Saturday, November 29, 2014

Individual Stats

Miguel Cabrera of the Zaps won the league's triple crown. Maybe this year he will actually DESERVE the MVP. (Yep, still bitter.)

Pitching leaders boiled down to the Warpigs and Fungoes, as the same 5 SPs from these 2 teams finished 1-5 in both ERA and Shutouts, with league records being broken in both.

Batting Average
Mi.Cabrera, Zaps .337
Werth, Bees .332
Mauer, SSW .332

Mi.Cabrera, Zaps 46
C.Davis, Mavs 44
Werth, Bees 41

Runs Batted In
M.Cabrera, Zaps 128
Goldschmidt, Zaps 118
C.Davis, Mavs/Werth, Bees 113

Stolen Bases
Segura, Inmates 50

Carpenter, Fungoes 56

Trout, Fungoes 13

Runs Scored
McCutchen, Zaps 124

Most Strikeouts
C.Davis, Mavs 236

Most Errors
Alexei Ramirez, Goofs 25

Kershaw, Fungoes 23-7
Wainwright, Warpigs 23-9
Colon, SSW 21-6

Fernandez, Warpigs 1.85 (new league record)
Wainwright, Warpigs 2.13
Kershaw, Fungoes 2.40
Strasburg, Warpigs 2.42
Harvey, Fungoes 2.77

Kimbrel, SSW 54
Uehara, Buckeyes 46

Kershaw, Fungoes 9 (new league record)

Darvish, Goofs 297

Complete Games
C.Lee, Killer Bees 15

Most Losses
Leake, FFTs 4-20

Team Stats

Some quickie team stats leaders...

Warpigs 3.01
Fungoes 3.24
Tweeners 3.27
(highest - FFTs 4.85)

Drillers 21 (tied league record)
Fungoes 20
Warpigs 19
(fewest - Wahoos 2)

Killer Bees 1327

Complete Games
Rhinos 57
(fewest - Mavs 1)

Most Homers Allowed
Buckeyes 227

Batting Average
Zaps .2784
Wahoos .2778
(lowest - Nads .229)

Zaps 906
(fewest - Nads 562)

Home Runs
Zaps 272
Killer Bees 265
(fewest - Goofs 120)

Zaps .352
(lowest - Nads .291)

Zaps .485
(lowest - Goofs/Nads .361)

Most Errors
Killer Bees 109 (despite no pitcher errors for the 17th year in a row)

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Tweeners and Drillers Trade

The Tweeners traded Oscar Tavares and a reserve pick to the Drillers for Michael Saunders.

2nd Round and World Series Schedule

Come one, come all. The 2014 NASOMA Playoffs will resume at the PigSty on Saturday, December 6th. The Fungoes and Warpigs will square off that morning, and the first pitch between the Sidewinders and the Zaps should take place around noon. The World Series will follow after that series finishes.

All are welcome!

Monday, November 03, 2014

First Round Playoff Series - Buckeyes vs Warpigs

Cards and dice.

First 2 games at The BallPork

Game 1 - Warpigs win 7-5. The Warpigs blasted A.J. Burnett for 6 runs in the 1st inning, 3 coming on a home run by Scott Van Slyke. Adam Wainwright was shaky, but went 8.2 innings for the win, getting last out save help from Michael Wacha. Austin Jackson had an RBI double in the 1st and an RBI triple in the 3rd. That 3rd inning triple was the last hit the Pigs would get.

Game 2 - Warpigs win 2-1. The Buckeyes had runners at the corners in the 9th, but Jose Fernandez was called in to get the last out for the save. Tyler Lyons threw 2.1 dandy innings to get the win in relief of Stephen Strasburg, who pitched pretty well himself. The game-winning hit was a solo homer by Brandon Crawford in the bottom of the 8th off of R.A. Dickey. The Buckeyes outhit the Warpigs 10-5.

Next 3 games at the Buckeye Bandbox

Game 3 - Buckeyes win 6-4. The Buckeyes built a 4-0 lead behind Jeanmar Gomez, but the Pigs scored 4 in the top of the 8th, the last 3 coming on a pinch hit homer by Yoenis Cespedes. But Jose Fernandez could not get Ryan Doumit out. He jacked a 3-run homer in the 6th and a 2-run shot in the 8th, both off of Fernandez. Doumit, dammit.

Game 4 - Warpigs win 6-2. The Warpigs scored in each of the first 4 innings. Yadier Molina and Yoenis Cespedes both hit home runs, and A.J. Pollock hit two bombs, both off of Travis Wood. Tyler Lyons (1.2), Casey Fien (1.2), and Jose Fernandez (2.2) shut down the Buckeye bats after Wily Peralta threw a gutsy 3 innings.

Game 5 - Warpigs win 2-0. Adam Wainwright went 5.2, Tyler Lyons got David Ortiz out in the 6th with the tying run at 2nd, and Jose Fernandez threw the last 3 innings in this shutout. Scott Van Slyke homered in the 2nd and later added a 9th inning RBI double (on a 2b-1, out the rest that scored Molina from 1st 1-10 with 2 outs).

The Buckeyes outhit the Warpigs in 4 of the 5 games, and outhit them 43-32 for the series. The Series MVP goes to Tyler Lyons, who went 2-0 and threw 7.1 innings in 4 games, allowing 4 hits, no runs, no walks, while striking out 7. Adam Wainwright also went 2-0. Jose Fernandez had 3 saves.

