Monthly Archives: April 2016

Newsletter for games through 4-24-16

TECH NOTES: I’m still seeing that “database in use” error and continue to work on a solution, however, I’m mostly able to close the page I’m on and log in again and things work out.  I know it’s annoying, but that should be a reasonable workaround if you get stuck.

NO HITTER!!! Drew Smyly of the Rays threw a no-hitter against Boston on 4/19/2016, striking out 11 in the process.   It is not entirely surprising, since his actual WHIP (.73) is awfully similar to Jake Arrieta (.73), who of course had an actual no-hitter.  Please refrain from allegations that the digital Smyly is using PEDs….

COMMENTARY: Holy Eric Forslund!  In his second week in the league he rolled a 6-1 record with the Chisox and seems to have the ship moving in the right direction….and we could officially name this Tim Walsh Week since he was tied for the best record on the week, has the Twins in first place, has the best record in the AL, and is in first place in wins-over-reality…Philly posted the best record in the NL east; the Nats are mimicking the success of the actual team…hard to improve on a 14-4 start, but Andy has his club .5 ahead of the actual crew…and, incidentally, the best record in the ASFBL…Rick Wynne has the Cubs atop the NL central, keeping pace with the real Chicagoans…Arizona raced to a 6-1 record (congrats to newcomer Mike Milos), best in the NL this week, and put some heat on the Dodgers…Padres still hold the best WOR in that division…Baltimore and Tampa are tied in the AL east, and Jaime Richardson has the Rays +2.5 to make them competitive…Tony Bernacchi’s Bosox had the best record in the division to bounce back from a slow start…The AL west is the tightest division, with only 3 games separating first from last…and no team is worse than a half game behind reality…Symonds’ Mariners gained the most this week…Goldschmidt had 5 homers and 16 RBI on the week…the Mets’ won Asdrubal Cabrera hit over .500…Drew Smyly of the Rays tossed 18 scoreless innings…Darren O’Day of the Orioles struck out 17…in 7 and 2/3rds innings…Eduardo Nunez of the Twins stole 4 bases on the week…Arizona had 3 players hit .400 and better…and none of them was Goldschmidt….

FEATS AND FAILURES:

Jason Hammel of CHC had 12 strikeouts against STL on 4/18/2016
Eduardo Escobar of MIN struck out 4 times against MIL on 4/18/2016
Noah Syndergaard of NYM had 12 strikeouts against PHI on 4/18/2016
Travis d’Arnaud of NYM struck out 4 times against PHI on 4/18/2016
Michael Taylor of WAS struck out 4 times against MIA on 4/18/2016
Sean O’Sullivan of BOS had 11 strikeouts against TBR on 4/19/2016
Adam Lind of SEA robbed 3 hits against CLE on 4/19/2016
Vincent Velasquez of PHI had 15 strikeouts against NYM on 4/19/2016
Gerrit Cole of PIT had 13 strikeouts against SDP on 4/20/2016
Adam Rosales of SDP struck out 4 times against PIT on 4/20/2016
Kenta Maeda of LAD had 14 strikeouts against ATL on 4/20/2016
Marwin Gonzalez of HOU struck out 4 times against TEX on 4/20/2016
Edinson Volquez of KCR had 11 strikeouts against DET on 4/20/2016
Justin Upton of DET robbed 3 hits against KCR on 4/20/2016
Nick Castellanos of DET struck out 4 times against KCR on 4/20/2016
Tommy La Stella of CHC had 5 hits against STL on 4/20/2016
Paulo Orlando of KCR struck out 4 times against DET on 4/21/2016
Aaron Nola of PHI had 12 strikeouts against MIL on 4/22/2016
Kirk Nieuwenhuis of MIL struck out 4 times against PHI on 4/22/2016
Jonathan Villar of MIL robbed 3 hits against PHI on 4/23/2016
Drew Pomeranz of SDP had 15 strikeouts against STL on 4/23/2016
Stephen Piscotty of STL robbed 3 hits against SDP on 4/23/2016
Brian McCann of HOU struck out 4 times against BOS on 4/24/2016

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OPENING DAY, 2016!!!!

