Wednesday, October 24, 2007

HWC Football Week 8 Preview

I know it's been a long time since the last recap, but I wanted to do a preview of the games this week, as well as my prediction.

Cookeville Engineers vs. bRight & Early
This game is so nerve racking it's not even funny. My Engineers eeked out a sissy-man win last week winning 23-19 over the webcats. Thank God for Matt Schaub and by weeks, because that's the only reason I have a prayer at a decent season. The playoffs are limited to the top 6 teams, and right now I'm 8th, 2 games behind with 8 weeks to go. Either way, I know I need to finish over .500. Depending on the players, this could go either way. But I think that I've got a lesser chance of winning this than it seems. OH! Congrats to bRight at resetting the "All Time Greatest MOV" in HWC Football History at 93 points. Folks that one is gonna last a LOOOONG time.
bRight wins 65-40

RFTR vs. Robots Eat Babies
If RFTR would look at his team, he can easily avoid a loss. He's got Kitna starting at QB, and over the last 3 weeks, K has averaged -6 points per game. Not a very good strategy considering that they are playing The Bears. One other thing that will hurt is that your QB getting laid out gets you -2 points each time, so look for Kitna to get hit hard many times if he gets started. Even having both of Tom Brady's favorite targets won't help RFTR this week unless he fills those holes.
REB wins 50-40

webcats vs. Bill's Infidelity
PFB has Tom Brady. That's all you need to know going into this match. I am PETRIFIED of if I have to face him again in the last week. That could ruin my chances at a playoff birth unless some miracle happens. The cats have Matt Schaub as their starting QB, and it might be a benefit if he can't play because otherwise I find it hard to believe that he will be in the black this week against the Chargers. On top of that the cats have multiple injured players starting, but to be honest, the match-ups for his bench are actually worse. For example it's either Matt Schaub against the Chargers, or Jason Campbell against the Pats. That would be the same Pats defense that have had 8 sacks, 5 picks and 3 fumbles in the last 3 weeks.
Bill whips up in this one 80-30

The Jerk Store vs. Booing Santa Claus
The smack talk is thick for these two. But there's 2 key factors for this game. Ben Watson is still sitting out for practice and isn't expected to play this week. However if he does that will tip the scales for Wyatt (Santa). However the other aspect is that Chris A (Jerk Store) has Plaxico Burress in Miami this week, just asking to rack up points against the 0-7 fishes, BUT Burress has a bum ankle and hasn't practiced yet this week, and they are worried that the flight to London for the game will affect his ankle adversely. If he can't play then that will give Wyatt a huge advantage. This one is a coin flip, and I'm gonna call it that way.
Tie Ball Game 50-50

Leones de Yucatan vs. New Jersey Clerks
Vex has so many under rated players on their team that it's not even funny. It shows the Clerks as a 9 point over dog, but I would put this game more like a 2 point under dog. The Bears are rated for 17 points against the Lions, and I just don't think that they will score THAT big of a game. I think I'm going to go against the odds for this game and go for the upset.
Lions Win a tight one, 59-55.

Tokyo Tyrants vs. Wookies Will Win
Yeah, remember the 93 point MOV that bRight got, it was against the tyrants. Poor Pat came back from blogging retirement at The (vast) Right Wing Conspiracy to join us, and the poor guy has gone 1-6 so far. But at least he's not 0-7! This game would be a bit closer if Pat would bench McNabb for Eli Manning. McNabb has thrown for over 500 yards and 2 TD's in the last 3 weeks, but has been sacked 6 times and picked off once, netting 7 points total for 3 weeks. Manning has thrown for over 600 yards, and 6 TD's while being picked 4 times and laid out twice for 35 points. This game has potential to be close, but in the end, I don't believe it will.
Wookies Storm through Tokyo 75-30.

That's this week's games, and maybe I'll actually get around to the recap next week.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

HWC Football Week 2 Recap

OK, so I missed week 1, but I've been busy with classes so I've got an excuse.

There are only 12 teams this season since trying to get a good team in a 16 team league was dang near impossible last season.

So without further ado, here are the games from this past week!

New Jersey Clerks - 90
Cookeville Engineers - 75

Trench (as far as I can tell) is a newbie to HWC sports. He's got his own website here. This game was pretty good. I couldn't have won with my ideal picks (85 was the most I could have scored) so I was content with a solid 75 points. Last season 75 points per game was top spot, but with fewer teams this year, that might not be the case. I was under powered for the game, but I'm happy just to have beat my brother. Clerks move to the #2 spot after the win, and I slide into 5th, the top of the 1-1 teams.
Game MVP: Chad Johnson - 209 yards receiving and 2 scores. He had more yards and TD's than some QB's!
Game Goat: The Bills - Gave up 26 points, but kept out of the red with a sack and a pick.

Bill's Infidelity - 90
Robots Eat Babies - 54
Steve Smith is the man! You'll see why here in a bit, but this game was torn wide open. Manning was a disappointment. He only tossed one score and threw 1 pick and got slammed down twice. Obviously it wasn't a good game for The Man, but oh well. PFB rides this win up to the top 7 points over the Clerks, and The Man slips back to 10th, but at least he's the highest of the so-far winless teams.
Game MVP: Steve Smith - 153 yards and he caught all 3 scores for the Panthers for a total of 27 points.
Game Goat: Cincinnati - Allowed 51 points and only caught 1 pick for -5 points.

Tokyo Tyrants - 49
Booing Santa Claus - 57
Pat of the (vast) Right Wing Conspiracy is back this season! I sent him an e-mail to join the league and he was ready and willing to fight. However, this week Wyatt racks up win number two moving to the third spot in the standings, and Tokyo moves to number 11. This game was the lowest scoring game of the week with a combined 106 points. Only 4 players scored in the double digits, so hopefully both of these teams will improve next week because that kind of scores won't stand later on.
Game MVP: Frank Gore - 81 yards and 2 scores for 16 points.
Game Goat: Donovan McNabb - 240 yards in the air, but 3 sack and no scores for -2 points.

Wookies Will Win - 92
Leones de Yucatan - 64
Vex doesn't look like the champ of the baseball season right now. He tied RFTR at 69 in week 1, but this week the Wookies are just too much to take. Vex went 0-2 to start the season last year scoring only 50 points in the 2 games, then did something to end up seeded 8th and took 6th overall for the season. Wookies are picking up right where they started in football and look to be starting the steam rollers.
Game MVP: Jamal Lewis - Moving to Cleveland must have helped. He scored 216 yards and a score on the ground.
Game Goat: Phillip Rivers threw for 179 yards and 2 scores, but he was picked off twice, sacked 3 times, and coughed up the ball once to negate all of that to only 3 points.

RFTR - 87
The Jerk Store - 73
Heh, Chris A joined HWC sports for the first time and I don't know how he lost this game! He demolished bRight in week 1 and then in a second, you'll be scratching your head asking "How did he LOSE!?" Easy. One star can be trumped by a few consistent players. RFTR had 4 players with double digits and and average player score of almost 9 points per player. And that's including a guy who scored 0. Where Chris lost was having 6 players with under 5 points scored. If he can fix that, he might be pretty good.
Game MVP: Carson Palmer - 400 yards, 6 TD passes, with 2 picks and a sack for 44 points. How did Chris LOSE!?
Game Goat: The rest of the Jerk store - Everyone else averaged just 3 points this week with 9 players combining for only 29 points.

bRight & Early - 56
webcats - 62
Despite webcats taking a gamble on Joey Harrington and getting burned, he still pulled out the win. The cats had 3 other players who scored in the double digits, and I'll bet bRight is kicking himself in the butt for not starting Delhomme. That would have been a 13 point swing in his favor, and the difference in winning and losing. Only Baltimore's defense scored over 10 points for b&E, and he sits at the bottom of the pack with just over 100 points for the 2 games.
Game MVP: Braylon Edwards - 146 yards and 2 scores for 19 points
Game Goat: Joey Harrington - 2 weeks in a row in double digit negatives. 200 yards, no scores and 7 sacks. Sounds like a pissy year for the Falcons.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

HWC Football Is In Week One!

The HWC Football season has officially started! I'll have a look at the teams and the scores from Week 1 (hopefully) this week.

Monday, June 25, 2007

¡Los Leones Pierden! ¡Los Leones Pierden!

Era un día triste en béisbol de la fantasía esta semana pues los leones de Yucatan perdieron a las robustezas comen a bebés. Los palos de las robustezas vinieron vivo esta semana (finalmente) con una explosión ofensiva con la cual ningún equipo habría podido continuar. Esto es seguramente una platija, pues la estación de las robustezas no ha sido todo ésa fantástica. Los leones están lastimando éste, pues caen a tercero cabalmente. No es como jugaron malo, aunque no jugaron grande tampoco. Las robustezas apenas jugadas eso bueno. Como robusteza mencionada, Joboo, palos no asustados de bolas de la curva más. Los leones harán una reaparición fuerte esta semana sin embargo, con la adición de Kenny Rogers y esperanzadamente encontrarán un colector que ponga para arriba cualquier stats en todos. ¡Van Los Leones!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

HWC Baseball Week 11 Recap

I'm a little late again since I was in Florida this past weekend, and didn't really have time to work on the blogs. But Week 11 is over, and I'll be brief about the games. But first, let's take a look at the scoring. Pairs of teams go head to head for a week adding up stats and the best score in each stat gets a win. The other team gets a loss for that stat. There are 13 stats to combine; On offense there are Runs, Hits, Home Runs, RBI's, Stolen Bases and Strike Outs. On the defensive side It's all pitching with Wins, Losses Saves, K's ERA and WHIP. Scoring combines like This. Team A wins 4 stats, and team B wins 8, with the teams tying one. Team A's record for the week is 4-8-1, where team B is 8-4-1. Now to the games.

