With 4 games to go, all teams are still alive in the playoff hunt! Get a mean-on!
The Banida Bison bounced back big time against the Happy Slappers and their ace, Johan Santana, Monday night in Oakland. The win secured at least a wild-card birth. Jim Edmonds hit a go-ahead three run home run and Glendon Rusch continued his season-long scoreless streak as he got the win in relief. With Ben Sheets, the Bison ace, on tap to pitch in the series finale, Banida and their pitching coach, Shauna Orison, are looking to clinch the division Wednesday night.
The ‘schoolgirls’ opened a can o’ whoop-ass on the Bison this weekend as the season resumed in Oakland. Crucial pitching was the major factor in the game, even though the Slappers did collect 13 hits. There were 13 stranded Bison by the end of the night and if there were any cold, hungry indians laying around the hills of Oakland it would have been a large bounty. Melvin Mora lead the offense for the Slappers going 3-5 with 2 RBI’s. Bonds did score a run in the game which places him 1 behind the all time record held by Renteria and Helton wih 18. Todd Greene hit his 3rd HR in 18 AB’s and he is now tied for second in the league with Bonds, et.al. It would appear that because the Slappers have scored the 2nd fewest runs in the league, the managerial precision of Brian Utley has really lead this team to perform at this high caliber. Add to that the intriguing factor that the team leader in AVG is Ichiro with a .276 average and it goes without saying that watching Brian manage is like watching a work of art being created right in front of your eyes. The Slappers are confident that this team of hitless and powerless wonders will take them all the way this season, and with a 10 million increase in payroll for 2007, they should start engraving that trophy as well.
As the All-Star break came to a close Saturday, managers turned their attention from fun in the sun to making a big push over the last 6 games of the season. Brian Utley, of the resilient Sappy Clappers, has had a long wait for his crucial series against the always dangerous Banida Bison. He said, “I’m a little frightened, like a school girl, but I’d rather lose that wait any more for this series. You won’t have to wait much longer, Brian Dennis. The season resumes Sunday night.
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