Monday, May 15, 2006

Hot Wing Conspiracy week 6 round up

Fantasy baseball update...

And, as usual, I'll start with the scoring explanation. 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.

Robots Eat Babies: 3
Wookies Will Win: 7

I am once again victorious! Robots were actually making me nervous for a while. We were tied going into the weekend but my guys had an offensive explosion this week (15 HRs, 51 runs, 42 RBIs) taking 5 of 6 categories and then managed to wrestle away 2 pitching categories to steal the victory.
Stud: Albert Pujols hit .429 with 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, and 8 runs
Dud: Cory Lidle went only 2 innings against the Mets and got pounded finishing with a 22.50 ERA and WHIP at 4.00

Right Wing Nuts: 4
Baghdad Bombers: 8

Pitching got the Bombers the win here. The offensive stats were mediocre on both sides and ended in an even split 3-3. Bombers took 5 of 6 of the pitching categories to seal their victory.
Stud: Jeremy Bonderman pitched 8 shutout innings with 8 K's and a WHIP at 0.75
Dud: Jimmy Rollins hit .130 for the week with 2 RBIs and only 1 run. That won't cut the mustard in the leadoff spot.

Webcats: 9

Webcats really stuck it to RTFR. The Cats swept the offensive categories with some decent looking numbers and then split they pitching stats 3-3 to cement the win despite RTFR's 6 saves.
Stud: Luis Castillo hit .320 with 8 RBIs, 6 runs, 1 HR, and 1 SB.
Dud: Eric Chavez was in the starting lineup all week but had a bacterical infections and played only once the whole week going 0 for 5 with 3K's

Poca Dots Blog: 3
bRight & Early: 8

bRight got it done on both ends. He took 4 offensive and 4 pitching stat categories with a well rounded game. Sure his pitchers only managed 1 win and 0 saves, but 43 K's and 3 Holds easily made up for losing Wins and Saves to Poca Dots.
Stud: Nomar Garciaparra is back and healthy hitting .480 with 3HRs and 8 RBIs.
Dud: Victor Martinez barely got the bat off his shoulder hitting .087 with only 2 RBIs and 1 Run.

fmragtops spewers: 4
PAWs: 7

This one was closer than it might look at first. Seems neither team really wanted this one since the combined for only 3 wins and 3 saves. PAWs got the closely conteasted stat categories (wins, saves, runs, average) and fmragtops got the blowout stat wins in SB and Holds.
Stud: Morgan Ensberg pounded 3 HRs and 8 RBIs
Dud: Kevin Youkilis hit .235 but managed only 1 RBI and 0 runs. Maybe the Curse of the Bambino is back...

CZC Owns: 0
Repubs lost in SD: 11
I think this was our first shutout of the season, and Repubs really killed it across the board. Looks like he won every category by a decent margin, and it wasn't even that CZC did that badly. CZC might have gotten some points out of the week if he'd played anybody else this week besides the Repubs.
Stud: Khalil Greene hit 3 HRs, and had 8 RBIs. Not bad for a shortstop.
Dud: Jeff Weaver in 2 starts combined for 10 IPs, 2K's and and ERA over 10.00

Akhtar the Divorcee: 8
Galt-inators: 4

Ahktar really got the better of Galt here taking 5 of 6 offensive categories. Galt tried to keep it close but got no help from his pitching posting 0 wins and 2 saves, losing those 2 categories as well.
Stud: Ryan Howard is a beast of a man. He hit 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, and 5 runs.
Dud: Aubrey Huff doesn't deserve the paycheck hitting .053 with only 2 RBIs. You gotta get more than that from your first baseman.

Columbia Cardinals: 4
Gashouse Gorillas: 7

This one seems pretty even as well, but Gashouse's solid pitching got him the win. He took 4 of 6 there winning the ERA, WHIP, and K's fairly handily. That plus pounding 10 HR's was enough to beat Cloumbia's blowout stat wins in SB's and Runs.
Stud: Alex Rodriguez (damn the Evil Empire!) hit .333 with 3 HRs, 5 RBIs, 4 Runs, and a SB
Dud: Claudio Vargas got killed going only 3 innings and giving up 8 runs. For those keeping score at home that's an ERA at 24.00

For previous results...
Week 1: GOP and College
Week 2: Cake or Death
Week 3: Fmragtops
Week 4: GOP and the City
Week 5: GOP and College

And next week's matchups are as follows...