Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Introducing the Trade Log

I thought I would keep track of the trade results in one place so we can collectively look at who's doing what.   I will attemp to update every other week.  It doesn't reflect league difference or park difference, but good enough to get an idea of the results of each trade.

I also have three dedicated pages for those teams that have traded the most - Spanish Harlem, Lakeview, and Galaxy.  To date, here's what their owners machinations have resulted in

SPANISH HARLEM
Pitching
Gain: 4-1, 4.70 ERA, 1.34 WHIP,  63.2 IP
Loss: 6-5, 4.04 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 109.0 IP

Batting
Gain: .231 / .286 / .385, .670 OPS, 15 2B, 1 3B, 11 HR, 325 AB
Loss: .283 / .361 / .443, .805 OPS, 11 2B, 1 3B,  7 HR, 212 AB

LAKEVIEW
Pitching
Gain: 4-0, 5.09 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 46.0 IP
Loss: 6-2, 3.68 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 86.2 IP

Batting
Gain: .322 / .403 / .498, .901 OPS, 19 2B, 3 3B, 6 HR, 245 AB
Loss: .243 / .351 / .304, .655 OPS,  4 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 115 AB

GALAXY
Pitching
Gain: .265 / .333 / .385, .718 OPS, 13 2B, 0 3B, 7 HR,  283 AB
Loss: .236 / .278 / .400, .678 OPS, 15 2B, 1 3B, 14 HR, 360 AB

Batting
Gain: 3-6, 3.97 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 80.0 IP
Loss: 2-2, 6.49 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, 34.0 IP

Sim 8C Complete


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sim 8A Complete

Maddux fails to record an out in his first Lakeview start

Power Alley Great 8

Week 7


Best Run Producing Lineups of All Time

The other day we talked about lineup optimization and it got me thinking on the best ATB lineups of all time.  Last year we talked about best overall lineup, including defense.  This post is simply about producing runs and what type of lineup order the best of the best had throughout ATB history.

Turns out there isn't much there.  The great lineups already used the techniques discussed last week.  So, no commentary, but here are the lineups that have scored 900 or more runs. The dark bold boxes are platoons.





Saturday, March 28, 2015

Maddux Moved in Another Blockbuster

To Lakeview
Greg Maddux (Rd 1)- 4-10, 3.79 ERA, 121 IP, 132, 18 BB, 66 K
Allan Trammell (Rd 8) - .222 / .259 / .268 in 194 AB
Pete Rose (Rd 18) - .266 / .319 / .341, 13 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR

To Chatanooga
Dan Haren (Rd 5)- 8-8, 3.66 ERA, 150 IP, 149 H, 44 BB, 90 K
Luke Appling (Rd 15) - .299 / .362 / .321, 6 2B, 27 R, 31 RBI
Ken Singleton (Rd 14) - .350 / .430 / .487, 18 R, 18 RBI in 117 AB

Here is another trade that will undoubtedly cause much discussion.  

The pessimistic view:  Chatanooga traded the second best pitcher in baseball for a league average pitcher, slap hitting infielder and a back up outfielder.

The other side:  Chatanooga has to do something to kickstart their 30-58 team, and trading their underpforming start for three players who can step in to strarting roles immediately.

As always, please be civil in the comments

Power Alley

Week 7


+4 Denver RoidBoyz

-4 Albequerque Heisenbergs
-3 Jeff Blausers

Friday, March 27, 2015

Players of the Week

Joe Jackson (HEL): .548 / .531 / .903, 8 R, 6 RBI
Chris Carpenter (SPH): 2-0, 1.06 ERA, 17 IP, 4 H, 9 BB, 6 K

Standings Summary - American League


American League East
Let's call this the best division in baseball, and I don't think it is particularly close.  The two teams with the best records in ATB are currently tied for 1st place, and the third place team has the third best run differential in ATB.  Poor Helena.

What's happened so far this season?  Willets Point jumped out to an early lead, opening a 5 game advantage on May 27th.  Since then, Spanish Harlem has slowly but surely whittled away the lead, especially over the last 30 days where they've won 17 out of 26.  During this time their offense has batted .300 / .354 / .443 while the pitching staff has been slightly better than average (3.69 ERA).

