So many firsts for the Juggs in this away series vs the plague . Firstly it’s the first series we didn’t win . Second it’s the first series in which we had a game were we scored less than 4 runs . Juggs had every opportunity to sweep this series but just couldn’t continue our clutch hitting from game one . Juggs outdid the plague in most categories for the series and we still lost 2 games . Runs , Juggs 13 plague 14 . Hits : Juggs 26 , plague 22. Homers 3 each and we each turned one back . Extra base hits juggs 15, plague 10 . Walks : Juggs 8 , plague 7. Errors Juggs 1, plague 4. Runners left in scoring position which really hurt us . Juggs 15 , plague 7 . The plague also had two hit batters , Juggs had none . Game 1 ;means for the Juggs goes a solid 7 innings giving up 4 runs but will not get a win . Littel will will secure that win in the 8 th . Giles will come in the bottom of 9th no outs and a runner on 3rd , kiermeir hit a lead off triple off of littel, Giles gets stallings ground out runner holds , Nimmo k , buxtons 8 is good with runner on 3rd rbi single game now 7-5 , but Giles gets lemahieu to ground out for final out . Juggs win 7-5 Giles earns his 6th save in 7 appearances. Offensively in the game Prague took the lead with a lead off homer by lemahieu in bottom of 1st . Plague score 2 more bottom of 2nd goldschmidt lead off walk , kiemeir HBP, stallings walk , nimmo rbi single, buxton k , lemahieu sac fly rbi , Cain pop out , Juggs get one back top 3rd Peralta solo shot . Juggs down 3-1 . Top 4th Juggs tie it but Peralta is thrown out at home trying to take the lead on Molina single from second base . Plague roll a 65 one of many they will get in this series. 3-3 . Bottom 5th lemahieu will score after his lead off double. Plague up 4-3 . Top of 8th Edman gets a single with 2 outs from DH spot , he then steals second , Dickerson rbi double game tied at 4 . Top 9th Vazquez trying to close out for plague , even though he gave up the rbi double to Dickerson in 8th . Wong pop out , Peralta single off a 12 because Vazquez is a 30 grade , Molina second column double, Ahmed pr, Anderson fc moves Ahmed to 3rd but peralta is out at home plague played close . Springer walks fills bases. two outs , Santana will ph for Canha. 22=0 second column 6 becomes a 3 rbi double Juggs lead 7-4 . Plague score one in 9th . Juggs win 7-5 . Juggs 7/11/0 plague 5/7/0 beiber was the starter for plague went 7.2 ip. Game 2 : Gonzales for Juggs , maeda for plague a pair of opposite throwing 13 grades . Top 1st Anderson lead off walk Springer walk Canha DP , ugh. Juggs finally score top 4th take 1-0 lead . Plague answer back with a 3 hit one walk inning score 2 . Plague up 2-1 . Top 5th Juggs leave runners on 2nd and 3rd one out . Bottom 5th Alverez ph solo shot plague up 3-1 . Top 6th Juggs again leave runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out . Plague will win 3-1 . Juggs leave 6 men in scoring position. Juggs 1/4/1 plague 3/7/3 maeda win Green save . Game 3: minor for Juggs Luis Castillo for plague grade 16 s . Top of first Anderson lead off double Canha 5 is a homer but Castillo makes it an rbi double, Springer k , Soler single, but Dickerson and Donaldson both k only one run . Juggs up 1-0 . Top of 3rd Springer solo shot Juggs up 2-0 . Bottom of 3rd lemahieu two run dinger ties it 2-2 . Bottom of 4th bregman lead off single, Lindor single, goldschmidt rbi single buxton k , kiermeir rbi single, stallings sac fly rbi nimmo k plague score 3 up 5-2 , top 5th Juggs Canha hits a two run homer after losing his 8 at 22 his previous at bat in 3rd . Juggs down 5-4 . Top 8th Edman ph lead off double, stallings PB moves him to 3rd , Ahmed ph sac fly rbi scores him , Donaldson k , villar single attempts steal of second D31 caught for second time in game 3rd out . Game tied 5-5 . Top of 10th Edman gets on with a one out error by pitcher F runner to second, fatigue starts to set in for Juggs manager , I make a boneheaded mistake an attempt a steal of 3rd with Edmans last steal attempt, in my head I was only subtracting stallings +5 arm making Edman an E30 he is an (E35) , I forgot about the additional-5 for attempting 3rd making him a 25 I don’t attempt it . Well either way Ed rolls a 65 caught stealing second out Murphy will PH against lefty Vazquez and ground out . Bottom of 10th littel will face his 8th batter of the game and his 15th overall in 3 games , stallings ground out , nimmo double, Giles in now to face lemahieu, walk , Kepler walk , bases full one out , bregman gets a 9 Giles makes it a 27 3b Donaldson a 5 , fielding one DP , fielding 2 runner out at home , but no we roll a 65 for fielding 3 runner on 3rd scores game over . Juggs lose 6-5 . Juggs record now 9-3 . Juggs 5/11/0 plague 6/8/1 . Edman steal attempts are done for the season went 7-1 for 8 attempts.
