Category Archives: 2017 First Period

Eliminators vs. Lymebees

Game 1; Bumgarner vs Teheran; Bees get a 2 run triple from Pederson in 1st, Eliminators get a solo HR from Pearce in bottom of 1st, both teams get 3 runs in 3rd as Cano hits 2 run HR for Bees and Freeman hits a 2 run HR for Eliminators, Bees would add 1 rn in 4th and Eliminators would get one back in 7th as Bees hold on to win/ Bees 6-8-0 Eliminators 5-9-1

Game 2; Syndergaard vs Sale; Bees get a solo HR by Upton in 4th, Eliminators come back in bottom of inning to tie and get 4 more runs in 5th with Freeman’s 2 run triple being the big blow, Bees would come back with 3 runs in 8th but that was all as Eliminators win this one/ Eliminators 5-9-1 Bees 4-8-0

Game 3; Gausman vs Snell; Bees would get 4 runs in 3rd with a Cabrera 2 run HR and a solo HR by Pederson, Eliminators get 1 runs in 6th, Bees come back and get 2 run HR by Beltre in bottom of 6th, Bees add unearned run in 7th, Eliminators get 3 runs in 8th to make things close but that’s the way it ends and Bees win/ Bees 7-8-3 Eliminators 5-7-1

Game 4; Richard vs Hendricks; Bees would get what would be there only run in 3rd. Eliminators get 2 runs in 6th and one more in 7th and win the game to tie series/ Eliminators 3-9-0 Bees 1-7-0

Lymebees record at 12-20 (have not won a series) and need to schedule with Mike.

John Ingiosi

Speakers vs. Juggernauts

Game 1 – Roughned Odor’s 4th inning 3-run blast gives the Speakers a 4-1 lead. The Juggernauts chip away for a run in both the 6th and 7th to close the gap.

In the bottom of the 8th, the Speakers record 3 doubles (all turned back HRs) to plate another pair of runs. Good thing, too, because Jose Ramirez slugs a solo shot in the 9th for a 6-4 final.

W – Carlos Martinez (4-1); L – Masahiro Tanaka; S – Roberto Osuna (4)

Game 2 – Mookie Betts (3-4, 2 HR #5,6, 3-RBI, 2-R) keeps pace with the Juggernauts, who score 3 candlesticks. After a 1-2-3 top of the 9th, Will Harris comes in to pitch the bottom half in a 3-3 tie.

Kris Bryant greets the +44 power reliever with a long fly ball that results in a walk off HR. Bryant’s 2nd of the season comes at the right time to avoid extra frames and bushed bullpens.

W – Brad Hand (2-0); L – Harris

Game 3 – The Speakers suffer their 5th shutoat in their last 11 games at the hands of David Phelps. Yadier Molina’s solo in the 5th inning records the only run of the game.

W – Phelps; L – David Price (0-2)

Game 4 – The Speakers get back-to-back doubles in the 1st and 2nd innings, plus a 2-out RBI single from Manny Machado for an early 3-1 lead. Buster “Still Hearts Buster” Posey smacks his first homer of the year in the 4th, but then they put away the bats.

The Juggernauts bat around in the 5th for easily the biggest inning of the series for either team. Paolo Orlando’s pinch RBI single in the 6th ices a 6-3 win and series split.

W – Brad Ziegler; L – Chris Archer (0-2)

The Jugs out-hit the Speakers in every game. The Speakers score 13 runs (an improvement over the last eight games) and manage to split.

Browns 2017 1st Period Stats

While the Browns got off to a hot start with the bats things seem to have regressed to the mean and they are now slashing .237/.310/.433 for the year. Left handers continue to be an issue as the Browns are hitting .226/.300/.400 against southpaws and .243/.317/.446 against RHP. Thus far the Shart’s O is being paced by B. Dozier (.259-6-25) and D. Fowler (.290/.416/.484) even though both of them cooled off quite a bit in the last series. The Seager bros. have both been steady throughout the 1st period With Corey (.263/.305/.458) with 4 homers and 21 RBI and Kyle (.302/.357/.453) leading the club in doubles.

Despite the recent addition of Jon Lester the starting pitching is still very shaky at 18-16 with a 3.95 ERA. Rich Hill (3-0 3.14 in 4 starts) and C. Rodon (4-2 1.45 in 6 starts) have carried the staff while Johnny Cueto (3-5 4.58 in 8 starts) has been a continuing disappointment. The Pen has performed well above expectations posting a 2-0-13 record, a 1.69 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP.

Despite my maneuvering to shore up shaky D at 1B, SS and in the OF we are still kicking the ball around to the tune of 37 errors in 36 games.

I’m now taking the month of May off from playing to travel and will look to start playing 2nd Period games some time in mid to late June.

