Avocado Fantasy Baseball/MLB Talk Week 2

So what happened this week? Let’s take a look at our scores…. (results not yet final, but I like doing this on Sundays so if necessary I’ll correct these Monday afternoon)

Harvey Dent defeated Bresson 9-2-1
Studs (Harvey Dent)
Tommy Pham: 8 R 1 HR 3 RBI 6 BB 3 SB .417/.533
Jose Martinez: 2 R 1 HR 7 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .400/.478
Jose Berrios: 7.0 IP 3 H 0 ER 0 HR 0 BB 11 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.43 WHIP
James Paxton: 6.0 IP 6 H 2 ER 0 HR 1 BB 10 K 1 QS 3.00 ERA 1.17 WHIP
Studs (Bresson)
Starling Marte: 8 R 2 HR 2 RBI 3 BB 2 SB .375/.444
Stephen Strasburg: 14.0 IP 7 H 4 ER 1 HR 3 BB 13 K 1 QS 2.57 ERA 0.71 WHIP
Jeurys Familia: 4.0 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 7 K 0.00 ERA 0.75 WHIP 3 SVHD

Poseur defeated Little Miss Giggle Fits 8-4-0
Studs Poseur
J.D. Martinez: 4 R 2 HR 9 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .320/.333
Paul Goldschmidt: 8 R 4 HR 8 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .417/.462
Dylan Bundy: 12.2 IP 11 H 3 ER 1 HR 4 BB 16 K 1 QS 2.13 ERA 1.18 WHIP
Justin Verlander: 15.0 IP 5 H 1 ER 1 HR 2 BB 20 K 2 QS 0.60 ERA 0.47 WHIP
Studs (LMGF)
Andrew Benintendi: 4 R 0 HR 7 RBI 3 BB 1 SB .429/.500
Max Scherzer: 16.0 IP 3 H 2 ER 1 HR 1 BB 21 K 2 QS 1.13 ERA 0.25 WHIP
Gerrit Cole: 7.0 IP 3 H 2 ER 2 HR 1 BB 14 K 1 QS 2.57 ERA 0.57 WHIP
Sean Manaea: 12.0 IP 9 H 3 ER 3 HR 3 BB 9 K 1 QS 2.25 ERA 1.00 WHIP

Canadave87 defeated CakeWithaJ 7-4-1
Studs Canadave87
Mike Trout: 6 R 3 HR 6 RBI 5 BB 0 SB .348/.467
Ozzie Albies: 6 R 2 HR 5 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .435/.458
Josh Hader: 4.2 IP 1 H 1 ER 1 HR 1 BB 12 K 1.93 ERA 0.43 WHIP 3 SVHD
Nick Pivetta: 7.0 IP 5 H 2 ER 0 HR 0 BB 7 K 1 QS 2.57 ERA 0.71 WHIP
Studs CakeWithaJ
Jose Pirela: 7 R 0 HR 7 RBI 1 BB 1 SB .452/.469
Eduardo Nunez: 4 R 1 HR 3 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .286/.375
Luke Weaver: 6.0 IP 4 H 2 ER 1 HR 1 BB 7 K 1 QS 3.00 ERA 0.83 WHIP

BluelightSpecial defeated InnDEEEEEEEEEED 7-5-0
Studs (BluelightSpecial)
Mookie Betts: 8 R 1 HR 8 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .333/.409
Justin Upton: 5 R 1 HR 2 RBI 4 BB 2 SB .320/.400
Carlos Martinez: 13.0 IP 8 H 1 ER 1 HR 6 BB 15 K 2 QS 0.69 ERA 1.08 WHIP
Edwin Diaz: 4.0 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 6 K 0.00 ERA 0.50 WHIP 3 SVHD
Studs (InnDEEEEEEEEEED)
Kris Bryant: 3 R 0 HR 2 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .462/.611
Corey Kluber: 8.0 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 13 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.38 WHIP
Wade Davis: 3.0 IP 0 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 4 K 0.00 ERA 0.33 WHIP 3 SVHD
Chris Devenski: 4.1 IP 3 H 0 ER 0 HR 0 BB 5 K 0.00 ERA 0.69 WHIP 2 SVHD

