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Sunday, July 6, 2014
04:28 PM - July 6, 2014. Written by jilly55



SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Giants have now responded to their 4 game winning streak last week with a 3 game losing streak this week, due to Monday night's 1-0 loss to the Cubs. The box score tells the story by itself, both Matt Cain and Jeff Samardzija were excellent, shutting out both teams for eight innings. Cain was especially dominant allowing only two hits and striking out eight. However, Cain had to be pulled after the eighth because of pitch count. Reliever Jeremy Affeldt struggled in his one inning pitched, allowing two hits and walking a batter, leading to the lone run in the game. The Giants were able to muster seven hits, but could not push across a run. The shining star in the Giants order was Pablo Sandoval who went 3-4 including a double. Sandoval's average has climbed recently to a team-high .311. It was a game the Giants and Matt Cain would've like to have won, as they are now in second place in the NL West, a half game back from the San Diego Padres. After this series wraps on Wednesday, the Giants will head out to St. Louis to take on an underachieving Cardinals club.

Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants
May 26, 2014123456789RHE
Chicago (30-21)000000001140
San Francisco (30-22)000000000070
W: Jeff Samardzija (5-3) L: Jeremy Affeldt (3-2) S: Jose Veras (22)
Dynasty: jilly55
Saturday, July 5, 2014
09:25 PM - July 5, 2014. Written by jilly55



SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Giants win streak continued Friday after a 4-0 win versus the Minnesota Twins at AT&T Park, led by Mike Kickham's surprising two-hit shutout. Kickham has continued to surprise at the major league level, as many criticized the decision of GM Brian Sabean to promote Kickham over top 50 prospect Kyle Crick to replace an injured Tim Hudson. The struggling Angel Pagan had a breakout performance going 2-4 with a double and a triple, the only player managing multiple hits for San Francisco. Hunter Pence also performed well at the plate, driving in two runs off of a sacrifice fly and a the games only home run: a solo shot to right. Nick Noonan was called up Wednesday to replace Joaquin Arias who is on the DL with a shoulder tear, and surprisingly was given the start by Bruce Bochy, over usual shortstop Brandon Crawford. Crawford's role in the lineup has been significantly decreased over the past couple of weeks, and rumors of potential deals for him are beginning to circulate. The Giants sweep of the Rockies earlier in the week, as well as this most recent win, put them in sole possession of the lead in the NL West, one game ahead of the Dodgers. This three game series finishes up Sunday, after which the Giants will stay at home to take on the shockingly strong NL Central leaders: the Chicago Cubs.

Minnesota Twins at San Francisco Giants
May 23, 2014123456789RHE
Minnesota (22-24)000000000020
San Francisco (30-19)01100020X470
W: Mike Kickham (2-0) L: Ricky Nolasco (3-4)
Dynasty: jilly55
03:04 PM - July 5, 2014. Written by Roscosuper
1/7/15



SUMMARY - PHOTOS

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Dynasty: Roscosuper
02:58 PM - July 5, 2014. Written by harleyhorse8


Samardzija Pitches Perfect Game as Cubs Down Diamondbacks 4-0

By Evan Ritter, MLB.com Cubs Correspondent, April 24, 2014

CHICAGO- Coming into the series down 2-1, the Chicago Cubs (8-12) came into today needing a big win, and they delivered in spectacular fashion. Jeff Samardzija (1-2) pitched his way into a shutout and possibly back into the good graces of the Chicago management. Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson would continue his curious pitcher selection as Trevor Cahill (0-1) took the mound despite having appeared in the last two games.

The Cubs were kept scoreless through five, but showed some life in the sixth, when CF Emilio Bonifacio bunted and legged out a single against Josh Collmenter. The next batter flew out, so Bonifacio decided to break for second and got there in time, increasing his hold on the NL Stolen Base category. Then, Starlin Castro lined to right, scoring Bonifacio from second. Anthony Rizzo would line to the gap, scoring Castro and getting him to second with his 4th double of the season. Nate Schierholtz would finish it off with a moon shot to right center field, netting him a well-earned 1st home run of the season.