Willets Point should have concerns about hanging close.  While Spanish Harlem was busy trading for Turkey Stearnes, Hank Aguirre, Chipper Jones, and Darren Holmes, the "Mechanics" stood pat and have played .500 over the past month.  Any team can have an average month, but a team .319 OBP will not cut it going forward.

Lost in shuffle is Oasis, who keep waiting for Nip Winters (10-6, 3.99) and Randy Johnson (10-9, 4.03) to be the elite starting pitchers they were drafted to be.  Helena, despite showing signs of life as of late, is 15 games back and out of the playoff picture.  Fans will be resigned to watch Willie Mays try and track down Al Simmons and Willie Wells for the home run crown.

American League Central
Perhaps the strangest team in baseball are the Ankhana Adventurers.   With the most raw wins  in ATB they look like a great team on the surface, however, their underlying run differential is still absurdly low at +14.  Their entire success is apparently based upon one-run games where they have an insane 23-11 record, and odds are it's not sustainable.  Owner Lou Poulas disagrees, and states his bullpen management style is so good, the 11 losses are actually unlucky.

Hudson and Rochester are battling for second, 6 1/2 and 8 games back respectively.  Madbum has been in a funk ever since they dealt Mickey Mantle for some help with the pitching.  So far, no good as their return on investment has been awful.  New team members Eddie Cicotte is mired in a 6.56 ERA slump while Tris Speaker is batting .186 with a .222 OBP.  (Meanwhile, Mantle is blazing away the NL batting .365 / .414 / .577).

The Clown Punchers were hanging tough for a while, but have lost 7 of 10 and are now 12 games out of first.

American League West
The tale of the AL West begins and ends with the fortune and misfortune of the Denver RoidBoyz.  On May 27th, Denver was 32-21 and enjoyed a 5 game lead; since they've recorded the worst record in the American League (13-23) and have been outscored by an incredible 51 runs.  Their offense seems average, batting .283 / .319 / .421 during this time frame, but in the extreme hitters park of Fenway this just isn't good enough.  The pitching is a disaster, with the stat line littered with 5.00, 6.00, and even 8.00 ERA results.

This opened the door for Dharma, who put up a .556 wpct during the same time period Denver was crashing.   It was their offense, which led the league in HR's, that led their recent charge.  Barry Bonds caught fire, finally, and has batted .344 / .481 / .592 in his last 36 games.  Jason Giambi and Hugh Duffy were almost as good.

It looks like the Islanders will remain the team to beat the rest of the way.  Here are the Run Differentials for the NL West teams:

+10 - Dharma
-24 - Brooklyn
-42 - Denver
-69 - Downsouth

Brooklyn's Rogers Hornsby is having a tremendous year (22 HR, 71 RBI) but it's not enough to overcome a team ERA over 5.00.  As for Downsouth, kudos to starter Pete Alexander who somehow has a winning record despite a team winning percentage under .400

League Leader Races
Batting Average
.353 - Ross Barnes (SPH)
.343 - Roger Connor (ROC)

On Base Percentage
.427 - Ross Barnes (SPH)
.413 - Barry Bonds (DHA)

Hits
135 - Roger Connor (ROC)
129 - Hugh Duffy (DHA)

Runs
73 - Mel Ott (OAS)
73 - Cupid Childs (ANK)
69 - Barry Bonds (DHA)
69 - Fred Dunlap (ROC)

RBI
77 - Lou Gehrig (ANK)
83 - Jeff Bagwell (DEN)

Home Runs
24 - Al Simmons (DEN)
24 - Willie Wells (WPO)
23 - Lou Gehrig (ANK)
22 - Luis Gonzalez (HUD)
22 - Rogers Hornsby (BRO)

Wins
12 - Harvey Haddix (WPO)
11 - Jason Schmidt (BRO)
11 - Chris Carpenter (SPH)

ERA
2.90 - Russ Ford (ROC)
3.06 - Harvey Haddix (WPO)
3.16 - Cy Blanton (DEN)

WHIP
1.08 - Tex Hughson (SPH)
1.13 - Ted Lyons (ROC)

Strikeouts
150 - Randy Johnson (OAS)
103 - Dutch Leonard (HEL)

Saves
24 - Joaquin Benoit
21 - Tug McGraw

Standings Summary - National League


With the All Star game completed this week, lets spend a bit more time than usual in a mid-season summary.

