Oof, ugly week. On the heels of the best week of the season, Trolling turned in the 2nd-worst of the year with a 4.25 ERA. Five of the 15 picks performed well so hopefully you picked some or all of those. I realize most people don’t use every pick during a given week so I just hope on the down weeks that you got in on a few of the favorable results so I didn’t totally sink your pitching for a week.
I remember on Saturday seeing Washington with a goose egg into the 7th and I was excited that John Danks was helping salvage the week, but alas he went out with an injury after just 1.7 innings. In fact, he ended up on the disabled list shortly thereafter. Had he gone seven shutout innings, the week would have been right at 4.00 ERA. Oh well, time to regroup. There is a light slate on Monday and I only have one choice, so I’ll share that now and then post Tuesday-Friday by Monday afternoon.
Brandon Beachy (ATL @ SEA) – Came off of the disabled list with a bang striking out 11 Blue Jays. He gets a worse team in a better ballpark and there is no reason to stick with him, especially as his ownership rate sits well below where it should be as he was cut a lot while injured (Y! 49%, ESPN 68%, CBS 88%). He won’t be available everywhere and especially in really active leagues, but definitely check just to make sure. If he throws another gem on Monday, he will almost certainly be snapped too much for Trolling.