Juggs have offensive series with punks . Game 1 Beuhler vs Paxton. Paxton goes 7 for the win even though he gave up 4 homers and 5 runs , Beuhler gave up 3 homers and 7 runs . Juggs strike first bottom of first Anderson lead off double , Soler 2 out homer , Juggs 2-0 . Top of 2nd Freeman one out solo shot and Correa right behind him does the same 2-2 , bottom of 3rd , Soler connects again for a two out 3 run homer . Beuhler downgraded 5 points . Juggs up 5-2 . Bottom of 4th Donaldson lead off double, Peralta one out homer turned back into an rbi double, Juggs up 6-2 . Top 5th Alfonso one out 2 run homer , Juggs lead 6-4 . Bottom 5th Dickerson two out homer Juggs stay up 7-4 . Top 8th Harper lead off Homer . Paxton pulled after that and Juggs throw 4 relievers in last two innings to win 7-5 . Punks 5/7/1 Juggs 7 /9/ 0. 6 of the 7 hits for punks extra bases . 8 of 9 hits for Juggs extra bases . Juggs record 4-0 . Game 2 . I must say before write up for this game , that it was the greatest ABPA game I have played to date , the thrills and spills in this game went way above normal. Grienke 15 2y righty vs Means 16 2 lefty . Bottom of first Anderson lead of double, Springer rbi single, Dickerson hits a two out homer , but Grienke +24 turns it into a two out rbi double ( this will be very important for Dickerson later in game ), Juggs up 2-0. Top of 2nd Castellanos lead off double will score with one out on a two base error by Dickerson. Juggs lead 2-1 . Bottom of 2nd Molina will get a two out homer Juggs up 3-1 . Bottom of 3rd Springer lead off double gets to 3rd on Canha ground out , then scores on Soler ground out rbi to second , Dickerson up boom blasts a solo shot to make up for error , Juggs up 5-1 Grienke downgraded 5 points . Punks already mentally giving up on this game , so Juggs get a bit relaxed and stop being aggressive, bottom of 4th Juggs runners on 1st and second no outs , leave runners at 1st and 2nd . Bottom of 5th Canha gets on to lead the inning by a Kingery error at second base . Dickerson gets his 3rd hit of the game with one out an rbi triple , Donaldson then ks, Muncy walk but peralta k for 3rd out , two runners left on base again but Juggs still lead 6-1 . Top 7 means strikes out Kingery, Senzel single Alfonso one out two run homer, means pulled , littel in Harper flyout center 2 outs , Acuna double, littel out Cordero a 19 righty in , segura rbi double , Kendrick rbi single , Castellanos HBP , Cordero out , Ramirez lefty 14 in to face -9 Devers rolls a 55 =7 single rbi , runners on 1st and 3rd ramirez then throws a WP scores Castellanos and Devers to second, kahnle comes in to face kingery who is up for second time this inning and he flies out to center inning finally over . Punks score 6 runs and take the lead 7-6 . Bottom of 7th Murphy will PH for Votto who was a defensive replacement for Canha in top of 7th . Smith lefty relief was in to face votto , Muncy walk , Edman will PR and steal second . No outs , Soler moves Edman to 3rd on ground out , Dickerson his an rbi single to tie the game and be the first juggernaut to Hit For The Cycle. !!!! Villar will PR but gets caught stealing Donaldson who I originally was going to hit and run with rolls a 34=31 . Game tied . Top of 9th kahnle still in Acuna lead of k , then Santana makes an error at first base , Giles in but with no rest has appeared in 5 straight games Kendrick pop out left , bell PH for Castellanos gets a two base error by 9 secondbaseman Wong of RP board scores Correa for go ahead run but bell is caught in rundown for 3rd out . Punks lead 8-7 . Bottom 9th . Yates is in faced one batter previous inning, Ahmed lead off walk , Springer pop out , Edman 10 is a single Ahmed to 3rd , Edman steals second, Soler rolls a 44=0 second column rolls a 12 =8 single two rbis Juggs win 9-8 . Punks 8/10/1 Juggs 9/11/3 Juggs now 5-0 . Juggs lose game 3 8-4 punks hit 3 homers for half there runs paddack gets the win Gonzales the loss . Juggs record 5-1
Game 1-3 at Stardome by choice of the Eliminators
Game 1 Degrom VS Buehler
Top of 2nd Escobar hits a 2 run shot that is turned back to a double runner to third two strikeouts later inning is over.
