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Loss Mitigation Rally in Sixth Inning to Top Shady Characters 7-6

21 May

Nate gave Loss Mitigation their first lead with a three-run homer in the fourth. He put them ahead for good with an RBI double in the top of the sixth.

Loss Mitigation came from behind multiple times in a 7-6 win in week 3, as Shady Characters just couldn’t put them away. After trailing 4-0 early, Loss Mitigation took the lead mid-game, then lost it, then pulled back ahead in the top of the sixth, when Bob tied the game with a solo homer, and Nate’s RBI double sealed the victory. The win gave Loss Mitigaton a winning record for the first time in 2018.

Tom K took the mound for Shady Characters, and after allowing a one-out double to Mike in the top of the first, he retired Nate to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Norris started for Loss Mitigation, and Shady Characters got to him early, taking a lead in the bottom of the first. Erich led off the game with his first career lead off homer, making the score 1-0. Two batters later, Tom W also homered, and Shady Characters led 2-0. Tom K followed with a single, and Erich’s second homer of the inning, a two-run shot to right-center, put Shady Characters ahead 4-0. Norris retired Dylan to end the inning, and Loss Mitigation trailed by four runs.

Tom W connects on a solo homer in the top of the first.

Loss Mitigation got on the board in the top of the second. Norris led off with a single, and he moved from first to third on Bob’s double. With runners on second and third and no outs, Mike flew out to center, but Norris tagged and scored on the play, and the sacrifice fly cut the score to 4-1. Nate then singled, scoring Bob, and Loss Mitigation trailed 4-2. Tom K retired Norris to end the inning.

Tom W led off the bottom of the second with a single, but Norris avoided further damage, retiring Tom K and Erich to end the inning, and the score remained 4-2.

Bob had four hits in the game, including a single, two doubles, and the late, game-tying homer.

Tom K allowed a one-out single to Mike in the top of the third, but no runs. Norris rolled through the bottom of the third in order, and the score was 4-2 through three innings.

Loss Mitigation would take the lead for the first time in the game in the top of the fourth. Norris singled to start the inning, and Bob followed with a single to put runners on first and second. Two batters later, Nate hit a three-run homer, giving Loss Mitigation a 5-4 lead. Tom K retired Norris to end the inning, and Shady Characters trailed by a run.

It wouldn’t take long for Shady Characters to reclaim the lead. Tom K started the bottom of the fourth with a double, and Erich drove him in with his third homer of the game. The two-run shot put Shady Characters ahead 6-5. Norris retired Dylan and Tom W to end the inning, and Shady Characters led by a run.

Erich led Shady Characters, hitting two homers in the first inning and a third bomb in the fourth. He drove in five of the six Shady Characters’ runs.

Bob started the top of the fifth with a double, but was caught out trying to extend the hit into a triple. Mike then singled, but Tom K got out of the inning, retiring Nate to strand the runner, and the score remained 6-5.

Norris retired the side in order in the bottom of the fifth, and Loss Mitigation trailed 6-5 heading into their final at-bat.

Lost Mitigation celebrates at the plate after Bob’s solo homer that tied the game in the top of the sixth.

Tom K retired Norris for the first out in the top of the sixth, and Shady Characters were one out way from victory. Bob came to the plate having reached base safely in three of five at-bats, but having been kept in the park after hitting three homers in his previous game. Tom K’s luck ran out, as Bob crunched a solo homer to right, tying the game at 6-6. Mike followed with a double, putting the go-ahead run in scoring position. Nate came through for the second time in the game for Loss Mitigation, once again giving them a lead. His one-out RBI double scored Mike from second, and Loss Mitigation led 7-6. Tom K retired Norris to end the inning, but after being one out away from victory, Shady Characters trailed Loss Mitigation by a run heading into the bottom of the sixth.

Norris made quick work of Shady Characters in the final frame, retiring Dylan and Tom W in order, giving Loss Mitigation a 7-6 win.

The win moved Loss Mitigation to 3-2 on the season, and with the loss, Shady Characters dropped to 3-2.

