Category Archives: 2016 Third Period

Asian Tsunamis at Lymebees

Game 1; Nola vs Bumgarner; Bees score on a leadoff 4 base error and add another run in 1st. Bees get a solo HR by Upton in the 3rd. Bees get a sac fly run in the 6th. Tsunamis get a solo HR by Gutierrez in the 7th as Bees hold on to win 4-1.

Game 2; Chen vs Gray; Bees again score in the 1st with a 2-run HR by Travis and add single runs in 7th and 8th and with the help of 2 relievers. Bees win 4-0.

Game 3; Gonzalez vs Hendricks; Bees would score first with a single run in the 2nd. Hendricks gives up a leadoff double to Grichuk in the 5th and is pulled. But, Siegrist gives up a game-tying double. Tsunamis would get back-to-back doubles in the 9th to take the lead 2-1. Bees would get two runners on in the bottom of the 9th, but Reddick makes the final out as Tsunamis win this one 2-1.

Bees finish the season at 52-38 with a .234 batting average, .382 slugging and 2.70 ERA.

John Ingiosi

Shooting Stars II at Lymebees

Game 1: Fiers vs Hendricks: Inciarte walks to start the 1st. Escobar singles and Pence doubles to score both runners. Granderson would single, but Pence is thrown out at home. Bees are quiet until the 8th when Reddick leads off with a double and moves to third on a fielders choice. Norris walks and Bees get their only run on another fielders choice. Stars get 2 runs in the top of the 9th and go on to win 4-1.

Game 2: Keuchel vs Bumgarner: Stars get a sac fly to score a run in the 1st. Bees tie things up in the 6th. Bumgarner gets the first 2 outs in the 9th and is replaced by Giles, who strikes out Rupp. Bees get a 1-out double by Hosmer. With 2 outs Reddick singles in Hosmer for a 2-1 Bees win.

Game 3: Lynn vs McCullers: Bees would score first with 1 earned and 1 unearned run in the 3rd. Stars get back-to-back doubles for a run in the 3rd. Bees score another run in the bottom of the 3rd. Stars would get a run in the 5th, but that would be the end of the scoring as Bees win 3-2.

Lymebees record at 48-36 and need to schedule the Wahoos.

John Ingiosi

Speakers at Arrogant Bastards

Game 1 – Danny Salazar and three AB relievers shut down the Speakers on 3 hits. Buster Posey spoils the shutout with a 1-out homer (8) in the 9th.

Jake Arrieta suffers his first loss in a Speakers uniform as the ABs post candlesticks in each of the first 3 innings: each a 2-out solo home run! Mike Trout, Blake Swihart and Adrian Gonzalez turn the trick. An unearned run in the 8th seals the 4-1 final.

W – Salazar; L – Arrieta (2-1)

Game 2 – Cole Hamels is victimized by two AB errors and his own wild pitch in the 1st while the Speakers plate a pair of unearned runs. Hamels and David Price hang zeroes until the 7th.

Brad Brach walks Anthony Rizzo with 1 away. Posey grounds to 3rd with Rizzo on the move. With 2 outs, Manny Machado lines a pinch RBI single (15-11 against an 18) for a 3-0 lead.

Price makes those scarce runs stand up (3-0 final) by firing a 4-hit shutout with no walks and 8 Ks. However, the ABs strand a runner in scoring position in 4 different innings.

W – Price (9-5); L – Hamels

Game 3 – Luis Severino (in his last regular season start) and Nate Karns and friends continue the mound mastery. The teams combine for no runs and 5 hits through 8. No base runner for either side reaches 3rd.

With 1 out in the top of the 9th, Machado works his 4th walk of the game. Rajai Davis drives an RBI double into the gap to shatter the scoreless tie. Brach relieves Mark Melancon and promptly allows another RBI double to Andrelton Simmons.

Brach prevents further damage, but 2 runs seem huge in this series. Severino allows a 2-out single to Kevin Pillar, who pinch ran for David Ortiz in the 7th. As the tying run at the plate, Justin Turner Ks to end the game, 2-0.

W – Severino (4-1); L – Melancon

The Speakers outscore the ABs in the series, 6-4. Each team scores in only 4 of 27 potential innings. Earned runs in the series? Speakers 4, ABs 3. The ABs score theirs in the first 3 innings of the series (3 solos). The ABs haven’t plated an earned run in 23 frames or any run in their last 18. The ABs commit 2 errors, both in the 1st inning of Game 2 (Trout and Andrus), leading to 2 runs.



Shartlesville Browns at Shooting Stars II

The Browns traveled to Lewisberry to take on the Stars on Wednesday night.

Game 1: Wacha v Lynn. The Stars got right to work in the bottom of the 1st with a 2-out walk to Tex followed by Carpenter getting plunked to set the stage for a Granderson 3 bagger to take a 2-0 lead. The Browns struck back in similar fashion when Fowler worked a 2-out walk and Iglesias dropped an 11 to get into the second column and a 66 to tie things up. With the game tied, Aroldis Chapman came in with no outs and one on in the 4th and took control. He worked 3.66 hitless innings while striking out 6. The Stars hit the front for good and made a winner out of Chapman in the 5th when Pedroia led off with a double and Pence homered. The Iglesias HR was the Browns’ only hit in the game. Stars win 4-2.

Game 2: Paxton v deGrom. Peralta hit a leadoff homer to break a scoreless tie in the 4th and Pedroia added another in the 7th to put the Stars up 2-0. It was 3-0 when Hairpin hit a meaningless/stat padding solo shot in the 9th and the Stars went on to win 3-1. At this point the Browns fell to an all time low 9 games under .500.

Game 3: Shields v Lackey. The Browns used 2 hits, 2 errors and a walk to plate 3 unearned runs in the 1st. The Stars cut the lead to 4-2 using a 1B, 3B, 1B combo, but that was the last of their scoring for the day. The game featured 6 errors, including 5 by outfielders and the rare play board was in full use. The Sharts ended up with an ugly 10-2 win.

The Browns and Stars ended up splitting the season series 5-5.
By going 1-2 in the series, the Browns reached 46 losses ensuring their first season will not be a winning one.
The cold bats continued as the Browns were 1-hit in game 1 and slashed .168/.266/.295 for the series.
After getting smacked around by the Speakers, the Browns Pen bounced back allowing no earned runs in 5.66 IP.

Lymebees at Eliminators

Game 1; McCullers vs Sale; Bees manufacture a run in the 1st on a Yelich walk, Travis hit-and-run single and Braun sac fly. Bees would get another run in the 5th and an unearned run in the 7th. McCullers pitches out of trouble in the first two innings and gets two outs in the 9th before giving up a double and gets pulled. Bees win 3-0.

Game 2; Syndergaard vs Smyly; Bees get a 2-run by Hosmer in the 2nd, a leadoff solo HR by Braun in the 4th, and another 2-run HR by Tulowitzki in the 7th before the Eliminators get back-to-back doubles by Heyward and Harrison in the 7th and another run in the 9th as Bees win 5-2.

Game 3; Gray vs Volquez; Both teams would score single runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings. Eliminators would get a 2-out single by Ethier in the 5th for their 3rd run. Bees would tie the game up in the 9th without getting a hit. Eliminators get a single by Martinez in the bottom of the 9th to pull out the 4-3 win.

Lymebees record is at 46-35.

John Ingiosi