Juggernauts continue to hit a wall they can’t punch through. Needing only one win per their last four series to almost certainly secure a playoff spot Juggs lose 6 straight. And play off hopes pretty well dashed . A depleted bullpen is the biggest reason we can’t contend anymore. Game 1 Ace Degrom for stars (20) . Lowly Gonzales for Juggs (11). Bottom of first the stars start their hitting streak . Suarez +5 single, Marte +8 homer turned to a double by Gonzales (+21) , Cron +5 rbi single, Ramos +1rbi sac fly to CF , Gurriel +5 double, Bader +4 3 run homer , Gennett single, Kemp single, zobrist walk against +35 , back to Suarez rbi single, marte and Cron both flyout to end inning. Stars up 6-0 and Gonzales is a base 6 now . Top of second judge solo shot . Bottom 3rd stars score two more . Up 8-1 . Top 4th Votto lead off solo homer , judge follows him with second solo shot of night . Stars up 8-3 . Bottom 5th Suarez gets his 4th straight hit a solo shot and his 3rd rbi of the game . Bottom of 7th stars score 3 more and Suarez will get his 4th rbi by walk . Stars up 12-3 . Top 8 Ahmed walk , Barnhart on by Gennett error , Hicks rbi single. Peralta k , Votto DP . Juggs lose 12-4 . Degrom CG won only 4 hits 3 ER 3 HR 2 BB 11k. Gonzales CG loss. Juggs 4/4/0. Stars 12/18/1. Game 2 Juggs throw Chacin. Stars Kershaw. Bottom of 2nd stars score first gregarious one out double Zobrist two out rbi single, inciarte HBP, Suarez walk, Pederson two rbi single . Stars up 3-0. Top 4th Donaldson solo shot lowrie walk with one out , Anderson PR steals second, Villar PO to RF Anderson tags goes to 3rd , kershaw was pulled after lowrie walked only goes 3.1 ip. Barnhart walk , 3rd pitching change of inning, Peralta will PH for Ahmed with 2 outs runners on corners , oberg in will be a 17 vs Peralta only takes 7 away, Peralta has 10 good hit numbers only one bad . Roll , 44 =7 only 7 on Peralta card out number 3 . Bottom of 4th stars score one up 4-1 . Stars plate one in bottom of 5th and 6th go up 6-1 . Top 9th Barnhart lead off double, stars bring in their 5th reliever of game Chapman lefty to face -10 Peralta. Hicks PH rolls 11=5 homer turned back , double scores Barnhart, Cruz PH for Iglesias, stars think hard then make a crucial pitching change with a 6-2 lead pull -63/+51 chapman for dyson. Great move because Cruz rolls a 65 result and springer, judge results 12 all three potentially walks with Chapman, a run would have scored and bases would have been loaded with no outs, good move by stars they win 6-2 . Oberg got the win . Juggs 2/5/2 stars 6/14/3. Game 3 . Things only get worse for Juggs . Trevor Williams a righty 14 1y +16/+23 throws a shutout, no hitter . Juggs rolled 10 hit numbers all 8 and all taken away manage only 4 base runners all walks and no one made it to second base . Stars win 4-0. Minor gets the loss hits 3 batters in 5.1 ip. Bottom of second stars hit 3 doubles and get a HBP score two runs . Score again in 3rd and 5th. Juggs 0/0/0 stars 4/9/0 . Juggs now 46-47
Game one .minor for Juggs complete game loss. Bumgarner complete game win . Bees score two in bottom of 2nd up 2-0. Top 3rd lowrie solo shot , Barnhart walk , smith DP , bees up 2-1 . Bottom of third bees 4 singles and a double score 3, bees up 5-1 . Top 6th smith one out single, Iglesias HBP, Voit walk bases full , judge roll =37 bees get fld 1 LDP no runs . Bottom of 6th Bees score 6 unearned runs led by Hernandez 3 rbi double. Bees up 11-1. Bottom 7th Olson 2 run homer . Bees up 13-1. Top 8th Barnhart one out single ,smith single , Iglesias single to right Barnhart out going for home and Iglesias out going for second on throw home ( 3rd DP of game unreal thanks RP ) top 9th judge solo shot Juggs lose 13-2 . Juggs 2/7/1. Bees 13/14/0. Game 2 . Juggs Sabathia. Bees Freeland. Juggs top 1st Springer two out solo shot up 1-0. Bottom 1st Bees Andujar one out two run dinger . Bees up 2-1 . Top 3rd lowrie double, Smith one out rbi double, Voit rbi single Juggs up 3-2 . Bottom 4th Contreras solo shot game tied 3-3 . Bottom 5th Cano two out solo shot . Bees up 4-3 . Bottom 7th torres solo shot bees up 5-3 and win by that score . Juggs 3/6/0. Bees 5/8/1. Game 3 Gonzales for Juggs. Hendricks for Bees both pitchers go a complete game . Top first Peralta one out