Sunday, November 19, 2017

NLDS: Brew City vs. Fleetwood

Game 1: Brew City at Fleetwood
Kenta Maeda (16-7, 3.23 ERA) vs. Rich Hill (9-2, 3.29 ERA)

Ian Kinsler lofted one into the 'cheap seats' at John Locke Field where the Fleetwood Walkers beat the Brew City Warriors by the score of 4 to 1.

Fleetwood tallied 3 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning with the help of 3 hits. That was all the runs Rich Hill needed. Nate Jones was perfect in relief and got the save.

Kenta Made was the loser. Despite the loss, he struck out 10 Fleetwood batters in 5 innings.

Final Score: Brew City 1, Fleetwood 4.
Fleetwood leads series 1-0.

Game 2: Brew City at Fleetwood
Danny Duffy (15-6, 3.91 ERA) vs. Drew Pomeranz (15-5, 3.34 ERA)

The Brew City Warriors pitching coach might be looking for a new job soon. His team allowed 9 runs while Drew Pomeranz, with effective use of the bullpen, held Brew City to one run in a laugher.

Fleetwood had 7 runs cross the plate in the bottom of the 3rd inning with the help of 4 hits. That scoring would be all that was needed. Fleetwood had 10 hits for the night while Brew City had 3.  

Danny Duffy was the losing pitcher. He struggled with his control issuing 5 walks in 2 and 2/3 innings.

Final Score: Brew City 1, Fleetwood 9.
Fleetwood leads series 2-0.

Game 3: Fleetwood at Brew City
Zack Greinke (12-5, 3.14 ERA) vs. Danny Salazar (13-3, 3.15 ERA)

Mookie Betts connected with a 'big fly' and scored 3 times as the Fleetwood Walkers beat the Brew City Warriors by a score of 7 to 3.

Zack Greinke was solid if not spectacular. He was reached for 5 hits and 2 walks in 5 and 1/3 innings. Brew City was out-hit by Fleetwood, 13 hits to 7.  

Danny Salazar was the losing pitcher. He was touched for 6 hits and 4 walks in 3 and 1/3 innings.

Final Score: Fleetwood 7, Brew City 3.
Fleetwood leads series 3-0.

Game 4: Fleetwood at Brew City
Eduardo Rodriguez (6-5, 3.89 ERA) vs. Bartolo Colon (13-7, 3.73 ERA)

Jason Castro smacked 3 homeruns as the Fleetwood Walkers outscored the Brew City Warriors 7 to 1, clinching the series win.

Castro enjoyed a great day at the plate. He delivered a solo blast in the 2nd inning, cracked a solo homerun in the 5th inning and lofted a solo-blast 'downtown' in the 7th inning. For the game Fleetwood out-hit Brew City 12 to 7. 

The win was credited to Dan Otero, who went 2 and 2/3 innings allowing no runs. Bartolo Colon was charged with the loss. "Castro led the way - we just jumped on his back and let him take us," Otero said. "I'm glad I don't have to face him. I'm glad he's on my team."

Final Score: Fleetwood 7, Brew City 1.
Fleetwood wins series 4-0.

