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Speakers vs. Lemonheads

In late May, the Lemonheads try to avenge last year’s 2-8 disastrous head-to-head record against the Speakers, including an 0-4 start in the 2016 1st period.

Game 1 – The Lemonheads start innocently enough, scoring an unearned run in the 3rd. Then the flood gates open.

Six straight ‘Heads reach in the 4th leading to a 5-spot (4 ER). They one-up that barrage in the 7th. The first 4 batters reach. After 2 whiffs, the next 5 go single (0), single (7), single (4), 3-run HR, double!

When the dust settles, the Lemonheads make a 14-2 statement. Only Ian Kinsler’s 7th inning 2-run triple prevents another Speakers’ shutout. Former Speaker Daniel Murphy and Charlie Blackmon each stroke 3 hits, including a homer.

W – Drew Pomeranz; L – Carlos Martinez (4-2)

Game 2 – The hitting shoes transfer to the other dugout as the Speakers pound out 13 hits in a 9-3 final. Bases-loaded triples are wild for both sides. Nelson Cruz clears the bases with 2 outs in the 5th. Carlos Gonzalez answers in the 6th with a sacs loaded 3-base hit of his own.

Mookie Betts (4-5, RBI, 3-R), Anthony Rizzo (3-4, 2-D, RBI, 3-R, BB), and CarGo (4-5, T, HR, 6-RBI, R) lead the offense. The Speakers score against all 3 Lemonheads pitchers.

W – Jake Arrieta (5-1); L – Jake Odorizzi

Game 3 – Gonzalez needed a double for the cycle yesterday. He gaps a 1st inning RBI variety 2-base hit in the 1st inning today. Rizzo deposits a 3-run homer in the 5th for a commanding 5-0 lead. 2 more runs in the 7th make it 7-0.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Hellickson has not allowed a base runner through 6. After the stretch, lead off hitter Blackmon grounds to short. Murphy steps in, argues about Strike One, and then ruins the perfect game, no-hitter and shutout with one swing!

That would be the only Lemonheads’ base runner in the 7-1 final. Hellickson pitches a gem (9 IP, 1-H, 1-ER, 0-BB, 11-K).

W – Hellickson (4-3); L – Dan Straily

Game 4 – Murphy homers again in the 1st off David Price. Machado matches that solo (5) in the 4th. CarGo smacks a solo (3) in the 6th for a 2-1 Speakers’ lead.

That slim margin holds until the pen for the Lemonheads falters in the 9th. After Will Smith walks Rizzo to start the inning, Joaquin Benoit gets Kris Bryant to fly to left. Then Benoit serves up a 2-run homer to Roughned Odor (4). Kinsler follows with a double and Javy Baez connects (1) to make it 6-1.

After the 1st inning homer, Price allows a walk to Murphy and 2-out Adam Duvall single in the 4th; and, a 2-out double to Cruz in the 6th. The Lemonheads go quietly the rest of the way (10 in a row) for a 6-1 final.

W – Price (1-2); L – Ian Kennedy; S – Jeremy Jeffress (3)

Shartlesville Browns vs. Lemonheads

Game 1: Tillman v Pomeranz. The Browns struck first with and RBI double from Dozier in the 1st and pushed the lead to 2-0 with a solo shot in the 3rd from Sean Rodriguez. The Lemonheads would cut the lead to 2-1 with a Martinez RBI single in the bottom of the 3rd and that remained the score until the top of the 8th. The Sharts opened the inning with 3 straight singles from Maybin, K. Seager and C. Seager followed by a bases clearing 3B from Dozier. He then came in to score on a Sac Fly from Miggy to make it 6-1 which would be the final score. Tillman got the win and Montgomery worked 3 innings for the save. Browns 6/8/1 Lemonheads 1/9/1

Game 2: Cueto v Odorizzi. The Browns Slugged their way to a win behind a 7 run first inning including the first of two Salvy Perez bombs in the game. The Browns had 5 doubles and 3 HR’s in and 11-3 win. Cueto got the win and Odorizzi took the loss. Browns 11/14/2 Lemonheads 3/8/1

Game 3: Hill vs Conley. Shartlesville was in control the whole way as they used 5 more RBI (and a HR) from Dozier and a solid start from Hill to lock down their first ever 6 game win streak. Browns 8/8/1 Lemonheads 2/6/3

