Iggy's Raven's Report - 14 July 2011

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News and Personal Thoughts:
Ravens: *yawn*

Orioles: ...um... let's look at the all-star game and who SHOULD have made it. After looking up the stat leaders, I see 5 Orioles as worthy of making the team: JJ Hardy and Nick Markakis both lead the Majors at their position in fielding percentage; and Matt Wieters also leads both leagues in catching runners stealing at 44%. From the pitchers side of things, Koji leads all American League pitchers in opponents Batting Average, and WHIP; while Jim Johnson leads the American League in relief wins and relief innings pitched. It's not much, but it is something to think about positively.

The Yankees and Phillies led with 6 Iggy All-Stars each, while no Cubs made the cut.

Iggy's annual All-star team (Stats through Saturday, July 9, 2011):

Position American League National League
1B Casey Kotchman, TB (1.000 FPCT)
Adrian Gonzalez, Bos (.352 AVG, 126 H, 28 2B, 77 RBI, 211 TB)
Todd Helton, Col (.999 FPCT)
Joey Votto, Cin (66 BB, .440 OBP, .421 BARISP)
Prince Fielder, MIL (72 RBI)
2B Gordon Beckham, CWS (.997 FPCT)
Ben Zobrist, TB (28 2B)
Brandon Phillips, Cin (.995 FPCT)
Rickie Weeks, Mil (65 R)
SS JJ Hardy, BAL (.993 FPCT) Troy Tulowitzki, COL (.991 FPCT)
Jose Reyes, NYM (.354 AVG, 124 H, 15 3B)
3B Alex Rodriquez, NYY (.979 FPCT) Placido Polanco, Phi (.973 FPCT)
LF Alex Gordon, KC (.995 FPCT) Ryan Braun, Mil (1.000 FPCT)
Gerardo Parra, AZ (1.000 FPCT)
CF Jacoby Ellsbury, Bos (1.000 FPCT, 28 SB)
Curtis Granderson, NYY (7 3B, 79 R)

Austin Jackson, Det (7 3B)
Shane Victorino, Phi (1.000 FPCT)
Chris Coghlan, FL (1.000 FPCT)
Carlos Gomez, Mil (1.000 FPCT)
Michael Bourn, Hou (35 SB)
Matt Kemp, LAD (192 TB)
RF Nick Markakis, Bal (1.000 FPCT)
Nick Swisher, NYY (1.000 FPCT)
Torii Hunter, LAA (1.000 FPCT)
JD Drew, Bos (1.000 FPCT)
Jose Bautista, Tor (31 HR, 74 BB, .468 OBP, .702 SLG)
Andre Ethier, LAD (1.000 FPCT)
Carlos Beltran, NYM (28 2B)
Lance Berkman, StL (24 HR, .604 SLG)
C AJ Pierzynski, CWS (.996 FPCT)
Matt Wieters, BAL (.444 CS%)
Chris Iannetta, COL (.998 FPCT)
Miguel Montero, AZ (.324 CS%)
DH Travis Hafner, Cle (.457 BARISP) N/A
SP CC Sabathia, NYY (12 W)
Justin Verlander, Det (0.88 WHIP, 143.1 IP, 138 SO)
Jared Weaver, LAA (1.86 ERA)
James Shields, TB (6 CG, 3 SHO, 10 PO)
CJ Wilson, TX (20 GDP)
Josh Beckett, Bos (.187 OBA)

Jason Vargas, Sea (3 SHO)
Scott Baker, MN (.160 BAARISP)
Jair Jurrjens, Atl (12 W, 1.87 ERA)
Cole Hamels, Phi (0.95 WHIP)
Roy Halladay, Phi (143.1 IP, 6 CG)
Clayton Kershaw, LAD (147 SO)
Cliff Lee, Phi (4 SHO)

Joe Saunders, AZ (16 GDP)
John Lannan, was (16 GDP)
Charlie Morton, pit (16 GDP)
Clayton Richard, SD (5 PO)
Tonny Hanson, Atl (.190 OBA)
Ryan Vogelsong, SF (1.20 BAARISP)
RP Jose Valverde, Det (23 SV, 38 GF)
Daniel Bard, Bos (20 H)
Koji Uehara, BAL (.161 OBA, 0.77 RWHIP)
Boone Logan, NYY (8.0% IRS)
Al Alburquerque, Det (5 RW)
Jesse Crain, CWS (5 RW)
Scott Downs, LAA (5 RW)
Jim Johnson, BAL (5 RW, 51.1 RIP)
David Pauley, Sea (5 RW)
Joe Smith, Cle (0.88 RERA)
Craig Beslow, Oak (4 RPO)
David Robertson, NYY (56 RSO)
Craig Kimbel, Atl (27 SV, 38 GF, 70 RSO)
Tyler Clippard, was (22 H)
Matt Reynolds, Col (7.4% IRS)
Edward Mujica, FL (6 RW)
Brian Wilson, SF (6 RW)
Antonio Bastardo, Phi (0.82 RERA, .103 OBA)
Jonny Venters, Atl (55.1 RIP)
Aroldis Chapman, Cin (4 RPO)
Mike Adams, SD (0.71 RWHIP)
Legend:  (Names in Bold actually made the team)
  2B:       Doubles
  3B:       Triples
  AVG:      Average
  BAARISP:  Batting Average Allowed with Runners in Scoring Position
  BARISP:   Batting Average with Runners in Scoring Position
  BB:       Base on Balls (Walks)
  CG:       Complete Games
  CS%:      Caught Stealing PCT
  ERA:      Earned Runs Average
  FPCT:     Fielding PCT
  GDP:      Ground in to Double Plays
  GF:       Games Finished
  H:        Hits (Batting)
  H:        Holds (Pitching)
  HR:       Homeruns
  IP:       Innings Pitched
  IRS:      Inherited Runners Scored
  OBA:      Opponents Average
  OBP:      On Base PCT
  PO:       Pick Offs
  R:        Runs
  RBI:      Runs Batted In
  RERA:     Relief ERA
  RIP:      Relief Innings Pitched
  RPO:      Relief Pick Offs
  RSO:      Relief Strike Outs
  RW:       Relief Wins
  RW:       Relief Walks & Hits per Innings Pitched
  SV:       Saves
  SB:       Stolen Bases
  SHO:      Shut Outs
  SLG:      Slugging PCT
  SO:       Strike Outs
  TB:       Total Bases
  W:        Wins
  WHIP:     Walks & Hits per Innings Pitched
Stat Sources:
MLB.com
ESPN
CBC Sports

