Newsletter for games through 5-20-17

COMMENTARY: The Cubs and Padres each posted a 5-1 week to lead the NL…Cardinals took on water but still lead the central by 4 games, and have the only positive WOR in the division…Braves and Phillies finish the week in a dead tie in the NL East….which is a gain for Philly…Al Benedek’s Padres also lead the NL in WOR…Seattle was the only AL team to go 5-1…but everyone in the West is chasing John Weerts’ A’s, the only team in the division with a positive WOR…The Orioles lead everyone with a +8.5 WOR and the Chisox, Tigers, and Royals are all ahead of the actual clubs in the AL central…the Rays were 4-3 but I think lost ground to the actual club, who is on a hot streak…Jose Ramirez has 20 HR to lead everyone…Trout has 19…Bryce Harper has walked 52 times, also a league lead…Andrelton Simmons leads the league with 72 hits, but there are 6 players with over 100 AB who have a better batting average…Mookie Betts is hitting .350 with 177 AB…Adam Ottavino has the lowest ERA for any player with more than 30 IP at 1.17…he pitches for Colorado…Justin Verlander has an ERA of 1.49 in over 96 innings….Brad Hand of the Padres pitched 5 scoreless innings and stranded all 4 runners he inherited…Josh Hader of the Brewers struck out 16 in 6 innings…Jose Abreu hit an ungodly .538 for the Chisox last week…Teoscar Hernandez hit 5 HR last week, which I think led the ASFBL, but Evan Longoria had more RBI with 12…10 trades last week….we have yet to have a single trade that has included a free waiver so far…only 4 teams have exactly the same record as the real club…which might be high, considering all the rainouts…11 teams, or about at third of the league, is within 1 game of the actual club…28 lineups submitted last week…thank you…new owner Alan Minsky has some serious baseball chops I’d like to share; he’s written two books on baseball and this article on Barry Bonds…Alan’s notes: “1. I wrote the piece in sections, but the editor chose to eliminate the section breaks (without changing the language); so if you notice some abrupt shifts in the article, that’s where the section breaks were.  2.  There were loads of comments when it was originally published, but those all disappeared when Truthdig re-designed their website about a year ago.” … and in “reality is unrealistic,” you might have noted that Sergio Romo had appeared in 588 games without a single start, and then started two games on back-to-back days (I saw it unfold in real time, but this link is also courtesy of Alan Minsky)

TECHNICAL TRIBBLES: Something is resetting the “feats and failures” file; I’ll try to figure that out this week…I DO have a list of suggestions; keep them coming…as a general timeline, I’m swamped on another project until about June 23, but my plan is to do the last major changes between then and the end of July…there is a chance some of the games recorded correctly but didn’t save all the individual stats, so please let me know if you see something funny in the box scores…the minimum fee Microsoft charges for Azure is higher than I had anticipated (and not documented anywhere); might be looking for a new web host if that ends up not being a huge headache….

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Newsletter for games through 5-15-18

COMMENTARY:

The Phillies!  This week belongs to the Phillies!  They were 7-0 and the only NL team to win more than 4…and the only ASFBL team to win more than 5…Johnny Mac really deserves credit this week..but, they still couldn’t wedge the Braves out of first place, which is a testament to the quality of the team Danny Wildes has put together…the Cards and DBacks are building up impressive leads early in the season…nobody could possibly be as hot as the actual Yankees, with the possible exception of Tony Bernacchi’s ASFBL Bosox, who are winning at a league-leading .731 clip and went 5-1 last week…much like the actual AL Central, nobody has a winning record…but the Tigers and Royals are each up by a couple of games in WOR, and the Tigers have converted that into first place…John Weerts has the ASFBL story in the AL, leading an enormously competitive AL West and sitting 5.5 WOR…which is still not quite as good as Mark Chen’s league-leading +7 WOR…in the “sad but true” category, I have one catcher hitting .159 and another hitting .182…and both are over-performing compared to real life and are due to adjust down…and both have been benched in real-life behind Mesoraco…I forgot to mention the motivation behind my “reality is unrealistic” rant last week…Josh Hader had an 8-out save on April 30th…and all outs were strikeouts.

