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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.

Bees x 2

Unhinged Wahoos at Lymebees

Game 1; Verlander vs Snell; Bees get 2 run HR by Upton in 1st, Wahoos get 1 run off Snell in 3rd and Snell leaves in 6th with two runners on and Kimbrel comes in gets the first batter out and Arenado hits 3 run HR and Wahoos win 4-2

Game 2: Kluber vs Ray; Bees score 1 run in 1st, Wahoos tie game in 6th on a Marte HR, Bees score 2 runs in 7th and Bees win 3-1

Game 3: Cole vs Bumgarner; Bees score 2 runs in 1st on Yelich’s only hit of the series a double and Wahoo’s get 1 run in 4th and Bees hold on to win 2-1

Lymebees record to 20-16

Shooting Stars II at Lymebees

Game 1; Degrom vs Freeland; Degrom pitches complete game and gives up 3 runs, Freeland gives up 1 single in top of 8th and Moronta comes in to finish as Bees win 3-0

Game 2; Kershaw vs Snell; Bees score 2 in 1st amd 5 in 2nd, Stars get there only run on a 2 ru HR by Suares in 4th as Bees win 8-21

Game 3; Morton vs Ray; Stars score 1 run in 1st. 1 run in 3rd, 3 runs in 5th and 1 ruin in 8th, Bees score 1 run in 4th, 1 run in 8th, Stars use 5 relief pitcher and Bees use 3 and Stars win 6-2

Lymebees record at 22-17 and playing Brandon Tuesday evening

Manager John

Crazy

Juggs travelled to Bees for a crazy series. Juggs luckily win 2 of 3 in series. Bees are first team this season to throw 3 lefties in a series against Juggs. Game 1 : Wood for Juggs . Wild man Ray for Bees. Top first Juggs strand runners on first and second with one out . Bottom of first Molina error allows Laureano on first with one out , but he goes nowhere. Top second Juggs strand runners on first and second again with two outs . Bottom of 2nd Molina makes his second error of game so lead off runner Cano can get to first with two outs Olson infield single gets cano to second then Contreras grounds out to End inning. Top of 3rd Voit left stranded on first with a one out single. Bottom 3rd Yelich two out single gets Braun to 3rd but Cano flyout ends inning. Bottom of 4th Bees score first off Juggs third error of game . Cron two base error to mondesi with one out . Contreras will single him home with two outs . Bees up 1-0 . Top 5th Juggs strike back . Smith one out single. Steals second, Iglesias rbi single. Two outs Votto will Ph for Cron to face kimbrel who replaces starter Ray . (Ray only walked two batters in 4.2 ip with his -46 control) boom Votto smacks one over the RF wall scoring Iglesias also. Juggs up 3-1 . Bottom of 6th Bees get two out rally mondesi doubles off wood Olson then walks and wood is done . Hirano in and Contreras is pulled for PH zunino. Hirano first pitch is wild putting runners on 2nd and 3rd two outs . But he settles in to k Zunino for out 3 ending rally attempt . Juggs go on to win 3-1 wood win Oh save . Both teams finish with 6 hits but Juggs have 3 errors Bees none . Note Villar steals second in top of 9th for his 23 SB of season. Game 2 : a pair of lefties again. Gonzales for Juggs Bumgarner for Bees .juggs jump out in front quickly,smith lead off double, Iglesias ground out smith stays at second, but next batter Bumgarner WP smith to 3rd , Voit then singles home smith, Cron po to catcher 2 outs , judge walk , springer single scores Voit from second Donaldson single scores judge from second, Gennett flyout Center ends inning. Juggs up 3-0 . Bottom of first Pham lead of single, Chapman one out double gets Pham to 3rd . Yelich rbi grounder moves runners one base . Juggs up 3-1 . Bottom of second Bees strike again,Braun lead off single, Contreras two out walk , Pham rbi single scores Braun, laureano two out double scores Contreras and Pham . Bees up 4-3 . Top 3rd Voit lead off single, Cron two run blast . Juggs up 5-4 . Bottom of 5th Pham lead off walk , laureano single . Gonzales done 4 ip 5 Er . Chavez in gets first two batters, then Hernandez PH single scores Pham , game tied 5-5 . Chavez will stay to finish game and get the loss . Gives up a solo homer to mondesi in 6th and solo shot to Puig in 8th . Juggs lose 7-5 . In top of 6th Leclerc Came in and shutdown Juggs for 2.2 innings but in top of 8th with two outs Votto single, Villar PR judge single Villar to second. Leclerc pulled for McFarland runners on first and second two outs . But Juggs have a plan . So when Peralta came in to Ph for springer to face Leclerc, that’s when McFarland came in , so McFarland is a 30 against Peralta. He loses everything even 0 to a 7 . So Villar steals 3rd . Runners on 1st and 3rd but that board is almost as bad for Peralta as 1st and 2nd . So Villar attempts a steal of home to tie game . Villar caught, for only third time on season second time trying for home . He is 1 of 3 for steals of home . Juggs lose game two  7-5 no errors that game Juggs 8 hits Bees 9 hits . Game 3: Carasco for Juggs Freeland for Bees . Bottom of second with one out Iglesias error puts on Puig then Cron error puts on Olson, but they are left stranded. No score till top of 6th Gennett lead off walk , Villar PR Molina hit and run 14 result, Villar steals second for his 25th SB . Molina single sends Villar to 3rd . Grichuk PR for Molina,no outs , Smith rbi single scores Villar. Iglesias fc out advance runners to 2nd and 3rd one out . Voit sac fly out of an 8 converted to 32 . Cron k ends inning. Juggs up 2-0 . Bottom of 6th Andujar one out double left stranded. Bottom of 7th carasco starts  Inning gets Zunino to k , but Torres single, Chapman flyout Center out number 2 , then upton steps into a pitch Hit batter . Carasco pulled . Hirano in . Hernandez up , bink, another batter HBP fills bases with two outs .then Yelich walks an RBI in, andujar single scores upton but thank goodness Hernandez is thrown out at home plate by judge . Game tied 2-2 .top of 8th Villar up stayed in game at second base, Freeland fatigue factor so Bees go to bullpen, Moranto face Villar, Villar 66=1  +34 can’t stop it Homer . Juggs up 3-2 . Top of 9th Voit leads off gets on base by Hernandez error, Peralta PR , Votto gets on torres error. Peralta on third . No outs . Donaldson hits into a double play but Peralta scores . Juggs win game 4-2 . Hirano win Oh second save of series. Juggs 5 hits 2 errors. Bees 5 hits 2 errors. Juggs finish first half at 27-21 , Manager Tim very happy with his teams play.  We really didn’t think we would be in this position at the midway point of season. We have some tough decisions to make for second half . We will definitely need some relief if we are going to make a run for playoffs. And we do have a lot of talent at SS available for trading. But we won’t give away the farm to get it . So we are open to reasonable trade offers , for any player.

