Thursday, July 13, 2006

Hot Wing Conspiracy Week 14 Recap!

Baseball's been off for a few days with the All-Star Break, and so have I. I was down at a beach-house for a few days and wasn't able to post this until now. But here it goes!!

Here's how the scoring works: The stats your team builds up are broken down into 12 groups. For batters, there are runs, homeruns, RBI‚’s, Strike-outs, stolen bases, and batter‚’s average. For Pitching, there are 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.

Baghdad Bombers - 11
CZC Owns - 1
This match was over when it started. And with 4 players on the DL or not playing, CZC was toasted. I will say I wanted the skunking BAD! An 11-1 is upsetting for the winner because it wasn't a 12-0 perfect week. I lost the one in home runs by 2.
Game MVP - David Ortiz - Is it any surprise? 5 home runs, 12 RBI's and a .300 average for the week. It's like asking is teh Pope Catholic.
Game Washout - CZC's DL. 4 starters were on the DL and not playing. And even then most of the pitching staff didn't even play.

Robots Eat Babies - 7
fmragtops spewers - 4 (1 tie)
A pretty slumpy week for both teams. I had a few weeks of sliding back myself, so I know how hard it is to get a W on a bad week.
Game MVP(s) - Scott Kazmir - 15.1 innings in 2 games, 17 K's and just over one for an ERA. That'll lock down pitching for you, despite only getting 1 win.
Edgar Renteria - The former Cardinal turned traitor (pronounced "Brave's player") had a stellar week with 10 times across Home Plate, a home run, and a .464 average.
Game Wash-Out - Carl Crawford. He played good this week, but hey, fm! You had him on the bench! fm missed out on 5 stolen bases, 3 more RBI's, another run, and a KILLER batting average. Ouch.

RFTR - 8
Akhtar The Divorcee - 4
Oh how the mighty have fallen. 3 of the top 6 had bad weeks this time around. Akhtar, bRight, and fm had losses this week. Akhtar took home offensive K's, average, wins, and saves, but everything else (minus HR's) were blowouts.
Game MVP - Ray Durham - 2 Home Runs, a stolen base, 6 scores, and 7 RBI's (Yes...that was the best)
Game Washout(s) - Jeff Suppan - In a game that I had to watch, in person. YUCK! 3.1 innings 9 earned was HORRIBLE!
Brian Fuentes - He had 2 appearances, one of which was a 0.1 inning outing with 6 Earned Runs, for a game era of 162.0

Columbia Cardinals - 9
bRight & Early - 3
Safety Man pulled out a big win this week to close up the top few teams, and put some distance from the back of the pack.
Game MVP - Jered Weaver - 14 innings, 1 run, and 2 wins, and 14 K's. Nice.
Game Wash-Out - Jason Giambi. Yes, he had 3 home runs, but how much juice was used to loft those balls out of the park? And with a .611 slugging percentage, it's all or nothing with Giambi.

webcats - 9
Gashouse Gorillas - 2 (1 tie)
Wyatt?!!! I see, you're jusst saving it all up for the football season. Well. Better make it 3 a day practices, boy-o.
Game MVP - Former Baghdad Bomber/Robot/waiver sailor, Ty Wigginton. He's hit a hot streak and got 3 home runs in one week, and that's about it.
Game Washout - Those Damn Dirty Apes. (Minus Halladay)

The Glat-inators - 9
the right wing nuts - 2 (1 tie)
Looks like Sssteve got the flair kicked right out of him. Ouch. Another slump week game for the nuts. Sssteve, "Send over a bottle of bubbly with a bucket of ice and a card. Have it say, "Tough break, get drunk on me. Use the bucket to ice down your marbles, Yours, Z." - Dan Aykroyd
Game MVP - John Lackey - Missed a PERFECT GAME by 1 hit. A double by Mark Kotsay to lead off the game. Form there it was perfect.
Game Wash-Out -Kenji Johjima - .118 Batting Average and a run...nothing more. At least he only struck out once.

Wookies Will Win - 10
Repubs Lost in SD - 2
Haha, Wook...I had a better game than you! And yes, I know it's going to haunt me come playoff time. And Repubs might have lost in South Dakota, but SD's having one of the worst seasons ever. With their last win being against CZC in week 6!
Game MVP - Jermaine Dye - 5 Home Runs, 11 RBI's, 7 Runs, and a .379 average. Any Doubt?
Game Wash-Out - Prince Fielder - 1 run, 3 RBI's and 10 fans that week, with a .111 average. Yuck

The PAW's - 7
Poca Dots Blog! - 4 (1 tie)
Surber Goes Down! Surber Goes Down! This game wasn't a blow-out, but it waqs a bit too far to be called close as well.
Game MVP - Travis Hafner - 3 home runs, 8 RBI's, 7 Runs, and a .423 Average. That'll make you happy.
Game Wash-Out - Grady Sizemore - I just can't get over those 10 K's in one week.

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