TECHNICAL TRIBBLES

The “avast” website, which I presume to be an operation of the Pittsburgh Pirates, briefly gave our website a false positive but has since added us to the whitelist…and I re-reset the file where the weekly highs and lows, which has put the “feats and failures” on the disabled list this week.  If you see anything striking, let  me know and I’ll add it to next week’s newsletter.

 

 

 

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Newsletter for games through 5-6-2018

WEEKLY APOLOGY

Sorry for the lineup chicanery; I know that some attention to detail goes into them, and I do hereby promise to squash that bug before next week.  I am in a long, painful series of meetings for the next few days and should have time to devote to the task.

REALITY IS UNREALISTIC

Sometimes I just wonder how to make the sim more realistic, or run diagnostics against actual performance, or something…and sometimes I just revel in the fact that there are things you just can’t code for…Dylan Bundy allowed 4 home runs without recording an out, which hasn’t happened in at least 100 years…Four Dodger pitchers combined for a no-hitter…which of course required that a starter pitching a no-hitter got yanked…Clayton Kershaw has an ERA of 2.86 and a record of 1-4…Robert Gsellman is a run higher at 3.92 and is 4-0…he has no starts…and as you probably already know, April 2018 is the only month in major league history where the number of strikeouts exceeds the number of hits…JP Crawford only reached base 3 times in his first 25 trips to the plate (.120 OBP)…and scored 3 times (100%)…

CRYSTAL BALL

Had you decided on April 27 to offer Marcus Strohman, Felix Hernandez or Chris Archer for #62 minor league prospect Jaime Barria, I’m guessing Greg Achten would have said yes.  And you would have dumped a guy with an ERA north of 5.30 for a guy with a 3.46 ERA who threw 5 no-hit innings in his last start.

VICTORY CELEBRATIONS

As the Mets drop like a routine fly ball hit to Justin Upton, the Braves stayed HOT and finished in first after a 5-1 week…and kudos to the Phillies who are keeping it close…that Washington team I predicted would heat up has pulled even with the WOR and was 4-3….Arizona and the Cards (as opposed to the Arizona Cardinals) each had the best record in their division and each is in first place…the best two teams in the AL are Boston and the Yankees…and they are jostling for first place in the ASFBL AL East…and I did list Boston first because Mark Chen aptly gave me crap about giving better press to the Yankees, which puts me on a newsroom WOR equal to the NY press…and hold crap Mark is +8 WOR, which is better than anyone…maybe ever, at this point…Detroit, KC, and the CWS are all above-average WOR…but the Cleveland ship is beginning to turn around, and that division is truly within grasp of everyone…the Rays were 2-4, but the highlight of my day was driving back home from Long Beach to hear Alan Minsky on the radio…Oakland is making the magic work in the AL West…+4 WOR and first place in a really tough division….every AL division race is 2 games or closer…

