Week 11 Review

WEEK 11 RECAP BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NEW AND IMPROVED BLOG ADMINISTRATION!!!

Week 11 is in the books and the Backyard Blog is getting a much-needed facelift.  It is about time the people get what they want.  For weeks people have been complaining about lazy writing and the journalistic integrity of the blog with all the biased writing that has been going on.  By popular demand, our last blog editor has been fired and replaced by a reputable journalist who has experience in providing the type of writing this blog has been lacking. 

Before we get to the Week 11 recap, we must address another issue with the blog.  Many people around the league have been complaining about the name of the weekly recognition that goes to a hitter who fills every stat category.  This has been called the J-Roll for years, but everyone knows that this name was just not any good for this recognition.  This has been especially true considering the on-field issues that Jimmy Rollins has had, those issues mainly consist of him playing for the Phillies and being guilty by association of being half the double play tandem with Chase Utley for so many years.  This blog holds itself in more respect now and will not be associated with a man who would make slides so dirty that they end a man’s career like Utley has in the past.  Sorry Jimmy, I am sure you are a nice enough guy, but the prestigious stat filler recognition has a black eye because of your association with a guy like Utley.

So, without further ado.…. I present to you……

The Jericho

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We are breaking down the walls here at the blog, so drink it in maaaaaaaaan.  You know what happens to people who do not like the new name for those who get a run, RBI, double, triple, home run, and steal throughout the week?  You know what happens to those who are not down with Jericho?  THEY MAKE THE LIST!

Jericho is the perfect namesake for the new prestigious recognition.  The Ayatollah of Rock-n-Rolla has accomplished so much in his life and is a role model to all.  Jericho is recognized by many as the G.O.A.T.  He was the first ever Undisputed WWF Champion, held the WCW World Championship twice, the World Heavyweight Championship three times, the Intercontinental Championship a record nine times, he’s a Tag Team Champion, United States Champion, WCW Cruiserweight Champion and World Television Champion.  He is the man of 1,004 holds, a Triple Crown Champion and Grand Slam Champion.  The Alpha has authored New York Times Bestseller books as well as have roles in legendary films such as MacGruber.  He has had success wherever he goes including the music industry with his band Fozzy, who’s song Judas has reached as high as 7th on the US hard rock charts.  This man truly is a jack of all trades and is the new gold standard of filling the stat sheet in a given week in the Backyard.

The Backyard is Jericho!

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Now that we have the long overdue renaming to the Jericho out of the way, let’s get down to recapping Week 11.

The Pacific Beach X-Rays and River City Bad Dudes are kissing their sisters with another tie this week at a score of 6-6-2

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Doch Thoughts

This is the second time these teams have tied each other this season.  This may a Backyard first, certainly the first time it has happened in the AD era.  Pretty solid weeks all around from both teams except for ERAs.  Odom had yet another 100 plus k week on the back of his bulkers.  He throws a lot of volume out there with his no light day’s mentality.  Sometimes ERA will suffer but no denying he racks up the counting stats.  Also, Mallex Smith (2 home runs this week) is a power hitter now, maybe the greatest power hitter of our generation, only time will tell.

Shout out to my man David Dahl as he racked up a Jericho for the Bad Dudes (7 Runs, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 1 SB, .452 OBP) 

MVP

Scott Kingery (XYZ) – 7 runs, 3 2Bs, 1 3B, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, .542 OBP

MVP of this matchup could have easily gone to Manny Machado for the Bad Dudes (11 runs, 2 2Bs, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs, .500 OBP).  Those 11 runs are impressive, but the Bad Dudes lost the run category 63-56.  Losing that category plus losing the home run category by 1 dinger while Kingery had 1 more home run than Machado this week solidifies the MVP of the matchup for Kingery.  Kingery sure is making the best of his time in centerfield for the Phillies with Herrera being out having his off-field issues.  He was a stolen base shy of getting the ever-prestigious Jericho.  Kingery will probably be dropped by Odom the next game he doesn’t start if he is still even on this team by the time of this writing.  Who can keep up with Odom’s roster and his Rays Ways philosophy?  A philosophy that is built on riding hot players and they picked a good time to ride with Kingery. 

LVP

Ewin Diaz (XYZ) – 3 IP, 4 ER, 2 Ks, 1 SV, 12.00 ERA

There were players with much higher ERAs on both teams, but Edwin is LVP this week because Odom lost the saves category by 1 and Diaz blew a save for the Mets on Thursday.  If that save isn’t blown, Odom wins the matchup instead of the tie.  There might be people more deserving of the LVP award, but I am also a little bitter about that blown save myself. Edwin, get it together, because old man Cano stinks and you’re the prize of that trade.

Jericho’s

Dahl (RCBD)

Next week

XYZ (2-6-3) vs LTBS (11-0) *****MATCHUP OF THE WEEK*****

RCBD (3-5-3) vs T (6-5)

The Banana Slugs (3-7-1) outlast the Lakehurst Leviathans (4-7) 7-5-2

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Doch Thoughts

This was a close matchup with about 8 categories that could have easily swung in the opposite direction.  Runs were separated by 1, RBI by 2, Steals by 1, and tied in doubles.  I’m sure there was some Sunday anxieties being expressed in the chat that I may have missed.  Brian was able to hold on though with his pitching leading the way winning the pitching categories 5-1-1.  Some of the offensive categories really came down to the wire.  

MVP

Trevor Bauer (BBS) – 16.2 IP, 1 ER, 14 Ks, 2 QS, 1 CG, 1 W, 0.54 ERA

This was one hell of a 2-start week for Trevor Bauer that the previous blog administrator may have ignored because of personal biases against Bauer.  The Sunday CG shutout against the Tigers was a major factor in the victory for the Slugs this week, which is why he gets the MVP over guys like Scherzer, Story, or even the surprise Jericho from Trey Mancini

LVP

Leviathans Pitching Staff – they stunk

6.78 ERA is not very good for the week.  That team down in Barnegat are known for their pitching over their hitting but they were not completely lights out this week when compared to their standards.  Slugs only had a 4.50 ERA, which is very beatable in a given week, but they still won the pitching categories 5-1-1.  Credit to the Slugs for their 90 Ks which will always be solid, but the Leviathans pitching needed to show up more and steal a category or 2 here to give themselves a chance.  I’ll highlight the Sunday stream of Ariel Jurado who gave up 7 runs against the Reds in 3 innings without recording a single K.  

Jericho’s

Trey Mancini (LAKE)

Next Week

BBS (3-7-1) vs BEARS (4-6-1)

LAKE (4-7) vs RRF (6-4-1)

Astoria Isotopes pitch slap Island Beach Bears 10-2-2

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Doch Thoughts

At one point on Sunday I am pretty sure I saw the Bears being shut out.  This matchup was by far the most lopsided of the week.  Isotopes stay the second hottest team in the league with their 6th straight victory after their 0-5 start.  T told that Island Beach sweathog to keep the noise down while he took his robe off to show all the ladies what a real man is supposed to look like.  I wish I could think of more Rick Rude quotes for T at this time, but that is going to have to do for now.  Win again next week and you get some more Rick Rude love T. 

