COMMENTS: The Padres had the best week in the league, posting a 6-1 record…the DBacks also went 5-1, but Colordao is so hot that they still lead the division by 3 games…4 of the top 5 WOR teams play in a central division…Seattle is the only last-place team with a positive WOR, and they are +3, which gives you an idea of how bad the real team must be…The Indians and Royals split their 4-game series….My Mets are in last place in the WOR standings; evidently, trading the left side of my infield for an injured catcher and 2 infielders hitting under .200 wasn’t the magic they needed…The Giants have the best ASFBL batting average (.283) and lead our league in HR (40)…The fantasy Rays have the most stolen bases…The ASFBL Cardinals team ERA is 1.93…The Phillies bullpen has allowed 1 of 31 inherited runners to score; the Cubs have allowed an astounding 52%…The Met cavalry arrived in the form of Jason Bay this week; he had two 4-strikeout games…The Angels have the top ASFBL power rating, but still have cause to worry; the second place team is Texas…The combined batting average of the real Cardinals is .317…The A’s have the best real pitching (combined ERA of 2.39), tops in the league, but they rank 25th in real HR; that’s half of moneyball.
NAME ODDITY: The Tigers have a player named Al Albequerque; were he a Dodger, his AAA stop would, of course, have been Albequerque.
FEATS AND FAILURES: Josh Beckett of BOS had 12 strikeouts against TOR on 4/18/2011…Brett Lawrie of TOR robbed 3 hits against BOS on 4/18/2011…Anibal Sanchez of HOU had 11 strikeouts against NYM on 4/19/2011
John Lackey of ARI had 12 strikeouts against CIN on 4/21/2011…Tim Lincecum of BOS had 13 strikeouts against LAA on 4/21/2011…Jon Lester of BOS had 11 strikeouts against LAA on 4/22/2011…Hank Conger of LAA struck out 5 times against BOS on 4/22/2011…Chris Seddon of SEA had 13 strikeouts against OAK on 4/24/2011
LINEUP REMINDER: Be sure you set your rotation; just click on the link and read the directions. If you aren’t sure how to do it, just click the automatic placement button.