FEATS AND FAILURES

Trea Turner of WAS struck out 4 times against PIT on 4/30/2018
John Lamb of DET had 12 strikeouts against TBR on 4/30/2018
Austin Romine of NYY struck out 4 times against HOU on 4/30/2018
Kevin Pillar of TOR hit 3 home runs against MIN on 4/30/2018
Kevin Pillar of TOR had 6 RBI against MIN on 4/30/2018
Chris Owings of ARI struck out 4 times against LAD on 4/30/2018
Blake Snell of TBR had 14 strikeouts against DET on 5/1/2018
Kent Emanuel of HOU had 11 strikeouts against NYY on 5/1/2018
Andrelton Simmons of LAA had 5 hits against BAL on 5/1/2018
Kyle Gibson of MIN had 13 strikeouts against TOR on 5/2/2018
Eduardo Escobar of MIN had 5 hits against TOR on 5/2/2018
Sean Newcomb of ATL had 11 strikeouts against NYM on 5/2/2018
Caleb Smith of MIA had 10 strikeouts against PHI on 5/2/2018
Aaron Altherr of PHI struck out 4 times against MIA on 5/2/2018
Garrett Richards of LAA had 10 strikeouts against BAL on 5/2/2018
Gerrit Cole of HOU had 12 strikeouts against NYY on 5/3/2018
Cole Hamels of TEX had 10 strikeouts against BOS on 5/3/2018
Hanley Ramirez of BOS struck out 4 times against TEX on 5/3/2018
Mitch Haniger of SEA struck out 4 times against OAK on 5/3/2018
Domingo German of NYY had 11 strikeouts against CLE on 5/4/2018
Edwin Encarnacion of CLE struck out 4 times against NYY on 5/4/2018
Yoenis Cespedes of NYM struck out 4 times against COL on 5/4/2018
Michael Conforto of NYM struck out 4 times against COL on 5/4/2018
Scooter Gennett of CIN struck out 4 times against MIA on 5/4/2018
Jake Faria of TBR had 14 strikeouts against TOR on 5/4/2018
Chris Sale of BOS had 10 strikeouts against TEX on 5/4/2018
Carlos Martinez of STL had 10 strikeouts against CHC on 5/4/2018
Joey Lucchesi of SDP had 10 strikeouts against LAD on 5/4/2018
Justin Verlander of HOU had 19 strikeouts against ARI on 5/4/2018
David Peralta of ARI struck out 4 times against HOU on 5/4/2018
Dylan Cozens of PHI struck out 4 times against WAS on 5/5/2018
Chris Archer of TBR had 11 strikeouts against TOR on 5/5/2018
Matt Kemp of LAD had 5 hits against SDP on 5/5/2018
David Hess of BAL had 11 strikeouts against OAK on 5/5/2018
Trayce Thompson of OAK struck out 4 times against BAL on 5/5/2018
LAA and SEA played 14.5 innings on 5/5/2018
Luis Severino of NYY had 11 strikeouts against CLE on 5/6/2018
Edwin Encarnacion of CLE struck out 4 times against NYY on 5/6/2018
Jon Gray of COL had 11 strikeouts against NYM on 5/6/2018
Yoenis Cespedes of NYM had 5 hits against COL on 5/6/2018
Todd Frazier of NYM struck out 4 times against COL on 5/6/2018
Blake Snell of TBR had 15 strikeouts against TOR on 5/6/2018
Trea Turner of WAS struck out 4 times against PHI on 5/6/2018
Dylan Cozens of PHI struck out 6 times against WAS on 5/6/2018
PHI and WAS played 14.5 innings on 5/6/2018
Julio Teheran of ATL had 10 strikeouts against SFG on 5/6/2018
Trevor Cahill of OAK had 12 strikeouts against BAL on 5/6/2018
LAA and SEA played 13.5 innings on 5/6/2018

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Newsletter for games through 4-29

TECHNICAL TRIBBLES

Waiver claims are processed for the first time this week, so let me know if you see anything amiss…the new server is forever in the central time zone, so the deadline warning will process on Chicago time; I am incredibly unlikely to run the games at 11pm Pacific time, so be assured you can enter your lineup before you go to bed Tuesday…traded players should now automatically go to the inactive roster…the last bug with the drag-and-drop sorting should be exterminated by next week…I have now found what’s causing the problem, which often takes me much longer than fixing it…I believe that traded and demoted players are now removed from starting rotations and lineups, but for the next few weeks I’ll ask you to double-check if you have a chance…

