Damn, nothing like getting your ass kicked by Ryan. That is always the worst feeling in the world. I also hate the stupid All-Star Week. We had a full week, then you get to add the rest of that short week. Ryan had such a commanding lead that even though my team played very well the last three days, it did not really matter.
Eric Hosmer was my best hitter for the week (8/2/7/0/.436/.500). He blew up during the second half last year, so it would be very nice if that happened again. Obviously Jose Altuve (8/1/5/3/.325/.333) was fantastic, he has been fantastic all season. Yasiel Puig had a decent week as well, but nothing spectacular. The rest of my guys were pretty crappy.
My pitching was pretty good, but Ryan’s managed to be just a bit better. We traded off on Holds and Saves and I beat him on the Wins, but he destroyed me on Strikeouts. Also, his ERA and WHIP were phenomenal. For me, Corey Kluber was great: two wins, fifteen strikeouts, 3.68/1.23. Pat Neshek showed why he was an all-star, two wins and two holds. Jason Grilli also picked up a win and two holds, nice to see him having a good week.
I am now in third place with a 96-75-9 record. Ryan is back in first place with Gideon technically tied with him, but I am guessing division record comes into play. Gideon beat Lindsey 8-3-1, which keeps her in 8th place. I take her on this week, so it should be a tense week at our place. Hopefully I can survive and defeat her enough to make up the 7.5 games I am behind those two…