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#5 and #4 Go 13

The #5 seed Lemonheads and #4 Speakers settled their playoff series on Wednesday, November 29th. The Lemonheads ended strong to earn the final post-season spot while the Speakers sputtered down the regular season stretch.

Game 1 – Carlos Martinez sets down the ‘Heads 1-2-3 in the 1st. Lemonheads starter Drew Pomeranz doesn’t fare as well. Dansby Swanson leads off with a ringing single (10). Kris Bryant follows with a 2-run home run, equaling 50% of his entire regular season total!

Charlie Blackmon doubles to lead off the 3rd, but never advances beyond 2nd base. That’s the only hit allowed by Martinez until the 6th.

With 2 away, Daniel Murphy legs out a triple. Nellie Cruz follows with a clutch RBI single (9) to bring the ‘Heads closer, 2-1.

Bob’s Lemonheads threaten again in the 7th with 2 outs. Adam Duvall doubles. Martinez intentionally passes Blackmon, and then departs in favor of Jeremy Jeffress. Xander Bogaerts pops to Manny Machado to end the threat.

In the bottom of the 8th, Yoenis Cespedes rips a 2-out ball off the top of the left field fence. Former teammate, Jeurys Familia (+62) denies the insurance solo. Carlos Gonzalez hits a harmless fly to left off Dan Jennings to carry a slim 1-run margin to the 9th.

Jeffress sets down Hernan Perez, JD Martinez and Jake Lamb in a row to earn the save. In fact, Jeffress retires all 7 Lemonheads he faces to preserve the 2-1 win for the Speakers. The first two batters Pomeranz faces determines the outcome.

W – Martinez (1-0); L – Pomeranz (0-1); S – Jeffress (1)

Game 2 – The Lemonheads break out in a big way, scoring in each of the first 4 innings to take a commanding 5-1 lead. Trevor Story and Cruz each go deep against Jake Arrieta, who allows 10 hits and 8 ER. Brad Hand mops, but doesn’t fare any better, coughing up 3 hits in 0.2 IP.

The ‘Heads easily knot the series at 1-1 with a resounding 8-3 thrashing. Plus, the Lemonheads will enjoy home cooking for the next two games.

W – Seth Lugo (1-0); L – Arrieta (0-1)

Game 3 – David Price took a page from Arrieta’s playbook by serving up 10 hits and 4 long balls, including 3 in the 1st inning! Meanwhile, Alex Reyes puts on a clinic (9 IP, CG ShO, 4 H, 1 BB, 16 K!) by not allowing a Speaker to 3rd base.

Neil Walker, Murphy, Cruz and Duvall all homer. Lemonheads take a 2-1 series lead with a 5-0 blanking.

W – Reyes (1-0); L – Price (0-1)

Game 4 – After Ian Kennedy and Joe Ross set down the opposition in order in the 1st, both offenses take off in the 2nd. Anthony Rizzo slaps a lead-off single by SS (RP-10). Machado then launches a 2-run HR to shatter the Speakers 11-inning scoreless streak. Gonzalez singles to right where Martinez misplays the ball. Buster Posey eventually lifts a sac fly to right for a quick 3-0 advantage.

The Lemonheads answer in the bottom half. Lamb walks with 1 out. Story rips his second triple of the series, and then scores on Duvall’s RBI single (8).

Both teams keep the pressure on the pitching, but both come up empty over the next 4 innings. Ian Kinsler coaxes a 7th inning lead off walk. After Mookie Betts grounds to SS, pinch hitter Swanson reaches on a Story overthrow. Cespedes walks prior to Rizzo’s 2-run triple. Gonzalez singles in Rizzo with 2 outs to complete a 4-run inning.

Both Posey and Cespedes homer in the 8th for a 10-2 Speakers lead. However, the ‘Heads weren’t giving up. Story goes yard with Lamb aboard in the 8th.  They then start the bottom of the 9th with 3 straight singles before Bartolo Colon records the final out, 10-5.

W – Ross (1-0); L – Kennedy (0-1)

Game 5 – With the series even, Game 1 starters warm up for the clincher at Riegle Park. Martinez gets 3 fly balls in the 1st.

