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LEGENDARY TAKES SERIES BEHIND JERICHO

Legendary defeated Brotherhood 4-3 to take the rubber match of the three-game series.

Legendary took an early lead when Andre the Giant scored on an error by AJ Styles.  Brotherhood tied the game in the bottom of the first inning when Big Show grounded into a double play scoring Jimmy Uso.  In the bottom of the second inning, AJ Styles made up for the error with a two-run single.

Jericho settled down after that hurling five straight scoreless innings.  Legendary would tie the game up in the top of the third inning on RBI groundouts by Andre and Triple H.  The game remained tied until Legendary took a 4-3 lead on the Undertaker’s RBI groundout.

Devon Dudley pitched a scoreless eighth inning followed by The Perfect Closer Curt Henning getting back on track pitching a scoreless ninth for the save.

Michael Hayes said Jericho showed toughness tonight.  “Chris really mowed them down when he got himself right.  We needed that.  It’s always good to win the series.”

“All these games were close and I wish we could have won one of these games we lost.  Roode was good enough to win today.  We need to get offensive consistency,” said Titus O’Neill.

 

Next up for Legendary is a series at Wild Things.  Brotherhood hosts Girl Power.

ROLLINS BURNS DOWN THE LEGENDS

 

Seth Rollins pitched a complete game victory as Brotherhood defeated Legendary 5-2 to even up the three-game series. Rollins scattered 8 hits and Brotherhood used timely hitting to back Rollins.

Jimmy Uso doubled leading off the bottom of the first inning and Kofi Kingston hit a triple to drive him in.  The Big Show then hit a sacrifice fly to give Brotherhood the early 2-0 lead.  Booker T had a RBI triple cutting the lead in half.  But was stranded at third to end the fifth inning.  In the top of the sixth inning Andre the Giant hit a solo HR to tie the game.  In the bottom of the sixth inning, John Cena hit a sacrifice fly and AJ Styles had an RBI double to give Brotherhood the lead for good.  Jeff Hardy’s RBI groundout gave Rollins an insurance run as we headed to the ninth inning.

Brett Hart started for Legendary and gave up four runs to Brotherhood.  Billy Gunn finished off the sixth inning and the rest of the game allowing one run in two and two-thirds innings.

Titus O’Neill praised Rollins’s effort.  “Seth was tremendous today and we were able to manufacture runs.  We still need to be better offensively.”

Tomorrow’s starters are Chris Jericho (1-1 ) against Robert Roode (1-1 ).

BROTHERHOOD GETS FLAIRED OUT

The Nature Boy “WOOOO” was brilliant in a complete game victory over the first place Brotherhood 4-1.

Brotherhood starting pitcher Dean Ambrose was brilliant himself early on in this game allowing only one hit through the first 4 innings.  Brotherhood had the lead early on in this game when Apollo Crews led off the bottom of the third inning with an HR off Flair.  But after that Flair never had a tense moment in the game.

In the top of the sixth inning, Legendary started to get rolling offensively.  Bubba Ray scored on an RBI single by Shawn Michaels.  Hacksaw Jim Duggan led off the top of the seventh inning with an HR.  Michaels led off the eighth inning with a walk and stole second.  Edge drove him in with an RBI double.  In the top of the ninth inning, Michaels again was in the middle of things hitting a single and scored on a bases-loaded walk to Duggan to close out the scoring for the night.

But Flair only needed two runs.  Flair allowed seven baserunners and struck out nine as Legendary knocked off the first place team.  “Flair was brilliant,” said Michael Hayes.  “You can’t pitch any better than that.”

Tomorrow’s starters are Bret Hart (2-0) vs Seth Rollins (1-1).

WONDERBOY CRASHES LEGENDARY WITH A SWEEP

Crash Davis had a two-run walk-off single giving Wonderboy a 5-4 sweep over Legendary.  This was the second straight game-winning hit for Crash in as many games.  Wonderboy won all 3 games in this series in their last at-bat.

