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.

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