Tag: Minneapolis Ravens

Reyes Hits for the Cycle

(GAME DATE – May 11, 2020) — Gabel Reyes accomplished one of the rarer feats in baseball today when he hit for the cycle against the Milwaukee Hops in the 19-1 Minneapolis Ravens win at Brauhaus.

Afterward, Reyes acknowledged that his accomplishment was special, but said he was more interested in helping the Ravens win. Continue reading “Reyes Hits for the Cycle”

2020 Preview: Lake League West

ANOTHER 100-WIN YEAR FOR RAVENS

The Ravens could break 100 wins again, though they are predicted to just hit 99.

(GAME DATE — April 1, 2020) — All indications are that the Minneapolis Ravens will storm to another strong finish this year, and could once again hit 100 wins. The official prediction is for 99, but the team is largely intact from a very successful Bull Cup appearance last season, with the addition of strong performers like Takahide Higuchi (in a trade) and Jake Pruitt (in a free agent signing).

There is a good chance that with the expected weakness Lake League East division, and the deep-pocketed team locking down their big time talent for years to come, that the Ravens could actually smash through 100 wins this year and ride that wave to the Bull Cup again.

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Rick-Rod, Garza, Castaneda All Hit DL Before 2020 Opener

(GAME DATE – Mar. 25, 2020) — Three big Bull League names on potential contender teams will be starting the year injured, as center fielder Orlando Garza (Montreal), 4-time Sandy Koufax winner Ricky Rodriguez (Minneapolis Ravens) and veteran starter Jose Castaneda (Ohio Oxen) were all hurt during spring training.

Castaneda fractured his shoulder blade pitching against Detroit back on March 14. Then, on the 20th, “Cha Cha” (Garza) strained on oblique muscle against Chicago. Then, just 2 days ago, Rick-Rod left a game against Milwaukee in the 2nd inning with elbow inflammation.

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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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