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Arrogant Bastards at Speakers

Game 1 – Because the Speakers are simply destined to be miserable, the ABs put up crooked numbers in 5 consecutive innings (2nd-6th) for a 21-4 laugher. Manager Williams states, “We’re fortunate to collect 21 runs in half a 30-game period.” The ABs load the bases in the 2nd: Mike Trout strokes a 3-run triple. Same situation in the 3rd: Evan Longoria knocks a salami. Same situation in the 4th: Marcel Ozuna clears ’em with a triple. That marks 4 consecutive bases loaded situations (back to last series) where the Speakers were victims of 3 3-run triples and a grand slam.

W – Max Scherzer; L – Chris Archer (4-8, 4.17)

Game 2 – The Speakers rally for 3 in the 9th to … lose 4-3. They’ve now scored 5 runs in the 9th innings of this series, only to be out-scored overall, 25-7. “You can’t make this stuff up, Harry.” Alex Wood makes 2 mistakes: a 1st inning 2-run shot by Giancarlo Stanton and a David Ortiz 2-run blast in the 6th. Oh, and Rajai Davis was cut down at the plate in the 3rd.

W – Cole Hamels; L – Wood (4-4, 3.91)

Game 3 – Stephen Vogt’s 2-run single and Anthony Rendon’s 3-run HR (#9) support poor Felix Hernandez for a change. Speakers salvage a 7-0 5-hitter by backing the King’s first CG shutout of the season with a 13-hit attack.

W – Hernandez (8-9, 3.08); L – Shelby Miller

The Speakers have now pitched 3 shutouts while the offense has been blanked a dozen times through 82 games.

Lymebees at Arrogant Bastards

Game 1; Bumgarner vs Miller; Bees get 2 runs in the 1st on 5 hits with 2 runners thrown out at home. Bastards get a leadoff solo HR by Andrus in the 1st. Bees get 2 unearned runs in the 2nd, 1 run in the 4th and a 2-run HR by Upton in the 8th. Bastards get a solo HR in the 6th as Bees win 7-2.

Game 2; Wheeler vs Hamels; Bastards score 1 run in the 1st. Bees get a 2-out GS by Upton in the 2nd. Bastards get 2 runs in the 5th on an Ozuna HR. Bees would end the scoring in the 7th with 1 run and go on to win 5-3.

Game 3; Arrieta vs Hammel; Hammel would pitch 1-hit ball thru 6 innings and in the 7th would get pulled after a 1 out error to Lind. Bees pinch run with Braun, who gets a stolen base and Bees go on to score 4 runs in the inning, Arrieta would keep his shutout into the 9th, but would be removed as Bees win 4-0 for a 3 game sweep.


Lymebees record at 38-26.

Birds of Pray at Arrogant Bastards

G-1 Pitchers Carrasco & Scherzer set the tone for the series. The teams matched zeros for 8 innings, until J. Turner hit a 2-out single in the bottom of the 9th to give the Bastards a 1-0 win. Starters combined for 13.1 innings of 8-hit ball.

G-2 Birds used a 2-run G. Springer homer to take a 3-2 lead. Bastards then jumped on Betances in the 8th for 4 runs, capped by a C. Utley 3-run homer to gain a 6-3 win. Bastards also got homers from Trout & Stanton.

G-3 V. Worley threw 8.1 innings of 3-hit shutout ball, & McCann hit a solo, to give the Birds a 3-0 win.

Speakers at Arrogant Bastards

Game 1 – The ABs’ David Ortiz cracks a 1st inning 2-run HR. Stephen Vogt answers by crossing the plate following his 2nd inning triple. In the top of the 6th with 2 outs and nobody on, Jason Heyward and Yasiel Puig single and then Anthony Rizzo doubles home both to complete the scoring. The Speakers pen holds on to a 3-2 win although they tying run was in scoring position 3 times in the final 4 innings.

W – Alex Wood (1-0); L – Max Scherzer; S – Jeremy Jeffress (3)

Game 2 – Felix Hernandez holds the ABs to 4 hits, but Ortiz and Mike Trout leave the park as The King falls yet again with no run support, 2-1. The Speakers amass 1 unearned run on only 3 hits, their only baserunner after the 1st inning, a lonesome 2-out double in the 7th.

W – Cole Hamels; L – Hernandez (6-6); S – Wade Davis

Game 3 – The Speakers slash 10 hits, yet Bud Norris and company yield 18, including a pair of runs in the 8th and 9th. The ABs come from behind to win 8-7, thanks in part to Jason Heyward’s defensive roll of 64 in the 9th. That set up Trout’s game-winning RBI double.

W – Dan Otero; L – Jeurys Familia (2-1)

Arrogant Bastards vs. Speakers

Game 1 – Scott Van Slyke’s 2nd inning double moves Buster Posey to 3rd with no outs. After Howie Kendrick taps out to the mound, Kolten Wong lifts a fly to right that’s deep enough to move both runners. Anthony Rendon follows with a 2-out RBI double for a 2-0 Speakers lead. Van Slyke (3) takes Cole Hamels deep to lead off the 4th for a 3-0 lead.

