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Premier League Week Two Recap/Week Three Preview

A reminder on whose team is whose:

Noah's Traveling All-Stars (Yours Truly)
Vegetarian Donut Diet (thebrouhaha)
Mitch Stetter Moonbounce (brewjoles)
Sledgehammering Whippersnappers (acheron)
The Wise Man's Fear (pjpaulus)
Misery Loves Company (sjlee)
Tomato Tabata (GoGregGo)
Miggy and the bottomofthe5th (Dikembe Meiztombo)
The MicroBrewers (brewcrewshrew)
Bourn Identity (brwrsfan39)


Week Two Recap

Bourn Identity (250.5) beat Noah's Traveling All-Stars (209.8)

I still have Evan Longoria, Zack Greinke, Ubaldo Jimenez, Erick Aybar, Brian Matusz and, now, Joe Mauer on the DL.  That's my excuse, and it's a pretty damn good one, I think.  It's pretty clear to me that those six players would have scored the 41 points I would have needed to pull out a victory, just like my star laden DL would have easily covered the 13 points I needed in week one.  I should be 2-0, dammit.  Anyway, Justin Upton and Buster Posey were very good for me, scoring 28 and 24 points, respectively, and Jered Weaver had another great start.  Both Michael Bourn and Joey Votto scored over 20 points for Bourn Identity, but Josh Johnson and Doc Halladay were the stars for him as the two totaled 56.8 points over a start each.

Tomato Tabata (388.1) beat Miggy and the Bottomofthefifth (246.6)

Dikembe just could not keep up with the firestorm that the defending champ brought.  Tomato Tabata earned the top scoring spot this week by having the two top scoring players of the week in Troy Tulowitski (47) and Dan Haren (52.8).  He also had 20+ weeks from Jhoulys Chacin, Justin Masterson, Matt Holliday and Pablo Sandoval.  Miggy had good starts from Randy Wolf and Josh Beckett, along with solid weeks from several offensive players, but there was no chance to keep up with TT.

Misery Loves Company (333.3) beat Sledgehammering Whippersnappers (330.3)

For the second straight week, the Whippersnappers were involved in a very close matchup.  Last week, they came out ahead but this week karma got back at them.  Of course, until the final day of the week, Whippersnappers didn't look like they had a shot anyway.  In fact, they needed and got over 100 points on that final day to almost gain a huge come from behind victory.  Brian Wilson was Misery's high scorer with over 34 points.  The Whippersnappers got over 40 points from Michael Pineda.

The Microbrewers (361.2) beat Mitch Stetter Moonbounce (234.4)

If you'll remember, this was the Matchup of the Week with Moonbounce number one in the power rankings and the MicroBrewers number 3.  The Microbrewers toppled the top team, however, thanks largely to 31 points from Jose Reyes and solid performances from a whole bunch of pitchers and hitters.  Moonbounce, on the other hand, had great weeks from Starlin Castro (34 points) and Colby Rasmus (29) but couldn't overcome most of his pitching being awful.

Vegetarian Donut Diet (327.4) beat Trickle Down Fantasy (229)

The Donuts ran away with this matchup thanks to two twenty points hitters, a 32 point performance from Pujols and positive pitching from each of his pitchers, especially a 36+ performance from Cliff Lee.  Meanwhile, Drew Stubbs, Matt Kemp and Chad Billingsley were great for Trickle Down Fantasy, but they didn't get much production from anywhere else.

Power Rankings

1. The Microbrewers, 2-0 (up two)
2. Tomato Tabata, 1-1 (up one)

3. Vegetarian Donut Diet, 1-1 (up five)
4. Sledgehammering Whippersnappers, 1-1 (up three)
5. Misery Loves Company, 2-0 (up four)
6. Mitch Stetter Moonbounce, 1-1 (down five)
7. Miggy and the Bottomofthefifth, 1-1 (down three)
8. Bourn Identity, 1-1 (up one)
9. Trickle Down Fantasy, 0-2 (down four)
10. Noah's Traveling All-Stars, 0-2 (down four)

Week Three Matchups

Noah's Traveling All-Stars versus Mitch Stetter Moonbounce

Sledgehammering Whippersnappers versus Bourn Identity

Vegetarian Donut Diet versus Miggy and the Bottomofthefifth

Trickle Down Fantasy versus Misery Loves Company

MATCH OF THE WEEK

Tomato Tabata versus The Microbrewers: How can it not be the top matchup?  They were the top two in this weeks power rankings.  Will MicroBrewers be the first team to be ranked #1 in consecutive weeks, Tabata unseat them for the top spot?

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