Friday, July 3, 2015

MARLINS 2 CUBS 1 F...KOEHLER and the Fightin' FISH 305 cools down the NORTH SIDERS in Wrigleyville!..."WEEKEND BENDERS" going 4th of July Weekend as the CUBBIES Offense was left back at CITI Field! #MIAvsCHC #LittleHavanaHardball #NorthSiders #4thOfJulyHardball

Miami Marlins Tom Koehler was on his A-Game through six as the Marlins cool down the Chicago Cubs and that three-game win streak 2-1 on Friday in Wrigleyville. Koehler picked up immediate run support in frame one as Marlins OF Chris Yelich took Cubbies tarter Jason Hammel deep in the 1st for a solo blast making it 1-0 Marlins.

Kris Bryant of the North Siders scored on a Miguel Montero RBI single in their half of the first tying the game at 1-1. After that first frame both settled down until Justin Bour for the Marlins took Hammel deep in the 6th for another solo shot making it 2-1 Fish. Koehler going six and allowing a run on five hits would give way to the Pen for his 7th "W" of 2015 against four defeats.

Hammel would get the loss falling to 5-4 as two mistakes cost him and both left the premises. Miami moves to 35-46 as they are on a four-game win streak. The Cubbies fall to 42-36 as they fall back to nine games out behind the Redbirds.    

Thursday, July 2, 2015

NATIONALS 1 BRAVES 2 F...BANUELOS and BRAVES Country's Pen holds steady vs "Mad MAX beyond NATS Park" in "GET AWAY DAY" as the Chop Shop's MAYBIN goes Walk-Off RBI single for the game-winner! #WSHvsATL #NATitude #BravesCountry #NLEastRivalry

The Atlanta Braves refuse to head further south battling their own demons plus the demons of the NL East and one in particular NL Eats rival the Washington Nationals. The "Rubber Game" was going to have to go through Max Scherzer as the Braves were up for the challenge on "Get Away Day" in Hotlanta!  

It was a pitchers duel as "Mad Max beyond Nats Park" would again go nine but this time he would get burned. Braves starter Manny Banuelos would hold his own as would the Braves Pen through nine giving up just one run and it came down to this in the bottom half of the 9th...

With Mad Max Scherzer still on the "Bump" preserving a 1-1 tie it was a Pedro Ciriaco lead-off single  that got things cooking. Then a sac bunt by Jace Peterson moving Ciriaco to 2nd. Then on a 1-2 what look to be a rare "Get Me Over" Slide Piece from Mad Max Braves CF Cameron Maybin singles home Ciriaco for a walk-off single a Braves "W'!

Scherzer would take the loss falling to 9-6 as Braves Country Captain Save-A-Game Jason "Grill Man" Grilli picks up the "W" moving to 3-3. Washington at 43-36 leads he NL East by 3.5 games over the Amazins'!  Braves Country at 38-41 just five games back and lurking...


CUBS 6 METS 1 F...NORTH SIDERS take all three at CITI Field as the CUBBIES Starters and Pen were off the charts!..."GET AWAY DAY" only if "MADDON Ball" didn't have to see the REDBIRDS 18 times in 2015! #CHCvsNYM #NorthSiders #Amazins #SeniorCircuitBusiness2K15

The Chicago Cubs starting Pitching since that Redbirds Debacle last weekend steps forward and takes care of the New York Mets as the North Siders take all three games. It was Cubbies starter Jake Arrieta today on "Get Away Day" that did the job today scattering just five hits over eight strong frames and giving up one run as Chicago wins 6-1.

The Cubs Offense started late but in the Show its never too late if your going to hit the Winner's Circle. Cubs scored in 2nd only for the Amazins' to get a Curtis Granderson RBI double in the 3rd tying the game at 1-1. Little did we know that would be it for the Metropolitans in this one as Arrieta's "Stuff" had "Stuff"!

In the 5th Anthony Rizzo's RBI single made it 2-1 Cubbies as Mets starter Jacon deGrom would get in more trouble in the 6th. Chicago's Jonathan Herrera would take deGrom deep in the 6th for a two-run blast and that would be it for deGrom scoring Mike Baxter. Mr. deGrom who has had better days and more good days ahead of him gets saddled with the loss going 5.1 IP giving up four runs on seven hits.

The North Siders moving to 42-35 received more insurance in the 9th on a Miguel Montero two-run Shot scoring Rizzo for the final of 6-1 Cubbies. The Amazins' fall to the vaunted .500 mark at 40-40 and is the NL East Race versus the Nats' lost before the Break for New York's Senior Circuit Outfit?

