Saturday, August 29, 2015

STEELERS @ BILLS as "TRIPLE DIAMOND Chronicles" goes "FAKE Games" 2K15 Week 3 Prime Time on NFL Network!...It will be STEELERS "O" vs that BILLS Mafia "D" as the 1's should play at least a Half simulated for Week 1! #PITvsBUF #SteelerNation #BillsMafia #TripleDiamondChronicles #FakeGames2K15

"Here We Go" Steelers "Here We Go" as the new Buffalo Bills will be waiting on the other end. As we embark on Game #4 for the Steelers this version of "Fake Games" 2K15 the Steelers Offense all of a sudden for Week 1 looks a wreck!

The Bills on the other end is searching for a good Starting QB to lead them and they may have to go on Shark Tank to see if they can find an Investor to put some faith in that "O"! Having said that the Bills "D" will be among the elite in the "Shield" in 2K15 and this will be a stern test for both teams going prime time on NFL Network for a Saturday Matinee!


Saturday August 29, 2015 @ 4pm ET

"Triple Diamond Chronicles" 
"Fake Games" 2K15 Week 3
Orchard Park, N.Y.

#Steelers love the 6'4" 250 el bees of violent-type...always have
(Video below talking Steelers LBs)  

#PITvsBUF what to watch for: 

Steelers need to keep Big Ben somewhat clean as Pouncey is out...O-Line Business

Bills need to make sure if E.J. Manuel is going to be the Starter they need to be 100% sure of this and if he is not he might be #3...

Starters on both sides of the Wilson pigskin will play most of the 1st half and maybe start the 2nd Half...

Steelers need to find a #3 WR as that might be former Raiders 1st rounder Darrius Heyward-Bey...

Bills WR Sammy Watkins has to get the "Pig" at some points as the Bills Mafia needs to take the Ferrari out of the Garage...

Bills DT Marcel Dareus is not a happy camper but he will show up on Saturday...

Steelers Backers have been really good in pre-season as the D-Line has to be better...

Steelers Center Cody Wallace will get the Job but the Black and Yellow signed fan favorite Doug Legurskey this past week and he should also get some looks...

Will Mike Vick get a few snaps as Landry Jones will probably get the snaps after Big Ben exits...

Bills Secondary is one of the best as they will get tested on Saturday and it will also be a test for the Steelers WR/TE Group...

new Bills Mafia RB "Shady" McCoy how mush will he play and if he does that is a huge plus for QB Manuel...

Depth Chart Battles ensue...who makes the 1st wave of cuts?

Remember this is the last time you will see the 1's until we enter Kickoff 2K15...             

CARDINALS 4 GIANTS 5 F..."TOMMY" with the Walk-Off but MARLON BYRD got the GIGANTES started with a "GRANNY" in Frame One!..."WEEKEND BENDERS" as BOCHY Magic knows SEPTEMBER Hardball is near! #STLvsSF #STLCards #SFGiants #MathenyBall #BochyMagic

St. Louis Cardinals starter Michael Wacha didn't pitch all that bad after he gave up a bottom half of the 1st Grand Slam" the Giganets OF Marlon Byrd making it 4-0 San Fran after one. To the Redbirds credit they chipped away at Gigantes starter Mike Leake and slowly but surely tied the ball game up in the 6th on a Wild Pitch by Leake.

The Redbirds got on the board back in the 3rd down 4-0 on an RBI single by Yadier Molina and a two RBI double by Stephen Piscottty cutting that 4-0 deficit to 4-3. Neither starter was around for the decision as Matheny Hardball and Bochy Magic then went to the October Hardball Chess Board to finish the game and Bochy came out on top.

Both Pens were excellent as Wacha went out after six and Leake went into the 7th as the score remained 4-4 until the bottom half of the 9th. Redbirds reliever Kevin Siegrist allowed a lead-off single by Brandon Belt and walked Buster Posey as Ducks were on the pond at 1st and 2nd. Byrd then flied out making it 1st and 2nd with one out. They walked Gregor Blanco to get to Kelby Tomlinson to set up maybe an Inning Ending double-play.

