Category Archives: 2017 First Period

Shartlesville Browns vs. Arrogant Bastards

The Browns faced off against the Arrogant Bastards this past Saturday:

Game 1: Rodon v Maeda. The AB’s scratched two unearned runs across on the top of the 1st after Piscotty reached on an E3 and Stanton doubled to set up 2nd & 3rd with 1 down. A Gattis sac fly and a Saladino RBI single gave the Bastards all the runs they would need. The Sharts managed just 3 hits in the game (doubles for Turner, K. Seager & Perez) as Maeda, Britton and Jansen combined for the shutout. Bastards 4/9/0 Browns 0/3/2.

Game 2: Tillman v Scherzer. This game was punch – counter punch. The Bastards got a solo shot from Longoria in the top of 2nd followed by a C. Seager lead off shot in the bottom. Panik, Trout and Gardner went 2B, 2B, 1B to lead off the top of the 3rd and push the lead to 3-1. But the Sharts took a 4-3 lead in the bottom paced by a Dozier 2 run homer. Two unearned runs to the Browns in the 4th made it 6-3 but once again the AB’s kept punching. Trout led off the 5th with a walk followed by doubles from Gardener and Big Papi to make it 6-5. In the Sharts half of the 5th a 2 run dinger from Abreu made it 8-5. which ended up being enough to win. Browns 8/12/1 Bastards 6/10/1.

Game 3: Cueto v Hamels. This game was the opposite of game 2. The Browns opened the scoring with back-to-back doubles from Miggy and Sean Rodriguez in the 3rd. The Bastards tied it up at 1 when Longoria led off the 5th with a double and was sent home by a Gonzalez RBI single. Jansen came in and got an inning ending double play in the 6th and struck out the side in the 7th and things looked no easier for the Browns when Britton entered in the 8th and promptly went 1-2-3. He stayed in to start the 9th with the score still locked at 1. Brandon Guyer managed a lead off walk and moved to 2nd on a fielder’s choice. Then the Browns got insanely lucky: an 11 to Dozier followed by a 66 to K. Seager were both turned from homers to doubles but were enough to take a 3-1 lead. No lead is safe with the Brown’s pen and a pinch-hit, lead off homer from Grandal made it 3-2 before Bush got a couple of fly outs. Out 27 was unconventional as Saladino pinch-hit and walked but was caught stealing to ending the game. For the second game of the series all Browns hits were doubles. Browns 3/4/0 Bastards 2/5/0.

Game 4: Hill v Santana. Another back-and-forth affair. A Hairpin 2 run homer opened the scoring in the 2nd but the AB’s came right back in the 3rd via a bases loaded ground out, followed by a 2 run double to make it 3-2. The Browns got 2 in the 4th and 3 in the 5th and ended up riding the bottom third of the order to a 3rd straight win. Browns 7/11/1 Bastards 4/7/0.

The Browns are now 9-3 and will play the Stars next weekend. We are looking for an opponent for the weekend of the 25th-26th.


The Sharts slashed .231/.315/.431 needing 4 homers, 12 doubles and a triple to outlast some pretty awful pitching. The starters posted a 3.33 ERA but the pen worked to a 4.50 ERA surrendering 3 home runs in 8 IP.

The 3 wins in this series are one more than the Browns had over the AB’s all last year.

This is the 2nd time in Browns history that they have won 3 series in a row.

Manager Tony

Shartlesville Browns vs. Lemonheads

Game 1: Tillman v Pomeranz. The Browns struck first with and RBI double from Dozier in the 1st and pushed the lead to 2-0 with a solo shot in the 3rd from Sean Rodriguez. The Lemonheads would cut the lead to 2-1 with a Martinez RBI single in the bottom of the 3rd and that remained the score until the top of the 8th. The Sharts opened the inning with 3 straight singles from Maybin, K. Seager and C. Seager followed by a bases clearing 3B from Dozier. He then came in to score on a Sac Fly from Miggy to make it 6-1 which would be the final score. Tillman got the win and Montgomery worked 3 innings for the save. Browns 6/8/1 Lemonheads 1/9/1

Game 2: Cueto v Odorizzi. The Browns Slugged their way to a win behind a 7 run first inning including the first of two Salvy Perez bombs in the game. The Browns had 5 doubles and 3 HR’s in and 11-3 win. Cueto got the win and Odorizzi took the loss. Browns 11/14/2 Lemonheads 3/8/1

Game 3: Hill vs Conley. Shartlesville was in control the whole way as they used 5 more RBI (and a HR) from Dozier and a solid start from Hill to lock down their first ever 6 game win streak. Browns 8/8/1 Lemonheads 2/6/3

