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Lymebees vs. Shooting Stars II

Game 1 Bumgardner vs Quintana
Bum strikes out the side to start the game then the bees put 3 on the board bottom of first on a lead off walk to Arica Leon and Braun both single then Cano doubles

A 3 run hr by Broxton top of 2nd ties the game Schimpf singled and Ramos had walked leading up to the big blast. Top of 3 stars still playing long ball. Double by Pedroia single by Tomas scored Pedroia one out later Ramos goes yard!!!! 2 runs score. Now 6 to 3 Stars.
Bottom of four Upton goes deep making it 6 to 4. Lymebees score again on a walk to Leon scoring on a fielders choice later in inning.

Lymebees add four more in 6th and another two in 8th featuring a hr by Leon. Two doubles by Cano two singles by Beltre. Winning big Final Lymebees 11. Stars 6

Game 2. Devenski. Vs. DeSclafani
Three singles in bottom of first for Lymebees and score a run on Contrerras single They get another in the third Reddick scoring on a double by the catcher Contrerras he also homers in the 6th OMG catchers are killing me.

Stars only get an unearned run in the 6th.
Final Lymebees 3. Stars 1

Game 3 Lackey vs Snell
Stars score in bottoms of first on a walk to Dyson and a two out single by Schimpf!!

That’s it folks Lackey pitches a gem Rzepcynski helps out last two innings
Stars win 1 to 0

Game 4. Finnegan vs Syndagard
Cano blasts a two run shot top of first
Stars answer same inning with doubles by Villar and Dyson and single by HFP To tie it at 2

Nobody does anything until 8 th inning Pedroia gets a lead off single
Broxton pinchruns steals second
Stars play small ball. Sac by Villar and then Dyson (would have been a single if I didn’t sac) scores Broxton
Lymebees get a lead off walk to Leon then move him to second before bowing out for a Stars 3 to 2 victory

Series was a split.

Manager Kevin

Shooting Stars II vs. Unhinged Wahoos

GAME 1

Quintana VS Strasburg

Stars score first in second inning Ramos Walk, Carpenter single, Two outs later a double by Jankowski scores both.

Wahoos answer in bottom half of inning with a two out double by Marte and a single by Suzuki.

Stars add a solo shot by Diaz in Fourth to extend lead to 3-1.

With two out in sixth Pedroia hits a long fly ball to Spanky Eaton in Center field easy out wait trips falls steps on glove trying to get up and falls again. Regains his feet goes to throw the ball and it goes 8 feet as it slipped out. Pedroia goes to all four bags without a hit scoring an unearned run making it 4-1.

Pedroia not done as eight inning he comes to plate with two out two on and blasts a 3 run shot which turns out to be the game winner. Lead now 7-1

Wahoos get three in bottom of eight after Suzuki single Crawford tagged by the pitch McMann rips a HR but it is turned back only scoring one run. Eaton flies out and ALTUVE rips a double to score two runs making the final 7-4 Stars

GAME 2

DeSclafani VS Verlander

Pedroia leads off with a single in top of first. Schimpf rips a 2 run shot followed by HFP who goes the distance for back to back HR’s Stars jump out in front 3 to 0

Wahoos cut the lead down in the second with a one out double by Myers ….who comes home on a Zobrist Single.

Top of 7 Stars get a solo shot from Carpenter making it 4-1 but Wahoos rally in bottom half of inning

Singles by Arenado and Myers followed by a double from Marte knocking in two runs. Marte later scores on a sac by Crawford. Game now tied at 4 apiece.

Villar leads off the 8th with a solo shot and Stars hold off the Wahoos to win making the final 5-4 Stars

GAME 3

Lackey VS Kluber

Stars are now the home team and Wahoos take it to the in the top of the first Spanky Eaton doubles and two outs later Arenado blasts a two run shot.

Wahoos Continue to pull away with an unearned run with Crawford scoring in the second making it 3-0. However the Stars answer in bottom half of second with 3 straight singles …with two outs and bases loaded Kluber decides to walk a run in for the Stars. Making it 3 to 1 Wahoos through 3.

Wahoos continue to put runs up in fourth as they get another unearned run in the game making it 4-1. Stars send 12 men to the plate in the fourth scoring 8 runs all earned taking the lead back and end up holding the score as is as the bullpen gets a work out to hold off the Wahoos.