NL East
A strong start by Grumman and Galaxy was the highlight of the 1st half.  However, the Guardians have begun to slide recently, steadily dropping from a two way tie at the end of May to a 5 game deficit as Week 7 closes (July 14th).  No single particular flaw has held them back, rather, they've simpy been about an average team with some bad luck since May 20th (-5 RD with a 19-27 record to show for it).

Grumman has been the best team in the East, at least on paper.  They have a slightly above average RD at +18 and while they lead the league in Home Runs, their on base percentage is a league worst .278.  They need to be careful and perhaps make a strategic trade as the Hoboken Zephyrs have quietly moved into contention.  Just 5 games out now thanks to a 29-18 run, Hoboken has enjoyed some real success with their pitching staff of late.  Led by Walter Johnson (8-0, 1.65 ERA in his last 10 starts), the rotation has a team ERA of 2.99 and the pen an even better mark, at 2.77.

As for the Lookouts, well, they are planning for ATB 18 thanks to an ATB worst winning percentage of .341

NL Central
Here we have a two team race as well, with Sparta and Flin Flon trading blows all season long.  Flin Flon will open up week 8 with a three game advantage and with both teams having nearly identical run differentials, it may be the difference maker.  

The Arctic Foxes are the league's premier offense while the Hoplites have the league's premier pitching staff.  It's a direct battle of opposite philosophies that holds promise for a great second half.  Who'll prevail with these great matchups?  The Flin Flon big 3:

.266 / .401 / .615 - Babe Ruth
.250 / .374 / .589 - Mark McGwire
.330 / .371 / .563 - Lip Pike 

versus Sparta's top starters and closer:

11-4, 1.69 - Pedro Martinez
5-6, 2.95 - Vern Law
0.59, 10 Sv - JJ Putz

After a hot start, Alberquerque has struggled (27-36 since early May) and found themselves at the bottom of the division alongside Seattle.  Of the two teams, Albuquerque may have the best chance to improve since Nap Lajoie (.287 OBP) and Duke Snider  (.285 OBP) have underperformed considerably and should get better.

NL West
The West is home to the marquee division race of the National League with two 50 win teams are separated by just 1 game.  The Shamokin Miners currently hold the advantage thanks to a red hot May and June where they won 30 of 46 contests to take a 1/2 game lead. The Miners are led by Oscar Charleston (.274 / .375 / .547) and Johnny Podres (9-5, 3.23) while Lakeview counters with Ted Williams (.343 / .423 / .565) and Clayton Kershaw (10-4, 3.90).

Jeff City could have been a third team in this race, but after a stellar 27-17 start of the season, have struggled terribly of late going 15-29 with the worst RD in the National League at -65.  Their rotation has been the main failure - Hugh Daily, Dwight Gooden, and Rube Waddell each have ERA's well over 6.00 during this period.

Planet 10 has been a disappointment all year, failing to record a winning record in any month so far.

League Leader Races
Batting Average
.343 - Ted Williams (LAK)
.337 - Willie Keeler (GAL)
.337 - Ichiro Suziki (HOB)

On Base Percentage
.423 - Ted Williams (LAK)
.421 - John McGraw (JFC)

Hits
119 - Ted Williams (LAK)
118 - Ed Delahanty (ALB)
116 - Ichiro Suziki (HOB)

Runs
72 - Babe Ruth (FFL)
65 - Ted Williams (LAK)

RBI
73 - Babe Ruth (FFL)
69 - Ted Williams (LAK)
66 - Oscar Charleston (SHA)
67 - Babe Ruth (FFL)

Home Runs
31 - Mark McGwire (FFL)
27 - Mike Schmidt (GRU)

