the biggest mistake the previous administration made was trading away the very players that helped us win games. I know, in the past, Rip has proven to be more vocal than we'd like, but I will not ignore the importance of having a guy like him on our team. He knows how to win games and, more importantly, win championships.

This trade also benefits us by giving us Ronnie Brewer. He's a young player with a lot of presence inside the paint. Our team enjoys to run the fast break, and these two players will benefit our game style. Plus, we're freeing up a small amount of cap space for future endeavors."

Gar Foreman, Bulls GM
"I was more than happy to accept this trade. Rip hasn't been the scorer we've needed him to be. We brought him in to bring experience to our team, however the tension he's brought to the locker room has been less than desirable. I guess he got home sick. Having a guy like Ben Gordon back on our team will really help us elevate our game and give us the chance to spread the defense."

Ben Gordon, Bulls
"I'm sad to leave Detroit, but I think this move not only benefits both teams involved, but also benefits myself. I get to go back to the team I love, and actually have a shot at winning a ring for them. I'm more than excited to play alongside Derrick Rose, and I can't wait for the rest of the season.

Richard Hamilton, Pistons
"It's all about winning man. Winning and doing what's best for you. Yeah, Detroit has gone down since our 2004 run, but I think I can help them become better. The Bulls are a great team you know, and Rose is a good guy, but I can at least be the star in Detroit. Very excited to come back the D. Yessirrr"


This trade not coming a moment too soon, as Detroit prepares themselves to take on the power-house Miami Heat. Rip Hamilton will dress in the 32 as always, and Ronnie Brewer will come out with the #8. The depth chart is listed below for what Lawrence Frank will be putting out against the Bobcats

Detroit Pistons Depth Chart -
PGRodney StuckeyBrandon KnightWill Bynum
SGRichard HamiltonRonnie Brewer
SFTayshaun PrinceDamien WilkinsAustin Daye
PFJason MaxiellCharlie Villanueva
CGreg MonroeBen Wallace
Dynasty: lx Shepard xl
12:18 PM - April 19, 2012. Written by kodiak

Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees
Apr 17, 2012123456789RHE
Minnesota (7-4)0020203108160
New York (6-5)000000000060
W: Pavano(2-0) L: Sabathia(1-2)
Scoring Summary
MIN3Morneau homered to right-402 ft, Mauer and Morneau sv=cored20
MIN5Morneau hit sac fly to center, Carroll scored30
MIN5Valencia grounded to center, Span scores40
MIN7Span scored on wild pitch50
MIN7Willingham grounded to short, Mauer scored60
MIN7Doumit singled to center, Morneau scored70
MIN8Span homered to right-373 ft80
Minnesota Twins
Jamey Carroll, SS5120000.196
Denard Span, CF5331001.256
Joe Mauer5240000.356
Justin Morneau, 1B3213121.361
Danny Valencia, 3B4011120.368
Josh Willingham4001120.238
Ryan Doumit, DH5021000.261
Ben Revere, RF4030100.300
Alexi Casilla, 2B4000110.200
TEAM TOTALS398167572.295
2B: Revere-2(8)
HR: Span(1), Morneau(5)
RBI: Span, Willingham, Doumit, Valencia, Morneau-3
SF: Morneau
GIDP: Carroll, Willingham, Doumit
LOB: 10
New York Yankees
Derek Jeter, SS4010010.262
Curtis Granderson, CF4000010.209
Alex Rodriguez, 3B3020100.250
Robinson Cano, 2B4000010.267
Mark Teixeira, 1B4000010.222
Nick Swisher, DH3020000.442
Raul Ibanez, RF3010000.240
Russell Martin, C3000010.273
Brett Gardner, LF3000020.136
TEAM TOTALS31060170.263
2B: Jeter(2), Rodriguez(1)
GIDP: Cano-2
LOB: 5
Minnesota Twins
Carl Pavano(W, 2-09.06001700.75
TEAM TOTALS9.06001703.82
Pitches-Strikes: Pavano-123(82)
New York Yankees
CC Sabathia(L, 1-2)5.09442214.08
David Phelps3.27443416.10
Clay Rapada0.10000103.38
TEAM TOTALS9.016885724.63
Pitches-Strikes: Sabathia-91(53), Phelps-76(50), Rapada-9(6)
WP: Phelps

Twins RF, Ben Revere robs Nick Swisher of a homerun

Former Yankee, Carl Pavano threw a CG 6 hit shutout
Dynasty: kodiak
10:12 AM - April 19, 2012. Written by kodiak

Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees
Apr 16, 2012123456789RHE
Minnesota (6-4)2110000037122
New York (6-4)20202030X9120
W: Garcia(1-1) L: Diamond(0-1) S: Rivera(5)
Scoring Summary
MIN1Morneau singled to right, Revere scored10
MIN1Willingham singled to center, Mauer scored20
NYY1Cano singled to right, Jeter scored21
NYY1Rodriguez hit sac fly to right, Swisher scored22
MIN2Span grounded out to first, Nishioka scored32
MIN3Morneau homered to left-376 ft42
NYY3Cano 2R HR to right-426 ft, Jeter and Cano scored 44
NYY5Swisher 2R homer to left-412 ft, Nunez and Swisher scored46
NYY7Cano 2R homer to right-468 ft, Jeter and Cano scored48
NYY7Rodriguez homered to right-396 ft49
MIN9Nishioka singled to right, Valencia scored59
MIN9Morneau singled to right-center, Nishioka and Span scored79
Minnesota Twins
Ben Revere, RF4120120.250
Denard Span, CF3101210.205
Joe Mauer, C4110100.300
Justin Morneau, 1B5134001.363
Darin Mastroianni, PR.600
Josh Willingham5011010.263
Ryan Doumit, DH0000020.243
Danny Valencia, 3B4110000.382
Alexi Casilla, 2B4010000.225
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, SS4231010.454
TEAM TOTALS377127471.282
2B: Revere
HR: Morneau
RBI: Span, Morneau-4, Willingham, Nishioka
GIDP: Mauer
E: Mauer, Nishioka
New York Yankees
Derek Jeter, SS3310110.263
Nick Swisher, RF4222011.425
Robinson Cano, 2B4235012.292
Alex Rodriguez, DH3112011.212
Mark Teixeira, 1B4010010.243
Curtis Granderson, CF2010200.230
Andruw Jones, LF4000020.142
Russell Martin, C4010000.300
Eduardo Nunez, 3B3120000.400
TEAM TOTALS319129374.269
HR: Swisher(5), Cano-2(2,3), Rodriguez(4)
RBI: Swisher-2, Cano-5, Rodriguez-2
SF: Rodriguez(1)
GIDP: Teixeira, Martin-2
SB: Nunez-2(2)
CS: Granderson(3), Nunez(2)
Minnesota Twins
Scott Diamond(L, 0-1)4.176624210.80
Brian Duensing1.22000200.00
Jared Burton1.03300124.50
Glen Perkins1.000010010.80
TEAM TOTALS8.012963744.20
Pitches-Strikes: Diamond-77(45), Duensing-18(13), Burton-25(15), Perkins-9(5)
New York Yankees
Freddy Garcia(W, 1-1)6.08441416.00
Clay Rapada(H, 3)0.10001103.85
Boone Logan(H, 2)1.00000006.75
Cory Wade1.13331209.64
Mariano Rivera(S, 5)0.11001003.37
TEAM TOTALS9.012774714.29
Pitches-Strikes: Garcia-97(65), Rapada-9(4), Logan-6(4), Wade-24(14), Rivera-13(7)

Cano admires his 2nd bomb of the game-468 ft

Cano's 468 ft bomb as it sailed 10 rows deep behind Yankee bullpen
Dynasty: kodiak
09:06 AM - April 19, 2012. Written by kodiak

Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees
Apr 15, 2012123456789RHE
Los Angeles (5-4)0000001203130
New York (5-4)11000003X570
W: Logan(1-0) L: Jepsen(0-2) S: Rivera(4)
Scoring Summary
NYY1Cano grounded to short 6-3, Jeter scored01
NYY2Swisher homered to left-389 ft02
LAA7Pujols singled down right field line, Iannetta scored12
LAA8Trumbo singled to center, Hunter scored22
LAA8Iannetta grounded into fielder's choice 6-4, Kendrick scored32
NYY8Granderson homered to right-363 ft33
NYY8Swisher homered to right-399 ft, Cano and Swisher scored35
Los Angeles Angels
Erick Aybar, SS5000010.156
Alberto Callaspo, 3B5020000.431
Albert Pujols, 1B4021100.275
Kendrys Morales, DH5020020.333
Torii Hunter, RF5120000.323
Mark Trumbo, LF3021110.391
Howie Kendrick, 2B4110000.351
Mike Trout, CF3010010.333
Maicer Izturis, PH1010000.133
Bobby Abreu, CF.200
Chris Iannetta, C3101110.103
TEAM TOTALS383133360
2B: Morales, Hunter
RBI: Pujols, Trumbo, Iannetta
GIDP: Hunter
LOB: 11
New York Yankees
Derek Jeter, SS2100200.257
Curtis Granderson, CF4121011.216
Alex Rodriguez, 3B4000010.200
Robinson Cano, 2B3111100.243
Mark Teixeira, 1B4020000.243
Nick Swisher, RF4223012.416
Raul Ibanez, DH4000000.227
Russell Martin, C3000010.307
Brett Gardner, LF3000010.157
HR: Granderson(2), Swisher-2(3,4)
RBI: Granderson, Cano, Sisher-3
LOB: 5
SB: Granderson(4), Cano(1)
Los Angeles Angels
Ervin Santana5.14223213.48
Jason Isringhausen1.20000301.42
Rich Thompson(BS, 1)0.11110013.85
Kevin Jepsen(L, 0-2)0.122200110.80
LaTroy Hawkins0.10000000.00
TEAM TOTALS8.0755353
Pitches-Strikes: Santana-88(55), Isringhausen-22(14), Thompson-7(5), Jepsen-9(6), Hawkins-3(2)
New York Yankees
Ivan Nova6.06113507.87
Clay Rapada(H, 2)0.20000004.50
Cory Wade0.01000005.40
Boone Logan(BS, 2 W, 1-0)1.14210109.00
Mariano Rivera(S, 4)1.02000003.60
TEAM TOTALS9.01332360
Pitches-Strikes: Nova-100(61), Rapada-7(4), Wade-3(3), Logan-16(13), Rivera-12(7)

Swisher flips his bat on the go ahead homer

Cano makes the turn on the 6-4-3DP
Dynasty: kodiak
12:08 AM - April 19, 2012. Written by bkrich83

Vernon Wells Home Run Wasn't Enough for the Angels on Opening Day

Bruce Chen gave up just 1 run in 7 innings of work, while Alex Gordon drove in 3 runs as the Kansas City Royals defeated the host Los Angeles Angels 6-1 on the 2012 season's opening day. The Royals as a team collected 13 hits on the day, while the Angels could must just 8.

Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels
Apr 6, 2012123456789RHE
Kansas City (1-0)1100002026131
Los Angeles (0-1)010000000180
W: Bruce Chen (1-0) L: Jered Weaver (0-1)
Kansas City Royals
A.Gordon, LF402311.500
L.Cain, CF512201.400
E.Hosmer, 1B500001.000
B.Butler, DH401112.250
M.Moustakas, 3B402000.500
B.Pena, C400000.000
C.Getz, 2B422001.500
M.Maier, RF423001.750
Y.Escobar, SS411001.250
2B: M.Moustakas, (1), Y.Escobar (1)
RBI: A.Gordon 3 (3), L.Cain 2 (2), B.Butler (1)
GIDP: M.Moustakas
SB: L.Cain (1), C.Getz (1)
E: C.Getz
Kansas City Royals
B.Chen (W, 1-0)7.0511221.28
Los Angeles Angels
E.Aybar, SS401000.250
H.Kendrick, 2B301010.333
A.Pujols, 1B402000.500
K.Morales, DH300000.000
T.Hunter, RF402000.500
M.Trumbo, 3B401001.250
V.Wells, LF311110.333
C.Iannetta, C400001.000
Peter Bourjos, CF300011.000
2B: E.Aybar (1)
HR: V.Wells (1)
RBI: V.Wells (1)
HBP: K.Morales
GIDP: C.Iannetta
SB: V.Wells (1)
CS: P.Bourjos
Los Angeles Angels
J.Weaver (L, 0-1)6.1844165.68

Angels Play of the Game
Dynasty: bkrich83
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
11:29 PM - April 18, 2012. Written by lx Shepard xl
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Box Score
Minnesota Timberwolves at Detroit Pistons
Nov 17, 20111ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Minnesota (1-1)814131752
Detroit (1-0)121216949
Minnesota Timberwolves
Ricky Rubio142-60-10-2230004
Wesley Johnson162-41-20-0120005
Michael Beasley166-81-10-01110013
Kevin Love143-81-20-0300007
Nikola Pekovic163-40-01-1700017
Derrick Williams64-40-00-0100108
Luke Ridnour52-40-02-2000006
J.J. Barea20-00-02-2000002
Darko Milicic30-00-00-0000000
Malcolm Lee50-10-00-0100010
Anthony Randolph40-00-00-0210000
Martell Webster40-00-00-0012010
TEAM TOTALS22/393/65/718831352
Detroit Pistons
Brandon Knight143-42-30-0240008
Rodney Stuckey144-70-00-0130018
Tayshaun Prince163-42-20-0210018
Jason Maxiell154-50-00-0720008
Greg Monroe141-50-01-2210213
Damien Wilkins51-21-10-0110003
Charlie Vilanueva61-20-10-0110002
Will Bynum71-10-00-0010012
Ben Wallace51-20-00-0101002
Austin DayeDNP
Jonas JerebkoDNP
TEAM TOTALS21/386/101.2181712549

