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Lymebees at The Plague

Lymebees vs Plague 7/24/2017

Game 1: Syndergaard vs Duffy; Beltre hits a solo HR for Bees in 2nd, Arcia circles the bases on a single Kepler error in center field in 3rd, Polanco starts 5th off with a solo HR and Bees add 3 more runs in the 5th, Bees get a run in 8th and 2 more runs in the 9th and Plague get a run in 9th to avoid the shut out as Bees win.
Bees 9/10/0, Plague 1/8/2

Game 2; Hendricks vs Fernandez; Hamilton leads off 1st for Plague with a double and steals 3rd and with one out LeMahieu gets him in on an infield ground out, Bees tie game in 7th on a Contreras solo HR, Plague get the winning run in bottom of 13th for a 2-1 win.
Plague 2/6/0, Bees 1/4/0

Game 3; McCullers vs Estrada; Plague get 2 runs in 4th and 3 more runs in 6th with solo HR by Kipnis and Lindor, Bees get a 2 run HR by Braun in 9th as Plague win the 5-2
Plague 5/5/0, Bees 2/6/0

Bees record at 19-29

Need to schedule away games with Lemonheads, Browns, Eliminators and home games with Stars and Wahoos

Not available this Saturday the 29th

John Ingiosi

The Plague vs. Speakers

Last year’s championship contenders continued their rivalry in mid-May.

Game 1 – Each team uses 3 pitchers in the final inning to decide this close contest. Kris Bryant gets the Speakers on the board early with a 1st inning RBI ground out and a 3rd inning 2-run HR (his first of the season!). During both innings, Mookie Betts (3-4, 3-D, 3-R) scores.

The Plague score candlesticks in the 4th and 6th on ground ball RBIs by Francisco Lindor and Paul Goldschmidt. The Speakers answer in the 6th as Carlos Gonzalez legs out a lead off double. Bryant grounds to 2nd and Anthony Rizzo lifts a sac fly to center for a 4-2 lead.

In the bottom of the 8th, Betts doubles with 1 out to chase starter Tanner Roark. Lefty Kyle Ryan faces pinch hitter Yoenis Cespedes. Cespy singles home Betts. After Bryant lines out to 3rd, Rizzo doubles home Cespedes (turned back HR) to chase Ryan.

With a 6-2 lead, Carlos Martinez starts the 9th, but quickly finds himself pitching from the stretch. Lindor singles. Goldy grounds out. Max Kepler gets those 2 runs back with a 2-run home run.

Pinch hitter Alcides Escobar reaches 2nd on a Rizzo error. Jeremy Jeffress comes in and walks Alex Bregman, which puts the tying run on base. Billy Hamilton hits a fly ball to center (a turned back hit). Escobar tags and takes 3rd.

Enter Joe Blanton to face Carlos Santana representing the go-ahead run. Blanton gets Santana to chase strike 3 to end the game, 6-4.

W – C. Martinez (3-1); L – Roark; S – Blanton (2)

Game 2 – Aaron Sanchez is the star of the game, hurling a CG, 5-0 victory, and allowing just 4 singles.

The Plague score in the 2nd on Matt Wieters’ 2-out 2-run double. Jason Kipnis connects with a 2-run blast in the 3rd. Bregman triples home Wieters with the exclamation point in the 4th.

This marks Jake Arrieta’s first clunker of the year (11 H, 5 ER, HR). The shutout marks the 5th of the season (in 22 games) suffered by the Speakers, who never touch 3rd base.

W – A. Sanchez; L – Arrieta (4-1)

Game 3 – Another Speakers’ scoreless streak climbs to 18 innings as Marco Estrada pitches another 4-hit CG shutout. If you’re counting, that’s 6 times the Speakers have been blanked in 23 games.

Early RBI singles by Goldschmidt and Lindor are all that’s needed for The Plague to pocket a 2-0 win. Jeremy Hellickson scatters 8 hits and allows just 1 ER in the tough luck loss.

W – Estrada; L – Hellickson (3-3)

Game 4 – In a carbon copy of Game 3’s 1st inning, a Speaker error and Goldy RBI single give The Plague the early lead. Joe Ross battles to keep the margin to 1 run, (which would have been enough the past two days).

Manny Machado finally snaps the Speakers’ 21-innings without scoring, blasting a 4th inning 2-run HR, his first of the season. After Wieters ties it up with a sac fly in the bottom half, the Speakers rope 3 doubles to score another pair in the 5th.

Santana homers to start the bottom half. The 4-3 nail biter goes quickly in the late innings. Only the Speakers offer a 9th inning threat: 2nd and 3rd with 1 out. Two pop ups leave the 1-run margin.

Blanton pitches a 1-2-3 9th to secure the 4-3 win and the series split.

W – Ross (1-1); L – Jose Fernandez; S – Blanton (3)

The Plague vs. Lymebees

Game 1: Matz vs Bumgarner; Plague get 2 runs in 2nd , Bees come back and get 2 runs in bottom of 2nd, Plague get 2 more runs in 4th, Bees get one back in bottom of 4th, Plague open things up in 8th with a two out 3 run HR by Wieters, Bees come back in bottom of 8th with 5 strait hits to get within one run and Yelich hits into a RP fly out runner doubled up at first but a run scores to tie game at 7-7, Goldschmidt leads off 10th with a HR and hold on to win 9-7.

