Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Trade

The FFTs sent Delmon Young and Fred Lewis to the Warpigs for Brian Anderson, Garrett Atkins, and a player to be determined.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Trade

The FFTs sent Brandon Wood to the Warpigs for Ervin Santana.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Nucleus Players

I read some post about some league that basically started over by cutting down to 5 players. That would really suck, but it would be interesting. So here's my question to you...

If you had to cut down to 5, which 5 would you keep?

Warpigs go first:
1. Pujols
2. Beckham
3. Granderson
4. Fowler
5. Lind

Wow, that is a sucky group. Maybe it WOULD be a good idea to start over. Hehehe

The New Rookie Class

The following is a mock draft voted on by Strat players on the SomWorld Forum. They were considering all players getting their initial cards this season.

Notice that 10 of the first 11 are already ON NASOMA teams. Can we pick those uncarded guys or what?

Pick #1: Matt Wieters (Wieters 37 votes, Hanson 7)
Pick #2: Tommy Hanson (Hanson 30 votes, Beckham 15)
Pick #3: Gordon Beckham (Beckham 24 votes, Price 8)
Pick #4: Andrew McCutchen (McCutchen 24 votes, Price 12)
Pick #5: Rick Porcello (Porcello 19 votes, Price 12)
Pick #6: Colby Rasmus (Rasmus 21 votes, Price 19)
Pick #7: David Price (Price 24 votes, Andrus 14)
Pick #8: Elvis Andrus (Andrus 21 votes, Fowler/Feliz 10)
Pick #9: Dexter Fowler (Fowler 22 votes, Anderson 17)
Pick #10: Brett Anderson (Anderson 32 votes, Feliz 28)
Pick #11: Neftali Feliz (Feliz 28 votes)

Pre-Ordering Cards

According to Steve Barkan of SOM, the expected date for pre-ordering cards and computer games is January 4th.

I have no idea why the date is so late this year. It's usually before Christmas.

This also probably means we won't get cards until closer to March, but that's just my guess.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Winter Tracker

The Winter Tracker Link is now on the NASOMA Website. It was done before this last flurry of trades, but it's still helpful. Thanks DVs.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Trade

The Wahoos send Brian Fuentes and a 7th to the Inmates for Jesse Carlson.

2009 NASOMA League Pitching Leaders - Team

Team Leaders...

Wins
1. Warpigs 126
2. Buckeyes 98
3. Drillers 90
16. FFTs 61

E.R.A.
1. Buckeyes 3.28
2. Warpigs 3.32
3. Drillers 3.63
16. Killer Bees 4.88

Strikeouts
1. Warpigs 1,289
2. Drillers 1,274
3. Wahoos 1,240
16. Mavs 1,013

Saves
1. Buckeyes 61
2. Warpigs 57
3. Drillers 55
16. Inmates 20

Shutouts
1. Warpigs 14
2. Sidewinders 11
3. Inmates 10
3. Tweeners 10
16. Killer Bees 0

Runs Allowed
1. Buckeyes 584
2. Warpigs 606
3. Drillers 638
16. Killer Bees 883

Hits Allowed
1. Warpigs 1,218
2. Sidewinders 1,273
3. Drillers 1,307
16. FFTs 1,579

Homers Allowed
1. Buckeyes 112
2. Drillers 149
3. Mavs 150
16. Killer Bees 229

Walks
1. Warpigs 449
2. DVs 460
3. Drillers 492
16. Killer Bees 740

Complete Games
1. Nads 42
2. Killer Bees 31
3. Sidewinders 28
16. Fungoes 10

Run Differential
1. Warpigs +429
2. Wahoos +119
2. Sidewinders +119
16. Mavs -152

2009 NASOMA League Pitching Leaders - Individuals

Individual Leaders...

Wins
1. Roy Halladay, DVs 24-10
2. Tim Lincecum, Drillers 22-8
2. Cliff Lee, Warpigs 22-5
4. Jeremy Guthrie, SuperGoofs 18-12
4. Paul Maholm, Pastas 18-12
4. Justin Duchscherer, Warpigs 18-2

Saves
1. Joe Nathan, Drillers 42
2. Grant Balfour, Buckeyes 35
3. Jon Papelbon, Fungoes 33
4. Mariano Rivera, FFTs 32
5. Taylor Buchholz, Wahoos 29
5. Joey Devine, Rhinos 29

E.R.A. (162 IP minimum)
1. Greg Maddux, Buckeyes 2.16
2. Rich Harden, Warpigs 2.60
3. Joe Saunders, Nads 2.77
4. Ben Sheets, Rhinos 2.83
5. Roy Halladay, DVs 2.86

Shutouts
1. Rich Harden, Warpigs 4
1. Jesse Litsch, Warpigs 4
3. Justin Duchscherer, Warpigs 3
3. Johan Santana, Inmates 3
3. Carlos Zambrano, Sidewinders 3
3. Gavin Floyd, Inmates 3

Strikeouts
1. Tim Lincecum, Drillers 284
2. Roy Halladay, DVs 248
3. Ryan Dempster, Nads 232
4. Edison Volquez, SuperGoofs 227
5. C.C. Sabathia, Rhinos 226
5. A.J. Burnett, Rhinos 226

Innings Pitched
1. Roy Halladay, DVs 271.0
2. Johan Santana, Inmates 256.1
3. C.C. Sabathia, Rhinos 252.0
4. Brandon Webb, Nads 250.1
5. Tim Lincecum, Drillers 250.0

Appearances
1. Armando Galarraga, Mavs 120
2. J.C. Romero, Mavs 80
3. Craig Breslow, DVs 75
4. Ryan Madson, DVs 73
5. Brad Ziegler, Mavs 71

Winning Percentage (15 decisions minimum)
1. Justin Duchscherer, Warpigs .900 (18-2)
2. Cliff Lee, Warpigs .815 (22-5)
3. Jesse Litsch, Warpigs .810 (17-4)
3. Rich Harden, Warpigs .810 (17-4)
5. Greg Maddux, Buckeyes .737 (14-5)

Complete Games
1. Brandon Webb, Nads 11
1. Ryan Dempster, Nads 11
3. Joe Saunders, Nads 10
3. C.C. Sabathia, Rhinos 10
3. Justin Verlander, Killer Bees 10

The most losses were by Chad Billingsley of the Killer Bees who went 11-24.

The most hits allowed were by Brandon Webb of the Nads who allowed 287 base hits.

The most homers were allowed by Chad Billingsley of the Killer Bees who surrendered 42.

The most walks were issued by Edinson Volquez of the SuperGoofs with 121

The most runs were allowed by Jair Jurrjens of the Killer Bees who gave up 159.

Monday, December 21, 2009

2009 NASOMA League Batting Leaders - Team

Team Leaders...

Runs Scored
1. Warpigs 1,035
2. Wahoos 862
3. Killer Bees 820
16. Tweeners 608

Batting Average
1. Warpigs .289
2. Wahoos .282
3. FFTs .268
16. Tweeners .236

Home Runs
1. Warpigs 258
2. Killer Bees 257
3. Nads 217
16. Tweeners 115

Base Hits
1. Wahoos 1638
2. Warpigs 1625
3. FFTs 1547
16. SuperGoofs 1294

Walks
1. Warpigs 996
2. Wahoos 817
3. Killer Bees 808
16. Tweeners 583

Doubles
1. Wahoos 401
2. Warpigs 389
3. Sidewinders 358
16. Killer Bees 244

Triples
1. Warpigs 51
2. Pastas 46
3. Rhinos 43
16. Killer Bees 18

Stolen Bases
1. Fungoes 225
2. Rhinos 207
3. Tweeners 165
16. Killer Bees 51

On Base Pct.
1. Warpigs .375
2. Wahoos .357
3. Sidewinders .348
16. Tweeners .299

Slugging Pct.
1. Warpigs .513
2. Nads .454
3. Killer Bees .448
16. Tweeners .366

OPS
1. Warpigs .888
2. Wahoos .800
3. Nads .796
16. Tweeners .665

Strikeouts
1. Tweeners 1033
2. Warpigs 1035
3. DVs 1064
16. Inmates 1251

Errors
1. Nads 71
1. Buckeyes 71
3. Warpigs 72
16. Inmates 124 (and the only team with over 100 errors)

2009 NASOMA League Batting Leaders - Individuals

Individual Hitting...