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Michael Beasley (13 PTS, 1 STL, 6-8)
"Yo. That game was close man! I honestly thought we were out of it. But you know, our coach pulled us aside and was like "Hey guys, go out there and kick this teams ***. Last thing we need right now is to fall apart before our season even begins." I know that really pumped me up to win it in the 4th like we did. Hell yeah man."

PISTONS KEY PLAYER: Jason Maxiell (8 PTS, 7 REB, 4-5)
"We needed a leader today. Sure, we were all getting good lucks and scoring baskets, but we weren't lead by any one player. Without that leadership, we weren't sure who to go to when things started going south. I think that's a big reason why we gave up a 17 point run. No one stepped up and lead us to recover. A coach can only yell so much."

Lawrance Frank, Pistons Head Coach
"You know, it's always hard to lose close games. It's even harder when you're the better team the entire game. Giving up a 17-3 run in the fourth was completely uncalled for. I know my Pistons are better than that, and I'm going to make sure we practice every day so the rest of the guys know we're better than that."

For the entire game, Detroit looked like they were going to get the W. They were shooting 60% or better, getting all the right rebounds and steals, and really shutting down the Timberwolves. However, the 4th quater had to be played, and that's when Minnesota shined. They went on a huge run (17-3) and put themselves up by 9 points late in the game, a lead that would prove to be fatal for Detroit. Let's take a look at how the game went with some key points

The Stat-Line
  • I don't care how well you played the first 3 quaters. If you give up a 17-3 run in the 4th, you'll probably lose.
  • Pistons managed to shoot a fantastic 60% from deep.
  • 17 assists for Detroit proved to be for nothing.
  • 5 fouls against Detroit. Even at home, the whistle can't stop blowing.
  • Timberwolves really pounded it inside, scoring 30 in the paint.
  • Pistons really dominated from mid-range all game long.
  • Detroit shows they can really run the break. 20 points coming on fast breaks.

The Pistons
  • Everyone did very average today. 4 players scored 8 points. No one stepped up on offense.
  • Maxiell earns his first "key player" of the season, snaggin 7 rebounds and 8 points.
  • Prince shot a lot better from three today, hitting both attempts.
  • Stuckey started slow, but managed to bounce back and ended up with 8 points and 3 assists.
  • Ben Gordon, fumbling so far this season, missed 2 straight three point attempts that could've put Detroit within tying range in the 4th. With a performance like today, I'm not sure how many ending moment looks Gordon will get.
  • Another disapointing game for Greg Monroe. Only scoring 3 points and 2 rebounds in 14 minutes. 1-5 shooting. However, he can hang his hat on 2 blocks.

The Timberwolves
  • Michael Beasley leads his team to a win and gets "Player of the Game" with 13 points, 1 steal, and 6-8 shooting.
  • Another 100% shooter against the Pistons. Williams hit 4-4 and earned 8 points.
  • Pekovic is proving he is a powerful center in the NBA. Scoring 7 pints, 7 rebounds, and 3-4 shooting in the paint.
  • Despite an average performance from Love, the Twolves win. Love with only 7 points, 3 revounds, and 3-8 shooting.
  • Ricky Rubio continues his offensive struggles. Missing both free throws, and only 2-6 shooting for 4 points.


