Monday, August 3, 2015

TWINS 1 BLUE JAYS 5 F...With Adrenaline flowing @DAVIDprice14 eats the TWINKIES by the Box!..." A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" with the 'Jays newest addition eating Snack Cakes from the TWIN Cities! #MINvsTOR #TwinkiesHardball #BlueBirds @DAVIDprice14

The Toronto Blue Jays knew exactly who they were getting when the traded for former Rays Ace and Cy Young winner then Detroit Tigers Ace David Price from SEC Hardball Powerhouse the Vanderbilt Commodores. Gritty and Competitive almost to a fault as the Minnesota Twins knew what was coming and just could not stop it!

 After a scoreless first frame Twins Vet Torii Hunter greeted Price with a solo blast in the 2nd for a Twins 1-0 lead. In the 'Jays bottom half Ryan Goins homered to center taking Twinkies starter Ervin Santana for a solo shot knotting thing up at 1-1.  

The Blue Birds then took over as Josh Donaldson took Santana yard for a two-run bomb making it 3-1 as Santana would take the loss going six giving up three runs. Price was cruising at that point going eight strong allowing one run striking out eleven. Both Justin Smoak and Edwin Encarnacion added RBI singles in the 7th for insurance.

More importantly the 'Jays need to get back into the AL Wild Card Race and maybe make a push for the Bronx Bombers for the AL East as they move to 55-52. The Twinkies fall to 54-51 as they are also in the middle of the AL Wild Card .  

Bluedude Sportstalk SPORTS SHORTS Take 224...ELAM hits Season-Ending I.R. for PURPLE BROWNS!...RAVENS DB Depth Chart 2K15!...@Ravens @ElamVsElo #PurpleBrowns #AFCNorth2K15Business

The Baltimore Ravens have lost through numerous media outlets Strong Safety Matt Elam for the 2015 season with a torn bicep. Elam reportedly hut the bicep in Sunday's Practice chasing down a WR and reaching for him.

Now the plot thickens for the Purple Browns as Elam in his first two seasons for the 2013 Ravens Top Pick has been nothing but a disappointment on the back end.  Now with a year off Elam can maybe concentrate on his craft a little bit more as Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome and Company don't miss on draft picks too often especially in round 1.

As far as what the Ravens DB Depth Chart looks like moving forward without @ElanVsElo:  

#PurpleBrowns 2015 DB Depth Chart 
 (No Matt Elam)

Purple Browns 
2K15 Starters 

LCB Asa Jackson
SS Will Hill (Matt Elam)*
FS Kendrick Lewis
RCB Jimmy SMith

2nd Unit 

LCB Chris Greenwood
SS Brynden Trawick*
FS Quinton Pointer
RCB Cassius Vaughn

* With Elam out Hill who is a better safety at this juncture anyway will, most likely get the nod and Brynden Trawick will move from #3 on the depth chart to #2... 

CUBS August 3rd- 9th Happenings in "WORD around the WARNING TRACK"!...the NORTH SIDERS start in interesting week taking on both Teams that are in the NL Wild Card the BUCCOS and GIGANTES! @CUBS #CubsNation #MaddonBall #NorthSiders #NLCentral2K15 #NLWildCard2K15

The Chicago Cubs arrive at PNC Park streaking and I mean streaking in the best way possible. "Maddon Ball" is on a five-game win streak having swept the Brew Crew in four straight at Miller Park. Now this week they get the Meat and Potatoes of the Senior Circuit with back to back series with the Pittsburgh Pirates (#2 NL Central/#1 NL Wild Card) and the San Francisco Giants (2nd NL West/Ties with Cubs NL Wild Card).

The North Siders at 57-57 trails the Buccos by just four games as Pittsburgh is 61-43. The Giants are tied with the Cubs as they Cubbies own the tie-breaker as we go to press as Fisherman's Wharf Hardball is just 2.5 games back of the NL West leading Los Angeles Dodgers.

