As the season starts to move past the halfway mark, I keep waiting for my team to have a horrible collapse, but it has not happened. This week I played Offord, and at the beginning of the week, I was a bit worried because many of my players did not seem to be playing very well, but then they came together and proved me wrong. I won the week 8-2-2, putting me to 113-58-21 and pushing my lead to 9.5 games. Lidle Airline’s had a huge week, going 11-0-1, which brought him up into the 100 win club, and put some space between the top three and the rest of the league.
My pitching was once again very good, winning every category except complete games, which we tied. I looked at my overall season stats and thought that my pitching would be the best, but it is actually third, my hitting is actually number one. Very weird, I seriously felt like most of the year my pitching carried my team. I do have the most strikeouts though, and the best ERA and WHIP. I guess having Ian Snell probably hurts me, since I get no wins from him, since he plays for the Pirates….
Hitting was very close this week. Offord and I could have easily swapped a few categories and this would have been a much closer game. A-Rod had another great week, but that is not the guy I want to talk about. After the Yankees destroyed the D-Rays this weekend, most people failed to mention much about the return of BJ Upton. Since coming back from that quad injury, which scared me because some guys just cannot seem to get back into form from certain injuries, he has played extremely well. This week he had 12 Hits, 8 RBIs, 3 HRs, and a .414 average. Even against the series with the Yankees, he still went 8-19 with 3 HRs and a 2B. Anyways, I hope that this season is not a fluke for him, and that he can play like this every year. He has quickly become one of my favorite non-Pirate players to watch, actually most of the D-Rays are fun to watch.
This week I play Anchorman for Real, who is in next to last place, it should be an easy one, but you never know.