Tomlinson had different ideas as he took Siegrist's 2-2 offering to center for the Walk-Off and a Giants "W" as they move to 69-59 and stays on pace with both the Dodgers and Cubs. The Redbirds fall to 82-46 as their 4-game win streak is snapped. Something tells me these two will somehow and someway be locking horns as we approach Halloween 2K15...just sayin'!    

CUBS 1 DODGERS 4 F...@ClaytonKersh22 doing what he does as DODGER Blue rides 22 to Victory!..."MAKING NOISE" as L.A.D. tries to stay on top in the NL West! #CHCvsLAD #CubsNation #DodgerNation #VinScullyIn16

The Los Angeles Dodgers trying to ad some distance between them and their NL West rival San Francisco Giants as they have a huge series coming up on Monday slides by the Chicago Cubs on Friday Night. The one common theme was Clayton Kershaw was starting and dealing as he readies himself for the stretch beating the North Sides 4-1.

@ClaytonKershh22 mows down some 14 Cubbies on his way to an 11-6 record and the only mistake he made all night was flattening out the "Express" with Cubs All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo sitting "Dead Red" for a 440 foot blast to center tying the game up at 1-1 in the 4th. That would be it for "Maddon Ball" as the Dodgers scored three in the 6th on Cubbies starter Jason Hammel as he was chased in the 6th.

Hammel's Tab was 5 frames and some change allowing three runs on four hits as he struck out five and walked three falling to 7-6. The Dodgers Captain Save-A-Game Kenley Jansen records his 26th save as Dodger Blue moves to 71-56. "Maddon Ball" falls to 73-54 and that is their 3rd loss in a row after starting the week off with a "W" on Tuesday Night versus the Gigantes!   

Friday, August 28, 2015

CARDINALS @ GIANTS as "WEEKEND BENDERS" and the REDBIRDS test the defending World Champs and yes they have some major resolve with three PARADE Routes in the last Six Seasons!...BASEBALL Town U.S.A. trying to win 110 plus and the GIGANTES trying to get to October Hardball! #STLvsSF #Redbirds #OrangeAugust #MathenyBall #BochyMagic

These two teams will be tending to their business and at the same time the Gigantes will be watching that Cubs/Dodgers Three-Piece at Chavez Ravine impacting both the NL West and NL Wild Card. The Redbirds arrive having swept the D-Backs in four-straight. The Gigantes are fresh off beating the North Siders the last two of three as the "Mad Bum" is the best Parcel Service in 162 delivering "Same Day"! Now we get three near Fisherman's Wharf and B.A.R.T. impacting the Senior Circuit...

(82-45, #1 in MLB)


(68-59, 2nd NL West)

"Weekend Benders
Fisherman's Wharf and the B.A.R.T

T.G.I.F. August 28, 2015 @ 10:15pm ET 
STL Wacha (15-4) vs SF Leake (9-6) 

Saturday August 29, 2015 @ 4:05pm ET 
STL Lynn (10-6) vs SF Vogelsong (9-9)

Sunday August 30, 2015 @ 4:05pm ET 
STL Garcia (6-4) vs SF Heston (11-7)

The Giants just nee to protect AT&T Stadium and win the series. Yes they will have no "Mad Bum" in Madison Bumgarner but Heston and Leake have been solid. The Redbirds are winning all the time and having fun doing it as they are a loose bunch with Ace RHP Michael Wacha leading off things.

At the plate the Redbirds are getting it from everyone but Kolten Wong and Matt Carpenter are the two that get the most attention as they are the table-setters for "Matheny Ball" and if they go the Redbirds are going 100!

As for the Gigantes it's always been back stop Buster Posey but the Brandon Boys (Crawford/Belt) have both had sensational seasons and NL Rookie of the Year Candidate Matt Duffy has simply been delicious at the Hot Corner and at the dish!

Let's...Play Three!

Note: the two premier Back Stops in the Show in "Yaddy" Molina and Buster Posey will be on display and a delightful to watch....     