Taking a sneak peek at the Cubbies August 3rd - 9th Schedule with three at PNC and four back at the "Friendly Confines" on Clark and Addison:

#MaddonBall @ PNC Park 

Monday August 3rd at 7:05pm ET
CHC Lester (6-8) @ PIT Liriano (7-6) 

Tuesday August 4th at 7:05pm ET 
CHC Arrieta (11-6) @ PIT Happ (4-6)

Wednesday August 5th at 7:05pm ET
CHC Haren (7-7) @ PIT Locke (6-6)

#MaddonBall @ Wrigley Field

Thursday August 6th at 2:20pm ET
SF TBD @ CHC Hammel (6-5)

Friday August 7th at 4:05pm ET 
SF TBD @ CHC Hendricks (5-5)

Saturday August 8th at 4:05pm ET 

Sunday August 9th at 2:20pm ET

The Cubs have their rotation set through Friday August 7th  and will most likely go with Lester and Arrieta back again on Saturday and Sunday...

The North Siders will miss Gerrit Cole and Charlie Morton and AJ Burnett (DL) when facing the Buccos...

Dan Haren makes his Cubs Debut on Wednesday vs the Buccos...

They do not know who they will face on the "Bump" for the Gigantes as San Fran is TBD as w go to press for all four games.

San Fran will be in Braves Country versus the Braves before hitting Wrigley...

Pittsburgh gets the Dodgers at PNC Park after the three-piece with the Cubs...    

How the NL Wild Card Race is won....

Sunday, August 2, 2015

NATIONALS 2 METS 5...The 'AMAZINS sweep right past the NATIONALS with a an ATTITUDE!..."GET AWAY DAY" as the METROPOLITANS Act was powered by excellent Starting Pitching and Mr. DUDA! #WSHvsNYM #NATitude #METSnation #NLEastHappenings

I remember some MLB Analysts saying the Washington Nationals with their excellent starting pitching and "Bam 34" dba Bryce Harper would put away the NL East and the 2015 NY Mets after the break. Well here we are its August 2K15 and the Amazins' just put away the Nats in a Three-Piece Sweep powered by "Our starting pitching is better than your starting pitching" and Mets "Big Fly" most notably Lucas Duda.

Mets starter Noah Syndergaard has been on a tear of late and with the help of three bombs of the Ash, Maple, and Bamboo of the Metropolitans Players he get the "W". Noah went eight strong and allowed just two runs on seven hits as he struck out two. He gave up a solo HR to Anthony Rendon in frame one making it 1-0 Nats.

Nats Starter Jordan Zimmermann had his own issues in the 3rd as the Mets hit not one or two but three Big Flies of "Zim" for a crooked five in the 3rd. Curtis Granderson and Lucas Duda both went two-run HR as Daniel Murphy's solo blast was sandwiched in between those two. Citi Field by after those "bombs was absolutely going '86 Amazins Nut Factory...and yes I went there!

The Mets sweep the three piece moving into first place in the NL Eats at 55-50. More importantly the Mets starters out pitched the Nats starters and outplayed the Nats period. Washington falls to 54-49 as thy just need to get the heck out of Citi Field and hopefully won't forget to grab half their back side on the way out!  

CUBS 4 BREWERS 3 F...No they didn't as "MADDON BALL" comes through the Front Door for the Four-Day House Party at the Big KEG dba MILLER Park to sweep the "PIWOWARZY"!..."GET AWAY DAY" as the NORTH Siders go Four-Piece Sweep as that NL Wild Card will not get away from "MADDON Ball"! #CHCvsMIL #NorthSiders #BrewCrew #MaddonBall #NLCentralHappenings2K15

Cubs Heads I know what your thinking and it's only August 2nd but for all those years of suffering you deserve every last bit of that 2K15 Cubs Success. The North Siders goes into the Big Keg dba Miller Park and puts a four-piece sweep on the "Piwowarzy" with three large sides of Anthony Rizzo.

The story today was Cubbies LHP and starter Clayton Richard as he went six strong allowing a run on five hits. That run came on a force out in the bottom of the 2nd after the Cubbies scores one in each of the first two frames taking a 2-1 lead after two.    

