Saturday, October 13, 2018

2018 Tastes Great First Round Playoff Results


Game 1: LVI 3-SPR 2 (LVI leads series 1-0)

Cole Hamels carried a no-hitter into the 7th inning at M.Burns Memorial Field where the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs beat the Springfield Isotopes by the score of 3 to 2. Hamels (1-0) gave Lehigh Valley a solid outing.  He was stingy on the mound, allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk in 6 and 1/3 innings. The left-handed Hamels lost a no-hitter when Austin Jackson singled with one out in the 7th inning. Tyler Lyons, after tossing a perfect ninth, was credited with his 1st save. Marcus Stroman (0-1) was charged with the loss. He allowed 3 runs and 7 hits in 6 and 1/3 innings.

Game 2: LVI 1-SPR 2 (Series tied 1-1)

Brent Suter delivered 3 solid innings as the Springfield Isotopes bested the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs in 10 innings 2 to 1 at M.Burns Memorial Field. The game was deadlocked at 1 after nine full innings. Springfield won it in the 10th inning.  Kevin Kiermaier drew a walk.  Jake Lamb followed next and he drew a walk. Jon Gray then laid down a sacrifice bunt. Jacoby Ellsbury was up next and he lined a base-hit resulting in a mighty exciting win for Springfield and the 49,696 home town fans in attendance.  Springfield ended up with 7 hits for the game while Lehigh Valley had 4. Darren O'Day (1-0) went 1/3 of an inning allowing no runs for the win. David Robertson (0-1) was given the loss in relief.  He allowed 1 run and 1 hit in 1 inning.

Game 3: SPR 1-LVI 0 (SPR leads series 2-1)

Max Scherzer allowed 2 hits while blanking Lehigh Valley as the Springfield Isotopes topped the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs by a score of 1 to 0 at The Pig Pen. Scherzer (1-0) dominated Lehigh Valley hitters. He allowed only 2 hits and 1 walk in 9 innings. Scherzer whiffed an impressive total of 10 Lehigh Valley batters. Lehigh Valley threatened in the 9th but Springfield was able to put down the rally. Carlos Carrasco (0-1) was charged with the loss. 'When Scherzer is on like that it is a tough game to play, no doubt about it,' Kevin Burns said. 'He always pitches well against us.'

Game 4: SPR 3-LVI 11 (Series tied 2-2)

Luis Severino racked up an impressive total of 12 strikeouts at The Pig Pen where the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs beat the Springfield Isotopes by the score of 11 to 3. Severino (1-0) was very good in the win.  He surrendered only 6 hits and 4 walks in 9 innings.  Lehigh Valley rapped out 13 hits for the night. Marcus Stroman (0-2) was tagged with the loss. The Lehigh Valley fans were thrilled by the performance put forth by Severino, but it was clearly his strikeouts that they enjoyed most. 'When he reached 10 strikeouts the fans showed him their appreciation with a loud cheer.' Kevin Burns said following the game.

Game 5: SPR 0-LVI 3 (LVI leads series 3-2)

Stephen Strasburg whitewashed Springfield on 3 hits as the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs bested the Springfield Isotopes 3 to 0 at The Pig Pen. Strasburg (1-0) was indeed brilliant as he hand-cuffed the Springfield offense. He didn't give up much, just 3 hits and 3 walks in 9 innings. Strasburg recorded 11 strikeouts.  The pitchers took over after the 4th inning as neither team was able to score again.  Jon Gray (0-1) was hit with the loss. 'Strasburg took our guys to school' Doug Sherlag said. 'Too bad he doesn't pitch for us - it would make my job a whole lot easier!'

Game 6: LVI 2-SPR 6 (Series tied 3-3)

Travis Shaw cracked a homer as the Springfield Isotopes topped the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs by a score of 6 to 2 at M.Burns Memorial Field. Springfield took the lead for good in the 6th inning plating an isolated run on 2 base hits. After two outs Matt Olson was walked intentionally. Josh Reddick stepped into the batter's box and he delivered a single. Jose Ramirez then lashed a single scoring the run. Springfield had 9 hits for the game and Lehigh Valley had 3. Felipe Rivero (1-0) went 1 and 1/3 innings allowing no runs for the win. The loss was charged to Ryan Madson (0-1) in relief. He pitched 1 and 1/3 innings allowing 3 hits and 1 walk.

Game 7: LVI 6-SPR 1 (LVI wins series 4-3)

In a one-sided affair at M.Burns Memorial Field the final score was the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 6, the Springfield Isotopes 1. Cole Hamels (2-0) contributed a pedestrian performance to earn the win.  He went 5 and 1/3 innings and surrendered up 6 hits and 4 walks dropping his ERA from 2.84 to 2.31. Lehigh Valley totaled 11 hits on the night. Juan Nicasio (0-1) took the loss in relief. He allowed 3 runs and 2 hits in 1 and 1/3 innings.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Iron Pigs jump on Chacin early then hang on to win 5-3

[1]BOXSCORE: 2018 Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs At 2018 Dallas Ft Worth Spur 7/23/2018