W: Norris (2-1)
L: Tom K (2-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Norris earned the win for Loss Mitigation, allowing six runs on seven hits and striking out one in six innings pitched.
– Tom K took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up seven runs on thirteen hits in six innings.
– Bob led Loss Mitigation on offense, going 4-for-6 with a single, two doubles, a home run, three runs scored, and an RBI.
– Erich led Shady Characters on the plate, going 3-for-5 with three home runs, three runs scored, and five RBI.

Loss Mitigation Powers Past Porkswords, Cruise to 18-6 Win

21 May

Bob’s bat came alive against the Porkswords, as he hit three homers, and registered seven total hits and eight RBI, in Loss Mitigation’s win

Loss Mitigation, led by Bob, who had seven hits and three homers, pulled to .500 on the season after rolling to an 18-6 win over the Porkswords in a game that was finished in week 3 after being postponed due to darkness in week 2. Loss Mitigation led 10-4 when the game was postponed, and they added eight more runs over the final three innings to seal the victory.

Nate took the mound for Loss Mitigation, and he fell behind early when Josh led off the game with a solo homer, making the score 1-0. Nate retired the next two batters, and his offense would give him some run support in the bottom of the first.

Dustin started for the Porkswords, and he was hit hard early. Bob led off the game with a double, and he managed to score from second on Mike’s sacrifice fly, tying the game at 1-1. Nate then doubled, and he scored on a Norris RBI double that put Loss Mitigation ahead 2-1. Bob followed with a two-run homer, and Loss Mitigation led 4-1. Mike also homered, and the back-to-back homers gave Loss Mitigation a 5-1 lead. Dustin finally escaped the inning by striking out Nate, and the Porkswords trailed by four runs.

Nate retired the side in order in the top of the second, and Dustin matched him in the bottom half of the inning.

Nate connects on one of his four hits in the game. He finished with two doubles, four RBI, and also earned the complete game win on the mound.

The Porkswords rallied in the top of the third, cutting into the deficit. Josh led off the inning with his second homer of the game, making the score 5-2. Dustin then tripled, and he scored when Miller grounded out for the first out of the inning. John then homered, and the Porkswords had cut the score to 5-4. Nate retired Steve, ending the inning with a one-run lead.

Loss Mitigation immediately made up for the runs, taking another commanding lead in the bottom of the third. Norris doubled with one out, and Bob drove him in with his second two-run blast of the game, putting Loss Mitigation ahead 7-4. Mike then tripled, and Nate drove him in with an RBI double that extended the lead to 8-4. Norris hit an RBI single, scoring Nate from second, and the score was 9-4. Bob drove in another run, and his RBI single scored Norris from first to make the score 10-4. Mike followed with a double, putting runners on second and third, but Dustin escaped the inning, retiring Nate to strand both runners, and the Porkswords trailed by six.

At this point, the game was called due to darkness, and the game was resumed in week 3. Steve and Dustin were out for week 3, and Adam R made his season debut with the Porkswords.

When action picked up in the top of the fourth, the Porkswords once again cut into the Loss Mitigation lead. Josh led off the inning with a single, and Miller drove him in with a two-run homer, making the score 10-6. John followed with a double, and he moved to third on Adam’s single, putting two runners in scoring position with no outs. Nate, who remained on the mound after the game was resumed, managed to escape further damage, retiring Josh and Miller to strand both runners. Nate had ended the rally, and Loss Mitigation led by four.

Norris crosses home plate for one of the six runs he scored in the game. He had a career day, going 7-for-8 with four singles, two doubles, a homer, and four RBI.

Loss Mitigation would pull away in the bottom of the fourth. Norris led off the inning with a single, and Bob followed with his third two-run homer of the game, putting Loss Mitigation ahead 12-6. Mike then doubled, and he scored on Nate’s RBI single that extended the lead to 13-6. Norris singled to put runners on the corners, and Bob drove in Nate with an RBI single that made the score 14-6. Two batters later, Nate cleared the bases with a one-out RBI single, and Loss Mitigation led 16-6. Norris then singled to once again put runners on the corners, but John, who had taken the mound after the delay, retired Bob to strand two runners and end the inning.