Batting Average
1. Chipper Jones, Warpigs .363
2. Albert Pujols, Warpigs .351
3. Joe Mauer, Sidewinders .336
4. Mark Teixeira, Killer Bees .332
5. Justin Morneau, Wahoos .324

Home Runs
1. Mark Teixeira, Killer Bees 47
2. Albert Pujols, Warpigs 43
2. Ryan Howard, Inmates 43
4. Adrian Gonzalez, Nads 41
5. Chipper Jones, Warpigs 38

Runs Batted In
1. Albert Pujols, Warpigs 138
2. Mark Teixeira, Killer Bees 125
3. Carlos Beltran, Sidewinders 121
4. Brad Hawpe, Killer Bees 116
5. Ryan Ludwick, Drillers 115

Runs Scored
1. Albert Pujols, Warpigs 138
2. Chipper Jones, Warpigs 117
3. Mark Teixeira, Killer Bees 115
4. Dustin Pedroia, Wahoos 114
5. Grady Sizemore, Fungoes 110

Stolen Bases
1. B.J. Upton, Rhinos 70
2. Jose Reyes, Pastas 56
3. Chone Figgins, Fungoes 48
4. Brian Roberts, Tweeners 44
5. Jacoby Ellsbury, Drillers 43

Base Hits
1. Dustin Pedroia, Wahoos 212
2. Ichiro Suzuki, FFTs 206
3. Albert Pujols, Warpigs 201
3. Mark Teixeira, Killer Bees 201
5. Joe Mauer, Sidewinders 198

Doubles
1. Dustin Pedroia, Wahoos 56
1. Nick Markakis, Sidewinders 56
3. Carlos Beltran, Sidewinders 52
4. Chase Utley, DVs 51
5. Nate McLouth, Nads 50

Triples
1. Curtis Granderson, Warpigs 21
2. Jose Reyes, Pastas 14
3. Ryan Braun, Rhinos 12
3. David DeJesus, Mavs 12
5. Ichio Suzuki, FFTs 11

Walks
1. Jack Cust, Buckeyes 121
2. Albert Pujols, Warpigs 113
3. Adam Dunn, Inmates 99
4. Joe Mauer, Sidewinders 96
4. Carlos Pena, Killer Bees 96

On Base Pct.
1. Chipper Jones, Warpigs .462
2. Albert Pujols, Warpigs .458
3. Joe Mauer, Sidewinders .429
4. Mark Teixeira, Killer Bees .425
5. Milton Bradley, Wahoos .422

Slugging Pct.
1. Albert Pujols, Warpigs .665
2. Chipper Jones, Warpigs .648
3. Mark Teixeira, Killer Bees .637
4. Manny Ramirez, Warpigs .629
5. Alex Rodriguez, Rhinos .590

OPS
1. Albert Pujols, Warpigs 1.122
2. Chipper Jones, Warpigs 1.110
3. Mark Teixeira, Killer Bees 1.062
4. Manny Ramirez, Warpigs 1.042
5. Alex Rodriguez, Rhinos 1.009

The player striking out the most times was Ryan Braun of the Rhinos with 166.

The player with the most errors was Felipe Lopez of the Tweeners with 29.

The player with the most times caught stealing was B.J. Upton of the Rhinos with 28.

The league leader in At Bats was Ichiro Suzuki of the FFTs with 721 (just edging out Dustin Pedroia of the Wahoos with 719).

The player hit the most by a pitch was Chase Utley of the DVs with 36.

Not every team keeps Sac Hits, but the leader was Jacoby Ellsbury of the Drillers with 25.

Not every team keeps Sac Flies either (which doesn't make sense as SFs affect a player's OB%), but the leader was Lance Berkman of the Fungoes with 11.

There were three batters with enough plate appearances to qualify (502 PA) who hit under .200 for the year, and two of them were Inmates:
1. Jack Cust, Buckeyes .180
2. Adam Dunn, Inmates .189
3. Rick Ankiel, Inmates .199

And finally, the player to accumulate the most ABs without a homer is also an Inmate:
1. Ryan Theriot, Inmates 581 AB / 0 HR

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Range Ratings

There is a link on the NASOMA website.

The 1's...

C - Martin, Mauer, Y.Molina, Varitek
1B - Kotchman, Teixeira, Youkilis, Pujols, Adrian Gonzalez
2B - A.Hill, Hudson, Pedroia
3B - Figgins, Rolen, Zimmerman, Longoria, Beltre
SS - Rollins, Tulowitzki, Andrus(!), J.Wilson, Bartlett
LF - Crawford, N.Morgan, Span
CF - N.Morgan, C.Gomez, Kemp, Hunter, Bourn, F. Guiterrez, Adam Jones
RF - Ichiro, Markakis, R.Sweeney

Trades

DVs send Craig Breslow and Ryan Madson to the Wahoos for Ryan Sweeney and a Reserve Spot.

Pastas send Carlos Delgado to the Sidewinders for Brandon League.

Sidewinders send Scott Downs and their 6th round pick to the Pastas for Jeremy Hermida.

Pastas send their 3rd, 4th, and 6th round picks to the Drillers for Carlos Lee, Jorge Posada, and Hong-Chih Kuo.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

World Series Tidbits

Even though the Warpigs had almost twice as many homers as the Buckeyes in the regular season, the Buckeyes outhomered the Pigs in the Series 10-6. And 3 of those 6 Pig homers came in the final game.

In another oddity, the Pigs(7) had more stolen bases than the Buckeyes(4). It's not all that odd, though; the Pigs and Buckeyes actually stole the same amount of bases in the regular season.

Rich Harden struck out 18 in 13 innings while going 2-0. He struck out 26 in 15 innings to go 2-0 in the Rhino series.

In the 6 game series, the Warpig starting pitchers threw 32 innings. The Buckeye starters threw only 11.

The Warpigs outhit the Buckeyes in all 6 games. Rafael Furcal had hits in every game, going 9/23. He only went 3/20 vs the Rhinos - and all three hits were in the first game.

Cody Ransom went 6-9 with 3 homers in the 12 playoff games. All of his homers were key, too. The first one was a 2-out, 9th inning, game tying blast against the Rhinos - sending the game to extra innings. The second one was a walk-off homer to end the 2nd round series vs the Rhinos. And his 3rd one came in the 7th inning of the final game of the World Series and gave the Pigs the lead for good. The weird thing is, despite the column of homers on his card, all three of his homers were on the pitchers' cards! He hit a 6-2 ballpark off of Cory Wade; then hit a 5-5 homer off Wade in game 6. Against the Buckeyes, Ransom hit a ballpark homer at 6-9 on Sergio Romo's card.

The Buckeyes' version of Cody Ransom was Ryan Shealy, and he had a weird end to his season. As the Buckeyes tried desperately to score a tying run in the final two innings of game 6, Shealy was on bench. But being the ONLY guy left on the bench, he could only pinch hit for DH or 1B. Plus, he only had 1 at bat remaining. The game - and series - ended with Shealy still sitting on the bench. It was reminiscent of the Fungoes' Jeff Baker not being able to get into the final game in 2007 when the Oilers clinched a first round series over the Fungi.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Warpigs are CHAMPS!

The Warpigs defeated the Buckeyes in 6 games to claim their 10th NASOMA title. The games were close and turned time after time on clutch hits and late inning homers.

Game 1: Buckeyes 8, Warpigs 7 - Just to show what kind of frustration lay ahead, the Buckeyes won the game despite trailing 7-0 in the 8th inning. But in that inning, the Buckeyes had a 3-run homer from Jack Cust off of Justin Duchscherer, then a game-tying grand slam by Jason Werth off of Joakim Soria followed by a solo shot by Jason Giambi off of George Sherrill.

Game 2: Warpigs 8, Buckeyes 2 - The Pigs lead 3-2 in the 6th when Brian Giles hit a 3-run double off of Darren Oliver. Rich Harden and four relievers struck out 15 Buckeye batters. The series moved on to the Buckeye Plateau.

Game 3: Warpigs 5, Buckeyes 4 - The Warpigs scored a run in each of the first four innings, but the Buckeyes countered with a 4 spot in the 2nd. Both bullpens settled down after that. In fact, the Buckeyes only had 4 hits, and ALL of them came in that 2nd inning. The winning run scored in the top of the 9th on a bases loaded walk to Cody Ransom. Joakim Soria got the Buckeyes out in the 9th for the save.

Game 4: Buckeyes 6, Warpigs 3 in 10 innings - An RBI double by Chipper Jones tied the game in the 7th, but Ryan Shealy ended it with a 3-run homer in the bottom of the 10th off of Russ Springer.

Game 5: Warpigs 9, Buckeyes 5 - Brian Giles was again the hitting star for the Pigs, going 4/5 with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored. Ryan Doumit added insurance runs in the 9th with a bases loaded, 2 out Omega hit off of Dan Wheeler. Rich Harden, the MVP of the Pigs' 2nd round series against the Rhinos, got the win - making him 4-0 in the post season. The series heads back to the BallPork.

