Category Archives: 2016 Second Period

Speakers at Shooting Stars II

Both teams wrap up the 2nd period Thursday in Lewisberry.

Game 1 – David Price outduels Dallas Keuchel, shutting out the Stars on 5 hits. Only one Star reaches 3rd base against Price, who goes the distance. On the offensive side, Buster Posey (2-4, D, HR #5, 3 RBI, R, BB) and Kris Bryant (3-5, 2 D, RBI, R) lead the Speakers to a 7-0 win.

W – Price (5-4); L – Keuchel

Game 2 – Mark Teixeira and Matt Carpenter slug back-to-back 2-out doubles in the 1st to put the Stars up early. The Speakers tie on Shin-Soo Choo’s boot in right field in the 2nd.

Chris Archer and Jose Quintana settle in until the 7th. The Speakers send 8 to the plate against 3 pitchers, scoring 4 times, including a Rajai Davis 2-run triple as well as RBI doubles by Yoenis Cespedes (as a pinch hitter) and Anthony Rizzo.

The Stars battle back with a pair of unearned runs after the stretch, thanks to Archer’s throwing error. However, the Speakers expand their lead in the 8th, plating 3 runs against AJ Ramos. Chris Young raps a 2-run double and Ian Kinsler singles him home.

That’s where the late scoring ends as the Speakers win 8-3. Both teams record 10 hits, but the Stars strand 10 base runners.

W – Archer (6-3); L – Quintana

Game 3 – Mike Fiers and three Stars relievers blank the Speakers on 3 hits. While the Speakers go 0-7 with runners in scoring position, the Stars dent the plate just enough to prevent a sweep.

Curtis Granderson singles home Matt Carpenter with 2 away in the 3rd. Granderson’s 8th inning 2-out single includes a Carlos Gonzalez error which scores Carpenter again for a 2-0 final.

W – Aroldis Chapman (3 scoreless IP); L – Carlos Martinez (7-3)

Lymebees at Unhinged Wahoos

Game 1; Bumgarner vs Bauer; Bees get the first run in the 2nd. With 2 outs Valbuena doubles and Reddick singles him in. In the 4th Upton hits solo HR. Bees add 5 more runs in the 5th with 2 of them being unearned runs. Bees end their scoring with a 3-run HR by Reddick in the 7th. Wahoos get a solo HR by Arenado in the 7th and 1 run in the 8th as Bees win 10-2.
Game 2; Arrieta vs Iglesias; Bees get 1 run in the 3rd, 1 run in the 4th, a solo HR by Hosmer to lead off the 6th, 5 runs in the 8th with Franco hitting a 3-run HR and 1 run in the 9th. Arrieta goes the distance for a 9-1 Bees win and evens his record at 7-7 for the season.
Game 3; Syndergaard vs Cole; Wahoos get all the runs needed with a leadoff single by Zobrist in the 6th followed by a 2-run HR by Encarnacion. Cole pitches into the 9th with Miller coming in to seal the win for the Wahoos at 2-0.
Lymebees record is at 37-26 and stats are attached. Lymebees team ERA is 2.68 for the season with no one hitting .300.
John Ingiosi

Speakers at Lemonheads

Game 1 – The Speakers open the scoring against Hisashi Iwakuma on the first two batters of the series. Anthony Rizzo doubles and Buster Posey singles him home.

After Chris Archer walks a pair to start the 2nd, he battles to get 2 outs without the runners advancing. Then Neil Walker powers an RBI single to tie.

With 2 outs and nobody on the 6th, JD Martinez and Brandon “I Could Use a” Belt single. Matt Duffy laces an RBI double, but Belt is gunned at the plate by Ian Kinsler’s perfect relay.

Kinsler chases Iwakuma following a leadoff single in the 7th. Will Smith Ks Rizzo, but then the wheels come off. RBI single, walk, and Kris Bryant’s RBI double chase Smith. Pinch-hitter Chris Young greets new Lemonhead Cody Allen with a 2-run single through the drawn in infield. The crushing 4-run inning puts the Speakers on top, 5-2.

Belt’s 8th inning sac fly gets us to the final score, 5-3. Jeremy Jeffress retires all 6 Lemonheads he faces for a 2-inning save.

Posey (4-5, 2 RBI) gets singles each of his first 4 ABs (8,7,9, 8) before striking out in the 8th. JD Martinez (2-3, D, 2 R, BB) leads the ‘Heads.

W – Archer (5-3); L – Iwakuma; S – Jeffress (2)

Game 2 – Posey’s RBI double gives Jesse Hahn a 1st inning lead, which he graciously returns when Lemonheads prospect, Joey Gallo strokes a clutch 2-out RBI single in the bottom half. The Lemonheads pile on in the 2nd. JT Realmuto’s RBI triple and David Peralta’s 2-run double give the Lemonheads an early 4-1 lead.

Francisco Liriano walks Posey with the bases loaded in the 5th. The Speakers score a pair to close the gap to 4-3.

After Hahn retires the first two hitters in the bottom half, Realmuto and Walker single, sending Hahn (4.2 IP, 11 H, 6 ER) to the showers. Brett Cecil comes on, which prompts Manager Bob to pinch hit Travis Shaw for Charlie Blackmon. Shaw connects for a 3-run homer to give the Lemonheads a commanding 7-3 lead!

