It appears the Pigs, Tigers and Muckdogs are just going to beat each other up and stay at the top tied for most of the season. A weekend that I assumed would split us all up at the top in fact just proved we all may be just as evenly matched as you can get.
Dogs take the split in Week 3.
Game 1 – vs. the Tigers
The Tigers came out swinging and did not let up. They put up 14 on us in the first inning and we tried our best to chip away and battle back, but it just was not enough. Really proud of the Dogs for not giving up and never getting down on ourselves. We really stayed positive the whole game and tried hard to stop the bleeding.
Game 2 - @ Brumley’s Braves
We really bounced back from a hard loss and showed we came to play. We took advantage of the walks the Braves gave us and scored some runs. We had 11 hits for 15 runs with the bottom of the order having most of those hits for us. The bottom of our order really shows up when the big dogs at the top cannot seem to do anything.
A weekend on the short fields in Plano was on tap against two squads we were locked in a first place tie with and mother nature was kind by providing some cloud cover. It would prove to be the expected day that was offense heavy.
Game 1- @ Prim’s Muckdogs
The bats came out smokin hot off the Dogs’ ace Grant Carver. We batted through the order and halfway through a second time before the dust settle and jumped out to a big lead. Two homers a piece in the inning by Kelly Alexander and Joe Machado provided the punch with steady hitting all through the lineup. Prim’s squad would battle back with the long ball but we continued to answer and play solid defense. In the end, we claimed the 22-12 victory.
Game 2- @ Alford’s Iron Pigs
Once again we came out red hot with the bats and put up a 6 spot in the first. As usual, Ryno’s squad battled back and shut our offense down for the next 3 innings while building a solid 13-6 lead. We would show the Tiger spirit in the top of the 5th by scoring 7 led by another huge homer by the Tiger King Joe Exotic Machado. With only a few minutes left in the game the Pigs did their thing and batted out the clock to earn the victory. Hard fought game with lots of great defensive plays on both sides and solid hitting all around. 19-13 loss but loved the fight in the end.
POW: Carlos Moran Perfect 5 for 5 in the lead off spot, HR, 2B, 6 R, and some amazing defense at 3B.
ROW: Taylor Abrego- Perfect 6 for 6, HR, 2 Doubles, 7 RBI, 6 R
Joe “Exotic” Machado- 6 for 7, 3 HR
Kelly Alexander- 5 for 6, 2 HR, Great pitching on a short field
Jeff Radanof- 4 for 6
Travis Olander- 3 for 6
It's being reported by the Lame Stream Media that the Dash are off to an 0-4 start. Team President Logan Casper, a self-proclaimed stable genius, labels these claims "Fake News." Logan further deems the season start to be "perfect." Logan also assured the fans that, even if the rumors were true, he's not to blame as the buck stops with the players and he's done everything correctly. Logan went on to assure the Dash Nation that any such losses will magically disappear as the weather warms up. Finally, Logan abruptly ended his press conference by claiming "this is all a hoax and everything is under control. Sad."