Tag: Calgary Inferno

Deetz Punishes ML Pitchers This Week

(GAME DATE — May 18, 2020) – So far in his young career, Brock Deetz has kept a low profile, but after his performance at the plate last week, he attracted the notice of the rest of the Metropolitan League in a big way as he was named the Player of the Week today for his efforts. Continue reading “Deetz Punishes ML Pitchers This Week”

Conch Socks it to Brawlers, Cracks 5 Hits

(GAME DATE — May 15, 2020) — No matter what the Boston Brawlers threw him today, Jan Conch hit it. The 30-year-old Toronto Nomads left fielder racked up 5 hits in 6 at-bats today at Constitution Stadium and led the Nomads to a 13-7 victory.

Conch struck out in the 1st, hit an RBI double in the 3rd, hit a two-run home run off Al Woodridge in the 5th, hit an RBI double in the 7th, hit a two-run single in the 7th and hit an RBI single in the 9th. Continue reading “Conch Socks it to Brawlers, Cracks 5 Hits”

2020 Preview: Metro League West

ARIZONA LOOKING FOR REPEAT TITLE

Arizona could add to their 2019 success with a 94-win year.

(GAME DATE – April 1, 2020) — The Arizona Cowboys are predicted to repeat their 2019 miracle run with a first-place finish with a 94-win season to top the Metro League West division, a shocking revelation that has surprised many watching the stronger of the two Metro League divisions.

The Cowboys set a team record last season with 92 wins, placing 2nd behind the Seattle Salts (93-69). It was the first time in club history they made a playoff, entering as the first wild card, along with the Nevada Speeders (91-71) in a tight three-way race for the division title.

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Race to Rookie of the Year Decided?

(GAME DATE – Sep. 23, 2019) — It is safe to say this year’s Rookie of the Year races for both leagues will focus once again on premier talent at the plate. And, not necessarily even young talent.

California’s powerful Hiroki Omiya is the front runner for the Metro League ROTY after clobbering 45 home runs in his debut season. The 33-year-old rookie was an international free agent signing from Japan last November, and inked a 7-year, $161 million deal with the Tidals on the strength of extremely positive scouting reports. Continue reading “Race to Rookie of the Year Decided?”

Chicago, Calgary Officially Out of Race

(GAME DATE – Sep. 12, 2019) — Not that either team had a hope after the first few weeks of the 2019 season, but both the Chicago Pit Bulls and the Calgary Inferno can start planning for their off-season golf activities as they have been officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Chicago is on track to post their 3rd worst season in club history, behind last season’s dismal 30-70 (.300) finish, and 2001’s reprehensible 28-52 (.350). Calgary, which won the Bull Cup in 2015 and 2017, will miss their 2nd playoff in a row, and only their 3rd since 2010.

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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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