Next Game:

November 21, 2011 at 6:00pm

Immediately following the game, news from BlogABull.com (Chicago Bull Fan Forum) stated that GM Shepard has placed Ben Gordon on the trading block, looking for a solid SG or PF to replace the ex-bull and possibly soon to be ex-Piston

Ben Gordon (SG, 74 OVR) has been placed on the Trading Block

Jon Shepard, Pistons GM
"I won't deny the availability of Ben Gordon in the trading market. However, that doesn't mean I'm willing to let him go without a fight."
Dynasty: lx Shepard xl
10:29 PM - April 18, 2012. Written by kodiak

Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees
Apr 14, 2012123456789RHE
Los Angeles (5-3)0012100015140
New York (4-4)0000003003100
W: Wilson(1-0) L: Hughes(1-1) S: Walden(3)
Scoring Summary
LAA3Callaspo homer-355 ft to right10
LAA4Iannetta grounded into 6-4-3DP(Trumbo scored)20
LAA4Aybar singled to right(Kendrick)30
LAA5Trumbo singled to center(Pujols scored)40
NYY7Nunez singled to center(Granderson scored)41
NYY7Swisher singled to right(Cervelli scored)42
NYY7Cano grounded into fielder's choice(Nunez scored)43
LAA9Hunter homered to left-383 ft53
Los Angeles Angels
Erick Aybar, SS5011010.185
Alberto Callaspo, 3B5121011.435
Albert Pujols, 1B4110100.240
Kendrys Morales, DH4010100.318
Torii Hunter, RF5131001.310
Mark Trumbo, LF4121110.350
Howie Kendrick, 2B4120000.363
Mike Trout, CF4010020.333
Chris Iannetta, C4010010.115
TEAM TOTALS395144362
2B: Pujols
HR: Callaspo, Hunter
RBI: Aybar, Callaspo, Hunter, Trumbo
GIDP: Iannetta-2
LOB: 10
SB: Iannetta
New York Yankees
Derek Jeter, DH5020010.272
Nick Swisher, RF5021000.406
Robinson Cano, 2B4001010.235
Alex Rodriguez, 3B4000010.230
Mark Teixeira, 1B4010000.212
Curtis Granderson, CF4120000.181
Andruw Jones, LF4010010.200
Francisco Cervelli, C2100210.000
Eduardo Nunez, SS4121000.333
TEAM TOTALS363103250
3B: Granderson(1)
RBI: Swisher, Cano, Nunez
LOB: 8
CS: Nunez(1)
Los Angeles Angels
C.J. Wilson(W, 1-0)6.17332503.64
Hisanori Takahashi(H, 1)0.21000000.00
Scott Downs(H, 2)1.01000003.00
Jordan Walden(S, 3)1.01000000.00
TEAM TOTALS9.01033250
Pitches-Strikes: Wilson-92(62), Takahashi-7(5), Downs-16(9), Walden-7(5)
New York Yankees
Phil Hughes(L, 1-1)4.110443312.91
David Phelps2.22000204.05
David Robertson0.10000000.00
Cory Wade0.21000005.40
Mariano Rivera1.01110114.50
TEAM TOTALS9.01455362
Pitches-Strikes: Hughes-76(50), Phelps-34(24), Robertson-3(2), Wade-9(7), Rivera-16(12)

Callaspo's homer hits on top of wall before landing in seats

Jones tries to rob Hunter's 9th inning homer to no avail
Dynasty: kodiak
09:44 PM - April 18, 2012. Written by kodiak

Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees
Apr 13, 2012123456789RHE
Los Angeles (4-3)000000220490
New York (4-3)101000000290
W: Haren(2-0) L: Soriano(0-1) S: Walden(2)
Scoring Summary
NYY1Cano doubled to center(Rodriguez scored)01
NYY3Rodriguez grounded out to short 6-3(Jeter scored)02
LAA7Pujols singled to right(Aybar scored)12
LAA7Morales hit sac fly to center(Callaspo scored)22
LAA8Callaspo 2R homer to right-361 ft(Trout and Callaspo scored)42
Los Angeles Angels
Erick Aybar, SS4110000.181
Alberto Callaspo, 3B4222001.441
Albert Pujols, 1B4011020.238
Kendrys Morales, DH3011000.333
Torii Hunter, RF3000100.250
Mark Trumbo, LF4020000.312
Howie Kendrick, 2B4000020.344
Mike Trout, CF4120000.347
Chris Iannetta, C2000000.090
Bobby Abreu, PH1000000.200
Bobby Wilson, C
HR: Callaspo
RBI: Callaspo-2, Pujols, Morales
SF: Morales
GIDP: Trumbo
LOB: 4
CS: Trout
New York Yankees
Derek Jeter, SS3110110.250
Curtis Granderson, CF4000010.137
Alex Rodriguez, 3B2101200.272
Robinson Cano, 2B4031010.266
Mark Teixeira, 1B4000000.206
Nick Swisher, RF4030010.407
Raul Ibanez, DH4000000.277
Russell Martin, C4010020.347
Brett Gardner, LF4010000.187
2B: Jeter(1), Cano-2(3)
RBI: Rodriguez, Cano
GIDP: Teixeira
LOB: 7
SB: Jeter
CS: Rodriguez(1), Gardner(1)
Los Angeles Angels
Dan Haren(W, 2-0)7.17223502.87
Kevin Jepsen(H, !)0.20000106.00
Jordan Walden(S, 2)1.02000000.00
TEAM TOTALS9.0922360
Pitches-Strikes: Haren-113(73), Jepsen-4(3), Walden-19(13)
New York Yankees
Hiroki Kuroda7.0+5221201.28
Rafael Soriano(L, 0-1)1.02220117.36
David Robertson1.02000100.00
TEAM TOTALS9.0944141
Pitches-Strikes: Kuroda-90(57), Soriano-17(12), Robertson-9(8)

