Saturday, October 31, 2015

Final Weekend of the Regular Season

The 2015 NASOMA regular season wraps up tomorrow, and there's still some post season spots up in the air. The SuperGoofs have clinched a wild card spot.

The Inmates and Rhinos square off for their final 7 games.
If the Inmates win 5 or more, they get the #2 seed and a 1st round bye.
If the Inmates win 4, they tie the Zaps for the #2 seed.
If the win 3, they are the #3 seed.
If they win 2, they tie the Snakes for seed #3.
If they win 1 or none, they will be the #4 seed.

If the Zaps and Inmates tie, the two of them would play a 1-game playoff to decide which one is seed #2 (and gets a bye). The Zaps would be the home team based on a 6-4 season record against the Inmates.

If the Sidewinders and Inmates tie, there would be no game. The Inmates would be the #3 seed and the Snakes #4 due to the Inmates taking the season series 7-3.

The Fungoes and Wahoos play their last 10 tomorrow.
If the Fungoes win 7 or more, they are the #5 seed and the Goofs are #6.
If the Fungoes win 6, they and the Goofs tie for seeds #5 and #6.
If the Fungoes win 5, they and the Tweeners tie for seed #6, and the Goofs are #5
If the Fungoes win 3 or 4, the Goofs are #5 and the Tweeners are #6, and the Fungoes are out
If the Fungoes win 2, the Wahoos and Tweeners are tied for seed #6 (with the Goofs #5)
If the Fungoes win 1, the Wahoos and Goofs tie for seeds #5 and #6.
If the Fungoes win 0, the Wahoos are seed #5, and the Goofs are seed #6

A tie between the Goofs and Fungoes would not require a 1-game playoff. The Fungoes would be seed #5 and the Goofs #6 based on the Fungoes going 6-4 vs the Goofs this year.

A tie between the Fungoes and Tweeners would be for the #6 seed and would require a 1-game playoff. The two teams went 5-5 this year, so the next tie-breaker consideration is intra-division games, and the Fungoes would be the home team based on a 25-17 record in his division. (The Tweeners wint 19-23 in his division games.)

A tie between the Wahoos and Tweeners would also require a 1-game playoff. The Wahoos would be the home team based on their 6-4 record against the Tweeners.

A tie between the Wahoos and Goofs would not require a 1-game playoff. The two teams went 5-5 and both had 23-19 division records, so I assume a coin toss would determine which team was seed #5 and which team was seed #6.

Let the dice roll!

Tweeners 4, Rhinos 1

Gio Gonzalez tossed a complete game as the Tweeners defeated the Rhinos by the score of 8 to 3.
6/6/2015 - Tweeners 7 Rhinos 4
The Tweeners erupted with the game winning runs in the top of the 8th inning off Kenley Jansen plating 2 runs on 2 base hits.  George Springer led off by drawing a walk.  Nolan Arenado then reached on an error by Joey Votto.  Adam Lind then slapped a single.  Yan Gomes struck out and Zack Cozart came up to bat and banged out a single.  Michael Bourn ended the rally by grounding into a double play. The winning pitcher was Sonny Gray who allowed 4 runs in 7 innings and Santiago Casilla earned the save.  Kenley Jansen was the loser in relief.

8/12/2015 - Tweeners 5 Rhinos 4

One run was the difference at The Rhino Reserve as the Tweeners defeated the Rhinos 5 to 4. The Tweeners had 2 runs cross the plate in the top of the 6th inning with the help of 3 hits.  It was enough for the Tweeners to earn the victory.  The Rhinos threatened in the 9th but Santiago Casilla came in and was able to put down the rally. Felix Hernandez allowed 2 runs in 7 innings and picked up the victory. Santiago Casilla got the save.  Tim Hudson was the loser.
8/13/2015 Rhinos 7 Tweeners 2
Wilmer Flores hit 2 doubles and Matt Kemp and Carlos Gomez homered at The Rhino Reserve where the Rhinos beat the Tweeners by the score of 7 to 2. Chris Archer pitched a solid game, surrendering 8 hits and 2 walks over 8 innings.  Madison Bumgarner suffered the loss.
Gio Gonzalez dominated striking out 11 Rhino batters and George Springer jacked one out of the ball yard and had 3 RBI as the Tweeners beat the Rhinos by a score of 9 to 2.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Tweeners 5, Rhinos 0

