PBL Scores, 8/11/15

We have a pinch-writer today, because said writer would rather not have her husband spending much of Memorial Day weekend writing game stories. She’s willing to sacrifice part of her day for this effort, but not so much that she’s going to track down players’ first names. Onward!

Knoxville SmokiesSilver City OutlawsKNOXVILLE SMOKIES 5, SILVER CITY OUTLAWS 1

81 degrees and cloudy with a slight breeze. Sounds like a good day at the ballpark, and it was for Smokies fans, who saw their hometown team defeat the Outlaws 5 to 1.  After a couple of quiet innings, Aceuedo got the party started for the Smokies with a single to right center in the bottom of the third. Sisco, Blair, and Campo-the-first) all followed suit with singles of their own (scoring Aceuedo and Sisco). Bryant hit a sacrifice fly to score Blair, and Campo-the-second flied out to end the inning.

The Outlaws got one back in the top of the fourth when Wason scored on a balk by starting pitcher Warrant. Wason had walked his way on base and moved to third on a single by Elliott. As expected, Smokies manger Snuff Wallace had nothing good to say about the balk. “Lousy son-of-a-gun is darn lucky he has 9 wins or I’d sit his butt down.”

The Smokies got the run back in the bottom of the fourth with Battin able to get home after a single, followed by his teammates achieving a walk and two more singles (both with accompanying outs).  After the game Wallace said, “The guys really moved the line in the third and fourth, that’s what we like to see. They really bailed out Warrant after that crummy balk.”

An insurance run was added in the bottom of the seventh, when Campo-the-first doubled home Blair who had reached base on an infield single. The run was unnecessary to complete the win, but it did trigger the cheap pizza deal for the happy hometown fans.

Warrant may be a “lousy son-of-a-gun” to his manager for committing the sin of a run-scoring balk, but his teammates think he’s great after giving up only that one run and four hits over nine complete innings. Of course, they know better than to say so near their temperamental manager.

 

8/11/2015, SCO15-KNX15, Rocky Top Park
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2015 Outlaws           0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0     1  4  0     6  0
2015 Smokies           0  0  3  1  0  0  1  0  x     5  9  0     7  0
 
Outlaws              AB  R  H BI   AVG    Smokies              AB  R  H BI   AVG
Barkan            2b  4  0  1  0  .259    Blair             cf  4  2  2  1  .293
Brewmaker         3b  4  0  0  0  .261    Campo             2b  4  0  2  2  .293
Jeffreys          c   3  0  1  0  .180    Bryant            1b  3  0  1  1  .306
Wason             rf  2  1  1  0  .280    Campo             rf  3  0  0  0  .291
Elliott           1b  4  0  1  0  .279    Moriarty          ss  4  0  0  0  .278
Whittier          lf  3  0  0  0  .235    Battin            dh  3  1  1  0  .307
Hintz             dh  4  0  0  0  .199    Carlo             c   3  0  0  0  .194
Cardona           cf  3  0  0  0  .231    Aceuedo           3b  3  1  1  0  .275
Burt              ss  3  0  0  0  .198    Sisco             lf  4  1  2  1  .301
                     30  1  4  0                               31  5  9  5
 
Outlaws                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Rodriguez        L 9-7           6.2  9  5  5  1  7 110  74  2.76
Sapp                             1.1  0  0  0  3  0  22   6  5.80
                                 8.0  9  5  5  4  7 132  80 
 
Smokies                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Warrant          W 9-5           9.0  4  1  1  4  7 123  74  2.65
                                 9.0  4  1  1  4  7 123  74 
 
2B-Campo(19). RBI-Blair(70), Campo 2(42), Bryant(75), Sisco(35). CS-Barkan. 
K-Brewmaker 2, Jeffreys, Elliott, Whittier 2, Cardona, Blair, Campo 2, 
Moriarty, Battin, Carlo 2. BB-Jeffreys, Wason 2, Whittier, Campo, Battin, 
Carlo, Aceuedo. SF-Bryant. BALK-Warrant. 
GWRBI: Blair
Temperature: 81, Sky: cloudy, Wind: left to right at 9 MPH.

