hopefully strikeouts will occur in great numbers
I am starting to have doubts that R.A. Dickey is actually going to win the Cy Young Award. This isn't because I don't think he deserves it - he's highly ranked in all of the important pitching categories, and also the "important" ones, and is generally awesome - but I have a sinking feeling that We (Mets fans) and I (me) just can't have nice things, so his late-season slump (relatively speaking, of course: he's still awesome, but he's not throwing a one-hit shutout in every start like he was a few months ago) will lead to Derek Jeter somehow winning the NL Cy Young.
I know that I shouldn't really care all that much about the Cy Young, considering the source (yeah, I wouldn't trust the BBWAA to be able to pick me up from the airport, much less make a rational decision about who's actually good at baseball). But I do, mostly because I think that Dickey's combination of stellar performance and great narrative is practically built for postseason awards, and it would be a nice light through the fog of #LOLMets that we've had to slog through since July. The second half hasn't been a ton of fun, but this could help. And I fear it's slipping away.
In addition to everything else, Dickey's less-than-completely-awesome evening really put a dent in a lot of our Pick 6 teams, which everyone knows is a vital part of any Cy Young candidacy. Voters look at those scores, people. Anyway, let's see how everyone did last night.
Scores were a little down yesterday, but not quite as much as the day before.
Only two players in the top 5 actually picked Dickey, so that actually didn't affect things at the top level too drastically. After two days, here's where we stand in the weekly race.
Things are very close at the top, but that's to be expected after such a short time, especially with no single breakout performances. The closer weeks are always more fun, though, so hopefully things will stay like this. And now for the big reveal: how I managed to get into the top five for yesterday.
I have to say, I really was not expecting to see Thole outscore Dickey. That wasn't on my radar at all. I am glad, though, that I decided to play Weeks on a whim, for no reason other than the fact that I saw his name and thought "eh, I haven't used him in a while." My team today is as follows:
Don't fail me now, Max Scherzer. Don't fail me now.