Mike McGrevey started the game for Wonderboy and was coming off a shutout in his last start against Wild Thing.  McGrevey picked up where he left off and was firing blanks again.  Stan Ross and Bo Gentry had back to back RBI singles in the bottom of the third to give Wonderboy a 2-0 lead. Pat Corning added an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning giving Wonderboy a 3-0 lead.  With the way, McGrevey was dealing this game looked over.

With one out in the top of the ninth inning, Edge and Andre the Giant had back to back singles.  McGrevey was working on 17 and one-third scoreless innings when Hacksaw Jim Duggan hit a fly ball to T Rex Pennebaker in left field.  Pennebaker dropped the ball allowing Edge to score and Andre to go to third.  The streak was over but now the game was in jeopardy.  McGrevey struck out HHH but Steve Austin hit a two-run double tie the game at three.

Three unearned runs cost McGrevey the streak and the game.  The bullpens then took over and we go to the eleventh inning.  Carmen Ronzoni who pitched a scoreless tenth inning came out for the eleventh.  Andre led off the inning with a solo HR to give Legendary a 4-3 lead.

In the bottom of the inning Curt Henning “The Perfect Closer” was brought into the game to close it out.  Curt blew the save in the first game of the series so he was looking for payback.  Corning led off the inning with a walk.  Tanner Boyle tried to sacrifice Corning to second but Corning was cut down.  HBK’s error on a Davis Birch groundball sent Boyle to third while he took second.  Next up was Crash Davis and just like he did the game before he drove in the winning runs and Wonderboy had a 3 game sweep.

“What a game,” says Pop Fisher.  “The way Mike was pitching we should have never let it get to extra innings.  It was good to see Crash get the big hit.”

Michael Hayes had this to say, “We had the lead at the right time every game.  We could not close out the games which is disappointing.  We will regroup.”

Legendary will play at Brotherhood and Wonderboy plays at Girl Power

RIGOBERTO SANCHEZ IS DOMINANT IN 3-1 WONDERBOY WIN

Rigo Sanchez was absolutely brilliant pitching a complete game victory over Legendary 3-1.  Rigo gave up 8 hits and did not issue a walk in retiring 14 of the last 15 batters he faced.  Roddy Piper was great too but tired in the eighth inning allowing Wonderboy to break the 1-1 tie.

In the top of the fifth inning, The Undertaker hit a double and was driven in by Christian’s double.  In the bottom of the inning, Pat Corning hit a triple and scored on Tanner Boyle’s single.  This game was mirroring each other every step of the way.  Not only did both teams score in the fifth inning but the eight and ninth place hitters did the damage.

After Rigo cruised by the eight inning Piper gave up a leadoff single to Juan Primo who stole second base.  Crash Davis followed with a two-run HR to give Wonderboy a 3-1 lead.  Roy Hobbs then hit a double chasing Roddy Piper.  Kevin Nash came in relief and stranded the runner second keeping the game 3-1.  Rigo made quick work of Legendary in the ninth for the complete game victory.

“Rigo was so dominant today.  It’s the best I have ever seen him pitch.  It was good to see Crash get such a big hit,” said Pop Fisher.

Michael Hayes had this to say, “Piper was good today and he deserved better.  Sometimes you face a pitcher who was just on like Sanchez was today.  We need to get the win tomorrow.”

Tomorrow’s game has the Rock(2-0) pitching against Mike McGrevy(1-1)

PRIMO LEADS WALKOFF WIN OVER LEGENDARY

Juan Primo hit a walk-off 2 run double off Curt Henning giving Wonderboy a 5-4 win over Legendary.

The first 6 innings of this game were dominated by the starting pitchers as only Roy Hobbs solo HR in the bottom of the first inning was the only run scored.  Chris Jericho for Legendary and Steve Nebraska for Wonderboy were both locked in and rolling.