Cookeville Engineers - 6
Wookies Will Repeat - 7
I could have had this game so easily, if only the Engineers had decent pitching. Most of my pitchers had poor outings, and 4 pitchers had over a 6.0 ERA for the week. If it weren't for the Wookies having a late week pitching-suckage, I would have been demolished.
Game MVP: Justin Verlander - Gets his first no-no of his career in just over 40 starts, and a second win later that week.
Game Goat: Mike Napoli - 0/Everything this week

Robots Eat Babies - 6
JAX Juggernauts - 6 (Tie in Home Runs)
As evenly distributed of a battle as you can get. Both teams had 3 wins and 3 losses in pitching and hitting, with the lone tie in hitting. Poor Jax is getting injuritis something bad on his pitching staff. 4 starters are on the DL, and he hasn't replaced them. Safety do realize that when you place some one on the DL, it gives you an open roster slot until they get back....right?
Game MVP: Carlos Zambrano - It's a shame the Cubs suck so much. Zambrano was 1-1 in his 2 starts giving up just 2 runs in 17 innings and racking up 18 K's.
Game Goat: Curt Shilling - 1 game, 5 innings, 5 runs, and now he's on the DL.

Baseball Rulz! - 4
Anna Benson Is Yummy - 8 (Tie in Losses)
If there's a long standing battle between Wyatt and Sssteve, then Wyatt just took the latest battle by storm. He can hit like a mad man but he just can't score. Or at least on the diamond. In hte mean time, Sssteve keeps dropping like he's NOT hot. He's only got one winning week in the last 8.
Game MVP: Jake Peavy - 7 Inning shut-out with only 2 hits, and racked up 8 K's.
Game Goat: Orlando Hernandez - 0-2 giving up 10 runs in just 10 1/3 innings.

The PAWs - 8
Fmragtops Spewers - 5
Pitcher/Hitter all the way. Lawhawk rocked the batting statistics handily, and then took a couple of the pitching just to get some insurance.
Game MVP: Corey Hart - 9/27 with 3 Home runs, 8 RBI's, and 4 Runs to go with a couple stolen bases
Game Goat: Carl Crawford - When he gets on base he's fast....but with 10 K's he's not going anywhere.

bRight & Early - 12
webcats - 1
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN! You got knocked the F@#$ OUT! bRight was 7 K's shy of a shut-out here. Ouch. I guess it makes up for 4 losing weeks in a row. Cats fall even further into the last place hole.
Game MVP: bRight - 62/201 with 11 home runs37 RBI's, 36 Runs, and 13 stolen just hitting!
Game Goat: Jeff Suppan - 0-1 giving up 13 runs in 11 innings, and after giving up 9 in just 4 2/3, how he didn't get the loss still amazes me.

RFTR - 8
PFB - 3 (Ties in Stolen Bases and Losses)
RFTR continues to win despite the fact that he never looks at his team. He'll rarely win in the win and K column, but with his batting being good, and only having 3 starters and 2 relievers, it's hard to beat his ERA and lack of losses.
Game MVP: Alex Rodriguez - This makes the 4th week he's been an MVP. 9/21 with 3 HR's, 10 RBI's, 9 Runs, and a stolen base.
Game Goat: Pitching - Both teams sucked at it with ERA's hovering around the 4.8 mark.

Leones de Yucatan - 9
Big Damn Heroes - 2 (Ties in Stolen Bases and Wins)
The Lions just keep pace every week with Tyler and although they can't close in, he makes for a sure 2nd place. After closing in when he played Tyler, he's now just laying and waiting in the weeds to pounce.
Game MVP: Adam Dunn - 12/24 with 4 Home Runs, 8 RBI's, and 6 Runs. Now if only he can fix those 7 K's.
Game Goat: Jason Bay - 4/23 with 9 K's and not much else.

Maximum Poo - 10
Joe's Keizer Killers - 3
That's how you come back from a loss. And actually ,with this, he stays even with Vex, and although he doesn't get over .300 for batting, he still takes the majority of batting, and all the pitching.
Game MVP: Justin Morneau - 7/19 with 3 home runs 8 RBI's, 8 Runs, and only 1 K.
Game Goat: Livan Hernandez - 4 innings, 7 earned, and only one K with a WHIP of 3.5

Well, that's this week's games, and here's a look at the match-ups for this week. Next week I'll have the ranks posted.

Week 10 Recap
Week 9 Recap
Week 8 Recap
Week 7 Recap
Week 6 Recap
Week 5 Recap
Week 4 Recap
Week 3 Recap
Week 2 Recap
Week 1 Recap
Keys To The Season
Draft Analysis

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Post One..
This week the lions of Yucatan defeated maximum Poo by an account from eight to five. Maximum Poo took a Maxima excrement whereas they dominated them in all the offensive categories and could maintain as soon as ignited in categories of the pitching to maintain total the account near. Nevertheless, the lions gained some earth in the Poo and now they are only six games behind. Soon the Poo will be cleaned with a water spurt and the lions will take the first trophy from the place and will destroy all the competition!

post two...
The lions of Yucatan are the equipment of greater baseball of the fantasy always! If you one dares to do to them in front, later you will make a spot of the grass in the diamond of the dirt of the battle! We are also found out that we are 9 games behind, but soon - the first place will be ours and the lions will govern the universe of the baseball of the fantasy! And soccer football one also. But that is not per months of a pair. The last week the lions had a moderate triumph on the assassins of Keizer de Joe, but this week is in center of an adjustment of accounts tipped with the equipment of the number one - Poo. Poo maximum is in the hardship as the lions are looking for the sweeping, leading at the moment 9-2. Nevertheless, it is not desrazonable that the lions can clear shutout and take the superior point in the league. Van the Lions!

No tengo gusto de hacer esto, Hector.

HWC Baseball Week 10 Recap

We're 1 week away from the halfway point of the HWC Baseball, and the play-off races are already starting to be visible. Some teams have a chance to play in the post season, others don't have a prayer. But before we get into that, lets remind the fans how we tally the scores here. Pairs of teams go head to head for a week adding up stats and the best score in each stat gets a win. The other team gets a loss for that stat. There are 13 stats to combine; On offense there are Runs, Hits, Home Runs, RBI's, Stolen Bases and Strike Outs. On the defensive side It's all pitching with Wins, Losses Saves, K's ERA and WHIP. Scoring combines like This. Team A wins 4 stats, and team B wins 8, with the teams tying one. Team A's record for the week is 4-8-1, where team B is 8-4-1.

And now to the scores.

Cookeville Engineers - 8
PFB - 4 (Tie in Saves)
This game was steady offensive and defensive dominance. With the Engineers going 65 of 213 in hitting with 8 Stolen bases 31 RBI's, 7 wins, 50 K's, and an ERA of only 1.89 with a WHIP of just 0.95, it's hard to combat. However there is a sad statistic for the Engineers. They are no longer undefeated in offensive K's (lost 39-40), and have fallen to third in total. One thing that will hurt PFB in the future is the loss of Mark Tiexiera to a strained quad.
Game MVP: Chone Figgins - 13/30 with 5 RBI's, 7 Runs, and 7 stolen bases, with 5 coming in 2 games, and 10 in the last 10 games.
Game Goat: PFB's Offensive Coaching - Had 2 players on his bench with 10 or more hits last week.

Robots Eat Babies - 6
Anna Benson Is Yummy - 7
The Man can hit, but he can't score! Only 17 RBI's, and 2 home runs on 60 hits. That will ruin any week. He also pitched pretty well, but he could not avoid losing. Two loses came from a pitcher who lost 2 games, despite his week ERA of 2.77. The Man might have been unlucky this week, but Wyatt definitely was not lucky because of it. He earned this win.
Game MVP: David Wright - 8/23 with 4 home runs 6 RBI's and runs, a stolen base, and only 4 K's.
Game Goat: Ryan Howard - He might have hit 2 over the fence, but he struck out 10 of27 at bats, which is more than he got hits (8).

Baseball Rulz! - 1
Fmragtops Spewers - 10 (Ties in Wins and Saves)
Wow! FM put a hurt on Sssteve. That game dropped Sssteve 3 spots from 9th to 12th, and put FM up 3 to 8th from 11th. Both teams were very close on both sides, but FM definitely took advantage of the saying, "It doesn't matter if you win by 1 or 100, you still won." Sssteve played pretty well, but FM just played that minute bit better.
Game MVP: Gary Sheffield - 10/24 with 4 home runs, 11 RBI's, 6 runs, and only one strike out.
Game Goat: Mike Lowell - If one player can kill you, he's the one this week. 2/20 with only 2 RBI's and 2 K's. Any other help on offense was dreadfully needed.

The PAWs - 6
webcats - 5 (Ties in Home Runs and RBI's)
For the most part, the offensive battle was fought tooth and nail, but on pitching Lawhawk dominated on non-decisions. His pitchers had a pretty high ERA of 4.15, but still won the stat, and won Losses on the back of the starter's bullpen. On the other hand, the cats just lost. Only one win was all it took to take the wins column, but 5 losses killed the rest. And despite his 4 home runs, Prince Fielder lost the MVP award because of his 8 K's.
Game MVP: Troy Glaus - 10/22 with 2 home runs, 4 RBI's, and 5 runs with only 4 K's
Game Goat: webcat's pitching - Just one win, 5 losses and a 4.56 ERA hurts.

bRight & Early - 4
Wookies Will Repeat - 9
b&E just did not show up this week. He batted only .215, and of course when that happens, you usually lose almost all of the offensive stats. He also suffered in pitching with a 5.66 team ERA, setting up another uphill battle that could not be won. Wookies went 6-1-0 on offense and then and even 3-3 in pitching to take the cake this week. The battle is close for the middle slots in the championship race, and b&E fell 3 spots to be out of it right now in 7th.
Game MVP: - Alber Pujols - He's baaaaaaaaaaack. 8/22 with 4 home runs 9 RBI's, and 5 runs to signal he's still the man.
Game Goat: Tim Hudson - 2 games, 8 innings, and 10 earned for an ERA of 11.25 and a WHIP of 2.13.