MVP of the Week*****

Charlie Blackmon (T) – 12 runs, 4 2Bs, 1 3B, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs, .568 OBP

Chuck was scorching hot this week and was a steal away from the Jericho.  I’ll say he led the Topes to victory, but in all reality, T could have left Blackmon’s spot in his lineup open all week and still would have won with ease.  Only runs would have flipped in the Bears favor without Blackmon in the lineup, while triples and home runs would have been tied.  That just shows how much the Topes dominated the Bears this week.  Shout out to the resurgent Hunter Pence as well.  Don’t feel like going back and listing his stats but trust me when I say he was good this week and fantasy relevant again.  Early leader for comeback player of the year.

LVP

Joc Pederson (IBB) – 0/15, 1 BB, .063 OBP

Ummmmm yea, ugly week for Joc.  At least he made a nice catch, I think that was this week anyway but could have been last week.  ‘Nuff said, moving on.

Next Week

T (6-5) vs RCBD (3-5-3)

BEARS (4-6-1) vs BBS (3-7-1)

Rojo’s Renegade Force with the clean victory over Ocean Gate Fishing Club 6-3-5

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Doch Thoughts

The Renegade Force did not have to cheat to earn this victory.  They also started 12 pitchers this week which is a nice change of pace for this squad.  The Renegade force were led by their hitting as they received 4 out of their 6 category wins from the hitters on the squad.  There were 3 Jericho’s in this matchup between Ohtani, Trea Turner, and Mookie Betts.  I wonder if the Fishing Club watched the season finale of Wicked Tuna last night.  If he didn’t, let’s just say I will be more then disappointed and be requesting he change his name yet again, because it stinks and Wicked Tuna rocks.  The Fishing Club did get a combined 8 home runs out of the trio of rookies Alvarez, Senzel, and Jimenez.  Something to watch out for moving forward as these guys all look legit.  Brendan Rodgers on the other hand can’t buy any consistent playing time out in Colorado.

MVP

Eric Hosmer (RRF) – 5 runs, 3 2Bs, 12 RBIs, .400 OBP

Did Eric Freaking Hosmer just have 12 RBI this week?  I was about to give this honor to Ohtani for his Jericho, or to one of the 3 pitchers Rojo had that had themselves nice little 2 start weeks.  But Hosmer gets it because a 12 RBI week is impressive for anyone.  I’ll tell you guys what that was the quietest 12 RBI week I have ever seen.  The San Diego first baseman only had 3 extra base hits and none of them left the yard.  It was well documented in the chat the scoring that was going on in the San Diego and Colorado series, so perhaps I shouldn’t be so surprised.  Hosmer is a man who I thought got overpaid by San Diego and a guy I thought should be bouncing around the waiver wire in fantasy circuits, but perhaps ROJO knows something I don’t.  Either way, there is no denying his 12 RBIs were huge in the contest that was neck and neck in that category. 1 2

LVP

Austin Meadows (OGFC) – 2/21, 2 Runs, 1 2B, 1 3B, .174 OBP

Not a good week for a guy who has been on the block for the Fishing Club.  This Fishing Club narrowly lost out in runs and RBI this week and could have used anything from Meadows.  This award could have also gone to Amed Rosario, who Heroy still insists is good and worth a roster spot when just about every Mets fan in the league (only 2 at this point) disagrees with that assessment.  Nobody wants Rosario to be good more than me, but I am afraid he just isn’t.  The Fishing Club offense is still very good even with the blackhole known as Rosario in the lineup every day.  Oh, and uh yea back to LVP Meadows, you’ll bounce back I’m sure, no doubt you’re better than Rosario.

Jericho’s

Ohtani (RRF)

Betts (OGFC)

Turner (OGFC)

Next Week

OGFC (5-5-1) vs ECK (6-5)

RRF (6-4-1) vs LAKE (4-7)

Fan favorite underdogs from Lacey put up another gritty win against the East Coast Kings 8-4-2

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Doch Thoughts

The good guys of the league from Lacey keep on trucking as they were able to overcome adversity once again for another victory, improving their record to 11-0.  This makes 16 straight victories dating back to the infamous ROJO tie late last season.  The man behind the team in Lacey does everything right and should be looked at as a role model to the rest of the league.  A league that should aspire to be more like him when they grow up, even though he is the youngest member of the Backyard.  He is charitable, humble, charismatic, handsome, and overall just a terrific guy.  Women want him and men want to be him.  The chat could not be happier that such an outstanding person keeps pulling out victories in the Backyard.  But there’s more to life then the Backyard, and the chat wishes nothing but the best in life to that handsome devil down in Lacey.  He deserves it for his hard work and dedication day in and day out.

Oh, yea there was a matchup here…. Huge performance by Ketel Marte and his 5-homer week for the Kings.  Marte now has like 20 home runs or some shit which doesn’t seem right.  Freeman keeps raking, Bellinger keeps hitting homers, Tatis Jr had a Jericho and Verlander keeps defying father time.  Backdoor Sliderz were 2 RBIs away from the 60/60 club this week.  The Kings were also impressive with their 64 runs, but fell a little short this week.

MVP

Ozzie Albies (LTBS) – 7 Runs, 5 2Bs, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs, 1 SB, .452 OBP

This one almost went to Tatis Jr with his 3 3Bs while picking up a Jericho, but the RBIs separated Albies from Tatis this week.  Albies was a 3-bagger shy of a Jericho himself, which is often the stat that eludes the Jericho hopefuls out there.  The Braves are one of the hottest teams in baseball currently, which is good for the Backdoor Sliderz who roster about a third of their lineup. 

LVP

David Price (ECK) – 1.1 IP, 6 ER, 2 Ks, 40.50 ERA

Not a good start at home against Texas for Price.  Paxton was also disappointing for the Kings this week, but nothing looks uglier than an ERA north of 40!  Price still is pitching well this year with his 71 Ks and 3.52 ERA even after his horrific start.  He’ll bounce back, if his elbow doesn’t flare up again, which seems to happen every year.

Jericho’s

Tatis Jr (LTBS)

Next Week

LTBS (11-0) vs XYZ (2-6-3) ****MATCHUP OF THE WEEK*****

Dochney’s matchups will stay matchup of the week until he is beaten.

ECK (6-5) vs OGFC (5-5-1)

And that’s all folks.  Thanks for tuning in to check out the highly anticipated debut of the new blog administration.  Unlike the old guard, we will be taking notes and suggestions from fans out there to continue improving the blog for everyone to enjoy.  Hope you have enjoyed your read and good luck in your matchups. 

