Newsletter for games through 5-15-2022

COMMENTARY

There were NINETEEN trades in the ASFBL last week…Jim Casey and the Astros were involved in six of them…Josh Clark and the Cardinals made 4…that’s gotta be our most active week ever, and it probably means something that both teams had winning weeks…The first-ever ASFBL Purple Heart goes to the John Weerts’ Oakland club this week…MLB gifted them with two double-headers 4 days apart, so he couldn’t even use the same starters in both games…they played 9 games this week, which will surely stand as an all-time record…finishing 4-5 in that stretch counts as a win…and that’s in the fiercely competitive AL West, where you can be fighting for 4th place with Ben Brockreide’s +3 Rangers….by the way, at our annual department awards assembly on Sunday we gave out the “Brockreide” scholarship…named after Wayne…or be the Astros, go 4-2, and lose ground to the Angels who are scorching at 5-2…Check out the ASFBL AL East, where four teams are within a half-game of first place…big week for Mark Yee’s Yankees, who are heating up, and moved into first by a half game…Baltimore is in last but all of 2 games back, and closer to first than the Astros, Braves, or Cubs, who are all in second place…and the best WOR team in the division is Boston…kudos to the Royals who had the best record in the AL Central this week…the Tigers also had a full schedule and a double-header and played 8 games…the 4-4 finish got them a full game on the division-leading Twins, and moved them into the top WOR spot in their division…Steve Skrovan is poised in second place with a talented team and +2 WOR…Did I jinx Rick Wynne or give him karma by prognosticating about him last week? He went 5-2, moved into first place in the NL West and into positive-WOR territory against a hot actual Dodger club…Colorado is only 2.5 back and has the best WOR in the west…Cardinals and Cubs marched lockstep at 4-2 in the NL central…Cardinals hold first and the Cubs have the better WOR…best in the ASFBL, in fact…Miami had the best record in the NL this week and the Phillies were 5-2…feats and failures is shorter this week…and I kinda like that…thanks to all for handling our first-ever mid-season roster cut so well! You all managed to make the week more fun!

FEATS AND FAILURES

Chris Taylor (Los Angeles) struck out 4 times (on 5/10/2022 against Pittsburgh) 
Austin Hays (Baltimore) struck out 4 times (on 5/10/2022 against St. Louis) 
Aaron Judge (St. Louis) struck out 4 times (on 5/10/2022 against Baltimore) 
Amed Rosario (Cleveland)  had 5 hits (on 5/11/2022 against Chicago (CWS)) 
Yuli Gurriel (Houston) hit 6 RBI (on 5/11/2022 against Minnesota) 
Aristides Aquino (Cincinnati) struck out 4 times (on 5/12/2022 against Pittsburgh) 
Shane McClanahan (Tampa Bay) struck out 11 batters (on 5/13/2022 against Toronto) 
Shohei Ohtani (Anaheim) struck out 12 batters (on 5/14/2022 against Oakland)

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