Although the Diamondbacks threatened at least one run, they could not bring it across, and Samardzija finished nine innings.

The Cubs were buoyed by Nate Schierholtz, who went 2-for-4 including the HR. In other news, Javier Baez's first major league hit will have to wait, as he did not hit in 3 attempts and struck out once.

Following this, the Cubs are on the road for consecutive away series at Milwaukee and Cincinnati. The D-Backs will play home-and-home series against Philadelphia and Colorado.

Evan Ritter is a sports columnist for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @evan_ritter0286.

Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs
Jan 1, 123456789RHE
Arizona (14-10)000000000040
Chicago (8-12)000004000491
W: Samardzija (2-2) L: Collmenter (0-1) S: N/A
Scoring Summary
SCORING DETAILSARICHC
Arizona Diamondbacks
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Bonifacio, CF4110000.265
Sweeney, LF4010000.292
Castro, SS4121000.265
Rizzo, 1B4121000.250
Schierholtz, RF4122001.264
Valbuena, 3B3000110.286
Baez, 2B3000010.000
Baker, C3000000.176
Samardzija, P3010010.333
TEAM TOTALS32494131
BATTING:
2B: Rizzo (4)
HR: Schierholtz (1)
RBI: Castro (15), Rizzo (13), Schierholtz 2 (3)
GIDP: Schierholtz
BASERUNNING:
SB: Bonifacio (9), Valbuena (1)
FIELDING:
E: Bonifacio (2)
Chicago Cubs
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Campana, CF4020000.300
Parra, RF4020000.269
Goldschmidt, 1B3000100.352
Trumbo, LF4000000.290
Hill, 2B1000310.330
Chavez, 3B2000200.317
Gregorius, SS3000000.222
Gosewisch, C3000010.227
Cahill, P1000000.000
Montero, C1000000.243
Prado, 2B1000000.278
TEAM TOTALS27040620
BATTING:
GIDP: Parra, Trumbo, Chavez
BASERUNNING:
CS: Hill
Arizona Diamondbacks
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Samardzija (W, 2-2)9.04006203.60
TEAM TOTALS9.0400620
Chicago Cubs
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cahill 4.03000005.54
Collmenter (L, 0-1)1.144400127.00
Perez0.20001108.00
Thatcher2.02000204.50
TEAM TOTALS8.0944131


Yesterday's Transactions

Braves
Placed 1B Seth Loman on 15-day DL.
Placed OF Jason Heyward on 15-day DL.
Promoted 1B Barrett Kleinknect from Class-A Myrtle Beach to Double-A Mississippi.
Promoted OF Josh Elander from Class-A Myrtle Beach to Double-A Mississippi.
Promoted OF Derrick Mitchell from Double-A Missisippi to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Recalled OF Jose Costanza from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Cubs
Placed Darwin Barney on 60-day DL.
Promoted 3B Jeimer Candelario from Class-A Daytona to Double-A Tennessee.
Promoted SS Jeudy Valdez from Double-A Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa.
Recalled SS Javier Baez from Triple-A Iowa.
Purchased the contract of SS Javier Baez from Triple-A Iowa.

Diamondbacks
Placed SP Wade Miley on 15-day DL.
Activated RP Evan Marshall from DL.
Recalled RP Josh Collmenter from Triple-A Reno.

Mets
Placed SP Rainy Lara on 15-day DL.
Promoted SP Michael Fulmer from Class-A Saint Lucie to Double-A Binghamton.

Phillies
Placed 2B Cesar Hernandez on 15-day DL.
Promoted OF Adam Loewen from Class-A Clearwater to Double-A Reading.
Promoted 2B Matt Tolbert from Double-A Reading to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Pirates
Placed 3B Jarek Cunningham on 15-day DL.
Promoted CF Barrett Barnes from Class-A Bradenton to Double-A Altoona.

Twins
Placed SS Eduardo Escobar on 15-day DL.
Promoted 2B Eddie Rosario from Class-A Fort Myers to Double-A New Britain.
Promoted CF Byron Buxton from Double-A New Britain to Triple-A Rochester.