double, Muncy 22=5 , but 11 Hendricks changes 5 homer to a 7 single Peralta scores . Juggs up 1-0 . Bottom of 1st bees answer with no outs Yelich two run homer . Bees up 2-1 . Top 2nd lowrie one out walk Ahmed double lowrie holds at 3rd, Barnhart rolls a 24 with runners on 2nd and 3rd one out Bees playing deep and Torres a (6 fielder at SS ) fielding 3 will score runner on third roll of 22 or higher is F3 , bees roll a 12 fielding 1 DP WTH. Bottom of second bees Andujar lead off solo shot bees up 3-1 . Juggs call time out what am I doing wrong this series I’m getting killed . Juggs finally figure it out . The game board is to my left I always put it to my right . Juggs move play book to their right side . And boom the Fire works start . Top 3rd Peralta one out solo shot , Votto double, Muncy single, judge rbi single, lowrie 2 out walk , Ahmed 3 rbi double, Barnhart rbi double, Juggs up 7-3. Top 4th Peralta single, Muncy one out single, judge two rbi double, lowrie rbi double, Juggs up 10-3. Bottom 5th Chapman on Gonzales error no outs , Olson HBP , cano rbi single ,Yelich LDP. Juggs up 10-4. Top 6th Juggs add 1 up 11-4 . Bottom 8th Yelich solo shot and bottom of 9th chapman solo shot Juggs win 11-6 . Juggs 11/17/1. Bees 6/7/0. In this series Juggs had 30 hits and Bees 29. Bees had 9 homers Juggs had 4. Juggs hit into 6 DP. Bees hit into 2.
Game 1 Rodriguez for plague . Carasco for Juggs . Carasco will throw a complete game win 5-2 . Bottom of 1st , smith lead off walk Peralta 2run homerun, Votto single judge one out homer turned back +26 , Votto stops at 3rd , runners left on base Juggs up 2-0. Bottom of 4th Ahmed two out rbi double, Juggs up 3-0 . Top 5th Lindor lead of walk , steals second, goldschmidt one homer turned back by Carasco +15, Lindor scores , kiermeir hits into LDP . Juggs up 3-1 . Top 6th wendle HBP with two outs Brantley rbi double. Juggs lead 3-2 . Bottom 7th Juggs will score two more off Rodriguez who goes complete game loss. Plague 2/3/0 Juggs 5/8/0
Game 2 D Castillo for plague . Gonzales for Juggs . Top 1st plague score 1, top 2nd plague score again up 2-0. Bottom of 3rd Juggs have a chance to tie it Peralta one out two run shot stopped by Castillo +15 double now only one scores . Juggs down 2-1. Bottom of 9th Juggs tie game with one out judge double, Grichuk rbi double. 2-2 . Top 10th Cain lead off single steals second then sac to 3rd then bregman rbi sac fly to center . Plague wins 3-2 . Plague 3/10/1 Juggs 2/6/0. Game 3 Plague Gibson. Juggs Chacin. Top of second bregman solo shot plague 1-0 . Bottom 4th Peralta single, Votto walk, Muncy wall, bases loaded no outs judge k , Hicks rolls =12 not a 25 but a 29 but fielding one is still a DP no runs . Top 6th Brantley solo shot plague up 2-0 . Top 7th plague (9) me to death . Goldschmidt single,kiermier single then steals second, pina sac fly to right both runners advance, wendle sac fly to right , nimmo single, Brantley single, moustakas rbi single Lindor rbi single Plague score 4 up 6-0. Top 8th goldschmidt lead off error by Ahmed, kiemerier two run shot plague up 8-0 . Juggs score one in bottom of 8th and two bottom of 9th lose 8-3 . Plague 8/12/2 Juggs 3/6/1
GM 1 – ELI 3 SP 2 (10 INN)
– In the 2nd, Elims get 3 hits but Acuna is gunned down trying to score
by Merrifield. Elims would breakthrough in the 3rd with Hairpin
scoring on a 2 out double by Freeman. The Elims would stretch that lead
to two in the 6th. Segura would score as the Speakers turned a DP
on Acuna. Elim starter Buehler cruised through the 1st 6 only allowing 3
hits. Speakers come to life in the 7th. Rendon led off with a
single and scored on a Narvaez double. Simmons followed with a
single but Narvaez was thrown out trying to score by Rosario. The
Speakers started strong in the 8th as Merrifield led off with a double and
chased Buehler. Yates relieved and got Soto to ground out to short
with Merrifield moving to third. The inning then ended on a 4-4-5 double
play by Betts. Smith was called on to close the 9th but Rendon’s
solo blast sent the game to extra innings. The Eliminators were
able to score one in the top of the 10th. A one out walk to
Escobar, Gomes double, and Panik SF scored the winning run. Smith and
McHugh combined to get the Speakers to go 1-2-3 in the 10th for the win.
