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Newsletter for games through 5-12-2019

WEEKLY WINNERS and WHATNOTS

Nobody ran the table in the NL but the Phils were 5-1…the Bosox had the best AL mark with a perfect 6-0, and are now a half game up on the Rays…and the Rays were 5-1…Rockies and Reds each had hot weeks, and kept themselves in contention…and the Chisox had a strong 6-1 week in an anyone-could-win-it AL central…11 trades this week, with Oakland leading the charge…Dbacks have the most actual HR, by a fair bit…Brewers lead the ASFBL…even though the Brewers lead the ASFBL in homers there are 7 teams that have scored more runs…Boston leads in actual OPS….The actual collective ERA of the guys in the Tampa Bay bullpen is 1.75…next closest is 2.63 (NYY)…8 teams have actual bullpen ERAs under 3.00…strangest collection is the Brewers, who have the 3rd-best actual bullpen ERA, and a starting rotation with an ERA of 5.32…best actual batter walk percentage belongs to the Cubs…Baltimore hitters lead the ASFBL in….at-bats…Cleveland pitchers lead the ASFBL in WHIP…Chris Davis has yet to bat for the ASFBL Orioles this year…or pitch…Cody Bellinger is only hitting .398 in the ASFBL…so he’s due to adjust up…Chisox are under .500 overall but 13-6 in their division…

FEATS AND FAILURES

Mike Soroka of ATL had 15 strikeouts against LAD on 5/6/2019
Jason Castro of KCR hit 3 home runs against HOU on 5/6/2019
Jake Odorizzi of MIN had 15 strikeouts against TOR on 5/6/2019
Chris Paddack of SDP had 13 strikeouts against NYM on 5/6/2019
Michael Conforto of NYM robbed 3 hits against SDP on 5/6/2019
Brandon Woodruff of MIL had 13 strikeouts against WAS on 5/6/2019
Hyun-Jin Ryu of LAD had 11 strikeouts against ATL on 5/7/2019
Carlos Carrasco of BOS had 13 strikeouts against BAL on 5/7/2019
Jacob deGrom of OAK had 11 strikeouts against CIN on 5/7/2019
Jordan Lyles of PIT had 11 strikeouts against TEX on 5/7/2019
Zack Greinke of ARI had 11 strikeouts against TBR on 5/8/2019
Shane Bieber of CLE had 10 strikeouts against CWS on 5/8/2019
Luis Castillo of CIN had 10 strikeouts against OAK on 5/8/2019
Jerad Eickhoff of PHI had 12 strikeouts against STL on 5/8/2019
Mike Tauchman of NYY struck out 4 times against SEA on 5/8/2019
Jon Lester of LAA had 17 strikeouts against DET on 5/9/2019
Jefry Rodriguez of CLE had 10 strikeouts against CWS on 5/9/2019
Adam Jones of ARI had 5 hits against ATL on 5/10/2019
Lucas Giolito of CWS had 15 strikeouts against TOR on 5/10/2019
Gerrit Cole of CLE had 11 strikeouts against OAK on 5/10/2019
Caleb Smith of MIA had 12 strikeouts against NYM on 5/10/2019
Masahiro Tanaka of NYY had 11 strikeouts against TBR on 5/10/2019
Eric Hosmer of SDP had 5 hits against COL on 5/10/2019
Justin Verlander of BOS had 13 strikeouts against SEA on 5/10/2019
Yusei Kikuchi of SEA had 10 strikeouts against BOS on 5/10/2019
Mike Soroka of ATL had 14 strikeouts against ARI on 5/11/2019
Luke Weaver of ARI had 10 strikeouts against ATL on 5/11/2019
Spencer Turnbull of DET had 12 strikeouts against MIN on 5/11/2019
Jake Odorizzi of MIN had 11 strikeouts against DET on 5/11/2019
Brandon Dixon of DET struck out 4 times against MIN on 5/11/2019
DET and MIN played 13.5 innings on 5/11/2019
Charlie Morton of TBR had 10 strikeouts against NYY on 5/11/2019
Marcell Ozuna of STL struck out 4 times against PIT on 5/11/2019
Alcides Escobar of CWS had 5 hits against TOR on 5/12/2019
Jacob deGrom of OAK had 11 strikeouts against CLE on 5/12/2019
Matthew Boyd of DET had 10 strikeouts against MIN on 5/12/2019
Bryce Harper of PHI struck out 4 times against KCR on 5/12/2019
Chris Paddack of SDP had 13 strikeouts against COL on 5/12/2019
Carlos Carrasco of BOS had 11 strikeouts against SEA on 5/12/2019
Zack Wheeler of SEA had 11 strikeouts against BOS on 5/12/2019
Hyun-Jin Ryu of LAD had 12 strikeouts against WAS on 5/12/2019

