Saturday, May 31, 2014

CUBS 8 BREWERS 0 F...NORTH SIDERS hit the Big KEG dba MILLER Park for a Route as CUBBIES Hammel goes Seven Shutout Innings and RIZZO goes TATER x 2 for the "W"..."A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" #CHCvsMIL #Cubbies #BrewCrew

The Chicago Cubs just an hour north of Wrigley Field at Miller Park dba "Wrigley of the North" pounded the Brewers on Saturday Night. Cubbies Starter Jason Hammel was on his game pitching seven shutout innings scattering just four hits and striking out eight and didn't hand out not one free pass.

The North Siders Offensive Explosion came from First Baseman Anthony Rizzo as he went Two-Run "Big Fly" x 2 taking Brewers Starter Wily Peralta for both Bombs. Rizzo was 2 for 4 with four ribbies and two runs scored. Joining Rizzo was Emilio Bonafacio who was the only other Cub with two hits as he scored a run.

Back to Brew Crew's Starter Peralta his line was 5 2/3 innings allowing six runs on five hits as he walked two and struck out five Cubs. Brewers Second Baseman Scooter Gennett led the Brewers with two hit going 2 for 3 on the day.

Cubbies still have major work to do as they move to 20-33. The Brewers fall to 33-23 and lead the NL Central over the Redbirds by three games.    

ROYALS 2 BLUE JAYS 12 F...BLUE BIRDS put a crooked 7 up in Frame 1 as they annihilate the ROYALS to get back on the WINNING Track..." A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" at the ROGERS Centre "North of the Border" with them 1st place 'JAYS

The Toronto Blue Jays 10-Game Win Streak was halted yesterday as the Royals beat the Blue Birds 6-1. The 'Jays though leading the AL East as we go to press jumped right back into the saddle on Saturday jumping all over Royals Pitching.

Behind a Jose Bats Double, an Adam Lind single, a ground-rule double by Juan Francisco, Jose Reyes single, a Melky Cabrera Single, and three walks the 'Jays put seven runs up batting around the order once. That chased Royals Starter Aaron Brooks as his line was atrocious at five hits, seven runs, and three walks plus Cabrera hit by a pitch in just 2/3 of an inning.

That was all 'Jays Starter Marcus Stroman would need as he went six strong scattering five hits and allowing a run striking out six with no walks. Jose Bautista dba "Jose Bats" was 2 for 3 with two runs scored. As it was the bottom half of the 'Jays Order that did the damage. Adam Lind was 3 for 5 with four runs scored, Brett Lawrie 2 for 3 with three ribbies, and Juan Francisco 3 for 4 with four ribbies.  

The 'Jays with the"W" moves to 33-24 which is 2.5 games ahead of the Bombers for first place in the AL East. The Royals fall to 26-29 tied for third in the AL Central..

SPURS @ THUNDER Game 6 Preview w/PLAYBOOK...in the "Fight 4 LARRY" LOGO Watch fused with the "REGULATORS Report OKC" its been all about the Home-Cooking...Can the SPURS or OKC win coming out of the MOTEL...if not SPURS will win Game 7 as its that simple! #SASvsOKC #SPURSnation #THUNDERup

The Home Team has been dominant and that should prove to be the story once again in Thunder Alley tonight. The Spurs do not have to solve their recent Road Woes considering they have Home Court throughout this series and the next if they get there. OKC on the other hand has to win tonight as we are in Elimination Games Territory and win a game 7 in their all of a sudden "House of Horrors" in the Alamo City the AT&T Center. First and foremost we get a Game 6 in OKC with the "Pressure" squarely on the Thunder.

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PLAYBOOK

Will the Spurs weather the storm in Thunder Alley to stay within striking distance in Game 6?

OKC has to get others going in Game 6 as KD and Russ will be there...

TP9, Manu, and Dunc know the Heat are next on the menu if they can beat OKC...can the other Spurs help get them there in Game 6?

"Transition Points" who wins?

"Money Balls" as who make more of them and who shoots it at a higher percentage then the other?

"RUNS" who can start them and stop them will be pivotal in Game 6...

Half Court Execution....who executes better on both ends of the Hardwood in Game 6?

@kdTREY5 does he have a 50-Burger in him?

Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green...Spurs need you!

Glass Work...Rebounding the Vegetable!

Hustle Board...who owns it will win Game 6!

Take care of the Spalding Orange...Live Turnovers vs Live Turnovers for TDs...who wins this battle?

Charity Stripe...

Spurs Bench vs OKC Bench as Spurs Bench dominated in Game 5 outscoring the Spurs Starters...

"POPS" vs Brooks...

Spurs take Thunder Nation out of the game..

Thunder keep the Thunder Up Faithful engaged and screaming for OKC...

Game 6 is here....and will we have a Game 7?
 

 

"SUNDAY TALK" talking Top 100 of 2014 SAFETIES....Steelers POLAMALU over a few Good Ones as he weigh in at #61 ahead pf the likes of CAM of he L.O.B....Sunday Business talking SAFETIES in Top 100 of 2014 #WreakHavoc

Steelers Safety Troy Polamalu has no doubt lost a Step in Speed but not in improvising and Football Smarts. He had a bounce back year in 2013 and that landed him at #61 in the top 100 NFL Players of 2014.

#43 is ahead of some real good ones at Safety as the Top Safeties of 2014 have to be Earl Thomas of the L.O.B. and 12's along with new Saints and former Bills Mafia Jack-Of-All Trades Safety Bloodline Jairus Byrd.

Safeties already called 61-100:

#61 Polamalu
#65 Cam Chancellor
#72 Antrell Rolle
#82 T. J. Ward
#92 Eric Weddle

Poalmalu might be more effective in 2014 with former Raiders/Panthers Safety Mike Mitchell teaming up with him as the Steelers can bring both down in the box...and the Speed at Backer and D-Line in front of him only helps #43 effectiveness!

Chancellor (from Beamer Ball Blacksburg VA) is the prototype Big Safety and is the complete Opposite of Teammate Earl "Hookem Horns" Thomas but together they are menacing and the L.O.B...

Rolle is the one consistent on the Back End for the G-Men as he is a converted Corner from the "U" (All-American in Coral Gables) and there he is why the G-Men will play Three Safeties and drop Rolle into the Slot to cover the Slot WR...Versatility is where he flourishes!

The former Dawg Pound Safety Ward will be really "Big" for the Broncos now they have Rahim Moore 100% healthy and back from injury. He should solidify that Orange Crush Back End as he is a true in he Box Safety...

Weddle is essential to the Bolts Success on "D" as he is All over the Pigskin a true Ballhawk...Versatility is also his biggest attribute and his nose for the Pig is uncanny to say the least for this former Utah Running Ute Star...

"MONSTERS at the DISH" talking RBI Leaders through May 30th, 2014...When there are "DUCKS on the POND" these are he Boppers you need in the Batter's Box...RIBBIES running amok! #MLBRunProducers

A Pitchers and Line Up's #1 Asset and that would be your Run Producers whether your going Long Ball or knocking in teammates off the base paths. Now we have played roughly two months of Hardball and the Shows RBI Leaders are starting to flex their muscles. Here are the Shows Top 15 in getting "Ducks off the Pond" in the Show through May 30th, 2014.

Top 15 "RBI" Leaders in MLB through May 30th, 2014

MLB Rank Player Team RBI

1. G. Stanton #Fish305 51

2. N. Cruz #CharmCityOs 49

3. M. Cabrera #MotorCityKitties 48

4. E. Encarnacion #BlueBirds 48

5. B. Moss #SwinginAs 46

6. J. Donaldson #SwinginAs 45

7. J. Abreu #PaleHose 42
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8. Y. Puig #DodgerBlue 40

9. J. Bautista #BlueBirds 39

9. M. Brantley #Tribe 39

11. P. Goldschmidt #DBacks 38

11. M. Morse #SFGHeadlines 38

11. M. Trout #Halos 38

14. Tulowitzki #Rox 37

15. A. Gonzalez #DodgerBlue 36

15. A. Ramirez #PaleHose 36

360 Degrees...

Giancarlo Stanton is the Marlins #1 Power Source and the "Fire" in that line up that has them in the middle of the heap in the NL East...He is also in the Top 5 in Bombs

Cruz is a god send for the Orioles as both "Adam Bombs" Jones and "Crush" Davis are having "Power Outages"...and the Rangers have to be missing that production!

Miggy back at it after a slow start pencil him in for .300 30 HR 100 RBI...

Edwin of the 'Jays has been on a tear in May with 16 of his 18 HR coming in May...as the Blue Birds are #1 in the AL East as Teammate Jose Bats Bautista is also Top 15...

The new "Bash Brothers" Moss and Donaldson of the Oakland Athletics and move over Josh Reddick and Yoenis Cespedes...

Abreu was #1 in RBI before he went on the 15-D.L. and Top 3 in Home Runs as the Chi-Sox were right on grabbing him and paying him big dollars...

Puig is the Dodgers #1 OF in a OF that boasts player like Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, and Carl Crawford...and A-Gon is also in the Top 15 as the Dodgers try and run down 1st place San Fran Hardball in the NL West...

Brantley has picked up for Tribe Second Baseman Jason Kipnis who has been injured...

Goldschmidt will be the centerpiece for New D-Backs President Tony LaRussa Plan to get the D-Backs back to October Hardball...

Morse is perfect for the Giants as he is surrounded by both Buster Posey and "Panda Smash" Sandoval with Pagan and Pence hitting in front of all them "Boppers"...hence with 5-Star Starting Pitching the Giants have the best W-L in MLB...

Trout is the big Fish in the Halos Pond as pencil him in various Offensive Categories for next decade plus...

"Tulo" can flat out hit and the Rockies will be in the NL West Race as both Cuddyer and Car-Go will start to hit soon...

The White Sox "Cuban Missile" Alexei Ramirez is having his best Offensive Year in his career with Timely Hit after Timely Hit...

   

Friday, May 30, 2014

PACERS 92 HEAT 117 F...INDY falls for the 4th straight time in "Winning Time" vs HEAT...A THREE-PEAT is within grasp for ARISON and RILEY Group as WHITE HOT was RED HOT in Game 6..."Fight 4 LARRY" LOGO Watch with the HEAT advancing to their 4th NBA Finals! #HEATnation #WhiteHot #HEATgang

The writing was on the board way before the tip and it was actually out there before the Pacers boarded their Charter. Indy beats the Hawks in seven and the Wizards in six go figure. Then they thought Home Court was going to save them vs the Heat...okay and how did that work for you? In a nutshell the Pacers are built to beat the Heat and of they are they will need a new Coach in doing so. No control of the Players and very poor Rotations during the series with a Luis Scola and Evan Turner on the bench hardly ever used.

As for the Heat Game 6 was a formality for them as King James came out firing like the entire NBA World thought he would. A 24-13 lead after one and a 60-34 lead at the break...Game time! James, Wade, and Bosh had 37 points at the break out scoring then Pacers who had 34. All the numbers are misleading as the Pacers put up 92 after the game was already in tow by the Heat. Miami ends up winning 117-92 as they await a possible rematch starting out of the Motel whether its OKC or San Antonio.

360 Degrees...Bosh had another outstanding game for the Heat with 25 points and eight boards as they will need all that production in the Finals from him!      

   

BLACKHAWKS 4 KINGS 3 F...Just like that we have a GAME 7 at the MADHOUSE for JUNE Hockey...CHAMPS grab their "VALENTINE" and also show some West Side CHI-CITY Grit & Grind and capture Game 6 in STAPLES...MONARCHS dumbfounded to say the least will have to win their 3rd Seventh Game of the "Fight 4 LORD STANLEY"...."FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison when the INDIAN HEAD Strikes...NHL Heads all over the GLOBE take note! #HawksNation #OneGoal #FearTheFEATHERS #FrozenTalkHAWKS

Are you kidding me for all the Antacids on the Globe it wasn't enough to stop the Bluedude from being Standing Room Only in his own Man Cave as the Indian Head has me acting like "Born Ready" in Pacers Lance Stephenson...doing dumb shi*!

