2 August 2017: In baseball, it is hard to win them all

In baseball, it is hard to win them all.
Reminded we are, every now and then
That sometimes we slip up and take a fall.
There’s no such thing as a perfect bullpen.
A light still shines, as Cody ‘gain went yard!
That’s thirty times that he has said goodbye.
But our bats missed some chances to discard
The deficit. We failed to hit bull’s eye.
The Braves have been kryptonic to our streaks,
As they have found a way to bring us down
And deal three losses to us in four weeks –
The only ones since then to smudge our crown!
So Woodn’t it be nice to win again?
I hope this time that Alex can contain.

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1 August 2017: Oh Kenta in your cloak – you owned the Braves!

Oh Kenta in your cloak – you owned the Braves!
A motivated man he was on mound,
As seen in his exquisite seven frames;
Just two hits and one walk – that’s all they found!
Our offense did enough in many ways.
We needed just three runs, and those came from
A Taylor double, Cody’s bomb buffet,
Then Puig’s baserunning adding to the sum!
Unfazed when Ravin gave up that late shot;
We put in new guy Watson, found success!
Then Kenley, just like a Superman plot,
Delivered us from evil; what a bless!
Nine straight, again, so who will go for ten?
Brock Stewart will! Here’s hoping that he can.

30 July 2017: Where does our comeback magic emanate?

Where does our comeback magic emanate?
For Farmer, in his first swing, won the game
To sweep the hated ones and take eight straight!
So put that stretched-out jersey in a frame!
Both starters, Bum and Ryu, showed up strong,
Then Fields gave up a home run that untied.
But after Chase’s hustle, Puig came ‘long!
The rest you know, but there were other plays
Like Kiké throwing Crawford out at home!
The boys induce a state of Odoacer
That makes every foe fall just like Rome!
The deadline is today, and how I hope
We’ll make a move that moves us up the rope!

29 July 2017: I shudder not when watching pitchers duel

I shudder not when watching pitchers duel,
For I know ours will prevail in the end!
That did occur when Hill faced Blach. Who ruled?
Rake-Man, of course! One run – ’twas all he spent
While we scored two thanks to our young bright star.
Oh Cody, bless your RBI base hits,
For this whole season, they have helped us far
And let us escape sticky sitch tar pits!
A double play then K induced by Kenley
Saved the game from going anywhere.
That’s seven in a row – we’re in the zen,
So meditate upon this team’s bright flare.
Tonight, we face a man who hates our eyes.
And we will send out Ryu – can he rise?

28 July 2017: They give us all we want, and then some more

They give us all we want, and then some more.
These Dodgers always find a way to win;
Last night we won with two longshots from Corey,
But it did not come easy to grin!
Until the seventh, we were doing fine.
Then Wood had trouble; hated ones scored three.
The next half-frame – that was our time to shine
And put up four! A sight it was to see
Yasiel and Chris contribute to that jolt!
The bullpen afterwards did their job well.
Sir Morrow ‘specially threw lightning bolts
And Kenley saved the game upon his swell!
No stars will shine – today’s game is at one.
Rich Hill will take the mound and have some fun!

26 July 2017: Another comeback! Thanks to Ginger Christ

Another comeback! Thanks to Ginger Christ,
We fought back from five down to nail the sweep!
Some shoddy early defense made hopes iced,
But in the end, we got a game to keep!
Our pitching was alright – the bullpen strong
Like diamonds underneath a gamma ray.
The dongs from Puig and Joc went far and very long,
And Chase was close to one – his hair so gray
But heart still burning! Wolverine’s sac fly
Was very strange, but it still tied the game!
Then JT came to say hello, goodbye!
And that’s five straight that we will gladly claim.
We have a day to rest before we take
On our worst enemies; Wood takes that wake.

25 July 2017: Abnormal team they are, with seventy

Abnormal team they are, with seventy
Wins underneath their belt before August!
Assistance given gladly by Chris T:
In his eyes we believe, his bat we trust.
Impressive has his bat been since the break.
He should have been an All-Star, but alas!
The Twins goofed up when attempting to make
A double switch – took WAY too long to pass.
Oh, Kenta was alright at both the plate
And mound! Then Ravin came to pitch three rounds
To get a save that closed the silver gate.
This team is really far beyond the bounds!
Tonight, Brock makes his starting presence known
As we attempt to reinforce our throne.