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Speakers: Juggs

Juggs win 2 of 3 in wild series . And I do mean wild . The series had a combined 28 walks and 6 HBP . ( Juggs walks 15 HBP 2 ) ( Speakers walks 13 HBP 4) Game 1 . Stripling throws a complete game win 7-3 . 8 hits 2ER 1BB 7K 1HR.  Top of second machado in the 5 hole lead off double, posey single, machado to 3rd . Soto hits into a double play but Machado will score from 3rd . 1-0 speakers. Top of 3rd Merrifield one out single, Rendon pop to 3rd second out . Betts single , Bryant 14 turned to 2 balls , Juggs think about IBB for +13 Bryant vs lefty starter Gonzales. But Juggs go for the out . PLUNK Bryant HBP fills bases with two outs . Machado gets an rbi walk when +35 Gonzales can’t stop it . Posey then rolls a 66 =0 second column 1 , Gonzales +21 no luck Posey Grand Slam. Soto makes 3rd out . Speakers up 6-0 . Gonzales down graded 5 points . Base of 6 . Top of 7th Gonzales still in going for possible upgrade from base 6 in third inning. Is a base 5 because of fatigue. Rendon lead of single, Betts +5 rolls 12 = single (8),Bryant +13 rolls 65 = single (11) and scores Rendon . Speakers up 7-0 .bottom of 7th Juggs get a two run homer from Hicks. 7-2 speakers. Top 8th Gonzales still in . Runners 1st and 3rd no outs Merrifield DP runner holds . Rendon pop 3rd end inning. Bottom 8th Molina lead off double, Villar PR , Smith 4-3 moves Villar to 3rd . Peralta Rbi single. Votto 9 converts to 26 , Fielding one HO Slow Batter becomes Double play . Speakers up 7-3 . Top of 9th Gonzales trying to take one for the team . Base grade 1. Betts walk , Bryant single , Machado HBP loads bases no outs . Gonzales finally pulled . Bradley in relief gets posey pop second, Soto K, Baez k . Speakers win 7-3 with 15 hits one error. Juggs had 8 hits no errors. Machado was 2/3 with a double an rbi a walk 2 runs and HBP . Soto was 0-5 with 3k and a DP for Speakers. Game 2 : Sabathia gets start for Juggs . Carlos Martinez for Speakers. Top second posey lead off single, Bellinger DP, Baez single steals second, Haniger fly ball to Peralta miss reads it for a two base error scoring Baez . Speakers 1-0. Bottom second, Muncy lead off walk ( Martinez is a -25 control) Winker walk , Hicks pop catcher, Gennett rbi single, Dejong DP tied 1-1 . Top 3rd rendon lead of single Betts walk , Bryant DP Rendon to 3rd, machado 6-3 3rd out . Bottom of 3rd Molina lead of K , Smith single steals second, Peralta second column 4 triple rbi, Votto second column 6 double rbi, Muncy single, Winker rbi single, Hicks single column 5 runners 1st and 2nd = triple two RBI, Gennett K , Dejong walk ,Molina 9 but five run down grade will allow Martinez to make it an out . Juggs up 6-1 . Bottom of 4th Martinez still in , smith lead of walk steals second, Peralta walk , Votto walk, Muncy sac fly to RF , Winker walk , Hicks sac fly to LF, Gennett K , Juggs up 8-1 . Top 5th Merrifield lead of single, Rendon HBP, Betts 1-3 moves runner to second, Bryant IBB fills bases . Machado BB rbi, posey K, Bellinger flyout. Juggs up 8-2 . Top 6th Baez lead off single, Haniger HR single Baez to 3rd . Sabathia pulled . Hirano in , Merrifield sac fly to RF scores Baez , Rendon k , Betts HBP , Buchter in to face PH Rizzo , Rizzo -9 pulled for Simmons who pops to 3rd . Juggs up 8-3 . Top 7th Oh in for Juggs , posey walks and scores that inning. Juggs up 8-4 , bottom 7th Juggs get insurance run Because of a two out error from posey eventually leads to an rbi single from smith, Juggs up 9-4 and they need it as the speakers score 4 runs in the top of 9th Baez rbi double and Rendon two out 3 run homer . Juggs win 9-8 Sabathia manages to get the win . Juggs 9 hits 11walks 2 errors, Speakers 11 hits 8 walks 2 HBP one error . Game 3 : Juggs throw another lefty Woods 6ip 6 hits 1ER 3BB 7K for the win 9-3 , Carasco goes 3 innings in relief for a save . Juggs smack around Speakers starter Mikolas for 11 hits 6 ER 1 HR and 3BB over 6.2 IP. Trevino in relief for Speakers goes 1.1 innings gives up solo shots to Votto, Muncy and Hicks in bottom of 8th . Votto gets on base every plate appearance. Single run scored, walk, walk RS, Single, Homerun. Gennett was 3/5 and is on a 9 game hitting streak. Dejong got HBP twice by Mikolas. Juggs had two sac again by Muncy and Hicks , Juggs 15 hits one error, Speakers 7 hits no errors. Soto came back to play game 3 after being benched in game 2 and went 3/4 with two doubles and a homer . Juggs are now 34-23 play Steve Monday night .

