What a week for pitchers, and I mainly mean Max Scherzer and Chris Sale. They have been clear cut fantasy dominators this season. Even in the dog days of summer, these two guys are putting on a show. Scherzer has nearly been perfect in two straight starts, while Sale has been cruising with six straight starts with double digit strikeouts. Some other news, the Red Sox bats are starting to wake up, especially Mookie Betts. Todd Frazier, Giancarlo Stanton, and Bryce Harper are swapping spots for the league leader in home runs. I am pulling for the Todd Father.
It has been two starts of near perfection for Max Scherzer, and this time he threw a no hitter. He has racked up 26 strikeouts over the two starts, and allowed just three baserunners. He will take on the Phillies, and really have a chance to put together one of the most epic runs from a starting pitcher. It is very close between him and Sale for who has been the best fantasy pitcher this year.
Chris Sale's Dominance Continues
Unfortunately he has to deal with blow saves, and poor run support, but Sale has been unreal this season. He has 118 strikeouts this season, with a 12.1 K/9. He is on pace for 288 strikeouts this season, and he has an elite 16% swinging strike rate. Not much slowing Sale down this season, ever since his back to back blowup games, he has been a different guy.
Why I Love Head-To-Head Leagues
Sunday is by far the most exiting day in head to head leagues, and reasons like J.D. Martinez are why. He hit three homers, with six RBI today against Masahiro Tanaka and company. Performances like this can swing a matchup one way over the other. With the weather heating up there were a few other high scoring games today, which created some big time performances. Keep those auto scoring windows open and sweat the Sunday matchup.
Gerrit Cole - So Hot Right Now
Man he was touted heavily before the season, but I am not sure how many expected this type of start to the season. He leads the league in wins, and is just behind Scherzer in ERA. He has a 1.78 ERA, Scherzer has a 1.76. It will have to come down between these two for the NL Cy Young, and I know it is a little early, but they are both ahead of the rest by far.
Cycle For Brock Holt
Brock Holt has been one of the few bright spots in Boston's season so far, and personally is one of my favorite players to watch from the team. He has a .893 OPS this season, and is hitting over .300. He is eligible at a lot of positions, so if a player goes down, you know who to grab.