Game 6: Warpigs 6, Buckeyes 5 - Homers by Albert Pujols and Manny Ramirez in the 3rd inning gave the Pigs an early lead, but they trailed 5-4 going to the 7th. Pujols then led off the 7th with a single off of Sergio Romo. After Chipper Jones struck out, Cody Ransom launched a Romo pitch into the left field seats to give the Warpigs the lead and, after Soria got the last 5 outs, the Higdon.

Albert Pujols, who went 9 for 26 with 2 homers and 7 RBI, gets the Series MVP. Others in the running were Rafael Furcal (9/23, 8 runs), Chipper Jones (10/26), Jason Bay (8/21, 4 RBI), Cody Ransom (4/7, 4 RBI), and Rich Harden. For the Buckeyes, I have no doubt that Jason Effin Werth would have to get some consideration.

Pics from the Playoffs

The Playoff Owners (minus the Rhinos)


The Wahoos vs the Sidewinders


The newest Warpig fan

Saturday, November 21, 2009

2009 World Series

After a long, weird day (week, really) of playoffs, it comes down to this: the Warpigs and Buckeyes will square off in the World Series on Sunday evening at the PigSty.

This marks the 4th time the Pigs and Buckeyes have matched up in the World Series. The Buckeyes were victorious in 1990 and 1991; the Pigs exacted some revenge by winning in 1997.

This is the 13th World Series appearance for the Warpigs and the 11th for the Buckeyes. The two teams rank #1-2 in this category. They also rank #1-2 in World Series championships. The Warpigs lead with 9 titles. The Buckeyes have won 7.

Quotes from the Playoffs

Driller Dude (to Snakeman after the Sidewinders were beaten by the Wahoos): "At least I lost to the Rhinos."

Snakeman "I woke up at 5:00 for this shit?!?"

The Chief: "This case of beer looks like a rat got into it. Oh, it was Vince."

The Chief: "I should call the Inmates and ask him who to start this game."

Everybody at one time or another: "I'm just glad I'm not the DVs."

Buckeyes vs Wahoos - 2nd Round

Game 1: Wahoos 6, Buckeyes 0. Lohse and friends with the shutout.

Game 2: Buckeyes 5, Wahoos 4. Series tied and heading to the Reservation.

Game 3: Buckeyes 12, Wahoos 2. Buckeyes scored early and often.

Game 4: Wahoos 5, Buckeyes 3. The Wahoos even the series. There will be a short(?) break now.

To be continued...

Game 5: Wahoos 13, Buckeyes 12 in 10 innings. The series resumes out at the Buckeye house.

Game 6: Buckeyes 3, Wahoos 2. Buckeyes score in the bottom of the 9th for the walk off win. The series heads to yet another game 7.

Game 7: Buckeyes 5, Wahoos 0. On to the World Series.

Wahoos vs Sidewinders - 1st Round

The first round series is going on right now at the Pigsty. I'll update periodically.

Game 1 - Sidewinders 8, Wahoos 6. Both teams scored 3 in the first inning.

Game 2 - Wahoos 4, Sidewinders 0. Scott Baker with the complete game shutout.

Game 3 - Wahoos 10, Sidewinders 2. Thru the first three games, The Wahoos have scored 10 first inning runs. All of the runs in this game were scored in the first two innings.

Game 4 - Sidewinders 4, Wahoos 3. Series tied.

Game 5 - Wahoos 6, Sidewinders 3. Wahoos take a 3 games to 2 lead as the series heads back to the Snakepit.

Game 6 - Sidewinders 4, Wahoos 3. In what has become the longest (in time) series ever played in one sitting, the Snakes' Joe Mauer hit a 2-out single to score Aaron Hill from second. Scott Baker took his scoreless streak into the 7th inning before Carlos Beltran hit a game-tying 3-run homer.

Game 7 - Wahoos 7, Sidewinders 1. The Wahoos scored 5 runs in the first inning. Carlos Zambrano sucked... again. Gil Meche went the distance. The Wahoos move on to the second round.

Carlos Zambrano's 2-start totals: 1.2 innings. 8 hits. 7 walks. 11 earned runs.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Warpigs vs Rhinos - 2nd Round

The Warpigs moved on to the World Series by defeating the Rhinos in 6 games. The results...

Game 1: Warpigs win 2-0. Justin Duchscherer went 8 innings before giving way to the bullpen in the shutout victory. The Rhinos were held to 4 hits. The Pigs had only 6 hits, but 5 of them were by Rafael Furcal and Albert Pujols. Joakim Soria got the save for the Warpigs.

Game 2: Warpigs win 12-0. Rich Harden struck out 14 in 7 innings to lead the Warpigs to their second straight shutout victory. Brian Giles went 3-3 and drove in 3 runs. Manny Ramirez also had 3 RBI, and Brian Anderson, who had entered as a pinch runner in the 8-run 7th inning, added a homer in the 8th. Ben Sheets took the loss.

Game 3: Rhinos win 3-2 in 11 innings. The Rhinos finally scored their first run of the series in the 6th inning, but it was Hanley Ramirez who got the Rhinos into the win column. Ramirez homered in the 9th and the 11th, both off of Russ Springer. C.C. Sabathia went 2 innings for the win.

Game 4: Rhinos win 7-5 in 12 innings. Another extra inning game - another win for the Rhinos. Both teams hit 4 homers. The Pigs' Cody Ransom hit a 2-out homer in the top of the 9th to extend the game, but Alex Rodriguez hit a 2-run walk off homer in the 12th inning (his second HR of the game) to even up the series at 2 games apiece.

Game 5: Warpigs win 10-5. The Pigs pounded the Rhino pitching for 10 runs on 14 hits. Rich Harden allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and struck out 12 in 8 innings for the win.

Game 6: Warpigs win 4-2 in 11 innings. Cliff Lee took a no-hitter into the 6th inning, but it took a Cody Ransom walk off 2-run homer in the 11th inning to send the Warpigs to the World Series.

Rhinos vs Drillers - 1st Round

The 6th seeded Rhinos upended the #3 seed Drillers in 7 games. Here are the results...

Game 1: Drillers win 8-4. Tim Lincecum beat Ben Sheets. Vladimir Guerrero homered and drove in 3

Game 2: Rhinos win 4-3. Andre Ethier singled off of Manny Delcarmen to drive in the game deciding run in the top of the 9th. Joey Devine got the win; Octavio Dotel took the loss. Both Troy Tulowitzki and B.J. Upton homered for the Rhinos.

Game 3: Rhinos win 5-2. The Rhinos scored 3 first inning runs off of Jamey Shields and then held on. Cory Wade got the win in relief. C.C. Sabathia went 3 innings for the save. Geovanny Soto homered.

Game 4: Drillers win 4-3. This time it was the Drillers with the 3-run first inning. Kevin Slowey got the win with Joe Nathan earning the save. Oliver Perez took the loss. Carlos Lee homered for the Drillers.

Game 5: Rhinos win 6-5 in 14 innings. In the turning point of the series, the Drillers' Tim Lincecum entered the 9th inning with a 1-hit shutout and a 5-0 lead. The Rhinos then exploded for 5 ninth inning runs, the final four coming on a 2-out grand slam by Ryan Braun off of Nathan. the Rhinos won in the 14th with B.J. Upton getting the game-winning hit. C.C. Sabathia got the win while Dave Bush took the loss.

Game 6: Drillers win 7-4. The Drillers evened up the series in a hurry by pounding A.J. Burnett for 7 first inning runs. Dan Haren earned the win, and Joe Nathan got the save.

Game 7: Rhinos win 2-1. An exciting game 7 pitcher's duel between Jamey Shields and Matt Garza was decided in the 8th inning when Hanley Ramirez followed a walk to Alex Rodriguez with a 2-run homer off of Hong-Chih Kuo. Joey Devine and Cory Wade finished off the Drillers to send the Rhinos to the 2nd round.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Snake

Had dinner tonight at Ton's Mongolian Grill. Funny stuff on the Chinese calendar placemats...

The Snake's mortal enemy is the Boar.

and...

The Snake loves the Cock.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Playoff Info and a New Address

The 2009 NASOMA Playoffs will take place at the Pigsty on Saturday, November 21st. The first round features the 3rd seeded and NERDD champion Drillers against the #6 seed Rhinos and the AWD champs and 4th seeded Sidewinders against the #5 seed Wahoos. The Driller/Rhino series may take place earlier. I'll post results as they happen.

The second round will have the winners from the first round meeting the 2nd seeded Buckeyes (MFD champs) and the top-seeded Warpigs, who won the BUD. If things go as usual, the World Series will be Saturday night.

Everyone is invited to come on by. There will be food and drink and maybe a food outing that night.