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Week 11 Review

2019 Week 10 Quick Hitters

Image result for jt realmuto gifI mean for a catcher he’s pretty fleet of foot. THIS WAS PROBABLY A TRIPLE…

 

 

YEA I DON’T really have much to say here. My team continues to be bad, there’s that OTHER TEAM that continues to be good, uhhhh everyone that won in 10 did so fairly breezily. Yea that’s all I got. It is called Quick Hitters people. ON TO Week 10 Quick Hitters…

 

 

 

WEEK 10 QUICK RESULTS: 

 

BackdoorSliderz (TEN AND OH) 11-3-0 over Fishing Club (5-4-1)

Renegade Force (5-4-1) 10-2-2 over Banana Slugs (2-7-1)

X-Rayz (2-6-2) 10-3-1 over Bears (4-5-1)    

Kings (6-4) 9-1-4 over Bad Dudes (3-5-2)

Isotopes (5-5) 11-2-1 over Leviathans (4-6)

 

 

WEEK 10 QUICK NOTES:

 

  • Pretty much alllll massacres in Week 10. The Kings were the only winners not to take double digit cats, and they weren’t exactly engaged in a nailbiter (9-4-1).

 

  • A NEW ALL-TIME RECORD for two-baggers set by the Fishing Club (32), but even with that fortune those schmucks couldn’t defeat that team that’s also defeated everyone else in the league thus far. A team The Blog officially Does Not Respect.

 

  • In other record news the X-Rayz tied the all-time Wins record whilst CLOBBERING me and my Bears. So that’s somethin’ to note. Shout out to Adrian Sampson for his 7 K CG, partly cuz I was told to and partly cuz he’s weirdly good all of a sudden? news, being halfway through the season also means our evil defending champeen

 

  • And SINCE I’m shouting out records shout out to the Banana Slugs for a truly abysmal offensive showing, a (possibly all time but possibly not but definitely in my eyes) record low .254 OBP. Gross stuff.

 

  • Also the ‘Topes have now won 5 straight after losing their first five so that’s uhhh QUITE THE TURNAROUND. There’s possibly another team with a stronger win streak but who really gives a fuck, about that…..or about ANYTHING, when you really think about it.

 

 

 

 

WEEK 10 QUICK AWARDS / JROLLS

 

 

 

 

MVP OF THE WEEK: 

 

 

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WALKER BUEHLER

15 IP, 1 ER, 20 Ks, 2 QS, 2 Ws, 0.60 ERA

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 10 LVP OF THE WEEK: 

 

 

TPham
Going with Pham but TAKE YOUR PICK really……

 

 

TOMMY PHAM

1/14, .188 OBP

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 10 JROLLS:    

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  • Francisco Lindor (ECK, 1)  [8/24, 7 Rs, 2 2Bs, 1 3B, 3 HRs, 4 RBIs, 1 SB, .385 OBP]

 

 

UPDATED JROLLs REPORT:

 

1.)  Adalberto Mondesi (LL)  –  3

2.)  Trevor Story (BBS)  –  2

3.)  Whit Merrifield (BBS)  –  2

4.)  Ronny Rodriguez (RRF)  –  1

5.)  Kelvin Gutierrez (PBX)  –  1

6.)  Fernando Tatis, Jr. (LTBS)  –  1

7.)  Ronald Acuna, Jr.  (LTBS)  –  1

8.)  Elvis Andrus (ECK)  –  1

9.)  Jonathan Villar (IBB)  –  1

10.)  Kolten Wong (PBX)  –  1

11.)  Cody Bellinger (LTBS)  –  1

12.)  Ender Inciarte (BBS)  –  1

13.)  Ahmed Rosario (OGFC)  –  1

14.)  Byron Buxton (RCBD)  –  1

15.)  Christian Yelich (ECK)  –  1

16.)  Francisco Lindor (ECK, 1)

 

 

 

Thank you for tuning in to Week 10 QUICK HITTERS

 

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2019 Week 10 Quick Hitters

2019 Week 8 Review: “JK JUST QUICK NOTES” EDITION

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Because if ESPN can do it, so can I

 

LIKE I SAID there may be some sort of more review-y review type format for Weeks 7-9 woven into June Power Rankings but in the mean time just want to keep the basic league results available. Call it QUICK NOTES call it BASIC RESULTS don’t even read it, I don’t give a shit. Just don’t want to lose track of the JROLLtbh…

 

 

WEEK 8 VERY BASIC RESULTS: 

 

OGFC (5-3) over IBB (3-4-1)

BBS (2-5-1) over PBX (0-6-2)

ECK (5-3) over LL (4-4)

LTBS (8-0) over RCBD (3-4-1)

‘Topes (3-5) over ‘Gades (4-3-1)

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 8 MVP OF THE WEEK: 

Image result for max kepler gifMAX KEPLER, edging out the Rizzos and Rosarios and Nados and Gleybers of the world due to a flawed system (which is mine, and not ESPN’s, for a change)

 

8/13, 8 Rs, 3 2Bs, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 1 SB, .600 OBP

 

 

 

 

WEEK 8 LVP OF THE WEEK: 

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2/18, 1 R, .111 OBP

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 8 JROLLS:    

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NONE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week Eight Quick Notes Quickly Noted


 

2019 Week 8 Review: “JK JUST QUICK NOTES” EDITION

2019 Week Seven Review: “I FLAT OUT REFUSE TO DISCUSS THIS WEEK AND FUCK YOU” Edition

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FUCK THIS WEEK MANNNNNN. Not only did I NOT un-undefeat the evil Lacey Township BackdoorSliderz, it also was just kinda a “meh” performance where we just generally did a little bit worse in all facets. Except for Doubles. A TRULY PATHETIC SIX DOUBLES.

In protest of the absolute bullshit that was Week 7’s results for my specific fantasy team, as well as in protest of ESPN’s epic-ally phoned-in performance this season….I am epic-ally phoning in this fucking review. And probably not even calling in for Week 8 or Week 9. EXPECT AN INTERESTING POWER RANKINGS beginning o’ June where I seek to combine 3 weeks of reviews into one June Power Rankings post in order to avoid yanno, reviewing this bullshit. Few quick news and notes prior to that:

 

 

 

Week 7 Very Basic Results: 

 

LTBS (7-0, FUCK) over IBB (3-3-1),

LL (4-3, A NEW SEASON RECORD CONGRATS SHANE) over HEROY (4-3 and MERCIFULLY converted back to the OGTFC [never thought I would miss that name] after learning that fantasy baseball, as in life, is just random chaos your name means nothing)

‘Topes (2-5) over PBX (0-5-2)

ECK (4-3) over BBS (1-5-1)

RRF (4-3) over RCBD (3-3-1)

 

 

 

 

 

Week 7 MVP OF THE WEEK: 

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Eduardo Escobar, I shit you not it was between him and Rendon like I said FUCKED WEEK

8/27, 7 Rs, 1 2B, 2 3Bs, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, .321 OBP

 

 

 

 

Week 7 LVP OF THE WEEK: 

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DANIEL MURPHY, by popular request…..

0/11, 1 RBI, .083 OBP

 

 

 

 

 

Week 7 JROLLs:    

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Only ONE as these are a dying art, and that one came from:

 

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Ronny fucking Rodriguez (1, RRF)

 

6/26, 2 Rs, 2 2Bs, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 1 SB, .259 OBP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Seven Review, both done and not really done. And fuck you.

