The "AS REAL AS IT GETS" simulation baseball league is a unique format that allows any and all to get involved in the replay of baseball history. This is a STOCK team only league using actual game day lineups and rosters. Our goal is to simulate MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL of the past throughout baseball history.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Geoff is Zahnderful in
Bloomington - April 14. After a tough West Coast trip (4-5) and no days off, the Twins have returned
to the Met to face the West Coast teams again in hopes of getting over
.500.Of course the Griffith
family has not made this too easy by letting Larry Hisle and Lyman Bostock go,
but at least Carew is still with the team.The Twins are putting their faith in a 23 year old rookie Hosken “The
Face” Powell to replace Hisle and Bostock.In Tacoma he batted .326
with a .427 OBP so there are hopes he can help the team out immediately.
The Mariners' House (0-1) versus Zahn (1-0) started game 1.Both House and Zahn pitched complete games to
give the much beleaguered bullpens some rest.Zahn gave up 1 run, 3 hits, walked 4 and struck out 4 in an efficient 112
pitches. House was nearly as efficient
giving up 5 hits, 1 Walk and striking out 2 in 8 innings of work.
In the bottom of the 3rd, the Twins gained the
lead when Rivera scored on a double by Ford.Rivera started the inning with a triple to right center and could not
advance when Carew grounded out to the pitcher for the first out. Ford advanced to 3rd when Kusick
grounded to second. Smalley popped out to Baez to end the inning and the
The Mariners scored in the top of the first when Cruz scored
on a Botche fielder’s choice to Smalley, who was playing short.Cruz started the game with a blistering
single to right field and moved to second on a passed ball. Baez sacrificed Cruz to third when Bochte
batted him in.Stanton
grounded into a 6-4-3 double
play to end the inning.
The Twins tied the game in their half of the inning when Rivera
scored on a RBI single by Smalley that also sent Ford to third.Rivera started the Twins’ half with a walk
and moved to second on a Carew 4-3 grounder.Ford was hit by a pitch and Kusick lined to center.
The game brought the Twins back to .500 and hopefully this
translates to a Winning attitude in Bloomington.