Okay, so the error I made at the beginning of the week did not cost me, since I beat Buccubs 8-2-2, to improve my first place record to 89-51-16.
The only hitting category I lost was average, which was only by two points. I had been winning by a bunch going into the last day, but it seems that none of my guys wanted to hit the ball on Sunday. My two big hitters this week were Russell Martin and Orlando Cabrera (who I think got the shaft by not making the All-Star Team). Dmitri Young also hit well for me, and makes me wonder why no one took a chance on him earlier.
Let me explain why I was upset at the beginning of the week. When we left for Kennywood, I set Erik Bedard and Carlos Zambrano to pitch, but I must not have hit submit. When I came home, I saw their lines and got pretty excited, only to realize that those numbers did not count for me. Here are their lines:
Zambrano: 6.0 IP, 5 Hits, 2 Earned Runs, 8 Ks, 1 Win
Bedard: 7.0 IP, 2 Hits, 0 Earned Runs, 8 Ks, 1 Win
Anytime you give forfeit 16 Ks and 2 wins, you have to be a little upset that you could lose. Luckily it only cost me in one category, and that was strikeouts. I lost Ks 38-45. As you can see, those two games would have led me to a 9-1-1 victory. This will not matter to much, unless at the end of the year, I come in second place during the regular season by a half game or something.
This week I play Ryan. Last time we met I destroyed him 10-1. This time, I will admit, I am slightly nervous. He pretty much has a completely different team. He made plenty of great moves and is now in third place, only 7.5 games back. I just have to hope that my team plays well.