Tuesday, May 09, 2006

HWC Baseball Week 5 Recap

Woohoo! The Hot Wing Conspiracy Recap is back at GOP and College this week, and I'm diggin it!

So before I go into the scores, I will start with the customary explination of scoring. 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.

And now, on to the matchups!

Baghdad Bombers: 6
webcats: 6
What the crap! I just can't seem to get away from ties! This is the second week in a row that I have tied, 6-6. Each week I go into Sunday night up like 8-3 or so, and then choke like The Yankees. Well, maybe not that bad. At least I didn't actually lose. The game was a pitcher/batter game. I took 4 batting stats, and cats took 4 pitching stats. They might be Smelly Cats...but they do have claws.
Game MVP: Vladimir Guerrero - 2 HR's, 8 RBI's, and a .385 Batting Average
Game Wash-out: Sergio Mitre - A loss, 12.46 ERA, 3.00 Whip from 11 Hits, a home run, and 6 runs allowed in just 4.1 innings. (Any takers? He's gonna be on the cut list in 3...2...1...)

The Right Wing Nuts: 9
Robots Eat Babies: 2
Wow, what a blow out. And as my bud Wes here said, "Tell your brother that most people with as many Drop/Adds as him are in the top of the ranks." Ouch. As he guessed, The Man took saves, and actually got the most Strikeouts, but everything else was all Ssssteve. Wow and 11 home runs for the Nuts? Talk about juicing. Hey Sssteve...you know what they say steroids do down there right?
Game MVP: Chad Tracy - 3 HR's, 9 RBI's,
Game Wash-out: Kris Benson - 18.69 ERA, 2.77 WHIP from 8 Hits, 4 Walks, and 9 Runs in all of 4.1 Innings...Ouch.

bRight & Early: 9
Wow, bRight has shed his HWC Football slump and kicked some tail this week. And of the 3 stats RFTR won, (HR's, Stolen Bases, and Saves) saves was the only stat he won by more than 1.
Game MVP: Johan Santana - 2 games, 2 wins, 14 Innings, 20 K's, only 3 runs and 10 hits. That made for a 1.93 ERA, and a 0.97 WHIP.
Game Wash-out(s): Griffey Jr, and Ray Durham for being starters...WHILE ON THE DISABLED LIST!

fmragtops' spewers: 3
Wookies Will Win: 7
As if this wasn't expected. At least Wookies let FM have some in the wins column. Pretty much a win on both sides of the field for Wookies.
Game MVP: Tom Gordon (Closer) - 4 games, 4 innings, 0 Hits, 0 Walks, 0 Runs, 4 Saves. In 15 games he has 14.2 innings, 4 hits, and only one run. He also has 10 saves.
Game Wash-out: Ervin Santana - 4.0 Innings, 9 hits, 4 walks and 6 runs making for an ERA of 13.5, and a WHIP of 3.25.

CZC Owns: 4
The PAWs: 7
Pitcher/Hitter game. PAW's took all 6 pitching stats, and CZC got his 4 in batting.
Game MVP(s): Travis Hafner - 4 HR's, 7 Runs, 13 RBI's, and a .320 Batting Average
Javier Vazquez - 2 games, 2 wins, 13 Strikeouts, and only a 1.32 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 13.2 innings
Game Wash-out: Ben Sheets - 1 game (started), 2.1 innings, 7 runs on 9 hits, an ERA of 27.00 and a WHIP of 3.86.

Akhtar the Divorcee: 6
Repubs lost in SD: 4
A very mixed battle with Akhtar taking most of the batting (4 of 6), and the pitching was split 2-2-2 ties
Game MVP: Shawn Green - 6 Runs, 2 HR's 5 RBI's, 2 stolen bases, a .462 Batting average, and NO STRIKEOUTS. That means that every time he steped up to the plate, he at least put the bat on the ball.
Game Wash-out: Jeromy Burnitz - 1/22 (a 2 run home run), .045 Batting average, and 8 strikeouts.

Columbia Cardinals: 6
The Glat-inators: 5
This match was about as even as you can get with the stats being split 3-3 in pitching, and 3-2-1 tie in batting for stolen bases.
Game MVP: Carlos Beltran - 7 Runs, 4 HR's, 5 RBI's, and 2 stolen bases with a .296 Batting Average.
Game Wash-out: Matt Cain - 1 Game, 4 Innings, 6 Earned runs, 3 Walks, 9 hits, and 4 of those 9 hits were Home Runs. This guy must be like hitting off of a tee!

Poca Dots Blog: 4
Gashouse Gorillas: 7
WYATT WON!! WYATT WON!!! I guess changing out your players more often than a baby's diaper doesn't pay off after all. Both teams though have some monster hitters. Don had 2 guys with 4 home runs, and Wyatt had 2 with 3
Game MVP: Chase Utley - 9 Runs, 8 RBI's, 3 HR's, and a stolen base with a Batting Average of .483! And Cain's 4 dingers that he let go? Utley had 2 of them.
Game Wash-out: Odalis Perez - 1 Game, 4.1 Innings, 3 Walks, 8 Hits (2 being Home Runs), and 7 Runs, making for an ERA of 14.54 and a WHIP of 2.54.

So with that here are the standings, as well as this week's matchups!

Next week, look to Cake Or Death for the Week 6 recap!

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