Tag: Pennant Chase

Ravens, Speeders Clinch Playoff Spots

(GAME DATE – Sep. 19, 2019) — As the clock runs down on the 2019 season, two more teams have cemented themselves into the post-season.

The Nevada Speeders, currently 88-64 (.579) atop the ML West, and the Minneapolis Ravens, leading the Lake League West at 92-60 (.605), have now mathematically guaranteed themselves playoff entry. Continue reading “Ravens, Speeders Clinch Playoff Spots”

Admirals Clinch Playoff Berth, Take ML East Pennant

(GAME DATE – Sept. 16, 2019) — The St. Petersburg Admirals, led by the veteran GM/manager, Brandon Popper, have clinched the Metro League East pennant, and are the first team to secure a playoff spot in the 2019 season.

The Admirals will now see their 4th consecutive playoff, and their 6th since 1995, in what many observers are calling a new era of dominance for the club, once based in San Diego, and later Anchorage.

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Chicago, Calgary Officially Out of Race

(GAME DATE – Sep. 12, 2019) — Not that either team had a hope after the first few weeks of the 2019 season, but both the Chicago Pit Bulls and the Calgary Inferno can start planning for their off-season golf activities as they have been officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Chicago is on track to post their 3rd worst season in club history, behind last season’s dismal 30-70 (.300) finish, and 2001’s reprehensible 28-52 (.350). Calgary, which won the Bull Cup in 2015 and 2017, will miss their 2nd playoff in a row, and only their 3rd since 2010.

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Dallas Out; 6th Season in a Row in Last Place

(GAME DATE — Sep.9, 2019) — The Dallas Deputies have been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, and will likely finish the 2019 season in last place for the sixth year in a row. But, despite the disappointing showing, the team’s proponents and front office remain hopeful for a big turnaround in the near future.

They did not crash to the depths of their 2014 season, when they finished that 82-game schedule with a paltry 21-61 (.256) record, instead cruising to a 55-87 (.387) showing so far this year, and on track to have their 4th best all-time finish. Continue reading “Dallas Out; 6th Season in a Row in Last Place”

August 16, 2017 – WEEK 14 – Pennant Race, Injuries, Early Peek Awards

This podcast will take us through the pennant races in detail, division by division, including wildcard contenders. Then, we walk through the infirmary with the injury report. Lastly, we take a peek at likely award winners for the end of the season as early bird voting is already underway.

Currell’s Incredible Week Gets Star of the Week Honor for Aug. 8-14

LF Brian Currell (DEN), who was July's AEL Rookie of the Month, was selected Player of the Week for Aug. 8-14
LF Brian Currell (DEN), who was July’s AEL Rookie of the Month, was selected Player of the Week for Aug. 8-14

Last week, 24-year-old Brian Currell sent shock waves through Bull Baseball League with an eye-popping performance that brought him the American Eagle League Player of the Week Award for August 8-14.

A newcomer to the league, Currell made the establishment sit up and take notice, punishing opposing pitchers with a .607 average, 17 hits in 28 at-bats and 4 RBI.

Where the Denver Highlanders left fielder goes from here, only the baseball gods know for sure, but Currell certainly made his mark last week. Thanks partly to his efforts, Denver has a convincing hold on 1st place in the AEL East with a best-in-the-AEL 39-25 (.609) record, 4½ games ahead of the Jacksonville Ravens, and are virtually guaranteed a playoff spot.

This season Currell, who was also Rookie of the Month for July, has 3 home runs, a career-high 35 RBIs, and a .333 batting average.