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Dragons Rich Suffers Injury

April 6, 2024

New York starting pitcher Ryan Rich has a sprained ankle, suffered while throwing a pitch. He’s expected to be out for 5-6 weeks. Rich was making his second start of the season, and had already pitched 4.0 innings against the Minneapolis Ravens. He had allowed 4 earned runs and faced 19 batters before doing down to injury. The Dragons eventually hung on to win 11-6.

Acquired in an October, 2023, from the Calgary Inferno, the 23-year-old starter from Bloomington, Ill., was named the #10 prospect in 2022 and struck out 198 in 222 innings last season, while going 15-13.

Chicago Pit Bulls Ship Dawson to New York

April 1, 2024

Earlier today, officials from the Chicago Pit Bulls and the New York Dragons announced that they had finalized negotiations on a trade between the two teams. The deal will send 26-year-old RHP Chad Dawson, 33-year-old RHP Oscar Gonzalez and 33-year-old RHP Ryu Saito to New York in exchange for 20-year-old minor league LHP Thad Robin and 22-year-old minor league 3B Gilbert Plansky.

Saito pitched 51 games for Chicago in 2023, finishing the season with a 2-2 record, 10 saves, and a 12.6 K/9 over 67.1 innings of work.

 

Chicago Looks Forward to Stellar 2021

(GAME DATE — April 26, 2021) — The preseason predictions were out in time for Opening Day, and so far, just after 3 weeks of play, the predictions are shaping up accurately for the high-flying defensing champion Chicago Pit Bulls.

Chicago won the Bull Cup as a 2nd wild card entry in the 2020 postseason, finishing 85-77 (.525) in their LL West division, before taking down Boston and Toronto on their way to the finals, where they took Nevada to game 6 and won the series 4-2. Continue reading “Chicago Looks Forward to Stellar 2021”

Lake League #1 Hurler is Rollins

(GAME DATE — Oct. 1, 2020) — The Lake League announced today that Steve Rollins has been chosen the league’s Pitcher of the Month. The New York starter had everything working for him last month as he glided to a 4-2 record.

In September Rollins chalked up a 2.08 ERA in 52 innings with 40 strikeouts and 11 walks. Continue reading “Lake League #1 Hurler is Rollins”

Will We See Lengthy Bull Cup Drought End in 2020?

(GAME DATE — Sept. 19, 2020) — Several probable and confirmed pennant race teams this year have lengthy Bull Cup droughts, or have never won at all, meaning this year could see a record set when it’s all over.

Most prominent are the LL East division title winners, the Boston Brawlers, who have never won a Bull Cup in the 29 years since the trophy has been awarded. They came close just once, in the inaugural year, losing to the ten Chicago Knights in 1991, the first year the cup was contested. Continue reading “Will We See Lengthy Bull Cup Drought End in 2020?”

Seattle Loses Hugo Prista, Will Miss Season

(GAME DATE — August 9, 2020) — The doctors have spoken and Hugo Prista of the Seattle Salts didn’t like what he heard. The 25-year-old starting pitcher is almost certainly gone for the rest of the year and depending on his progress could miss some of next season as well. Prista sustained his season-ending injury during the New York Dragons game yesterday at The Redoubt. He had to leave the game because he hurt himself while throwing a pitch. Today the Seattle medical staff reported Prista had a torn labrum and would be absent from the lineup for at least 5 months.

So far this year Prista has 2 wins and 2 losses and a 3.33 ERA. Continue reading “Seattle Loses Hugo Prista, Will Miss Season”