In the top of the seventh inning, this game got interesting.  Hulk Hogan had an RBI single scoring Andre The Giant and Randy Savage’s RBI single scored Hacksaw Jim Duggan to give Legendary their first lead of the game at 2-1.  In the top of the eight inning after a Christain single, Andre hit his league-leading 11th HR to give Legendary a 4-1 lead.

Then the game really turned for Legendary.  With Jericho cruising, he gave up a leadoff double to Rudy Suarez.  He was pulled for Devon Dudley.  Devon retired Tanner Boyle but Juan Primo hit a triple scoring Suarez.  After walking Bennie The Jet Rodriguez Devon was pulled for the Perfect Closer, Curt Henning.  Henning gets Hobbs to hit into an inning-ending double play.

We head to the bottom of the ninth and Henning gave up a leadoff single to Bobby Rayburn followed by a walk to Crash Davis.  Jack Elliott hit into a fielders choice sending Rayburn to third.  Davis Birch hit a sacrifice fly scoring Rayburn.  Then Stan Ross pinch hit for Suarez who walked followed by T Rex Pennebaker pinch-hitting for Boyle who also walked setting the game up for Primo.

Much speculation will be on the pitching changes made by Michael Hayes and the change he didn’t make.  We caught up with Hayes after the game.  “I thought Jericho was gassed.  He never told me he wasn’t gassed.  Pitching changes aside.  My money bullpen pitchers failed miserably today.  That is my concern right now.”

Pop Fisher had this to say, “Big win. We came back against some really good pitching.”

Next up we have pitching for Roddy Piper(1-1) against Rigo Sanchez(1-1).

LEGENDARY STUNS GIRL POWER WITH COMEBACK WIN

I still don’t believe what happened.  What a turn of events as Girl Power blows a 7 run lead to Legendary and lose 11-10 in 10 innings.  There were lots of highlights and low lights in this one. 

Bayley started for Girl Power and Brett Hart was on the mound for Legendary.

Girl Power struck in the bottom of the first inning after Carmella singled and stole second and scored on Charlotte’s double.  Bubba Ray Dudley drove in 2 runs with a single in the top of the second inning to give Legendary the last lead it would have until the 10th inning.  Girl Power took over this game for the next 5 innings.  After a Sasha Banks double Mandy Rose smacked a 2 run HR.  One inning later Nia Jax took Hart deep.

In the top of the 4th Edge drove home Triple H with a rbi double to slice the lead to 4-3.  Girl Power came right back when Carmella and Charlotte each had rbi singles.  Nattie hit a solo HR off her uncle Brett which ended his night.  With the score 7 to 3 Girl Power Kevin Has entered the game in the bottom of the 6th inning.  Sasha singles and stole second base.  Mandy drove her in with an RBI double.  Carmella reached base on an error and two batters later Nia Jax had a 2 run single extending the lead to 10-3.

Bayley started the 8th inning with a 7 run lead.  Paige kept her in despite Legendary starting to rally.  After a Christian single, a walk to Andre and a double by Hacksaw Jim Duggan plated a run Paige elected to stick with Bayley.  HHH grounded out for the second out of the inning but it drove in another run making it a 10-5 game.  The Undertaker then had an RBI single and after a walk to Steve Austin Bayley was done.  In comes Zelina Vega and promptly allowed an RBI single to Edge before retiring Bubba to end the 8th with the score now Girl Power 10 Legendary 7.

We go to the ninth inning and Vega is still in the game.  After allowing leadoff singles to Shawn Michaels and Christian Vega was removed for closer Tamina.  Tamina had pitched 3 very effective innings in yesterday’s game and it was shocking to see her in the game.  Andre greeted her with a single to load the bases.  After striking out Hacksaw for the first out, Triple H had an RBI single.  The bases were still loaded when the Undertaker popped out to third base.  Austin singled in a run to make it a 10-9 game.  After a walk to Edge tied the game, Bubba struck out to end the inning.  But Legendary had come all the way back to tie the game.

