With their 9-3 series win over the Midtown Marsupials in Week 9, the Pittsburgh Xplosion now has the best record in the league. The Xplosion is 58-36-2 and hold a nine game lead over My Name is Judge in the East Division.
The Xpolosion has won five of its last six series and has moved up five spots in this week’s Power Poll. The Xplosion is tied for fifth in runs scored, they are seventh in strikeouts, and are third in plate appearances. They are also fourth in team ERA and fifth in net saves/holds.
While the Xplosion has the league’s best record, it’s the JetSetters that top the league Power Poll, moving past High Cheese. A-Rod’s Mirrors remain third while the Marin Menehunes jumped from 11th to fourth while Bacon at Mile 11 cracked the top five.
WEEK 9 POWER POLL
A big reason the JetSetters top the league’s Power Pool is the team’s hitting. They lead the league in runs scored, they are second in RBI, fifth in strikeouts, third in OPS, second in net stolen bases and first in plate appearances.
Outfielders George Springer and Shin-soo Choo are tied for fifth in the league in plate appearances with 242 while shortstop Jean Segura is tied for sixth in net stolen bases with 10. Third baseman Eugenio Suarez is also fourth in the league in RBI with 41. They are powering the JetSetters offensively.
Justin Verlander is tied for the league lead with 11 quality starts and anchors a pitching staff that has the Mirrors near the top of the Power Poll. The Mirrors have the league’s sixth best record but top the league in innings pitched with 509.0. They also have the lowest team ERA at 2.99 and WHIP at 1.05 while they are tied for the league lead in quality starts with 36 and net saves/holds with 47.
Great pitching will make the Mirrors a very difficult team to beat in the playoffs.