The wind was blowing out and the offense returned. It was a rough week for pitchers. Not that we would nominate one who didn’t get a perfect game or no hitter anyway, but it’s worth mentioning how bad it was for them. Since the POTW format changed when the required pitcher rotation rule was eliminated, we’ve tried to avoid multiple nominees from the same team. This week, it was unavoidable.
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- Zach Carter (Masterbatters): The Masterbatters got their groove back this week, and Carter was a big part of that. With an injured leg/ankle/insert appendage here, he could barely run, but when you hit home runs, which he did three times, you don’t need to run. He only struck out once, slugged 2.000 and hit .714 despite a forfeit in the second game by a scared Rossi Posse giving his squad only one chance.
- Christopher Keeven (Fear and Loathing on the Base Path): Keeven got lucky and took batting practice while run ruling the Posse, which everyone likes to do. However, he and his team also figured out how to hit Andrew Martin, which is not always a cakewalk. Keeven destroyed this week, five dingers, driving in nine runs, slugging 2.231 and hitting .769. He hit for the cycle on the day, with two doubles and triple tossed in. It might be too late for his team to make the playoffs in their rookie season, but it looks like they might be figuring this league out.
- Joseph Thaman (Fear and Loathing on the Base Path): We’ve had lots of guys hit for the cycle in the double header, but Thaman did it in one game. We kinda remember this happening before, but past data will have to be reviewed to find the last time. Regardless, it’s rare enough that it’s definitely worth breaking our tradition of trying to keep team nominations to one per squad. Though, conceivably, this week, all three nominees could have come from this team. In addition to the cycle, Thaman added two more homers, slugging 1.846 and batting .923, with just one K.
POTW (Sp10): Week 3
About POTW: Each week three nominess will be announced for Player of the Week. The league, fans, and press will vote for the winner. Winners receive a very limited edition wiffleball keychain. For a history of the award, check out Player of the Week History.