Tag: Nevada Speeders

Lahey Takes ML’s Best Bat Award

(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) – Things came easily for Jim Lahey in May, and the Nevada first baseman has been named the Metropolitan League Batter of the Month.

He won the award on the strength of a .364 batting average, in addition to 14 home runs, 33 RBIs, 35 runs scored and a .461 on-base percentage. Continue reading “Lahey Takes ML’s Best Bat Award”

ML’s Top Pitcher in May Is Mota

(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) Al Mota of the Speeders bewildered opposing batters in May and was honored as the Metropolitan League Pitcher of the Month earlier today.

The Nevada starter sparkled last month with a 5-1 record and 2.66 ERA. He made 6 starts, tossed 44 innings and had 35 strikeouts. Continue reading “ML’s Top Pitcher in May Is Mota”

Vallis 5-for-5 for Seattle

(GAME DATE — May 13, 2020) — Left fielder Ryan Vallis was the King of Swing today at SpeederDome today in the 17-4 Seattle Salts win over the division rival Nevada Speeders. The Seattle veteran stepped into the batter’s box 5 times against the Speeders and delivered 5 hits. It was a sensational game for him.

“Unbelievable feeling,” Vallis later told the press. “It felt good. 5-for-5 isn’t bad for your batting average either.” Continue reading “Vallis 5-for-5 for Seattle”

2020 Preview: Metro League West

ARIZONA LOOKING FOR REPEAT TITLE

Arizona could add to their 2019 success with a 94-win year.

(GAME DATE – April 1, 2020) — The Arizona Cowboys are predicted to repeat their 2019 miracle run with a first-place finish with a 94-win season to top the Metro League West division, a shocking revelation that has surprised many watching the stronger of the two Metro League divisions.

The Cowboys set a team record last season with 92 wins, placing 2nd behind the Seattle Salts (93-69). It was the first time in club history they made a playoff, entering as the first wild card, along with the Nevada Speeders (91-71) in a tight three-way race for the division title.

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The Curious Case of Marcus White

The Bull League’s two leagues, the Lake League and the Metro League (formerly the American Eagle League), were both no-DH leagues from 1995 until 2001, meaning pitchers used to take their turn at bat.

The removal of the designated hitter rule can often put added pressure on a manager when making lineup changes during a game, mainly a decision on whether to pinch hit for a pitcher during critical times, typically because even a great pitcher is normally not a great batter. Continue reading “The Curious Case of Marcus White”

Spring Training Begins for 2020 Season

(GAME DATE – Feb. 26, 2020) — The Bull League kicks off Spring Training today, and players and GMs are anxious to play some baseball once again.

The off-season was quiet, with just a handful of big name free agent deals, and not too many trades, as teams worked on developing their talent internally and making adjustments as we move into the second year of full 162-game schedules. Continue reading “Spring Training Begins for 2020 Season”