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Monday, August 11, 2014

DODGERS 6 BRAVES 2 F...Ex-Twinkies RHP CORREIA brings his A-Game with new DUDS on and CRAWFORD, A-GON, and PUIG 66 provide the Support for DODGER Blue..."A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" as the BLUE Crew is a Crooked 5 up on the idle GIGANTES in the West! #LADvsATL

Kevin Correia felt right at home as the Dodgers who need another Arm get it going late vs the Braves Country in the Chop Shop for a 6-2 "W". Dodger Blue with the win moves up a 1/2 game more on the idle Gigantes and moving to 68-52 which is five games up in the NL West.

The Braves behind Starter Julio Teheran started the runs scoring with a Justin Upton run-scoring single in the 4th to make it 1-0 Atlanta. Correia though helped his own cause starting the 6th with a single. Four single later and a force out here and there the Dodgers were up 3-1.

The Dodger Pen held up from there as LAD put a crooked three up in the 8th and the Braves added one in the 9th losing 6-2. Correia gets the "W" going six allowing a run on four hits. Dodgers OF Carl Crawford goes 3 for 4 with two RBI and a run scored. Puig and A-Gon each collect two hits as the Dodgers look to be making a push to the NL West Title.

The Braves Teheran falls to 10-9 in 2014 allowing five runs on nine hits through 7 1/3. The Braves fall a 1/2 game behind the idle Nats at 60-58 and four games back.

ATHLETICS 2 ROYALS 3 F...the ROYALS are tied with the Motor City KITTIES move over CAR MAKERS it's all about K.C. BBQ and K.C Hardball...."MAKING NOISE" talking TIGERS & ROYALS all knotted up in the Central! #ALCentralBusiness

The Kansas City Royals beat the Athletics and Ace Sonny Gray moving into a tie in the AL Central with the Detroit Tigers. Compounding the "L" the Tigers took from the Buccos was RHP Justin Verlander exiting with reported Right Shoulder Soreness and that is not a good look.

The Royals on an eight-game win streak went up 2-0 after two as they were getting to Gray. Gray settled down and the A's in the 3rd tied the game on a Brandon Moss two run-scoring single off Royals Starter Yordano Ventura.

The game moved into the bottom of the 7th still 2-2 when Alcides Escobar gets a two-our run scoring single scoring Nori Aoki and that was the ball game. Greg Holland picks up his AL leading 35th save for the Royals. Gray moves to 12-6 as the Royals move to first place at 63-52.

The Tigers lose their AL Central lead but they are all worried about Verlander who went down after one. The Buccos hammered the Tigers 11-6 as the Bucs remain 2.5 games behind the Brew Crew who beat the Cubbies.

Tigers struggling to stay afloat as the AL Central leader now gets the Royals riding shotgun!
 

ATHLETICS @ ROYALS in a possible preview of an ALDS Series 2K14..."WEEKDAY BENDERS" going "Battle on the JUNIOR Circuit"! #OAKvsKC #SwinginELEPHANTS #KCHardball

The Oakland Athletics have put four game between them and the feisty Halos of Anaheim Hardball. The Kansas City Royals have won seven in a row as they started the streak back in Oakland winning two of three and then swept the D-Backs and Gigantes as all K.C. Hardball sees is the Motor City Kitties and the AL Central Division Title. This series should be top-shelf with some serious Junior Circuit Happenings!

#SwinginELEPHANTS OAKLAND (72-45 1st AL West)
@
#KCHardball KANSAS CITY (63-53 2nd AL Central)
A Junior Circuit Four-Piece Treat

Monday August 11, 2014 @ 8:10pm ET       
OAK Gray (12-5) vs KC Ventura (9-8)

Tuesday August 12, 2014 @ 8:10pm ET
OAK Lester (12-7) vs KC Guthrie (8-9)

Wednesday August 13, 2014 @ 8:10pm ET
OAK Kazmir (13-4) vs KC Vargas (8-5)

Thursday August 14, 2014 @ 2:10pm ET 
OAK Samardzija (5-8) vs KC Shields (11-6)

Look at the Arms going in this Series as it looks like the official Rotation for the 2014 ALCS for the Swingin' Elephants. The Royals are not throwing no Ramen Noodle Diet on the Bump as well as you can throw out them records.

Stars at the Dish...

#EastBayHardball
3B J. Donaldson .250 23 HR 80 RBI
1B B. Moss .246 23 HR 72 RBI
C D. Norris .299 10 HR 47 RBI

#KCHardball
3B M. Moustakas .199 14 HR 47 RBI
LF A. Gordon .279 12 HR 53 RBI
C S. Perez .271 14 HR 48 RBI

DODGERS @ BRAVES in "WEEKDAY BENDERS" as the "BLUE CREW" leading the West heads into the CHOP SHOP with BRAVES Country running on new "HOPE" in the NL East...#LADvsATL #DodgerNation #BravesCountry

The L.A. Dodgers lost two of three in Milwaukee but avoided the sweep yesterday as Clayton Kershaw did what Clayton Kershaw does. The Braves took care of the NL East leading Washington Nationals as they took two of three with all three games filled with October-Like Drama. Now we get four in HOTlanta with all kinds of Senior Circuit Ramifications.