Then in the 4th Richard helped his own cause going RBI double scoring Jorge Soler making it 3-1 Cubbies. In the 5th it was Kris Bryant with an RBI single off of Brew Crew starter Kyle Lohse making it 4-1 Cubbies. Lohse would take the "L" going just 4 1/3 frames giving up all four runs including an Addison Russell solo shot in the 2nd.

The "Piwowarzy" made it real interesting in the 9th scoring two runs on Cubs Captain Save-A-Game Hector Rondon but he finally got the save as he gets Logan Schafer to line-out with then potential tying run at 2nd...Cubs win...Cubs win...Cubs win!

"Maddon Ball" leaves thew Big Keg (with Cup in hand) at 57-47 as they arrived last Thursday at 53-47. The "Piwowarzy" has seen better days as they fall to 44-62...      

ROYALS 2 BLUE JAYS 5 F...That "KNUCKLER" from 'Jays Starter R.A. DICKEY had K.C. fooled for seven frames!..."GET AWAY DAY" as the 'JAYS take three of four from ROYAL Blue! #KCvsTOR #RoyalsNation #BlueBirds

The Toronto Blue Jays finish taking three of four from the Kansas City Royals as "Knuckle Ball" throwing R.A. Dickey had the ole' Knuckler going today versus K.C.. Dickey goes seven strong allowing just two hits as the game was scoreless through three frames.

Then in the bottom half of the 4th it was 'Jays first baseman Chris Colabello taking K.C. starter Edison Volquez deep for a two-run dinger making it 2-0 'Jays. They would add another run in the 7th on a "Jose Bats" ground-rule two-bagger making it 3-0 Blue Birds. Volquez would go six as that Bautista Run wasn't on his tab as Edison allowed two runs on four hits.

The Royals made it a ball game in the 8th as Ben Zobrist goes yard again his 9th of 2015 a two-run shot cutting that 3-0 deficit to 3-2 off 'Jays reliever Roberto Osuna. In the bottom half of that same frame  a Ben Revere sac-fly and a 'Troy "Tulo" Tulowitzki RBI single scored two and that was it...5-2 Blue Birds.

Toronto moves to 54-52 while the Royals still in control of the Central falls to 62-42...      

PIRATES 3 REDS 0 F...BUCCOS split the Four-Piece near the OHIO River as they stay close to the NL Central leading REDBIRDS!..."GET AWAY DAY" as we "Raise the Jolly Roger" for #BUCN! #PITvsCIN #ZoltanStrikes #RedStockings #NLCentralHappenings2k15!

The Pittsburgh Pirates still trying to catch the NL Central leading St. Louis Cardinals finishes a four-piece split with the rival Red Stockings of Cincy Hardball. On "Get Way Day" it was Pirates starter Charlie Morton who did the honors and answering the bell scattering five hits over seven frames. He also struck out seven with no free passes.

That Buccos Offense was generated by OF Starlin Marte two-run scoring double in the 3rd and a Solo Blast from Neil Walker in the 4th. Red Stockings starter Keyvius Sampson went just five allowing those three runs on three hits as he struck out and walked three.

The Pirates move to 60-43 which is five games back of the Redbirds in the Central. Cincy at 47-55 is playing for jobs in 2016 as maybe they should have blown it up moving some Vets like @DatDudeBP and Jay Bruce.     

@BWagz54 and SEAHAWKS go a cool $40 Million with $22 million Guaranteed!...Bluedude Sportstalk FRONT LINE August 2, 2015 as a TWEET gets you "PAID in FULL"...Lol! @BWagz54 @Seahawks #12s #SorryWeRLoud #SeahawksNation #LOB

Imagine this a Tweet gets everyone in the building your undivided attention and you get what you want. Well what he did get is what he has earned and Seattle Seahawks Leader and MLB Bobby Wagner gets "Paid in Full" after his infamous Tweet that went like this:

 Jul 31
Can't keep everyone

Well that Tweet gets @BWagz54 a cool $40 million over 48 months with $22 million guaranteed as the Seahawks have players like QB Wilson, Sherm, and "E.T. phone 12's" in Safety Earl Thomas all locked up long term and they look the part of being in and around the Big Bowl for the next couple of seasons. 

