Irony abounds in Juggs first 8 series. The Juggs go 1-2 in six series. Our only 2 winning series are 3-0 sweeps against Steve and Brian, this past seasons World Series teams.
Juggs traveled to Speakers with a lot of confidence tonight, needing a sweep to get to .500 (12-12 ). Juggs got a lot of help from the Speakers almost non-existing hitting. Juggs homers made the big difference. Stats to follow soon. Judge is on an MVP pace.
Lymebees travel to Juggs and guess what? Juggs lose 2 of 3 again.
Had a tied game 4-4 in top of ninth and Pham hits a two out two run shot for Lymebees win in game one of series.
Game 2 Wood throws a one hit gem in 8.1 innings; only gives up a solo shot to Travis in top of ninth.
Game 3 Juggs lose 3-1. Galvis makes his second error of series and it costs Juggs a run. Also in this game Votto rolls a fielding 3 which results in a single leading to another run.
Juggs continue streak of going 1-2 in every series except 1 (Steve 3-0 – wish we could play Steve every series lol). So Juggs lost 2 tonight to The Lemonheads. The Juggs only scored a run in the first inning of every game and that’s it, but the two runs instead of one run was enough for a game 3 win.
By the way the Juggs couldn’t figure out how to print more score sheets, so we went ghetto style.
That was our jinx I think 🤔
Juggs lucky streak continues into Game 1 of home series vs Eliminators, then it is Eliminated.
Game 1 Sabathia vs Stroman, juggs strike first with a 2 out 2 rbi double by Galvis. Devers begins topp off 3rd with a solo shot , then followed by a Castillo double , the bases are eventually filled with 2 outs but Sabathia gets Zimmerman to ground out . Bottom of 4th K Seager solo shot , juggs lead 3-1 , top of 6th Rosario with his -7 vs lefties takes Sabathia deep for a two run shot . Game even 3-3 . Top off 7 th Harrison lead off HR off reliever Swarzak Eliminators take lead 4-3.Barnhart hits a lead off triple juggs PR for him with Springer, Galvis hits grounder to pitcher for our number one , Springer was playing safe . Hicks walks . With runners on 1st and 3rd one out Brandon brings in Hader to chase out Gennet and his -9 , Smoak PH gets sac fly to CF ties game 4-4 top of 8th Elim strike again against Albers, double by pollock followed by a homer from Devers his second of game . Eliminators lead into bottom of 9th 6-4 . Juggs need lucky streak to continue.Bradley is trying to close it out for Eliminators. Molina strike out , schoop PH for Galvis ground out to first , Hicks walks smoak sinlge of a 12 , votto walk , bases full two outs for judge . A 22 is rolled 5 double 3 runs score juggs take the victory 7-6 . Parker gets the win.
And now our luck dies in games 2 and 3.
Game 2 Chacin vs E Rodriguez, juggs only manage 4 hits and 2 runs from Springer homer. Votto my 5 first baseman makes 2 errors in the game both costly leading to 3 Eliminator runs. Eliminators win 5-2 with 9 hits 2 of which were HRs turned to doubles.
Game 3 Davies (10) vs Teheran (9). Teheran pitches a gem for the win, throws 8 innings of no hit ball, no hitter is finally ended with a bottom of 9th lead off solo shot by Votto. Eliminators have a 3-1 lead at this time. Teheran gets 2 outs but then is pulled when he walks Springer. Betances comes in to get a save by making PH Smoak fly out . One note for this game: Panik goes 2 for 3 with 2 rbi. Eliminators out hit the juggs this series 26 to 13 and out homer the juggs 6-3. juggs turned 3 more into doubles. Juggs now 5-4.
Juggernauts use luck and power to sweep Bastards at Juggs home field.
Game 1 Santana vs Gio Gonzalez, Santana pitched a complete game for his first loss of the season. His 3 WP , 4 Walks to 10 strikeouts and 3 HR allowed ,really hurt his chances for the win . His second WP of the game came in the bottom of the fourth, Lowrie led off the inning with a single advanced to second on the WP and then Healy made a costly error to allow the juggs to get on the scoreboard first . Gennetts two run shot in bottom of fifth for a 3-0 lead . Juggs then add 1 in the sixth , but should have had 3 as Hicks 5 with runners on first and second was changed to a 7 . Top of the 6th bastards close the gap with back to back homers by Stanton and Sanchez. 4-2 now Juggs lead . Juggs add cushion tho in 7th and 8th with solo shots by Votto and Hicks . That’s all the juggs relievers needed to close out the game , Gonzalez went 5.1 innings no runs , only 1 hit and 1 walk with 4 ks for the win . 6-2.
Game 2 . Lance Lynn vs Alex Wood . Bastards score first inning, J Turner lead off single , Castro Fly ball RF Stanton HR turned back to a double , Sanchez walk bases full for Healy who hits into a potential DP but the juggs fielding 2 roll and Healy not having an S allows a FC score , runners first and third two outs and Wood Wiffs Ozuna to end the threat. Juggs bounce back tho with a Judge 2 run shot bottom of first . Wood gives up a run in the 4th and 6th . But the juggs 3 run 4th inning gave Wood all he needed to assure a win with K. Seagers clutch one out bases loaded double scoring 3 . Seager added a rbi double in bottom of 6th for insurance. Juggs win 6-3 Wood went 6 innings for the win Neschek gains a save . The bastards did have an opportunity in the 8th when Madson hit lead off Sanchez, Dee Gordon then in to pinch run , Gordon then is gunned down by Barnhart in a steal attempt.
Game 3 Hamels vs Carasco, hamels is pulled after 2.2 innings even tho he gave up no earned runs, it was Mauers two out error that loads the bases for a Delong 2 run single in bottom of 3rd. Which closes the gap with the Bastards big 3 run inning in the second inning. Carasco gives up a solo shot to Castro then a single to get chased out in the top of the 6th . Bastards lead 4-2 and bring out all the big guns to try and close out the game for a win and not get swept , Which they didn’t have happen to them the entire season last year . The juggs see Buesnitz, Jansen, Warren, Milner , and Wade Davis . Doesn’t look good for Juggs we are shut down completely for 5 innings, bottom off ninth Juggs losing Milner pitching to galvis to lead the inning. Juggs PH for Galvis with Khris (KRUSH ) Davis and Bam 66 homerun .now it’s 4-3 no outs Bastards favor still . Bastards pull Milner because schoop the next batter will be his 7th faced and schoop is a +4/-3 . Bastards bring in Davis to save the game . But , Boom 66 homer by Schoop tie game . Wow Juggs can’t believe it . Next up Smoak with his double ones but -3 vs righties, Juggs go with the power hitter and KABOOM a roll of 11 Homerun Juggs win , Juggs win we can’t believe it back to back to back for the win Incredible. And like I said at the very beginning super lucky Milner was a +41 and Davis +22 in power control