Archive | June, 2011

Dentists Blitz Pumice! 11-3 for Fourth Consecutive Win

30 Jun

Ron went 3-6 with a HR and a double, while pitching a complete game in the Dentists 11-3 win

Mike Marr set the pace offensively for the Dentists as they scored 11 runs in an easy win over Pumice on Slow!

Brad, having returned from his honeymoon, started on the mound for Pumice! who did not have their ace, Gaurav, in week 9. Braydn led off the top of the first with a single and moved to third when Ron followed with a double. Chris stepped to the plate with two runners in scoring position and no outs, and promptly delivered a single driving in both runs to put the Dentists up 2-0 early. Brad escaped further damage though, by getting the next batter Spads to ground into a double play, ending the inning.

Ron started on the mound for 4 out of 5 Dentists and got John to lead off the bottom of the first by flying out to the mound. Luke followed with a one-out double, but was stranded at second when Josh grounded out to left field for the second out of the inning.

Brad rebounded on the mound in the second by getting Braydn to ground out to left, and then struckout Ron to end the second.

Brad couldn’t help himself out at the plate in the bottom half of the inning though, as he grounded out for the first out. John singled, but Ron ended the inning by getting Luke to fly out to the mound.

The Dentists got back to work in the top of the third, starting with Marr, who was inserted into the lineup and immediately hit a solo homer to make the score 3-0. Spads followed with a single, and after a Braydn single there were runners on first and second with no outs. Ron grounded out for the first out of the inning, but put two runners in scoring position for Marr, who doubled and drove in both runs, pushing the score to 5-0. Marr was stranded at second when Spads ended the inning with a groundout, but the Dentists lead was at five runs.

Josh singled to lead off the bottom of the third, and Pumice! finally got on the board when Brad crushed one of the deepest bombs in league history, a two-run homer cutting the deficit to 5-2. John followed with a home run, and the back-to-back home runs pulled Pumice! within two runs. Ron settled down after the brief offensive burst, getting Luke to ground out and striking out Josh to end the third.

Up two runs, the Dentists continued to rack up the scoreboard. Braydn grounded out to for the first out in the top of the fourth, but Ron and Marr hit back-to-back jacks, pushing their lead to 7-3. Spads grounded out for the second out of the inning, and Pumice! headed to the bottom of the fourth down four runs.

Pumice! couldn’t muster any offense, however, as Brad and John were retired in order.

Brad held the deficit at four runs in the top of the fifth, as Braydn and Ron were sent down without reaching base.

Ron went back to work at the mound, retiring Luke and Josh in order in the bottom of the fifth, his fifth and sixth consecutively retired batters.

With the score 7-3 heading into the top of the sixth, the Dentists put the game out of reach. Marr led off the inning by flying out to the mound, but Chris doubled with one out, and scored on a Braydn single to make the score 8-3. Ron followed with a single, putting runners at first and second with one out. Marr stepped to the plate and hit a three-run blast, his third of the game, driving in his seventh run of the game. The homer pushed the Dentists lead to 11-3. Chris flew out to end the top of the sixth, and the damage had been done.

Ron stayed on the mound to close out the game, and got Brad to fly out to the mound for the first out of the inning. John singled to keep hope alive, but Luke grounded out for the second out of the inning, ending the game, and giving the Dentists their fourth straight win.

Game Notes:
– Marr set a single game league record with 7 RBI, and led the Dentists going 4-5 with 3 HR and a double.
– Brad tied the league record, held by his wife Holly, for most earned runs in a single game, with 11
– Ron gave up 3 ER on 3 hits in the third inning, and gave up only three hits and 0 ER with 1 K in the other 5 innings he pitched

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Dentists Give Up 1 Run in 2 Games, Win Twice in Week 8

30 Jun

Chris and Ron combined to give up 1 ER on 4 hits in 12 IP in week 8

The week 8 update is complete with stats and recaps. The Wiffler of the Week for week 8 has also been named. Photos will come soon. The week 9 stats have been updated, and recaps will come tomorrow.