Wins
13 - Roger Clemens (SEA)
12 - Joe Wood (GRU)
11 - Walter Johnson (HOB)
11 - Pedro Martinez (SPA)

ERA
1.69 - Pedro Martinez (SPA)
2.09 - Noodles Hahn (P10)

WHIP
0.79 - Pedro Martinez (SPA)
0.98 - Vern Law (SPA)

Strikeouts
129 - Pedro Martinez (SPA)
111 - Vida Blue (CHA)

Saves
24 - Rafael Betancourt
23 - Koji Uehera (HOB)

Week 8 Transactions

  • Sparta picks up Kevin Saucier 1981 and Jose Bautista 2011; dorp Zack Britton and Magglio Ordonez
  • Albuquerque picks up Jim Bottomly 1928 and drops Clay Buccholz
  • Hudson picks up 1899 Jimmy Williams and 1989 Will Clark; drops Pat Neshek and DL's Mike Tiernan
  • Shamokin picks up Earl Moore 1903 and drops Dick Donovan
    Jeff City picks up Luis Tiant 1968 and Bob Veale 1963; drops Red Lucas and Brian Fuentes
  • Ankhana picks up Atlee Hammacker 1983 and drops Dean Chance
  • Galaxy picks up Monte Ward 1882, places Hughie Jennings on the DL (33 days!)
  • Helena picks up Tiny Bonham, drops Smokey Joe Williams

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sim 7E Complete


RSAA Update





ATB Value Update














Throwback Thrusday - ATB II Owners List


This is the owners list for ATB 2, way back in early 2001.  Some familiar names are still with us - Mike, Brad, Lou, Justin, and TJ.  Others we've lost touch with - Adam, Ron, Bruce, and Devon.  And sadly, one has even passed away - rest in peace Scott Carter*.   Some things have remained the same though - Mike is always the last to submit a team name, TJ lists one of his 43 email addresses in the past 15 eyars, and Brad again has some wierd animal team name (Thunder Chickens, Honking Seals, Spider Monkeys, Pandas, etc).

*Scott actually was the commissioner of Sean's dream league - a progression league where player years advanced along with the new league seasons.  It was a brilliant idea, but oh so difficult to administer.  And it brought great questions - when do you draft Ruth?  How much later do 1-hit wonders like Norm Cash go?

ATB II was our first experience with Diamond Mind Baseball, which took the place of Tony Larussa III (which will always have a place in my heart).  John Clarkson was the Cy Young winner and Babe Ruth the MVP.  Drafting was done by owner spreadsheet rankings, and I am pretty sure Mike and Justin came to my apartment one evening to try and work through the lists with me.

There were some odd first round draft picks back then:  Luis TIant, Jack Clements, Dutch Leonard, and Carl Lundgren - all because Tony Larussa 3 didn't factor era into the game engine.

Oh, and  Pedro was drafted 28th and Lou Gehrig 32nd.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sim 7D Complete


Optimizing Your Lineup

The other day, Lakeview owner Brian B sent along this old Beyond the Boxscore article about lineup optimization.  It's based upon Tom Tango and MGL's famous sabermetic book, The Book.  The article summarizes lineup optimization thusly

  1. OBP instead of speed
  2. Great hitter instead of bat control guy
  3. Good hitter, but not your elite average guy
  4. Best overall hitter, not your power guy
  5. 4th best hitter after slots 1, 2, and 4 are filled; not your 'wannabee clean-up hitter'
  6. through 9:  hitters in decreasing quality except that, if you can, put your speedster 6th and a quality singles hitter 7th.
Overall, I think this is realitvely good advice except for the 3 hole. The actual language from the article: 


The old-school book says to put your best high-average hitter here. The lead-off hitter should already be in scoring position and a hit drives him in. Wham, bam, thank you ma'am.
 
The Book says the #3 hitter comes to the plate with, on average, fewer runners on base than the #4 or #5 hitters. So why focus on putting a guy who can knock in runs in the #3 spot, when the two spots after him can benefit from it more? Surprisingly, because he comes to bat so often with two outs and no runners on base, the #3 hitter isn't nearly as important as we think. This is a spot to fill after more important spots are taken care of.