North Siders now gets Little Havana Hardball for July 4th Weekend and Cubs Nation that series should be "Nuts on Clark" good good for the home team!

GIANTS 4 MARLINS 5 F...As both Matt Cain and Jose Fernandez day view off major injuries HERNANDEZ prevails!..."GET AWAY DAY" as CAIN and HERNANDEZ tries to find their way back! #SFvsMIA #SFGiants #FightinFish305

It was billed as the "Comeback Boys" as both Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants and Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins made their 2015 day view as both are coming off major injuries. It was Hernandez outlasting Cain as the Marlins win 5-4 as both look Ok on their 1st action in over a year!

The Gigantes struck in Frame one as Brandon Belt's RBI single and Buster Posey's sac-fly put San Fran up 2-0. Marlins OF Adeiny Hechavarria's RBI single in the 3rd got the Fish on the board making it 2-1 Gigantes.

Then in the 5th Gregor Blanco took Fernandez deep for a Solo blast making it 3-1 Gigantes. Only for Hernandez to hep his on cause taking Cain deep for a solo shot cutting that lead to one at 3-2. In that same inning the 5th Justin Bour goes three-run bomb giving the Fish a 5-3 lead after five.

Cain gets the "L" after going five giving up seven hits and five runs. Hernandez goes six scattering seven hits and three runs after a rocky frame one as he also gets the "W" and allows a bomb! Buster Posey finished the scoring with a solo blast in the 8th as the Marlins win 5-4.

Miami gets the three-piece sweep as they move to 34-36. The Gigantes fall to 42-38 and they need to get out of the "Bottom" 305 ASAP...


the Original "WHITE CHOCOLATE" from the SACtown KINGS!..."MAKING NOISE" with J-WILL at 39-years of age in the Mouse Town Summer League! #JWill #WhiteChocolate

He still has it and ,"Once you always have Handles"! Former Sacramento Kings PG and Florida Gator and Marshall Thundering Herd PG J-Will at 39 years of age at the Orlando Summer League doing damage!

Steelers RB BELL #16 in the NFL's Top 100 of 2015!..."TRIPLE DIAMOND Chronicles" as everyone has an argument but Killer Bee #26 is the "TRUTH"! @L_Bell26 @Steelers #SteelerNation #SteelerGang #BlackAndYellow #Sparty

The NFL Network's Top 100 of 2015 went numbers 11-20 last night and there were a few surprises as where some players were listed but look they can't all be Top 10 right? Steelers Killer Bee #26 and former Sparty Star RB Le'Veon Bell came in at #16 on the countdown just behind Chiefs Jamaal Charles and Top RB DeMarco Murray.

Bell is arguably though the best all-purpose back in the Shield and the future at RB for the Black and Yellow as Steelers Nation found out in that playoff loss to the Ravens with no Bell. It's his "Feet" along with the "Patience" that sets him apart and for a big RB his is very elusive and a real threat to take it to the house every time he touches the Wilson Pigskin.

Taking a look at Bell's 2014 Digits:

Le'Veon Bell
RB #TripleDiamondChronicles

2014 16-Game Trek

16 Gms

Rushing 290 att 1,361 yds 4.7 yds/att 8 TD

Receiving 83 rec 105 targets 854 yds 10.3 yds/rec 3 TD

@L_Bell26 had  2,215 all-purpose yds from scrimmage which ranked #2 behind Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray who had 2,261 all-purpose yards.

360 Degrees...Steelers Killer Bee #84 Antonio Brown was #3 at 2,030 all-purpose yds as he had 319 yds in punt returns...

Enjoy Killer Bee #26 with Feddy Wap...Let's go!

DRAYMOND stays with "DUBS" as he was going nowhere!..."SQUEEZE the ORANGE"...Former "IZZONE" Star and the WARRIORS Ground GLUE Dude @Money23Green stays playing home games at Planet ORACLE! @Money23Green #DUBNation #StrengthInDraymond #WarriorsGround #BabyBeastMode

If Draymond Green goes back home to Saginaw and visits Detroit it won't be because he is playing in the State of Michigan. Green was going nowhere and all that Kenny G (Jazz) about going to Detroit to possibly play home game sin the Palace was nonsense!

Green and "Dubs" come to terms on a $85 million deal for 60 months as the Warriors moving forward needed @Money23Green and D.G. needed the Warriors and its a "Dubs Love Fest" with a Banner going up on opening night for the 2015-16 season!

Now moving forward can "Dubs" find a suitor for David Lee who will be the highest paid Warriors Player next season but is also on an expiring contract? Everyone else is signed through the 2015-16 season and that is L.O.V.E. for Warriors Ground and Dub Nation!