RFTR - 11
Joe's Keizer Killers - 1 (Tie in Saves)
RFTR went buck wild this week. With only one player under .300, he batted .389, racking up an amazing 84 hits, 42 runs, 52 RBI's 10 Home Runs, and 6 stolen bases on offense. Now how he won pitching is beyond me considering that he only has 3 active starting pitchers. They managed 3 wins and 0 losses, but he also won K's with just 30 K's, and his bullpen gave him an ERA of 2.08, and a WHIP of 0.73. RFTR has a great offense (5 batters this week with 10+ hits) which has now vaulted him up to 3rd with this whooping, but a saying goes, "A dog that s$%^s fast won't s#$% long." Let's see how long this lucky train lasts.
Game MVP: Alex Rodriguez - 10/25 with 4 home runs, 16 RBI's, 7 Runs, and a stolen base with only 5 K's
Game Goat: Bronson Arroyo - 6 2/3 innings giving up 6 runs. He's also 0-5 in his last 7 starts.

JAX Juggernauts - 9
Big Damn Heroes - 3 (Tie in Runs)
BDH was in 7th after climbing up from 13th, but after this loss has dropped back to 9th, 5 games behind the 6th place, and and only 2.5 games ahead of 13th. JAX is now in 13th after winning 3 of the last 4 weeks. JAX had a great week, batting .337, and his pitchers went 5-0 with only a 1.06 team ERA and 0.76 WHIP. Only Takashi Saito had an ERA over 2.7. Three pitchers finished the week with a 0.00 ERA, one had a 2.25, and one with a 2.7. This was a great week for JAX, and maybe...just maybe things will turn around for them.
Game MVP: JAX's team - Just incredible.
Game Goat: Jason Bay - 1/23 with 7 K's and his only hit was a home run.

Leones de Yucatan - 8
Maximum Poo - 5
I'll give Tyler credit where credit is due. On Saturday, Tyler had gone from being down 11-0, to tied up at 6 a piece. Despite that, the Lions absolutely killed Tyler on offense. Vex scored a powerful .338 average, including 74 hits, 16 Home Runs, 37 RBI's, and 35 Runs with just 38 K's. Tyler only batted a .277 when his season average is a .304, but he did take the cake in pitching. He only got one win and 3 losses, but it was enough to beat out Vex's 0-4 pitching with just one save. This game was great for Vex, but in all honesty, it was fluke for Tyler. Look for Tyler to have a killing this week.
Game MVP: Alfonso Soriano - 13/30 with 4 Home Runs, 8 RBI's, 7 Runs, and just 5 K's.
Game Goat: Tyler D. - Dude! Casey Blake is in the middle of a 21 game hit streak...and he's on the bench! Bench Bill Hall, and put in Blake.

Well, that's this week's recap, and here's a view of the match ups for Week 11. I'll have a mid-season analysis of the league, including ranks, my thoughts on each team, and where I think they may end up in September.

Week 9 Recap
Week 8 Recap
Week 7 Recap
Week 6 Recap
Week 5 Recap
Week 4 Recap
Week 3 Recap
Week 2 Recap
Week 1 Recap
Keys To The Season
Draft Analysis

Monday, June 11, 2007

¡Los grandes leones de Yucatan derrotan el Poo máximo humilde!

Esta semana los leones de Yucatan derrotaron Poo máximo por una cuenta de ocho a cinco. Poo máximo tomó una mierda máxima mientras que los dominaron en todas las categorías ofensivas y podían sostener apenas encendido en categorías del cabeceo para mantener la cuenta total cercana. Sin embargo, los leones ganaron alguna tierra en el Poo y ahora son solamente seis juegos detrás. ¡Pronto el Poo será limpiado con un chorro de agua y los leones tomarán el primer trofeo del lugar y destruirán toda la competición!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

¡Los leones de Yucatan son los más grandes de toda la hora!!

¡Los leones de Yucatan son el equipo de béisbol más grande de la fantasía siempre! ¡Si usted se atreve a hacerles frente, después usted hará una mancha de la hierba en el diamante de la suciedad de la batalla! ¡Estamos también enterados que somos 9 juegos detrás, pero pronto - el primer lugar será los nuestros y los leones gobernarán el universo del béisbol de la fantasía!! Y el balompié uno también. Pero eso no es por meses de un par.

La semana pasada los leones tenían un triunfo moderado sobre los asesinos de Keizer de Joe, pero esta semana está en el centro de un arreglo de cuentas ladeado con el equipo del número uno - Poo. máximo Poo está en el apuro como los leones están buscando el barrido, conduciendo actualmente 9-2. Sin embargo, no es desrazonable que los leones pueden quitar un shutout y tomar el punto superior en la liga. ¡Van Los Leones!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

HWC Baseball Week 9 Recap

Wow, What a week!...For me at least. I was down 6-5 to RFTR after Wednesday, and came back to win big! I moved up to 6th again, so if I stay here, I'll have a chance at the cup. I'll get to the games in a second, but let's see how the points are scored. On offense there are Runs, Hits, Home Runs, RBI's, Stolen Bases and Strike Outs. On the defensive side It's all pitching with Wins, Losses Saves, K's ERA and WHIP. Scoring combines like This. Team A wins 4 stats, and team B wins 8, with the teams tying one. Team A's record for the week is 4-8-1, where team B is 8-4-1. and now for the best games in Baseball!

Cookeville Engineers - 8
RFTR - 5
I took this game on sheer upkeep. RFTR has yet to realize that he only has 1 active starting pitcher. With that, he is certain most weeks to win ERA and WHIP, and usually winning Saves and Losses, but as for Wins and K's, they're hopeless. Speaking ofK's, a neat side not on my Engineers, I am 9-0-0 no for offensive K's, and have the fewest at 244. I won K's by 13 btw. On offense I was 2 stolen bases away from a clean sweep. I went 6-1-0 on offense with a great game for the Engineers. 66/197 (.335 Team BA) 38 Runs, 37 RBI's, 8 Home Runs and 4 stolen bases with only 34 K's.
Game MVP: Chone Figgins - 9/18 with 5 runs, 2 RBI's and 3 Stolen Bases (that makes 8/9 in just 31 games)
Game Goat: Michael Barret - 1/10 with only one run. I dropped him for Mike Napoli, the promising catcher from the Dodgers.

Robots Eat Babies - 3
Fmragtops Spewers 9 (Tie in K's)
The Man slips even further down the pecking order. He's now all the way back in 14th, only 1/2 a game out of last place, and the prospect does not look good. Simply put, REB was dominated. FM was close to, or actually did double most of The Man's offense. 46-22 in Runs, 66-41 in Hits, 10-6 in Home Runs, and 42-21 in RBI's. Plus Pitching wasn't much better. This could be the dreaded "rebuild year" for the Robots.
Game MVP: Gary Sheffield - 10/29 with 4 home runs 9 RBI's, 11 Runs scored 2 Stolen bases, and only 3 K's.
Game Goat: Todd Jones - 2 appearances, the first was 3 hits and 2 runs in 1/3 inning, the other was 7 hits and 5 runs in one inning. A week ERA of 47.25, and a WHIP of 9.75.

Baseball Rulz! - 6
webcats -7
On offense this was a decent game, but on offense both teams did very well. Sssteve had a team ERA of 3.22...and lost. Usually an ERA of that low will get you a win most weeks. This was also a classic game of the tortoise vs. the hare. Sssteve had all the stars, but the cats were consistently good and because of that took the game.
Game MVP: Manny Ramirez - 10/22 with a home run, 2 RBI's, 4 runs, and only 3 K's.
Game Goat: Scott Podsednik - On the DL since mid-April, and he's still starting.

The PAWs - 6
Wookies Will Repeat - 6 (Tie in Batting Average)
Both teams had over 60 hits and Lawhawk hoarded 13 home runs. On pitching the teams weren't that bad, but they absolutely could not win. Wookies won it with a mere 2 wins, but had 6 losses. A close game that could have gone either way, but didn't.
Game MVP: Ramon Hernandez - 7/19 with 2 home runs, 10 RBI's and 5 Runs with only 1 K.
Game Goat: Bartolo Colon - 1 game, 6 1/3 innings, giving up 11 hits and 8 earned runs

PFB - 7
bRight & Early - 6
This game was very much a split decision. Both teams split offense and defense as evenly as possible. Nothing much else can be said about this one.
Game MVP: Vladimir Guerrero - 11/26 with 2 Home Runs, 8 RBI's, and 5 runs.
Game Goat: Felix Hernandez - 1 game, 6 innings, 7 earned runs, and gave up 3 home runs.

Anna Benson Is Yummy - 7
Big Damn Heroes - 6
BDH had a .311 team average, 70 hits, 11 home runs, no losses and 4 saves, and he STILL lost. BDH is very much a power hitter, but facing Wyatt's speedy runners and sharp pitching, the law-man takes home the W, even though it wasn't by much.
Game MVP: Chad Gaudin - 2 games and 2 wins in 11 2/3 innings with just 2 earned.
Game Goat: Mark Hendrickson - 4 1/3 innings and 5 earned given up for an ERA of 10.38 and a WHIP of 2.08

Jax Juggernauts - 4
Maximum Poo - 8 (Tie in Stolen Bases)
Well, this ends Safety Man's winning streak, but he is still in the #13 spot. However, this loss puts him 4 games back from 11th and 12th. This however gives Tyler 5 weeks in a row of not only winning, but only allowing his opponent 4 or less points Actually, PFB is the only team to have scored more than 4 points against Tyler. But this will be good, Tyler is playing Vex this week in the battle of #1 and #2!
Game MVP: Magglio Ordonez - (2nd time in 3 weeks) 12/30 with a home run, 5 RBI's, 7 Runs and only 3 K's.
Game Goat: Nick Johnson - On the DL since the beginning of the season with a broken leg. UPDATE YOUR ROSTER!!!

