Tag: Boston Brawlers

May Awards Announced; Hot Nomads Pick Up Two

The Lake League’s Toronto Nomads remain hot at the close of the opening month of baseball as they pick up two player of the month awards for May 2018.

Jorge “Chachi” Chavarria was named Lake League Rookie of the Month after the 26-year-old third baseman showed he’s got some skill at the plate, going .323 with a pair of homers and 13 RBIs through the month. Chachi came to the Nomads in a trade with Arizona last season, and was sent to AAA Brampton, where he provided solid numbers on the way to a Longhorns Cow League championship. Continue reading “May Awards Announced; Hot Nomads Pick Up Two”

Groeneveld Tallies 3 Taters in Boston Win Over Louisville

Boston slugger Guido Groeneveld put three over the fence today against Louisville, tying a club record

Boston Brawlers slugger Guido Groeneveld went yard three times today against the Louisville Sluggers, tying a club record for home runs in a regular season game that was last reached in 2008 by outfielder Bill Flores.

The 36-year-old sits at 4th on the all-time career home run leaderboard among catchers in the Bull League with 224 homers, and needs just three more to surpass Eric Tessier, the former Toronto Ducks backstop.

The Sluggers hung on to dominate the game, however, winning 14-7, and taking a series lead of 2-1. The series closer takes place tomorrow in Louisville.

Nomads Surge in First Week’s Power Rankings

The Toronto Nomads opened 2018 with a surprisingly strong surge, leading the Bull League in wins with 7 after the first eight games of the season.

Division rival Boston remains close behind – just ½ a game away – with a 6-1 record, after their Wednesday night game in Detroit was scratched due to weather. Continue reading “Nomads Surge in First Week’s Power Rankings”

Aberto Gone for 6 Weeks

Boston CF Bruce Aberto has his the DL for at least 6 weeks

Boston Brawlers stalwart Bruce Aberto, the 26-year-old center fielder and two-time Gold Crown Award winner, will be out of action for about six weeks resting a strained oblique, it was learned today.

Just four games into the season, Aberto felt a “twinge” in his side during a game in Chicago yesterday. He was pulled out of the game but since then learned of the extent of his injury. Continue reading “Aberto Gone for 6 Weeks”

Metros Manager Pettis Walks

Montreal Metros GM Danny Desrochers has only been on the job for a day, but he has already sent manager Nick Pettis packing. The firing was announced today, and the team named Scott Stutter as his replacement at the same time.

Pettis had only been hired recently, after the departure of Michael Smith, the previous GM/Manager for the club. He had barely gotten his feet wet with spring training games before the change was announced. Continue reading “Metros Manager Pettis Walks”

Injuries Dog Teams in First Week of Spring

Spring Training has begun in the Bull League, and already there are several notable injuries that will have teams scrambling to make adjustments as Opening Day approaches.

Baseball’s annual warm-up ritual started on April 1, and by the end of the second day the New York Dragons learned that promising rotation piece Fred Loveless would miss the season. The 28-year-old right-hander, who was 7-4 last year with a 2.09 ERA, and was named Pitcher of the Month for June last season, tore a ligament in the 2nd inning of their April 2 game against Boston. Continue reading “Injuries Dog Teams in First Week of Spring”