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Yang Reaches 300 Mark

April 5, 2024

It was a historic day for Nevada’s fine third baseman Tak-keung Yang. He slammed home run #300 in the Speeders 14-10 loss to the Miami Storm at SpeederDome.

He told reporters after the game that he was disappointed in losing the game. “It’s great to get that many homers, but I don’t play for homers — I play to win. That’s the name of the game.”

In his milestone-making game Yang went 2 for 3, hitting home run #301 later that game, and scored 3 runs and collected 4 RBI. That home run put him in a select group of ballplayers.

Yang is batting .291 lifetime with 888 hits, 132 doubles, 9 triples, 301 home runs, 756 RBIs to date. He has also scored 682 runs. He is only the 9th player in the Bull League to reach the 300 HR’s milestone.

 

Tidals Rangel Suffers Injury

April 2, 2024

A blow for Ivan Rangel today — team doctors confirmed he will miss 3 months with a torn triceps. Rangel suffered the injury throwing a pitch. Although officials from the California Tidals are confident he’ll make a full recovery, doubts will persist about Rangel’s ability to return fully fit with an injury of this nature.

The 23-year-old closer had only just made his first appearance of the season tonight, earning the save. The right hander had 16 saves last year in his rookie season with the Tidals, but has suffered a string of minor injuries since joining the Miami Storm organization as an international amateur free agent out of Cuba in 2017.

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”