[1]  Iron Pigs          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Spurs              AB  R  H RBI AVG
  D.Pedroia 2B        5  1  2  1 .232     A.Rizzo 1B          4  1  2  1 .222 
  A.Lind DH           4  1  2  0 .302     A.McCutchen DH      2  0  0  0 .304 
  E.Hosmer 1B         4  0  1  0 .331   D-T.Pham PH           1  0  0  0 .291 
  Y.Puig CF           5  1  1  3 .315     B.Harper LF         3  0  0  0 .311 
  A.Beltre 3B         5  0  1  0 .241     M.Moustakas 3B      4  0  0  0 .263 
  J.Bruce RF          3  0  1  0 .250     A.Hicks CF          3  1  2  0 .277 
  A.Benintendi LF     4  0  2  0 .215     J.Harrison 2B       4  1  1  2 .262 
  F.Lindor SS         2  1  0  0 .266     J.Heyward RF        4  0  0  0 .226 
  K.Suzuki C          3  1  0  0 .173     Y.Gomes C           3  0  0  0 .178 
A-B.Maxwell C         0  0  0  0 .255   B-M.Rojas PH          1  0  0  0 .288 
                                          B.Crawford SS       3  0  1  0 .212 
                                        C-A.Barnes PH         0  0  0  0 .375 
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     
[1]         Totals      35  5 10  4                 Totals      32  3  6  3

A-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Suzuki In 8th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Gomes In 9th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Crawford In 9th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For McCutchen In 9th Inning

Iron Pigs....... 3 2 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  5 10  1
Spurs........... 0 0 0  0 0 2  1 0 0  -  3  6  0

[1]Iron Pigs (31-23)        IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
A.Wood WIN(7-0)           6 1/3   6   3   3   4   5   2   2.80  A1 D2
R.Madson HOLD(7th)        1 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   0.00  D3 D7
A.Warren SAVE(2nd)        1       0   0   0   1   0   0   2.03  D8
[1]Totals                    9       6   3   3   5   6   2

[1]Spurs (52-26)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
J.Chacin LOSS(5-4)        7       9   5   5   2   1   1   3.15  A1 D5
B.Duensing                0       1   0   0   1   0   0   7.17  D6 D7
A.Swarzak                 2       0   0   0   1   1   0   3.52  D8
[1]Totals                    9      10   5   5   4   2   1

ATTENDANCE- 49,184 DATE- Thursday, July 23rd 2018 TIME- Day
T- 3:02
LEFT ON BASE- Iron Pigs: 9  Spurs: 8
DOUBLE PLAYS- Iron Pigs: 2  Spurs: 1
ERRORS- A.Beltre
DOUBLES- A.Beltre(9th), A.Hicks-2(17th)
HOME RUNS- Y.Puig(3rd), A.Rizzo(14th), J.Harrison(7th)
RBIs- D.Pedroia(11th), Y.Puig-3(23rd), A.Rizzo(41st), J.Harrison-2(21st)
SACRIFICE HITS- F.Lindor
WALKS- A.Lind, E.Hosmer, J.Bruce, F.Lindor, A.Rizzo, A.McCutchen, B.Harper,
       A.Hicks, A.Barnes
HIT BY PITCH- K.Suzuki, A.McCutchen
STRIKE OUTS- J.Bruce, K.Suzuki, A.McCutchen, M.Moustakas, A.Hicks, J.Heyward,
             Y.Gomes-2
GIDP- E.Hosmer, B.Harper-2
RLISP 2-out- A.Benintendi, M.Moustakas-2, Y.Puig-2, Y.Gomes, D.Pedroia-2,
             A.Beltre
TEAM RISP- Iron Pigs: 2 for 11  Spurs: 1 for 8

Dustin Pedroia had 2 base hits as the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs bested the
Dallas Ft Worth Spurs 5 to 3 at Turnpike Stadium.

Alex Wood(7-0) was solid if not spectacular.  He went 6 and 1/3 innings and
surrended up 6 hits and 4 walks and gave up 2 homeruns.  Lehigh Valley had 10
hits overall, while Dallas Ft Worth had 6. 

Adam Warren gained credit for his 2nd save.  The losing pitcher was Jhoulys
Chacin(5-4).  'He gutted it out' Kevin Burns said of Wood.  'I was very
impressed by his tenacity.'



Suzuki goes deep twice while Belre takes Archer deep once in LVI, 7-6 win

[1]BOXSCORE: 2018 Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs At 2018 Dallas Ft Worth Spur 7/22/2018

[1]  Iron Pigs          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Spurs              AB  R  H RBI AVG
  D.Pedroia 2B        5  1  1  0 .226     A.McCutchen DH      4  1  1  0 .309
  A.Lind DH           5  1  2  1 .295   G-Z.Greinke PH        0  0  0  0 ----
  E.Hosmer 1B         5  0  1  0 .333     J.Harrison 2B       4  1  2  2 .263
  Y.Puig CF           3  1  1  0 .319   H-B.Harper PH         1  0  0  0 .316
A-A.Pollock CF        0  0  0  0 .247     T.Pham LF           4  1  1  0 .292
  A.Beltre 3B         3  1  1  3 .242     A.Rizzo 1B          4  1  1  2 .218
  J.Bruce RF          4  0  0  0 .246     A.Altherr RF        3  1  2  0 .276
  A.Benintendi LF     4  1  2  0 .207     A.Hicks CF          3  1  1  0 .269
  F.Lindor SS         4  0  1  0 .269     Y.Gomes C           3  0  0  0 .186
  K.Suzuki C          4  2  2  3 .177   C-L.Duda PH           1  0  0  0 .175
B-B.Maxwell C         0  0  0  0 .255   F-M.Rojas 3B          0  0  0  0 .292
                                          M.Moustakas 3B      3  0  1  1 .268
                                        D-B.Crawford SS       1  0  1  0 .210
                                          J.Camargo SS        3  0  1  0 .339
                                        E-A.Barnes C          1  0  1  0 .375
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---   
[1]         Totals      37  7 11  7                 Totals      35  6 12  5

A-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Puig In 8th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Suzuki In 8th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Gomes In 8th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Moustakas In 9th Inning
E-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Camargo In 9th Inning
F-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Duda In 9th Inning
G-Pinch Hit For McCutchen In 9th Inning
H-Pinch Hit For Harrison In 9th Inning