Shipwreck and Mexican-American Martian tied 5-5-2
Studs (Shipwreck)
Khris Davis: 5 R 4 HR 7 RBI 0 BB 0 SB .391/.391
Bryce Harper: 5 R 1 HR 2 RBI 7 BB 1 SB .227/.400
Chase Anderson: 6.1 IP 2 H 1 ER 0 HR 2 BB 5 K 1 SB 1.42 ERA 0.63 WHIP
Aaron Sanchez: 8.0 IP 3 H 1 ER 0 HR 5 BB 4 K 1 QS 1.13 ERA 1.00 WHIP
Studs (M-AM)
DJ LeMahieu: 6 R 3 HR 5 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .333/.355
Chris Taylor: 4 R 3 HR 6 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .273/.304
Miles Mikolas: 13.1 IP 12 H 5 ER 1 HR 2 BB 9 K 1 QS 3.38 ERA 1.05 WHIP
Addison Reed: 2.2 IP 3 H 1 ER 0 HR 0 BB 3 K 3.38 ERA 1.13 WHIP 1 SVHD

OccJa’ams Blazer defeated Dodecadork 6-5-1
Studs (OccJa’ams Blazer)
Mike Moustakas: 4 R 2 HR 4 RBI 0 BB 0 SB .400/.400
Andrelton Simmons: 6 R 1 HR 1 RBI 3 BB 1 SB .250/.333
Charlie Morton: 6.0 IP 6 H 2 ER 2 HR 1 BB 12 K 1 QS 3.00 ERA 1.17 WHIP
Brad Hand: 4.0 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 HR 0 BB 7 K 0.00 ERA 0.25 WHIP 4 SVHD
Studs (Dodecadork)
Kyle Seager: 4 R 2 HR 7 RBI 1 BB 0 SB. 417/.423
Yasmani Grandal: 2 R 1 HR 2 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .455/.538
Carlos Carrasco: 9.0 IP 3 H 1 ER 1 HR 2 BB 6 K 1 QS 1.00 ERA 0.56 WHIP
Felipe Vazquez: 4.1 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 3 K 0.00 ERA 0.69 WHIP 2 SVHD

Emperor Snapper defeated Snow Pigeon 8-3-1
Studs (Emperor Snapper)
Charlie Blackmon: 3 R 2 HR 5 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .364/.462
Scott Kingery: 4 R 1 HR 10 RBI 0 BB 0 SB .304/.292
Felix Hernandez: 12.0 IP 11 H 5 ER 2 HR 1 BB 10 K 1 QS 3.75 ERA 1.00 WHIP
Kenyan Middleton: 3.2 IP 3 H 1 ER 0 HR 2 BB 3 K 2.45 ERA 1.36 WHIP 3 SVHD
Studs (Snow Pigeon)
Albert Pujols: 3 R 2 HR 5 RBI 0 BB 0 SB .310/.310
Buster Posey: 1 R 1 HR 5 RBI 1 BB 1 SB .318/.333
Ivan Nova: 13.2 IP 13 H 6 ER 3 HR 0 BB 15 K 2 QS 3.95 ERA 0.95 WHIP
J.A. Happ: 6.0 IP 5 H 1 ER 1 HR 3 BB 9 K 1 QS 1.50 ERA 1.33 WHIP

And there you have week 2 of our fantasy league matchups! Questions or comments, let’s hear them! As for other things around baseball this week that were rather notable….

• Bad weather. Lots of bad weather this weekend affecting various baseball games, culminating in a Sunday slate where 6 games found themselves postponed due to inclement weather with the Red Sox and Orioles already announcing a cancellation of Monday’s game as well. Does the changing weather conditions each year make a reworking of the schedule necessary? I’ve seen suggestions as varied as starting the season later and scheduling multiple Sunday doubleheaders over the summer (as teams did in the days of long ago) to striking down the amount of off-days in a season to trying to schedule games less….in areas affected by severe cold weather systems in the early parts of the season (which seems like a rather daunting task). Thoughts?

• Here’s something you don’t see very often. The Marlins scored 3 runs on a sacrifice fly Friday not. How? Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-lJMcnX6do
Worth noting, the Pirates are now 1-13 in their last 14 games played on a Friday the 13th. Yikes.

• Deven Marrero of the Arizona Diamondbacks thought he had hit his first home run of the year. A three run shot to deep left-center. But thanks to one of those funky baseball rules, he didn’t. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iomNoiKG470
For what it’s worth, Alex Avila feels very badly about this.

• Anyone who watched ESPN’s Sunday night game of the week of the Texas Rangers at the Houston Astros got a real treat as Bartolo Colon was perfect for Texas after 7 innings before allowing a leadoff walk and a double to start the 8th. He had to settle for a no decision and a sparkling final pitching line of 7.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 ER 7 K. Not to be outdone, Justin Verlander of the Astros pitched 8 innings, also giving up just 1 hit (a Robinson Chirinos home run), 1 walk and 11 strikeouts. He also would get a no-decision.