Monday, June 26, 2017

Wahoos 6, FFTs 5

Cards and dice.

Gm 1 - Wahoos win 7-0. Weekend at Bernies with the complete game shutout.

Gm 2 - Wahoos win 5-4 in 15 innings.

Gm 3 - FFTs win 13-4. FFTs hit 7 homers including 4 in a row in the 5th inning.

Gm 4 - FFTs win 3-0. John Lackey and Dan Otero combine on a 1-hitter.

Gm 5 - FFTs win 11-4. The FFTs hit 6 more homers. Fernandez appeared to have a dead arm.

Gm 6 - FFTs win 7-6. FFTs score 4 in the first and hang on.

Gm 7 - Wahoos win 4-2. Wahoos score 4 in the first and hang on.

Gm 8 - Wahoos win 5-4. Wahoos score 4 in the first and hang on.

Gm 9 - FFTs win 16-0. Drew Pomeranz with the complete game, 3-hit shutout. Brandon Finnegan takes one for the team, allowing 16 runs, all earned, on 16 hits and 4 walks in the complete game loss. He allowed 8 more FFT homers.

Gm 10 - Wahoos win 2-1. Jake Arrieta bests John Lackey. All 3 runs were solo homers.

Gm 11 - Wahoos win 12-8.

The Wahoos were outhomered in the 11 games, 31-10. The Wahoos also hit into 18 double plays - 7 by Lorenzo Cain alone. And yet... the Wahoos pick up a game on the FFTs and a half game on the DVs in the BUD.

Drillers 3, DVs 2

@ DVs against Hal.

That's it.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Buckeyes and FFTs trade

In an early effort to defend their 2017 championship, the Buckeyes picked up two quality starting pitchers from the FFTs for 2018. The FFTs parted with Gio Gonzalez and Mike Leake, receiving from the Buckeyes Trevor Bauer, Kenta Maeda, and the Buckeye 3rd round pick in 2018.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fungoes 4, Warpigs 1

Fungoes trekked to Hooterville this morning for some cards and dice.  Here are the results:

July 15 at WTF:
Fungoes win 3-1.  In what would be a recurring theme Fungoes pitching held the Warpigs to 2 hits.  Fungoes scored
2 early runs and hold on to win.  Straily gets the win and Harris picks up the save for the Fungoes.

July 16 at WTF:
Fungoes win another close one 3-0.  Warpigs are held to 1 hit by Santiago and Boyd.  Santiago collects the win while
Boyd picks up his first save of the season.  Sal Perez hits a HR for the Fungoes.

August 21 at Hooterville:
Fungoes get on the board first with a run in the 7th.  Warpigs score two in the 8th to take a 2-1 lead.  It could have been much worse 
for the Fungoes.  Will Smith walked the leadoff hitter and was replaced by Darren O'Day.  He quickly walks the first two batters he faced
to load the bases.  After a strikeout Bruce Rondon comes on and gets a goundout that ties the score at 1.  He gives up a 2-out single to 
give the Warpigs the lead.  That should have been the game but with 2 out and no base runners in the top of the ninth, Beltran and Carpenter
hit back to back triples to tie it back up at 2.  The roof caved in on the Warpigs in the 11th as the Fungoes score 5 to win it 7-2.

August 22 at Hooterville:
Game 1:  From the start, this one was all Clayton Kershaw!  He had his best stuff and threw the first perfect game in Fungoes history.  Fungoes 
win it 9-0.

Game 2:  Warpigs bats finally wake up and charge out to a 6-0 lead.  Warpigs hold on to win it 6-4.  Joe Musgrove absorbs the loss for the Fungoes.

All in all probably one of the best days of dice rolling the Fungoes have ever enjoyed while the Warpigs suffered through just the opposite as he couldn't 
buy a good roll through the first 4 games.  

Fungoes need to play some games let me know if any of you out of towners want to play some Teamviewer games.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

DVs 4, Killer Bees 1

Game 1 - DVs win 4-0 as Hendriks and 2 relievers combine on a 2 hit shutout
Game 2 - Bees have an offensive explosion by scoring more runs in this game
than the other 4 combined - and STILL LOSE 9-6 as the DVs ride Corey
Seager's 5-5, 6 RBI, 2 home run day to the victory
Game 3 - DVs lead 7-0 after 3 innings and kick a late field goal to win 10-2
(Alex Claudio runs out of the back of the end zone for the late safety while
nabbing a 3 inning save and doubling his total innings pitched for the year)
Game 4 - Polanco homers in the 9th to break up the shutout as Claudio
notches another three inning save and the DVs win 6-1
Game 5 - Tired from running around the bases, the DVs fall 2-1 as DelGado
and Kontos twirl 3 2/3 innings of scoreless, 2 hit relief to salt away the

