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2019 MLCS Preview: St. Petersburg Admirals vs. Arizona Cowboys

(GAME DATE – Oct. 8, 2019) — The steamrolling St. Petersburg Admirals are looking dominant this year as they are set to take on playoff rookies Arizona Cowboys in the best-of-7 Metro League Championship Series starting tomorrow.

The Admirals are heavily favored to take the series, despite flashes of brilliant power in the Cowboys order, including the ML’s #2 home run hitter, Tak-keung Yang.

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Admirals Sweep Speeders in Elimination Round

(GAME DATE – Oct. 4, 2019) — The Metro League Elimination Round series between the 99-63 St. Petersburg Admirals, who took the East Division pennant, and the 2nd wild card Nevada Speeders, who finished 91-71 at 3rd place in the West Division, has seen the Florida team sweep away their opponent in 3 games, to advance to the MLCS.

The Admirals came out with cannons blazing in game 1, blanking the Speeders 6-0 as Jose Soto earned his 2nd career playoff win, in a complete game 6-hit shutout. Israel Medina, the St. Pete’s 3B, who joined the team in a May 30th trade that sent star pitcher Chris Zerkle to Calgary, hung 2 home runs on the Speeders pitching, one each to starter Al Mota and reliever Adam Fitzpatrick. Continue reading “Admirals Sweep Speeders in Elimination Round”

Clash of Titans as Speeders, Admirals Square Off

(GAME DATE – Sep. 30, 2019) — The Nevada Speeders have made the playoffs again, although not at a first place team atop the Metro League’s West division, but as a 2nd wild card entrant against the 99-63 St. Petersburg Admirals, who took the ML East pennant this year.

The Speeders had been embroiled in a frantic race in the ML West, but finished 1 game behind the 92-70 Arizona Cowboys, who are making their playoff debut after 8 seasons. The Speeders went 91-71.

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Ravens, Admirals Could Become First 100 Game Winners

(GAME DATE – Sep. 26, 2019) — With the expanded, 162-game schedule introduced for the first time this season, an interesting race has developed to see which team can breach the 100-game wins mark first.

Just 2 teams are in a position to do this, with only 4 games left on the schedule, the St. Petersburg Admirals and the Minneapolis RavensContinue reading “Ravens, Admirals Could Become First 100 Game Winners”

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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Roster Expanding as Pennant Chase Heats Up

(GAME DATE — Aug. 29, 2019) — The Bull League is entering its final month of play for the 2019 season, and the pennant chase will really start in earnest, as teams active rosters expand to 40 players for the final weeks.

Several teams are expected to make some big moves, with those locked-in teams using the extra roster spaces to bring in new players who can allow their veterans some rest ahead of the playoffs, while out-of-contention teams will give their upcoming stars a chance to shine before the offseason roster decisions get made. Continue reading “Roster Expanding as Pennant Chase Heats Up”