The Hawks up 2-1 heading into the 3rd seemingly trying to get one more goal to put some insurance on the board gets hot with two Kings Goals 59 seconds between each other and just like that 3-2 Kings. Staples Center was on full tilt as Hawks Nation in every Water Hole in the City in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana was in shock. Then the "Bison City Mullet" Buffalo, New York's Favorite Hockey Player has an assist on D.K.'s Goal and the Hawks tied it at 3-3. Then with a little over five minutes remaining in the 3rd the Mullet does what only the Mullet can do and strikes with a snap shot for the Game-Winner and take that "Sid the Kid" Crosby as that's how its done when "Clutch" needs to be "Clutch" and yes I went there.

The Fracas between Kings Net Minder Jonathan Quick and Hawks Net Minder Corey "Craw-Dad" Crawford was priceless right before the 2nd Intermission. Craw-Dad was magnificent as he stopped 26 of 29 amazing shots and Quick stopped 21 of 25 shots but could not stop two the last three shots he saw.  Each Team has two penalties as the game was again played at a pace that only these teams could play it as the series has not been for the "Faint at Heart" trust me on that!

Now we get Game 7 at the Madhouse on Sunday Night June 1st at 8pm ET for the NHL Heads to see. Hawks move to 10-2 in Elimination Games and 13-0 in Games 5-6-7 in the last two seasons and that that Hawks Haters!

What a captivating series it has been and both Teams should play for the Cup after this Game 7...





STEELERS projected 2014 Top 22 in WEEK 1...."TRIPLE DIAMOND Chronicles" talking the "MEN of STEEL" Starters for 2014 from Week 1 as Rookies SHAZIER & TUITT could be Week 1 Starters on "D" #SteelerNation #SteelerGang #BurghProFootball #3DiamondChronicles

The Pittsburgh Steelers have missed Winning Time in 2012 and 2013. To go along with that Steelers VP of Player Personnel Kevin Colbert and Lead Man Mike Tomlin have missed more than hit on a few picks lately as some of them are slow in developing or didn't develop. Now comes the most important Draft the 2014 NFL Draft where the Steelers made a concerted effort to get young on the Defensive Side of the Wilson Pigskin. The Steelers rarely start Rookies in that complicated 3-4 Zone Blitz Scheme by NFL HOF Dick LeBeau bit there are two that might buck that trend in 2014. Offensively the O-Line might have got its biggest pick up in NFL HOF and former Tennessee Titans Lead Man Mike Munchak.    

Now come the Bluedude's Projected 2014 STEELERS Top 22 in NFL Week 1:

On the "O"

QB Big Ben
RB Le'veon Bell
FB Will Johnson
WR Tone 2.0
WR 2 L. Moore
TE Heeeeeeeeeeeatch

LT K. Beachum
LG R. Foster
C Twin 53
RG Puget Sound Bully 66
RT M. Gilbert

The Offense should be able to put up some major points with Big Ben and Company in their 3rd-Year under Coach Haley. Tone 2.0 All-Pro WR Antonio Brown put up 1400 yards plus and 2nd year to be RB Bell is as Versatile as they come. It will be on the O-Line as "Twin 53" Maurkice Pouncey
(Torn ACL in Week 1 2K13 by Friendly Fire) has to stay healthy for one and Munchak's Tutelage will be a god send. The right side of that line is on the clock in 2014 in RG David DeCastro (once deemed the safest pick in the 2012 NFL Draft) and RT Marcus Gilbert. Look for 2nd year WR Markus Wheaton to challenge 2014 Free Agent Pick Up and #2 WR Lance Moore for being #2. Another 2014 Free Agent Pick Up RB/FB LeGarrette Blount dba as the 'Burgh's RV will be huge spelling Bell in 2014 as they stole him right from under the Patriots! A healthy Heeeeeeeeeetah Miller will also be huge for the Offense and Big Ben in those tight situations.

On the "D"

LDE Lil' Ironhead Heyward
NT Cam Thomas
RDE Mr. McLendon

LOLB @SacMan_Jones29
LILB Ryan Shazier
RILB LAWdawg 94
ROLB My Worilds

LCB Cortez Allen
SS #43
FS Mike Mitchell
RCB Ike Swaggin' U

Nickel CB Will Gay

The "D" will be better in 2014 because they will be better upfront. Lil' Ironhead DE Cameron Heyward came on like gangbusters in 2013 and he looks the part. 2014 Free Agent Pick Uo NT/DE Cam Thomas of the Bolts was a nice and quiet pick up that should pay big dividends as he can play both positions upfront. Steve McLendon might be better suited as a DE than playing inside and then there is 2014 2nd rounder Stephon Tuitt of the Fighting Irish "ND". He has some Julius Peepers in him and even some of that "Nascar Package" Bookends of J.P.P. and former G-Men DE Osi Umenyiora. He could challenge McLendon for that RDE Slot in Week 1.

The Backers will be really fast and furious as LawDawg Timmons is the leader there. Can Jarvis Jones recover from a below average Rookie campaign as he needs to get stronger? Will 2nd year Backer Vince Williams hold down that LILB Slot or is 2014 #1 Pick Ryan Shazier too much of a Playmaker to keep on the sideline? Jason Worilds gets the Transition Tag at $9.75 million for 2014 and if he can duplicate that last eight games of 2013 and ditto that for 16 in 2014...Steelers will pay him! Watch Out for Backer Arthur Moats at both Inside Positions and even Shazier playing some Outside in Situations.

The Secondary might have gotten the biggest upgrade landing Pro-Bowl Safety Mike Mitchell of the #BackInBlack Carolina Panthers. Mitchell gives the Steelers that Center fielder as well as a Blitzer and "In the Box" Safety a very versatile and physical Safety. Ike Taylor gets another 16 and he will need help ax Cortez Allen when healthy is the Steelers best CB with William Gay the proposed Nickel Corner.


STEELERS 2014 Outlook

If everything goes as planned the Steelers should win the AFC North and be a factor in the AFC in the "Fight 4 Vince" as three straight season of missing "Winning Time" is not in Tomlin, Colbert, or the Steelers Cards for 2014...that would be unacceptable!
      
 

PACERS @ HEAT Game 6 Preview featuring "BORN READY"..."Fight 4 LARRY" LOGO Watch as the PACERS trying to come out "GOLD SWAGGER" LIke Us trying to avoid all FISHING Holes until Mid to Late JUNE 2K14....for the CHAMPS 305 we have another "CHIP" to Get! #INDvsMIA #PACERnation #WhiteHot

The "Born Ready" blowing in King James Ear that reportedly pissed off Larry Legend, King James looking like a JV-Player but dressed as the loudest one in the room, and now we have Game 6 in the A.A. 305 for all to see...figure it out!

The Pacers won't get another 37-point outing from All-Star PG-24 as he is not offensively-refined to do so. The Heat and the Pacers both know LeBron will be dba "Rambo" in "First Blood" at the A.A. 305 and the Pacers need to have heavy reinforcements in place and the Dade County Sheriff in tow. This will either be a blow out or the Heat pull away with a methodical approach. It's not the losing of a Series but the anticipation of losing the series...Indy prepare yourself!

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PLAYBOOK featuring "Born Bafoonery"

What's the over and under KING JAMES goes 50-Piece with a Family Pack of Sides?

What's the over and under "Born Bafoonery" Lance Stephenson is done as a Pacer after tonight's loss?

* Shooting Corner Money Balls from behind his back in Warm-Ups..
* Flopping like he is Kin to Manu...
* Listening to Coach Spo give Directions to Heat Players...
* Blowing "Sweet Nothings" in King James Ear
* Larry Bird reportedly wanted to give Lance a "Bird Right"
* Coach Vogel you can't control his A**...both of you get gone!
* Is "Born Ready" hitting the Medicine Cabinet? #FoolA**Shi*
* Ask Cincy Bearcats Coach Mick Cronin was Lance a Model Student/Athlete?

Pacers pick yup Evan Turner as they knew Lance will be done as a Pacer...they saw it coming as "Born Ready" and his "PEOPLE" will be asking for the Max...Lol! #KnicksTape will take him!

Will Stephenson get kicked out of Game 6 if the Heat go up by a Mile?

Pacers Bench vs Heat Bench...

Will the Heat Money Ball rear it's "Splash Play" and Momentum Builder Head in Game 6?

Will Vogel play Evan, C.J., and Luis at the same time as I though that was going to be a nice Pacers Punch off the Bench...

Tune into this one as there will be some Fines Galore near the end and you hope it doesn't get ugly as the NBA doesn't need to take another hit...I will be watching Blackhawks/Kings with an occasional hit of Indy/Miami...



 




  

BLACKHAWKS @ KINGS Game 6 Preview...""FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison w/"Fight 4 LORD STANLEY" featuring "ICEBOOK "hits SUNSET and Staples ICE Games Set-Up for Game 6...forget Game 5 INDIAN Head Nation as its "What have you done foe me Lately " Mode...MONARCHS trying to avoid a dreaded Game 7 back at the MADHOUSE...#BlackhawksNation #MonarchsPride #BecauseItsTheCUP Gm 6 #CHIvsLAK

The Indian Head had Hawks Nation in Antacid Mode in Game 5 as the game felt like it went half a season right into the NHL All-Star Weekend. Slovakia's Michal Handzus "Lit the Lamp" from Brandon Saad to send Hawks Nation into a frenzy only to send our Boys right to O'Hare on their way back to Sunset and Staples Ice Game Set-Up for a Game 6 in another Elimination Game. Now the Plot thickens and the stales get even higher as the Hawks are 12-0 in Games 5-6-7 in the last two season and last season the Cup was everywhere in Chi-City but in your digs! Kings trying to avoid a Game 7 back in Chi-City has Party Details set up for Tonight after a Game 6 Win the think. Their Thought Process has to be its over and we are over the Hawks as we have been looking for a little retribution now for over 365 days. The Indian Head and Monarchs going Prime Time for all Ice Game Heads to see...9pm ET on NBCSN!

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The Indian Head needs to keep it "Grimey" and I mean take it to Street Hockey...

Monarchs Five-Star Defenseman Drew Doughty," L.A. must finish Chicago at home, " you think!

How will the Monarchs counter the Hawks Line that tore them up in Game 5 in Shaw-Saad-Bison City Mullet 88?

that 70's Line of Toffoli-Carter-Pearson has been the best of any Kings Line and they were "Lightning in a Bottle" in Game 3 and 4 in Staples...can the Indian Head slow them down in Game 6?

Did "Craw-Dad" Crawford get his Mojo back in Game 5?

Can Jonathan Quick go above being an Earthling in Game 6 as he is more than capable?

The Power Play will be critical as will getting Penalties as both Teams need to avoid taking the Silly Ones!

The "Bison City Mullet" Kaner 88 of the Indian Head woke up in Game 5 can the Kings corral him in Game 6 and if they can't see you in the Madhouse on Sunday for a Game 7...

Slovenia's Anze Koitar has yet to breakout "Light the Lamp" will he do so in Game 6?

Puck Control in your own Zone is crucial as we have plenty of players lurking and looking to make plays on shaky stick-handling!

Bodies in front of Net is the Game Plan...

The Indian Head did the same thing vs the Red Wings in 20-13 coming back from 3-1...do the Hawks have another Life Line from the Ice Game Gods or does that run out in Game 6?

Monarchs need to keep King Nation out of their seats in Game 6 as the momentum is slightly in the Indian Head's Favor!

The Bluedude residing in the West Skirts of Chi-City in the Aurora "Fox Valley Area" can feel the Tension all around Hawks Nation as I ran errands earlier to grab Eats, Libations, Ice for Cooler, a Patrick Kane McFarlane Sportspick, and "Stuff" for the Medicine Cabinet and my Stomach...it is a nervous situation around here...go Blackhawks bring Game 7 Sunday back to the Madhouse!

As for Kings Nation you had better close these 'Boys out as the "CUP" loves residing on the West Side of the 'Go in the 312!

Game 6 is here...prepare yourself!



THUNDER 89 SPURS 117 F...SPURS back to playing "SPUR WARS" smash and grabs O.K.C. with a 28-Piece with an Assortment of delicious Sides 117-89..."DUNC" and SPURS Bench with the K.O. Punch!..."Fight 4 LARRY" LOGO Watch the Home Team has held every serve at Home! #OKCvsSAS

It is a forgone conclusion as the Thunder will most likely win at Home on Saturday only to take another Game 7 loss as the Home Team ironically has won every game in this series. Both Teams have looked horrible coming out of the Motel and OKC followed suit Thursday Night in the Alamo City.