Leones de Yucatan - 8
Joe's Keizer Killers - 4 (Tie in Stolen Bases)
Joe played well, but Vex played better. After losing to the worst team in the league last week, Vex came back strong ths week. Aside from getting demolished, there's not much more to say about Joe's Killers, except that they are back in last with the cats, 27.5 games out of 1st. One thing for Jow, if it weren't for Miguel Cabrera's 11 K's, he would have only had 24 offensive K's. That's really good, and those 11 K's are what kept him off the MVP list.
Game MVP: Matt Holiday - 10/28 with 2 knocks, 5 RBI's, and 4 Runs with only 3 K's.
Game Goat: Jeff Kent - 1/22 this week and only 2/33 since May 26th, dropping his season average from .295 all the way down to .255. He needs a slump buster.

Well, that ends the recap of week 9, and let's see how the rankings got shaken up, as well as Week 10's matches. And remember, the game of the week, Tyler D. Vs. Vex in the Clash of the Titans! As of right now it's 11-0...VEX! Check next week to see if Tyler can come back to stay in the top spot.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

HWC Baseball Week 8 Recap

Week 8 is now over, and since it's been a couple weeks, I'll load up the standings for an update. I will say, after Week 3, I would have never thought (aside from Tyler) people would be where they are now. FM is now in 15th after being in 10th, Joe has dropped to 14th from 7th, and RFTR's set and forget team has moved up to 4th from 8th. Well, I'll get into the games, but first, I'll as usual reveiw how the teams score. On offense there are Runs, Hits, Home Runs, RBI's, Stolen Bases and Strike Outs. On the defensive side It's all pitching with Wins, Losses Saves, K's ERA and WHIP. Scoring combines like This. Team A wins 4 stats, and team B wins 8, with the teams tying one. Team A's record for the week is 4-8-1, where team B is 8-4-1. Alrighty then, score time!

Cookeville Engineers - 5
Joe's Keizer Killers - 6 (Ties in Stolen Bases and Saves)
4 Winning weeks in a row and now I've lost again. I dropped from 6th to 7th and Joe actually moved up one to 14th. I'm disappointed in some of my team. I had 5 batters at or over .300, but still lost all the offensive stats except K's. Yuck. I whooped pitching 4-1-1, but the 1-5-1 offensive score killed me.
Game MVP: Kevin Youkilis - 12/28with 7 runs, 4 RBI's and a stolen base.
Game Goat: Josh Willingham - 1/16 with 6 K's

Robots Eat Babies - 8
webcats - 3 (Ties in Stolen Bases and Batting Average)
The Man loves to beat the hell out of some one when he loses badly. It's a shame this is only the 3rd winning week he's had, and the first since week 2. He's in 12th, but he should be higher. His pitching was pretty good, but his hitting lacked the big numbers he needs to get out of the bottom half of the standings.
Game MVP: Jeremy Bonderman - 8 innings of shut-out baseball, but more than that it makes 3 wins in a row.
Game Goat: Troy Glaus - 1/17 with 4 K's and only 2 RBI's from the #4 spot.

Baseball Rulz! - 7
Wookies Will Repeat - 5 (Tie in Stolen Bases)
Sssteve took it to the house in Pitching and with a batting average of .330 he should have taken offense as well, but a lack of base running kept that from happening. On top of that, Wookie's pitching made it easy to win. Seriouslty, a team ERA of just over 7?!!
Game MVP: Adrian Gonzalez - 10/20 with 2 home runs, 4 RBI's and 5 runs with just one K.
Game Goat: Wookie's Pitching - 4 guys with an ERA over 10, and 5 losses with a lone win.

The PAWs - 6
PFB - 5 (Ties in Wins and Losses)
This game was very close in most stats, and could have gone either way, but Lawhawk barely took it at the end. On a side note, why Lawhawk dropped a pitcher (Sosa) for one bad outing is news to me. I quickly picked him up! Thanks for the freebie!
Game MVP: Nick Swisher - 10/23with 3 home runs, 11 RBI's and 4 trips across home plate.
Game Goat: Jorge Sosa - Lawhawk dropped him before his 2 run win, but scored a 4 inning 5 run loss instead.

bRight & Early - 5
RFTR - 6 (Ties in Wins and Saves)
By all accounts, bRight should have lost this game bad. He had the most losses and only one win, and he had the worst batting average. But then again, RFTR only has 2 active starting pitchers, and only 2 active relievers. Batting is another story simply because you can gererally win batting with little maintenance. For RFTR, this makes 4 weeks strait of winning. This rewards him with being 4th in the standings
Game MVP: Oliver Perez - 7 innings of shut out ball for the win, 5K's, and 0.00 ERA for the week.
Game Goat: David Weathers - 2 showings, one save, and one where he allowed 6 runs in 1 1/3 for a week ERA of 23.14.

Fmragtops Spewers - 4
Big Damn Heroes - 8 (Tie in Runs)
3 big weeks in a row for BDH. This game was won with power and pitching. He had the lowest batting average and the fewest hits, but he had the most home runs, RBI's and tied Runs. Oh, and he went 6-0-0 on pitching. Another great week for BDH. And yes, I'm STILL surprised about it.
Game MVP: Carl Crawford - 11/19with 6 RBI's, 2 runs, and a stolen base with NO K's!
Game Goat: Cliff Lee - 1 game, 4 1/3 inning, 8 runs and 3 home runs given up. Nasty.

Anna Benson Is Yummy - 4
Maximum Poo - 8 (Tie in offensive K's)
Only 23 K's for each team, wow. Wyatt played a good week, but leave it to the Poo to just keep bringing home the stink. A .383 TEAM Batting Average, 79 hits, 6 stolen bases, 12 home runs, 50 RBI's and 40 runs. Wyatt's 4 points came from pitching with 6 wins and 59 K's with an ERA of 4.02 and a WHIP of 1.34
Game MVP: Justin Morneau - 10/25 with 4 home runs, 13 RBI's and 4 runs scored.
Game Goat: Ryan Theriot - 1/13 with just one RBI.

Jax Juggernauts - 9
Leones de Yucatan - 4
OH NO!! The Lions lost again and Tyler's lead has grown to 9 games! A nice week though for Safety Man as he posted a .316 team batting average, and went 6-0-0 in pitching. That makes 2 weeks in a row for JAX, and vaults him up to 13th. Well, at least he's not at the bottom. One more spot, and he'll have a post-season.
Game MVP: Ichiro Suzuki - 12/32 with 2 home runs, 7 RBI's, 8 Runs, and a stolen base with just 2 K's.
Game Goat: Eric Chavez - 1/13 with 3 K's and nothing else.

Whew! OK, so now time to look at the ranks after week 8 as well as the match ups for week 9.

Week 7 Recap
Week 6 Recap
Week 5 Recap
Week 4 Recap
Week 3 Recap
Week 2 Recap
Week 1 Recap
Keys To The Season
Draft Analysis

Thursday, May 24, 2007


... is hot. Anna Benson is a guy.

Oh yeah, and I'm in the lead.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Anna Benson Is Still Hot

And, unlike SYLG, my team keeps getting hotter. The pitching issue has been addressed, and if I can handle the Giambi 'roid investigation, I'll be leading this thing in no time! Heh.

HWC Baseball Week 7 Recap

Looks like Week 7 is in the books, and I'm now in the top half of the field! I'll explain in a minute, but first let's look at how points are scored. On offense there are Runs, Hits, Home Runs, RBI's, Stolen Bases and Strike Outs. On the defensive side It's all pitching with Wins, Losses Saves, K's ERA and WHIP. Scoring combines like This. Team A wins 4 stats, and team B wins 8, with the teams tying one. Team A's record for the week is 4-8-1, where team B is 8-4-1. Time for the scores!

OK, now on to the games!
Cookeville Engineers - 10
bRight & Early - 3
The engineers smelled a smack-down, and was it EVER! I was 3 runs, 4 stolen bases and 2 saves from an ace! The engineers finished with an amazing pitching week. Only two pitchers of had an ERA over 4, and had a team ERA of 2.83 and a WHIP of 0.86. My batting was decent, but I really profited from bRight having an off week. His team batting average was only a .206 compared to my .260. GO Engineers!!
Game MVP: Kevin Youkilis - 11/27 for a .407 average including 3 home runs 5 runs, 7 RBI's, and only one K!
Game Goat: Ramon Ortiz - 2 starts, only 5.1 innings (one game was only one inning) and gave up 11 earned for a week ERA of 18.56 and a WHIP of 3.38.

Robots Eat Babies - 2
Wookies Will Repeat - 11
Damn. That's all I can say about this one. Both teams played pretty well, it's just at the end John had the better stats.
Game MVP: Erik Bedard - 14 innings giving up only 4 runs for an ERA of 2.57 and a 1.00 WHIP. Oh yeah. And he struck out 19. Just a shame he didn't have any W's to go with those K's.
Game Goat: David Aardsma - 3 appearances 2 2/3 innings 10 RUNS!! An ERA of 33.75 and a 4.13 WHIP.

Baseball Rulz! - 5
PFB - 7 (Tie in Losses)
Poor Sssteve! started off hot as Cindy Crawford in her prime, but has faded off badly of late making this his 4th losing week in a row. PFB has been very up and down, winning small, but losing big. This game was close, but not so close. A few points were just a few stats apart, like batting average was .280 to .279, and others were miles apart, like Sssteve's 5 wins to PFB's 1.
Game MVP: Mike Lowell - 10/22 for a .455 with a home run, 2 runs and 5 RBI's with only one K.
Game Goat: Barry Zito - 4 innings with 7 earned for an ERA of 15.75 and a 3.25 WHIP.