Iron Pigs....... 1 1 0  2 3 0  0 0 0  -  7 11  0
Spurs........... 2 0 0  4 0 0  0 0 0  -  6 12  0

[1]Iron Pigs (30-23)        IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
C.Hamels WIN(4-2)         5       8   6   6   1   4   2   6.57  A1 C5
J.McGee HOLD(3rd)         1 2/3   1   0   0   1   0   0   8.31  C6 D3
R.Madson HOLD(6th)        1 1/3   1   0   0   1   1   0   0.00  D4 D7
A.Warren                  0       1   0   0   0   0   0   2.10  D8 D8
D.Robertson SAVE(10th)    1       1   0   0   0   1   0   2.60  D9
[1]Totals                    9      12   6   6   3   6   2

[1]Spurs (52-25)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
C.Archer LOSS(8-7)        9      11   7   7   1  13   3   4.94  A1
[1]Totals                    9      11   7   7   1  13   3

ATTENDANCE- 47,084 DATE- Wednesday, July 22nd 2018 TIME- Day
T- 2:59
LEFT ON BASE- Iron Pigs: 5  Spurs: 6
DOUBLE PLAYS- Iron Pigs: 1  Spurs: 1
DOUBLES- D.Pedroia(4th), A.Lind(4th), Y.Puig(9th), J.Harrison(4th),
         T.Pham(16th), A.Altherr(21st)
HOME RUNS- A.Beltre(8th), K.Suzuki-2(5th), J.Harrison(6th), A.Rizzo(13th)
RBIs- A.Lind(24th), A.Beltre-3(21st), K.Suzuki-3(13th), J.Harrison-2(19th),
      A.Rizzo-2(40th), M.Moustakas(49th)
CAUGHT STEALING- A.Altherr, A.Hicks
SACRIFICE HITS- Z.Greinke
WALKS- Y.Puig, T.Pham, A.Altherr, A.Hicks
HIT BY PITCH- A.Beltre
STRIKE OUTS- D.Pedroia-2, A.Lind-2, E.Hosmer-3, Y.Puig-2, J.Bruce-3,
             A.Benintendi, A.McCutchen, B.Harper, T.Pham, A.Rizzo, L.Duda,
             J.Camargo
GIDP- A.Beltre, A.McCutchen
WILD PITCHES- C.Hamels
2-out RBI- K.Suzuki-3
RLISP 2-out- J.Bruce, K.Suzuki, M.Moustakas, A.Rizzo, T.Pham-2
TEAM RISP- Iron Pigs: 2 for 6  Spurs: 2 for 10

Kurt Suzuki cracked 2 homeruns and had 3 RBI as the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
topped the Dallas Ft Worth Spurs by a score of 7 to 6 at Turnpike
Stadium.

Suzuki had a big day against Dallas Ft Worth.  He lofted a solo-blast
'downtown' in the 2nd inning and clubbed a two-run home run in the 4th
inning.  This was the kind of game that many fans love as the lead changed
hands 5 times.

Cole Hamels(4-2) went 5 innings allowing 6 runs for the win. David Robertson
preserved the game for Hamels, recording his his 10th save.  Chris
Archer(8-7) was the loser.  He served up 3 homeruns in his 9 innings.

'It's been a rough ride lately, but this was a good win for us' said Kevin
Burns, 'Maybe this will put us back on track.'

Harper's solo shot makes Keuchel a winner, DFW 3-2

[1]BOXSCORE: 2018 Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs At 2018 Dallas Ft Worth Spur 7/21/2018

[1]  Iron Pigs          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Spurs              AB  R  H RBI AVG
  F.Lindor SS         5  0  1  0 .269     M.Rojas 3B          3  0  2  1 .292
  A.Bregman DH        3  1  1  0 .266   A-J.Camargo 3B        1  0  0  0 .339
E-J.Bruce PH          1  0  1  0 .262     A.Barnes C          1  0  0  0 .365
F-A.Benintendi PR     0  0  0  0 .199   B-Y.Gomes C           0  0  0  0 .194
  J.Martinez 1B       2  1  0  0 .221     A.McCutchen LF      4  0  0  0 .311
  A.Garcia RF         3  0  1  0 .304   C-J.Heyward RF        0  0  0  0 .241
  K.Suzuki C          4  0  0  0 .167     B.Harper RF,LF      4  1  1  1 .317
  A.Beltre 3B         3  0  1  1 .240     A.Altherr CF        4  0  1  0 .269
  D.Pedroia 2B        3  0  0  0 .227     A.Rizzo 1B          3  0  0  0 .218
  J.Pirela LF         2  0  1  0 .257     M.Moustakas DH      3  0  1  0 .267
  A.Pollock CF        3  0  0  0 .247     J.Harrison 2B       3  1  1  0 .254
D-E.Hosmer PH         1  0  1  0 .338     B.Crawford SS       3  1  1  1 .207
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---   
[1]         Totals      30  2  7  1                 Totals      29  3  7  3

A-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Rojas In 7th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Barnes In 8th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (RF) For McCutchen In 9th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Pollock In 9th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Bregman In 9th Inning
F-Pinch Ran For Bruce In 9th Inning

Iron Pigs....... 0 0 2  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  2  7  0
Spurs........... 0 0 0  0 2 1  0 0    -  3  7  0

[1]Iron Pigs (29-23)        IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
S.Strasburg LOSS(3-3)     8       7   3   3   3  10   1   3.09  A1
[1]Totals                    8       7   3   3   3  10   1

[1]Spurs (52-24)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
D.Keuchel WIN(5-1)        6       4   2   2   9   1   0   3.72  A1 D2
B.Shaw HOLD(3rd)          2       1   0   0   0   1   0   3.19  D3 D8
F.Rodney SAVE(16th)       1       2   0   0   0   1   0   1.98  D9
[1]Totals                    9       7   2   2   9   3   0