Wagner has been a model of consistency as his numbers illustrate that as we go inside @BWagz54 Digits for the 2014 seasons:

@BWagz54 2014 Digits
#12s #LOB

16 Games 16 gms started 104 Tckls 67 Solo 37 Asst 2 Red Jersey Collections

Now with everyone getting paid there is Safety Cam "Bam Bam Cam" Chancellor sitting out as he needs to get paid as well...stay tuned!  

Saturday, August 1, 2015

STEELERS grab DB BOYKIN from #FlyEaglesFly!...STEELERS DB Depth Chart 2K15!..."TRIPLE DIAMOND Chronicles" as the Black & Yellow adds Vet DB BRANDON BOYKIN to the mix right behind #28 CORTEZ ALLEN and I know what your thinking STEELERS GANG and hold that freakin' thought! @BrandonBoykin2 @Steelers #SteelerNation #SteelerGang #TripleDiamondChronicles

Team Chip Kelly still playing under the notion "No one player is safe in Philly" sends Defensive Back Brandon Boykin to West P.A. and the Black and Yellow for a conditional 5th round pick. Tell me this the how does the Eagles best #1 Island in 2014 get traded to a team that also needs a DB that can step right in and do major damage.

The Black and Yellow 2015 Pick Senquez Golson is still having issues with his shoulder but how much can you trust him from day one. William Gay is the #1 listed DB on the Depth Chart as Cortez Allen is a Rubix Cube until I see different.

Boykin in the last year of his deal will make a cap friendly $1.54 million and the Steelers are getting a steal as Eagles lead man Chip Kelly my trade Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie any day now...or try to!

Checking out the Steelers newest Acquisition 2014 Digits and the Black and Yellow's 2015 Depth Chart on the back end (Boykin's Twitter a few hours doesn't take long):

2014 #FlyEaglesFly Digits 

16 games 16 gms started 43 Tkls  38 solo 5 asst 1 Int 9 PD

Note: Boykin had 6 INTs in 2013 his career-year...

Black & Yellow DB Depth Chart (As we go to press)
Note: Rookies highlighted in Blue of course


LCB C. Allen
SS S. Thomas
FS M. Mitchell
RCB W. Gay

2nd Wave

LCB Brandon Boykin (Senquez Golson)*
SS W. Allen
FS R. Golden
RCB A. Blake

3rd Wave

LCN B.W. Webb
SS R. Ventrone *
FS G. Holliman
RCB D. Grant

Training Room
* Golson (Shoulder) 
* Ventrone (Leg)

360 Degrees...If anything there is a who knows factor as that back end from the start might be as good or solid as that front 7 and that front 7 is loaded with an influx of youth and athleticism. Watch Doran Grant from Ohio State a 4th round pick in 2015 as he is super-versatile and can play. Golson Reps are hindered by his injury and I expect him to come back playing behind a few folks.

Holliman another 2015 draft pick was the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award Winner given to the best College DB...stay tuned! Vet Will Allen is the best insurance on the back end for the Steelers as he spells both Mitchell and Thomas and is one helluva leader in that group.

Let's go Steelers...    

ROYALS 7 BLUE JAYS 6 F...K.C. hangs on but not after ZOBRIST (Royals) and JOSE BATS (Jays) both go Solo Bombs x 2!..."A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" at the SKY Dome dba ROGERS Centre as the ROYALs stop the bleeding! #KCvsTOR #BeRoyalKC #BlueBirds #TheJuniorCircuitWeekendMarquis

There were plenty of fireworks at Sky Dome for the Saturday Matinee between the AL's Best the Kansas City Royals and the new-look 'Blue Birds of "North of the Border" Hardball. Both starters went bend but don't break as K.C. starter Yordano Ventura had some issues but he was an inch or two better than the 'Jays Frames-Eater Mark Buehrle.

It was newly-acquires Ben Zobrist of the Royals who took Buehrle deep in the 1st for a 1-0 Royals lead. The 'Jays then took Ventura for a ride as they hung up a crooked two in the 4th and crooked three in the 5th. The 5th frame was highlighted by a Josh Donaldson two-run HR and a Jose Bautista dba "Jose Bats" solo blast that led to 5-1 Blue Birds lead.