Pomeranz again faces early trouble. Swanson singles (10). Bryant singles and moves to 2nd on another JD Martinez error. Chris Young singles home both for an early 2-0 Speakers lead.

Over the next 5 innings, the Lemonheads strand a runner at 2nd and ground into a pair of double plays. They finally break through against Hand in the 6th. Story walks for the 2nd time in the game. With 2 outs, JT Realmuto strokes a 2-run, game-tying home run!

The ‘Heads then restart the stranding pattern. Martinez is left at 2nd after an 8th inning double. In the 10th, 1st & 3rd with no outs and Murphy lines into a 3-unassisted double play!

Both teams begin to empty their pens. Duvall gets the best of Roberto Osuna in the 11th. Adam’s homer gives the Lemonheads a 3-2 lead.

In the bottom half, Sammy Solis walks Kris Bryant. Rajai Davis pinch runs and scores easily on Cespedes’ RBI double. However, the Speakers strand Yoenis at 3rd, so we continue to the 12th at 3-3.

The Lemonheads leave runners at 1st & 2nd, foiled by a turned back walk and Cruz’s bid for a single snuffed out by Joe Blanton. In the 13th, Story’s 2-out 11-4 becomes a 7 and Story never gets past 1st base.

David Dahl barrels a line single (7) off Jennings to begin the bottom of the 13th. Dahl then steals 2nd. Davis bunts, but the Lemonheads snuff out Dahl at 3rd. Cespedes finally walks off by connecting on a 2-run game-winning, series-ending home run. Jennings (+61) rolls 63 to eliminate the opportunity to get Davis at the plate on a double. Speakers win 5-3 in 13.

W – Blanton (1-0); L – Jennings (0-1)

Cespedes would have to be the Speakers series MVP. Duvall had a heck of a series for the Lemonheads. He even knocked in a run in the only game where he didn’t collect a hit. Story also had a great series in limited play.

This was a heartbreaking loss for the Lemonheads. Fortunately, we enjoyed Mother’s subs and adult beverages with Manager Steve to soften the blow.

Lemonheads at Shartlesville Browns

Game 1: Hill v Happ. The Browns loaded the bases in the bottom of the 1st with Reyes single, Ramirez getting plunked and Dozier working a 2 out walk. Brandon Guyer hit a ball to left where former Brown Trea Turner booted it, allowing 2 unearned runs to score. The Browns pushed the lead to 3-0 in the 3rd when Fowler doubled and Maybin singled him in. Murphy made it 3-1 with a solo homer in the Browns added another unearned run in the 4th to close out the scoring. Hill finished his season 10-0 in 11 Starts with a 1.72 ERA and 101 K’s in 83.66 IP. Browns 4/5/1 Lemonheads 1/4/3

Game 2: Paxton v Kennedy. The Browns score a run on and infield hit in the bottom of the 1st but end up both Abreu and Belt K’d with the bases loaded. The Lemonheads pushed ahead in the top of the 2nd as Martinez reached on a Seager Error and came around on a Boegarts 2-run shot. Reddick led off the 3rd with a homer to tie it and the Sharts pushed ahead when Dozier reached on a 2-out E9 and scored on an Abreu single. But the Sharts handed the lead right back in the next inning when Duvall reached on an E4, Owings doubled to make it 2nd and 3rd and Walker drove them both in with a single. They added an insurance run on a solo homer in the 8th. Lemonheads 5/7/1 Browns 3/5/2

Game 3: Cueto v Pomeranz Crazy game. The Heads plate 3 runs in the 2nd on 4 hits and an error and get 3 more in the 3rd on homers from Martinez and Lamb. The Browns got 2 back on a homer from Reyes in the bottom of the 3rd. Boegarts made it 7-1 with a solo in the 4th. In the Browns 5th Calhoun, Ruiz and Maybin all walked with no outs. After Reyes K’d Correy Seager doubled in 2 and Abreu followed with an RBI single to make it 7-5. Murphy made it 8-5 with a lead off dinger in the 7th but the Browns battled back again. Ruiz ledoff the bottom of the 7th with a double and Maybin had a homer turned back to plate him. Abreu drove Maybin in to cut the lead to 8-7 but Dozier and S. Rodriguez both K’d with runners on 1st and 2nd. The Browns got 1st and 2nd again in the 9th but Dozier flew out to end it. Lemonheads 8/10/1 Browns 7/10/10

The Browns go to 45-42 and will look to wrap up the season sometime prior to Thanksgiving against the Plauge.

