Newsletter for games through 7-13-16

NOTE: We take regular lineups next week but only play one series…you can use the off days to reset your rotation, if you wish.  But yes, next week will be a short week.

TOPS OF THE WEEK:  Did I say the cycle was more rare than a no-hitter?  Steven Moya of Detroit did it against Toronto on 7/10/2016

COMMENTS: Going into the All-Star break, the Braves had a solid 4-2 showing and are pulling into even WOR territory…Washington and the Mets split a 4-game series against each other and each finished with a respectable 4-3 week…Scherzer beat Syndergarrd 1-0, who didn’t make it past the 5th inning…the combined for 12.33 innings and 17 strikeouts…also had a 14 inning game on the 7th…the Cubs entered the break with a 5-1 statement, and launched themselves into the best record in the league…Milwaukee and Pittsburgh each posted winning weeks…the Cards remain +5 WOR…Colorado had the most wins in the NL, went 6-1, and pulled within 2 of the Giants at the halfway point…the Dodgers woke up and posted 5 wins…Arizona and the Padres are each in positive WOR ground…Boston went 5-1 and is 9 games up in the AL East…Toronto was the only other division team to go into the break winning…Cleveland had a huge 6-1 week to gain ground in first place in the AL Central, and is now up 6…both the Indians and Tigers are slightly ahead of the actual teams…The Twins had a big 5-2 showing giving Tim some steam for the WOR standings…the AL west is shaping up with the Mariners as a front-runner, but the A’s had the best week last week and are +7 WOR…Houston is hanging in there…The AL division leaders can all feel pretty good about their leads, but there are 6 teams with between 45 and 48 wins vying for 2 wildcard spots…the NL has 6 teams between 45 and 51 wins…Best real ERA belongs to Cleveland at 3.07…best fantasy ERA goes to the Cubs…by a mile….Rick must be doing a fabulous job of moving guys in and out spots to get the most out of them…Baltimore leads Boston in real HR, ERA, and fielding, leading me to suspect Tony Bernacchi of some sort of voodoo…should be a great race in the second half…the Nationals and Mets are within 2 spots of each for the ranks of actual performance in HR, ERA, and BA…the Nationals are 25 spots ahead in fielding…

FEATS AND FAILURES:

Robinson Cano of SEA struck out 4 times against HOU on 7/4/2016
Max Scherzer of WAS had 10 strikeouts against MIL on 7/4/2016
Blake Parker of KCR had 10 strikeouts against TOR on 7/4/2016
Edwin Encarnacion of TOR hit 3 home runs against KCR on 7/4/2016
Carlos Carrasco of CLE had 10 strikeouts against DET on 7/5/2016
Steven Moya of DET robbed 3 hits against CLE on 7/5/2016
Nick Tropeano of LAA had 11 strikeouts against TBR on 7/5/2016
Byron Buxton of MIN struck out 4 times against OAK on 7/6/2016
Julio Teheran of ATL had 12 strikeouts against PHI on 7/6/2016
David Freese of PIT struck out 4 times against STL on 7/7/2016
PIT and STL played 13.5 innings on 7/7/2016
Kenley Jansen of LAD had 12 strikeouts against SDP on 7/7/2016
SDP and LAD played 15.5 innings on 7/7/2016
Stephen Strasburg of WAS had 11 strikeouts against NYM on 7/7/2016
Tim Beckham of TBR struck out 4 times against BOS on 7/8/2016
Steven Souza of TBR struck out 4 times against BOS on 7/8/2016
Archie Bradley of ARI had 11 strikeouts against SFG on 7/8/2016
Blake Parker of KCR had 12 strikeouts against SEA on 7/9/2016
Jordan Pries of SEA had 10 strikeouts against KCR on 7/9/2016
Max Scherzer of WAS had 10 strikeouts against NYM on 7/9/2016
Lucas Harrell of DET had 11 strikeouts against TOR on 7/9/2016
Carlos Martinez of STL had 10 strikeouts against MIL on 7/10/2016
Danny Duffy of SEA had 10 strikeouts against KCR on 7/10/2016
Khris Davis of OAK robbed 3 hits against HOU on 7/10/2016

 

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