Newsletter for games through 5-7-17

SINGLES NIGHT: Aaron Judge of NYY would have hit for the cylce on 5/6/17 against the Cubs, but having hit a double, triple, and homer, he went ahead and hit two more homers, missing the cycle by a single…Ardolis Chapman appeared in the game for the Cubs….

COMMENTARY: The digital Mets are +800,000 PTBR….that’s “Profane Tweets Below Reality”…Mets, Nationals, and Rockies all had 5 wins in the NL…Cincinnati and St. Louis each put together winning weeks to keep things tight in the NL central…Dodgers went 4-2 to gain ground on everyone but Colorado…Baltimore and the Yankees each had 5 wins and are now in a dead tie at the top of the AL East…Cleveland had the best record in the AL central and are now only 2.5 out of first…Houston went 5-2 and is in first in the AL West…they’re they only AL west team without a positive WOR…Rick Wynne called his tough week against Andy and Leo; his pitching didn’t allow more than 6 runs in any of the losses, but the offense only averaged 2.6 runs in those games…he’s still only .5 back of Leo and dead even on WOR…Kansas City went 0-7 and they’re still 3rd in the league in WOR…Atlanta is at the top at +6…Danny hasn’t exactly overhauled the roster, but has made 4 separate 1-for-1 trades….seems to be working out…7 teams made trades last week, and 4 of them made more than one…Daniel Murphy hit .500 and had 6 HR last week…Kris Bryant hit .458 and also walked 7 times…Andrew Benintendi of Boston only hit .286 last week, but he drew 7 walks and scored 7 runs…Miguel Montero of the Cubs hit .500 and robbed 4 hits…Pineda of the Yankees had 18 strikeouts in 13.67 innings…Drew Storen had 18 strikeouts in 10.33…and Pineda is a starter while Storen is not…it was feast or famine for Padre pitching this week…6 pitchers had an ERA of 3 or less, led by Trevor Cahill with a 1.26 ERA in 2 starts….the other 5 guys all had ERAs over 6.42….”led” by Zach Lee’s 6-runs-in-2.33-IP performance…that’s an ERA of 23.14…

FEATS AND FAILURES:

…notice 4 different players had 3-HR games this week….

Michael Pineda of NYY had 10 strikeouts against TOR on 5/1/2017
Rick Porcello of BOS had 11 strikeouts against BAL on 5/1/2017
Nicholas Castellanos of DET had 6 RBI against CLE on 5/1/2017
Trevor Cahill of SDP had 13 strikeouts against COL on 5/2/2017
Cody Bellinger of LAD had 5 hits against SFG on 5/2/2017
SFG and LAD played 16.5 innings on 5/2/2017
A.J. Griffin of TEX had 10 strikeouts against HOU on 5/2/2017
Yu Darvish of TEX had 10 strikeouts against HOU on 5/3/2017
Lance Lynn of STL had 15 strikeouts against MIL on 5/3/2017
Jonathan Schoop of BAL hit 3 home runs against BOS on 5/3/2017
Mark Trumbo of BAL struck out 4 times against BOS on 5/3/2017
Robbie Ray of ARI had 10 strikeouts against WAS on 5/4/2017
Matt Garza of MIL had 10 strikeouts against STL on 5/4/2017
Jason Vargas of KCR had 14 strikeouts against CLE on 5/5/2017
Chris Davis of BAL struck out 4 times against CWS on 5/6/2017
Justin Bour of MIA hit 3 home runs against NYM on 5/6/2017
Jeff Samardzija of SFG had 14 strikeouts against CIN on 5/6/2017
Aaron Judge of NYY hit 3 home runs against CHC on 5/6/2017
Aaron Judge of NYY had 7 RBI against CHC on 5/6/2017
Aaron Judge of NYY had 5 hits against CHC on 5/6/2017
Danny Salazar of CLE had 11 strikeouts against KCR on 5/6/2017
Miguel Cabrera of DET hit 3 home runs against OAK on 5/6/2017
Miguel Cabrera of DET had 6 RBI against OAK on 5/6/2017
Trevor Cahill of SDP had 10 strikeouts against LAD on 5/7/2017
Justin Turner of LAD robbed 3 hits against SDP on 5/7/2017
Daniel Murphy of WAS hit 3 home runs against PHI on 5/7/2017
Ryan Zimmerman of WAS had 5 hits against PHI on 5/7/2017

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