The epic battle between #1 and #2. I assumed that by beating Pat I would end up in first place. I was wrong. It was close enough that Pat retained his lead, barely. As you can see, it was a matchup that could have went either way in a couple spots.
Hunter Pence was my best hitter this week (3/1/2/0/.348/.423) with Jose Altuve being an almost close second (2/0/4/3/.280/.321). After those two, everyone else pretty much sucked. I keep waiting for Eric Hosmer to heat up, but it is not happening and I am starting to worry. I picked up Jon Singleton, who homered in his first game, but was pretty terrible the rest of the week. I benched him over the weekend and he ended up hitting a grand slam and scoring another run later. Oops, that would have given me HRs and Runs, 8-4 would have been a nice victory…
I felt bad for a few of my starting pitchers, such as Zack Wheeler (0 Wins, 13 Ks, 3.48/1.16 in two starts), Chris Archer (0 Wins, 10 Ks, 0.68/0.98 in two starts), Wainwright and Greinke both pitched well, but neither had a win. The only win I picked up was from Brad Ziegler. Not what I like to see happen. This was the first week where I actually lost Wins. Annoying.
At least my relievers decided to step up. Steve Cischek had three saves with Ziegler and Pat Neshek picking up the other ones. I finally had enough with Rex Brothers and dropped him in order to pick up Jonathon Broxton and Adam Ottavino (I once said “hey” to him when I worked at the State College Spikes). Hopefully this pans out well for me.
I am now 69-45-6, still in second place and only one game behind Pat. This week I take on Offord who is having a rough season. Unfortunately I cannot afford to show mercy.
And hey, Lindsey won again, beating Sean 8-4. She is now 59-55-6 and still in 7th place, but only three games out of fifth and taking on Mark this week…War Puigs Marching!