Game 4: Hammel v Straily. This was the craziest game of the series. The Lemonheads struck first with a 2-run 3B from Bradley in the 2nd. The Sharts hit the front with an Abreu solo shot in the 2nd and a 3 run 3rd that included 2 doubles, a homer and a triple. But the Lemonheads returned fire in the a 4th inning that saw them send 11 men to the plate. Martinez led off with a double but Hammel got the next two batters out before the flood gates opened. The next 6 batters each rapped 2-out singles off Hammel and when Tony Watson came into to try to stop the bleeding Martinez also singled for his 2nd hit of the inning. Watson got Lamb to ground out but the Heads now led 8-4. The lead was 9-4 entering the bottom of the 5th when the Browns cut it to 9-7 using a C. Seager 2-run HR and a Perez RBI single. The Heads got more 2-out magic in the top of the 7th as Belt doubled, Realmuto singled followed by a Blackmon 3-bagger. He waltzed into score on a wild pitch to make it 12-7. But the fireworks weren’t over! In the browns 7th C. Seager singled and walks to Abreu and Hairpin loaded the bases for Miggy who worked a walk to drive a run in. A Perez 6-4-3 scored another run followed by a 2-run HR from Turner to make it 12-11 after 7 full. Both teams had multiple chances to add more over the next two innings but neither scored and that was the final Lemonheads 12/20/0 Browns 11/14/0.

Notes:

The Brown slashed .308/.377/.636 in the series with 10 HR, 11 2B, 2 3B and 16 walks.
There was a gun show in the Browns’ usually suspect OF as Hairpin (RF) threw out 2 runners at home and Turner (CF) and Fowler (LF) also each had one for a total of 4 in the series. The infield also turned 4 double plays, all to end innings.
Dozier was the star of the Series for the Browns going 7-17 and driving in 9 runs. Perez wasn’t too far behind going 5-8 while driving in 5 in 2 games.
The Browns 6 game win streak from Game 2 to game 7 was the longest in club history.

The Browns are looking to play during the day either next Saturday or Sunday and can play either home or away.

Lymebees at Lemonheads

Game 1; Gray vs Liriano; Gray pitches a complete game shutout giving up 2 hits and 1 walk. Bees would get a 2-run double by Norris in the 7th for the only scoring. Bees win 2-0.

Game 2; Bumgarner vs Odorizzi; Bees get a solo HR by Lind in the 1st. Lemonheads get a 3-run HR by Martinez and score 5 runs in the 1st; and, a 2-run HR by Belt in the 2nd. Bees would get one run in the 3rd and that would end the scoring as Lemonheads win 7-2.

Game 3; Hendricks vs Greinke; Lemonheads score 6 runs in the 2nd with Duffy popping a 3-run HR. Lemonheads add single runs in the 6th and 8th. Yelich leads off the 9th with a single to center that Blackmon boots with Yelich ending up at second. After 2 strike outs Upton doubles to score Yelich for the Bees only run. Lemonheads win 8-1.

Lymebees record at 39-30.

John Ingiosi

Speakers at Lemonheads

Game 1 – The Speakers open the scoring against Hisashi Iwakuma on the first two batters of the series. Anthony Rizzo doubles and Buster Posey singles him home.

After Chris Archer walks a pair to start the 2nd, he battles to get 2 outs without the runners advancing. Then Neil Walker powers an RBI single to tie.

With 2 outs and nobody on the 6th, JD Martinez and Brandon “I Could Use a” Belt single. Matt Duffy laces an RBI double, but Belt is gunned at the plate by Ian Kinsler’s perfect relay.

Kinsler chases Iwakuma following a leadoff single in the 7th. Will Smith Ks Rizzo, but then the wheels come off. RBI single, walk, and Kris Bryant’s RBI double chase Smith. Pinch-hitter Chris Young greets new Lemonhead Cody Allen with a 2-run single through the drawn in infield. The crushing 4-run inning puts the Speakers on top, 5-2.

Belt’s 8th inning sac fly gets us to the final score, 5-3. Jeremy Jeffress retires all 6 Lemonheads he faces for a 2-inning save.

Posey (4-5, 2 RBI) gets singles each of his first 4 ABs (8,7,9, 8) before striking out in the 8th. JD Martinez (2-3, D, 2 R, BB) leads the ‘Heads.

