|1||Los Angeles Dodgers||2||0||0||1.000||2-0-0||534||210.167||2 (W)|
|2||Toronto Blue Jays||2||0||0||1.000||2-0-0||345.833||194.167||2 (W)|
|3||Atlanta Braves||2||0||0||1.000||2-0-0||344.333||289||2 (W)|
|4||New York Yankees||2||0||0||1.000||2-0-0||306||157.833||2 (W)|
|5||Milwaukee Brewers||2||0||0||1.000||2-0-0||289.5||251.667||2 (W)|
|6||Memphis Redbirds||2||0||0||1.000||2-0-0||266.667||162.667||2 (W)|
|7||Arizona Diamondbacks||1||1||0||.500||1-1-0||317||412.833||1 (L)|
|8||Cincinnati Reds||1||1||0||.500||1-1-0||317||273.667||1 (L)|
|9||Seattle Mariners||1||1||0||.500||1-1-0||206.333||372.167||1 (W)|
|10||Charlotte Knights||1||1||0||.500||1-1-0||344.667||247.333||1 (W)|
|11||Indianapolis Pirates||1||1||0||.500||1-1-0||344.333||409.333||1 (W)|
|12||Washington Nationals||1||1||0||.500||1-1-0||294.667||322.333||1 (W)|
|13||Cleveland Indians||1||1||0||.500||1-1-0||269.333||212.167||1 (W)|
|14||Texas Rangers||1||1||0||.500||1-1-0||196||270.333||1 (L)|
|15||Boston Red Sox||1||1||0||.500||1-1-0||178.833||190||1 (L)|
|16||Detroit Tigers||1||1||0||.500||1-1-0||452.667||378.5||1 (L)|
|17||Colorado Rockies||1||1||0||.500||1-1-0||327||281.833||1 (L)|
|18||San Diego Padres||1||1||0||.500||1-1-0||240.5||180||1 (W)|
|19||Houston Astros||0||2||0||.000||0-2-0||250.667||278.167||2 (L)|
|20||New York Mets||0||2||0||.000||0-2-0||234.5||346.667||2 (L)|
|21||Chicago Cubs||0||2||0||.000||0-2-0||230.5||378||2 (L)|
|22||San Francisco Giants||0||2||0||.000||0-2-0||148.667||316.5||2 (L)|
|23||New Orleans Zephyrs||0||2||0||.000||0-2-0||147.833||302.667||2 (L)|
|24||Philadelphia Phillies||0||2||0||.000||0-2-0||89.833||238.667||2 (L)|
Nelson Cruz (SEA)
The stats say it all. Cruz dominated the league last week averaging one HR, 5 1/2 TB and just under 3 RP per game played. This outburst gave Seattle the offense they needed to bounce back after a tough opening week. We knew he could hit home runs after a career high of 40 in 2014. It remains to be seen whether he will be able to sustain the production for the season, especially in a pitcher’s park in Seattle. For now, Seattle Owner, Tim Watson, will take the win and look for another big week coming up.
Jacob deGrom (NYM)
The reigning NL Rookie of the Year has his work cut out for him in 2014. Team Ace, Matt Harvey is returning from TJ surgery, Zach Wheeler goes down in Spring Training for the year and Bartolo Colon can’t possible be effective another year at the age of…old! Well, deGrom responds by dominating his first few starts. Week 2 featured a 11:1 K-BB Ration and Zero ER over two starts. With this production, along with the Dark Knight’s return, NY Mets Owner, Steve Peterson has as good a 1-2 punch in the rotation as any team in the league. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have enough Major League hitters on his roster to compliment the pitching.
Not sure we need to spend a lot of time here. The LA Dodgers have opened up a significant lead for the top spot in the Power Rankings. The have scored a staggering 215 Fpts more than the 2nd highest team, Toronto Blue Jays. At the bottom end, the “Fighting” Phillies have another forgettable week. This might be a rebuilding year in the City of Brotherly Love.
Matchup of the Week
#4 New York Yankees vs. #2 Toronto Blue Jays
Two Undefeated teams square off this week with Divisional bragging rights on the line in this early season tilt. Will the heavy hitting Jays overcome the balanced Yankees? Jays Owner, Michael Seraphim, has some important decisions to make as his teams is projected to have 9 starts this week. Which two pitchers will he sit? Will he live to regret his decision? We can hope…er…I mean…We shall see as the week unfolds.