Newsletter for games through 5/13/2012

HEADLINES

Ackley of the Mariners hits for the cycle!

If you haven’t been checking it, the players of the week can be found on the stats page…Craig Allen of the Cards had 5 HR and 17 RBI…

ACTIVITY UPDATE: 29 owners submitted lineups this week; 28 last week.  This is basically awesome.  Usually there are more owners who just want to stand pat, but it looks like almost every team is getting some attention to detail.  So, thanks to all of you for making the league so active!

TECH UPDATE:  There’s a bug that is resulting in some AAA records failing to disappear after a player gets promoted.  It should be fixed by next week’s stat update.  If you notice any duplicate records, with one player still receiving AAA stats, let me know.  And thanks to those who let me know about affected players this week.

LEAGUE TRENDS: Washington moved into a 1st-place tie with Miami in the NL East, thanks to posting the best record in the division…9 of 11 teams in the NL West and Central were .500 or better…Texas had the best record in the league at 5-2, even as the real club is sliding a little bit…Cleveland crept a half-game closer to the Chisox; it will be interesting to see if the Sox can maintain their +5 WOR and hold off the Tribe…Three teams in the AL west are in the top-9 WOR spots…The Blue Jays moved into a tie with Baltimore in the AL East, as the Yankees quietly posted another winning week…Atlanta is a surprising 3rd in the overall team power rankings, and might translate that into a serious run on the NL East…Baltimore hitters have clubbed more real-life homers than any other ASFBL club…The Dodgers and Nationals each have pitching staffs with real-life ERAs under 3.00…The Bosox are in the top 8 in both homers and batting average, but 22nd in team ERA…Padre hitters have drawn 144 fantasy walks, tops in the league…Oakland hitters have robbed 62 hits so far, also a league-leading figure.

FEATS AND FAILURES

HITTING FEAT OF THE WEEK!  Dustin Ackley of SEA hit for the cycle against NYY on 5/13/2012

PITCHING FEAT OF THE WEEK! Scott Diamond of MIN had 19 strikeouts against TOR on 5/13/2012

Allen Craig of STL had 8 RBI against ARI on 5/7/2012
Cole Hamels of PHI had 13 strikeouts against NYM on 5/8/2012
Jeff Samardzija of CHC had 13 strikeouts against ATL on 5/9/2012
Clint Barmes of PIT struck out 4 times against WAS on 5/9/2012
Ryan Sweeney of PIT struck out 4 times against WAS on 5/9/2012
Torii Hunter of LAA robbed 3 hits against MIN on 5/9/2012
Doug Fister of DET had 15 strikeouts against SEA on 5/9/2012
Josh Hamilton of TEX had 6 RBI against BAL on 5/10/2012
Joe Mauer of MIN robbed 3 hits against TOR on 5/10/2012
Vance Worley of PHI robbed 3 hits against SDP on 5/11/2012
Howie Kendrick of LAA struck out 5 times against TEX on 5/12/2012
Nick Markakis of BAL struck out 4 times against TBR on 5/12/2012
Chris Gimenez of TBR struck out 4 times against BAL on 5/12/2012
Eric Hosmer of SFG struck out 4 times against ARI on 5/12/2012
Bronson Arroyo of CIN had 12 strikeouts against WAS on 5/13/2012
Melky Cabrera of TBR had 6 hits against BAL on 5/13/2012
Brett Lawrie of TOR struck out 4 times against MIN on 5/13/2012
Eric Thames of TOR struck out 4 times against MIN on 5/13/20

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  1. Rick Wynne

    Before checking out the Players of the Week, I noticed how many strikeouts my Rangers bullpen had this week. In fact, here is the line for my relievers:
    12.67 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 26 K. Closer Ogando led the way striking out 11 of the 12 batters he faced in 4 IP (o H, 0 BB). After checking out the Players of the Week, I noticed that there were a few other notable performances regarding K/IP. The Cubs’ James Russell had 10 K in 3.33 IP (1 H, so he didn’t strike out everyone he faced. Vinny Pestano of the Indians K’d 17 in 6.33 IP (1 BB, 3 H). Rick

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