Newsletter for games through 5-17-17

NOTHING DOING: Wade Miley of the Reds threw a no-hitter against SFG on 5/14/2017…it took 141 pitches and he gave up 4 walks…Peraza and Aoki each had hit-saving plays…

COMMENTARY: Hats off to the Reds, who were the only team in the league to run the table…they’re now 1.5 WOR…and are part of a 3-team logjam at the top of the NL central where the teams are separated by less than a single game…Washington and Arizona both moved into first place in their divisions…The Mets and Braves each came down to earth a little bit, as the reality of the lousy reality for those clubs made itself known…Padres were only 2-5, but the -.5 WOR for newcomer Joel Rollins is the second-best in the division….Eight teams are within 3 games of first place in the AL central and east…Jays had the best showing in their division…Royals and Twins picked up tiny gains in the AL central, which is meaningful in a division where there’s not much elbow room…The state of Texas fared well in the AL west as the teams from Houston and Arlington each had winning weeks…and the other 3 teams are all even-or-better in WOR…Dodgers have a league-best 3.15 team fantasy ERA…Houston bullpen has allowed only 1 of 26 runners to score…Boston pitchers have 423 strikeouts, and nobody else has over 400….or is even really close…Washington and Seattle pitchers have each walked only 88 batters, tied for the league lead…nobody else is in double-digits…Cub pitchers have allowed only 271 hits…nobody else is under 300…the Nationals took 3 of 4 from Baltimore, in Baltimore, winning lots of friends in Tampa Bay, Toronto, New York, and Boston…Baltimore is still holding on to first in the AL east…Ezequiel Carrera, Dee Gordon, Cesar Hernandez, and Aaron judge have all had 17-game hitting streaks this year…longest current streak is Xander Bogaerts at 13…Brad Peacock of Houston hasn’t allowed a run in 10 innings, tied for the longest streak of the year…Dodgers have the 3rd best run differential in the league…they really look like a sleeper in the NL west…Chad Green appeared on the waiver wire as a result of some AAA promotion rights data errors earlier in the year and was administratively removed…

FEATS AND FAILURES:

Yasiel Puig of LAD hit 3 home runs against PIT on 5/8/2017
Yasiel Puig of LAD had 8 RBI against PIT on 5/8/2017
Chris Archer of TBR had 11 strikeouts against KCR on 5/8/2017
Ryon Healy of OAK robbed 3 hits against LAA on 5/9/2017
Gio Gonzalez of WAS had 12 strikeouts against BAL on 5/9/2017
Hyun Soo,Kim of BAL struck out 4 times against WAS on 5/9/2017
DET and ARI played 13.5 innings on 5/9/2017
Cody Bellinger of LAD had 6 RBI against PIT on 5/10/2017
Jason Vargas of KCR had 18 strikeouts against TBR on 5/10/2017
Logan Morrison of TBR struck out 4 times against KCR on 5/10/2017
Johnny Cueto of SFG had 10 strikeouts against NYM on 5/10/2017
CLE and TOR played 13.5 innings on 5/10/2017
Zack Greinke of ARI had 13 strikeouts against PIT on 5/11/2017
Cliff Pennington of LAA struck out 4 times against DET on 5/11/2017
Eduardo Rodriguez of BOS had 10 strikeouts against TBR on 5/12/2017
A.J. Griffin of TEX had 12 strikeouts against OAK on 5/12/2017
Trevor Plouffe of OAK struck out 4 times against TEX on 5/12/2017
Joey Gallo of TEX struck out 4 times against OAK on 5/12/2017
Yu Darvish of TEX had 12 strikeouts against OAK on 5/13/2017
Carlos Martinez of STL had 12 strikeouts against CHC on 5/13/2017
Cameron Rupp of PHI struck out 4 times against WAS on 5/14/2017
LAD and COL played 14.5 innings on 5/14/2017
Carlos Beltran of TOR struck out 4 times against SEA on 5/14/2017
Delino DeShields of TEX struck out 4 times against OAK on 5/14/2017
Michael Conforto of NYM had 6 RBI against MIL on 5/14/2017

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Newsletter for games through 5-7-17

SINGLES NIGHT: Aaron Judge of NYY would have hit for the cylce on 5/6/17 against the Cubs, but having hit a double, triple, and homer, he went ahead and hit two more homers, missing the cycle by a single…Ardolis Chapman appeared in the game for the Cubs….

