|Tomas exploded out of the gate with the T.C. Panthers, hitting 4 bombs.|
I was a bit surprised by my team, the Traverse City Panthers on sweeping my brother Chris' San Diego Heroes in a 6-game series. I do know that my Panthers will rake, but that should be about it, this season... I was surprised how much power they put on display in that opening series.
- .315 AVG, 18 HR & .981 Team OPS.
- 8.7 runs per game (52 runs).
- Currently have 3 of the Top 5 leaders in Batting Average: Nick Castellanos (.500), Jean Segura (.458) & Miguel Cabrera (.423).
- Yasmany Tomas & Miguel Cabrera tied with 4 HR, while Giancarlo Stanton added 3 HR.
The Panthers have been in a reshuffle, while San Diego was rebuilding a bit in the off-season, both teams will definitely have their downs... Panthers may have that lineup carrying them further than they would expect. You need pitching to compete in this league & both teams compared to other teams, definitely don't have pitching.
|Big K Daddy: Scherzer notches 30 strike outs in 2 opening week outings.|
For the Corktown Tamales, Max Scherzer exploded out of the gate with a 2-0 record, while throwing for 30 strike outs in his opening week -- in all my time in this league, I have never seen one week's worth of K's like this, let alone opening week. Scherzer, has a 2.35 ERA & a .848 WHIP.
Corktown starts the season with a 5-1 record, leading the A.L. East, while the Swatara Eliminators (3-3) are in second after splitting their series with the Vancouver Storm. The A.L. West is headed by the Fairgrove Tigers (defending BoS Champs) & the Watersmeet Nimrods at 5-1.
The King Road Kings who have the pitching, but their team hitting .215 opening week, led to their team faltering at 2-4, while the Portland Microbrewers (3-time Division champs) are tied with the Seattle Rainiers on top of the N.L. West at 4-2.
The Vancouver Storm also batted over .300 their opening week at .311, while the Nimrods lived on the long-ball with 13 round-trippers.