Plague 9/11/0 Bees 7/19/1

Game 2: Urias vs Fulmer; Plague score first with a solo HR by Bregman in 3rd, Plague add another run in 6th with a lead off Bregman triple and a sac fly by Hamilton, Bees would get there only run in 8th as Plague win 2-1.

Plague 2/4/2 Bees 1/6/0

Game 3: Snell vs Roark; Bees get there only hit in 6th by Hosmer as Plague score 2 unearned in 1st, 4 runs in 2nd , one run in 3rd and cap things off with a 2 run HR by Santana in 5th as Plague win 9-0.

Plague 9/10/0 Bees 0/1/2

Game 4: Hendricks vs Sanchez; Plague get shut down with only a two out double by Kepler in 7th and Bees get single runs in 2nd, 3rd and 6th for a Bees win 3-0.

Bees 3/6/0 Plague 0/1/1

Lymebees record at 9-15 and looking to schedule our remaining 3 first period series.

John Ingiosi

Shartlesville Browns vs. The Plague

Today the Browns took on The Plague

Game 1: Rodon v Estrada. Runs were at a premium in this one. New Brown Josh Reddick led off the 3rd with a single, moved to 3rd on ground outs from Perez and Fowler and came in to score on a wild pitch. It was still 1-0 in the top of the 9th when Maybin and C. Seager singled followed by a Jose Abreu triple to plate two insurance runs. Another new Brown, Cody Allen, worked the 9th for the save. Rodon improved to 4-1 on the season. Browns 3/6/0 Plague 0/7/0

Game 2: Cueto v Roark. Fowler tripled to lead off the game and C. Seager made it 2-0 with a dinger. The Plauge didn’t wait long to strike back as 4 of the first 5 batters reached against Cueto to put them up 3-2. They piled on 3 more runs in the 2nd as Wieters led off with a walk followed by a Hamilton single and a Santana touched ’em all. The Sharts got single runs in the 3rd, 6th and 9th but squandered many chances in a 6-5 loss. Plague 6/9/0 Browns 5/11/1

Game 3: Tillman v Sanchez. The Browns loaded the bases in the bottom of the 1st but couldn’t score. With 2 outs in the top of the 2nd the Plague got 3 straight singles followed by a Salvy Perez error. By the time the inning was over the Plague scored 4 runs (3 unearned). The Browns threatened against Sanchez but hit into 3 double plays to kill each chance. Cameron Maybin finally delivered two runs with a bases loaded single in the 8th, but that was all the scoring the Browns could muster. Tillman was a hard luck loser and the Browns lost back-to-back games for only the second time all season. Plague 4/7/1 Browns 2/6/1

Game 4: Lester v Fernandez. The Browns took an early 2-0 lead on a Dozier RBI single followed by a K. Seager triple. New Brown Jon Lester was cruising and looked like a sure winner when the Browns got an error-aided big inning of their own in the 5th. Tulo reached on an E3, Fowler doubled and Maybin drove them both in with a single. After a Dozier 2-out single K. Seager made it 6-0 with a single. Lester was still chugging along until the 7th when The Plague got 2 singles and 2 doubles to cut the lead to 6-3. For some unknown reason the Browns let Lester answer the bell in the 8th and with 2 outs he surrendered a solo shot to Goldy to make it 6-4. Dozier homered leading off the bottom of the 8th to push the lead back to 3 and Pedro Strop worked the 9th to earn the save. Browns 7/8/0 Plague 4/7/2

Notes:

The Browns slashed .244/.314/.417 while pitching to a 2.83 ERA. The pen was scoreless in 6 2/3 innings.

Dexter Fowler reached leading off all 4 games via 3 walks and a triple. He was 3-11 with 8 walks in the series.

K. Seager started the series 0 for his first 9 before getting a triple, double and single in game 4. With a shot at the Cycle he struck out in the 8th.

The Browns had 4 triples in the series and now have 12 on the season which is 2 more than they had all of 2016.

After making trades to improve defense the Browns had a season low 2 errors in the series.

Manager Tony

2016 Championship – #2 vs. #1

Although The Plague topped the OOTL much of the regular season, they got a formidable scare from the Lymebees, the perennial #2 or #3 team, in the playoffs. The Speakers squeaked by both teams late in the season to enjoy the #1 seed. The Speakers then had to tamp down the Arrogant Bastards in five games to reach the finals.

Game 1 – Jake Arrieta walks Lorenzo Cain with 1 out in the 2nd. Cain swipes 2nd base and trots home on AJ Pierzynski’s single, which Rajai Davis fumbles in center field.

After Jose Fernandez K’s Davis to start the Speakers’ 3rd, Ian Kinsler rips a double. Andrelton Simmons singles him home. Manny Machado follows with a 2-run home run for an early 3-1 lead.

Pierzynski doubles to start The Plague 5th. Mike Moustakas takes one in the ribs. Michael Brantley sacs the runners to 2nd and 3rd. That sets up Kevin Kiermaier’s perfectly placed RBI single (8). 3-2.

