Franchise Ball News
World Series Recap Part 1: By Former World Champ Eugene Spitters!
Jan 26th 2021 By Alexandria Awards Masters

Congratulations to the Franchise Ball Season 93 World Series champion Stamford Demo Yankees.
The Yankees become the 70th team to ever win the World Series title.
The following is Part 1 of 2 of a World Series recap. This one just includes a brief recap of each World Series game that was just played over the last two days.
The next part will include comments and reactions from the World Series champion Yankees and the runner-up Cincinnati Reds.

Game 1 - Cincinnati Reds 13, Stamford Demo Yankees 12
Anticipation was high for the World Series opener, and these two teams did not disappoint.
The game included 25 runs and 39 hits, 18 for extra bases, between the two teams. While pitchers were able to keep the ball in the ball park for the most part, only four total home runs, three by the Yankees, they were unable to limit balls in play.
There were only a combined five strikeouts, which led to plenty of action. The Reds exhausted their bullpen, using six total pitchers, while the Yankees used four pitchers. Of those 10 to take the mound, only two escaped without a run charged to them.
For the Reds, Gotzone Ortega was closed the door on this epic series opener, earning just his second save of the season, but not without high drama to the very end.
Trailing by one run, the Yankees had two runners on base with two outs in the top of the ninth.
Designated hitter Khalid Patel strolled to the plate, having already smashed a two-run double and a two-run home run.
Patel connected well with an Ortega pitch, but his line drive was caught by Reds center fielder Giovanni Coyle to end the game.
Both teams hit the ball well early. The Reds erased a 3-1 deficit with an eight-run third inning. The Yankees answered right back with a six-run frame in the top of the fourth only to see the Reds strike for three more in the bottom half.
The Reds led for the remainder of the game, although Patel brought the Yankees within one run, 13-12, with his two-run blast in the top of the seventh.
There were offensive stars across the board.
The Reds had eight different players record at least two hits. Their biggest contributions coming from first baseman Zayne Atwood, who was 4-for-5 with a double, home run and five RBIs. Designated hitter Hernando Coronado also had four hits, including a double, and Coyle picked up three hits, one of which was a triple, and an RBI.
The Yankees had five players get at least two hits. The charge was led by Bernard Homer, who lived up to his name early with a three-run bomb to start the scoring. Homer finished 4-for-5 at the dish with a pair of doubles and four RBIs.
On the mound, Isaac Barkley picked up his team leading 10th win of the season, although he allowed three runs on five hits out of the bullpen.
The loss was handed to Nathaniel Pichardo. Pichardo had thrown just four innings prior this relief appearance. He allowed four runs on six hits. He also walked a pair of batters, the only two walks issued by Yankees pitching. One of those walks preceded Atwood's go-ahead three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth.

Game 2 - Stamford Demo Yankees 8, Cincinnati Reds 6
A pitcher's duel turned into a home run derby over the final third of Game 2, before the Yankees were able to put a nail in the coffin of the contest to knot the series at one game apiece.
Every fan, Yankees and Reds, in the stadium was on their feet in the bottom of the ninth when Reds
Slugging first baseman Zayne Atwood strolled to the plate with two outs and a runner on first base.
The Reds had already hammered two home runs in the inning to draw within two runs, 8-6, and chase Yankees starting pitcher Edwin Fanning from the game.
The reliever called upon to face Atwood with the game on the line was Nathen Mount.
Mount did not let the levity of the game get to him, as he dug his toe into the dirt before the firing the pitch that led to an Atwood groundout to end the game. It was Mount's first save of the season and perhaps his biggest out recorded to date.
Before he even got the opportunity, it seemed like this game was going to see no more than three or four runs total.
Fanning and Reds starter Darrion Wilkinson were locked in a battle on the pitcher's mound.
The Reds broke through first with a third-inning home run from center fielder Giovanni Coyle.
The score remained 1-0 until the top of the sixth.
Yankees center fielder Kameron Derosa smacked a  two-out triple. Brock Musser followed with a single, and just like that, the game was tied. It also led to a Reds pitching change, as the Reds manager took the ball from Wilkinson.
The triple was a sign of things to come for Derosa, who went on to blast two solo home runs over the final three innings.
Before that, though, it was Bernard Homer who connected on another key home run. The left fielder delivered a two-run blast in the seventh to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead. They would never trail in the game again.
The two teams traded home runs from there. The Yankees led 3-2 after seven, 6-4 after eight and pushed its lead to 8-4 heading to the bottom of the ninth.
Those two insurance runs, which came from Derosa's second home run of the game and a run-scoring single off the bat of shortstop Joey Abner proved vital.
Fanning retired the first two batters in the bottom of the ninth, but the Reds were not going to go quietly.
Designated hitter Hernando Coronado and left fielder Osvaldo Mowery cranked back-to-back jacks to make it 8-6.
Coyle followed with a single to bring Atwood to the dish. Fanning was relieved by Mount, and the rest is history.
The Yankees finished with 13 hits, including five home runs. Derosa, Musser and Abner each had three hits.
The Reds managed just nine hits, although five left the yard. Two of those home runs came off the bat of Coronado.
Rohan Ebert was hit with the loss, just his second of the season.
The win for Fanning was his ninth, tying his career high for a single season.

