Archive for May, 2011

Week 8 Update: First Place Stint for Kents

May 30, 2011

WESTBURY–The George Kents dropped nine points in Week 8 but maintained a slim lead over the Cudas (55.5 to 53) and the Craydawgs (51). Project Mayhem (47.5) rounds out what is shaping up so far as a four-team race.

The Kents will need to do much better than the league-worst .222 average, 5 HRs and 34 Runs posted this week. Kevin Youkilis (.130) and Matt Holliday (1 AB) will need to bring it…

Some in the Kents’ camp are questioning the team’s recent hitting approach…

The Cudas’ offense came on strong with a league-leading 13 HRs, 51 RBI and 50 Runs, led by Jay Bruce (.353/4/13). However, the surge was offset by uncharacteristically poor pitching from aces Dan Haren (5.54 ERA/1.46 WHIP) and Roy Halladay (1.71 WHIP)…

Talkin’ ’bout Cudas slugger Jay Bruce…

…not French novelist Marcel Proust.

The Craydawgs have been on the move of late, but took a step back this week, dropping four points and falling into third place. Dawgs pitching was hammered in Week 8, giving up 26 earned runs in 36 IP for a 6.50 ERA. Max Scherzer was brutalized, coughing up 7 runs in two innings…

Talkin’ ’bout funky fresh Dawgs hurler Max Scherzer…

Not 1980 video game classic Berzerk(er)…

Project Mayhem pulled off a doozie of a trade with the Dirty Dogs; the Mayhem sold low on H-Ram (.215/4/16/9), Carlos Santana (.203/6/21/1), and closer Frank Francisco, and bought high on Jair Jurrjens (0.00 ERA in 7.7 IP for the Dogs), Johnny Cueto, and Gaby Sanchez. BEMLBlog says this one works out big for the Filthy Puppies… Mayhem got burned the day after the trade when phenom catcher Buster Posey (.284/4/21/3) suffered a season-ending injury…

Project Mayhem sold low on catcher Carlos Santana…

…not aging guitar god Carlos Santana.

The Dirty Dogs led the league in BA (.318) and Ks (63) in Week 8… Unfortunately there was not a lot of pop behind the nice average (5 HRs, 29 RBI)…

While the Kents are into the basics of slap hitting (see above), the Dirty Dogs are into the art of it…

The sixth-place Snowmen had a nice week, picking up 7.5 points (17.5 out of first)… The Frost led the league with eight wins, including two each from Yovani Gallardo (15 IP, 14 Ks, 1 ER) and Cole Hamels (13 IP, 14 Ks)… Chase Utley rejoins the Freeze in Week 9 and hopes to fuel a rise up the standings…

Did you know?: the Snowmen’s Cole Hamels is from Rancho Bernardo, CA, home of BEMLBlog sponsor Los Primos Mexican Food.

Los Osos ran like the wind in Week 8, with 16 steals to lead the BEML; the Upton brothers had seven between them… Did you know?: the BEML trophy has never graced the Bears’ North Woodmere den in the franchise’s 13 seasons in the league; erstwhile BEML franchise the SeaWolves hold the futility record with 16 seasons and no title…

The Bears’ mantle is glaringly bereft of the coveted BEML bling…

Last year’s champs The 1 tweezy are off to a rough start, 19.5 points out of first. However, you can never count Poppa out. There is no glaring weakness on this year’s edition, and with Curtis Granderson (.282/16/37/7), James Shields (2.15 ERA), Tim Lincecum (2.22 ERA), a resurgent Josh Beckett (1.80 ERA), and an incessant craving for victory, these guys could easily pick up 10-12 points in the standings in any given week and be back in the game. That’s the 1 tweezy for you, y’alls.

The 1 tweezy tries a mascot on for size…

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Cudas Unbowed as Kents Emerge

May 14, 2011

WESTBURY–The George Kents have ridden a stellar contract-year performance from Josh Johnson (1.62 ERA, 0.90 WHIP) to the pinnacle of the BEML, passing the Barracudas in the process, 56 to 54. The Kents’ Adrian Gonzalez (.329/7/29/1) and Matt Holliday (.390/5/26) have supplied the necessary power (.329/7/29/1) for the GKs.

When reached for comment, Cudas ownership was unfazed. “The Cudas will be fine. Once they get Panda, Josh [Hamilton], Logan, & Lind back in the lineup, they will be on their way,” explained a front office source. “That will give the offense some more pop, to support the greatest pitching staff ever assembled.”

Turning on each other? The Cudas’ Brett Anderson is viciously attacked by his own teammates this week after a third straight mediocre outing.