Newsletter for games through 8-14-2016

COMMENTS:

Best record anyone managed this week was 5-1, and the four teams that did it were the Cubs, Indians, Pirates and Jays….mattered the most to the Indians, who now have a 2.5 game lead over the Tigers…not the downplay how much the big week helped the Jays, who moved into the 2d AL wildcard spot where they lead the Tigers by half a game…Washington and Miami each had winning weeks; the Nats are in the first wildcard spot by 5 games…Colorado added to its lead in the west, and was the only team in the division to post a winning mark…Baltimore clawed its way a half game closer to the Bosox…kudos to Oakland and KC who each had winning weeks…Tampa Bay and Arizona are the 2 teams that most inherited a mess but are making real noise in the WOR standings…Oakland is also up there at +6…Atlanta has the rights to the largest number of players at 114, just ahead of Texas with 112…Baltimore only has 81 at the bottom of the league, and the Mets have but 83…Oakland, however, has the fewest number of total vowels in player names with a total of 91 players, and while Atlanta has 511 vowels with its mighty roster of 114 players, with a mere 104 players San Diego has 478 vowels…Anaheim leads Arizona with 1,278 characters to form the names of its 110 players, while Arizona has only 1,250 with an identical 110 uniformed officers…Christian Betancourt and Jarrod Saltalamacchia tie for the longest name with 20 letters each, and Jon Jay still has the shortest name…Jose Altuve has hit safely in 19 straight games, and is chasing the season-long hitting streak of 33 by fellow ASFBL Astro Charlie Blackmon…Six other players have had hitting streaks of 20 games or more this season…for players with at least 200 AB this year, the average distances in batting average between the real and fantasy numbers is just 5 points…Altuve leads the ASFBL with 114 runs across…30 ahead of second-place Anthony Rizzo…Polanco is third…but Carlos Correa has scored 71 runs to put him 17th in the league lead, had he has only 319 AB….that’s 43 fewer than anyone else in the top 25, and 22 of the league leaders have more than 200 AB…Chris Sale of the Chisox is the first pitcher to top 200 fantasy innings…

FEATS AND FAILURES:

Brian Dozier of MIN had 5 hits against HOU on 8/9/2016
Robbie Ray of ARI had 11 strikeouts against NYM on 8/9/2016
Jose Peraza of CIN had 6 RBI against STL on 8/9/2016
Max Scherzer of WAS had 13 strikeouts against CLE on 8/10/2016
SFG and MIA played 13.5 innings on 8/10/2016
Jose Quintana of CWS had 12 strikeouts against KCR on 8/10/2016
Coco Crisp of OAK struck out 4 times against BAL on 8/11/2016
Eddie Rosario of MIN struck out 4 times against HOU on 8/11/2016
Danny Duffy of SEA had 10 strikeouts against OAK on 8/12/2016
Joseph Musgrove of HOU had 15 strikeouts against TOR on 8/12/2016
Raisel Iglesias of CIN had 11 strikeouts against MIL on 8/12/2016
Rick Porcello of BOS had 12 strikeouts against ARI on 8/12/2016
Melvin Upton of SDP struck out 4 times against NYM on 8/12/2016
Matt Kemp of SDP struck out 4 times against NYM on 8/12/2016
Alex Gordon of KCR struck out 4 times against MIN on 8/13/2016
Conor Gillaspie of SFG robbed 3 hits against BAL on 8/13/2016
LAA and CLE played 13.5 innings on 8/13/2016
Dylan Bundy of BAL had 11 strikeouts against SFG on 8/14/2016
Tommy Pham of STL hit 3 home runs against CHC on 8/14/2016

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