With 12 games left (10 vs. Rhinos and 2 at the Bee Hive) it appears necessary that we go 11-1 and catch the Goofs to have a shot at the playoffs.  We do our part wrapping up the home schedule by sweeping the Rhinos.  And this just in – a split of the 2 games with the Bees.  Send me another sweep, Colonel.
4/22 – Tweeners 2, Rhinos 0.  A 4-hit shutout for Kuma.  Tweeners score on a Gomes SF and a Vogt HR.  Complete game loss for Tim Hudson.
4/23 – Tweeners 4, Rhinos 1.  Felix improves to 18-8, S – Casilla (29), L – Archer.  Rhinos just 3 hits this time, and Tweeners only 5, but the big blow was a Nellie Cruz 3-run bomb (38).
7/5 – Tweeners 5, Rhinos 0.  Another Kuma shutout, this time with some help from Quack&theDuke.  Hudson the loser again.  Homers for Saunders and Blanco, Panda goes 4-4 (I’ll miss that next year).
7/6 – Tweeners 5, Rhinos 4.  Rasmus wins in relief of Felix, S – Casilla.  We trailed going to the bottom of the 8th, but Avisail Garcia tagged Roenis Elias with a clutch 3-run blast.
7/7 – Tweeners 2, Rhinos 1.  At The Hoover Dome, the NORM fans witnessed a great pitcher's duel.  Sonny
Gray(12-10) finally bested his JOSE opposite, Matt Garza(1-1), by the score
of 2 to 1.
NORM scored 2 runs in the decisive bottom of the 2nd inning with the help of 4
Hits, including a Nelson Cruz solo home run.  That early scoring held up.  The pitchers took over after the 2nd
inning as neither team was able to score again. 
Zach Duke earned the save, his 9th.  Garza took the loss.  He surrendered 6
hits and 1 walk in 8 innings.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Inmates 4, Mavs 1

The Inmates took 4 out of 5 at the Rastadome.