Nate allowed a one-out triple to Adam in the top of the fifth, but escaped the inning unscathed, retiring Josh to strand the runner and end the inning.

Loss Mitigation added to additional insurance runs off Miller, who relieved John in the bottom of the fifth. Mike doubled to lead off, and two batters later, Norris hit a two-run homer, making the score 18-6.

The Porkswords barely threatened in the top of the sixth. John singled with one out, but Nate ended things there, retiring Adam to strand the runner, ending the inning and the game.

The win moved Loss Mitigation to 2-2 on the season, and the loss dropped the Porkswords to 1-3.

W: Nate (1-1)
L: Dustin (1-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Nate pitched the complete game win for Loss Mitigation, allowing six runs on ten hits and striking out one in six innings.
– Dustin took the loss for the Porkswords, giving up ten runs on twelves hits in 2.5 innings.
– Miller and John both pitched out of the bullpen for the Porkswords. John allowed six runs on nine hits in 1.5 innings of relief, and Miller gave up two runs on two hits in one inning of work.
– Bob led Loss Mitigation at the plate, going 7-for-9 with a single, three doubles, three home runs, five runs scored, and eight RBI.
– Norris also went 7-for-8 for Loss Mitigation, with four singles, two doubles, a homer, six runs scored, and four RBI.
– Josh led the Porkswords on offense, going 3-for-5 with a single, two home runs, three runs scored, and two RBI.

Mike of Loss Mitigation Doubles Up: Wins PBR Wiffler of the Week for Second Consecutive Week

16 May

Mike, seen here eating a bag of Doritos, was named Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week for the second consecutive week.

Mike of Loss Mitigation became the third player in league history to be named Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week for both of the first two weeks of the regular season. He joins Guthrie, who was named Wiffler of the Week for week 1 and week 2 in 2016, and Bob, who accomplished the feat in 2014.

Mike led Loss Mitigation to two wins in week 2, going 8-for-11 with with two triples and an incredible six homers, maintaining his place atop the EWL League Leaders. His bat was nearly unstoppable as he crushed opposing pitchers inning after inning. He also continued to dominate defensively, coming through with big plays in the field, recording critical putouts for Loss Mitigation.

This is Mike’s ninth PBR Wiffler of the Week Award. He was named Wiffer of the Week in weeks two and three of the 2013 season, the only time he has previously won in consecutive weeks.

Mike and Bob Dominant as Loss Mitigation Pounds Cheap Goats 12-4

10 May

Questionable Outfit celebrate at the plate after one of Mike’s four homers. He went deep in his first four at-bats, leading Loss Mitigation to their first win of the 2018 season.

Mike continued his torrid start to the 2018 season, hitting home runs in his first four at-bats of the game and later adding a triple, as Loss Mitigation pulled ahead early and never looked back in a 12-4 win over Cheap Goats. Four time EWL Wiffler of the Year, Bob, started to warm up his bat as well, going 5-for-6 with a single, two triples, and two homers in a game that was never in question.

Norris started on the mound for Loss Mitigation, and he gave up an early lead to Cheap Goats. Joey singled with one out, and Andrew followed with a two-run blast to left, putting Cheap Goats ahead 2-0. Loss Mitigation would make up the runs, and more, in the bottom half of the inning.

After a strong performance in week one, Christian was pelted by Loss Mitigation in week two. Bob tripled to start the bottom of the first, and Mike followed with a two-run homer to left-center, tying the game at 2-2. Two batters later, Norris hit a triple, and Bob drove him in with an RBI triple that gave Loss Mitigation a 3-2 lead. Mike then homered for the second time in the inning, and his two-run blast made the score 5-2. Nate then singled, but Christian ended the rough first inning by retiring Norris. Loss Mitigation led by three runs after an inning, and they wouldn’t look back.

Mike makes yet another leaping catch, as his pitcher, Norris, watches.

Down by three, Cheap Goats put a dent in the deficit in the top of the second when Joey hit a one-out solo homer. Norris then retired Andrew to end the inning, and the score was 5-3.

Loss Mitigation made up the run in the bottom of the second. With one out, Mike homered in his third consecutive at-bat, putting Loss Mitigation ahead by three runs with the score 6-3.

