Thursday, August 9
Well my team was off to an absolutely insane start this week and with only a few days left in the matchup and up 10-4, I'm going to look to take as many categories as I can against the third worst team in the league.
Anyway, here's the lineup I went with yesterday.
C - Empty
1B - Billy Butler
2B - Dustin Pedroia
SS - Marco Scutaro
3B - Miguel Cabrera
OF - Adrian Gonzalez
OF - Jason Kubel
OF - Empty
UTIL - Empty
I have 3 empty positions because there weren't too many games. But take a look at how my team did.
It's basically been like that the entire week. My team is still somehow batting over .400 with a SLG% over .900 so I'd pretty much destroy any team in the league this week.
My only concern was the pitching aspect. I was down in QS, Ks, and Wins and I thought that if I didn't pick up another guy I'd lose since the other guy has more pitchers than I do the rest of the way. I picked up Will Smith as a spot start and he turned it up big.
Bumgarner vs. Cards: 6.0 IP, 3 hits, 3 runs all earned, 1 walk, 7 Ks, 4.50 ERA, 0.67 WHIP
I get a loss and quality start. I was considering benching him because of all the homeruns the Cardinals hit.
Smith vs. Orioles: 7.0 IP, 6 hits, 2 runs all earned, 3 walks, 5 Ks, 2.57 era, 1.29 whip
Great spot start. Dropped him today haha. Got the QS and the W.
Fister vs. Yankees: I put him on the bench and threw him back in about 15 minutes before gametime. Through 6.1 2 runs on 8 hits. Got another QS but no win or loss.
Anyway, through 5 days look at the dominance my team has put up. These are team averages Sunday-Thursday
.4286 average, .4444 on base percentage, .9018 slugging
29 runs scored, 11 homeruns, 39 RBIs, 2 steals
I'm up in my matchup 11-3. Losing steals by 1. Losing in Ks by 2. tied in wins at 2-2, but we alternate on ties so the other owner gets the point. I could seriously win this matchup 14-0 if my pitchers do well.