June 23rd:  The Inmates drive the getaway truck straight to the Rastadome.  Taking the mound for the Inmates in the first game is convicted Ponzi scheme baron and curveballer (I don’t know which is worse) Colin McHugh against clean living Jason Hamel.  Both pitchers mow through the first six innings.  In the top of the seventh the Mavs decide to let Hammels pitch to Rizzo and then go to a right handed reliever.  We still get to do that but only after Rizzo homers.  Meanwhile with a one run lead, the Inmates go to convicted Meth Lab cooker Justin Grimm.  Jessica Hahn has a bad hair day in the top of the eighth and gives up an insurance run.  The Inmates go to convicted polygamist Pat Neshek to save it.  One double and two infield hits later and Neshek is heading to the showers and looking for the tunnel from the clubhouse to Betty’s  Brothel.  The Inmates go to Neil Ramirez – surely there is something better than that in the pen.  The Inmates have placed undue faith in the Mavs and authorized them to override Hal’s foolishness.  This is despite the Mavs starting Chris Davis at third most of the year (slash line of .123/.343.226 with 21 errors).  Ramirez against Bryce Harper with the game on the line and not much on the bench is foolishness.  Sure enough convicted statutory rapist JP Howell is on the bench for the Inmates.  In comes Howell.  The Mavs make the only move they really can and bring in Country Breakfast who hits into an alarming amount of double plays (16% chance here).  And sure enough it is a 3-2 lomax.  Inmates win 3-2.  Rizzo wins the Betty’s Brothel Blow of the Game for his solo homer and McHugh gets the Grumpy’s Bail Bonds Player of the game giving up four hits and striking out six.  I never could hit curves.  And if you are wondering, Harper singles on 3-2 against a righty (lomax against a lefty).
June 24th:  Homer Allowed Bailey against Alfredo Simon who was unjustly incarcerated for shooting the guy next to him who pulled up playing his music so loud that his truck shook.  There is a little known provision on the books that makes that illegal. The Mavs however know better and will honor Alfredo as an American hero in the bottom of the fourth.  Homer allows a three run ballpark tater to Rizzo in the top of the first.  Michael Morse doubled and Marcel Ozuna homered (both off the pitcher’s card) in the bottom of the fourth causing a few of the less drunk Mav fans to wake up.  When Howie Kendrick followed a batter later with a home run off of his card the fans went wild – and Mav fans unlike Blue Jay fans know the value of a full beer can so there was no littering.  The Mavs go to Carlos King Carrasco and he shuts down the Inmates in the top of the sixth.  In the bottom of the sixth with two on and two out the Inmates bring in reverse righty Justin Grimm and the Mavs counter with Country Breakfast.  Fly out.  Oh no, Jackie F. Bradley is going into the game.  In the top of the seventh a Carrasco error leads to two unearned runs.  Meanwhile Justin Grimm keeps the Mavs in check.  Rizzo adds yet another homer in the 8th and Neshek shuts the Mavs out.  Inmates 6-3.  Rizzo, the rat bastard, wins the Grumpy’s Bail Bonds Player of the Game going yard twice and driving in four runs.
June 25th:  Convicted Zoophile Bud Norris takes the mound against Clay Buchholz.  The Mavs take their first lead of the series with a two out stolen base by Justin Upton followed by a Michael Morse single.  Beers all around in the ballpark – a lead.  Unfortunately, two HBP’s and a single in the top of the sixth results in a tie. The Mav fans go on drinking.  In the top of the seventh two singles and a bunt hit squeeze play and the Mavs are down one.  The Mavs drink even more heavily.  In the top of the eighth a walk, Elvis error, walk and bases clearing triple.  The Mav fans begin freebasing.  In the ninth the Rat Bastard Rizzo adds his fourth homer of the series.  The Inmates win 6-1.  Josh Reddick wins the Grumpy’s Bail Bonds Player of the Game going 2-4 with three RBI’s.
August 30th:  Mercifully there are only two games left.  Convicted Racketeer and Cartel Leader Jose Quintana vs. Yovanni Gallardo.  A Vargas two run homer in the top of the first gives the Inmates yet another lead.  A Lucroy (??) triple followed by a Wong groundball cuts the lead in half in the bottom of the first.  Lucroy leads off the fourth with his 61st double.  Wong moves him to third with a grounder and Upton hits a sacrifice fly.  Tie game!!  Tequila flows in the stands.  And then a miracle occurs.  Ozuna doubles.  Castellanos walks and Marte makes a three base error.  A Mav lead!!!  Hide the women and children (always a good idea at a Mav game), bedlam breaks out.  Michael Morse hits a homer.  The stands look like back stage at a Motley Crue concert in the 80’s.  Two more errors lead to a total of seven unearned runs (the Inmates were heard to holler “fuck me”).  The Mavs bring on Greg Holland to get five outs.  He can’t do it but Jessica Hahn can and the Mavs win 9-5.  The Grumpy’s Bail Bonds Player of the Game goes to Lucroy for his double and triple.
August 31st:  Ponzi scheme baron Colin McHugh vs. Jason Hammel.  A single and two base error by Rusney Castillo (3e14 such things will happen) leads to an early Inmate lead. Surprise.  Carlos King Carrasco comes in to give up four unearned runs in the top of the sixth.  The Mavs need to fire their dope smoking groundskeeper.  This is twelve unearned runs in the last two games.  The Inmates give up one meaningless run and win going away 5-1.  Josh Reddick wins the Grumpy’s Bail Bonds Player of the Game with another 2-4 three RBI performance

