Tag: Arizona Cowboys

Cowboys Down Salts in Playoff Premiere, Will Face Admirals

(GAME DATE – Oct. 7, 2019) — The Arizona Cowboys, enjoying their first-ever playoff appearance, have defied the odds and outlasted the Metro League West Division pennant winner Seattle Salts, taking the best-of-5 Elimination Round series to the full five games.

The Salts, appearing in their 3rd straight playoff, led the series 2-1 after Game 3, and the Cowboys looked spent as they placed their hopes and dreams on 35-year-old righty Ivan Morillo for Game 4. Continue reading “Cowboys Down Salts in Playoff Premiere, Will Face Admirals”

Arizona Makes Playoff Debut in Storybook Season, Will Play Seattle

(GAME DATE – Sep. 30, 2019) — The 2012 expansion Arizona Cowboys, who failed to finish better that 4th place or hold a win percentage better than .440 in their first 7 seasons, have achieved a wild card entry into the 2019 playoffs after a 92-70 (.568) 2nd place finish this year.

They will square off against the Seattle Salts, who are making their 10th playoff appearance since 1995, and have not won the Bull Cup during the modern era.

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Miracle Cowboys Will See First Playoff

(GAME DATE — Sep. 9, 2019) — The “Miracle” Arizona Cowboys will likely see their first ever playoff as the clock runs down on the 2019 Bull League season, as the club has seen their first year over .500 so far.

The 2012 expansion club had consistently placed 5th for the past 6 seasons, never achieving more than a .440 win percentage, and this year has powered along on the back of strong offense, and workhorse bullpen. Now, they are 77-67, winning at a .535 pace, and firmly in divisional 3rd place that should see them handily snag the 2nd Metro League wild card. Continue reading “Miracle Cowboys Will See First Playoff”

Roster Expanding as Pennant Chase Heats Up

(GAME DATE — Aug. 29, 2019) — The Bull League is entering its final month of play for the 2019 season, and the pennant chase will really start in earnest, as teams active rosters expand to 40 players for the final weeks.

Several teams are expected to make some big moves, with those locked-in teams using the extra roster spaces to bring in new players who can allow their veterans some rest ahead of the playoffs, while out-of-contention teams will give their upcoming stars a chance to shine before the offseason roster decisions get made. Continue reading “Roster Expanding as Pennant Chase Heats Up”

Flurry of Trades as Deadline Nears

(GAME DATE: July 29, 2019) — A handful of trades, including a potentially big game-shifter for the Lake League’s West Division, have been executed as the July 31st trade deadline in the Bull League looms.

The Calgary Inferno (39-64) were involved in two this month, sending RHP Brian Johnson and a minor leaguer, Christopher Wicks, to Arizona in exchange for two minor leaguers from the Cowboys.

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McWeeney No-Hits Seattle

RHP Robby McWeeney pitched the first no-hitter in Arizona Cowboys history, and the first since June, 2017.

(Game date: 15 Apr. 2019) — Robby McWeeney was feeling calm about his no-hitter — until the last three outs.

“You really become conscious of every pitch at that point,” the Arizona pitcher said. “The adrenaline level kicks up even higher. Everybody in the ballpark knows a no-hitter is on the line. The crowd is on its feet. One mistake and it’s all over.”

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