COMMENTARY: The digital Mets are +800,000 PTBR….that’s “Profane Tweets Below Reality”…Mets, Nationals, and Rockies all had 5 wins in the NL…Cincinnati and St. Louis each put together winning weeks to keep things tight in the NL central…Dodgers went 4-2 to gain ground on everyone but Colorado…Baltimore and the Yankees each had 5 wins and are now in a dead tie at the top of the AL East…Cleveland had the best record in the AL central and are now only 2.5 out of first…Houston went 5-2 and is in first in the AL West…they’re they only AL west team without a positive WOR…Rick Wynne called his tough week against Andy and Leo; his pitching didn’t allow more than 6 runs in any of the losses, but the offense only averaged 2.6 runs in those games…he’s still only .5 back of Leo and dead even on WOR…Kansas City went 0-7 and they’re still 3rd in the league in WOR…Atlanta is at the top at +6…Danny hasn’t exactly overhauled the roster, but has made 4 separate 1-for-1 trades….seems to be working out…7 teams made trades last week, and 4 of them made more than one…Daniel Murphy hit .500 and had 6 HR last week…Kris Bryant hit .458 and also walked 7 times…Andrew Benintendi of Boston only hit .286 last week, but he drew 7 walks and scored 7 runs…Miguel Montero of the Cubs hit .500 and robbed 4 hits…Pineda of the Yankees had 18 strikeouts in 13.67 innings…Drew Storen had 18 strikeouts in 10.33…and Pineda is a starter while Storen is not…it was feast or famine for Padre pitching this week…6 pitchers had an ERA of 3 or less, led by Trevor Cahill with a 1.26 ERA in 2 starts….the other 5 guys all had ERAs over 6.42….”led” by Zach Lee’s 6-runs-in-2.33-IP performance…that’s an ERA of 23.14…

FEATS AND FAILURES:

…notice 4 different players had 3-HR games this week….

Michael Pineda of NYY had 10 strikeouts against TOR on 5/1/2017
Rick Porcello of BOS had 11 strikeouts against BAL on 5/1/2017
Nicholas Castellanos of DET had 6 RBI against CLE on 5/1/2017
Trevor Cahill of SDP had 13 strikeouts against COL on 5/2/2017
Cody Bellinger of LAD had 5 hits against SFG on 5/2/2017
SFG and LAD played 16.5 innings on 5/2/2017
A.J. Griffin of TEX had 10 strikeouts against HOU on 5/2/2017
Yu Darvish of TEX had 10 strikeouts against HOU on 5/3/2017
Lance Lynn of STL had 15 strikeouts against MIL on 5/3/2017
Jonathan Schoop of BAL hit 3 home runs against BOS on 5/3/2017
Mark Trumbo of BAL struck out 4 times against BOS on 5/3/2017
Robbie Ray of ARI had 10 strikeouts against WAS on 5/4/2017
Matt Garza of MIL had 10 strikeouts against STL on 5/4/2017
Jason Vargas of KCR had 14 strikeouts against CLE on 5/5/2017
Chris Davis of BAL struck out 4 times against CWS on 5/6/2017
Justin Bour of MIA hit 3 home runs against NYM on 5/6/2017
Jeff Samardzija of SFG had 14 strikeouts against CIN on 5/6/2017
Aaron Judge of NYY hit 3 home runs against CHC on 5/6/2017
Aaron Judge of NYY had 7 RBI against CHC on 5/6/2017
Aaron Judge of NYY had 5 hits against CHC on 5/6/2017
Danny Salazar of CLE had 11 strikeouts against KCR on 5/6/2017
Miguel Cabrera of DET hit 3 home runs against OAK on 5/6/2017
Miguel Cabrera of DET had 6 RBI against OAK on 5/6/2017
Trevor Cahill of SDP had 10 strikeouts against LAD on 5/7/2017
Justin Turner of LAD robbed 3 hits against SDP on 5/7/2017
Daniel Murphy of WAS hit 3 home runs against PHI on 5/7/2017
Ryan Zimmerman of WAS had 5 hits against PHI on 5/7/2017

