HIGHLAND PARK–Those pesky Craydawgs, much like the resourceful mutt that finds its way back home from afar after drifting for weeks, reached first place in the BEML this week. The Dawgees were led by Jacoby Ellsbury (14-for-30, HR, 4 BI, 2 SB), the same speedy outfielder that dashed Dawg hopes in 2010 by struggling through a series of debilitating rib injuries. Jordan Zimmermann (filling in for the inconsistent Max Scherzer) made a strong bid to remain in the rotation for good by putting up 13 Ks in 14 IP with just 1 earned run (0.64 ERA). Jersey’s favorite pooches racked up a BEML-leading eight steals and eight saves, picking up seven points overall…
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Los Perros are perdido no more… they have found a home in first.
The George Kents picked up 5.5 points to move into second, ahead of the suddenly struggling Barracudas. The Westbury boys led the league in BA (.310), ERA (2.66), Ks (72), Wins (8) and WHIP (0.93), but continue to be held back by an anemic power game (league-worst 6 HRs). This was Tommy Hanson’s week–2 wins, 13 IP, 20 Ks, 0.69 ERA…
The Barracudas‘ vaunted pitching staff (“Perhaps the best ever assembled,” according to Cuda brass) has hurt them recently and contributed to a four-point drop in the standings. Trevor Cahill was crushed this week (6 ER in 2.7 IP), and Clayton Kershaw did not fare much better (6 IP, 6 ER)…Adam Lind is back from injury and is mashing (.333/2/7 this week)…
Project Mayhem is holding steady, just eight off the pace, led by the dominating Matt Kemp (.331/20/56/14) and Jose Bautista (.338/21/42/5)…Jair Jurrjens (2.53 ERA) and Johnny Cueto (1.63 ERA) have pitched very well since coming over from the Dirty Dogs…
The Snowmen snagged shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera off the free agent wire; he should help in all categories and is a nice upgrade from the disappointing Chone Figgins (.187) in the middle of the infield… The Bears‘ Jorge Posada went wild in Week 10 (11-for-18, .611) to raise his average to .226… The Dirty Dogs blasted 21 HRs this week to pick up 1.5 points in that category but otherwise plummeted 6.5 points in the standings; Prince Fielder went nutzo (.500/6/13) just like his portly friend Big Papi (.320/4/13), but A.J. Burnett (11.12 ERA), Jeremy Hellickson (7.94 ERA) and CC Sabathia (8.10 ERA) were all trounced on the mound…
O tweezy, it’s bad… the tweez dropped four points after posting a 5.63 ERA; Tim Lincecum coughed up 11 ER in 9 IP (11.00 ERA)…