Cycles and Perfect Games this week…all automatic nominations…we don’t even have decisions to make.
Four pitchers get nominated this week after four perfect games to kick off the season. The wind was coming in for the early games, and almost non-existent late, including for the three 4:30 games which were all perfect. So…the hitters really can’t blame the wind for hitting .275 opening week.
- Andrew Flowers of the Moose Knuckles hits for the cycle, 21st in league history, to kick off his Spring season. He is also leading the league in Total Bases in the early going, and although his game tying home run was robbed by fellow nominee Nitto, he helped keep the Moose Knuckles at a .500 start. Flowers has one nomination, but no wins.
- Nicholas DiCrosta no hit the Canvassers on a red field with some wind blowing out. He escaped a couple of warning track shots early, then dominated from the mound, and managed to keep Alex Filides from getting ejected from the game. DiCrosta has 19 nominations and 4 wins. He’s the all time career leader in nominations, and with a fifth win would be tied for second in wins with Tony Ragano.
- Jeffrey Nitto continued his Cy Young winning rookie season with a perfect sophomore start, helping his team beat the rival Moose Knuckles by tossing four scoreless innings and keeping the game tying home run in the ballpark, despite not getting a decision, then getting the perfecto against the offensively bi-polar Nasty Boys. Nitto has one career nomination and win.
- Matt Gagnon was perfect against the Natty Brohs as the Moose Knuckles took advantage and fully padded their stats against the team returning after a season off. Gagnon has three nominations and managed one win before the league got to know him.
- Stephen Crawford shut down the Janitors in his third game, as both he and the Twits posted a 2-1 start to their season defending their #3 seed from last season. Crawford has three career nominations, but has never claimed a keychain.
VOTING CLOSES AT NOON FRIDAY
The public vote counts for 50% of the overall total, and the league managers vote counts for the remaining 50%.
POTW: Week 1 (Sp13)
About POTW: Each week five 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.