 

 

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2019 Week Seven Review: “I FLAT OUT REFUSE TO DISCUSS THIS WEEK AND FUCK YOU” Edition

2019 WEEK SIX REVIEW: “FOCUSED ON DOCH WEEK SO FUCK Y’ALL” EDITION

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WEEK SIX has come and gone. And I am FOCUSED AS LASER! Not on this review, I have no fucking desire to write this and I am actually planning on really just quarter-assing my way through it. But going to claim this is because this is DOCH WEEK, laser focused on Doch Week….but maybe it’s just cuz I don’t feel like writing this shit? But also CUZ THIS IS DOCH WEEK. Focused as laser!

 

If I defeat the dreaded BackdoorSliderz in the WEEK SEVEN BACKYARD BATTLE OF THE WEEK I promise I’ll write 5,000 words on it…..

 

 

 

 

 

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River City Bad Dudes Roll Past Island Beach Bears, Who Were Obviously Just Looking Ahead To DOCH WEEK  –  11-2-1

 

MVP:  Kyle Gibson  –  Kyle Gibson above is me looking at my streaming luck of late. Look man absolutely NO ONE had an impressive week here, except for Andujar and the Bears starting staff and that was the “impressively bad” sort of impressive. So Bogaerts was okay (7 Rs, .379 OBP) but more importantly for the Dudes Kyle Gibson and whomever the fuck else they threw out there pitched pretty nicely. NOT THAT MUCH WAS REQUIRED OF THEM.  6 IP, 1 ER, 11 Ks, 1 QS, 1 W, 1.50 ERA

 

LVP:  Miguel Andujar    NAWT the finest of debuts for Miggy Andujar, I will say that much. Given the amount of ABs and the sheer nothingness done with them this may be your LVP of the YEAR.  1/27, .037 OBP    ***LVP OF THE WEEK/PROBABLY YEAR***     

 

 

 

Image result for key catImage result for key catImage result for key catPITCHING STUFF. This one was never as close as some of the #s may have implied it was (on the hitting side of thingz), and that is because the Bears pitching was ONCE AGAIN terrible (a MARK OF THE BEAST ERA, which leads to losses in other KEYCATS as one can probably infer). Credit to the Dudes for pitching pretty well, but yea nobody pitched worse than these assholes last week. I shall cut them all. I should also add the only thing sadder than the Bears starting pitching this season/this week was the way Lobman kept checking the fucking box score even though the matchup was in the bag PROBABLY since like Thursday but definitely before we even got to Citi Field. Just be PRESENT IN THE MOMENT, Mike. Especially if in that moment you are dancing on top of a ledge in a gay bar….

 

Assorted Musings Should I Feel Like Musin’:  I should also add the only thing sadder than the Bears starting pitching this season/this week was the way Lobman kept checking the fucking box score even though the matchup was in the bag PROBABLY since like Thursday but definitely before we even got to Citi Field… Just be PRESENT IN THE MOMENT, Mike… Especially if in that moment you are dancing on top of a ledge in a gay bar… what else WHAT, ELSE… Uhh only two hitters per team with multi-HR weeks and by multi-HR I mean 2 HR (Alonso & Reyes for the Dudes, Encarnacion & Tim Anderson for the Bears)…

 

What’s Next (Week 7):  RCBD v. RRF (3-2-1 v. 3-2-1)

                   
IBB @ LTBS (3-2-1 @ 6-0, BBOTW)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Astoria Isotopes FINALLY Grab A Fucking Win, Unfortunately At The Expense Of The East Coast Kings Rather Than At The Expense Of Some Piece Of Shit’s Team (Like Lacey)  –  8-6-0

 

MVP:  Charlie Blackmon  –  If I wanted to just get this review done quickly (and I do) I would cop out here by saying Blackmon did his best Yelich impression (half his hits for the week left the yard) and Yelich did his best Blackmon impression and that’s that. ‘Nado was also good but yea, gooder job by Charlie I guess.  8/20, 9 Rs, 1 2B, 4 HRs, 5 RBIs, .520 OBP          

 

LVP:  Miguel Cabrera    Nobody was particularly BAD for the Kings, and there was certainly worse Miggys during this particular week, but Miggy was just kinda MEH in a nice opportunity to avenge his own POORLY HANDLED release (no respect).  26/22, 1 R, 2 RBIs, .333 OBP

 

 

 

 

Image result for key catQS. It tends to be tricky to OUTCLASS the Kings in certain pitching cats, particularly on a week when they pitch to a 2.72 ERA, but the ‘Topes were able to do just that in escaping with a 7-6 QS victory. The Isotopes were no slouched with their hurlers (3.40 ERA, 95 Ks) but still only went 3-4 on the pitching cats, so yea. FLIP THIS ONE and you have a disgusting tie

 

Assorted Musings Should I Feel Like Musin’:  This was the first time all season that the Kings lost with an ERA under 5, interestingly enough… This was also the first time all season that the Isotopes won, in case that wasn’t covered… The Kings had the lowest RBI output but highest SB output in Week 9, somewhat of a classic X-Rayz formula…

 

What’s Next (Week 7):  ‘Topes @ PBX (1-5 @ 0-4-2)

                   
ECK v. BBS (3-3 v. 1-4-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Heroy’s Weird Ode To My Brother Of A Team Wins Beats The Barnegat Banana Slugs, Somebody Cue Up A Losing Streak For This Idiot So He Adopts An Actual Team Name  –  7-5-2

 

MVP:  Kris Bryant  –  KRIS BRYANT. Still out here, let’s give him his first MVP of the week since like 2017 (probably) never mind forgot bout Springer8/25, 9 Rs, 1 3B, 4 HRs, 7 RBIs, .485 OBP            

 

LVP:  Christian Walker    “2019 Luke Voit” (I’m sure someone has said it) kinda followed Luke towards RELATIVE mediocrity in Week 6 (he did make his one XBH count I will give him that), which is a shame cuz the rest of the Slugs O was pretty toight.  3/22, 1 R, 1 3B, .269 OBP

 

 

 

 

 

Image result for key catOBP. This one likely stings a bit for the Slugs because on both sides of the ball they BASICALLY performed as well as they have all season. Yet they were matched up with an opponent that was performing just a bit better in enough categories. And that’s basically how you win or lose a week. ANYHOW this was exemplified best in OBP, where the Slugs would usually feel pretty good about their performance but were no match for a firing-on-all-cylinders uhh Heroy outfit (HEROY won .402-.351).