Shaw turns from hero to goat in the 7th as he bobbles Mookie Betts’ grounder to 1st to lead off the inning. 5 unearned runs later, including Manny Machado’s 3-run shot (10), the Speakers take a slim 8-7 advantage.

After Cecil and Trevor Rosenthal keep the ‘Heads off the scoreboard in the bottom half, Betts strikes for a 1-out double. Pinch hitter Yoenis Cespedes triples him home and scores on a 2-out single, Posey’s 4th RBI.

The Lemonheads go 1-2-3 in the 8th. Chris Owings 9th inning triple leads to a Duffy sac fly, but the Lemonheads fall short, 10-8. Darren O’Day gets the save, but surrenders a run for the third consecutive outing.

Realmuto (4-4, 2 D, T, RBI, 2 R) collects 8 total bases as the Lemonheads out-hit the visitors, 14-10. From the cleanup spot, Posey (2-3, D, 4 RBI, BB) now has 6 RBIs in the series.

W – Rosenthal (1-0); L – Liriano; S – O’Day (2)

Game 3 – Rizzo homers in the 3rd (10), but Owings triples home Belt in the 4th to tie 1-1. Owings tries to stretch his second triple of the series into an inside-the-park-homerun, but Carlos Gonzalez wings the ball to Kinsler, who nails the former Speaker at the plate.

Machado hits #11 in the 7th to break the tie. After the stretch, Owings and Walker single back-to-back. Realmuto hits a sac fly to left to re-tie at 2-2. Blackmon quickly unties the score with a huge 2-run homer. Lemonheads lead, 4-2.

Joaquin Benoit relieves Cody Anderson (7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 HR) and promptly walks Betts to start the 8th. Rizzo follows with his 11th HR to re-tie at 4-4. Two outs later, Bryant slams his 8th homer to put the Speakers back on top, 5-4.

JD Martinez singles to start the bottom half, but Roberto Osuna retires the next 6 Lemonheads to complete the sweep, 5-4.

Posey adds 2 more hits (8 for the series). Of the Speakers 7 hits, 3 go for singles while 4 leave the park . The Lemonheads total 9 hits, including 2 more triples, a homer, and 2 perfectly placed hit-and-run singles.

W – Carlos Martinez (7-2); L – Benoit; S – Osuna (1)

Arrogant Bastards at Lymebees

Game 1; Karns vs Arrieta; Bastards get 1 run in the 4th, 2 runs in the 6th and 1 run in the 8th. Bees get a 2-run HR by Lind in the 8th, but Bastards get a 2-run HR of their own in the 9th by Trout as Bastards win 6-2.

Game 2; Scherzer vs Hendricks; Bees get a 2-out 2-run HR by Upton in the 1st and another run in the 2nd. Hendricks gets pulled in the 4th after a leadoff single to Gonzalez. Turner pops out, but Ortiz doubles and Bees pull Siegrist for Giles, who gets Martin to strike out. Parra flies out to end the inning. Bees relievers hold up until the top of the 9th as Ortiz gets a one out walk. Andrus pinch runs for him and steals second. Pillar pinch hits for Martin and makes an out. Parra singles in the Bastards only run an Longoria pinch hits, but strikes out to end the game as Bees win 3-1.

Game 3; Salazar vs Gray; Bastards score first as Trout puts one over the wall in the 1st. Lymebees would score 5 runs in the bottom of the first with Reddick getting a 3-run HR. Bees add 3 more runs in the 3rd as Gray goes 8 innings and Bees get the 8-1 win.

Lymebees record is at 35-25.

Manager John

Lymebees at Speakers

Game 1; Syndergaard vs Severino; Speakers would open the scoring in the 2nd on a leadoff triple by Davis followed by a Machado 2-run HR. Bees would come back with a Tulowitzki leadoff HR in the 3rd and tie the game in the same inning on 3 singles. Speakers come back in the bottom of the 3rd with 3 runs scoring on the next 5 batters, but the next 3 made outs to end the inning. Bees get a 2-run HR by Tulowitzki in the 4th and Hosmer hits a solo HR in the 5th to tie things up. Simmons singles for Speakers to lead off the 6th and, with the hit-and-run on, Kinsler hits a triple and is thrown out at home. Bees tie things up again in the 8th as Beltre hits a leadoff HR. That’s the way things stayed until the top of the 11th as Tulowitzki leads off with a double and Norris follows with a game-winning double as Bees win 7-6.

Game 2; Gray vs Price; Gray would pitch a complete game 6-hit shutout as Beltre would hit a solo HR in 4th and Bees add 2 runs in 7th and 1 run in 9th to win 4-0.

Game 3; Bumgarner vs Harvey; Speakers would score a run on a Betts triple after a lead off single, but Betts get stranded at 3rd. Bees would tie the score in the 2nd as Reddick would hit a two out single. Tulowitzki gets on by error and Norris singles in a run. Speakers get runners on 2nd and 3rd and Posey sac flies a run in for the lead. Bees would start the 5th with Norris hitting a single and going to second on an outfield error. Polanco fielders choices him to 3rd and Hosmer gets the runner home when Baez at short makes his second error of the game to tie things up. Beltre would single for the Bees to lead off the 12th. Reddick hits into a fielders choice runner out at second and then steals second. Tulowitzki strikes out, but with 2 outs, Norris hits a double to give the Bees a 3-2 lead and that would be the final score.

Manager John