Pittsburgh Xplosion Climbs Power Poll

Francisco Lindor

Francisco Lindor is powering the Pittsburgh Xplosion.

Following last week’s 11-1 victory over Bacon at Mile 11, the Pittsburgh Xplosion is this week’s big mover in the league power poll.

Francisco Lindor, Brett Gardner, Michael Brantley and Trey Mancini keyed the Xplosion’s offense in Week 6 while Dallas Keuchel and Sean Newcomb each earned a pair of quality starts. In 39 games this season, Lindor is hitting .321 with a 1.012 OPS. He’s scored 34 runs while driving in 25 more.

The Xplosion has won four consecutive series and sports the best record in the league at 44-26-2. They face Warning Track Power in Week 7 before returning to East Division play the next three weeks.

Despite last week’s 10-2 drubbing of Warning Track Power, the Bulls fell three spots in this week’s power poll. The Bulls have won four of their first six series, have the second best record in the league at 40-26-6, and are a whopping 11 games ahead in the North Division, the largest division lead in the league.

Week 7 Power Poll

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HITTING STATS

Outfielders Mookie Betts (Let’s Play 2) and Mike Trout (Bacon at Mile 11) are in a heated race to be the league’s top-rated hitter. Betts is hitting .360 with a 1.212 OPS in 36 games with 42 runs scored, 27 RBI, and six net stolen bases. Trout is hitting .315 with a 1.100 OPS in 40 games with 33 runs scored, 25 RBI and eight net stolen bases.

The Lower Haighters and Let’s Play 2 have yet to lose the strikeout category. They are both a perfect 6-0. Bacon at Mile 11 is 5-0-1 in the net stolen bases category.

There are still several teams that have yet to win certain hitting categories. Home Run 101 is 0-5-1 in runs scored; My Name is Judge and Bacon at Mile 11 are 0-6 in strikeouts; while Warning Track Power is 0-4-2 and A-Rod’s Mirrors are 0-5-1 in net stolen bases.

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PITCHING STATS

Justin Verlander has eight quality starts in nine attempts for A-Rod’s Mirrors and the Mirrors are the only team unbeaten in quality starts, going 5-0-1. The Mirrors and Bulls are tied atop the league with 29 quality starts.

High Cheese is 5-0-1 in net saves/holds and lead the league with 39. Edwin Diaz leads High Cheese with 12.

The Midtown Marsupials and Brooklyn Bombers are both 0-6 in the innings pitched category; My Name is Judge is 0-6 in K/9; while the Marsupials are 0-6 in net saves/holds.

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