Roscoe Village Hot Dogs-6
Clark & Addison-3
As close as it can get on the hitting side, not so much on the pitching side. A power shortage on both sides, but overall, both teams are hitting the ball well. Hanley Ramirez continues to prove his worth, providing consistent production for the Hot Dogs. Same can be said for Ryan Howard for Clark & Addison, a monster. I wonder if the numbers would be different if The Railsplitter actually had a backstop that played? C&A has 5 more starts this week to turn things around. This one is far from over, so stay tuned.
Great matchup here, two premier teams going at it early. And it's a statistics bonanza. Hef is touting a .438 average (are you kidding me?), with Rocky Mike a lap behind at .321. I love Benji Molina's batting average this week, .857, too funny! The Daddy's have 1, count em, 1 player hitting under .300 this week. Plenty of fight left in these two dogs, looking forward to watching this one play out.
Salt Creek Sluggers-6
Somebody turn on the lights!! The SwinGERS can't see the baseball!! After getting off to a good start in week 1, the SwinGER guns have gone silent. Meanwhile, Linc is putting the GER is Slugger baby, yeah!! 9 bombs, 29 RBI, and a .321 average. Chase Utley, Carlos Pena, BJ Upton, CQ, Jeets, everyone's dropping bombs. It's like Dresden all over again. The Ger is going to need some good outings to stave off an absolute massacre. He's off to a good start, and has Danny Haren, Lohse, and Big Z going today, Beckett tomorrow, and Wainwright on Sunday. All he needs is for Matt Holliday to get a hit and he'll be in business.
The Fenway Franks-1
I'm keeping close tabs on this one, as both are notoriously big trash talkers. One (Cornholers) prefers the scorched earth route while the other (Fenway Franks) takes the passive-aggressive approach. I'm surprised there hasn't been any smack laid down thus far (wait, yes I can, nobody reads the blog). Despite the score, the only category I see locked up is stolen bases, so it's anyone's ballgame. Kendry Morales and "Accidental Second Baseman" Placido Polanco are provided most of the juice for the Cornholers and James Loney having a week for the Franks. Fenway Ed hasn't unleashed Doc Hallady or Johan yet, so numbers are going to move this weekend. Come on, fellas, sound off!!! The Cornholer-Frank rivalry is PG's equivalent to Red Sox-Yankees, Gatti-Ward, Jon and Kate, Larusso-Lawrence, let's see some fireworks.
Nice little matchup we have going here, with T-Dub showing more of the magic stick than Yankee Mike. But this one is far from over. Is there a bigger monster right now than Nelson Cruz? Dude is a faux-teed manchild!! As is Pujols and Joe Mauer (well played, Joe Mauer). Yankee Mike has to be concerend about the 5 RBI he has collected all week. His other numbers look relatively stable, but the lack of run production could be an issue come Sunday.
Could we have our first skunk of the season? It's a definite possibility. Baby Bisho is absolutely brow beating Mr. Hackman, pretty ugly stuff. Matt Kemp, Brian McCann, and Shin Soo Choo are leading this hit parade. Client #9 hits paydirt with Neftali Feliz, with 2 saves on the week (especially vexing for Hoosier Heat, who has Frank Francisco pulling splinters from his keister). Keep your eye on this one fellas, Peppy LePeau could be rearing his ugly head.