Cano doubles over Trout's head to plate first run of game

Callaspo puts LA in lead with 2R HR
Dynasty: kodiak
09:19 PM - April 18, 2012. Written by EyeAmBaldman
Toronto - The Blue Jays get swept by the Rays as Toronto loses a tough one in the 13th inning. Manager John Farrell left Casey Janssen in one inning too long and it bit the Jays in the end. Janssen pitched well in his first two innings of relief but allowed the first two hitters to reach base in the 13th before giving up a 2-run triple to Scott. Brignac put it out of reach on the next pitch with the only home run of the night over the right field wall.

Blue Jay starter Henderson Alvarez bounced back after two miserable outings to start the season. Alvarez pitched 6 innings of one-run ball before being lifted for Jason Frasor in the 7th. Alvarez lowered his season's ERA to below 9 for the first time in three starts.

The Jays' bats remain cold as they could only garner one extra base hit on Colby Rasmus' double in the bottom of the 3rd. Rajai Davis sacrificed Rasmus to 3rd and then Omar Vizquel hit the sac fly that gave Toronto their only run of the night. The Jays didn't get another runner past 1st base.

The Jays begin a 7-game road trip tomorrow night in Kansas City as Kyle Drabek looks to continue his strong early season performance on the mound. Saturday the Jays will need a fifth starter for only the second time this season. Farrell has yet to name that starter, but several candidates are in the mix including Double-A right-hander Drew Hutchinson and Triple-A righty Jesse Chavez. An announcement is expected either Thursday or Friday.

Despite Joel Carreno breaking camp as the team's fifth starter, he is not expected to be called back up to take the spot.

Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays
Apr 19, 2012123456789ExtrasRHE
Tampa Bay (7-4)00010000000045140
Toronto (4-7)0010000000000191
W: Niemann (1-0) L: Janssen (0-1)
Tampa Bay Rays
Upton, CF602001.235
Keppinger, 2B612001.333
Zobrist, RF601001.316
Fuld, PR-RF010000.000
Pena, DH110000.250
Joyce, LF501011.324
Scott, 1B611202.341
Brignac, SS613300.405
Molina, C300000.212
Longoria, PH100001.308
Vogt, C201000.200
Rodriguez, 3B502001.333
3B: Scott (1), Keppinger (1)
HR: Brignac (2)
RBI: Scott 2 (8), Brignac 3 (6)
GIDP: Keppinger
Tampa Bay Rays
Niemann (W, 1-0)5.0400130.71
Toronto Blue Jays
Escobar, SS601000.196
Johnson, 2B503000.213
Bautista, RF401011.239
Encarnacion, 1B500000.319
Lind, DH501001.386
Arencibia, C401002.233
Lawrie, PR-3B100000.128
Rasmus, CF511002.182
Davis, LF100000.125
Thames, PH-LF301000.258
Vizquel, 3B200101.200
Mathis, C200002.333
2B: Rasmus (4)
RBI: Vizquel (2)
SF: Vizquel
SAC: Davis
GIDP: Escobar, Bautista
CS: Johnson (1)
E: Encarnacion (1)
Toronto Blue Jays
Janssen (L, 0-1)3.0544029.95