Yankees
Activated SP David Phelps from DL.
Optioned RP Adam Warren to Triple-A Scranton/WB.
Sent RP Daniel Burawa from Triple-A Scranton/WB to Double-A Trenton.
Sent RP Charley Short from Double-A Trenton to Class-A Tampa.
Dynasty: harleyhorse8
12:27 PM - July 5, 2014. Written by bayers3
THE BOSTON GLOBE (RED SOX DYNASTY REPORT)

DETROIT, MI - With the MLB Draft out of the way the Red Sox head to Detroit. The draft brought out a number of interesting trade offers which validated the success of Boston's previous draft. 1B Isaac Koufax has become a hot commodity with Boston receiving serious offers from San Francisco and Pittsburgh. The Giants dangled CC Sabathia and Hector Sanchez, and the Pirates surprised by offering uber prospect James Tallion straight up for Koufax. Boston politely declined both offers.

Today's game would feature two teams with eyes on division titles, and the new look Tigers would certainly have the firepower to keep that dream alive. The Tigers still have Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez, today's starter, but the additions of Anthony Rendon and David Wright have really helped their offense.

Sanchez, already having a rough start to the season, was hit hard and often almost immediately. Shane Victorino opened the scoring with a solo-HR in the 2rd. Detroit's defense was horrible today, which didn't help Sanchez. Boston made it 2-0 in the 4th on a Sanchez throwing error that prevented a double-play and turned into an RBI single from Ortiz that brought in Napoli from third.


The 6th inning would finally put Sanchez out of his misery and end a 10H outing. Another RBI single from Ortiz would bring in Middlebrooks from second, and then a 2RBI single from Bradley with the bases loaded (thanks to more defensive miscues) would bring the score to 5-0. The Tigers would pull a few runs back thanks to Will Middlebrooks poor decision making in the bottom of the 6th. With the bases loaded David Moya grounded into a 5-4 fielder's choice that drove in a runner from third, why Middlebrooks didn't step on third or go home with the ball is a mystery. Rendon followed that up with an RBI single to make it 5-2.

Things settled down until the top of the 9th when Boston finished off the Tigers with two more runs. A Napoli single brought in Bogaerts after a double, and Ortiz drove in Napoli to make it 7-2 and end the Tigers day. The Red Sox ended with a 17 hit explosion that may signal a change to their offensive struggles.

Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers
Jun 7, 2015123456789RHE
Boston (33-28)0101030027170
Detroit (31-32)000002000260
W: Archer (4-2) L: Sanchez (3-7)
Dynasty: bayers3
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01:23 AM - July 5, 2014. Written by BizDevConglomerate
Was really good people. I'd have to say that maybe 4-5 years ago looking for rosters online I found this site. And since then I've been sticking with operation sports. But not until maybe two years have I bought into the whole blogger, forum thing. This has has given me an outlet to voice my opinions and read the opinions of others who I've found feel either similar or present better opinions than I had. So with my belief that I play a part in this gaming community at large it's time that I share a strong opinion that I feel we need to act on.

With that said LE' GO!

In the sports gaming genre we have basically one game for each sport, and you either love it or hate it, or live with it. Fact remains your paying money for a fixation that may not be fulfilled.

I've sent game ideas, complaints, and even spoke with some dev's pointing out their shortcoming- Being under the belief they really have a darn. But now that it's ten years after 2k5 and seven years after All Pro Football 08 the time has come to give up the dream that 2k is the savior for the football fixation. It's been ten years since a NFL licensed game from anyone other than EA has been produced. This is the fault of the NFL non other. So let's get that straight.

College Sports is the same except I'm not sure if EA was the only company able to produce that title. The list of sports games can go on as to the lack of quality titles. I'm not here to bash or praise, this entry is about what's next...

After reaching out to many producer's I have yet to hear from any except Visual Concepts, which I was told they do not entertain unsolicited work. I've responded but haven't heard anything back. The fact that they responded tells me they hear us, the fact that I only got one chance to talk says that 1. I'm nobody so why keep talking to me, and my one voice is nothing to shake them up enough to getting into football again.