ATTENDANCE- 40,789 DATE- Tuesday, July 21st 2018 TIME- Night
T- 3:07
LEFT ON BASE- Iron Pigs:10  Spurs: 6
DOUBLE PLAYS- Iron Pigs: 2  Spurs: 4
DOUBLES- A.Beltre(8th), M.Rojas(4th), A.Altherr(20th), B.Crawford(12th)
HOME RUNS- B.Harper(19th)
RBIs- A.Beltre(18th), M.Rojas(6th), B.Harper(55th), B.Crawford(28th)
WALKS- A.Bregman, J.Martinez-3, A.Garcia, A.Beltre, D.Pedroia, J.Pirela-2,
       A.Barnes-3
HIT BY PITCH- A.Rizzo
STRIKE OUTS- J.Martinez, K.Suzuki, J.Pirela, M.Rojas, J.Camargo, A.Barnes,
             A.McCutchen, B.Harper, A.Altherr-2, A.Rizzo-2, B.Crawford
GIDP- J.Martinez, K.Suzuki, A.Pollock, J.Harrison-2
2-out RBI- A.Beltre
RLISP 2-out- A.Altherr, F.Lindor-2, D.Pedroia, A.Garcia-2
TEAM RISP- Iron Pigs: 1 for 7  Spurs: 1 for 6

Miguel Rojas had 2 base hits as the strong Dallas Ft Worth Spurs defeated the
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs by the score of 3 to 2 at Turnpike Stadium.

Dallas Keuchel(5-1) pitched well enough to earn the win.  He allowed 4 hits
and 9 walks in 6 innings.  Lehigh Valley had a chance in the 9th but they
came up short.

Fernando Rodney gained credit for his 16th save.  Stephen Strasburg(3-3)
suffered the loss.  Kevin Burns was subdued after the ballgame, 'That one
really hurts.  If our guys had simply played more fundamentally sound, we
could have won that one.  That is what really ticks me off!'

Pham's 2B leads the Spurs past the Chows, 7-6

[1]BOXSCORE: 2018 Illinois Chow Chows At 2018 Dallas Ft Worth Spurs    7/11/2018

[1]  Chow Chows         AB  R  H RBI AVG     Spurs              AB  R  H RBI AVG
  J.Bradley Jr CF     4  2  3  0 .288     N.Walker DH         3  1  1  1 .190 
  R.Cano 2B           5  1  2  0 .291     S.Gennett 2B        4  0  2  3 .278 
  T.Mancini LF        3  1  0  1 .236   E-Y.Gomes C           0  0  0  0 .194 
  R.Healy 1B          5  0  1  0 .199     A.Hicks CF          4  0  3  2 .268 
  K.Seager 3B         3  1  1  1 .228     M.Moustakas 3B      4  0  0  0 .266 
  M.Chapman DH        4  1  1  4 .189   D-B.Crawford SS       0  0  0  0 .206 
  S.Perez C           2  0  0  0 .232     A.Rizzo 1B          4  0  0  0 .220 
  D.Deshields RF      4  0  1  0 .130     O.Narvaez C         3  0  0  0 .278 
  D.Swanson SS        4  0  0  0 .206   A-A.Barnes PH,C       1  0  0  0 .371 
                                        F-J.Harrison 2B       0  0  0  0 .252 
                                          J.Camargo SS        3  1  1  0 .345 
                                        B-M.Rojas PH,3B       0  1  0  0 .275 
                                          A.McCutchen LF      2  2  0  0 .322 
                                          J.Heyward RF        2  1  0  0 .241 
                                        C-T.Pham PH,RF        1  1  1  1 .293 
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     
[1]         Totals      34  6  9  6                 Totals      31  7  8  7

A-Pinch Hit For Narvaez In 7th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Camargo In 8th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Heyward In 8th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Moustakas In 9th Inning
E-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Gennett In 9th Inning
F-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Barnes In 9th Inning

Chow Chows...... 1 0 0  0 5 0  0 0 0  -  6  9  0
Spurs........... 0 4 0  0 0 0  0 3    -  7  8  0

[1]Chow Chows (10-41)       IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
D.Norris                  1 2/3   3   4   4   4   2   0   9.95  A1 B4
C.Bedrosian               1 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   2.45  B5 B8
E.Ramos                   3       3   0   0   1   4   0   2.04  B9 D3
D.Betances L(2-3) H(5th)  1       1   3   3   2   1   0   3.79  D4 D9
A.Ramos BS(3rd)           1       1   0   0   0   1   0   2.81  E1
[1]Totals                    8       8   7   7   7   9   0

[1]Spurs (51-24)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
I.Nova                    5 2/3   6   6   6   3   2   1   5.42  A1 C9
C.Allen                   1       1   0   0   1   3   0   0.86  D1 D5
C.Green WIN(6-1)          1 1/3   0   0   0   0   2   0   2.25  D6 D9
B.Shaw HOLD(2nd)          0 1/3   2   0   0   0   0   0   3.41  E1 E3
F
.Rodney SAVE(15th)       0 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   2.05  E4
[1]Totals                    9       9   6   6   4   8   1