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Newsletter for games through 4-30-2017

NO-HITTER!  Ian Kennedy of KCR threw a no-hitter against MIN on 4/29/2017…Byron Buxton walked and stole second, but that’s as far as any Twin got…Kennedy struck out 12 and walked 2…Kennedy’s real and fantasy WHIP are both under 1…and as more bad news for the rest of the league, he’s still due to adjust downward…

COMMENTARY: In the NL, it was all about the Phils, Braves, DBacks, and Dodgers, all of whom had at least 5 wins….Braves went an ASFBL-best 6-0…congrats to Danny Wildes…DBacks are +1 WOR over a very good actual club…Joel Rollins has the Padres on an even keel, dead even with the actual club after a month in the league…in the AL the Yanks and Toronto were collectively 10-3 in a loud announcement that it’s early in the season and they are capable of winning some ball games…White Sox went 5-1 to move to within a game of the AL Central lead…Jim Casey’s Astros went 5-1 to move into first in the AL west by 2 games…my digital Mets officially announce that we are replacing our bullpen with an emergency room…Kansas City has 3 players with 10 or more homers…5 trades involving 6 teams this week…Mike Trout leads the league with 6 triples…Miguel Sano is having a season both on the field and in the computer…he logged a 3-HR game this week…Ervin Santana and Anderson Chase are #1 and #2 in ASFBL ERA…Santana also leads the league in WHIP…Matt Barnes of Boston has allowed none of the 10 inherited runners to score this year…nobody has fewer of the former or more of the latter…Archie Bradley has had 2 actual seasons with a plus-5.00 ERA, but his actual ERA is 1.13 so far this year and he leads the ASFBL in saves…when Arizona lures Rick Wynne out of retirement to manage the actual club it will be a big boost to his career…Piitsburgh Pirates lead the ASFBL in team ERA…Anaheim leads the AL in runs scored…

FEATS AND FAILURES:

Tim Beckham of TBR struck out 4 times against BAL on 4/24/2017
Steven Souza of TBR struck out 4 times against BAL on 4/24/2017
TBR and BAL played 17.5 innings on 4/24/2017
Gio Gonzalez of WAS struck out 4 times against COL on 4/24/2017
Dwight Smith of TOR had 5 hits against STL on 4/25/2017
Jacob deGrom of NYM had 11 strikeouts against ATL on 4/25/2017
Brandon Moss of KCR hit 3 home runs against CWS on 4/25/2017
Brandon Moss of KCR had 6 RBI against CWS on 4/25/2017
Chris Sale of BOS had 14 strikeouts against NYY on 4/25/2017
Zack Greinke of ARI had 13 strikeouts against SDP on 4/25/2017
KCR and CWS played 14.5 innings on 4/26/2017
Miguel Sano of MIN hit 3 home runs against TEX on 4/26/2017
Miguel Sano of MIN had 8 RBI against TEX on 4/26/2017
Jacob Faria of TBR had 16 strikeouts against BAL on 4/26/2017
Trevor Cahill of SDP had 12 strikeouts against ARI on 4/26/2017
Yulieski Gurriel of HOU had 5 hits against CLE on 4/26/2017
George Springer of HOU struck out 4 times against CLE on 4/27/2017
Ariel Miranda of SEA had 10 strikeouts against DET on 4/27/2017
Eduardo Rodriguez of BOS had 13 strikeouts against NYY on 4/27/2017
Matt Cain of SFG had 13 strikeouts against LAD on 4/27/2017
Cody Bellinger of LAD struck out 4 times against SFG on 4/27/2017
Miguel Sano of MIN hit 3 home runs against KCR on 4/28/2017
Antonio Senzatela of COL struck out 4 times against ARI on 4/28/2017
Kris Bryant of CHC struck out 4 times against BOS on 4/28/2017
Luis Severino of NYY had 10 strikeouts against BAL on 4/28/2017
Chris Davis of BAL struck out 4 times against NYY on 4/28/2017
Buck Farmer of COL had 12 strikeouts against ARI on 4/29/2017
Domingo Santana of MIL robbed 3 hits against ATL on 4/29/2017
Gregory Polanco of PIT struck out 4 times against MIA on 4/29/2017
Nomar Mazara of TEX struck out 4 times against LAA on 4/29/2017
Jacob deGrom of NYM had 11 strikeouts against WAS on 4/30/2017
Mike Leake of STL had 14 strikeouts against CIN on 4/30/2017
Mark Reynolds of COL struck out 4 times against ARI on 4/30/2017
Dallas Keuchel of HOU had 10 strikeouts against OAK on 4/30/2017
Matthew Joyce of OAK struck out 4 times against HOU on 4/30/2017

