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Unhinged Wahoos at Lymebees

Game 1; Verlander vs Snell; Bees get 2 run HR by Upton in 1st, Wahoos get 1 run off Snell in 3rd and Snell leaves in 6th with two runners on and Kimbrel comes in gets the first batter out and Arenado hits 3 run HR and Wahoos win 4-2

Game 2: Kluber vs Ray; Bees score 1 run in 1st, Wahoos tie game in 6th on a Marte HR, Bees score 2 runs in 7th and Bees win 3-1

Game 3: Cole vs Bumgarner; Bees score 2 runs in 1st on Yelich’s only hit of the series a double and Wahoo’s get 1 run in 4th and Bees hold on to win 2-1

Lymebees record to 20-16

Shooting Stars II at Lymebees

Game 1; Degrom vs Freeland; Degrom pitches complete game and gives up 3 runs, Freeland gives up 1 single in top of 8th and Moronta comes in to finish as Bees win 3-0

Game 2; Kershaw vs Snell; Bees score 2 in 1st amd 5 in 2nd, Stars get there only run on a 2 ru HR by Suares in 4th as Bees win 8-21

Game 3; Morton vs Ray; Stars score 1 run in 1st. 1 run in 3rd, 3 runs in 5th and 1 ruin in 8th, Bees score 1 run in 4th, 1 run in 8th, Stars use 5 relief pitcher and Bees use 3 and Stars win 6-2

Lymebees record at 22-17 and playing Brandon Tuesday evening

Manager John

Stars and Speakers Celebrate

In honor of Kevin’s birthday, the Speakers hosted the 2nd period series, but traveled for the celebration. The Speakers further added to the celebration by totaling just ten hits … in the entire series!

Game 1 – Didi Gregorius can’t find the handle on Anthony Rendon’s grounder in the bottom of the 1st. David Dahl doubles with Rendon pulling up at 3rd. Javy Baez grounds out to plate the game’s first run … and only run!

Carlos Martinez fires a CG one-hitter, hitting Austin Barnes and walking 2. The no-no remained intact until Didi’s triple with 2 outs in the 7th. Carlos walks Matt Carpenter, but stops Ben Zobrist’s 7 to snuff out the threat.

The Speakers never could add on, getting just 2 more base runners into scoring position and collecting a total of 3 hits. (With Dylan Floro recording the only hit turned back with 2 away in the 6th and Whit Merrifield at 2nd, that means the Speakers rolled only 4 hit numbers in 8 innings.)

Martinez improves to 2-0. Morton suffers the tough loss.

Game 2 – Reynoldo Lopez allows more runs in the first 2 innings (8) than the Speakers score in the series (6). Lopez and friends hold the Stars, but will never, ever come back from 8 down.

Eugenio Suarez homers (11-1) to begin the game. He also makes the last out in the 2nd … and the 3rd. Matt Kemp and Gregorius go deep in the 2nd.

Kemp and Inciarte provide 6 of the Stars’ 15 hits. The Speakers sputter to score 2 with 2 outs in the 9th, but fall, 8-5. Lopez can’t repeat his stellar performance against The Plague and falls to 2-3 with a 5.68 ERA.

Game 3 – Another no-hitter alert … except this one is official! Jacob deGrom walks Anthony Rizzo to start the bottom of the 2nd. That’s the Speakers’ only base runner, never advancing a base.

The Speakers did roll 8 hits, but never rolled better than a 55 against the Grade 20 right hander. If anyone would ever get no-hit in OOTL, it would be the Speakers.

Miles Mikolas surrenders just 5 hits, but Joc Pederson leaves the yard in the 6th as the Stars win, 2-0. Mikolas is now 4-4 with a 2.97 ERA.

The Stars are now 5-1 against the Speakers this season. Happy Birthday, Kevin!