The PAWs - 4
RFTR - 9
A very poor pitching game that ended up lucky for RFTR. RFTR won the wins category with only two wins, only had 24 K's and an ERA of 4.32 and a WHIP of 1.24. Somehow though he took 4 pitching stats. Batting was all RFTR with a team average of .316, 12 Home Runs and only 30 K's.
Game MVP: Jorge Posada - 10/21 with 3 Home Runs 5 runs, and 4 RBI's with only 3 K's.
Game Goat: Carlos Ruiz - 1/11 with a run and 4 K's, and that's it.

webcats - 3
Big Damn Heroes - 8 (Ties in Average and Wins)
The Heroes are closing in on .500 and the cats make this week their third strait drop, with this week being the second time in a row they've only scored 3 points. On offense there was no stopping BDH, but a few less losses would have turned things around nicely for the cats. BDH may have something finally going.
Game MVP: Grady Sizemore - 12/27 with 2 home runs 8 runs, 5 RBI's and 3 stolen bases!
Game Goat: Edwin Encarnacion - 0/0, no hits, no runs, no stolen bases...BECAUSE HE WAS BACK IN THE MINORS!

Fmragtops Spewers - 4
Maximum Poo - 6 (Ties in Wins, Losses and Saves)
Tyler D's offense was on par, but his pitching was horrible. He only managed one win, got 2 losses, 2 saves, an ERA of 4.87, and a 1.23 WHIP. As I said, offense was same as usual, with 59 hits, including 3 players with 10 hits and 9 team home runs, with only 30 K's.
Game MVP: Magglio Ordonez - 10/29 with 2 home runs 8 runs scored, and 4 RBI's.
Game Goat: Ryan Dempster - 5 earned in 1/3 innings for a game ERA of 135, and a week ERA of 33.75 and a WHIP of 3.75

Anna Benson Is Yummy - 7
Leones De Yucatan - 5 (Tie in Hits)
Wyatt keeps improving, but this loss for the lions increases Tyler D's lead even more. This game was very much a hitter/pitcher game with Wyatt going 5-1-1 in hitting and Lions going 4-2-0 in pitching stats. Wyatt could have had a more dominant game if his players could have managed more than a .241 average and 45 hits. Both teams had a good ERA (under 4.00) but couldn't get many wins. That will be a failing point for them.
Game MVP: John Lacky - 6 innings of shut-out pitching for the Win.
Game Goat: Adam Dunn - 2/20 with 11 K's. That's not gonna hack it this week. At least it wasn't 15 in one week.

Jax Juggernauts - 7
Joe's Keizer Killers - 5 (Tie in Saves)
Joe almost came back in this one. He was down 10-3 mid week, but he almost pulled the upset. Thii gives Safety Man his first winning week and leaves him only one game in the cellar. One big helper? Randy Johnson's 2 wins and 19 K's. But, unfortunately makes it 4 losing weeks in a row for Joe, keeping him in next to last, and making it that much harder to dig out of the hole he's in.
Game MVP: Ichiro Suzuki - 15/26 (That's .577 for the non math majors) with 8 Stolen bases, and 0 K's!!! 8!!!
Game Goat:
Richie Sexson - 0/15 with 5 K's and only 2 runs off of walks.

And now for the Week 8 Match-ups:

Week 6 Recap
Week 5 Recap
Week 4 Recap
Week 3 Recap
Week 2 Recap
Week 1 Recap
Keys To The Season
Draft Analysis

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

HWC Baseball Week 6 Recap

I've finally gotten caught up with the HWC recaps!!! Fortunately summer has started, and classes are over, so free time is abound. There were some great games this week, and at least one upset. But before we get into it, let's see how the games are determined. On offense there are Runs, Hits, Home Runs, RBI's, Stolen Bases and Strike Outs. On the defensive side It's all pitching with Wins, Losses Saves, K's ERA and WHIP. Scoring combines like This. Team A wins 4 stats, and team B wins 8, with the teams tying one. Team A's record for the week is 4-8-1, where team B is 8-4-1. Time for the scores!

Cookeville Engineers - 7
The PAWs -4 (Ties in Wins and Losses)
I've REALLY turned around! After 3 strait losing weeks, I've had 3 solid wins and am just 4 games under .500. The game started out a lead for the Lawhawk, but mid week, I tied it up and with a late puch took the game. One key note is that despite having a 2.7 team ERA, I still didn't win that stat.
Game MVP: Kevin Youkilis - 11/21 for a .524 average, with a home run, 8 RBI's, and 4 scores.
Game Goat: Josh Hamilton - 1/20 on the week, but at least eh had a stolen base.

Robots Eat Babies - 5
PFB - 5 (Ties in Wins, Losses, and Saves)
Hahaha! 3 ties in the main pitching stats. Awesome. After a few weeks of falling back, it's good to see The Man at least not lose. The man's batting is horrible, and if he had just that little bit better pitching, he would be contending with the top 5, but instead he's stuck in 11th.
Game MVP: Daisuke Matsuzaka - A great pick-up for REB. 7 innings, and just one earned for the win. That makes for 4-0 in his last 5 starts.
Game Goat: Chris Duncan - Hit or miss Duncan went 1/17 on the week with 6 K's

Baseball Rulz! - 5
RFTR - 8
I dunno how he is doing it. RFTR is winning again without looking at his team. Poor Sssteve has dropped 3 losses in a row, and is now 2-4 for weeks this season. RFTR improves to break even at 3-3. Sssteve is now 6th in the standings from 3rd after week 3, and RFTR is now up to 5th from 8th.
Game MVP: Mike Lowell - 3 home runs and 8/19 hitting with 9 RBI's and 5 trips across the plate
Game Goat: Jimmy Rollins - From MVP last week to goat this week. 2/25 with not much else.

bRight & Early - 9
Joe's Keizer Killers - 4
Joe can't catch a break. He's 1-4-1 in weeks this season. He started off hot in Week 1 with a 9-2-2 routing of the cats, and then it was all down hill from there. The game was really bRight playing bad, and Joe playing worse. This week will be the true test as the battle of the losers is on with JAX vs. Joe. And sady, Joe is losing. BAD.
Game MVP: Derek Jeter - 12/25 for a .480 Average with 7 RBI's, 2 runs, and a stolen base.
Game Goat: Morgan Ensberg - 1/13 with 4 K's

Wookies Will Repeat - 5
Big Damn Heroes - 8
OK, so I was wrong about the heroes losing again, but poor John. This week makes it a 3 week skid from 4th in week 3, all the way down to 12th after this week. He really IS playing like the Cardinals!
Game MVP: Chris Young - .522 average with 4 RBI's, a stolen base, 5 runs scored, and 2 home runs...from the LEAD-OFF BATTER!
Game Goat: Joe Borowski - 2 closing attempts with one save, and one 2/3 inning with 4 earned for a game ERA of 54, and a week ERA of 21.6

webcats - 3
Maximum Poo - 7 (Ties in RBI's, Wins, and Pitching K's)
Tyler doesn't lose (except in week2) and if he doesn't win a stat, he fights tooth and nail to tie you for it. He can't be stopped. He's averaging 59 hits, 7.5 home runs, 29 RBI's per week, and only 32 K's per week. Oh, and did I mention his season batting average is a .301? The closest behind him is a .283. In pitching he OWNS Losses, ERA, and WHIP. The Poo keeps flying, and I'm wondering if it's ever gonna start to stink.
Game MVP: Maximum Poo - Lowest average? .250, and only one other with under a 0.300. And in pitching, only one pitcher over a 4.5 and he got 3 saves.
Game Goat: Cla Merideth - He gets the goat award again for blowing his one pitching opportunity by giving up 2 runs in a 3-2 loss to the Braves.

Fmragtops Spewers - 3
Leones de Yucatan - 10
FM finally had a week where he didn't score 6 points. Pity he only scored 3 and got his ass handed to him badly. It took 6 weeks for FM to get out of the 6 point slump, but after that week, I'll bet he'd like to be back in it. FM's offense was sub par, and his pitching was pretty good (2 of his 3 points were from pitching), but the Lions just played better.
Game MVP: Carl Crawford - A .375 average, going 9/24 including a home run, but as a strategy ball player, I liked his 3 stolen bases the most.
Game Goat: Ivan Rodriguez - 1/15 with nothing more than the 4 K's he racked up during that week.

Anna Benson Is Yummy - 8
JAX Juggernauts - 2 (Ties in Runs, Home Runs, Stolen Bases)
Hahaha! " Sorry, but hits are WAY down!" - Wyatt's smack talk is great! After finishing #2 in the regular season last year, Safety Man isn't off to such a great start. Poor guy is 0-4-2, but I'm afraid that there's no one who's going to allow themself to be his first winning week. Oh, wait, yeah there is. Joe's Keizer Killers are down 10-3! And what the heck happened to Jason Marquis? He's 5-1 so far this year with a 2.22 ERA and just had an amazing 3 hit shut out of the Pirates. Last season he was 14-16 with an ERA over 6!!
Game MVP: Carlos Lee - 11/28 this week with 2 Home Runs, 6's in both RBI's and trips across the plate, and only 3 K's the whole week.
Game Goat: Delmon Young - 2/23 with 8 K's and nothing else.

After a stint of not showing the ranks, here's the updated rankings, as well as the match-ups for week 8.

Week 5 Recap
Week 4 Recap
Week 3 Recap
Week 2 Recap
Week 1 Recap
Keys To The Season
Draft Analysis

Friday, May 11, 2007

Anna Benson. Hot!

My baseball team? Also hot!

