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Arrogant Bastards at Lymebees

Game 1; Santana vs Hendricks; Santana goes 6.1 Innings of shut out ball followed by 1.2 innings of the same by Briton, Hendricks goes 9 innings giving up no runs on 2 hits, Davis comes in to pitch the 9th and walks Braun, Bees hit and run with Beltre batting gets Braun to second with one out and Zunino doubles in the only run for 1-0 Bees win.

Game 2; Scherzer vs Fulmer; Bastards get a run in 3rd, Bees get a solo HR by Hosmer in bottom of 3rd, Bees get another run in 4th, Bastards get 2 runs in the 5th to retake the lead, Bees come back in the bottom of 5th with 2 runs to go ahead and hold for a 4-3 Bees win.

Game 3; Hamels vs Bumgarner; Bastards get a solo HR by Piscotty in first and score a second run in the inning and get a solo HR by Gattis in 2nd inning, Bees get a 2 run HR by Polanco in 4th, Ortiz hit a solo HR in 8th to end the scoring as Bastards win this one 4-2.

Bees record at 36-45 and playing Brian this Thursday evening with 2 series left to schedule.

John Ingiosi

Shartlesville Browns at Arrogant Bastards

The Brown headed north to take on the Arrogant Bastards last night.

Game 1: Lester v Santana. The AB’s got 2-out baserunners in the 1st, 3rd and 5th off Lester, but couldn’t deliver the next big hit. Meanwhile the Sharts got lead off hits in the 1st, 3rd and 7th but likewise couldn’t deliver a run. Big Papi led off the bottom of the 7th with a double and was lifted for a pinch runner in Dee Gordon. But 3 successive flyballs to the outfield failed to advance Gordon even one base. Still scoreless in the top of the 9th, Maybin reached on an E4 and Seager doubled to make it 2nd & 3rd with no out. Ramirez then hit a ball to center and both runners tagged. Seager was thrown out at 3rd but Maybin scored what would be the only run of the game. Zeigler Worked a 1-2-3 9th for the save. Browns 1/4/0 AB’s 0/3/1

Game 2: Rodon v Hamels. The Slug-Fest of the series. The Brown scored 4 runs on 7 hits including 3 homers (Calhoun, Reyes & Belt) and were still crushed by the AB’s thanks to homers from Trout, Gattis, Andrus and Piscotty. AB’s 9/9/0 Browns 4/7/0

Game 3: Cueto v Scherzer. The Browns opened the scoring with a Seager solo shot in the 1st. The AB’s came right back with a 2 run job from Papi in the bottom half. The Browns drew even in the 3rd when Ramirez worked a 2-out walk and Dozier doubled him home. In the home half of the 7th back-to-back singles to open the frame chased Cueto. With 1st & 3rd and no outs, pinch-hitter Saladino hit one to RF to score Pillar and break the deadlock, the roll needed to get him at home was 54, so naturally I rolled 53. The Browns gave it a shot in the 9th against Britton when Abreu smacked a 2-out double, but again we couldn’t get the next big hit as Belt k’d with the tying run in scoring position. AB’s 3/7/0 Browns 2/3/0

Next up for the Sharts is a Trip to Hustontown to take on the Bees on 10/22, but we will try to play at lest 2 other series before then.

Manager Tony

Arrogant Bastards vs. Speakers

Way back on March 19th, the ABs and Speakers clashed on Carol Drive.

Game 1 – Mookie Betts homers twice (3, 4) and knocks an RBI double in his first three trips to the plate. That’s all Carlos Martinez needs (7.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB) to pick up a 5-1 win.

Martinez turns away Evan Longoria’s homer in the 2nd and strands the bases loaded in the 5th. Roughned Odor chips in 3 singles (one on a hit-and-run 5 for an RBI).

W – C. Martinez (2-0); L – Danny Salazar

Game 2 – The ABs only manage 5 hits, but Kenta Maeda holds serve (8 IP, 5 H, 10 K). A scoreless tie reaches the 10th inning.

Joe Blanton strikes out Kevin Pillar to begin the bottom half. Tyler Saladino bunts for a hit. Addison Russell singles (9) to put the winning run at 2nd. Mike Trout pops to short.

With 2 away, Blanton loses Brett Gardner to load the bases. Stephen Piscotty attempts to walk, but Blanton denies him (+21). Piscotty then rolls another 14 for a walk off walk!

Bastards win 1-0. No Speaker makes it to 3rd base through 10 innings.

W – Brad Brach; L – Blanton (0-2)

Game 3 – With 2 on and 1 out in the 3rd, the Speakers break their scoreless streak. Kris Bryant’s 2-run triple gives the home team the early advantage.

Anthony Rendon walks with 2 outs in the 4th. Buster Posey reaches on Trout’s miscue in center, putting runners at 2nd and 3rd. Max Scherzer plunks Betts to load the bases; and then, he uncorks a run-scoring wild pitch. Speakers lead 3-0.