Notes: 5 of Hill’s 10 wins came as the only win in a Brown series loss.
The Browns improve to 13-7 all time against the Lemon heads, but are 1-4 in 1 run games.

Manager Tony

Lemonheads at Lymebees

Game 1; Happ vs Bumgarner; Bumgarner gives up 4 HR and 8 runs, Bees get grand slam in 8th to make it close as Lemonheads rake for a 14-10 win. Lemonheads 14/16/1 Bees 10/8/

Game 2; Straily vs Fulmer; Straily gives up a solo HR to Cabrera in 3rd and pitches into 8th but Fulmer goes the distance for 1-0 Bees win. Lemonheads 0/3/1 Bees 1/4/2

Game 3; Pomeranz vs Hendricks; Lemonheads tie game at 3 in the top of 9th on a walk, stolen base and single and get the game winning run in 15th with two out and Cabrera pitching with a negative 66 Story pinch hits a HR turned back to a double followed by Blackmon who does the same as Lemonheads win 4-3.
Lemonheads 4/9/2 Bees 3/11/0

Bees record at 30-39 and looking to play some games.

John Ingiosi

Lymebees at Lemonheads

Game 1; Fulmer vs Lugo; Lemonheads would start the scoring with 2 runs in 1st on singles and a walk, 2 run HR by Murphy in 2nd, single run in 4th, solo HR’s by Story and Lamb in 5th, Lymebees would get 2 run HR by Cabrera in 3rd, solo HR by Pederson in 5th and after 3 errors by Lemonheads in 8th Yelich would tie the game with a 2 run HR in 8th, Lemonheads would get the game winning hits off of Devenski with two out in 8th with back to back doubles by Davis and Turner. Lemonheads 8/13/3 Bees 7/5/1

Game 2; Syndergaard vs Odorizzi; Lemonheads would start the scoring in 1st with one run, after a lead off triple by Story Duvall hits a 2 run HR in 2nd and 2 more runs in 4th, Bees would get a 2 run HR by Polanco in 3rd and solo HR by Yelich in 7th as Lemonheads win 5-3. Lemonheads 5/9/2 Bees 3/4/0

Game 3; Hendricks vs Straily; Bees get a lead off triple by Polanco in 1st and he scores on a Cabrera ground out, Hosmer gets a two out double in 9th to score Yelich and Hendricks give up a two out double to Davis in 3rd for Lemonheads only base runner as Bees win 2-0. Bees 2/4/0 Lemonheads 0/1/0

Lymebees record at 20-31 despite just a -5 run difference for the year

John Ingiosi

Lemonheads at Juggernauts

Juggs at lemon heads, juggs win 2 of 3 , again. All of the juggs new acquisitions performed well . Game 1 wright gets a complete game win , behind an offense that had 16 hits ,7 hrs, kris Davis went 4/5 3hrs and a double , 4rs, 6 RBI , kris had 3 hrs in his first 3 ab.3of the 7 homeruns were converted 2bs,by stailey the losing pitcher.
Kyle seager also had a great debut, going 3/6 with a 2 run homer.final score juggs 18 lemons 3. Game 2 hammel pitches 6 solid innings for the win only run given up off a Nelson Cruz solo shot , Votto delivered a 3 run shot in the first which was the big difference in the game , Tulowitzki also solo shot for juggs . Juggs 5 lemons 1. Game 3 juggs dice finally die , and lemons come out of their dice slump a little.tillman goes a solid 6 and gives up 3 in his loss , Kennedy gets win for lemons . Juggs only run comes from another tulowitki solo shot ,Cruz and Duvall had solo shots for the lemons helping them win 3-1 , juggs had 1 out runners on second and third in top of 8th ,but kang and krush Davis couldn’t bring them in .juggs are very happy with their recent trades . Happ is also on trading block if anyone is interested.

Manager Tim