I went with Weeks over Matsui and Lind over Mclouth today and neither move backfired like it always did earlier in the season. If not for Lyon being his usual self, Mclouth would not have gotten an rbi hit and I would have come out ahead. Add the two moves together, and it's a wash, which is fine with me. Even picking up Snyder for a spot start worked. This is the luckiest, or should I say, the least unlucky week I've had all year. For the first time all year I feel like my team actually could win this thing. I am liking the kinder and gentler Lady Luck. I think my incessant complaining on the Razzball forum is working.
The 2nd place team is still very lucky though. He owns both Shields and KROD. Shields enters a 4 run game. Got 2 outs and then another ANA error opens the flood gates. He and KROD give up 4 runs, but all unearned. And he picks up an important win (he also got a W from Guardado to offset my two wins from SPs tonight) as Sherrill is now street pizza from falling back down to earth. I am sure he would exchange 4 baserunners and 0 ERs for a win anytime. Basically only he can have two rotten outings from relievers and still come out better than if his RPs had gotten the job done.
But, given how many terrible breaks in fantasy ball I've endured this year, I'll have to view tonight as a good one for me.