#BlueCrew LOS ANGELES (67-52 1st NL West)
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#BravesCountry ATLANTA (60-57 2nd NL East)
A Four-Piece Treat on the Senior Circuit

Monday August 11, 2014 @ 7:10pm ET
LAD Corriea (5-13) vs ATL Teheran (10-8)

Tuesday August 12, 2014 @ 7:10pm ET 
LAD Haren (9-9) vs ATL Minor (4-7)

Wednesday August 13, 2014 @ 7:10pm ET 
LAD Ryu (13-5) vs ATL Santana (11-6)

Thursday August 14, 2014 @ 12:10pm ET 
LAD Hernandez (6-8) vs ATL Harang (9-6)

Corriea will get the start after coming over from the Twinkies for the Dodgers. The Braves will have their top three going in Teheran, Santana, and Harang.

Stars at the Dish...

#DODGERnation
1B A-Gon .269 17 HR 79 RBI
LF M. Kemp .284 14 HR 52 RBI
2B D. Gordon .287 51 SB 62 R

#BRAVEScountry
LF J. Upton .279 21 HR 67 RBI
1B F. Freeman .288 16 HR 64 RBI
C E. Gattis .277 17 HR 44 RBI

  

TIGERS vs PIRATES in "WEEKDAY BENDERS" a Home and Home Series...TIGERS a 1/2 game up on ROYALS and BUCCOS 2.5 games back of BREW CREW as the OCTOBER Hardball Race Plot thickens...#DETvsPIT #MotorCityKitties #RaiseTheJollyRoger

A four-piece going home and home and inter league as the first place in AL Central Detroit Tigers face off against the 3rd place in the NL Central Pittsburgh Pirates. The Tigers just a 1/2 game up on the 2nd place K.C. Royals have blown opportunities to create separation. The Pirates know the Redbirds, Reds, and Brewers will all be in the mix come late September but it's all business from here on out!

#MotorCityKitties DETROIT (63-52 1st AL Central)
vs
#RaiseTheJollyRoger PITTSBURGH (62-55 3rd NL Central)
An Inter League August Feast 

Monday August 11, 2014 @ 7:05pm ET
DET Verlander (10-10) vs PIT Locke (3-3)

Tuesday August 12, 2014 @ 7:05pm ET 
DET TBD vs PIT Volquez (9-7)

Wednesday August 13, 2014 @ 7:08pm ET 
PIT Worley (5-1) vs DET TBD

Thursday August 14, 2014 @ 1:08pm ET 
PIT TBD vs DET Scherzer (13-4)

Yes the Pirates will see Verlander in game 1 and Mad Max in game 4. Locke, Volquez, and Worley are on the clock heading into September.

Stars at the Dish

#DET
DH V-Mart .321 23 HR 68 RBI
1B Miggy .304 17 HR 84 RBI
2B I. Kinsler .291 11 HR 62 RBI

#PIT
2B N. Walker .277 16 HR 50 RBI
3B El Toro .232 15 HR 49 RBI
RF J. Harrison .313 10 HR 38 RBI

Sunday, August 10, 2014

NATS 1 BRAVES 3 F...WOOD needed to go get it as the CHOP SHOP Line Up also needed to get GIO as they take two of three from the NATS in a Series with October Hardball written all over it!..."GET AWAY DAY" as the NL East Race gets tighter! #WSHvsATL

The Nats/Braves Tilt tonight at Turner Field was a microcosm of the Three-Piece as the Braves won 7-6 Friday Night with the Nats winning in Extras on Saturday 4-1 in 12. It was Braves Starter Alex Wood out dueling Nats Starter Gio Gonzlaez as those Braves Bats did just enough for a 3-1 "W"!

Nats Star SS Ian Desmond struck first in the 4th taking Wood for a Solo Ride making it 1-0 Nats. The Braves in their half of the 4th ties it up as Justin Upton takes Gio "Yard" for a Solo Blast himself as Atlanta took the lead for good on a Jason Heyward run-scoring single in the 5th.

Gio replaced right after that goes 4 2/3 innings allowing six hits and two runs walking four and striking out eight. Wood was cruising as he gives up that Jack by Desmond through seven strong allowing five hits as he struck out a dozen getting the win.

The Braves added some insurance on an Evan Gattis single scoring Chris Johnson. Braves Country then made that call to the Pen for Chop Shop Captain Save-A-Game Craig Kimbrel as he goes "K" and two groundouts for his 34th save of 2014.

Braves 3.5 games back moves to 60-57. The Nats at 63-53 will be at Citi Field starting Monday Night with the Braves hosting the sNL West leading Dodgers.