Monday, November 25, 2013


The FFTs trade Nick Punto and pick 50 to the Warpigs for David Freese and pick 80.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

2014 Draft Order

I'll put up a Draft Grid next week, but here's the draft order based on records and playoff results:

1. Drillers
2. FFTs
3. Wahoos
4. Killer Bees
5. Tweeners
6. Nads
7. DVs
8. Sidewinders
9. Fungoes
10. Zaps
11. Rhinos
12. Goofs
13. Buckeyes
14. Mavs
15. Inmates
16. Warpigs

Game 6

It may not have been as close as the earlier games, but the 16-6 final game of the 2013 World Series was a classic. The Pigs were rolling their 12th game of the day, but the Inmates were rolling their 18th! We were both tired, and after a 7-run 2nd inning by the Pigs, the game began to unravel a little. Here are some of the more memorable game 6 events:

  • In the 6th inning, the Inmates rolled a ss-x groundout followed by a gbA groundout, only to have me realize that I did NOT have my 1e12 in the game at ss, but instead still had the 1e24 in there, so the ss-x groundout should have been an error, but the following gbA made it a double play anyway.
  • Still in the 6th inning, the Inmates pinch hit Starling Marte for Danny Espinosa - forcing me to pull Darren Oliver for Fernando Rodney. I really wanted to leave Oliver in because Adrian Beltre was on deck. So... Rodney gets Marte out to end the inning, and then all hell breaks loose. The HEAD INMATE suddenly realizes that he COULDN'T hit for Espinosa because he was his last option at 2b. AND, it turns out, Marte had STARTED THE GAME! lol. So Espinosa has to hit for
    himself, which means, of course, there was no need to pull Oliver. So back comes Espinosa. Back comes Oliver. The 3rd out is made (again), and Beltre leads off the next inning against... Oliver.
  • But the chaos didn't end there. After Oliver got Beltre out to start the next inning, Casey Janssen (not Rodney, who is somehow still available in the pen) comes in and immediately gives up a homer, but he then gets the next 3 batters in order, until The HEAD INMATE realizes, hey, there was already one out when he came in, so that last out shouldn't have batted.

  • It was quite a day at the Pigsty. Congratulations to all the teams for making the playoffs, and especially to the Inmates for getting to the World Series. Except for surrendering a 5-run 1st inning in game 1 and a 7-run 2nd inning in game 6, the Inmates would have won the Higdon.

    Darren Oliver was the World Series MVP, going 2-0 in 10 innings of relief, allowing only 4 hits and 1 run and striking out 10. Edwin Encarnacion was 1-for-20 with no RBIs in the first 5 games of the Series, and then hit 3 homers and 2 doubles in game 6, knocking in 8.

    Saturday, November 16, 2013

    NASOMA Playoffs 2013

    ...are underway.

    First Round:

    Rhinos vs Inmates

    Gm1 - Beckett at Beachy - Inmates win 4-2
    Gm2 - Jackson at Anderson - Rhinos win 7-6 in 10 innings. The Inmates missed a 1-17 homer to lead off the bottom of the 10th. The result, though, was a triple. Alas, he was stranded at third.
    Gm3 - Parker at Hudson - Inmates win 4-0.
    Gm4 - Billingsley at Garza - Rhinos win 6-3.
    Gm5 - Beachy at Beckett - Inmates win 6-2.
    Gm6 - Sabathia at Anderson - Inmates win 8-3.
    INMATES win the series 4 games to 2.

    Buckeyes vs Goofs

    Gm1 - Karstens at Lohse - Buckeyes win 5-1
    Gm2 - Hamels at Darvish - Buckeyes win 4-3
    Gm3 - Lewis at Capuano - Goofs win 5-4 in 11 innings. "He's been deflowered."-HEAD INMATE
    Gm4 - Villanueva at Harrell - Buckeyes win 5-2.
    Gm5 - Lohse at Karstens - Buckeyes win 4-2.
    BUCKEYES win the series 4 games to 1.

    Second Round:

    Inmates vs Mavs

    Gm1 - Parker at Cain - Mavs win 4-2.
    Gm2 - Beachy at Vogelsong - Mavs win 4-2.
    Gm3 - Gallardo at Anderson - Inmates win 5-3
    Gm4 - Cain at Stults - Inmates win 9-3
    Gm5 - Vogelsong at Parker - Inmates win 6-4.
    Gm6 - Beachy at Gallardo - Inmates win 7-2.
    INMATES win the series 4 games to 2.

    Buckeyes vs Warpigs

    Gm1 - Hamels at Wainwright - Buckeyes win 8-4
    Gm2 - Karstens at Zimmermann - Buckeyes win 6-4 in 11 innings.
    Gm3 - Lee at Capuano - Warpigs win 4-2 in 15 innings.
    Gm4 - Wainwright at Hamels - Warpigs win 5-3.
    Gm5 - Zimmermann at Karstens - Warpigs win 12-1.
    Gm6 - Capuano at Lee - Warpigs win 5-2.
    WARPIGS win the series 4 games to 2.

    World Series:

    Inmates vs Warpigs

    Gm1 - Parker at Wainwright - Warpigs win 5-4.
    Gm2 - Beachy at Zimmermann - Warpigs win 5-4.
    Gm3 - Lee at Billingsley - Warpigs win 4-2.
    Gm4 - Wainwright at Stults - Inmates win 2-1 in 11 innings.
    Gm5 - Zimmermann at Parker - Inmates win 6-0
    Gm6 - Billingsley at Lee - Warpigs win 16-6. Edwin Encarnacion goes 5-5 with 2 doubles and 3 home runs, driving in 8.
    WARPIGS win the series 4 games to 2.

    Friday, November 15, 2013

    Sidewinders and Mavs trade

    The Sidewinders send their 5th round pick to the Mavs for Devin Mesoraco.

    Thursday, November 14, 2013

    Tweeners and Sidewinders trade

    The Tweeners traded Yasmani Grandal to the Sidewinders for Ryan Howard.