A 32-32 lead after one took a critical turn at least for OKC as the Spurs outscored them 33-23 in the 2nd frame to go in at the half leading by ten 65-55. That lead slowly ballooned to a twenty point lead 94-74 end of the 3rd frame lead as the Spurs were a robust 13 of 26 from the Arc and I knew they would shoot it well in their gym. OKC was jut 6 for 24 and that is a +21 points in makes alone and then the Spurs make 26 of 30 from the Stripe with OKC just 13 of 20. Throw in a Spurs +13 rebounding margin at 48-35...you get a 28-piece handed to you with all them sides.  

Dunc lead San Antonio with 22 points and grabbing a dozen boards. The Spurs Bench scored 55 points to OKC's 26 with Manu and Boris Diaw accounting for 32 of that 55 outscoring the whole OKC Bench. KD led OKC with 25 points as Russ added 21 points as OKC now is in Elimination Mode as they still have to win Game 6 in Thunder Alley and then figure out how to win in the AT&T Center and for the Visitors in this series that is a tall order to say the least!    

Thursday, May 29, 2014

GIANTS 6 CARDINALS 5 F...REDBIRDS blow up in the 8th as MORSE and "PANDA Smash" go Deep for GIGANTES and CRAIG goes DEEP for the REDBIRDS..."A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" a Four-Piece from Baseball Town USA featuring some Heavy-Hitters! #SFvsSTL #SFGHeadlines #STLCards

With the score 5-3 heading into the 8th with the Home Team dba Redbirds of St. Louis holding that #5 and the Visiting Team dba San Fran Hardball things uncharacteristically blew up in the Cards Face.

As both Starters in Giants Ryan Vogelsong (6.1 IP 7 H 4 R 3 BB 5 SO HR) and Cardinals Jaime Garcia (7 IP 5 H 3 R 7 SO 2 HR) long gone getting No Decisions the Cards Reliever Carlos Martinez gets rocked with the help of a costly throwing error. With Giants Gregory Blanco on 2nd Angel Pagan singles scoring him tying it up 4-4 Cards as throwing error by Cards CF Peter Bourjos advances Pagan to 2nd. The Cards then intentionally walk "Panda Smash Pablo Sandoval to get to Mike Morse who takes Cards Captain Save-A-Game Trevor Rosenthal for a double scoring both Pagan and Sandoval for a Giants 6-4 lead just like that.

San Fran then leading 6-4 gets into some trouble as the redbirds score one more run in the bottom half of the 9th as Sergio Romo gets his 17th Save of 2014. Morse and "Panda Smash" both go Solo Bombs early with the Cards Allen Craig going Solo Bomb as well.

Giants lead the NL West with an MLB Best W-L of 35-19. The Redbirds fall to 29-25 as they are still 2nd in the NL Central as this four-piece is more critical for the Redbirds heading into June Hardball and playing in the Home Dugout!  

BRAVES 3 RED SOX 4 F...the CARMINES X-MAN's Late Game Heroics at the DISH along with A.J. helps beat ATLANTA and Five-Star BRAVES Country Captain Save-A-Game CRAIG KIMBREL as the BO SOX finish off the sweep.."GET AWAY DAY" Here come the CARMINES in the AL EAST #ATLvsBOS #BRAVEScountry #BOSTONstrong

In a tailspin would be putting it mildly as the Atlanta Braves of he NL East are officially in "Swim or Sink" Mode as Star "Captain Save-Save-A-Game Craig Kimbrel helps blow this one and unfortunately being a Captain Save-A-Game there will be more unless you are the Sandman!

Braves Starter Mike Minor pitched as though he had to lights out to avoid the sweep and the Braves Pen. M&M Plain of Braves Country went seven allowing just one run and that run on a Brock Holt Two-Bagger scoring the Red Sox David Ross in the bottom half of the 5th. The Braves already led 2-0 before that on a Jason Heyward Solo Blast and a Evan Gattis run-scoring single.

Red Sox Starter Jake Peavy saved his Pen by going eight strong allowing three runs while he struck out four. His Tab had all three Braves Runs on it as Freddie Freeman doubled home B. J. Upton in the 8th to make it 3-1 Braves. Braves Set-Up man Dave Carpenter then promptly in the bottom half of the 8th gives up a two run-scoring singles to both Xander "A-Man" Bogaerts and A.J. Pierzynski in the 8th as he Bo Sox ties the score at 3-3 and that is Boston Strong and Pesky Pole Magic right there.

In the bottom half of the 9th Jackie Bradley Jr. walks as does Brock Holt only for Kimbrel to give up the Walk-Off single to the Carmines "X-Man" Mr. Bogaerts and everyone drive home safely! The Bo Sox jumped the struggling Tamp Bay Rays for 4th in the AL East and on a four-game Win Streak. The Braves reeling to say the least falls to 28-25 and right into a tie with the Nats!              

The "BROADWAY BULLIES" are headed to the STANLEY Cup Final read all about it!...CANADIENS 0 RANGERS 1 F...RANGERS 20 years from their last STANLEY CUP Appearance are back as they beat the HABS 4-2 in the SERIES behind Net Minder and SWEDEN's HENRIK LUNDQVIST in a Game 6 Shutout..."Fight 4 LORD STANLEY" as the BLUE SHIRTS have a Dozen W's and just four more W's away from Lord Stanley #NYRPlayoffs #BlueShirtsUnited #NYRepeat #BroadwayBullies

For the love of the Mark Messier's and Brian Leetch's of the 1994 Lord Stanley Cup Winning Blue Shirts the Rangers strike exactly twenty years later. It was a Dominic Moore of the Blue Shirts Snap Shot in the 2nd frame with just under two minutes remaining that get the Rangers to the Cup Final.

The Canadiens had few chances as they only could muster some 18 Shots on Goal with Lundqvist stopping all 18 anyway he could. The Habs young 24-year -Old Net Minder Dustin Tokarski showed more than his worth as the young man played lights put and arguably played better than Lundqvist in most 4 of the six games. He stopped all 32 shots but one and if you would have told me before the tilt that Tokarski will be 31 of 32 in Net (stopping 5 of 5 on the Power Play)...I would have said Game 7 back in the Bell Centre is Saturday May 31st.

Six Penalties in the game with the Habs getting four of them as the Blue Shirts were 0 for 4 on the Power Play. The Habs were 0 for 2 on the Power Play as they just did not put enough Frozen Ones on net. P.K. Subban had four shots and Max Pacioretty had three shots for the Habs. Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello had five shots each for the Blue Shirts as they will start the Lord Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday June 4th with both the Indian Head or Monarchs having Home Ice.

The Habs vs Broadway Bullies has been another "Original 6" Classic Playoff Get Down...

360 Degrees ...Most Ice Game Analyst picked he Spokes of Boston to handle thew East and be in the Cup Final so kudos to the Habs for beating them and the Blue Shirts coming back on the 2nd favorite Team Happy Feet...the Pittsburgh Penguins!

THUNDER @ SPURS in The Pivotal Game 5 w/PLAYBOOK..."REGULATORS Report OKC" w/"Fight 4 LARRY" LOGO Watch hits the RIVERWALK and AT&T Center for THUNDER Up vs SPUR Wars...Can RUSS & KD get help in Game 5?...Can the SPURS Big 3 rise up as a possible CHIP is near?...Game 5 is here! Spurs SILVER Dancers...it's your turn! #OKCvsSAS

While the Heat and Pacers play a little back and forth as the Heat are 99.9% the winners of that series as the Spurs and Thunder have been as good as advertised #BecauseItsTheWest! Russell Westbrook and KD combined for 71 points as they single-handily took down S.A.S. in Game 4. TP9, Manu, and Dunc have to be major contributors in Game 5 or the series heads back to KD's Southern Cuisine and Thunder Alley for Game 6 with the Thunder up 3-2. Game 5 is here with the all important Playbook coming right at you!

#RegulatorsReportOKC THUNDER
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NBA W.C.F. Finals Gm 5
May 29th, 2014 
9pm ET
@
The AT&T Center the Arena that "POPS" and R.C. built!

PLAYBOOK 

The Spurs have to keep Russell Westbrook from getting to the rim...period!

OKC "D" with "Air Congo" patrolling the "Paint" has been critical for the Thunder's Defensive Success in Games 3 and 4...can they get that same effort and result coming out of the Motel in Game 5?

Spurs Money Ball has been absentee....can they find it shooting from familiar racks on racks on racks on Spalding Orange Racks in Game 5?

Will Swoosh Basketball's KD VI Elite in Photo Blue/Atomic Mango/Polarized Blue/Team Orange light up the Spurs in Game 5...look'em up...Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors fresh to death and right at here at Bluedude Sporsttalk!

Spurs "MANU" is Parkay not Butter and can someone else on that Spurs Roster join him in the fight vs Thunder Alley!

OKC's real PG Reggie of Chestnut Hill U Hoops will go (Bad Ankle)...

Where has Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green been for the Spurs Family?

"Points in the Paint"

Transition Lay Ups vs Transition Money Balls...who gets it crackin' in Game 5?

BROOKS vs "POPS" talking Clipboard Games and 30-60 second Pep Talks...who ins?

OKC Bench vs Spurs Bench...

Live Turnovers for TDs vs Turnovers...

Game 5 is here...whoever wins Game 5 in this series will win the series!  

HEAT 90 PACERS 93 F...PG-24 goes for 21 of his game-high 37 in the FOURTH with No Handshake from KING JAMES...CHAMPS 305 now forced to go back to the AA 305 to close out the PACERS playing #BlueCollar...JAMES 7 points in 25 minutes!..."Fight 4 LARRY" LOGO Watch #MIAvsIND #HEATnation #PACERnation

Paul George saved his best for his lat home game and yes the Bluedude went there. He goes 37 points and 21 of that in the 4th when it counted...not bad for one game your Elimination Game if you lose! Having said that King James was on Time Out for most of the night as both the Zebras and "Born Ready" had an APB out on him (All Points Bulletin).

The Pacers did what they ha to do to protect not Home Court but getting eliminated. The Heat though give them credit as King James was out for most if not all the 1st half and they led at the break 42-33. It was the 3rd period where the Pacers got it going collectively and that's what won them the game. Indy led 64-57 at the end of the 3rd and that is a 31-15 run which put them into position to get to hr finish and have a shot.

In the 4th with the game 81-81 at the 3:51 mark it was PG-24 's Pull-Up "J" and two Money Balls along with a D-West Mid-Range ''J" that put Indy up 91-87 as the Heat had Money balls from Rashard Lewis and Chris Bosh that was huge in that run. Lewis made another Money Ball with 16 seconds remaining to make it 91-90 Pacers. Indy finished the game on at the line to make it a Final 93-90 after Bosh missed a potential game-winning Money Ball with 4.9 left.

King James had just 7 points in 25 minutes as Lewis and Wade each had 18 points with Bosh leading with 20 points and ten boards. The Pacers get 19 points from D-West with nine boards, "Area 55" added 10 points, and thirteen boards, with "Born Ready" with a Dozen Points with five assists.    

Heat 7/8 FT's...Pacers 13-22 FT's...Lol!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

KINGS 4 BLACKHAWKS 5 F 2 OT...The INDIAN HEAD gets another "LIFE" as "ZUUUUUUUUUUUUUS" from SLOVAKIA gets LOOSE for the Game-Winner in Double-Extras...MONARCHS came from nowhere to make it a MAALOX Special..."FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison with "Fight 4 LORD STANLEY"...SUNSET Strip "Fear the FEATHERS" #LAKvsCHI #LARoyalty #OneGoal #BecauseItsTheCUP KINGS lead 3-2

Are you kidding me as Blackhawks Nation was overjoyed with the "W" but it means nothing if they can't comeback from Staples Ice Game Set-Up with a "W" to force Game 7 that is just the reality of the situation.

It was Slovakian Michal Handzus dba "ZUUUUUUUUUUS" who gets the game-winner a Backhand from a nifty pass from Pittsburgh Born and Bred Brandon Saad as the Indian "Light the Lamp" and forces action back in L.A. for game 6. All this was after the game looked like it was going to Blackhawks 14 Kings 13 as the Monarchs missed an extra point. Five Goals in the 1st frame as both Net Minders had to settle down.