ATTENDANCE- 39,679 DATE- Saturday, July 11th 2018 TIME- Night
T- 3:39
LEFT ON BASE- Chow Chows: 8  Spurs: 9
DOUBLE PLAYS- Chow Chows: 1  Spurs: 1
DOUBLES- R.Cano(12th), A.Hicks(15th), J.Camargo(6th), T.Pham(15th)
TRIPLES- N.Walker(1st)
HOME RUNS- M.Chapman(2nd)
RBIs- T.Mancini(19th), K.Seager(17th), M.Chapman-4(9th), N.Walker(5th),
      S.Gennett-3(18th), A.Hicks-2(19th), T.Pham(45th)
STOLEN BASES- J.Bradley Jr(1st)
SACRIFICE FLIES- T.Mancini
WALKS- J.Bradley Jr, T.Mancini, K.Seager-2, N.Walker, A.Hicks, M.Moustakas,
       M.Rojas, A.McCutchen-2, J.Heyward
HIT BY PITCH- S.Perez-2, N.Walker, S.Gennett
STRIKE OUTS- J.Bradley Jr, R.Cano, T.Mancini, R.Healy-2, M.Chapman, D.Deshields,
             D.Swanson, S.Gennett, A.Hicks, M.Moustakas, A.Rizzo, O.Narvaez-2,
             J.Camargo-2, A.McCutchen
GIDP- M.Chapman, M.Moustakas
WILD PITCHES- C.Allen
PASSED BALLS- O.Narvaez
2-out RBI- N.Walker, S.Gennett, A.Hicks-2, K.Seager, M.Chapman-4
RLISP 2-out- D.Swanson, A.Rizzo-2, D.Deshields, M.Moustakas, R.Cano, S.Gennett,
             A.Barnes, K.Seager
TEAM RISP- Chow Chows: 1 for 9  Spurs: 3 for 11
WEB GEMS- Top 4th: Andrew McCutchen robbed Kyle Seager of an extra base hit.

The Dallas Ft Worth Spurs edged the Illinois Chow Chows at Turnpike Stadium by
the score of 7 to 6.

Chad Green(6-1) slammed the door shut in an excellent relief performance.  No
one got on base in his 1 and 1/3 innings.  Illinois made it exciting in the
9th, but they were unable to push the needed runs across. 

Fernando Rodney preserved the game for Green, recording his his 15th save.
The losing pitcher was Dellin Betances(2-3) in relief. 

Harrison's 'Walk off single' lifts DFW past ILL, 10-9

[1]BOXSCORE: 2018 Illinois Chow Chows At 2018 Dallas Ft Worth Spurs    7/10/2018

[1]  Chow Chows         AB  R  H RBI AVG     Spurs              AB  R  H RBI AVG
  J.Bradley Jr CF     5  2  3  1 .257     N.Walker DH         3  2  1  1 .167 
  R.Healy DH          5  1  1  1 .197   H-A.McCutchen PH,DH   0  0  0  1 .333 
  K.Seager 3B         5  2  1  1 .224     S.Gennett 2B        5  1  3  2 .279 
  J.Gallo 1B          4  2  1  3 .240   I-Y.Gomes C           0  0  0  0 .185 
  T.Mancini LF        5  0  1  0 .253     B.Harper RF         5  1  2  1 .315 
  A.Russell SS        3  0  1  0 .255     M.Moustakas 3B      3  0  2  1 .262 
B-R.Hoskins PH        1  0  1  2 .238   A-B.Crawford SS       2  1  1  0 .212 
C-A.Diaz SS           1  0  1  01.000     A.Hicks CF          2  0  0  2 .264 
J-D.Deshields PR      0  0  0  0 .133   D-A.Barnes PH         1  0  1  0 .377 
K-D.Swanson SS        0  0  0  0 .232   E-J.Harrison PR,2B    1  1  1  1 .255 
  R.Cano 2B           4  1  1  1 .291     T.Pham LF           4  1  2  0 .293 
  D.Fowler RF         5  0  0  0 .188     A.Rizzo 1B          4  1  2  0 .227 
  S.Perez C           4  1  1  0 .239     O.Narvaez C         3  1  1  0 .292 
                                        F-M.Rojas PH,3B       1  0  0  0 .275 
                                          J.Camargo SS,3B     3  1  1  0 .352 
                                        G-A.Altherr PH,CF     0  0  0  0 .264 
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     
[1]         Totals      42  9 12  9                 Totals      37 10 17  9

A-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Moustakas In 7th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Russell In 7th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Hoskins In 7th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Hicks In 9th Inning
E-Pinch Ran For Barnes In 9th Inning
F-Pinch Hit For Narvaez In 9th Inning
G-Pinch Hit For Camargo In 9th Inning
H-Pinch Hit For Walker In 9th Inning
I-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Gennett In 10th Inning
J-Pinch Ran For Diaz In 10th Inning
K-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Deshields In 10th Inning

Chow Chows...... 0 0 2  0 4 0  3 0 0  0 -  9 12  0
Spurs........... 0 1 1  2 0 4  0 0 1  1 - 10 17  2

[1]Chow Chows (10-37)       IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
T.Chatwood                3       5   4   4   9   2   0   6.70  A1 C2
D.Phelps                  2       2   2   2   1   2   0   7.62  C3 D1
E.Ramos BS(1st)           2 1/3   5   2   2   0   0   0   2.45  D2 E2
D.Betances HOLD(4th)      1 1/3   2   1   1   1   3   0   2.50  E3 E9
A.Ramos LOSS(0-2) BS(2nd) 0 2/3   3   1   1   1   0   0   3.00  F1
[1]Totals                    9 1/3  17  10  10  12   7   0

[1]Spurs (49-23)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
D.Keuchel                 6 1/3   9   9   6   2   8   3   3.81  A1 D4
C.Green BS(3rd)           1       1   0   0   0   1   0   2.34  D5 D8
B.Duensing                0 1/3   1   0   0   0   0   0   7.17  D9 E1
A.Swarzak WIN(3-1)        2 1/3   1   0   0   1   3   0   3.77  E2
[1]Totals                   10      12   9   6   3  12   3

