Daily Archives: May 3, 2016
Week in Review: The Milwaukee Brewers had a four game losing streak this past week, dropping two to the Cubs (one game was rained out) and two to the Marlins. They wrapped up the week by pounding the Marlins 14-5 on Sunday with two homers coming from Chris Carter. The Crew crawled out of last place in the NL Central and are sitting on a 10-15 record after Monday’s action.
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P- Steven Matz (vs. Atlanta Braves): $9,200. He is facing the 25th overall offense in baseball on Wednesday. His strikeout rate against a mediocre offense should be a great play. The wind will also be blowing towards home plate around 10 MPH, so this should limit and potential long balls against Matz.
P- Felix Hernandez (vs. Oakland A’s): $10,700. he is facing the 24th overall offense in baseball on Wednesday. In 275 career at bats against King Felix, the A’s are hitting .229 with a .264 OBP and only 5 home runs. Based on his B v. P, I think King Felix is a great play on Monday.
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Tim Lincecum will pitch in front of upwards of 15 to 20 teams on Friday. He has been sidelined since last season due to arthroscopic hip surgery. He has been rehabbing for the last few months, and it looks as if he is finally ready to showcase his talents in front of scouts. There are reports that he is already throwing in the low 90’s, which is great news for the right-handed pitcher. As of right now, some of the reported teams who will be in attendance on Friday include the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Oakland A’s, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Miami Marlins, Washington Nationals, and the Baltimore Orioles.
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Bartolo Colon gave the Mets 8 shutout innings, striking out 7 Braves and getting the 4-1 victory.
Brandon Crawford went 2 for 5, knocking in 4 and hitting a come from behind homer that propelled the Giants past the Reds, 9-6.
A.J. Griffin struck out 9 Blue Jays in 6 innings and allowed only 1 run, earning the 2-1 decision for the Rangers.
Robinson Cano got 3 hits, including a double, and scored a pair in Seattle’s 4-3 win in Oakland.
They all owned baseball on May 2, 2016.
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Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner)
Jake Arrieta, CHC @ PIT, $12, 100
Michael Wacha PHI @ STL, $8700
Nick Tropeano, LAA @ MIL, $6400
New York Mets vs Matt Wisler
Houston Astros vs Alex Meyer
Washington vs Chris Young
St. Louis Cardinals vs Aaron Nola
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Today the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks took on the Nippon Ham Fighters in Sapporo. On the mound for the team from Fukuoka was Rick van den Hurk, who was on pace to break the record of consecutive win for a new pitcher in the NPB and for a foreign pitcher in the NPB. With a 4-0 record this season with a 1.80 ERA and with thirteen wins since his debut, the expectations were high. Rick was one of the few glimmers of hope as the Hawks came off a bad start. But in the mean time the team is back in the spot where they finished the past two seasons in the Pacific League: first place.
One month does not a baseball season make, but it still doesn’t mean we’re not pulling our hair out due to incredibly sluggish starts from normally dependable players. As the calendar flips to May, those small sample sizes we’ve been talking about are getting big enough to become a legitimate concern.
With five months left on the regular-season schedule, there’s still plenty of time to turn things around, but it’ll take longer for stats to return to career norms. Based on 2015 and what happened throughout the winter months, there were a bunch of players expected to make a significant impact on the field.
Now that April is in the books, we can see the opposite has happened. Here are six big disappointments so far during this young MLB season.
(Joey Votto is a pretty obvious one, so I excluded him on purpose.)