(Game date: Sep. 8, 2018) —
The Elimination Round series between the Denver Danger and the Nevada Speeders promises to be a proverbial clash of titans, in every sense, as two historically dominating teams square off to determine who will advance to the American Eagle League’s championship series.
Not surprisingly for two playoff teams, several big names dot both rosters, from Denver’s Glen Reese, Rich Ojeda and Javier Chavarria, to Nevada’s Jim Lahey, Jose Torres and Al Mota. Continue reading “2018 Series Preview: Nevada Speeders vs Denver Danger”
The American Eagle League’s four playoff teams are set in stone, after Miami was bounced out of the race yesterday as the Storm fell to the last place Dallas Deputies. Miami is now 10 games out of the wildcard with just 8 games left to play.
The four teams advancing are the Nevada Speeders, Denver Danger, St. Petersburg Admirals and Seattle Salts. Continue reading “AEL Playoff Teams Set: Nevada, Denver, St. Pete’s and Seattle to Battle for Title”
The red-hot Nevada Speeders are back on top of the Weekly Team Power Rankings for Week #15, as the season quickly approaches its final days. Rimouski fell to 3rd in the rankings, as the Minneapolis Ravens also benefited from a 3-1 series against the Oxen, and 2-1 series over the Louisville Sluggers.
Rotation ace Ricky Rodriguez picked up loss number 4, and his record fell to 14-4 on the season, the only mark marring an otherwise glowing week for the Ravens. The Speeders were nearly flawless, however, dropping just one game to California on Tuesday, and then sweeping Miami in four, to finish the week 6-1. The loss to the tidals was the second of that series, which began on Sunday, thus the 6-1 record doesn’t include both losses in that series split. Continue reading “Nevada Retakes Lead in Week #15”
The Nevada Speeders learned that fourth starter Shi-min Chaim will miss the rest of the 2018 season, after coming out of a game against the Miami Storm with a sore arm last night. He is expected to miss five months as he recovered from bone chips in his throwing elbow.
Chaim made a transition from the bullpen this year, and had crafted a 6-2 record with 14 saves, and a 1.40 ERA as the team’s erstwhile closer, until Nate Kremer returned from a year-long injury earlier this month. Continue reading “Soto, Chaim To Miss Rest of Season”
The see-saw has swung back to the Nevada Speeders, who once again find themselves on top of the Weekly Team Power Rankings for Week #13 in the Bull League.
The Speeders took 2 of three from Arizona to open their road trip, before crossing the country to fly to St. Petersburg where they are so far split in the first two games of a four-game set. They started the week off with a rubber-match win against Calgary, to close out a week-long home stand. Continue reading “Speeders On Top Again for Week #13”
After a flurry of trades in the beginning of July, the remainder of the month was looking quiet. But as injuries stacked up and wild card races heated up, several trades were triggered in the last week of July just before the deadline.
The action started on July 26, when the Toronto Nomads confirmed a deal with the Detroit Motorheads that sent promising prospect infielder Ronnie van der Wal – the “Flying Dutchman” – right-handed reliever Glen Talbert, and 21-year-old prospect Matt Hagopian to the Motorheads in return for slugger Brian Chambliss and infielding prospect Jose Rodriguez. Continue reading “Trade Winds Blow at Deadline”
Speeders Minor League News
The Bull Oceanic Winter League (BOWL) has nearly wrapped up it’s first season of developmental winter baseball, after the last of the regular season round-robins games finished yesterday. The knock-out round starts on Wednesday, with the single game semi-final matchups: Lagos-Algiers and Tunis-Melbourne.
Although the end of the preliminary round is still weeks away, the Bull Oceanic Winter League (BOWL) already has two emerging power teams that are seemingly locks for the playoff round when it starts February 20. The Algiers Berbers, which is made up of minor league players contributed by the Nevada Speeders and the Battle Creek […]
The Brampton Longhorns have defeated the Oakland Dukes to win their second Cow League Cup, after winning the fourth game of a best-of-five final 4-1. It was the third appearance in the AAA-level playoff finals for both teams.
The Oakland Dukes prevailed in their Frontier League Championship Series against the Anaheim Pharaohs, and will face the Brampton Longhorns starting on Tuesday. Oakland had a storybook finish to their best-of-five series, when they looked to be in serious trouble after dropping game 3 to Anaheim, and falling behind in the series 2-1.
The Cow League season came to a close, with the last wild card spot determined on the last day in dramatic fashion. The last wild card slot was awarded to the Hillsborough Dinos (California) after they defeated the Savannah Salts (Seattle) in a make-up game yesterday.
The A-level Calf League has announced its 2017 player awards, following the close of its playoffs earlier this week, and the Calf Cup Champion Peoria Mosquitos cleaned up big, particularly LHP Philip Lont, and 3B Jon Guillot. Lont had an impressive postseason, but with only 4 games at A-level prior to 2017, his regular season stats […]
The A-level Calf League has come to a close, and the playoffs are now underway. The four division winners for the Desert Conference and the Mid-West Conference were: Albuquerque Crystals, Tucson Rattlers (DC East and DC West) and Sarnia Shock and Peoria Mosquitos (MWC East and MWC West). It’s the second playoff trip in a […]
The wait for baseball is over for BBL fans, as the Florida Rookie League (FRL) kicks off its inaugural season today. The FRL is a 5th minor league level which was added during this off-season, replacing the former Rookie level Milk League, which becomes a Short Season A level. The Rookie League is open to […]