Evan Longoria gets that one back with his own solo shot to lead off the bottom of the 5th. A rattled Chris Archer then walks Chase Utley and surrenders a hit-and-run single to Elvis Andrus.

Top of the order, Mike Trout hits a sharp grounder to Kendrick, who turns two scoring Utley for a 3-2 game. Russell Martin follows with a single and Archer walks Adrian Gonzalez, but gets Giancarlo Stanton on a pop to short to end the inning.

Anthony Rizzo doubles with 1 out in the Speakers 8th. Pinch runner Jason Heyward scores on Posey’s RBI single for a 2-run margin, 4-2.

Although Marcell Ozuna singles (5 against a 17) to start the bottom of the 9th, Jeremy Jeffress takes over to retire the next 3 ABs.

W – Archer (2-4); L – Hamels; S – Jeffress (2)

Game 2 – By the time the Speakers get to Jason Hammel for 3 runs in the 7th, his mates build an 8-0 advantage over Felix Hernandez. A 5-run bat-around 5th features 6 hits, including Martin’s 2-run HR and Ozuna’s bases loaded triple.

Both Ozuna and Utley finish with a double and triple, yet both were out at the plate following their triples or it could have been worse than 8-3, ABs.

W – Hammel; L – Hernandez (5-4)

Game 3 – The scene shifts to Riegle Park for the remainder of the series and the ABs waste no time getting on the board. Stephen Vogt muffs Trout’s chopper in the 1st. With 1 away, Anthony Rizzo commits 2 errors with Gonzalez batting to easily score Trout.

The Speakers package 3 singles in the 2nd as Albert Pujols’ RBI ties the score at 1-1. Trout and Gonzalez combine again in the 3rd for an earned run: Trout’s single plates a run on Gonzalez’s RBI double.

Rizzo homers (7) to lead off the bottom half to re-tie at 2-2. The ABs get 2 more in the 4th to take a 4-2 lead. Singles by Longoria and Martin set up Utley’s 2-run triple, his second triple of the series. Trout can’t score Utley, however, as he lines a shot into Jordan Zimmerman’s glove for the 2nd out. Andrus fouls out down the line in right to finish the inning.

Longoria boots a Heyward grounder to start the bottom of the 4th. Pujols makes him pay with a 2-run HR, his 3rd of the season. Again, we’re knotted at 4-4.

Across the next several innings, the ABs enjoy 6 hits, never more than 1 per inning, and strand 2 runners in scoring position. Vogt’s 5th inning single is the last Speaker to reach until the 11th when Kendrick singles, but is caught attempting to steal.

Fast-forward to the 13th inning. The ABs go 1-2-3 in the top. Yasiel Puig coaxes a walk by Wade Davis to lead off the bottom. Rizzo’s grounder one-hops Gonzalez at 1st for an error, scoring Puig for a 5-4 final.

Each team commits 3 errors accounting for 3 unearned runs. The ABs go 0-10 with RISP; the Speakers, 1-5. Speakers pitching steal a pair of homers (Gonzalez, Stanton) that do not score.

W – Yoervis Medina (1-1); L – Davis

Game 4 – With depleted pens, both teams hope that Tanner Roark and Bud Norris (and his magical 7.53 ERA) can log many innings today. Each pitches into the 8th, yet the pens become taxed for the second consecutive game anyway.

Puig triples home Danny Santana, who had singled, in the 3rd. Trout guns Puig at the plate on Rendon’s potential sac fly for a double play and a 1-0 Speaker lead.

David Ortiz, who had a quiet series, finally squares up a Norris fastball to lead off the 7th. Once again, we’re tied at 1-1.

The ABs fail with 2-on in both the 8th and 10th. The Speakers follow suit with 1 out in the 8th and 12th.

Once again, we reach the 13th inning. Justin Turner leads off the top half with a single, his 4th hit of the day. With Turner breaking for 2nd, Utley lines a ball to Manny Machado, who easily completes the double play. Brett Gardner whiffs to close the inning for Jeurys Familia.

Santana records his 3rd hit to lead off the bottom half. Manager Gaiski signals for Dan Otero to relieve the fatiguing Mark Melancon.

Otero hits Puig in the leg to put the winning run at 2nd. Rizzo screams a line drive at John McDonald, the 2ndbaseman. With 1 out, Rendon connects (22-0) for a walk-off double. The Speakers squeak by the ABs, 2-1, and win the series, 3-1.

W – Familia (2-0); L – Melancon

Manager Steve notes that the ABs’ pen tossed 18 innings, surrendering just 8 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), no HRs, 3 walks, 1 HBP and 17 Ks, yet comes away 0-2.