The Warpigs advance to play the top-seeded Fungoes in round 2.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

2015 Draft Order for Non-Playoff Teams

The order of the Draft (without regard to which picks have been traded), is as follows:

1. FFTs (55-107)
2. Nads (66-96)
3. Rhinos (72-90)
4. Mavs (72-90) - The Mavs went 6-4 vs the Rhinos.
5. SuperGoofs (73-89)
6. Wahoos (76-86)
7. DVs (77-85)
8. Drillers (77-85) - The Drillers went 6-4 vs the DVs.
9. Killer Bees (79-83)
10. Inmates (86-76)

After the playoffs, I will post a draft grid that includes all of the trades.

First Round Playoff Series - Tweakers vs Zaps

The Zaps and Tweakers are netplaying their first round playoff series today. Results will be posted here.

The Zaps won the Millard Fillmore Division and are the #3 seed with a record of 94-68.

The Tweakers finished 1 game ahead of the Inmates for the final Wild Card spot. The Ab Wheeler Division runners-up had a record of 87-75.

Game 1 - Zaps win 4-0 - Miguel Cabrera launched 2 homeruns and had 3 RBI and Max Scherzer went 9 solid innings at PNC Park where the TRISTAN VIVAZAPASTAS beat the NORM TWEENERS by the score of 4 to 0. The TRISTAN fans enjoyed the offense provided by Cabrera. He popped a two-run clout over the fence in the 1st inning and blasted a solo shot in the 8th inning. TRISTAN had 7 hits for the afternoon. Scherzer(15-9) was credited with the shutout. Felix Hernandez(1-2) was the loser. He allowed 3 runs and 6 hits in 6 and 1/3 innings.

Game 2 - Tweakers win 6-2 - Gonzo pitched 5 shutout innings and homers by Byrd, Gomes, and Lind powered the Tweakers.

Game 3 - Zaps win 6-4 - In a two run game the smoking-hot TRISTAN VIVAZAPASTAS got by the NORM TWEENERS by the score of 6 to 4. Zack Greinke(15-11) looked very much in control throughout the day. He didn't give up much, just 5 hits and 1 walk in 8 innings. Greinke struckout 9 NORM batters. TRISTAN banged out 8 hits on the afternoon. Bobby Parnell earned the save, his 14th. Hisashi Iwakuma(0-3) was the loser. He surrended 3 homeruns in his 8 innings.

Game 4 - Tweakers win 3-2 - Series tied two games apiece

Madison Bumgarner delivered 8 solid innings as the NORM TWEENERS beat the TRISTAN VIVAZAPASTAS by a score of 3 to 2. NORM had 2 runs cross the plate in the bottom of the 4th inning. TRISTAN had a chance to come back in the 9th but they came up short. Bumgarner(3-1) went 8 innings allowing 1 run for the victory. Bumgarner was helped out by Sonny Gray who recorded his 2nd save. Francisco Liriano(10-8) was the loser. He was touched for 6 hits and 2 walks in 3 and 2/3 innings. 'We lose our concentration for one pitch, and we lose the game.' TRISTAN's manager said after the game. 'Maybe now these guys will listen when I say they have to concentrate on EVERY pitch.'    

Game 5 - Zaps win 8-0 - Three-hit complete game shutout by Scherzer.

Game 6 - Tweakers win 6-4 - We have a game 7.

Left fielder Marlon Byrd hit a homerun and had 3 RBI at PNC Park as the NORM TWEENERS beat the TRISTAN VIVAZAPASTAS by the count of 6 to 4. TRISTAN lost it in the 5th inning when NORM did all their damage when they scored 6 runs on 5 hits. The critical plate appearance was by Byrd who helped quiet the crowd when he belted a three-run homer. NORM ended up with 10 hits for the game while TRISTAN had 5. The victory went to Gio Gonzalez(1-0) who went 6 innings, allowing 4 runs. Gonzalez was helped out by Luis Avilan who recorded his 2nd save. Cole Hamels(17-10) was the loser. 'He gutted it out' NORM's manager said of Gonzalez. 'I was very impressed by his tenacity.'    

Game 7 - Zaps win 4-2 - Zaps wins the series.

Greinke throws a complete game five-hitter and Miggy's three-run tater
stands up.

End of Regular Season

The Nads went 1-1 vs the Wahoos and 2-3 vs the Sidewinders to end the regular season.

Let the playoffs begin.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Wahoos 3, Nads 2

Games played at Wahoos.

Rhinos 2, Wahoos 2

The Rhinos and Wahoos split the final four games of the season

June 21

Wahoos win 6 – 0

Jordan Zimmermann blanked the Rhinos in a complete game shutout giving up just 6 hits and 1 walk. C.C. Sabathia was tagged with the loss.

June 22

Rhinos win 10 – 7

The Rhinos scored 5 runs in the top of the 2nd inning with the help of 3 hits.  The highlight belonged to Robinson Cano who doubled with the bases loaded scoring all three runners.  The Rhinos offense pounded out 12 hits in route to their victory.

Aug 2

Rhinos win 5-4

The game was deadlocked at 4 after nine full innings.  But the Rhinos managed to pull out the win in the 10th inning when Nick Markakis lead off with a doubled, Matt Dominguez got his chance to keep things going, but he went down on strikes.  One out later, Robinson Cano was walked intentionally and Matt Kemp stepped in and promptly lined a base-hit to center resulting in an exciting win for the Rhinos.

Aug 3

Wahoos win 6-5

Randall Delgado was touched for 4 homeruns in his 6 and 2/3 innings of work and Caleb Thielbar quieted any hopes that the Rhinos had by pitching a perfect top of the ninth for the save.