 

Milwaukee Bear ClawsJackson HammerheadsMILWAUKEE BEAR CLAWS 10, JACKSON HAMMERHEADS 7

Both teams got off to a fast start today, each scoring a run in the first. Red Petitt hit a leadoff triple for the Bear Claws and was quickly singled home by Iddings. Not wanting to be left out, Deason smoked a leadoff homer to deep right for the Hammerheads.

The Bear Claws wasted no time adding to their score, plating four runs in the second and again in the third. Manager Poss Horton said, “I think the boys wanted to make sure they got their runs in before they began to melt in the 100-degree heat. It just doesn’t get hot like this back home.”

The Hammerheads starting pitching woes continued as the Bear Claws chased starting pitcher Slinger after an inning and two-thirds. Despite Slinger’s meltdown, the Hammerheads were able to get runs in the fourth and fifth innings, scoring one and two runs, respectively. FleItas singled to start the bottom of the fourth and was moved to third by Jaramillo and Doyle, scoring on a sacrifice fly by Righter. In the fifth, Johnson and Arispe each singled and eventually made it home with an assist on an error by Bear Claws left fielder Mealey.

The game quieted down considerably during the sixth, seventh, and eighth with no runs scored by either team. In the top of the ninth, McGuigan added to the Bear Claws lead when he singled home Raine, who had doubled.

With a six-run lead, Horton left starting pitcher Torrenueva in to start the ninth, but that proved to be a mistake when pinch hitter Walcott and Johnson started the inning with a pair of singles. Almon relieved Torrenueva, but gave up a three-run homer to Deason. Horton quickly switched to his closer, and Buenaventura got the remaining two outs to end the game.

The Bear Claws were thrilled to find a present from their manager in the visiting clubhouse after the game—cold cases of Miller High Life. Red commented, “There’s nothing better than the Champagne of Beers after a victory on a brutally hot day. Poss is the best.”

Hammerheads owner and whiz-kid GM, Steven Butler, was especially disheartened by the loss after learning that the Smokies had won again. He was heard bellowing from the owner’s box,  “Why? Why will no one trade with me?! I just need a decent starting pitcher!”

 

8/11/2015, MIL15-JCK15, Cash Carter Downs
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2015 Bear Claws        1  4  4  0  0  0  0  0  1    10 11  1     9  1
2015 Hammerheads       1  0  0  1  2  0  0  0  3     7 11  2     6  0
 
Bear Claws           AB  R  H BI   AVG    Hammerheads          AB  R  H BI   AVG
Petitt            ss  5  2  1  0  .315    Deason            cf  5  2  3  3  .306
Iddings           2b  4  0  2  5  .248    Westerberg        ss  4  0  1  0  .347
Mateo             1b  3  0  0  0  .346    Fleitas           3b  4  1  1  1  .291
Suzuki            3b  5  0  0  0  .296    Jaramillo         dh  4  0  0  0  .262
Mealey            lf  4  1  1  0  .311    Doyle             c   4  0  0  0  .323
Raine             dh  3  2  1  1  .251    Righter           2b  3  0  1  1  .351
Trumbauer         rf  5  2  1  0  .243    Wilczynski        1b  3  0  0  0  .240
McGuigan          c   5  1  3  2  .294     Walcott          ph  1  1  1  0  .256
Maxwell           cf  5  2  2  2  .302    Johnson           lf  4  1  3  0  .318
                     39 10 11 10          Arispe            rf  4  2  1  1  .274
                                                               36  7 11  6
 
Bear Claws                       INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Torrenueva       W 11-5          8.0 10  6  4  2  1 104  71  3.82
Almon                            0.1  1  1  1  0  0   3   2  3.91
Buenaventura                     0.2  0  0  0  1  1  11   6  1.54
                                 9.0 11  7  5  3  2 118  79 
 
Hammerheads                      INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Slinger          L 3-1           1.2  5  5  5  0  0  39  28  3.70
Seeman                           1.0  3  4  1  2  0  27  13  6.81
Turnbull                         2.2  0  0  0  2  2  45  27  3.25
Sircy                            2.2  0  0  0  1  3  33  18  3.02
Sheen                            0.2  3  1  1  0  0  17  14  4.08
Bergman                          0.1  0  0  0  0  0   4   2  4.11
                                 9.0 11 10  7  5  5 165 102 
 