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BOXSCORE: 2017 Brew City Warriors At 2017 Fleetwood Walkers         10/9/2017
  Warriors           AB  R  H RBI AVG     Walkers            AB  R  H RBI AVG
  S.Marte LF,RF       4  0  1  0 .243     M.Betts RF          3  1  1  3 .333  
  P.Goldschmidt 1B    4  0  1  0 .241     M.Trout LF          3  0  1  0 .333  
  M.Machado 3B        3  0  0  0 .375     M.Cabrera 1B        4  0  1  0 .250  
  W.Castillo C        4  0  0  0 .290     T.La Stella DH      3  0  0  0 .000  
  K.Broxton RF        1  1  1  0 .500   E-C.Young PH,DH       1  0  0  0 .000  
A-B.Gardner PH,LF     1  0  0  0 .150     J.Turner 3B         4  0  0  0 .000  
  L.Forsythe 2B       3  0  1  1 .226     K.Kiermaier CF      4  0  0  0 .000  
  A.Russell SS        3  0  0  0 .154     C.Correa SS         3  0  0  0 .000  
  C.Ruiz DH           2  0  0  0 .286     I.Kinsler 2B        3  2  3  11.000  
D-M.Joyce PH,DH       1  0  0  0 .250     F.Cervelli C        1  1  1  01.000  
  J.Bradley Jr CF     3  0  0  0 .286   B-D.Wright PH         1  0  0  0 .000  
                                        C-J.Castro C          0  0  0  0 ----  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      29  1  4  1                 Totals      30  4  7  4
A-Pinch Hit For Broxton In 7th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Cervelli In 7th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Wright In 8th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Ruiz In 8th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For La Stella In 8th Inning
Warriors........ 0 1 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  1  4  0
Walkers......... 0 0 3  0 1 0  0 0    -  4  7  0
Warriors (4-4)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
K.Maeda LOSS(0-2)         5       6   4   4   1  10   2   4.80
J.Wilson                  1 1/3   1   0   0   0   2   0   0.00
C.Allen                   0 2/3   0   0   0   2   2   0   3.60
K.Uehara                  1       0   0   0   0   2   0   2.08
Totals                    8       7   4   4   3  16   2
Walkers (1-0)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
R.Hill WIN(1-0)           5 1/3   4   1   1   2   5   0   1.69
D.Otero HOLD(1st)         2 1/3   0   0   0   0   3   0   0.00
N.Jones SAVE(1st)         1 1/3   0   0   0   0   2   0   0.00
Totals                    9       4   1   1   2  10   0
ATTENDANCE- 48,848 DATE- Monday, October 9th 2017 TIME- Day WEATHER- Good
T- 2:08
LEFT ON BASE- Warriors: 3  Walkers: 5
DOUBLE PLAYS- Warriors: 1  Walkers: 2
DOUBLES- S.Marte(3rd), K.Broxton(1st)
HOME RUNS- M.Betts(1st), I.Kinsler(1st)
RBIs- L.Forsythe(3rd), M.Betts-3(3rd), I.Kinsler(1st)
WALKS- M.Machado, K.Broxton, M.Betts, M.Trout, F.Cervelli
STRIKE OUTS- S.Marte-2, P.Goldschmidt-3, M.Machado, W.Castillo, L.Forsythe,
             M.Joyce, J.Bradley Jr, M.Trout-2, M.Cabrera-3, T.La Stella-2,
             C.Young, J.Turner-4, K.Kiermaier, C.Correa-2, D.Wright
GIDP- W.Castillo, L.Forsythe, M.Betts
RLISP 2-out- W.Castillo, J.Bradley Jr, M.Cabrera-2
TEAM RISP- Warriors: 1 for 6  Walkers: 1 for 2
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BOXSCORE: 2017 Brew City Warriors At 2017 Fleetwood Walkers        10/10/2017
  Warriors           AB  R  H RBI AVG     Walkers            AB  R  H RBI AVG
  S.Marte LF          4  0  0  0 .220     F.Cervelli C        3  1  1  1 .500  
  P.Goldschmidt 1B    3  0  0  0 .219     M.Trout LF          5  1  1  0 .250  
  M.Machado 3B        4  1  1  1 .361     M.Cabrera 1B        3  2  2  0 .429  
  W.Castillo C        4  0  1  0 .286     C.Young DH          2  1  1  3 .333  
  K.Broxton RF        2  0  0  0 .375   A-T.La Stella PH,DH   1  0  1  1 .250  
D-S.Smith PH          1  0  0  0 .250     M.Betts RF          4  0  0  0 .143  
  L.Forsythe 2B       4  0  0  0 .200     K.Kiermaier CF      4  1  1  0 .125  
  A.Russell SS        3  0  1  0 .172     C.Correa SS         3  1  0  0 .000  
  C.Ruiz DH           1  0  0  0 .250     I.Kinsler 2B        4  1  2  3 .714  
B-M.Joyce PH,DH       1  0  0  0 .200     M.Gonzalez 3B       3  1  1  0 .333  
  J.Bradley Jr CF     3  0  0  0 .258   C-J.Turner PH,3B      1  0  0  0 .000  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      30  1  3  1                 Totals      33  9 10  8
A-Pinch Hit For Young In 6th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Ruiz In 7th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Gonzalez In 7th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Broxton In 9th Inning
Warriors........ 0 0 0  0 0 1  0 0 0  -  1  3  3
Walkers......... 0 0 7  0 0 2  0 0    -  9 10  0
Warriors (4-5)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
D.Duffy LOSS(2-1)         2 2/3   4   7   6   5   4   2   5.40
A.Triggs                  2 1/3   5   2   2   1   3   0   3.60
B.Ziegler                 2       1   0   0   0   1   0   2.70
R.Osuna                   1       0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00
Totals                    8      10   9   8   6   8   2
Walkers (2-0)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
D.Pomeranz WIN(1-0)       6 1/3   3   1   1   1   6   1   1.42
F.Rodriguez               1       0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00
D.Coulombe                0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00
B.Ellington               0 2/3   0   0   0   1   1   0   0.00
J.Diekman                 0 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00
Totals                    9       3   1   1   2   7   1
ATTENDANCE- 48,120 DATE- Tuesday, October 10th 2017 TIME- Night WEATHER- Average
T- 3:00
LEFT ON BASE- Warriors: 5  Walkers: 6
DOUBLE PLAYS- Warriors: 3  Walkers: 0
ERRORS- S.Marte, P.Goldschmidt, L.Forsythe
DOUBLES- W.Castillo(5th), A.Russell(1st), M.Cabrera(1st)
HOME RUNS- M.Machado(1st), C.Young(1st), I.Kinsler(2nd)
RBIs- M.Machado(3rd), F.Cervelli(1st), C.Young-3(3rd), T.La Stella(1st),
      I.Kinsler-3(4th)
WALKS- P.Goldschmidt, K.Broxton, F.Cervelli-2, M.Cabrera-2, C.Young, C.Correa
HIT BY PITCH- C.Ruiz
STRIKE OUTS- S.Marte-2, W.Castillo, K.Broxton, L.Forsythe, A.Russell,
             J.Bradley Jr, M.Trout, C.Young, K.Kiermaier, C.Correa-3, I.Kinsler,
             M.Gonzalez
GIDP- M.Trout, M.Betts-2
WILD PITCHES- B.Ziegler, B.Ellington
2-out RBI- I.Kinsler-3, F.Cervelli, M.Machado
RLISP 2-out- M.Betts, A.Russell, K.Kiermaier, J.Bradley Jr, M.Machado
TEAM RISP- Warriors: 0 for 5  Walkers: 4 for 8

