Tuesday, May 30, 2006

HWC Baseball Recap: Week 8

I had a GREAT week against lawhawk's team, The PAW's. I can't complain too much about a 7-3-2 win, except that a 9-3-0 win would be better. So here comes the GOP and College Hot Wing Recap!

In case you are just joining us, here is how the stats are compiled:
The stats your team builds up are broken down into 12 groups. For batters, there's runs, homeruns, RBI's, Strike-outs, stolen bases, and batter's average. For Pitching, there's Wins, Saves, Strike-outs, Holds, ERA, and WHIP. Each one of those is a win, a loss, or a tie. So in a given week, you can have any combination of wins, losses, and ties that add up to 12.

So let's look at the scores!

Baghdad Bombers: 7
The PAW's 3 (2 ties)
I took all but one statistic in the pitching area, and the one I missed was a tie in holds. Offense wise was pretty good. I took 2, PAW's took 3, and we tied in the Batting Average at .228. I could have done better, but my sluggers were more sluggish than anything. I only hit 4 home runs the entire week!
Game MVP: Justin Verlander - 2 Wins, 1 CG, 12 K's and only one earned run in 16 innings.
Game Wash-Out: Jonny Gomes - .095 Batting Average, 5 fans, and only one Run with 3 RBI's

Robot's Eat Babies - 6
Repubs Lost In SD - 5 (one tie)
My brother is on a roll! Hey, it may only be 2 wins in a row, but arter 5 strait losses, it's lookin good! A pretty even match. Robots took 3 pitching stats and 3 batting stats, with the tie being in wins. Well, he's gone from no home runs vs. Wookie to no pitching vs. SD!
Game MVP: Nick Johnson - .375 Batting Average, 8 Runs, 2 Homers, with 3 RBI's. Not too shabby considering the rest of both teams.
Game Wash-Out: Kris Benson - 2 Starts, only 7.1 Innings, 10 Earned Runs, an ERA of 27.0, and a WHIP of 4.5.

RFTR - 6
Wookies Will Win - 5 (1 tie)
RFTR! The GIANT KILLER! And if any of you remember from HWC Football, this signaled a very bad turn for the worse for then top ranked RFTR. Talk about a trophy week for RFTR!
Game MVP: Jason Bay - Batting .500 with 7 Home runs (in one week), 11 Runs Scored, 15 RBI's, a stolen Base, and only 5 fans. As if you expected anyone else?
Game Wash-Out: Matt Clement - 2 starts, 7.2 Innings pitched, 14 Earned Runs for an ERA of 16.62 and a WHIP of 3.0

bRight & Early - 8
The right wing nuts - 4
C'mon Sssteve! bRight didn't play excellent, but he ended up kicking Sssteve's Nuts.
Game MVP: Hanley Ramirez - .273 Batting Average, with 7 runs, but what got me was the 4 swiped bases. (I told ya they didn't play great)
Game Wash-Out: Kevin Millwood - 1 Start, 5 Innings, 7 Earned Runs. Gave him an ERA of 12.6 with a 2.0 WHIP.

webcats - 6
Poca Dots Blog - 4 (2 ties)
Pretty much a Pithcer/Hitter duel. Cats took 4 batting and 2 pitching, and Don got his 4 in pitching. The ties were in Offensive K's and Stolen Bases.
Game MVP: Vladimir Guerrero - .455 Batting Average, 2 Home Runs, 7 RBI's and a Stolen Base)(This guy is always on the MVP for a reason!)
Game Wash-Out: Jamey Wright - In his start on the 28th at Colorado he pitched only 3.2 Innings, gave up 6 runs on 12 Hits, and 2 Walks. (ERA of 14.73 and WHIP of 3.27 for the game)

fmragtops' spewers - 7
The Glat-inators - 4 (1 tie)
All fm, across the board. Glat only took 3 of their stats in pitching, and stole Home Runs away from fm by 1, and the tie was in Saves at 2.
Game MVP: Kevin Youkilis - .357 Batting Average (8 walks not included) 12 times crossing the plate, and only 4 K's. He's a GOOD lead-off batter!
Game Wash-Out: Taylor Buchholz - A 3.2 inning, 9 earned run whooping in his only start this week. That gave him an ERA of just over 22 and a WHIP of 3.27

CZC Owns - 7
Gashouse Gorillas - 2 (3 ties)
3 Ties? Stolen Bases, Holds, and Saves were shared by these two. This was the Clash of the Tiny's, as after this matchup, Gorillas are 37-50-9, and CZC is 34-49-13. If it weren't for A. Rod my Game MVP would read, "We're Not Worthy!"
Game MVP: Alex Rodriguez - .435 Batting Average, 4 Home Runs, 11 RBI's and 8 trips across Home Plate.
Game Wash-Out: Gorillas' Bullpen - 2 of 3 guys with over 20 ERA's, and the other reliever didn't even play.

Akhtar The Divorcee - 7
Columbia Cardinals - 5
Columbia's team has suddenly been hit with a bad case of Injuritis. Talk about losing all of your stars.
Game MVP: Ryan Howard - Batted a .364 with 3 Knocks, 10 RBI's and 6 Runs Scored. Not too shabby
Game Wash-Out: Elmer Dessens - Elmer pulled a Jose Mesa and in 2 games took his ERA up from a 2.74 to a 5.25. He gave up 7 Earned Runs in 1 Inning (0.1 in one, and 0.2 in another) for an ERA of 81.00 and a WHIP of 12.0

So after that, here are the standings now for the Hot Wing Conspiracy. As you can see, I am in the pivital, but Deadly (would Play Wookie in the first round of the Playoffs) 6th place, along with this week's matchups.

Previous Recaps:
Week 7 Recap
Week 6 Recap
Week 5 Recap
Week 4 Recap
Week 3 Recap
Week 2 Recap
Week 1 Recap
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