Friday, August 12, 2011

NICK SWEEPS KEITH: Forcasting Brewers 2011 fortune through 2010 A.L. Stats (and dice)


Shawn Marcum is a bulldog. Coming off a complete game, 10K, three-hitter, Marcum tossed another delight versus Keith. Marcum advances to 2-0 after an eight inning, four-hit win. Offensively, Big Papi Ortiz hit a two-run single in the fifth and Shin Soo Choo added a solo homer. Keith's main highlight came on a Lance Berkman solo homer in the second inning.
Nick 3, Keith 1
W - Marcum, L - Phil Hughes, SV Feliz

The Mariners received back-to-back strong starts as Zack Greinke hurled seven innings of one-run ball, collecting his first win of the year. Seattle's offense wasted no time, plating two runs in the first. Jim Thome drove in Brett Gardner on a double and Wilson Betemit drove in Thome on a single. Big Papi added a solo donger in the eighth. Keith was held to a lonely run for the second straight game, this time on a Danny Valencia single that scored Big Puma (or as Keith calls him "Booma"). Neftali Feliz earned another save, untouched.
Nick 3, Keith 1
W - Greinke, L - Verlander, SV - Feliz

Ricky Romero and Sergio Mitre, of all people, helped guide Nick to a three-game sweep over a reeling Keith, 2-0. The tandem combined for a three-hitter, pitching to contact, while striking out only three. Wilson Betemeit hit a RBI double in the third and Brennan Boesch plated a run on a single in the sixth. Jon Lester pitched well for Keith yielding just two runs in six innings, striking out eight.
Nick 2, Keith 0
W - Mitre, L - Lester


Carry on...remain calm...

1 comment:

  1. It's actually "Berma" - an excited mix of Berkman and Puma. Sadly, Torto, my record is now 4-11 - I don't believe my sweep at the hands of Nick was captured in the AL Matrix (I also lost 2 of 3 to you, but that appears to be captured in the standings.)


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