Montag, 16. Januar 2017

SoM NNL Replay: KC@STL game 2 - more solos


The Monarchs have slipped to 2-5 and need to start doing some winning, while the 4-4 Stars would like to move to a winning record again.

Once again, the Monarchs score first on a double from Jud wilson and an RBI single from Dobie Moore. And once again the Stars hit back immediately, nearly hitting around with two outs in the bottom of the first so Monarchs starter Matlock is lucky to escape with only two runs on the board for the home team.

In the third, Oms hits a solo homer to right to tie the game, but in the bottom of the inning the Stars again counter with a solo homer (also to right) from Leonard. In the fifth, it's Monarchs lead off hitter Benjamin who hits a solo over the same right field fence in hitter friendly Stars Park. The second HR given up by McDonald in a single game is about than you'd expect from this pitcher in a whole 33 game season... [and both HRs were scored off the same 6-9 result on the pitcher card...].

This time the Stars don't hit back immediately, and the Monarchs use the opportunity to take the lead on another solo homer to right, this time from #3 batter Wilson. With one out in the seventh, the Monarchs send Oscar Heavy Johnson in as pinch hitter, and he duely delivers - another solo homer, this time to center right. In the ninth, Salmon lays down a beautiful bunt to bring home Malarcher, but lead off hitter Benjamin has to leave the game after taking a breaking ball to his left ankle. He looks to be out for a few days...

The Monarchs manage to split the series and get to a 3-5 record entering the second weekend of games. The Stars are half a game below .500 at 4-5.


Team
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
R
H
E
Kansas City Monarchs
1
0
1
0
1
1
1
0
1
6
10
1
St. Louis Stars
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
9
1

W:
L Matlock
L:
W McDonald
SV:
H Salmon
Kansas City Monarchs
HittersABRHRBIBBSO
J Benjamin 411101
A Oms 511100
J Wilson 523100
D Moore 401100
F Redus 401001
R Cannady 400000
D Malarcher 411000
L Santop 401001
L Matlock 200000
H Salmon 000100
O Johnson 111100
Totals37610603

E- D Moore (1)
2B- J Wilson (2)
HR- J Benjamin (1), A Oms (1), J Wilson (1), O Johnson (1)
HBP- J Benjamin (1)
Sac- H Salmon (1)


PitchersIPHRERBBSOHR
L Matlock 6.0533231
H Salmon 3.0400010
St. Louis Stars
HittersABRHRBIBBSO
C Bell 511000
B Rogan 411001
W Brown 401001
B Leonard 411100
Q Trouppe 402101
D Creacy 301010
N Allen 401100
J Johnson 300011
W McDonald 201000
S Poles 100000
Totals3439324

E- B Rogan (1)
2B- Q Trouppe (1)
HR- B Leonard (1)
Sac- W McDonald (1)


PitchersIPHRERBBSOHR
W McDonald 9.01066034

Donnerstag, 12. Januar 2017

SoM NNL Replay: KC@STL Game 1 - Solo stars


Dobie Moore opens the scoring with a two RBI triple to right with two outs in the top of the third. He goes on to score himself on a single from Cannady. Trent then walks two more batters to load the bases and just barely gets out of the inning without further damage by striking out the Monarchs pitcher Foster.

However, the home team come right back at the Monarchs, loading the bases to start the bottom of the third and scoring all three runners on a sequence of hits, two walks and some hard hit grounders.

Willard Brown breaks the tie with a solo homer in the bottom of the fifth. Dewey Creacy, who is absolutely on fire since he got his first starts for St. Louis, adds another solo shot in the sixth. In the eighth, stars catcher Trouppe joins the solo homer party with two outs, advancing the score to the final result of 6-3 for the home team.

Team
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
R
H
E
Kansas City Monarchs
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
11
0
St. Louis Stars
0
0
3
0
1
1
0
1
x
6
8
0

W:T Trent
L:B Foster

Kansas City Monarchs
HittersABRHRBIBBSO
J Benjamin 501010
A Oms 300021
F Redus 100000
J Wilson 312021
D Moore 512200
R Cannady 502101
L Santop 400011
D Malarcher 301021
B Foster 402001
O Johnson 210010
D Lundy 101000
Totals36311396

2B- J Wilson (1)
3B- D Moore (1)
HBP- F Redus (1)
SB- J Benjamin (1), J Wilson (2)


PitchersIPHRERBBSOHR
B Foster 8.0866633
St. Louis Stars

HittersABRHRBIBBSO
C Bell 401200
B Rogan 301010
W Brown 412100
B Leonard 300111
J Johnson 400001
Q Trouppe 411101
D Creacy 222120
N Allen 311010
T Trent 210010
Totals2968663

2B- C Bell (1)
HR- W Brown (1), Q Trouppe (1), D Creacy (1)
SB- N Allen (1)


PitchersIPHRERBBSOHR
T Trent 9.01133960

Donnerstag, 5. Januar 2017

CHI@LIN Game 2 and 3 - more homers, more errors, more runs


CHI@LIN Game 2 - more homers, more errors

With the game tied 3-3, the Chicago Giants take the lead and force the Lincolns to go to their "bullpen" (which consists of the four other NY starters) after starter John Donaldson gives up two homers and a walk to start the seventh.

