Carlos wins 3-0)
AL Division Series --- Los Angeles Halos (103-69) verse
San Carlos Aces (112-50)
The 103 win Halos vs Aces 112
wins , both clubs coming out of the powerful AL West.
Game 1 Mike Minor 15-7 for LA
vs Gerrit Cole 24-7 for San Carlos
Aces strike first with solo Hr by
Muncy in the 3rd. halos tie it in the 5th with WAdames solo
shot. Both minor and Cole tossing BB's. Bottom 6th, Castro gets
a 1 out walk, Bellinger forces out Castro at 2nd with weak
grounder. Cody steals 2nd. Carlos Santana bloops one to right,
Bellinger being waved home, Choo air mails the throw, Santana
ends up on 3rd. Pollock singles in Santana, for 3-1 lead. Petit
replaces Cole after 7 strong 4h 1bb 9k, Halos down, but not out
rallying with 2 out, Choo triples, Turners lines a single,
Meadows walks, but Merrifield flies outt o center for 3rd out.
Bottom 9 Aces slim 3-2 lead Will Harris in to close it,
1st batter Voit reaches on error
by Muncy, next batter Gardner hits into dreaded 4-6-3 , Adames
swats one high and deep to left, but just doesn't have enough on
it. Final 3-2 San Carlos
L Minor 0-1
S Harris 1
Hrs Adames 1, Muncy 1
Game 2 Brandon woodruff 9-6 vs Yu
Trea Turner pops a solo shot in
the 1st . Gary Sanchez adds a solo big fly of his own in the
3rd. Halos add 1 more in the 4th off Gardner's rbi single . Aces
answer back in bot 4, Yelich with a solo shot, now a 3-1 Halo
lead.. In the 5th Jason Heyward hits a solo hr closing the gap
3-2. Trea Turners adds his 2nd solo hr in the 7th and breathing
room 4-2 . Bottom 7trh Heyward laces a leadoff triple, Bogaerts
singles him home, Josh Taylor comes in , AJ Pollock pinch
hitting drives one high and deep, Outta Here! 2 run jack ,
taking the lead 5-4 late. onto the 9th still 1 run game. Will
Harris in to try to close it, Choo leads off with single ,
Turner flies out to CF, Meadows singles , runners on 1st and
2nd, 1 out, Harris gets Merrifield and Voit to whiff, ball game
5-4 Aces, 2-0 series lead
W Dyson 1-0
L Taylor 0-1
S Harris 2
Hrs Turner 2, Sanchez 1, Yelich 1, Heyward 1,
Game 3 Spencer Turnbull 12-11 vs Luis Castillo 22-5
Bottom of the 3rd Choo leads off with a double, 2
outs later he scampers home on Merrifield double.
Aces would tie it in the 7th when
Bellinger goes deep, Turnbull turns in 6 ip 1 run ball, Castillo
7+ of 1 run ball. Top 9 Workman in for Halos, Bellinger draws a
1 out walk, Yelich singles him to 3rd, Carlos Santana hits
grounder with eyes, between 1st and 2nd, Bellinger scores 2-1
lead.. Taylor Rogers gets 1st 2 batters, Petit facing Chavis,
fly out, ballgame and series win in 3 for San Carlos final 2-1
W Rogers 1-0
L Workman 0-1
S Petit 1
Hrs Bellinger 1
Thanks to Greg for h2h hosting and
on a fine season his Halos had,, all 3 games were 1 run and
could of gone either way
City wins 3-1)
AL Division Series --- Philadelphia Smackdown (99-63)
verse Capital City Capitals (90-72)
The defending AL
Champion Capital City Capitals (90-72) travelled to Philadelphia
to battle the East Division Champion Smackdown (99-63) for a
second straight season.
Game One- Capital
City Capitals - Hyun-Jin Ryu (15-5) vs. Philadelphia Smackdown -
Stephen Strasburg (11-5)
Smackdown are the
first team to draw blood in the bottom of the 2nd. Scrappy Jon
Berti reaches base on a fielder's choice, proceeds to steal 2nd
and then is driven home by a Josh Reddick single. Capitals
knot the game at 1 in the top of the 3rd behind a little luck.