So after all the companies, I've singled out konami. Why them? Looking at their older PES games, without licenses, they produced top respected titles that were received and loved worldwide. They didn't need exclusivity or league permission, they gave their fans what they wanted-AUTHENTIC FUTBOL.

Now they have fallen off, but I'd say FIFA has come up big time. And I give them many kudos for that. KONAMI's PES career mode was cumbersome, and outside just playing the game, it was confusing to a non PES fan, and soccer junkie. Now I love soccer because of FIFA. It's fun, and the career mode is one of the best parts.

I want to propose to the community that we petition Konami to produce the next set of games for Pro and college basketball, football and even baseball. Why, they have a new physics based, next gen Fox engine, they have the track record of producing non licensed games, and High quality at that. The only thing I'm not certain about is their career modes, but that's nothing, just language to communicate to them. I believe they can grab a huge fan base by doing this. Europeans are into American sports more and more, and Americans are into futbol more and more.

This gives a opening for other leagues to get into gaming in a huge way. And change the way we play games. Instead of singling out just the NFL, have all football leagues represented. For Basketball, get the Euroleague licensed, and add the American teams. Basketball needs a college counterpart, and a portable draft class. With this, the Euro player's can be drafted into the pro league, and/ or signed as free agents.

Baseball, hmmmm this is the wild card. Baseball can easily be ranked up there with futbol as the world's greatest game next to hockey. The one thing is, is not as exciting for the average fan. You have to love baseball to care enough for it. I do, and that's why it's time The WBC, International teams, and Japanese players are better represented in the MLB, in a game. The show did a great thing by shortening the games, I believe the mlb should change the balls & strikes, to three balls two strikes as well(another topic). But in the game, the playoffs, winter meetings, and the all-star break need to be expanded on. These are some of the most exciting aspects of baseball inside, and outside the season, as well as breaking records, awards, and drama.

The gaming industry needs to be shaken up big time. We're being dragged through the mud with like it or live with it games, and it's time for change.

Do you agree or not?

Thanks for reading.
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Friday, July 4, 2014
10:48 PM - July 4, 2014. Written by bayers3
THE BOSTON GLOBE (RED SOX DYNASTY REPORT)


Just like 2014, it doesn't help your position in the draft to win the World Series. Boston continues to have a need for OF depth in their system, and they will always be on the lookout for pitching prospects. The Red Sox seem committed to backing away from free agent signings for the next few years, so once the current crop of AAA guys graduate to the majors (possibly as soon as the 2016 season) they are going to need to restock their system with high end talent. Putting out as many qualifying offers as possible is an ongoing strategy, and this year it netted them two extra picks.

1 (27) : LHP Brett Gilchrist - 20 (University of Virginia, VA)

Very good major-league-ready pitcher with a long track record of pitching well in college. A bit of a reach at the end of the first round, most projected him as a high-second round player, but he fits a need in Boston's system. Works in the mid to upper 90's with a fastball that grades out around 70. Also throws a two-seam fastball with good life that pairs well with a circle change that could use some polish. Best case scenario he becomes a good 3-5th starter, worst case he could be a very good middle reliever.

CA (31) : OF Tyron Green - 18 (Harvard-Westlake HS - Studio City, CA)

The most dramatic pick of the draft by far, and one of the most expensive. Tyron and his twin brother Justin, both dual-sport athletes, are best known for being some of top defensive backs in the nation. After a heated recruiting battle the two eventually decided on scholarship offers from the University of Oregon, but they also wanted to see what they could get out of the MLB draft. Both were very vocal about their demands, stating up front they wanted to go to the same team and refused to sign at or below slot value or they would play baseball and football at Oregon. Boston, having back-to-back picks in Comp A stepped up and took the risk, the biggest challenge will be signing them. Tyron is extremely athletic (6'-2" 190) and profiles as an excellent toolsy player, especially with the glove. Can play any outfield position, has the arm strength to make all of the throws, and shows good insticts getting to fly balls. Decent hitter, not alot of power, but very patient with the potential for an 80 speed grade. Some evaluators were very agressive on comps, citing Justin Upton, while others compared him to a Desmond Jennings type.

