Newsletter for games through 6-16-2019

COMMENTARY

Greetings from Dallas, a 4-day roadstand for the ASFBL this week…I have developed a new appreciation for the hardships encountered by those who must wait until 6pm to see the start of baseball when it is clearly meant to come on at 4pm…big news this week was the no-hitter from Mike Shawaryn of Boston against the Orioles on 6/14/2019, striking out 17 along the way…you’d be likely to think “well, that’s just the Orioles” but Mark Chen has them +6 WOR…no thanks to the Bosox, who swept the series in Baltimore…Shawaryn has had a pretty solid 3.72 ERA in AAA this year, but is .90 in his 10 innings in Boston to far…the Nats, Mets, and Marlins were all 4-2 this week, which would suggest that they were making gains on the Braves…an errant suggestion, since the Braves went 6-1…Oakland, Houston and Texas are all now separated by a single game…Houston gained a half game this week and Texas lost one, which is a lot of movement in a division that tight….The Indians had their second straight winning week but Minnesota finally caught it’s stride at 5-1…the Brewers picked up a little ground on a very strong Cub team…Miami and the Angels are scrapping, but each is at-or-over .500 over the last 20 games…Bellinger and Sanchez are tied with 28 ASFBL HR…Cesar Puello is hitting .484 in 64 AB…Top 3 BB guys are Harper, Trout, and Yelich…Indians won the Battle of Ohio, sweeping the Reds this week…my time here in Texas is supposed to be spent on the high school national speech and debate championship, which bills itself as the largest academic competition of any sort in North America…I think of it as the Nuke LaLouche of computer programming tasks; there will be some spectacular moments but the only sure thing is regular meltdowns and crises…so far, I’ve stranded all the inherited runners…I now beg everyone reading this to find some wood and knock on it for me…

FEATS AND FAILURES

Willson Contreras of CHC struck out 4 times against COL on 6/10/2019
Jason Heyward of CHC struck out 4 times against COL on 6/10/2019
Pete Alonso of NYM had 5 hits against NYY on 6/10/2019
Nick Ahmed of ARI had 5 hits against PHI on 6/11/2019
Gerrit Cole of CLE had 11 strikeouts against CIN on 6/11/2019
Yasiel Puig of CIN struck out 4 times against CLE on 6/11/2019
Mallex Smith of SEA struck out 4 times against MIN on 6/11/2019
Max Scherzer of WAS had 14 strikeouts against CWS on 6/11/2019
Aaron Nola of PHI had 10 strikeouts against ARI on 6/12/2019
CHC and COL played 14.5 innings on 6/12/2019
Brandon Belt of SFG hit 3 home runs against SDP on 6/12/2019
Jake Odorizzi of MIN had 12 strikeouts against SEA on 6/12/2019
STL and MIA played 13.5 innings on 6/12/2019
Justin Verlander of BOS had 10 strikeouts against TEX on 6/12/2019
Rich Hill of LAD had 10 strikeouts against CHC on 6/13/2019
Kyle Gibson of MIN had 14 strikeouts against SEA on 6/13/2019
Lucas Giolito of BOS had 12 strikeouts against TEX on 6/13/2019
Hyun-Jin Ryu of LAD had 16 strikeouts against CHC on 6/14/2019
David Bote of CHC struck out 4 times against LAD on 6/14/2019
Ildemaro Vargas of KCR struck out 4 times against MIN on 6/14/2019
Brett Gardner of NYY had 6 RBI against CWS on 6/15/2019
Didi Gregorius of NYY struck out 4 times against CWS on 6/15/2019
Mike Fiers of OAK had 10 strikeouts against SEA on 6/15/2019
Dylan Bundy of SEA had 10 strikeouts against OAK on 6/15/2019
Jose Berrios of MIN had 11 strikeouts against KCR on 6/16/2019
Eric Thames of OAK struck out 4 times against SEA on 6/16/2019
Chris Sale of HOU had 10 strikeouts against TOR on 6/16/2019
Freddy Galvis of TOR struck out 4 times against HOU on 6/16/2019

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  1. Rick Wynne

    Two teams came into the final series of the week 49-19 and 45-22 and 3 of the 4 games were decided by one run. Dodgers won 2 games by identical 3-2 scores while the Cubs won 6-5. Cubs did well considering they came into our series off a 14 inning game which completed their sweep of the Rockies.

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