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BOXSCORE: 2017 Fleetwood Walkers At 2017 Brew City Warriors        10/12/2017
  Walkers            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Warriors           AB  R  H RBI AVG
  M.Betts RF          3  3  3  1 .400     B.Gardner LF        3  1  1  0 .174  
  M.Trout LF          5  0  3  2 .385   C-K.Broxton PH,RF     1  0  0  0 .333  
  M.Cabrera 1B        4  0  1  1 .364     S.Marte RF,LF       4  0  1  0 .222  
  I.Kinsler 2B        5  0  1  1 .500     J.Bradley Jr CF     4  0  2  1 .286  
  J.Turner 3B         5  0  1  0 .100     M.Machado 3B,SS     4  1  1  0 .350  
  D.Wright DH         2  1  1  0 .333     P.Goldschmidt 1B    2  0  0  0 .206  
A-M.Gonzalez PH,DH    2  0  0  0 .200     S.Smith DH          3  0  0  0 .211  
D-T.Pham PH,DH        1  0  0  0 .000   E-K.Vargas PH         1  1  1  1 .333  
  K.Kiermaier CF      3  1  2  2 .273     L.Forsythe 2B       4  0  1  1 .205  
  C.Correa SS         4  0  0  0 .000     W.Castillo C        4  0  0  0 .256  
  F.Cervelli C        3  2  1  0 .429     A.Russell SS        1  0  0  0 .167  
                                        B-E.Nunez PH,3B       2  0  0  0 .500  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      37  7 13  7                 Totals      33  3  7  3
A-Pinch Hit For Wright In 5th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Russell In 7th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Gardner In 7th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Gonzalez In 9th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Smith In 9th Inning
Walkers......... 0 4 0  2 0 0  0 0 1  -  7 13  0
Warriors........ 1 0 0  0 0 1  0 0 1  -  3  7  0
Walkers (3-0)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
Z.Greinke WIN(1-0)        5 1/3   5   2   2   2   3   0   3.38
F.Rodriguez               1       1   0   0   0   1   0   0.00
D.Coulombe                1       0   0   0   0   2   0   0.00
B.Ellington               0 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   0.00
J.Diekman                 1       1   1   1   0   1   1   5.40
Totals                    9       7   3   3   2   8   1
Warriors (4-6)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
D.Salazar LOSS(0-2)       3 1/3   6   6   5   4   3   1  10.38
C.Allen                   1 2/3   2   0   0   1   4   0   2.70
R.Osuna                   1 2/3   1   0   0   0   2   0   0.00
R.Ross Jr                 1       1   0   0   0   0   0   0.00
J.Wilson                  1       3   1   1   0   0   1   3.86
K.Uehara                  0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   1.93
Totals                    9      13   7   6   5   9   2
ATTENDANCE- 46,402 DATE- Thursday, October 12th 2017 TIME- Night WEATHER- Average
T- 3:07
LEFT ON BASE- Walkers: 8  Warriors: 6
DOUBLE PLAYS- Walkers: 0  Warriors: 3
DOUBLES- J.Bradley Jr(1st)
HOME RUNS- M.Betts(2nd), K.Kiermaier(1st), K.Vargas(1st)
RBIs- M.Betts(4th), M.Trout-2(2nd), M.Cabrera(1st), I.Kinsler(5th),
      K.Kiermaier-2(2nd), J.Bradley Jr(8th), K.Vargas(1st), L.Forsythe(4th)
STOLEN BASES- M.Trout(1st)
WALKS- M.Betts-2, M.Cabrera, K.Kiermaier, F.Cervelli, P.Goldschmidt, A.Russell
HIT BY PITCH- P.Goldschmidt
STRIKE OUTS- M.Trout, I.Kinsler, J.Turner-3, D.Wright, M.Gonzalez, C.Correa,
             F.Cervelli, K.Broxton, S.Marte, J.Bradley Jr, M.Machado,
             P.Goldschmidt, S.Smith, W.Castillo-2
GIDP- M.Cabrera-2, C.Correa
WILD PITCHES- C.Allen
2-out RBI- M.Trout-2, M.Cabrera, I.Kinsler, L.Forsythe
RLISP 2-out- I.Kinsler-2, S.Smith, J.Turner, F.Cervelli, W.Castillo, T.Pham
TEAM RISP- Walkers: 4 for 13  Warriors: 2 for 6