Manager Tim

Bees Bring Brooms

Game 1: Newcomb vs Snell; Bees score solo HR by Laureano in 1st, 3 runs in 3rd, Speakers er 3 run HR by Haniger in 4th, Bess get unearned run in bottom of 4th, Speakers get 1 run in 8th, and Bees hold on to win 5-4

Game 2: Lopez vs Clevinger; Clevinger pitches complete game shut out and Bees hit 3 HR in 6th and another HR in 8th as Bees win 5-0

Game 3; Price vs Hendricks; Speakers get single runs in 4th, 5th and 6th Bees get 2 runs in 2nd, 3 runs in 3rd, 2 runs in 6th and 2 runs in 8th as Bees win 9-3 and sweep 3 game series go finish first half at 27-21

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

Speakers Avoid The Plague

Game 1 – The Speakers use a 2-out Kenta Maeda wild pitch immediately followed by a James McCann passed ball to score Mookie Betts in the top of the 1st. Anthony Rizzo doubles the lead by connecting (2) to lead off the 4th.

A 2-out Betts walk precedes a pair of singles in the 5th. Manny Machado’s 9 plates Betts for a 3-0 lead. A pair of 2-run homers in the 8th by Javy Baez (5) and Juan Soto (3) put the opener out of reach, 7-0.

Reynoldo Lopez (2-2) goes the distance, allowing a Michael Brantley RP single in the 1st and a Paul Goldschmidt 7 to lead off the 8th. Lopez records just takeaways, facing only 31 batters.

Game 2 – Baez clubs #6 to lead off the 2nd. Brandon Nimmo answers in the bottom half with a 2-run double to put The Plague on the scoreboard for the first time in the series.

The Speakers manufacture the tying run in the 3rd on 2 walks, a Kyle Gibson wild pitch, and a Mitch Haniger sac fly. Nimmo loses a walk and a home run, but doubles home Max Kepler in the 4th for a 3-2 home team advantage.

The Plague holds the Speakers to a Haniger double (turned back by Gibson’s +14) the rest of the way. Goldy’s 2-run blast in the 8th clinches a 7-2 series-tying win, the first time The Plague have defeated the Speakers this season.

Mike Mikolas surrenders 10 hits in 6.2 IP and falls to 4-3.

Game 3 – Machado’s first error and Francisco Lindor’s 2-out RBI single give The Plague the early lead.

The Speakers answer immediately as Lindor boots a ball to begin the 2nd. Luis Severino uncorks a wild pitch, Cody Bellinger doubles home Baez for a 1-1 tie. However, the Speakers aren’t done.

Severino walks Omar Narvaez and Juan Soto with 1 away. Betts strokes a 2-run single (10), David Dahl singles home another (7), and with 2 outs, Rizzo clears the bases with a 2-run double. Speakers lead, 6-1.

Ross Stripling retires the next 7 hitters, but Lindor triples in the 4th and Kevin Kiermaier lofts a sac fly to right. The Speakers continue to add on as Dahl deposits a 2-run HR (2) over the fence in right in the 6th.

After stranding a pair in the 5th, The Plague take advantage of an Andrelton Simmons error with 1 out in the 6th. Kiermaier follows with a 2-run blast to match Dahl.

The Speakers pen squashes any hope of a comeback. Speakers win, 8-4, as Edwin Diaz sets down The Plague in order. Ross Stripling improves to 2-1. Speakers take the series, 2-1, and climb back to .500, 15-15.

Manager Brian

Speakers Host Juggs

Speakers get some revenge on Juggs . Speakers win first 2 easily. Game 1 Mikolas goes the distance for speakers first win of series gives up 5 hits and only 1 run . Speakers win game 5-1 . But Gennett keeps hitting streak alive at 7 games . Gennett 2/3 rbi , 2b. Homer turned back. Hicks scored on the double. Speakers had 11 hits . 9 hitter Simmons 3/3 , 2 runs , 2b. Haniger 2 run homer. Neither team made an error. Voit makes debut for Juggs and goes 0-4 with a k . Sabathia loss. Game 2 .speakers win a close game 4-2 . Wood gets the loss price the win . Juggs had 4 hits and an error. Voit finally gets a hit on his 8th plate appearance of series a solo homer in top of 9th .  Speakers had 10 hits . Simmons again in the ninth spot reaches base every plate appearance. Single, walk, HBP , error . Juggs have one error speakers none .  Gennett hitting streak snapped with a PH out.Game 3 : juggs finally start hitting. Generate 12 hits for a 7-3 win . Juggs pull starter minor after only 2 innings. Minor gave up a two run homer to Machado in bottom of second. Gave speakers a 2-1 lead . Juggs Muncy had solo homerun in top of second. Top of 3rd smith singles gets to 2nd on Iglesias 6-3 out . Voit then singles him in . Game tied 2-2 . Bottom of 3rd Betts lead off single, minor pulled for Chavez . Chavez goes 4.1 for the win . Hirano finished last 2.2 innings of game . Speakers manage only one more run in bottom of 7th . Springer Has a career day for the record books . First at bat walk . Then Springer hits three consecutive homers all 66-1. Top 4th , top 5th , top 8th , last at bat in 9th rolled a 63 . Top of 9th Jordan Hicks turned back , consecutive homers by Iglesias and Voit . Voit 2/5 2rbi, 2b. Speakers had 7 hits in the loss and an error. Juggs currently 17-13 record

Manager Tim