A dominating performance by my team. This win was exactly what I needed, it bumped me up to 5th place, but now I have a winning record (19-15-2) and I am only five games behind Ryan for first place and only 2.5 games behind the leader in our division, who I just happened to decimate this week, haha.
I made a pretty big trade this week with Offord, which I think will be beneficial for both of us. I gave up Alexi Ogando, Jose Altuve, and Giancarlo Stanton for Mark Trumbo and Tommy Hanson. I could not wait for Stanton to get healthy and start hitting, nor can I rely on the fact that he will even hit 30 HRs this year, since he is the only player on the Marlins. I honestly did not want to lose Ogando, but Offord really wanted a starting pitcher. I believe that if he would have asked for Matt Cain instead, I would have gone through with it without hesitation. I am weird that way.
Trumbo ended up being my best hitter, despite not having him the entire week. His line was 2/1/2/1/.417/.500 (I will always mention lines this way from now on, R/HR/RBI/SB/AVG/OBP or W/SV/K/HLD/ERA/WHIP). Adam LaRoche also had a big week 4/1/4/0/.313/.450.
My best pitcher was definitely Lance Lynn, the only 18-game winner that no one wanted. His line: 2/0/12/3.00/1.17. Thanks everyone else in the league for ignoring the guy. My next best pitcher was definitely Jim Henderson (1/3/5/0/2.25/1.00). Much better than John Axford.
My pitching was very good and very balanced. Imler’s pitching is also quite balanced and I was able to beat him in all categories, so I figure when I go against the folks who ignore holds or saves, I should be in good shape. Ryan and Dustin are the only two pitching staffs who should give me a run for my money, the guy I take on this week has a decent one, but I am not overly concerned.
This week I take on Swing’nTheBigStick, who seems to have a different philosophy from me. He is loaded with bench players and the bare minimum of pitchers. I am the exact opposite. I have one guy on my bench. Weird.