Also, you need to send (or give) the Snakeman $28 for your 1/16th contribution to get the Snakes on a Plane.

And finally, the Fungoes have a new home. He and Mrs. Fungo have moved out of the rat race and into the country. His new address and new phone number will be posted in the usual hidden place on the website. His cell phone number will, I assume, stay the same.

Maybe we can get him to post some pictures on the Peanut Gallery.

That's all for now.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Trade

The FFTs traded Scott Rolen to the Killer Bees for Rafael Furcal and future considerations.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

2010 Draft Order

The top ten picks...

1. FFTs (61-101) - picked currently owned by the Tweeners
2. Killer Bees (65-97)
3. Inmates (66-96)
4. Tweeners (68-94)
5. Mavs (69-93)
6. SuperGoofs (72-90)
7. Fungoes (74-88)
8. Nads (77-85)
9. Pastas (79-83)
10. DVs (86-76) - pick currently owned by the Fungoes

If the Wahoo Draft Rule had passed, that list would be reversed. But then, if the rule had passed, something tells me the final records wouldn't be the same. hehehe

Pick 11 will be either the Rhinos, the Wahoos, or the Sidewinders.
Pick 12 will be either the Wahoos, the Sidewinders, or the Drillers.

Regular Season Finished

Inmates 2, SuperGoofs 1

From The HEAD INMATE...

Inmate pitching kicked into high gear for the last three games, losing 3-2 in Goofland, then shutting out the Goofs 9-0 and 2-0 in the Baptist Bowl.

Inmates end 2009 at 66-96.


All games for the 2009 regular season are completed. Shortly, I will post the final standings, the W/L vs each opponent page, and the draft order. In the mean time, keep sending in your final stats. Eight teams have their final stats linked to their team name on the Standings page. The Inmate stats will join them soon. That leaves 7 other teams to get theirs turned in.


Oh, and then there was this interesting note...

Inmates are 1970-1970 after 24 years.

Is this mediocrity, or what?

The HEAD INMATE

Friday, October 16, 2009

Games (almost finished)

SuperGoofs 5, Inmates 2

From The HEAD INMATE...

Goofs pummel Inmate buttocks before computer problems force the halt of play. The only Inmate highlight was a two-hit shutout in game 5 by Santana.

Inmates at 64-95 with 3 to play.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Games

Killer Bees 5, Tweeners 2

From Logan County...

You can't make this shit up. Tweeners and Bees battle for draft position in the final series of the year. In game 1 (Jonathan Sanchez's final start as a Tweener) we jump on Chris Young for 4 runs in the first inning, but Bees come back to win 8-4 on grand slams by Brad Hawpe in the 6th inning and Ramon Hernandez in the 11th inning. In game 2 (Oswalt's final start as a Tweener) Roy throws 8 solid innings but we get shut out by Billingsley (Tejeda pitches the 9th for the save). Blanton and Verlander are untouchable in game 3; Tweeners win 1-0 thanks to a 13th inning error by Miguel Tejada. We expand rosters for game 4; Tweeners again score 4 in the first inning, but Bees win 7-4 on a 3-run homer in the 11th by Mike Cameron, his second homer of the game. With dead starters littering the floor, Ian Snell starts game 5 for his first (and last?) appearance as a Tweener and gives us a solid 5.2 innings, but gets no decision as we again lose in extra innings on a Cameron homerun in the 12th. In game 6 Aaron Harang (in his final start as a Tweener) takes a shutout into the 10th inning, but gives up a 1-out double to Cameron; Gio Gonzalez comes in to face Hawpe, who drives in the game's only run to give the Bees another extra-inning win. In game #162, Jorge de la Rosa and 4 relievers combine on a 2-hit shutout as the Tweeners cruise 12-0. Cody Ross (in his final game as a Tweener) homers and doubles and drives in 4. Five extra-inning games, 4 shutouts, and the Tweeners drop 5 of 7, securing the 3rd or 4th pick in the 2010 draft.

Where are the cards?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Games

Warpigs 3, Wahoos 1

The Wahoos clinched the 5th seed by winning the final game of the series. The Wahoos will play the Sidewinders in Round 1. The Rhinos will take on the Drillers. The Warpigs won a league record 126 games and join the Buckeyes with first round byes.

Game 1 - Warpigs win 5-4 - Cliff Lee (22-5) pitched his final 5 innings of the year, leaving with a 5-2 lead. The PigPen hung on, but only barely. Orlando Hudson went 3-4 and Rafael Furcal hit a 1st inning homer. Joakim Soria earned his 27th save.

Game 2 - Warpigs win 12-2 - A 5-run first inning vs Fausto Carmona wrapped this one up early. Cody Ransom and Stephen Drew both hit pinch homers later in the game. Ervin Santana (17-8) went six innings for the win.

Game 3 - Warpigs win 4-3 - Jesse Litsch (17-4) outdueled Gil Meche for the win. Furcal went 3-4 with 2 RBI and 2 stolen bases. Albert Pujols hit his 43 home run of the year. Soria got save number 28.

Game 4 - Wahoos win 9-1. Ricky Nolasco threw a complete game 5-hitter. John Lackey (5-7) got pounded in the loss. With the win, the Wahoos finally broke the tie with the Rhinos for the 5th seed.

Draft Position (so far)

There are a handful of games to play, so this will change. But at the moment...

1. FFTs - 101 losses
2. Killer Bees - 95 losses (with 7 games to play)
3. Mavs - 93
4. Inmates - 90 (with 10 to play)
5. Tweeners - 89 (with 7 to play)
6. Fungoes - 88
7. SuperGoofs - 86 (with 10 to play)
8. Nads - 85
9. Pastas - 83
10. DVs - 76

Last Games

There are only three regular season series left to be played:

Inmates vs SuperGoofs
Tweeners vs Killer Bees
Warpigs vs Wahoos

I am in the process of switching the link for your final stats. I'm going to link them to your team name in the standings and leave the team home pages alone, I think. Only the SSW stats are linked that way so far, but the others will be done soon.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

From the Rhinos...

Not sure if everybody got this, but this email came from the Rhinos back on September 2nd...

Great...my return date is approximately 25 Oct and should be back in TX or NV around then. Once playoff schedule is finalized I can make plans to be where ever I need to be. Thanks for all the patience and support and especially to the DV's for make the Rhinos contenders...

Games

Nads 3, Wahoos 2
Nads 3, Tweeners 2
Nads 5, Inmates 2

From the NadMan...

Wahoos go 2-3 at NADS- play three one run games – Joe Saunders won two games and Chan Ho Park won one game. Getting to the end of the season – all games played quick play – NADS suck

Tweeners go 2-3 at NADS ( more quick play – Hal is on a roll)
Gm1 Lannan pitched complete game and out pitched Arroyo for the win 6-2
Gm2 – Nads win by scoring 3 runs in bottom of the 9th
Gm 3 – Tweeners win 3-1 on Nick Swisher’s HR and 2 RBI’s
Gm 4 Nads win 7-4 after scoring 6 runs in the 8th to take the lead – Chan Ho Park pitched Complete game and is 4-0 for the season!!!
Gm5 Nads win 3-2 Dan Uggla hit two dingers to lead the Nads to win

NADS finish season at home – Inmates go 2-5 to finish the NADS 2009 season
Gm1 – Inmates win 2-1 in a game that neither team looked good –we stunk up the ballpark
Gm2 – Nads win 3-0 – Dempster pitched a shutout for the win
Gm3 – Inmates win 10-2 – Gavin Floyd pitched complete game holding the NADS to 2 runs
Gm 4 – Nads win 6-4 – knocked Santana out of the game in the bottom of the 2nd inning
Gm5 – Nads win 5-2 Webb held Inmates to 2 runs
Gm 6 – Nads win 5-2 – Dempster held Inmates to 2 runs
Gm 7 – Nads win 12-4 Coco Crisp went 4 for 5 with a homer, 2 RBI’s and a stolen base – nice way for the NADS to finish the season


The DVs are officially eliminated from the post season. The Wahoos and Rhinos will be the wild card teams (congratulations). If the Wahoos win at least 1 of their remaining 4 games, the Wahoos will have the #5 seed. If not, the two teams will be tied and have to play a 1-game playoff to determine seeding.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Games

Wahoos 3, Tweeners 0

From the Chief...
Wahoos played their three with the Tweeners late last night during the Dodgers-Cardinals game. I didn't send stats to the respective sources, but I can tell you the Wahoos won all 3. The clincher was the "boring" game as Ricky Nolasco beat Roy Oswalt in a pair of complete games. Wahoos win 3-1 (the Tweeners run came late to stop the shutout).
In game 2, the Wahoos rallied from a 7-0 hole (thank you Fausto Carmona and company) with a 3-run inninng and 4-run inning (keyed by a Chris Ianetta big bop). It was a walk-off win -- the second of the series.
In game 1, the Wahoos also won this one in walk-off fashion.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

End of the Season Stuff

Congrats to the NERDD for being the first division to complete their regular season.

