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Voice-over pro. Former broadcaster. Current president of Harrisburg Senators Fan Club. My passion is "baseball" - the strategic nine-player game (without a DH) where each player must run, hit and field.

Juggs Sour

Juggs are sour against lemonheads . Juggs hosted the heads yesterday and only won one game of the series . But rolled enough hit numbers to have a shot at winning more unfortunately they were all 8s and not a single 8 was a hit in the series. . Game 1 : Rich Hill made his Debut going 6 ip 9 hits 5 ER 2 bb 7K 2 HR for the loss. Giolito pitched a complete game giving up only 1 hit 1 er 2 bb 10k one homer to Springer . Albies had a two run shot in the top of 4th for heads with 2 outs . Martinez had a two run shot also an inning earlier and in the second inning with 2 outs realmuto single then Blackmon rbi double. Juggs lose 5-1 . Juggs 1/1/0. Heads 5/10/0. Game 2 : heads top of first albies lead off double off Juggs starter Ryu, luplow single, Alberto rbi ground out , Martinez k, walker walk , Gallo walk , ( Ryu is a +46 for walks ) story a two out single scores 2 runs , heads up 3-0. Bottom of first Springer in 2 hole double, Soler batting clean up rbi double with 2 outs , Juggs down 3-1 . Top of second Blackmon lead off homer heads up 4-1 . Bottom of 3rd Juggs get their 3rd hit off stroman a lead off homer by Molina, Juggs down 4-2 . Top of 5th heads have runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out , but gallo and story both k. Top of 6th heads have runners on 1st and 2nd two outs , Ryu is pulled can’t face Alberto +8 , kahnle in , freese ph k. Bottom of 6th Springer lead off double, Canha ground out gets him to 3rd , Soler deep fly to RF sacs Springer in Juggs down 4-3 . Bottom of 9th Juggs are still down 4-3 , marshal is reliever for heads , Soler lead off ground out , Dickerson ground out , 2 outs , Donaldson double Wong pr, Edman PH for Muncy rolls a 66=1 homer game over , but no marshal +26 turns it back game tied at 4 , Peralta walk runners on 1st and 2nd, marshal pulled , May in , 3rd reliever for heads and all have negative control, may Walk’s Molina bases loaded 2 outs for Juggs lead off hitter Anderson. Anderson rolls a 45 = 14 ???? For a second both managers think may walked in Juggs winning run , but Anderson has a 39 at 45 . So we go to the rare play board and Anderson ends up with an rbi single Juggs win 5-4 . Littel will get the win for Juggs . Marshal gets the loss. Juggs 5/9/0 . Heads 4/9/0 . Game 3 : zac gallen for heads 19 2x -23/+25 . Paxton 16 2x +12/+11 for Juggs . Heads start their 3rd righty and Juggs as usual start all lefties. ( Juggs have yet to see a left handed starter thrown against them ) . Top of first, albies single luplow single, luplow steals second on a hit and run call , Martinez rbi ground out with runners on 2nd and 3rd, two outs , walker rbi single. Heads lead 2-0 . Top of 3rd heads have bases loaded one out , walker hits into a line drive doubleplay. Bottom of 3rd one out Juggs have runners on the corners Canha up his 8 s are good in this situation , Gallen is a 16 against him , every hit on Canha card is good 9 hits and all 5 walks plus a 42 . He rolls a 24 =k can’t even make contact. ~>€%##}|< . Top of 4th heads strand story at 3rd he had a lead off double. Bottom of 4th Dickerson lead off gets on by story error, Donaldson walk , Muncy walk , bases full no outs , Peralta sac fly to center , Molina walk bases loaded again one out , Anderson rolls a 65 but gallen doesn’t lose control second out , Springer flyout to right . All that and Juggs only get one unearned run Juggs down 2-1 . Top of 6th with two outs story double then Dan Santana homers heads lead 4-1 . Bottom of 6th with one out , Muncy walk , Peralta walk , Molina hits into a DP . Ugh . Bottom of 7th with two outs Canha draws a walk ( the 7th walk Gallen gives up in the game but Juggs still can’t get another run ) top of 9th Cordero starting his second inning of relief, Santana gets on by Anderson error realmuto single Blackmon two rbi double, heads up 6-1 , Romo comes in to face top of heads order and gets 3 outs . Bottom of 9th Juggs need 5 runs to tie, Gallen is still in and goes up 5 because he didn’t give up an earned run in 8 innings. But he is down 5 points from number of batters , grade is back to original 19 , Peralta will lead off and get on by story’s second error of the game , Carlos Santana will ph for Molina , Smack homer , but no +25 Gallen makes it a double. Juggs have to hold up Peralta at 3rd . Runners on 2nd and 3rd no outs ( instead of a 6-3 score ) Anderson single drives in Peralta for another unearned run heads still up 6-2 no outs . Springer up , Gallen is pulled (Gallen 8 ip 5 hits 2 runs 0 earned runs , 7 BB ,7K , 0 HR ) Sadler in a 20 righty. Runners on corners no outs , Springer hits a flyball to right field dan Santana strong arm 35 but only a 1 fielder , but bob rolls fielding one 49 advancement number instead of 59 in fielding 3 were pinch runner Ahmed would score automatically. But advance number is still good bob must roll a 6 to get Ahmed and of course he does Double play , Canha grounds out for final out of game . Juggs lose 6-2 . Gallen gets the win and Sadler a save . Juggs record now 10-5 only mike and Joel left to play . Juggs 2/5/2 heads 6/10/2 .

The Plague Tame Juggs

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-Punks

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

2019 Championship Series

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

Game 4

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

Game 5

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

Game 6

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

Game 7

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

Manager Kevin

Stars, ‘Heads Go 7

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

Game 3

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….

Game 4

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

Game 5

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

Game 6

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

GAME 7

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

Manager Kevin