FTSL 2015: Series 2

FTL Simulation League: Series 2 (April 8-10, 2015)

Series Schedule, Scores, Summaries, and Stars: Series 2 (4/8-4/10)

Schedule

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Scores

Series 2 (4/8-4/10)

TEAM Opp 4/8 4/9 4/10 W L RF RA
CLE vs QUE L, 2-4 L, 0-3 L, 0-2 0 3 2 9
DEA vs GST W, 6-2 PPD W, 4-1 (1st)W, 6-2 (2nd) 3 0 16 5
GST at DEA L, 2-6 PPD L, 1-4 (1st)L, 2-6 (2nd) 0 3 5 16
LV vs LI W, 2-1 L, 3-4 L, 1-4 1 2 6 9
LWR at NO L, 1-2 L, 2-3 W, 12-4 1 2 15 9
LI at LV L, 1-2 W, 4-3 W, 4-1 2 1 9 6
NO vs LWR W, 2-1 W, 3-2 L, 4-12 2 1 9 15
OMA at STP L, 3-4 L, 2-6 L, 2-3 (11) 0 3 7 13
QUE at CLE W, 4-2 W, 3-0 W, 2-0 3 0 9 2
STP vs OMA W, 4-3 W, 6-2 W, 3-2 (11) 3 0 13 7
SD vs SF L, 3-7 (11) L, 1-3 L, 1-5 0 3 5 15
SF at SD W, 7-3 (11) W, 3-1 W, 5-1 3 0 15 5

Summaries

Lawrence at Bourbon Street

  • 4/8: NO 2, LWR 1 (W: Cecil (1-0), L: Cishek (0-1))
    • Back-to-back RBI singles by Shane Victorino and Marcus Semien with two out in the bottom of the 9th inning gave Bourbon Street an improbable last-minute victory. Relievers got the decisions, but there was a great pitcher’s duel between Lawrence’s Sonny Gray (8 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K) and Bourbon Street’s James Shields (8 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K).
  • 4/9: NO 3, LWR 2 (W: Casilla (1-0), L: McCarthy (0-1), S: Cecil (1))
    • Matt Kemp’s RBI single scored Matt Carpenter for the go-ahead run in the 8th inning of the fourth straight one-run game played by Bourbon Street. Both starters had quality starts, but Bluesmen righthander Lance Lynn had the better start (7 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K), with his only costly mistake a Hanley Ramirez 2-RBI double.
  • 4/10: LWR 12, NO 4 (W: Buehrle (1-0), L: Tanaka (0-1))
    • The top of the Lawrence order was murder for Bourbon Street, as 1-through-4 in the order went a combined 12-for-21 with 9 runs scored and 7 RBI. Third-hitter Yoenis Cespedes and cleanup hitter Edwin Encarnacion went back-to-back in a four-run first inning.  Neither starter was long for the game, as Bourbon Street’s Masahiro Tanaka could not make it out of the second and Lawrence’s Jon Lester only pitched 4-2/3 innings.

Gastonia at Dearborn

  • 4/8: DEA 6, GST 2 (W: Iwakuma (1-0), L: Anderson (0-1), S: Rosenthal (2))
    • The best things came in 2s, as Dearborn scored a pair of runs in three straight innings and Gastonia’s lone scoring inning produced two runs. Hisashi Iwakuma was pulled one out from a complete game after reaching 121 pitches, allowing nine hits and striking out seven.
  • 4/9: Postponed, rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on 4/10
  • 4/10 (Game 1): DEA 4, GST 1 (W: Gallardo (1-0), L: Collmenter (0-1), S: Rosenthal (3))
    • Yovani Gallardo allowed a run on two hits in seven innings for the win. He pitched with a lead all game, as Robinson Cano’s first-inning two-run single put Dearborn up early.  Evan Longoria doubled home a run in the 3rd and Jay Bruce tripled home another run in the 6th.  Wil Myers had the only run-scoring hit for Gastonia, singling home Ryan Braun in the 4th.
  • 4/10 (Game 2): DEA 6, GST 2 (W: Scherzer (2-0), L: Wood (0-2))
    • In the nightcap of the doubleheader, Dearborn followed a similar plan, scoring early and keeping the lead throughout. Dearborn put five runs on the board in the second inning, keyed by Victor Martinez’s two-run single against Alex Wood, who was pulled in the third inning after allowing all six runs.  Max Scherzer struck out eight in his 6-1/3 innings to be the first starter to win two games.

Quebec at Cleveland

  • 4/8: QUE 4, CLE 2 (W: Sabathia (1-0), L: Holland (0-1), S: Melancon (1))
    • Quebec won its first game of the year thanks to the pitching of CC Sabathia, who went eight innings and allowed two runs on six hits. Cleveland’s starter, Derek Holland, was not as successful, surrendering single runs in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
  • 4/9: QUE 3, CLE 0 (W: Tillman (1-0), L: Peavy (0-1), S: Lewis (1))
    • Chris Tillman and four relievers combined to shut out Cleveland on six hits. Tillman was strong in his seven innings of work, striking out eight and only allowing seven baserunners.  Offensively, Jedd Gyorko was right in the middle of the action for Quebec, singling home David Ortiz in the second inning before scoring as part of Ryan Zimmerman’s pinch-hit two-run single.
  • 4/10: QUE 2, CLE 0 (W: Hamels (1-0), L: Kershaw (1-1), S: Miller (1))
    • Quebec completed the sweep on Cleveland, as the Poutines pitching staff shut out the Wahoos and only allowed two runs in the entire three-game set. The lefties got to Cleveland, with starter Cole Hamels scattering four hits over eight innings, striking out five.  Closer Andrew Miller pitched a perfect ninth for his first save.  Cleveland could not support a strong start by Clayton Kershaw, who struck out 13 in 7-2/3 innings.