ATTENDANCE- 47,860 DATE- Friday, July 10th 2018 TIME- Day
T- 3:10
LEFT ON BASE- Chow Chows: 6  Spurs:11
DOUBLE PLAYS- Chow Chows: 5  Spurs: 2
ERRORS- M.Moustakas, J.Camargo
DOUBLES- R.Hoskins(2nd), S.Gennett(7th), B.Crawford(11th)
HOME RUNS- J.Bradley Jr(2nd), J.Gallo(17th), R.Cano(5th)
RBIs- J.Bradley Jr(4th), R.Healy(24th), K.Seager(16th), J.Gallo-3(38th),
      R.Hoskins-2(4th), R.Cano(17th), N.Walker(4th), A.McCutchen(21st),
      S.Gennett-2(15th), B.Harper(53rd), M.Moustakas(45th), A.Hicks-2(17th),
      J.Harrison(16th)
STOLEN BASES- T.Pham(6th)
SACRIFICE FLIES- A.Hicks
WALKS- J.Gallo, R.Cano, S.Perez, N.Walker-2, A.McCutchen, S.Gennett, B.Harper,
       M.Moustakas, A.Hicks, T.Pham, A.Rizzo, O.Narvaez, J.Camargo, A.Altherr
STRIKE OUTS- R.Healy, J.Gallo-3, T.Mancini-2, A.Russell, R.Cano, D.Fowler-3,
             S.Perez, S.Gennett, B.Crawford, A.Rizzo-2, O.Narvaez, M.Rojas,
             J.Camargo
GIDP- K.Seager, S.Perez, B.Harper-2, A.Hicks, T.Pham
WILD PITCHES- T.Chatwood, E.Ramos, D.Keuchel
2-out RBI- R.Hoskins-2, A.McCutchen
RLISP 2-out- J.Camargo, D.Fowler, M.Moustakas-2, R.Cano, B.Crawford,
             S.Gennett-2
TEAM RISP- Chow Chows: 4 for 11  Spurs: 6 for 17
WEB GEMS- Bot 10th: Salvador Perez blocked the plate, saving a run!

47,860 fans watched an exciting game at Turnpike Stadium.  The very strong
Dallas Ft Worth Spurs tallied 4 runs in the 6th inning and topped the awful
Illinois Chow Chows by the slimmest of margins, 10 to 9.

The score was tied at 9 after nine.  Dallas Ft Worth won the game in the 10th
inning.  Bryce Harper hit a single.  Brandon Crawford followed and he
doubled.  Josh Harrison then lined a single making Dallas Ft Worth the victor
and beginning a joyous home town celebration.  This was the kind of game that
many fans love as the lead changed hands 7 times. 

Anthony Swarzak(3-1) picked up the victory, allowing no runs in 2 and 1/3
innings. A.J. Ramos(0-2) suffered the loss in relief.  His ERA increased from
2.51 to 3.00 as he allowed 1 run in 2/3 of an inning. 

Greinke goes the distance in DFW 3-2 win over LVI

[1]BOXSCORE: 2018 Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs At 2018 Dallas Ft Worth Spurs 7/9/2018

[1]  Iron Pigs          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Spurs              AB  R  H RBI AVG
  D.Pedroia 2B        4  0  2  0 .250     A.Altherr CF        4  0  0  0 .264 
  A.Lind DH           4  1  1  1 .287     S.Gennett 2B        3  0  1  0 .284 
  E.Hosmer 1B         3  0  0  0 .333   A-J.Harrison PR,2B    1  1  0  0 .248 
  Y.Puig CF           4  0  1  0 .313     T.Pham LF           4  1  2  0 .280 
  A.Beltre 3B         4  1  1  1 .236     B.Harper RF         3  1  1  1 .310 
  J.Bruce RF          3  0  0  0 .281   C-J.Heyward RF        0  0  0  0 .250 
  A.Benintendi LF     4  0  1  0 .205     A.Barnes C          2  0  1  2 .367 
  F.Lindor SS         4  0  0  0 .266     A.Rizzo 1B          3  0  0  0 .221 
  K.Suzuki C          3  0  0  0 .177     M.Moustakas 3B      2  0  0  0 .262 
                                        B-J.Camargo 3B        1  0  1  0 .353 
                                          A.McCutchen DH      3  0  1  0 .333 
                                          B.Crawford SS       3  0  0  0 .199 
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     
[1]         Totals      33  2  6  2                 Totals      29  3  7  3

A-Pinch Ran For Gennett In 6th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Moustakas In 7th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Harper In 9th Inning

Iron Pigs....... 1 0 0  0 0 1  0 0 0  -  2  6  0
Spurs........... 0 1 0  1 0 1  0 0    -  3  7  0

[1]Iron Pigs (28-20)        IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
Z.Davies LOSS(5-2)        5 1/3   6   3   2   0   8   1   2.71  A1 C3
A.Warren                  2 2/3   1   0   0   1   3   0   2.10  C4
[1]Totals                    8       7   3   2   1  11   1

[1]Spurs (47-21)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
Z.Greinke WIN(9-2)        9       6   2   2   2   5   2   2.33  A1
[1]Totals                    9       6   2   2   2   5   2

ATTENDANCE- 26,214 DATE- Thursday, July 9th 2018 TIME- Day T- 2:38
LEFT ON BASE- Iron Pigs: 6  Spurs: 4
DOUBLE PLAYS- Iron Pigs: 1  Spurs: 0
DOUBLES- T.Pham(13th)
HOME RUNS- A.Lind(5th), A.Beltre(7th), B.Harper(16th)
RBIs- A.Lind(23rd), A.Beltre(17th), B.Harper(48th), A.Barnes-2(10th)
SACRIFICE FLIES- A.Barnes
WALKS- E.Hosmer, J.Bruce, B.Harper
STRIKE OUTS- A.Lind, E.Hosmer, Y.Puig, J.Bruce, A.Benintendi, A.Altherr-3,
             S.Gennett, T.Pham, A.Rizzo-2, M.Moustakas, A.McCutchen-2,  B.Crawford
GIDP- B.Crawford
PASSED BALLS- K.Suzuki
2-out RBI- A.Barnes
RLISP 2-out- J.Bruce, Y.Puig, K.Suzuki, A.Rizzo-2
TEAM RISP- Iron Pigs: 0 for 5  Spurs: 1 for 3

Zack Greinke completed the game without help from the bullpen as the Dallas Ft
Worth Spurs topped the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs by a score of 3 to 2 at
Turnpike Stadium.