 

 

Assorted Musings Should I Feel Like Musin’:  These were your top two Run totals in Week 6… Team Heroy was one of 4 teams in Week 6 to cross the 100K threshold (Bad Dudes, X-Rayz, BackdoorSliderz are your other 3)… Eugenio Suarez scored 10 Rs for the Slugs, which is NOTABLE I GUESS I dunno… phonin’ this one in remember…

 

What’s Next (Week 7):  HEROY v. LL (4-2 v. 3-3)

                   
BBS @ ECK (1-4-1 @ 3-3)

 

 

 

 

 

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Pacific Beach X-Rayz Harness The Power Of Sharon Johnson To Tie The Pride Of Sharon Johnson’s Team, Rojo’s Renegade Force  –  7-7-0

 

MVP:  MOTHERS EVERYWHERE but specifically Sharon Johnson  –  ALLEGEDLY Mothers Day festivities are to blame for the Renegade Force being unable to get two extra starters (both of whom threw what would be matchup-winning QS) into their lineup. No word on what Sharon ordered or how that explains the other two starts the RRF failed to put forth (8/12 starts is only kewl if you win, kids).  I respect both Mr. and Mrs. J too much to do something with the “stats” section here, as we all know I could…     

 

LVP:  Rojo    So tired of having to give this good friend and okay realtor LVP, and yet here it is happening for like the GOD KNOWS HOW MANY-eth time. Amateur effort. If it was against an opponent I actually enjoy seeing lose this would have been a longer paragraph.  1 Absent-minded Brunch (I’ll bet he didn’t pay)        

 

 

 

 

 

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QS. I’m honed in on the Mothers Day EXCUSE here but really the RRF only started EIGHT this week and starting any one of those extra 4 and having any one of them pitch a QS gets them a W (including the 2 QS thrown on Sunday by Ryu and Tanaka). What kinda MONSTER doesn’t set those 2 into his Sunday lineup like the day before or whatfuckingever?! Someone call Kevin Johnson (or Rachel <3) and see if he wants to take this outfit over. Anywhom the X-Rayz won QS 7-6 despite going a very pretty 0-2 in QS attempts on Sunday (Snell 5.2, 2 ER, 12 Ks Corbin Martin 5.1, 1 ER, 9 Ks), tie preserved.

 

 

Assorted Musings Should I Feel Like Musin’:  Rojo your indifference here was both an inspiration (particularly when juxtaposed with some other owners) and a slap in the face of the very INSTITUTION of the Backyard and this carefully-crafted blog and it will be stamped out so help me god (jk I’m just speeding through this and didn’t know what else to write… ps George Springer (14/27, 10 Rs, 2 2Bs, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, .563 OBP) was the actual   ***MVP OF THE WEEK*** (maybe shared with Sharon)

 

What’s Next (Week 7):  PBX v. ‘Topes (0-4-2 v. 1-5)

                   
RRF @ RCBD (3-2-1 @ 3-2-1)

 

 

 

 

 

2019 WEEK SIX BACKYARD BATTLE OF THE WEEK, SPONSORED BY THIS CLEVELAND ZOO BABY SLOTH BEAR NAMING CONTEST (that I feel is going somewhat poorly)

 

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Lacey Township BackdoorSliderz Easily Beat Lakewood Leviathans But Were Also No Doubt Looking Ahead To HUGE Matchup With Island Beach Bears In Week 7  –  11-2-1

 

MVP:  Justin Turner  –  YEA, for all their sexy youthful talent and all their bluster fucking Justin Turner.  9/21, 7 Rs, 1 2B, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, .455 OBP    

 

LVP:  Carlos Santana    Carlos is usually an OBP STALWART so he let the fam down herecan’t be the same Robinson Cano the ‘Topes keep dangling in trade talks CAN IT?!?!  4/26, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, .214 OBP          

 

 

 

BackdoorSliderz Hitter Of Note:  You know you’re rolling the fuck along when fucking Justin Turner and Gregory Polanco are the ones pacing your offense in an easy victory of a week (9/20, 6 Rs, 2 2Bs, 1 3B,  2 HRs, 8 RBIs, .500 OBP).

BackdoorSliderz Pitcher Of Note:  To further illustrate that point, behold Lacey Twp’s SECOND streamed Zach Eflin CG (9 IP, 0 ER, 7 Ks, 1 QS, 1 W, 1 CG, 0.00 ERA).

 

Leviathans Hitter Of Note:  The Leviathans may be backsliding a bit, perhaps falling into their old ways, but HEY at least Alex Gordon isn’t falling into his old ways (he tends to suck) he’s been a pretty solid hitter thus far (7/20, 3 Rs, 1 2B, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, .381 OBP).

Isotopes Pitcher Of Note:  This is just so I can make a mental note to myself to try and trade for Matt Boyd he’s been swell (6 IP, 1 ER, 6 Ks, 1 QS, 1 W, 1.50 ERA).

 

BBOTW BREAKDOWN

 

Who give a fuck what happened this week, WEEK SEVEN IS ALL THAT MATTERS.

In Week 7 the undefeated Lacey Township BackdoorSliderz will take on THE MAN THEY THREATENED TO PUNCH IN THE FACE, and his Island Beach Bears. In what will surely be (possibly be) the most chat participation you get out of me all season. As I must defend my honor and my right, as a ‘Murrican, to be “pretentious” and “passive-aggressive.” This was where I should have had a photoshopped image of Doch as Odor and me as Bautista but we can add that in w/ post edits once Brian gets around to it. The blog is big on post edits now.

Also Shane is playing someone I’m sure, that’s how this league works we all keep playing people until it’s over….

 

What’s Next (Week 7):  LTBS v. IBB (6-0 v. 3-2-1, BBOTW)

                   
LL @ HEROY (3-3 @ 4-2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week Six Review, HALF-ASSED by me so I can focus on defeating FRAUDNEY. Works enough for me.

 

 

2019 WEEK SIX REVIEW: “FOCUSED ON DOCH WEEK SO FUCK Y’ALL” EDITION

2019 Week Five Review: “Now We Are In A Fucking Groove (The Blog Not The Bears)” Edition

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Alrightttttt in the flow here now that I’ve shed another few layers from these fucking things, so let’s crank out another half-hearted review. That way I can eventually crank out Week 6 review. That way I can brainstorm a way to combine weeks 7-9. But lets not get ahead of ourselves. First this “review”….

 

Also the Astoria Isotopes will not be featured in the Week 6 BBOTW, rest my sweet prince…..

 

 

 

 

 

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Rojo’s Renegade Force Steamroll A Hibernating Bears Squad  –  8-3-3

 

MVP:  Michael Chavis  –  I barely know who this dipshit is (jk I do), but fuck him. That’s the only intro he’s getting outta me.  11/27, 8 Rs, 1 2B, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 1 SB, .500 OBP     

 

LVP:  Brandon Nimmo    Hoooooooooly shit I didn’t even realize how bad Nimmo was last week, or else I wouldn’t have had to debate him vs. Kepler this afternoon. Fuck Nimmo too, then.  0/18, 1 RBI, .182 OBP    ***LVP OF THE WEEK***     

 

 

 

Image result for key catERA. The Bears pitched like a bag of dicks in managing a mere 2 QS for the 2nd time in the past 3 weeks (both of our uhh non-wins) but that is probably most succinctly expressed in the ERA matchup (RRF win 3.30 to 4.56). There’s some other blame I can throw around (mostly towards Dave Roberts), and I should probably be discussing the winner of the matchup more than the loser, but yea the loser in this case only had 2 QS and 69 Ks (nice).

