Tag: Minneapolis Ravens

ADMIRALS WIN THE BULL CUP

(GAME DATE – Oct. 21, 2019) — It was a dramatic and long-anticipated finish to cap an historic season for the St. Petersburg Admirals, who won their first franchise Bull Cup Championship in history after defeating the Minneapolis Ravens 4 games to 1.

The Admirals put the icing on their championship cake with an 11-5 Game 5 win in front of a home crowd in St. Petersburg, capping an emotional season where finally, everything “clicked”.

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Oxen Avoid Sweep, Fall to Ravens

(GAME DATE – Oct. 13, 2019) — The Ohio Oxen have fallen to the Minneapolis Ravens in the LLCS, dropping Game 5 in a nailbiting 13-11 finish in Cincinnati.

Though the Oxen narrowly avoided a sweep when they took the first home game of the series, Game 3, by a score of 7-5, they were unable to withstand the barrage of runs the Ravens threw at them. Continue reading “Oxen Avoid Sweep, Fall to Ravens”

Ravens Sweep Away Nomads

(GAME DATE – Oct. 3, 2019) — The Minneapolis Ravens have drawn first blood in the Elimination Round of the 2019 Bull League playoffs, eliminating the 4th seeded Toronto Nomads in a 3-game sweep, and outscoring the wild card entrants 13-4.

The 100-win Ravens, who were the winningest team in the league’s first full-length 162 game season, saw stellar performances on the mound from 4-time Sandy Koufax Award winner Ricky RodriguezPete Sharpe, and Aaron Miller, all of whom turned in 7-inning appearances and allowing 2 runs or less.

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Nomads Make 1st Playoffs in 9 seasons; To Face Ravens

(GAME DATE – Sep. 30, 2019) — The Toronto Nomads will make their first playoff appearance since the 2010 season, and only their 4th since the modern Bull League era began in 1995, after a photo finish to the 2019 season, an 88-74 record placing them 2nd in the LL East.

The Nomads tied the Ohio Oxen, but end up in the 2nd wild card due to their lower run differential of +5, compared to the Oxen’s +8, and will therefore face first overall seed, the Minneapolis Ravens, who took the LL West pennant with a 100-62 record.

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Ravens, Admirals Could Become First 100 Game Winners

(GAME DATE – Sep. 26, 2019) — With the expanded, 162-game schedule introduced for the first time this season, an interesting race has developed to see which team can breach the 100-game wins mark first.

Just 2 teams are in a position to do this, with only 4 games left on the schedule, the St. Petersburg Admirals and the Minneapolis RavensContinue reading “Ravens, Admirals Could Become First 100 Game Winners”

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?”