COMMENTARY

There are still 8 pitchers who have thrown more than 10 innings but not yet allowed a run…none of them has more than 1 win…of course, none of them has any losses, either…Following the first month in baseball history where there were more strikeouts than hits, Gerrit Cole leads the ASFBL with 99…But isn’t it more fun to focus on the 47 whiffs Miguel Sano has to lead our league?  Since he’s going on the DL, Matt Olson of Oakland can catch up; he’s got 45…so does Carlos Gomez of the Rays…the top 16 most-struck–out batters are all from different teams…three fantasy hitters are chasing .400, but none have more than 40 AB…a gripload of players have more than 100, with Jose Altuve (134) leading the way…Much like in real-life, the Nationals are in the bottom of the pack in the NL East…much as in real-life, the rest of the division is waiting for them to wake up…and they had the only winning record in the division last week…Braves still held first and gained ground on the Mets and Phillies…Cardinals are in first place on the strength of a +3 WOR…Reds are also ahead of the real club, who is only playing .250 ball…Padres (who swept the Mets this week) are making serious noise in the NL west, 4 games back of the DBacks but +5 WOR…Al Benedek is really getting them together…Yankees rule the AL east and were 6-1 last week, but the Orioles have the +5 WOR and and the Bosox look hard to shake…the torrid pace of the actual Rays has pushed newcomer Alan Minsky below the positive WOR territory, but as the actual stats starts to warm up so should the fantasy performance…Three teams are within a game of first in the AL Central, including the Royals at +5.5 WOR…Chisox gained the most ground with a 5-2 effort…Oakland and Anaheim are surging ahead of their actual clubs, and thanks to the 5-1 week John Weerts’ Athletics find themselves in first place…no word on whether he’s offering a free admission day to the fantasy fans any time soon…

FEATS AND FAILURES

German Marquez of BAL had 12 strikeouts against CLE on 4/23/2018
Gerrit Cole of HOU had 12 strikeouts against LAA on 4/23/2018
Aaron Judge of NYY robbed 3 hits against MIN on 4/24/2018
Chris Sale of BOS had 10 strikeouts against TOR on 4/24/2018
Jacob deGrom of NYM had 11 strikeouts against STL on 4/24/2018
Enrique Hernandez of LAD struck out 4 times against MIA on 4/24/2018
MIA and LAD played 14.5 innings on 4/24/2018
Ryon Healy of SEA struck out 4 times against CWS on 4/25/2018
Dansby Swanson of ATL struck out 4 times against CIN on 4/25/2018
Preston Tucker of ATL had 5 hits against CIN on 4/25/2018
Anthony Santander of BAL struck out 4 times against TBR on 4/25/2018
Jorge Soler of KCR struck out 4 times against MIL on 4/25/2018
Yan Gomes of CLE struck out 4 times against SEA on 4/26/2018
Blake Snell of TBR had 13 strikeouts against BAL on 4/26/2018
Aaron Altherr of PHI struck out 4 times against ATL on 4/27/2018
Billy Hamilton of CIN struck out 4 times against MIN on 4/27/2018
Danny Valencia of BAL hit 3 home runs against DET on 4/28/2018
Gerrit Cole of HOU had 16 strikeouts against OAK on 4/28/2018
Matt Chapman of OAK struck out 4 times against HOU on 4/28/2018
Chris Sale of BOS had 11 strikeouts against TBR on 4/29/2018
Carlos Martinez of STL had 11 strikeouts against PIT on 4/29/2018
STL and PIT played 13.5 innings on 4/29/2018
Devin Mesoraco of CIN had 6 RBI against MIN on 4/29/2018
Joey Votto of CIN hit 3 home runs against MIN on 4/29/2018
Joey Votto of CIN had 5 hits against MIN on 4/29/2018
Justin Verlander of HOU had 17 strikeouts against OAK on 4/29/2018
Trayce Thompson of OAK struck out 4 times against HOU on 4/29/2018
Orlando Arcia of MIL robbed 3 hits against CHC on 4/29/2018
Jacob deGrom of NYM had 14 strikeouts against SDP on 4/29/2018

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Newsletter for games through 4-22-18