It was the Blackhawks who struck first on a Brent Seabrook Slapshot on a Hawks Power Play not even a 1:30 into the game. Jhonny Oduya then gets a wrister off of a shot by Patrick Kane to make 2-0 Hawks two minutes later. Midway through the 1st Jerret Stoll of the Monarchs gets a wrister past Corey Crawford to make it 2-1 Hawks. A minute and a half late Brandon Saad gets a wrister to make it 3-1 past Jonathan Quick. Not even two minutes after that Slovakian Marian Gaborik scores to make it 3-2 Hawks at the end of one.

The Monarchs scored both goals in the 2nd from Dustin Brown and Tanner Pearson for a 4-3 Kings lead. Ben Smith of the Hawks then scores on a Wrister in the 3rd a little over a minute tie it up at 4-4. This is when the action really started. No Goals in the 1st Overtime Period then two minutes into the 2nd Extra Zuuuuuuuuus get the game-winner.

That Andrew Shaw, Brandon Saad, and Patrick Kane Line put the Hawks over the Top as I said in Icebook earlier in the Game Preview both Saad and Shaw were going to be factors...and were. Crawford settled down to stop 40 of 44 SOG. Quick stopped 40 of 45 SOG and bot Net Minders gave everything in this one.

360 Degrees...Slovakia was all over this on as Marian Gaborik and Michal Handzus had huge impacts on Game 5!

  


PIRATES 0 METS 5 F...AMAZINS' Starter COLON "Bigger than Life" shuts out the BUCCOS on "GET AWAY DAY" an Amazing Performance for COLON as WRIGHT and DUDA goes YARD for the METROPOLITANS! #BucsNation #MetropolitansHardball

The New York Mets win the series as they get a more than a solid outing from Vet RHP Bartolo Colon. Colon had the Bucs Hitters mesmerized as he isn't that mid-90s above 90 MPH Flame Thrower he once was for the Tribe anymore. He is a Pitcher working around hitters and changing speeds and locations often.

Colon gets the "W" going 7 1/3 innings as he allowed not a run and five hits walking just one Bucs Hitter while striking out nine! Both Amazins' players David Wright and Lucas Duda supplied the Offense. Wright singled in a run and took Pirates Starter Charlie Morton deep for a Solo Blast in the 6th. Duda took Pirates Bryan Morris for a Two-Run Big Fly in the 8th as that capped the Mets scoring at five for a 5-0 win.

Back to Morton the Bucs Starter as he falls to 1-7 in 2014 went 5 1/3 innings allowing three runs on four hits while he walked four and struck out four. He also has the David Wright Solo Shot on his Tab. Both "El Toro" Pedro Alavrez and Andrew "Cutch 22" McCutchen led the Bucs with two hits apiece as they stranded  a dozen.

 

ASTROS 9 ROYALS 3 F...Welcome MLB Heads to the "STROS SHOW" as CLUTCH City Hardball eats K.C. BBQ and K.C. Pitching...'STROS Rookie SPRINGER knows "CHICKS dig the Big FLY" "GET AWAY DAY" with the Bluedude's 1st stop in the 'STROS Clubhouse #StrosHardball #RoyalsNation

The Houston Astros finished a Royal Sweep of the K.C. Royals as 'Stros Rook OF George Springer was a "Royal Pain" to say the least. Springer went Two-Run Bomb in the 1st as the 'Stros ran Royals Starter Danny Duffy right off I-70.

The Show wasn't all Springer though as 'Stros First Baseman/DH Chris Carter took Royals Pitching for a Solo Shot in the 5th and a Three-Run Bomb in the 6th as the 'Stros tacked on runs 7-8-9 after the Three-Run Bomb by Carter. Duffy gets the "L" as he allows six runs on seven hits as he walked three an struck out five.

Houston's Starter Jarred Cozart gets the "W" as he goes five giving up two runs on four hits. Royals Back Stop Brett Hayes took 'Stros Middle Man Jerome Williams for a Solo Shot in the 7th as the Royals with some modest and realistic expectations are not living up to any of them after a solid 2013.

The "Stros Show" moves to 22-32 and that is the bottom of the AL West as you better get them now while they are still in your Mama's Basement. The Royals at 24-28 are siting 4th in the AL Central and seven games behind the Central leading Detroit Tigers.

HEAT @ PACERS Game 5 Preview in "Fight 4 LARRY" LOGO Watch w/PLAYBOOK...HEAT all business as they have secured services for Home Court for at least the next Two Games if it goes that far...PACERS making Excuse after Excuse and they are not that TEAM are they? #MIAvsIND #HEATgang #PACERnation

Lance Stephenson talking to King James telling everyone who wanted to hear it, " I am in King James Head". PG-24 talking Heat's 30 makes on Free Throws won Miami the Game as he blamed it on the Zebras calling it,"Home-Cookin"! "Area 55" Roy Hibbert talking the Game 4 Game Plan didn't have him in it and does a Game Plan have Rim Protecting and rebounding in it...or is that too much Hibbert?

Meanwhile then Heat is focusing in on what they need to focus on and that is winning Game 5 and closing out Indy to move to their 4th straight "Fight 4 Larry" Series. King James and Wade among others refuse to get into a Back and Forth Pool Hall Chat with Indy as there are bigger things to put their attention to. Game 5 is here...Pacers you better come with as Inside the NBA on TNT is getting your Yacht ready!

#WhiteHot HEAT 
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NBA E.C.F. Game 5
May 28th, 2014
8:30pm ET
@
Bankers Life Fieldhouse

PLAYBOOK

Heat must maintain "Focus" on the Task at hand...

Pacers you had trouble with the Hawks and Wizards..did at any point moving forward did you think the Light was going to come on and you were going to be better than the Heat?

Stick to the Game Plan and "Execution" on both Ends for both Teams...

Pacers do not worry about Refs and the other "Stuff" that you cannot control...play 33-8 Gold Swagger Hoops...

If the game is close in the 4th King James will need to be "BIG" to help close out the Pacers and Indy needs to be mindful of that...

Live Turnovers for TDs vs Turnovers...

Money Ball as the Heat has the decided advantage as the Pacers need to take that away in Game 5...

Free Throws...Pacers crying about FT's...get and stay in "Attack Mode"...

Vogel vs Spo...who wins Game 5?

D-West and "Area 55" have to be the 1st and 2nd Options in Game 5 starting out on Offense...

Rashard Lewis Heat...enough said!

Where has the Pacers Bench been and still no Evan Turner as I have checked all Milk Cartons in Indy and the 305!

Glass Work...Rebounding!

Transition Opportunities..take them when they present themselves!

Pacers limit King James "Splash Plays"...

A few Pacers including Coaches are playing for 2014-15...will they come out firing or will it be the 2014 Pacers?

Pacers slow down Dwayne Wade dba "Flash" circa 2005-06...

Pacers must make Chris Bosh put the Spalding Orange on the Hardwood and run him of the Arc...

Game 5 is here with the Heat up 3-1...put up or shut up!  


    
   

KINGS @ BLACKHAWKS Game 5 W.C.F. FInals Preview w/ICEBOOK..."FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison w/"Fight 4 LORD STANLEY"...the INDIAN Head enter ELIMINATION Game #1 and they need to hit the "MADHOUSE on MADISON" Phone Booth and come out a Black and Red HONEY BADGER...Game 5 is here! #Monarchs #OneGoal #FearTheFeathers

The Blackhawks have been here before as the Fake Red Army the Detroit Red Wings had them down 3-1 last season only for the hawks to win the last three with the same set up as this one. The only problem is the Monarchs are a different animal and the Kings remember last years when the Hawks finished them quite easily! Can the Indian Head solve Mr. Quick? Will Corey Crawford come to play or will the Blue Paint be a Toll Road for the Monarchs?

#MonarchsPride KINGS 
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NHL Playoffs W.C.F. Game 5
May 28th, 2014
8pm ET
@
Madhouse on Madison dba United Center 

ICEBOOK

Where is the Indiana Head's Killer Instinct as Chips don't come often...

The Monarchs don't want to play with the Indian Head as they will look to close Tonight...

Hawks #1 Line of Captain Serious, "Bicks", and the "Bison City Mullet" have to go O-Zone Layer... that's right Space Ships!

The Da-MenionHawks might be a factor at some point as he might take Bryan Bickell's Spot on the Hawks Top Line to join Captain Serious and Kaner 88...

The Kings Top Line led by Slovenia's Anze Kopitar and Slovakia's Marian Gaborik came alive in Game 4 and that is bad News for the Hawks moving to Game 5...

The Penalty Box is "Kryptonite"...wear your Thinking Cap and be on your best behavior because you don't want to be that Dude...#BecauseItsTheCup!

Blackhawks Wingers Slovakia's Marian Hossa and Team Canada's Patrick Sharp...raise your hand if your in Game 5...or you will be marked absent!

Jonathan Quick...can the Indian Head solve the best in the "Blue Paint" to force a Game 6 in Staples Ice Games Set-Up?

Corey Crawford...where is my 'Craw-Dad" in Net for "Fear the Feathers"...he must have his best outing to date as the Monarchs will be putting everything on net!

Will Kings Jeff Carter's Line with Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson add to their Collection of Points in Game 5?

Stick Handling in your zone can be Game Saving or a Youtube Moment for the worst..take care of the Frozen One...

Hawks Defensemen have to be better than in Game 4 especially D.K. #2 and "Brooksie" #7...

Monarchs Defenseman Drew Doughty has put the Clamps on everything coming his way...can the Hawks get more chances with him on ICe in game 5?

Hawks need Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw, Kris Versteeg, and the Ben Smith's of the World's make some Plays in Game 5 for the Hawks to have a chances...Saad has two goals in the series!

Game 5 is here...and its a Must-Win Scenario for the Indian Head here on out!




COWBOYS lose Backer SEAN LEE...Backer LEE latest Injury a Torn ACL suffered in OTA's on Tuesday...What this means for the 'BOYS "D" and that 6-year $42 million Contract that begins in 2014..."SUNDAY TALK in Late MAY 2K14" talking INJURED RESERVE for Cowboys Backer LEE in 2014 #SeanLee50 #CowboysCamp2K14

Cowboys unquestioned leader Backer Sean Lee of Linebacker U "Happy Valley" Pennsylvania is on Injured reserve again as he suffers a Torn ACL in OTA's yesterday in Cowboys Camp. The Cowboys Contract they had gave Lee last season had heavy Injury Incentives and this will be the 3rd straight season Lee has missed half or most of a Season. Lee's Injury History to date:

2010: Misses Weeks 14-17 Shoulder Contusion played 14 gms

2011: from Week 9-17 Wrist Injury played 15 gms

2012: Weeks 8-17 Toe Injury played 6 gms

2013: Weeks 12-17 Hamstring/Neck played 11 gms

Lee signed a 6-yr $42 Million deal last season as its kicks in this season. He has Signing Bonus of $2 million and a Base Salary of $750K in 2014 with a Cap Hit of $3.7 Million which equated to $13.5 million in Dead Money*. The Contract includes a $4.75 Million Restructure  as he will receive a $1.5 million Bonus if he plays 80% of his games between 2013-14..and that will not happen.

*Dead Money: Is when a player receives a signing bonus, whether it be on a new contract or a restructure, that money is paid out immediately to the player. For Salary Cap accounting purposes it is prorated out over the remaining years on that contract but cannot be prorated out for more than five years.

Now the 'Boys will move on as they were going to pick Ohio State Backer Ryan Shazier at #16 in the 2014 NFL Draft as they were reportedly on the phone with him as the Steelers chimed in and grabbed him at #15. Now that Pick and Draft Strategy was right on for the 'Boys and Jerry and Stephen which now looms even bigger. Inside Backer Bruce Carter (2011 2nd Rd Pick #40 overall for Cowboys from UNC and former UNC Coach Butch Davis) will take over for Lee on the Defensive Calls most likely as luckily for the 'Boys they have plenty of time to grab more Backers to see what works.

360 Degrees...word around the Cowboys Water Cooler is that Shazier would have been in competition to take Carter's Gig...now how about them Stars on the Helmet!      



REDS 3 DODGERS 6 F...GREINKE gets his 8th "W" of the 2014 as Dodger Blue CF ETHIER provides most of the RUN Support..."A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" from Chavez Ravine talking DODGER BLUE!

