Monday, June 17, 2019

Statis-Pro Baseball Season Resumes Now That Hoops Over - Royals Overcome Puig's 3rd Homer in 2 Games

After a few months focused on the new basketball game through the NBA Finals, I went back to the Statis-Pro baseball season. Ironically the Reds two best relievers (both PB2-7) had been used in the first game of a two game series to wrap up the first game against the Royals 3-1 behind two Puig homers, and that bit them as Hughes gave up a 2-run homer in the 9th to Gordon to give the Royals the split and drop the Reds to 8-10.

The only two line-up changes I needed to make two months later was subbing Duda in for O'Hearn in the Royals lineup, and replacing Kemp in the Reds line-up. Puig and Suarez both homered to give the Reds to 2-1 lead until the top of the 9th.

The most discouraging part for the Reds was Votto hitting a triple to lead off the 8th but not score. The Reds line-up is not as good against lefties, and Duffy held them to 2 runs in 6 innings, but they faced righties out of the pen and failed to score.  Here is the line-up sheet - I put two games on each sheet and the winning team in each of these games was awarded a 2-1 win to make it 3 games each on the grid above. If a team wins and leads by at least 5 runs after not using their closer, then they get a 3-0 sweep.

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