Manager Tim

Top Spot Clash

Juggernauts vs Lymebees

Game 1; Bees get 1 unearned run in 4th Juggernauts score 3 runs in 5th and win 3-1

Game 2; Juggernauts score 3 runs in 1st and 2 more runs in 3rd go downgrade Bumgarner, Bees score 1 run in 1st and 3 runs in 2nd, Bumgarner gets removed after 5 as Bees tie game in bottom of inning and score single runs in 6th and 8th to win 7-5

Game 3; Juggernauts score 2 runs in 6th and Bees tie game in 7th at 2-2, Juggernauts score single runs in 8th and 9th and win 4-2

Lymebees record at 19-14.

Manager John

Wahoo Nation Rises

Wahoos should change mascot to a leprechaun. Because they sure had the luck of the Irish this series. Game 1 Chacin for Juggs Kluber for Wahoos. Pitchers dual this game . No runs till wahoos score top of 5th off a Peralta error Benintendi stole second after his lead off single to be able to score off the error. With one out . Wahoos up 1-0 . Juggs tie it bottom of 7th . Gennett one out double. Villar PR . Starter Kluber pulled , Perez in to face Dejong, Iglesias PH for Dejong, Villar steals 3rd , Iglesias sac bunts Villar home to tie game 1-1. Bottom of 8th Juggs have a chance at big inning but get nothing. Grichuk PH single, but caught stealing second. Peralta second 0 ends in a single again. Votto k , Muncy Walk Winker ground out ends inning. 9th no score extra innings. Top 10th Oh in his 3rd inning of work gives up a single to PH Eaton who then steals second. Semien up next hits a grounder to pitcher who throws wild to first scoring eaton and semien ends up on second. 2-1 wahoos up no earned runs for them . Bottom of 10th . Braiser brought in to start inning faces Molina, judge PH . Smack 66 homerun +35 can’t turn it back . Game tied again 2-2. Top 11 . Aguilar ground out, Oh walks Arenado for his 3rd walk of game . . Oh done , Hirano in gets Ohtani flyout for second out , but walks Benintendi. Wood brought in to face Eaton’s(-12) Reyes PH 66 homer but wood makes it a double. The two out double scores both runners. Semien walks . Maldonado flyout for 3rd out but damage done .wahoos win 4-2 .  Juggs 8 hits but 2 costly errors. Wahoos only 4 hits no errors.  Game 2 : Cole for Wahoos Juggs throw Carrasco. Carrasco pitches a gem into the 9th with a 2-0 lead . Peralta homered in the first and Votto scored with a lead off walk in 4th Muncy k, Winker single, Hicks k, Gennett single rbi, Dejong HBP loads bases but Molina flyout ends inning. Cole was pulled in bottom of 8th with two outs after walking Muncy. Top of 9th Juggs up 2-0 Carasco upgrades to a 20 first batter altuve homer , Juggs still up 2-1 . Aguilar ground out . One down. Arenado homer tied game . Ohtani 15=11 single. Benintendi double, runners second and third one out , markakis rbi single, Wahoos up 3-2 . Semien two rbi double. Maldonado k marte flyout ends inning wahoos up 5-2 now . Bottom 9th  Iglesias turns back Hicks lead off walk , and Juggs lose any chance for come back . Wahoos win 5-2 on a 5 run 6 hit 9th inning rally. Wahoos nine hits one error. Juggs 3 hits one error.  Game 3: Sabathia starts for Juggs goes a solid 5.1 but won’t get the win . Bauer in for Wahoos and gets smacked giving up 6 ER over 5 IP Juggs score first in bottom of second Winker double,  Smith PR Hicks out Smith to 3rd , Gennett walk , Dejong rbi single, Molina k Grichuk walk bases full , Peralta k ends inning. Juggs again bottom of 4th Hicks flyout, Gennett walk Dejong double, Molina FC scores Gennett. Juggs up 2-0 . Top off 5th Arenado walk Reyes 2 run homer ties game . Bottom of 5th Juggs take lead back. Double Peralta Votto out moves him to 3rd Muncy rolls 65  goes to team wahoos get fielding one , foul flyout to LF . 