Baseball Week 2 – Thoughs and Feelings

This Week in Baseball – Week 2

Just to keep you informed, these won’t be full recaps, but instead just my thoughts about the past week in Baseball. So without further wait, here we go…

Rockies get A No-No – Usually known for wild pitches that often go into triple-digits, Ubaldo Jimenez threw the first no-hitter in Colorado Rockies short history. However, throw an asterisk up there because he did it with six walks in the first 5 innings. I don’t know about you, but that’s a little shifty to me?

Marathon Match – Saturday night might go down as one of the best nights of the season, and its only the second week! Last night the Cardinals faced off with the Mets in what should have been a low-drama affair, but almost 7hrs later and 20 innings played the teams were still at it!

Let The Bandwagon jumping begin! – After the Toronto Bluejays opened the season with 7 wins out of 10 games, the boys in powder blue cooled off and were swept by the visiting LA Angels. The weak rotation was highlighted, except the unflappable Romero who pitched well. Well, I heard a few splashes as people jump off the bandwagon already, it’s a long season and it always feels longer for the dedicated Jays Fan.

Fantasy Batter of the Week: Another tough week, as we had both José Guillén and Chase Utley cranking out five homeruns each. But we’ll give the edge to José Guillén for .440 batting average and .481 OBP.

Fantasy Pitcher Of The Week: Roy Halladay picked up two wins, with 12 Strikeouts in 17 innings pitched but still doesn’t get this week’s award. This week it goes to San Francisco’s ace, Tim Linceum who picked up two wins and 17 strikeouts but edged out Halladay with his 3 hits and 3 RBIs that lead his team to a 9-0 win Friday night.

First Week Review – Baseball

Well, what an opening week for Major League Baseball.

This week saw the return of Mark McGwire, a surging Blue Jay team, the Arizona Diamondbacks hit 13 runs in one inning and the Triple-A debut of Aroldis Chapman.

Quick Starts – The Toronto Blue Jays posted 5-straight wins after dropping a lead late in their season opener to the Texas Rangers. The Detroit Tigers started 5-1 but needed a late come back to pick up a 9-8 decision over  the Cleveland Indians Sunday night. Although  San Fransisco was embarrassed by a spelling mistake on a jersey, they started 5-1 and Philadelphia backed by a hot start from Ryan Howard also started 5-1.

Hot Rookie – Jason Heyward started his MLB career off in style with a home run in his first at bat, then added two more this week. He wrapped up his first week in the pro’s with 8 RBIs, 7 Hits and 5 Runs. Not too shabby at all.

Fantasy Batter of the Week: This week saw both Nelson Cruz and Vernon Wells hit 4 HRs each, but the player of the week was Ryan Howard with 3 HRs, 6 Rs, 10 RBIs.

Fantasy Pitcher of the Week: A number of Pitchers had double wins this week, but the Pitcher of the week is Jon Rauch of the Minnesota Twins who had 4 saves this week. Not bad for a player who wasn’t seen as the closer going into training camp.