Norris retired Cheap Goats in order in the top of the third, and Loss Mitigation added a few more in the bottom half of the inning. Bob homered with one out, and his solo shot made the score 7-3. For the fourth time in as many at-bats, Mike crushed yet another homer, and his fourth blast extended the Loss Mitigation lead to 8-3.

Bob watches one of his five hits take flight. He returned to classic Bob form, going 5-for-6 with four extra-bast hits in the Loss Mitigation win.

Joey led off the top of the fourth with a solo homer, which cut the score to 8-4. Andrew followed with a double, but was caught out trying to extend the hit into a triple. Christian also doubled in the inning, but Norris retired Jordan to strand the runner and end the inning.

Mike of Loss Mitigation makes a tough catch on a towering fly ball, retiring Joey

Loss Mitigation kept tallying runs in the bottom of the fourth. Bob singled with one out, and although Christian finally kept Mike in the park, he gave up an RBI triple, scoring Bob to make the score 9-4. Nate followed with an RBI single to score Mike, putting Loss Mitigation ahead 10-4.

Norris kept the Cheap Goats’ bats in check, allowing four runs on six hits in a complete game win.

Cheap Goats went down in order in the top of the fifth, and Loss Mitigation added a few more in the bottom half of the inning. Bob started the bottom of the fifth with a solo homer, his second blast of the game, making the score 11-4. Two batters later, Nate hit a one-out solo homer, and Loss Mitigation led 12-4 heading into the sixth.

Nate’s late solo homer was the last of twelve runs in a Loss Mitigation blowout win.

Norris sent Cheap Goats down quietly in the top of the sixth, retiring Christian and Jordan in order, as Loss Mitigation picked up their first win of the season with the 12-4 victory.

The win moved Loss Mitigation to 1-2 on the year, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to 1-2.

W: Norris (1-1)
L: Christian (1-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Mike had a legendary performance at the plate, going 5-for-6 with four home runs, a triple, five runs scored, and seven RBI.
– Bob also had a big game for Loss Mitigation, going 5-for-6 with a single, two triples, two home runs, five runs scored, and three RBI.
– Joey led Cheap Goats on offense, going 3-for-4 with a single, two home runs, three runs scored, and two RBI.
– Norris earned the win for Loss Mitigation, allowing four runs on six hits in six innings.
– Christian took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up twelve runs on fourteen hits in five innings.

Porkswords Stun Loss Mitigation 9-8 with Walk-Off Win to Conclude Postponed Game

9 May

In only his second career at-bat, John hit his first home run in the EWL, a walk-over solo shot that gave the Porkswords a stunning 7-6 win over Loss Mitigation.

Loss Mitigation led 5-3 when their week one game with the Porkswords was resumed, and they had taken an 8-4 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth inning before the Porkswords mounted a dramatic and stunning rally. The Porkswords scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth, culminating in John’s walk-off solo homer, to win 9-8 and send Loss Mitigation to 0-2 on the season. Every Porksword reached base or drove in a run during the rally, and the first walk-off win of the 2018 EWL season moved the Porkswords to 1-1 in the standings.

Dustin took the mound for the Porkswords when the game started in week one, and he fell behind early. Bob led off the game with a solo homer, putting Loss Mitigation ahead 1-0. Two batters later Nate doubled with one out, but Dustin stranded the runner, retiring Norris to end the inning.

Nate started for Loss Mitigation, and after giving up a lead off single to Josh, he retired the side, and the score remained 1-0.

Mike makes yet another incredible one-handed catch for Loss Mitigation, as his teammates watch in awe.

Mike continued to swing a hot bat for Loss Mitigation, and in the top of the second, his one-out solo homer extended the score to 2-0. Nate retired the Porkswords in order in the bottom of the second.

Loss Mitigation added several insurance runs in the top of the third. Norris led off the inning with a triple, and Bob drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 3-0. Mike then doubled, putting runners on second and third with no outs. Dustin got Nate to ground out to left for the first out of the inning, but Bob scored on the play, extending the Loss Mitigation lead to 4-0. Mike moved to third on the play, but Dustin stranded him, retiring Norris for the second out of the inning.

