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Raining Bees and Juggs

Lymebees traveled to Juggernauts on a beautiful Friday; rain all day.

Game 1; Carrasco vs Snell; Juggernauts get 3 runs off of Snell in 5th on 3 hits, 2 doubles, 2 walks and PB and Carrasco pitches complete game shut out for Juggernauts 3-0 win.

Game 2; Sabathia vs Clevinger; Sabathia gets pulled in 4th, Clevinger starts the 9th strikes out Peralta, Votto doubles and Kimbrel comes in to pitch; walk, single RBI, double RBI, sac rib Juggernauts win 3-0 using 6 pitchers.

Game 3; Gonzalez vs Fulmer; Gonzalez pitches complete game but gives up 2 first inning runs with 2 outs and Lymebees use 5 pitchers to shut out the Juggernauts as Bees win 2-0.

No errors, no home runs, no hit batters, no steal attempts, no wild pitches and 1 passed ball in series for both teams.

Lymebees record at 37-32; still need to play Bob and Brian in 3rd period.

Manager John

Juggs Squeeze Lemonheads

At Juggs newly named Basher Stadium, Juggs get 3 hard fought home wins.

Game One was a tight 1-1 game until the bottom of the 12th. Chad Greene was in his fourth inning of relief when he walked Smoak to lead off. Schoop inch runs. A WP sends Schoop to second. Taylor Ks. Hicks flies to left. Lowrie gets the game-winning hit with an RBI double. Juggs win 2-1.

Juggs have five walks this game, part of the 20 we have for the series. Juggs got their first run in the first with 2 outs on back to back doubles by Donaldson and Gennett. Judge hit into a double play after Votto walked at the top of the inning.

Lemonheads scored their only run in the 6th. Albies hits a lead off single,  advances to second on a ground out, and then is singled home by JD Martinez. Lemonheads had first and third with one out and JD up again, but this time hits into a DP in the 8th.

Chad Greene took the loss  Swarzak gets the win.

Game Two saw Juggs in trouble early. Duvall hits a 3 run bomb for the Lemonheads in the top of the second. Juggs get one back in the bottom half. Juggs get to make it a one run game when Smoak hits a solo blast after his first inning double. Bottom of third, Lemonheads up 3-2.

Top of 4th, Lemonheads get 2 more runs. Bottom half, Juggs get another one back with when Taylor advances Votto to third with his double (homer turned back by Happ) and Molina gets an RBI ground out.

Bottom of 4 lemons up 5-3, But things don’t go well for the Lemonheads bullpen, which allowed five walks in 4 innings. Juggs score 3 of their next 5 runs from those walks, helped by Taylor’s 3 run homer in the bottom of the 8th.

Juggs end up winning 9-5. Lemonheads pitching allowed 8 walks this game. Taylor went 4 for 4, double, homer, 3 RBIs, 1 run scored. Robertson wins and Neshek saves for the Juggs. Gearrin took the loss.

In Game Three Lemonheads score their first 3 batters in the top of the first against Carrasco. But the Juggs respond with a two out two run homer by Donaldson.

It’s Lemonheads on top 3-2 until the bottom of the 6th when the walk bug gets the Lemonheads again: 3 BBs this inning, two score three runs total. Juggs up 5-3 now. Carrasco has completely settled down since the first inning and throws a CG victory, 7-3 Juggs. 7 more walks by Lemonheads pitchers this game. Pomeranz takes the loss.

Manager Tim

The Plague Invades Juggs

The Plague sweeps the Juggs at Juggs Park.

Game 1 final is 7-1. The Plague 15 hits; Juggs 3. Juggs then lose two one-run games.

Game 2 – The Plague win 1-0 with Severino’s CG shutout. K Davis, Barnhart and Judge each solo homer in the series.

In Game 3 Juggs have a chance to salvage a win in bottom of the 9th. After only having 4 hits up to the 9th inning, Juggs get 3 in a row off Rivero (Grade 25* lefty).