CA (32) : OF Justin Green - 18 (Harvard-Westlake HS - Studio City, CA)

Justin is basically the same as his brother, very difficult to tell them apart, and not just because they are twins. Exactly the same build (6'-2" 190) with all of the upside, both are hard to project as far as power goes. Nice quick compact swing impressed scouts, so the foundation for a power hitter is there, but right now they mostly hit line drives and doubles. Very agressive base runners, taking advantage of their speed, should be 30+ base stealers down the road. It will be interesting to see how the two deal with more advanced pitching if they get through A level. Distinct possibility Boston fails to sign both of them, very high-risk high-reward selections.

2 (60) : SS Chris Weathers - 20 (LSU, LA)

Speedy base stealer with a slick glove, doesn't have the arm strength to stick at SS so should move to 2B/OF eventually. Hits for average and walks more than you would expect for someone with an agressive approach at the plate. Compact swing, keeps his hands back well and leaves the bat in the zone for an extended period, but not much in the power department.

3 (90) : RHP Austin Berkeley - 18 (Fenway HS - Boston, MA)

One of the weirdest picks in the entire draft, but not just because Berkeley went to school in the shadow of Fenway Park. Austin has an incredibly similar profile to a guy the Red Sox took in 2014, Adam Castro, but they took him in the 5th and he had a longer history of playing baseball. Berkeley, 6'7", played football and basketball at Fenway all four years of high school and added baseball his Junior year. The upside is obvious, Berkeley is probably the hardest throwing prospect in the draft with a fastball that sits 96-98. Unfortunately he can't hit the broad side of a barn let alone the plate, and to make things worse he doesn't have anything that resembles a secondary pitch aside from not throwing quite so hard. Berkeley is extremely athletic for his size, and despite his lack of experience he throws hard with great ease. The few scouts that looked at him said he doesn't even look like he's trying to throw hard, but his mechanics are a crime against humanity and he lacks a consistent arm angle. Not sure why Boston took a prospect with this kind of profile so high, the coaching staff will have tons of work to do if he's ever going to advance past short season ball.

4 (120) : OF Nick Acosta - 22 (Cornell University, NY)

Speedy outfielder who plays defense well, steals bases when he can get on base which isn't as often as you would like. Doesn't hit for power considering his size (6'-1" 212), but has a good line-drive swing with decent plate coverage. Floor seems high as a utility player, but low ceiling limits long term value.

5 (150) : C Greg Arnold - 20 (Witchita State, KS)

Another low-bonus college guy, but a serious need for Boston. Above average defensively and shows ability to manage a game, but well below average at the plate when it comes to hitting. Does show good plate discipline and walked at an impressive rate, strikes out at a below average rate, probably a career minor-leaguer.

6 (180) : RHP Leonidas Alcantara - 18 (Boca Chica - Dominican Republic)

More brotherly love from the Red Sox, but it mostly appears to be a lottery ticket low-signing bonus move. Poorly scouted, reports are only a few teams even gave him a look. Throws hard, lacks command, and mechanics need work. Very slight build (6'-4" 160) with durability questions, but if he fills out those could go away. Currently throws three pitches, four-seam fastball could be a plus pitch with command, circle change and curveball are below average,

7 (210) : RHP Rafael Alcantara - 18 (Boca Chica - Dominican Republic)

Just like the Green brothers, almost a carbon copy of his brother Leonidas. Throws the same pitches, just swap out a hard splitter for the curve, secondary offerings aren't much better. Throws hard with ease.

Overall Analysis

Very risky draft for a team about to hit a real low point unless they spend a ton of cash during free agency. Loaded up on low-bonus college senoirs to make room for the Green brothers, but the upside is probably worth setting their system back a year. Before the season it seemed like most of the impact players were in AAA and the lower levels were semi-barren aside from 2014 first-rounder Leonys Bravo. With the success of other 2014 picks (Koufax, Berroa, Santana) they have a little cushion if this class is an out-and-out failure. All of the college players should start the 2015 season in AAA, especially if current starters like Chris Owings graduate to the majors. The best thing Boston did here was add three OF prospects to their system, they are in danger of converting players to fill their OF on a regular basis.
Dynasty: bayers3
07:14 PM - July 4, 2014. Written by jilly55


PERFECTION


DENVER, CO - Perfection. It is an enigmatic word, one that holds different meaning and significance for every person. For Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, Tuesday night was perfect. It was a perfect game, for only the 24th time in the history of Major League Baseball. Despite facing a dangerous Colorado Rockies lineup featuring perennial all-stars Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez, as well as one of the league's hottest hitters in Wilin Rosario, Bumgarner looked dominant. His late breaking slider was completely unmatched by anyone the Rockies could throw at them. By the end, even the home fans at Coors Field were standing in applause.