Inmates 3, Mavs 2

All games at the Baptist Bowl via HAL and CM.
MAVS 2 – INMATES 0: A Bryce Harper solo HR in the 2nd was all the Mav pitching staff needed to shut down the LDMF. Norris wasted a decent start as the Dickless Chicken Gang managed only three hits.
INMATES 5 – MAVS 4 (10 innings): Gallardo went the distance in a great performance for the Mavs because HAL forgot how to find the Mav bullpen. A seesaw battle, with Martinez’s three-run tater in the last of the 5th propelling (?!) the game into extra innings. Marte’s lead-off blast in the 10th won it for the Inmates.
OZUNA 3 – INMATES 0: Ex-Inmate Ozuna drove in all three Mav runs with a two-run spud and a SAC fly to ruin another decent start by an Inmate pitcher (Quintana). The highlight of the game for the LDMF was a light bulb in the second deck women’s restroom burning out.
INMATES 6 – MAVS 2: Reddick hit two HRs and Martinez added a two-run shot of his own in a game the Mavs were never really in. Salazar tossed a CG for the victory.
INMATES 4 – MAVS 3: The series’ prophylactic match saw solo taters by Upton, Davis, Rizzo, and Escobar, but the game winning hit was a double by Vargas in the 6th. 158 stalwart Inmate fans braved the threat of mediocrity to see the Inmates win.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Regular Season Winding Down

There is finally a light at the end of the regular season tunnel. Even though 3 of the division champs have been crowned, almost none of the playoff seeds have been determined.

This is where we stand:
  • The Pigs will have the #1 seed and a first round bye.
  • The Zaps will either be the #2 or #3 seed.
  • The Snakes will either be the #3 or #4 seed. They cannot get a bye, but according to the Snakeman, "Playing the Wahoos or Goofs is like getting a bye."
  • The Inmates' magic number over the Fungoes to win the HWD is 6, and with 17 games to go, they could be anything from the #2 seed to out of the playoffs. Best bet is the Inmates with the #2 or #3 seed. The Inmates need to go 9-8 to finish ahead of the Sidewinders, and 12-5 to beat the Zaps and get the first round bye. The Inmates have to the head-to-head tie-breaker advantage with the Snakes, but not with the Zaps.
  • The Fungoes could still win the HWD, but is more realistically fighting for a playoff spot.
  • The Goofs's regular season is completed with 88 wins. The Goofs are probably headed toward a 5-6 seed, but could still mathematically be left out in the cold.
  • The Wahoos have 20 games remaining and need to go 15-5 to catch the Goofs. The good news for the Hoos is that 10 of those 20 remaining games are head to head with the Fungoes, the other team he is chasing.
  • The Tweeners have 12 games to play and could still challenge for a spot in the post season.
  • The Drillers need the Wahoos to go 10-0 vs the Fungoes and 0-10 vs the Mavs or they are done.
  • Nads... see Drillers. Not mathematically eliminated, but it would take some weird shit.

Games remaining:
  • Wahoos (20) - 10 each with the Mavs and the Fungoes
  • Mavs (20) - 10 each with the Wahoos and the Inmates
  • Inmates (17) - 10 with the Mavs and 7 with the Rhinos
  • Rhinos (17) - 10 with the Tweeners and 7 with the Inmates
  • Tweeners (12) - 10 with the Rhinos and 2 with the Bees
  • Fungoes (10) - 10 with the Wahoos
  • Bees (7) - 5 with the Nads and 2 with the Tweeners
  • Nads (5) - 5 with the Bees

Inmates 1, Wahoos 1

Inmates and Wahoos split their remaining two games via netplay at the Baptist Bowl.
Inmates 2 – Wahoos 1: An old-fashioned pitcher’s duel. Wahoos threatened in the 9th, loading the bases with one out after scoring a run. Neshek got Blanks to hit into the 6-2-3 DP with the infield in to end the game. Jones tatered for the Beakless Chicken Gang.
Wahoos 7 – Inmates 3: Wahoos owned this from the start. Jones and Reddick homered for the LDMF, but no other offense or pitching existed. Davis and Norris both hit HRs for the Screaming Featherheads.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Congrats Goofs

The SuperGoofs won the Extra Reserve Pick with a whopping 10 points. Boy, did we all suck this year! Last year, the Rhinos won with 20 points, and we thought THAT was sad.

