Monday, June 26, 2006

Hot Wing Conspiracy week 12 recap

It's my turn to host the official recap this week which is pretty fitting since my team stunk it up most of the week. I could have put up some better stats than my guys did last week. But before I get into that here's a refresher course on how the scoring works.

These are head to head games. 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 whoever has the most statistical category wins, wins the game.

Wookies Will Win - 2
Poca Dots Blog - 9

Yeah, I got clobbered this week; there was even one point in the week where I was losing 12 to zip. Poca Dot put up some stellar pitching numbers, and on top of that my pitchers decided they'd rather start playing slowpitch softball instead, posting a fabulous ERA of 9.00. The offensive stats were more of a toss up. Poca Dots didn't run away with any of these catgories, but my guys didn't even bother to show up. So I basically gave him 5 of those six categories. Not even the return of Pujols could save me.
MVP - Maglio Ordonez caught fire hitting .476 with 2 HRs, and 10 RBIs. That by itself is half of my offensive stats.
Duds - Take your pick from my team... Chipper Jones, Garret Anderson, Phil Nevin, and Carlos Delgado all hit under .200 combining for 2 HRs and 5 RBIs.

Robots Eat Babies - 8
Akhtar the Divorcee - 3

If Robots has been spending as much time on waivers as Todd Zeile, it's finally paid off. These two had a pitching battle. Who'd have thunk Akhtar's 2.63 ERA and 1.12 WHIP wouldn't hold up to Robots' 1.45 and 0.91. Unreal. Then Akhtar did the same thing my offensive did, fell on their back with their skirts up over their heads. Robots took 5 of 6 there.
MVP - David Wright hit .333 with 3 HRs and 9 RBIs
Dud - Miguel Tejeda hit a fabulous .192 with no HRs and 1 measly RBI.

Baghdad Bombers - 3
Columbia Cardinals - 8

Another lopsided score, but this one was actually fairly close if you look at the stats. The Cards swept the offensive stats and the only category he really killed the Bombers in was average (.326 to .268). Pitching was pretty close as well, but Baghdad managed to take ERA, WHIP, and the lamest of all categories, Holds.
MVP - Lance Berkman was the cream of the crop here with 4 HRs and 8 RBIs.
Dud - Brad Lidge managed one save last week while posting an outrageous ERA of 15.00. Can't close many games that way...

RFTR - 9
Gashouse Gorillas - 2

Wow, people were either killin' it or getting killed last week. RFTR swept the offensive stats smashing 11 HRs while only hitting .259 overall. That's either really good or else the Apes decided to go easy on him and put in the 5th string. The Gorillas pitchers struck out a ton of people (44) and managed a Hold, but lost 3 of the remaining four categories to a great ERA (1.97) and WHIP (1.09).
MVP - We have a Richie Sexson sighting this week! He hit .438 with 3 HRs and 6 RBIs.
Dud - Chris Shelton ain't so hot anymore. He hit .100 with only 1 RBI.

bRight & Early - 3
Galt-inators - 8

Galt's guys were really humming last week taking 5 of 6 offensive stat categories, the most impressive of which, to me, is on 18 strike outs. With 9 players on offense for a whole week you get nearly 200 ABs. Outstanding. Pitching was more evenly matched and bRight eeked a couple wins out there, but overall it was Galt's guys all week long.
MVP - Justin Morneau went nuts last week too hitting .435 with 3 HRs and 6 RBIs.
Dud - Jose Guillen hit .056 last week. His one hit must have been his lone HR and paltry 2 RBIs.

webcats - 7
Repubs lost in SD - 4

This one was probably the evenly matched game of the week. The webcats ended up sweeping the offensive stats, but only by that last shot of steriods they took. They had only 3 more runs, 2 more HRs, 1 more RBI, and a better average by only .019 than the Repubs. The only category they ran away with (pardon the pun) was SBs. Pitching here however wasn't so hot. Repubs couldn't manage a win, webcats couldn't get a save, and both of them had ERAs in the 6's.
MVP - Jose Reyes must be on the Bonds juice hitting .613 with 2 HRs, 10 runs, and 4 SBs.
Dud - What's happened to Luis Gonzalez? .211 average, 0 HRs, and 1 RBI? This guy used to be a stud.

Right Wing Nuts - 5
PAWs - 7

The Nuts offensive really decided not to show up this week with only 1 HR and 13 RBIs. Ouch. PAWs had some good stats there and took 4 of six on offense. They split the pitching with some mediocre numbers ERAs above 4 and only 1 save combined. Perhaps if the Nuts took Gary Sheffield off the active roster and put him on the DL, he could have won this one.
MVP - We'll give this one to Jose Valentin who'd been around the majors twice now I think. .455 average with 2 HRs is why he's still playing.
Dud - Gary Sheffield. Sure he's hurt; that's not his fault, but he's on the DL. He won't help the team too much without any ABs.

CZC Owns - 3
fmragtops' spewers - 9

FM really had to battle for this one; CZC certainly didn't give this one up easily. CZC really pounded it with 10 HRs and 31 RBIs, but couldn't get much else goingg in many of the other categories. FM easily took SBs, both K categories, wins, and ERA. That left real battle for runs and WHIP which FM managed to take. Those 3 wins for CZC were enough to get him out of the cellar though. That's a step in the right direction.
MVP - Vernon Wells can do it all. .304 average, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs, 5 runs, and 2 SBs.
Dud - Alfonso Soriano usually a man among boys, wasn't so hot this week hitting only .115, 0 HRs, and 2 RBIs. Can you say slump?

So here's how the overall standings look. Despite the loss, I managed to keep my spot at the top thanks mainly to the fact that bRight lost as well. Webcats strong showing bumped him into a tie for 2nd with bRight.

And as far as the schedule for this week I think the toughest matchup could be the Baghdad Bombers vs. Akhtar the Divorcee. Two crazy, suicidal Muslims squaring off could be interesting...

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