Manager Brian

Stars Shine

Shooting Stars shine on the road at Basher Stadium. Take 2 of 3 . Game one : Juggs are on a 4 game winning streak and make it 5 . A Rain delay in bottom of first downgrade both starters. Chacin ( Juggs) Williams ( stars ) . Williams gives up 2 runs in bottom of 1st allowed a walk and 3 singles. Juggs up 2-0 . Top of 2nd stars answer back with a run off 3 singles and a walk . Chacin pulled at 1.2 IP. Chavez in for long middle relief. Bottom of second, Williams pulled after he allows a 2 out single to Smith. Remember both starters were downgraded 6 points when returning from rain delay. Baez lefty brought in . Top of 3rd Ramos will get a 2 out 2 run homer off Chavez. Stars lead 3-2 . Bottom of 3rd Juggs answer back with a 2run homer by PH Voit in DH spot , off Baez. Juggs up 4-3 . Chavez will pitch till the 6th but gives up lead off double to carpenter. Buchter brought in to finish game . Goes 4 scoreless innings for a save . While Chavez got the win for his 3.1 ip. Juggs score 5 more runs in last 3 innings off Lugo and Dyson. Hicks almost hit for the cycle  an rbi single, a double, and a two run homer in 7th inning. Juggs win 9-3 , 9 hits 1 error. Stars 7 hits 2 errors. Game 2 : Degrom will end Juggs 5 game win streak, but barely. Degrom throws a masterful Complete game win allowing only one run and 3 hits no walks 10 ks. Juggs struck first in bottom of first when Peralta had a one out double then singled home by next batter Votto. Juggs up 1-0 . Juggs get a two out double from Gennett, but Dejong can’t hit him in . Top of 3rd stars threaten . Starter Carrasco gives up lead off single to Suarez then hits Pederson. Lorenzen will k ( he used all his AB in our series) kemp will LDP to end inning. Top off 4th Carrasco finally breaks down . Lead off single to Ramos walk Carpenter single Gregorios to fill bases no outs Zobrist fly ball to RF Kevin tags up all 3 runners Juggs go for easiest out at second, Roll a 61 runner out at second, but it would have gotten the runner at home too . That mistake will cost Juggs the game . Ramos scores on the sac fly . 1-1  game . Next batter incierte doubles scoring carpenter from 3rd . Stars up 2-1 and that’s how it will end as Juggs are 3 up 3 down rest of game . Degrom  taking away all our 8 and 9 we roll . Carrasco took lose 7.1 ip 10 hits 2ER 3BB 8k and 1 HBP (Pederson) .no errors that game . Game 3:Sabathia for Juggs . Sanchez for Stars . Stars get to Sabathia early. Top of first lead off single for Marte . Goes to second on Pederson ground out. Suarez rbi single. Stars 1-0 . Bottom of 2nd 2 outs Hicks single, Gennett HBP, Dejong walk . But Molina flyout to right field for 3rd out. Top of 3rd stars score 2 runs with 2outs . Pederson double, suarez walk, Gurriel rbi single, Kemp rbi single, bader flyout to end inning. Stars up 3-0 . Bottom of 3rd Juggs Peralta one out double, Muncy 2 out homer But no reliever Alverez +44 turns it back to an rbi double. Voit will PH single Muncy to 3rd . Judge will PH for Hicks to face Alverez. Hughes in to face Judge flyout ends inning. Stars up 3-1 . Top of 6th stars add a run with solo homer Ramos off Hirano. Stars 4-1. Juggs big rally bottom of 6th . Judge lead off walk , hughes pulled after 2.1ip and 10 BF, Oberg in for stars . Gennett singles, Dejong walk fills bases . No outs . Springer PH for Molina slow roller to first base he is out but runners advance one base giving him an rbi on judge scoring. Runners on 2nd and 3rd one out . Smith lays down a successful squeeze play scores Gennett. Villar will PR for Dejong on 3rd base . Peralta up . Duke lefty brought in for Peralta (-10) . Juggs send Villar home for tying run 41 or less safe . Stars roll 43 get Villar stealing home for 3rd out and Villar caught stealing for first time this season. Stars still lead 4-3 and will win game 4-3 . Hughes also had turned back what would have been another Juggs run in bottom of 5th Peralta solo shot to a double. Baez 5th reliever for stars closes out win for them . Each team one error Juggs 7 hits stars 8 hits . Juggs now 23-16 record

