And yes, Fenway Ed, that pitch WAS intentional. Give Bobby Abreu a break, his wife cheated on him on Venezuelan national TV!!!
Ask and you shall receive, I suppose. Andy Pettite and Brett Myers came through with sterling performances this weekend (each earning a win). And wouldn't you know it, the Rockpile's Joe Saunders served up two bombs to the Red Sox and took the loss on Saturday. Recently benched Howie Kendrick and Mike Napoli had big weekends, as newly acquired Ryan Doumit and Emilio Bonifacio look to fill their shoes.
T-Dub waltzed his way through the week, winning handily 8-2. Heck, when you drop 12 bombs and strikeout 53 batters, that tends to happen. Simply put, 3K just had a bad week. With an average hovering at .200 and an ERA over 5...it's not hard to believe the score. Look for 3K to shake up the lineup, with his bench players (notably Nelson Cruz, Josh Fields, and Jon Garland) putting up very productive numbers. And for T-Dub? He's on cruise control.
Congrats to Mr. Hackman for absolutely turning it on this weekend. AJ? Check!! CC? Check!! George Sherril? Gotcha!! The CO Yankee pitching staff couldn't get out of neutral, and Hoosier caught up. Cano, Cantu, and Dunn gave Yankee Mike solid production all week, he need needs for figure this staff out (will Kiroda get a spot start this week?).
The Ger took this week easily, and stands alone atop PG East. The Longhorns were able to snip a little bit and stave off the massacre. Chase Utley, Rafael Fucal, Alex Rios, and Cameron Maybin help them take the steals category, while Kevin Gregg and Jonathan Broxton helped them win in saves. The difference in this one was straight up offense. Every single position player (save Ryan Braun) hit at least one homer. Now that's impressive. Keep swinging those bats, sons of Ger. You'll be swingin in the championship before long.
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Who's your daddy, Linc? Why it's Hef, that's who. But not by much. Perhaps he's your step daddy. C&A made up a lot of ground this weekend to close the gap a bit and make it a race. 2 home runs, two strikeouts, a win, and a save were the difference in this being an entirely different story. Goes to show you just how important every pitch is in this league (and how important it is to start the right players each week).
This was a pretty competitve match all around. Team Spitzer didn't get the offensive production they were looking for and that lead to their demise. A few important notes here. The lack of runs and strikeouts for Client #9. Is this going to be a problem for them? If so, look for some tinkering down the road. Del Gado del got it this week (as did Adam Jones and Kelly Johnson and Shin Soo-Choo. A decent start for the Fenway faithful, all he needs now is Matt Wieters on a bus to Philly.