Freeman 3 for 4 with a Double in the
win Rendon and Simmons each had two hits in the loss.
GM 2 – SP 2 ELI 1 – Elims
jumped out quickly on Martinez with a 1st inning run on a Rosario RBI
single. In the bottom of the 2nd, each pitcher was downgraded due to a
rain delay. The Speakers would tie it in the 2nd on a two out RBI single
by Soto. Hairpin leads off the 3rd with a walk and proceeds to 3rd
on two wild pitches. Segura would then hit into the 4-4-5 double
play. Freeman followed with a double but the inning would end on an
Acuna K. Dahl led off the 3rd with a walk and moved to 3rd on a Profar
error. Narvaez would score Dahl on a SF. The Speakers BP
would make that lead hold up by allowing only one hit over the final 5
innings. However, that one hit was a one out homer in the 9th by Escobar,
but that was turned to a double by Osuna. Diaz came on to get the final
two outs for the Speaker win.
Baez, Rendon, and Soto with 2 hits
GM 3 – ELI 6 SP 3 (14 INN) –
Each team would start slow but a 5 hit 3rd inning by the Speakers would plate 3
runs. Simmons would hit his 1st HR of the season. Soto and
Rizzo would each drive in runs as well. The scoreless streak for the
Elims would reach 12 innings before they began their comeback.
Gomes led off the 5th with a double and would score on a Hairpin
double. Hairpin would then get picked off 2nd for the 2nd time in
the game and end the threat. A Segura solo blast to lead off the 8th
would cut the lead to 3-2. EROD would relieve THOR and keep the Speakers
in check until there were two outs in the 8th. Machado would single
off EROD bringing McHugh into the game. Simmons would double but
Machado would be thrown out at home when a 66 was dropped. Acuna would
led off the 9th with a walk followed by a steal of 2nd. Gomes one out
single plated Acuna and tied the game at 3. Rogers was pulled and
Osuna ended the threat by getting Profar to hit into an inning-ending double
play. The bullpens would be the story moving forward. After
the Profar double play, the Speaker bullpen would retire the next 14
batters. Then in the 14th the Eliminator bats would come
alive. 4 out of 5 batters would double to score 3 runs. The
Eliminator bullpen would 18 of the last 19 Speaker batters to earn the win.
Gomes with 4 hits and Rosario 3 doubles in the win. Posey 3 hits in the loss.
In the night cap with the Speakers the TURDS win game one 3-1
despite two more home runs being turned back with odds in their favor. It all evens out though.
Game two goes to the good guys as the Speakers win 9-1…I
think that was the score. Who knows.
And in game 3 two unbelievable hustle plays by CF’er Stephen
Piscotty and catcher Joe Mauer prevent further damage in two key spots to
minimize the damage. However the
Speakers manage to get 22 hits helping to plate 15 runs in a 15-2 series
TURDS are 41-49
I believe this unofficially officially ends the longest current playoff streak in the league at 6 consecutive years. One title in that run in 2014.
Merry Christmas everyone!!!