Expect more pics with more wins. Heh, that should be good until September. HA!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

HWC Baseball Week 5 Recap

It's been another long week and I haven't had much time to blog on ANY site, let alone until recently if I had time it would have been on a Mac, and Blogger and Macs don't mix. But that's another story. Here's how we do the scoring. On offense there are Runs, Hits, Home Runs, RBI's, Stolen Bases and Strike Outs. On the defensive side It's all pitching with Wins, Losses Saves, K's ERA and WHIP. Scoring combines like This. Team A wins 4 stats, and team B wins 8, with the teams tying one. Team A's record for the week is 4-8-1, where team B is 8-4-1. Time for the scores!

Cookeville Engineers - 7
Baseball Rulz! - 6
I pulled an FM!! This game was Sssteve's to lose after Thursday, and I'll be darned if it wasn't another come from behind performance by the Engineers. Some clutch pitching and offense pulled out the one point win. If Trot Nixon had had more than 8 at bats, he would have been MVP with an average of .625 for the week!
Game MVP: Josh Hamilton - 2 Home Runs in one game and a stolen base this week really helped the team, along with that .429 Batting Average.
Game Goat: Kip Wells - The Cardinal's pitching staff has gone to piss over the off season and Kip is no different. 6 innings, 7 runs and a big L. He's not 1-6 for the season with a 6.59 ERA. *Drop*

Robots Eat Babies - 5
RFTR - 7 (Tie in Wins)
And down he goes! That's 3 in a row for the Robots, and against "I never check my team" RFTR, too. Such a shame. Robots took 3 of the 7 batting stats, but couldn't get a footing on defense. Unfortunately for The Man, it looks like his team has fallen victim to injuritis as 4 of his players were on the DL. However, RFTR won't let a little injury bother him as 6 of his players are currently inactive.
Game MVP: Jimmy Rollins - Not a power hitter, but with a .364 BA 2 steals and 12 hits this past week, he makes for a good one to start daily.
Game Goat(s): DL'ers - 11 of them. Blugh.

The PAWs - 5
bRight & Early - 8
Pitcher/Hitter all the way. bRight took all 6 defensive stats and swiped 2 more on offense to seal the deal. PAWs are definitely a hitting team, and although I thought originally that it may work out better than a pitching based team, apparently I was wrong, because PAWs have had only 2 winning weeks so far this season.
Game MVP: Prince Fielder - .440 Average, 4 knocks in 11 hits, and 12 RBI's with 8 runs scored. Fantastic.
Game Goat: Matt Cain - 7 runs given up in just 3 innings. One game doubled his season ERA from 1.54 to 3.08.

PFB - 7
Big Damn Heroes - 5 (Tie in RBI's)
So the name change worked for a little bit, but now the luck has worn off...again. Well, at least it wasn't the 11-2 routing that was put on by bRight. PFB gets their third winning week, but is still struggling to meet .500 due to their winning small but losing big habits. I would have Vladi be MVP with a .417 average and 3 stolen bases, BDH has better.
Game MVP: J.J. Hardy - 15/28 for a .536 average with 2 home runs. All this from the #2 batting spot.
Game Goat: Jason Kendall - 3/17 from the former must-have catcher. Not so much now.

Wookies Will Repeat - 3
Maximum Poo - 9 (Tie in Wins)
DAAAAAAAAAMN!! TD wanted to make a point over the Wookies. He had no losses and only one pitcher with over a 4.0 ERA, and on the batting side his team average was .312, with no one under the Mendoza Line. Folks, there's a new sheriff in town.
Game MVP: Freddy Sanchez - .367 Batting average from 11 hits with 4 runs, but what caught me was only ONE K the whole week.
Game Goat: Scott Rolen - 1/21 for the week but at least he didn't strike out.

webcats - 5
Leones de Yucatan - 7 (Tie in RBI's)
Weird. Vex has no wins in pitching this week, the most losses, and the least K's but he still takes the ERA, WHIP, and Saves, and goes 4-2-1 on offense to take the game. Nice work. Aside from the weird pitching, the game was pretty close otherwise. The stats were pretty close, but Vex managed to come out on top.
Game MVP: Troy Glaus - .400 Average from 10 hits, with 4 of them being home runs. Knocked in 7, and crossed the plate 8 times. Nicely played.
Game Goat: Cla Meredith - Aside from the weird spelling, he gave up 5 runs in 3 1/3 innings as a mid-reliever.

Fmragtops Spewers - 6
JAX Juggernauts - 6 (Tie in WHIP)
5 Weeks, 5 times FM scored 6 points. But against the last placed team? This can't be a good sign. Judging from this game, FM needs to work on pitching if he wants to be playing to defend his 2nd from last season. JAX though. 2 words, "Rebuild Year."
Game MVP: C.C. Sabathia - 2 games, 13 innings, 2 wins, 18 K's and only 6 earned. Nice.
Game Goat: Ichiro - 2/22 for the week for a .091 average.

Anna Benson Is Yummy - 8
Joe's Keizer Killers - 5
After losing to the cats and FM, it's good to see Wyatt winning again. Wyatt Rocked the offense and scored 9 wins in pitching! HOT DAMN!!! 71 K's for the week from the rotation. It's a shame that the 3.67 ERA didn't reflect the great play of the team.
Game MVP: Jake Peavy- 2 games, 14 innings, 20 K's and and ERA of 1.93 and a WHIP of 0.79. It's a pity his team didn't perform to back him up.
Game Goat: Zack Greinke - 2 games, 9 innings, 12 runs, and 2 losses. RUINED Wyatt's ERA/WHIP!

And now for a view of Week 6's match-ups, as well as previous recaps.

Week 4 Recap
Week 3 Recap
Week 2 Recap
Week 1 Recap
Keys To The Season
Draft Analysis

Saturday, May 5, 2007

HWC Baseball Week 4 Recap

Agian sorry for the delay, but it was exam week at school and I had zero time to post the results of last week's match-ups. For the record though I finished with a 3.294 this semester, so I'm happy as a clam. But let's remind teh fans how we do the scoring, then I'll talk about the games.ts to combine. On offense there are Runs, Hits, Home Runs, RBI's, Stolen Bases and Strike Outs. On the defensive side It's all pitching with Wins, Losses Saves, K's ERA and WHIP. Scoring combines like This. Team A wins 4 stats, and team B wins 8, with the teams tying one. Team A's record for the week is 4-8-1, where team B is 8-4-1. OK, let's see the scores.

Cookeville Engineers - 9
Robots Eat Babies - 4
I beat my brother...again. That improves my overall record to 5-3 vs. The Man in HWC sports. The Man had the lead for most of the week, but a late charge by the Engineers put the game away. I moved up to 13th in the standings with this win, and The Man dropped to 11th.
Game MVP: Kevin Youkilis - 10/25 with 6 runs, 4 RBI's an one HR. Not great, but very consistent.
Game Goat: Eric Byrnes - .059 average with 5 K's and only one hit the whole week. Nasty.

bRight & Early - 8
Baseball Rulez! - 5
It looks like Sssteve just couldn't get any traction in this game. bRight took the majority share of both offense and defense. This gives bRight his third strait winning week, and has him at 3rd in the ranks now slipping past Sssteve who fell to 4th.
Game MVP: Aaron Rowand - 10/24 with 3 home runs and only 3 K's
Game Goat: Morgan Ensberg - 0/15 this past week and he hasn't done better since. His season average fell to .247 from .293

The PAWs - 9
Joe's Keizer Killers - 3 (Tie in saves)
Not much to see here besides a beat-down by the Lawhawk. Despite a slicking of the roster by Lawhawk, he still managed to kick Joe to the curb quite effectively.
Game MVP: Vernon Wells - .458 average giving 11 hits, a home run, 9 runs and 3 stolen bases. Me gusta mucho!
Game Goat: Dan Uggla - Might want to change that name to Ug Lee after posting an average of .143 with 10 K's

Big Damn Heroes - 7
RFTR - 5 (Tie in saves)
Patton had another name change this week, this time it worked. The again it's not hard to beat a guy who has 3 pitchers who aren't even playing. Roger Clemens retired, and 2 other starters are on the DL.
Game MVP: Chase Utley - .44 Average with 12 hits, 7 Runs 10 RBI's and a Home Run. But remember...It's digital Utley who plays with heart.
Game Goat: RFTR - Set and forget NEVER works.

PFB - 7
Maximum Poo - 4 (Ties in Losses and Offensive K's)
Private Pigg threw the poo back at Tyler D! This game was an offensive nail biter. PFB won 2 stats by just one point, and the rest by 3 or less! It was all Poo on defense though as he went 3-2-1, but It was PFB on top for going 5-1-1 on offense.
Game MVP: PFB's Offense - 3 guys with 2 or more knocks, a team average of .307
Game Goat: Freddy Sanchez - 2/21 on the week for a .091 average. Pity. He was good last season.

Wookies Will Repeat - 4
Leones De Yucatan - 8 (Tie in offensive K's)
It's looking slimmer and slimmer that the Wooks will go for title number 2 this season. At least he's not doing as badly as The Cardinals (who fortunately just broke their 5 game losing streak) This game was actually closer than it looks. Wookies only lost stats by little more than 2 points, but it doesn't matter if you win by 1 or 100.
Game MVP: Matt Holliday - .429 average with 12 hits 8 RBI's but shame he only got 3 runs.
Game Goat: Jason Varitek - Only 3/18 with 9 K's. Yuck.

webcats - 6
JAX Juggernauts - 6 (Tie in Losses)
This was about as even as it looks. Both teams took almost equal shares on offense and defense. The only problem was, both teams pretty well sucked. Neither team got more than 30 runs, or over a .260 average.
Game MVP: Frank Thomas - The Big hurt puts up 2 Homers and a .333 average on 8 hits with 8 RBI's
Game Goat: Randy Johnson - 2 games, 11 innings, 12 K's but 1 loss and an ERA of 6.55 for the week.