The FFTs were the last team eliminated. The Tweeners and Inmates tied for 2nd with 9 points.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Extra Reserve Contest

Down to 2.

The win this afternoon by the Blue Jays eliminated the Tweeners. Then the win tonight by the Royals took out the Inmates.

The FFTs are still alive. If the Dodgers win game 5 against the Mets, and then beat the Cubs, the FFTs win. Otherwise, your contest winner will be the SuperGoofs.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Extra Reserve Pick Contest

The Cubs' win over the Cardinals gets us down to 4 teams...

The FFTs win if the Dodgers win the NL pennant. If LA loses before the World Series, the FFTs are done.

The Goofeyes need the Royals to win game 5 against the Astros, and the Dodgers to lose to either the Mets or the Cubs.

The Inmates need the Blue Jays to win game 5 against the Rangers, the Royals to lose to the Astros, and the Dodgers to fall short of the World Series.

The Tweeners need the Dodgers, Royals, and Blue Jays to all lose.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Wahoos and Killer Bees Trade

The Wahoos traded Jordan Zimmermann, Alejandro De Aza, their 5th, and a reserve to the Killer Bees for Curtis Granderson, Jeurys Familia, and their 2nd.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Warpigs and Killer Bees Trade

The Killer Bees traded Jake Diekman to the Warpigs for the Bee 10th round pick.

Draft Weekend Availability

Here's an image of the spreadsheet the FFTs sent out. Please let him know which weekends are good/bad for you so he can fill in the blanks.


Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Extra Reserve Contest - And Then There Were Six

The Cub win over the Pirates eliminated the Mavs from contention and put the Tweeners in first place by themselves. The DVs vaulted into 2nd. They are technically tied with the Buckeyes, who are already eliminated because they cannot finish ahead of the Tweeners.

The bad news for the Tweeners is the American League. If the Royals beat the Astros or the Blue Jays beat the Rangers, the Tweeners are eliminated. A Royals win would also eliminate the Inmates. A Royal loss to Houston would eliminate the Goofs.

If the Cubs beat the Cardinals, the Pigs and DVs are done. If the Dodgers lose to the Mets... well, for sure the FFTs would be out.

And if this comes down to Cubs vs Mets in the NL, and Rangers vs Astros in the AL, the winner will already be set... and it will be the Tweeners with a whopping 9 points. Best of all, he'll be able to credit his victory to his faith in... the Yankees.

Monday, October 05, 2015

FFTs and Tweeners Trade

The Tweeners traded Gio Gonzalez to the FFTs for their 5th round pick.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Extra Reserve Contest Update (The Bye Bye Angels version)

I gotta say, it was very satisfying to turn all the Angel picks to red.

The Killer Bees join the group of eliminated teams, leaving 7 still alive.

It's complicated, but here's what each remaining team needs to happen (I think) to get the win...

  • The FFTs win if the Dodgers win the World Series. They also win if the Dodgers just GET to the WS as long as the Cubs beat the Pirates or the Rangers beat the Blue Jays.
  • The Warpigs win if the Cardinals just make it to the World Series.
  • The Inmates win if the Pirates beat the Cubs, the Jays beat the Rangers, and the Dodgers beat the Mets as long as the Dodgers then lose to somebody other than the Cardinals in the NLCS.
  • The Mavs win under the same circumstances as the Inmates (above) except they need the Rangers to beat the Blue Jays. The Mavs didn't pick the Rangers, but a Blue Jay loss allows the Mavs to be tied with the Inmates, and the Mavs hold the tie-breaker between the 2 of them.
  • The Goofs can win if the Royals beat Hou/NYY and the Dodgers beat the Mets, as long as the Dodgers then lose to somebody other than the Cardinals.
  • The Tweeners win if the Cubs beat the Pirates and the Dodgers beat the Mets, as long as the Dodgers then lose to somebody other than the Cardinals.
  • The DVs need the Cubs to beat the Pirates, the Cardinals beat the Cubs, then the Cardinals lose to the Mets (not the Dodgers).
If neither the Cardinals nor the Dodgers make it to the NLCS... well... the FFTs, Pigs, and DVs are all out. The Inmates would win with wins by both Toronto and Pittsburg (over the Cubs). The Goofs could win with a KC win over Hou/NYY and a Blue Jay loss to Texas. The Tweeners would win with a Cubs win over the Pirates and all of the home teams losing in the Division Series. The Mavs would win if the Pirates beat the Cubs and all the home teams lose in the DS.