Dynasty: EyeAmBaldman
08:55 PM - April 18, 2012. Written by kodiak

New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles
Apr 11, 2012123456789RHE
New York (4-2)000000000021
Baltimore (2-4)00020100X381
W: Arrieta(1-1) L: Sabathia(1-1)
Scoring Summary
BAL4Markakis 2R HR to right-354 ft(Andino and Markakis scored)02
BAL6Reimold singled to right( Reynolds scored)03
New York Yankees
Derek Jeter, SS4000010.240
Curtis Granderson, CF4000020.160
Alex Rodriguez, 3B2000200.300
Robinson Cano, 2B4000000.192
Mark Teixeira, 1B4010000.240
Nick Swisher, RF2000110.347
Raul Ibanez, DH3000000.357
Russell Martin, C3000000.368
Brett Gardner, LF2010100.166
GIDP: Ibanez
LOB: 5
SB: Gardner(1)
E: Rodriguez
Baltimore Orioles
Adam Jones, CF4010000.173
Robert Andino, 2B3110120.285
Nick Markakis, RF4122001.304
Mark Reynolds, 3B3100110.000
J.J. Hardy, SS4020010.250
Nick Johnson, 1B4000030.000
Nolan Reimold, LF4021010.263
Matt Wieters, C3000120.300
Ronny Paulino, DH2000100.000
TEAM TOTALS313834101
HR: Markakis
RBI: Markakis-2, Reimold
GIDP: Reynolds, Johnson
LOB: 8
SB: Andino
E: Johnson
New York Yankees
CC Sabathia(L, 1-1)6.05334812.84
Cory Wade1.02000006.75
Rafael Soriano1.01000203.37
TEAM TOTALS8.08334101
Pitches-Strikes: Sabathia-104(66), Wade-13(9), Soriano-19(13)
Baltimore Orioles
Jake Arrieta(W, 1-1)9.02004601.12
TEAM TOTALS9.0200460
Pitches-Strikes: Arrieta-135(83)

Arrieta delivers to Rodriguez

Markakis robs Martin of a hit
Dynasty: kodiak
08:29 PM - April 18, 2012. Written by kodiak

New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles
Apr 10, 2012123456789RHE
New York (4-1)0220000037150
Baltimore (1-4)00002042X8100
W: O"Day(1-0) L: Garcia(0-1) S: Johnson(1)
Scoring Summary
NYY2Jones doubled to right center(Rodriguez scored)10
NYY2Martin singled to left(Jones scored20
NYY3Teixeira singled to left-center(Swisher scored)30
NYY3Granderson doubled to right-center(Teixeira scored)40
BAL5Davis 2R homer to right-376 ft(Jones and Davis scored)42
BAL7Weiters Grand Slam to left-384 ft((Jones, Reimold, Davis, and Weiters scored)46
BAL8Reimold 2R homer to left-397 ft(Jones and Reimold scored)48
NYY9Jeter singled to right(Martin scored58
NYY9Swisher singled to right(Nunez scored)68
NYY9Cano singled to right(Jeter scored)78
New York Yankees
Derek Jeter, SS5121020.285
Nick Swisher, RF5121000.380
Robinson Cano, 2B5031000.227
Alex Rodriguez, DH4110110.333
Mark Teixeira, 1B4111100.238
Curtis Granderson, CF5011010.190
Andruw Jones, LF4111000.166
Russell Martin, C4121000.437
Eduardo Nunez, 3B4120000.250
TEAM TOTALS407157240
2B: Swisher(3), Cano(1), Granderson(1), Jones(1)
RBI: Jeter, Swisher, Cano, Teixeira, Granderson, Jones, Martin
GIDP: Rodriguez, Teixeira
LOB: 8
Baltimore Orioles
Endy Chavez, LF0000010.476
Wilson Betemit, 3B4010010.312
Nick Markakis, RF4010010.263
J.J. Hardy, SS4010010.200
Adam Jones, CF4320000.157
Nolan Reimold, DH4222011.200
Chris Davis, 1B3222111.500
Matt Wieters, C4114001.352
Ryan Flaherty, 2B3000020.142
TEAM TOTALS348108183
2B: Betemit, Hardy
HR: Reimold, Davis, Wieters
RBI: Reimold-2, Davis-2, Wieters-4
LOB: 3
New York Yankees
Freddy Garcia(L, 0-1)6.0+6440516.00
Boone Logan(BS, 1)1.112213110.80
Cory Wade0.232200110.80
Pitches-Strikes: Garcia-87(63), Logan-29(18), Wade-16(11)
Baltimore Orioles
Brian Matusz4.09440209.00
Wei-Yin Chen1.00001003.37
Darren O'Day(W, 1-0)2.01000202.07
Matt Lindstrom(H, 1)1.022200036.00
Jim Johnson1.031110019.28
TEAM TOTALS9.01577240
Pitches-Strikes: Matusz-67(45), Chen-13(5), O'Day-23(17), Lindstrom-11(9), Johnson-27(14)

