Daily Archives: May 13, 2016
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Saturday could be a very rough day for pitchers, which is why I’m spending more money on hitters. Out of the 15 games on the slate, 11 games are being played at a stadium that has at least a 10 MPH wind blowing towards the outfield. Weather can play a huge role in daily fantasy, which is why the intense winds on Saturday could really shake up some of the potential pitching math-ups.
P- Aaron Nola (vs. Cincinnati Reds): $9,500
P- Ervin Santana (vs. Cleveland Indians): $7,000
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A few weeks ago my wife and I were in New York City for a few days as part of an eleven day vacation through New England. Having been a baseball fan all of my life and a Yankee fan since the days of Mickey Mantle and reinforced with the addition of Willie Randolph (notice the last name) I couldn’t pass up a chance to see a game at Yankee Stadium. As luck would it have it they were playing our Seattle Mariners and Felix Hernandez was pitching for Seattle.
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Matt Bush has quite the comeback story. Twelve years ago, in 2004, Bush was drafted as the #1 overall pick by the San Diego Padres. Unfortunately, his life was turned upside down by alcoholism. He found himself behind bars after his third DUI, which was a hit-and-run in 2012. Since being released on October 30th, 2015, he has turned his life around and he is finally back on track.
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As the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft approaches, it is time to take a look back on previous draft results. With that said, I am starting a new segment where I will give you my personal redraft of previous MLB Amateur Drafts. Today I will focus on the 2010 draft, which had some of the best talent in the past few decades. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to tweet me @dynasty_digest. If you enjoyed this article, please follow my blog for more updates on other drafts, fantasy baseball, and other baseball topics (dynastydigest.sportsblog.com).
- Washington Nationals: Bryce Harper (Actual Pick: Bryce Harper)
- Pittsburgh Pirates: Manny Machado (Actual Pick: Jameson Taillon)
Baltimore Orioles: Chris Sale (Actual Pick: Manny Machado)
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Clayton Kershaw threw a 3 hit, 1 walk complete game shutout masterpiece, striking out 13 Mets and finishing the 5-0 victory for the Dodgers.
David Price pitched into the 7th, finishing with 6 2/3 innings, allowing 6 hits, 1 run and 1 walk while striking out 12 Astros as Boston cruised to an 11-1 final.
Matt Holliday went 4 for 5 with a pair of homers and 3 RBI to help the Cardinals take a 12-10 slugfest in Anaheim.
Chase Headley finally got an extra base hit, a homer, and reached base 3 times, driving in two and scoring twice and sparked the Yankees past the Royals, 7-3.
They all owned baseball on May 12, 2016.
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Jason Keidel of WFAN returns to the podcast today.
We talked about their impact on the 1980’s and their lives now.
It is a second or third chance episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
See the updated listing of WOB on MLB REPORTS
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A brief history of 20 strikeout games
Strikeouts are sexy. Well at least according to the Washington Nationals’ star pitcher Max Scherzer. He would know too. On Wednesday night Scherzer struck out 20 Detroit Tigers during a nine-inning game.
“Tonight, at the end of the night, was a special night,” Scherzer said. “Because, I mean, the strikeouts are sexy. And to be able to punch out 20 — it’s sexy.”
He tied the MLB record for most K’s in a nine-inning game. The only other people to do so are Roger “The Rocket” Clemens, who accomplished the feat twice in 1986 and again in 1996 while playing for the Boston Red Sox and Kerry Wood of the Chicago Cubs, who struck out 20 Houston Astros batters in 1998.
Of course there is everyone’s hero and beloved 6’10” right-hander Randy “The Big Unit” Johnson. On May 8, 2001, while a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Johnson struck out 20 Cincinnati Reds batters within nine innings.If you want to get technical about it – two others have done it as well but their records are differently labeled.
Unfortunately for Johnson, the game went into extra innings. Johnson didn’t need more than nine innings to accrue his 20 K’s, but since the went into extra innings the game is not considered an “official” 20-strikeout game by MLB.
Still it is considered by almost everyone else as the same record that Wood, Clemens and Scherzer now hold.
There was one other man that struck out over 20 batters in one game and there is a good chance that you’ve never heard his name before. Tom Cheney struck out 21 batters once on September 12, 1962 while playing for the Washington Senators but that’s a record of it’s own too because it took extra innings for him to accomplish that feat.