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texasdave
09-07-2011, 09:21 PM
Ismael Guillon, who has a rough year to say the least, struck out the side in the first against Helena. Billings up to bat in the bottom of the first.

texasdave
09-07-2011, 09:22 PM
Steven Selsky gets a one-out double that amounts to nothing. No score after one.

Scrap Irony
09-07-2011, 09:37 PM
19 players have played 15 games or more at Billings this season. 11 of them have an OPS over 820. Of those 11, five are 21 or younger.

8 players have a slugging percentage of 500 or better.

5 have an obp over 400.

7 have a BA over 300, with four over 350.

Last year's monster class that is now demolishing the Midwest League had four players over an 800 OPS, no 500 slugging percentages, one 400 obp, and four 300 BAs.

Interesting to see how this squad performs next season in Dayton and above.

mace
09-07-2011, 09:38 PM
Dayton's playoff game was postponed until tomorrow night.

texasdave
09-07-2011, 09:45 PM
Helena gets a run in the top half of the second. Billings gets singles by Dickinson and Waldrop to start the bottom of the second but nothing more materializes. 1-0 Helena.


NOTE: They are playing tricks with the play-by-play. Dickinson and Waldrop somehow lost their base hits.

texasdave
09-07-2011, 09:49 PM
Guillon pitches a 1-2-3 third. Five Ks so far.

texasdave
09-07-2011, 10:01 PM
A walk and a blast. Billings trails by 3.

mace
09-07-2011, 10:16 PM
Billings now tied 3-3 after four.

texasdave
09-07-2011, 10:17 PM
Hesitant to post this since Billings lost hits last time I did.
Selsky walks. Scores on a Ryan Wright single and and an error.
Wright scores on a Maddox single.
Maddox moves to second on a wild pitch and is plated by a single by Waldrop.
Three apiece.

texasdave
09-07-2011, 10:19 PM
Guillon strikes out the side for the second time tonight. 9Ks in 5IP.

The DARK
09-07-2011, 10:20 PM
19 players have played 15 games or more at Billings this season. 11 of them have an OPS over 820. Of those 11, five are 21 or younger.

8 players have a slugging percentage of 500 or better.

5 have an obp over 400.

7 have a BA over 300, with four over 350.

Last year's monster class that is now demolishing the Midwest League had four players over an 800 OPS, no 500 slugging percentages, one 400 obp, and four 300 BAs.

Interesting to see how this squad performs next season in Dayton and above.

Very interesting stats. I wonder wonder how many of these guys will emerge as prospects. Other than Waldrop and Buckley, who looks the most promising?

texasdave
09-07-2011, 10:26 PM
Two-out double by Juan Perez leads to nothing.

texasdave
09-07-2011, 10:27 PM
El'Hajj Muhammad on for Billings.

Scrap Irony
09-07-2011, 10:45 PM
Very interesting stats. I wonder wonder how many of these guys will emerge as prospects. Other than Waldrop and Buckley, who looks the most promising?

Waldrop and Buckley are clearly the best prospects right now, but there are some really interesting guys here.

IMO, Perez looks really interesting at SS as a 19-year-old. He's a LH hitter with good plate discipline and really solid pop for a middle infielder. Juan Silva is only 20, but he's shown good plate discipline as well, though he plays LF, a less premium position. Bryson Smith is old for the league (22) and needs to be challenged. He's clearly a monster in Billings, showing patience, power, and speed. Plus, he plays CF.

texasdave
09-07-2011, 10:51 PM
Helena jumps back ahead 4-3. A very, very wild pitch on strike three puts a runner on second and a two-out single brings the runner home. Muhammad strikes out three in the inning and only gives up a single but still manages to let the go-ahead run to score.

texasdave
09-07-2011, 10:52 PM
Nothing doing for Billings in the bottom half of inning number six. Muhammad hurls a scoreless seventh. 4Ks in 2IP.

7th-inning stretch time.

mace
09-07-2011, 10:55 PM
It's kind of tough to trail 4-3 when your pitchers have struck out 13 batters and the other team has fanned only one.

texasdave
09-07-2011, 11:27 PM
Helena leading 6-3. Need a big comeback or a Great Falls defeat. Both would be nice.

texasdave
09-07-2011, 11:57 PM
Billings loses 8-4. Arias with a solo blast in the 9th. Great Falls trails by one heading into the ninth. All is not lost.

mace
09-07-2011, 11:59 PM
Arias homered in the ninth, but Billings came up short, 8-4. Great Falls trails 5-4 after eight. If they lose, the Mustangs will have one more chance, tomorrow night, to catch them and tie for the division title (second half).

Edit: Dang, you got me. I thought you'd gone to bed.

mace
09-08-2011, 12:25 AM
Great Falls loses. Everything has to go Billings' way tomorrow night. Same opponents for both teams. Carlos Gonzalez is the scheduled starter for the Mustangs.

If Billings loses, it will miss the playoffs in spite of having the best overall record (first + second half) in the division.

If Billings wins and GF loses, it appears to me that Billings wins the tiebreaker. Here's the procedure:

Second-half ties
If two teams tie for the second half title with exactly the same winning percentage, the following tie breaking rules are used to determine the second half champion:

* 1. Head to head records between the two teams tied during entire season;
* 2. Won/loss percentage in Division games during entire season;
* 3. Won/loss percentage in overall play during the entire season; and
* 4. Coin flip by League President.

If I've counted correctly, Billings holds a 9-7 advantage in head-to-head.

texasdave
09-08-2011, 12:35 AM
If Billings loses, it will miss the playoffs in spite of having the best overall record (first + second half) in the division.



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