The top of the AL is showing its strength, with the Rays and Yanks posting a collective 11-2 record…the bottom of the NL central outdid them, with Cincy and Pitt going 11-1…The perfect week may have Cincy back in the race; they’re in 5th but only 4.5 back, which is closer than the 2nd-place Rockies…Neither Detroit or Minnesota could get an upper hand in the AL Central…Dennis Sarfate struck out 23 in his 2 starts for the Orioles…Luke Scott of the Rays had a 3-HR, 7-RBI day against the Orioles on the 13th…Pujols and Zimmerman each had 3-HR games…Andrew McCutchen (ARI), Matt Diaz (FLA), Tyler Colvin (CHC), and Taylor Teagarden (TE) each had 4-strikeout games…Alex Rodriguez of NYY had 6 RBI against TEX on 8/10/2010…True to real-life, the Padres bullpen has the lowest inherited-runner score percentage…Philly is 8.5 back but has the highest team power rating, which might make an interesting September…Cabrera, Hamilton, and Konerko have cracked the 100-RBI mark…Adam Wainwright has 17 wins in MLB and 17 wins in ASFBL…4 Yankees hit better than .350 last week…Felix Hernandez pitched 17 shutout innings…Minnesota has the most potent ASFBL offense, and has scored 50 more runs than the 2d-place Yankees.
Just a reminder, we don’t have roster expansion in the ASFBL. The influx of new players might create a very active waiver wire, however.
24 teams submitted lineups this week, but 29 of 30 teams have submitted a lineup in at least 1 of the past 2 weeks. Thanks to everyone for keeping the league so active!