Wahoos 6, Mavs 4

Game stories coming.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Mavs 8, Warpigs 2

Cards and Dice

Games 1,2,3,7,8 @ The RastaDome
Games 4,5,6,9,10 @ The BallPork

Game 1 - Mavs win 12-10 in 11 innings. Jackie Bradley, Jr. blasted a bottom of the 9th, 2-out, grand slam to tie the game. Bryce Harper homered in the 11th to end it. Bradley went 3-4, and Harper was 3-5. J.T. Realmuto homered twice for the Warpigs. J.T. has hit 4 homers on the year, and they happened in 2 games.

Game 2 - Warpigs win 7-4. Carlos Rodon (4-4) went 8.2 innings for the win despite allowing 3 homers - 2 to Danny Valencia. Raisel Iglesias recorded the final out for his 9th save. Logan Forsythe was 3-3 with 3 RBI. Jake Lamb and Starlin Castro homered for the Pigs.

Game 3 - Mavs win 5-3. Jeremy Hellickson got the complete game victory. Harper homered twice for the Mavs.

Game 4 - Warpigs win 4-2. Realmuto and Logan Forsythe both had 3 hits, and Adam Wainwright (6-10) got the win. Iglesias saved his 10th game.

Game 5 - Mavs win 4-2. Jason Hammel and 3 relievers held the Warpigs to 4 hits.

Game 6 - Mavs win 4-3. Tommy Joseph hit two 2-run homers - one in the 1st and another in the 3rd - and that was all the Mavs would get - or need. Hellickson got the win. Chris Carter homered for the Pigs.

Game 7 - Mavs win 14-9. The two teams celebrated returning to the RastaDome by combining for 10 home runs. I don't know who hit all the dingers for the Mavs, but Carter and Yasmany Tomas each hit 2 for the Warpigs. Tomas considered stopping at 3rd on this last homer, as the triple would have given him the cycle, but was convinced to complete the trip around the bases.

Game 8 - Mavs win 6-4. This game was calmer, but there were still 4 homers - 2 from each team.

Game 9 - Mavs win 13-4. In the final two games, the Mavs could do no wrong and the Pigs could no right. The Mavs scored 6 first inning runs and had 17 hits in the pitcher-friendly park. Hammel went 6 for the win.

Game 10 - Mavs win 11-3. Another 4 runs in the 1st inning for the Mavs, who have discovered how to hit left-handed pitching thanks to 8 games vs Carlos Rodon and Daniel Norris in this series. The Mavs had 12 hits and 13(!) walks.

Can't wait to do pitching stats!

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Wanna See The Final Standings Early? (Spoiler: The Buckeyes Get Seed #1)

Using a mathematical formula based on records and who each team has left to play, here are the final win totals for each team. Due to rounding, it comes up about 4 wins short of exact, but it is completely and totally accurate. Clip and save.

1. Buckeyes, 108 wins (I didn't know how to factor the "Buckeye Effect" into my formula, so it may be higher. This is probably where those 4 missing wins will end up.)
2. Inmates, 101 wins (There are 5 teams who have separated themselves from the pack in the race for the first pick in the Draft. The Inmates have a league-high 54 games left against those 5 teams. By the way, this method of saving the crap for last is the opposite of the Buckeye method - play the crap early and discourage everyone from challenging. It is, instead, a copycat of the Wahoo method.)
3. Sidewinders, 98 wins (The #3 seed. Again. He's got you guys right where he wants you.)
4. Wahoos, 94 wins (Seed #4. This would be the "Year of the Wahoos" except it's the "Year of the Inmates." Plus, last year was the "Year of the Wahoos.")
5. Rhinos, 98 wins (Third best record in the league gets the Rhinos a Wild Card spot and a first round loss to the Wahoos.)
6. Fungoes, 97 wins (99 wins if you count the 2 wins Kershaw will get against the Snakes in the 6-game, first round loss.)

7. FFTs, 88 wins ("We finished ahead of the DVs. That's good enough for me.")
8. DVs, 86 wins ("We finished ahead of the Warpigs. That's good enough for me.")
9. Mavs, 83 wins (Above .500, but not the juggernaut of 2016. "Being the #1 seed and losing sucked. This is better.")
10. Skyscrapers, 81 wins (Will be better next year if for no other reason than he'll go into the Draft knowing this is a DH league.)
11. Drillers, 80 wins (At some point in July or August, DD will realize it's time to start tanking, but the 5 teams behind him are so bad it won't matter. The Drillers will pick 6th in the 2018 Draft, but they're loaded for next year, and you know what that means: Drillers picking 7th in 2019.