Please vote for Wiffler of the Week for week 9.

Chris Named Week 8 PBR Wiffler of the Week

30 Jun

Chris of 4 out of 5 Dentists was named Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week for Week 8. There was no voting for week 8, so the Wiffler of the Week was selected by a special Commissioner vote.

Week 8 was dominated by pitching and inconsistency, as no one had a truly great week. But Chris continued to rule on the mound, giving up two-hits and one earned run, striking out one in a near perfect game against Pumice on Slow! The win moved him to 6-0 on the season. He also had the only hit, a solo home run, in the Dentists’ 1-0 win over the Fish Sticks.

For the week he pitched 6 innings, striking out one, giving up one run on two hits. At the plate, he was 2 for 8 with two homers and three RBI. He also recorded 6 putouts for the week.

Voting for Wiffler of the Week will resume in week 9.

Chris's performance on the mound and the plate carried the Dentists to two wek 8 wins

Chris Scatters Two Hits in 6-1 Victory Over Pumice on Slow!

30 Jun

The Dentists celebrate at home after a Marr solo homer in a 6-1 win over Pumice on Slow!

Pumice on Slow! managed only two hits, not scoring until their final at-bat, as 4 out of 5 Dentists cruised to a 6-1 win.

Chris, who has been mowing through EWL lineups in 2011, started on the mound for the Dentists and picked up where he left off in week 7. He struck out John to start the game, the retired Gaurav to end the first.

John, who has had two prior relief appearances for Pumice!, made his first career start against the Dentists in week 8. He retired Ron and Chris in order in the bottom of the first, and the score was 0-0 through one inning.

Chris kept his momentum, retiring Mo Vaughn and John in the second.

John got Spads to fly out to start the inning, but the Dentists struck first in the bottom of the second, as Marr hit a one out solo homer, making the score 1-0. Ron singled with out out, but was stranded at first when Chris grounded out to end the inning.

Gaurav and Mo Vaughn each grounded out in the top of the third, and Chris was perfect through three innings.

The Dentists went to work in the bottom of the third, as Spads led off the inning with a single. He moved to second when Marr followed with a single of his own. With no outs and two runners on, Ron grounded out to center field, but Spads scored from second on the play extending the score to 2-0. Marr advanced to second, but was stranded in scoring position when Chris grounded out to end the third.

Up two runs, Chris remained perfect in the top of the fourth, retiring John and Gaurav in order.

Spads led off the bottom of the fourth with a triple, and scored when Marr hit a single, making the score 3-0. Marr advanced to second on a Ron groundout, but couldn’t advance further, as John retired Chris to end the fourth.

Chris retired Vaughn to start the fifth, but John broke up the perfect game attempt by hitting a single with one out. Chris tied the record for carrying a perfect game furthest into a game, at 4.5 innings. The hit ruined the no-hitter, but Chris retired Gaurav to end the inning and maintain the shutout through five innings.

Spads started the bottom of the fifth with a double and was a homer away from the cycle. Marr grounded out for the first out of the inning, but Spads scored from second on the play, making the score 4-0. With one out, Ron singled, and scored when Chris followed with a two-run bomb, extending the Dentists’ lead to 6-0. Approaching the cycle, Spads came to the plate needing a homer, but struck out to end the inning.

Up six runs, Chris gave up a solo homer to Vaughn to lead off the top of the sixth, making the score 6-1 and foiling his shutout attempt. But he retired John and Gaurav in order to end the game, moving to 6-0 on the mound for the year.

