Sorry Offord, this is a rough season for you and I really did not make it any easier. Hopefully you were able to enjoy your first Father’s Day. If it makes you feel any better that you lost, I got a really nice sunburn and I am in constant pain from it…
As you can see, it was a little closer than what the final score suggests. A win is a win, but that does not mean my team is playing great right now. I am continuing to make subtle changes to the pitching, so hopefully things will improve in that category. I made a weird trade this week, one that I assumed would be rejected: Emilio Bonifacio and Chris Archer for Jason Grilli. When I proposed the trade, Bonifacio was not injured, but then he hurts himself against the Pirates and the person still accepts the trade. Umm, okay? Granted, Grilli had a bad inning against the Marlins, so maybe the guy just wanted rid of him.
Eric Hosmer finally had a nice week for me (4/2/8/1/.350/.417), as did Starlin Castro (4/2/6/1/.400/.464) and Jose Altuve (1/0/1/1/.385/.429). The rest of the team fared alright, but no one had a dominating week. Some of my guys were a little bad though and I really need to consider moving some of them. Oddly though, I love having more pitching and barely anyone on my batters bench. Maybe this is a terrible strategy.
My pitching was not spectacular. My wins came from Jonathon Broxton and Adam Wainwright. No one could pick up strikeouts. It was just a weird week for my team. On the bright side, at least they are getting me some holds.
I am still in second place with a 76-48-8 record, and two games behind Gideon. Lindsey lost this week and is back under .500. Ryan had a dominating week and is only a game behind myself. I take on Dustin (who I made the trade with) and if I can avenge my week one loss, that would make me very happy.