Playoff Seeds:
1. Warpigs
2. Buckeyes
3. Drillers
4. Sidewinders
5. Wahoos or Rhinos
6. Wahoos or Rhinos or DVs (cough cough, nudge nudge, wink wink)

Games remaining...
Inmates vs SuperGoofs - 10 games (Goofs, please respond to your emails!)
Inmates vs Nads - 7 games
Nads vs Wahoos - 5 games (at Nads. Nads, please respond to your emails!)
Nads vs Tweeners - 5 games (not sure of the location)
Wahoos vs Tweeners - 3 games (at Wahoos. I'm pretty sure the Hoos are waiting on results from the Nad games (because of At Bat issues) before playing these.
Killer Bees vs Tweeners - 7 games. (not sure, but I suspect the playing of these games may hinge on the Tweener/Nad games and the Tweener/Wahoo games - which rely on the Wahoo/Nad games).
Wahoos vs Pigs - 4 games - (I know for sure these games will be played after the Wahoo/Tweener series, which depends (again) on the Wahoo/Nad games.

Seems to me that when the Nads play their 5 Wahoo games... and when the Goofs and Inmates get their 10 done, the dominoes should tumble and the regular season will end.

This has been a great year in terms of games getting done on time. Good job everybody.

Games

Drillers 5, DVs 3

From the Driller Dude...
It took 6 games, but the Drillers got to the 4 needed wins vs DVs.

August 5 Lincecum spins a 3-1 gem for 8 innings and Nathan closes it out.

August 6 Haren, not to be out done, goes 8 and Nathan closes out a 5-1 victory.

August 7 Shields has a surprisingly good start earning a 7-2 victory.

August 8 Slowey, starting for the floor dwelling Bush, gives up a 3-10 loss. “They were all on his card, coach.” As he left the mound.

September 21 The REAL Shields makes an appearance in a 5-6 loss to the DVs.

September 22 Slowey keeps us in it long enough for a ninth inning 6-3 victory to clinch the division. MVP of the series has to go to Nick Johnson. I think he made 5 outs at the plate and stood on his head twice on X chances making plays!

The last two games will be EQA as the DVerminator was last seen mumbling “Helton has hit .193 this year!”

We end the season with two clicks of the EQA button.

Drillers win 6-4 in one and the DV win 5-4 in the other.

Drillers finish the series 5-3 with the DVs to end the season 90-72… if my math’s right.


Congratulations Drillers on winning the NERDD. They will have the #3 seed in the playoffs and play the #6 seed in the first round.

As for the DVs, they end the year 86-76 and 2 games behind the Rhinos in the wild card race. The Rhinos have already finished their regular season and have clinched a spot in the post season. The Wahoos have 12 to play, and only need to win 4 to make the playoffs and force the DVs to bag up the bats for the winter.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Extra Reserve Spot

TEAM TOTAL
Warpigs 558
FFTs 558
Inmates 546
Zaps 542
Bees 534
Tweeners 534
DVs 528
Buckeyes 527
Fungoes 519
Snakes 519
Drillers 512
Nads 507
Goofs 495
Rhinos 493
Wahoos 481
Mavs 472

The Warpigs win the extra pick based on the tiebreaker.

The Twins/Tigers game has not been added, but will not change the final outcome.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Games

DVs 2, Wahoos 1

From the DVs...
DVs sneak out 2 of 3 from the Wahoos.
Only loss was on Halladay, who continues to prove what a fiasco that whole trade was. DVs inch to 83-71, 2 back of the Drillers with both teams final 8 vs. each other. Not sure what happens if we go 5-3 to tie the Drillers for the division and the Rhinos for the wild card(?). We’ll worry about that when we get there.

From the Chief...
the 1-2 seemed even worse when I realized that in both losses we had the winning run at the plate or on base. Wahoos leave 33 men on base in the three games. The bright spot was the 4-person shutout (4-0) in Game 2. Hamels went 3.1 followed by Nolasco, Marte and Fuentes.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Trades

The Warpigs traded Manny Ramirez to the FFTs for the Wahoo 1st round pick.

The Warpigs then traded that Wahoo 1st round pick to the Wahoos for Gordon Beckham.

Standings Update 10-1-09

B.U.D. W L % GB Remaining Games Last Update
Warpigs 123 35 .778 --
4 9/11/09
Wahoos 82 65 .558 35.5
15 9/6/09
Rhinos 88 74 .543 37.0
0 9/28/09
SuperGoofs 66 86 .434 54.0
10 9/1/09
M.F.D. W L % GB
Buckeyes 98 64 .605 --
0 8/23/09
Nads 66 79 .455 23.5
17 9/7/09
Mavs 69 93 .426 29.0
0 9/3/09
Inmates 60 85 .414 29.5
17 9/11/09
A.W.D. W L % GB
Sidewinders 88 74 .543 --
0 9/2/09
Pastas 79 83 .488 9.0
0 9/15/09
Tweeners 64 83 .435 16.5
15 9/28/09
Killer Bees 60 95 .387 24.5
7 9/14/09
N.E.R.D.D. W L % GB
Drillers 85 69 .552 --
8 8/29/09
DVs 81 70 .536 2.5
11 9/13/09
Fungoes 74 88 .457 15.0
0 9/14/09
FFTs 61 101 .377 28.0
0 8/22/09

Friday, October 02, 2009

Making the Call

Or the Pick to Click. Whatever. It's pretty funny.

Click here and listen to both audio files in order.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Games

Tweeners 4, Rhinos 1

From the DVRhino...

Tweeners hose up their draft status even further with a 4-1 whipping of the Rhinos.

Game 1 had 44,846 in attendance as John Lannan and Justin Masterson start their arbitration campaign by combining on a 4 hit, 1-0 shutout.

Game 2 was another defensive struggle which saw the Rhino tandem of CC Sabathia and Joey Devine combining on a 4 hitter for a 2-1 win.

Game 3 finally had a bit more offense as the Tweeners unloaded for an 8-3 win with Jonathan Sanchez scattering 6 hits.

Game 4 was another Tweener offensive showing with a 12-4 pounding of Matt Garza. Shane Victorino tweeted to his faithful followers: “This $hit is too easy”

Game 5 saw Roy Oswalt throw a complete game and strike out 13 as the Rhinos lose 7-4 in spite of hitting 3 home runs. 'Everything felt great' Oswalt said. 'I had a good fastball, I felt I could throw it by everybody today.' Tweener manager Al Davis was quoted as saying “We’ll see how great it feels when he’s on the FFT’s roster, I’ve had enough of his winning ways screwing up my draft position.” The FFTs could not be reached for comment, as it was believed he was still in Columbia South Carolina trying to secure tickets for Ole Miss’ upcoming Independence Bowl appearance.

Rhinos finish at 88-74.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Current Rosters and Draft Picks Now Available

On the main page of the NASOMA.org website, there is now a link (2010 Rosters) that will open a page of the current rosters for next year. If your home page still says 2009 Rosters, hit the refresh button.

At the top, by the team name, is a number representing how many Reserve Spots you own. All of your players - active or not - are listed in alphabetical order. At the bottom of the list, there is a list of the draft picks you own. The first cell shows the rounds (1-10) where you still have your own pick - at this point everybody still owns all of his picks from round 11 on. The cell below it lists any additional picks you have obtained.

Just for bookkeeping purposes, I have moved the Inmate 2nd and the Wahoo 3rd from the Tweeners to the FFTs - although those picks could end up being the Tweener 2nd and Buckeye 3rd - based on the most recent trade between the Tweeners and FFTs.

As always, if I have made any mistakes, I'm sure you'll let me know.

If you want me to post the rosters in excel format for you to download, let me know.

Trade

The FFTs traded Felix Hernandez, Adam Wainwright, Brendan Harris and their 1st round pick to the Tweeners for Stephen Strasburg, Roy Oswalt, Aaron Harang, Kenshin Kawakami, a reserve spot, the Wahoo 1st round pick, the Tweener or Inmate 2nd round pick (whichever is earlier), and the Buckeye or Wahoo 3rd round pick (whichever is earlier).

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Games

Tweeners 4, Pastas 3

From Logan County...
Tweeners continue to jeopardize draft position by winning more than losing. Not much offense by either team in this series; Zaps out-homer us 10 to 5, out-score us 29 to 27, and drop 4 of 7 games. One of our best offensive innings featured back-to-back "Alex Gordon X" rolls, which resulted in single+1-base error followed by single+2-base error. Our 11 inning win in game 6 was due in no small part to the "Jose Reyes X" single+error in the 11th inning. A "Connor Jackson X" result of "batter and all runners score" was also helpful. Thanks Hal.