Top of third Harper says BS and hits a long ball ……One out later Freeman hits another to same location. Degrom strikes out the side but gives up two long balls…..
Bottom of the third Stars get a bunt single from Barnes walk to Saurez and a one out Triple from Gennett to tie it all up at 2…Eliminators add one in the 5th and 6th
Stars can only get one more run While Eliminators have a blast…. Davis that is a two run shot in the 8th
Eliminators win Game 1 7 to 3
Game 2 Lugo VS Keller
Bader HR in third for Stars Eliminators tie it with a big HR of their own by Escobarin the 4th
That’s it until the 8th Bader in the 9 hole gets a one out walk steals second and scores on a suarez single.
Hughes closes the door in Ninth
Stars win Game 2 2 to 1
Game 3 Sanchez Vs Flaherty
Alfaro and Segura tag big time HR in 3rd inning but that’s all the muster
Stars struggle through 6 innings but in the 7th with two outs two walks are given up and pitcher is pulled for Rebertson to Face Bader in the NINE HOLE
BLASTS A THREE RUN SHOT ………………DICE GO FLYING………….Visitors Dugout takes a fierce beating cards boards dice etc…..
Hughes Comes in for two innings of shut out pitching.
Stars win 3-2
After a good Break Series moves to the SALT PALACE
Game 4 Syndagard VS Kershaw
Stars can’t score get 3 hits
Eliminators take full advantage scoring 7 runs albeit 4 unearned he did not need but 1
Eliminators Tie it up 2 game each by winning 7-0
Syndagard gets the shutout
Buehler vs Degrom
Degrom gets shelled Rolling Matlocks are real
Eliminators win 6-4 but lead all way through game.
Stupid highlight stars hit 3 hr in a row first two turned back and gennet lost 2 hr’s in the game
Somewhere in this game DICE WENT FLYING….still the visitors dugout just different team…..
Stars now down 2 game to 3
Morton VS Keller
Lead off HR by Suarez and kemp knocks in two more in the 4th Eliminators get an unearned run in the 5th but that’s it.
Stars win Game 6 3 to 1
SANCHEZ VS FLAHERTY
Bottom of 1st Harper scores after walking on a freeman triple
Top of 4th Stars get a single by BADER scoring Gregorious followed by a barnes sac Suarez hits a single scoring bader the 3rd run of the inning
Stars add a solo HR by Gregorious in the 6th
Eliminators start to come back lead off man gets a walk and scores but they strand two runners tieing run at plate twice but Hughes says NONO
Stars add a run in the 7th on a pr stolen base by Allen who scores on a two out single by kemp.
Stars RP bullpen is awesome in series and stars hold on to win
Game 7 Stars 5 to 2
Stars win Series 4 to 3
Games 1-3 at Stardome by choice of Lemonheads
Game 1 Degrom vs Sale
Story Leading off the series Hits a HR but its turned back to a double no worries as he scorwes later on a jd Martinez Single but Murpht is gunned down trying to score Gallo gets a sac and the lemonheads jump out to a 3-0 lead
Bottom of Fourth Shaw tags one over left field wall for a 4-0 lemonhead lead.
SIXTH inning Stars get 4 runs ….3 unearned on a double hbp error and a pair of singles….Magical 6th inning……..Stars go on to win 4-3
Degrom CG 7K’s Sale gets the loss
Game 2 Lugo Vs Foltynewicz
Gallo blast a long shot in 2nd for a 1-0 lemonhead lead
Shaw Scores in the fifth
And in the Magical 6th Shaw blasts a 2 run bomb
Stars only Plate a run on a Gennett HR that was turned back scoring Carpenter.
Folty gets the W 8 K’s Lugo gets the big L
Sanchez Vs Corbin
Story Score twice in first two inning capped with a 2 run HR to jump out to a 4 to 0 lemonhead lead
CJ Cron Blast a HR but its turned back so a 2 run shot puts runners on 2nd and 3rd…no worries Marte singles them both home…..
Lead is now 4-2 Lemonheads
After several heart pounding moments for both teams the stars in the BOTTOM of the ninth with no outs get two on to face the mighty perez.
Pinch Hit Salsa Bot Carpenter in the 6th spot of the line up… MAGICAL 66 walk off HR
Stars take 2-1 game lead and series heads to the juice factory for a four game potential showdown….
