Let’s see owned baseball on July 17, 2019 Earning Full WOBs: Gerrit Cole struck out 11 Angels in 7 innings, allowing 1 run as the Astros cruised to an 11-2 final. Chris Paddack went into the 8th, trying to finish the first no hitter in San Diego Padres history. He allowed a leadoff homer, his lone […]
Le Stefan Stevenson Fort Worth Star-Telegram ARLINGTON, Texas (TNS) – The Texas Rangers were scuffling for the first time in more than one month and had four consecutive games lost for the first time since the Astros put them in Houston in early May. A few losses in Tampa Bay took off their recent road […]
Let’s see owned baseball on July 16, 2019 Earning Full WOBs: Matt Chapman singled, doubled and homered, driving in 5 to power the red hot A’s past Seattle, 9-2. Bryce Harper reached base 4 times, homered and hit a dramatic 2 run walk off double in the bottom of the 9th to give the Phillies […]
Let’s see owned baseball on July 15, 2019 Earning Full WOBs: Brandon Crawford collected 5 hits, 2 of them homers, and drove in 8 by himself in the double header opener which the Giants cruised to a 19-2 beating of the Rockies. He added another home run in the 2-1 nightcap. Travis d’Arnaud homered to lead […]
Not your Grandfather’s Top 100 Starting Pitchers…
Grandpa-Donk: World traveler, meteorologist, woodworker, Señor Crappers spokesperson, and wise elder. One fact you may not know about Gramps is that his favorite movie is King Arthur. The old Donk and his friend Sweaty Jimmy have a thing not only for handling wood together, but also for the Knights of the Round Table. After a long day of working with each other’s sweat moistened wood, it’s not uncommon to see G-Donk and Jimmy together watching Sir Lancelot’s feats of courage while spooning ice cream into one another’s mouths like very normal heterosexual men.
Speaking of Sir Lancelot, have you noticed what Lance Lynn has been up to? If Lynn had pitched in that crazy London Series there’s a decent chance he would’ve been knighted. Fun fact: Granddaddy-Donk was knighted back in the 60’s; all it took to be knighted back then was some good smoke and semi-straight teeth.
As for Lynn, the 32 year old has compiled 14 consecutive starts of 6+ innings and he’s thrown 7+ innings in 9 of those outings. Since May 10th, Lynn has gone 8-2 with a 2.66 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 98 strikeouts in only 81 1/3 innings pitched. He hasn’t required Señor Crappers since that fart (which wasn’t just a fart) back on April 23rd.
Back in Week 12 I said, “The Lance Lynn brand has never been a best seller, but prior to last season Lynn had posted 3 straight seasons of 175+ IP with a sub-3.50 ERA. He’s added a half MPH to his average fastball velocity and he’s throwing a lot more sliders this year, leading to a career high K-rate through 86 innings. In 51 1/3 IP since May 1st, Lynn boasts a 3.63 ERA and 1.23 WHIP with 60 strike outs, and the FIP fairies are whispering that he’s actually been even better than that. Anyone care for a bowl of Lance Strasburg? Mmmmm salty beard!” I sound pretty smart, for a Donkey.
So, can we call it square for the whole Kikuchi debacle yet? Speaking of The Kooch, he’s been looking a little better of late. Watching him pitch no longer makes me want to slam my junk in a car door. I may have to see if the the ole Kooch Razzwagon will fire back up. Fair warning: The Koochwagon only has three tires and no steering wheel, but the acid spiked punch never runs out!
Let’s see owned baseball on July 14, 2019 Earning Full WOBs: José Altuve went 3 for 5 with a grand slam and 3 runs scored to help the Astros pound the Rangers, 12-4. A. J. Pollock hit a 3 run homer in the first innings, added 2 more hits, including scoring a run in the 12 […]
The New York Mets have not won a road series since April. New York’s bats spoke loud on the road against the Miami Marlins as they had 12 hits, including Jeff McNeil’s solo home run off Sandy Alcantara to lead off the game which sparked the Mets to a 6-2 win over Miami. Miguel Rojas […]
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Let’s see owned baseball on July 13, 2019 Earning Full WOBs: Michael Brosseau went 3 for 5 with 2 homers to help the Rays take the second game of a double header from Baltimore, 12-4. He also walked in the opening 2-1 loss. Phillip Ervin matched a Reds record with 6 hits, including a double and […]
When setting your daily lineup, checking the waiver wire and exploring trades becomes as part of your morning routine as that first cup of java or bowl of cereal, the all-star break can seem like an interminably long time. That’s four days of staring at the same numbers from the same lineups. The break and […]
Let’s see owned baseball on July 12, 2019 Earning Full WOBs: Josh Donaldson hit a pair of homers, driving in 4, to slug the Braves past San Diego, 5-3. Dallas Keuchel struck out 9 over 7 strong innings allowing 1 run and 6 hits as the Braves topped the Padres, 5-3. Felix Peña threw […]