Games

Fungoes 3, Killer Bees 2

From the Fungus...
Fungoes and Bees finished off their season series at Fungoland [last] night.
Bees win game 1, 4-3 in 10 innings:
First baseman Mark Teixeira had 2 base hits and 2 RBI as the PHILLIP Killer
Bees topped the DEREK FUNGOES in 10 innings by a score of 4 to 3 at Pac Bell
Park.

The score was tied at 3 after nine. PHILLIP won the hard fought contest in
the 10th inning. Robinson Cano doubled. Ramon Hernandez stepped up next and
he doubled. Two outs later Teixeira was a strikeout victim, unable to help
out. PHILLIP had only 6 hits for the game.

The win went to Robinson Tejeda(2-0) who allowed no runs in 1 and 1/3 innings.
David Robertson(2-2) was the losing pitcher in relief. When questioned,
PHILLIP's manager remarked, 'It's been a while since a win felt this good -
heck, it's been a while since we had a win period!'
Game 2 went to the Fungoes 3-1:
In a game for the baseball purist, Mike Mussina(13-11) and Chris Young(2-2)
squared off in a tense pitching duel, DEREK FUNGOES finally emerged
victorious over PHILLIP Killer Bees, 3 to 1.

DEREK tallied 2 runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning. That early run support
was enough for Mussina and DEREK. Mussina was helped out by Jonathan
Papelbon who pitched a perfect ninth and recorded his 26th save.
Game 3 went to the Fungoes by the same 3-1 score:

At Pac Bell Park, the DEREK fans witnessed a great pitcher's duel. Scott
Olsen(14-13) finally bested his PHILLIP opposite, Justin Verlander(2-1), by
the score of 3 to 1.

DEREK jumped on top to stay in the bottom of the 3rd inning scoring a single
run. DEREK had just 5 hits for the night.

Jonathan Papelbon recorded his 27th save. Verlander was hit with the loss.
He gave up 5 hits and 5 walks in 8 innings.

Game 4 was a Bee victory, 3-2 in 10 innings:
30,072 fans were treated to a fine game at Pac Bell Park as only one run
separated the combatants at game's end. The PHILLIP Killer Bees won by the
slimmest of margins, 3 to 2.

The score was knotted at 2 after nine innings. PHILLIP won the hard fought
contest in the 10th inning. Willie Harris drew a walk. Harris was running
on the next pitch and he stole second. Miguel Tejada then was walked
intentionally. Robinson Cano was up next and he drew a walk to load the
bases. Ken Griffey Jr struck out, unable to help the rally. Skip Schumaker
added to the uprising and hit a sacrifice fly. PHILLIP had 10 hits for the
night while DEREK had 4.

The win was credited to Dennis Sarfate(4-2) who went 2 and 1/3 innings
allowing no runs. Robinson Tejeda earned his 2nd save. David Robertson(2-3)
suffered the loss in relief.

Game 5 was another extra inning contest with the Fungoes pushing across a 12th inning run for the win:
BOXSCORE: 2009 PHILLIP Killer Bees At 2009 DEREK FUNGOES 8/22/2009

Killer Bees AB R H RBI AVG FUNGOES AB R H RBI AVG
S.Schumaker LF 4 0 0 0 .277 G.Sizemore CF 5 2 1 0 .247
A-I.Stewart PH,3B 2 0 1 0 .200 C.Figgins 3B 6 0 2 0 .236
A.Miles 3B,LF,RF 6 0 1 0 .264 L.Berkman 1B 4 1 2 1 .257
M.Teixeira 1B 4 1 2 0 .405 N.Cruz RF 5 1 2 5 .250
C.Pena DH 5 0 1 0 .221 R.Ibanez LF 6 0 3 0 .271
M.Cameron CF 6 1 2 1 .272 M.Napoli DH 5 0 1 0 .252
B.Hawpe RF 5 1 2 1 .305 J.Kendall C 6 0 0 0 .222
B-W.Harris PR,LF 1 0 0 0 .133 E.Burriss 2B 6 0 1 0 .283
M.Tejada SS 6 0 1 0 .281 C.Izturis SS 6 2 3 0 .218
R.Cano 2B 6 1 5 1 .245
R.Hernandez C 6 1 1 2 .195
-- -- -- --- -- -- -- ---
Totals 51 5 16 5 Totals 49 6 15 6

A-Pinch Hit For Schumaker In 9th Inning
B-Pinch Ran For Hawpe In 10th Inning

Killer Bees..... 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 5 16 0
FUNGOES......... 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 6 15 1

Killer Bees (22-16) IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
J.Cueto 2 1/3 6 4 4 1 2 1 7.13
G.Mota 1 2/3 2 0 0 1 2 0 3.72
D.Sarfate BS(2nd) 5 5 1 1 3 6 0 6.00
R.Tejeda LOSS(2-1) 2 2/3 1 1 1 3 4 0 4.02
K.Wood 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.82
Totals 11 2/3 15 6 6 8 14 1

FUNGOES (68-80) IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
M.Mussina 3 1/3 9 5 5 0 3 1 4.62
M.Lincoln 0 2/3 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.73
J.Arredondo 0 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.01
R.Pinto 0 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.05
D.Robertson 3 1/3 3 0 0 0 2 0 2.95
H.Okajima 0 2/3 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.61
J.Papelbon 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.49
R.Rowland-Sm WIN(3-1) 2 1/3 3 0 0 1 2 0 3.16
Totals 12 16 5 5 2 10 1

ATTENDANCE- 37,459 DATE- TIME- Night
T- 3:44
LEFT ON BASE- Killer Bees:13 FUNGOES:16
DOUBLE PLAYS- Killer Bees: 1 FUNGOES: 2
ERRORS- E.Burriss
DOUBLES- I.Stewart(3rd), M.Teixeira(10th), C.Pena(5th), M.Cameron(6th),
R.Cano(7th)
HOME RUNS- R.Hernandez(1st), N.Cruz(3rd)
STOLEN BASES- C.Figgins-2(46th), C.Izturis(25th)
WALKS- M.Teixeira-2, G.Sizemore, C.Figgins, L.Berkman-3, N.Cruz-2, M.Napoli
HIT BY PITCH- C.Pena, G.Sizemore
STRIKE OUTS- I.Stewart, A.Miles-2, C.Pena-2, M.Cameron-2, B.Hawpe, R.Cano,
R.Hernandez, G.Sizemore-3, C.Figgins, L.Berkman-2, N.Cruz,
R.Ibanez, M.Napoli-2, J.Kendall-3, E.Burriss
GIDP- R.Hernandez, M.Napoli
WEB GEMS- Top 12th: Nelson Cruz robbed Willie Harris of an extra base hit.

Right fielder Nelson Cruz cleared the bases with his grand slam as the DEREK
FUNGOES topped the PHILLIP Killer Bees in 12 innings by a score of 6 to 5 at
Pac Bell Park.

The game was deadlocked at 5 after nine full innings. DEREK came out on top
in the 12th inning. After an out was recorded, Cesar Izturis laced a
base-hit. Izturis stole second with some aggressive base running. Grady
Sizemore then drew a walk. One out later, Lance Berkman came up and he drew
a walk to load the bases. Cruz came to the plate and lined a single making
DEREK the victors to the delight of the home town faithful. DEREK had a
total of 15 hits for the game.

Ryan Rowland-Smith(3-1) allowed no runs in 2 and 1/3 innings, and picked up
the victory. Robinson Tejeda(2-1) was given the loss in relief. He gave up 1
run and 1 hit in 2 and 2/3 innings.
Fungoes are now done for 2009 finishing up 74-88.
Where are the cards!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Games

Fungoes 4, DVs 3

Completing their 2-day, netplayextravaganza, the DVs strengthen their hold as the 7th best team in the league.

Game 1 - Fungoes win 4-2. Halladay pitches well, but loses again.
Game 2 - Fungoes win 3-2.
Game 3 - Fungoes win 4-2. DVs struggling to score in Fungoland.
Game 4 - DVs win 5-3 in 12 innings.
Game 5 - Fungoes win 3-1. Ryan Zimmerman hit a 2-run homer in the 1st inning and Chris Volstad hangs on for the win.
Game 6 - DVs win 3-0. Scott Kazmir throws a complete game 5-hit shutout.
Game 7 - DVs win 5-4. Jonathan Papelbon takes the loss in the come from behind victory.

DVs 2, Rhinos 1

Netplayed against the RhinoPig.