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Newsletter for games through 4/23/2017

FOR THE RECORD: Chuck Ballingall points out that the Dodgers didn’t just play in the 24-inning game, they played in a 14-inning game last week too…Johnny Mac suggested the rumor that the code will soon have runner’s starting on second base during extra inning games….it’s that or the Bug Selig All-Star game tie…or maybe we just leave it the way it is…

FULL SALE AHEAD: Chris Sale struck out 21 on April 19…Devon Travis broke up the no-hitter with the only opposition base-knock…the only Bosock not to get a hit in the game was #9 hitter Dustin Pedroia…at least he wasn’t beaned…

TECH UPDATE: If the “file in use” error persists this week we’ll switch to a new web host…let me know if it happens to you…and for the record, the problem was not (a) a permissions error (b) a web configuration file conflict (c) that we’d been hacked, or (d) a connection left open due to sloppy coding, all of which were the help line suggestions.  By process of elimination, I blame the designated hitter rule.  Maybe instant replay.

COMMENTS: After a considerable digital rain delay the action was fast and furious…Tampa Bay cooled off some with a 3-4 week but still hung onto the top spot in the AL East…they are still a solid +3 WOR…Minnesota made a big move in the central by going 5-2, and is now +3.5 WOR….Josh Clark and his Royals still hold the top spot…and the best WOR in the AL…the Suzuiki (CSUF alum)-for-Butera trade might have been bigger than it apppeared…everyone in the AL West is within 2 games of .500 and the Mariners, Astros, and A’s are all tied for first at 10-10…Houston went 5-2 to be the big mover in the division….Philly tied for the best record in the NL East at 4-2 and Atlanta is +2 WOR…don’t think my Mets will be playing .737 all year…tip of the cap to Chris Zewiske, who has the Brewers in first place and with the best WOR in the NL central…Giants have the only positive WOR in the NL West, but the DBacks and Rockies had really good weeks…Padres have come back to earth a little bit but, with no trades, are holding at an even WOR….Royals have a team ERA of 2.83…that’s a run a game lower than 13 other teams…boy, does Kurt Suzuki make a difference in his handling of the pitching staff…Pittsburg is tops in the NL at 3.13…Five teams have bullpens that have yet to allow an inherited runner to score…Angels have had the most opportunities, stranding 19 baserunners…Thames was a fantasy Met 5 years ago…DBacks and Cubs have each had 9 saves and are tied for the league lead…Baltimore and Washington lead the power ratings in their leagues, so expect upward movement from them in the near future…Baltimore has the best actual ERA….Brewers have the most actual HR…Tampa Bay has the best actual fielding…Freddie Freedman of Atlanta was 11-22 last week…Pittsburgh has 2 of the 6 most accurate pitchers; Rivera and Taillon each have only 1 walk in more than 19 inningss…

FEATS AND FAILURES;

