Monday, July 19, 2010

AL Games and a 4 Player Trade - WOW

On Monday evening, games were played at the Fisher household between Keith and Fish. The outcome is noted below:

Game 1 : Scott Feldman at Josh Beckett
It was a quick start for the visiting team, with a leadoff triple by Chone Figgons and a follow-up RBI double by Eric Aybar. However, the run was quickly answered in the bottom of the 1st with an Ichiro double and Youklis RBI single. Beckett had things on lock after the 1st, going 8 innings with 5 hits, 2 walks, and 10 strike outs. Keith won the game with a Cuddeyer RBI double in the 6th off of Duensing.
Keith wins 2-1
Win: Beckett
Loss: Duensing
Save: Rivera
HR – None
SB – None

Game 2 : AJ Burnett at Jarod Wahburn
Alex Rodriguez started things off in the top the first with a two run home run, plating Ellsbury. With a pitchers duel in progress, Bob Abreu plated A-Rod to take a 3-0 to this point. Vlad the Impaler hit a ball around his shoes for a 2 run home run in the bottom of the sixth, to narrow the lead to 3-2. Fuentes held down the lead, and Nathan struck out the side in the 9th for the save.
Fish wins 3-2
Win: Burnett
Loss: Washburn
Save: Nathan
HR – A. Rodriguez, V. Guerrero
SB – (1) Ellsbury, (2) C. Crawford, (1) Ichiro

Game 3 : Felix Hernandez at A. Niemann
Niemann quickly looked like a combination of Cory Newman and Corey Hart in the 1st inning of this game. He gave up a single to Figgons, double to Aybar, RBI single to A-Roid, and a single to Markakis, all to which plated three runs in the top of the 1st. Keither answered with a run in the bottom of the 1st with a Carl Crawford walk, stolen base, and a Youklis RBI single. Niemann did have his “good stuff” when three more runs scored in the top of the second inning, with a single from Kinsler, a walk from Abreu, double from A-Rod, and a double Granderson. AJ Piersinski hit a solo shot in the bottom of the second. A – Rod hit a solo home run in the top of the 4th, and that would be the end of scoring.
Fish wins 7-2
Win: Hernandez
Loss: Niemann
HR – A. Rodriguez, AJ Piersenski
SB – (2) C. Crawford, (2) Figgons

**TRADE – MAJOR TRADE Announcement

Fish Trades:
1B: Kenry Morales
RF: Nick Markakis

Keith Trades:
RF: Ichiro Suzuki
OF: Michael Cuddyer


  1. WoW. I OK that deal. Keither. Giving up on Ichiro?? Fish doesn't need more team speed. YIKES!

  2. What's the genesis of this trade so early in the season?

    Keith getting Kendry and Youk on the corners? Yikes - that's got some punch.

    Fish getting another flyer on the basepaths. Ugh.

    The rich get richer. And I stagnate.

  3. I am truly saddened to let Ichiro go - I love him like the Asian brother I never had. I just couldn't go another game with Russ Branyan holding down first and needed a bit more pop in the lineup (channel Earl Weaver now). Good series Fish (except that last game)....

  4. Pretty even I want to trade

  5. Couple of notes boys....

    In tabulating my stats this evening I noticed Fish failed to share some fun/critial points in the series.

    In Game 1 Feldman (Fish's pitcher) hit Matt Wieters leading off the bottom of the second. Wieters took exception, and a bench-clearing brawl ensued, ending with Wieters cleating Feldman in the greater neck-area. I liked it. Feldman was injured for 4 games (he'll make his next start) and Wieters ejected and suspended 3 additional games.

    In Game 3 "King" Felix was absolutely dominating until the bottom of the 8th, when he intentionally plunked now-teammate Michael Cuddyer. Hernandez was ejected and suspended for 7 games, meaning he will miss his next start....

    Important stuff. Now, onto my stats, including a "stock rising" Josh Beckett:

    BA Leaders
    Wieters .500 (16 AB's)
    Youks .309 (39 AB's)

    Youks 18
    Guerrero 9

    Youks 2

    Crawford 8
    Ichiro 3 (now Fish's toy)

    2 starts, 15 IP, 1-0, 15 K's, 2.40 ERA


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