CUBS @ DODGERS as the MADDON Ball heads to Chavez Ravine for Three vs DODGER Nation in "WEEKEND BENDERS"!...Something has to give in the NL Wild Card and NL West this weekend! #CHCvsLAD #NorthSiders #DodgerNation #SeniorCircuitElite

It just doesn't get any better than this as we have the NL Wild Card and NL West on high-alert this weekend as we get the Chicago Cubs (#2 NL Wild Card) vs the Los Angeles Dodgers (1st NL West) meeting head to head in Chavez Ravine for all MLB Heads to see you Dr. Seuss mother goose 162 Head!

This also impact the other big-time series going on near McCovey Cove as you have Baseball Town U.S.A. dba St. Cardinals (Best W-L MLB) versus #OrangeAugust (3rd NL Wild Card/2nd NL West) in the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants. Everyone is scoreboard watching and we have not his Labor Day 2K15 yet!

(73-53, 3rd NL Central/2nd NL Wild Card)


(70-56, 1st NL West)

"Weekend Benders" from Chavez Ravine

T.G.I.F. August 28, 2015 @ 10:10pm ET
CHC Hammel (7-5) vs LAD Kershaw (10-6)

Saturday August 29, 2015 @ 9:10pm ET 
CHC Lester (8-9) vs LAD Latos (4-9)

Sunday August 30, 2015 @ 8:08pm ET ESPN Sunday Night Hardball
CHC Arrieta (16-6) vs LAD Wood (9-8)

The Cubbies will have their top 3 arms going as the Dodgers have Clayton Kershaw trying to set the table for the weekend going in game 1 vs Jason Hammel. The Cubs Bats were silenced in the last two games near McCovey Cove as the Dodgers swept the Red Stockings along the shores of the Ohio!

FAKE Games 2K15 in "A QB Driven League" going Week #3 T.G.I.F.!...#PATS in Queen City, N.C. vs #PANTHERSPride...#RestoreTheROAR vs the KHANstruction #JAGS...and the Music City #TITANS at Arrowhead vs #RedFRIDAY! #NEvsCAR #DETvsJAX #TENvsKC #FakeGames2K15Wk3 #AQBDrivenLeague

Fake Games 2K15 continues as this will be the last of seeing the 1's playing at least a half and the start of the 2nd half as Injuries to key cogs are piling up in the masses. Let's get to Week 3 Part going T.G.I.F. as we get three on the Menu!

Fake Games 2K15
NFL Pre-Season
Week #3 T.G.I.F. Edition

#PatsTalk @ #PanthersPride 7:30pm ET

I expect Brady to get at least three to four series or two really good one and the Pats must score. After that it is Tony Garoppolo's Show as he looked really good in game #2 versus the 2's and 3's but its still counts as solid production heading in the right direction. Will we see #15 Reggie Wayne as he just arrived this past week in camp?

The Panthers have work to do as they try and find out what WRs outside of Vets Teddy Ginn Jr. and Jerricho Cotchery they can trust. The safety valve is Pro-Bowl TE Greg Olsen and after that Cam will need to improvise on the fly. That "D" should be solid as any "D" with #59 Luke Kuechly (Video below) on it will be at least in the middle of the pack and heading north.

#RestoreTheRoar @ #KHANstruction #Jags 8pm ET

The Lions have plenty of options on offense as QB Matthew Stafford appears to be getting even better as he should in year #2 under Air Caldwell. The "D" led by Backer DeAndre Levy is making strides as it will depend largely on that secondary and the front. All eyes need to be on former Purple Browns and Steelers Killer Haloti Ngata as he takes Mr. Suh's place and trust the big dancing Teddy Bear has something left in the tank.

The Jags "D" last week went after EA Sports Madden 16 Poster Child Odell Beckham Jr. as they were trying to take a trip to their favorite candy ship. That ha Jags lead man Gus Bradley imprint all over them as :"Aggressive" is the calling card. QB Blake Bortles should have better protection and former 'Bama RB TJ Yeldon is my pick for offensive rookie of the year in the AFC...just watch!

