Knights Extend Northern Lead To 1.5 Games

The Knights continued their winning ways with a squeaker against the Southern League dominaters late Tuesday night. It was fun. Choo had a throwing error in the 9th that was the difference.

April 17, 2026 at Citi Field. The Knights edged the Bengals by a 3-2 score. It was Mike Adams earning the win, he is 1-0 on the season. Belisario picked up the loss, his season now stands at 0-1. Adam Dunn had a 1-3 performance in the win.

Knights’ Pitchers Team Up For 17 K’s

The Knights fought back against the Slugs late Tuesday afternoon while Mgr. Utley was munching at his office desk on some sweet Chick-Fil-A nuggets. The pitchers for the Knights struck out 17 Slugs, which is the 8th most K’s by a team all-time. The record is 20, by the Slappers in 2009.

Teixeira, Arod, and Pedroia all went deep. Bad news fellas, the Knights are a game up in the North, and haven’t even been playing all that great. You all are screwed. Srsly.

April 16, 2026 at Rangers Ballpark In Arlington. The Knights triumphed over the Slugs by a score of 7-4. Bedard got the victory, now his record is even at 1-1. He allowed only one earned run in 5.2 innings. He struck out ten batters in the victory. Vazquez,J picked up the loss, his season mark is now 1-2. Adams,M finished the game for the save. Teixeira belted a big fly and drove in one, going 2-4 on the day.

Verlander Shuts Down Knights

I just straight-up got dominated. This was the 2nd worst offensive game for any of my teams dating back to 2004. The worst offensive game ever was 2022 when Harang 1 hit my Twins and struck out 10. This one hurt.

I am almost to the All-Star break and I’m in pretty good position to lose in the first round of the playoffs again.

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April 15, 2026 at Rangers Ballpark In Arlington. The Knights were shutout by the Slugs 5-0. Justin Verlander came away with the victory, making him 1-2. He threw 116 pitches and struck out 9. After this loss, Darren Oliver has an even record of 1-1 this year. The save was credited to Mike Gonzalez. Dan Uggla paced the Slugs getting two hits in three trips to the plate, with one 2B and one RBI.

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Landmark Day at Petco Park

The managerial career of Mgr. Brian Anderson started 414 days ago. That same week, Mgrs. Utley and Karren descended on San Diego’s Petco Park for some real-life baseball action. Shortly after the trip, Utley would announce his retirement and would remain absent from the league for more than a year. Some say it was fatigue. Others say it was postseason frustration. Even more say that a new fear developed in the mind of Brian Utley. That fear’s name was also Brian. Brian Anderson.

So it was fitting that “The Brians” first matchup occurred in a place where Utley’s exodus began, Petco Park.

A landmark day, a confirmation of a rebirth, a meeting of like-minds. This first would be historic for more than just the managers.

Petco Park, 59 degrees. Alex Rodriguez of The Knights and Roy Halladay face each other. Fastball, swing and miss. Another fastball, a mash. Arod drove the ball deep into the left field seats. Knights 1, Thons 0. This is how the game would end.

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This was the first game in the history of PTP that was decided in the 1st at bat. In other words, there has never been a game where a leadoff HR would be the only run scored in the game.

Also amazing, but not confirmed yet as a first, in 14 of the 18 half innings, the pitchers retired the hitters 1-2-3.

Anderson would win the second game. But that’s dumb.

This game reminds me of a game I was at on July 7, 2006. John Lackey was pitching against the A’s. He gave up a leadoff double to Mark Kotsay, then retired the next 27 hitters in order. Dennis Utley was also there to witness the mastery. It was amazing.

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