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BOXSCORE: 2017 Fleetwood Walkers At 2017 Brew City Warriors        10/13/2017
  Walkers            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Warriors           AB  R  H RBI AVG
  M.Betts RF          5  2  3  0 .467     S.Marte LF,RF       5  0  0  0 .200  
  M.Trout LF          5  1  3  0 .444     M.Machado 3B        4  1  3  1 .386  
  M.Cabrera DH        4  0  1  2 .333     P.Goldschmidt 1B    3  0  1  0 .216  
  K.Kiermaier CF      4  0  0  0 .200     W.Castillo C        3  0  0  0 .238  
  J.Turner 3B         3  0  1  1 .154     K.Broxton RF        1  0  0  0 .300  
  M.Gonzalez 1B       4  0  1  0 .222   A-B.Gardner PH,LF     3  0  0  0 .154  
  C.Correa SS         3  0  0  0 .000     L.Forsythe 2B       4  0  1  0 .209  
  I.Kinsler 2B        4  0  0  0 .375     A.Russell SS        3  0  1  0 .182  
  J.Castro C          3  3  3  31.000   E-M.Joyce PH          0  0  0  0 .200  
D-F.Cervelli PH,C     1  1  0  0 .375     C.Ruiz DH           1  0  0  0 .222  
                                        B-S.Smith PH,DH       1  0  0  0 .200  
                                        C-K.Vargas PH,DH      2  0  0  0 .200  
                                          J.Bradley Jr CF     4  0  1  0 .282  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      36  7 12  6                 Totals      34  1  7  1
A-Pinch Hit For Broxton In 3rd Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Ruiz In 4th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Smith In 6th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Castro In 9th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Russell In 9th Inning
Walkers......... 2 1 0  0 1 0  1 0 2  -  7 12  0
Warriors........ 1 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  1  7  2
Walkers (4-0)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
E.Rodriguez               2 1/3   3   1   1   0   2   1   3.86
B.Ellington               0 1/3   0   0   0   1   0   0   0.00
D.Otero WIN(1-0)          2 2/3   2   0   0   0   3   0   0.00
D.Coulombe HOLD(1st)      1 1/3   2   0   0   0   2   0   0.00
N.Jones                   1 2/3   0   0   0   1   4   0   0.00
J.Diekman                 0 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   3.86
Totals                    9       7   1   1   2  12   1
Warriors (4-7)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
B.Colon LOSS(0-1)         5       7   4   4   0   3   2   6.60
J.Wilson                  0 2/3   0   0   0   1   1   0   3.00
C.Allen                   1 1/3   2   1   1   0   0   1   3.38
B.Ziegler                 1       2   0   0   0   0   0   2.35
R.Ross Jr                 0       0   1   0   0   0   0   0.00
R.Osuna                   1       1   1   1   0   1   0   1.13
Totals                    9      12   7   5   1   5   3
ATTENDANCE- 48,540 DATE- Friday, October 13th 2017 TIME- Day WEATHER- Average
T- 2:49
LEFT ON BASE- Walkers: 6  Warriors: 9
DOUBLE PLAYS- Walkers: 0  Warriors: 3
ERRORS- S.Marte, A.Russell
DOUBLES- P.Goldschmidt(2nd)
HOME RUNS- J.Castro-3(3rd), M.Machado(2nd)
RBIs- M.Cabrera-2(3rd), J.Turner(1st), J.Castro-3(3rd), M.Machado(4th)
SACRIFICE HITS- J.Turner
SACRIFICE FLIES- M.Cabrera
WALKS- C.Correa, W.Castillo, M.Joyce
HIT BY PITCH- K.Kiermaier, P.Goldschmidt
STRIKE OUTS- M.Trout, K.Kiermaier, J.Turner, M.Gonzalez, C.Correa, S.Marte-3,
             P.Goldschmidt-2, W.Castillo, K.Broxton, B.Gardner, L.Forsythe,
             A.Russell, K.Vargas, J.Bradley Jr
GIDP- M.Cabrera-2, C.Correa
BALKS- R.Osuna-2
2-out RBI- J.Castro
RLISP 2-out- M.Gonzalez, K.Broxton, B.Gardner-2, I.Kinsler-3
TEAM RISP- Walkers: 3 for 11  Warriors: 0 for 3

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

NLCS: Metropolis vs. Fleetwood

Game 1: Metropolis at Fleetwood
Corey Kluber (18-7, 3.39 ERA) vs. Zack Greinke (24-5,  2.70 ERA)

Two of BRASSball's best regular-season pitchers quared off in this series opener. Neither disappointed, with each pitcher throwing 5 scoreless innings to begin the game.


Andrew McCutchen 2-run homer in 6th
In the 6th inning, Metropolis catcher Nick Hundley collected a one-out single, which was immediately followed by an Andrew McCutchen two-run homer.

Metropolis turned the game over to its bullpen in the bottom of the 6th inning, and three relief pitchers (Brad Ziegler, Jeff Manship and Joaquin Benoit) closed out the game with 4 scoreless innings.

Final Score: Metropolis 2, Fleetwood 0.
Metropolis leads series 1-0.

Game 2: Metropolis at Fleetwood
Carlos Carrasco (14-5, 2.73 ERA) vs. John Lackey (20-4, 3.68 ERA)

The series' second game started with 2 scoreless innings apiece before Metropolis exploded in the 3rd. First, Nick Hundley smashed a two-run home run off John Lackey, who was chased from the game one batter later when Fleetwood called on lefty Drew Pomeranz to face Metropolis lefty Bryce Harper. Pomeranz quickly picked off Andrew McCutchen for the inning's second out, but surrendered a single to Bryce Harper and then a long home run to Giancarlo Stanton.


Carlos Carrasco: 6 IP, 2 R, 10 K
Mike Trout answered for Fleetwood with a home run of his own in the bottom of the 3rd inning, but Metropolis scored 3 more times in the top of the 4th on a Robinson Cano two-run single and a Pomeranz wild pitch with a runner on third.