Game 1 - Rhinos win 8-4. Yadier Molina goes 4-for-4.
Game 2 - DVs win 3-2.
Game 3 - DVs win 3-2 again.

The DVs are 2.5 games behind the Drillers in the NERDD. The Rhinos are tied with the Wahoos for the two wild card spots.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Games

Rhinos 2, DVs 0

The Rhinos pounded the DV pitching, including a Halladay start, to further thwart the DV playoff hopes. The games were netplayed between the DVs and the RhinoPig.

Game 1 - Rhinos win 4-1. Ben Sheets took a no-hitter into the 7th inning and Matt Kemp hit a 3-run homer.

Game 2 - Rhinos win 8-2. Roy Halladay surrendered 7 runs in 3 2/3 innings. Ryan Braun homered twice.

DVs 5, Fungoes 2

In a netplay series, the DVs won 5 straight after dropping the first two. The DVs are within 2.5 games of the first place Drillers.

Game 1 - Fungoes win 5-2 thanks to a 3-run top of the 9th.
Game 2 - Fungoes win 5-1. Halladay takes another beating.
Game 3 - DVs win 7-5.
Game 4 - DVs win 7-6. Chase Utley tied it with a homer in the 8th; then Jhonny Peralta ended it with an RBI single in the 9th.
Game 5 - DVs win 5-4 in 11 innings. The winning run came on a bases loaded error by Fungo shortstop Cesar Izturis.
Game 6 - DVs win 2-1 behind Aaron Cook.
Game 7 - DVs win 6-2. Magglio Ordonez hit a homer and knocked in 4 runs.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Games

Inmates 4, Killer Bees 1

From the BeeBoy...
Ankiel sure likes my park, he pounded out 5 HRs in 5 games. Inmates take 4 of 5 from the Bees at the Hive. We sure suck this year and are looking forward to 2011.

Warpigs 2, Killer Bees 0

From the BeeBoy...
(The Pigs) won both of them; the second game was a little more interesting than the first, even though I only had 2 hits I had a chance to win it with Pena at the plate and a man on first in the 9th.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Extra Reserve Contest

At the end of games on Labor Day...

1-2. FFTs and Warpigs - 480 wins - We have the same six teams. The only current division leader we didn't take was the Tigers (We took the ChiSox). The tie breaker is: How many games will ARod play? FFT pick: 77. My pick: 110. Games played so far: 102.
3. Killer Bees - 458 - Bees DID take the Tigers, but the Cubs and Mets are holding him back right now. They'll need to get hot for him to catch up.
4. Pastas - 457 - Red Sox and Cubs need to get hot.
5. Inmates - 454 - Needs wins from the Red Sox, Twins, and Brewers.
6. Tweeners - 452 - Twins, Mets, and Cubs are the key.
7. DVs - 448 - Took the Indians. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
8. Fungoes - 442 - Red Sox, Mets, and Cubs need to win.
9. Buckeyes - 437 - The A's. Enough said.
10. Sidewinders - 436 - Has a different team than the leaders in 5 of the 6 divisions, so it's possible he could make a run.
11. Drillers - 432 - Needs hot finishes from the Rays, Twins, Mets, and Brewers.
12. Nads - 431 - The only team to take the Rangers, but it's the D-Back pick that killed him.
13. SuperGoofs - 416 - Pirates? Really? And the Padres? And STILL not in last place? Wow.
14. Rhinos - 415 - A's and Rays did him in.
15. Wahoos - 407 - Indians... A's... D-Backs... At least he picked the Phillies
16. Mavs - 401 - A's and D-Backs with no division leaders.

Games

Inmates 4, Nads 3

From The HEAD INMATE...
Inmates continue their run to totally fuck up the season and the draft by taking 4 of 7 from the Nads at the Baptist Bowl.

Game 1 – Inmates tie game in 7th only to have Perez throw six pitches – two taters and a walk – to lose the game 7-5.

Game 2 – A see-saw battle. Inmates are ahead after 7, but Mr. Immolation Perez enters the game and allows a double, triple, and homer in one IP to hand the Nads a 9-8 victory.

Game 3 – This time Carlson ignites the Nads (?!?!), allowing a two-run blast in the 8th to allow the Nads to win 5-3.

Game 4 – Vintage Santana throws a 5-hit shutout. The Inmates finally win a game, 1-0.

Game 5 – Another close game, but David Murphy’s 2-run double in the 7th pushed the Beakless Chicken Gang over the top, 10-8.

Game 6 – Inmate pitchers combine on a 4-hitter and win 4-2.

Game 7 – The prophylactic game. Inmates almost waste 5-0 lead, but Lind hits two triples and Francisco saves a 6-5 win.

Inmates are now 56-84.

Remaining Games

Bob Uecker Division

Warpigs - 6 games remaining - 2 vs the Bees, 4 vs the Wahoos
Wahoos - 15 games remaining - 5 vs the Nads, 4 vs the Pigs, 3 vs the Tweeners, 3 vs the DVs
Rhinos - 10 games remaining - 5 vs the Tweeners, 5 vs the DVs
SuperGoofs - 10 games remaining - 10 vs the Inmates

Millard Fillmore Division

Buckeyes - season completed
Mavs - season completed
Nads - 24 games remaining - 14 vs the Inmates, 5 vs the Wahoos, 5 vs the Tweeners
Inmates - 29 games remaining - 14 vs the Nads, 10 vs the Goofs, 5 vs the Bees

Ab Wheeler Division

Sidewinders - season completed
Pastas - 7 games remaining - 7 vs the Tweeners
Killer Bees - 19 games remaining - 7 vs the Tweeners, 5 vs the Fungoes, 5 vs the Inmates, 2 vs the Pigs
Tweeners - 27 games remaining - 7 vs the Pastas, 7 vs the Bees, 5 vs the Nads, 5 vs the Rhinos, 3 vs the Wahoos

Not Everybody Rolls Dice Division

FFTs - season completed
Drillers - 8 games remaining - 8 vs the DVs
Fungoes - 19 games remaining - 14 vs the DVs, 5 vs the Bees
DVs - 30 games remaining - 14 vs the Fungoes, 8 vs the Drillers, 5 vs the Rhinos, 3 vs the Wahoos

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Games

Inmates 4, Killer Bees 1

From The HEAD INMATE...
At the Baptist Bowl, the Inmpotentmates take 4 of 5 from the Killed Bees.

Game 1 had Ryan Howard hitting a grand slam for all the Inmate runs, while the Bees out-hit the Baptist Bowlers 8-4 as the Inmates won 4-1.

Game 2 had the Inmates holding on for a 6-5 win with Francisco getting a rare save.

Game 3 saw the Inmates enter the last of the 9th trailing 6-5, but 3 singles, a walk, and Jojima’s 2nd error of the game iced it for the Beakless Chicken Gang.

The Bees avoided a sweep by holding the Inmates to 4 hits while scoring a 5-2 victory in game 4.

Brett Myers tossed a complete game 3-hitter in the series finale as the Inmates won 7-1.

Inmates are now 52-81 and trying desperately to lose the first pick of the draft…

Warpigs 2, Wahoos 1

The Pigs and Hoos squared off for three face to face dice games at the BallPork.

Game 1 - Warpigs won 9-1 - The much maligned Ervin Santana (16-8) went the distance, scattering 4 hits. Albert Pujols hit his 40th homer of the year, and Miguel Olivo went 3-4 with 2 RBI.

Game 2 - Wahoos won 7-2 - The even more maligned Fausto Carmona threw a complete game 3-hitter for the Hoos. Aramis Ramirez homered off of starter and loser Justin Duchscherer (18-2).

Game 3 - Warpigs 4, Wahoos 3 (12 innings) - The game was 2-2 into the top of the 8th when Jimmy Rollins homered off of Joakim Soria. In the bottom of the inning, though, Chipper Jones matched him with a homer of his own off of Carlos Marmol. In the top of the 12th, DH-turned-LF Manny Ramirez threw out the go ahead run at the plate; then in the bottom of the 12th, Albert Pujols ended the marathon with a 2-out smash off of the Feed Store across the road from the BallPork. Heath Bell (5-0), who had rescued the Pigs in the top of the inning, got the win. Taylor Buchholz absorbed the loss for the Hoos.

Killer Bees 3, Tweeners 1

From the BeeBoy...
Bees take 3 of 4 at the hive. not much else to report, both teams pretty much played like shit.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Games

Mavs 6, Nads 1

From the MavMan...
we went 6-1 at home against the Nads. We hit like we didn't against anyone else. We finish 69 - 93.

Warpigs 3, Rhinos 0

In a netplay series with the DVRhino, the Pigs completed the season sweep of the Rhinos.

Game 1 - Warpigs 6, Rhinos 3 - Brian Anderson homered to lead off the game, then hit a 2-run homer in the 8th inning to seal Cliff Lee's 20th win (20-5).