JCK: Walcott batted for Wilczynski in the 9th
 
E-Mealey, Fleitas, Seeman. 2B-Iddings 2(22), Raine(20). 3B-Petitt(4), 
Mealey(8). HR-Deason 2(12). RBI-Iddings 5(65), Raine(56), McGuigan 2(41), 
Maxwell 2(41), Deason 3(76), Fleitas(104), Righter(40), Arispe(68). K-Petitt, 
Mateo, Mealey, Raine, Maxwell, Westerberg, Jaramillo. BB-Iddings, Mateo 2, 
Mealey, Raine, Westerberg, Fleitas, Jaramillo. SF-Raine, Righter. HBP-Petitt. 
HB-Slinger. 
GWRBI: Raine
Temperature: 100, Sky: clear, Wind: out to right at 9 MPH.

 

Jacksonville DragonsCalifornia SharksJACKSONVILLE DRAGONS 3, CALIFORNIA SHARKS 2

Going into today’s game, bettors viewed it as a toss-up. The starting pitchers each had 7 wins and ERAs hovering above 4 and while the Sharks had the better record, the contest would be at Tesla Field. There was no clear favorite; better to keep your money in your pocket on this one. Those who put a few bucks on the Dragons were happy in the end.

Sharks manager Eduardo Aponte was not happy (not to imply that he would ever bet on baseball). He found it particularly galling that his team had more hits than their opponent (nine hits to seven), but came up short. “We could barely string two hits together tonight. I don’t understand it. One here, another there, but only two runs. Bah.”

Aponte wasn’t too worried early on. Corona led off with a double to stat the game. He was moved over by Suarez, and scored on a single by Smyth. Smyth singled again in the top of third, and came home on Mader’s double. However, these would prove the Sharks’ only runs.

Jacksonville had similar struggles tying hits together, but had a difference maker in the home runs this team was constructed hit. While the Dragons didn’t manage back-to-back jacks (woo!) tonight, they did score all of their runs off of two big blasts. Leon hammered a ball into deep right in the bottom of the third and Kapoor provided by the tying and go-ahead runs in the eighth with his shot down the left-field line, scoring Teachout.

 

8/11/2015, CAL15-JAX15, Tesla Field
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2015 Sharks            1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0     2  9  2     8  2
2015 Dragons           0  0  1  0  0  0  0  2  x     3  7  0     5  1
 
Sharks               AB  R  H BI   AVG    Dragons              AB  R  H BI   AVG
Corona            rf  5  1  1  0  .311    Teachout          c   4  1  2  0  .326
Suarez            cf  4  0  0  0  .234    Kapoor            1b  4  1  1  2  .303
Smyth             ss  4  1  3  1  .353    Hopps             rf  4  0  1  0  .274
Mader             lf  4  0  1  1  .324    Hartley           lf  4  0  2  0  .240
Nix               dh  3  0  0  0  .342     Parker           lf  0  0  0  0  .205
Mote              3b  4  0  1  0  .210    Esquivel          dh  4  0  0  0  .264
Oller             2b  4  0  1  0  .288    Canez             3b  3  0  0  0  .216
Gerke             1b  3  0  0  0  .183    Leon              cf  3  1  1  1  .239
Carpenter         c   4  0  2  0  .275    Herdt             ss  3  0  0  0  .222
 Novick           pr  0  0  0  0  .172    Mount             2b  2  0  0  0  .211
                     35  2  9  2                               31  3  7  3
 
Sharks                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Goreman          L 7-7           7.0  7  3  3  1  5 110  69  4.59
Arzola                           1.0  0  0  0  0  1  13   8  1.70
                                 8.0  7  3  3  1  6 123  77 
 
Dragons                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Khan             W 8-4           8.0  8  2  2  2  5 114  75  4.85
Jackson          S 10            1.0  1  0  0  0  1  18  12  2.77
                                 9.0  9  2  2  2  6 132  87 
 
CAL: Novick ran for Carpenter in the 9th
JAX: Parker inserted at lf in the 9th
 
E-Smyth, Oller. 2B-Corona(22), Mader(20). HR-Kapoor(18), Leon(10). 
RBI-Smyth(81), Mader(85), Kapoor 2(70), Leon(42). K-Suarez 2, Mader, Mote, 
Oller, Gerke, Kapoor, Esquivel 3, Canez, Herdt. BB-Nix, Gerke, Mount. 
PB-Carpenter. WP-Goreman. 
GWRBI: Kapoor
Temperature: 70, Wind: none.