Buehrle though could sustain the lead as the Royals get Buehrle in the 6th with a crooked three with Eric Hosmer netting a two RBI single which made it 5-4 'Jays. That 'Jays leas stayed 5-4 until the 8th when  the Royals behind another Ben Zobrist solo HR and another Hosmer RBI single took a 7-5 lead     as Buehrle left after seven.

"Jose Bats" went deep in the 8th cutting the lead to one 7-6 but the Royals Pen holds up for a 7-6 K.C. win...and Royals Captain Save-A-Game Greg Holland grabs save #23! 

K.C. moves to 62-41 while the 'Jays drop to 53-52...

ANGELS 1 DODGERS 3 F...The Halos ANDREW HEANEY was more than solid but his counterpart on the "Bump" was @ClaytonKersh22 and you know the rest of the story!..."WEEKEND BENDERS" as KERSHAW was in his "Summer Groove" at Chavez Ravine! #LAAvsLAD #HalosNation #DodgerNation #FreewaySeries

That man has hit the Phone Booth and those 1st half struggles appear to be in the rear view mirror. Los Angels Dodgers Ace Clayton Kershaw is back to his old self as he gave the Halos again a "Taste of the  Kershaw Life"!

Kershaw goes eight shutout frames allowing just two hits as he struck out seven and walked just one. He moves to 9-6 but that wasn't the hole story here. Los Angels Angels of Anaheim (and boy that is a mouth full and doin' the most) LHP and starter Andrew Heaney was dealing as well. Heaney went five score less frames matching Kershaw until the 6th.

It was a Scott Van Slyke sac-fly (off of Heaney) coupled with a two-run blast by Dodgers back stop Yasmani Grandal (Off Halos reliever Fernando Salas) that broke open a scoreless affair and ruined what looked to be one heckuva outing by Heaney. Andrew goes 5 1/3 charged with two runs (2 ER) as he takes his firs "L" of 2015 falling to 5-1.

LAD with the "W" moves to 59-45 with the Gigantes of the Bay breathing right down their necks. The Halos at 55-48 are in a flat out Alley Fight with the new 'Stros Show of Harris County Texas Hardball...

Note: Dodgers Captain Save-A-Game Kenley Jansen notches his 19th save of 2015...  

ROCKIES 0 CARDINALS 7 F..."WACHA flocka throwin' FLAMES" was dealing as usual as BASEBALL Town U.S.A. keeps collecting W's!..."WEEKEND BENDERS" as the Senior Circuit will have to go through the "Gateway to the West" Hardball dba MATHENY Ball! #COLvsSTL #ROX #RedbirdNation #BaseballTownUSA

The "Given" talking October Hardball in the "Show" unless we see a monumental collapse is that the 2K15 St. Louis Cardinals are going to be the pick to win it all and the #1 seed. Everything will go through #RedOctober" once they hit the Fall Classic Phone Booth and Redbirds starter Michael Wacha is front and center getting that game 1 nod to get it done.

Speaking "Wacha flocka throwin' Flames" the talented right-hander dominated a Colorado Rockies Bunch going seven scoreless frames giving up just four hits and seven strikeouts. He also gets his 12th "W" in 2K14 versus just four defeats as the Redbirds are primed to go deeeeeeeep in October.

"Rox" starter Kyle Kendrick lasted just a frame as the Redbirds hung a crooked two on him highlighted by a Matt Carpenter lead-off "Big Fly" making it 2-0 Cards.  That score remained until the 6th when the Cards put five more up powered by a "Johnny Be Good" Perlata two-run "Touch'em All" and that was your ball game a 7-0 final.

"Matheny Ball" moves to a ridiculous 66-37 (29 games over the .500 mark) as Team 5,280 feet above Ocean Water Hardball falls 5,280 feet in the NL West to 43-58. And Denver Sports Nation "Stay Calm  and keep hitting the Slopes and believe in United in Orange" dba Broncos Football!