Fmragtops Spewers - 6
Anna Benson Is Yummy - 5 (Ties in Home Runs and Losses)
Hey, FM went from losing 7-6, to tying 6-6, and now he's won 6-5! Now if only he can score more than 6 points. Poor Wyatt got no love from his pitching this week as his team ERA was 2.14 and a WHIP of only 1.08, but that was only good eough for 2 wins and 21 K's compared to FM's 3 wins and 43 K's with 4 saves. That sucks.
Game MVP: Stephen Drew - .450 average with 9 hits, a Homer, 7 RBI's and 4 Runs.
Game Goat: Wyatt's Pitching - Need I say it again?

Week 5 Match-ups:
Cookeville Engineers vs. Baseball Rulz!
Robots Eat Babies vs. RFTR
The PAWs vs. bRight & Early
PFB vs. Big Damn Heroes
Wookies Will Repeat vs. Maximum Poo
webcats vs. Leones de Yucatan
Fmragtops Spewers vs. JAX Juggernauts
Anna Benson Is Yummy vs. Joe's Keizer Killers

Week 3 Recap
Week 2 Recap
Week 1 Recap
Keys To The Season
Draft Analysis

Saturday, April 28, 2007

HWC Baseball Week 3 Recap

Sorry for the late report on the Week 3 match-ups. It's been a busy week this week and I haven't had much time to set aside for a recap. Finally, almost after Week 4 is over, I've got time. Let's review how the scoring goes. Pairs of teams go head to head for a week adding up stats and the best score in each stat gets a win. The other team gets a loss for that stat. This season there are 13 stats to combine. On offense there are Runs, Hits, Home Runs, RBI's, Stolen Bases and Strike Outs. On the defensive side It's all pitching with Wins, Losses Saves, K's ERA and WHIP. Scoring combines like This. Team A wins 4 stats, and team B wins 8, with the teams tying one. Team A's record for the week is 4-8-1, where team B is 8-4-1. OK, let's see the scores.

Cookeville Engineers - 5
Big Damn Heroes - 6 (Tie in Losses)
BDH was Patton's 3rd Army, and I WAS beating him 9-0 on Wednesday morning, but then my engineers had a meltdown. My pitching fell apart and I couldn't get hits if my life depended on it. Kelly Johnson would have been the MVP, but he had 6 K's on the week, and that doesn't fly with me. But you know what? I'M NOT LAST ANYMORE!!!
Game MVP: Michael Barrett - .381 Average, 4 Home Runs out of 8 hits, and 10 RBI's with only 3 K's
Game Goat: Adam Wainwright - 2 games, 11.1 innings, and 11 K's, but 11 earned runs and a WHIP of 2.29.

Robots Eat Babies - 3
bRight & Early - 7 (Ties in HR's, Offensive K's and Losses)
bRight has 2 whoopings in a row now. Let's see if he can keep it going because that may be a sign of things to come in September. In the stats bRight won, he won them big, and The Man squeeked by in his points.
Game MVP: Jose Reyes - .464 Average, 13 hits, 4 Stolen Bases and 8 Runs. This man is consistantly on the MVP list for a reason.
Game Goat: Scott Proctor - 2 Innings in 3 games, and he gave up a 3 run blast gaining no outs, making for an ERA of over 10.

Baseball Rulz! - 8
The PAWs - 5
Sssteve with another W for this week. That makes 2 in a row, and he's sitting in 3rd place right now. The only difficult thing in this match-up is deciding the Goat. It was a choice of two from the PAWs. And to give a hint of how bad they were, the other was Jhonny Peralta going 2/20 batting with 9 whiffs.
Game MVP: Mike Lowell - Batted .400, Hit 3 HR's, and only fanned once in the week. Nicely done
Game Goat: Jeremy Sowers - 1 game, 2.2 innings, 6 Earned Runs for an ERA of 20.25 and a 3.75 WHIP.

Maximum Poo - 10
RFTR - 2 (Tie in Losses)
Tyler D is averaging 9-3-1 each week so far, and is the clear leader of the league by 5.5 games over Vex. RFTR had a 2 week win streak going, but was no match for Tyler's feces.
Game MVP: A-Rod - .370 Average, 5 Home Runs out of 10 hits, 13 RBI's, and 9 Runs. Now if he can fix those 8 K's
Game Goat: Paul Konerko - 3/25 hitting with 7 K's.

PFB - 2
Leones De Yucatan - 10 (Tie in Stolen Bases)
Another blow out during this week's games. Leones is either Feast or Famine. When he wins, he wins big, but when he loses, he gets killed. This week he did the killing. PFB is now just one game out of last place.
Game MVP: Ian Snell - 2 games 14 innings, 10 K's and a 1.93 ERA, Nice.
Game Goat: Adam Dunn - 15 K's out of 27 at bats in one week. This guy is sucking something aweful.

Wookies Will Repeat - 10
Jax Juggernauts - 2 (Tie in Losses)
Jax is like the Vanderbilt of fantasy baseball this season. Too good for 1-AA, but not good enough to compete against most teams in their conference. Jax is picking up right where he left off last season with 3 strait losing weeks to start this season. He's now in last place too. Yay for me.
Game MVP: Jonathan Papelbon - 4 saves in one week with 0.00 ERA and 7 K's. GREAT closer.
Game Goat: Miraino Rivera - A blown save in the only appearance he had all week. Gave up 3 runs (2 earned) in just 2/3 of an inning.

webcats - 7
Anna Benson Is Yummy - 4 (Ties in Home Runs and Saves)
This game was pretty good. webcats took the lead early and never looked back. The cats took 4 batting and 3 pitching stats, and that will get you a win every week.
Game MVP: Jason Marquis - 2 Wins, one run in 13 innings and 10 K's. Why did the Cards trade him?
Game Goat: Zack Greinke - 2 games, 5.2 innings and 8 runs for and ERA of 12.71 and a WHIP of 2.82.

Fmragtops Spewers - 6
Joe's Keizer Killers - 6 (Tie in Stolen Bases)
Fm can't score more than 6 points...ever. That's his point total for each of the 3 weeks. His first 2 weeks were both 7-6 losses, and this round he tied it at 6. Maybe next week he'll get the W. Side note, Jason line in his only at bat that counted for the game was a solo home run. Cool.
Game MVP: Juan Pierre - There's something about a good lead-off man that I highly respect. .438 average, with 14 hits, 11 times across the plate and 3 stolen bases. I like it.
Game Goat: Jeff Francis - 2 games, 2 losses, 11 innings and 13 runs. He's good...for the futility leage.

Now that the season has had a chance to get settled, here is a graphic of the standings, as well as Week 4's match-ups.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

HWC Baseball Week 3 Match-ups

It's Thursday of Week 3, and it's time to look at the current scores of this week's match-ups!

Cookeville Engineers (6-18-2) - 6
Patton's 3rd Army (7-18-1) - 6
This game was 9-0 Engineers Tuesday night...crap.

Robots Eat Babies (13-9-4) - 4
bRight & Early (14-12-0) - 8
Unlike his smack talk, The Man is the one getting WHIP'ed

Baseball Rulz! (14-9-3) - 7
The PAWs (11-12-3) - 4
Sssteve is DOMINATING on offense.

RFTR (16-7-3) - 3
Maximum Poo (19-7-0) - 9
The crap is hitting the fan that RFTR sucks.

PFB (9-12-5) - 4
Leones de Yucatan (12-11-3) - 8
This game really is as lop-sided as it looks.

Wookies Will Repeat (11-13-2) - 10
Jax Juggernauts (8-13-5) - 1
"Now that's...a whoopin'."

webcats (9-15-2) - 5
Anna Benson Is Yummy (15-7-4) - 4
Three days to determine the 4 ties in this game. The rest are about set.

Fmragtops Spewers (12-14-0) - 5
Joe's Keizer Killers (12-11-3) - 7
Might be another 6-7 loss for FM, but it can go either way. Six categories separated by only 1 point.

Honoring Jackie Robinson

In honor of Jackie Robinson, the Robots Eat Babies team will don #42 jerseys all season. Hot dogs at the ballpark will cost $4.20. There will be 8 dollar and 42-cents beers and french fries in the shape of a 4 and a 2. Also for Jackie, we will not play on April 2nd and we'll also stop playing for the 42nd minute of every hour.

All seats in the stadium will be numbered "42". We know this will cause some confusion, but we are honoring Jackie Robinson. If you have a problem, please call our revised fan line at 1800-142-4242, ext. 42.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

HWC Baseball Week 2 Recap

Week 2 is over, and I'm still at the bottom, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. I'll go into that later.

First, let's remind the fan(s?) of how scoring is done here in HWC Baseball. It's the same concept as last season with pairs of teams going head to head for a week adding up stats and the best score in that stat gets a win. The other team gets a loss for that stat. This season there are 13 stats to combine. On offense there are Runs, Hits, Home Runs, RBI's, Stolen Bases and Strike Outs. On the defensive side It's all pitching with Wins, Losses Saves, K's ERA and WHIP. Scoring combines like This. Team A wins 4 stats, and team B wins 8, with the teams tying one. Team A's record for the week is 4-8-1, where team B is 8-4-1.

Cookeville Engineers - 4
Maximum Poo - 9
This game had some close stats, but there were a few blowouts as well. My problem was consistency. I think I had Poo beat going into the weekend, but I couldn't follow through. This week will be better though. You'll see.
Game MVP: Alex Rios - .345, 2 Home Runs, 10 hits 5 Runs, and 6 RBI's. It's-a nice.
Game Goat: Chicago Cubs - Ted Lilly pitched 6 innings and gave up only 1 run on 2 hits, and got 10 K's...and a 1-0 loss. And that folks is why the Cubs have/do/will always SUCK.