Miguel Gonzalez of CWS had 16 strikeouts against NYY on 4/17/2017
Wil Myers of SDP hit 3 home runs against ATL on 4/17/2017
Wil Myers of SDP had 6 RBI against ATL on 4/17/2017
Michael Wacha of STL had 14 strikeouts against PIT on 4/17/2017
Josh Bell of PIT had 7 RBI against STL on 4/18/2017
Mike Foltynewicz of ATL had 12 strikeouts against WAS on 4/18/2017
Max Scherzer of WAS had 12 strikeouts against ATL on 4/18/2017
Ervin Santana of MIN had 11 strikeouts against CLE on 4/18/2017
Byron Buxton of MIN struck out 4 times against CLE on 4/18/2017
CLE and MIN played 13.5 innings on 4/18/2017
Luis Severino of NYY had 12 strikeouts against CWS on 4/18/2017
Robert Gsellman of NYM had 10 strikeouts against PHI on 4/19/2017
Wade Miley of CIN had 13 strikeouts against BAL on 4/19/2017
Manny Machado of BAL struck out 4 times against CIN on 4/19/2017
Chris Davis of BAL struck out 4 times against CIN on 4/19/2017
Jonathan Schoop of BAL struck out 5 times against CIN on 4/19/2017
Zack Cozart of CIN struck out 4 times against BAL on 4/19/2017
BAL and CIN played 16.5 innings on 4/19/2017
Corey Kluber of CLE had 11 strikeouts against MIN on 4/19/2017
Brandon Guyer of CLE had 6 RBI against MIN on 4/19/2017
Chris Sale of BOS had 21 strikeouts against TOR on 4/19/2017
Jacob deGrom of NYM had 12 strikeouts against PHI on 4/20/2017
Michael Saunders of PHI struck out 4 times against NYM on 4/20/2017
Kole Calhoun of LAA struck out 4 times against HOU on 4/20/2017
Zack Greinke of ARI had 11 strikeouts against SDP on 4/20/2017
Jason Vargas of KCR had 17 strikeouts against TEX on 4/20/2017
Carlos Martinez of STL had 11 strikeouts against MIL on 4/20/2017
Jonathan Villar of MIL struck out 4 times against STL on 4/20/2017
STL and MIL played 14.5 innings on 4/20/2017
Trevor Cahill of SDP had 12 strikeouts against MIA on 4/21/2017
J.T. Riddle of MIA struck out 4 times against SDP on 4/21/2017
Lance Lynn of STL had 15 strikeouts against MIL on 4/21/2017
Francisco Liriano of TOR had 10 strikeouts against LAA on 4/21/2017
Cameron Rupp of PHI struck out 4 times against ATL on 4/21/2017
Eduardo Rodriguez of BOS had 11 strikeouts against BAL on 4/21/2017
Marco Estrada of COL had 12 strikeouts against SFG on 4/21/2017
Trevor Story of SFG struck out 4 times against COL on 4/21/2017
Avisail Garcia of CWS had 5 hits against CLE on 4/22/2017
Michael Wacha of STL had 10 strikeouts against MIL on 4/22/2017
Yoenis Cespedes of NYM hit 3 home runs against WAS on 4/22/2017
Corey Seager of LAD had 6 RBI against ARI on 4/22/2017
Hector Santiago of MIN had 10 strikeouts against DET on 4/22/2017
Mike Foltynewicz of ATL had 10 strikeouts against PHI on 4/23/2017
Carlos Carrasco of CLE had 11 strikeouts against CWS on 4/23/2017
Yu Darvish of TEX had 10 strikeouts against KCR on 4/23/2017

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Opening Day!

LIGHTNING STRIKING TWICE!