#MusicCityTitans @ Arrowhead vs #RedFriday 8pm ET 

It's only fitting that the Chiefs keep playing on Friday as they are the original Hash Tag #RedFriday. Last week that "D" was hunting Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and they look like a Top 5. My major concern is QB Alex Smith as WR Jeremy Maclin is his safety valve moving forward with Jamaal Charles doing everything but play "D".

The Titans might have a QB Controversy as Zack Mettenberger played extremely well last week as did Marcus Mariota. RB Bishop Sankey has ben hearing rumblings that is job is in jeopardy and ran like Forrest Gump last week and the "Waterboy" Bobby Boucher. Will that Dick LeBeau led "D" flourish in Tennessee as he has pieces and that is the concern? Where is WR Justin Hunter as I have checked all the Milk Cartons in Nashville and he is not missing but in camp?           

CARDINALS 5 DIAMONDBACKS 3 F...REDBIRDS playing "MATHENY BALL" and getting a jump on #RedOctober takes Four from the D-BACKS!..."GET AWAY DAY" as the REDBIRDS sweep the season series from Arizona 7-0! #STLvsARI #STLCards #DBacks #MathenyBall #RedOctober

The St. Louis Cardinals continues their onslaught on Senior Circuit Foes as they go into the B.O.B. (What use to Bank One Ballpark in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona) and takes four straight. The Redbirds also take the season series 7-0 as they move to an impressive 82-45 and on track to win possibly 110 games.

It was Redbirds starter Carlos Martinez a 2K15 All-Star who went six giving up three runs on four hits as he struck out six moving to 13-6 in 2K15. The Cards starting the scoring in the 1st off of a Kolten Wong two-bagger making it 1-0 Cards. They added to that in the 2nd with a Tony Cruz solo HR and  and a Matt Carpenter RBI double making it 3-0 Cards. D-Backs starter Rubby De La Rosa gave up those three and would alter give up two more and those runs would be the decisive ones to get #RedOctober into the Winner's Circle.

The D-Backs came right back in the bottom half of the 2nd hanging a crooked three on Martinez tying the game at 303 and that frame was highlighted by a Jake Lamb RBI single and a Ender Inciarte two RBI single. Brandon Moss of the Redbirds would break up the tie in the 5th taking De La Rosa deep for a two-run blast making it 5-3 as both Pens would hold up the rest of the way.

A Jason Heyward amazing catch saves Redbirds Captain Save-A-Game Trevor Rosenthal as he grabs his 41st save of 2K15. St. Louis leads the NL Central by 4.5 games over #BUCN and has the Shows best W-L at 82-45 some 37 games over .500.

The D-Backs getting swept and losing their 4th straight might have doomed their chances of making it interesting in the NL West as they are 8.5 games behind the NL West leading Dodgers...

Thursday, August 27, 2015

CUBS 1 GIANTS 9 F...The MAD BUM carries the GIGANTES past the NORTH SIDERS as HAREN might be done on the Hill!..."GET AWAY DAY" as San Fran takes the "Rubber Game" taking two of three! #CHCvsSF #MaddonBall #OrangeAugust #SeniorCircuitElite2K15

The Chicago Cubs knew last night after leaving the park and a quick turnaround for the "Rubber Game" that San Francisco Giants Thursday starter Madison Bumgarner would be tough. They were right and the Gigantes finish the North Siders off taking two of three with the "Mad Bum" again in his comfort zone all game long!

Chicago opened the scoring in the 2nd as Starlin Castro went RBI double for a 1-0 lead scoring Anthony Rizzo little did they know that would be all the last time the Cubbies crossed the dish in this one. San Fran came right back in the bottom half of the same frame scoring on a Juan Perez double tying the game up at 1-1.

From that point on the Gigantes jumped on Cubbies starter Dan Haren in the 3rd putting up a crooked four as former Cubs OF Marlon Byrd would cap off the frame taking Haren for a three-run blast and a 4-1 Giants lead.

