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