12. Warpigs, 59 wins ("How the hell do we lose 103 and STILL only pick 5th?!?")
13. Tweeners, 56 wins ("How the hell do we lose 106 and STILL only pick 4th?!?")
14. Goofs, 55 wins ("We lost 107 games? Wait, we played 107 games?")
15-16. Nads and Bees, 54 wins (The Nad/Bee series later this summer will be very important. Whose team sucks more? The Bees nabbed Benintendi with the #1 pick this year. 20 more years like that, and the Bees will be good again.)

Monday, June 05, 2017

Keeping Tabs

As you know, I have asked everyone to CC me when sending your opponent the game files from your computer. In addition to updating the standings, I have been importing the game files into the league. As a result, I now have an LZP file with every computer game that has been played. There are a couple of advantages to doing this, not the least of which is having a backup when Nads' laptop inevitably crashes. lol

If you want a copy of this updated league, let me know and I will email it to you.

Below is the status of each team. The games on the right are the ones where you rolled dice. The Rhinos, Nads, and FFTs have played every game on the computer, so their stats are accurate as is - without having to add the dice games.

Wahoos 3, Skyscrapers 1

Wahoos and Skyscrapers rolled dice on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

Game 1 at The Reservation: Estrada vs. Greinke
This one got out of hand in a hurry. The Scrapers scored 7 in the first and sent 13 men to the plate. Estrada got yanked after 2 innings and 9 hits, 8 runs and 4 walks. THEN, the 4th inning happened. The Scrapers scored 8 more times. 
A few of the offensive highlights for the Scrapers -- Manny Machado went 6-for-7, the No. 2 hitter went 5-for-7, The only lowlight came from the 9 hole hitter -- 0-for-4 with 2 walks. Travis Wood took a beating for the Wahoos. He went 7 innings and gave up 19 hits, 16 runs and 3 homers.
Final score: Scrapers 24 (with 28 hits), Wahoos 4

Game 2 at The Reservation: Verlander vs. Kluber
Uhoh. Scrapers score again in the first. But only once. Wahoos put up a pair in the first and start to pile on in the sixth and seventh with big innings. Hyun Soo Kim left holding the bag in an 0-for-5 day but the rest of the team had hits and/or RBI in a 16-1 thrashing. 

Game 3 at The Reservation: Fernandez vs. Scherzer
This time the pitchers ruled. Fernandez went all the way and allowed 4 singles and 4 walks but managed to induce 3 DPs and struck out 15. Mad Max was almost as good, allowing only a homer to Brandon Crawford and Khris Davis. Wahoos win, 2-0.

Game 4 at The Empire State Building (or whatever): Arrieta vs. Kluber
Wahoos score 4 runs early and Arrieta hangs on for dear life to win this one, 5-2.

Demerit Update

The Wahoos and Nads fell short of the 65-game minimum, earning a demerit apiece.

The Bees, Snakes, Wahoos, and Nads have all earned 1 demerit each this season.

The next deadline is 90 games played by the end of June. Sunday, July 2nd is the official deadline.

Warpigs 4, Killer Bees 4

Games played vs CM.

Gm 1 - Warpigs win 5-3. Daniel Norris (1-2) got his first win of the year, and Luis Severino got his first save. Logan Forsythe homered.

Gm 2 - Warpigs win 8-2. J.T. Realmuto went 3-3 with 2 homers and a double. Kendall Graveman (2-9) earned the win.

Gm 3 - Warpigs win 9-8 in 15 innings. The Pigs led 4-2 at the 7th inning stretch, then it got fun. The Bees scored 3 in the bottom of the 7th to take the lead. The big blow was a 2-run homer by Kurt Suzuki. The Pigs tied it with a run in the top of the 8th when Ender Inciarte pulled a ball down the line and off the RF foul pole. The Bees responded with a 3-run bottom of the 8th when Gregory Polanco, Maikel Franco, and Freddy Freeman greeted reliever Francisco Liriano with homer, double, homer to start the inning. The Warpigs answered back again in the top of the 9th. Mallex Smith hit a 2-run triple and scored on Forsythe's single. The Pigs had runners at 2nd & 3rd with 1 out, but couldn't take the lead. Neither team threatened again until the top of the 14th when Forsythe walked, stole 2nd, and scored on Mitch Moreland's double. Michael Wacha (3-3) went 5 innings for the win. Carl Edwards went 5.1, taking the loss. There were 35 strikeouts in this game.