I think.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Tweeners 4, Killer Bees 3

Tweeners can only manage to take 4 of 7 from Hal’s Bees.  Lunging toward pick #10.

5/26 – Bees 3, Tweeners 1.  Julio Teheran(2-0) and Gio Gonzalez(9-8) locked horns in a pitcher's duel with Teheran and the PHILIP Killer Bees coming out on top of the NORM TWEENERS 3 to 1. PHILIP came up with 2 runs in the 4th inning when they came up with 4 base hits.  The big moment was provided by Mark Trumbo who deflated the spirits of the home town crowd when he blasted a two-run home run.  Jake Diekman pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 1st save.  Gio fanned 12 in 6.2, while also allowing 12 hits.  He’s all yours, Terry.

5/27 – Tweeners 8, Bees 4.  Ben Zobrist had 4 hits and scored 3 times as the NORM TWEENERS bested the PHILIP Killer Bees 8 to 4 at The Hoover Dome. NORM had 3 runs cross the plate in the bottom of the 6th inning when they had 3 base hits.  It was enough scoring to earn the victory.  NORM had a total of 12 hits for the game, including homers by Avisail and Vogt.  4 hits also for Pennington. Zach Duke(2-4) went 2 and 2/3 innings allowing no runs for the win. Santiago Casilla was credited with his 27th save.  Alex Wood(0-2) was the loser.  He was knocked around pretty good, giving up 6 runs in 5 innings. 

5/28 – Tweeners 5, Bees 2.  Madison Bumgarner whiffed 12 batters and Michael Saunders cracked a homer and had 2 RBI as the NORM TWEENERS defeated the PHILIP Killer Bees by a score of 5 to 2 at The Hoover Dome. Bumgarner(14-15) pitched a solid game.  He was reached for 8 hits and no walks in 7 and 1/3 innings.  Santiago Casilla pitched a perfect ninth and was credited with his 28th save.  Jered Weaver(0-1) absorbed the loss.  He got hit pretty hard, allowing 11 hits and 2 walks in 8 innings.  The NORM fans were thrilled by the performance put forth by Bumgarner, but it was clearly his strikeouts that they enjoyed most. When he reached 10 strikeouts the fans showed him their appreciation with a loud cheer.' George Brett said following the game, as he always says when a Tweener starter fans a bunch.

8/3 – Bees 4, Tweeners 0.  Bees score 3 off Felix before an out is recorded, although 1 would have been plenty for “Cy” Minor.

8/4 – Tweeners 6, Bees 0.  Pablo Sandoval touched them all and Hisashi Iwakuma allowed 3 hits while blanking PHILIP as the NORM TWEENERS defeated the PHILIP Killer Bees by a score of 6 to 0 at The Hoover Dome.  George Springer also went yard. Iwakuma(9-10) was tremendous on the mound for NORM.  He was stingy on the mound, allowing just 3 hits and 3 walks in 9 innings.  NORM banged out 14 hits on the night. Julio Teheran(2-1) was the losing pitcher.  'When Iwakuma is on like that it is a tough game to play, no doubt about it,' PHILIP's manager said. 'He always pitches well against us.'