Jeremy Hellickson keeps the ABs at bay, except one innings gets away from the veteran. Russell doubles with 1 out in the 5th. Joe Panik pops to short for the 2nd out, but Trout’s 2nd hit of the series (11) scores Russell.

A rattled Hellickson balks and proceeds to walk Gardner and David Ortiz. Bases jammed. Giancarlo Stanton tries to walk for an RBI, but Hellickson (+26) turns it away and finally gets a 4-6 fielder’s choice to end the tense situation.

Bryant doubles to lead off the 7th. Carlos Gonzalez grounds out, moving Bryant to 3rd. Manny Machado lifts a fly ball to Stanton. Bryant breaks for the plate, but Stanton’s throw is on the money for a 9-2 double play!

Elvis Andrus starts the 9th with the ABs’ only other hit, a bunt single against Jeremy Jeffress. Evan Gattis promptly grounds into a tailor-made double play to erase the threat. Adrian Gonzalez grounds to short to bring down the curtain on a 3-1 Speakers’ win.

W – Hellickson (3-0, 7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 10 K); L – Scherzer; S – Jeffress (1)

Game 4 – Ervin Santana and Joe Ross lock horns for 4 scoreless innings. Longoria starts the ABs’ 5th with a double that injures Bryant in right field.

With 1 out, Russell doubles in Longoria. With 2 away, Panik singles home Russell. 2-0 ABs.

Another pair of extra base hits start the ABs’ 6th. Gonzalez doubles and Stanton triples him home. Longoria singles (5) in Stanton for a commanding 4-0 lead.

The Speakers have chances against Santana, but can only manage back-to-back doubles (Rizzo and Machado) to start the bottom of the 6th. They would leave 6 RISP and go 2-13 in those situations.

ABs take the finale to salvage a split, 4-1.

W – Santana; L – Ross (0-1); S – Kenley Jansen

Shartlesville Browns at Arrogant Bastards

The Browns opened the second period last night against the Bastards.

Game 1: Rodon v Scherzer. The AB’s set the tone right away as Stanton leadoff the game with a homer. They pushed their advantage to 2-0 in the top of the 5th when Piscotty delivered Trout on an RBI single. In the bottom of the 5th Jose Abreu broke up Scherzer’s perfect game with a solo shot to make it 2-1. The Sharts scratched across an unearned run to tie it in the 6th to tie it. An Ozuna triple followed by a Gattis Double in the 8th off Nate Jones sunk the Browns and the AB’s touched up Cody Allen in the 9th for 3 insurance runs. Bastards 6/12/1 – Browns 2/5/0

Game 2: Paxton v Hamels. This time the Bastards waited till the second batter of the game to circle the bases. Trout singled and then came all the way around to score on Sean Rodriguez’s 3 base error. The AB’s added 2 in the 2nd on Forsythe & Stanton RBI singles, and made it 4-0 in the top of the 3rd as Piscotty reached the seats. In the bottom of the 3rd S. Rodriguez got the Browns first hit with a 2 out single. That was followed by a Fowler double and a Reyes walk to load the bases for Jose Abreu who connected for the Browns first Grand Slam of the year. But Paxton immediately gave the lead back surrendering a leadoff HR to Saladino in the 4th. The Bastards would add two more in that frame and get another Stanton HR in the 5th to push the advantage to 8-4. The Sharts got one back in the 7th on a Calhoun 2-out RBI double, but the AB’s pen shut it down from there. Bastards 8/15/0 – Browns 5/6/1

Game 3: Hill v Maeda. The Bastards scored first again when Healy singled leading off the 2nd, Ozuna doubled and Andrus plated one with a Sac Fly to center. The Browns earned their first lead of the Series (and first in the last 7 games overall) When Brandon Belt smacked a 2-run HR in the 3rd. Then the Browns went on a double-number bonanza in the 4th; sending 13 men to the plate while scoring 8 runs. The inning included 6 straight hits, 3 doubles and a Dozier HR. After that Hill was in cruise control retiring 18 straight on the way to a complete game win. Browns 10/12/0 – Bastards 1/3/2

Notes: The Browns Slashed .212/.291/.384 but were really done in by a lack of base runners.

With RISP the Sharts were .421/.476/.944 and were also a respectable .257/.350/.514 with 2 outs. Just not enough table setting.

The Bastards two wins could’ve been bigger except for 3 runners being cut down at the plate by the Sharts’ OF (Rodriguez, Fowler, Reddick).

Abreu (11/3/4/5 2 HR, 2B 2 BB) C. Seager (4-11 2 BB) and Belt (9/3/4/3 HR, 2B, 2 BB) were the only consistent Browns hitters. The pitching standout was obviously Hill.

Dexter Fowler continues to be ice cold, going 1-12 in the series and dropping his average from .290 to .266. He was hitting .321 through the first 8 series of the year.

The Browns may play the Eliminators on Saturday.

The key to good dice, like good peanut butter, is consistency.

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.

Notes:

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