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.
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