Tag: Jim Lahey

Koch Probable Starter for Speeders Against Pit Bulls

(GAME DATE — Oct. 17, 2020) — The Bull Cup Championship Series is about to start, and it looks like the Nevada Speeders will kick off the best-of-seven final round with Jim Koch, their Number 2 starter who has been solid through these playoffs.

Koch was named player of the game in a no-decision 6.0 inning effort against the Arizona Cowboys in the ML Elimination Round, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits while his team notched a win back on October 3, that series’ opener. Continue reading “Koch Probable Starter for Speeders Against Pit Bulls”

Homer #200 for Nevada’s Lahey

(GAME DATE — July 18, 2020) — Nevada first baseman Jim Lahey pounded a home run during the Speeders 14-5 loss to Ohio yesterday. Despite the defeat, the long ball was a significant achievement and raised his career home run total to 200.

“Some hitters never live up to the hype,” said his manager. “Jim has definitely lived up to his. He’s hammered the heck out of the ball year after year.” Continue reading “Homer #200 for Nevada’s Lahey”

Lahey Takes ML’s Best Bat Award

(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) – Things came easily for Jim Lahey in May, and the Nevada first baseman has been named the Metropolitan League Batter of the Month.

He won the award on the strength of a .364 batting average, in addition to 14 home runs, 33 RBIs, 35 runs scored and a .461 on-base percentage. Continue reading “Lahey Takes ML’s Best Bat Award”

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?”

MVP Shortlist is Here!

There will be a tight race in both leagues for the Carl Simms MVP Awards at the conclusion of this season, we predict. We will take an early look at the contenders for the award here.

Last year’s winners, Orlando Garza (Montreal), and Earl MacPherson (Norfolk) don’t look like they will repeat, and in fact, it looks like in both leagues we will have a first-time winner. Continue reading “MVP Shortlist is Here!”