Juggernauts vs. Shartlesville Browns

The Browns hosted the Juggernauts tonight.

Game 1: Rodon v Carrasco. The Juggs opened the scoring in the 5th as Ramirez led off with a single, Votto walked and Schoop singled to load the bases. With two outs back-to-back singles from Orlando and Springer made it 3-0. In the bottom of the 6th Kyle Seager singled and came around to score on Dozier’s triple. Dozier cut the lead to 3-2 coming into score on a passed ball. Rodon took the loss and Carrasco earned the win while Harris earned a 2 inning save. Juggernauts 3/6/1 Brown 2/4/0

Game 2: Cueto v Sabathia. The Juggs got on the board first once again when Freddy Galvis led off the 3rd with a dinger. Ramirez then doubled and made it 2-0 on Rivera’s RBI single. That would be all the support Sabathia needed as he twirled a complete game 2-hit shutout. The Browns didn’t get their first hit until the 6th and that was followed by a GIDP. Sabathia faced 28 batters in the win. Juggernauts 5/11/0 Browns 0/2/3

Game 3: Tillman v Kershaw. The Browns got their first (and what would turn out to be only) lead of the series when Reyes smacked a solo homer in the 2nd. The Juggs got that run back in the 3rd on a 2-out solo homer from Ramirez. Rivera made it 3-1 with a 2-run shot in the 5th and then a Krush Davis RBI single in the 6th pushed the lead to 4-1. Belt homered in the 8th vs Kershaw. Juggernauts 4/8/1 Browns 2/6/0

Game 3: Lester v Happ. The Juggs pushed across 2 unearned runs vs Lester in the 2nd on a Herrmann sac fly and a Votto RBI single after a Reyes error at short. In the top of the 6th the Browns got two out walks from Dozier and Reyes and tied things up with a double off the bat of Brandon Belt. But the Juggs came right back in the bottom of the 6th; loading the bases with walks to Springer and Ramirez with a K. Davis single in between. Herrmann walked with the sacks full to break the tie and Votto hit a sac fly to right to get the all important insurance run. The Browns threatened in the 8th as C. Seager pinch hit for Reyes and singled. Belt then followed with a single but Fowler struck out in his pinch hitting appearance and K. Seager grounded out. Juggernauts 4/4/1 Browns 2/7/2


The Browns slashed .158/.211/.267, results more like the ’16 Browns than this year’s model.

Through the first 32 games the Browns averaged 5.06 runs per game and 8.75 hits per game. In this series those averages were 1.5 and 4.75.

Facing 3 lefty starters, including a 13 and a 17, Jose Reyes (+18 vs LHP) was 1-9 with the only hit being a 66 HR.

B. Belt was the only hitting star for the Browns going 4-12 with a 2B, HR, 2 BB and collecting 3 of the team’s total 5 RBIs in the series.

The most batters the Browns sent to the plate in 1 inning was 7 in the 6th inning of Game 4. Conversely they had only 3 batters in an inning 22 times out of 36 innings. 61% of the time. Yuck.

This concludes the first period for the Browns who will now take May off for a few well earned vacations. Chances are pretty good I probably won’t want to play again for a few weeks in June either after the bad taste this series left in my mouth.

Manager Tony

The Plague vs. Lymebees

Game 1: Matz vs Bumgarner; Plague get 2 runs in 2nd , Bees come back and get 2 runs in bottom of 2nd, Plague get 2 more runs in 4th, Bees get one back in bottom of 4th, Plague open things up in 8th with a two out 3 run HR by Wieters, Bees come back in bottom of 8th with 5 strait hits to get within one run and Yelich hits into a RP fly out runner doubled up at first but a run scores to tie game at 7-7, Goldschmidt leads off 10th with a HR and hold on to win 9-7.

Plague 9/11/0 Bees 7/19/1

Game 2: Urias vs Fulmer; Plague score first with a solo HR by Bregman in 3rd, Plague add another run in 6th with a lead off Bregman triple and a sac fly by Hamilton, Bees would get there only run in 8th as Plague win 2-1.

Plague 2/4/2 Bees 1/6/0

Game 3: Snell vs Roark; Bees get there only hit in 6th by Hosmer as Plague score 2 unearned in 1st, 4 runs in 2nd , one run in 3rd and cap things off with a 2 run HR by Santana in 5th as Plague win 9-0.

Plague 9/10/0 Bees 0/1/2

Game 4: Hendricks vs Sanchez; Plague get shut down with only a two out double by Kepler in 7th and Bees get single runs in 2nd, 3rd and 6th for a Bees win 3-0.

Bees 3/6/0 Plague 0/1/1

Lymebees record at 9-15 and looking to schedule our remaining 3 first period series.

John Ingiosi