Struggles at the plate continued for the Giants, only managing to push over three runs. A poorly timed dive by Rockies Center Fielder Charlie Blackmon led to an inside the park home run for Angel Pagan, and a couple singles were strung together in the fourth to plate two more. While the Rockies relievers were able to keep San Francisco in check, it was vain, as Bumgarner had the game on lockdown for all 27 outs.

With this win, and the series split with Miami, the Giants are now tied for second place in the NL West, 1 GB of the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. After this short 3 game jaunt in Denver, the Giants will be back home for a 3 game interleague series with the Twins.

San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies
May 20, 2014123456789RHE
San Francisco (27-19)001200000380
Colorado (19-27)000000000000
W: Madison Bumgarner (4-2) L: Jhoulys Chacin (2-4)
Dynasty: jilly55
05:39 PM - July 4, 2014. Written by harleyhorse8


Barney Out for 2-3 Months with Hand Injury


CHICAGO- The Cubs' lineup suffered another blow yesterday as Darwin Barney was confirmed to have been placed on the 60-day DL after getting hit by a line drive, fracturing the fourth metacarpal, hamate, and pisiform bones in his right hand.

The Cubs' infield will receive a boost from the injury, as top prospect Javier Baez has been called up from Triple-A to replace Barney. Sources suggest he will be given the starting 2B position and be an everyday player.

We'll see how he performs, but now the fans at Wrigley get their first look at the exciting young infielder. For the Tribune, I'm Arnold Scheffbaum.
Dynasty: harleyhorse8
05:30 PM - July 4, 2014. Written by harleyhorse8


Late Game Surge from Arizona Wins Game 2

By Andrew Kovalchuk, MLB.com Journalist, April 23, 2014

CHICAGO- The Cubs (8-11) may have had their best offensive game this season, but the pitching is what did them in as the Diamondbacks (13-10) capitalized off the mistakes to win 7-4.

Both pitchers, Jake Arrieta (0-1) and Wade Miley (2-0) pitched scoreless through five, although Miley had to leave due to an injury and was replaced by Trevor Cahill. Another notable injury occurred in the fourth when Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney was drilled in the hand by a line drive and had to leave the game in obvious pain.

Arizona got the first runs in the sixth, when Paul Goldschmidt cracked a deep fly with one on that made it into the stands. The D-Backs would add one more, and the Cubs found themselves in a deep hole.

Mike Olt's first major league home run would, however, bring the Cubs back into it, and with the bases loaded, a double from Welington Castillo would clear the bases to give the Cubs the lead.

It didn't stand, though, as relief pitcher Blake Parker would give up four runs to put the D-Backs back in the lead. Addison Reed would finish off the game for his seventh save of the season.






Dynasty: harleyhorse8
04:59 PM - July 4, 2014. Written by bayers3
THE BOSTON GLOBE (RED SOX DYNASTY REPORT)

KANSAS CITY, MO - Things have really change for Boston's 2015 season after slow start had them headed for the bottom of the AL East. A hot second half of May combined with the rest of the division playing poorly has them a few games back of 1st. The team is basically getting by on pitching at the moment, if they are going to keep this up they need to start driving in runs.

MLB Standings - Updated: Jun 1, 2015
AL EASTWLGB
Tampa Bay3522-
Boston31243
Toronto31243
NY Yankees29286
Baltimore26298


The Red Sox are going to have to keep hoping for runs, today's game was not their day to hit. Even with a Chris Archer vs. Jeremy Guthrie match up they just couldn't break out against Kansas City. Guthrie's off speed repertoire kept Boston fanning at air, but they opened the scoring in the 3rd with a Pedroia single that brought in Mookie Betts from 2nd.



