2012 Game Logs: Game 25 Kings @ Wolves

If there was ever a team to play when your best player is suspend it would be the Charlotte Bobcats. Then it would be the Washington Wizards.  Then I would probably want to play New Orleans or maybe Detroit. After that, Toronto would probably be a pretty good match up. But let me tell you, after that, the Kings are a pretty good team to match up against when you are missing your best player.  With the Wolves playing the Grizz tomorrow night, this is probably Minnesota's best chance to win one without Love in the line up.

Sacramento has won their last 3 games including one game where Cousins put up a 21/20.  I have a feeling that PEK! will take this as a challenge to his manhood and will respond not only by shutting down Cousins but by putting up a 20/20 of his own. Then again, with Love out, Pek might go for 25/30.

And the matchup chart from covers.com

Matchup Edge

SAC Edge in: MIN
Field Goal %
Free Throw %


Alright, stop me if you have heard this before but good teams beat bad teams, especially at home. Time for the Wolves to show the league they are a good team.

Caribbean Series: Day Five

Puerto Rico 4, Mexico 3.  Luis Figueroa singled in Chris Roberson in the bottom of the ninth to give Puerto Rico the victory.  Jesus Feliciano was 3-for-3 with a double and two walks, scoring twice for Puerto Rico.  Figueroa had three RBIs.  Nelson Figueroa started for Puerto Rico, giving up three runs on eight hits in 7.1 innings.  Nelvin Fuentes pitched 1.2 perfect innings of relief to get the win for Puerto Rico.  Karim Garcia led Mexico, going 2-for-2 with a triple, two walks, and two RBIs.  Miguel Gonzalez started, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk in five innings.  Luis Ayala took the loss, giving up a run on a hit and four walks in1.1 innings.  Rene Rivera was 1-for-3 and scored once for Puerto Rico.

Venezuela 7, Dominican Republic 0.  Luis Antonio Jimenez hit a three-run homer in a four-run fifth that gave Venezuela a 6-0 lead.  Jorge Cortes, Adonis Garcia, and Hector Gimenez each had two hits.  Yorman Bazardo got the win with six strong innings, giving up five hits and no walks.  Pedro Florimon was 1-for-3 for the Dominican Republic. Aneury Rodriguez took the loss, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk while striking out three in three innings.

Puerto Rico’s victory over Mexico clinched the Caribbean Series for the Dominican Republic.  With only one day left, the Dominican Republic is 4-1, with all three other teams tied for second at 2-3.  Mexico plays Venezuela this afternoon and Puerto Rico plays the Dominican Republic this evening to close out the series.

Happy Birthday–February 7

Tom Daly (1866)
Pat Moran (1876)
Charlie Jamieson (1893)
Earl Whitehill (1899)
Paul Owens (1924)
Dick Wiencek (1926)
Al Smith (1928)
Juan Pizarro (1937)
Burt Hooton (1950)
Benny Ayala (1951)
Dan Quisenberry (1953)
Damaso Garcia (1957)
Carney Lansford (1957)
Ralph Citarella (1958)
Endy Chavez (1978)
Brad Hennessey (1980)

Dick Wiencek was a minor league infielder from 1947-1949,  He then became a scout, working at various times for Washington/Minnesota, Detroit, and Oakland.  Among the players he was responsible for signing are Jim Kaat, Graig Nettles, Bert Blyleven, Jack Morris, Alan Trammell, and Mark McGwire. 

Right-hander Ralph Citarella was drafted by Minnesota in the first round of the January draft in 1978, but did not sign.

We would also like to wish a happy birthday to Mrs. AMR.

Continue reading Happy Birthday–February 7

Australian League Playoffs

Melbourne 14, Sydney 4 in Melbourne (Game 1).  Sydney led 2-0 after two and a half, but Melbourne scored four in the third and four in the fifth and it was all but over.  Paul Weichard had three singles and a double and scored three times for Melbourne.  Brad Harman had two homers and a single, scored three times, and drove in six.  Kevin David also hit a home run.  Travis Blackley got the win, giving up two runs on five hits while striking out eight in five innings.  For Syndey, Mitch Dening and Trent D’Antonio each singled and homered.  Aidan Francis took the loss, surrendering eight runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out eight in 4.2 innings.  Joshua Hendricks was used as a pinch-runner and scored for Melbourne.  Sam Gibbons pitched a perfect ninth for Melbourne.  Jacob Younis was 0-for-4 for Sydney.

Melbourne 15, Sydney 3 in Melbourne (Game 2).  The Aces led 4-1 after one, 5-1 after two, 11-1 after three, and 13-1 after four.  Elliot Biddle had two homers and a single for Melbourne, scoring three times and driving in four.  John Edwards had three singles and a double.  Dominic Ramos and Darryl George each had two doubles and a single, with George driving in three.  Brad Harman singled and homered.  Jeff Jamnik got the complete game win, giving up seven hits and a walk while striking out seven.  For Sydney, David Kandilas singled and homered.  Starter Vaughn Harris took the loss, surrendering four runs on five hits and a walk in just one inning.  Jacob Younis was 0-for-4 for Sydney.  Todd Van Steensel yielded seven runs (six earned) on six hits and a walk in just 1.2 innings.

Melbourne wins the series three games to two.  They will now advance to play Perth in the best-of-three championship series beginning February 10.

Caribbean Series: Day Four

Venezuela 7, Puerto Rico 0.  The score was 1-0 through six, but Venezuela scored two in the seventh and four in the eighth.  A three-run triple by Luis Hernandez put the game away.  Luis Antonio Jimenez and Edgardo Alfonso each had two hits for Venezuela.  Yohan Pino gave up only two hits and no walks in six innings to get the win.  Victor Moreno gave up one hit in two innings to get the save.  Hiram Burgos took the loss despite giving up just one run on four hits and two walks while striking out six in five innings.

Dominican Republic 2, Mexico 0.  Single runs in the first and ninth provided bookends for the Dominican Republic victory.  Julio Borbon had two hits for the Dominican Republic.  Francisco Liriano got the win with five shutout innings despite giving up four hits and four walks.  He struck out five.  Jairo Ascencio pitched a perfect ninth for his third save of the series.  Doug Clark had two hits for Mexico.  Edgar Gonzalez took a tough loss, giving up just one run on two hits and three walks in six innings.  Pedro Florimon was 1-for-3 for the Dominican Republic.

The Dominican Republic has clinched at least a tie for first in the six-game round robin.  The Dominican Republic is 4-0.  Mexico is second at 2-2.  Puerto Rico and Venezuela are tied for third at 1-3, and have been eliminated from the championship.  Mexico plays Puerto Rico this afternoon and Venezuela plays the Dominican Republic this evening.

EEE – FA Cup 5th Round and catching up on the league

Sorry I skipped a soccer post last week. I'll try to recap all the games I missed, but apologies in advance if I do omit someone.

League Results

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