Crystal Palace Baltimore F.C. (Home games at UMBC): Team to resume play in 2012 after completing construction of a downtown soccer facility.

Alouettes The Al's have won their first 2 regular season games, defeating BC at home on June 30 by a 30-26 score, and then beating Saskatchewan on the road 39-25 on Saturday. The Al's are tied with Winnipeg atop the East Division, and joining Edmonton as the only teams to start the season undefeated thus far. The Als next play on Friday, at home against Toronto.

Blast: Nothing to Report.

Chesapeake Bayhawks: The Bayhawks (4-3) got in to the win column just before the all-star break with a 13-11 win over the Rochester Rattlers. In the All-Star game (Boston), Team Authority defeated Team Warriors 21-20. Teams were apparently named for the two biggest sponsors, Sports Authority and Warrior 40, with players "drafted" on to a team. Middie Mike Kimme, Defenseman Kyle Hartzell, Goalie Brian Phipps, and Attackman Danny Glading represented the Bayhawks on Team Authority, while Defenseman Michael Evans and Middies Ben Hunt and Mike Abbott represented Team Warrior, which was also lead by Bayhawks coach Brendan Kelly. The Hawks resume play on July 16, at Hamilton to face the Nationals, with home they are tied for 3rd place. Boston (6-1) is in first, and Denver is in second (5-2).

Charm: Nothing to Report.

Capitals (See website for more details): Nothing to Report.

Wizards (See website for more details): Nothing to Report.

Mystics (See website for more details): With the Wizards off the court, the Mystics are continuing the non-winning ways with the 2nd to worst record in the WNBA at 2-8. Only Tulsa (1-10) is doing worse. On a positive note, they are only game behind Atlanta for 5th place in the Eastern Conference.

What do you want to see in the Ravens report? What should be scrapped? Actually, nevermind. No one is reading this anyway so you probably won't know the difference. Send an email to iggy at tealdragon.net. Thanks!


Schedule

2011 Preseason
Date Opponent Time Result
August 11-15 @Philadelphia Eagles TBD
August 18-22 Kansas City Chiefs TBD
Thursday, August 25, 2011 Washington Redskins 8:00 PM
Thursday, September 1 @Atlanta Falcons TBD
2011 Regular Season
Date Opponent Record Time Result
Sunday, September 11, 2011 pittsburgh steelers 12-21 Overall
7-9 Home
1:00 PM
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @Tennessee Titans 10-9 Overall
5-4 Away
1:00 PM
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @Saint Louis Rams 2-2 Overall
0-2 Away
4:05 PM
Sunday, October 2, 2011 New York Jets 6-1 Overall
4-0 Home
4:05 PM
Sunday, October 16, 2011 Houston Texans 4-0 Overall
1-0 Home
1:00 PM
Monday, October 24, 2011 @Jacksonville Jaguars 7-9 Overall
2-5 Away
8:20 PM
Sunday, October 30, 2011 Arizona Cardinals 3-1 Overall
1-1 Home
1:00 PM
Sunday, November 6, 2011 @pittsburgh steelers 12-21 Overall
5-12 Away
8:20 PM
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @Seattle Seahawks 2-1 Overall
0-1 Away
4:05 PM
Sunday, November 20, 2011 Cincinnati Bengals 16-14 Overall
10-6 Home
1:00 PM
Thursday, November 24, 2011 San Francisco 49ers 2-1 Overall
1-0 Home
8:20 PM
Sunday, December 5 Pittsburgh Steelers 11-19 Overall
7-8 Home
8:20 PM
Sunday, December 4, 2011 @Cleveland Browns 17-7 Overall
8-4 Away
1:00 PM
Sunday, December 11, 2011 Indianapolis Colts 2-9 Overall
2-4 Home
1:00 PM
Sunday, December 18, 2011 @San Diego Chargers 4-3 Overall
2-3 Away
8:20 PM
Saturday, December 24, 2011 Cleveland Browns 17-7 Overall
9-3 Home
1:00 PM
Sunday, January 1, 2012 @Cincinnati Bengals 16-14 Overall
6-9 Away
1:00 PM

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