Roscoe Village Hot Dogs-6
Salt Creek Sluggers-3
Fairly even matchup thus far, although it looks like the Dogs are going to take the lions share of the pitching categories (with 4 starts left). Chris Young is a microcosm of the Hot Dogs hitting production this week, decent batting average, no power or run production numbers. The Counselor doesn't have one hitter over .300, wow, that's tough to do. Great outings by Matt Garza and Scott Baker though.
The Cornholers continue their theme of really bad hitting and really good pitching. A .187 batting average (when compared to a .240 team season average) is brutal on both counts. But look at the arms..Lester, Huddy, Danks, Garcia...all throwing extremely well. Not a good week of silence for his closers, though. That category could mean the difference between 5-5 and 6-4. Client #9 having an equally brutal week. Clayton Kershaw's disasterous outing against the Brew Crew has spiked #9's ERA to a whopping 12.31. The good news is he has 6 more outings to get that gaudy number down.
The Fenway Franks-3
This one is WIDE OPEN (perhaps with the exception of saves). With two games separating both teams atop PG West, this will likely be a fight to the very last at-bat. T-Dub has got to be digging Vladimir Guerrero's 3 bombs, 10 RBI and .375 batting average. Two words...laser show. Great pitching by T-Dub too, with stellar outings from Matt Cain, Hamels, Oswalt (and even Cliff Lee with 10 K's). With only one start left this week, The Fenway Franks look like they're in trouble in the pitching category. They'll need to dominate the weekend at the plate. The Jason Heyward groin injury has to hurt (both Heyward and Fenway Ed), he'll need the big bopper if he wants to survive this contest.
Fairly close match at here, and I am not ready to make a prediction either way. The Rockpile's pitching staff continues to shine, proving they are the finest in the league. Lincecum, Lackey, Jiminez...I keep writing their names every week. The SwinGERS are hitting the ball a bit bitter than the Rockpile this week (I'm loving that .342 batting average). Miguel Cabrera is on fire, and Yadier Molina, Andre Ethier, Adrian Beltre, and Justin Morneau are all hitting over .400. Looking forward to seeing this one through. Should be fun to watch.
Clark & Addison-3
Here's your classic see-saw, The Daddy's hitting well, and Linc's squad is pitching well. Congrats to Thd Daddy's Dustin Pedroia, for achieving the PG Quote of the Week (and possibly the year). Along with the quote, he's hitting .352 with a bomb and 4 runs scored. Clark & Addison is enjoying good outings from Brady Penny, John Maine, with his big guns Shawn Marcum and Francisco Liriano coming up.
Razor thin margin here, a real nail biter. Yankee Mike might have batting average locked up, but that's about it. He's enjoying a great week from Josh Hamilton, Prince Fielder and Alex Rios (not so much from Robinson Cano, but what do you expect from a guy going full guns all season). How much is Mr. Hackman loving A.J. Burnett right now (probably as much as Yankee Mike and I am). Dominating outing this week goes well with solid production from David Wright, Brandon Phillips, and V-Mart. Keep this one on the radar, guys. This may go down to the wire.