Tag: Nevada Speeders

2018 Series Preview: Nevada Speeders vs Denver Danger

(Game date: Sep. 8, 2018) 

The Elimination Round series between the Denver Danger and the Nevada Speeders promises to be a proverbial clash of titans, in every sense, as two historically dominating teams square off to determine who will advance to the American Eagle League’s championship series.

Not surprisingly for two playoff teams, several big names dot both rosters, from Denver’s Glen Reese, Rich Ojeda and Javier Chavarria, to Nevada’s Jim Lahey, Jose Torres and Al Mota. Continue reading “2018 Series Preview: Nevada Speeders vs Denver Danger”

AEL Playoff Teams Set: Nevada, Denver, St. Pete’s and Seattle to Battle for Title

The American Eagle League’s four playoff teams are set in stone, after Miami was bounced out of the race yesterday as the Storm fell to the last place Dallas Deputies. Miami is now 10 games out of the wildcard with just 8 games left to play.

The four teams advancing are the Nevada SpeedersDenver DangerSt. Petersburg Admirals and Seattle Salts. Continue reading “AEL Playoff Teams Set: Nevada, Denver, St. Pete’s and Seattle to Battle for Title”

Service Time Clock Ticks Down for 2018

It is now late in the season – just ten games are left on the schedule, and many fresh faces brought up from the minors into “The Show” are quickly seeing their service time clock tick closer to the magic 100 days, giving them a complete year towards free agency.

Not only are some players approaching the 100-day mark, but several have hit it this year already. Chicago third baseman Jon Guillot, for example, just hit the 100-day mark and is now one year closer to free agency. Guillot, 22, is batting a soft .236 so far this season, but has shone in other areas, such as his 12 home runs (2nd on the team), 41 RBIs (to lead the team), and one of his best talents, hitting first pitches: he is batting .304 (including 2 home runs) on first pitches. Continue reading “Service Time Clock Ticks Down for 2018”

Nevada Retakes Lead in Week #15

The red-hot Nevada Speeders are back on top of the Weekly Team Power Rankings for Week #15, as the season quickly approaches its final days. Rimouski fell to 3rd in the rankings, as the Minneapolis Ravens also benefited from a 3-1 series against the Oxen, and 2-1 series over the Louisville Sluggers.

Rotation ace Ricky Rodriguez picked up loss number 4, and his record fell to 14-4 on the season, the only mark marring an otherwise glowing week for the Ravens. The Speeders were nearly flawless, however, dropping just one game to California on Tuesday, and then sweeping Miami in four, to finish the week 6-1. The loss to the tidals was the second of that series, which began on Sunday, thus the 6-1 record doesn’t include both losses in that series split. Continue reading “Nevada Retakes Lead in Week #15”

Soto, Chaim To Miss Rest of Season

The Nevada Speeders learned that fourth starter Shi-min Chaim will miss the rest of the 2018 season, after coming out of a game against the Miami Storm with a sore arm last night. He is expected to miss five months as he recovered from bone chips in his throwing elbow.

Chaim made a transition from the bullpen this year, and had crafted a 6-2 record with 14 saves, and a 1.40 ERA as the team’s erstwhile closer, until Nate Kremer returned from a year-long injury earlier this month. Continue reading “Soto, Chaim To Miss Rest of Season”

Speeders On Top Again for Week #13

The see-saw has swung back to the Nevada Speeders, who once again find themselves on top of the Weekly Team Power Rankings for Week #13 in the Bull League.

The Speeders took 2 of three from Arizona to open their road trip, before crossing the country to fly to St. Petersburg where they are so far split in the first two games of a four-game set. They started the week off with a rubber-match win against Calgary, to close out a week-long home stand. Continue reading “Speeders On Top Again for Week #13”