June 30/30: Teams Remaining (through 6/18)

Unofficial…

Through 6/18

Denny

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN MIL PIT STL
ARI COL LAD SD SF
BAL BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW CLE DET KC MIN
HOU
LAA OAK SEA TEX

Gillig

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN MIL PIT STL
ARI COL LAD SD SF
BAL BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW
CLE DET KC
MIN
HOU LAA
OAK SEA TEX

Jason

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN
MIL PIT STL
ARI COL LAD SD SF
BAL BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW
CLE DET KC MIN
HOU LAA OAK SEA TEX

Kevin

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN
MIL PIT STL
ARI COL LAD SD SF
BAL BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW CLE DET KC MIN
HOU LAA OAK SEA TEX

MattC

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN MIL PIT STL
ARI
COL LAD SD SF
BAL BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW CLE DET KC MIN
HOU LAA OAK SEA TEX

++++++++++++++

ChrisZ

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN MIL PIT STL
ARI COL
LAD SD SF
BAL BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW CLE DET KC
MIN
HOU LAA
OAK SEA TEX

GrossJr

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC
CIN MIL PIT
STL
ARI COL LAD SD SF
BAL BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW CLE DET KC MIN
HOU LAA OAK SEA TEX

Mittenthal

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN MIL PIT STL
ARI COL LAD SD SF
BAL
BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW CLE DET KC
MIN
HOU LAA OAK SEA TEX

Rohde

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN MIL PIT STL
ARI COL LAD SD SF
BAL BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW CLE DET KC MIN
HOU
LAA OAK SEA TEX

Scoot

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN MIL PIT STL
ARI COL LAD SD SF
BAL BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW
CLE DET KC MIN
HOU LAA
OAK SEA TEX

++++++++++++++

AY

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN MIL PIT STL
ARI COL
LAD SD SF
BAL BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW
CLE DET KC MIN
HOU
LAA OAK SEA TEX

Bry

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN MIL PIT STL
ARI COL LAD SD SF
BAL
BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW
CLE DET KC MIN
HOU LAA OAK SEA TEX

James

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN
MIL PIT STL
ARI COL LAD
SD SF
BAL BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW CLE DET KC MIN
HOU LAA OAK SEA TEX

MikeW

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN MIL PIT
STL
ARI COL LAD SD
SF
BAL
BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW
CLE DET KC MIN
HOU LAA OAK SEA TEX

RSmith

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC
CIN MIL PIT
STL
ARI COL
LAD SD SF
BAL
BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW CLE DET KC MIN
HOU LAA OAK SEA TEX

+++++++++++++++

Aaron

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN MIL PIT STL
ARI
COL LAD SD SF
BAL BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW CLE DET KC
MIN
HOU LAA OAK SEA TEX

BillP

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN
MIL PIT STL
ARI COL LAD SD SF
BAL
BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW CLE DET KC
MIN
HOU LAA OAK SEA TEX

GDoc

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN MIL
PIT STL
ARI COL LAD SD SF
BAL
BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW CLE
DET KC
MIN
HOU LAA OAK SEA TEX

Steve

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN MIL PIT STL
ARI COL LAD SD
SF
BAL BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW CLE DET
KC
MIN
HOU LAA
OAK SEA TEX

Walsh

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN
MIL PIT STL
ARI COL LAD SD SF
BAL BOS NYY TB
TOR
CHW CLE DET KC
MIN
HOU LAA OAK SEA TEX

++++++++++++++

AlexS

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC
CIN MIL PIT STL
ARI COL LAD SD SF
BAL BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW CLE
DET KC MIN
HOU LAA OAK SEA TEX

GrossSr

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC
CIN MIL PIT STL
ARI COL LAD SD SF
BAL BOS
NYY TB TOR
CHW CLE DET KC MIN
HOU LAA OAK SEA TEX

JoeW

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN MIL PIT STL
ARI
COL LAD SD SF
BAL BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW CLE DET KC MIN
HOU LAA OAK SEA TEX

McGrath

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN MIL PIT STL
ARI COL LAD SD SF
BAL BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW CLE DET KC MIN
HOU LAA OAK SEA TEX