Fleetwood scored once more in the bottom of the 4th thanks to a Miguel Cabrera solo homer, but that would end the game's scoring. Metropolis starter Carlos Carrasco earned the win (6 IP, 2 R, 10 K), while the Avengers bullpen shined again (3 IP, 0 R).

Final Score: Metropolis 7, Fleetwood 2.
Metropolis leads series 2-0.

Game 3: Fleetwood at Metropolis
Garrett Richards (17-6, 3.55 ERA) vs. Steven Strasburg (9-2, 3.85 ERA)

In a virtual must-win game for Fleetwood, Metropolis struck first again on a two-out first-inning RBI single by third baseman Danny Valencia. Fleetwood quickly answered with a Francisco Cervelli RBI single in the 2nd, and then another run in the 4th when Chris Coghlan knocked in Miguel Cabrera with an RBI groundout. 

Fleetwood's Tommy Pham led of the 5th inning with a triple, but was stranded following a line out, a ground out and a strikeout. Time would tell if this missed opportunity would prove costly for the Walkers.

Neither team scored again until the 7th, at which point Fleetwood added to its lead thanks to two stolen bases by Kevin Kiermaier followed by a Craig Kimbrel wild pitch. Fleetwood now lead 3-1 heading into the bottom of the 7th.


Bryce Harper game-tying HR in 7th
In the bottom of the same 7th inning, Andrew McCutchen drew a lead-off walk from Fleetwood's Carson Smith. Bryce Harper then wowed the hometown faithful, hitting a two-run home run to tie the game 3-3.

Fleetwood escaped that frame without further damage, and then put its first two runners on base in the 8th inning with Miguel Cabrera next up. But Cabrera grounded into a double play, followed by a Carlos Correa strikeout to the end the rally.

After a leadoff out in the bottom of the 8th, and facing arguably Fleetwood's best pitcher in Carter Capps, Robinson Cano broke the tie with a solo home run. That hit seemed to take all the wind out of Fleetwood's sail, as Metropolis quickly pounded out two more home runs in the same inning off of Fleetwood reliever Erik Goeddel -- the first a solo homer by McCutchen and the second a two-run blast by Giancarlo Stanton.

Final Score: Fleetwood 3, Metropolis 7.
Metropolis leads series 3-0.

Game 4: Fleetwood at Metropolis
Hisashi Iwakuma (8-5, 4.23 ERA) vs. Nate Karns (13-7, 4.29 ERA)

With its back against the wall, Fleetwood sent out Hisashi Iwakuma to face Metropolis' murderer's row. And for the 9th time in 9 playoff games, Fleetwood's opponent drew first blood when Giancarlo Stanton hit a 3-run home run in the game's 1st inning. The home run drove Iwakuma from the game quickly in favor of lefty Drew Pomeranz, who escaped the inning without further damage.

Carlos Correa hit a solo shot in the 2nd inning to tighten the score to 3-1, and Fleetwood showed its resiliency by tying the game with two more runs in the 4th on a Francisco Cervelli two-run single.

Fleetwood's joy would not last even an inning, as Jose Iglesias hit a solo homer in the bottom of the 4th to give Metropolis a 4-3 lead.

But, again, Fleetwood battled. Miguel Cabrera came through this time, hitting a lead-off home run off  Metropolis reliever Brad Ziegler in the 6th to tie the game 4-4.

The game remained tied until the bottom of the 7th, when Bryce Harper led off the inning with a walk before eventually scoring on a Danny Valencia sacrifice fly. Metropolis now led 5-4, and took that one-run lead all the way into the 9th inning.

In the top of the 9th, Avengers reliever Joaquin Benoit came out for his second inning of work. He retired the first two batters easily, leavings Fleetwood down to its final out. Looking for a quick run, Fleetwood called on its best power-hitting pinch hit option in backup catcher Curt Casali.

And boy did Casali come through! He smashed a Benoit offering deep out of the park for a shocking game-tying home run in the 9th. Fleetwood suddenly had life.

In the bottom of the 9th, with one on and out out, Fleetwood put its best reliever on the mound --flame-throwing righty Carter Capps. Capps retired Stanton on a strikeout, which brought lefty slugger Chris Davis to the plate. After a passed ball put a runner in scoring position, Fleetwood chose to keep pitching to the lefty Davis rather than walk him to bring up a righty in Danny Valencia.

Davis made Fleetwood pay the price, connecting on a two-run walk-off homer that sent the Hall of Justice faithful into a frenzy...and that sent Fleetwood home once again, the victim of another playoff collapse.
Chris Davis series-winning walk-off HR

Final Score: Fleetwood 5, Metropolis 7.
Metropolis wins series 4-0.

NLCS CO-MVPs:
Andrew McCutchen - 6 for 17 (.353 avg), 1 2B, 2 HR, 5 R, 3 RBI
Giancarlo Stanton - 5 for 17 (.294 avg), 3 HR, 3 R, 7 RBI

Metropolis now advances to the BRASSball Championship Series to face the Simi Valley Vikings.