The Cincinnati Red Legs have put themselves in a situation some teams in the NL West are use to seeing. That is seeing both Dodgers Star Pitchers Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw in consecutive days. Now with Dodgers Hyun-Jin Ryu throwing almost a "Perfect" last night the Red Legs didn't fare too well vs the "Greink-ster"!

The Dodger CF Andre Ethier started off the Dodgers scoring with a Solo Tater in the bottom half of the 2nd for a Dodgers 1-0 lead.  Then with the Ducks all over the pond in the bottom half of the 4th  Ethier again delivers with a Three-Run Triple as the "Boys in Blue" move to a commanding 4-0 lead. That's when Zack Greinke took over as the Dodgers #2 Man went 7 2/3 innings allowing a run-scoring single in the 5th and a Two-Run Bomb in the 8th to Red Legs Back Stop Devin Mesoraco as the Dodgers by then were up 6-3. Greinke was pulled as Set-Up Man J.P. Howell and Dodgers Captain Save-A-Game Kenley Jansen (16th saves) closed the door on the Red Legs.

Red Legs Starter Alfredo Simon went just 3 2/3 innings allowing five runs on five hits walking four and striking out two. Red Legs First Baseman David Lutz had two hits while Ethier went 2 for 4 with two runs scored, a Three-Bagger, and a Solo HR for Dodger Blue.

Dodgers move to 29-24 2nd in the NL West  while the Red Legs fall to 22-28 and 4th in the NL Central.  

CUBS 0 GIANTS 4..."HUDDY" blanks the NORTH SIDERS at McCOVEY Cove as the GIGANTES Top of the Order "P2" PAGAN & PENCE set the San Fran Hardball Table..."A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" following the NL West leading GIANTS! #WrigleyField100 #SanFranHardball

A night after Cubs Ace Jeff Samardzija gets his 1st "W" of the 2014 season the Giants get right back to business. San Fran Starter and Vet Tim Hudson of War Eagle Baseball on the Plains (Auburn) went seven innings of shutout Hardball vs the Cubbies. He struck out five while the Cubbies mustered just  six hits off "Huddy".

The Giants Offense behind a 2 for 4 with two runs scored by CF Angel Pagan and a 2 for 3 with a run scored by RF "Run Hunter Run" Pence the Giants scored two in the 1st and two in the 5th. Cubs Starter Jake Arrieta went six allowing all four run on his Tab with seven hits as he struck out six Giants hitters.  Giants 5-Star Back Stop Buster Posey had two of the four ribbies going 0 for 2.

The #SFGHeadlines moves to 32-19 in the NL West and that is 4.5 games up on the surging 2nd place Dodgers. The North Siders fall to 19-30 and that is 9.5 games back in the NL Central to the "Piwowarzy" of Milwaukee!    

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

YANKEES 0 CARDINALS 6 F...Bronx BOMBERS that Truck that hit you on the Bump is Jersey #31 and Government Name Michael LANCE LYNN...REDBIRDS shutdown YANKS behind a GEM by LYNN...the Redbirds MATT'S "Holliday & Adams" doing damage at the Dish!..."A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" as BASEBALL Town USA strikes Team 27 Chips! #RedbirdsHardball #Team27Chips

The New York Yankee Hitters collected five hits and no runs and struck out twice as Redbirds Starter Michael Lance Lynn dba #31 in your Redbirds Program in the Cards 2014 Starting Rotation goes Complete Job to get his 6th "W" vs two defeats in 2014.

The Cards on the other hand handled Yanks Starter David Phelps (St. Louis Native) as they cranked out eight and hits scoring five runs with Cards Allen Craig taking Phelps Deep for a Solo Shot in the 5th. Matt Holliday the Redbirds Starting Left Fielder took Yanks Middle Man Alfredo Aceves "Yard" in the 7th for a Solo Blast as well going 3 for 3 with two Ribbies and two runs scored. Cards  First Baseman Matt Adams also had three hits as he went 3 for 4 with an RBI and run scored.

The Redbirds move to 29-23 good for 2nd in the NL Central just a game back of the Central leading Brew Crew. The Yanks now 4-4 on their current 9-Game Motel Trip through Chicago for six and St. Louis for three...falls to 27-24 tied for 2nd in the AL East with the Charm City O's. That is also good for three games back of the Blue-Hot streaking Blue Birds of Toronto who have won eight games straight.  

 

SPURS 92 THUNDER 105...SPURS Family on the Business End of the "OKC WRATH" led by RUSS of JORDAN Brand and @kdTREY5 of NIKE Basketball and just like that back to the ALAMO City tied up 2-2 "REGULATORS Report OKC" w/"Fight 4 LARRY" LOGO Watch as OKC holds serve after Home-Cooked Meals!...REGULATORS...Mount Up!

The San Antonio Spurs Starters didn't come with it again vs OKC and they paid for it. The Thunder in a decisive 2nd Frame run highlighted by the KD VI going Money Ball x 2 and a sweet Turnaround "J"...the Thunder took off. They turned a 26-20 1st frame lead into a 58-43 OKC lead as the Thunder was full steam ahead after that.

OKC then started the 3rd with a 18-3 run to put the game into "Reinforcements get some time" Mode as that 58-43 OKC lead stretched to 76-49 with just under five minutes remaining in the 3rd. To the Spurs credit the S.A.S. Reinforcements cut that huge 27-point lead by OKC to a 83-71 game just as the 4th started. The Spurs never got that OKC lead under double digits as OKC wins 105-92 sending the Series back to San Antonio 2-2.

Russ "Becomes Legendary" with a 40-piece (12-24 FG 14-14 FT) with all kinds of sides like 10 helpers, four thefts, and five boards. That KD VI went for a 31-piece with small sides as in five boards and five assists. No other Thunder Player was in double figures as that Spurs Game Plan of letting Russ and KD get their own and shut everybody else's water off...was a no go in Game 4.

The Spurs Bench scored 63 of their 92 points led by Boris Diaw 14 points and Corey Joseph 11 points. Don't think S.A.S. Lead Man "Pops" wasn't sending a clear cut message to his Starters...he was and now we see the Spurs Starters Respone to all that on Thursday May 29th at the AT&T Center in Game 5.

Series tied 2-2...


RANGERS 4 CANADIENS 7 F...HABS Bourque goes "HAT TRICK"!...BLUE SHIRTS Lundqvist gets pulled!...HABS blow a 4-1 Lead only to score Three Straight after the Fact!...HABS Win! HABS Win! HABS Win!..."Fight 4 LORD STANLEY" headed back to World's Most Famous 3-2 BLUE SHIRTS as the Flying FRENCHMEN Strike! #NYRvsMTL

The Montreal Forum dba Bell Centre was on 100 all night long but it was not without a few Peaks and Valleys! The Montreal Canadiens head back to NYC down 3-2 staving off elimination as they get to Rangers and Sweden National Team Net Minder Henrik Lundqvist putting him on ice in the 2nd period wit a 4-1 lead.

The 4-1 Habs Lead was compliments of goals by Alex Galchenyuk, Tomas Plekanec, Max Paciorety, and Rene Bourque. The lone Rangers Goal came after it was 1-0 Habs and Derek Stepan scored. The Habs were coming downhill and was in the lead comfortably as the Forum was going Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs then it happened...

The Rangers hit the Bell Centre Phone Booth and come out "Broadway Bullies" and in a four and a half minute span in the 2nd period they get goals from Rick Nash, Stepan (2nd of the Night), and on a Power Play Chris Kreider and for the Love of Canadiens Great Larry Robinson and the "Hair"...the Rangers were back in it 4-4 just like that. Hold your horse though Mr. Rene Bourque strikes not even a minute after the Rangers tied it up to make it 5-4 and the Habs never looked back as that took all the "MO" from New York Rangers in the Playoffs!

In the 3rd Bourque "Lights the Lamp" again for the Cleaning Crew at the Forum to get busy...Hat Trick Me...Habs up 6-4! They get a late Empty Net Goal on some shaky strategy by thre Blue Shirts Brass at the end to win 7-4.

Habs Net Minder Dustin Tokarski was fabulous when he had to be stopping 23/27 shots with a that bad 2nd frame as that was more of an ambush on the Habs in Totality! The Rangers have to play better and Mr. Lundqvist has to be better as he left after stopping just 15 of 19 shots.

Here we go back to World's Most Famous on Thursday May 29th at 8pm ET...Game 6

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RED SOX 6 BRAVES 3 F...the CARMINES two days removed from a Fake "DONNYBROOK" in Tampa might have stirred the Boston CLAM CHOWDER up for the Greater Good...BO SOX hit the CHOP Shop again as HOT-lanta has been COOL-anta the last two weeks in the NL East!..."A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" RED SOX might be back on Track to head North in the AL EAST #CarminesBiz #BravesCountry

The Boston Red Sox might have woken up and it wasn't by choice as the Tampa Bay Rays might have done it in the last series as that Fake "Donnybrook" that broke out on "Get Away Day". Nonetheless the Carmines have taken the first two games from the NL East leading Braves in the three-piece in all of a sudden COOL-anta!

The Winner tonight was Sox Ace Jon Lester who went six innings and allowed three runs on eight hits. He fortunately for him was pulled at the beginning of the 7th right after the Sox broke up a 3-2 Braves lead to put up a 6-3 "W". "Big Papi" Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. had the big run-scoring singles in the 7th with Grady Sizemore with an RBI on a fielders choice. Lester was on the hook for the Loss that turned into a ""W for him as he moves to 5-6.

As for the Chop Shop 404 they scored on a Jason Heyward Solo Shot in the 1st and two Sac-Flies by Hot Corner Chris Johnson. Braves Starter Aaron Harang was on the hook for the "W" until the disaster 7th innings for the Braves Pen. Harang left going six giving up just two runs on seven hits striking seven with a free pass!

The Carmine still in the AL East Basement at 22-29 as that 10-game skid did them no justice as its just May Hardball. Then Braves lead in the NL East is at 1/5 games over the Nats as they fall to 28-23 and the Starting Pitching or lack thereof is starting to take its toll on Braves Country.      

RANGERS @ CANADIENS Game 5 E.C.F in the "Fight 4 LORD STANLEY" w/ICEBOOK...BLUE SHIRTS have the "Flying FRENCHMEN" in an ELIMINATION Scenario from here on out can they deliver the K.O. PUNCH?...HABS will be playing with their ICE Games SURVIVAL Kit in Game 5...will it lead them to a Game 6? #NYRvsMTL #NYRPlayoffs #HABSnation

We have come to this as both Home Teams in both Conference Finals in Game 5 will be facing elimination. The Canadiens were right there as some sloppy puck handling in Extras and poor a Power Play cost them in Game 4. The New York Rangers are one game away from Lord Stanley and the Energy and Passion they should and will be playing with in Game 5 should be a sight to see. Does Habs 5-Star Defenseman P.K.Subban have anything left? Can the Rangers Martin St.Louis and Carl Hagelin continue to torch the Habs Defense?

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NHL Playoffs E.C.F. Game 5 
May 27th, 2014
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ICEBOOK

Rangers need to channel energy and stay the course with the Habs initial Game 5 rush...

Habs must ride that Bell Centre Energy when the Puck Drop but be careful...

Blue Shirts Henrik Lundqvist has been solid and can he put a Lid on the Net in Game 5?

P.K. Subban must slow down and work with Others or that Selfish Approach will have him Vacationing after Game 5...

Rangers 3rd Best W-L out of the Motel in the 2013-14 Season...now they are 6-3 in the Playoffs and have won four straight out of the Motel which doesn't bode well for the Home Team Habs...

Martin St. Louis and Carl Hagelin have been 5-Star for the Blue Shirts...can the Habs slow them down in Game 5?

Habs Net Minder Dustin Tokarski has been "Off the Charts" in game 3 and 4...can he duplicate those two outings in front of the home folks playing with the Ice Games Survival Kit?

Stay out of the Penalty Box...Bonehead Penalties are too costly when Lord Stanley is watching!

Take care of the Frozen One especially in your own zone...too cute can be too costly hence Game 4 in Extras!

BODIES in front of the Net please!...You can't stop the Frozen One if you can't see the Frozen One!

Put the "FROZEN ONE" on Net at all costs...things tend to happen!

Blue Shirts have the Momentum as the Habs need to grab it and take it back to their Team Motel for Game 6 at World's Most Famous...

Stars need to shine on All Levels from here on out...it's Grown Folks Business and nothing else as a Trip to the Lord Stanley Cup Finals will be on the Line from here on out!