 8/5 – Bees 3, Tweeners 2.  37 fans watched an exciting game at The Hoover Dome.  The PHILIP Killer Bees topped the NORM TWEENERS by the slimmest of margins, 3 to 2. Both teams were tied at 2 runs apiece after nine innings.  PHILIP ended up winning it in the 10th inning.  After an out was recorded, Carlos Santana drew a walk.  Curtis Granderson stepped into the batter's box and he doubled. Robinson Chirinos then hit a deep fly.  Gregory Polanco followed next and he drew a walk.  PHILIP had a total of 8 hits for the game.  The win went to Jake Diekman(1-1) who allowed 1 run in 3 and 1/3 innings. Dr. Kevin Quackenabush(5-5) was the loser in relief.  He pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up 1 hit and 1 walk.

 8/6 – Tweeners 5, Bees 0.  Madison Bumgarner retired 13 batters on strikeouts at The Hoover Dome as the NORM TWEENERS beat the PHILIP Killer Bees 5 to 0. It was a good day for NORM thanks to Michael Saunders.  He cracked a solo homerun in the 1st inning and tripled scoring two baserunners in the 4th inning.  After the 4th inning, neither team was able to score. Bumgarner(15-15) went the distance for the shutout. Jered Weaver(0-2) took the loss.  He allowed 1 hit and 2 walks in 2/3 of an inning.  The NORM fans were thrilled by the performance put forth by Bumgarner, but it was clearly his strikeouts that they enjoyed most. 'When he reached 10 strikeouts the fans showed him their appreciation with a loud cheer.' George Brett said following the game, as he always says when a Tweener starter fans a bunch.

Warpigs 2, DVs 1

Both teams finish their seasons with 3 netplay games at DV Park by Viagara.

Game 1 - Warpigs win 7-1. Justin Morneau homered and drove in 3. Garrett Richards started with only 1.2 innings remaining, but he and 4 relievers held the DVs to 5 hits. Trevor Plouffe homered for the lone DV run.

Game 2 - DVs win 2-1. Yordano Ventura went 7 innings for the win. Tyler Clippard went the final 2 innings for the save. Jose Fernandez allowed only 4 hits in his 7 innings, but 1 of those was a J.J. Hardy homer.

Game 3 - Warpigs win 7-0. Lance Lynn threw 8 shutout innings, allowing only 3 hits. Joe Smith finished up for the Warpigs' league record 31st shutout. Troy Tulowitzki hit a 3-run homer on his next to last at bat of the season.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Extra Reserve Pick Update

In a word, we all SUCK at predicting Major League Baseball.

Not a single person picked the Mets or Rangers. Only 1 team picked the Royals. 3 teams picked the Blue Jays. 1 team picked the Yankees to be a Wild Card. And while several teams picked the Cubs or the Pirates, nobody picked them both.

There are only 3 teams who have their World Series Champion pick still alive. 1 Dodger, 1 Cardinal, and 1 Angel.

Now that all the division winners are set (and almost all of the Wild Card teams), the point standings are:

1st. Goofs and Tweeners, 6 points

3rd. Buckeyes, Drillers, DVs, FFTs, Inmates, Mavs, Warpigs, Zaps, 5 points

11th. Snakes and Wahoos, 4 points

13th. Fungoes and Bees, 2 points

15th. Rhinos and Nads, 0 points

The team with the most possible points (if everything broke right the rest of the way) is the FFTs, who could earn a whopping 33 points. The Warpigs are next with 27 possible, then the Inmates (26), and the Bees (24).

If the Angels don't make the playoffs, there will be some more changes. Nobody has the Astros or Twins, so that won't make any difference.

The Nads, the Rhinos, and the Fungoes have already been eliminated. There are probably some others who are mathematically out (because they have the same picks as somebody already ahead of them), but it's late and I'm going to bed.

DVs 4, Wahoos 3

Feet were swift. Bats were mighty. Balls were plentiful.

Rhinos 3, DVs 2

All games via Rhino CM.
All games EQA.
All games stinky.