Game 2 - Warpigs 7, Rhinos 2 - Justin Duchscherer (18-1) threw a complete game and Albert Pujols and Cody Ransom hit home runs for the Pigs.

Game 3 - Warpigs 7, Rhinos 5 - Rich Harden (16-4) struck out 10 in 5 innings, allowing only 1 hit. Cody Ransom and Jason Bay homered.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Games

Sidewinders 3, Rhinos 2

The Sidewinders finish their regular season as the champs of the Ab Wheeler Division.

From the Snakeman...
The snkaes go 3-2 at home vs the genuine faux rhinos to finish the season 88-75. This is the 5th consecutive year in the playoffs and we have nothing to show for it.Well at least I can look forward to tamales and beer in the PigSty.....
1. snakes get to A.J early and hold on for victory
2. snakes win a close one 3-2. Pen pitches 5 scorless innings
3. snakes win on a jack wilson safety squeeze in the 13th
4. AJ exacts revenge and rhinos win 7-3. Polanco goes 4-4
5. Sheets pitches 7 strong innings for the victory. Hanley Ramirez hit a 2 run HR off Jimenez.

Stats to arrive soon on papyrus covered with charcoal chicken scratch

First Time For Everything

The FFTs are the first team in NASOMA history (as far as I can tell), to go thru a season without rolling dice a single time.

If the Rhinos are unable to attend the playoffs for face to face games, they will join the FFTs in this record.

And oddly, if the Rhinos ARE able to make it to the playoffs and get to the second round, it will be the first time a team played more post season face to face games (minimum of 8) than regular season face to face games (7).

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Games

DVs 4, SuperGoofs 1

From the DViasco...
DVs take 4 of 5, getting the first 4 and having the Halladay Fiasco and his 24-5 record on the bump for game 5. Of course the Goofs took game 5 in complete unrealistic fashion, pulling Zito in the second, and Torii Hunter hitting 2 homers off of The Fiasco. The Goofs wait 147 games before realizing they had a fully rested bullpen as they utilized Broxton, Adams, Hoffman, Brocail and Affeldt for 29 1/3 of the 41 innings in the series.

The DVs move to within 3 games of the Drillers in the NERDD. The DVs have 30 games remaining; the Drillers have only 8 - all vs the DVs.

Standings Update 9/1/09

Three of the division winners have been settled, with the Warpigs in the BUD, the Buckeyes in the MFD, and the Sidewinders in the AWD having separated themselves from the pack. In the NERDD, the Drillers have a 4.5 game lead over the DVs, but the DVs have 35 games remaining - including 8 head to head with the Drillers. It will be interesting to see if the DVs can make those last 8 important or if this is to be known as the Halladay Fiasco.

The Wild Card teams are probably locked in as well. The Rhinos and Wahoos have emerged from a group of about 5 contenders and should get the 5th and 6th seeds in the post season.

Two teams have finished their seasons, and four more are down to fewer than 10 games remaining.

B.U.D. W L % GB Remaining Games Last Update
Warpigs 116 34 .773 --
12 8/4/09
Rhinos 82 62 .569 31.0
18 8/29/09
Wahoos 81 63 .563 32.0
18 8/22/09
SuperGoofs 65 82 .442 49.5
15 8/31/09
M.F.D. W L % GB
Buckeyes 98 64 .605 --
0 8/23/09
Nads 62 69 .473 20.5
31 8/31/09
Mavs 63 92 .406 31.5
7 8/31/09
Inmates 48 80 .375 33.0
34 8/23/09
A.W.D. W L % GB
Sidewinders 85 72 .541 --
5 8/31/09
Pastas 76 79 .490 8.0
7 8/30/09
Tweeners 55 76 .420 17.0
31 8/9/09
Killer Bees 53 81 .396 20.5
28 8/30/09
N.E.R.D.D. W L % GB
Drillers 85 69 .552 --
8 8/29/09
DVs 67 60 .528 4.5
35 8/31/09
Fungoes 65 78 .455 14.5
19 8/29/09
FFTs 61 101 .377 28.0
0 8/22/09

Monday, August 31, 2009

Games

Nads 4, Mavs 3

From the Nadman...
Game 1 – Mavs shutout the Nads 3-0
Game 2- Nads win 8-2 on two home runs by Glaus
Game 3- Nads win 7-1 Chan Ho Park pitches a complete game
Game 4 – a blowout – Nads win 13-0 Dempster pitched complete game giving up 4 hits
Game 5 – Mavs win 3-2 – score 3 runs in 6th - that’s all they needed
Game 6 – Mavs win 2-0 Pichers duel as the Mavs shutout the NADS again
Game 7 – Nads win the rubber games5-4 – Drew hit a solo Home run in the 8th and Torres came in and pitched great to shut down the Mavs in the 9th

Sidewinders 3, Nads 2

From the Nadman...
Snakes went 3-2 at the NADS – snakes pitching and hitting by Carlos Beltran (.429) and Joe Mauer (.556) were the difference
Game 1- Nads 4-2 A. Gonzalez and Willingham both hit dingers – Saito got the save
Game 2 – SSW 2-0 – Jake Peavy pitched a 3 hitter and shutout the NADS
Game 3 – SSW 7-2 - Carlos Beltran hit 2 dingers while Jon Lester struck out 13
Game 4 – SSW 5-4 - Beltran went 4 for 4 as the Snakes scored 2 in the 9th to win
Game 5 – Nads 6-2 – Nads hit Danks hard and win

With this series, the Snakes have clinched the AWD over the Pastas (although, curiously, not over the Tweeners. Their magic number over the Logan County Nine is 2).

DVs 3, SuperGoofs 2

The DVs are only 4.5 games in back of the Drillers in the only division race still going on. Time is running out on the DVs, though.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Games

Pastas 4, Killer Bees 3
DVs 4, Killer Bees 1

From the DV...
Rockies don’t suck.
DVs take 4 of 5 vs. the Bees, shouldn’t have started the lefty Kazmir.


The DVs have pretty much nailed down that first pick in the draft by being the best of the non-playoff teams. That rule passed, right?

Final Stats on the Website

As you finish your season and turn in your final stats, I will link them to your team's icon on the home page of nasoma.org. The FFT stats are there now. Check out the final numbers for Mariano Rivera. And Ichiro got his 200 hits (206), but didn't hit .300. That's a lot of at bats.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Games and a Trade

The Bees have a new laptop...

Pastas 5, Killer Bees 2
Killer Bees 4, Fungoes 1
Drillers 2, Killer Bees 1
Killer Bees 1, DVs 1

From the BeeBoy...
(The Zaps) spanked our ass, we could not hit at all.
I dont know how in the hell I took 4 out of 5 (against the Fungoes), guess we both suck this year.
Rockies suck!

Rhinos 4, Killer Bees 1

From the DVRhino...
Rhinos finish the season series 9-1 vs the Bees, thanks for stopping in- you can pick up your ass on the way out. Wish I could tell you about the games, but the EQA button was pretty friendly and I was pretty drunk.

The Inmates traded Adam Lind to the Warpigs for Adam Jones.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Games and a Trade

Nads 4, Fungoes 1

From the Nadman...

Fungoes went 1-4 hit .315 against the Nads but pitching let them down with an ERA of 7.29

Game 1: Pat Burrell hit 2 Home runs and NADS win 8-6
Game 2: Saunders pitched complete game – wins 6-5 – deciding run came in 8th inning – close game
Game 3. Wakefield pitched complete game – wins 7-2 – Fungoes hit Bannister like a drum
Game 4: Game tied after 9 innings – bottom of the 10th , Willingham hit double – McLouth is put in as pinch runner – AJ Pierzynski – singled and drove in the winning run – NADS win 4-3
Game 5: a blowout- NADS win 15-6 – JD Drew hit three home runs – Kershaw didn’t last very long – Fungoes manager pulled him out of the game and the NADS’s hitting took off


The Snakes and Tweeners pulled off a 7-player deal...
The Tweeners traded Gio Gonzalez, Justin Masterson, Brandon Morrow, and Jonathan Sanchez to the Sidewinders for J.P. Howell, Francisco Rodriguez, and John Baker.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Games

Pastas 4, Inmates 1
Sidewinders 4, Pastas 3

The Inmates making a late run at the #1 pick?

Buckeyes 5, Inmates 2

The Buckeyes go 2-2 at home and 3-0 at the Baptist Bowl to finish the season with 98 wins.

From The HEAD INMATE...
Inmates lose 4 of 5 to the Zaps in LA, then drop 5 of 7 to Buckeyes in netplay. We refuse to hit. Most of the lineup is under .210 for the season.