Sunday, May 31, 2009
Colavito set a season record with 7 RBI on the night; he also had three hits in four at bats and scored three times. After singling in the first, the clean up hitter slammed a 3-run homer to deep left center off to knock starter Gary Peters out of the game in the bottom half of the third. He reached safely in the 5th and 6th and delivered his second big blow of the night in the 7th.
With the game already well out of reach thanks to an 8-run sixth inning outburst, the Neanderthals kept the pressure up. Two singles by catcher Fred Carroll and shortstop Pop Lloyd, followed by a 2-out walk from Harry Heilmann, brought Colavito back to the plate with bases loaded. Facing Tim Lincecum, the right fielder took an 0-1 offering well over the fence in left for a Grand Slam and his 4th through 7th RBI on the night. Like Peters, Lincecum was headed to the showers.
Colavito has seen his playing time increased with Ted Williams sidelined from an 18 game injury. La Chapelle has done just fine in the stars absence, thanks in large part to Colavito. In 5 starts he's compiled 4 HR, 9 RBI, and 6 runs scored. La Chapelle is now 11-7, has won 5 games in row, and is just 2.5 games out of first place in the "It Might Be" division.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Hands on is by far the best - it gives each owner a complete copy of the latest games data their computers and even allows for internet play to actually become the manager of your team, and make all the in game decisions against your fellow owners. The draw back is cost - each owner would have to shell out at least $50 and more likely $70 if you actually wanted some rosters to come with the game.
It was with this mind that I never thought of giving owners more flexibility - I had always tied more flexibility with additional cost cost.
Along came a DMB add on called Trilogy. It is a free application that scans all box scores and spits out scores of reports. It is almost my sole source of information. There are three mini applications within Trilogy - one that scans the box score, the second the scoresheet, and the third the game log. Here are some screen shots:
Report Example: All players with 5 or more hits in game
All you need to get this to work is to download Trilogy here, and a new box score file that I will post each week, here. Extract the box scores to a new folder on your hard drive, install trilogy, and make the default folder your new box score folder.
Both Trilogy and the Box Score file are also linked on the left hand side of the All Time Baseball home page. I sincerely hope this makes a few ATB lives easier and more interesting!
Replacing Perranoski is Phil regan, circa 1966, a new entry into the ATB Database.
Friday, May 29, 2009
1) Bot 5: Triples home Bobby Murcer to cut the "Mechanics" lead to 3-2
2) Bot 7: 3-Run homer to give his team the lead for good, 5-3
3) Bot 9: 2-Run triple to increase the lead 8-3
(he also led off this game with a walk and then singled, making him a 1-day immortal)
4) Bot 1: Doubles home two runners for a 2-0 lead
5) Bot 3: Triples (!) (again!) home a runner for a 3-0 lead. The Redlegs go on to win 8-3.
For those counting at home:
- 5 consecutive run scoring hits
- 5 consecutive extra base hits
- 7 consecutive times reach first base
- 1 large moan from Matt Brody, owner and operator of Willets Point
Hmm, perhaps this blog raised the curtain to display my madness?
During the nine at bat stretch he also tripled, homered, scored three times, and drove in 5. Leading off for Fanclub, Wagner is hitting for a high average with plus power (.318 / .361 / .500), and is murdering lefties to the the tune of a 1.062 OPS.
When including his Excellent rated defense, it is no wonder that Wagner has long been considered the best middle infielder in the game and is perrenial first round draft choice.
Kuenn: 0-4 (.740 OPS in 47 AB last year)
Donlin: 2-8 (.638 OPS in 86 AB last year)
Hall: New to the game this year
Green: DNP last year
Glaus: DNP last year
The DC Chips continue the roster churn, giving Guy Hecker his outright release. Hecker appeared in 2 games (with one of them a start), yielding 9 hits and 6 runs in 3 1/3 innings pitched. In ATB X, Hecker went 6-10 with a 4.87 ERA in 160 2/3 innings pitched. Replacing Hecker is Tim Salmon (.587 OPS in 72 AB in ATB X)
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3 - Tony Gwynn, I Miss Rod Beck
3 - Howard Johnson, "Mechanics"
2 - Roy Thomas, Caber Tossers
2 - Rickey Henderson, Fish Biscuits
2 - Herman Long, Brews
2 - Oscar Charleston, Freakin' Franchise
2 - Pete Hill, Plane 10
1 - 24 Tied at
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Lasting until the 2nd out in the 8th inning, Pud Galvin of John McDonald Fanclub owns the longest no-hit bid of the season. His final line was 9 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 107 pitches with the base knock a double from Otherton Fish Biscuits third basemen bill Joyce
Pedro Martinez picks up his third win for Warning Track Power, pitching a 1 hit complete game shutout over Rusty Kuntz Traveling All Stars. The lone hit against him was a 8th inning lead off single by Miguel Cabrera.
Fernando Valenzuela of the Potomac Rage completes 7 innings of no hit ball. Down 1-0 after a first inning walk, error, stolen base, and ground ball he gives up 5 hits in the 8th and 9th innings but no runs. The Rage come from behind and defeat Planet 10 2-1.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Ever wonder where some of our owners came up with their team names? My best guesses:
Bellevue Freakin' Franchise
Bucky Dent's Middle Name
Chi-Town Black Sox
Duke Street Kings
Edinburgh Caber Tossers
Helena Handbasket j/k, try this
I Miss Rod Beck
John McDonald Fanclub
La Chapelle-aux-Saints Neanderthals
Old Pete's Rabble
Otherton Fish Biscuits
Rochester Beau Brummels
Rusty Kuntz Traveling All Stars
Warning Track Power
White Meadow Lake Black Stones
Willets Point "Mechanics"
Windy City Potato Pocketers