Game 5 is Here "North of the Border" in Montreal, Quebec...8pm ET  


SPURS @ THUNDER Game 4 W.C.F. Preview REGULATORS Report OKC" w/"Fight 4 LARRY" LOGO Watch w/PLAYBOOK...OKC will get the Real SPURS in Game 4 and are they up for the Challenge?..."AIR CONGO" IBAKA was huge in Game 3 and the SPURS have to account for him in the Paint on Defense...#SASvsOKC #SPURSfamily #THUNDERup

The San Antonio loss in Game 3 had a lot to do with the OKC Thunder's Play compounded with the fact the "Effort" was not there for the Spurs. Lead Man "POPS" will for sure get a better effort in Game 4 tonight and OKC will have to win from the Top to All Zeroes after the 4th.

The Thunder's Trio of Russ, KD, and Serge was dynamite not by Shooting Percentages but by the Impact they had on the game. OKC Lead Man Scotty Brooks also went to some of his younger players (Lamb and Jones III) as he has to trust them as they bring a fast energy to that 2nd unit and another added dimension the Spurs 2nd Unit has to deal with. How that OKC 2nd Unit plays in Game 4 coupled with Ibaka's Play (30 mins. in Game 3) will have an even bigger impact on Game 4.

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NBA W.C.F. Game 4
May 27th, 2014
9pm ET
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PLAYBOOK

Spurs and France National Team Captain TP9 has to get it going in Game 4 the Spurs go as he goes...One-Man Fast Break and doing business in the paint on Bankers Hours 9-5 with an Hour Lunch Break!

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant must keep other players involved as that worked in Game 3...

GINOOOOOOOOOBOLI! has been a Thorn in every one's backside in Winning Time...Can OKC slow the "Argentina Assassin" Down?

"Air Congo" and the Mutumbo Finger Pointing is exactly what the Thunder ordered for Game 3...can they get something close to that in Game 4 and is Serge's Recovery from Game 3 to 4 talking Calf Injury better or worse than in Game 3?

The Money Ball...where is it for both teams and that will be a determining factor in Game 4 who shoots it better?

Transition Buckets vs Transition "D"...

TP9 vs Russ...Priceless!

Dunc vs "Air Congo"...Bump & Grind!

Taking care of that Spalding Orange (Turnovers)...

Attack Mode > J's...

Charity Stripe is an Asset..use it!..

Execution on both ends will be paramount...

Hustle Board as OKC won in Game 3...who takes it Home in Game 4?

"Pops" vs Brooks talking Clip Board Drawings and 30 second to a Minute Pep Talks...who gets the edge in Game 4?

Game 4 is Here...9pm ET NBA on TNT!

  

Bluedude Sportstalk SPORTS SHORTS Take 173...DODGERS RYU almost goes PERFECT GAME after BECKETT'S No-No...Cubbies SAMARDZIJA finally gets a "W"..."GRONK" and JHONNY Football on OTA Break in VEGAS #DODGERblue #NORTHSiders #VEGASnights

South Korean and Dodger Blue Pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu almost topped his Teammates No-No in Philly Sunday as Ryu took a no-hitter into the 8th Inning vs the Red Legs in Chavez Ravine on Monday. The first hitter Ryu faces Red Legs Hot Corner Todd Frazier broke up the Perfect Game and the No-No with Double.  Ryu then battled in the 8th charged with giving up all three Red Legs Runs. Dodger Captain Save-A-Game Kenley Jansen gets the save only after Middle man Brian Wilson imploded in the 8th for Dodger Blue!

Cubbies Ace Jeff Samardzija goes seven strong allowing four runs on six hits as he gets his 1st Win of 2014 for the North Siders. The Cubs scored eight as Samardzija struck out 10 Giants hitters. The Cubs win 8-4 as the #2 Pitcher in ERA at 1.68 had to ecstatic for the "W"!

Whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas and "Word around Vegas" it was Pats TE Rob Gronkowski and the Browns #3 QB Jhonny Manziel taking in the sights and sounds. Imagine that for "Gronk" as he has to be 100% one would think and Jhonny Football going "Hollywood" already...Good Luck with that Dawg Pound!

PACERS 90 HEAT 102 F...Coach SPO and "WHITE HOT" gets Ex-RAPTORS Star and RAMLBLIN' WRECK Alum CHRIS BOSH in the Mix early and that proves to be that wining piece in Game 4...PACERS won't "Beat the HEAT" in Three Straight write it down or take an INSTAgram! "Fight 4 LARRY" LOGO Watch as HEAT Nation moves closer to a THREE-PEAT! #INDvsMIA

Before I could get the Words out of my mouth you knew and the Pacers had to know Chris Bosh was too good to be B-Team in the E.C.F. 2k14 and he would at some point in the Series be Bosh wearing Raptors Boxers!

Well after the Smoke cleared and the Heat Dancers did their Opening Act (Delicious!..Keep it Clean Bluedude as Bluedude Sportstalk is a Family Show) Bosh and King James would combine for 32 points as Bosh would have 17 of that and 3 of 5 from the "Land of Plenty". Yes Nike Basketball's C.B. #1 was "Vintage" all decked out in that Bosh Money Ball!

To the Pacers Credit the Heat only led 49-44 at the break as PG-24 and D-West tried to keep the Pacers close with 23 points between them two. The game took an inauspicious turn at the start of the 2nd half with a James Money Ball and "Splash Play"(Dunk) mixed in with a "Regular Mario" Lay-Up the Heat all of a sudden led 56-44. They went on a 31-20 frame in the 3rd and a 80-64 lead at the end of three. Gold Swagger never got closer than nine points 99-90 with 1:29 to go in regulation and the Champs 305 win 102-90 going away.

Biggest Stat in Game 4...Heat 30-34 FT Pacers 11-17...you will not win coming out of the Motel settling or J's, not in Attack Mode, and 14 turnovers (Heat 5 Turnovers). The Pacers had to see this coming as they were a product of a horrible year in the Eastern Conference and too focused on Heat too early in 2013-14 as you build yourselves up to that point again then attack it when it's in front of you!

Game 5 in Indy on Wednesday May 28th...Elimination Games from here on out in the E.C.F.!

 

       

BLACKHAWKS 2 KINGS 5 F...MONARCHS "Light the LAMP" x 3 within 6:26 in the First Period and the INDIAN HEAD never recovered..."FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison with "Fight 4 LORD STANLEY" HAWKS Nation this better not have a HOLLYWOOD Ending! #HAWKSnation OneGoal #MonarchsPride

Are you kidding me as the Blackhawks get hit with the 1-2-3 in the first frame and they never recovered as the Monarchs came out flying like "Disney on Ice".  Hawks Net Minder Corey "Craw-Dad" Crawford was score on 3 of the first 5 shots he saw or didn't see as the Hawks must have spent too much time at L.A. Live, the Santa Monica Harbor, or even Sunset Strip which is a No-Fly Zone all Professional Teams doing business in L.A..  

The Kings came with Defenseman Jake Muzzin the mate of Five Star Defenseman Drew Doughty. with 11 minute to go for a Kings 1-0 lead. Marian Gaborik from a slick pass from Slovenia's Anze Kopitar gets a tip-in just 2:13 seconds alter to make it 2-0. Then two minutes and twenty-three seconds after that goal Monarchs Captain Dustin Brown gets a Wrister and for the Love of the Madhouse on Madison it time to Tab out!

The Blackhawks never recovered as it was a host of issues as they look like they had stop competing and that is an alarming thought for the Indian Head Lead Man Coach Q. Drew Doughty made it 4-0 over half past the 2nd frame only for the Indian Head's Brandon Saad to strike with a backhand to make it 4-1 Kings in the 2nd.

In the 3rd Period Bryan Bickell scored on a backhand midway through as that Bicks, Toewser, and Kaner Line strikes in shades of that 2013 Stanley Cup Winning Indian Head Top Line! Tanner Pearson scored an Empty Netter to put more fuel on the fire as that Jeff carter Line of Carter, Pearson, and Toffoli kept their Points Streak alive and well.

The Indian Head "Miss List" for Game 4:

Hawks were on the Power Play three times in the 1st Frame and didn't score...

24 Shots on net as Monarchs Net Minder Jonathan Quick was spotted three early...need more SOG!

Monarchs helped Quick out with some 23 blocks on Shot Attempts...

The Defense didn't help "Craw-Dad" as it was careless play in the Hawks Zone with the Frozen One...

Hawks 0/3 Power Play...Monarchs 2/4...do the math!

Monarchs lead series 3-1 and the Fat Lady is nowhere near the Madhouse Hawks Nation....that Seat Belt Sign unfortunately will be left on until that Hump Day Hawks "W" in Game 5!

"Fear the FEATHERS"...



Monday, May 26, 2014

PIRATES 5 METS 3 F...Late Game HEROICS for 'BURGH Hardball as the 'AMAZINS ruin a Shutout for young JACOB de GROM..."A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" from CITI Park #PITvsNYM

Remember folks the star of stars for the 'Amazins Ace Matt Harvey is out with Timmy John so there is no better time than to get those other arms up from the Farm to see what they got! Meet and Greet Mets RHP Jacob de Grom is is a Jered Weaver of the Halos look-alike with darn there that same wiry delivery.

Well the Pittsburgh Pirates got a chance on Memorial Day to go against de Grom and that did absolutely nothing against him. de Grom went 6 2/3 innings of five-hit Hardball allowing not a run to cross the dish. He also walked five but struck out four. The Buccos were glad to see him exit as Mets Nation was not.

Pirates Starter Brandon Crumpton was no slouch either as he went six giving up two runs on seven hits. Both de Grom and Juan LeGares scored in the 5th inning off Crumpton as Daniel Murphy singled them home. The score was 2-0 Mets in the top of the eighth with both de Grom and Crumpton on the hooks for the "W" and "L".

The Bucs Gaby Sanchez took Mets Middle Man Scott Brook for a Solo Shot to make it 2-1 Mets. In the same inning Jose Tabata singled scoring Starling Marte tying the game up at 2-2. Sanchez then singled home both Neil Walker and "Cutch 22" in the top half of the 9th as the Buccos took the lead as those runs were charged to Jose Valverde and why is he still pitching. (Mets Staff see Motor City Tigers Valverde please!). Buccos Back Stop Russell Martin then scores Sanchez on a double for a 5-2 Bucs lead heading into the 9th.  Mets Lucas Duda goes Solo Bomb off the Buccos Mark Melancon as Melancon gets his 10th save.

The Buccos move to 23-37 as the 'Amazins fall to 22-28. Both de Grom and Crumpton get No Decisions!

 

INDIANS 2 WHITE SOX 6 F...the SOUTH SIDERS top half of the ORDER goes "HAMMER TIME" on TRIBE Pitching...INDIANS in the CENTRAL Basement..."A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" Memorial Day Hardball #CLEvsCWS

The Chicago White Sox wasted no time on this festive Afternoon as they take care of the visiting Cleveland Indians as the top half of the Pale Hose Batting Order went "Hammer Time" on Tribe Pitching.

Behind the South Siders 2-3-4 Hitters in Second Baseman Marcus Semien, Hot Corner Conor Gillaspie, and DH Dayan Viciedo the Sox get 7 for 12 with four Ribbies and all six runs scored from that trio. Viciedo also had a Three-Run Blast among the biggest hit if the seven. Tribe Starter  Josh Tomlin went five innings giving up five runs while striking out eight and walking one.

The Tribe gets all their action from the Dish from the 2,3, and 5 Hitters in Mike Aviles, Michael Brantley, and Ryan Rayburn as they combined to go 6 for 11 with two ribbies and a run scored. Sox Starters Carlos Quintana gets the "W" going six allowing two runs on five hits striking out five walking two.

The South Siders move to 26-27 and that is good for #2 in the AL Central just 5.5 games back of the Detroit Tigers. The Cleveland Indians fall to 24-28 and that is the basement in the Central seven games back!   

