Obviously, OBP and WHIP, where I'm tied, could get me a point if I improve.
I trail my rival by 6 K's. That'd be a two point swing.
I trail a guy by 1 SB and have a guy behind me by 1 SB. I'm relying on Carl Crawford, Renteria, Randy Winn to get me some points there. I also have Dave Roberts on the bench if I'm desperate.
I trail a guy by 10 RBI, but have a guy 2 RBI behind me. I trail someone by 6 runs.
I trail my rival by 6 saves. I have 4 1/2 closers (Foulke, Mantei, Aq. Lopez, Riske, and Looper) to his two (Cordero and Beck). He picked up some middle men to help in the K department (Mota, K-rod, and Dotel)
My ERA is 3.71. The three ahead of my are 3.67, 3.64, and 3.62. Since my strategy is to maximize strikeouts by picking up spot starts, improving there might be dicey.
His remaining starting pitchers:
Today: Todd Van Poppel(!) vs CHC
Tomorrow: Clement vs Pit
Sat: Jamey Wright, Edwin Jackson, Jae Weong Seo
Sun: Wilson Alvarez, Brandon Webb
Today: Salamon Torres (!)
Tomorrow: Rodrigo Lopez
Sat: Clemens and Ryan Vogelson
Sun: Washburn and Wade Miller
I'm in 2nd place also in my roto 12-team Yahoo ML 5X5 league, by 5 points. I trailed by as little as 1 point during yesterday's games before slumping in the late games (darn you, Phil Nevin.)
My rival is up on me by 2 runs (838-836) and 1 K. I'm up on him by 3 HR & 1 SB. I'm behind the next team in the rankings by .001 in BA & .01 in ERA. I also need 3 W to tie the next team in the rankings.
I've got 27 innings left - I'm starting no one today or tomorrow, but have Clemens, Livan & Radke Saturday and then hopefully will blow through my limit with Alvarez, Webb, Jerome Williams and Maddux Sunday. I'm comtemplating picking up Lilly for a start tomorrow.
Got a close one going as well. Certainly has made it interesting this year.
Yes doctor, I am sick. Sick of those who are spineless. Sick of those who feel self-entitled. Sick of those who are hypocrites. Yes doctor, an army is forming. Yes doctor, there will be a war. Yes doctor, there will be blood.....