Category: Minas Ithil

$5,100,000 Lands 1B Shewmaker for Wyrms

Tuesday, February 28th, 2040
Minas Ithil fans were pleased with the signing of Rinak Shewmaker today. The 35-year-old inked a 1-year, $5,100,000 deal with the Wyrms.

Though his numbers don’t jump out at you, Shewmaker does fill a void for Minas Ithil, according to several respected analysts.

Shewmaker has a career .247 batting average and .341 on-base percentage. He has recorded 802 hits with 104 doubles, 7 triples, 225 homers, 567 RBIs and scored 463 runs since coming into the league.

Playoffs? No Chance for Minas Ithil

Saturday, September 10th, 2039
There would have never been more than a tiny glimmer of hope, but today even that is gone. The Minas Ithil Wyrms have been officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Minas Ithil last appeared in the postseason in 2035. This is their 4th consecutive year missing the playoffs, and in total they have not advanced past the regular season 25 times in their 36-year history. In the last 10 seasons, the Wyrms have missed the playoffs 2 times. Minas Ithil has won the Return of the King Series 6 times in their history.

Levi Legurà Injured, Out for Year

Monday, May 23rd, 2039
The season is finished for Levi Legurà of the Minas Ithil Wyrms. The club announced today that he will forego the rest of the year because of injury. The Wyrms starting pitcher suffered a damaged elbow ligament while throwing a pitch in a recent game against the Bywater Bounders. Team doctors said it would take at least 14 months to heal.

His record this season is 2-4 in 10 starts and Legurà has a 3.80 ERA.

Minas Ithil’s *Trollbasher Gets 2500th Hit

Monday, April 18th, 2039
Minas Ithil’s Brutus *Trollbasher belted his 2500th hit against Bree today, but the Cheese spoiled the day with a 6-3 victory at Silmarillion Cellular Field. On his milestone day, the 34-year-old catcher went 2 for 2 at the plate for the Wyrms.

*Trollbasher currently has a career .349 batting average with 2500 hits, good for 518 home runs, 1360 RBIs and 1524 runs.

$33,200,000 Lands 3B Anvildelver for Wyrms

Saturday, April 9th, 2039
Rumors of a deal between Fernando Anvildelver and Minas Ithil finally bore fruit today as the two sides faced a packed press corps. Wyrms officials looked very pleased as they outlined the terms of the new deal.

Anvildelver will earn $16,600,000 per year for 2 years. He is expected to be a solid addition to his new club.

Season-Ending Injury for Noisur Celorfilad

Friday, September 24th, 2038
Noisur Celorfilad has to call it a season. The Minas Ithil Wyrms starting pitcher sustained a season-ending injury against the Lake Town Archers and will not play again this year according to club doctors. Celorfilad was injured while throwing a pitch. His doctors diagnosed it as a torn ulnar collateral ligament and stated that he would not be able to play for 12 months.

Celorfilad has started 31 times this year, pitched 178 innings, fanned 185 batters and walked 53. His current record is 11 wins and 9 losses with a 3.13 ERA.

Minas Ithil’s Earthmaster Injured, Out of Lineup

Friday, September 3rd, 2038
Disappointing news today for Minas Ithil Wyrms fans. Lomli Earthmaster was hurt throwing a pitch in their game against the Rivendell Royals and has shoulder inflammation. Team trainers were hesitant to predict a date for return, but said it was likely the injury will keep the closer out at least 5 weeks.

This season Earthmaster has 31 saves with a 3-6 mark and 4.50 ERA.

SC Player of the Week Named

Monday, August 30th, 2038
At the age of 31, Aurel Oa might have some potential he hasn’t realized yet — if his success at the plate last week is any indication. The Minas Ithil first baseman put up some exceptional numbers the past seven days with a .471 batting average. For his efforts Oa collected the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award.

He racked up 8 hits in 17 at-bats, 1 home run and 4 RBIs last week in 5 games.

Batting .229 to date, Oa has 22 home runs and 63 RBIs.

Minas Ithil Deals Mandicer to Ravenhill for Facestomper

Wednesday, July 28th, 2038
Minas Ithil and Ravenhill have swapped players. The Wyrms announced today that they have sent 25-year-old C Thuvdor Mandicer and 22-year-old minor league 3B Torben Arkin to the Darkwings in exchange for 25-year-old RF Naggek Facestomper.

In 56 games this season Mandicer is batting .237 with 44 hits and 5 home runs. He has scored 19 runs and driven in 18.

To date Facestomper has chalked up a .314 average with 13 home runs, driven in 34 runs and scored 25 times.

*Trollbasher Reaches 500 Mark

Sunday, July 18th, 2038
Minas Ithil’s outstanding catcher Brutus *Trollbasher joined the 500 home run club today at Silmarillion Cellular Field with a booming blast in the Wyrms win over the Archers. They topped Lake Town 4-0.

On his milestone day *Trollbasher had 2 hits in 3 at-bats with 1 RBI and 1 run scored.

Tongue-in-cheek he told the press, “Don’t tell me when I get close to the next milestone. Just tell me after I reach it. It will be easier to hit that way.”

Over his career *Trollbasher is batting .350 with 76 doubles, 16 triples, 500 home runs, 1328 RBIs and scored 1484 runs in 1781 games.