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GM 1 BOXSCORE: 2016 Metropolis Avengers At 2016 Fleetwood Walkers  10/20/2016

  Avengers           AB  R  H RBI AVG     Walkers            AB  R  H RBI AVG
  A.McCutchen CF      4  1  1  2 .364     M.Gonzalez 2B       3  0  1  0 .313  
  B.Harper RF         3  0  0  0 .136   B-I.Kinsler PH,2B     1  0  0  0 .227  
  G.Stanton LF        4  0  0  0 .130     M.Trout RF,CF       4  0  0  0 .250  
  C.Davis 1B          4  0  0  0 .190     J.Turner 3B         4  0  0  0 .227  
  D.Valencia 3B       4  0  0  0 .227     M.Cabrera 1B        4  0  2  0 .269  
  D.Ortiz DH          4  0  1  0 .250     C.Correa SS         4  0  0  0 .231  
  J.Iglesias SS       3  0  1  0 .182     C.Coghlan DH        3  0  0  0 .364  
  R.Cano 2B           3  0  0  0 .200     M.Betts LF          3  0  0  0 .111  
  N.Hundley C         2  1  1  0 .429     F.Cervelli C        3  0  1  0 .389  
                                          K.Kiermaier CF      1  0  0  0 .250  
                                        A-T.Pham PH,RF        1  0  0  0 .154  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      31  2  4  2                 Totals      31  0  4  0

A-Pinch Hit For Kiermaier In 6th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Gonzalez In 8th Inning

Avengers........ 0 0 0  0 0 2  0 0 0  -  2  4  0
Walkers......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  4  0

Avengers (5-1)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
C.Kluber WIN(2-0)         5       1   0   0   1   6   0   1.17
B.Ziegler HOLD(1st)       1 2/3   1   0   0   1   1   0   0.00
J.Manship HOLD(2nd)       0 2/3   1   0   0   0   0   0   4.50
J.Benoit SAVE(1st)        1 2/3   1   0   0   0   2   0   0.00
Totals                    9       4   0   0   2   9   0

Walkers (4-3)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
Z.Greinke LOSS(1-1)       6       3   2   2   0   6   1   3.66
A.Bastardo                1       0   0   0   0   1   0   0.00
C.Smith                   1       1   0   0   2   2   0   0.96
C.Capps                   1       0   0   0   0   1   0   0.00
Totals                    9       4   2   2   2  10   1

ATTENDANCE- 48,783 DATE- Thursday, October 20th 2016 TIME- Night WEATHER- Bad
T- 2:32
LEFT ON BASE- Avengers: 4  Walkers: 6
DOUBLE PLAYS- Avengers: 0  Walkers: 0
DOUBLES- M.Cabrera(1st)
HOME RUNS- A.McCutchen(2nd)
RBIs- A.McCutchen-2(6th)
STOLEN BASES- J.Iglesias(1st), N.Hundley(1st)
WALKS- B.Harper, N.Hundley, C.Coghlan, T.Pham
STRIKE OUTS- A.McCutchen-3, G.Stanton-3, C.Davis-3, J.Iglesias, M.Gonzalez,
             M.Trout-3, J.Turner, M.Cabrera, C.Correa, C.Coghlan, F.Cervelli
WILD PITCHES- J.Benoit
RLISP 2-out- J.Turner, M.Betts, G.Stanton-2, M.Trout
TEAM RISP- Avengers: 0 for 2  Walkers: 0 for 5
WEB GEMS- Top 3rd: Marwin Gonzalez robbed Nick Hundley of a base hit.
          Bot 6th: Danny Valencia robbed Mike Trout of a base hit.

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GM 2 BOXSCORE: 2016 Metropolis Avengers At 2016 Fleetwood Walkers  10/21/2016

  Avengers           AB  R  H RBI AVG     Walkers            AB  R  H RBI AVG
  A.McCutchen CF      5  0  1  0 .333     I.Kinsler 2B        5  0  0  0 .185  
  B.Harper RF         4  1  1  0 .154     M.Trout CF          4  1  2  1 .278  
  G.Stanton LF        4  1  1  2 .148     J.Turner 3B         4  0  1  0 .231  
  C.Davis 1B          4  0  0  0 .160     M.Cabrera 1B        3  1  1  1 .276  
  D.Valencia 3B       2  1  1  0 .250     C.Correa SS         4  0  1  0 .233  
  D.Ortiz DH          4  1  1  0 .250     C.Coghlan DH        4  0  1  0 .333  
  J.Iglesias SS       3  1  0  0 .160     M.Betts LF          2  0  1  0 .138  
  R.Cano 2B           3  1  1  2 .217   A-D.Wright PH         1  0  1  0 .444  
  N.Hundley C         4  1  1  2 .389     F.Cervelli C        4  0  0  0 .318  
                                          T.Pham RF           4  0  1  0 .176  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      33  7  7  6                 Totals      35  2  9  2

A-Pinch Hit For Betts In 9th Inning

Avengers........ 0 0 4  3 0 0  0 0 0  -  7  7  0
Walkers......... 0 0 1  1 0 0  0 0 0  -  2  9  1

Avengers (6-1)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
C.Carrasco WIN(2-0)       6       5   2   2   1  10   2   3.18
B.Ziegler                 1 1/3   2   0   0   0   1   0   0.00
J.Manship                 0 2/3   0   0   0   1   0   0   3.38
C.Kimbrel                 1       2   0   0   0   1   0   4.15
Totals                    9       9   2   2   2  12   2

