Newsletter for games through 7/25

COMMENTS: Facing an arduous losing streak, Mark Chen faced the adversity with good humor and circulated an email last week about the ’88 Orioles, who lost 21 straight to start the season.  The ASFBL crew snapped the streak at 14 games, beating Boston 4-0 on the 19th with 3+ innings out of Kevin Gregg…The Phillies are threatening to put the NL East away with a 4-2 week combined with a tough week for the Braves…The Astros added to their league-leading WOR total with a 4-2 week combined with 3-7 run by the actual disAstros…Arizona was the hottest team in the NL, posting a 6-1 record…Boston posted another winning week and still lost ground to the Yankees, who had the only perfect week in the league…Boston was the only division leader who didn’t gain ground this week…Johnny Cueto is the only ASFBL starter with an ERA under 2.00…In a life-imitating-ASFBL chapter, Dontrelle Willis has returned to the majors and posted a 3.71 ERA after tearing up the ASFBL as a AAA pitcher.

TRADE DEADLINE IS THE LINEUP DEADLINE NEXT WEEK.  Last chance to make your moves!

FEATS AND FAILURES:

Jeff Niemann of TBR had 13 strikeouts against NYY on 7/18/2011
Bud Norris of HOU had 11 strikeouts against WAS on 7/19/2011
Wesley Wright of HOU had 13 strikeouts against WAS on 7/20/2011
Matt Hague of PIT had 6 RBI against STL on 7/22/2011
Jai Miller of OAK struck out 5 times against NYY on 7/22/2011
Anibal Sanchez of CIN had 12 strikeouts against ATL on 7/23/2011
Eric Hosmer of KCR robbed 3 hits against TBR on 7/23/2011
Matt Treanor of KCR struck out 4 times against TBR on 7/24/2011

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