New Yorker’s – Semifinal Game 1

What a way to spend your 50th post than posting your baseball team’s thrilling come back victory of their new rivals the Long Island Dodgers.  After a first round bye the New Yorker’s took on the Long Island Dodgers for game 1 of the semifinal round of the MABL Playoffs. I went 1 f or 2 with a single and a RBI and a run scored.  Game stats are below:

Player Position AB R H RBI
E. Lampione DH 2 1 1 1

Since I am lazy and Ryan Parnell wrote up a nice synopsis I copied and pasted what he wrote below:

5-run bottom of 9th Gives NYers Huge Comeback Win

Farmingdale, NY – On this gloomy, sticky, muggy Sunday afternoon in August, the New Yorkers (1-0) began their playoff campaign against their division rivals, the Long Island Dodgers (2-2). The Dodgers took 2 of 3 during the regular season but the NYers looked to even that record at 2 apiece for this single game matchup.

The start of this game played out just as all the previous matches between the teams; the two pitchers moved the ball inside and outside and kept the batters off balance to minimize damage. The Dodgers scratched and clawed and powered themselves to a 4-0 lead off of the NYers starter, Ryan Harold. Mussaw managed to keep a shutout into the [insert inning here]th inning but the NYers broke out with a bang with 5 runs to steal the lead. A little bit of small ball and a few errors got the Yorkers 3 runs and Parnell stepped to the plate with runners on the corners down by a run. A drive into the right center field gap looked to be a 3 run homer as Stein played the ball in right and fired a late throw to home. The umps ruled the ball a ground rule double as it rolled between the pseudo fences, which temporarily gave the lead back to the Dodgers. Later on, Joe Cap saved the inning by driving a 2-run single into right to eliminate any controversy. Pete Abrami just missed a home run to left an inning later but legged out a triple which gave the Yorkers a 6-4 lead. The score remained the same until the 9th inning. The Dodgers took advantage of a tired arm and some shotty control by a few relief pitchers to add 6 runs and regain the lead as the teams headed into the final frame. The Maze lead off the inning with a ground ball to 3rd, the 3B made a wide throw and a safe call at first opened up the chances for the Yorkers. A pinch hit walk by Harold, a snub single in the hole on the right side by Parnell brought Matty C to the plate as the tying run. A strike out brought the Captain without a C to the plate once again. Something happened on his ball hit to the right side and Robby MVP Degennaro stepped to the plate with the tying runs on base. With the runner in motion, he drilled a two-run, game tying triple to center field that almost hit the scoreboard. With one out and a runner on third the Dodgers brought their outfield in to try to keep the pressure on. Chris Castellano waltzed to the plate and drove a ball over everyone’s head into center field to give the NYers to 1-0 series lead in this semi-final round of the playoffs. The Yorkers celebrated their walk off victory and anxiously await game 2.

– Some “Seide” notes –

– As always, Ryan Harold pitched a hell of a game. He gutted out an impressive 8.1 innings. He had retired 9 straight entering the 9th.

– Bobby “O” O’Brien, who walked 3 times in the game, injured his right shoulder while making a fantastic effort on a bloop double to right field and will be a game time decision next week.

– Gerard “Hands” Hanshe had to miss the game due to a surprise wedding. There is some speculation as to whether he could be found on the golf course at game time.

– Joe Seide came in and stopped the bleeding in the 9th and will make his final NYers appearance as early as next Sunday time will tell

– Rumors have been swirling around Chris Cast and his squeeze; she may be dragging him away on vacation next Saturday if that is the case he will not be missed. Phil will take over his catching duties and Bobby will be granted the title of “team jackass” in Chris’s stead we love you, Chris.

– Until next weekend, gentlemen, great comeback victory but it is indeed behind us. We need to refocus and try to carry some momentum into next week.



  1. #1 by oshea12566 on August 10, 2009 - 8:35 am

    Congradulations!! Excellent work!

  2. #2 by Eugene on August 10, 2009 - 10:25 am

    Thanks Meng. Stay tuned for more playoff information.

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