The anti-thesis of Day 4. I've got good news, great news, and wonderful news.
I decided to go with Lowry after all, and I'm glad I did. Sorry, NZFan, but nobody pitches that badly against the D-Backs twice.
First place finally went down a point to 107.5, whilst I went up 1.5.
Somebody dropped Joe Nathan. Guess who picked him up.
I think he dropped Nathan because he's getting rid of all his closers (He also dropped Frasor) and going with a pure-starter strategy. Works for me.
But now, that leaves a question: What middle reliever to drop? I already dropped Leiber because I won't need him tomorrow (and a fat load of good he did me tonight, actually, it was the defense's fault) for Nathan. I'm going to drop Arroyo, and.... and...
B. J. Ryan
I'm leaning towards Rincon because Ryan's K/9 is unfathomable for a middle reliever and Linebrink has been on point all season. Thoughts?
Also, two starters for tomorrow: There are a couple of young guns going on the FA, but anyway, here's the list:
Jason Johnson vs. Min
Paul Byrd at NYM
Jae Weong Seo vs. Atl (same game as Byrd)
Sun-Woo Kim at Fla
Jon Miller vs. Bal
Bruce Chen at Tor (same game as Miller)
Gavin Floyd at Cin
Juan Dominguez at Oak
Brad Halsey at KC
I'm leaning strongly towards Byrd and Floyd, although Halsey is nearly guaranteed a win (pitching against Brian Anderson, whose stats indicate he's been throwing with the wrong hand) and Dominguez could surprise.
Thanks for all the help so far, guys. I'm down to 17.5 points behind after being in the low 40s! as late as June this year.
The Dark Side 107.5