Monday started off bright and shiny. The birds were chirping. The temperature was about to reach 80 degrees by 10 AM. I had a stellar match up of Mark Buehrle and CJ Wilson. I was expecting a low scoring game with both studs going deep into the game at least seven innings a piece. Instead, I got six innings from each and the one of the highest amounts of Walks from Buehrle. CJ had the tougher of the two jobs. Any night you're asked to corral Jose Bautista and Encarnacion is considered a tough night. Law of averages was working against him from the start since the Angel's young pitching core has kept them handcuffed. In the first inning, Bautista took him yard. He ended up giving up two bombs in his six inning stint. Still, he struck out eight while only walking three. Both RC's got me about 90 a piece. I had all CJ's and Buehrles except for my lone Hiroki Kuroda who had a rather anemic start. It's a bad case of the “Mondays” so, so very early.
It didn't end up being all that bad. It seems the Bunt World was going through it's own trials and tribulations. Most of the night I was deep in the Top 50 and above the Team Average. There's just not a lot of games going on. I don't know if it's scheduling or if Monday is just not a good baseball day but this makes the next six days a bit tougher to squish 9K worth of points in.
Yasiel "Wild Horse" Puig
What can I say, the guy is a machine. Triple digits for his SC. I'm glad he's become a fixture in my lineups recently.. A Homer, two walks and four RBI's all culminated to a great game for the Wild Horse of Baseball.
Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
After the first inning of the Blue Jays vs Angels I regretted not putting him in. I balked at the chance of putting his RC in and pulling in the triple digit points it scored. I can't really complain too much. CJ has been on fire and this was probably the toughest lineup he's faced in the past four outings.