After two weeks, Dave from Nationals News Network is in first place in our weekly head-to-head 14-category league with a 21-5-2 record. This week he scored a clean sweep in his match-up with We've Got Heart, getting big weeks from Adrian Gonzalez, Miguel Cabrera, Michael Young, Matt Kemp, Nick Markakis, Chad Billingsley, Heath Bell, Ted Lilly, Zack Greinke, and Francisco Cordero. It was quite a statement week for Dave's squad, as he got a big week from pretty much everyone.
I finished the week in second place at 17-11 as Cheryl from Nationals News Network and I battled to a 7-7 tie. I pretty much won all the pitching categories behind Javier Vazquez, CC Sabathia, Jonathan Papelbon, Mariano Rivera, John Danks, Frank Francisco, and Jonathan Broxton.
Cheryl meanwhile won almost all the hitting categories with strong weeks from Justin Morneau, Alfonso Soriano, Mark DeRosa, Jose Reyes, and Nelson Cruz, finishing the week in a close 4th place at 16-12.
The third place squad is VORP 10 Engage, who beat the Musings of Kenny G 11-3 to finish the week at 16-11-1. VORP 10 got big weeks from Carlos Pena, Ryan Ludwick, Jason Bay, Tim Lincecum, and Roy Halladay.
DC Sports Plus finished the week in 5th place with an 11-11-6 record overall, even though he lost a close battle with Hendo, 5-7. DC Sports Plus got very good weeks from Kevin Youkilis, Grady Sizemore, and Clayton Kershaw, but struggled in the pitching categories as James Shields, Ryan Dempster, and Daisuke Matsuzaka all got hit hard in their starts.
Hendo's narrow win came on big weeks from A.J. Burnett, B.J. Ryan, Matt Capps, and Bobby Jenks as well as power from Victor Martinez and Mark Teixeira.
Musings of Kenny G slipped to 7th place, as he got solid performances from Roy Oswalt, Manny Ramirez, and a huge week from Ian Kinsler, but slumps from Jacoby Ellsbury, Troy Tulowitzki, and Carlos Lee held him back.
We've Got Heart fell back to 8th place, but with her squad led by Johan Santana, Adam Dunn, Orlando Hudson, Ryan Howard, Geovany Soto, and Francisco Rodriguez, she's going to do some damage very soon.