Down 3-2 Juggs lead off with Michael Taylor. He rolls a 33-5 double, but Taylor’s +1 vs. lefties makes Rivero Grade 24, which makes a 5 a single (7). Taylor on first, no outs. Schoop up, hit-and-run. On a 14 roll, Taylor successfully steals 2nd. Schoop’s next roll is a 22-0 going deep. We hope, but no: a second column single is rolled (7)! A 28 is Taylor’s number to score (54 or less on the dice and he is safe). Juggs make a hasty and devastating decision to send him. Taylor is gunned down by Buxton at the plate when Ed rolls a 63!

One out and Schoop on first. Molina then singles. (Ugh.) 1st and 2nd, one out. Kyle Seager pinch hits for Freddy Galvis and flies to right. Votto now up. Juggs think they have a chance, but Votto’s line drive is snagged by Lemahieu.

Juggs strand 9 runners. In the bottom of the 7th Votto hits into a double play with one out, runners on 1st and 3rd. Votto goes 0 for 5 this game with that GIDP and 2 Ks. The Juggs manager is very disappointed with Juggs’ hitting in the series. Votto only 2 for 12 and Judge didn’t hit until Game 3.

The Plague’s first-baseman goes 1 for 4 with a 2 run dinger. Goldschmidt homers once all three games. The Plague only have 3 homers the whole series.

Will play Steve on Saturday.

Manager Tim

Speakers, Juggs Play 18

Game one saw Juggs score 4 runs in the 1st inning. Peralta lead off single, Votto homer, 2-1 Juggs. Then Judge singled, but Gennett grounds into a double play. With 2 outs Khris Davis doubles and Lowrie doubles right behind him. Then Seager’s RBI single on a rare play that sees him making the third out trying for 2nd. Juggs 4-1 after first inning! But let’s rewind to the top of the 1st. We forgot to mention that the Speakers started the game with a Mookie Betts double off Juggs starter Gio Gonzalez. Then Rendon walks, Posey hits a deep fly to right were Judge makes an over-the-head catch and then guns down Betts at third while he tried to advance on the pop fly. Juggs save a run with that out as Rizzo then doubles in Rendon. Bryant pops out to the catcher to end the inning.

After the 1st inning Juggs don’t score another run for 17 innings as they lose in the 18th when Miguel Castro gives up a 2-run homer to Betts. Speakers scored 2 more in the top of the 4th and tying run in top of the 6th, all against Gonzalez.

Both teams used 5 relievers in the game. Juggs had 1st and 3rd with one out in the 2nd inning when Votto hit what should have been a sac fly to right field. But Brian and I used the APBA booklet this series. And guess what? Luke Weaver, an (XY) pitcher, turns that fly ball into a strike out. (I like it!)

The Juggs also had runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs in the bottom of the 5th when Judge lined into a double play. UGH! What was Votto thinking on 2nd? He wasn’t being forced. Stay on the bag! After that the Juggs never came close to scoring except two lead off infield errors by the Speakers. Juggs Lose game one 6-4.

W – Brandon Kintzler (1-0); L – Castro

Game two – Juggs love the lefties and spank Suter in his CG for a 6-2 win . Chacin also had a CG for the win and much needed rest for both bullpens. Donaldson, who is killing the ball since being traded to a winning team (lol), went 3-3 with a single, double, home run, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored, plus a walk.

W – Joulys Chacin; L – Brent Suter (0-2)

Game 3 – Juggs lose a heart breaker as they hit starter Chase Anderson for 12 hits but still lose. Miguel Castro again gives up a dinger, in the top of 9th this time to Machado. Votto, Judge and Smoak get shut down in the bottom of 9th. Speakers win 5-4.

W – Brad Hand (4-0); L – Castro; S – Juan Nicasio (1)

Speakers win 2 of 3 at Juggernauts. I really enjoyed the Booklet; was very easy to adapt to.

Manager Tim