Omaha at Saint Paul

  • 4/8: STP 4, OMA 3 (W: Gausman (1-0), L: Sanchez (0-1), S: Soria (3))
    • Saint Paul stayed perfect, running its record to 4-0, after defeating Omaha. Paul Goldschmidt accounted for all Oracle runs with one swing, with his 3-run homer coming in the third to give Omaha a short-lived 3-2 lead.  Saint Paul tied it in the next inning and went ahead for good in the 6th on a 441-foot blast by Devin Mesoraco.
  • 4/9: STP 6, OMA 2 (W: Ventura (1-0), L: Fiers (0-1))
    • On a cold night at Midway Stadium (43 degrees, wind blowing right to left at 14 mph), Yordano Ventura kept Oracle hitters in the freezer through 8-2/3 innings. Ventura struck out 11 and kept Omaha without a baserunner through 4-1/3 innings and without a hit for 5-1/3 innings.  Jacoby Ellsbury was the hitting star, going 4-for-4 with two doubles.
  • 4/10: STP 3, OMA 2 (11) (W: Pomeranz (2-0), L: Lackey (0-1))
    • Saint Paul swept away Omaha, but it took extra innings, some patience, and a strong performance by the bullpen to do it. Omaha reliever John Lackey walked the bases loaded, and Chase Headley walked to plate Steven Souza with the winning run.  Saint Paul manufactured the tying run in the bottom of the 9th, as Jacoby Ellsbury walked, was sacrificed to second, advanced to third on a groundout, and scored on a wild pitch by David Robertson.

San Francisco at San Diego

  • 4/8: SF 7, SD 3 (11) (W: Wilson (1-1), L: Davis (0-1))
    • The San Francisco bullpen held San Diego scoreless for six innings and kept San Diego off the scoreboard in the late innings, despite having seven baserunners in those innings. In the 11th, San Francisco’s offense took over, as Alex Gordon hit a three-run homer as part of a 4-run inning.
  • 4/9: SF 3, SD 1 (W: Salazar (1-0), L: Miller (0-1), S: Peralta (2))
    • Albert Pujols third homer of the young season was the only run for the first five innings. But, Stats starter Shelby Miller allowed a homer to Lorenzo Cain in the sixth and Brandon Belt singled home Cain in the eight for some insurance.  Danny Salazar only allowed the Pujols homer and four other hits in seven innings.
  • 4/10: SF 5, SD 1 (W: Zimmermann (1-0), L: Harvey (1-1))
    • San Francisco built a picket fence, with single runs in each of the first five innings off San Diego starter Matt Harvey and reliever Noah Syndergaard. Harvey was taken out with two out in the 4th and was charged with four runs on eight hits.  Lorenzo Cain was the hitting star for San Francisco, going 3-for-5 with a run scored and doubled home Chase Utley to chase Harvey.

Long Island at Las Vegas

  • 4/8: LV 2, LI 1 (W: Keuchel (2-1), L: Weaver (0-1))
    • We are only four games into the season, but Dallas Keuchel has earned three of Las Vegas’s decisions, including both of their wins. Meanwhile, Long Island’s Jered Weaver suffered the hard-luck loss.  Weaver allowed a run on five hits when he was pulled with a runner on second base.  Hector Rondon’s first batter was Jung-Ho Kang, who promptly doubled home George Springer for the win.
  • 4/9: LI 4, LV 3 (W: Masterson (1-0), L: Alvarez (0-1), S: Uehara (2))
    • Mike Trout got Long Island off to a great start with a three-run home run. A bench-clearing brawl erupted in the 4th after Long Island jumped to a 4-0 lead.  Mike Napoli homered and Michael Cuddyer was promptly plunked by Henderson Alvarez.  Cuddyer and Alvarez were ejected.  Justin Masterson was solid early, but started to tire in the fifth and allowed a two-run shot to Jung-Ho Kang in the sixth.  But, Las Vegas could get no closer.
  • 4/10: LI 4, LV 1 (W: Strasburg (1-1), L: Greinke (0-1), S: Uehara (3))
    • The game was scoreless heading into the sixth, but Mike Trout broke the seal with an RBI double and scored on Bryce Harper’s single.  For some insurance, Russell Martin lined a double down the left field line in the 9th to score Mike Napoli and Ben Zobrist.  Stephen Strasburg evened his record after pitching seven innings of four-hit ball, allowing one run on a Jung-Ho Kang RBI single.

Stars

April 8th:

  • SP Sonny Gray LWR: 8 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, ND
  • LF Carlos Gonzalez SF: 3-for-4, HR, RBI, 3B, 2 R, 2 BB
  • SP Kyle Hendricks LV: 8 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, ND
  • SP Jered Weaver LI: 8.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, L

April 9th:

  • SP Yordano Ventura STP: 8.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 11 K, W
  • SP Chris Tillman QUE: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, W
  • SP Lance Lynn NO: 7 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, ND
  • SP Shelby Miller SD: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, L

April 10th:

  • SP Cole Hamels QUE: 8 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, W
  • SP Jordan Zimmermann SF: 9 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, W
  • SP Yovani Gallardo DEA: 7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, W
  • SP Clayton Kershaw CLE: 7.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 13 K, L

Standings

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Statistical Leaders

Hitting

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Pitching

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Team Hitting

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Team Pitching

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