Monday, July 16, 2012

Sheets Keeps the Braves Rollin'

It was just 11 days ago I posted this about Ben Sheets. At that time he was owned in just 1% of leagues. Yesterday, during his start, I picked him up in every league where I had not picked him up previously and he was owned in 6% of leagues. Today he now owned in 21% of leagues. Most notably the most added player at this time.
What did he do yesterday? He gave the Braves an outstanding start. He only allowed 0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 BB, while striking out 5. He finished strong by retiring the last 10 batters he faced. What I like the most about his performance was his comments after the game. He stated he hasn’t felt this good in quite awhile, He feels healthier now than he did in Oakland 2 years ago.
His next start will be against Washington later this week and he draws a possible Strasburg matchup on Friday. We all know his past and that he is highly injury prone but he was still the starting All-Star pitcher just 4 short years ago for the Brewers. With the Braves on a hot streak and Sheets proving them with their 7th win a row, it might be time to catch lightning in a bottle and ride the Big Ben train until it falls off the tracks.

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