Newsletter for games through 7-17-2016

REMEMBER: Trade deadline is 2 weeks away!  Last trades will be accepted with the lineups due on 8/2.

COMMENTARY: Six teams managed perfect records in the short week…Two in the AL East…Anaheim Angels are undefeated since the all-start break, and Achten’s group was an identical 3-0…Tigers picked up a game in the AL central…Rockies moved into a dead tie with the Giants in the NL West…Nationals, Marlins, and Mets all winning weeks in the NL East, but only the Washington crew was perfect…Houston picked up a game in the AL west to move within 6…Cubs were only 1-2 but held on to the best record in the ASFBL…Cards and Mets are tied with 38 saves…the Toronto bullpen has allowed only 11% of inherited runners to score, tops in the league…Boston leads the league in runs scored…by 47….Giant hitters have drawn more walks in the league than anybody else…that’s 200 more than the last-place team…or 3 baserunners per game…Nolan Arrenado leads the NL with 38 HR….Chris Davis leads the AL with 32…David Ortiz, however, leads the entire ASFBL in slugging percentage…Josh Donaldson is third…Johnny Cueto leads the ASFBL with 15 wins…his actual version leads the NL with 13…talk about a tough league: Chris Sale leads MLB with 14 wins, and can’t crack the top 25 in the ASFBL….

FEATS AND FAILURES:

Jose Fernandez of MIA had 10 strikeouts against STL on 7/15/2016
Justin Verlander of DET had 10 strikeouts against KCR on 7/15/2016
Collin McHugh of HOU had 10 strikeouts against SEA on 7/15/2016
SFG and SDP played 13 innings on 7/15/2016
Matt Moore of TBR had 12 strikeouts against BAL on 7/16/2016
Jonathan Villar of MIL struck out 6 times against CIN on 7/16/2016
MIL and CIN played 15 innings on 7/16/2016
Stephen Strasburg of WAS had 14 strikeouts against PIT on 7/16/2016
Madison Bumgarner of SFG had 13 strikeouts against SDP on 7/17/2016
Matthew Joyce of PIT struck out 4 times against WAS on 7/17/2016
Chad Rogers of CIN had 10 strikeouts against MIL on 7/17/2016
Whit Merrifield of KCR struck out 5 times against DET on 7/17/2016
Miguel Sano of MIN struck out 4 times against CLE on 7/17/2016
Brett Gardner of NYY struck out 4 times against BOS on 7/17/2016
BOS and NYY played 15 innings on 7/17/2016
Anthony DeSclafani of BAL had 11 strikeouts against TBR on 7/17/2016

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