RDoc

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC
CIN MIL PIT STL
ARI
COL LAD SD SF
BAL BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW
CLE DET KC MIN
HOU LAA OAK SEA TEX

Vito

ATL MIA NYM PHI WAS
CHC CIN MIL PIT STL
ARI COL LAD SD SF
BAL BOS NYY TB TOR
CHW CLE DET KC MIN
HOU LAA OAK SEA TEX

2013-14 CBB Team Draft – Teams Remaining

ATLANTIC TEN (12/13)
Dayton
Duquesne
Fordham
George Mason
George Washington
La Salle
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Richmond
Saint Joseph’s
Saint Louis
St. Bonaventure
VCU  RDOC (2)
 
ACC (13/15)
Boston College
Clemson
Duke  DOOGAN (3)
Florida St.
Georgia Tech
Maryland
Miami FL
North Carolina
North Carolina St.
Notre Dame
Pittsburgh
Syracuse  BRY (13)
Virginia
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest
 
AMERICA EAST (9/9)
Albany
Binghamton
Hartford
Maine
New Hampshire
Stony Brook 
UMass Lowell
UMBC
Vermont
 
AMERICAN (9/10)
Cincinnati
Connecticut
Houston
Louisville  RDOC (10)
Memphis
Rutgers
SMU
South Florida
Temple
UCF
 
ATLANTIC SUN (10/10)
East Tennessee St.
Florida Gulf Coast
Jacksonville
Kennesaw St.
Lipscomb
Mercer
North Florida
Northern Kentucky
Stetson
USC Upstate
 
BIG TEN (11/12)
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Michigan St.  GROSS (8)
Minnesota
Nebraska
Northwestern
Ohio St.
Penn St.
Purdue
Wisconsin
 
BIG XII (9/10)
Baylor
Iowa St.
Kansas  RDOC (15)
Kansas St.
Oklahoma
Oklahoma St.
TCU
Texas
Texas Tech
West Virginia
 
BIG EAST (9/10)
Butler
Creighton
DePaul
Georgetown
Marquette  RDOC (18)
Providence
Seton Hall
St. John’s
Villanova
Xavier
 
BIG SKY (11/11)
Eastern Washington
Idaho St.
Montana
Montana St.
North Dakota
Northern Arizona
Northern Colorado
Portland St.
Sacramento St.
Southern Utah
Weber St.
 
BIG SOUTH (11/12)
Campbell
Charleston Southern
Coastal Carolina
Gardner Webb
High Point  DOOGAN (22)
Liberty
Longwood
Presbyterian
Radford
UNC Asheville
VMI
Winthrop
 
BIG WEST (9/9)
Cal Poly
Cal St. Fullerton
Cal St. Northridge
Hawaii
Long Beach St.
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Riverside
UC Santa Barbara 
 
COLONIAL (9/9)
College of Charleston
Delaware
Drexel
Hofstra
James Madison
Northeastern
Towson
UNC Wilmington
William & Mary
 
CONF USA (13/16)
Charlotte
East Carolina
FIU
Florida Atlantic
Louisiana Tech  DOOGAN (19)
Marshall
Middle Tennessee
North Texas
Old Dominion
Rice
Southern Miss  GROSS (16)
Tulane
Tulsa
UAB
UTEP  GROSS (17)
UTSA
 
HORIZON (9/9)
Cleveland St.
Detroit
Green Bay
Illinois Chicago
Milwaukee
Oakland
Valparaiso
Wright St.
Youngstown St.
 
IVY (8/8)
Brown
Columbia
Cornell
Dartmouth
Harvard
Penn
Princeton
Yale
 
MAAC (10/11)
Canisius
Fairfield
Iona
Manhattan  RDOC (23)
Marist
Monmouth
Niagara
Quinnipiac
Rider
Saint Peter’s
Siena
 
MAC (12/12)
Akron
Ball St.
Bowling Green
Buffalo
Central Michigan
Eastern Michigan
Kent St.
Miami OH
Northern Illinois
Ohio
Toledo
Western Michigan
 
MEAC (13/13)
Bethune Cookman
Coppin St.
Delaware St.
Florida A&M
Hampton
Howard
Maryland Eastern Shore
Morgan St.
Norfolk St.
North Carolina A&T
North Carolina Central
Savannah St.
South Carolina St.
 