Swisher watches as ball leaves the yard on Davis homer
Dynasty: kodiak
01:45 PM - April 18, 2012. Written by kodiak

New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles
Apr 9, 2012123456789RHE
New York (4-0)00040520516180
Baltimore (0-4)13221001111191
W: Phelps(1-0) L: Patton(0-1)
Scoring Summary
BAL1JJ Hardy grounded into 6-4-3DP(Chavez scored)01
BAL2Weiters 3R homer to right center-404 ft(Reimold, Davis, and Weiters scored)04
BAL3Jones 2R homer to left-396 ft(Hardy and Jones scored)06
NYY4Cano grounded out 3-1(Rodriguez scored)16
NYY4Martin singled to right(Teixeira scored)26
NYY4Gardner singled to center(Swisher scored)36
NYY4Jeter singled to left(Martin scored) 46
BAL4Markakis singled to right(Chavez scored)47
BAL4Hardy hit sac fly to center(Betemit scored)48
BAL5Flaherty singled to right(Reimold scored)49
NYY6Swisher homered to left-373 ft59
NYY6Ibanez homered to right-432 ft69
NYY6Martin homered to center-415 ft79
NYY6Rodriguez 2R homer to left center-465 ft(Granderon and Rodriguez scored)99
NYY7Swisher 2R homer to left center-421 ft(Teixeira and Swisher scored)119
BAL8Markakis singled to center(Chavez scored)1110
NYY9Ibanez 2R homer to left center-396 ft(Swisher and Ibanez scored1310
NYY9Granderson 3R homer to right-369 ft(Martin, Jeter, and Granderson scored)1610
BAL9Davis homered to right-393 ft1611
New York Yankees
Derek Jeter, SS5121110.250
Curtis Granderson, CF6223001.187
Alex Rodriguez, 3B5222111.357
Robinson Cano, 2B6000000.117
Mark Teixeira, 1B5220020.235
Nick Swisher, RF4433112.375
Raul Ibanez, DH5233002.454
Russell Martin., C3332201.416
Brett Gardner, LF3011010.100
TEAM TOTALS42161816567
2B: Swisher(2)
3B: Rodriguez(1)
HR: Granderson(1), Rodriguez(3), Swisher-2(1,2), Ibanez-2(1,2), Martin(2)
RBI: Jeter, Granderson-3, Rodriguez-2, Cano, Swisher-3, Ibanez-3, Martin-2, Gardner
SAC: Gardner-2
LOB: 6
SB: Martin(2)
CS: Granderson-2(2)
Baltimore Orioles
Endy Chavez, LF6340000.588
Wilson Betemit, 3B6130020.333
Nick Markakis, RF4032100.266
J.J. Hardy, SS4111010.187
Adam Jones, CF4112101.066
Nolan Reimold, DH4210120.090
Chris Davis, 1B3231201.444
Matt Wieters, C4113101.384
Ryan Flaherty, 2B5021020.181
TEAM TOTALS40111910673
2B: Reimold
3B: Chavez
HR: Jones, Davis, Weiters
RBI: Markakis-2, Hardy, Jones-2, Davis, Weiters-3, Flaherty
SF: Hardy
GIDP: Betemit, Hardy, Weiters-2, Flaherty
LOB: 9
E: Johnson
New York Yankees
Ivan Nova2.0+76621227.00
David Phelps(W, 1-0)4.07332206.75
Clay Rapada(H, 1)1.13110206.75
Rafael Soriano(H, 2)0.21112115.40
Cory Wade1.01000100.00
TEAM TOTALS9.0191111673
Pitches-Strikes: Nova-36(21), Phelps-58(38), Rapada-18(13), Soriano-25(13), Wade-8(7)
Baltimore Orioles
Dylan Bundy5.0127704312.60
Luis Ayala(BS, 1)1.022200127.00
Troy Patton(L, 0-1)0.02220016.75
Wei-Yin Chen1.00001104.15
Jim Johnson1.125541227.00
Kevin Gregg0.20000000.00
TEAM TOTALS9.0181616567
Pitches-Strikes: Bundy-74(51), Ayala-15(9), Patton-3(2), Chem-16(9), Johnson-41(20), Gregg-7(4)

Weiters Blasts a 3R HR early in the game

Ibanez Watches his second homer leave the yard
Dynasty: kodiak