And out of the cellar I go. After two straight weeks of decisive losses, the Gorilla's show that there is still some fight left in them as they look onward and upward. Notable was the stellar pitching performance from the Gorilla staff. The Verlander pickup has worked out swimmingly thus far (with Rick Porcello being a strong spot starter). Meanwhile the CO Yankees are 1 game away from the Cornholers in the cellar. Very tough week for his roleplayers (Cano, Cantu, Sizemore, and Dunn), which made all the difference in this matchup.
What looked to be a one sided matchup turned out to be an absolute nail biter, with the Daddy's not only picking up some slack, but also sending a message that they are one of the premier teams in PG Sportsworld. But the week goes to the Fighting Spitzer's, riding the hot hand of Clayton Kershaw, who redeemed himself from his first outing of the week by taking a no-hitter to the 7th inning yesterday. I would also like to point out that Ryan Zimmerman could be one of the best third baseman in Major League Baseball right now. Much better than The Sheriff, btw, why is he in your starting lineup?
Just utter domination. There's no other way to describe this matchup. Fenway Ed dropped The Ger to third place and perhaps even caused him to think about his lineup moving forward. Year2000!'s Shin Soo-Choo had a big week, as did Adam Jones, who has emerged as a late round fantasy steal for Fenway Ed. And his pitching rotation is nothing to sneeze at either. 6 wins this week, with Roy Halladay just mowing down the competition. You probably want to put Cueto and Schumacher into your rotation, Ger. Andrew Baily and Kyle Lohse are killing your team.
Clark & Addison-6
Ladies and gentleman, the first place team of PG East...Clark & Addison. Ladies and gentleman, the hard luck team of PG Sportsworld...the Cornholers. I'm glad that Tito Francona put Ortiz out of his misery before QBF did (I'm guessing J.D. Drew will take his place this week?). The difference in this contest was hitting, with QBF putting up better numbers than 3K (but not by much). The difference lies in one Torri Hunter. No Torri Hunter, no QBF win this week. 3K has to be frustrated. This match could have gone either way, as it was very close. Keep ya head up, brah.
Is this our first skunk of the season? All things pretty much remained a constant this weekend for Hoosier Heat. Still no power but hitting (and finishing) with a .400 batting average. What I liked here was the difference of home runs to RBI for Mr. Hackman. 3 homers and 42 RBI's. And what a week for David Wright. .556 batting average, 9 RBI, 5 stolen bases. Unreal. Rumor has it Rocky Mike addressed his squad late last night. I'll be interested to see if he gives a report on the blog today.
Ouch...the second skunk of the season. And it couldn't have happened to a better matchup. The trash talk come in hot this weekend, with Linc trading barbs with T-Dub like Mickey Ward and Arturo Gatti did. I'm really looking forward to a continuance today, as the Cobra's take their victory lap.
This week's matchups-
Client #9 at Baby Gorillas
Year2000! at The Rockpile
Cornholers at Jimmy's Daddy
Hoosier Heat at Lawndale Longhorns
Tallcorn Cobras at Clark & Addison
CO Yankees at The SwinGERS