Alicia Fox came out to pitch the 10th inning and after loading the bases with a walk and back to back hits she got Hacksaw to ground into a double play but it scored the eventual game-winning run.

Renee Young was calling the game and had this to say afterward.  “I walked through the clubhouse and it was really quiet.  It felt like a team that was out of answers and in shock.”  Charly Caruso added this after the game, “I think Paige needs to just do the smart thing.  I think she lets her emotions make the decisions for her.  Sooner or later she will have to answer to Stephanie McMahon.”

Afterwards, Paige when asked why she didn’t start Tamina in the 9th, “I honestly don’t have the answers for anything anymore.  It’s all on me.  I make the lineup and pitching changes.”  When asked if she expects more from her players, “Of course I do.  And they know it.  They know they have to play better.  What I said to them will remain between me and my team.”

Michael Hayes on tonight’s game.  “We never quit on that game.  We found a little crack and pushed our way through.  That had to be tough on Girl Power.  But I don’t manage them and can’t worry about their problems.”

Next up for Girl Power is a home series against The Outlaws.  Legendary will play at Wonderboy

MANDY & TAMINA LEAD GIRL POWER TO BIG WIN IN 12 INNINGS

Mandy Rose drove in Naomi on a sacrifice fly to give Girl Power a walk-off win in 12 innings against Legendary 5-4.  For the second straight game Girl Power gave up an early lead but today they were able to come out on top.  Girl Power had a chance to take an early lead as Mandy reached on an error leading off the game and promptly stole second.  Carmella grounded out to move her to third but Charlotte Flair struck out.  After walks to Nia Jax and Sarah Logan, Ric Flair was able to get Ronda Rousey to fly out to left field.

After Stone Cold Steve Austin’s sacrifice fly in the second gave Legendary a 1-0 lead Lana took over the game.  She dominated Legendary and allowed her team to take the lead.  Nattie’s RBI double in the bottom of the 4th inning tied the game.  The next batter was Naomi who singled Nattie over to third but was caught trying to steal second base to end the inning.

In the bottom of the fifth God’s Greatest Creation, Mandy Rose hit a solo HR to start a rally for Girl Power.  Carmella followed with a double and Charlotte drove her in.  Three batters later Ronda drove in the 4th run giving Girl Power a 4-1 lead.

Lana got into trouble in the top of the 8th inning with a one-out walk to Hulk Hogan.  With the mighty Andre the Giant coming up next Lana pitched very carefully to him and walked him.  Next up was Hacksaw Jim Duggan who hit a three-run HR to tie the game up at four and knock Lana out of the game.  From that point on the Girl Power bullpen was dominant.

Ric Flair was removed after the 7th inning and Billy Gunn was brought into the game.  After Ronda hit a one-out double and Nattie reached on an error moving Ronda to third, Gunn retired both Naomi and “The Boss” Sasha Banks on pop-ups to short.  In the bottom of the tenth inning and Devon Dudley on the mound Girl Power let yet another chance to end the game slip by them as Mandy grounded out to second with the bases loaded to end the inning.  In the 11th inning once again another golden opportunity was wasted.  Charlotte and Nia singled with one out.  After a long fly out by Logan, Ronda walked to load the bases with two outs.  Kevin Nash who started the inning struck out Nattie to end the threat.

The 12th inning had lots of drama.  With Tamina in for her third inning of work, she gave up a leadoff hit to Batista.  Shawn Michaels then sacrificed him to second.  After getting Hogan to ground out it was decision time for Paige.  She opted to walk Andre to pitch to the Hacksaw.  Tamina made her look smart by striking out Hacksaw to end the inning.

In the bottom of the 12th inning, XPAC was brought into the game.  Naomi led off the inning with a single and stole second.  Sasha sacrificed her to third and Mandy hit a sacrifice fly to end the game.