The study is based upon real world results, where the #1 and #2 hitters aren't optimized.  How often do we, in ATB, see the speedy, average or low-OBP guy bating first, and the control guy second.  If that's your lineup, than I agree, the 4 hitter is more important than the two hitter.  But if you have great OBP guys 1 and 2, then I disagree and would want a great run producer at #3.

Either way a great thought exercise and thanks for sharing Brian!

The Great, the Good, and the Ugly



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

National League Wins ATB 17 All Star Game

http://www.alltimebaseballsim.net/ATB%2017%20ASG.txt

7/8/2015, AL15-NL15, Los Angeles Coliseum

                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2015 AL All Stars      1  1  0  1  0  0  0  1  0     4  9  0     8  0
2015 NL All Stars      2  0  1  0  0  0  0  1  1     5 12  2    10  0

AL All Stars         AB  R  H BI   AVG    NL All Stars         AB  R  H BI   AVG
Barnes            2b  5  1  2  0  .400    McGrawJohn        3b  4  1  1  0  .250
Brett             3b  4  0  1  0  .250    Mantle            cf  4  2  3  1  .750
Gehrig            1b  4  0  0  0  .000    WilliamsTed       lf  5  1  2  2  .400
BondsBarry        lf  2  0  1  1  .500    Ruth              rf  2  0  0  0  .000
Duffy             cf  4  0  0  0  .000    JohnsonHeavy      dh  4  0  2  1  .500
Hornsby           dh  4  1  1  0  .250    Brouthers         1b  3  1  1  0  .333
RobinsonFrank     rf  4  2  3  3  .750    KellyKing         c   4  0  1  0  .250
Wilkins           c   3  0  0  0  .000    RichardsonHardy   2b  3  0  0  0  .000
 Dunlap           ph  1  0  0  0  .000     Pike             ph  1  0  1  1 1.000
 Cochrane         c   0  0  0  0  .000     AlomarRoberto    2b  0  0  0  0  .000
RodriguezAlex     ss  4  0  1  0  .250    Jennings          ss  4  0  1  0  .250
                     35  4  9  4                               34  5 12  5

AL All Stars                     INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Haddix                           6.0  8  3  3  2  3  96  62  4.50
Benoit                           0.0  1  0  0  0  0   6   3  0.00
ReyesDennys                      1.0  0  0  0  2  1  26  13  0.00
Eckersley        BS , L          1.0  3  2  2  1  1  22  13 18.00
                                 8.0 12  5  5  5  5 150  91 

NL All Stars                     INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
MartinezPedro                    7.2  8  4  4  2 10 127  79  4.70
Mingori          W               1.1  1  0  0  0  1  17  10  0.00
                                 9.0  9  4  4  2 11 144  89 

AL : Dunlap batted for Wilkins in the 8th
     Cochrane inserted at c in the 8th
NL : Pike batted for RichardsonHardy in the 8th
     AlomarRoberto inserted at 2b in the 9th

E-RichardsonHardy, Jennings. 2B-RobinsonFrank(1), Mantle(1), WilliamsTed(1), 
Pike(1). 3B-Hornsby(1). HR-RobinsonFrank 2(2), WilliamsTed(1). 
RBI-BondsBarry(1), RobinsonFrank 3(3), Mantle(1), WilliamsTed 2(2), 
JohnsonHeavy(1), Pike(1). SB-Jennings(1). K-Barnes 2, Brett, Gehrig, 
BondsBarry, Duffy 2, Hornsby, Wilkins, RodriguezAlex 2, McGrawJohn, Mantle, 
JohnsonHeavy 2, RichardsonHardy. BB-Brett, BondsBarry, McGrawJohn, Mantle, 
Ruth 2, Brouthers. SH-Gehrig. SF-BondsBarry. 
GWRBI: WilliamsTed
Temperature: 76, Sky: clear, Wind: out to center at 12 MPH.
7/15/2015, AL15-NL15, Los Angeles Coliseum