Robots Eat Babies - 7
The PAWs - 4 (Ties in RBI's and Pitching K's)
The Man is on a ROLL! This was another game where it was really close in some stats but a blow out in others. Most of the offensive stats were very close, but The Man blew Lawhawk AWAY in pitching.
Game MVP: Ty Wigginton - .357 on 10 hits, 2 Home Runs, 5 Runs and 4 RBI's. Not bad.
Game Goat: Mark Teahan - 0-16 with 5 K's until he got dropped. Good call bro.

Baseball Rulz! - 9
Joe's Keizer Killers - 3 (Tie in Batting Average)
Wow! Sssteve gets to take the family bragging rights as he beat Joe badly. I am amazed at this game especially after Joe beat the cats 9-2-1 last week. Joe got hosed on offense, and Sssteve was consistently better on the pitching end as well.
Game MVP: Ian Kinsler - .476 with 4 Bombs on 10 hits, 7 Runs scored and 8 RBI's. Stellar!
Game Goat: Joe Crede - .174 with 7 K's. Not gonna cut it.

bRight & Early - 11
Patton's 3rd Army - 2
I was worried at the beginning of the season after seeing all the gold baseball trophies in Patton's display case, but apparently those are all for nothing. After getting this badly dominated, Patton is only 1/2 a game above me in 15th, and is playing me this week. There's nothing more to say than "That's a whoopin."
Game MVP: Tim Hudson - 14 innings, 2 wins, 1 run, and 11 K's.
Game Goat: Ervin Santana - 4 1/3 Innings allowing 6 runs on just 7 hits (2 HR's) for an ERA of 12.46 adn a 2.54 WHIP.

RFTR - 9
Leones de Yucatan - 3 (Tie in wins)
RFTR is starting out hot and is only a game and a half behind Tyler D for the league lead. RFTR's offense was moderately close with most stats being decided by 3 or less. Note to self though; RFTR's pitching sucks. Why? "Set and forget" coaching. Heaven help RFTR if he faces a good offense.
Game MVP: Fransisco Cordero - 3 innings, 3 saves, 0 runs. Fantastic closer.
Game Goat: Salomón Torres - 2 innings, 3 runs, 2 Blown saves, 13.5 ERA

PFB - 6
JAX Juggernauts - 4 (Ties in Losses, Saves, and WHIP)
This game was really close, and really was determined by who got lucky. Look out for Jax though, if his batting maintains, his hitters will be like juggernauts. If only his pitching could say the same.
Game MVP: Delmon Young - .345 average, 10 hits including 2 HR's, 6 Runs and 5 RBI's with only 2 K's
Game Goat: Carlos Zambrano - 4 Innings, 6 runs for an ERA of 13.5 and a 2.5 Whip. Again...Cubs suck.

Wookies Will Repeat - 4
Anna Benson Is Yummy - 7 (Ties in HR's and Saves)
Down Goes J-Wook! Down Goes J-Wook! Wookies were 3-0 vs Wyatt, but not any more. The ol' copper finally put one on the board. And Wyatt won it in dominating fashion. Wookies points came on very close stats, where Wyatt's were mostly blow outs. "I can't believe I lost to Anna Benson! She distracted me with her huge homeruns!!" - J Wook. Yeah...right.
Game MVP: Carlos Lee - 7 Hits, including 3 Home Runs, 5 Runs and 7 RBI's with only 2 K's.
Game Goat: Zach Duke - 2 Innings, 7 Runs, a 31.5 ERA, and a 4.5 WHIP

webcats - 7
Fmragtops Spewers - 6
FM loses 7-6 for the second week in a row. Classic pitcher hitter dual with the stats all being blowouts. Not one stat was really close.
Game MVP: Aaron Hill - .462 average with 12 Hits, 8 Runs, 7 RBI's
Game Goat: Felipe Lopez - Batted 3/20 for the week with 4 K's. Horrible as a lead-off batter.

A list of this weeks games and a mid-week report to come on Thursday!

Week 1 Recap
Keys To The Season
Draft Analysis

Thursday, April 12, 2007

HWC Baseball Week 2 Match Ups

Week 1 is over, and all the bugs are out of the system, so let's see who's playing who this week.

Cookeville Engineers (2-9-2) vs Maximum Poo (10-3-0)

Robots Eat Babies (6-5-2) vs The PAWs (7-5-1)

Baseball Rulz (5-6-2) vs Joe's Keizer Killers (9-2-2)

bRight & Early (3-10-0) vs Patton's 3rd Army (5-7-1)

RFTR (7-4-2) vs Leones de Yucatan (9-2-2)

PFB (3-8-2) vs Jax Juggernauts (4-7-2)

Wookies Will Repeat (7-6-0) vs Anna Benson Is Yummy (8-3-2)

webcats (2-9-2) vs Fmragtops Spewers (6-7-0)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

HWC Baseball Week 1 Recap

Here we go. The first of 26 or so weekly recaps of HWC Baseball. This being the first week, I'll go over the scoring of the games. It's the same concept as last season with pairs of teams going head to head for a week adding up stats and the best score in that stat gets a win. The other team gets a loss for that stat. This season there are 13 stats to combine. On offense there are Runs, Hits, Home Runs, RBI's, Stolen Bases and Strike Outs. On the defensive side It's all pitching with Wins, Losses Saves, K's ERA and WHIP. Scoring combines like This. Team A wins 4 stats, and team B wins 8, with the teams tying one. Team A's record for the week is 4-8-1, where team B is 8-4-1.

Let's go to the match ups.

Cookeville Engineers - 2
Leones De Yucatan - 9 (Ties in Losses and K's)
I got owned bad. I held onto the offensive K's stat, and took Wins 4-2, but I got demolished in everything else. Vex has a great team this season, so look for him to be in the top of the ranks later this season. Me, not so much.
Game MVP: Adam Dunn - 3 Home Runs, 6 Runs, 6 RBI's and 2 stolen bases.
Game Goat: Chone Figgins - Star basee stealer from last year out for a few more weeks after breaking his finger.

Robots Eat Babies - 6
Baseball Rulz! - 5 (Ties in Runs and Wins)
The Man had Sssteve beat 7-4 late in the week, but barely closed it out. The Man used his pitching staff and pulled away in pitching enough for Ssteve to not be able to catch up in hitting. The man took 4 of the 6 pitching stats and 2 of the hitting, leaving the rest to Ssteve.
Game MVP: Eric Byrnes - 11 hits, 2 Home Runs, 4 stolen bases, 7 RBI's and 5 Runs with a .355 average. GREAT player so far.
Game Goat: Jake Westbrook - 7 Innings pitched, 7 runs for an ERA of 12.6 and a 2.0 WHIP. Can you say Waivers?

The PAWs - 7
Patton's 3rd Army - 5 (Tie in Wins)
A pretty even game here with PAW's taking 4 pitching stats and 3 offensive stats. The PAWs batted a combined .288 for the week and stole 5 bases while only fanning 29 times, compared to 51 for Patton. The game was tied earlier this week, but Mr. Patton, I believe you are beaten.
Game MVP: Mike Jacobs - 2 HR's, 10 hits, 8 runs, and 5 RBI's, and a .435 BA. Not a bad start.
Game Goat: Brad Lidge - Demoted from closer position after posting a 16.2 ERA and a WHIP of 4.8.

bRight & Early - 3
Maximum Poo - 10
Another whooping. Looks like I know who will be fighting for the bottom of the barrel. Tyler D took the beating stick to bRight and set an example for how to dominate in the last part of the week. The score was 7-5 with a tie earlier, but Tyler poured on the coals for a strong finish
Game MVP: Jose Reyes - 3 Stolen Bases, 8 Runs,a .320 average and 7 RBI's, for a lead off man is saying something.
Game Goat: Andruw Jones - Only a .130 batting average for the season so far for the Atlanta hero.

RFTR - 7
Jax Juggernauts - 4 (Ties in Losses and Saves)
Both teams have the "Draft it and leave it" philosophy going on right now and it will come back to bite them badly. Jax was leading the league last season but he stopped checking the team and was out quicker than you can snap your fingers.
Game MVP: A Rod - He might be a punk, but he can rack up the stats. 4 home runs, 11 RBI's and a .381 average
Game Goat: Brandon Inge - He's 0-20 on the season. Ouch.

PFB - 3
Anna Benson Is Yummy - 8 (Ties in Home Runs and Runs)
I've heard of players getting laid the night before a game to increase performance...Well, Wyatt is one lucky SOB then! He was down 7-5 after Thursdays games, but came back in 3 days to take the win 8-3. Great performance.
Game MVP: Mrs. Earp - Lifing Wyatt to the top! Just kidding.
Vladi-G - 10 RBI's, 11 Runs, 3 HR's and a .440 average with only one K. Nice.
Game Goat: Josh Barfield - 2 hits and a .143 average with only one score and 3 fans.

Wookies Will Repeat - 7
Fmragtops Spewers - 6
This score was a repeat of last season, only this time wookies were leading the whole time. Pitching wise, both teams sucked it up with the winning team having a 5.80 ERA And offensively both teams seemed pretty average. We'll see how these teams perform later.
Game MVP: Hanley Ramirez - .320 average, 3 Stolen Bases, and 8 Runs. That's a good lead-off hitter.
Game Goat: Jose Contreras - 1 inning, 8 hits given up, and 7 Runs for an ERA of 63 for the week. Eww.

webcats - 2
Joes Keizer Killers - 9 (Ties in WHIP and HR's)
Webcats put up a fight, but just not enough to win. There were a few stats that were close, and could have made the game closer, but instead it ended like this. That makes a party of 3 at the bottom of the barrel.
Game MVP: Grady Sizemore - .429 batting average 3 home runs and 7 runs.
Game Goat: A.J. Pierzynski - .111 batting average, 1 run and only 1 RBI. At least he only got 2 K's.

Keys To The Season
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