COMMENTARY

NO HITTER!  Junior Guerra of the Brewers threw threw his gem against the Reds on 4/17/2018…struck out 15 in the process…Lorenzo Cain’s error was the only thing between him and a perfect game…he himself saved a hit with a great defensive play to preserve the no-hitter…You know what’s more rare than an a no-hitter?  HITTING FOR THE CYCLE: which Javier Baez of the Cubs did against COL on 4/21/2018…took him 6 AB to do it…he added 4 RBI for good measure…It just wasn’t going to get better than ending a week on Jackie Robinson day…but that was last week…I should have found a way to indicate that every player on every digital team was wearing 42…Atlanta has held it’s lead in the AL East, but the Royals — under the management of Judd Choate — have climbed to first in the WOR at +6…he’s shaking off the rust of his 12-year hiatus rather well…St. Louis leads the NL central and is +2.5 WOR…Dbacks lead the west but San Diego has the best WOR in the division…it is almost statistically impossible for any team to match the actual Bosox start, but Tony Bernacchi faces the added pressure of New York and Baltimore posting postive-WOR figures…but you can’t do better than first place, which he’s doing…Oakland is out-performing the actual club in the AL West…Greg Achten’s Angels are a half-game closer to the Astros than are Arte Moreno’s…there are eight trades in the league so far and Hugh Brown of the Rockies has been involved in half of them…Three NL teams are playing better than .700…nobody in the AL is…Drew Ferguson of the Astros leads the ASFBL in grounding into double plays with 6…much of the credit for that surely goes to Jose Altuve…harder to hit into a double play if nobody is on base…Carlos Gomez of the Rays leads the league by having struck out 40 times…that will probably improve when his average climbs above it’s current .149…JD Martinez of the Bosox has whiffed 33 times but his hitting .292 wiht 7 HR…it is no surprise to see Mike Trout tied for the league lead with 21 runs scored…it’s a little more unusual that he’s tied with Joe Mauer of the Twins…Guerra’s totals on the week included 18 shutout innings …only allowed 4 hits…logged 30 strikeouts…Ryu of the Dodgers struck out 27 in only 14 and 2/3rds…

TECHNICAL UPDATE

Still items to add on the features list, like games back and weekly records on the standings and a few other things…one owner still had an issue with lineups; when in doubt do the adding and dropping first and the sorting second; if you hit real snags do the add and drop, exit the lineups page and return, and then do sorting…my apologies for the headaches; I do hope the website conversion will prove to be worth it…already seem to have eliminated those site-wide hangups we were having with the old system.

FEATS AND FAILURES

Rafael Devers of BOS struck out 4 times against BAL on 4/16/2018
Luis Severino of NYY had 11 strikeouts against MIA on 4/16/2018
Nolan Arenado of HOU had 5 hits against SEA on 4/16/2018
Wilmer Difo of WAS struck out 4 times against NYM on 4/16/2018
Hyun-Jin Ryu of LAD had 14 strikeouts against SDP on 4/16/2018
Patrick Corbin of ARI had 12 strikeouts against SFG on 4/17/2018
Drew Weeks of COL had 8 RBI against PIT on 4/17/2018
Gio Gonzalez of WAS had 12 strikeouts against NYM on 4/17/2018
Trevor Cahill of OAK had 13 strikeouts against CWS on 4/17/2018
Michael Brantley of CLE had 5 hits against MIN on 4/17/2018
Chris Sale of BOS had 11 strikeouts against LAA on 4/18/2018
Sean Manaea of OAK had 14 strikeouts against CWS on 4/18/2018
Gerrit Cole of HOU had 15 strikeouts against SEA on 4/18/2018
Albert Almora of CHC struck out 4 times against STL on 4/18/2018
Max Scherzer of WAS had 14 strikeouts against NYM on 4/18/2018
Justin Verlander of HOU had 14 strikeouts against SEA on 4/19/2018
J.D. Martinez of BOS hit 3 home runs against LAA on 4/19/2018
J.D. Martinez of BOS had 7 RBI against LAA on 4/19/2018
Reynaldo Lopez of CWS had 12 strikeouts against HOU on 4/20/2018
Lewis Brinson of MIA struck out 4 times against MIL on 4/20/2018
Matt Chapman of OAK robbed 3 hits against BOS on 4/20/2018
Blake Snell of TBR had 16 strikeouts against MIN on 4/21/2018
Hyun-Jin Ryu of LAD had 13 strikeouts against WAS on 4/21/2018
Carlos Correa of HOU had 8 RBI against CWS on 4/21/2018
Junior Guerra of MIL had 15 strikeouts against MIA on 4/22/2018
Charlie Morton of HOU had 12 strikeouts against CWS on 4/22/2018
Edwin Encarnacion of CLE struck out 4 times against BAL on 4/22/2018
Giancarlo Stanton of NYY struck out 4 times against TOR on 4/22/2018
Yadier Molina of STL hit 3 home runs against CIN on 4/22/2018