PACERS @ HEAT Game 4 Preview "Fight 4 LARRY" LOGO Watch w/PLAYBOOK as INDY tries to grab that all important Home Court back...CHAMPS 305 Shooters locked and loaded for Game 4..."LANCE of the BK" leave well enough alone in that @KingJAMES APP and switch from SAMSUNG to APPLE...#INDvsMIA #PACERnation #HEATnation

The Miami Heat put another wrinkle into Game 3 as I told you in Playbook...the Heat Shooters notably the best from the Land of Plenty" in Jesus Shuttlesworth dba Sugar Ray Allen of Jordan Brand..."Become Legendary" he already is and his Shoe Game is #1 in the Logo hands down! The Heat got them off and King James has yet to get in a groove as Pacers Lance Stephenson things he is in LeBron's Thinking Cap...Child Please!

The Pacers in order to be and "Effective Team" with no sign of Lt. Jack Harper needs to go inside to D-West and "Area 55" Roy Hibbert of Hoya Paranoia. They are most effective when they play "Big" as the Heat is limited on big bodies in the paint. If the Heat keep shooting from the Arc a High Percentage and King James decides one of these games to make Lance Stephenson pay...lookout Pacers Nation!  

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May 26th, 2014
Happy Memorial Day
8:30pm ET
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PLAYBOOK

Pacers think Inside then out...go to High Pick and Pops to D-West and "Iso" Big Roy in his sweet spots!

Heat stay in Attack Mode and put that Pacers Defense on its heels...

PG-24 we need an efficient 25-piece with numbers all over the Hustle Board...

Lance Stephenson shut up talking to the Great Ones especially King James you will get embarrassed...Real Talk! "Born Ready"..please!

Both Teams get to the Penalty and to the Charity Stripe...that's your best asset in Winning Time...possible Free points!

Pacers get out in Transition with lance and PG-24 and attack the goal...

Heat get out in Transition looking for a King James "Splash Play" or a Jesus Money Ball..that dagger-like Transition Three is a Momentum Builder or Crusher!

Glass Work...Rebounding Advantage...who own it in Game 4?

Wade County has been "Flash" circa 2005-06 can Gold Swagger slow him down as Evan Turner might be the trick Coach Vogel as E.T. of Pennsylvania Avenue Pro Hoops can make Wade work on Defense by posting him up.

Pacers stay with Jesus Shuttlesworth at all times except when in Warm-Ups!

Coach Vogel vs Coach Spo...Vogel your move!

Heat Dancers it's Memorial Day Weekend shake what ya mama gave ya!

Live Turnovers for TDs vs Turnovers..Live T.O. for TDs are the W-L Turnover!

Half Court Offensive Execution is a must as these two teams are two of the best five in all of Basketball at half Court D! Get set-up quickly and run your sets!

It's Do or Die for Indy as they cannot afford to be down 3-1 heading back to Indy....

The Heat knows this if they can get Game 4 they can go all pout for the Elimination Game in Indy for Game 5 knowing they still have a game or so not to play with but for Insurance...you don't want to think like that being the Champs but it's a real proposition!

Game Time 8:30pm ET NBA on ESPN..
 
 

BLACKHAWKS @ KINGS..."FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison w/"Fight 4 LORD STANLEY" Fusion w/ICEBOOK...the INDIAN Head is in a vulnerable place down 2-1 as another MONARCHS wins put the HAWKS in Elimination Games #CHIvsLAK #OneGoal #HawksNation #LAHockey #BecauseItsTheCup

The Chicago Blackhawks have had almost 48 hours to look at film, get some extra skating, listen to all thew Folks in Kings Nation choppin' it up about nothing, and now Game 4 is here! The Hawks again led in Game 3 as Captain Serious put the Indian Head up twice only for the Kings to Strike again...and again! Now the Plot thickens as Kings Net Minder Jonathan Quick is getting his Mojo back and "Craw-Dad" we hope as Hawks Nation doesn't have a confidence problem. Can the Hawks rise up as "One" to avoid a somewhat insurmountable hole at 3-1 and tie the Series heading back to the Madhouse? Or will the Monarchs with Uncle MO (Momentum) on their side ride that wave to a Game 4 "W"?...Game 4 is here and Hawks Nation and Kings Nation Happy Memorial Day and good luck!

Note: Indian Head Nation the Seat Belt Sign is on...be patient!

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NHL Playoffs W.C.F. 2014
Happy Memorial Day 2K14
8pm ET
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ICEBOOK 

Can the Blackhawks get Winger Patrick Sharp going in Game 4 as he scored on a Tip-In late in Game 3?

Monarchs Defenseman Drew Doughty is locked in all of a sudden will he along with Quick stop that Hawks Offense in Game 4?

Captain Serious' Line woke up in Game 3 will that continue in Game 4?

Jeff Carter's Line of Carter, Toffoli, and Pearson have been the Kings Best Line...can the Indian Head slow then down any in Game 4?

Will the "Bison City Mullet" Kaner 88 go "Showtime "on Memorial Day 2k14?

Hawks Michal Handzus Line is a no contest for Carter's Line there might be a Shake Up in Game 4 to alter the Kings Potent Line...

"Craw-Dad" Crawford has been shaky in he last two games can he get on Track as the Hawks Defenseman need to also put their best Skates forward!

Stay out of the "Penalty Box"...

Defensive Balance as both Teams are way too explosive on the Break Outs in Open Ice...Speed Kills!

Hawks put bodies in front of Mr. Quick..what he can't see he won't stop!

Where is Monarchs 5-Star Center Anze Kopitar of Slovenia as he is like a overdue Library Book...return to form or pay the fine!

Andrew Shaw presence was felt at least from the Hawks Perspective...they Hawks need to join the intensity that #65 and #19 play with to get Game 4...

This should be a Game not for the Faint at Heart so keep everything close Hawks Nation as in Food, Friends, Pets, Libations, Soda Water, PS4, X-Box, Microwave, and Cooler with a nice pile Maalox with a Snifter for Grown Folks Business as the Seat Belt Sign Hawks Nation is still on for Game 4!  

 


Sunday, May 25, 2014

SPURS 97 THUNDER 106 F...Four Players in Double Figures for OKC imagine that!..."AIR CONGO" IBAKA makes an Impact in the PAINT!...SPURS didn't match THUNDER ALLEY'S Intensity and takes an "L" period!..."REGULATORS Report OKC" takes a big Step in the Series #SASvsOKC #THUNDERup...REGULATORS...Mount Up!

Basketball is not Bio Mechanical Engineering...did I spell that right? It's Basketball in the Logo 94x 50 with 10 Foot high Goals and 24-second shot clocks. It's  5 on 5 and in the Logo one or even two scorers will get you to the "Fight 4 Larry" as you at least need a Three-Piece ask Mike, Pip, and Dennis...or Dunc, TP9, and Manu...it's that simple.

Well in Game 3 the Thunder gets a huge lift as "Air Congo" dba Serge Ibaka was back and making himself known again around the Goal. See when they say "Rim Protector" is means two things..Blocking Shots or altering the Shots as each as just as effective as the other one and together they become a force. Ibaka had 4 blocks and I counted 8 more shots he altered and that is 24 potential points off the board. He also added 15 points and grabbed seven boards as you see why the Thunder decided to let Harden walk and pay Ibaka (4-yrs $49 million starting in the 2013-14 season) making him the 3rd wheel. Add Russ 26 points, eight boards, and seven assists with KD's 25 points and ten boards (16-38 FG combined) with a 4th wheel Reggie Jackson dropping 15...we have 2-1 Spurs in the 2013-14 W.C.F..

The Spurs one didn't get after it like I thought they would and that had a lot to do with OKC and their intensity coming at San Antonio at both ends of the hardwood. I know this the Spurs were out rebounded 52-36 and they had 16 turnovers and that cannot happen this late in the game with that Larry O'Brien and SHAM-PAG-NA along with the Parade Route potentially waiting in the wings. Manu Ginoboli is straight Margarine as he led one of three Spurs Players in double figures with 23 points including 6 for 9 from the Arc. A Top 5 Clutch Player in the World Manu is no doubt! Dunc added 16 points and grabbed eight boards with Kawhi dropping 10.

Now we will get Game 4 back in Thunder Alley and can OKC hold serve at home and how will Ibaka's Calf Injury hold up through games 3 and 4? The Spurs Big Three have been here too many times and we will see a different effort and team on Tuesday Night!    

CANADIENS 2 RANGERS 3 F OT..."Mi Luv Mi BLUE" ST. LOUIS strikes as the BROADWAY BULLIES are Five Games away from LORD STANLEY...HABS let one slip as the POWER PLAY had a POWER OUTAGE..."Fight 4 Lord STANLEY" World's Most Famous could get a CHIP! #MTLvsNYR #NYRPlayoffs

The Montreal Canadiens win or lose this series versus the New York Rangers will forever be looking at the Game 4 Power Play Chances and be in disgust. The Blue Shirts had a sheet of ice in the Box they were over there so much and how about nine of them. The Habs had three PP in the 1st, three in the 2nd, and two in the 3rd and even had one in the Extra Period with P.K. Subban hitting on a Power Play Goal in the 3rd to tie the game at 2-2.

The Blue Shirts minus their sloppy play stayed true and trusted their game plan as well as each other as Karl Hagelin and Derick Brassard scored for the Blue Shirts in Regulation with Martin St. Louis getting the game-winner in extras! Francis Bouillon and Subban "lit the lamp" for the "Flying Frenchmen" as both net minders were on their game.

Habs youngster Dustin Tokarski again was 5-Star in net stopping quality shot after quality shot 26 of 29 to be exact. Henrik Lundqvist stopped more than his share as well 27 of 29 as he faced an onslaught in frame one. The game came down to the Habs not clearing the Puck out in their end and a Line on the ice more than their share of time and they paid for it as St. Louis gets the game-winner...Blue Shirts up 3-1 heading back to Montreal. Let's not get ahead of ourselves as the Momentum could change almost instantly but the Rangers must close the Habs out in Game 5...      

     

RANGERS 12 TIGERS 4 F...North TEXAS Pro Hardball chases VERLANDER with UPTON to Lake MICHIGAN for a Jump!...RANGERS destroy COMERICA Park Hardball "GET AWAY DAY" RANGERS streaking at the right time!

This has been a bad week for Justin Verlander as his Velocity is not the same and his stuff just doesn't seem to have that bite to it. They offered a Contract to 1B Tigers Arm Mad Max Scherzer and he said no for right now. The Tigers have to be careful as Mad Max is their best arm rolling in that rotation right now!

As for "Get Away Day" at sunny Comerica Park in Downtown Motor City the Rangers beat the Tigers 12-4 on Sunday winning three out four. They also outscored Detroit 35-15 including 24 runs to 6 runs in the last two days as the Rangers won Saturday 12-2. Tigers Ace #1 Justin Verlander was lit up again allowing nine runs on eleven hits in just 5 1/3 innings. Surprisingly enough he struck out one Ranger Hitter and that is very troublesome if your part of Tigers Nation.

Rangers Starter Colby Lewis went 5 2/3 innings giving up two runs while walking five. He had trouble in the first two innings as the tigers scored a run each but settled down as the Rangers had put up nine runs when he exited in the 6th. Mitch Moreland (3 for 5 w/ 3 RBI R) and Adrian Beltre (3 for 4 w/2 RBI R) led that Rangers Attack that collected 17 hits also. Both Rajai Davis and Victor Martinez had two hits each to lead the Tigers.

Texas Hardball leaves the "D" at .500 25-25 while the AL Central leading Tigers 28-18 after being 27-12 to start the week (1-6)...ouch!  


     

YANKEES 7 WHITE SOX 1 F...the CAPTAIN #2 in PINSTRIPES puts a Hitting Clinic on as that propels TANAKA to get Win #7..."GET AWAY DAY" as the YANKS leave Chi-City hitting both sides for a 3-3 W-L Split #BronxBombers #PaleHose #2InPinstripes

The Captain in his last game in Chicago against the White Sox and the Cubs (Yanks split Two-Game Series vs Cubs on this past Tuesday/Hump Day) for the fact of the matter puts on a hitting clinic as he compiles four hits in five appearances at the dish.  He knocks in two and scores one as only Captain can. That was plenty for Yankees RHP and Japanese Import Masahiro Tanaka.

Tanaka was on his game after losing to the North Siders for his 1st loss in two years dating back to Japan Hardball. He went 6 2/3 innings giving up a run on five hits while he struck out six and walked two. The Yanks jumped on then 4-0 Sox Starter Andre Rienzo for five runs on seven hits as he walked two and struck out seven. Sox Hot Corner Coner Gillaspie went 2 for 4 knocking in the only run for the Sox.