Gm 4 - Bees win 4-3 in 10 innings. Trea Turner and Kurt Suzuki opened the 10th with back to back doubles for the winning runs. The Pigs had scored 2 in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game. Edwards got the win. Severino (0-1) took the loss.

Gm 5 - Warpigs win 4-3. Hunter Pence doubled twice and drove in 3 runs. Carlos Rodon (3-4) got the win. Raisel Iglesias earned his 8th save.

Gm 6 - Bees win 1-0. Julio Teheran went 7.1 for the win, getting help from Edwards and George Kontos, who got the save. Daniel Norris (1-3) went the distance for the Pigs, allowing only 6 hits and striking out 13 in the loss.

Gm 7 - Bees win 12-7. Back in the Beehive, this game featured 7 home runs, the biggest being a grand slam by Maikel Franco. Franco went 4-5 with 2 homers and 6 RBI.

Gm 8 - Bees win 4-3. The Bees scored 3 runs in the 1st inning off of Adam Wainwright (5-10) and held on for the win. Jordan Zimmermann went 5 innings for the win, getting help from 3 relievers. Edwards got the save. Polanco homered.

Fungoes 2, Skyscrapers 0

Fungoes play two (though it seemed a lot like three)vs Skyscrapers and win em both!  
Games played via PC manager at WTF.

September 5 at WTF:
Fungoes grab a 3-0 lead and hold on to win.  Cole Hamels pitched a pretty good game 
allowing only 5 hits over his 7 2/3 innings.  He takes the loss.  David price picks up a win 
for the Fungoes as he allows 8 hits and 1 run over 7 innings.  Bruce Rondon picks up his 
1st save of the season.  Skyscrapers run comes on the strength of back to back X-chance
grounders to Odor that turned into two single and error.  Fungoes stole 7 bases in the contest.

September 6 at WTF:
This type of game is why TeamViewer or face to face game play are so much more desirable.  
This game went 16 innings and just when the Skyscrapers had the win column all warmed up 
until Dull came in and gave up back to back HRs to Betts and Trout handing the Fungoes the 
win 8-7.  The worst part of this game is that Zach Duke threw 9 innings of 2 hit ball in relief.  
Sorry Robert!  Carlos Torres picked up the win for the Fungi in relief while Mr Dull takes the loss 
on two pitched balls!  He didn't seem to have his best stuff out there today!

Buckeyes 3, Killer Bees 0

Games played vs CM at Beeville.

Gm 1 - Buckeyes win 4-3
Gm 2 - Buckeyes win 6-2
Gm 3 - Buckeyes win 8-4

Killer Bees 4, Goofs 3

Games played vs CM at Beeville.

Gm 1 - Bees 8, Goofs 3
Gm 2 - Bees 2, Goofs 0
Gm 3 - Goofs 7, Bees 4
Gm 4 - Bees 4, Goofs 1

Gm 5 - Bees 7, Goofs 2
Gm 6 - Goofs 5, Bees 0
Gm 7 - Goofs 5, Bees 1

Fungoes 7, Killer Bees 3

Games played vs CM at Beeville.
Games 1-3 and 7-8 at the Beehive.
Games 4-6 and 9-10 at WTF.

Gm 1 - Fungoes win 9-8 in 16 innings
Gm 2 - Fungoes win 5-1
Gm 3 - Bees win 11-8

Gm 4 - Fungoes win 7-4 in 10 innings
Gm 5 - Fungoes win 4-2
Gm 6 - Fungoes win 7-5

Gm 7 - Bees win 6-5
Gm 8 - Fungoes win 5-4

Gm 9 - Bees win 2-1
Gm 10 - Fungoes win 3-1

Drillers 3, Killer Bees 2

Games played vs CM at Beeville.

Gm 1 - Drillers 8, Bees 6
Gm 2 - Bees 5, Drillers 2
Gm 3 - Bees 4, Drillers 3
Gm 4 - Drillers 10, Bees 2
Gm 5 - Drillers 5, Bees 2

Skyscrapers 5, Killer Bees 0

Games played vs CM at Beeville.

Gm 1 - Skyscrapers 6, Bees 5
Gm 2 - Skyscrapers 1, Bees 0
Gm 3 - Skyscrapers 8, Bees 6
Gm 4 - Skyscrapers 6, Bees 2
Gm 5 - Skyscrapers 10, Bees 3