In case you missed it, I’m still the Creeper and the premise is still the same. I had a hiccup last week and let my 4th personality in the door and did Norichiko Aoki as my Jack’s Hit of the Week. For that momentary lapse of reason, I apologize to my regulars who look forward to a hot add for the coming week. As I stand here before you in my shame suit, I ask you to read on because this ride is a doozy. They say a scooter is fun to ride but you would never want your friends to see you on one. [Ed. Note — Just like your mom!] Well I can say, they are quite fun, and if you ask not-real-life brother and sister Christian Slater and Helen Slater, they will confirm they are worth starting a rebellious social phenomenon over. Like the Legend of Billie Jean, watch the link to follow this, we are starting a revolution here today because fair is fair and Scooter Gennett needs to be owned for the next week and maybe a lot longer.
Before the season, he was targeted by Grey, but when the season started, Scooter was sometimes left in the garage in favor of Rickie Weeks who is like a bike with a flat tire and no chain. He’s old news, to say Weeks is weak is really weak, but it’s true. WTF was Ron Roenicke thinking coming out of spring training having Weeks and Gennett platoon at 2nd base? If to only increase the trade value of the oft-injured Weeks is the only reasonable excuse for this stunting of a future top-10 2nd baseman’s development. I really loved Scooter coming into this year, and even drafted him in a few leagues, as I chose to gamble on upside late for my middle infield and second base options. I was pissed like Helen Slater, I mean Billie Jean, when my sweet Honda Elite got crushed by Rickie Weeks. The early season platoon made owning Scooter impossible, and I had to throw that fun ride into the garage and wait til better weather.
Coming into this week, the 5.6% owned left-handed hitting Scooter Gennett had started 11 of the past 13 games at 2nd base for the Brewers. In his past five starts, he batted second instead of early season favorite and fantasy disappointment Jean Segura. (Who also suffered this bad head injury yesterday off the bat of Ryan Braun… Ouch!) This only helps push Scooter back to batting between Carlos Gomez and Ryan Braun while we wait on the fate of Segura. Over the past two weeks, Scooter has been the 7th best 2nd baseman in ESPN, and doesn’t look like he is slowing down. This coming week he begins with a series against the Cardinals and three right hander’s, who he has gone 9 for 19 against in his short career and sports a combined batting average of .405 against the club. He follows the Cardinals series with a trip to Cincinnati to face three more right-handers in the four game set. The left hander, Tony Cingrani, won’t be pitching until next Sunday which looks like a perfect time to give Scooter his day off and that gives us six straight days of games to play Scooter. Hitter Tron is not in love with Scooter this week, but sometimes I think that nympho-bot has his mind on Cadillac’s and pitching machines. If you’re dealing with trying to replace Kolten Wong, the disappearance of early season Sky darling Dustin Ackley, or feel like benching Jedd Gyorko or Brad Miller, then take this little Scooter out for a ride. So put on your blonde wig, you know you have one, and reenact this classic image from The Legend of Billie Jean.