The win was huge as Paige pointed out after the game.  “It’s good to win games like this.  Tomorrow is a huge game.  We need to start gaining momentum.”  When asked about Lana’s performance today.  “We feel really comfortable when she pitches.  Guys, it’s a really hard part of the lineup to get by.  The walk to Hogan really hurt.  But she pitched her heart out.  Tamina was savage out there too.  I felt we couldn’t let Andre beat us.  But both are great players.”  “We were not going to lose this game no matter what,” said Carmella.  “We are close to getting on a roll.  We can’t wait to get out there tomorrow,” said Mandy

“Girl Power plays with a lot of emotion.  So you know they won’t give up.”  Says Legendary coach Michael Hayes.”  “As a team, we are still looking for that right mix of consistency.  It seems like offensively it’s the same 3 or 4 players every game.”

The rubber match of the series has Bayley pitching for Girl Power against Brett Hart for Legendary.

Girl Power Loses Another Close Game

LEGENDARY WINS ON LEAKY GIRL POWER BULLPEN

Legendary spotted Girl Power an early lead before unleashing the power in a 7-4 comeback win.  This game had a combined six HR’s as Andre The Giant once again gave his team a lead late with a big HR.

Shawn Michaels led off the game with as HR of Alexa Bliss.  Girl Power came back to take a 2-1 lead after Sarah Logan slugged her fourth HR of the season.  Charlotte Flair’s sacrifice fly gave Girl Power a 3-1 lead after 3 innings.

In the bottom of the 5th inning there was another decision which Paige will surely get questioned about.  The Rock walked Naomi and Sasha Banks leading off the inning.  Next up was leadoff batter Mandy Rose.  Would Paige have her sacrifice the runners over to second and third or let her swing away.  Paige let Mandy swing away and she hit into a double play killing the inning.

Meanwhile Bliss took complete control of this game holding Legendary scoreless for the next 4 innings.  In the top of the 6th Bliss ran into trouble.  After walking Andre the Giant, Hacksaw Jim Duggan hit a single.  Next up was Triple H who blasted a three run HR to give Legendary a 4-3 lead.   In the bottom of the inning Charlotte tied the game up with a solo HR.  This team never gives up.

Bliss was removed after 7 innings and Zelina Vega was brought in to pitch the top of the eight inning.  Andre hit his league leading 10th HR to give Legendary a 5-4 lead.  Three batters later Steve Austin hit a 2 run HR to extend the lead to 7-4.  Girl Power did get the first two men on base in the bottom of the ninth off “The Perfect Closer” Curt Henning but pinch hitter Nikki Bella grounded into a double play and Naomi struck out to end the game.

Paige after the game was short and testy.  “Yeah why did I not put the bunt on.  The Rock was wild and thought he would groove a pitch to Mandy which he did and she hit it hard.  Shit happens.  Vega is good.  But that is a tough part of their lineup to pitch to.  Andre has been killing every team all year long.”  When asked about the offense.  “We get hits and men on base but at times we can’t string enough hits together.”  When asked about always changing the lineup, “That is the first smart thing that was said to me all season long.  No seriously.  Maybe I need to keep one lineup for a few games.”

Meanwhile Michael Hayes still in awe of Andre.  “Wow.  He never ceases to amaze me.”

Tomorrow it will be Ric Flair vs Lana in yet another must win game for Girl Power.

Game 9 Stories

GIRL POWER RIDE DEVILLE, 4 HOMERS FOR MUCH NEEDED WIN

Sonya Deville is starting to build up a reputation as the team stopper.  For the second time in as many starts Deville stopped a losing streak as Girl Power avoids a sweep to Wonderboy with a 7-3 victory.

The game did not start off good for Deville as Juan Primo led off the game with a double and Bobby Rayburn hit a 2 run HR that erased a brief 1-0 lead Girl Power lead on a solo HR by Charlotte Flair.

Sarah Logan’s solo HR in the second tied the game up and Carmella’s solo shot gave Girl Power the lead in the 3rd inning.  Girl Power continued to talk on the runs in the 4th as Nikki Bella drove in Ronda Rousey with a sacrifice fly and Nattie drove in Logan with a double.

