Newsletter for games through 6-30

COMMENTS

In this week’s bigger than baseball moment, Tyler Skaggs’ passing has hit some fans here near Anaheim pretty hard…the memorial in the front of Anaheim stadium is really becoming something…anyway, it convinces me that the number of good people out there who really want the best for each other is much larger than the number of haters…RIP #45…shifting gears back to on-the-field stuff, in case you missed this tidbit of reality the Mets demoted four pitchers today….about half their bullpen…the Boston/Yankees series in London used 30 pitchers…after throwing an ASFBL no-hitter with some pretty good numbers, Mike Shawaryn went to the UK and gave up 8 earned runs in an inning and a third…in the actual Baltimore/Cleveland series last week, the lowly Orioles beat the Tribe in back-to-back 13-0 drubbings, before themselves being shut out 2-0…in the ASFBL, Cleveland twice scored 13 runs against the Orioles…13 must be somebody’s lucky number…the 3 hottest MLB teams over the last 30 games are the Dodgers (21-9), the Braves (20-10), and the Nats (20-10)…the ASFBL teams have been hot as well, with 20, 19, and 17 wins over the last 30…nobody in the AL had more than 4 wins last week; those honors went to the Indians and the Rangers…the Rangers are within 1 game of the actual club over the last 30 (17 wins vs. 18 for the MLB equivalent)…Brewers had the best record in the NL central and are creeping to within one game of the actual club…but the Cubs are +8 WOR and the ASFBL team to beat in that division right now…Al Benedek’s Padres had a 4-1 week, are +3 WOR, and are creeping forward in the NL West…tough position to be in the same division as the Dodgers, who lead the league in about everything…they are one of five NL teams within 2.5 games of the wildcard spots…Yankees are 8 games back of their real club, but are 18-12 over their last 30…Atlanta, Chicago, and Minnesota are all in first and are not resting on their laurels as all made trades this week…Rays are staying competitive in the AL East and are +3 WOR…there is no indication that Alan Minsky is considering spending half the baseball season in Canada…

FEATS AND FAILURES

Josh Donaldson of ATL struck out 4 times against CHC on 6/24/2019
Phil Ervin of CIN struck out 4 times against LAA on 6/25/2019
Jon Gray of COL had 11 strikeouts against SFG on 6/25/2019
David Price of CLE had 10 strikeouts against KCR on 6/25/2019
Jacob deGrom of OAK had 11 strikeouts against STL on 6/25/2019
Fernando Tatis Jr. of SDP struck out 4 times against BAL on 6/25/2019
Tommy Milone of SEA had 10 strikeouts against MIL on 6/25/2019
Noe Ramirez of LAA had 10 strikeouts against CIN on 6/26/2019
Curt Casali of CIN struck out 4 times against LAA on 6/26/2019
C.J. Cron of MIN had 6 RBI against TBR on 6/26/2019
Lance Lynn of TEX had 12 strikeouts against DET on 6/26/2019
Max Scherzer of WAS had 11 strikeouts against MIA on 6/26/2019
Aaron Nola of PHI had 10 strikeouts against NYM on 6/27/2019
Jesse Chavez of TEX had 11 strikeouts against DET on 6/27/2019
Adbert Alzolay of CHC had 13 strikeouts against CIN on 6/28/2019
Gerrit Cole of CLE had 14 strikeouts against BAL on 6/28/2019
Yoan Moncada of CWS had 6 RBI against MIN on 6/28/2019
SEA and HOU played 13.5 innings on 6/28/2019
Josh Donaldson of ATL struck out 4 times against NYM on 6/29/2019
Alex Gordon of KCR struck out 4 times against TOR on 6/29/2019
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. of TOR had 5 hits against KCR on 6/29/2019
KCR and TOR played 17.5 innings on 6/29/2019
Renato Nunez of SEA struck out 4 times against HOU on 6/29/2019
Logan Allen of SDP had 10 strikeouts against STL on 6/29/2019
Shane Bieber of CLE had 10 strikeouts against BAL on 6/30/2019
Ross Stripling of KCR had 11 strikeouts against TOR on 6/30/2019
Hunter Dozier of KCR struck out 4 times against TOR on 6/30/2019
Freddy Peralta of MIL had 10 strikeouts against PIT on 6/30/2019

 

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