Dallas Keuchel of the Astros threw a no-hitter against the Royals on 4/8/2017…liking the idea, Jason Vargas of the Royals followed suit against Oakland on 4/10/2017…Vargas had 15 strikeouts…an error by Salvador Perez prevented a perfect game…

OBSERVATIONS, TRENDS AND TREATS:

Dust off the digital bunting, the ASFBL season is underway…Tampa Bay is the big news in the AL, finishing +4 WOR to lead the league in that stat….KC and Texas each checked in at +2…Anaheim managed to hang on to first longer than the actual club, also on the strength of a +1 WOR…as you might expect this early in the year, the Rays, Royals, and Angels are all leading their division with a positive WOR…Cubs are really doing it in the NL with +3…newcomer Joel Rollins bested the actual Padres by 1 in his first week in the league…the AL central balances its collective WOR to a perfect zero, and I think that’s the only division where that’s true…The Angles have scored the most runs, and by a lot…They have 72 and only two other teams have more than 60…Minnesota is squeezed in the middle of the pack in that category, having scored 49 runs, one behind Texas and one ahead of Baltimore…but Texas and Baltimore have 23 and 24 homers respectively, and the Twinks have a mere 6…best in that regard may be the Bosox, who have only 9 homers but are 7th in the league in scoring….Cubs are doing it with pitching; they’re 26th in runs scored…but lead the league in stolen bases…Reds are second with 10…Rockie fielders have robbed 30 hits already, tops in the league…on the Cub theme, they have more saves than anyone in the league…in related news, they also have Ardolis Chapman…Chsae Headley of the the Yanks leads the league with a .431 average and is almost 50 points ahead of second place…Khris Davis (a CSUF alum) had 9 homers in the ASFBL…his power is due to cool off, but he’s also hitting 40 points below his actual average and projects to hit .440 next week…he has as many or more homers than 7 other teams…my Mets did well out of the gate, but I think that was mostly because the actual club had some extra-inning games to buy the bullpen some breathing room and because Cespedes spread out his homers more in the fantasy realm…it’s early, but it will be fun to watch Rick and Leo compete in the NL west…early returns put Wynne up by a half game…Thank for everyone…if you have any nose for the unusual, check out the Minnesota/KC game on April 6….all 24 innings of it….and they only matched the duel of the Padres and Dodgers on April 23, which also had a 21st inning stretch…

Thanks to all for a really fun first week, and I appreciate your patience with the opening-day hurdles.

FEATS AND FAILURES:

James Paxton of SEA had 12 strikeouts against HOU on 4/3/2017
Nelson Cruz of SEA struck out 4 times against HOU on 4/3/2017
Corey Seager of LAD struck out 4 times against SDP on 4/3/2017
Yasiel Puig of LAD had 5 hits against SDP on 4/3/2017
Ryan Schimpf of SDP struck out 4 times against LAD on 4/3/2017
SDP and LAD played 24.5 innings on 4/3/2017
Kirk Nieuwenhuis of MIL struck out 4 times against COL on 4/3/2017
COL and MIL played 17.5 innings on 4/3/2017
Gio Gonzalez of WAS had 12 strikeouts against MIA on 4/3/2017
Robinson Cano of SEA robbed 3 hits against HOU on 4/4/2017
Tyler Chatwood of COL had 12 strikeouts against MIL on 4/5/2017
Jacob deGrom of NYM had 11 strikeouts against ATL on 4/5/2017
Tim Beckham of TBR struck out 4 times against NYY on 4/5/2017
James Paxton of SEA had 12 strikeouts against HOU on 4/3/2017
Nelson Cruz of SEA struck out 4 times against HOU on 4/3/2017
Chris Sale of BOS had 10 strikeouts against PIT on 4/3/2017
Corey Seager of LAD struck out 4 times against SDP on 4/3/2017
Yasiel Puig of LAD had 5 hits against SDP on 4/3/2017
Ryan Schimpf of SDP struck out 4 times against LAD on 4/3/2017
SDP and LAD played 24.5 innings on 4/3/2017
Kirk Nieuwenhuis of MIL struck out 4 times against COL on 4/3/2017
COL and MIL played 17.5 innings on 4/3/2017
Gio Gonzalez of WAS had 12 strikeouts against MIA on 4/3/2017
Robinson Cano of SEA robbed 3 hits against HOU on 4/4/2017
Tyler Chatwood of COL had 12 strikeouts against MIL on 4/5/2017
Tim Beckham of TBR struck out 4 times against NYY on 4/5/2017
James Paxton of SEA had 12 strikeouts against HOU on 4/3/2017
Nelson Cruz of SEA struck out 4 times against HOU on 4/3/2017
Corey Seager of LAD struck out 4 times against SDP on 4/3/2017
Yasiel Puig of LAD had 5 hits against SDP on 4/3/2017
Ryan Schimpf of SDP struck out 4 times against LAD on 4/3/2017
Kirk Nieuwenhuis of MIL struck out 4 times against COL on 4/3/2017
COL and MIL played 17.5 innings on 4/3/2017
Gio Gonzalez of WAS had 12 strikeouts against MIA on 4/3/2017
Robinson Cano of SEA robbed 3 hits against HOU on 4/4/2017
Tyler Chatwood of COL had 12 strikeouts against MIL on 4/5/2017
Tim Beckham of TBR struck out 4 times against NYY on 4/5/2017
Tyler Moore of MIA struck out 4 times against WAS on 4/5/2017
Lorenzo Cain of KCR had 7 hits against MIN on 4/6/2017
Alcides Escobar of KCR had 5 hits against MIN on 4/6/2017
Byron Buxton of MIN struck out 5 times against KCR on 4/6/2017
Rajai Davis of OAK robbed 3 hits against LAA on 4/6/2017
Ichiro Suzuki of MIA struck out 4 times against NYM on 4/7/2017
Jacoby Ellsbury of NYY had 6 hits against BAL on 4/7/2017
Kyle Schwarber of NYY struck out 4 times against BAL on 4/7/2017
Max Scherzer of WAS struck out 4 times against PHI on 4/7/2017
Carlos Gonzalez of COL robbed 3 hits against LAD on 4/7/2017
Clayton Kershaw of LAD had 12 strikeouts against COL on 4/8/2017
Kyle Schwarber of NYY struck out 4 times against BAL on 4/8/2017
Noah Syndergaard of NYM had 12 strikeouts against MIA on 4/8/2017
Julio Teheran of ATL had 12 strikeouts against PIT on 4/8/2017
Jameson Taillon of PIT had 18 strikeouts against ATL on 4/8/2017
Tyler Flowers of ATL struck out 5 times against PIT on 4/8/2017
Adam Frazier of PIT struck out 4 times against ATL on 4/8/2017
ATL and PIT played 15.5 innings on 4/8/2017
Ervin Santana of MIN had 15 strikeouts against CWS on 4/8/2017
Matt Davidson of CWS struck out 4 times against MIN on 4/8/2017
Robbie Grossman of MIN struck out 4 times against CWS on 4/8/2017
Brian Dozier of MIN struck out 4 times against CWS on 4/8/2017
MIN and CWS played 16.5 innings on 4/8/2017
James Paxton of SEA had 12 strikeouts against LAA on 4/8/2017
Alcides Escobar of KCR robbed 3 hits against HOU on 4/9/2017
Brandon Moss of KCR struck out 4 times against HOU on 4/9/2017
Chris Sale of BOS had 13 strikeouts against DET on 4/9/2017
Justin Upton of DET struck out 4 times against BOS on 4/9/2017
Logan Morrison of TBR struck out 4 times against TOR on 4/9/2017
LAD and CHC played 14.5 innings on 4/10/2017
Jason Vargas of KCR had 15 strikeouts against OAK on 4/10/2017
Jed Lowrie of OAK struck out 4 times against KCR on 4/10/2017
Michael Pineda of NYY had 11 strikeouts against TBR on 4/10/2017
Jacob deGrom of NYM had 15 strikeouts against PHI on 4/10/2017
Jerad Eickhoff of PHI had 11 strikeouts against NYM on 4/10/2017
Chris Davis of BAL struck out 4 times against BOS on 4/11/2017
Chris Young of BOS struck out 4 times against BAL on 4/11/2017
BAL and BOS played 14.5 innings on 4/11/2017
Byron Buxton of MIN struck out 4 times against DET on 4/11/2017
Jason Castro of MIN struck out 4 times against DET on 4/11/2017
R.A. Dickey of ATL had 11 strikeouts against MIA on 4/11/2017
Ian Kennedy of KCR had 10 strikeouts against OAK on 4/12/2017
Jesse Hahn of OAK had 14 strikeouts against KCR on 4/12/2017
Bartolo Colon of ATL struck out 4 times against MIA on 4/12/2017
Chris Devenski of HOU had 15 strikeouts against SEA on 4/12/2017
Nelson Cruz of SEA struck out 4 times against HOU on 4/12/2017
Chase Anderson of MIL had 11 strikeouts against TOR on 4/12/2017
Max Scherzer of WAS had 15 strikeouts against STL on 4/12/2017
Hector Santiago of MIN had 13 strikeouts against DET on 4/12/2017
Chris Davis of BAL struck out 4 times against TOR on 4/13/2017
Noah Syndergaard of NYM had 14 strikeouts against MIA on 4/13/2017
Ichiro Suzuki of MIA struck out 4 times against NYM on 4/13/2017
Carlos Carrasco of CLE had 14 strikeouts against CWS on 4/13/2017
Clayton Kershaw of LAD had 12 strikeouts against CHC on 4/13/2017
Ervin Santana of MIN had 10 strikeouts against DET on 4/13/2017
Brad Miller of TBR struck out 4 times against NYY on 4/13/2017
Julio Teheran of ATL had 13 strikeouts against SDP on 4/14/2017
Salvador Perez of KCR hit 3 home runs against LAA on 4/14/2017
Chris Sale of BOS had 15 strikeouts against TBR on 4/14/2017
Adam Duvall of HOU struck out 4 times against OAK on 4/14/2017
Mike Leake of STL had 17 strikeouts against NYY on 4/14/2017
Jameson Taillon of PIT had 13 strikeouts against CHC on 4/14/2017
Jacob deGrom of NYM had 14 strikeouts against MIA on 4/15/2017
LAA and KCR played 14.5 innings on 4/15/2017
Logan Forsythe of LAD struck out 4 times against ARI on 4/16/2017
Evan Longoria of TBR struck out 4 times against BOS on 4/16/2017
Scott Feldman of BAL had 11 strikeouts against TOR on 4/16/2017

