Thursday, June 26, 2014
#PackADailyCircus - All-Star Game... What!?
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen! I'm sure some of you browsed through the PAD Circus logs and discovered the same thing i did: The All-Star Game already happened! Yeap, it was played on June 22 in the game, and I had no clue until this morning when I was checking to see when the game was to be played.
In case you happened to have been as observant as I (that is, not at all), here is the link to the box scores for the OOTP all-Star Game: All-Star Box Scores
As for a quick overview, let's take a look:
A crowd of 53,087 fans came out to Cosmos Ballpark to watch the the Wordpress League stomp all over the Blogger League, winning 7-1 in the first-ever Tribecards Pack-A-Day OOTP All-Star Game! Great job from the folks on that side of the fence. On my side of the fence (I'm in the Blogger League), well, maybe next time. The fundamental difference between the two teams: home runs. Wordpress couldn't stop hitting them and the Bloggers couldn't hit a single one. You're not going to win a lot of games that way, Bloggers.
As for some stats, let's look at the hitting and field for the Wordpress League:
Doubles: T. McDonald (23, 5th Inning off C. Kershaw, 0 on, 1 out) R. Braun (15, 1st Inning off S. Koufax, 1 on, 1 out)
Home Runs: A. Cabrera (9, 7th Inning off M. Bumgarner, 1 on, 2 outs) B. McCann (20, 8th Inning off J. Acevedo, 1 on, 2 outs)
Total Bases: T. McDonald 2 , J. Robinson , A. Cabrera 4 , R. Braun 2 , M. Cabrera , L. Berkman , B. McCann 4 , Y. Cespedes 2 , B. Harper
2-out RBI: A. Cabrera , B. McCann , Y. Cespedes
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: J. Robinson , R. Braun , L. Berkman 2
Team LOB: 5
SB: J. Robinson (3) , A. Cabrera (6) , R. Braun (14)
CS: Y. Cespedes (2)
Double Plays: 1 (McDonald-Cabrera)
Game Score: C. Geggus 51
Batters Faced: C. Geggus 7, J. Gonzales 4, S. Downs 4, D. Hudson 3, D. Newcombe 4, K. Adams 4, B. Parnell 3, A. Alburquerque 4
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: C. Geggus 0-5, J. Gonzales 0-3, S. Downs 1-0, D. Hudson 1-1, D. Newcombe 0-2, K. Adams 1-1, B. Parnell 0-1, A. Alburquerque 2-0
Pitches - Strikes: C. Geggus 24-18, J. Gonzales 17-7, S. Downs 10-7, D. Hudson 10-6, D. Newcombe 15-9, K. Adams 14-8, B. Parnell 10-9, A. Alburquerque 17-8
Looking over that quick glimpse, and we see a team making some serious headway throughout the game.
Now, let's take a look at the Blogger League:
Doubles: J. Votto (22, 1st Inning off C. Geggus, 0 on, 2 outs) T. Tulowitzki (21, 7th Inning off K. Adams, 0 on, 2 outs) H. Moore (28, 9th Inning off A. Alburquerque, 1 on, 2 outs)
Triples: J. Votto (3, 4th Inning off S. Downs, 0 on, 0 outs)
Total Bases: P. Sandoval , J. Votto 5 , J. Ellsbury 2 , T. Tulowitzki 2 , H. Moore 2
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: J. Ellsbury , C. Michaels
GIDP: H. Moore
Team LOB: 6
Errors: B. Hamilton
Game Score: S. Koufax 40
Batters Faced: S. Koufax 10, J. Motte 4, J. Kelly 3, C. Kershaw 4, T. Ramsey 3, M. Bumgarner 5, L. Jansen 5, J. Acevedo 2, B. Beachy 1, J. Axford 1, A. Sanchez 2
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: S. Koufax 1-2, J. Motte 1-0, J. Kelly 0-2, C. Kershaw 2-0, T. Ramsey 0-1, M. Bumgarner 0-2, L. Jansen 2-1, J. Acevedo 0-0, B. Beachy 0-0, J. Axford 0-0, A. Sanchez 1-0
Pitches - Strikes: S. Koufax 47-28, J. Motte 14-8, J. Kelly 10-8, C. Kershaw 16-10, T. Ramsey 10-8, M. Bumgarner 13-7, L. Jansen 13-5, J. Acevedo 11-4, B. Beachy 5-3, J. Axford 7-4, A. Sanchez 8-5
As you can see, the folks in the Blogger League fell way short in terms of production, even with Votto's triple in the 4th. As it turns out, that was the only inning in which the Bloggers scored at all.
Both teams were pretty equal in the number of runners left on base. You just can't score points if you leave your guys sitting on the bag.
Charlie Geggus, of the Kazis, took home the Player of the Game award. Congratulations, Kazis! For that, you will get a bonus prize in your mailer at the end of the season!