Game Notes:
– Spads led the Dentists going 3-5 with a single, double, triple, and 3 runs scored
– Marr was 3-4 with two singles, a homer, and 3 RBI

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Game Notes:
– the win was the Dentists’ 8th in their previous 9 games

Fish Sticks Rally in Fourth to Surprise Caucasians 3-2

30 Jun

Joey catches a fly ball over his shoulder in a 3-2 Fish Sticks win

Joey scattered four hits and two runs in a win on the mound, and hit the go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning to carry the Fish Sticks past the Caucasian Vaginas 3-2.

The Caucasians sent their ace Guthrie to the mound to duel against Joey and both pitchers got off to good starts. Joey retired Morrison and Guthrie in order in the top of the first, and Guthrie did the same in the bottom half of the inning, retiring Dinger and Joey to keep the game scoreless.

Jones led off the top of the second with a double for the Caucasians, and couldn’t advance on a Higgins fly out. With one out, Morrison singled, and Jones scored from second to put the Vaginas up 1-0. Joey retired Guthrie, stranding Morrison at first, and ending the threat.

Guthrie retired Blose and Vassallo in order in the bottom of the second, maintaining the 1-0 Caucasian lead.

Jones flew out to the pitcher’s mound to start the top of the third, but Higgins followed with a solo blast, pushing the Vaginas’ lead to 2-0. Morrison grounded out to left field to end the inning.

Down two runs, Dinger led off the bottom of the third with a solo homer, cutting the deficit in half. After Joey flied out to the mound, Blose doubled with one out, but was stranded at second as Vassallo also flew out to the mound for the second out of the inning.

Heading into the fourth, the score was 2-1. Joey found his rhythm on the mound, retiring both Caucasian batters in order. The Caucasians only managed one hit the rest of the game.

Dinger led off the bottom of the fourth with a single, and down a run, Joey belted a two-run home run for his first hit of the week, putting the Fish Sticks ahead 3-2. With no outs, Blose singled to extend the rally. But the Sticks couldn’t add an insurance run, as Vassallo grounded into a double play, ending the fourth.

Higgins led off the top of the fifth inning with a double, but it was the Vaginas final hit of the contest. Morrison and Jones were retired in order, stranding the tying run at second.

Guthrie retired Dinger and Joey in the bottom of the fifth, but the Vaginas couldn’t rally in their last at-bat, as Joey retired Morrison and Guthrie to end the game, giving the Fish Sticks the 3-2 victory.

Game Notes:
– A game after Joey snapped his league record hit streak, Morrison tied the record by hitting safely in his 14th consecutive game
– Higgins had 2 of the 3 Caucasian hits, leading the Vaginas going 2-4 with a homer, double, and RBI

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Jones Makes EWL Debut, Holds Off Pumice! in 7-4 Caucasians Win

30 Jun

The Caucasians celebrate at home after Jones first career homer, Gaurav turns to the mound in disgust

T.C. Jones started on the mound for the Caucasian Vaginas in the second game of week 8, making his EWL debut, and helped the Caucasians get their third straight win over Pumice!

Things didn’t start out good for Jones, as he gave up solo bombs to John and Mo Vaughn (filling in due to an extremely depleted Pumice! roster) to begin the game. The back-to-back homers put Pumice! up 2-0 early with no outs. Gaurav followed the home runs with a single, but John grounded out to Morrison, who turned a double play retiring John at second and ending the top of the first.

Morrison led off for the Caucasians in the bottom of the first and grounded out. Guthrie doubled, and was held at first on a Jones pop fly that fell in for a single. But the Caucasians stranded runners at first and second when Higgins grounded out to left field for the second out of the inning.

Vaughn grounded out to lead off the top of the second for Pumice!, and Gaurav singled with one out. But Jones stranded the runner, retiring John by groundout for the second out of the inning.

Morrison doubled to start the bottom of the second, and moved to third when Guthrie followed with a double of his own. Jones had his first legitimate RBI chance, but was fanned by Gaurav for the first out of the inning. Gaurav couldn’t get out of the jam unscathed though, as Higgins hit a clutch one-out triple, unloading the bases and scoring two runs to tie the game at 2. The Caucasians couldn’t drive in the go-ahead run, as Morrison was retired by groundout to center field ending the inning.

