The 2017 Player Awards have been announced, and while were some surprises, there were also a few awards that had been virtually locked since August. Continue reading “2017 Player Awards Announced”
The 2017 Bull League Postseason is set to kick off tonight with the Lake League starting its two Elimination Round quarterfinal series.
The LL’s top seeded team, the Ohio Oxen (60-40), will take on the 4th seeded wild card Rimouski Fighting Moose (54-46) in Toledo, Ohio, while the LL East’s pennant winning Montreal Metros (59-41) take on their division rivals, wild card Boston Brawlers (56-44). Continue reading “Postseason Set to Kick Off”
The Montreal Metros have clinched the Lake League’s East Division, for the second year in a row, and have extended their playoff appearance streak to 12 seasons.
During that time, the club has won three Bull Cup championships, and hope to snag another with a victory this season. Continue reading “Metros Clinch LL East”
Doctors in Montreal said Judson Martel might not play anymore this year. The Metros starting pitcher suffered a stretched elbow ligament during a game against the Rimouski Fighting Moose and will be out for at least 9 months. Club officials told BNN they do not expect him to return to the team this season.
This year Martel has recorded a 11-1 mark. In 16 starts he has fanned 159 batters in 126 innings with a 1.36 ERA. He was leading the Lake League in ERA and strikeouts, along with shutouts. Martel was also two strikeouts away from setting a career high. Continue reading “Judson Martel Sidelined for Season”
This week we re-start the podcast after a too-long absence, with a focus on Montreal starter Judson “Fivespot” Martel, who is leading Lake League pitchers in several categories and looking dominant for 2017, well on his way to perhaps a Sandy Koufax Award this year. We also highlight the 2016 defending champs, Ohio Oxen, who are stacking home runs without regrets. Up and coming pitcher Jose Soto (Anchorage) is making a name for himself in the American Eagle League, and the Nevada Speeders are struggling, but have shown signs of reviving themselves and could finish strong this year.
In the Metros’ 1-0 victory, Martel faced only 28 batters, surrendered no hits, had 15 strikeouts and was just 1 walk away from a “perfect game.” Continue reading “Martel Spins No-Hitter”