Thursday, June 5, 2008

Clash of the Titans

Two of Second City's best clash today as the Sioux Falls Dakota send Paul Rhodes (16-2, 1.75 ERA) to the hill against their hated rivals, the Las Vegas Double Downs who counter with Delino Fischer (16-1, 2.66 ERA).

The Double Downs and Dakota have a long history, battling for the 2nd seed and first round bye in each of the league's first 7 seasons. Both teams have won their division each year and they have finished within 3 games of each other in each of the past 4 seasons. The teams have met in the playoffs 3 times, with the Dakota winning twice.

The upcoming series is key for both teams as they currently sit just two games apart. The 83-42 Dakota hold the #2 overall spot in the standings while the 81-44 Double Downs could take the lead with a series sweep. The Mexico City Bandejos currently lead the NL with an 87-38 record.

Paul Rhodes
Sioux Falls
Age: 28B/T: S/R
Born: Long Beach, CA
Position(s): P (SP1)
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Delino Fischer
Las Vegas
Double Downs
Age: 29B/T: R/R
Born: S Charleston, OH
Position(s): P (SP2)
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