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New Yorker’s Playoffs Round 2 continued

Yeah so the MSBL decided not to uphold the forfeit from last week, so today we had to continue where we left off and play game 2 and game 3 (if necessary) against the Hampton Bulls and let me tell you game 3 was almost necessary. It was 3-2, Bulls going into the bottom of the 7th.  Apparently Ryan Parnell, Joe Cap and Rob DeGennaro did not want to play a game 3 (as did anyone else), I mean we shouldn’t have had to play game 2 again anyways.  Ryan lead off with a HBP (hit by pitch) and stole second.  Joe Cap came up with 1 out  and rope a ball up the middle bringing in Ryan from second to tie the ball game and going to second on the throw.  This would prove to be the turning point in the game.  Because Joe went to second on the throw he was able to score from second when Rob hit a line drive to right center.  The Bulls outfield was unable to get the ball and after Rob took wide turn at first they decided to throw the ball to first even though no one was there.  The ball roll to the fence of the Bulls dugout on the first base side.  Joe being the heads up ball player he is notice the catcher was off the plate and the ball got by two Bulls players, he charged from home and slide in safe to scored the winning run.  This was a crazy, intense game which we shouldn’t have had to play but glad we did because we will be ready for the Suffolk Pirates in the championship rematch next weekend.

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New Yorker’s 2010 Playoffs Round 2

Sunday August 2, 2010 – New Yorkers took on The Hampton Bulls for round 2 of Long Island MSBL 2010 Playoffs.  After an hour and twenty minute drive out to Southampton, NY, the New Yorkers took round 2 of the playoffs in dramatic fashion.

Game 1 was a great game with a pitching duel between The New Yorkers pitcher, Pete Abrami (9-1) and The Hampton Bulls pitcher.  Pete threw a 1 hitter and the Hampton Bulls pitcher threw a 3 hitters.  The New Yorkers took a 1 – o lead in the top of the 9th when Joe Caprioli scored on a passed ball.  This play caused a big controversy.  After the dust settled (literally) the count was asked for and given as 3-0.  The Bulls were furious as they thought Pete (who was pinch hitting) swung at the past ball.  Whether or not Pete swung at the ball is beyond the point, but the Hampton Bulls were obviously frustrated and argued to no avail.  They just wouldn’t let it go and one of their players got ejected.  He was also warned if he didn’t leave they would forfeit both games.  He eventually left and play resumed.

Game 2 however, ended with even more drama.  In the second inning there was a ground ball hit in between short and third by the Hampton Bulls, the ball bounced right over Scott Booth’s glove and into Rob DeGennaro’s glove who was backing him up.  Rob was pretty much behind when the third baseman would normally play when he gunned the ball over to Bobby O’Brien at first.  It was a close play, and the runner was called out.  The Hampton Bulls couldn’t not believe the call as the runner appeared to be safe (even from the New Yorkers dug out).  The Hampton Bulls, probably still frustrated from game one, immediately argued the call with the umps.  Something must have been said because another player got ejected. After being ejected he proceeded to “get his moneys worth” and get up in the umps face, major league style.  After he finally calmed down, another player decided to come off the bench and give his two cents.  He was also ejected, however he did not go out quietly. He proceeded to scream and go after the ump.  He apparently even threatened to hit the ump.  He said quote, “It’s about the kids, let the kids play”  Well jackass you are the one who was causing the “kids” not to play by continuing to harp on what may have been a bad call.  Anyway since the second ejected player was threatening and would not calm down and leave the field after 5 warnings to do so or they would forfeit the game, the umps called the game and the Hampton Bulls took a forfeit.

This is not how the New Yorkers wanted to win the second game after driving an hour and twenty minutes, but we will take the win.  At least we got to beat the traffic home (after all it was Sunday) and enjoy a great night of pool, music, food and volleyball and Bobby O’Brien’s.  Thanks Again Bob-O.

The New Yorkers will move on to the Championship Series this weekend, against either the New York Blaze or the reigning champion Suffolk Pirates.

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New Yorker’s Begin Playoffs

As the 2010 LIMSBL regular season comes to an end, the New Yorkers finish in 3rd place after a thrilling victory over the New York Blaze on Sunday July 18th, with a record of 15 – 5 – 0 and a .750 win percentage.

The New Yorker’s will take on the 6th seed Bayside Bulldogs, Sunday July 25th, in a double header, as they try to sweep the series and take round one of the playoffs.

I am pretty happy with the way my regular season ended. I ended with a .333 avg. It dropped from a .471 though after going 0 for my last 9 ABs. I hope I can pick up my game in the playoffs.

Can support the New Yorker’s on Sunday July 25th at 2 and 5 for our double header against the Bayside Bulldogs. The New Yorker’s are 2-0 against the Bulldogs this season and are looking to their undefeated streak alive and sweep round one of the playoffs.

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New Yorkers – MABL Championship Series

This past weekend the New Yorkers concluded the 2009 MABL Championship series with the Suffolk Pirates.  After going down 13-1 in the first game of the series, The New Yorkers had their backs against the wall, needing to win Game 2 in order to force a Game 3. 

Needing to win Game 2 The New Yorkers started their ace, Pete Abrami, who pitch a flawless, 4 hit – 5 strikeout, complete game shutout.  The New Yorkers evened the series with a 6-0 win over the Pirates and forced a Game 3. 

