Newsletter for games through 6-23-2019

COMMENTS

This is bigger than baseball — please send some good vibes to A+ guy and defending champ Tony Bernacchi, who’s having some health issues right now…thinking of you, big guy…the curious case of the Cleveland Indians is about a team that’s had a bunch of injuries, especially to key pitchers, but doesn’t know that’s supposed to mean you don’t win…the actual club is 18-12 over their last 30 games and I think ESPN reported they have the best AL record in June…so although Steve Skrovan played his hand perfectly and dealt Carrasco (10 day DL, that he’s been on for 19 days) and Kluber (60 day DL) for Gerrit Cole and David Price, he can’t pick up any ground on the actual club…still,  after another winning week the Indians are 13-7 in their last 20…and he’s not standing still, having made 3 more trades this week…Miami roared this week, going 6-1 to tie the Dodgers for the best record in the NL…that shockingly good Dodger club has won 9 of the last 10 and is 4 games better than the real Dodgers who have the best record in MLB…Atlanta had another tough week but is still in first by double-digits and +5.5 WOR…Cubs went 5-1 and are the only NL central team with positive WOR…also have a double-digit lead…Padres checked in at 5-1 and are in positive WOR territory…Toronto went 5-2 and became the 4th AL West team with positive WOR…Baltimore would have the best WOR in the AL if not for division mate Boston…Houston went 6-1 and broke the logjam in the AL west a little bit, although Texas and Oakland lurk and Seattle is +4 WOR…Baltimore is 12-4 in 1-run games, which is truly amazing considering they are 32-48 overall…Ketel Marte hit .600 for the actual DBacks this week but a paltry .591 in the ASFBL…the Cubs have Mike Trout now, and he hit .480 for them last week, nudging out Kris Bryant and his .458 performance…AL division leaders Minnesota and Boston went head-to-head this week and the Twins came out ahead g tames to 1…I am pleased to say that no ASFBL games were delayed by anyone trying to hug Cody Bellinger…

From the Orioles Desk: “I got outscored 49-20 this week, but I went 4-3!  According to https://captaincalculator.com/sports/baseball/pythagorean-expectation-calculator/, I should have gone 1-6. I took a quick glance at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagorean_expectation, but I couldn’t figure out how to calculate the odds of going 4-3 with such a negative run differential.  I probably used to know this in college, but not now.  All I know is I got really lucky!”

FEATS AND FAILURES

Kyle Schwarber of LAA struck out 4 times against TOR on 6/17/2019
Brad Peacock of HOU had 14 strikeouts against CIN on 6/17/2019
Mallex Smith of SEA struck out 4 times against KCR on 6/17/2019
Aaron Nola of PHI had 11 strikeouts against WAS on 6/17/2019
Charlie Morton of TBR had 10 strikeouts against NYY on 6/17/2019
Shohei Ohtani of LAA struck out 4 times against TOR on 6/18/2019
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. of TOR had 6 RBI against LAA on 6/18/2019
Brian Anderson of MIA struck out 4 times against STL on 6/18/2019
Sandy Alcantara of MIA struck out 4 times against STL on 6/18/2019
Brandon Woodruff of MIL had 12 strikeouts against SDP on 6/18/2019
Jacob deGrom of OAK had 11 strikeouts against BAL on 6/19/2019
Dwight Smith Jr. of BAL struck out 4 times against OAK on 6/19/2019
Yordan Alvarez of HOU had 6 RBI against CIN on 6/19/2019
Tommy Milone of SEA had 13 strikeouts against KCR on 6/19/2019
Jorge Bonifacio of KCR struck out 4 times against SEA on 6/19/2019
Hyun-Jin Ryu of LAD had 12 strikeouts against SFG on 6/19/2019
Daniel Vogelbach of SEA hit 3 home runs against BAL on 6/20/2019
Daniel Vogelbach of SEA had 5 hits against BAL on 6/20/2019
Trey Mancini of SEA hit 3 home runs against BAL on 6/20/2019
Brian Flynn of KCR had 11 strikeouts against MIN on 6/20/2019
Mitch Garver of MIN struck out 4 times against KCR on 6/20/2019
Miguel Sano of MIN struck out 4 times against KCR on 6/20/2019
MIN and KCR played 15.5 innings on 6/20/2019
Joey Gallo of TEX struck out 4 times against CWS on 6/21/2019
Ben Gamel of MIL struck out 4 times against CIN on 6/21/2019
Walker Buehler of LAD had 13 strikeouts against COL on 6/21/2019
Mike Minor of BOS had 11 strikeouts against TOR on 6/21/2019
BAL and SEA played 14.5 innings on 6/22/2019
Gerrit Cole of CLE had 13 strikeouts against DET on 6/22/2019
Randy Dobnak of MIN had 11 strikeouts against KCR on 6/22/2019
Stevie Wilkerson of BAL struck out 4 times against SEA on 6/23/2019
Jake Marisnick of HOU struck out 4 times against NYY on 6/23/2019
Jonathan Schoop of MIN struck out 4 times against KCR on 6/23/2019
Miguel Sano of MIN struck out 4 times against KCR on 6/23/2019
Justin Verlander of BOS had 12 strikeouts against TOR on 6/23/2019

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