Then with the game in the bag in the 8th Giants second baseman Kelby Tomlinson would take Cubbies reliever James Russell with the sacks packed deep for a "Granny" that's right "Touch'em All" as the Gigantes would go onto win 9-1 going away.  

The "Mad Bum" moves to 16-6 and more importantly the Giants stay close to both the NL West leading Dodgers and the 2nd place in the NL Wild Card these Chicago Cubs. Chicago falls to 73-53 as Haren falls to 8-9. 

ANGELS 2 TIGERS 0 F...A day after VERLANDER One-Hits the HALOS it was SHOEMAKER and the HALOS Pen Two-Hitting the Motor City Kitties!..."GET AWAY DAY" as the HALOS are trying to chase down the 'STROS Show! #LAAvsDET #Halos #MotorCityKitties #JuniorCircuitHappenings2K15

Detroit Tigers RHP and Ace Justin Verlander was flirting with a no-hitter last night versus the visiting Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and ended up giving a one hit for a 1-0 Tigers "W"!. Angels "Get Away Day" starter Matt Shoemaker came right back trying to throw  no-hitter of his own as he goes into the 8th allowing a hit for a 2-0 Halos shutout "W" over Detroit Hardball.

Both Halos reliever Joe Smith and Captain Save-A-Game Huston Street (Sv, 31) closed down the rest of the 8th and the 9th allowing one more hit. Los Angeles scored on a 6th inning "El Hombre" Albert Pujols RBI single and a Shane Victorino Sac-fly in the 9th for its two runs. That Pujols RBI broke open a scoreless game as Tigers starter Randy Wolf was magnificent as well going seven allowing five hits and a run striking out five.

The Halos now move into a tie with the 2nd place in the AL West Texas Rangers at 65-62. The AL West leading 'Stros Show is 5.5 games up on both at a 71-57 clip. The Motor City Kitties at 60-67 for what its worth is 5.5 games back of the AL #2 Wild Card slot.      


DODGERS 1 REDS 0 F...The "GREINKSTER" quiets that RED STOCKING's Line Up as DODGER Blue gets a much-needed Three-Game Sweep!..."GET AWAY DAY" as then DODGERS finally get to 70 W's! #LADvsCIN #DodgerNation #RedStockings #DodgerBlue2K15

The Los Angeles Dodgers escape Great American Ballpark along the shores of the Ohio River with a three-game sweep. The Dodgers needed the "Greinkster" in RHP Zack Greinke on the "Hill and a bases-loaded fielder's choice to get a run to blank Cincy 1-0.  

Greinke improving to 14-3 went seven strong allowing just four hits striking out 9 and walking two. The Dodgers Pen was equally as effective going the last two frames allowing a hit and striking out one as the Dodgers improve to 70-56 reaching the 70-win plateau and the 5th team to do this on the Senior Circuit.

The Red Stockings "Nightmare at Great American Ballpark" continues without Freddie as they fall to a dismal 52-74. Red Stockings back stop Tucker Barnhart led the Cincy Attack going 2 for 4 as one has to wonder  if they blow it up at the 2K15 Winter Meetings will both Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips be the Players to pick up in a trade?

Cincy starter Anthony DeSclafani takes the "L" falling to 7-10 as he went seven solid frames allowing a run on six hits striking out six with a walk. Dodgers now fly across the country back to Chavez Ravine to face the blue-hit Cubbies and "Maddon Ball" for the weekend!   

Bluedude Sportstalk SPORTS SHORTS Take 226...Steelers WR MARTAVIS BRYANT facing 4-Game Suspension...Former 76ers Great DARRYL DAWKINS dba Chocolate Thunder from Planet LOVETRON dies at 58! @TheBestUNO @ThunderDunk53

Just in Pittsburgh Steelers WR and #1 Deep threat and former Clemson Tigers standout Martavis Bryant faces a four-game suspension for violating the Shield's Substance Abuse Policy. Bryant now joins Offensive Starters RB Le'Veon Bell (2-gm Suspension) and Center Maurkice Pouncey (Ankle Surgery) as three of the Top 5 Steelers Play makers out for at least two weeks. Bryant will appeal the suspension but "Word around the Water Cooler" is it is 99% sure that Bryant will face four-games!

