Monthly Archives: September 2012

Newsletter for games through 9/23/2012

Apologies for the the late hour…many crises to chase around today.  Congrats to the Tigers, who are making a go of it in the AL central.  The AL west is ever the dogfight; this week is no exception.  BIG NEWS: the Dodgers crept into a tie in the NL West… when the dust settled this week, 3 races were .5 games or closer….Colorado continues to amaze me in the WOR standings; Tom Duckett has really done an excellent job…just a couple weeks left!

Clayton Kershaw of LAD threw a no-hitter against WAS on 9/18/2012
Clayton Kershaw of LAD had 12 strikeouts against WAS on 9/18/2012
Brandon Morrow of TOR had 10 strikeouts against NYY on 9/18/2012
Gaby Sanchez of MIA robbed 3 hits against ATL on 9/18/2012
Adrian Beltre of TEX struck out 4 times against LAA on 9/18/2012
Mat Latos of BOS had 11 strikeouts against TBR on 9/19/2012
Marco Estrada of MIL had 12 strikeouts against PIT on 9/20/2012
Hector Santiago of KCR had 10 strikeouts against CWS on 9/20/2012
Wily Peralta of MIL had 11 strikeouts against WAS on 9/21/2012
Corey Brown of WAS struck out 4 times against MIL on 9/21/2012
Cliff Lee of PHI had 12 strikeouts against ATL on 9/21/2012
Edwin Encarnacion of ATL robbed 3 hits against PHI on 9/21/2012
CC Sabathia of NYY had 12 strikeouts against OAK on 9/21/2012
Justin Maxwell of HOU struck out 4 times against PIT on 9/21/2012
Brett Wallace of HOU struck out 4 times against PIT on 9/21/2012
Asdrubal Cabrera of CLE struck out 4 times against KCR on 9/23/2012
Joe Blanton of SFG had 10 strikeouts against SDP on 9/23/2012
Adrian Beltre of TEX hit 3 home runs against SEA on 9/23/2012
Adrian Beltre of TEX had 7 RBI against SEA on 9/23/2012
Jason Heyward of ATL struck out 4 times against PHI on 9/23/2012

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Newsletter for games of 9-9-2012

UP CYCLE: Torii Hunter of LAA hit for the cycle against OAK on 9/5/2012…Torii Hunter of LAA had 6 RBI against OAK on 9/5/2012…Torii Hunter of LAA had 5 hits against OAK on 9/5/2012

COMMENTS: Never say die: the best 2 of the 3 records in the NL went to the Rockies and the Cubs…Dead heat: The four of the six divisions have races 3.5 games or tighter….the AL West is locked in a dead tie…Boston still has the best record in the AL, but the Yankees and Orioles have their footsteps pounding in the background…kudos to the Twins, who are +5 WOR and have quietly slipped into 3rd in their division…the BIG ASFBL news is the Reds, who have charged into first in their division and have the best record in the league…go Ralph…The Dodgers turned the NL west into a race in one week, picking up 4 games in the west…DJ LaMathieu hit .750 last week; that’s not a typo…Aramis Ramirez had an ungodly 16 RBI…Felix Hernandez threw 11 shutout innings…

FEATS AND FAILURES:

Mike Carp of NYY struck out 4 times against TBR on 9/3/2012
Jay Bruce of CIN had 6 RBI against PHI on 9/3/2012
Justin Upton of SFG struck out 4 times against ARI on 9/3/2012
Cliff Lee of PHI had 12 strikeouts against CIN on 9/5/2012
Carlos Beltran of STL struck out 4 times against NYM on 9/5/2012

Steve Johnson of BAL had 12 strikeouts against NYY on 9/7/2012
Matt Carpenter of TBR struck out 4 times against TEX on 9/7/2012
Gordon Beckham of CWS robbed 3 hits against KCR on 9/7/2012
Brett Anderson of OAK had 11 strikeouts against SEA on 9/7/2012
Clayton Kershaw of LAD had 10 strikeouts against SFG on 9/8/2012
Felix Hernandez of NYY had 12 strikeouts against BAL on 9/8/2012
Adam LaRoche of NYM robbed 3 hits against ATL on 9/9/2012
Greg Dobbs of MIA had 5 hits against WAS on 9/9/2012