                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2015 AL All Stars      1  1  0  1  0  0  0  1  0     4  9  0     8  0
2015 NL All Stars      2  0  1  0  0  0  0  1  1     5 12  2    10  0


AL All Stars         -----A------ -----B------ -----C------ -----D------ -----E------
Barnes            2b 1>S          3>e6.B-1       k            S            k     

Brett             3b   W.1-2        k          5>23           note 1       S         
Gehrig            1b   note 2       13.1-2       k            8            8         
BondsBarry        lf   note 3       W            S          8>k                      
Duffy             cf   7            k            k            63                     
Hornsby           dh 2>k          4>13         6>63           T                      
RobinsonFrank     rf   HR           HR           8            D.3-H                  
Wilkins           c    53           7            k            Mingori                
 Dunlap           ph                                          2/fl                   
 Cochrane         c                                                                  
RodriguezAlex     ss   k            S          7>k          9>63                     

 1: 64/f.B-2(e4/th)  2: 14/SH.2-3;1-2  3: 9/SF.3-H;2-3 


NL All Stars         -----A------ -----B------ -----C------ -----D------ -----E------
McGrawJohn        3b 1>W          3>43           S.Bx2(96)    note 1       k         
                                                              SB2                    
                                                              7                      
Mantle            cf   D.1-H        k            S            W          9>S         
WilliamsTed       lf   4            HR           8            23.2-3;1-2   D.1-H     
Ruth              rf   63           W          6>31           W                      
JohnsonHeavy      dh   S.2-H        k            S            k                      
Brouthers         1b   8          4>43           S.1x3(85)  8>Eckersley              
                                                              W                      
KellyKing         c  2>9            43           S.1-3        8                      
RichardsonHardy   2b   3/g          k            8                                   
 Pike             ph                                          D.1-H                  
 AlomarRoberto    2b                                                                 
Jennings          ss   63         5>63         7>Benoit       63                     
                                                 S                                   

 1: ReyesDennys 


AL All Stars     IN OUT ER                  NL All Stars     IN OUT ER                  
Haddix           A1  C8  3                  MartinezPedro    A1  D7  4                  
Benoit           C9  C9  0                  Mingori          D8  E3  0 W                
ReyesDennys      D1  D5  0                                                              
Eckersley        D6  E3  2 BS , L                                                       
7/15/2015, AL15-NL15, Los Angeles Coliseum

                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2015 AL All Stars      1  1  0  1  0  0  0  1  0     4  9  0     8  0
2015 NL All Stars      2  0  1  0  0  0  0  1  1     5 12  2    10  0

Score O Rnr BS  Event
----- - --- --  -----

**************  Top of the 1st inning, AL All Stars batting
 0-0  0 --- 31  Barnes lined a single to shallow left (BBBCX)
 0-0  0 1-- 31  Brett walked, Barnes to second (BBBSB)
 0-0  0 12- 00  Gehrig sacrifice bunted to the mound, Barnes to third, 
                  Brett to second (Xb)
 0-0  1 -23 12  BondsBarry hit a sacrifice fly to right, Barnes scored, 
                  Brett to third (FFBX)
 1-0  2 --3 00  Duffy flied out to left (X)

**************  Bottom of the 1st inning, NL All Stars batting
 1-0  0 --- 32  McGrawJohn walked (BBBCFFB)
 1-0  0 1-- 11  Mantle doubled deep to center, McGrawJohn scored (FBX)
 1-1  0 -2- 01  WilliamsTed popped out to second (CX)
 1-1  1 -2- 32  Ruth grounded out to short (BCBBCX)
 1-1  2 -2- 11  JohnsonHeavy grounded a single between first and second, 
                  Mantle scored (BCX)
 1-2  2 1-- 10  Brouthers flied out to center (1BX)

**************  Top of the 2nd inning, AL All Stars batting
 1-2  0 --- 22  Hornsby struck out (CBBCS)
 1-2  1 --- 01  RobinsonFrank homered deep down the left-field line (CX)
 2-2  1 --- 31  Wilkins grounded out to third (BBBCX)
 2-2  2 --- 22  RodriguezAlex struck out (BSBFS)