Sad news in the "Logo" Today as former Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers Star and Dunker Extraordinaire Darryl Dawkins passed away today at the age of 58. "Chocolate Thunder" as he was called was the first player I saw shatter an NBA Backboard. He was also a part of one of the Bluedude's All-Time Favorite Teams in the 1976-77 Sixers with the likes of Dr. J. Doug Collins, George McInnis, Henry Bibby, Bobby Jones, and World B. Free to name a few.  "Chocolate Thunder" also told many he use to go to a Planet to get his dunks called Planet Lovetron...and you know nothing about that as the Bluedude strikes!

R.I.P. "Chocolate Thunder" you will be missed...

Here some Dunks from "Chocolate Thunder" & Planet Lovetron!  

AL ROOKIE of the Year Race 2K15 in "WORD around the WARNING Track" as its all about "C2" in the 'STROS Show Shortstop CARLOS CORREA and the Top 5 Candidates! #ALRookieOfTheYear2K15 #WordAroundTheWarningTrack #MLBAwards2K15

Who is the lead Donut-Runner/Car Washer on the Junior Circuit as we head into September Hardball and the stretch to get to October Hardball? Hands down as we go to press it's all about the "Next in Line" for Show Stardom in Houston Astros Shortstop Carlos Correa.

Correa has come on like a Vet who has shown this is not his first Rodeo. He has some elite company but this kid is the real deal and not since Derek Jeter or even Alex Rodriguez has the Show see since promise at Shortstop. Let's talk the Top 5 AL Rookie of the Year Candidates as we go to press on Thursday August 27, 2015:

"Word around the Warning Track"
2K15 AL Rookie of the Year 
2K15 Junior Circuit 
#1 Donut Runner/Car Washer

Top 5 in the Mix as of Thursday August 27, 2015

1. SS Carlos Correa #StrosShow #HTownHardball

Forget his .278 average with 15 HR 43 RBI with 37 runs and 16 two-baggers in just 68 games Correa is all that scattered smothered and covered. He has been the best Rook on the Junior Circuit since the Mid Summers Classic and he and teammate second baseman Jose Altuve dba "Pocket Avenger" is the future #1 Duo up in the middle in the show!

2. 3B Miguel Sano #Twinkies #TwinCitiesHardball

I know what your thinking where is Twins 5-Star Prospect CF Byron Buxton well he is there but as we go to press it's all about Sano. In 46 games and 162 appearances at the dish he has 30 free passes and that is simply Plate Discipline. Throw in a .284 average with 37 Ribbies and a dozen Bombs you had better get the Twinkies now as he and Buxton will light the Junior Circuit up in 2016 with 162 ahead of them.

3. SS Francisco Lindor #Tribe #ClevelandHardballRocks

Just when you though the future at SS in the Show and on the Junior Circuit belonged to Correa here comes then Tribes Francisco Lindor. Just like Correa with 68 games under his belt he can rake with a .310 average with 7 HRs and 30 RBI and 46 base on balls. Look if Correa falls slightly and this Kid keeps raking adding more hits w/extra base hits...lookout!

4. Closer Roberto Osuna #BlueBirds #JaysNation

Are you kidding me we are talking about a 20 year-old Captain Save-A-Game who has 15 saves (16 SVO) and a 1.94 ERA and his squad is smack dab in the middle of a pennant race.  The 'Jays took off after that MLB Trade Deadline where they picked up Stars "Tulo" and D-Price but this kid might be the key in September.

5. 2B Devon Travis #BlueBirds #JaysNation

Mr. Travis will learn a lot from his new SS Troy Tulowitzki but before "Tulo" arrived he was already doing major work. a .304 average (3rd on the 'Jays)  with 8 HR and 35 RBI  in 62 games with 38 runs. Travis will be the second baseman for the 'Jays for years to come as the Junior Circuit is loaded with 5-Star Talent in the infield.

Miguel Sano's Journey from Dominican Republic to Twin Cities