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Newsletter for Games Through 4-15

Commentary

So I evidently set up the timezone on the Microsoft Azure server as being about 5 hours ahead of California time, which as near as I can tell is somewhere in the Atlantic ocean…you’d figure that would be a natural advantage for the Mariners…or Rays…or Marlins…Marlins and Rays were both in positive WOR (wins over reality) territory, so I guess the advantage goes to the sea creatures…Big news of the week was Danny Wildes and his Atlanta Braves, who finished first in the league at 4.5 games ahead of the real team and are first in the NL East…I’ll add games back to the standings by next week but for now I’m glad not to have to confront how far behind I am after a single week….Jeremy Moore’s  Cardinals were just as impressive, at +4 WOR and in first in the NL Central…and Al Benedek has the Padres in first in the NL West…that warms the heart of every baseball fan with any love for a small market team…AJ Minter of Atlanta pitched 11 innings, recorded 11 strikeouts, in 11 games, and registered 11 saves…that’s my vote for player of the week…another feature that I don’t have up and running yet…he was born on 9/2, which of course adds to 11…In the AL, Boston, Minnesota, and Anaheim are in first place, just like they are in reality….KC, Oakland, and Baltimore are each 3 games ahead of their actual teams…Alan Minsky finished +2 WOR in his first week in the ASFBL…so he’s on track to finish 48 games ahead of the actual Rays….which would be a league record…and may be possible, the way the Rays are playing…Matt Chapman, an actual and fantasy Oakland Athletic, and more importantly former CSUF Titan, leads the ASFBL with 10 homers…the Athletic’s have shoulder patches with pictures of elephants, which is true to his CSUF roots…JP Crawford of the Phillies leads the league in sacrifices with 6…since he’s hitting .147, that’s really finding a way to help your team out…no fantasy player has walked more than Mookie Betts, who has watched his way to first base 24 times…he’s only scored 9 times….Jameson Taillon of the Pirates started the season with 27 scoreless innings…Keynan Middelton of the Angles has tied Rick Porcello for the ASFBL lead in wins with 4….but Middleton is a reliever…no ASFBL games were won or lost because one team had more than 6 trips to the mound….that’s an improvement over MLB…and the fantasy Trevor Bauer made no complaints about shorter warmup times…Thanks to all of you for being so patient this first week, and generally for being so cool…I’m really looking forward to this year!

