After the White Sox pounded their way to a 4-0 2nd inning lead, it seemed that the Cubs would take their 4th loss of the season to their cross-town rivals. Instead they came back with 7 runs over the next 3 innings, overpowering the Sox 14-4.
The Cubs were good for 4 home runs on this day, chasing Sox starter Erik Johnson in the 6th inning after giving up 8 runs. Kris Bryant drove in 4 runs, while Jorge Soler and Miguel Montero each drove in 3.
For the White Sox, Trayce Thompson went 1-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBI.
First thing’s first, if you haven’t subscribed to our YouTube channel, what are you waiting for? The posting of gameday videos doesn’t always happen in the timeliest manner here at the blog, so if you want action on a faster turnaround, get over there and hook yourself up to the Ten-acious Strat account.
In this matchup, the Twins send Phil Hughes to the Busch Stadium mound to take on Carlos Martinez and the St. Louis Cardinals. Check it out and see which Midwestern franchise comes out on top!
Moving right along in Gameday 10, we have a matchup of teams looking to find their stride. The Brewers, only a game below 0.500, play host to last place Detroit. The starters, Alfredo Simon for the Tigers and Kyle Lohse for the Brew Crew, had starts to forget last time out. Does that mean this will turn into a shootout? Watch the action and see.
We’re into the 10th Gameday of the Ten-acious Baseball League season, and the Dodgers tried to (wait for it…) get on a Rocky Mountain High heading northeast to Denver for a set with Colorado. We’ll see if Adrian Gonzalez and the boys will make it rain fire in the sky, or if Charlie Blackmon and the Rockies will offer more than a casual reply.
The pulls of life have slid the priority of reporting the Ten-acious Baseball League results a little bit down on the list. The TBL continues to churn on at its own beautiful pace, and we’re through Gameday 9. Perhaps the best way to keep up with the league is through our YouTube channel, click on the link there and subscribe. I will continue to post at least 1 game video per “day,” and perhaps more.
For Gameday 9, we’ve recorded 3 games for your viewing:
Chicago Cubs (Hammel) at Los Angeles Dodgers (Wood)
Chicago White Sox (Samardzija) at Kansas City Royals (Ventura)
Texas Rangers (Lewis) at St. Louis Cardinals (Wacha)
So at this point, here are the updated standings for the TBL, through games played on June 20, 2016:
At some point, I may come up with a full set of scheduled games & results to post here. I have been recapping the games, but unless I’m in the mood it’s tough to set aside time for that when I could be rolling. Find below a lot more information on league leaders and a statistical breakdown of each team. This season is too far along to start considering split statistical tracking, so maybe in future seasons I’ll try to incorporate that into the legwork. If I go back to using a program like BallStat (which I tried before, and might spend a few days entering game data), I’ll definitely have more of that data at my avail to post.
Here are the updated standings & statistics:
TBL Standings And Stats (9G)
TBL Team Statistics (9G)
Individual Batting Stats (9 Games)
Individual Pitching Stats (9 Games)
We’ve completed Gameday 8 here at the Ten-acious Baseball League. It’s actually been completed for a week now. I neglected to post a recap of the action from Gameday 8 here on the blog. The reason was because I created a video recap and then completely forgot to post it here. Here is the recap over at our YouTube Channel:
I would love it if you’d subscribe to our YouTube channel. There will be at least 1 gameplay video each Gameday, barring some extenuating circumstances that arise in the future. I’d also like to start coming up with some other types of video posts to help keep the channel fresh and moving with ideas.
Unfortunately, I only made hard copies of the Gameday 8 statistics. If the desire hits me right, I may scan those in and post down the line.
The TBL continues to chug on, be on the lookout for Gameday 9 updates later today or early tomorrow. We’ll be moving into the 4th (of 18) series very shortly.
In the meantime, here’s another gameplay video from Gameday 8 that I failed to post. It’s an I-94 showdown between the Brewers and Twins.
Gameday 8 begins with the second game of the marquee matchup for Series 3. The Dodgers conquered the Cubs in Game 1 of the series, and now Chicago looks to get back to level with Tinseltown’s team. Your starting pitchers are Jon Lester for the Cubs and Brett Anderson for the Dodgers. There will be a second game video made available later in the weekend, stay tuned!
As seen on our YouTube channel, home runs from Adrian Gonzalez, Chase Utley, and Joc Pederson helped the Los Angeles Dodgers improve to 6-1 on the season with a 4-1 victory over the visiting Cubs.
Zack Greinke pitched 7 1/3 innings for the victory, giving up only 3 hits to the Cubs. Dan Haren, pitching for Chicago, was hurt by having 3 of the 4 hits surrendered fly over the wall.
Miguel Montero also homered for the Cubs, who lost for only the second time this season.
In other action:
- Also covered on the video channel, the Rockies used extra innings to overcome the Tigers 6-4 in 10 innings. Carlos Gonzalez and Brandon Barnes each singled in a run in the 10th of Neftali Feliz, putting Colorado up for good. Detroit’s Alex Wilson was credited with the loss, while closer John Axford earned the victory for the Rockies.
- A Tyler Flowers error in the 7th inning allowed Eric Hosmer to score the winning run for Kansas City as they beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4. The Sox battled back from a 3-1 deficit to take a 4-3 lead on a 3-run home run from Jose Abreu. But Alex Gordon tied it up with a solo shot, and Flowers’ error handed starter Chris Sale the loss. Luke Hochevar pitched 2 strong innings for the victory in relief, while Greg Holland grabbed his 2nd save of the season.
- Milwaukee downed Tommy Milone and the Minnesota Twins 6-1. Hernan Perez reached with 3 doubles, and Jason Rogers bashed a 2-run home run to lead the Brewers offensively. Taylor Jungmann came through with a complete game 6-hitter for the win.
- The Rangers provided Cole Hamels with plenty of run support in his second start, earning the 8-2 triumph over St. Louis. Hamels gave up 4 hits on the day, with the only real blemish being a 2-run homer to Jhonny Peralta in the 1st inning to fall behind. But Rougned Odor tied the game in the 5th off Lance Lynn, and Prince Fielder knocked in the game winning run on a double. Mitch Moreland had 2 home runs and 4 RBI in this one.
Provided below are the current standings and statistics for the TBL. Be on the lookout for more gameday video.
TBL Standings And Stats (7G)
Individual Batting Stats (7 Games)
Individual Pitching Stats (7 Games)
TBL Team Statistics (7G)
For a little bonus coverage from Gameday 7, we recorded the second half of a doubleheader for our Youtube channel. This one is Colorado heading out to Motown to face the Tigers, who have started the season slowly. Will the Rockies climb above 0.500 in this one, or will Detroit be able to change their course in this early season? Check out the coverage to find out!
What a matchup we have here in this one, folks! The top two teams in the TBL squaring off in their first meeting of the season. The Cubs and Dodgers both sit at 5-1, and they are trotting out two of their better pitchers, Dan Haren and Zack Greinke. Watch as the at-bats are rolled out, and see who gets a leg up in this juicy affair!