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(Almost) opening day!

I think I’ve cracked the code for the new download formats, and we’re ready for a dry run. The purpose is for new folks to get a chance to test the system out, and returning veterans to find any leaks that have sprung over the winter months. I’ll update stuff tomorrow morning and you’ll have until Friday night to make changes. We’ll run the fake games on Saturday and do any debugging on Sunday.

Then we’ll erase all the results and roster changes and go live Monday; stats should go up relatively early in the day and the first lineup will be due next Tuesday, the 17th. More info to come on Monday.

Thanks to everyone for their patience so far; I’ll be able to get better turnaround on the emails once I’m not also working on the code. Our one-day spring training begins tomorrow!

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Seattle to Cinderella: It’s midnight

The upstart Cardinals showed they weren’t backing down when they took game 1 of the series, but Seattle pitching held them to 1 run or fewer in 3 of the next 4 games….and in that other game the hitters managed to score 9 runs….Paxton sealed the deal with a complete game shutout…Robinson, Nelson, and Murphy hit 2 homers each for Seattle…the Cards have nothing to be ashamed of; their pitching held Mike Trout to a .077 average, no small feat…Peralta hit .381 and Holliday had 2 homers…

It was an incredibly run for Jeremy Moore…he’s been a fixture since 1998, and of his 3 lifetime playoff appearances two have been in the last 2 years and all have happened since 2013….this is his first World Series appearance, and he had to go through Chicago to do it…he leads the league in clever phrases submitted with his lineup confirmations and, as a sign of true love, had his fiancee confirm his final lineup…that relationship is going to last.  It’s been great having you in the league for so long and congrats on an excellent year!

Adam has done some incredible things in the league…finishing 43 games ahead of the actual Diamondbacks in 2004….+33 over Seattle in 2010…and he’s just finished back-to-back ASFBL World Championships…a good guy with a great mind and a close friend, you bring so much to the league I’m thankful you’re in it every year.

That’s a wrap on the season — thanks to everyone for keeping this a really fun year!

 

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