43 advancement number Peralta tags and goes ,safe at plate . Juggs lead 3-2.  Top of 6th altuve out , Aguilar walk , Sabathia pulled, Chavez in boom Arenado two run blast Wahoos take lead back 4-3 . Bottom of 6 th juggs finally have big inning in series. Hicks double, Gennett HBP Villar PR for Gennett, Dejong HBP fills bases no outs . Bauer pulled . Lefty Perez in 25 1k +44/+52. Springer PH for Molina 66=1 Homer but Perez makes it a two rbi double, grichuk k for first out runners on second and third . Judge PH for Peralta 22=0 , but gets a second column 7 single scores two runs anyways . Votto grounder moves judge to second with 2 outs, Muncy 11=1 homer but Perez stops that one to rbi double. Smith 15=11 singles in Muncy. Hicks who started inning makes 3rd out . Juggs 6 run 6th gives them a 9-4 lead and that’s how it will end in 9 th . Juggs win 9-4 9 hits no errors. Wahoos 6 hits no errors Chavez gets the win and Bradley gets a save for pitching 3 scoreless innings. Juggs now 25-20 with only John left .

Manager Tim

Stars and Speakers Celebrate

In honor of Kevin’s birthday, the Speakers hosted the 2nd period series, but traveled for the celebration. The Speakers further added to the celebration by totaling just ten hits … in the entire series!

Game 1 – Didi Gregorius can’t find the handle on Anthony Rendon’s grounder in the bottom of the 1st. David Dahl doubles with Rendon pulling up at 3rd. Javy Baez grounds out to plate the game’s first run … and only run!

Carlos Martinez fires a CG one-hitter, hitting Austin Barnes and walking 2. The no-no remained intact until Didi’s triple with 2 outs in the 7th. Carlos walks Matt Carpenter, but stops Ben Zobrist’s 7 to snuff out the threat.

The Speakers never could add on, getting just 2 more base runners into scoring position and collecting a total of 3 hits. (With Dylan Floro recording the only hit turned back with 2 away in the 6th and Whit Merrifield at 2nd, that means the Speakers rolled only 4 hit numbers in 8 innings.)

Martinez improves to 2-0. Morton suffers the tough loss.

Game 2 – Reynoldo Lopez allows more runs in the first 2 innings (8) than the Speakers score in the series (6). Lopez and friends hold the Stars, but will never, ever come back from 8 down.

Eugenio Suarez homers (11-1) to begin the game. He also makes the last out in the 2nd … and the 3rd. Matt Kemp and Gregorius go deep in the 2nd.

Kemp and Inciarte provide 6 of the Stars’ 15 hits. The Speakers sputter to score 2 with 2 outs in the 9th, but fall, 8-5. Lopez can’t repeat his stellar performance against The Plague and falls to 2-3 with a 5.68 ERA.

Game 3 – Another no-hitter alert … except this one is official! Jacob deGrom walks Anthony Rizzo to start the bottom of the 2nd. That’s the Speakers’ only base runner, never advancing a base.

The Speakers did roll 8 hits, but never rolled better than a 55 against the Grade 20 right hander. If anyone would ever get no-hit in OOTL, it would be the Speakers.

Miles Mikolas surrenders just 5 hits, but Joc Pederson leaves the yard in the 6th as the Stars win, 2-0. Mikolas is now 4-4 with a 2.97 ERA.

The Stars are now 5-1 against the Speakers this season. Happy Birthday, Kevin!

Manager Brian