Technical notes

Per our vote last year, we’ll merge the stats of guys with low MLB AB or low IP totals with thier AAA stats, starting next week.  Also, next week that stats will start adjusting….and remember that we have an over-use cap of 150%, so anyone under 150% of their real AB or IP won’t be adjusted down due to over-use…and remember that it’s a long season…and as a random aside, when I first ran this thing in 1991 on an x286 computer, the games took 90 seconds…they were down to under a second last year…now I am running them on a desktop but saving to the server, and that takes 30 seconds….All waivers for week 1 were erased, and everyone starts with 2 free waivers…from here on out, if you move a guy off of the active fantasy roster you have to either waive or protect him, and remember that if you have a guy on the DL you have to move him off the active roster to get the free waiver…

Feats and Failures

Ildemaro Vargas of ARI had 5 hits against SFG on 9/25/2017
Matt Chapman of OAK struck out 4 times against SEA on 9/26/2017
Domingo Santana of MIL had 6 RBI against CIN on 9/26/2017
Addison Russell of CHC struck out 4 times against STL on 9/26/2017
Javier Baez of CHC struck out 4 times against STL on 9/26/2017
Randal Grichuk of STL struck out 4 times against CHC on 9/26/2017
CHC and STL played 16.5 innings on 9/26/2017
Sal Romano of CIN had 13 strikeouts against MIL on 9/27/2017
Cliff Pennington of LAA struck out 4 times against CWS on 9/27/2017
Logan Morrison of TBR struck out 4 times against BAL on 9/29/2017
Corey Dickerson of TBR had 5 hits against BAL on 9/29/2017
Kris Bryant of CHC robbed 3 hits against CIN on 9/29/2017
Chris Sale of BOS had 13 strikeouts against HOU on 9/30/2017
Mike Morse of SFG struck out 4 times against SDP on 9/30/2017
Rafael Lopez of TOR struck out 4 times against NYY on 10/1/2017
Madison Bumgarner of COL had 11 strikeouts against LAD on 10/1/2017
Justin Verlander of DET had 11 strikeouts against NYY on 10/3/2017
Corey Kluber of COL had 11 strikeouts against MIL on 10/7/2017
Stephen Strasburg of WAS had 11 strikeouts against ARI on 10/23/2017
Max Scherzer of WAS had 11 strikeouts against ARI on 10/24/2017
Kenta Maeda of BAL had 11 strikeouts against HOU on 10/26/2017
Stephen Strasburg of WAS had 12 strikeouts against ARI on 10/27/2017
Stephen Strasburg of WAS had 11 strikeouts against BAL on 11/6/2017
Max Scherzer of WAS had 13 strikeouts against BAL on 11/8/2017

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ASFBL OPENING DAY!

Quick “Dry Run” update — the majority of lineups weren’t updated by owners, which is not a big deal (nobody really needed to do the dry run), but setting them correctly plus the normal range of first-day hiccups meant that it took me longer to set up the dry run than usual. I did manage to get some games pushed through the system (everything seemed to work well), but then had to delete them all to do this morning’s updates.

WHICH BRINGS US TO THIS MORNING! Break out your digital bunting, today is opening day! Not a single owner will be prevented from entering lineups due to weather!

Quick reminders:

1) The only 4 links you really need to click are for team settings (you’ll get the defaults if you skip it), rosters, lineups, and the “set rotation” link.  Working on a dashboard that shows when everything is good to go, but in the meantime just make sure you have everything set correctly on the rosters, lineups, and rotation links.

2) All waivers from the first week will be cleared for next week, so you can add and drop at will and just waive the players. Then I’ll delete all the waivers. This is easier than coding the program to skip the waivers but only for the first week. Starting next week everyone will get 2 free waivers.

3) No matter who you are, how much experience you have, or what your karmic status is in the number of lives lived or karma points in the current one, your catching situation is better than mine. Freaking Plawecki is on the DL.

4) Lineup deadline is tomorrow nigh, April 17 at midnight. So enter your lineups and then do your taxes 🙂 Results will be posted Wednesday AM. Changes made after midnight will be accepted as a courtesy, but we make no promise that your lineup at midnight won’t be the one used for the games.

5) I may be making random coding changes during the day; let me know if you hit access problems.

Good luck to all this week! May all your hitters swing the bat like Ohtani and may all your pitchers throw the ball like, well, Ohtani.

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