18 August 2017: So many doubles hit that I lost count!

So many doubles hit that I lost count!
Our offense never stopped, no brakes to press.
A four-hit game from Taylor, what a mount
To win after a trailing; no more stress.
The runs enough to help Rich get the win
With three earned runs on his part – no big deal!
A-Gon came back real strong; we missed his grin
And saw it more than once when game was sealed!
To push us in the lead, that’s Corey’s feat.
Though bullpen gave up two, insurance saved
And comforted the fears that roam the street
Of feelings negative that we have waived.
The afternoon sees Ryu take control
To win another start – he’s on a roll!

11 August 2017: Oh Ross, what ruckus must you bring around?

Oh Ross, what ruckus must you bring around?
Content we were before their bats took back
The lead we fought to bring into our ground,
But two home runs allowed creates a crack.
Rich Hill – we see your steel, as tough as nails!
A fastball to the throat did not defeat
Your soul, for you got up with just bruised sails
And did your job before you took a seat!
Productive, Cody was with his three hits,
And Austin hit with clutch, but it was not
Enough since Ross did not possess sharp wits.
Still, in this series, victory is sought.
Ryu takes arms today – last time he pitched
Was stunning to behold…is he bewitched?

5 August 2017: I thought the derby was back in July

I thought the derby was back in July,
But I guess it continued yesterday
In Queens since we hit five into the sky!
Indeed, it seems, the bats came out to play.
Sir Rich got real unlucky in the first
And our offense did not hit ’til the sixth,
Which is when the power began to burst
By adding many dingers to the mix!
The best-played fifty games in history
Of our great franchise – heavens! what a run.
The total of victories: forty three,
And maybe counting? Scenes if we can stun!
Another Sunday night to watch our team.
We’ll see if Ryu repeats what we dream!

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?

22 July 2017: The lights return to shine upon our team

The lights return to shine upon our team
Like solar-powered warriors of steel!
A Hill plus homers combo is the dream
That warms my longing heart and makes me feel
So happy that Chris Taylor gave his all
By driving in three runs to lead the way!
Then Chase and Corey hit, real hard, the ball
And drilled them to the fans for their display.
How sweet it is for Rich to be himself;
He’s undefeated in this seventh month!
Those rougher times – he’s put them on the self,
With focus on the future, what’s in front? (I hope it’s a World Series)
Good luck Atlanta, today you will face
The greatest pitcher. Clayton, throw your grace.

16 July 2017: Another nine straight wins? Sounds good to me!

Another nine straight wins? Sounds good to me!
I love how this team just forgot to lose.
With hitters like JT that 2-for-3
So often, winning often’s barely news.
Control is back for Rich – it’s frightening
For other teams that have to face his wrath.
He struck out nine in five, just like lightning
Strikes unprotected serpents in the bath.
The end was tense, for Kenley’s count was high
And even with him on, the lead got cut
To one. But in the end, we let out sigh
For just as usual, the door was shut.
A day off in Chicago for the blue,
Then ‘morrow Kershaw takes his turn to brew.

6 July 2017: THE MAGIC KEEPS ON BLESSING L.A.’s TEAM!

THE MAGIC KEEPS ON BLESSING L.A.’s TEAM!
IMPOSSIBLE IT SEEMED, BUT IT WAS DONE!
FROM THREE RUNS DOWN, THE COMEBACK WAS A DREAM
COME TRUE – AND OH, HOW EXCELLENTLY FUN!
BUT FIRST, RICH HILL: SO PLEASANT ON THE MOUND
BESIDES THE ONE HOME RUN THAT HE GAVE UP.
HE LOOKS SO STRONG OUT THERE, GIVES POUND FOR POUND
AND STRUCK’EM OUT AND STUCK’EM LIKE SYRUP.
OH, SAVIORS CHRIS AND COREY – PRAISE TO THEE
FOR ACTS HEROIC BEYOND EARTHLY REALM!
WHEN OFFENSE SUCKED AND MADE US FANS ANGRY,
IN HAPPINESS AND RELIEF DID YOU WHELM.
Tonight, we’ll see if Maeda can
Return to the man we know from Japan.