Minor Details: Games of 8/29

Buffalo 6, Rochester 5 in Buffalo.  The Bisons broke a 4-4 tie with one in the fifth and one in the sixth.  Jeff Bailey singled and homered, driving in three.  The homer was his fourteenth.  Brandon Roberts, Aaron Bates, and Toby Gardenhire each had two hits, with Bates raising his average to .312.  Eric Hacker allowed all six runs (five earned) on seven hits and two walks in 5.2 innings.

Richmond 10, New Britain 5 in Richmond.  The Flying Squirrels scored two in the fourth to break a 2-2 tie, then scored five in the sixth to put it away.  Mike Hollimon singled and homered, his fifteenth.  Yangervis Solarte singled and doubled to raise his average to .320.  Chris Parmelee and Evan Bigley each had two hits.  Logan Darnell took the loss, allowing six runs (five earned) on nine hits and a walk in 5.2 innings.  Reading also lost, so the Rock Cats remaining a half game in front for the last playoff spot.

Charlotte 5, Ft. Myers 2 in Ft. Myers.  The Stone Crabs scored two in the seventh to break a 2-2 tie.  The Miracle had just four hits.  B. J. Hermsen worked six solid innings, giving up two runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out six.  Matthew Tone took the loss, surrendering two runs on two hits and two walks in one inning.

Belolit 6, Clinton 3 in Clinton.  The Snappers scored four in the fifth to break a scoreless tie, then hung on.  Michael Gonzales singled, doubled, and homered, driving in three.  The home run was his fourteenth.  Nate Roberts singled and doubled, raising his average to .302.  A. J. Achter struck out ten in 5.1 innings, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks.  Bart Carter struck out three in 2.2 innings, giving up only a walk.  Jose Gonzalez struck out three in the ninth, giving up one hit while getting his thirteenth save.

Elizabethton 6, Princeton 5 in Elizabethton.  The Twins scored four in the fifth to break a 2-2 tie, then held on for the win.  Miguel Sano hit two home runs, his nineteenth and twentieth, driving in three.  Eddie Rosario singled and homered, his twenty-first.  His average is now .332.  JaDamion Williams had two hits to raise his average to .326.  Marcus Limon went 5.1 innings, allowing three runs on five hits and four walks.  Cole Johnson pitched a perfect ninth, striking out two, to get the save.  The Twins have clinched a playoff spot.  They close out their regular season tonight.  Four teams are in the Appalachian League playoffs.  Each series is best of three.  The E-Twins will play East Division champion Bluefield beginning tomorrow night.  The first game is in Elizabethton, with the next two (if necessary) in Bluefield.

F%#*&! Up – Turn The Season

As a rule, I try to stay away from bands with the F word in the name. As another rule, I tend to shy away from bands whose singer only wears boxer briefs and sneakers on stage for a majority of the show.  Furthermore, I usually don't care for bands who have singers that sound like crappy hardcore singers.  For some reason though, man, I really dig this tune.

As you would imagine, this song is in no way appropriate for work. Also, the sound quality isn't perfect. Not that would would expect it to be. NXNW, 2011.

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2011 Game 134: Spoilers on the South Side

Yahoo sez:

Buehrle has a 0.39 ERA this season and 26 wins in his career against Minnesota, reasons the White Sox should feel confident heading into Monday night’s opener of a three-game set at U.S. Cellular Field.

On July 10th, the Twins had just taken the third of four games from the South Siders and were heading home for an extended homestand, following the All-Star game break. We were excited. The club had managed to trim nine games from its division deficit (which had peaked on May 23 at 15.5). And we were going home to beat up on the Landed Gentlemen, then face down our two biggest division threats of Cleveland and Detroit. The team had its fate in its hands.

Four games against KC added to the excitement, as our boys took three of four, for their fifth straight series win. They were now within five games of the top of the division and facing division-leading Cleveland. Time to make our move? Meh. Two losses, followed by two wins. Water treaded.

Hey, division-leading Detroit is next. We lost three of four. Something was telling us that this was not our year. A 4-6 West Coast trip didn't help our moods, but at least we were going home to beat up on the ChiSox again. I mean, we own these guys, right?

Three. Game. Sweep. Series over, season over.

All we have left now is our shattered pride and a shot at some Schadenfreude. The Sox are a half-game above .500 (a place the Twins have never been this season) and six games back of Detroit -- close enough that they seem to think they've got a shot. Minny plays seven games against the Sox in the next 10 days. All I ask is that we shatter some dreams the next week and a half, boys. The word for the day, again, is Schadenfreude.

Pitching matchup: Hound Dog Slowey vs. Cy Brrly.

EEE & MMM – I, for one, welcome our Manc overlords

Manchester United and City have combined for 25 goals in three games to open the season, including 8 and 5 yesterday, respectively.  By my calculation, that's more than ⅓rd of all goals scored this year (72 total).  Edin Dzeko (City) is leading the league with 6 goals, and Rooney is right on his heels with 5.  They would be tied for 4th (Liverpool) and 5th (Chelsea) in the table, respectively, by goals scored.

Meanwhile, at the opposite end of things, Swansea City is still looking for their first ever Premier League goal.  In spite of this, they are still 15th in the table thanks to two 0-0 draws.

Relevant EPL Results

  • Fulham 1 - 2 Newcastle
  • Spurs 1 - 5 ManCity
  • Aston Villa 0 - 0 Wolves
  • Everton 1 - 0 Blackburn Rovers
  • Chelsea 3 - 1 Norwich City
  • Sunderland 0 - 0 Swansea City
  • Spurs 0 - 3 ManUtd

Continue reading EEE & MMM – I, for one, welcome our Manc overlords

Minor Details: Games of 8/28

Buffalo 3, Rochester 1 in Buffalo.  The Bisons scored in the fourth, fifth, and sixth.  Brandon Roberts and Chase Lambin each had two hits.  Deinys Suarez gave up three runs on six hits and two walks in seven innings.  Carlos Gutierrez struck out two in a perfect eighth.

New Britain.  No game scheduled.  The Rock Cats lead Reading by a half game for the last playoff spot.

Charlotte 7, Ft. Myers 0 in Ft. Myers.  The Stone Crabs scored four in the seventh to take a 6-0 lead.  Nick Romero had two doubles.  Starter Alex Wimmers went 6.2 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks.

Clinton 5, Beloit 2 in Clinton.  The LumberKings scored three in the seventh to break a 2-2 tie.  Lance Ray hit a home run, his fifteenth.  Manuel Soliman took the loss, giving up four runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out six in six innings. 

Elizabethton 8, Princeton 2 in Elizabethton.  The Twins scored three in the third and three in the fourth.  Eddie Rosario singled, tripled, and homered, driving in three and raising his average to .330.  The home run was his twentieth.  Tyler Koelling had three hits.  Matthew Koch singled and doubled.  Tim Atherton worked six shutout innings, giving up two hits and three walks.  Cesar Ciurcina was credited with a save despite allowing two runs three hits and a walk in three innings.  He did strike out four.  The win clinches a playoff spot for Elizabethton.  The regular season ends tomorrow.

Pete Seeger – Goodnight, Irene

in like a lion, out like a lamb.

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1963

you knew this was coming... still, i've always loved this song. this was filmed in australia while pete was touring the world after being blacklisted in the US for broaching the forbidden topic.

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Remodeled basement. Same half-baked taste.