 

 

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Results for games through 5-5-19

COMINGS AND GOINGS:

Leo has already made the email introduction; let me welcome via newsletter Sara Sanchez, new owner of the Tigers.  Sara and I are fellow Utah escapees and she is the author of the “Bleed Cub Blue” podcast, which is an impressive professional credential  in my eyes…Leo has recently relocated, and he and I have plans to see the Mets play the Dodgers later this month…which is notable only because, although he and I have both been in the league since 1994, and he’s been helping run it since at leas 1995, it will be the first time we’ve seen a major league game together…

IMITATING FIERS:

Mike Soroka of ATL threw a no-hitter against SDP on 5/1/2019!  And even with that, his ASFBL ERA is still higher than his real ERA…

COMMENTS:

Philly went a perfect 5-0 and is now just 2 back of Atlanta, who themselves collected 5 wins…as did the Brewers…The NL East is collectively 12.5 games better than their real teams…the Mets are the only team dragging that number downward…only the Reds and Dodgers have positive wins-over-reality numbers in the other NL divisions…ESPN ran a “why the Cubs/Cardinals rivalry matters again” story this week…the teams are tied in the ASFBL NL central…the Padres are matched dead even with the actual club, which is pretty good, and they’d be closer to first if the Dodgers weren’t 4 games better than the real club…defending ASFBL champ Tony Bernacchi had a 6-1 week, is +2.5 WOR, and pulled with a half-game of Alan Minsky’s Rays…KC was also 6-1, is within 3 games of first, and +4 WOR…Minnesota and Cleveland top the division…top 4 teams in the AL west combined to go 17-5…Texas has won 9 of it’s last 10…Seattle still tops the AL with the best record, even as Adam is re-vamping his lineup…after the Phillies, the Brewers have the best NL record over the last 10 games…three players had 3 home runs in a game last week…Chisox are the only team other than the Mariners with 20 stolen bases so far…Boston has a .277 team average, inches ahead of the Royals at .274…

FEATS AND FAILURES:

Austin Barnes of LAD hit 3 home runs against SFG on 4/29/2019
Austin Barnes of LAD had 6 RBI against SFG on 4/29/2019
Paul Goldschmidt of STL hit 3 home runs against WAS on 4/29/2019
Paul Goldschmidt of STL had 7 RBI against WAS on 4/29/2019
Charlie Morton of TBR had 11 strikeouts against KCR on 4/29/2019
Carlos Santana of CLE robbed 3 hits against MIA on 4/30/2019
Mike Minor of TEX had 13 strikeouts against PIT on 4/30/2019
Tyler Skaggs of LAA had 10 strikeouts against TOR on 4/30/2019
TOR and LAA played 13.5 innings on 4/30/2019
Pablo Lopez of MIA had 10 strikeouts against CLE on 5/1/2019
Brandon Woodruff of MIL had 10 strikeouts against COL on 5/1/2019
Matthew Boyd of DET had 10 strikeouts against PHI on 5/1/2019
Zach Eflin of PHI had 11 strikeouts against DET on 5/1/2019
Jake Odorizzi of MIN had 10 strikeouts against HOU on 5/1/2019
Hyun-Jin Ryu of LAD had 11 strikeouts against SFG on 5/1/2019
Frankie Montas of OAK had 10 strikeouts against BOS on 5/1/2019
Mike Soroka of ATL had 16 strikeouts against SDP on 5/1/2019
Kyle Schwarber of LAA struck out 4 times against TOR on 5/1/2019
David Fletcher of LAA robbed 3 hits against TOR on 5/1/2019
Carlos Carrasco of BOS had 10 strikeouts against CWS on 5/2/2019
Anthony DeSclafani of CIN had 10 strikeouts against NYM on 5/2/2019
Noah Syndergaard of NYM had 11 strikeouts against CIN on 5/2/2019
Jon Lester of LAA had 14 strikeouts against TOR on 5/2/2019
TOR and LAA played 14.5 innings on 5/2/2019
Yoan Moncada of CWS struck out 4 times against BOS on 5/3/2019
Pete Alonso of NYM hit 3 home runs against MIL on 5/3/2019
Pete Alonso of NYM had 7 RBI against MIL on 5/3/2019
Chris Bassitt of OAK had 11 strikeouts against PIT on 5/3/2019
Tyler Glasnow of TBR had 12 strikeouts against BAL on 5/3/2019
Stephen Strasburg of WAS had 11 strikeouts against PHI on 5/3/2019
Jerad Eickhoff of PHI had 10 strikeouts against WAS on 5/3/2019
David Peralta of ARI struck out 4 times against COL on 5/4/2019
ARI and COL played 13.5 innings on 5/4/2019
Ryan O’Hearn of KCR struck out 4 times against DET on 5/4/2019
CC Sabathia of NYY had 10 strikeouts against MIN on 5/4/2019
Jonathan Schoop of MIN struck out 4 times against NYY on 5/4/2019
Zach Davies of MIL had 10 strikeouts against NYM on 5/4/2019
Jack Flaherty of STL had 10 strikeouts against CHC on 5/4/2019
Ariel Jurado of TEX had 17 strikeouts against TOR on 5/4/2019
Raimel Tapia of COL hit for the cycle against ARI on 5/5/2019
Guillermo Heredia of TBR struck out 4 times against BAL on 5/5/2019
Mike Minor of TEX had 11 strikeouts against TOR on 5/5/2019

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Results for games through 4-28-2019

LIFE AND LEAGUE RE-ARRANGEMENTS: Welcome Leo as the newest Angelino, and he now lives a stone’s throw from Dodger Stadium in Pasadena…we’ll shortly have a new manager for the Tigers, due to an early owner departure…new owner announced soon (before the weekend, I hope).

COMMENTS: The Dodgers and the Braves are setting themselves into a class apart; both lead their divisions, they are the only two teams with winning percentages above .700, they are both in positive-WOR territory.  Yet, the Phillies trail the Bravos by only 3 and the Padres are only 4 back, and its reasonable to assume that the front-runners will probably cool off at some point…in the NL Central the Cards and Cubs are in a dead tie and four teams are within 4.5 games…Seattle is the class of the AL, and is the only DH-using club with a win percentage north of .600…The Rays have cooled a bit but still lead the AL East, where four clubs are within 2.5 of first…Cleveland and Minnesota are having an early-season dogfight and are separated by only a half game…everyone in the AL West is within 1 game of the actual club, except for Oakland who is +2.5…Atlanta and Washington are 1-2 in the NL East and 1-2 in the league-wide WOR standings…Houston and Texas were each 6-1 last week, tied for best in the league…Tampa Bay has the best actual ERA, and it’s a full run better than second-place…but Houston has a real-bullpen ERA of 1.89…but they’re only 2-3 in 1-run games…Atlanta is 10-1…the Dodgers are 13-3…the most impressive thing about that is the number of 1-run games they’ve been in…TWELVE trades this week…almost more than the rest of the year combined…Oakland and the Dodgers led the way…Chris Bassitt of Oakland struck out 33 in 17 innings last week…Angles got 2 quality starts out of Felix Pena…Moncada of the Chisox hit .524…

FEATS AND FAILURES:

Lucas Duda of KCR struck out 4 times against NYY on 4/21/2019
Spencer Turnbull of DET had 11 strikeouts against CWS on 4/21/2019
Kyle Schwarber of LAA struck out 4 times against SEA on 4/21/2019
Eric Lauer of SDP struck out 4 times against CIN on 4/21/2019
Matt Adams of WAS struck out 4 times against MIA on 4/21/2019
Carlos Carrasco of BOS had 10 strikeouts against DET on 4/22/2019
Brandon Dixon of DET struck out 4 times against BOS on 4/22/2019
Jerad Eickhoff of PHI had 12 strikeouts against NYM on 4/22/2019
Chris Bassitt of OAK had 13 strikeouts against TEX on 4/22/2019
Jeff Mathis of TEX struck out 4 times against OAK on 4/22/2019
Zack Greinke of ARI had 11 strikeouts against PIT on 4/23/2019
Jakob Junis of KCR had 10 strikeouts against TBR on 4/23/2019
Brandon Lowe of TBR struck out 4 times against KCR on 4/23/2019
Jose Quintana of CHC had 10 strikeouts against LAD on 4/23/2019
Trevor Bauer of CLE had 12 strikeouts against MIA on 4/24/2019
Caleb Smith of MIA had 10 strikeouts against CLE on 4/24/2019
Jack Flaherty of STL had 10 strikeouts against MIL on 4/24/2019
Daniel Mengde of OAK had 11 strikeouts against TEX on 4/24/2019
Matt Adams of WAS struck out 5 times against COL on 4/24/2019
Joey Votto of CIN struck out 4 times against ATL on 4/25/2019
David Bote of CHC struck out 4 times against LAD on 4/25/2019
Pablo Lopez of MIA had 10 strikeouts against PHI on 4/25/2019
Elvis Andrus of TEX had 5 hits against SEA on 4/25/2019
Danny Santana of TEX had 7 hits against SEA on 4/25/2019
Corey Kluber of HOU had 13 strikeouts against CLE on 4/26/2019
Mike Soroka of ATL had 16 strikeouts against COL on 4/26/2019
Ryan McMahon of COL struck out 4 times against ATL on 4/26/2019
Garrett Hampson of COL struck out 4 times against ATL on 4/26/2019
Spencer Turnbull of DET had 15 strikeouts against CWS on 4/26/2019
Brandon Woodruff of MIL had 12 strikeouts against NYM on 4/26/2019
James Paxton of NYY had 11 strikeouts against SFG on 4/26/2019
Brandon Crawford of SFG struck out 4 times against NYY on 4/26/2019
Brandon Belt of SFG struck out 4 times against NYY on 4/26/2019
Hyun-Jin Ryu of LAD had 10 strikeouts against PIT on 4/26/2019
Jason Martin of PIT struck out 4 times against LAD on 4/26/2019
Freddie Freeman of ATL hit 3 home runs against COL on 4/27/2019
Nicholas Castellanos of DET had 6 RBI against CWS on 4/27/2019
Orlando Arcia of MIL struck out 4 times against NYM on 4/27/2019
Luke Voit of NYY hit 3 home runs against SFG on 4/27/2019
Max Scherzer of WAS had 10 strikeouts against SDP on 4/27/2019
Christian Walker of ARI struck out 4 times against CHC on 4/28/2019
Luis Castillo of CIN had 10 strikeouts against STL on 4/28/2019
David Price of CLE had 11 strikeouts against HOU on 4/28/2019
Carlos Rodon of CWS had 12 strikeouts against DET on 4/28/2019
Casey Coleman of NYM had 11 strikeouts against MIL on 4/28/2019
Chris Bassitt of OAK had 20 strikeouts against TOR on 4/28/2019
Cody Bellinger of LAD hit for the cycle against PIT on 4/28/2019
Stephen Strasburg of WAS had 11 strikeouts against SDP on 4/28/2019
Wil Myers of SDP struck out 4 times against WAS on 4/28/2019
Marco Gonzales of SEA had 10 strikeouts against TEX on 4/28/2019
Danny Santana of TEX struck out 4 times against SEA on 4/28/2019

 

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