MISSOURI VALLEY (9/10)
Bradley
Drake
Evansville
Illinois St.
Indiana St.
Loyola Chicago
Missouri St.
Northern Iowa
Southern Illinois
Wichita St.  DOOGAN (11)
 
MOUNTAIN WEST (11/11)
Air Force
Boise St.
Colorado St.
Fresno St.
Nevada
New Mexico
San Diego St.
San Jose St.
UNLV
Utah St.
Wyoming
 
NEC (10/10)
Bryant
Central Connecticut
Fairleigh Dickinson
LIU Brooklyn
Mount St. Mary’s
Robert Morris
Sacred Heart
St. Francis NY
St. Francis PA
Wagner
 
OHIO VALLEY (11/12)
Austin Peay
Belmont   BRY (4)
Eastern Illinois
Eastern Kentucky
Jacksonville St.
Morehead St.
Murray St.
SIU Edwardsville
Southeast Missouri St.
Tennessee Martin
Tennessee St.
Tennessee Tech
 
PAC 12 (11/12)
Arizona  DOOGAN (6)
Arizona St.
California
Colorado
Oregon
Oregon St.
Stanford
UCLA
USC
Utah
Washington
Washington St.
 
PATRIOT (10/10)
American
Army
Boston University
Bucknell
Colgate
Holy Cross
Lafayette
Lehigh
Loyola MD
Navy
 
SEC (12/14)
Alabama
Arkansas
Auburn
Florida  DOOGAN (14)
Georgia
Kentucky  GROSS (1)
LSU
Mississippi
Mississippi St.
Missouri
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
 
SoCON (10/11)
Appalachian St.
Chattanooga
Davidson  BRY (5)
Elon
Furman
Georgia Southern
Samford
The Citadel
UNC Greensboro
Western Carolina
Wofford
 
SOUTHLAND (12/14)
Abilene Christian
Central Arkansas
Houston Baptist
Incarnate Word
Lamar
McNeese St.
New Orleans
Nicholls St.
Northwestern St.  BRY (21)
Oral Roberts  GROSS (9)
Sam Houston St.
Southeastern Louisiana
Stephen F. Austin
Texas A&M Corpus Christ
 
SUMMIT (8/8)
Denver
IPFW
IUPUI
Nebraska Omaha
North Dakota St.
South Dakota
South Dakota St.
Western Illinois
 
SUN BELT (10/10)
Arkansas Little Rock
Arkansas St.
Georgia St.
Louisiana Lafayette
Louisiana Monroe
South Alabama
Texas St.
Troy
UT Arlington
Western Kentucky
 
SWAC (9/10)
Alabama A&M
Alabama St.
Alcorn St.
Arkansas Pine Bluff
Grambling St.
Jackson St.
Mississippi Valley St.
Prairie View A&M
Southern
Texas Southern  BRY (12)
 
WAC (8/9)
Cal St. Bakersfield
Chicago St.
Grand Canyon
Idaho
New Mexico St.  BRY (20)
Seattle
Texas Pan American
UMKC
Utah Valley
 
WCC (9/10)
BYU
Gonzaga  RDOC (7)
Loyola Marymount
Pacific
Pepperdine
Portland
Saint Mary’s
San Diego
San Francisco
Santa Clara
 
PASS (2/2)
Pass 1
Pass 2

MLB Suicide Game: The Final Chapter

It has been a long, great baseball season (as always), and now we are writing the final chapter of the 2012 regular season.  The Suicide Game has been full of drama from Day One and now on Day One-Hundred Eighty, we still have drama.  Three people are left with 2 strikes.  They control their own destiny – win and they clinch a share of the Round Thirteen title.  There are 7 people with 3 strikes, just hoping for a shot at a piece of the title, though they do need all 3 leaders to go down to have a shot.  All 3 leaders got there last night with different teams, while 4 people fell off the lead with the Mets loss.

