Over the last five years, A-Rod’s Mirrors and General Manager Sean McKenna have owned the JetSetters. They are 3-1-1 head-to-head against David Kahn’s team in the regular season (the two teams have never played each other in the postseason).
But this season might be different. The JetSetters are ranked second in this week’s Power Poll while the Mirrors are ranked third. Kahn’s team has the best set of hitters in the league and the fourth-ranked pitching staff while the Mirrors are fourth-ranked in hitting and second-ranked in pitching.
The JetSetters have five players (Rick Porcello, Jose Ramirez, Jean Segura, Eddie Rosario and Johnny Cueto) ranked in the league’s Top 50. The team will be without Cueto for this series, who will miss the next six weeks with an elbow injury. Five of Kahn’s hitters have a decisive advantage, playing seven games this week That includes All-Star first baseman Joey Votto.
The Mirrors also have five players ranked inside the Top 50. In fact, all five (Justin Verlander, Bryce Harper, Patrick Corbin, Manny Machado and Adam Ottavino) rank in the Top 20. Harper will benefit from playing seven games this week while Verlander faces Texas at home and Corbin starts against the Dodgers in LA.
The Mirrors need a series win to pad their lead in the West Division while the JetSetters need a victory to possibly leapfrog High Cheese into first in the South Division and possibly the top spot in the league.
Week 6 Power Poll
Several teams have perfect records in the hitting categories entering Week 6. Let’s Play 2, the Midtown Marsupials, and the Lower Haighters are all a 5-0 in the strikeout category while the Mirrors are 5-0 in OPS. Bacon at Mile 11 and the Lower Haighters are both 4-0-1 in the net stolen bases category.
On the flip side, several teams have failed to win hitting categories. Home Run 101 is 0-4-1 in runs scored. Bacon at Mile 11 and My Name is Judge are both 0-5 in strikeouts while the Mirrors are 0-4-1 in net stolen bases and Warning Track Power is 0-3-2.
Warning Track Power and My Name is Judge have yet to lose the innings pitched category (a perfect 5-0) while the Midtown Marsupials haven’t lost ERA or WHIP (both 5-0). The Lower Haighters are 5-0 in K/9, the Mirrors are 5-0 in Quality Starts, and High Cheese is 5-0 in Net Saves/Holds (Bacon at Mile 11 is also 4-0-1).
The Marsupials, Brooklyn Bombers and Home Run 101 have yet to win the Innings Pitched category, going 0-5. My Name is Judge has laid a goose egg in the K/9 category, while Home Run 101 is 0-4-1 in Quality Starts and the Marsupials have yet to record a win in Net Saves/Holds.