One out in the 7th when Moustakas walks. Brantley whiffs for the 2nd out, but Kiermaier comes through again — this time with an RBI double. Jason Kipnis singles him home as Davis boots another ball in center.

On the other side of the ball, Anthony Rizzo doubles immediately after Machado’s homer. The Speakers would muster only one more hit, a Kris Bryant single, the rest of the way.

The Plague 4 – 6 – 1
Speakers 3 – 5 – 2

W – Fernandez (1-0); L – Arrieta (0-1); S – Blaine Hardy (1)

Game 2 – Southpaws Jaime Garcia and David Price lock horns in an epic battle. Matt Wieters’ solo shot in the 3rd brings home the only run of the game.

Chris Young attempted the same trot in the 2nd, but Garcia (+41) denied him. The Speakers never got a runner to 3rd base.

The Plague 1 – 6 – 0
Speakers 0 – 4 – 0

W – Garcia (1-0); L – Price (0-1); S – Jeff Manship (1)

Game 3 – Through the first 18 innings, the Speakers have scored in only one. To make matters worse, Matt Harvey would fare much worse than his two predecessors to put the Speakers in a major predicament.

Kipnis walks in the 1st. DJ LeMahieu triples him home for a quick 1-0 lead.

Machado hits his 2nd homer of the series to lead off the 3rd, but The Plague come right back. With 2 away and no base runners, Denard Span singles (7) and steals 2nd. Kipnis singles him home (8).

Two additional candlesticks in the next two innings open a 4-1 lead. Cain’s fielder’s choice scores Paul Goldschmidt in the 4th. Francisco Lindor singles home Kipnis, who had doubled to lead off the 5th.

The Plague add two more on Cain and Brantley RBI doubles in the 8th. Meanwhile, the Speakers again muster just two hits after Machado’s 3rd inning home run.

Speakers 1 – 4 – 0
The Plague 6 – 11 – 0

W – Stephen Matz (1-0); L – Harvey (0-1); S – Blaine Boyer (1)

Game 4 – The Speakers hand the ball to young Luis Severino to prevent an embarrassing sweep. Machado continues to do his part by going deep twice more (both solos) in the 1st and 3rd innings.

On one swing, Yoenis Cespedes brings home 3, launching a 6th inning 3-run HR. The Speakers have now scored 5 in Game 4, equaling their series total runs.

On the hill, Severino steps up, surrendering two Kipnis singles until the 9th. LeMahieu homers to start the inning. Goldschmidt walks. After two infield outs, Moustakas ropes a 2-run shot.

At 5-3, a shaken Severino walks Kiermaier to bring the tying run to the plate. That also brings Darren O’Day to the mound.

With Brantley at the dish, Kiermaier breaks for 2nd. Buster Posey finally nails his first base runner to end the game, 5-3. O’Day earns a save without an official batter faced.

Speakers 5 – 7 – 1
The Plague 3 – 4 – 1

W – Severino (1-0); L – Aaron Sanchez (0-1)

Game 5 – After beating Arrieta in Game 1, The Plague were determined to win their first ever championship at home. Jake and Fernandez fire blanks through the first 3 innings.

Rizzo walks to begin the 4th. Posey singles him to 3rd and Carlos Gonzalez lifts a sac fly to RF to score the first run of the game.

Again, The Plague storm right back in the bottom half. Kipnis and LeMahieu each single (both 9’s) to put runners at the corners. Goldschmidt walks to load the bases.

Lindor grounds to Machado, who steps on 3rd for the first out scoring Kipnis. Then Pierzynski singles (7) in the go-ahead run, 2-1.

The Plague tack on another in the 5th. Span strokes a leadoff single (11) and steals 2nd. Kipnis bunts (9), but the Speakers can’t get an out. LeMahieu singles home Span (9) for a 3-1 advantage.

The Speakers manage a one-out triple, a two-out single (but the runner gets picked off down by 2), and a 9th inning one-out single (on a 0). So the Speakers are held to just 4 hits for the third time in the series.

That allows the 3-1 score to become The Plague’s very first OOTL Championship! Manager Ed, in the preseason predicted to finish 7th, brings home the hardware with a fast, aggressive offense, solid defense and a shutdown bullpen.

Speakers 1 – 4 – 0
The Plague 3 – 8 – 1

W – Fernandez (2-0); L – Arrieta (0-2); S – Manship (2)

Manager Brian saw the The Plague’s potential from the first four-game series between the two teams last spring. After two lopsided Speakers’ victories, The Plague carved themselves a pair of dramatic come-from-behind wins, getting clutch steals and hits at exactly the right times. “This Championship series presented more of the same. While most OOTL teams build with power, The Plague went in an excitingly different direction and proved it could work through an entire season and post-season,” said the losing manager. “Congratulations to the new champs!”

During the post-game celebration, Manager Ed, awash in a bath of iced tea, stated, “I knew that I could stay in games this season as long as opponents didn’t crush a ton of extra-base hits.” The strategy worked well enough to earn an OOTL Championship plaque. There will now be a new name on the trophy and a new defending champ.