Nate continued to roll in the bottom of the third, and Loss Mitigation led by four runs through three innings.

Mike kept punishing the Porkswords in the top of the fourth, hitting another one-out solo homer, making the score 5-0.

Down five, the Porkswords cut into the Loss Mitigation lead in the bottom of the fourth. With one out, Josh hit a solo homer, putting the Porkswords on the board at 5-1. Dustin followed with a homer, making the score 5-2. When Miller also homered, the Porkswords’ back-to-back-to-back homers had cut the deficit to 5-3. Nate finally recorded the second out of the inning, and the game was postponed due to darkness with the score 5-3.

The game was resumed in week 2, with Loss Mitigation returning the same lineup, and the Porkswords inserting Steve and John into their lineup, each making their 2018 EWL debuts. Norris led off the top of the fifth with a single, but Dustin stranded him, and the score remained 5-3.

Josh went 4-for-5 for the Porkswords, with two singles, a double, a homer, and three runs scored.

Josh started the bottom of the fifth with a double, and he moved to third on Dustin’s sacrifice fly. Miller followed with an RBI single, cutting the score to 5-4. Norris then retired Steve to end the inning with the Porkswords trailing by a run.

Loss Mitigation would add a few more insurance runs for Nate in the final frame. Nate led off with a solo homer, making the score 6-4. Two batters later, Bob doubled, and Mike followed with his third homer in the contest, a two-run bomb to left that extended the Loss Mitigation lead to 8-4. Dustin retired Nate to end the inning, and the Porkswords trailed by four runs heading into their final at-bat.

Nate delivers a pitch to Dustin, who connected on an RBI single to score John (on third) during the Porkswords’ amazing sixth inning winning rally.

John, making his first career EWL appearance, doubled in his first at-bat, and he moved to third when Josh followed with a single. With no outs and two runners in scoring position, Dustin singled, scoring John and cutting the score to 8-5. Miller came to the plate as the tying run, and he hit an RBI double to score Josh, making the score 8-6. Steve then came to bat as the tying run, with runners on the corners. He grounded out to deep right-center for the first out of the inning, but both runners were able to score on the play. The two-RBI groundout tied the game at 8-8, and the Porkswords had drawn even with Loss Mitigation. Norris remained on the mound, and John came to the plate for his second career at-bat. He looked calm and collected, and he raked a solo homer to deep left-center, ending the game. The walk-off homer was the first ever by an EWL rookie, particularly a rookie in their first career game. The Porkswords had rallied from four runs down to score five in the bottom of the sixth, beating Loss Mitigation in an epic week one (and carry over to week two) game.

The win moved the Porkswords to 1-1 on the season, and the loss dropped Loss Mitigation to 0-2.

W: Dustin (1-0)
L: Nate (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh led the Porkswords on offense, going 4-for-5 with two singles, a double, a home run, three runs scored, and an RBI.
– Dustin also went 4-for-5 for the Porkswords with a single, a double, a solo homer, two runs scored, and two RBI.
– Mike carried Loss Mitigation on offense, going 4-for-6 with a double, three home runs, three runs scored, and four RBI.
– Dustin earned the win for the Porkswords, giving up eight runs on eleven hits in six innings, and striking out two.
– Nate took the loss for Loss Mitigation, allowing nine runs on twelve hits in 5.5 innings.

Mike of Loss Mitigation Named Week 1 Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week

9 May

Players and fans voted Mike of Loss Mitigation the week 1 PBR Wiffler of the Week.

After winning the 2017 batting title, finishing runner-up in regular season MVP voting, winning the Wiffle Series, and being named Wiffle Series MVP, Mike started the 2018 season on fire. He went 8-for-10 and turned in the finest offensive performance of week 1. He had five extra-base hits, including three homers, and sat atop the League Leaders for most offensive categories. He also provided elite level defense for Loss Mitigation, as has come to be expected from the perennial Field Master. It looks as if Mike is already on his way to another MVP-caliber season in 2018. This is the 8th time he has earned Wiffler of the Week honors in his career. Mike was named PBR Wiffler of the Week twice in 2017, once in 2015, and four times in 2013.