Stars Win Final Stars 9 Wahoos 4

GAME 4

Finnegan VS Porcello

Once again the Wahoos jump on top in first inning after a walk to Eaton, Single by Altuve a HBP to Encarcion first three batters. They end up scoring 2 runs on a sac by Arenado and a single by Marte.

Stars answer in Bottom half of 2 inning sending 9 players to plate scoring four on 5 singles and a walk taking the lead back making it 4-2 Stars at the end of 2.

Stars come to play in the third after an error by Crawford Ramos makes him pay tagging two run shot over the left field wall. Diaz blasts a solo shot one out later making it 7 to 2 Stars.

Top of Fourth Wahoos say we are not done yet as Crawford blasts a two run shot over center field stands!!!!! Cutting into the lead making it 7-4.

Bottom half of the fourth Pedroia Walks Villar two outs later doubles Pedroia scores then Ramos singles Scoring Villar as Stars stretch the lead back to 9-4

Stars Bullpen gets another work out holding Wahoos at bay from here on out.

Stars win Final 9 to 4

Stars have Managed to hit 25 Homers and 3 triples in just 16 games this as we know will not continue throughout the year but it feels good while it happens.

Manager Kevin wants to thank Manager Mike for taking the hot dice like a Mann…….(punny).

Stars now 10-6 ready to schedule next opponent.

Kevin

Shartlesville Browns vs. Shooting Stars II

The Browns took on the Stars today in Lewisberry.

Game 1 Miranda v Quintana: The Browns used singles from Abreu, Rodriguez, Maybin and Tomlinson (in his OOTL debut) to take a 2-0 lead in the 2nd. That looked like a good lead as Miranda was cruising, also in his league debut. But then the Stars broke out the long balls. Broxton led off the 5th with one and Inciarte added a 2-run shot to put the Stars ahead after 5. Villar touched ’em all to lead off the 6th to push the lead to 4-2. In the bottom of the 7th Tomlinson rapped a 2-out single and promptly swiped 2nd. Chapman relived Quintana but Dexter Fowler came through with an RBI single to make it 4-3. The Sharts didn’t touch Chapman the rest of the way as he earned a 7 out save. Stars 4/6/0 Browns 3/8/2

Game 2 Tillman v DeGrom: The Stars struck first in the 2nd as Carpenter doubled and scored on a Diaz single. The Sharts knotted it up at one in the bottom half when Kyle Seager singled, went to third on a Pence error and scored on an Abreu ground-out. The Stars hit the front again in the 3rd when Jankowski led off with a single, moved up on a FC and was plated on a Pedroia single. The score was still 2-1 when Corey Seager reached on an E5 to leadoff the 7th. With one out Dozier singled to chase DeGrom. Rzepczynski came in and struck out pinch hitter Brandon Guyer but a highly unlikely triple from Jose Abreu put the Sharts up 3-2 on 3 unearned runs. The Browns pen held up to cement the win. Browns 3/4/0 Stars 2/5/2

Game 3 Cueto v. Lackey: The Sharts got a run in the first on an RBI double from C. Seager but Cueto gave it right back in the bottom on back-to-back 2-out doubles from Pence and Ramos. In the 2nd the Stars used a Carpenter walk and a Diaz triple followed by a Nunez sac fly to make it 3-1. Salvy Perez homered to lead off the 3rd but Villar got that run right back with a lead off job of his own in the 4th. Although the Stars loaded the bases later that inning Villar’s was the only run that scored. The Browns touched up Rzepczynski again in the 5th as C. Seager led off with a single and Abreu followed up with an RBI double. Lorenzen and Chapman locked the Browns to mark the third straight one run game in the series. Stars 4/8/0 Browns 3/7/1

Game 4 Hill v Wright: Trea Turner led off the game with a double and made it 1-0 Browns on a C. Seager two bagger. Dozier walked but the Sharts couldn’t capitalize as the Stars turned a double play. Turner stayed hot by homering in the third and back-to-back doubles from C. Seager and Abreu pushed the lead to 3-0… all before the Stars had their first base runner against Hill. That first runner was a walk by Pedroia in the 4th and the first hit was a double to Tomas to make it 2nd & 3rd. Villar delivered the first run with a sac fly to make it 3-1. Corey Seager stayed blazing hot with another RBI double in the 5th reaching for the 7th straight time over the last two games. The Stars got another sac fly RBI from Villar in the 6th but Hill and Nate Jones dodged a few bullets to preserve the 4-2 win. Browns 4/9/0 Stars 2/5/0

The Browns improve to 11-5 and will take on the Wahoos next weekend and the Lymebees on Monday 4/3.