The NY relievers Byrd and Holland do manage to stop the bleeding, and their offense makes it close by scoring their fifth run in the eighth, but Rube Foster hangs on and avoids more chaos for the injury riddled Chicago bullpen by closing out the game himself.

Team
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
R
H
E
Chicago American Giants
0
0
2
1
0
0
2
1
0
6
14
3
New York Lincoln Giants
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
2
0
5
9
1


W:
R Foster
L:
J Donaldson

Chicago American Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSO
T Stearnes 522102
W Wright 522101
H McNair 403210
R Dandridge 501000
S Hughes 503100
B Perkins 501001
B Petway 310020
J Mendez 401000
R Foster 311101
Totals39614635

E- H McNair (1), B Petway (1), J Mendez (1)
2B- H McNair (1), S Hughes (2), B Perkins (1)
HR- T Stearnes (1), W Wright (1)
Sac- R Foster (1)


PitchersIPHRERBBSOHR
R Foster 9.0955241

New York Lincoln Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSO
O Charleston 512102
J Beckwith 311011
T Scales 301100
M Suttles 411100
R Dixon 411101
S Bankhead 401100
F Duncan 301010
R Parnell 410000
J Donaldson 201000
S Palm 100000
N Joseph 100000
Totals3459524

E- T Scales (1)
2B- O Charleston (2)
3B- R Dixon (1)
HR- M Suttles (1)
Sac- T Scales (1)


PitchersIPHRERBBSOHR
J Donaldson 6.01155242
B Byrd 1.0000100
B Holland 2.0311010

CHI@LIN Game 3 - high scoring walk off antics

With Dihigo back in the lineup (and Dick Redding returning to the starting rotation in time for the weekend double header) the Chicago roster is gettin back to normal, let's see whether Dihigo can give them the edge. He'll play short stop today so Mendez can pitch.

Unfortunately the newly returned Dihigo has not even come up to bat for the first time before the Lincoln Giants give Mendez a really unpleasant welcome, batting around and scoring five runs on four hits, a sac fly and three walks.

However, Dihigo does manage to draw a walk and start a counter rally in the second as the Chicago Giants send eight men to the plate and score three runs on three hits, two walks and a sac fly. Despite the good weather it seems not to be a pitchers' day...

After these initial fireworks, things settle down a bit until the fifth when the visitors load the bases with no outs. Byrd seems to be completely off track, he is lifted in favor of Manning after six runs and no outs.

For some time it looks like Mendez can take the game to a successful conclusion, but with solo homers in the eighth and ninth (the latter from from pinch hitting catcher Spoony Palms!) the Lincolns inch their way back into the game, and manage to tie it with two more runs off three singles in the bottom of the ninth. Mendez is lifted in favor of Mathis to limp into extra innings. The reliever then loads the bases with two outs in the bottom of the tenth, setting the table for a walk-off hit to the right field corner for Tubby Scales.

An unexpectedly spectacular end to an exciting extra innings game, and the Lincoln Giants clearly underline their championship ambitions by advancing to 6-2 and taking two out of three from the NNL league leader.

Team
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
R
H
E
Chicago American Giants
0
3
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
9
11
1
New York Lincoln Giants
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
1
10
14
0

W:W Bell
L:V Mathis

Chicago American Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSO
T Stearnes 413110
W Wright 411000
H McNair 410110
M Dihigo 421210
B Serrell 512101
B Petway 411110
B Perkins 512200
J Mendez 300010
R Dandridge 411101
V Mathis 100000
Totals38911952

E- J Mendez (1)
Sac- W Wright (1), R Dandridge (1)


PitchersIPHRERBBSOHR
J Mendez 8.21199352
V Mathis 1.0311200

New York Lincoln Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSO
O Charleston 623000
J Beckwith 522211
T Scales 511111
M Suttles 522200
R Dixon 401112
S Bankhead 510100
F Duncan 403110
R Parnell 400010
B Byrd 100100
M Manning 100001
S Palm 111100
W Bell 111000
Totals4210141055

2B- J Beckwith (1), F Duncan (2)
HR- M Suttles (1), S Palm (1)
Sac- B Byrd (1)
SB- O Charleston (2), R Dixon (1)


PitchersIPHRERBBSOHR
B Byrd 4.01099400
M Manning 5.0100120
W Bell 1.0000000