Unfortunately Game 3 was too much like Game 1 and The New Yorkers were blown out again 16-5.  This game should have been a lot closer then it was, but unfortunately for the New Yorkers starting pitcher, Joe Caprioli, had to leave the game with severe leg cramps after only 3 innings.  Larry Mazur, Matt Cifichiello and Ryan Parnell came on to close out the game.  Unfrotunately, the Suffolk Pirates took advantage of the New Yorkers lack of pitching and scored 11 runs of the relieving pitching staff.

Game 2*:

Player Position AB R H RBI
E.Lampione PH 1 0 1 0

Game 3:

Player Position AB R H RBI
E.Lampione RF 3 0 2 0

* Played RF and made 2 catches on the day.

Hopefully next season the New Yorkers will not lose any player for the playoff and will revenge their 4th Championship loss and take home the MABL Championship Trophy.

Check out my updates career stats on the New Yorkers page of this blog.

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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.

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New Yorker’s Week 13 – 17

I know I know I have been slacking in posting my baseball team’s updates, so here is a post for the final 5 weeks of the Season.  Playoffs started last weekend but since the New Yorkers kicked ass we had first round bye.

Week 13: The Saints vs. The New Yorkers
I did not get into this game but the New Yorkers took the win 4-3.

Week 14: The New Yorkers vs. New York Knights
We were supposed to play a two team double header. The first  game was supposed to be against The Legends but they were a no show.  So The New Yorkers took on the New York Knights in a single game.
Ryan Parnell had the big hit of the game with a 3-Run Homerun of the left center field fence. I went 1 for 2 with a double, RBI and a run score. My game stats are below:

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

Week 15: The New Yorkers vs. Hampton Bulls
The New Yorkers went on the road out to wonderful South Hampton, Long Island to take on the Hampton Bulls.  This long drive out there would have been a long drive home is The New Yorkers did not take the win 12-3.  Not to downplay the New Yorkers ball play, but the Hampton Bulls just did not have their best stuff that game.  Veteran Pete Abrami pitched 8 solid innings.  Even with a tough strike zone Pete was able to strike out 12 and only allow 3 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits.  Gerard Hanshe broke out of a funk going 2-5 with 2 RBIS and run scored.  I unfortunately did not going 0-5 with a walk and a run scored. My game stats are below:

Player Position AB R H RBI
E.Lampione DH 5 1 0 0

Week 16: Suffolk Pirates vs. The New Yorkers (Wood Bat DH make up from Father’s Day)
Game 1 was one of the New Yorker’s most exciting, nail bitting victory of the season.  With an amazing double play from Ryan Parnell out in center field, the New Yorkers were able to edge out the Pirates 4-3.  The New Yorker’s unfortunately should not have won this game.  The Pirates pitching staff imploded in the last inning, when Ricci allowed a hit to Chris Guidice and then balked him over to second.  With first base open and pinch hitter phenom Ryan Harold at the plate, the Pirates decided to intentionally walk Harold.  With runners on first and second Ricci hit lead off batter Chris Bauer.  With the bases loaded Ricci hit #2 man Matt Cifichiello to bring in the tying run.  With the bases still loaded #3 hitter Joe “Cap” Caprioli drove in the winning run (the intentionally walked Ryan Harold) with a walk off single to right.

Game 2 was not a very exciting game with the New Yorkers dropping their 4th game of the season 7-4.  I only batted in game 1 so my 0 for 2 stats are below:

Player Position AB R H RBI
E.Lampione EH 2 0 0 0

Week 17: The New Yorkers vs. Bayside Bulldogs
The New Yorkers capped off the 2009 Regular Season with their most exciting game this season, defeating the Bayside Bulldogs 14-9.  In this game The New Yorkers saw SS Rob Degennaro hit for the cycle.  Rob had 6 RBI which account for almost half of the New Yorkers runs.  Each of Robs extra base hits were bombs to left/left-center.  If there was a fence at Wantagh Park, Rob may have even had two homers and not hit for the cycle, I think he’ll take the cycle.  I went 1 for 3 with a RBI, game stats are below:

Player Position AB R H RBI
E.Lampione DH 3 0 1 1

Stay tuned as the New Yorkers try to break out of their Playoff slump and try to bring home the MABL/Long Island  Single A Championship.  Feel free to follow New Yorkers baseball throughout the playoff as well as next season at www.scorebook.com/newyorkers.

My Regular Season stats are posted below:

Year Season AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB OBP AVG
2009 Spring 41 8 10 1 1 0 7 13 5 8 4 0.313 0.264

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New Yorkers Week 12

In week 12, New Yorkers took on The Boardy Barn Legends for a double header.  The Legends seem to be out match as the New Yorkers handed the Legends their first 2 loses.  New Yorkers took game 1 with a score of 7 to 2 and games 2 with a score of 4 to 1.  I only played the first game as an extra hitter and went 0 for 3. 😦  I am hoping to break out of this funk I am in and pull another 3 for 4 games like I did in game 1 against the Dodgers back in week 8.  I don’t really want to admit this but I got the golden sombraro this game :\

Game Stats:

Player Position AB R H RBI
E.Lampione EH 3 0 0 0

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