Tag: Israel Medina

Pratt and Nakanishi Fight, Get Suspended

(GAME DATE — June 8, 2020) — Chris Pratt of St. Petersburg and Kusuo Nakanishi of Washington were the main participants in a recent bench-clearing brawl and today the league handed out its punishment. Pratt will have to miss 5 games for his part in the brawl, while Nakanishi was given 3 games. League officials announced their suspensions today.

Currently Pratt, a two-time all-star, has 8 home runs and a .283 batting average. Continue reading “Pratt and Nakanishi Fight, Get Suspended”

israel medina in all star game card

Medina and Cahill Brawl, League Suspends Them

(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) — After an intense confrontation, both the Admirals Israel Medina and the Storm Kyle Cahill were handed their punishments today. The league commissioner’s office issued suspensions for an on-the-field conflict that occurred at a recent St. Petersburg-Miami game. Medina will miss 4 games, while Cahill was suspended for 6 games.

“Sometimes we go too far and have to pay the consequences,” commented later. “Hopefully cooler heads will prevail the next time we play.” Continue reading “Medina and Cahill Brawl, League Suspends Them”

Admirals Sweep Speeders in Elimination Round

(GAME DATE – Oct. 4, 2019) — The Metro League Elimination Round series between the 99-63 St. Petersburg Admirals, who took the East Division pennant, and the 2nd wild card Nevada Speeders, who finished 91-71 at 3rd place in the West Division, has seen the Florida team sweep away their opponent in 3 games, to advance to the MLCS.

The Admirals came out with cannons blazing in game 1, blanking the Speeders 6-0 as Jose Soto earned his 2nd career playoff win, in a complete game 6-hit shutout. Israel Medina, the St. Pete’s 3B, who joined the team in a May 30th trade that sent star pitcher Chris Zerkle to Calgary, hung 2 home runs on the Speeders pitching, one each to starter Al Mota and reliever Adam Fitzpatrick. Continue reading “Admirals Sweep Speeders in Elimination Round”

Admirals Clinch Playoff Berth, Take ML East Pennant

(GAME DATE – Sept. 16, 2019) — The St. Petersburg Admirals, led by the veteran GM/manager, Brandon Popper, have clinched the Metro League East pennant, and are the first team to secure a playoff spot in the 2019 season.

The Admirals will now see their 4th consecutive playoff, and their 6th since 1995, in what many observers are calling a new era of dominance for the club, once based in San Diego, and later Anchorage.

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Testy Inferno-Oxen Rematch Leads to Brawl, Suspensions

In what was already billed to be a series that brings back memories of the 2016 Bull Cup, the Ohio Oxen rolled into Calgary to play the Calgary Inferno in the second half of a home-and-home series, a brawl erupted that cleared the benches tonight, and suspensions have been announced by the Commissioner.

The Inferno took the first two games, which were in Ohio, and then came home to open the last two games. Ohio was ahead for the first time since the first inning of game 1 of the series, after a Brad Bogus solo shot in the 2nd inning was followed up by one from Corny Maise in the 4th. Continue reading “Testy Inferno-Oxen Rematch Leads to Brawl, Suspensions”

Calgary Season In Danger of Imploding

The Calgary Inferno are already having a rocky season, currently 7½ games out of first place in the AEL West, and 4 games out of a wild card.

But the 2017 Bull Cup champs could see their season completely collapse in the second half as they hobble to the midpoint with eight of their players on the disabled list, the highest of any team. Continue reading “Calgary Season In Danger of Imploding”