With the game tied at 2-2, Jones got into a groove. He retired the side in order in the top of the third.

The tie was broken in the bottom of the third when Guthrie led off the inning with a solo homer, making the score 3-2 in favor of the Caucasians. After a Jones single, Higgins flew out for the first out of the inning. But Morrison extended the Caucasian lead with a two-run blast, putting the Vaginas ahead 5-2. Guthrie flew out to end the third but the Caucasians now held a three run lead.

Still feeling it, Jones retired the side in order again in the top of the fourth, making four straight retired batters.

He then extended his groove to the plate, hitting a solo bomb to lead off the bottom of the fourth, moving the score to 6-2. Gaurav then struck out Higgins for the first out of the inning and retired Morrison to end the threat.

Gaurav singled to end Jones consecutive retired batters streak, and moved into scoring position on a John groundout. But Pumice! couldn’t plate a runner, as Vaughn flew out to deep center field.

With the score 6-2, Guthrie led off the bottom of the fifth with his second home run of the game, pushing the Caucasians’ lead to 5 runs. Gaurav retired Jones and Higgins to end the fifth, and Pumice! would need to score five runs in the top of the sixth to extend the game.

Gaurav grounded out to left to start the top of the sixth, but it looked as if Pumice! would rally. John singled with one out, and Vaughn hit his second homer of the day, cutting the Pumice! deficit to 7-4. The rally ended there, however, as Gaurav grounded out for the second out of the inning, ending the game, giving the Caucasians and Jones the victory.

Game Notes:
– Jones went 3-5 with a homer, and pitched 7 innings giving up 4 ER on 7 hits in his debut, getting the win
– Guthrie led the way at the plate for the Caucasians, going 4-5 with 2 doubles, 2 homers, and 2 RBI
– Mo Vaughn went 2-6 with 2 homers and 3 RBI in his EWL debut
– 4 runs were the most Pumice! had scored since week 4
– the loss was Pumice on Slow’s 7th consecutive

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Dentists Manage Only 1 Hit, Get Improbable 1-0 Win Over Fish Sticks

30 Jun

Ron moved to 3-5 on the mound for the 2011 season with a 2-hit shutout of the Fish Sticks

Dinger carried a perfect game into the fifth inning and yielded only one hit to the Dentists, but the Sticks lost 1-0 as Ron shutout the Gay Fish giving up only two hits in the best pitchers’ duel in league history.

Both Ron and Dinger retired the first six batters they faced in order, as both pitchers were perfect through three innings.

Blose broke up Ron’s perfect game when he led off the top of the fourth inning with a single. But Ron retired Vassallo and Dinger in order as both grounded out to Chris in left field, as the score remained 0-0.

Dinger continued his perfect game in the bottom of the fourth, retiring Spads and Marr in order, his eighth consecutive retired batter.

Joey and Blose each flew out in the top of the fifth, and Ron maintained his shutout through five innings.

Dinger retired his ninth consecutive batter, Ron, to lead off the fifth, was perfect through four and a half innings. The next batter changed the game, however, as Chris ended the perfect game bid by blasting a solo home run to left-center, putting the Dentists up 1-0. Spads flew out to center to end the fifth, and the Dentists were up a run with only one hit.

Down to their last at-bat, Vassallo doubled to lead off the top of the sixth for the Sticks. With the tying runner on second in scoring position, Dinger grounded out to left, and Vassallo couldn’t advance to third. The next batter, Joey, also grounded out to left, as Ron recorded the second out of the inning and secured an unlikely 1-0 victory for the Dentists.

Game Notes:
– Marr recorded the first six putouts of the game for the Dentists
– 3 combined hits among both teams is the fewest in league history
– After going hitless, Joey snapped his league record 14-game hitting streak

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