Boston could not catch a break all game long.

The Royals answered back when Lorenzo Cain hit an RBI double off a hanging slider that bounded off the Green Monster to tie it up 1-1. Archer, having an insane season, must have switched bodies with Guthrie and struggled to make it out of the 4th inning. Farrell shut Archer down after 100 pitches in just four innings, 30 of which came in the 1st. The Royals were fouling off everything Archer put over the plate and refusing to swing at anything off the plate, it just wasn't Archer's day.

The Royals finally took advantage of Boston's misery in the 7th when Rubby De La Rosa loaded the bases. Salvador Perez hit a sac fly that easily drove in a run to make it 2-1. Guthrie, who made it 8 solid innings, did an incredible job of inducing weak contact and pop flys and get Kansas City in a position to call on uber closer Greg Holland. Holland came in and easily shut the door on Boston to collect his 13th save.

Kansas City Royals at Boston Red Sox
Jun 1, 2015123456789RHE
Kansas City (26-29)0001001002110
Boston (31-25)001000000160
W: Guthrie (3-6) L: De La Rosa (6-1) S: Holland (13)
Dynasty: bayers3
04:09 PM - July 4, 2014. Written by Roscosuper
1/615



SUMMARY - PHOTOS

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Dynasty: Roscosuper
02:53 PM - July 4, 2014. Written by jilly55
San Francisco Chronicle

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - After taking 2 of 3 from a strong Atlanta Braves squad, the Giants squared off against the league worst 13-28 Miami Marlins at AT&T Park Thursday. Just like last series, this first game came down to the final out. The Marlins jumped out to an early 4-1 lead, stroking the ball time after time against a surprisingly weak Matt Cain. However, the Giants again mounted a late comeback behind Marco Scutaro's solo shot and Mike Morse's 2 RBI triple. Joaquin Arias came up big once again in the pinch hit role in the bottom of the ninth, drawing a leadoff walk. After sacrifices by Pagan and Scutaro, Arias was standing on third with the red hot catcher Buster Posey up to bat. On a 2-2 count, Posey drove Turner's breaking ball straight up the middle, in the Giants second walk-off win in four games. The San Francisco Giants are still struggling to stay atop the tough NL West, now being tied with the San Diego Padres in first. After this four game series, the Giants will travel to Denver to take on the Colorado Rockies.

Miami Marlins at San Francisco Giants
May 15, 2014123456789RHE
Miami (13-29)010030000472
San Francisco (25-17)001020101591
W: Santiago Casilla (3-0) L: Jacob Turner (1-3)
Dynasty: jilly55
02:44 PM - July 4, 2014. Written by bayers3
THE BOSTON GLOBE (RED SOX DYNASTY REPORT)

PITTSBURGH, PA - Boston's tour of the NL Central wrapped up tonight, and what was once a nightmare quickly turned into a wonderful dream. Since getting swept 0-3 at Cincinnati the Red Sox would go 10-3 which would include a 5 game win streak. The Pirates, barely over .500 themselves, would trot out Francisco Liriano in an attempt to halt Boston's turn around. With the way Boston has been hitting, they would need another gem from Archer to get a win.

Turned out that Boston and Pittsburgh would both get amazing pitching performances from their staff. Unless you love pitching, this game was a bit of a snooze. Archer and Liriano would go 8 strong innings allowing three hits between them. Archer did walk four batters, but he balanced it out with 11K. Both left after the 8th with the game scoreless.



The Red Sox are having to grind out runs, unlike 2014.

Rubby De La Rosa and Justin Wilson would duke it out until the 10th when Boston finally got the ralley they needed. Napoli would get things started with a solo-HR, and Mookie Betts would drive in Swihart from 1st for good measure. Uehara would keep the shutout going and finish off the Pirates 2-0.

Boston Red Sox at Pittsburgh Pirates
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Boston (28-23)000000002240
Pittsburgh (28-26)000000000030
W: De La Rosa (5-0) L: Wilson (1-2) S: Uehara (9)
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