Manager Tim

Stars vs. Lymebees 9/21

Game 1; Kershaw vs Snell; Stars score 1 run in 1st, 4 runs in 2nd on a Garcia 2 run HR, 1 run in 3rd and 4th, Bees could only answer with a 2 run HR by Cozart in 7th as Kershaw goes the distance giving up 2 hits both to Cozart for 7-2 Stars win.

Game 2; deGrom vs Fulmer; Stars tie game in 9th on PH HR by Garcia and win it in 13th on a HR by Marisnick both HR off of Kimbrel as Stars win 9-8.

Game 3; Keuchel vs Ray; Bees manage to tie game at 5 -5 in 8th and with two outs Happ comes in to PH and Devenski changes a double into a HR on a roll of 11 and Stars sweep the series and win this game 6-5.

Bees record at 32-28.

Stars (“New Bees”) Host Speakers

Last Monday (August 12th), the Speakers traveled to Lewisberry to close out the first half of the season against the Stars. However, the  series highlight turned out to be Manager Kevin’s new hobby: bees.

Bee-sides, neither team could muster much offense. The bats must also have been “hiving” in the Baker backyard.

Game 1 – Clayton Kershaw and a trio of relievers shut out the Speakers, who have runners at 2nd and 3rd with one out in the 1st. Kershaw whiffs both Cody Bellinger and Javy Baez to close the frame.

Jake Marisnick decides hitting with RISP is overrated and homers (11-1) in the 2nd off David Price. That 1-0 score holds up.

No Speaker reaches 3rd base again until the 9th. With two fast runners at 1st and 2nd and no outs, Baez grounds into a 6-4-3 DP. Kris Bryant fouls out to left to smother the mini-threat.

The Speakers out-hit the Stars 6-3. Anthony Rendon (3-4, 3 D) collects half of them.

W – Kershaw; L – Price (0-3); S – Nick Goody

Game 2 – Buster Posey and Rendon both reach with 1 out in the 1st. Bellinger launches a 3-run HR (8) as the Speakers dent the plate for the first time in the series.

Chase Anderson makes that one swing hold up by going the distance and shutting out the Stars, 3-0. The Stars get two on base twice in the middle innings, but Anderson takes away 3 hits and a walk during those frames to preserve the shutout. The Speakers never get another runner past 2nd.

W – Anderson (4-1); L – Quintana

Game 3 – Rendon singles home Mookie Betts following a triple to start the game. The Speakers string together 3 singles and a walk to plate a pair in the 2nd for — (in this series, at least) — a commanding 3-0 early advantage.

With 2 outs and nobody on in the 5th, Brent Suter throws wildly to 1st allowing Greg Bird to reach 2nd base. Ender Inciarte strokes the Stars’ first hit to put his team on the board for the first time in 19+ innings.

Betts’ third hit of the game leaves the yard (6) in the 7th to re-engage the Speakers’ 3-run lead, 4-1. Suter works around two more errors (Posey and Anthony Rizzo) until he gets the first 2 outs of the 9th.

That’s when Inciarte spanks his third hit of the game, a triple.  Dustin Pedroia singles home the run to bring the tying run to the plate.

The Speakers lift Suter in favor of Roberto Osuna. Matt Carpenter steps in as a pinch-hitter. Osuna prevents a walk (+43), which would bring the winning run to the plate. Carpenter finally hits a harmless fly ball to left to end the game, 4-2.

W – Suter (1-2); L – Dallas Keuchel; S – Osuna (2)

Afterward, all the buzz was about the Stars scoring just three runs, yet still squeezing a win out the series. The Speakers score in only 4 innings, but it’s good enough to swarm two victories to end the half on a sweet note.