 

Assorted Musings Should I Feel Like Musin’:  This was the only matchup in Week 5 not to feature a Triple… The Bears had the week’s lowest K total, RRF were 2nd lowest…

 

What’s Next (Week 6):  RRF v. PBX (3-2 v. 0-4-1)

                   
IBB v. RCBD (3-1-1 @ 2-2-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lakewood Leviathans Harness The Power Of Montezuma’s Mondesi’s Revenge, Defeat River City Bad Dudes  –  8-5-1

 

MVP:  Adalberto Mondesi  –  I was one of the many folks who called into question the underlying skillset of a one Adalberto Mondesi relative to his preseason ADP, and I DO still believe there is quite a floor here, but the view right about now is looking prettttty nice. He appears to be a better asset than the corpse of Carlos Martinez, I can declare that with some confidence. He’s also our early JROLL LEADA.  8/28, 6 Rs, 3 2Bs, 2 3Bs,  1 HR, 8 RBIs, 3 SBs, .355 OBP, 1 JROLL    ***MVP OF THE WEEK***     

 

LVP:  Rougned Odor    As impressive as Adalberto was in Week 5, Rougned was equally unimpressive. I don’t GIVE A DAMN SIR about your 3 run dong and your cute lil SB, you’re pretty much unrosterable in an OBP league and I shall continue to shout it from the heavens.  2/21, 2 Rs, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 1 SB, .136 OBP

 

JROLLs:  Adalberto Mondesi (2, LL)

 

 

Image result for key catQS. The Bad Dudes actually outclassed the Leviathans on the hitters side (won HRs 19-12, etc. etc.) but it was the solid pitching of Lakehurst that helped deliver them this dub. Take for example QS (LL takes it 73). Now ya got that kinda lead and you’re thinkin’ you’re also gonna get the ERA win, okay? And with that you’re hoping for Ws and Ks, okay? And so yea that’s what happened. …..they also won Holds. But QUALITY STARTS is the focus here.

 

Assorted Musings Should I Feel Like Musin’:  The Bad Dudes were one of 3 teams in the Backyard to post a sub-.300 OBP in Week 5… Archie Bradley gave up 4 ER without recording an out for the Leviathans… to settle the score a bit, a Brad Peacock start backfired horrendously for River City (3.2 IP, 7 ER, 2 Ks)… Marcus Stroman failed to go 5 for the Jays/Bad Dudes for the 2nd time this season (3.1 IP, 4 ER, 3 Ks), he’s been otherwise rather sensational (2.20 ERA)…

 

What’s Next (Week 6):  LL v. LTBS (3-2 v. 5-0, BBOTW)

                   
RCBD @ IBB (2-2-1 @ 3-1-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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East Coast Kings Klobber (Kinda But Not Really) The Pacific Beach X-Rayz  –  8-5-1

 

MVP:  Noah Syndergaard  –  It’s debatable whether or not Noah was the MOST crucial component to this King’s victory (as if I do these things super scientifically) but what ISN’T debatable is this:  Throwing a CG shutout that you win 1-0, when the 1 is a dong you hit, is fucking badass and deserves to be recognized in these hallowed Matchup MVP chronicles.  9 IP, 0 ER, 10 Ks, 1 QS, 1 CG, 1 W, 0.00 ERA

 

LVP:  Dee Gordon    “Speed don’t slump” but sometimes some of these speedy guys on the X-Rayz just sorta suck at hitting, yanno? Dee managed a steal but also sucked quite a bit.  4/20, 1 RBI, 1 SB, .200 OBP

 

JROLLs:  Kelvin Gutierrez (1, PBX)   (…..PS- WHO THE FUCK?!)

 

 

 

Image result for key catCG. Complete games are ALWAYS a key stat. ALWAYS I tell you. Cuz I mean you take this Syndergaard CG shutout away and replace it with ohhh I dunno Brad Peacock‘s Week 5 line and BOOM Odom wins or something. That’s a lot of jiggering around with stats but whatever, I said what I said.

 

 

Assorted Musings Should I Feel Like Musin’:  I always find it FASCINATING when teams tie in traditionally non-tied cats and here our two combatants ended up knotted up @ 40 RBIs apiece, how bout them apples… Christian Yelich only got 5 ABs this week due to a back injury so he was only able to hit 1 HR, thusly opening the door for a non-Yelich MVP in a Kings victory… DISASTROUS start for Blake Snell vs. KC (3 IP, 7 ER)… Forreal though whom in the fuck is Kelvin Guttierez?

 

What’s Next (Week 6):  ECK @ ‘Topes (3-2 @ 0-5)

                   
PBX @ RRF (0-4-1 @ 3-2)

 

 

 

 

 

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Lacey Township BackdoorSliderz ABSOLUTELY STEAL A Victory From The Jaws Of Defeat, Break The Hearts Of The Barnegat Banana Slugs  –  7-6-1

 

MVP:  Alex Bregman  –  Bregman came within a few of matching the Slugs total HRs for the week, that sorta says more about the Slugs than it does about Alex but Alex is also rather sensational. Loved his work in the great Bauer v. Astros Twitter battle of 2018.  7/25, 6 Rs, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, .357 OBP     

 

LVP:  Eddie Rosario    This, this was not Eddie’s best work. Which is a shame cuz I’m a fan. But he let us all down in Week 5.  2/23, 1 R, 1 RBI, .125 OBP        

 

JROLLs:  Whit Merrifield (2, BBS)

 

 

 

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Strikeouts. OOF, this fucking tomfoolery here. The Slugs had Bauer and uhhh Paddack I think (?!) pushed back to Monday as I recall, but still entered Sunday in good shape to get a W and by the end of the day games they just needed 6 Ks between Quintana (Ks in previous 4: 2, 7, 7, 11) and Wainwright (Ks in previous 4: 5, 3, 3, 4). WELP they both had a “pitch to contact” fest and recorded 2 Ks apiece, LTBS ESCAPES with a K cat victory 80-79 and further escapes with an undefeated season still intact. 

 

 

Assorted Musings Should I Feel Like Musin’:  These were your two lowest team OBPs of the entire season, the team with the lowest OBP and also the lowest Runs total ends up getting the W… The Banana Slugs are first in the Backyard in Ks but got out-K’s 14-11 on Sunday (2 Ks a piece from Quintana and Wainwright) to absolutely choke it all away… In a week won by ONE K and ONE QS and also ONE W I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the solid totals from the two old fucks in the BackdoorSliderz rotation that had 2 starts apiece (Verlander 14 Ks 1 QS 1 W, Greinke 11 Ks 2 QS 1 W)… Vlad Watch:  2/18, 1 RBI, .238 OBP in Week 5…

 

What’s Next (Week 6):  LTBS @ LL (5-0 @ 3-2, BBOTW )

                   
BBS v. HEROY (1-3-1 v. 3-2)

 

 

 

 

 

2019 WEEK 5 BACKYARD BATTLE OF THE WEEK, SPONSORED BY THE CHICAGO BEARS 8 MAN KICKING COMPETITION (currently wittled down to 2)

 

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Heroy’s Dumb Goddamned Team Sends The Astoria Isotopes Straight To Hell And Also To 0-5  –  9-5-0

 

MVP:  Anthony Rizzo  –  Retroactively adding the proper stats in here TURNS OUT I PHONED THIS IN AS WELL.  7/18, 3 Rs, 1 2B, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs, 1 SB, .519 OBP    

 

LVP:  Robinson Cano    This can’t be the same Robinson Cano the ‘Topes keep dangling in trade talks CAN IT?!?!  2/18, 1 R, 1 2B, .158 OBP          

 

 

 

Heroy’s Hitter Of Note:  Michael Brantley cuz why not (10/22, 5 Rs, 3 2Bs, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, .478 OBP).