**************  Bottom of the 2nd inning, NL All Stars batting
 2-2  0 --- 21  KellyKing flied out to right (CBBX)
 2-2  1 --- 11  RichardsonHardy grounded out to first (CBX)
 2-2  2 --- 10  Jennings grounded out to short (BX)

**************  Top of the 3rd inning, AL All Stars batting
 2-2  0 --- 11  Barnes to first on an error by the shortstop Jennings 
                  (BCX)
 2-2  0 1-- 22  Brett struck out (BBFFS)
 2-2  1 1-- 01  Gehrig grounded out to the mound, Barnes to second (CX)
 2-2  2 -2- 32  BondsBarry walked (BBSBSB)
 2-2  2 12- 02  Duffy struck out (CCS)

**************  Bottom of the 3rd inning, NL All Stars batting
 2-2  0 --- 02  McGrawJohn grounded out to second (CCX)
 2-2  1 --- 22  Mantle struck out (CBCBFFFC)
 2-2  2 --- 32  WilliamsTed homered deep to right (SFBBBFX)
 2-3  2 --- 31  Ruth walked (BBCBB)
 2-3  2 1-- 12  JohnsonHeavy struck out (FSFBC)

**************  Top of the 4th inning, AL All Stars batting
 2-3  0 --- 00  Hornsby grounded out to the mound (X)
 2-3  1 --- 20  RobinsonFrank homered deep to left (BBX)
 3-3  1 --- 21  Wilkins flied out to left (BBSX)
 3-3  2 --- 11  RodriguezAlex lined a single down the right field line 
                  (SBX)
 3-3  2 1-- 12  Barnes struck out (CSBFS)

**************  Bottom of the 4th inning, NL All Stars batting
 3-3  0 --- 00  Brouthers grounded out to second (X)
 3-3  1 --- 01  KellyKing grounded out to second (CX)
 3-3  2 --- 22  RichardsonHardy struck out (BBSFC)

**************  Top of the 5th inning, AL All Stars batting
 3-3  0 --- 12  Brett grounded out to the catcher (CBFX)
 3-3  1 --- 32  Gehrig struck out (BBCCBFS)
 3-3  2 --- 11  BondsBarry lined a single to right center (BSX)
 3-3  2 1-- 22  Duffy struck out (CBSBS)

**************  Bottom of the 5th inning, NL All Stars batting
 3-3  0 --- 00  Jennings grounded out to short (X)
 3-3  1 --- 20  McGrawJohn lined a single down the right field line, 
                  McGrawJohn out at second (BBX)
 3-3  2 --- 00  Mantle grounded a single up the middle (X)
 3-3  2 1-- 32  WilliamsTed lined out to center (CSBBFB>X)

**************  Top of the 6th inning, AL All Stars batting
 3-3  0 --- 32  Hornsby grounded out to short (BCBSBX)
 3-3  1 --- 02  RobinsonFrank flied out to center (FCX)
 3-3  2 --- 22  Wilkins struck out (CFBFBS)

**************  Bottom of the 6th inning, NL All Stars batting
 3-3  0 --- 11  Ruth grounded out to first (BCX)
 3-3  1 --- 02  JohnsonHeavy lined a single to shallow left (FCX)
 3-3  1 1-- 02  Brouthers grounded a single up the middle, JohnsonHeavy 
                  out at third (CFX)
 3-3  2 1-- 22  KellyKing singled to left center, Brouthers to third 
                  (BBCFX)
 3-3  2 1-3 01  RichardsonHardy flied out to center (FX)

**************  Top of the 7th inning, AL All Stars batting
 3-3  0 --- 02  RodriguezAlex struck out (CCC)
 3-3  1 --- 21  Barnes grounded a single between first and second (CBBX)
 3-3  1 1-- 00  Brett grounded to short, forcing Barnes at second, Brett 
                  to second on an error by the second baseman 
                  RichardsonHardy (X)
 3-3  2 -2- 01  Gehrig lined out to center (CX)

