Monday, July 09, 2007

AvB 14: Hot and Hotterer

The Cubs' Ted Lilly was hot: 2 wins, 11K's, and a 1.26 ERA for the week. The Bells were hotter: Rob Bell and Heath Bell combined for 4 wins (in spite of Heath's 7.71 ERA). But the Millers were the hotterest: the Brewers' Damian hit 0.727 with 2 HR's, while pitchers Andrew, Justin, and Trever combined for 2 wins, a 0.73 ERA, and...a save!

If you're an Abes-lover, you might want to turn your head as we reveal the Week 14 scoreboard:

Week 14 Only:
The Abes The Babes
Avg 0.228 0.251
Runs 11 19
HRs 3 4
RBIs 18 18
SBs 1 4
ERA 6.97 2.13
Wins 1 10
Saves 0 1
Ks 17 45
Total 0 8
The Babes Lead the Abes 10-2-2

The Abes avoid the perfect 9-0 shutout thanks to a last-minute, Sunday-night RBI by Atlanta's Kelly Johnson. For registering the first save of the season for either team, the otherwise unnoticeable Trever Miller earns the Player of the Year award.

In other news, Edwin Jackson has returned to form, giving up 7 earned runs in 5.1 innings pitched. Sadly, if you remove E-Jax's negative pull on the Abes as well as the positive pull of all the Lillys, Bells, and Millers on the Babes, the Babes still win:

Week 14 Modified:
The Abes The Babes
Avg 0.228 0.224
Runs 11 17
HRs 3 2
RBIs 18 10
SBs 1 2
ERA 5.28 2.25
Wins 1 2
Saves 0 0
Ks 12 15
Total 3 5

Ergo, the Abes suck. They have 12 weeks left to score 3 more wins to consummate their Drive for Five. Time is ticking...


Steve Sax said...

EK, I am indeed caught in the crossfire. And I'm going with Kristen Bell--the other girl Lost.

Orel said...

I like the 3:1 Babes:Abes picture ratio. It seems about right.