Category: Opening Day

Opening Day 2019

Opening Day 2019

The FAN Baseball League opened this past Sunday with the Schmoozers defeating the Mongos 2-1 behind the one-two pitching punch of Ryan Clark and AJ Mulvey. Clarke and Mulvey combined to strikeout 11 Mongos over the 7 inning game while only allowing 5 hits and just 1 walk. Even with the return of Mongos slugger, Wilfredo Martinez (Career 1.824 OPS), the Mongos managed only one unearned run.

View the broadcast of the game with play by play and color commentary by Dennis Holden and Evan Roberts here: https://www.pscp.tv/DHAPshow/1dRJZmBPQdoGB

In the second game of the day the Bros were able to shut-out the Minkmen who averaged more than 9 runs a game in 2018. However, the Minkmen also shut-out the Bros, thus ending the 7 inning game in a 0-0 tie.

Opening Day 2017

In the opening game of the Twitter Baseball season, the Schmoozers overtook an early Bros lead to win 9-5 in nine innings. In the second game of the day, the Softballers took an early 4-1 lead on the Mongos en route to a 15-3 victory.

NEXT WEEK (4/16/17) we are back at Padavan-Preller – Please get the first game off on time.

Regulars, please indicated on Bench App whether you’re in or out for next Sunday. We would like to know how many rookies we need.

Rookies, like this week, please indicate on Bench App if you’re available to play for each team you’re willing to play for.

Schmoozers, Softballers Win Opening Day

SCHMOOZERS 13, Mongos 7

The Schmoozers outlasted the Mongos to open the day and Twitter Baseball season. The Orange & Silver had good pitching, for the most part, but got hurt on consecutive 0-2 pitches in the 5th and struggles with control in the 6th. Strong defense for the Schmoozers didn’t give the Mongos many extra outs with only one scored error. “The runs we gave up to the Mongos,” said Schmoozer manager Paul Farash, “were earned and we can live with that. Good fundamentally, reliable in the field, and mostly sound pitching figures to be how we’ll be successful this year. As long as we remember to touch the bases when running them, of course.”

On the long side, a tough day defensively cost the Mongos to give up two leads during the day. The Mongos started the day strong after Will Martinez led the season off with the single. After a Mike Ciara walk, Chris Baldassano stroked a 2-run double to give the Mongos an early 2-0 lead.

Scott Schachter didn’t have his A game, but, like the competitor he is kept his team in the game. Eric Dunetz who came in to relieve Schachter, pitched well, but the defense let him down with a cavalcade of errors.

NEXT WEEK: Bros @ MONGOS (2:00pm, first pitch – Whitey Ford Field) … Schmoozers @ SOFTBALLERS (4:30pm, first pitch – Whitey Ford Field)


 

SOFTBALLERS 4, Bros 2

Great day for the Softballers, as they take down the defending Twitter Baseball Champions The Bros, in their inaugural game. Angelo Rodriguez pitched 5 scoreless, striking out 3 and walking three, with great help from his solid defense behind him, especially Dan Monaco at first and Joe D’Ellia at short. Sean Perrett came up big, with the team first RBI’s in the bottom of the third with a single just over the head of the shortstop in short left field that plated 3.

Tom Cucciniello came in and got a 4 inning save, giving up two runs. The Rosario brothers built a run in the 8th with Kris singling to lead off the inning, and Carlos doubling him in for an important insurance run. This was Kris Rosario’s managerial debut and first career win.

The Bros Championship defense got off to a tough start at Dutchess Stadium as the offense only had one rally of 7 batters or more. The only scoring for the Bros happened in the 7th on a Stalyn Nunez RBI double, scoring AJ Frey, and a Glen Kelly RBI single scoring Stalyn.

Joe Ruiz went 5 strong innings for the Bros, hurt by a bloop single that scored three in the bottom of the 3rd. Evan Roberts started the 6th with a 7-pitch at-bat striking out JJ After Dark’s John Jastremski, before Scott Stefanek came in giving up just one run over 2 2/3 innings.

“The biggest part of this game,” said Dennis Holden, Bros bench coach, “was the Softballers defense. They made the plays in the infield and outfield to keep innings from getting out of hand. We’re a strong, deep team, and as the weather warms up, so will we.”

NEXT WEEK: Bros @ MONGOS (2:00pm, first pitch – Whitey Ford Field) … Schmoozers @ SOFTBALLERS (4:30pm, first pitch – Whitey Ford Field)

Opening Day 2016, Today!

This Sunday begins a new era of Twitter Baseball… the FOUR team era!

Sunday, April 10th at 3:00pm — The MONGOS are the road team against the SCHMOOZERS. The Schmoozers had a great run in last years playoffs, holding off the Mongos while keeping their ace Ryan Clarke on ice in the bullpen most of the play-in game. To open the season, the Mongos look for revenge from that defeat and Paul Bunyan-esque star Scott Schachter has been ready for Opening Day action since early February (if not probably before). Managers Paul Farash of the Schmoozers and Chris Baldassano of the Mongos bring back many old faces, but the integration of new faces will be key to their success this season.

MONGOS. SCHMOOZERS.

Your opening game of the 2016 Baseball Season!

At the conclusion of that game, your reigning, defending, Twitter Baseball Champion BROS will be the road team against the expansion SOFTBALLERS. There is plenty of talent in that Softballer dugout, but there is so much unknown about the expansion franchise. We do know plenty, however, potentially too much, about the defending Twitter Baseball Champions led by the star battery of Joe Ruiz and AJ Frey. The Bros bring back a deep roster and a winning clubhouse, knowing there is a target squarely on their backs. Bros manager Evan Roberts has his work up against him Sunday facing the relatively unknown Softballer roster helmed by Kristopher Rosario.

So much intrigue, so much excitement.

Twitter Baseball 2016. We’re here.

See you at the park,
Dennis