Tag: Miami Storm

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”

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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”

2020 Preview: Metro League East

ADMIRALS REMAIN IN COMMAND

The Admirals are expected to dominate the ML East again

(GAME DATE — April 1, 2020) — It is expected to be another dominant year for the St. Petersburg Admirals in the Metro League East division, with an anticipated 92 wins and projected 244 home runs and 1212 pitcher strikeouts putting them favorably ahead of almost all of their competition.

The Norfolk Sharks could slide into second place with 82 wins, barely above .500, according to the same predictions. Despite making serious inroads to improve during the offseason the Dallas Deputies, along with the Miami Storm and the Washington Freedom (formerly Philly Liberty Warriors) are not expected to break 80 wins.

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Roster Expanding as Pennant Chase Heats Up

(GAME DATE — Aug. 29, 2019) — The Bull League is entering its final month of play for the 2019 season, and the pennant chase will really start in earnest, as teams active rosters expand to 40 players for the final weeks.

Several teams are expected to make some big moves, with those locked-in teams using the extra roster spaces to bring in new players who can allow their veterans some rest ahead of the playoffs, while out-of-contention teams will give their upcoming stars a chance to shine before the offseason roster decisions get made. Continue reading “Roster Expanding as Pennant Chase Heats Up”

Miami’s de Soto Reaches Milestone 1500th Hit

It was a special night for Miami Storm third baseman Xavier de Soto, despite his team suffering a close 7-6 loss to the Norfolk Sharks. The 34-year-old veteran became the latest player to reach 1500 career base hits, only the 8th player in Bull League history to achieve the milestone.

De Soto went 2-for-5, starting the first inning off with a double for hit #1499, just after Antonio Nieves’ solo shot to left cut the Norfolk lead to 2-1. He would later score the tying run. Continue reading “Miami’s de Soto Reaches Milestone 1500th Hit”

De Soto, Russillo Re-Up in Miami, Toronto

Xavier “Pistolero” de Soto will remain in Miami for the next 2 seasons after signing a $32 million extension

As the season runs down its pennant race, two teams are taking an opportunity to lock-in their talent for the 2019 season. Xavier de Soto and Adam Russillo have extended their contracts with the Miami Storm and the Toronto Nomads respectively.

Hot-hitting de Soto, who leads the AEL in batting with a .389 average, and also has 19 bombs and 63 RBIs along with a smattering of stolen bases, will remain in Miami for the next two seasons after inking an extension worth $32 million in total. Continue reading “De Soto, Russillo Re-Up in Miami, Toronto”