Now that is the kind of week I like to see. I like winning and I enjoy winning when my pitching is dominant.
Starlin Castro (3/1/2/1/.320/.370) and Ben Revere (4/0/0/1/.379/.379) were probably my best hitters. Which judging by their numbers shows how poor everyone else actually hit. The biggest surprise was Javier Baez of the Cubs. I picked him up when I heard he was making his debut. I love having guys for their debut, sometimes it pays off. Baez hit a home run his first game and ended the week (4/3/6/0/.276/.276).
Over on the pitching side, Corey Kluber was a freakin’ beast: 2 wins, 17 strikeouts, 0.68 ERA, and a 0.98 WHIP. A bunch of the other starting pitchers were alright, especially Danny Duffy (2/0/11/0/3.86/0.86). The closers got plenty of saves, but also had some terrible outings since they had some high ERAs and WHIPs, but between Kluber and the set-up guys, those numbers came down. That is called teamwork.
I am still leading the division and in third place overall (117-89-10). Gideon and Ryan are currently tied although I guess the tie-breaker goes to Ryan at the moment since it lists him as in first place. I am sure he will brag all about it. I did make up a little ground, only eleven games behind them. This week I take on Mark, who is in the final playoff spot. Ryan takes on Gideon, so I need them to completely tie, 5-5-2 would be a great record for them.
Lindsey beat Steve 10-2 and she is now 99-104-13 and in 7th place. The War Puigs continue to roll on! She now takes on Pat, if she beats him, I will have some breathing room in the division.