Walkers (4-4)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
J.Lackey LOSS(0-2)        2 1/3   3   2   2   1   1   1   8.00
D.Pomeranz                1       4   5   5   2   0   1  11.57
S.Kelley                  3 1/3   0   0   0   1   7   0   0.00
A.Bastardo                0 2/3   0   0   0   1   1   0   0.00
C.Smith                   1 1/3   0   0   0   0   3   0   0.84
T.Sipp                    0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   3.38
Totals                    9       7   7   7   5  12   2

ATTENDANCE- 45,637 DATE- Friday, October 21st 2016 TIME- Day WEATHER- Average
T- 2:45
LEFT ON BASE- Avengers: 4  Walkers: 8
DOUBLE PLAYS- Avengers: 1  Walkers: 1
ERRORS- J.Turner
DOUBLES- M.Trout(3rd)
HOME RUNS- G.Stanton(1st), N.Hundley(1st), M.Trout(4th), M.Cabrera(3rd)
RBIs- G.Stanton-2(6th), R.Cano-2(5th), N.Hundley-2(4th), M.Trout(5th),
      M.Cabrera(8th)
WALKS- B.Harper, D.Valencia-2, J.Iglesias, R.Cano, M.Cabrera, M.Betts
STRIKE OUTS- A.McCutchen-3, B.Harper, G.Stanton, C.Davis-2, D.Ortiz, J.Iglesias,
             R.Cano, N.Hundley-2, I.Kinsler-3, M.Trout-2, J.Turner, M.Cabrera,
             C.Coghlan-2, F.Cervelli-2, T.Pham
GIDP- D.Ortiz, C.Correa
WILD PITCHES- C.Carrasco, D.Pomeranz
2-out RBI- G.Stanton-2, M.Trout
RLISP 2-out- M.Cabrera, F.Cervelli, G.Stanton, T.Pham, I.Kinsler
TEAM RISP- Avengers: 1 for 4  Walkers: 1 for 9

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GM 3 BOXSCORE: 2016 Fleetwood Walkers At 2016 Metropolis Avengers  10/23/2016

  Walkers            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Avengers           AB  R  H RBI AVG
  I.Kinsler 2B        4  0  0  0 .161     A.McCutchen CF      3  2  1  1 .333  
  M.Trout CF,RF       4  0  1  0 .275     B.Harper RF         3  3  1  2 .172  
  J.Turner 3B         3  0  0  0 .207     G.Stanton LF        4  1  2  2 .194  
  M.Cabrera 1B        4  2  2  0 .303     C.Davis 1B          3  0  1  0 .179  
  C.Correa SS         4  0  0  0 .206     D.Valencia 3B       5  0  1  1 .241  
  D.Wright DH         4  0  2  0 .462     D.Ortiz DH          3  0  0  0 .217  
  M.Betts LF          1  0  0  0 .133   C-M.Mahtook PH,DH     1  0  0  0 .200  
A-C.Coghlan PH,LF     2  0  1  1 .353     J.Iglesias SS       4  0  1  0 .172  
B-K.Kiermaier PR,CF   1  1  0  0 .235     R.Cano 2B           4  1  3  1 .296  
  F.Cervelli C        4  0  1  1 .308     N.Hundley C         3  0  0  0 .333  
  T.Pham RF,LF        3  0  1  0 .200                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      34  3  8  2                 Totals      33  7 10  7

A-Pinch Hit For Betts In 4th Inning
B-Pinch Ran For Coghlan In 7th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Ortiz In 7th Inning

Walkers......... 0 1 0  1 0 0  1 0 0  -  3  8  0
Avengers........ 1 0 0  0 0 0  2 4    -  7 10  0

Walkers (4-5)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
G.Richards                4 2/3   3   1   1   3   5   0   3.12
A.Bastardo                0 2/3   1   0   0   0   1   0   0.00
C.Smith BS(1st)           0 2/3   3   2   2   1   1   1   2.38
D.Pomeranz                0 2/3   0   0   0   1   0   0  10.13
C.Capps LOSS(0-1)         1       1   1   1   0   3   1   1.50
E.Goeddel                 0 1/3   2   3   3   2   1   2   9.00
Totals                    8      10   7   7   7  11   4

Avengers (7-1)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
S.Strasburg               3 1/3   5   2   2   0   5   0   2.08
B.Ziegler                 1 1/3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0.00
A.Chapman                 0 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   2.25
J.Manship                 1       0   0   0   0   0   0   2.45
C.Kimbrel                 1       2   1   1   1   0   0   5.06
M.Albers WIN(1-0)         1       0   0   0   0   1   0   0.00
J.Benoit                  1       0   0   0   0   1   0   0.00
Totals                    9       8   3   3   1   8   0

