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FB Power Pros All-Star Game: Bombers bomb Shimakaze 9-6
Feb 18th 2021 By Franchise Ball

Recording: [http://url]https://youtu.be/gBej7JDSxLY[/]

In a tightly contested game, San Diego Bombers' Squad outslugged Honolulu Shimakaze's Squad 9-6.

Recap:

In the 1st, Shimakaze's squad wasted no time getting on the board. The 2nd batter, Vancouver Terrace Ice's 1B Guadalupe Speight, absolutely destroyed a meatball down the middle from Edmonton Robins pitcher Jakobe Rohde. Distance? 465 feet. In the 3rd, Boston Red Sox 1's 2B Liam McNeil cranked another towering center field homer, taking the lead to 2-0.

Bombers meanwhile had nothing going for the first 4 innings. Honolulu Shimakaze starter Johnny Staples allowed a single hit to San Diego Giants' SS Jonatan Pham, but nevertheless kept them shut out.

Then in the 5th... Armageddon. It began with an innocent single along the right field line by Giants' 3B Brendan Dent. The next batter Pham pulled a grounder past the 5-6 gap into left for another single. New York Mets 1B Ruben Lively followed up with a laser double over the head of Stamford Demo Yankees CF Kameron Derosa, scoring Dent and cutting the deficit in half. Houston Astronauts C Francisco Flores jammed the first pitch as a comebacker back to Staples, past Second Base, scoring Pham, and despite a rocket throw from Derosa to home plate, Lively scored, giving Bombers a 3-2 lead.

San Francisco Skyhawks 2B Eneas Trujillo fought off an 0-2 pitch into center, but this time, Derosa's cannon throw to home caught Flores trying to score, finally giving Shimakaze an out. Philadelphia FISH TOWN's LF Conner Merril followed up a grounder to Kansas City Royals0 SS Jamison Heflin, which seemed like an easy second out. However, Heflin made a questionable decision to throw to the 2B McNeil, where Trujillo never stepped off the bag, and by the time McNeil threw to first, it was ruled a fielder's choice. A shaken Staples gave up another single to FISH TOWN's DH Jerardo Brito, and the lead inflated to 4-2.

Bombers' RF Jamal Nagel again found the gap, scoring in another run, yet Staples remained out to pitch. Bombers' CF Gaspard Ledesma found the gap as well, loading the bases. Finally, Staples was pulled, replaced by fellow Shimakaze pitcher Ahmed Banner. His 2nd appearance in the inning, Dent popped up a fly ball into center... which Derosa drops! Everyone moves up 90 feet and scoring is Trujillo. 6-2 Bombers. As if things couldn't get worse for Shima, Banner threw a wild pitch, and Nagel scored from 3rd. Finally, Pham lined out to Red Sox LF Romeo Brockman, whose throw to home held the runners. Finally, Lively popped out, capping off an unbelievable 7-run 5th inning for Bombers' squad.

The next inning, Merril followed up with a monster solo homer that barely cleared the right field pole, pushing the lead to 8-2. It seemed as if Shimakaze was going to roll over and die, but once Rohde was pulled out and replaced with Astronauts pitcher Godofredo Centeno, Shimakaze's bats woke up. In the 8th, Heflin led off with a grounded single past 2nd base, with Derosa following suit with a single of his own. Atlanta Firebirds RF Jamil Frame roped another first pitch into left, scoring Heflin. On a full-count, the next batter Speight struck out after an 8 pitch at-bat. McNeil took matters into his own hands, and crushed a double into the gap, making the score 8-4.

Bombers pulled the plug on Centeno, and brought in Robins submariner Clifton Coy. Terrace Ice DH Mike Dickerson grounded out, but allowed Frame to score. Providence Franzes C Bembe Mejia managed to keep a bouncer fair along the third-base line, and score McNeil while just beating out the throw for an infield single. It was now an 8-6 game. However, this would be it for Shima's squad. Firebirds' 3B Mano Bustamente unceremoniously grounded out to end the inning. In the bottom half of the 8th, Flores drove in another run on a groundout, pushing the lead to 9-6. The 9th inning saw Derosa single with 2 outs, keeping Shima alive for one more batter, but next at-bat, Frame grounded out. The score ended with a huge win for Bombers, 9-6.



Thank you everyone who participated! Unfortunately, neither Yonkers Renegades or Oakland ObZen had players that appeared in the game as both players were from the bullpen. I intend to have every team be represented by an active player, so stay tuned for further developments in the rules.

News Conversation
 : 
shima make this a once a season thing
2 weeks ago
shima make this a once a season thing
2 weeks ago
franzes, giants, or me
2 weeks ago
Mets : 
in the recording, who's that voice I keep hearing that's not the bombers or shima?
2 weeks ago
Mets : 
haha
2 weeks ago
Trujillo almost got one but Flores decided to channel his inner snail
2 weeks ago
Mets : 
LIVELY GOT A RBI---yes!
2 weeks ago
Fury : 
This was fun to watch afterward. A nice battle! And Centeno sucks at pitching. Glad he isn't on my team anymore
2 weeks ago
I wish this was a series
2 weeks ago
Bombers : 
Great article. It was a lot of fun.
2 weeks ago
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