LEAD GROUP:
-Bry (Blue Jays)
-GrossJr (Nationals)
-Scott (Astros)

CHASE GROUP:
-Dannell (Mets-L) picks an awful time to lose back-to-back games, as he falls to 0-2 with NYM this year
-GregDoc (Rays-L) falls to 0-3 with TB this year and 8-8 in the ALE
-Josh (Mets-L) falls under .500 (8-9) in the NLE with a tough loss
-Kevin (Nationals) wins his 4th game with WAS and 16th in the NLE (7 more than any other division) to stay alive
-McGrath (Reds) also gets a big W to stay alive, as he goes to 9-3 in the NLC
-Mittenthal (Mets-L) falls to 0-3 with NYM with a big L here
-Pat (Mets-L) falls to 12-8 in the NL (7-1 in the AL)

ELIMINATED LAST NIGHT:
-Aaron (Nationals) wins his 6th game with WAS (2 more than any other team), but is eliminated nonetheless
-Boot (Braves-L) falls to 5-2 in the NLE in an elimination loss

-Chad (Mets-L) loses his first NYM pick of the year to seal his fate in Round Thirteen
-RyanDoc (Dodgers-L) loses for the 3rd time with LAD this year – equalling SEA for most Ls by one team for him
-RyanSmith (Cubs-L) loses his first CHC pick of the year

MLB Suicide Game: Let the Madness Ensue…

If you are a fan of suicide game drama, then last night was just what the doctor ordered.  Our leader dropped back and SEVEN people chasing him all won, giving us an unbelievable 8-way tie with 2 to play.

IN THE LEAD (8) – controlling their own destiny
-Dannell (Nationals-L) takes a big loss (with his winningest team of the year), bringing him back to the pack
-Bry (Marlins) picks up his 18th NLE win and overall best 55th NL win
-GregDoc (Marlins) improves to a huge 16-5 in the NLE
-GrossJr (Marlins) wins his 3rd MIA game, one shy of CHW and SF for most of any team
-Josh (Marlins) evens his MIA record at 1-1 and his NLE record at 8-8
-Mittenthal (A’s) hits a really nice pick here to get him back into the lead
-Pat (Phillies) went all-or-nothing, as he went head-to-head with Dannell, winning his first PHI pick of the year to tie for the lead
-Scott (Marlins) wins his overall-leading 20th NLE game (only Bry with 23 NLC wins has more wins from a single division)

ONE GAME BACK (5) – need two straight wins and some help
-RyanDoc (Nationals-L) falls to 9-8 in the NLE, picking up a huge L here to fall off the pace
-Boot (Astros), with only 2 days left, makes HOU the last team all year to give someone a win – they were 0-9 before last night
-Kevin (Marlins) improves to 15-5 in the NLE (6 more wins than any other division)
-McGrath (Blue Jays) improves to 8-2 in the ALE, including 2-0 with those Canadians, eh?
-RyanSmith (Marlins) evens his MIA record at 2-2 and picks up his 12th NLE win of the year

TWO GAMES BACK (2) – in need of a miracle
-Aaron (Marlins) wins his first MIA pick of the year, improving to 13-4 in the NLE
-Chad (D’backs-L) falls to 0-2 with ARI (joining PIT, TEX, and CHW as his only 2-time losers)
* – these two now have a best-case scenario of being part of a 9-way tie, which would require an absolute miraculous series of events

MATHEMATICALLY ELIMINATED:
Dan, Jayson, MattK, Rohde, Steve, Stumpf, Tyler, Walsh, Wojo

MLB Suicide Game: 16-4 on the Day, as Two Remain Perfect

Yet another shining day in the suicide game, as 16 of the 20 picks came through, with both of our leaders staying perfect.

