Springield Isotopes Double the Amount of Ties in the Point Loma X-Rayz Record by Tying Them in Doubles (and other things) – 6-6-2
MVP: Mike Napoli – I am as shocked as you are. 8/21, 8 runs 1 double 2HRs 8RBIs .581 OBP.
LVP: Khris Davis – I was going to blame Jean Segura for not being able to hit one teensy tiny fucking double in that Sunday night game but Bummy was dealing and all so….Khris Davis gets the award. Khris Davis you had one job and it was to hit HRs and you failed. 4/28, 2 runs 1 double ZERO HRs 2RBIs .172 OBP.
Odom and Mikey T engaged in SOME SORTA BULLPLEN BATTLE. Allegedly. I dunno I see the Isotopes winning the bullpen cats clearly (saves 5 to 1, holds 4 to 2 SO WHAT THE FUCK)….. we are just gonna have to take their word for it there, I guess. But in terms of most interesting matchup this was the only one that involved claims that one participant was hiding from the chat and the only one that was still not yet decided during the Sunday night game so BOOM…..T-Mobile game of the week thing. As is customary, the X-Rayz won the matchups triples and SBs categories while losing the matchups HRs and RBIs categories. Nothing to see here. The X-Rayz got 3 steals from Billy Hamilton and 2 a piece from Andrus, Segura, and Blackmon and YADDA YADDA YADDA the ‘Topes didn’t steal a single goddamn base anyways. What the ‘Topes DID do was manage to put up a .357 OBP in a matchup that pitted the team’s with the two worst OBPs in the league for the season? I think? I think. The ‘Topes also managed to narrowly defeat the X-Rayz 46-43 in the runs category, and I swear Mike Napoli was kinda directly responsible for both of these things. Crazy world man. Starting pitching was tight for both sides once you look past the ugly 5.06 ERA for the Isotopes, easily bested by a nice and neat 3.64 from the X-Rayz. Both teams managed 8QS, which kinda makes Mikey T’s ERA confusing, and the X-Rayz were able to narrowly grab the wins cat by an 8 to 7 margin. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that the X-Rayz got a complete game from that terrible Zach Eflin guy, and that terrible David Price was replaced by good David Price for at least one week (16IP 3ER 20Ks 2QS 1W). Over on the Isotopes side terrible Dallas Keuchel was replaced by good Dallas Keuchel (13IP 3ER 11Ks 2QS 1W) but even he couldn’t help save an ERA slapped around by relievers (4ER in 1IP for McGee, 3ER in 0.1IP for Daniel Hudson) and starters (5ER in 4.1IP for Hamels, 7ER in 4IP for Martin Perez, 5ER in 3IP for Lester) alike. Mikey T did however somefuckinghow get two hold from Matt Bowman though. So that is something. In the end the Point Loma X-Rayz had one last shot to win this thing outright, in the form of needing a Jean Segura double to break a 15-15 tie in that category. Jean Segura has 18 doubles on the season, which is a solid number. But Madison Bumgarner was prettttty fucking untouchable against the DBacks last Sunday night, pitching a 1 hit shutout with 14Ks. That one hit was a single by Jake Lamb and not a double by Jean Segura. End scene.
Next Week aka This Week: ‘Topes v. Punchouts (REMEMBER WHEN SOMEONE PUNCHED MIKEY T “RANDOMLY” THAT WAS GREAT), X-Rayz v. Trout Fishing Club (DON’T LET HEROY ATTEMPT TO CAGE YOUR STREAMING PITCHERS CREATIVITY ODOM).
So that, was Week 14. Week 15 promises all sorts of intrigue, as it kinda already had a trade or two and ESPN’s whacky 24 start limit and such. I enjoy Week 15. And I hope you all do too. And I hope THE SELLERS REALIZE THEY ARE SELLERS. I will close with a scene from a terrible movie titled “Along Came Polly” to drive this point home…..
Claude - It's like the story of the hippo.
"Leuban" (how the French guy says "Reuben") - I'm not familiar with that story.
Claude - The hippopotamus, he is not born
going, "Cool bean, I am a hippo."
No way, José.
So he tried to paint the stripe on himself
to be like the zebra, but he fool no one.
And then he tried to put the spot
on his skin to be like the leopard,
but everyone know he is a hippo.
So at certain point,
he look himself in the mirror,
and he just say,
"Hey, I am a hippopotamus,
and there is nothing I can do about it."
And as soon as he accepts this,
he live life happy.