Daytona Loses FSL Playoff Opener In Extra Innings

Daytona Loses FSL Playoff Opener In Extra Innings

Tuesday Sept. 6, 2011
Posted: 11:50 p.m.

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The Blue Jays scored on a throwing error following a fielders choice in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday night at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium to squeak out a 4-3 victory over Daytona in the first game of the Florida State League playoffs. The best-of-five series continues Wednesday at Dunedin.

Brian Van Kirk led off with a double for Dunedin against Juan Serrano, who had replaced Frank Batista to start the inning. Jon Talley then reached on a bunt single while pinch runner Ryan Schimpf went to third. Serrano intentionally walked Kevin Ahrens to load the bases before Justin Jackson hit a grounder to second.

Daytona second baseman Logan Watkins threw Schimpf out at but catcher Chad Noble made a throwing error while trying to complete the doubleplay, allowing Talley to score the winning run.

Jake Optiz had three hits and an RBI for the Cubs while Elliot Soto added three hits and a run scored. Jeff Antigua is slated to start Game Two for the Cubs while Matt Loosen will go in Game Three.
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Tri-City completed its sweep of Boise Tuesday night at Gesa Stadium, cruising to a 9-1 victory to advance into the Northwest League finals. The Dust Devils will face the winner of the Eugene-Vancouver series for the crown.

Reggie Golden had a pair of hits, including the solo homer that accounted for Boises run. Joe Zeller gave up five runs in 3 13 innings to take the loss.

WHITE SOXGreat Falls Rookie
The Voyagers dropped an 8-2 decision to Helena at Centene Stadium Tuesday night, reducing their lead in the Pioneer Leagues North Division to one with two games left in the regular season. Great Falls, which holds a slim lead over Billings, saw its winning streak snapped at eight games.

Stephen McCray allowed four runs in four innings to take the loss.

Road Ahead: Blackhawks play three home games before All-Star break

Road Ahead: Blackhawks play three home games before All-Star break

CSN's Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd preview the Blackhawks' three upcoming games in the Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland & NW Indiana Honda Dealers.

The Blackhawks have three home games before the NHL All-Star break, which takes place in Los Angeles.

The Blackhawks have dates between the Vancouver Canucks, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Winnipeg Jets. All three opponents are out of the playoff picture, sand Steve Konroyd is looking for the Blackhawks to step up in a certain part of their game: scoring.

See what Boyle and Konroyd had to say in the video above.

Bears numbers don't indicate 3-13, yet still lie

Bears numbers don't indicate 3-13, yet still lie

In doing some post-season wrapping up of my Nerdy NFL Notebook as we begin turning the page to the 2017 season, part of it involves compiling where each team finished in big-picture team offensive and defensive categories: overall ranking (total yards), as well as team rushing and passing ranks on both sides of the ball.

So if the Bears wound up ranked 15th overall in total yards gained and allowed, they should've finished…oh, 8-8, right? It adds to the deception of some of the deeper issues that focus on a lack of playmakers, which tied into their inability to make plays when it matters most. In John Fox's 9-23 start, 18 of those games have been decided by six points or less. They've won just six of those games. 

Offensively, the Bears ranked higher in total offense than five playoff teams: Kansas City (20), Detroit (21), Miami (24), New York Giants (25) and Houston (29). They wound up 17th in rushing offense, better than four teams who advanced: Seattle (25), Green Bay (26), New York Giants (29) and Detroit (30). And their 14th-ranked passing offense ranked better than the Giants (17), Kansas City (19), Dallas (23), Miami (26), Houston (29).

On the other side of the ball, they'd be even better off before allowing 109 points over the final three losses. Their total defense ranked better than Detroit (18), Green Bay (22), Kansas City (24), Atlanta (25), Oakland (26) and Miami (29). After being gashed for 558 rushing yards the last three games, they fell to 27th in the NFL against the run (better than only 30th-ranked Miami). But the seventh-ranked pass defense, despite collecting a measly eight interceptions (among only 11 turnovers), was better than nine playoff teams: Miami (15), Pittsburgh (16), Kansas City (18), Detroit (19), the Giants (23), Oakland (24), Dallas (26), Atlanta (28) and Green Bay (31).

[SHOP: Gear up Bears fans!]

What do all the hollow numbers indicate? A lack of complementary, opportunistic football, playmakers on both sides of the ball, a minus-20 turnover ratio, and a lack of quality and continuity at the quarterback position — to name a few. All of those playoff teams have more impact players (or kept more of their impact players healthy) than the Bears in 2016.

While some of the numbers aren't that bad to look at, and some even raise an eyebrow, there's still a deep climb from the most significant numbers: 3-13.