Heroy’s Pitcher Of Note:  Gerrit Cole cuz whoooo cares and also cuz he is v. good (7 IP, 0 ER, 11 Ks, 1 QS, 1 W, 0.00 ERA).

 

Isotopes Hitter Of Note:  In a season of VERY FEW silver linings, at least Nolan Arenado has been starting to get the power stroke back after a slow start but yea still this isn’t really much of a silver lining *WORKS TWICE* (12/30, 7 Rs, 3 2Bs, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, .419 OBP).

Isotopes Pitcher Of Note:  In a season of VERY FEW silver linings, at least Chris Sale had a bit better of a week but yea still this isn’t really much of a silver lining *WORKS TWICE* (6 IP, 0 ER, 10 Ks, 1 QS, 1 W, 0.00 ERA).

 

BBOTW BREAKDOWN

 

ET TU, GREGGERS?! When the dust settles on the 2019 regular season and the Astoria Isotopes are (probably) watching the Backyard Bracket from home, we must all remember it was Team Heroy that sent them to a seemingly daunting 0-5. And I don’t FEEL LIKE it was particularly close, I didn’t pay a tremendous amount of attention to the chat this weekend but I don’t FEEL LIKE anyone was talking about the ‘Topes avoiding 0-5. Everyone was probably just talking about how the ‘Topes were about to be 0-5. And their PISS POOR PITCHING was to blame (there’s some sort of symbolism to Dallas Keuchel just hanging out there all useless). Cuz on the hitting side the ‘Topes had some pretty stats I gotta say (53 Rs, 25 2Bs, .376 OBP), all three of those were good enough to win their respective #cats and they also took HRs 13-12. So an overall 4-3 advantage on hitting alone. But Team Greggers threw up a pretty pretty pitching line:  100 Ks, 8 QS, 1 CG, 7 Ws, 6 Saves, 2.45 ERA. Won every damn one of those cats, didn’t get any Holds but DIDN’T NEED THEM. Kyle Hendricks provided an efficient CG, Gerrit Cole Shane Bieber & Tyler Glasnow each had dominant starts, and hey all of a sudden the Fightin’ Greggers look like they have a great pitching staff. Team ‘Topes, on the other hand, has Keuchel sitting there collecting dust. And they ended up with a 4.85 team ERA. And they had to watch Cole Hamels have a nice 5 IP 7 K start for their opponent. Insult to injury I tell you.

Week 6 has Heroy and his frustrating team name taking on the STABLEST team name in all of the Backyard (and perhaps the least stable chatter), Brian & his Barnegat Banana Slugs. That one could get interesting in the chat folks, TUNE IN (I won’t). As for last year’s runner-up, they are running-out of fuckin’ time here. 0-5 and hosting a TOUGH East Coast Kings squad in what feels like a must win just in the sense that you wanna win eventually (not sure there is must wins in May). Good fuckin’ luck to them, but I’m tired of covering their ineptitude in the BBOTW so we are switching up to covering Doch’s quest for perfection. See ya there.

 

What’s Next (Week 6):  Heroy @ BBS (3-2 @ 1-3-1)

                   
‘Topes v. ECK (0-5 v. 3-2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week Five Review, CRANKED OUT. 

 

 

 

2019 Week Five Review: “Now We Are In A Fucking Groove (The Blog Not The Bears)” Edition

2019 Week Four Review: “Oh God I Thought I Had Done Four Already” Edition

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FALLIN BEHIND HERE

 

 

 

Four point nine weeks in the books, and this new format is still more time consuming that I can justify SO. I’m tweaking it YET AGAIN (and then probably again again), and to save time I’m not gonna wax poetic too much about Week 4. Two of our three winless teams kept losing, two of our three undefeated lossless teams kept winning not losing, and that was that. If you need more information FINE READ BELOW….

 

Also it’s gettin kinda sad on the keep making the ‘Topes the BBOTW biz so I might only do that yanno, like one more time.

 

 

 

 

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East Coast Kings Check Mate All Up On Rojo’s Renegade Force I Dunno That’s A Chess Reference I Didn’t Want To Think Too Hard About It  –  10-2-2

 

MVP:  Elvis Andrus  –  One of those guys in the above GIF doesn’t suck. HINT: It’s Elvis. Elvis had been kinda filling in for some MI injuries for the Kings and to his credit has done so admirably, and last week was a nice lil week for him. Congrats to Elvis.  9/24, 6 Rs, 1 2B, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 1 SB, .483 OBP     

 

LVP:  Chris Taylor    Chris Taylor was QUITE GOOD for the Renegade Force last year but had been quite poor for them this year, resulting in a drop from the squad I think mid week here or some such fuckery.  1/9, 2 RBIs, .111 OBP

 

 

 

 

Key Category:  STRIKEOUTS. The Kings won this cat 95-65 and when THAT happens it is probably a safe bet that uhhh, the pitching matchup is gonna be a bit one-sided. And it ’twas, the Kings won it 5-1-1. They also won the hitting cats 5-1-1 but that’s neither here nor there.

 

Assorted Musings Should I Feel Like Musin’:  MAYBE NEXT TIME…

 

What’s Next (Week 5):  ECK v. PBX (2-2 v. 0-3-1)

                   
RRF @ IBB (2-2 @ 3-0-1)

 

 

 

 

 

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Island Beach Bears Island Beat Down Lakewood Leviathans, Whom’s Fans Now Must Worry About A 2-16 Season (OR MUST THEY)  –  9-2-3

 

MVP:  Rhys Hoskins  –  Just gonna say it is a real relief to the Bears that Rhys is legit and just gonna leave it…..at…..that.  7/24, 4 Rs, 2 2Bs, 1 3B,  3 HRs, 6 RBIs, .433 OBP

 

LVP:  CJ Cron    A productive 1-15 is still a 1-15, stop trying to make my job unpaid volunteer position difficult CJ.  1/15, 1 2B, 2 RBIs, .176 OBP

 

 

 

 

Key Category:  RUNS. The Kings Bears won this cat 51-32 and when THAT happens it is probably a safe bet that uhhh, the pitching hitting matchup is gonna be a bit one-sided. And it ’twas, the Kings won it 5-1-1 6-1. They also won the hitting cats 5-1-1 but that’s neither here nor there.

