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