Let's check out what Digits D.G. put up in 2014-15 for #Dubs as he is #1 on the Hustle Board and #23 in the Dubs Program:

Draymond Green

2014-15 Digits

82-Game Trek

79 Games 11.7 ppg 8.2 rpg 3.7 apg

"Winning Time

21 Games 13.7 ppg 10.1 rpg 1.2 blks 1.8 thefts

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

MARINERS 7 PADRES 0 F...Mr. WALKER joins the M's Party as they take "TWO" at PETCO outscoring the FRIARS 12-0 in Two-Piece Series!..."A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" going 'DRES need a Life Line on the Senior Circuit! #SEAvsSD #Ms #DresNation #InterLeague2k15Business

Seattle Mariners staring pitcher Tajuan Walker joins M's Tuesday starter Mike Montgomery blanking the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on "Hump Day"! The M's scored late breaking up a scoreless affair in the 6th on a Robbie Cano solo HR!

The M's scored in the 7th on a Cano RBI single making it 2-0 as they would eventually hang a crooked four up in the 9th highlighted by a Nelson Cruz two-run blast scoring again Cano! Walker was magnificent going six throwing a one-hitter. He and Montgomery in two games combined to allow just two hits in some 15 frames as that Padres Offense right now is below the "Mendoza Line"!

Friars starter James Shields went 6.2 frames allowing just two runs on four hits as he takes the "L" falling to 7-3. Shields had to be thinking he needed to go near "Perfect Game" to keep San Diego in this one.

M's at 36-42 can they get to that vaunted .500 mark before the break? The 'Dres scuffling some but still in it at 37-43 in the NL West as the Gigantes, Dodgers, and D-Backs are all in the mix!    

DAME of @ADIbasketball and the RIP City BLAZERS and BLAZER Mania getting close to Fort KNOX!..."SQUEEZE the ORANGE" as GM OLSHEY and RIP City are reloading rather quickly and must keep the ADIzero THREE Stripes HERO "DAME" in the "Only GAME in Town"! @Dame_Lillard #RipCityBlazers #BlazerMania #TheOnlyGameInTown

I have to put my vote in for Blazers GM Neil Olshey as my winner for #1 NBA Exec of the Summer of 2K15. Are you kidding as #StayLA has quickly turned into #GoAwayLA as in LaMarcus Aldridge as Rip City has moves on rather quickly and gathering a nice bunch led by All-Star PG Dame Lillard of Weber State and East Bay Hoop Fame!

Now that all the pieces appear to be falling in place the framework for Dame is getting done reportedly through numerous media outlets as he will be the one piece the Blazers will build around to get back to the top of the Northwest Division and Western Conference.

Dame and the Blazers are working on a $120 million extension for over 60 months to keep him playing home games for "The Only Game in Town"! This is on the heels of Olshey inking SF Al Faraq Aminu to $30 million over 48 months and trades that have brought in Mason "Plums" Plumlee, "Bloodline" Gerald Henderson Jr., and 2nd year Buzz City 2014 Lottery Pick Noah Vonleh.

Moving forward will the Blazers let Wes Matthews walk as he is coming off that Achilles Injury? The middle already has the "Kamanator" Chris Kaman and Meyers Leonard as Robin Lopez is a Restricted Free Agent.

Big News...The Blazers and Suns might do a sign and trade involving L-Train to the Suns for Eric Bledsoe as L-Train's sticking point is he is not playing Center for no one...stay tuned!  

Dame Lillard
Rip City Blazers

2014-15 Digits

82-Game Trek 

82 games 21 ppg 6.2 apg 4.6 rpg

"Winning Time"

5 Games 21.6 ppg 4.6 apg 4 rpg


RED SOX 2 BLUE JAYS 11 F...The Blue BIRDS go deep x 5 and finally gets on the board in their Four-Piece with the CARMINES!..."A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" as BUEHRLE rolls with all that Run Support! #BOSvsTOR #RedSoxNation #BlueBirds #ALEastRivals2K15

The Toronto Blue Jays finally gets on the board in their pivotal four-piece vs the Boston Red Sox as they sting Sox starter Rick Porcello early and often. The Blue Birds get out of their slump by hitting five bombs on the Carmines giving Mark Buehrle plenty of run support.

Those five Bombs (4 coming in the first three frames) were from Edwin Encarnacion (3-Run HR), Justin Smoak (2-run HR, Solo HR), Joey Bats Bautista (2-run HR), and Josh Donaldson (2-run HR) of course as Porcello was gone after just two frames. His runs on seven hits with three K's and three bombs.