Kershaw vs Manea
Top of First Harrison Bader hits a 3 run blast giving the Stars a 3 run lead early…but that’s it no more noice it this game from the Stars
Lemonheads on the other hand take advantage Zimmerman solo shot in first gallo scores in second and the Lemon heads take the lead in the Magical sixth with a 2 run blast by Shaw
They add another in the 7th and lemonheads go on to win 5-3
Tieing the series 2-2
Degrom vs Sale
Degrom throws 11 innings 1 run ball until he is pulled and first batter for floro knocks in a run.
Lemonheads win it in bottom of 11 albies scoring on Blackmon single
Lemonheads are now up 3-2 in series
Stars come alive hit the leather off the ball
17 hits 3 HRs and a total of 9 runs
Beating the lemonheads 9-3 in Game 6 yes by 6 runs Magical I know
Series now tied 3-3
Sanchez VS Corbin
First inning story first ab called out on strikes and ejected for arguing
Blackmon score for the lemonheads in the 4th for a 1-0 lead
6th inning MAGICAL
Single and error puts suarez on 2nd ..PR allen
Cron HBP PR Sanchez
Passed Ball Runners to 2nd and 3rd
NEW PITCHER TREINEN New Batter KEMP MAGICAL 66 rolled for a 3 run blast
Bader HBP Scores later on a gennett Single
Stars retire 12 of next 13 batters to secure the win
Juggernauts continue to hit a wall they can’t punch through. Needing only one win per their last four series to almost certainly secure a playoff spot Juggs lose 6 straight. And play off hopes pretty well dashed . A depleted bullpen is the biggest reason we can’t contend anymore. Game 1 Ace Degrom for stars (20) . Lowly Gonzales for Juggs (11). Bottom of first the stars start their hitting streak . Suarez +5 single, Marte +8 homer turned to a double by Gonzales (+21) , Cron +5 rbi single, Ramos +1rbi sac fly to CF , Gurriel +5 double, Bader +4 3 run homer , Gennett single, Kemp single, zobrist walk against +35 , back to Suarez rbi single, marte and Cron both flyout to end inning. Stars up 6-0 and Gonzales is a base 6 now . Top of second judge solo shot . Bottom 3rd stars score two more . Up 8-1 . Top 4th Votto lead off solo homer , judge follows him with second solo shot of night . Stars up 8-3 . Bottom 5th Suarez gets his 4th straight hit a solo shot and his 3rd rbi of the game . Bottom of 7th stars score 3 more and Suarez will get his 4th rbi by walk . Stars up 12-3 . Top 8 Ahmed walk , Barnhart on by Gennett error , Hicks rbi single. Peralta k , Votto DP . Juggs lose 12-4 . Degrom CG won only 4 hits 3 ER 3 HR 2 BB 11k. Gonzales CG loss. Juggs 4/4/0. Stars 12/18/1. Game 2 Juggs throw Chacin. Stars Kershaw. Bottom of 2nd stars score first gregarious one out double Zobrist two out rbi single, inciarte HBP, Suarez walk, Pederson two rbi single . Stars up 3-0. Top 4th Donaldson solo shot lowrie walk with one out , Anderson PR steals second, Villar PO to RF Anderson tags goes to 3rd , kershaw was pulled after lowrie walked only goes 3.1 ip. Barnhart walk , 3rd pitching change of inning, Peralta will PH for Ahmed with 2 outs runners on corners , oberg in will be a 17 vs Peralta only takes 7 away, Peralta has 10 good hit numbers only one bad . Roll , 44 =7 only 7 on Peralta card out number 3 . Bottom of 4th stars score one up 4-1 . Stars plate one in bottom of 5th and 6th go up 6-1 . Top 9th Barnhart lead off double, stars bring in their 5th reliever of game Chapman lefty to face -10 Peralta. Hicks PH rolls 11=5 homer turned back , double scores Barnhart, Cruz PH for Iglesias, stars think hard then make a crucial pitching change with a 6-2 lead pull -63/+51 chapman for dyson. Great move because Cruz rolls a 65 result and springer, judge results 12 all three potentially walks with Chapman, a run would have scored and bases would have been loaded with no outs, good move by stars they win 6-2 . Oberg got the win . Juggs 2/5/2 stars 6/14/3. Game 3 . Things only get worse for Juggs . Trevor Williams a righty 14 1y +16/+23 throws a shutout, no hitter . Juggs rolled 10 hit numbers all 8 and all taken away manage only 4 base runners all walks and no one made it to second base . Stars win 4-0. Minor gets the loss hits 3 batters in 5.1 ip. Bottom of second stars hit 3 doubles and get a HBP score two runs . Score again in 3rd and 5th. Juggs 0/0/0 stars 4/9/0 . Juggs now 46-47