Game 3 - Stamford Yankees 9, Cincinnati Reds 3
Fresh off handing the Reds their first postseason loss, the Yankees made it two in a row to take control of the series.
This game was all about pitching and timely hitting for the Yankees.
Yankee starting pitcher Lucas Hedrick delivered on the mound, earning his team leading 11th win of the season, single season career best for the veteran southpaw. He allowed just two runs over five innings and struck out six Reds batters.
At the dish, the Yankees struck first when catcher Willie Demarco left the yard with a fourth-inning home run off of Reds starting pitcher Jeremiah Parra.
The Reds answered immediately in the top of the fifth when Saul de Anda knocked home a pair of runs with a two-out triple, giving them a 2-1 lead. That is the only time the Reds would lead in the game.
The Yankees regained the lead in the seesaw affair thanks to a two-run single off the bat of first baseman Brock Musser in the bottom of the fifth to make it 3-2.
They then broke the game open in the sixth. The big blows in the inning came on back-to-back doubles from third-baseman Antoine Whitworth and designated hitter Khalid Patel, Whitworth's bringing home one run and Patel's two. Musser then capped off the rally with a two-run blast over the fence to give the Yankees an 8-2 advantage.
Both teams scored a run in the eighth inning, but overall, the Yankees bullpen carried the torch.
Brock Wylie tossed one scoreless frame while Nataniel Pichardo lasted three innings, surrendering just one run.
When the Reds dipped into their bullpen, it was not so fruitful. Mauro Grijalva was hit with the loss, while Isaac Barkley allowed six runs over three innings.
Offensively, Musser finished with four RBIs for the Yankees. Patel picked up three hits, including a double and a triple.
The Reds were led at the dish by Mowery, who had three hits, and Anbessa Corrales, who finished with a pair of singles.

Game 4 - Stamford Yankees 9, Cincinnati Reds 4
On the brink of elimination, the Reds found the scoreboard first, but the Yankees answered with vengeance, and rolled to a convincing series clincher.
This marked the first time since December 4 that the Reds lost three games in a row. It was also the third straight game the Reds were held under their season scoring average of 9.6 runs per game.
Designated hitter Hernando Coronado sent a blast into the morning light in the top of the second inning off of Yankees starting pitcher Gunnar Kenny to give the Reds a 1-0 lead. As was the case in the previous two games, that lead was short lived.
The Yankees offense went to work against Reds starting pitcher Orlando Nieves in the bottom of the inning. With two outs, the Reds manager elected to intentionally walk Yankee left fielder Bernard Homer. After back-to-back singles, the Yankees had the bases loaded with designated hitter Khalid Patel at the dish.
Patel jumped on a Nieves pitch and sent it screaming over the wall for a grand slam that will be remembered for ages.
The Yankees extended that 4-1 advantage to 5-1 in the third and 8-2 in the fourth. Joey Abner was key to those runs with a two-out two-run single in the fourth.
The Reds got two runs back in the fifth with back-to-back home runs by Anbessa Corrales and Lawson Reiss, which effectively sent Kenny to the showers.
Relieving Kenny was Rowan Hoover. Hoover dominated the remainder of the game on the mound, allowing just three hits, one of which was erased on a double play, and striking out a pair of Reds batters.
The Yankees offense had four players record at least two hits. Second baseman Marvin Lucas had three knocks, including a double and a triple. Patel and first baseman Brock Musser each hit a home run, with Patel driving in four runs.
Nieves was saddled with the loss, just his second of the season. Isaac Barkley gave the Reds offense an opportunity by allowing just one Yankee run over the last four innings, but it was to no avail.
Coronado finished with a pair of Yankee solo home runs. Zayne Atwood added three singles.

I’m told there will be a 2nd part which will feature comments.

Thanks to the Spitters for sparing me the pain of writing something like this!

News Conversation
Great Article
12 months ago
Im going to be a perennial 2nd round Wild Card exit lmao
12 months ago
not 94.
12 months ago
i'm going far in 95.
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12 months ago
Ha yeah. I can get long winded if I really get down to it haha
12 months ago
like seriosly i got 3 19-21 year olds that are triple 90 or all 89 and higher comming in, im gonna win alot
12 months ago
Mets : 
yeah same If I win alta and beat the bearz liek I just did I could be a threat with my new rotation and offense players
12 months ago
12 months ago
keep me on the contenders list, i got a chance
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