Game 4: Hammel v Straily. This was the craziest game of the series. The Lemonheads struck first with a 2-run 3B from Bradley in the 2nd. The Sharts hit the front with an Abreu solo shot in the 2nd and a 3 run 3rd that included 2 doubles, a homer and a triple. But the Lemonheads returned fire in the a 4th inning that saw them send 11 men to the plate. Martinez led off with a double but Hammel got the next two batters out before the flood gates opened. The next 6 batters each rapped 2-out singles off Hammel and when Tony Watson came into to try to stop the bleeding Martinez also singled for his 2nd hit of the inning. Watson got Lamb to ground out but the Heads now led 8-4. The lead was 9-4 entering the bottom of the 5th when the Browns cut it to 9-7 using a C. Seager 2-run HR and a Perez RBI single. The Heads got more 2-out magic in the top of the 7th as Belt doubled, Realmuto singled followed by a Blackmon 3-bagger. He waltzed into score on a wild pitch to make it 12-7. But the fireworks weren’t over! In the browns 7th C. Seager singled and walks to Abreu and Hairpin loaded the bases for Miggy who worked a walk to drive a run in. A Perez 6-4-3 scored another run followed by a 2-run HR from Turner to make it 12-11 after 7 full. Both teams had multiple chances to add more over the next two innings but neither scored and that was the final Lemonheads 12/20/0 Browns 11/14/0.


The Brown slashed .308/.377/.636 in the series with 10 HR, 11 2B, 2 3B and 16 walks.
There was a gun show in the Browns’ usually suspect OF as Hairpin (RF) threw out 2 runners at home and Turner (CF) and Fowler (LF) also each had one for a total of 4 in the series. The infield also turned 4 double plays, all to end innings.
Dozier was the star of the Series for the Browns going 7-17 and driving in 9 runs. Perez wasn’t too far behind going 5-8 while driving in 5 in 2 games.
The Browns 6 game win streak from Game 2 to game 7 was the longest in club history.

The Browns are looking to play during the day either next Saturday or Sunday and can play either home or away.

Speakers vs. Shooting Stars II

The Stars come into the series 3-1 while the Speakers are eager to take the field following their 2016 title run that fell flat in the finals.

Game 1 – Bartolo Colon suffers an inauspicious debut for the Speakers, hemorrhaging through 5 IP. The Stars pound “Big Sexy” for 14 hits (including 4 HRs) and 9 ER, resulting in a 16.19 ERA.

The Stars go deep three times in the 3rd inning alone. Wilson Ramos, Eduardo Nunez and Dustin Pedroia all slug solos.

The Speakers treat Steven Wright just as rudely with five consecutive hits to start the 3rd leading to 5 ER. Jared Hughes doesn’t provide much relief as Mookie Betts tags him for a 4th inning grand slam. After 5, we’re tied at 9-9 — not what Speakers management wants to see in Game 1 of a season forecasting a thin bullpen.

After a scoreless 6th (the only scoreless inning of the game), the Stars continue their barrage. Matt Carpenter leads off the 7th with a solo shot. Yasmani Tomas comes off the bench later in the inning to stroke a 3-run bomb.

Pedroia adds icing with a 2-run homer in the 8th, his second of the game. Betts provides his second HR to lead off the 9th and result in an exhausting 15-10 final.

Pitchers were hiding in their respective pens, because no arm was safe in this one. The Stars collect 24 hits, including 4 doubles, a triple and 7 home runs!

W – Heath Hembree; L – Joe Blanton (0-1)

Game 2 – Both managers look for starters to go deep. Anthony Desclafani gives the Stars 6 IP; Jake Arrieta goes the distance in a tight affair.

Roughned Odor, relegated to DH duty and batting 9th, starts the scoring with a 2nd inning, 2-out 3-run home run after Buster Posey was plunked.

Ramos puts the Stars on the board in the 5th with a 2-run shot, his second of the series. The score remains 3-2 to the bottom of the 8th.

Betts singles (0) with 1 out. Anthony Rizzo slaps a hit-and-run RBI single (5). Kris Bryant walks. AJ Ramos takes the hill to face Carlos Gonzalez, who doubles to score Rizzo. Manny Machado singles home Bryant. Ian Kinsler lifts a sac fly to center to complete a 4-run inning and 7-2 final.

Arrieta doesn’t allow a base runner after Ramos’ HR (15 straight outs, only 4 of which were hit numbers). He allows only 4 hits and saves the Speaker pen.

W – Arrieta (1-0); L – Desclafani

Game 3 – Both offenses must still be hung over from the opener. Both Jeremy Hellickson (in his Speakers’ debut) and John Lackey hold their opponents scoreless through 8 IP!

With just 4 hits and only one runner to 3rd base through 8, the Speakers get a Rizzo double to start the 9th against Marc Rzepczynski. Rajai Davis pinch runs. Bryant walks. Yoenis Cespedes is announced to pinch hit, so in comes Hughes. Cespedes hits a sharp grounder to Carpenter at 1st who turns a swift 3-6-3 DP. With 2 outs and Davis at 3rd, Machado lines a clutch double to finally break the scoreless tie.

Hellickson, having faced only 27 batters through 8, allowed just a pair of singles and 2 walks. No Stars greeted the 3rd base coach. At the top of the order, Aledmys Diaz whiffs, Jarrod Dyson lifts a pop to Betts in center, and Ryan Schimpf K’s for the 3rd time today to end a classic 1-0 shutout.

