The second season of the Boys of Summer APBA Baseball League is underway. The first week had plenty of action, I didn't think it was possible to top last season's opening week, but I think some of the interesting storylines from this week may have topped that.
|Chicago's Jacoby Ellsbury doing his best Rickey imitation.|
Brooklyn Mets to a .198 batting average, while Brooklyn also had a league low .259 on-base percentage for the week. The team had a few bright spots with speedsters Michael Bourn and Jose Reyes getting it done with the bat; Bourn batted .316 (6-for-19) with a HR & 3 RBI, while Reyes batted .273 (6-for-22) with a HR & 3 RBI. Justin Verlander, last season's runner-up to American League Cy Young, is off to pretty good start -- although he has not recorded a win, but a complete-game loss, he does have 17 K's in 16,1 innings, while sporting a 3.31 ERA. Adam Dunn did hit 2 HR's with 6 RBI (both currently team best), but is batting below the Mendoza line at .130.
That was the highlights in the American League for Week 1, National League highlights for Week 1 are out tomorrow.