Newsletter for games through 6-9-19

RANDOM REFLECTIONS

Thanks for the many and unexpected birthday wishes…I don’t know how so many of the ASFBLers figured out the anniversary of my trip around the sun, but it was a really nice surprise and much appreciated…with the signings of Kimbrel and Keuchel, the winter free agent season has finally ended…in June…clear sign of climate change, in my opinion…the second-place Brewers would really have put some heat on the first-place Cubs with their 6-0 record…had the Cubs not also gone 6–0….only one team in the NL East had a winning record…that would be the Phillies, picking up a little ground on Atlanta…they hold the top wild card spot in the NL right now…and Andy is hanging tough keeping the Nats +3 WOR, but Danny has really got the Braves firing on all cylinders…their +8.5 WOR is best in the NL…best WOR in the AL is Boston at +9.5, which almost isn’t fair since the actual club is pretty good…Leo has the Royals +9 and they are still in 4th place in the AL central…which is the division where the Indians had the best week at 5-1…Steve Horak’s Chisox are +1 WOR and in striking distance of the Twins…Alan’s DRays had the best record in the division, are +1 WOR over a really good actual club, and are only a game back of the white hot Bosox…I haven’t even been paying attention to how he’s setting his rotation, but it’s gotta be a challenge with all those openers being used…the AL west is totally nuts; Houston is below the actual club but had the best week in the division at 6-1 but is still in 3rd place….all of 1 game back…Oakland holds the division lead on the strength of 37 wins but is .03 percentage-points behind Texas who is negative half a game behind them…math I would worry about except that it will all resolve when all 162 games are played…the Dodgers look like the class of the NL West, although Rick’s team finally looked human and the Padres and Giants had the best weeks in the division…the actual WHIP of the current Bosox ASFBL pitchers is .99, best in the league as one might expect, and something any actual GM would kill for…KC has 52 actual stolen bases, also tops in the league…and finally, although Steve Skrovan didn’t know last Monday was my birthday, he gifted Leo and I field-level seats for Thursday’s Dodger game against the Cubs…I think we can all agree that it’s fair and reasonable that he get 43 free waivers, first priority for all waiver claims this week, and his pick of any two players from the Bosox or Dodgers…

FEATS AND FAILURES

Wade Miley of HOU had 10 strikeouts against SEA on 6/3/2019
Hyun-Jin Ryu of LAD had 10 strikeouts against ARI on 6/4/2019
Tom Murphy of SEA struck out 4 times against HOU on 6/5/2019
Gerrit Cole of CLE had 11 strikeouts against MIN on 6/5/2019
Jake Odorizzi of MIN had 10 strikeouts against CLE on 6/5/2019
Socrates Brito of TOR struck out 4 times against NYY on 6/5/2019
Julio Teheran of ATL had 13 strikeouts against PIT on 6/6/2019
Lucas Sims of CIN had 12 strikeouts against STL on 6/6/2019
Matthew Boyd of DET had 10 strikeouts against TBR on 6/6/2019
Rougned Odor of HOU struck out 4 times against BAL on 6/7/2019
Joey Votto of CIN had 5 hits against PHI on 6/7/2019
Kyle Gibson of MIN had 11 strikeouts against DET on 6/7/2019
Jesse Chavez of TEX had 16 strikeouts against OAK on 6/7/2019
Justin Verlander of BOS had 10 strikeouts against TBR on 6/7/2019
Charlie Morton of TBR had 13 strikeouts against BOS on 6/7/2019
Hunter Renfroe of SDP struck out 4 times against WAS on 6/7/2019
Austin Riley of ATL struck out 4 times against MIA on 6/8/2019
Curt Casali of CIN struck out 4 times against PHI on 6/8/2019
Nick Ramirez of DET had 11 strikeouts against MIN on 6/8/2019
Adbert Alzolay of CHC had 10 strikeouts against STL on 6/8/2019
Lucas Giolito of BOS had 14 strikeouts against TBR on 6/8/2019
Ji-Man Choi of TBR struck out 4 times against BOS on 6/8/2019
Robbie Ray of ARI had 11 strikeouts against TOR on 6/9/2019
Peter Lambert of COL had 13 strikeouts against NYM on 6/9/2019
Nolan Arenado of COL had 7 RBI against NYM on 6/9/2019
Nolan Arenado of COL had 5 hits against NYM on 6/9/2019
Hyun-Jin Ryu of LAD had 11 strikeouts against SFG on 6/9/2019
Stephen Vogt of SFG struck out 4 times against LAD on 6/9/2019
Orlando Arcia of MIL robbed 3 hits against PIT on 6/9/2019
Stephen Strasburg of WAS had 10 strikeouts against SDP on 6/9/2019

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  1. Rick Wynne

    On 6/3, AAA Gonsolin had a no-hitter through 5 innings in his first start of the season. Then, Escobar led off the 6th with a HR, which would be the only hit the DBacks would get off Dodger pitching that night. But, it was enough as Arizona beat LA 1-0. The next night Dodger pitching allowed 2 hits but won this one.

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