Manchester Patriots






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Team: Manchester Patriots [ID #283] Bookmark Manchester Patriots

Location: Manchester, NH (New England)

League: V.9 - East

Owner: T40Flamelizard send message
          [since May 08th 2017 | last seen December 12th 2017]

Manager: Alex Scott

Ballpark: Manchester Memorial Stadium

Rank: #264 - Rating: 108.81

Fan Mood: 107.08

Prestige: 11

Color: Red & Blue

Team Notes:

• Sep 05 2034: Ramiro Campos was released.
• Jul 09 2034: Shi Woo Jang was claimed off of waivers.
• Jul 06 2034: Ted Peterson was signed as a free agent.
• Jul 02 2034: Julián Almeida was claimed off of waivers.
• Jun 26 2034: Eddie Fitzpatrick was signed as a free agent.
• May 21 2034: Chad Mays was claimed off of waivers.
• May 14 2034: Clyde Galvin was released.
• May 03 2034: Cruz Preciado was claimed off of waivers.
• Apr 10 2034: Justin Wheeler was released.
• Apr 03 2034: Jeremy Burkett was claimed off of waivers.


League Record:

Wins: 81 Losses: 60 Pct: .574 Last10: 6-4 Streak: W1

Ave: 5.5 - 4.8 RS: 769 RA: 676 DIFF: +93

Cup:

Group 112 [0 | Eliminated]

Press Releases:

Oct 24 2032: Manchester Wins! - by T40Flamelizard on July 18th, 2017

Well, it took 11 wins in their final 12 games, including a much-too-close-for-comfort 9th inning with the season on the line, but the Manchester Patriots sweep the Grand Forks Frogs and are advancing to the playoffs for the league championship!

After securing a late 4-3 victory in the series opener versus Grand Forks, and a loss by Syracuse against Livonia, the stage was set. Two more wins in North Dakota and the division would belong to Manchester.

Game 2 saw a dominant pitching performance by Issei Igawa (6 2/3 IP, 1 R) and 2 1/3 perfect innings by the bullpen to shut down the Frogs' powerful offense in a 6-1 victory.

Game 3 would decide the division, and both sides had outstanding pitching performances from their starters. Heading into the bottom of the 9th inning in the final game of the season, it was the Patriots with a slim 2-1 lead, promotion to League V on the line, and their all-star closer coming in. Justin Wheeler led the league in saves in 2032, converting 42 of 47 opportunities. However, tonight was not meant to be easy for the flamethrowing right-hander or Manchester fans. After recording the first out, Grand Forks catcher Herman Goodwin, got a hold of a fastball down-and-in and tied the game with a homerun that just cleared the 12ft high wall down the left field line. A raucous explosion from the home town fans ensued, and Wheeler proceeded to allow a single and a double, followed by an intentional walk to load the bases. With still only one out and the season on the line, he calmed down and struck out all-stars Cruz Pantoja and Diego Lozano back-to-back to send the game to extras. In the top of the 11th, Manchester finally got the offensive breakthrough it needed with consecutive homers from Alan Grant and Hugh Beckman to take a 4-2 lead. The Frogs couldn't come up with an answer and the Patriots competed their stunning run to the division title.

Next up, the Pats travel south for games 1 and 2 of the league championship series against the Sioux Falls Long Horns. Sioux Falls had an exciting end to their season as well, taking 3-of-4 from 1st place Murrieta to jump them in the standings and earn the west division crown. The Long Horns gave the Pats a hard time this season, as Manchester went 1-9 against them. Here's to hoping for a fun and exciting series!

Go Manchester!




Oct 20 2032: Tight Division - by T40Flamelizard on July 17th, 2017

Just wanted to say that it's been a very fun first season for me playing broken bat. Especially the last week or so. It's been a back and forth battle atop the East Division and every sim feels like it's make or break. The Manchester pitching staff went through a rough patch midway through the season and what seemed like a steady hold on 1st place slipped away. The offense has had its ups and downs all year, and was really only carried by my big three, Tony D'alessandro, Theo Lindsey, and Kwan Lee. Not long ago, 6 games back seemed insurmountable, but a recent 8-game winning streak has the Patriots back in the hunt. We head into the final series of the regular season, against 1st place Grand Forks, trailing by one game, needing a sweep to have a shot at the playoffs with Syracuse right behind us. Play ball!