Juan Primo had an RBI single in the 5th for Wonderboy making the score 5-3 Girl Power as Deville settled in and finished the game by pitching 7 innings of 3 run ball.  In the 9th inning Nikki Bella hit a 2 run HR to put the game away.  Zelina Vega pitched 2 scoreless innings in relief for another bright spot.

Girl Power is just 2-7 on the season but have been in every game.  “We really needed that win today,” said Paige.  “I know we will be fine.  These women compete every game.  We will get results.  It will come.”

Wonderboy is 5-4 on the season and while star catcher Crash Davis is set to return from an injury Low Collins went down today.  We asked Pop Fisher about the injuries.  “We were excited to get Crash back tomorrow and then Lou goes down.  But I don’t expect to struggle like out backup catchers did when Crash was out.”  When asked about Girl Power.  “Tough team.  They were right there with us.  Those games could have gone either way.  They also did a great job controlling Roy Hobbs.”

Next up for Girl Power is Legendary.  Wonderboy gets Wild Things.

BLACK & BALOR & BROTHERHOOD CRUISE TO WIN

Finn Balor pitched 7 strong innings and Aleister Black drives in 4 runs as Brotherhood avoids a sweep with an 8-2 win over Legendary.

Roman Reigns singled home Kofi Kingston in the top of the first inning and Brotherhood never looked back from there.  Balor got into a groove, firing zeros at Legendary as Brotherhood started to pull away in the middle innings.

Black hit a 2 run HR in the 5th and followed that with a 2 run base hit in the 6th to build a 6-0 lead.  The Brotherhood victory forged a tie with Legendary for the top spot in the league.

“Balor was tremendous today,” said Titus O’Neil.  “He was impressive and Aleister stepped up hitting before Kofi who is always in the middle of every rally.”  Next up for Brotherhood is a home series with the Outlaws.  Legendary goes on the road to play Girl Power.

WILD THINGS HOLDS ON TO AVOID SWEEP BY OUTLAWS

Wild Things scored 5 runs in the first two innings as Chet Steadman and the bullpen held on to pick up a hard fought 5-4 victory over the Outlaws.

Darryl Palmer hit a 2 run HR in the top of the first inning and followed that by cracking a 3 run HR the next inning to give the Wild Things all the runs they would need in route to the victory.

Before the game got out of line Outlaw Manager Shane McMahon replaced starting pitcher Sheamus with Andrade in the top of the third inning with the bases loaded and 2 out.  Andrade got that last batter out and pitched another 6 innings of scoreless baseball to keep The Outlaws in the game.

Drew McIntyre drove in the first Outlaw run in the 4th inning followed by RBI’s by Erick Rowan and Brock Lesnar in the 6th inning.  With the Wild Things clinging to a 5-3 lead things got interesting in the bottom of he 8th.

With Cliff Youngsberry in the game he walked Luke Harper. Then Mcintyre and The Miz followed with singles to load the bases with no one out.  Erick Rowan’s RBI groundout made the score 5-4 and on the play McIntyre and Miz made it to second and third.  Youngsberry then retired the next 2 batters to end the inning,

The Duke came into the 9th inning for the save and he promptly gave up a lead off single to Lio Rush.  Rush stole second to put the tying run on second.  Shane McMahon then had Sami Zayn try to sacrifice Rush to third, but he was cut down.  After Zayn’s failed sacrifice bunt attempt The Duke settled down and struck out Elias and Luke Harper to end the game.

The Outlaws failed to sweep Wild Things but the play has improved.  But we have been unable to speak to any of the players and management as the McMahons are still not allowing media access.  Next up for the Outlaws is a series against the first place Brotherhood.

Wild Things manager Lou Brown had this to say after the game.  “We needed that win.  No one wants to get swept.  Darryl got us started early.  I felt Chet was starting to lose it.  We may have gotten fortunate we held on to win.  Youngsberry has got to pitch better.” Next up for Wild Things is a series at Wonderboy.