The Yanks leave the 312 at 25-23 tied with the Charm City O's for 2nd place in the AL East behind the First Place 'Jays. The Sox winning the first two of the four-piece falls to 25-26 and in 4th place in the AL East 5.5 games off the Central Leading Motor City Kitties!      

ATHLETICS 1 BLUE JAYS 3 F...Attention! The BLUE BIRDS have it at 80 KNOTS (92.2 mph) in the AL EAST Waters as they finish the Sweep of the Swingin' ATHLETICS...'JAYS LHP HAPP follows suit on the "HILL", JOSE BATS collects 2 Ribbies, and ENCARNACION goes ADIOS PEOLTA'! "GET AWAY DAY" as these BLUE JAYS are not Junior Circuit PREY! #OAKvsTOR #AsHardball #JAYSnation

The Toronto Blue Jays started the week taking Fenway by storm taking all three games from the Carmines. Now they finish up a 6-0 week by running over, through, and around the AL West Leading Oakland Athletics in three straight...Wanna Get Away on Get Away Day?

Blue Birds Starter J.A. Happ followed the likes of Mark Buerhle and R.A. Dickey as he didn't want to be the odd man out not delivering during the week and messing up that 6-game 'Jays Win Streak. Happ went seven innings allowing no runs on four hits as he struck out seven giving away three free Hopper Passes for the Base Paths.

The 'Jays Offense came from First Baseman Edwin Encarnacion who took A;s Starter Drew Pomeranz Deep for a Solo Shot in the 4th. The 'Jays added one more off Pomeranz in the 5th on a "Jose Bats" Single scoring Kevin Pillar. "Jose Bats" in the 7th gets a Sac-Fly scoring Jose Reyes and that would be all the runs the 'Jays would need for a 3-1 victory. A's First Baseman Josh Donaldson took 'Jays Set-Up Man Dustin McGowan deep in the 8th for the A's only run. 'Jays Captain Save-A-Game Casey Janssen gets his 7th save.

Pomeranz took the loss as he went four inning giving up two runs on five hits as he was chased in the 5th. The 'Jays move to 29-22 starting the week at 23-22 and the A's fall to 30-20 as the Halos of Orange County California Hardball dba Team Mike Trout or Mickey Mantle 2k14 as they are just two games back.

DODGERS 6 PHILLIES 0 F...ex-MARLINS Star and BO-SOX "CHICKEN n SUDS" Co-Star JOSH BECKETT goes N0 N0 vs Phightin' PHILS..."GET AWAY DAY" talking 1st No-Hitter of 2K14 #DODGERBlue #JoshBeckettNoNo

The first N0-N0 of 2K14 goes to of all people former Marlins Ace and Red Sox Chicken 7 Suds Co-Star Josh Beckett who goes into Citizens Bank Park and fights the Phightin' Phils all day long on the bump. Beckett missed his Perfect Game right of the bat walking former UCLA Bruins Star Chase Utley in the bottom of the 1st. Beckett though got plenty of Run Support as Dodgers Lead-Off Man Dee Gordon has been setting the tables nice for the Dodgers 2-4 hitters of late.

It was Gordon who led off with a Texas Leaguer (Single) to right only to get his MLB Leading 29th Theft and moving to 3rd on a Carl Crawford Fly Ball. Then with two outs Adrian Gonzalez dba "A-Gon" goes Two-Bagger scoring Gordon 1-0 Dodgers as that was all Beckett would need as the "Boys in Blue" scored five more runs including a Solo Blast by Dodger Hot Corner Justin Turner. A-Gon was 3 for 4 w/ 2 RBI, Turner 2 for 4 w/2 Runs scored, and Gordon 1 for 4 w/ 2 runs scored.

The former Kane County, Illinois Cougars (was Marlins Class-A Rookie Ball Affiliate also Miggy Cabrera was there at the ripe Age of 18 and Dontrell Willis) Farmhand's Pitching line vs Phightin' Phils:

J. Beckett vs Phillies 9 IP 0 H 0 R 3 BB 6 SO 0 HR 

Beckett moves to 3-1 w/ 2.43 ERA

In the loss Phils Starter A.J. Burnett went seven allowing six run son eleven hits walking one while striking out three. He had no shot of course as Beckett went No-No!

"Boys in Blue" moves to 27-24 while the Phightin' Phils fall to 21-26...



CANADIENS @ RANGERS Game 4 "Fight 4 Lord STANLEY" E.C.F w/ICEBOOK...HABS are alive after a Game 3 "W" in EXTRAS...Can Montreal's Net Minder TOKARKI beat #Sweden and #BlueShirts LUNDQVIST again? RANGERS need to get back to Fast & Furious with St. LOUIS and KREIDER #MTLvsNYR #FlyingFrenchmen #BroadwayBullies

The Montreal Canadiens reached back in game 3 and grabbed their Valentine (HEART for those without a Thinking Cap) and stole Game 3 in Extras. They did what they said they were going to do and that was put bodies in front of Blue Shirts Net minder Henrik Lundqvist...and it worked imagine that! The Rangers did everything they were suppose to do in Game 3 but move up 3-0 in the series. Now the Plot thickens due to the Habs Daniel Prust Hit on Rangers Derek Stepan. Stepan is out with a Broken Jaw and Prust gets a Two-Game Suspension. That plus losing Game 3 should have the Blue Shirts feeling invincible in Game 4...lookout Habs you could get a King Kong/Godzilla Fusion from the Blue Shirts called...World's Most Famous Hockey outfit blows the Roof off New MSG!

#LeBlueBlancRouge CANADIENS
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#BlueShirts RANGERS
Lord Stanley Cup E.C.F. Game 4
May 25th, 2014
8pm ET
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World's Most Famous Arena dba New MSG

ICEBOOK

Blue Shirts get Center Derick Brassard back from a Game 1 Injury...

Habs Max Pacioretty had a huge impact in Game 3 expect the same effort from him in Game 4...

Blue Shirts and Sweden's Henrik Lundqvist has to be better than Habs Dustin Tokarski in Game 4...its a must for the Rangers to hit the Winner's Circle and drink of 2%...

Habs Daniel Briere has been Clutch and than Blue Shirts must slow him down...

Blue Shirts Defenseman Ryan McDonagh has been 5-Star and that should continue throughout as he has arrived Certified and Verified...

Rangers Forward Daniel Carcillo with a Bonehead Play is gone for 10 Games in which could fall into the 2014-15 Season...leave them Zebras alone fellas!

Both Teams were 0-2 on the Power Play and whichever Team can get a PPG in Game 4 might have en edge...

The Habs were out shot 37-25 in Game 3 as they did have Quality Shots (Bodies in front of Lundqvist)...they need more SOG to beat Lundqvist in Game 4...

Stay away from the Penalty Box...

Attack the "Blue Paint" at all costs...

Penalty Killing is essential...who wins?

Balance to avoid 2-1 or 3-2...Defenseman play Smart attacking the Offensive Zone!

The Stars need to shine in this one as the Habs have a different bounce to their step...and the Blue Shits need to get back to Rangers Hockey....Game 4 is here!  
  
     

SPURS @ THUNDER Game 3 W.C.F. Preview w/PLAYBOOK...The ALAMO City BOYZ playing "SPUR WARS" with no DARTH VADER but "POPS" try to go up 3-0 on the THUNDER who is struggling to say the least...Can K.D. n RUSS hit the Thunder Alley PHONE Booth with a few Friends in Game 3? "Fight 4 LARRY" LOGO Watch meets the "REGULATORS Report OKC" for Game 3 #SASvsOKC #SPURSin4 #THUNDERup

First of all you like that Spurs Hash Tag don't you #SpursIn4? Well if your Spurs Nation you love Memorial Day Weekend fresh off a 35-Piece given to OKC to create a Crime Scene at Bluedude Sportstalk as life is good wearing Spurs Apparel these days. On the other hand the Thunder needs "Air Congo" OKC PF Serge Ibaka like the Kardashians needs some business. OKC's "Slim Reaper" @kdTREY5 of Nike Basketball and Uncle Russ of Jordan Brand need help and help starts immediately with Serge Ibaka. The Spurs won't put a 35-piece again on the Thunder but they only need to be one point better heading into two Tilts in Thunder Alley starting tonight. The "Only Game in Town"...prepare yourself for Battle!

#SpursIn4 SPURS 
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NBA W.C.F. Game 3
May 25th, 2014
8:30pm ET
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Thunder Alley dba Chesapeake Energy Arena

Key Players

#SAS 
PG TP9 19.1 ppg 5.4 apg
PF DUNC 16.5 ppg 8.5 rpg
SG Manu 14 ppg 4.1 rpg 3.5 apg

#OKC
SF @kdTREY5 30.1 ppg 9.1 rpg 4.2 apg
PG Russ 25.7 ppg 8.7 rpg 7.6 rpg
PF "Air Congo" 12.2 ppg 7.2 rpg *

PLAYBOOK

The Spurs know they will get OKC best shot and they have to withstand that initial "Thunder Alley's behind us Burst"...TP9 will be on Navigation!

OKC has to come out and play like it's an Elimination Game almost to the point of desperation...the Hustle Board has to belong to OKC!

Spurs X-Factors out of the Motel..D.G. of AT&T and K.L. of the Riverwalk....they must play well as the Spurs need Green from the "Land of Plenty" and Kawhi doing his Custodial Duties!

OKC X-Factors are anyone off that OKC Bench that can give them numbers not talking Fouls and Turnovers!

"PACE" who controls the all important "PACE" as the Spurs ran away with the "PACE" in both Games 1 and 2...

"Points in the Paint" with No Ibaka the OKC Rim Protector the Spurs have done what they want to do and that has to change...

Live Turnovers for TDs + "Splash Plays" who gets more?

Manu is the #1 Option for the Spurs when they need to make a "Play" can OKC stop a Top 5 Closer in the Logo who is certified and verified and he might go right but always finishing with his left...99.9% of the time?

Guard the Arc...whichever Team can limit the Money Ball Makes will most likely win this game....beware of the Transition Money Ball with the Defense flushed a Momentum Builder!

KD and Russ have to get Reggie Jackson off and maybe even got to Silence of the Lambs" Jeremy Lamb!

Offensive/Defensive Execution...stay the course no matter what happens do what you do...neither Team needs a Player trying to have an Out of Body Experience at this moment...i.e. We Ball not Me Ball or Hero Ball

The Spurs won;t sweep OKC as the 2013-14 NBA M.V.P. is going to have a night and there is no better time than in Game 3 for that KD V1 to go O-Zone Layer for Thunder Nation and NBA Heads to see...give us a 50-piece with Sides @kdTREY5!

Game Time 8:30pm ET NBA on TNT...


  

CARDINALS 6 REDS 3 F...REDBIRDS even the Series as they put up SIX on the RED LEGS and CINGRANI....MOLINA goes Yard!..."A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" #CINvsSTL #BaseballTownUSA #RedLegsHardball

Jaime Garcia goes 5 2/3 innings and gets that Redbirds Offense behind him to grab win #1 in 2014. The Redbirds even the series up as the Red Legs Starter Tony Cingrani takes the Loss.

It was the Redbirds in Inning One after a Matt Carpenter Two-Bagger Matt Holliday singled him in to make it 1-0. Then in the Top of the 4th Cards Back Stop Yadier Molina went Solo Job of Cingrani to make it 2-0 Cards. The Red Legs got on the board in the 5th on a Zach Cozart single scoring Brayan Pena. With the scorer just 20-1 Cards tack on two more in the 6th to move up 4-1. The Red Legs get one back in the  bottom of the 6th on a @DatDudeBP Brandon Phillips Double. Redbirds score twice more in the 8th to make it 6-2 as the Reds scored once more in the 9th to make the final 6-3 Cards.

Garcia making his 1st start of 2014 went 5 2/3 innings giving up two runs on six hits as he struck out seven. Redbirds Captain Save-A-Game Trevor Rosenthal gets his 15th save of 2014. Cingrani takes the "L" going six as the redbird scored four runs on him on seven hits.

The Red Legs fall to 22-25 as the Cards move to 27-22 right on the NL Central leading "Piwowarzy" Tails!

Note: Red Legs Line Up way different without First Baseman Joey Votto....on the 15-Day D.L. with a reported strained Quad