Kevin Kiermaier reaches on a dropped flyball by Reddick. Jose
Altuve gets the trash can signal from the dugout and jumps on a
pitch for a Double scoring Kiermaier.
Philly takes the lead
in the 4th on a Danny Santana Double and the Capitals Marcell
Ozuna answers with a solo Home Run in the top of the 5th.
Teams battle into the 7th locked at 2-2. Ozuna comes up again
and gets the benefit of a Hunter Renfroe error and JD Martinez
follows that with an RBI single. Capitals take a 3-2 lead into
the bottom of the 8th.
Wheels come of
completely for the Capitals as the Smackdown show off there
nickname in a big way. Philly hammers across 4 runs with
singles from Reddick, Mondesi, Devers and KBryant. Anthony
Rendon makes a pivotal two-run error on a grounder by Yolmer
Sanchez to open the wound further. Nelson Cruz hits a
meaningless solo HR in the 9th but Philly takes Game One by a
score of 6-4.
Capital City Capitals - Patrick Corbin (16-8) vs.
Philadelphia Smackdown - Lucas Giolito (15-5)
Capitals jump out to an early 2-0 lead in the 2nd
inning behind a Double by Nelson Cruz, followed up with base
hits from Marcell Ozuna, JD Martinez and Jose Altuve. In the
3rd, Caps tack on 3 more to go up 5-0. Francisco Lindor leads
off with Double, Walk from Anthony Rizzo, Double by Cruz but
then the inning almost take a dramatic turn. JT Realmuto lines
into a double play but was extremely close to a triple play
being turned. Capitals get lucky after that with run scoring
singles from Ozuna and Martinez.
Game starts to narrow in the 5th as Smackdown
push across a run and have the bases loaded with masher Rafeal
Devers coming to the plate. Capitals make a questionable move
by summoning Bryan Shaw from the bullpen where he induces a
inning ending double play and keep their luck continuing.
Each teams scores another run and game two ends with a 6-2
Capital victory to tie the series at 1-1.
Game Three- Capital City Capitals - Lance Lynn
(15-10) vs. Philadelphia Smackdown - Anibal Sanchez (13-5)
From the very start both managers could sense
this was going to be a slugfest and they were not disappointed.
Philly jumps out on top behind a Kris Bryant Double and Kyle
Schwarber single. Caps respond with three in the bottom half,
two of which come on an Anthony Rendon Home Run. Smackdown not
to be outdone, hammer a SIX spot on the Capitals in the top of
the 2nd which went Naquin Double, Mondesi Triple, Reddick
Single, Devers reaches on Rizzo error, Schwarber walk and then a
monster Grand Slam by Brad Miller to go up 7-3!
Capitals think they are finished.....but score 1
in the 3rd, get a Rendon Double followed by a Nelson Cruz Home
Run in the 4th to make it a ball game. In the 5th inning, with
two out and Ozuna on first, out of nowhere a miracle Home Run by
Cesar Puello give the Capitals an 8-7 lead after 5. Caps add
2 more runs in the 7th and 2 more runs in the 8th to claim a
12-7 game three victory.
Capital City Capitals - Aaron Nola (11-9) vs.
Philadelphia Smackdown - Marcus Stroman (16-8)
Capitals old ace
Aaron Nola felt disrespected by getting the game four nod
and it showed. Nola tossed six shutout innings to prove he
still belongs. Capitals got two runs in the bottom of the
first and scored three more in the bottom of the 7th on 4
BBs and 2 hits to close it out by a score of 5-0.
Capitals take the series 3 games to 1.
I want to
congratulate and thank Noel for being the great competitor
and person that he is! I absolutely benefitted from some
hot hitters and good timing during the games. His team is
equal or better than mine in every way and I just had things
go my way during the short series. Could have easily been
Capitals looking forward to the ALCS! Thanks!