**************  Bottom of the 7th inning, NL All Stars batting
                Benoit now pitching
 3-3  0 --- 32  Jennings lined a single between third and short (CBBBCX)
                ReyesDennys now pitching
 3-3  0 1-- 01  Jennings stole second (C>C)
 3-3  0 -2- 12  McGrawJohn flied out to left (C>C.BFX)
 3-3  1 -2- 32  Mantle walked (SBBBCB)
 3-3  1 12- 22  WilliamsTed grounded out to the catcher, Jennings to 
                  third, Mantle to second (BBCCX)
 3-3  2 -23 31  Ruth walked (BBCBB)
 3-3  2 123 22  JohnsonHeavy struck out (CBBCS)

**************  Top of the 8th inning, AL All Stars batting
 3-3  0 --- 32  BondsBarry struck out (FBSBBS)
 3-3  1 --- 12  Duffy grounded out to short (SSBX)
 3-3  2 --- 11  Hornsby tripled deep to left center (BCX)
 3-3  2 --3 10  RobinsonFrank lined a double down the right field line, 
                  Hornsby scored (BX)
                Mingori now pitching
                Dunlap pinch hitting for Wilkins
 4-3  2 -2- 20  Dunlap popped out to the catcher (BBX)

**************  Bottom of the 8th inning, NL All Stars batting
                Cochrane now playing catcher
                Eckersley now pitching
 4-3  0 --- 32  Brouthers walked (BBBFFB)
 4-3  0 1-- 00  KellyKing flied out to center (>X)
                Pike pinch hitting for RichardsonHardy
 4-3  1 1-- 20  Pike lined a double to right center, Brouthers scored 
                  (BBX)
 4-4  1 -2- 00  Jennings grounded out to short (X)
 4-4  2 -2- 22  McGrawJohn struck out (CCBBS)

**************  Top of the 9th inning, AL All Stars batting
                AlomarRoberto now playing second base
 4-4  0 --- 02  RodriguezAlex grounded out to short (CFX)
 4-4  1 --- 32  Barnes struck out (FBBSBC)
 4-4  2 --- 01  Brett lined a single to shallow center (CX)
 4-4  2 1-- 20  Gehrig flied out to center (BBX)

**************  Bottom of the 9th inning, NL All Stars batting
 4-4  0 --- 11  Mantle reached on an infield single to second (SBX)
 4-4  0 1-- 02  WilliamsTed lined a double to right center, Mantle scored 
                  (1FFX)

Sim 7C Complete

Only a handful of games on the docket tonight as the All Star Break and Game is upon us.  Results will be posted later on this evening.


Standings Charts

Week 7








AL All Star Pitching Staff


NL All Star Pitching Staff


Monday, March 23, 2015

Stearnes Breaks Out

In the 3 Spanish Harlem games during Sim 7A so far, Stearnes is batting .462 with 4 HR and 14 RBI.

Game 1: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 4 RBI
Game 2: 2-5, 2 HR, 2 R, 7 RBI
Game 3: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 2B

I guess the bad press lit a fire in his belly; let's hope he isn't Bump Bailey.*

*For what it's worth, my daughters (12 and 9) recently watched The Natural and loved it.  They are also big fans of Hoosiers.  Proud Daddy! (Although they also love Australian TV shows about Mermaids too, I'll take what I can get).

Sim 7B Complete

AL is now 17-13 vs NL

Introducing the AL All Star Batters

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Introducing the NL All Star Batters

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Starter and Reliever ERA's by Team



Sunday, March 22, 2015

Checking In on the New Pitchers

Owners have fared a bit better when it comes to selecting new pitchers.  First, by measure of RSAA,
here are the new pitchers in a starting role.

Remember, RSAA takes into account the league each partakes in, and the AL remains a offense friendly league at the metric adjusts.  Jake Arrieta (ANK) and Chris Sale (WPO) are legitimate starters at this point.  Meanwhile, Clayton Kershaw (LAK) looks solid at 10-3, but actually has a slightly below average ERA and RCERA.



 
 Here are those with a pace of about 40+ innings this year.  This version of Aroldis Chapman (JFC) looks to be an improvement over the last one.

 And the part timers.