WON TO STAY PERFECT:
-Bry (Orioles) improves to 2-0 with BAL this year after not picking them at all last year
-Dannell (Orioles) improves to 2-0 with BAL and 7-2 in the ALE

WON TO STAY AT ONE STRIKE:
-GregDoc (Orioles) wins his first BAL pick of the year after not picking them at all last year
-GrossJr (Yankees) improves to 3-1 with NYY (0-7 with rest of the division)
-Josh (Angels) improves to 20-9 in the AL
-Mittenthal (Orioles) impoves to 2-0 with BAL (3-10 with rest of the division)
-Pat (Orioles) improves to an impressive 7-1 in the AL
-RyanDoc (Orioles) wins his 13th ALE game of the year – tying the ALW and NLW for most wins in one division
-Scott (Orioles) improves to 4-0 with BAL – tied with Josh for most BAL wins without a L – only Steve has more BAL wins (5-2)

LOST FOR STRIKE TWO:
-RyanSmith (Padres) loses his first SD pick of the year

WON TO STAY AT TWO STRIKES:
-Boot (Yankees) wins his first NYY pick of the year, evening his ALE record at 2-2
-Chad (Yankees) even his ALE record at 2-2 and improves his AL record to 4-6 (12-5 in the NL)
-Rohde (Angels) improves to 5-1 with LAA – only STL and SF (7 each) have more Ws for him
-Stumpf
(Orioles) wins his first BAL pick of the year and improves to 13-3 in the ALE

LOST FOR STRIKE THREE:
-Aaron (Mariners) falls to 1-3 with his hometown M’s
-Kevin (Red Sox) falls to 1-5 with his hometown Sox
-Steve (Royals) falls to 0-1 with his non-hometown Royals

WON TO STAY AT THREE STRIKES:
-Dan (Orioles) improves to 1-0 with his hometown O’s
-McGrath (Orioles) wins his first BAL pick of the year, improving to 7-2 in the ALE and 18-6 in the AL

WON TO STAY AT FOUR STRIKES:
-MattK (Rockies) wins his first COL pick of the year, improving to 16-12 in the NL (12-25 in the AL)

OVERALL – 19 of 24 remain
STILL PERFECT (2) – Bry, Dannell
ONE STRIKE (7) – GregDoc, GrossJr, Josh, Mittenthal, Pat, RyanDoc, Scott
TWO STRIKES (5) – Boot, Chad, Rohde, RyanSmith, Stumpf
THREE STRIKES (4) – Aaron, Dan, Kevin, McGrath
FOUR STRIKES (1) – MattK

MLB Suicide Game: Unflappable

Another senational day in the suicide game, as the field goes a cool 19-2 on the day.  All three that were perfect yesterday remain perfect today.

WON TO STAY PERFECT:
-Bry (White Sox) wins his 6th CHW game of the year – tied with DET and SF, behind only NYY and STL with 7
-Dannell (Tigers) improves to 5-1 in the ALC, though only 9% of his picks have come from that division
-GrossJr (White Sox) wins his 4th CHW game of the year – tied with SF for most of any one team

WON TO STAY AT ONE STRIKE:
-GregDoc (Tigers) improves to 7-7 in the ALC, giving him exactly a .500 in all 3 AL divisions (7-7 in ALE, 6-6 in ALW)
-Josh (Yankees) improves to 3-0 with NYY and 8-1 in ALE
-Mittenthal (White Sox) improves to 3-0 with CHW
-Pat (White Sox) improves his overall best AL record to 6-1
-RyanDoc (White Sox) improves to 5-3 in the ALC – his least often used division
-RyanSmith (White Sox) wins his 6th game with CHW – 1 behind STL for most wins with one team and 2 more than any other team
-Scott (Tigers) improves to 6-1 with DET, who becomes his 3rd 6-win team (WAS-7, NYY-6)

WON TO STAY AT TWO STRIKES:
-Aaron (Orioles) has now won both of his BAL picks this year
-Boot (Tigers) improves to 3-1 with DET, who join CIN and STL as his only 3-win teams and join SF as the only teams he has picked in 4 of his 5 rounds
-Chad (Tigers) wins his first ALC game of the year and is now exactly 1-2 in all 3 AL divisions
-Dan (Tigers) wins his first DET pick of the year
-McGrath (Tigers) improves to 3-0 with DET, who becomes the 6th team to win 3 times for him (joining TB, LAA, WAS, STL, SF)
-Steve (Tigers) improves to 5-0 with DET; the only other team with whom he has won more than 3 times is BAL (5-2)
-Stumpf (Tigers) improves to 6-0 with DET – joining PHI (also 6-0) as his only 6-win teams
-Walsh (Cardinals) improves to 3-0 with STL and goes over .500 in the NLC at 7-6

