MML2006 WEEK 1 RESULTS

Blogged by Commish as MML2006 Week 1 — Commish Sun 9 Apr 2006 8:51 pm

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Manager of the week: MHD

Team of the week: King of the Bitches

Surprise of the week: Earlsboro Dukes

Player of the week: Chris Shelton

Pitcher of the week: Curt Schilling

MATCH-UP #1: MHD VS. KRUEG

MHD picked up where he left off with a great offensive performance to start the new season. Never really a close match-up to begin with, but Krueg made some moves during the week to get a couple points.
Result: MHD wins 8-2

MATCH-UP #2: PATE VS. PEDRO

Pate had a strong week to start the defense of his first ever MML title. Pedro was able to gain some respectibility with a couple of solid pitching performances the last day of the week. No surprises here, but Pedro showed he’s ready to improve on his 14th place finish last year.
Result: Pate wins 7-2

MATCH-UP #3: TIMDAWG VS. LUKE

Probably the best match-up of the week. Both put up solid stats accross the board, but in the end, Luke was outmatched. Timdawg probably would have beaten most, if not all, other teams in the league.
Result: Timdawg wins 6-4

MATCH-UP #4: GIBBY VS. PHIL

This battle was closer than the final score dictates. Runs and HR could have gone either way, but ultimately Gibby got the last laugh. Both pitching staffs were so-so, and both offenses were slightly above average. Expect both of these teams to be in it for the long haul this season.
Result: Gibby wins 7-3

MATCH-UP #5: ANDY VS. JIMMY

One of the more intriguing match-ups coming into the week lived up to the hype. Andy brought in one of the best teams in the league over the past few years, while Jimmy brought in the most improved team. A tie was inevitable here, and the rest of the division should be worried about Jimmy’s vast improvement… even after Gagne went down.
Result: Tie 5-5

MATCH-UP #6: PAUL VS. DICKMAN

Paul used to be the cream of the crop… now he’s just a dude in the league with a sister we all fantasize about (especially Tim). Dickman dominated offensively, and that made the difference since both teams had very mediocre pitching weeks. Don’t expect to see either of these teams in the championship this year, but they may have the talent to surprise some people.
Result: Dickman wins 5-3

MATCH-UP #7: DUKE VS. MANTIS

In probably the only “upset” of the week, the Duke man-handled Mantis proving that maybe his draft wasn’t as bad as some of us thought. A great performance this week by Duke, but not good enough to compete with the big dogs in the league, and you shouldn’t place any bets on Duke winning the league… or even making the championship bracket.
Resulg: Duke wins 7-2

MATCH-UP #8: LACKEY VS. STRODE

This one could’ve gone either way. Everything but HR’s was close on the offensive sides and both pitching staffs sucked. Don’t expect to see either of these teams playing in September. At least they’ll get a head start on the football season.
Resulg: Strode wins 7-3


MML2006 WEEK 1 MATCH-UPS

Blogged by Commish as MML2006 Week 1 — Commish Sun 2 Apr 2006 6:56 pm

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MATCH-UP #1: MHD VS. KRUEG

MHD Brings his winningest record the last two seasons to 2006. An amazing offense is going to be tough for Krueg to handle, although Krueg looks to have a slight edge in speed. Pitching looks pretty equal and saves could be a swing category, with Krueg having one great closer, and MHD having a bunch of crappy ones.

Prediction: MHD wins 8-2

MATCH-UP #2: PATE VS. PEDRO

A very successful draft for Pate may turn out to be too much for Pedro to handle. However, Pedro’s draft wasn’t too shabby either. This match-up features a solid blend of speed and power for both teams which should result in a lot of close offensive categories. Injuries to Sheets and Todd Jones are going to be quite a hit to Pedro’s team the first couple of weeks. Expect a slow start for Pedro because of this, and Pate should win this match-up fairly handily, even if the offensive categories turn out to be close.

Prediction: Pate wins 7-3

MATCH-UP #3: TIMDAWG VS. LUKE

A match-up of mediocre teams could turn out to be a very fierce battle in the end.  Offense looks to be a tight battle, and Timdawg appears to have a decent pitching advantage.  This may be one key match-up to watch this week.

Prediction: Timdawg wins 6-4

MATCH-UP #4: GIBBY VS. PHIL

Gibby brings one of the game’s greatest players into a new season in a battle against one of the MML’s best strategical managers.  Gibby looks to have the better offense, and a slight edge in pitching.  Phil should have the saves category locked up, but besides that, he’s going to need some luck and/or some savvy managing to pull a win out this week.

Prediction: Gibby wins 6-4

MATCH-UP #5: ANDY VS. JIMMY

Andy brings in one of the league’s strongest teams while Jimmy brings in one of the league’s most improved teams.  Andy appears to have a slightly better offense, but Jimmy has assembled an offense that could beat anybody’s if his players click.  Andy has the better overall pitching staff, and should have no problem winning the saves category.

Prediction: Andy wins 7-3

MATCH-UP #6: PAUL VS. DICKMAN

2 offenses that don’t appear to have much flash to them will face off this week.  Offensive categories look to be tight and low, and while Paul appears to have a better pitching staff, Dickman will benefit from having a much stronger relief core.  Look for this match-up to come down to the wire.

Prediction: Tie 5-5

MATCH-UP #7: DUKE VS. MANTIS

Well, it’s no secret that Duke may have the crappiest team in the MML, while Mantis yet again made vast improvements to his team.  Duke does appear to have a stronger offense, and Mantis’ team containing a lot of youth could struggle early on.  Mantis should have the better pitching staff which could balance this match-up out and possibly nab him the victory.

Prediction: Mantis wins 6-4

MATCH-UP #8: LACKEY VS. STRODE

Strode’s got the offense to bury Lackey early in the week.  Both teams have a very well balanced pitching staff and the pitching categories could end up being the difference maker in this match-up.  Could be close at the end of the week, but don’t expect either of these teams to be close to making the playoffs at the end of the season.

Prediction: Strode wins 6-4


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