We're at the real half-way point of the 2013 MLB season.
As often as the All-Star break is implemented as the arbitrary end-point to slice off season splits, most teams have played around 80 games this season. Three months down, three more to go.
This could be where I give an uplifting pep-talk to step up your game down the stretch, but I trust that you have been poring your heart and soul into your fantasy squad. With that out of the way, you have a lineup to set, so let's get to business.
Last week's advice succeeded the most when relying on cynicism. As predicted, Jason Marquis punished anyone who forgot he's Jason Marquis, the Boston Red Sox hit Roy Oswalt hard and Corey Kluber failed to tame the scorching Baltimore Orioles.
Matt Moore had to ruin the party by allowing one run with 11 strikeouts against the Toronto Blue Jays despite surrendering six walks. And hopefully none of you heeded my gut call to start Josh Johnson against Boston.
Let's hit the reset button and see what the opening week of July has to offer.
Note: All statistics are courtesy of FanGraphs.com unless otherwise noted.