 

Assorted Musings Should I Feel Like Musin’:  MAYBE NEXT TIME…

 

What’s Next (Week 5):  IBB v. RRF (3-0-1 v. 2-2)

                   
LL @ RCBD (2-2 @ 2-1-1)

 

 

 

 

 

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Heroy’s Dumb Goddamned Team Beat The Pacific Beach X-Rayz  –  8-5-1

 

MVP:  Tyler Glasnow  –  It was narrow cat victories in Ks and Ws for the Heroy-lead team, and Glasnow provided some of both and YEA you may have noticed I’m playing a little fast and loose on these awards but that’s because nobody has been very good.  6.2 IP, 2 ER, 9 Ks, 1 QS, 1 W, 2.79 ERA

 

LVP:  Ryan Yarbrough    Yarbrough had been putting together some productive little lines for both the Rays and Rayz but then, AS ASTUTELY NOTED by Rayz ownership, the other Rays got too cute and used him one too many times against the same time over the course of like two weeks and it didn’t work out.  4.1 IP, 7 ER, 2 Ks, 14.54 ERA

 

 

 

 

Image result for key catTRIPLES. Always a shame when you lose the Triples cat despite notching more than one triple, but that’s what happened to the X-Rays as they lost triples 3-2. WORST OF ALL one triple just came from an Alex Verdugo 1-4 day.

 

 

Assorted Musings Should I Feel Like Musin’:  CHANGE YOUR GODDAMNED TEAM NAME HEROY…

 

What’s Next (Week 5):  HEROY v. ‘Topes (2-2 v. 0-4, BBOTW)

                   
PBX @ ECK (0-3-1 @ 2-2)

 

 

 

 

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Barnegat Banana Slugs Blitzkrieg The River City Bad Dudes GET IT CUZ BRIAN WAS IN GERMANY  –  7-5-2

 

MVP:  Trevor Story  –  Obviously Trevor and I have a COMPLICATED relationship, but also obviously he’s made some necessary changes after that tricky sophomore season. And he JROLL‘d and I don’t think anybody else did in Week 4 so regrettably here we are.  10/25, 8 Rs, 4 2Bs, 1 3B, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 1 SB, .464 OBP     ***MVP OF THE WEEK***

 

LVP:  AJ Pollock    AJ seemed JUST A WEE BIT off in Week 4 and it turns out his arm is all fucked up and infected or something so now he’s on the IL, and that’s just classssssic AJ Pollock.  3/19, 3 Rs, .200 OBP        

 

JROLLs:  Trevor Story (1, BBS)

 

 

 

Image result for key catImage result for key catXBH. This one ended up brutally close on the extra base hits front, as the Slugs would win 2Bs 18-17, 3Bs 3-2, HRs, and 18-17. So unfortunately yea Trevor Story really fucked up Lobman’s week here. Not to be confused with the time that Adalberto Mondesi fucked up Lobman’s week which                                                          is in the FUTURE.

 

 

Assorted Musings Should I Feel Like Musin’:  MAYBE NEXT TIME…

 

What’s Next (Week 5):  BBS @ LTBS (1-2-1 @ 4-0)

                   
RCBD v. LL (2-1-1 v. 2-2)

 

 

 

 

 

2019 WEEK 4 BACKYARD BATTLE OF THE WEEK, SPONSORED BY “Black bear caught in a hot tub in living its best life in Tennessee”

 

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Lacey Township BackdoorSliderz vs. Astoria Isotopes Goes The Way I Expected It To Go  –  8-5-1

 

MVP:  Cody Bellinger  –  So APPARENTLY this asshole is White Barry Bonds. Apparently. WISH I KNEW, I would have considered asking for another player or four in that Altuve deal.  8/18, 4 Rs, 2 2Bs, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 1 SB, .500 OBP    

 

LVP:  Mike Tauchman    For some reason the ‘Topes gave 17 ABs to this asshole and damned if I don’t want it immortalized RIGHT UP TOP.  1/17, 1 R, 1 SB, .158 OBP    ***LVP OF THE WEEK***      

 

 

 

BackdoorSliderz Hitter Of Note:  Yepppp Fernando Tatis Jr. had his first JROLL, PERHAPS the first of many for him in his career, WHO KNEW he was going to be up on Opening Day this year lolololololol….o….l Good lord these have been sloppy I highlighted that Tatis JROLL like three times ANYWHO Juan Soto was good this particular week, and clearly I need to start diversifying the team in the BBOTW (8/26, 5 Rs, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 2 SBs, .379 OBP).

BackdoorSliderz Pitcher Of Note:  Woulda like to have taken these guys down a peg by noting a deGrom injury but he seems to have dodged a bullet so WHATEVER Justin Verlander had a nice start meh MISTAKES WERE MADE, hey look here’s a Zach Eflin streamed CG (9 IP, 1 ER, 3 Ks, 1 QS, 1 W, 1 CG, 1.00 ERA).

 

Isotopes Hitter Of Note:  In a season of VERY FEW silver linings, at least Nolan Arenado has been starting to get the power stroke back after a slow start but yea still this isn’t really much of a silver lining (8/23, 6 Rs, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, .444 OBP).

Isotopes Pitcher Of Note:  In a season of VERY FEW silver linings, at least Chris Sale had a bit better of a week but yea still this isn’t really much of a silver lining (12 IP, 4 ER, 18 Ks, 1 QS, 3.00 ERA).

 

BBOTW BREAKDOWN

 

I can likely just break this down by citing the OBP matchup up top, a la one of the reviews above with the totes adorbs cat keys (KEY CAT):  The BackdoorSliderz won the OBP cat here .373-.322. And .322 isn’t even a BAD OBP number at all (despite a few terrible performances, shout out to Justin Smoak in his audition to replace the ‘Topes GOAT Miggy Cabrera [Justin went 3 for 21]), and despite the disparity this matchup opened Sunday up as a bit of a toss up. BUT Sunday saw 6 HRs and 11 RBIs from the Sliderz to keep those cats out of reach, they’d go on to take the hitting uhh SECTION 5-2.

Things were a bit more back and forth on the pitching side and that woulda REALLY been where the Isotopes might have been able to squeeze out an upset here. 109 Ks from the ‘Topes is mighty impressive, as is a 3.72 ERA, but the ButtSliderz weren’t far behind at 3.75 and managed to take two cats narrowly (Wins 7-6, Holds 2-1, CGs 1-0). The CG there was an absolute DAGGER, as Doch sold his soul to the Philadelphia Phillies and was rewarded with a SUNDAY Zach Eflin CG shutout. I mean that nearly single-handedly clinched it, when ya think about it, but not quite, but close enough so whatever fuck you.

Week 4 will see the 4-0 BackdoorSliderz taking on sometimes chat foe Brian and the Barnegat Banana Slugs. The Slugs are fresh off their first W of the 2019 season/a German vacation let’s see if they feel invigorated and can HALT THIS WIN STREAK (pretend I’m not writing this on Sunday). The Astoria Isotopes, on the other hand, will take on longtime friend Heroy and his fucking team. This is the BBOTW because it has been fun to track the 2018 BCS runner-ups disastrous beginning to 2019, but also we are probably going to stop tracking it after this cuz it is getting kinda sad.

 

What’s Next (Week 5):  LTBS v. BBS (4-0 v. 1-2-1)

                   
‘Topes @ HEROY (0-4 @ 2-2, , BBOTW)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week Four Review, MERCIFULLY OVER. 

2019 Week Four Review: “Oh God I Thought I Had Done Four Already” Edition