Notes:

The Browns slashed .219/.254/.352 in a noticeable decrease from their first 3 series (.249/.340/511).

Corey Seager went 6-9 with 4 doubles and drove in 3 runs in 3 games played. However, Jose Abreu was the real star of the series for the Browns, driving in 5 with two doubles and a triple.

The Browns pen worked 10 scoreless innings.

After hitting 18 homers in their first 10 games the Sharts have managed just 3 in their last 6.

The Browns are now 6-3 in games started by righties and 5-2 in games started by lefties.

Manager Tony

Speakers vs. Shooting Stars II – Another Perspective

Game 1 Wright vs Colon

Wow is all I can say. Here goes:

Stars get 2 in the 1st on a triple by Dyson followed by a double from Schimpf. With two outs, both Ramos and Carp slap singles. 2nd Inning: Stars get 2 more on singles by Inciarte and Dyson followed by a Schimpf double to plate them both. Top of the 3rd: Stars lead off with a Ramos HR. Carpenter flies out, then both Nunez and Pedroia go back-to-back. Stars take a 7-0 lead.

Bottom of the 3rd: Speakers were not speaking, but their dice were. Six hits, a walk and 5 runs and chased away Wright to close the gap to 7-5. 4th inning: Speakers aren’t done. They get 3 back-to-back singles followed by a big old blast from Betts. That grand slam gives the Speakers a 9-7 lead and the Stars are fuming.

Top of the 5th inning: Stars get a two-run HR from Diaz to tie the game.

Top of 7th: Stars lead off with a HR by Carpenter for a 1 run lead. After singles by Pedroia and Inciarte, Yosmany Tomas pinch hits a 3-run blast following a pitching change. Stars add 2 more runs in the 8th on a 2-run HR by Pedroia.

Speakers get a lead off HR in the 9th, but go down swinging to Chapman with 3 straight K’s. Stars win wild one, 15-10.

Game 2 Arrieta vs Desclafani

Odor jumps on Desclafani in the 2nd with a 3-run HR. Stars get a 2-run shot from Ramos in the 5th to make it close.

Speakers go nuts in the 8th to score 4 runs on 4 hits, even with a HR turned back. Speakers win game 2, 7-2.

Game 3 Hellickson vs Lackey

Both teams are exhausted and the bats show it. Speakers score in the top of the 9th after a lead off double by Rizzo. Stars fail to answer.

Hellickson goes the complete game, only giving up 2 hits. Speakers win game 3, 1-0.

Game 4 Martinez Vs Finnegan

Stars get shelled in this one as both pitchers go the distance. Much different lines on the pitchers.

Speakers club the ball for 12 hits, 9 runs and 2 HRs. Stars only get 4 hits and a solo HR by Pedroia, scoring only 2 runs– both in the 9th inning, both meaningless. Speakers win game 4, 9-2.

Speakers win the series, 3-1.

Manager Kevin

Spring Time Thoughts

With Spring Training well under way I have reviewed my team’s possible year ahead on the field and I am excited for their potential.

18 Position Players, 16 of which are projected to be on an opening day lineup — 6 of them in the lead off spot.

Speed, you ask? The fastest team in the league I believe…..265 SB Attempts to use. 5 in the first series puts me behind the ave of 11.77 per 4 game series, so I will have to pick up the stolen base attempts in next couple series. 197 of those attempts are by A,B,C rated runners.

Of my TEN Starters ALL TEN have earned a place on their respective teams’ starting 5 rotation — 3 of which are their opening day starters (QUINTANA, DESCLAFANI, KEUCHEL). DeGrom and Walker in 2 spot Hon mention….).

For my relief pitchers all 8 are expected and projected to be in the bullpen on the 25 man roster with 3 very good closers (RAMOS,CHAPMAN,AND A YOUNG LORENZEN).

Only one injury: Wilson Ramos is expected back for late May as a DH? We shall see.

Things always look good at this time of year, but this by far is the best talented team I have had in this league and the most potential I have put together for future ownership.

Good Luck to all!

Manager Kevin