The Filides Forcast: Round 2 Predictions

Written by - Posted 2012-06-16 23:09 in Blog

About the Author: Alex Filides is the guy most of the league hates for no reason, and some of the league hates for very good reasons. He’s aggressive in the game, eats, sleeps and breathes wiffleball, and left the winning run in two postseason series stranded on third base.

Scared Hitless vs Barnburners

Not exactly your typical 1 vs 4 matchup. It’s not rocket science here, Nicholas DiCrosta needs to stay in the game and focus his attention on what he needs to do, instead of talking to everyone around him. Brian Ford has pitched very well in his last outing and has pitched decently against the Barnburners in the past, but the Barnburner bats may be too much if DiCrosta gets ejected, sometimes one run is all you need in these types of games.

The Barnburners have just about the whole package, except that baserunning thing we spoke of last year, which includes jumping over catchers that are about 6’5” instead of sliding, not being aware of tactical situations etc. Barnburners pitching staff is deep, they can afford to be overly aggresive within the strike zone, however even if ejected, the next guy can pitch equally effective. Hitless does not have that type of pitching depth. As mentioned last year, Scared Hitless will need other guys to step up at the plate outside of Matt Dreyfus and DiCrosta. I don’t see much changing from last time these guys played.
  • Game 1 Barnburners 2 Scared Hitless 0 7inn
  • Game 2 Barnburners 3 Scared Hitless 1

Moose Knuckles vs Superman’s Wheelchair

The two teams met in the regular season and Wheelchair pulled out a 1-0 winin 9 innings over the Moose Knuckles. This series could possibly be a low scoring affair. The key for the Moose Knuckles will be whether they can show some plate discipline against Thaman, which is not their strong point, if they can they have a chance, however if not, I believe Thaman will have a field day.
We could see a couple of extra inning games in this matchup, despite the wind blowing out. First team to score will win their respective game, even if the final score projections are wrong.

  • Game 1 Superman’s Wheelchair 1 Moose Knuckles 0 8 inn
  • Game 2 Superman’s Wheelchair 2 Moose Knuckles 0
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