LOST FOR STRIKE TWO:
-Kevin (D’backs) falls to 2-2 with ARI and 4-4 in NLW
-Rohde (Orioles) falls to 1-2 with the hometown O’s, but remains 30-14 in the AL

WON TO STAY AT THREE STRIKES:
-MattK (Cardinals) wins his first STL pick of the year, improving to 4-1 in the NLC and 15-12 in the NL (12-24 in the AL)

OVERALL – 21 of 24 remain (after eliminating anyone who missed a pick after 3 strikes)
STILL PERFECT (3) – Bry, Dannell, GrossJr
ONE STRIKE (7) – GregDoc, Josh, Mittenthal, Pat, RyanDoc, RyanSmith, Scott
TWO STRIKES (10) – Aaron, Boot, Chad, Dan, Kevin, McGrath, Rohde, Steve, Stumpf, Walsh
THREE STRIKES (1) – MattK

MLB Suicide Game: Practice Makes Perfect

After some luke-warm performances throughout the season, I guess all we needed was some practice, as the field has another big day (18-5), as we now sit with just .796 winning percentage in Round Thirteen.  I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that half the league has thrown in the towel, while the other half is intensely chasing a spot in the playoff field.  I’m sure it has everything to do with our collective intelligence…

WON TO STAY PERFECT:
-Bry (D’backs)
-Dannell (Angels)
-GrossJr (Brewers)

LOST FOR STRIKE ONE:
-Kevin (Tigers)
-RyanSmith (Tigers)

WON TO STAY AT ONE STRIKE:
-GregDoc (Brewers)
-Josh (Cardinals)
-Mittenthal (Angels)
-Pat (Angels)
-Rohde (Pirates)
-RyanDoc (Angels)
-Scott (Angels)

LOST FOR STRIKE TWO:
-Walsh (Tigers)

WON TO STAY AT TWO STRIKES:
-Aaron (Pirates)
-Boot (Indians)
-Chad (Pirates)
-Dan (Angels)
-McGrath (Angels)
-Steve (Pirates)
-Stumpf (D’backs)

LOST FOR STRIKE THREE:
-MattK (Tigers)
-Wojo (Phillies)

WON TO STAY AT THREE STRIKES (first time this has ever happened…):
-Jayson (A’s)

OVERALL – 24 entries
STILL PERFECT (3) – Bry, Dannell, GrossJr
ONE STRIKE (9) – GregDoc, Josh, Kevin, Mittenthal, Pat, Rohde, RyanDoc, RyanSmith, Scott
TWO STRIKES (8) – Aaron, Boot, Chad, Dan, McGrath, Steve, Stumpf, Walsh
THREE STRIKES (3) – Jayson, MattK, Wojo
DROPPED OUT (1) – Tyler (just based on three straight missed picks)

MLB Suicide Game: A Night of Big Innings Fuel the Continued Blistering Pace

A 22-2 day leaves the field at an amazing 81-13 this round, including an unfathomable 58-0 in National League picks (including 31-0 in the NLC and 20-0 in the NLW).  Throw in the 21-4 in the AL East, and you’ve got 4 divisions that have combined for a 79-4 record.  The ALC is 2-8 and the ALW is 0-1.

And, it was a day of BIG innings all over the place…

A 5-run 7th for the Reds broke up a 0-0 tie en route to a 5-3 win over the Cubbies
9 people won this game, putting the Reds at 82-39 this year and giving the NLC the most wins of any division (297)

A 6-run bottom of the 9th, capped off by a walkoff HR by B.J. Upton gave the Rays a 7-4 win over the Sahx
7 people were saved by this 9th-inning rally, but it wasn’t enough to get the Rays over .500 for the year, as they are still 37-40 for the field

A 7-run 4th turned out to be pretty important to Phil Hughes and the Yankees, as they held on for a 10-7 win over Toronto
5 people hit on this pick giving the Bombers the most wins (85) of any AL club this year

The Cardinals got 3 in the 1st and hung on for a 5-4 win over Houston
Wojo’s W here put the Cards at 101 wins on the year (19 this round) – just 3 shy of the overall-leading Nats

