Tuesday, July 25, 2006

HWC Baseball Week 16 Recap

Week 16 of the 22 regular season matchups is done, and here at GOP and College, we have your in depth analysis of the week's matchups, as well as a look at who is facing who this week.
First, a look at how we do things here.
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 - 7
Robots Eat Babies - 4 (1 tie, Saves)
I stole this week's recap from John at Your Cake Or Death, since this week's recap is a family affair. You see, this week, I am facing my brother, The Man, at GOP and the City. Week one of HWC baseball I was defeated by my brother, but this week, I was back in the winner's circle, making my record against him 3-1. It was pretty well a landslide, and except for holds, the stats The Man won (Offensive K's, Pitching K's, and WHIP) were pretty close. Well, considereing I'm going to visit him in a couple weeks, I'd better shut up, so I still have a place to stay!
Game MVP: Jim Edmonds - 4 Home Runs, 6 RBI's, 5 Runs, and a Stolen Base. Mr. Versitile!
Game Wash-Out: Derrick Turnbow - 2 games, 2/3 Innings pitched, 5 earned runs (67.50 ERA, 10.5 WHIP), and somehow got a hold.

fmragtops - 7
RFTR - 3 (2 ties, Offensive K's, Holds)
I can't say too much about this game. It was too close to be a blow-out, but not close enough t obe neck and neck. RFTR took Home Runs, RBI's and Saves, but other than that he couldn't get a good pitcher if he had a budget as high as the Yankees. Seriously, his pitchers got all of 15 K's in a whole week!
Game MVP: Vernon Wells - .448 Average, 10 RBI's, 4 Home Runs, and more!
Game Wash-Out: RFTR's Pitchers. Just Ugly. One win, 15 K's, 6 Saves, 2 Holds, 4.20 ERA, and a 1.11 WHIP, in a week!

bRight & Early - 6
CZC Owns - 6
Pitcher Hitter Duel. bRight was 4 in pitching, 2 in hitting, CZC was 4 in hitting, and 2 in pitching. And no wonder. CZC could have swept this game, if he didn't have half of his 10 pitchers on the DL (4), or released(1)!
Game MVP: Aramis Ramirez - 5 Home Runs, 6 RBI's, and 5 Runs, with a .304 Average. This guy had all but two hits this week as a home run (5 HR's, in 7 hits)!
Game Wash-Out: CZC's pitching...again.

webcats - 5
Akhtar the Divorcee - 5 (2 ties, Wins, Holds)
Another Pitcher Hitter match. Cats took 3 in hitting, and 2 in pitching, and Akhtar took 3 in pitching and 2 in hitting, then the ties were one in each catagory. It was another game that was close, but not so close.
Game MVP: Adrian Gonzalez - 2 Home Runs, 9 runs, 5 RBI's, and a .607 Average.
Game Wash-Out: Joe Crede - Akhtar missed out on 2 Home Runs, 3 RBI's and 2 Runs by benching Crede. (Got one HR, 2 Runs, and 1 RBI from Lowell instead)

Columbia Cardinals - 8
The right wing nuts - 4
Poor Sssteve can't get a win if he tried. All 4 wins were in batting, but he got swept pretty bad in the bullpen. Hey Sssteve, it would help if you ROTATED your starters.
Game MVP: Julio Lugo - 3 Home Runs, 6 RBI's, and 6 Runs
Game Wash-Out(s): 1) Derek Lee - A long term gamble tha busted for the Cardinals. Safety Man wanted him for his power, and stolen bases, but last week he was 1 for 13 with another trip to the DL
2) The nuts lack of care for pitching - Missed out on a Complete game shut out by Miguel Batista

Wookies Will Win - 11
Gashouse Gorillas - 1
Poor Wyatt. John went to town this week against him, and this time, Goliath kicked David's ass. With this monster win Wookies hold a 4 game lead over the second place Cardinals, and 7.5 games over the third place cats. At least Wyatt can slap the runners around the bases. He won in RBI's to keep from getting skunked.
Game MVP: Carlos Delgado - 3 Home Runs, 8 RBI's, and 5 times across the plate.
Game Wash-Out: Tom Gordon - Being a closer with a week's ERA of 12.00 is not a good thing. He was lucky to get 2 saves.

The Glatinators - 7
The PAW's - 4 (1 tie, Saves)
A pretty close match in almost every catagory, but the Glats had it where it counts.
Game MVP: Roger Clemens - I've always been a Rocket fan, and was at the game, with The Man, when he got #300. 6 Innings of scoreless pitching for the W, and 5 K's.
Game Wash-Out: Travis Hafner - He might have had 2 Home Runs, but a .154 Average and 11 fans don't make up for it.

Poca Dots Blog - 8
Repubs Lost in SD - 3 (1 tie, Runs)
Once again, SD was on the wrong side of the win column. That makes them 0-9-1 in the last 10 weeks. I think it's time for them to find new managment, kind of like the DNC.
Game MVP: Mike Cameron - 3 Home Runs, 2 Stolen Bases, 4 RBI's and 6 Runs.
Game Wash-Out: Jake Peavy - 2 Games, 10 Innings, 14 Runs, 14 hits, and 7 walks. Nasty.

This week's matchups, and previous recaps:
Week 15 Recap
Week 14 Recap
Week 13 Recap
Week 12 Recap
Week 11 Recap
Week 10 Recap
Week 9 Recap
Week 8 Recap
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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