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Thursday, March 15, 2012

DPiS NL

NL
#4 Detroit Tigers (90-72) vs. #5 Memphis Blue's (91-73)

Final Rankings - both NR
Regular Season - Detroit won 6 out of 10, with Memphis +1 in run differential
Probable Match-ups -
Game 1 - Gustavo Melo (12-5) vs. Luis Azocar (16-8)
Game 2 - Alberto Martinez (9-13) vs. Victor Olmeda (17-6)
Game 3 - Randy Broome (5-6) vs. Adrian Reed (11-10)
Fun Facts - mtorabdaddy was Memphis' owner for 16 seasons, winning them their only world series title in Season 12. Randy Broome has no sense of smell - which is good, because Gustavo Melo has poor hygene.
Prediction - These teams are evenly matched. They are #1 and #2 in the NL in Pitching, but I belive that Detroit has more horses on offense. Detroit in 5.

#3 Houston Hangovers (93-69) vs. Honolulu Tropics #6 (88-74)

Final Rankings - Houston #8, Honolulu NR
Regular Season - Houston took 7 out of 10 with a +7 run differential
Probable Match-ups -
Game 1 - Geraldo Mendez (12-6) vs. Art Wingo (13-11)
Game 2 - Dave Darr (15-11) vs. Walt Shaw (12-12)
Game 3 - Willis Floyd (16-8) vs. Marvin Wilkinson (11-8)
Fun Facts - Darr likes to gossip in is his spare time. Wingo's brother is ESPN personality Trey Wingo. rdierkers and pmuehlenkamp have played 45 out of 46 combined seasons in 1530.
Prediction - Houston pitching will be too much. Hangovers in 4.

AL Preview vs. Actual

from the previews, my predictions (* indicates playoff team) (blog votes in parenthesis)
At the begining of the season I (and you) made some predictions. Here were the guesses, with your votes in parenthesis and an "*" indicating a playoff team.

North
1. Montreal* (9)
2. Cincinnati* (2)
3. New Britain (1)
4. Salt Lake City

I got Montreal and New Britain in the right spot but missed on SLC and Cincy. I also, obviously, missed on Cincy making the playoffs

East
1. Philadelphia* (10)
2. Baltimore
3. Durham
4. Boston(1)

I got Philly and Boston right, but missed on Durham and Baltimore

South
1. Oklahoma City* (2)
2. Jacksonville* (4)
3. New Orleans
4. San Antonio (1)

Nailed it! In order and got both playoff teams correct.

West
1. Fresno* (2)
2. Salem (2)
3. St. Louis
4. Vancouver (2)

Not so hot here. Salem finished tops, with St. Louis finishing second and also making the playoffs. To be fair, I did get Vancouver.

In all, 9 out of 16 were in the place that the blog had guessed. I also got 4 out of 6 playoff teams.


MVP - Don Chen
Cy Young - Hick Manning
ROY - Joaquin Dominguez

Not a simgle one of these guys made the voting list so a big swing and a miss here.

AL Champ - Montreal

Remains to be seeN

DPiS Playoff Preview

AL

#4 Philadelphia Bacharach Giants (88-74) vs. #5 St. Louis Cardinals (100-62)

Final Rankings - Philly NR, St. Louis #3
Regular Season - St. Louis won 6 of 10 with Philly an amazing +17 run differential
Probable Match-ups
Game 1 - Timothy Crawford (15-8) vs. Sammy Duran (13-12)
Game 2 - Anthony Patterson (14-9) vs. Stevie Waters (14-9)
Game 3 - Mule Service (13-9) vs. Alving Astacio (17-8)
Fun Facts - These teams meet in the DPiS for the second consecutive season, with St. Louis winning in five games.
Prediction - St. Louis led the AL in ERA and their pitching wiill be the difference in a hard fought 5 game series.

#3 Montreal Garde Imperiale (98-64) vs. #6 Jacksonville TIMUACAN'S (95-67)

Final Rankings - Montreal #5, Jacksonville #7
Regular Season - Jax won 6 out of 10 with a run differential of +12
Probable Match-ups
Game 1 - Cory Clark (24-6) vs. Phil Pride (15-5)
Game 2 - Sammy Iglesias (16-9) vs. Douglas Cust (12-11)
Game 3 - Bernie Pena (7-10) vs. Derrek Peters (12-9)
Fun Facts - Both teams have been in 5 out of the last 6 playoffs, but have only met once (a 3-1 victory for Montreal in teh Season 21 DPiS
Prediction - Pitching is a toss-up, but Montreal is clearly the superior offensive team. If they can keep from too many errors, they will win in four.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Weekly Rankings - Week 7

1. Salem Aggies (100-54) Prev #1
2. Oklahoma City Falcons (100-54) Prev #2
3. St. Louis Cardinals (96-58) Prev #4
4. Chicago Black Sox (90-64) Prev #5
5. Montreal Garde Imperiale (93-61) Prev #8
6. Fresno Fire (87-67) Prev #7
7. Jacksonville TIMUCUAN'S (88-66) Prev #3
8. Houston Hangovers (88-66) Prev #6
9. Helena Hustle (91-63) Prev #9
10. Kansas City Crusaders (84-70) Prev NR

Dropped
10. Memphis Blue's

Just Missed
Philadelphia
Memphis