The White Sox couldn’t put together the big inning they needed, as they lost on an Eric Hosmer walkoff hit in the bottom of the 9th
The only 2 losses of the day (Jayson and Tyler) handed out second strikes – the 43rd and 44th strikes doled out by the ChiSox this year – ties CHW with LAA for 2nd most in the AL, behind only TEX’s 53

How could we have a theme of “big innings” without mentioning the Phillies’ 8-run first inning (without an extra-base hit) and 7-run 9th inning?  The first inning featured 9 singles, a walk, and a HBP before any position player even made an out.
No one picked them, but I am a sucker for a good “theme.”  Oh, and I’m also a sucker for 16-1 wins over the Mets…

OVERALL – 24 entries
STILL PERFECT (11) – Bry, Dannell, GrossJr, Josh, Kevin, Pat, Rohde, RyanSmith, Steve, Stumpf, Walsh
ONE STRIKE (11) – Aaron, Boot, Chad, Dan, GregDoc, MattK, McGrath, Mittenthal, RyanDoc, Scott, Wojo
TWO STRIKES (2) – Jayson, Tyler

MLB Suicide Game: A Really Tight Final Round Has 13 With One Strike and 11 With None

An 18-7 night leaves 11 people still perfect, and no one yet at two strikes.

WON TO STAY PERFECT:
-Bry (Phillis & Giants) picks up wins #49 and 50 in the NL this year, including #5 with PHI (5-3) and #6 with SF (6-0)
-Kevin (Phillies & Yankees) improved to 3-0 with PHI, along with winning the first Yanks pick all year from this BoSox fan
-Dannell (Yankees) improves to 14-7 in the AL, including his 3rd NYY win (tied with TEX for most in the AL)
-GrossJr (Braves) improves to 20-18 in the NL and 1-1 with ATL
-Josh (Giants) wins his 4th SF game of the year (4-3), tying PIT, CIN, CHW, and BAL for most wins by one team for him
-Pat (Tigers) wins his first ever ALC pick and improves to 2-1 in the AL (7-5 in the NL)
-Rohde (Giants) wins his 7th SF game of the year, which is tied for the most wins by one person with one team (tied with Bry and RyanSmith, both with STL)
-RyanSmith (Yankees) improves to just 8-12 in the ALE
-Steve (Giants) goes back over .700 winning % for the year at 47-20
-Stumpf (Reds) is still just 2-3 with CIN, but 10-5 with the rest of the NLC
-Walsh (Rays) wins his first ever TB pick

LOST FOR STRIKE ONE:
-Boot (White Sox) falls to 0-2 with CHW, joining PIT and SF as the only teams who have beaten him twice
-Aaron (White Sox) falls to 8-12 in the AL
-Chad (White Sox) falls to 0-2 in the ALC (both with CHW) and 1-5 in the AL
-Dan (White Sox) falls to 4-4 in the AL and 10-10 overall
-GregDoc (White Sox) falls to 5-3 with CHW – the 8 times he has picked CHW are two more than any other team in the league
-McGrath (White Sox) loses his first ever CHW pick
-RyanDoc (Mariners) falls to 1-3 with SEA – his only 3-loss team

WON TO STAY AT ONE STRIKE:
-Boot (Giants) has now used SF in 4 of the 5 rounds he has played – the only team he has used that many times
-Mittenthal (Cardinals) picks up his 6th STL win of the year (and the 100th for the field) – 2 more than any other team
-Scott (Giants) picks up only his 7th NLW win of the year – fewest of any division
-Tyler (Yankees) improves to 4-1 with NYY – joining TEX and LAD as his only 4-win teams
-Wojo (Reds) improves to 8-2 in the NLC, which is actually below his overall winning % of .814

OVERALL – 24 of 24 remain
STILL PERFECT (11) – Bry, Dannell, GrossJr, Josh, Kevin, Pat, Rohde, RyanSmith, Steve, Stumpf, Walsh
ONE STRIKE (13) – Aaron, Boot, Chad, Dan, GregDoc, Jayson, MattK, McGrath, Mittenthal, RyanDoc, Scott, Tyler, Wojo
TWO STRIKES (0)
ELIMINATED (0)