Irony abounds in Juggs first 8 series. The Juggs go 1-2 in six series. Our only 2 winning series are 3-0 sweeps against Steve and Brian, this past seasons World Series teams.
Juggs traveled to Speakers with a lot of confidence tonight, needing a sweep to get to .500 (12-12 ). Juggs got a lot of help from the Speakers almost non-existing hitting. Juggs homers made the big difference. Stats to follow soon. Judge is on an MVP pace.
Lymebees travel to Juggs and guess what? Juggs lose 2 of 3 again.
Had a tied game 4-4 in top of ninth and Pham hits a two out two run shot for Lymebees win in game one of series.
Game 2 Wood throws a one hit gem in 8.1 innings; only gives up a solo shot to Travis in top of ninth.
Game 3 Juggs lose 3-1. Galvis makes his second error of series and it costs Juggs a run. Also in this game Votto rolls a fielding 3 which results in a single leading to another run.
I don’t really do write ups much but this one got messy. John and I hooked up yesterday for a morning series, a break for lunch and finished up w/ a series in the afternoon.
Game 1 – 12-2 AB’s Stanton, Healy, Castro and Sanchez (2) hit HR’s and Sanchez drives in 5 as Lynn tosses a complete game. A -13 gift HR loses the shutout for Lynn in 9th.
Game 2 – 6-3 AB’s series gets weird in the 8th as Sanchez and Mauer run each other over trying for a foul ball. Mauer has to leave the game and Sanchez is out for 3 games.
Game 3 – Bees 3-2 Stanton HR in 1st is countered by an Olson 2 run bomb in bottom half. Mauer drives in a run in 2nd. But in the 5th Mauer runs over Grandal on another foul pop. Mauer leaves game and Grandal is out for 1 game. The AB’s now have no catchers for game 3 or the first game of next series. Kevin Pillar raises his hand to volunteer to throw the gear on. Cano knocks in go ahead run in 7th for Bees as the AB’s kick up a fuss in 9th with 2 outs and a man on 1st they hit and run w/ Gardner who gets in the 2nd column but rolls a single and Andrus grounds out to end it.
Game 4 – Bees win 3-2 Manager Steve implores an old softball strategy as Joe Mauer knows how to catch but rather than downgrade two positions he leaves Mauer at 1st and Ryon Healy is the next man up to catch. Zunino HR in 3rd is countered by 2 solo’s from Turner and Ozuna in 7th. Jansen comes on in 9th but yields a 44-0 single to Upton who steals 2nd then Cano doubles Upton in and scores on a wild throw by Jansen.
Game 5 – AB’s 3-1 Ozuna (2) and Gardner drive in the runs as Lance Lynn goes 6 innings for his 2nd win of the day. Grandal survives the entire game at catcher.
Game 6 – AB’s 2-0 as Mad Max hurls a CG gem (helped by John’s rolling ice cubes). Trout scores both runs after reaching on 2 errors. Scores a run on another error and the other on a Stanton double. Sanchez survives the entire game behind the dish.
The Bees only get 26 hits on the day. But the cheesesteaks at Mother’s Subs were good and so was the company.
The AB’s are now 9-6 on the young season with no games scheduled this weekend.
Juggs continue streak of going 1-2 in every series except 1 (Steve 3-0 – wish we could play Steve every series lol). So Juggs lost 2 tonight to The Lemonheads. The Juggs only scored a run in the first inning of every game and that’s it, but the two runs instead of one run was enough for a game 3 win.
By the way the Juggs couldn’t figure out how to print more score sheets, so we went ghetto style.
That was our jinx I think 🤔
Juggs lucky streak continues into Game 1 of home series vs Eliminators, then it is Eliminated.
Game 1 Sabathia vs Stroman, juggs strike first with a 2 out 2 rbi double by Galvis. Devers begins topp off 3rd with a solo shot , then followed by a Castillo double , the bases are eventually filled with 2 outs but Sabathia gets Zimmerman to ground out . Bottom of 4th K Seager solo shot , juggs lead 3-1 , top of 6th Rosario with his -7 vs lefties takes Sabathia deep for a two run shot . Game even 3-3 . Top off 7 th Harrison lead off HR off reliever Swarzak Eliminators take lead 4-3.Barnhart hits a lead off triple juggs PR for him with Springer, Galvis hits grounder to pitcher for our number one , Springer was playing safe . Hicks walks . With runners on 1st and 3rd one out Brandon brings in Hader to chase out Gennet and his -9 , Smoak PH gets sac fly to CF ties game 4-4 top of 8th Elim strike again against Albers, double by pollock followed by a homer from Devers his second of game . Eliminators lead into bottom of 9th 6-4 . Juggs need lucky streak to continue.Bradley is trying to close it out for Eliminators. Molina strike out , schoop PH for Galvis ground out to first , Hicks walks smoak sinlge of a 12 , votto walk , bases full two outs for judge . A 22 is rolled 5 double 3 runs score juggs take the victory 7-6 . Parker gets the win.
And now our luck dies in games 2 and 3.
Game 2 Chacin vs E Rodriguez, juggs only manage 4 hits and 2 runs from Springer homer. Votto my 5 first baseman makes 2 errors in the game both costly leading to 3 Eliminator runs. Eliminators win 5-2 with 9 hits 2 of which were HRs turned to doubles.
Game 3 Davies (10) vs Teheran (9). Teheran pitches a gem for the win, throws 8 innings of no hit ball, no hitter is finally ended with a bottom of 9th lead off solo shot by Votto. Eliminators have a 3-1 lead at this time. Teheran gets 2 outs but then is pulled when he walks Springer. Betances comes in to get a save by making PH Smoak fly out . One note for this game: Panik goes 2 for 3 with 2 rbi. Eliminators out hit the juggs this series 26 to 13 and out homer the juggs 6-3. juggs turned 3 more into doubles. Juggs now 5-4.