 

Orlando CalrissiansSalt Lake SamuraiORLANDO CALRISSIANS 3, SALT LAKE SAMURAI 2

In a strange twist, the last game of the night featured another West v East pairing battling in the state of Florida where the teams managed nine and seven hits, the score again was three to two, and the home team won. The only difference was that the winning team achieved the most hits.

The Samurai starting pitcher, Fore, hasn’t had a good year. He’s only won two games and his ERA is over six, but tonight he was frustrated. Throwing a complete game in which he only allowed three runs (a good start for him) and against a pitcher with an ERA over four, his teammates could only score two runs. “It’s just rotten luck. We’ve had such a tough year and we can’t seem to sync up as a team. We can have pitching or we can have hitting but not both as the same time.”

Orlando led the whole way. They scored their first run in the bottom of the fourth stringing together a walk and a series of ground balls into a run scored by Crofoot. In the bottom of the seventh, the Calrissians put together a nice series of hits to plate another two runs. Figeroa led off with a double, and after Lesher struck out, Elias tripled to left center scoring Figeroa. Gilmartin had an unlikely infield single to first that scored Elias.

The Samurai mounted a comeback in the top of the ninth. Rains hit a leadoff single, but was forced out at second on Sparks’ grounder to third. Whitworth homered to deep left center, scoring Sparks, and Backus doubled to bring the go-ahead run to the plate. But it was not to be. The Calrissians brought in Smith, their closer, and after walking Martinez, he induced a ground ball and a fly ball for the last two outs.

Samurai Manager Johnny Dugan noted that, “Smith made his team sweat more than you would expect from someone with a snooty name like ‘Caddington’, but he got the job done. They got the win, that’s all the matters.”

 

8/11/2015, SLC15-ORL15, Bespin
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2015 Samurai           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2     2  7  0     4  0
2015 Calrissians       0  0  0  1  0  0  2  0  x     3  9  0     7  0
 
Samurai              AB  R  H BI   AVG    Calrissians          AB  R  H BI   AVG
Sparks            lf  4  1  0  0  .242    Gilmartin         ss  4  0  2  1  .255
Whitworth         dh  4  1  2  2  .286    Hartl             lf  4  0  1  0  .281
Cosgrove          cf  3  0  1  0  .278    Law               dh  4  0  0  0  .276
 Backus           lf  1  0  1  0  .263    Larson            rf  3  0  2  0  .306
Martinez          rf  3  0  0  0  .261    Crofoot           2b  4  1  1  0  .214
Thomas            1b  4  0  0  0  .233    Defoor            1b  4  0  1  0  .244
Turnbull          c   4  0  0  0  .151    Figeroa           3b  4  1  1  1  .260
Gaytan            2b  3  0  1  0  .257    Lesher            c   3  0  0  0  .225
Davidson          3b  3  0  1  0  .190    Elias             cf  3  1  1  1  .187
Rains             ss  3  0  1  0  .190                         33  3  9  3
                     32  2  7  2
 
Samurai                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Fore             L 2-8           8.0  9  3  3  1  5 118  81  6.85
                                 8.0  9  3  3  1  5 118  81 
 
Calrissians                      INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Numb             W 10-10         8.1  7  2  2  0  4 109  72  4.67
Smith            S 18            0.2  0  0  0  1  0   9   4  4.29
                                 9.0  7  2  2  1  4 118  76 
 
SLC: Backus inserted at lf in the 7th
     Sparks moved to cf in the 7th
 
2B-Whitworth(13), Backus(6), Larson 2(16), Defoor(22), Figeroa(9). 
3B-Elias(3). HR-Whitworth(12). RBI-Whitworth 2(39), Gilmartin(13), 
Figeroa(61), Elias(17). CS-Cosgrove, Gaytan. K-Sparks, Martinez 2, Thomas, 
Larson, Crofoot, Defoor, Lesher 2. BB-Martinez, Larson. 
GWRBI: Figeroa
Lee Cosgrove was injured for this game and 5 more days
Temperature: 88, Sky: clear, Wind: right to left at 22 MPH.

 

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