Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Still No Power Yet

It's about 4:30PM and we still have no power.  If the power comes back tonight (which I doubt will happen) I'll run the sim tonight.  Otherwise, we'll just push it off.

Thanks for being patient.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Delay

As I'm sure you all know, Hurricane Sandy has slammed into the Eastern seaboard.   While everyone here is safe and sound, we have no power.  So, for now, we're going to have to postpone the sim. 

For those of you in the hurricane's path, stay safe.  We'll pick this up when the power comes back on.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Option Year Choices

Game Date:  10/18/2021

If any of your players have team contract options, you must decide whether or not to exercise them.  You can find the option choices in your team email -- you should have one email for each player who has a team option.

Next sim:  Monday night.

Monday, October 22, 2012


Congrats again to Mack on his eighth Cecil Cup championship!  Now it's up to him to defend his title as we begin to gear up for the off-season.

The next sim will be on Thursday night and will cover one day.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Crazy Eight for Seattle

The Seattle Monarchs captured their eighth Cecil Cup today with an 11-1 victory over the Maui Mashers.  The hitting heroes of the game are catcher Steve Jones, who went 3-for-5 with 2 home runs and 4 RBI and 1B Juan Gomez who was 4-for-5 with a pair of solo homers.

We'll give Mack a few days to bask in the glory of his victory before continuing with the league.


Seattle Takes Game Three

Seattle starter Christopher Hester (24-5, 2.46) pitched his worst game since April 9, but the Monarch batters saved his skin as Seattle took a commanding 3-0 lead over the Maui Mashers in the Cecil Cup series.  Maui started the scoring in the bottom of the first with a 2 RBI single by Reijiro Kondo against Christopher Hester.  Seattle evened the score with a two-run homer by Lucio Muniz in the top of the third.  The score did not stay tied for long as Maui put up another three runs in the bottom of the inning.

The score remained 5-2 in Maui's favor until the top of the sixth.  Terry Hubbard started the inning off with a solo shot to right.  Then, with two outs, Steve Jones singled and went to second on Juan Gomez's double.  Jones scored on Ronald Quijada's RBI single to center.  That brought up Bas Bijkerk who blasted a first-pitch shot to right-center for 3 RBI, making the score 7-5 in Seattle's favor.

Maui made it a one-run game again in the bottom of the sixth, but then the Seattle bats put the game away in the seventh.  Bill Dewall struck out the first two Monarch batters.  Then, with two outs, Jonathan Anderson homered, John Hukill singled, Steve Jones homered, Juan Gomez doubled, Ronald Quijada singled and Bas Bijkerk homered again.  The final tally -- six runs on six hits, all with two outs.  The score stood at 13-6, which is how it ended.

Game 4 -- Thursday night.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Seattle Takes Game 2

The Monarchs took a 2-0 lead in the Cecil Cup series with an 8-5 victory over the Maui Mashers.

Game 3 -- Wednesday night

Monday, October 15, 2012

Seattle Takes 1-0 Lead in Cecil Cup

I'm sorry... it's late and I've had an exhausting day, so I'm going to skip the summary on this one.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Rain Delay

I'm sorry, but I had to put off the Saturday night sim.  We'll try again on Sunday night.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Maui Wins, Once Again It's Maui and Seattle

The Maui Mashers sent the Barstow Lizards home for the season with a 1-0 victory.  Barstow starter Eric Thomas (6-13, 4.83) turned in one of his best games of the season, pitching seven innings and only allowing two hits.  However, he also allowed five walks, and it was one of those walks -- a leadoff pass to Ramiro Ramirez in the fifth -- that cost him the game.  Juan Villatoro 21-5, 2.99) picked up the win by pitching eight shutout innings.

The schedule for the Cecil Cup will be as follows (subject to change):

Game 1:  Saturday night, Oct 13
Game 2:  Tuesday night, Oct 16
Game 3: Wednesday ngiht, Oct 17
Game 4:  Thursday night, Oct 18
Game 5:  Saturday night, Oct 20
Game 6:  Sunday night, Oct 21
Game 7:  Monday night, Oct 22

Good luck, Matt and Mack.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Next Sim, Wednesday Night

Well, now that my Wolves have been run over by the Seattle steamroller, I guess I'm back in charge of the post-season sims.

Next sim, Wednesday night.

To Mack, -- well played sir and, as we say in Brooklyn, "Wait'll next year!"

Barstow stays alive!

Sadly, this will be my last scheduled sim of the postseason, as our beloved commissioner's team was eliminated. However, those who like underdogs (Sorry, Matt) will be pleased to learn that Barstow thumped Maui 13-5 to avoid being swept.

In the first game, Brooklyn faced elimination and didn't play with much urgency as the Monarchs stormed to a 5-0 lead. In the bottom of the seventh, perhaps inspired by the seventh inning stretch, Brooklyn stormed back to tie the game at 5. Two-run home runs by both Andy Robertson and Juan Carrillo highlighted the inning.

Lúcio Muñíz doubled home Bas Bijkerk, however, in the top of the ninth. Seattle closer Robert Riddick struck out the first two Wolves in the bottom of the ninth, and Katsuhiko Jouda grounded to short to end the fledgling postseason for Brooklyn.

Seattle gets to rest its starters for at least a day or two, as Barstow staved off elimination with a 13-5 victory. The Lizards batted around in the bottom of the sixth and scored seven runs, capped by a three-run home run by Richard Bender.

And, with that, I sign off for this postseason. Zev's got the reins again.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Seattle and Maui win again, again

Home field was not a friend for either Barstow or Brooklyn, as the two underdogs, already trailing 2-0, both lost critical home games. Maui and Seattle are both up three games to none, and are on a collision course for their third straight matchup in the Cecil Cup.

On the east coast, Brooklyn had little opportunity to break through against Seattle starter Juan Morrales, who pitched seven strong innings, only allowing two hits and a walk. Jonathan Anderson had two home runs for the Monarchs in their 5-1 victory over the Wolves.

Over in California, playing on the mainland was no problem for the Maui Mashers, as Barstow's two home runs from Gregorio Marzano was not enough to help the Lizards. Maui won 8-4 in convincing fashion.

Game four in both series will be on Tuesday night. Will the first game of the Cecil Cup be simmed on Wednesday night? Time will tell.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Seattle and Maui win again

Both Seattle and Maui repeated their game one successes in game two, each taking 2-0 leads over their opponents in the Cecil Cup semifinals.

Seattle scored five in the ninth inning to shock Brooklyn, as Juan Gómez hit a walk-off grand slam. Sean Jones was one strike away from the save when the Gómez struck. John Huckill paced Seattle with two home runs in the game, and now the series shifts cross country to the Big Apple. Will home cooking fuel a Brooklyn comeback? We'll find out this weekend.

Halfway across the Pacific Ocean, Maui outlasted Barstow 9-7 to take the 2-0 lead. Ramiro Ramirez also hit two home runs to lead the Mashers. While one series leaves the west coast, this one heads back to the mainland as the Lizards hope the island boys wilt in California's Inland Empire.

If Mack, Zev, Matt, and Paul each let me know that it's okay with them, I'll sim game three on Friday night, and game four on Sunday night. If not, game three will be on Sunday night.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Seattle, Maui win first games in post season

Sorry for the delay last night, and for the brevity tonight:

Seattle outdueled Brooklyn in their first game, and Maui crushed Barstow.

Game two will be simmed on Wednesday night.