Newsletter for games through 8-30

RANDOM MUSINGS

The trade deadline passed…our abbreviated season saw 12 deadline deals involving 16 teams…that eclipsed the 11 total trades that had preceded this week, which is understandable since you were just figuring out which guys you had…still a pretty active showing…there still seem to be a few too many blowouts, and I’ll be back in the coding dungeon again this weekend to make sure those aren’t bugs…and thanks again to all for your incredible patience and good nature…there were 28 lineups submitted last night, which is amazing given the tumultuous season we’re having, both online and on TV (since that’s the only way to see them these days)…Rick’s Dodgers are scary; they had another perfect week, they’ll have me scrambling to see if I can figure out the longest win streak in ASFBL history, they are dead even with the actual Dodgers, and their actual, real-MLB team ERA is 2.18…Equally impressive are Ralph’s Red, who are now +9 WOR…Philly and Arizona would be the last 2 in if the season ended today…Atlanta and Washington are slugging it out atop the NL East, and Adam’s Phillies lurk not far behind and in positive WOR territory…the Marlins also went 5-2 last week…most of the last-place teams are currently within 4-5 games of the last playoff spot, so a good week or who would get them in the playoffs…Al Benedek has the ASFBL Padres one game ahead of the actual, feel-good-story-of-the-San-Diego-lifetime Padres…the Buffalo Blue Jays, Indians and Angels all had 5-win weeks in the AL…only Leo’s Chisox were perfect…the poor Rays; some combination of the actual team out-performing their stats, the freakish injury list, and the best players having to absorb way more playing time than real life while the mediocre (Ji-Man Choi) being most available have cursed Alan…this is worse than the electoral college…Oakland’s stumble has opened up 2d place (and a playoff spot) in the AL West, but I wouldn’t count out the A’s…they still have the 2d best actual bullpen (1.82 ERA) and are above-average in most hitting categories…award categories are going to be weird this year, but the clear leader in the “not gonna get any love from TLC” category is Andre Scrubb of the Astros…

FEATS AND FAILURES

Jonathan Villar (Miami) struck out 5 times (on 8/24/2020 against Washington)
Max Scherzer (Washington) struck out 14 batters (on 8/24/2020 against Miami)
Luis Castillo (Cincinnati) struck out 13 batters (on 8/24/2020 against Milwaukee)
Ryan McBroom (Kansas City) struck out 5 times (on 8/24/2020 against St. Louis)
Mark Canha (Oakland) struck out 4 times (on 8/24/2020 against Texas)
Lance Lynn (Texas) struck out 15 batters (on 8/24/2020 against Oakland)
Justin Upton (Anaheim) struck out 4 times (on 8/24/2020 against Houston)
Dylan Bundy (Anaheim) struck out 12 batters (on 8/24/2020 against Houston)
Jo Adell (Anaheim) struck out 4 times (on 8/24/2020 against Houston)
Matt Kemp (Colorado) struck out 5 times (on 8/24/2020 against Arizona)
J.T. Realmuto (Philadelphia) hit 6 RBI (on 8/25/2020 against Washington)
David Bote (Chicago (CC)) hit 6 RBI (on 8/25/2020 against Detroit)
Jon Berti (Miami) stole 3 bases (on 8/25/2020 against New York (NYM))
Franmil Reyes (Cleveland) struck out 4 times (on 8/25/2020 against Minnesota)
Mike Moustakas (Cincinnati) struck out 4 times (on 8/25/2020 against Milwaukee)
Brandon Woodruff (Milwaukee) struck out 13 batters (on 8/25/2020 against Cincinnati)
Jose Abreu (Chicago (CWS)) hit 6 RBI (on 8/25/2020 against Pittsburgh)
Nick Tropeano (Pittsburgh) struck out 11 batters (on 8/25/2020 against Chicago (CWS))
Zac Gallen (Arizona) struck out 15 batters (on 8/25/2020 against Colorado)
Josh Fuentes (Colorado) struck out 4 times (on 8/25/2020 against Arizona)
Eric Thames (Washington) struck out 4 times (on 8/26/2020 against Philadelphia)
Aaron Nola (Philadelphia) struck out 13 batters (on 8/26/2020 against Washington)
Triston McKenzie (Cleveland) struck out 12 batters (on 8/26/2020 against Minnesota)
Trevor Bauer (Cincinnati) struck out 12 batters (on 8/26/2020 against Milwaukee)
Sean Murphy (Oakland) struck out 4 times (on 8/26/2020 against Texas)
Jo Adell (Anaheim) struck out 4 times (on 8/26/2020 against Houston)
Wil Myers (San Diego) struck out 4 times (on 8/26/2020 against Seattle)
Raimel Tapia (Colorado) struck out 4 times (on 8/26/2020 against Arizona)
Chris Taylor (Los Angeles) struck out 5 times (on 8/26/2020 against San Francisco)
Edwin Encarnacion (Los Angeles) struck out 4 times (on 8/26/2020 against San Francisco)
Dustin May (Los Angeles) struck out 11 batters (on 8/26/2020 against San Francisco)
Kevin Gausman (San Francisco) struck out 12 batters (on 8/26/2020 against Los Angeles)
Mike Clevinger (Houston) struck out 11 batters (on 8/27/2020 against Anaheim)
Andrew Heaney (Anaheim) struck out 14 batters (on 8/27/2020 against Houston)
Cesar Valdez (Baltimore) struck out 14 batters (on 8/27/2020 against Tampa Bay)
Gerrit Cole (Washington) struck out 14 batters (on 8/27/2020 against Philadelphia)
Zach Eflin (Philadelphia) struck out 12 batters (on 8/27/2020 against Washington)
Kyle Farmer (Cincinnati) struck out 4 times (on 8/27/2020 against Milwaukee)
Jake Cave (Minnesota) struck out 5 times (on 8/28/2020 against Detroit)
Adalberto Mondesi (Kansas City) struck out 4 times (on 8/28/2020 against Chicago (CWS))
Ryan McBroom (Kansas City) struck out 4 times (on 8/28/2020 against Chicago (CWS))
Lucas Giolito (Chicago (CWS)) struck out 14 batters (on 8/28/2020 against Kansas City)
Harrison Bader (St. Louis) struck out 4 times (on 8/28/2020 against Cleveland)
Shane Bieber (Cleveland) struck out 16 batters (on 8/28/2020 against St. Louis)
Fernando Tatis Jr. (San Diego) struck out 4 times (on 8/28/2020 against Colorado)
Chris Paddack (San Diego) struck out 12 batters (on 8/28/2020 against Colorado)
Cody Bellinger (Los Angeles) struck out 4 times (on 8/28/2020 against Texas)
Austin Allen (Oakland) struck out 4 times (on 8/28/2020 against Houston)
J.D. Davis (New York (NYM)) struck out 5 times (on 8/29/2020 against New York (NYY))
Yoan Moncada (Chicago (CWS)) struck out 4 times (on 8/29/2020 against Kansas City)
Tim Anderson (Chicago (CWS)) had 5 hits (on 8/29/2020 against Kansas City)
Framber Valdez (Houston) struck out 12 batters (on 8/29/2020 against Oakland)
Max Scherzer (Washington) struck out 14 batters (on 8/29/2020 against Boston)
Tony Gonsolin (Los Angeles) struck out 19 batters (on 8/30/2020 against Texas)

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