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! "www.sharpshooters.blogspot.com. 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