W – Hellickson (1-0); L – Rzepczysnki

Game 4 – Carlos Martinez and Brandon Finnegan square off in the finale. A Bryant single accounts for the only hit for either side through 3.

Posey’s 2-out RBI single in the 4th gives the Speakers a 1-0 lead. The Stars get 2 on base in the bottom half, but still cannot reach 3rd base.

Betts (11) singles to start the 5th. Bryant doubles to set up a Cespedes RBI ground out and Machado sac fly. With a 3-0 lead, Manny goes yard after a Cespedes base on balls in the 7th.

4 more in the 9th, including the return of Anthony Rendon (4-4, D, 3-run HR, BB, 3-RBI, R), opens a 9-0 advantage. Meanwhile, Martinez concedes 2 doubles and a pair of walks through 8.

The Stars finally dent the scoreboard in the 9th on Pedroia’s 3rd long ball of the series and Ramos’ RBI grounder. The 20 inning scoreless drought ends, but sadly in a 9-2 loss.

W – C. Martinez (1-0); L – Finnegan

Eliminators vs. Shartlesville Browns

The Browns kicked off their 2nd season in the league by welcoming the Eliminators to their Downtown home on Sunday:

Game 1. Cueto v Sale. The Eliminators jumped out to a quick lead as Jean Segura made his former team pay with a leadoff homer. Two unearned runs in the 7th pushed the lead to 3-0 before Dozier smacked at 2 run shot to narrow it to 3-2. The teams traded runs in the 8th before a Donaldson 2 Run Homer put it away in the bottom of the 8th. Sale was the winner while Cueto took the loss.

Game 2: HIll v Gausman. The Browns got on the board first with a another homer by Dozier. A C. Seager RBI single in the 4th made it 2-0, but the Eliminators pushed 1 across in the 5th to cut the lead. Another Seager RBI single made it 3-1 in the 6th before the a sloppy inning, including 2 errors from C. Maybin, tied things at 3 after 6 full. It stayed that way until the 11th when Kyle Seager worked a leadoff walk and following a single from Miggy was driven in by the younger Seager for his 3rd RBI single of the day. Montgomery Worked 2 innings for the win, Betances took the loss and Strop earned the save.

Game 3: Hammel v Lester. This was a home run game. Cabrerra Hit a 2 run Shot in the 1st and Brandon Guyer Had solo shots in the 3rd and 7th, all off Lester. That was enough for the Browns to survive another Segura dinger in the 3rd and a laed off homer from V-Mart in the 7th. Hammel won, Lester went a complete game in the loss and Jones picked up the save.

Game 4: Rodon v Richard: The Elims used 3 singles to take a 2-0 lead in the 1st. It was 4-0 as the bottom of the 5th started but by the time it was done the Browns had batted around (aided by 2 errors) and lead 7-4. A Dozier 3B made it 8-4 in the 7th and it looked like the Sharts would cruise to an easy win. But the Eliminators made it tough in the 9th when with 2 out and one on they got a Steve Pearce 2B followed by a Freeman single and a Heyward pinch hit single vs 30 Donnie Hart to make it 8-6 before the Browns could get out #27. Rodon got a gross W while Richard took the loss. Hart got one out for the save.

Notes: The Eliminators strategy to throw 3 southpaws at the Browns looks to have backfired. The Sharts slashed .227/.266/.387 (17-75) vs lefties and .189/.396/.358 vs righties.

C. Seager drove in 5 runs in the series while hitting .250
C. Maybin made 3 errors
Who had Brandon Guyer being tied with Brian Dozier for the team lead in HR after 1 series?
J. Abreu collected 5 hits in the series, all vs LHP

The Browns are scheduled to play the Lemonheads on Sunday.

Manager Tony

Juggernauts vs. Shooting Stars II

Game 1 finnegan vs happ
Eduardo Nunez leads off the third with a solo blast. Bats are cold on both teams
7 inning lead off homer by Orlando tied it up at 1 for the juggers

Stars blow chances in late innings to score bottom of ten juggernaut get a guy to third but have him thrown out at the plate
11th inning stars get a lead double by carpenter walk by Villar. So manager calls sac (stupid) rolls 33 followed by a 6 result. Advance runners one base
Oh well. Pitcher change so inciarte comes in to pitch hit rips a double scoring two. Stars hold on to win game 1 3 to 1 in 11 innings

Game 2 Quintana vs Tanaka
Diaz gets a lead off shot for stars and they never look back scoring four more runs on the next three pitchers cruise to a 5 to 1 win. Juggers has a two run shot taken away and only one of those guys scored

Game 3 Lackey vs Moore
Jugs get two in the 5th on a combrera homer but stars tie it in 7th
Jugs blow out the ninth inning scoring 3 featuring a two tun shot by Ramirez they win 5 to 2

Game 4 Degrom vs carrasco
Stars get one in first on a double by schimpf plating hfp

In third schimpf rips a two run shot scoring hfp again

Pedroia joins in with a two run shot in the 4th scoring carpenter
Degrom goes all nine innings for a complete game shit out

Stars a 3 and 1.

Manager Kevin