Gideon pointed something out last week that is pretty amazing. It was first place versus second, third versus four, etc. The entire way down. And as you can see, I beat Gideon, and yet for the second time this year, I beat the guy in first place, but do not manage to rise in the standings. In fact, I dropped to third place because Ryan beat up on Pat. Obviously Pat let him have a big win because it was Ryan’s birthday.
My hitting was pretty good and for the first time all season, Jose Altuve had a subpar week. I know, it was weird. George Springer had a nice line if you do not look at his rate stats (3/2/5/3/.154/.267). I mean, he either hit a home run or ended up on first and stole a base. You never see a guy have three stolen bases and two home runs, with an OBP under .300. Well I guess I should not say never.
My pitching was pretty damn awesome this week. Nine holds, six wins. What is not to like about that? Oh, what’s that you say? A 1.94 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP? Yeah, that is pretty damn awesome indeed. Corey Kluber had two nice starts, picking up a win and fifteen strikeouts. The middle relievers did not give up a run and had nine strikeouts to go with those nine holds. Oh and one of them picked up a save. So needless to say, I might need a closer (although, if Chapman is hurt, Broxton could be in line for some opportunities).
One of the nice things was that Brandon Belt came off the disabled list finally. I was able to drop Singleton. Not saying that Belt will be on fire or anything, but since the Hosmer plan is backfiring (again), I need a first baseman with some pop (until Trumbo returns). Weird how so much of my plan was dependent on those guys having nice seasons. Oh well, I am still doing fine.
I am two games behind Gideon and only 1.5 behind Ryan, who I take on this week. I am currently 93-66-9. Lindsey lost this week to Imler and she is now 76-81-11.