Dallas Ft Worth scored 1 run in the decisive bottom of the 6th inning.  Dallas
Ft Worth rapped out 7 hits for the afternoon.  The winning pitcher was
Greinke(9-2) who allowed 2 runs for the game. Zach Davies(5-2) absorbed the
loss.  He struck out 8 batters in 5 and 1/3 innings despite losing the game.

Duda's HR leads DFW past LVI 6-5

[1]BOXSCORE: 2018 Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs At 2018 Dallas Ft Worth Spurs 7/8/2018

[1]  Iron Pigs          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Spurs              AB  R  H RBI AVG
  D.Pedroia 2B        5  2  2  1 .242     A.Hicks CF          3  1  0  0 .264 
  A.Lind DH           4  0  0  0 .288   B-Y.Gomes C           0  0  0  0 .185 
  E.Hosmer 1B         4  0  2  0 .341     S.Gennett 2B        3  1  0  0 .283 
  Y.Puig CF           3  1  1  1 .315   G-J.Camargo 3B        0  0  0  0 .340 
D-A.Pollock CF        0  0  0  0 .252     B.Harper RF         3  1  1  2 .309 
I-K.Wong PH           1  0  0  0 .274   H-J.Heyward RF        0  0  0  0 .250 
  A.Beltre 3B         4  0  0  0 .235     M.Moustakas 3B      4  1  2  1 .265 
  J.Bruce RF          4  1  3  2 .296   F-J.Harrison PR,2B    0  1  0  0 .250 
  A.Benintendi LF     4  0  0  0 .203     L.Duda DH           4  1  2  3 .162 
  F.Lindor SS         3  1  1  1 .272     T.Pham LF           4  0  0  0 .276 
  K.Suzuki C          3  0  1  0 .182     A.Rizzo 1B          3  0  0  0 .224 
E-B.Maxwell C         0  0  0  0 .268     A.Barnes C          3  0  1  0 .362 
                                        A-Z.Greinke PR        0  0  0  0 ---- 
                                        C-A.Altherr CF        0  0  0  0 .271 
                                          B.Crawford SS       3  0  0  0 .202 
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     
[1]         Totals      35  5 10  5                 Totals      30  6  6  6

A-Pinch Ran For Barnes In 7th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Hicks In 8th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Greinke In 8th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Puig In 8th Inning
E-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Suzuki In 8th Inning
F-Pinch Ran For Moustakas In 8th Inning
G-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Gennett In 9th Inning
H-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Harper In 9th Inning
I-Pinch Hit For Pollock In 9th Inning

Iron Pigs....... 1 2 2  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  5 10  0
Spurs........... 1 0 0  0 0 3  0 2    -  6  6  0

[1]Iron Pigs (28-19)        IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
L.Severino                5 1/3   3   4   4   3  10   2   4.17  A1 C4
R.Madson HOLD(5th)        1 2/3   1   0   0   0   2   0   0.00  C5 D1
A.Warren L(2-3) BS(2nd)   1       2   2   2   0   1   1   2.35  D2
[1]Totals                    8       6   6   6   3  13   3

[1]Spurs (46-21)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
J.Chacin WIN(5-3)         8      10   5   5   2   3   3   2.88  A1 E1
C.Allen HOLD(2nd)         0 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   0.90  E2 E3
F.Rodney SAVE(14th)       0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   2.19  E4
[1]Totals                    9      10   5   5   2   4   3

ATTENDANCE- 40,733 DATE- Wednesday, July 8th 2018 TIME- Night
T- 2:33
LEFT ON BASE- Iron Pigs: 8  Spurs: 3
DOUBLE PLAYS- Iron Pigs: 0  Spurs: 1
DOUBLES- E.Hosmer(10th), L.Duda(8th)
HOME RUNS- D.Pedroia(2nd), J.Bruce(3rd), F.Lindor(5th), B.Harper(15th),
           M.Moustakas(19th), L.Duda(4th)
RBIs- D.Pedroia(10th), Y.Puig(20th), J.Bruce-2(9th), F.Lindor(17th),
      B.Harper-2(47th), M.Moustakas(43rd), L.Duda-3(16th)
STOLEN BASES- J.Harrison(2nd)
SACRIFICE FLIES- Y.Puig
WALKS- A.Lind, E.Hosmer, A.Hicks, S.Gennett, B.Harper
HIT BY PITCH- F.Lindor, K.Suzuki
STRIKE OUTS- A.Lind, Y.Puig, A.Benintendi, F.Lindor, S.Gennett-3, M.Moustakas,
             L.Duda, T.Pham, A.Rizzo-3, A.Barnes, B.Crawford-3
GIDP- A.Beltre
2-out RBI- L.Duda-3, D.Pedroia, J.Bruce-2
RLISP 2-out- J.Bruce, T.Pham-2, D.Pedroia-3
TEAM RISP- Iron Pigs: 2 for 7  Spurs: 2 for 4
WEB GEMS- Bot 5th: Francisco Lindor robbed Austin Barnes of a base hit.

