OT: Former Mich baseball OF Ryan LaMarre (CWS) hits 1st MLB dinger

OT: Former Mich baseball OF Ryan LaMarre (CWS) hits 1st MLB dinger

Submitted by Honker Burger on August 14th, 2018 at 8:07 PM

Title says it all.

Former Royal Oak native, Jackson Lumen Christi alum, Michigan baseball alum, and current Chicago White Sox OF Ryan LaMarre, hit his 1st MLB homer tonight off of Blaine Hardy in the 2nd inning.

Even though it came at the expense of the Tigs...congrats and GO BLUE!

 

https://twitter.com/DingerTracker/status/1029513969868922880

OT: West MI Whitecaps: best/worst name change ever? You decide

OT: West MI Whitecaps: best/worst name change ever? You decide

Submitted by mgobleu on August 2nd, 2018 at 3:53 PM

The West Michigan Whitecaps see your ridiculous name change IHOB (IHOP?), and say "HOLD MY BEER..." Literally.

To celebrate Grand Rapids being named "Best Beer Scene" by USA Today's 10Best.com, for its' 80+ breweries, the Whitecaps will change their name for Saturday August 4 to... The Beer City Bung Hammers. h6ddu6.png

Baseball walks off Iowa in B1G Tournament 10th inning victory

Baseball walks off Iowa in B1G Tournament 10th inning victory

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on May 23rd, 2018 at 5:16 PM

After a disapponting 5-8 finish to a B1G season that started out 10-0, Michigan has but one way to make the NCAA Tournament: win the B1G Tournament.

The 3 seed giants got off to a rocky start today, as a pitching change was needed just 1.1 innings in when Tommy Henry was struck by a comebacker and left the game (he still managed to get the out though).

Iowa took advantage and got on the board with an unearned run to go up 1-0.

But the freshman phenom Jesse Franklin took the game into his own hands. He jacked a solo home run in the bottom of the 4th into the right field seats at TD Ameritrade Park, to tie the game at 1-1.Something interesting to note: this park in Omaha is also the annual site of the College World Series and it is notorious for being difficult to hit home runs in. 

The game stayed at 1-1 and went all the way into extra innings.

After Iowa walked two consecutive Wolverine batters, Jonathan Engelmann got on with a base hit and Michigan had bases loaded with one out and Jesse Franklin up to bat.

He predictably ended it with a fly ball deep into RF that allowed Christian Bullock to come home and score, with the Wolverine dugout pouring onto the field celebrating the 2-1 Michigan win.

3 Michigan advances to the B1G Tournament Quarterfinals and will play 2 Purdue tomorrow at 6pm. Michigan closed the regular season at Purdue last weekend and was swept. We'll see if we can get the all-important tournament win. 

OT: Former Pioneer baseball coach Gerald Holley sentenced to 2 years in prison

OT: Former Pioneer baseball coach Gerald Holley sentenced to 2 years in prison

Submitted by likerice on May 17th, 2018 at 1:46 PM

Former Ann Arbor Pioneer baseball coach Gerald Holley was setenced to 2 years in prison after he was caught in a sting last year for seeking sex with a minor. Holley was the longtime coach at Pioneer where he won 2 state titles, including one with future UM and MLB pitcher Zach Putnam. Holley also taught at Huron and Pioneer over the years.

http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2018/05/ex-ann_arbor_teache…

Quite the fall from grace for Coach Holley. I knew him back in the day, but never foresaw anything like this. Anyway kudos to the Macomb County police for catching him.

OT: I miss JV

OT: I miss JV

Submitted by MGoCali on May 17th, 2018 at 12:10 AM

Ten starts into the season: 4-2, 1.06 ERA, 83 SO in 67 2/3 innings. His two loses were the last two starts in which he gave up a total of two earned runs and six hits. 

He just got out of a one out two on jam on a 97 mph fastball on the corner to get Trout to check-swing groundout in the bottom of the 8th to preserve the shutout. Nobody is up in the bullpen, so he is coming out to finish the game in a few minutes. He is at 99 pitches. 

He'll likely get to 200 wins this year. Here's to hoping he gets a victory lap contract back with the Tigers in a couple years and wins a world series with us and our bunch of youngsters.

Update: 5-2 1.05 ERA, 84 SO in 68 2/3 innings after a complete game-five hit-shutout against the Angels.