Thursday, August 11, 2011

2008 Draft Lottery Info

We will be conducting our draft lottery on Wednesday, August 17th and Thursday, August 18th.....

The “Pennsylvania Daily Number Evening” lottery ( on subsequent nights (7PM EST) will be used to decide who gets the #1 and #2 picks in the first round only. If the second pick yields the same result as the first night, then a third night’s lottery drawing will be used. The remaining 10 teams will draft in reverse order of record. So, the team with the poorest record can do no worst than pick third in the first round.

2008 Lottery Drawing Chances:

000 to 249 – Washington (43-119)

250 to 449 – Cleveland (46-116)

450 to 604 – Houston (53-109)

605 to 724 – Chicago (61-101, 4-2 vs. Boston in tie-breaker)

725 to 814 – Boston (61-101)

815 to 879 – San Francisco (70-92)

880 to 924 – New York (71-91)

925 to 954 – Toronto (76-86)

955 to 974 – Philadelphia (79-83)

975 to 986 – St. Louis (84-78)

987 to 994 – Oakland (92-70)

995 to 999 – Kansas City (93-70)

(Click here for a history of previous lottery numbers selected.)

Florida Joins Atlanta in World Series

Miami (AP) - The Florida Marlins eliminated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4 games to 3 in their semi-final series. Both AJ Burnett (game #6 starter) and Jake Peavy (game #7 starter) turned in clutch performances as the Marlins beat the Dodgers by scores of 5-1 and 5-0 respectively in the final two games. Florida now meets Atlanta for the 2007 Millennium League Championship.

Atlanta, the #1 seed with 107 wins in the regular season, has made one World Series appearance - losing to the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 1 in 2004.

Florida, the #2 seed with 105 wins in the regular season, has also made one World Series appearance - losing to the Kansas City Royals 4 games to 3 in 2005.

Should be an exciting series!

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Braves Advance to Series

Atlanta (AP) - Chipper Jones walked in the bottom of the ninth driving home the winning run as Atlanta defeated Pittsburgh in a six game series. A Recap of the games:

ATL 5, PIT 3 - Smoltz improves to 3-0 in the postseason; Posada drives in two with a pair of doubles

ATL 8, PIT 2 - Homers by Sizemore, Posada, Chipper and Holliday pave the way

ATL 6, PIT 4 - Chipper drives in four runs with a homer, double and single

PIT 4, ATL 2 (10) - Buccos stave off elimination as Morneau hits walk off homer

PIT 4, ATL 3 - After Corpas blows a two-run lead in the top of the 9th, Alex Gordon hits a homer in the bottom of the 9th for their second straight walk-off victory

ATL 5, PIT 4 - Two hits and three walks in the bottom of the 9th enable Atlanta to rally with two runs for the closing victory