'Jays Starter Buehrle with all that early run support ('Jays led 8-0 after the 3rd) scattered four hits and gave up just one run as he struck out seven making his case for a 2K15 All-Star Bid at 9-4. Jose Reyes led the Blue Birds Attack going 4 for 5 scoring four runs. Both Smoak and "Joey Bats" had three RBI apiece as Toronto moves to 41-38.

The Carmines fall back to 36-44 as its been a "Horror Show" at times watching their string pitching. If you cannot pitch it or catch it what are you?       

CARROLL lands "North of the Border with "WE the NORTH"!..."MAKING NOISE" with "CHUM" in the NBA Free Agency Waters as MASAI UJIRI gets the ultimate ELMER'S Glue Guy in Hawks @DeMarreCarroll1! #WeTheNorth #MizzoHoops #DCFreeAgencyBusiness

The Toronto Raptors get their man as former Mizzou Star (Coached under by Mike Anderson now the Razorback Lead Man) and Grizz 1st Rounder DeMarre Carroll will reportedly ink a $60 million Purchase Order for 48 months with Toronto!

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri goes above and beyond as the Atlanta Hawks had to be thinking more in that 4 years $48 million range. The ultimate Elmer's Glue Guy who has elevated his game to another level and he should be a dangerous man on the wing for the Raptors.

Now the big question moving forward will Ujiri and Toronto move Compton's Most Wanted in DeMar DeRozan as he was supposedly as early last week on the block. If they do not move DeRozan the Raptors will be formidable with D.C. at the SF and 2014-15 All-Star Kyle Lowry at the PG with "D2" at SG. If "We the North" needs immediate depth its in that front court.

As for @DeMarreCarroll1 here is h is 2014-15 Highlight Factory 404 Digits he will be bringing to the Raptors!

DeMarre Carroll 


2014-15 Digits
82-Game Trek 

70 Games 12.6 ppg 5.3 rpg 

2014-15 Digits
"Winning Time"

16 games 14.6 ppg 6.1 rpg 


MLB Power Rankings JULY 1, 2015 in "WORD around the WARNING Track"...Everyone is chasing BASEBALL Town U.S.A. and MATHENY Ball as the K.C., the O's , the STROS, NATS, and DODGERS join the REDBIRDs as Division Leaders heading into the Mid Summers Classic! #MLBPowerRankingsJuly1st2K15 #ACupOfJoeInTheShowReport #WeekendBenders

The Baltimore Orioles are the real surprise since the June 15th Power Rankings as they make a leap in the AL East tied for 1st with the Rays. The Kansas City Royals are showing the Central will run through I-70 Blue. Then in the AL West its the 'Stros Show still going with Donut-Runner Carlos Correa looking like the future on the Junior Circuit at Shortstop!

On the Senior Circuit "Matheny Ball" and the Redbirds won't stop as they hold serve as the #1 outfit in the Show. The Buccos have made a nice run as they try to stay on pace with the Cards separating themselves from the North Siders. The Nats hold down the East but the 'Amazins are not making it easy for them. Last but mot least that NL West thought to be the "Usual Suspects" the Dodgers and Gigantes has a few friends moving into the same neighborhood! The July 1st 2015 MLB Power Rankings are here...right before the Fireworks and the Mid Summers Classic!

"Word around the Warning Track
July 1st, 2015 MLB Power Rankings

Note: In parenthesis the June 15th, 2015 Rankings

1. #STLCards (1) 51-25

2. #BeRoyalKC (3) 44-30

3. #StrosShow (5) 46-34

4. #BUCN (4) 43-33

5. #NATitude (14) 43-34

6. #DodgerNation (2) 44-35

7. #Gigantes (12) 42-36

8. #NorthSiders (6) 40-35

9. #Os (17) 41-36

10. #ItsARaysLife (9) 42-37

11. #Twinkies (8) 41-36

12. #Halos (16) 41-37

13. #BronxBombers (7) 41-37

14. #BlueBirds (10) 41-38

15. #RangersHardball (13) 40-38

16. #Amazins (11) 40-38

17. #MotorCityKitties ( 39-37

18. #DBacks (19) 37-40

19. #Friars (18) 37-42

20. #BravesCountry (20) 36-41

21. #Tribe (21) 35-41

22. #RedStockings (23) 35-41

23. #Carmines (26) 36-43

24. #Ms (25) 35-42

25. #Rox (24) 34-43

26. #PaleHose (22) 33-42

27. #SwinginAs (28) 35-45

28. #LittleHavanaHardball (27) 32-46

29. #BrewCrew (29) 31-48

30. #PhightinPhils (30) 27-52