I asked for homers, and Kyle Seager, Ian Kinsler, and Kennys Vargas each hit one, while Dustin Ackley hit two!
I asked for steals, and James Jones came running.
I asked for wins, and, oh well. Kevin Gausman pitched fine, but some porous defense and the fact that, having clinched, the Orioles had no need to push him, lead to a no decision.
Alas, the Jerry’s won, costing me a half point in Wins. We’re tied. He’s got Scherzer going today. I could promote Hector Noesi, who is facing the Rays and Chris Archer in Tampa. What are the odds? The White Sox are underdogs by 161+, meaning if you bet $100 on them you would get paid $161 if they won. Yeesh.
So, after a very nice day with the stick and, other than Yeorvis Medina, some good pitching, the Bad K lost a point. And the Bags, who scored wins from Taiwan Walker and Jose Quintana, gained a point. So things are tightening up.
UPDATE: I took a look at ERA and 3 ER in 5 IP would cost me a point to the Nova. Without Noesi pitching today I have nine starts left (including Noesi against the Royals next week). So do the Jerry’s. I’m not going to activate him.