COMMENTS: Welcome aboard, John Kvach!  He’s entered exactly one lineup and has the Padres +3 WOR to lead the league…long-timer Tm Walsh accomplished the same feat with the Twins…Jamie Richardson, also in an inaugural run, was just behind a 2.5 with the Rays…Andy Somers was an impressive 11-1, and it’s probably even harder to improve on the 9-2 start of the actual Nationals…there’s nothing better in the early weeks than extra-inning games for the real team; the relievers pile up innings…for the same reason, there’s nothing worse than extra-inning fantasy games early on, since you burn at-bats and innings out of your starters and bullpen…Gordon Leckie’s 9-3 start with the Tigers is best in the AL…every member of the AL west is even or better in WOR….Chuck Ballingall has the Dodgers +2 WOR and atop the NL west…Trevor Story only had 2 fantasy HR, but is due to seriously adjust up…Dan Murphy hit .491 for the Nationals, tops in the league…Chris Davis already has 9 HR….Logan Kensing of Detroit managed 4 wins in relief…Joe Ross of Washington started the year with 27 scoreless innings…his actual ERA is all of .61…Tiajuan Walker of Seattle pitched 16 and 2/3rds innings without issuing a walk….

TECHNICAL NOTES: We WILL have AAA players next week, although they may have standard defense ratings until the baseball-reference website gets the defensive stats up…if you have a microsoft email account (ending in msn.com or hotmail.com) it’s blocking the league emails; I’m working on it, but let me know if you find a solution.

FEATS AND FAILURES:

Aaron Sanchez of TOR had 11 strikeouts against TBR on 4/3/2016
Ian Kennedy of KCR had 11 strikeouts against NYM on 4/3/2016
Noah Syndergaard of NYM had 15 strikeouts against KCR on 4/3/2016
Yoenis Cespedes of NYM struck out 4 times against KCR on 4/3/2016
Adrian Gonzalez of LAD had 8 RBI against SDP on 4/4/2016
Russell Martin of TOR struck out 4 times against TBR on 4/4/2016
Jose Bautista of TOR struck out 4 times against TBR on 4/4/2016
Rajai Davis of CLE struck out 4 times against BOS on 4/4/2016
Domingo Santana of MIL struck out 4 times against SFG on 4/6/2016
Jay Bruce of CIN hit 3 home runs against PHI on 4/6/2016
David Peralta of ARI struck out 4 times against COL on 4/6/2016
Mark Canha of OAK struck out 4 times against CWS on 4/6/2016
Danny Salazar of CLE had 14 strikeouts against BOS on 4/7/2016
Chase Utley of LAD had 5 hits against SFG on 4/7/2016
Aaron Sanchez of TOR had 13 strikeouts against BOS on 4/8/2016
Hanley Ramirez of BOS struck out 4 times against TOR on 4/8/2016
Noah Syndergaard of NYM had 16 strikeouts against PHI on 4/8/2016
Ian Kennedy of KCR had 11 strikeouts against MIN on 4/8/2016
Byron Buxton of MIN struck out 4 times against KCR on 4/8/2016
Daniel Murphy of WAS hit for the cycle against MIA on 4/9/2016
Corey Dickerson of TBR had 6 RBI against BAL on 4/9/2016
Trevor Story of COL struck out 4 times against SDP on 4/9/2016
Vincent Velasquez of PHI had 12 strikeouts against NYM on 4/9/2016
Colby Rasmus of HOU robbed 3 hits against MIL on 4/9/2016
David Price of BOS had 10 strikeouts against TOR on 4/9/2016
Yordano Ventura of KCR had 11 strikeouts against MIN on 4/9/2016
Nick Castellanos of DET struck out 4 times against NYY on 4/9/2016
Jake Odorizzi of TBR had 11 strikeouts against BAL on 4/10/2016
Felix Hernandez of SEA had 12 strikeouts against OAK on 4/10/2016
Jose Quintana of CWS had 11 strikeouts against CLE on 4/10/2016
Brad Brach of BAL had 12 strikeouts against BOS on 4/11/2016
Carlos Rodon of CWS had 12 strikeouts against MIN on 4/11/2016
Paulo Orlando of KCR struck out 4 times against HOU on 4/11/2016
Marcus Semien of OAK robbed 3 hits against LAA on 4/11/2016
Maikel Franco of PHI struck out 4 times against SDP on 4/12/2016
Masahiro Tanaka of NYY had 12 strikeouts against TOR on 4/12/2016
Drew Smyly of TBR had 11 strikeouts against CLE on 4/12/2016
Danny Salazar of CLE had 11 strikeouts against TBR on 4/13/2016
Juan Uribe of CLE struck out 4 times against TBR on 4/13/2016
Hank Conger of TBR robbed 3 hits against CLE on 4/13/2016
Brandon Crawford of SFG had 6 RBI against COL on 4/13/2016
Jerad Eickhoff of PHI had 13 strikeouts against SDP on 4/13/2016
Noah Syndergaard of NYM had 16 strikeouts against MIA on 4/13/2016
Stephen Strasburg of WAS had 10 strikeouts against ATL on 4/13/2016
Ian Kennedy of KCR had 13 strikeouts against HOU on 4/13/2016
Tyler White of HOU struck out 4 times against KCR on 4/13/2016
Luis Severino of NYY had 12 strikeouts against TOR on 4/14/2016
Vincent Velasquez of PHI had 11 strikeouts against SDP on 4/14/2016
Jake Arrieta of CHC had 10 strikeouts against CIN on 4/14/2016
Anthony Rizzo of CHC hit 3 home runs against CIN on 4/14/2016
Anthony Rizzo of CHC had 7 RBI against CIN on 4/14/2016
Gio Gonzalez of WAS had 11 strikeouts against ATL on 4/14/2016
Gio Gonzalez of WAS robbed 3 hits against ATL on 4/14/2016
Kenta Maeda of LAD had 11 strikeouts against SFG on 4/15/2016
Jean Segura of ARI had 6 RBI against SDP on 4/15/2016
Zack Cozart of CIN had 6 hits against STL on 4/15/2016
Chase Anderson of MIL had 11 strikeouts against PIT on 4/15/2016
Marlon Byrd of CLE struck out 5 times against NYM on 4/16/2016
Asdrubal Cabrera of NYM robbed 3 hits against CLE on 4/16/2016
Felix Hernandez of SEA had 12 strikeouts against NYY on 4/16/2016
Clay Buchholz of BOS had 11 strikeouts against TOR on 4/16/2016
Jose Bautista of TOR struck out 4 times against BOS on 4/16/2016
Garrett Richards of LAA had 11 strikeouts against MIN on 4/16/2016
Colby Rasmus of HOU struck out 4 times against DET on 4/16/2016
Joe Kelly of BOS had 10 strikeouts against TOR on 4/17/2016
Nathan Eovaldi of HOU had 13 strikeouts against DET on 4/17/2016
Jose Fernandez of MIA had 13 strikeouts against ATL on 4/17/2016

 

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Dry run update

Just sent this out via email, and I’m posting it here just in case.  Please email me if you see this message here but it never arrived in your email…

I’m getting excited for the start of the season! We’re experiencing some spring kinks with the new server. Stuff to know:

1) If you hit a login error, check that you are using the new link (http://www.asfbl.net/login.aspx) or just follow the link from the asfbl homepage (https://asfblblog.wordpress.com/).

2) If you see a “mac state” error just log in again…it means something weird has happened to the godaddy server.

3) If you see any other error, please send me the error if you can. You can either do a screenshot or just cut and paste everything on your web page.

If you haven’t tried logging in yet (about half of you look like you have), it’s probably worth doing over the weekend.

Jon

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