Newsletter for games through 5-17-17

NOTHING DOING: Wade Miley of the Reds threw a no-hitter against SFG on 5/14/2017…it took 141 pitches and he gave up 4 walks…Peraza and Aoki each had hit-saving plays…

COMMENTARY: Hats off to the Reds, who were the only team in the league to run the table…they’re now 1.5 WOR…and are part of a 3-team logjam at the top of the NL central where the teams are separated by less than a single game…Washington and Arizona both moved into first place in their divisions…The Mets and Braves each came down to earth a little bit, as the reality of the lousy reality for those clubs made itself known…Padres were only 2-5, but the -.5 WOR for newcomer Joel Rollins is the second-best in the division….Eight teams are within 3 games of first place in the AL central and east…Jays had the best showing in their division…Royals and Twins picked up tiny gains in the AL central, which is meaningful in a division where there’s not much elbow room…The state of Texas fared well in the AL west as the teams from Houston and Arlington each had winning weeks…and the other 3 teams are all even-or-better in WOR…Dodgers have a league-best 3.15 team fantasy ERA…Houston bullpen has allowed only 1 of 26 runners to score…Boston pitchers have 423 strikeouts, and nobody else has over 400….or is even really close…Washington and Seattle pitchers have each walked only 88 batters, tied for the league lead…nobody else is in double-digits…Cub pitchers have allowed only 271 hits…nobody else is under 300…the Nationals took 3 of 4 from Baltimore, in Baltimore, winning lots of friends in Tampa Bay, Toronto, New York, and Boston…Baltimore is still holding on to first in the AL east…Ezequiel Carrera, Dee Gordon, Cesar Hernandez, and Aaron judge have all had 17-game hitting streaks this year…longest current streak is Xander Bogaerts at 13…Brad Peacock of Houston hasn’t allowed a run in 10 innings, tied for the longest streak of the year…Dodgers have the 3rd best run differential in the league…they really look like a sleeper in the NL west…Chad Green appeared on the waiver wire as a result of some AAA promotion rights data errors earlier in the year and was administratively removed…

FEATS AND FAILURES:

Yasiel Puig of LAD hit 3 home runs against PIT on 5/8/2017
Yasiel Puig of LAD had 8 RBI against PIT on 5/8/2017
Chris Archer of TBR had 11 strikeouts against KCR on 5/8/2017
Ryon Healy of OAK robbed 3 hits against LAA on 5/9/2017
Gio Gonzalez of WAS had 12 strikeouts against BAL on 5/9/2017
Hyun Soo,Kim of BAL struck out 4 times against WAS on 5/9/2017
DET and ARI played 13.5 innings on 5/9/2017
Cody Bellinger of LAD had 6 RBI against PIT on 5/10/2017
Jason Vargas of KCR had 18 strikeouts against TBR on 5/10/2017
Logan Morrison of TBR struck out 4 times against KCR on 5/10/2017
Johnny Cueto of SFG had 10 strikeouts against NYM on 5/10/2017
CLE and TOR played 13.5 innings on 5/10/2017
Zack Greinke of ARI had 13 strikeouts against PIT on 5/11/2017
Cliff Pennington of LAA struck out 4 times against DET on 5/11/2017
Eduardo Rodriguez of BOS had 10 strikeouts against TBR on 5/12/2017
A.J. Griffin of TEX had 12 strikeouts against OAK on 5/12/2017
Trevor Plouffe of OAK struck out 4 times against TEX on 5/12/2017
Joey Gallo of TEX struck out 4 times against OAK on 5/12/2017
Yu Darvish of TEX had 12 strikeouts against OAK on 5/13/2017
Carlos Martinez of STL had 12 strikeouts against CHC on 5/13/2017
Cameron Rupp of PHI struck out 4 times against WAS on 5/14/2017
LAD and COL played 14.5 innings on 5/14/2017
Carlos Beltran of TOR struck out 4 times against SEA on 5/14/2017
Delino DeShields of TEX struck out 4 times against OAK on 5/14/2017
Michael Conforto of NYM had 6 RBI against MIL on 5/14/2017

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