ATTENDANCE- 47,038 DATE- Sunday, October 23rd 2016 TIME- Night WEATHER- Bad
T- 2:55
LEFT ON BASE- Walkers: 5  Avengers:10
DOUBLE PLAYS- Walkers: 1  Avengers: 1
DOUBLES- R.Cano(1st)
TRIPLES- T.Pham(1st)
HOME RUNS- A.McCutchen(3rd), B.Harper(1st), G.Stanton(2nd), R.Cano(2nd)
RBIs- C.Coghlan(1st), F.Cervelli(3rd), A.McCutchen(7th), B.Harper-2(4th),
      G.Stanton-2(8th), D.Valencia(7th), R.Cano(6th)
STOLEN BASES- K.Kiermaier-2(2nd)
WALKS- J.Turner, A.McCutchen-2, B.Harper, G.Stanton, C.Davis-2, N.Hundley
HIT BY PITCH- B.Harper
STRIKE OUTS- M.Trout-2, J.Turner-3, C.Correa, D.Wright, T.Pham, A.McCutchen,
             B.Harper, G.Stanton, C.Davis, D.Valencia, D.Ortiz, M.Mahtook,
             J.Iglesias, R.Cano, N.Hundley-2
GIDP- M.Cabrera, D.Valencia
WILD PITCHES- C.Smith, C.Kimbrel
2-out RBI- D.Valencia, F.Cervelli, A.McCutchen, G.Stanton-2
RLISP 2-out- D.Ortiz, T.Pham, B.Harper, J.Turner, D.Valencia, N.Hundley,
             M.Mahtook, C.Correa
TEAM RISP- Walkers: 1 for 11  Avengers: 1 for 9

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GM 4 BOXSCORE: 2016 Fleetwood Walkers At 2016 Metropolis Avengers  10/24/2016

  Walkers            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Avengers           AB  R  H RBI AVG
  I.Kinsler 2B        3  0  0  0 .147     A.McCutchen CF      5  2  3  0 .353  
C-C.Casali PH         1  1  1  1 .444     B.Harper RF         4  2  1  0 .188  
D-M.Gonzalez 2B       0  0  0  0 .313     G.Stanton LF        5  1  2  3 .194  
  M.Trout RF,CF       5  0  0  0 .256     C.Davis 1B          5  1  1  2 .152  
  J.Turner 3B         2  1  0  0 .219     D.Valencia 3B       1  0  0  1 .214  
  M.Cabrera 1B        3  2  2  1 .278     D.Ortiz DH          4  0  0  0 .185  
  C.Correa SS         4  1  1  1 .222     J.Iglesias SS       3  1  1  1 .194  
  C.Coghlan DH        3  0  2  0 .350     R.Cano 2B           4  0  0  0 .200  
  M.Betts LF          4  0  0  0 .114     N.Hundley C         3  0  1  0 .417  
  F.Cervelli C        4  0  1  2 .276                                          
  K.Kiermaier CF      1  0  0  0 .235                                          
A-D.Wright PH         1  0  0  0 .364                                          
B-T.Pham RF           2  0  0  0 .227                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      33  5  7  5                 Totals      34  7  9  7

A-Pinch Hit For Kiermaier In 4th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Wright In 4th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Kinsler In 9th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Casali In 9th Inning

Walkers......... 0 1 0  2 0 1  0 0 1  -  5  7  1
Avengers........ 3 0 0  1 0 0  1 0 2  -  7  9  0

Walkers (4-6)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
H.Iwakuma                 0       2   3   2   0   0   1   ----
D.Pomeranz                3 1/3   4   1   1   1   7   1   7.56
S.Kelley                  2 2/3   1   1   1   3   5   0   0.90
A.Bastardo LOSS(2-1)      2 1/3   1   1   1   1   1   0   0.75
C.Capps                   0 1/3   1   1   1   0   1   1   1.42
Totals                    8 2/3   9   7   6   5  14   3

Avengers (8-1)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
N.Karns                   3       1   2   2   3   1   1   6.00
J.Manship                 0 2/3   2   1   1   1   0   0   2.84
A.Chapman                 1 1/3   0   0   0   0   3   0   1.80
B.Ziegler BS(1st)         2       2   1   1   0   1   1   1.29
J.Benoit WIN(1-0) BS(1st) 2       2   1   1   1   2   1   2.45
Totals                    9       7   5   5   5   7   3

ATTENDANCE- 47,644 DATE- Monday, October 24th 2016 TIME- Day WEATHER- Average
T- 3:07
LEFT ON BASE- Walkers: 6  Avengers: 7
DOUBLE PLAYS- Walkers: 1  Avengers: 1
ERRORS- I.Kinsler
DOUBLES- M.Cabrera(2nd), A.McCutchen(2nd), B.Harper(1st)
HOME RUNS- C.Casali(2nd), M.Cabrera(4th), C.Correa(2nd), G.Stanton(3rd),
           C.Davis(2nd), J.Iglesias(1st)
RBIs- C.Casali(4th), M.Cabrera(9th), C.Correa(4th), F.Cervelli-2(4th),
      G.Stanton-3(11th), C.Davis-2(4th), D.Valencia(7th), J.Iglesias(1st)
SACRIFICE FLIES- D.Valencia
WALKS- I.Kinsler, J.Turner-2, M.Cabrera, C.Coghlan, B.Harper, D.Valencia-2,
       J.Iglesias, N.Hundley
STRIKE OUTS- I.Kinsler, M.Trout, J.Turner, C.Coghlan, M.Betts, D.Wright, T.Pham,
             A.McCutchen-2, B.Harper-2, G.Stanton-3, C.Davis-2, D.Ortiz,
             J.Iglesias-2, R.Cano, N.Hundley
GIDP- M.Trout, R.Cano
2-out RBI- F.Cervelli-2, C.Casali, C.Davis-2
RLISP 2-out- D.Ortiz-2, D.Wright, M.Betts-2

TEAM RISP- Walkers: 2 for 8  Avengers: 2 for 7