|Week 6; Hot and Humid|
|Written by KzooWiffs|
|Friday, 28 May 2010 13:17|
Hot and humid, that was what mother natured decided to deliver during the 6th week of our season. Temperatures in the high 80’s, which crept very close to the low 90’s at times, combined with the high humidity, made it the perfect environment for swamp ass! A week full of hot temperatures was just what the doctor ordered for some, as the AL Homerun race, NL South Race and ROY races started to also turn up the heat!
American League Homerun Race.
Brian Meyers, the current AL Homerun front runner, continued his long ball borage with two more blasts against the Chuckers, bringing his current total to 11; which was good enough to hold the category for one more week. However after a couple game drought, Kevin Marszalek pounded out 5 jacks of his own, to close the gap for the lead in Round Trippers down to 1, totaling 10 of his own. In a close third, John Liberty put his name back into the running with 4 long balls in week 6, giving him a total of 9, just 2 out of the first place slot. Brian and Kevin are the first two players to reach double digits in the 2010 season and became the only other players not named Bryan Jennings to complete this feat in 12 games or less.
National League South.
Another chapter in the NL South division saga completed. With a sweep of Scared Hitless, the Monday Night 40’s were able to close the gap between themselves and both of teams in front of them. Heading into week 7, winning their last 4 games, they will take on the Kentucky Waterfalls with a chance to bring them within 1 game of 1st place.
The American league Rookie of the Year race has at this point appeared to be a two horse race; Liberty (PFF) vs. Adams (IND). During Monday’s games, both players put their games on display. John Liberty led the charge against the Friars hitting 4 homeruns on 7 of 11 hitting. For the Season, Lib is batting .358, 9 Hr’s and a very impressive 28 RBI’s. Zac Adams in an attempt to “keep up with the Jones’s” when 6-9 with his first Homer and 5 Rbi’s. For the season, Adams is hitting .362. While Liberty has proved to be an offensive juggernaut, Adams ROY hopes lie mostly with this pitching. A close race that certainly should be worth the watch as the season continues.