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Newsletter for games through 9-2-2012

NO HITTER!  Jensen Lewis of ARI threw a no-hitter against LAD on 9/2/2012…boy, can Jim Gerety make a AAA callup….it was crazy enough that I checked the numbers, but including the no-hitter, his fantasy ERA is 4.35, and his real ERA (estimated) is 4.30….WHIP is witihin .07…On the other hand, maybe it’s bad luck…The 2012 no-hitter pitchers seem cursed….Humber got rocked in relief yesteraday…Santana is on the DL…Wvaver is going to miss his next start….Millwood couldn’t finish his own no-hitter….Matt Cain gave up 5 runs in his last start…here’s hoping Lewis stays safer…

COMMENTARY:  The hottest race is easily the AL west, where the Angels reclaimed first after the Rangers gained it last week…Most impressive was their 3-game sweep of the Bosox….The Rangers can thank Seattle, who salvaged the last game of the series to keep the Halos from running the table….Boston’s 0-7 performance left the best record in the league to the Reds, who picked up 2 and a half games on the Cards….The Angels owe the Rays big-time; playing the role of spoiler, the Rays took 2 of 3 from Texas on route to a 6-1 week…Houston has moved to within a game of the Bosox in the WOR standings….Oakland went 6-1, which got them back in the hunt for the last wild card spot….Congrats to the Rockies, who had the best NL record, and helped the Giants by sweeping the Dodgers….Milwuakee went 6-1, is sitting +6 WOR, and can challenge for the last NL wildcard….28 lineups submitted in the first weekend of September!  Incredible!

FEATS AND FAILURES:

CC Sabathia of NYY had 10 strikeouts against TOR on 8/27/2012
Matt Wieters of BAL robbed 3 hits against CWS on 8/27/2012
Ezequiel Carrera of CLE struck out 4 times against OAK on 8/27/2012
Steve Johnson of BAL had 12 strikeouts against CWS on 8/28/2012
Everth Cabrera of SDP struck out 4 times against ATL on 8/29/2012
A.J. Griffin of OAK had 12 strikeouts against CLE on 8/29/2012
Carlos Peguero of SEA struck out 4 times against MIN on 8/29/2012
David Price of BOS had 13 strikeouts against LAA on 8/29/2012
Brandon Moss of OAK had 6 RBI against CLE on 8/30/2012
Matt Harvey of NYM had 10 strikeouts against MIA on 8/31/2012
Chris Heisey of CIN had 5 hits against HOU on 8/31/2012
Justin Ruggiano of HOU struck out 4 times against CIN on 8/31/2012
Pedro Alvarez of PIT had 5 hits against MIL on 8/31/2012
Danny Espinosa of SEA struck out 4 times against LAA on 8/31/2012
Geovany Soto of CHC struck out 5 times against SFG on 9/1/2012
DJ LeMahieu of COL had 5 hits against SDP on 9/1/2012
Brandon Duckworth of BOS had 10 strikeouts against OAK on 9/1/2012
Arnold Leon of OAK had 11 strikeouts against BOS on 9/1/2012
Pedro Ciriaco of BOS struck out 4 times against OAK on 9/1/2012
Elian Herrera of LAD struck out 4 times against ARI on 9/1/2012
Aaron Hill of ARI struck out 4 times against LAD on 9/1/2012
Jonathon Niese of NYM had 10 strikeouts against MIA on 9/2/2012
Mark Reynolds of BOS struck out 4 times against OAK on 9/2/2012
Chris Iannetta of LAA struck out 4 times against SEA on 9/2/2012
Dayan Viciedo of SFG had 5 hits against CHC on 9/2/2012

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