Such an embarrassment of riches. Who would be this week’s Stud?
Should we go with pitcher (and dad-to-be) Miguel Gonzalez, who has won 3 games in a row, including a win on Father's Day? (studly!)
Or should we choose Manny Machado, who could basically be penciled in as the Stud every week, but this week happened to hit .406 while extending his hit streak to 14 games, and playing his usual “did I just see that?” defense. (Mas studly!)
But both Manny and Miguel will have to wait. Because this week’s Stud is . . .
Stud of the Week for June 10-June 17:
As goes Jim Johnson, so go the Orioles. After a brief scuffle in May, the Orioles closer is back to his perfect ways, converting all four of his save opportunities this week.
In the June 14th game against the Red Sox, he notched his 24th save on just 7 pitches (!), while striking out one.
Johnson’s 25 saves are the best in the majors.