W – Archer (5-3); L – Iwakuma; S – Jeffress (2)

Game 2 – Posey’s RBI double gives Jesse Hahn a 1st inning lead, which he graciously returns when Lemonheads prospect, Joey Gallo strokes a clutch 2-out RBI single in the bottom half. The Lemonheads pile on in the 2nd. JT Realmuto’s RBI triple and David Peralta’s 2-run double give the Lemonheads an early 4-1 lead.

Francisco Liriano walks Posey with the bases loaded in the 5th. The Speakers score a pair to close the gap to 4-3.

After Hahn retires the first two hitters in the bottom half, Realmuto and Walker single, sending Hahn (4.2 IP, 11 H, 6 ER) to the showers. Brett Cecil comes on, which prompts Manager Bob to pinch hit Travis Shaw for Charlie Blackmon. Shaw connects for a 3-run homer to give the Lemonheads a commanding 7-3 lead!

Shaw turns from hero to goat in the 7th as he bobbles Mookie Betts’ grounder to 1st to lead off the inning. 5 unearned runs later, including Manny Machado’s 3-run shot (10), the Speakers take a slim 8-7 advantage.

After Cecil and Trevor Rosenthal keep the ‘Heads off the scoreboard in the bottom half, Betts strikes for a 1-out double. Pinch hitter Yoenis Cespedes triples him home and scores on a 2-out single, Posey’s 4th RBI.

The Lemonheads go 1-2-3 in the 8th. Chris Owings 9th inning triple leads to a Duffy sac fly, but the Lemonheads fall short, 10-8. Darren O’Day gets the save, but surrenders a run for the third consecutive outing.

Realmuto (4-4, 2 D, T, RBI, 2 R) collects 8 total bases as the Lemonheads out-hit the visitors, 14-10. From the cleanup spot, Posey (2-3, D, 4 RBI, BB) now has 6 RBIs in the series.

W – Rosenthal (1-0); L – Liriano; S – O’Day (2)

Game 3 – Rizzo homers in the 3rd (10), but Owings triples home Belt in the 4th to tie 1-1. Owings tries to stretch his second triple of the series into an inside-the-park-homerun, but Carlos Gonzalez wings the ball to Kinsler, who nails the former Speaker at the plate.

Machado hits #11 in the 7th to break the tie. After the stretch, Owings and Walker single back-to-back. Realmuto hits a sac fly to left to re-tie at 2-2. Blackmon quickly unties the score with a huge 2-run homer. Lemonheads lead, 4-2.

Joaquin Benoit relieves Cody Anderson (7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 HR) and promptly walks Betts to start the 8th. Rizzo follows with his 11th HR to re-tie at 4-4. Two outs later, Bryant slams his 8th homer to put the Speakers back on top, 5-4.

JD Martinez singles to start the bottom half, but Roberto Osuna retires the next 6 Lemonheads to complete the sweep, 5-4.

Posey adds 2 more hits (8 for the series). Of the Speakers 7 hits, 3 go for singles while 4 leave the park . The Lemonheads total 9 hits, including 2 more triples, a homer, and 2 perfectly placed hit-and-run singles.

W – Carlos Martinez (7-2); L – Benoit; S – Osuna (1)

Lemonheads at Lymebees

Game 1; Greinke vs Bumgarner; Bees score 2 runs in the 3rd after Norris gets on via error, Braun doubles and Hosmer follows with a single. Bees get single runs in the 7th and 8th. Lemonheads get one run in the 9th as Bees win 4-1.

Gane 2; Odorizzi vs Hendricks; Heads get a run in the 1st on a Martinez double, another run in the 3rd, and in 4th Walker hits a 2-run HR. Bees get a solo HR by Reddick in the 8th as the Lemonheads go on to win 4-1.

Game 3; Anderson vs Gray; Lemonheads get a 1-out solo HR by Peralta in the 1st. Bees also get a 1-out solo HR by Hosmer in the 1st. Bees get a 1- out double by Beltre in the 2nd and, with two outs, Tulowitzki gets a double and RBI. That would be all the scoring for both teams as Bees win 2-1.

Bees record at 27-21 and looking to schedule after July 4th.

John Ingiosi