Game of the Week
April 26th, 2015
Monarchs vs Tigers
The Monarchs will square off with the new look Delaware Valley Tigers. Look for these two teams to make a statement and stay out of the cellar in this early season. The keyword being EARLY.
Look for the Tigers to change some things up and finally get their offense going. Running into the Mudskippers and Braves in weeks 1 and 2 certainly was a learning experience for this new look team.
The Monarchs I will keep saying are a dangerous team lead by Mckoskey. They can take a game if you don't play 7 innings against them. Again I say, it's early and they were only tested once against the Bulldogs and also received 2 forfeit wins from the Falcons.
Prediction: I want to say Monarch sweep the Tigers, but I'm going with another series split.
April 19th, 2015
Bulldogs vs Dirt Dawgs
This matchup and game of the week with the Bulldogs and Dirt Dawgs is nothing more than electric. Both teams have knocked each other out of the playoffs in recent years and are very familiar with each other. The teams split the season series but the Dirt Dawgs swept the 2013 defending champs Bulldogs out of the playoffs.
Forget about the Bulldog arms because they’re as advertised and will keep them in games. In the last weeks action the Bulldog offense with Rugg, Schmotze, Mcollum , Quigley and Dove (Ex Dirt Dawg) were too much to handle for improved Monarchs. Let’s see if they can maintain the momentum this week.
The Dirt Dawgs are a very dangerous team, and can play with anyone. They welcomed the Full Armor Falcons to the league with two victories and sweeping the weekend series. With the arms of newcomer Matt Edmondson, Dave Gibson and right hander Matty Raws offense may be tough to come by. Let’s not forget Pat Dunn, Dennis Higgins, Dan Gavlick and Jordano Rodriguez who are capable of manufacturing runs by themselves.
Prediction: Series Split 1-1 but a series sweep isn’t out of the question for either team.
April 12th, 2015
Bulldogs vs Monarchs
This double header is the most intriguing to start off the season. The Bulldogs finished 3rd last year and made a few off-season moves. They not only bolstered an already incredible pitching staff, they secured up some defensive positions and added depth to their offense as well. Last year the Bulldogs swept the Monarchs in four straight games by a total score of 30-8! Players to watch for the Bulldogs this weekend will be McCullom, Schmoltze, and their entire pitching staff.
The Monarchs finished the 2014 campaign in 6th place. Last season was an improvement over years past. The 2015 Monarchs look a little different than their 2014 team. They have secured up their infield and added some pitching depth. Players to watch for the Monarchs will be Renda, Zurawski, and the arm of Busch.
Prediction: Bulldogs sweep, but don’t look for them to completely overpower the Monarchs like years past.