Category: Minas Tirith

Minas Tirith Titans Mathematically Out of Playoffs

Friday, September 7th, 2040
The Minas Tirith Titans can give up their playoff chase and focus on simply winning some games, because today it became official that they have been mathematically eliminated from postseason contention.

Minas Tirith last appeared in the postseason in 2036. This is their 4th consecutive year missing the playoffs, and in total they have not advanced past the regular season 27 times in their 37-year history. In the last 10 seasons, the Titans have missed the playoffs 5 times.

Minas Tirith Titans Ship Cavernshaker to Star Fleet Academy

Sunday, July 22nd, 2040
You can focus on the negatives after being traded to a new team — finding a new place to stay, leaving teammates and friends, having to start anew — but one player hopes to focus on the positives. “It means I’m wanted somewhere. At least one team sees potential in me.” Those were the comments heard after the Minas Tirith Titans came to an agreement to deal 31-year-old RHP Bogak Cavernshaker and 23-year-old minor league C Sammy Hsu to the Star Fleet Academy Cadets for 29-year-old 1B Zabgug Hammermaker earlier today. The deal is expected to be formally announced later this evening.

Minas Tirith will retain a portion of Cavernshaker’s remaining contract.

To date this season, Cavernshaker has fashioned a 1.47 ERA and rung up 17 saves for his club. He has 38 strikeouts and 13 walks. Opponents have hit for a combined .221 average against him and Cavernshaker has a 2-1 won-lost mark.

Minas Tirith Titans Ship Gnomekicker to Chiba City

Friday, July 20th, 2040
The rumor has been out there for a while now and today it was made official. The Minas Tirith Titans have sent 30-year-old 1B Grul Gnomekicker, 20-year-old minor league RHP Oshnakh Sheeplover and 17-year-old minor league 1B Ulra Yan to the Chiba City Neuromancers for 34-year-old 2B Gemina Brainslammer.

So far on the season Gnomekicker is hitting .247 with 14 home runs, 37 RBIs and 42 runs scored. He has 86 hits and played in 92 games.

In 1106 career games Brainslammer is hitting at a .247 pace with 899 hits with 144 doubles, 19 triples and 23 homers while scoring 418 runs and racking up 265 RBIs. She logged 366 walks and owns a .321 on-base percentage.

Minas Tirith Titans Ship Saballos to Lothlorien

Friday, July 13th, 2040
The Minas Tirith Titans and Lothlorien Lumberjacks have put the finishing touches on a deal that was weeks in the making. Minas Tirith will part with 28-year-old RHP Gazment Saballos, while the Lumberjacks have dealt 23-year-old minor league C Sammy Hsu and 24-year-old minor league SS Alinar Isyrith.

“This one took a while to figure out,” said Minas Tirith general manager Erorag Bugstomper. “We must have gone back to the drawing board five or six times over the past few weeks. I’m glad we finally got the deal done. I think it is a good one for both clubs.”

This season Saballos has been credited with 2 saves. In 21 relief appearances and 32.1 innings he has a 1-6 won-lost mark, 4.73 ERA and 33 strikeouts

Bree Trades Rangosch for Minas Tirith’s Simbelmyne

Saturday, July 7th, 2040
The Cheese and Titans announced a deal that was completed today. Bree sent 29-year-old C Amalgarbha Rangosch to Minas Tirith for 29-year-old LF Katie Simbelmyne and 20-year-old minor league RHP Fatima Titsworth. Both teams appear happy with the outcome of the trade. The general managers told the Baseball News Network they felt the swap was beneficial for all parties involved.

Thus far in 2040 Rangosch is hitting .258 with 2 home runs, 14 RBIs, 22 runs scored and has compiled a .325 OBP.

Simbelmyne is hitting .281 this year with 7 home runs, 29 RBIs and 52 runs scored. She has 93 hits in 331 at-bats, 37 walks and a .352 on-base percentage. Simbelmyne has played in 84 games.

Headhater Collects Hit Number 2000

Monday, May 7th, 2040
It was a banner day for Wilo Headhater, who collected his 2000th hit in the Minas Tirith 9-5 win over Bucklebury. Headhater went 3-for-5 in the game as both Titans and Fairies fans cheered Headhater when he reached base after his hit.

“It feels great to get #2000,” Headhater said afterward, “especially since we won the game.”

Headhater has played in 2087 games with a .269 lifetime batting average. Among his 2001 hits are 429 doubles, 18 triples and 217 home runs. He also has scored 973 runs and driven in 991 runs.

Goblinmaster Whips Bywater

Saturday, April 14th, 2040
Minas Tirith Titans starter Eruushnak Goblinmaster really did a number on the Bywater Bounders today, shutting them out 6-0 on 1 hit in a complete game victory. He issued 2 walks and had 14 strikeouts.

“We didn’t have good at-bats,” Bywater manager Girith of Rhun. “I don’t make excuses, but when we were playing the game, our energy didn’t show. That comes from either extremely good pitching or extremely lousy hitting and seeing as our team has a bunch of good hitters, I have to tip my cap to Goblinmaster.”

Veteran Cloudeye Agrees to 1-Year Deal

Thursday, April 5th, 2040
The Titans today announced that they have come to terms with Lor Cloudeye, a 38-year-old left fielder they’ve been scouting for a while.

Cloudeye will earn $4,000,000 a year over 1 year and is expected to play a key role with the club.

Minas Tirith Wins RP Cavernshaker Sweepstakes

Saturday, March 24th, 2040
The Titans pulled out all the stops today to announce the signing of reliever Bogak Cavernshaker. The 31-year-old is one of the game’s preeminent playmakers and has definitely proven why he was such an attractive signing.

The contract is a 1-year deal worth $15,200,000.

Cavernshaker has made 402 career appearances, rolling up a 37-28 record with 105 saves. In 438.1 innings he has fired a third strike past 429 batters, issued 168 free passes and held other teams to a .234 average.

James Pennypacker to Miss 6 Months

Monday, March 19th, 2040
When James Pennypacker was hurt against the Erebor Eagles, the Minas Tirith Titans were hopeful that the injury was not serious. However, it proved to be more severe than first thought. The 33-year-old reliever suffered shoulder inflammation throwing a pitch in yesterday’s game. Team doctors told BNN today that Pennypacker would miss 6 months of the season.