Designated hitter Lucas Duda connected with a 'big fly' and had 3 RBI as the
Dallas Ft Worth Spurs defeated the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 6 to 5 at Turnpike
Stadium.

Jhoulys Chacin(5-3) had a fairly solid outing.  He went 8 innings surrendering
10 hits and 2 walks and surrendered 3 'round-trippers'.  Despite losing,
Lehigh Valley out-hit Dallas Ft Worth 10 to 6. 

Fernando Rodney was credited with his 14th save.  Adam Warren(2-3) was hit
with the loss in relief.  'I didn't have my best stuff but sometimes you just
get lucky,' Chacin said, 'this was one of those times.'
 

Friday, June 8, 2018

EDC blast DFW, 13-5 with B.McCarthy going to 4-0

[1]BOXSCORE: 2018 EdCouch New Potatoes At 2018 Dallas Ft Worth Spurs    7/7/2018

[1]  New Potatoes       AB  R  H RBI AVG     Spurs              AB  R  H RBI AVG
  C.Hernandez 2B      4  0  1  1 .296     M.Rojas 3B          3  0  1  0 .279
  M.Trout CF          6  1  1  2 .239   C-J.Camargo PH,3B     2  1  2  0 .340
  B.Belt 1B           5  0  1  0 .181     A.Barnes C          0  0  0  0 .364
  M.Ozuna LF          5  0  3  0 .394   A-A.Hicks PH,RF       3  1  1  0 .270
  M.Carpenter 3B      4  2  1  0 .211     T.Pham LF           2  1  1  0 .281
  E.Encarnacion DH    4  3  2  2 .189     B.Harper RF         2  0  0  1 .309
  A.Avila C           4  4  3  1 .308   B-Y.Gomes C           1  1  1  3 .185
  S.Souza Jr RF       5  2  2  4 .238     A.McCutchen DH      4  0  0  0 .333
  E.Sogard SS         5  1  3  2 .175     A.Rizzo 1B          4  0  1  0 .226
                                          A.Altherr CF        4  0  0  0 .271
                                          J.Harrison 2B       4  0  0  0 .250
                                          B.Crawford SS       3  0  0  0 .204
                                        D-M.Moustakas PH      1  1  0  0 .259
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---   
[1]         Totals      42 13 17 12                 Totals      33  5  7  4

A-Pinch Hit For Barnes In 6th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Harper In 7th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Rojas In 8th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Crawford In 9th Inning

New Potatoes.... 0 4 4  0 2 3  0 0 0  - 13 17  1
Spurs........... 0 0 0  0 0 1  0 3 1  -  5  7  1

[1]New Potatoes (32-16)     IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
B.McCarthy WIN(4-0)       6       4   1   1   3   3   0   2.25  A1 C6
A.Chafin                  1 1/3   2   3   3   1   1   1   5.40  C7 D4
B.Morrow                  1 2/3   1   1   0   0   3   0   1.06  D5
[1]Totals                    9       7   5   4   4   7   1

[1]Spurs (45-21)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
C.Archer LOSS(8-5)        2       8   8   7   2   3   3   4.44  A1 B8
B.Shaw                    2       2   2   2   1   0   0   3.47  B9 C7
B.Duensing                2       5   3   3   0   0   0   6.98  C8 D9
C.Allen                   2       1   0   0   1   1   0   0.93  E1 E7
F.Rodney                  1       1   0   0   0   1   0   2.22  E8
[1]Totals                    9      17  13  12   4   5   3

ATTENDANCE- 41,509 DATE- Tuesday, July 7th 2018 TIME- Night
T- 3:24
LEFT ON BASE- New Potatoes: 7  Spurs: 6
DOUBLE PLAYS- New Potatoes: 1  Spurs: 1
ERRORS- M.Carpenter, B.Crawford
DOUBLES- A.Avila-2(2nd), E.Sogard(2nd), J.Camargo-2(5th), A.Hicks(12th)
HOME RUNS- M.Trout(2nd), E.Encarnacion(11th), S.Souza Jr(7th), Y.Gomes(3rd)
RBIs- C.Hernandez(12th), M.Trout-2(11th), E.Encarnacion-2(22nd), A.Avila(8th),
      S.Souza Jr-4(22nd), E.Sogard-2(6th), B.Harper(45th), Y.Gomes-3(7th)
SACRIFICE HITS- C.Hernandez
SACRIFICE FLIES- B.Harper
WALKS- C.Hernandez, M.Carpenter, E.Encarnacion, A.Avila, A.Barnes-2, T.Pham-2
STRIKE OUTS- C.Hernandez, M.Trout, M.Carpenter-2, E.Encarnacion, A.Hicks,
             B.Harper, A.Rizzo-2, A.Altherr-2, J.Harrison
GIDP- M.Carpenter, B.Harper
WILD PITCHES- B.McCarthy, B.Morrow, C.Archer, B.Shaw
2-out RBI- A.Avila, S.Souza Jr-2
RLISP 2-out- E.Encarnacion-2, T.Pham, M.Trout, M.Ozuna, A.Hicks
TEAM RISP- New Potatoes: 6 for 14  Spurs: 2 for 6

Right fielder Steven Souza Jr touched them all and had 4 RBI as the EdCouch
New Potatoes beat the Dallas Ft Worth Spurs by a score of 13 to 5.

Souza Jr was a seemingly constant irritant to the hometown fans as he provided
much of the offense for the visitors.  He bombed a two-run dinger in the 2nd
inning and ripped a single scoring two baserunners in the 6th inning.
Overall EdCouch out-hit Dallas Ft Worth 17 to 7.

The victory was credited to Brandon McCarthy(4-0) who went 6 innings, allowing
1 run. Chris Archer(8-5) ended up with the loss.  He served up 3 gopher balls
in 2 innings.