Erich Homers Twice, Powers Shady Characters Past Loss Mitigation 7-5 in EWL Season Opener

3 May

Erich led his new team to a victory with an MVP performance, going 3-for-5 with three extra-base hits

2017 EWL MVP Erich picked up where he left off, starting the 2018 season with two home runs and five runs batted in, carrying his new team, Shady Characters, to a 10-3 Opening Day win over Loss Mitigation, led by 2013, ’14, ’15, and ’16 MVP Bob. Tom W, one of Shady Characters’ three rookies also went 3-for-5 in the game, and Tom K, also a rookie, pitched the complete game win.

Norris, who has made several sporadic appearances for Questionable Outfit in the past, started on the mound for Loss Mitigation. Dylan, making his EWL debut for Shady Characters, singled in his first career at-bat in the top of the first, and two batters later, Tom W drove him in with his first career hit, an RBI triple that made the score 1-0.

Tom K took the mound for Shady Characters, and after giving up a leadoff single to Bob, he retired the next two batters, ending the inning.

Norris retired Shady Characters in order in the top of the second, and Tom K matched him in the bottom of the second, as the score remained 1-0.

Shady Characters extended their lead in the top of the third when Tom W led off with a double, and the next batter, Erich, crushed a two-run blast to right field, making the score 3-0.

Tom W went 3-for-5 in his EWL debut

Loss Mitigation got on the board in the bottom of the third. Mike led off with a single and moved to third on a Nate double, putting two runners in scoring position. Norris grounded out to left for the first out of the inning, but Mike scored on the play, cutting the Shady Characters lead to 3-1. Tom K then retired Bob to strand Nate at third, ending the inning.

Shady Characters made up the run in the top of the fourth. Erich doubled with one out, and he scored from second on Dylan’s RBI single that made the score 4-1.

Mike led off the bottom of the fourth with a double, but Tom K stranded him at second, retiring the next two batters to end the inning.

2017 EWL Batting Champion Mike went 5-for-6 in the Loss Mitigation loss

Norris retired the Shady Characters side in order in the top of the fifth. and Loss Mitigation narrowed the deficit in the bottom half of the inning. Bob led off with a solo homer, and Mike followed with a solo shot. The back-to-back homers cut the score to 4-3 and pulled Loss Mitigation within a run. Two batters later, Norris hit a one-out double to put the tying run in scoring position, but Tom K maintained the lead, retiring Bob to strand the runner and end the inning.

Norris of Loss Mitigation delivers a pitch to Tom K of Shady Characters in the opening game of the 2018 EWL season

Up a run heading into the final frame, Shady Characters added a few insurance runs and increased their lead. Each of the Toms singled with one out, putting two runners on for Erich, who crushed a three-run bomb, making the score 7-3. Norris retired Dylan to end the inning, and Loss Mitigation trailed by four.

Loss Mitigation made a run in the bottom of the sixth, starting with Mike, who singled to lead off. Nate, known for being one of the most clutch hitters in league history, hit a two-run homer to make the score 7-5. Norris followed with a single, and two batters later, Mike hit a single to put runners on the corners with the tying run on base and the winning run at the plate. Nate came to the plate with a chance to drive in five runs in the inning on two homers, including a walk-off, but he couldn’t repeat the magic. Tom K retired him to strand both runners, ending the inning and the game with Shady Characters holding on to win 7-5.

Tom K earned a victory in his first career start, pitching a complete game for Shady Characters

The win moved Shady Characters to 1-0 on the season, and Loss Mitigation dropped to 0-1 with the loss.

W: Tom K (1-0)
L: Norris (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Erich led Shady Characters at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a double, two home runs, three runs scored, and five RBI.
– Tom W also went 3-for-5 for Shady Characters, with a single, a double, a triple, two runs scored, and an RBI.
– Mike led Loss Mitigation on offense, going 5-for-6 with three singles, a double, a home run, three runs scored, and an RBI.
– Tom K pitched the complete game win for Shady Characters, allowing five runs on eleven hits in six innings.
– Norris took the loss for Loss Mitigation, giving up seven runs on nine hits in six innings.