Avocado Fantasy Baseball/MLB Talk Week 3

Let us jump right into our results!

Canadave87 defeated Little Miss Giggle Fits 9-2-1
Studs (Canadave 87)
Asdrubal Cabrera: 4 R 1 HR 7 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .440/.448
Travis Shaw: 6 R 2 HR 3 RBI 11 BB 0 SB .368/.600
Hyun-Jin Ryu: 13.0 IP 5 H 2 ER 1 HR 3 BB 17 K 2 QS 1.38 ERA 0.62 WHIP
Blake Snell: 13.1 IP 10 H 2 ER 1 HR 0 BB 15 K 2 QS 1.35 ERA 0.75 WHIP
Johnny Cueto: 13.0 IP 4 H 0 ER 0 HR 2 BB 18 K 2 QS 0.00 ERA 0.46 WHIP
Studs (Little Miss Giggle Fits)
Shin-Soo Choo: 8 R 2 HR 5 RBI 4 BB 0 SB .364/.444
Paul DeJong: 3 R 2 HR 6 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .333/.412
Sean Manaea: 9.0 IP 0 H 0 ER 0 HR 2 BB 10 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.22 WHIP
Jake Arrieta: 7.0 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 HR 2 BB 10 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.43 WHIP

BluelightSpecial defeated Bresson 6-5-1
Studs (BluelightSpecial)
Mookie Betts: 7 R 4 HR 4 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .400/.478
Justin Bour: 1 R 0 HR 3 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .357/.438
Alex Wood: 11.1 IP 8 H 2 ER 1 HR 2 BB 11 K 1 QS 1.59 ERA 0.88 WHIP
Edwin Diaz: 3.1 IP 1 H 1 ER 0 HR 5 BB 5 K 2.70 ERA 1.80 WHIP 2 SVHD
Studs (Bresson)
Lorenzo Cain: 9 R 1 HR 2 RBI 5 BB 1 SB .381/.500
George Springer: 10 R 1 HR 8 RBI 4 BB 0 SB .321/.412
Stephen Strasburg: 7.0 IP 5 H 2 ER 2 HR 2 BB 10 K 1 QS 2.57 ERA 1.00 WHIP
David Price: 12.2 IP 12 H 5 ER 1 HR 5 BB 12 K 0 QS 3.55 ERA 1.34 WHIP

Harvey Dent defeated Mexican-American Martian 8-2-2
Studs (Harvey Dent)
Brandon Belt: 4 R 3 HR 4 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .417/.462
Michael Brantley: 1 R 1 HR 4 RBI 0 BB 0 SB .400/.400
Garrett Richards: 6.0 IP 5 H 2 ER 1 HR 1 BB 11 K 1 QS 3.00 ERA 1.00 WHIP
Bud Norris: 3.2 IP 3 H 1 ER 0 HR 1 BB 4 K 2.45 ERA 1.09 WHIP 2 SVHD
Studs (Mexican-American Martian)
Jackie Bradley Jr.: 3 R 2 HR 5 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .300/.364
Yadier Molina: 3 R 1 HR 4 RBI 2 BB 1 SB .412/.450
Dallas Keuchel: 14.0 IP 10 H 3 ER 2 HR 3 BB 12 K 2 QS 1.93 ERA 0.93 WHIP
Archie Bradley: 3.1 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 HR 2 BB 6 K 0.00 ERA 0.90 WHIP 2 SVHD

Poseur defeated Dodecadork 8-4-0
Studs (Poseur)
Whit Merrifield: 5 R 3 HR 5 RBI 5 BB 0 SB .286/.382
Nomar Mazara: 5 R 2 HR 7 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .333/.385
Daniel Mengden: 14.1 IP 12 H 2 ER 1 HR 1 BB 11 K 2 QS 1.26 ERA 0.91 WHIP
Dylan Bundy: 6.0 IP 5 H 1 ER 0 HR 2 BB 9 K 1 QS 1.50 ERA 1.17 WHIP
Studs (Dodecadork)
Carlos Correa: 5 R 2 HR 7 RBI 7 BB 1 SB .542/.606
Yasmani Grandal: 5 R 1 HR 11 RBI 4 BB 0 SB .333/.448
Carlos Carrasco: 7.0 IP 3 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 7 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.57 WHIP
Sean Newcomb: 6.0 IP 6 H 2 ER 0 HR 3 BB 5 K 1 QS 3.00 ERA 1.50 WHIP

Emperor Snapper and CakeWithaJ tied 6-6-0
Studs (Emperor Snapper)
Manny Machado: 7 R 5 HR 8 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .500/.560
Mitch Haniger: 3 R 3 HR 7 RBI 1 BB 1 SB .360/.370
Charlie Blackmon: 6 R 2 HR 4 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .318/.400
Jordan Montgomery: 6.0 IP 4 H 1 ER 0 HR 3 BB 5 K 1 QS 1.50 ERA 1.17 WHIP
Studs (CakeWithaJ)
Alex Bregman: 3 R 0 HR 2 RBI 3 BB 1 SB .320/.393
Jose Ramirez: 4 R 4 HR 5 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .409/.480
Aaron Nola: 13.0 IP 10 H 4 ER 1 HR 1 BB 11 K 2 QS 2.77 ERA 0.85 WHIP
Jacob DeGrom: 14.1 IP 10 H 3 ER 1 HR 3 BB 22 K 2 QS 1.88 ERA 0.91 WHIP

OccJa’am’s Blazer defeated InnDEEEEEEEEEEEED 6-4-2
Studs (OccJa’am’s Blazer)
Mike Moustakas: 3 R 3 HR 8 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .303/.324
Christian Villanueva: 5 ER 2 HR 5 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .471/.550
Rhys Hoskins: 5 ER 2 HR 8 RBI 8 BB 0 SB .318/.500
Robbie Ray: 6.0 IP 5 H 2 ER 1 HR 3 BB 9 K 1 QS 3.00 ERA 1.33 WHIP
Studs (InnDEEEEEEEEED)
Yoan Moncada: 4 R 2 HR 6 RBI 4 BB 4 SB .286/.400
Reynaldo Lopez: 11.0 IP 8 H 3 ER 1 HR 8 BB 12 K 1 QS 2.45 ERA 1.45 WHIP
Patrick Corbin: 15.0 IP 3 H 2 ER 1 HR 2 BB 19 K 2 QS 1.20 ERA 0.33 WHIP
Corey Kluber: 13.2 IP 11 H 4 ER 2 HR 2 BB 10 K 2 QS 2.63 ERA 0.95 WHIP

Snow Pigeon defeated Shipwreck 6-4-2
Studs (Snow Pigeon)
Aaron Judge: 5 R 3 HR 6 RBI 6 BB 0 SB .286/.444
Didi Gregorius: 6 R 3 HR 7 RBI 4 BB 0 SB .381/.462
Jon Lester: 6.0 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 7 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.50 WHIP
Luis Severino: 7.0 IP 3 H 1 ER 1 HR 2 BB 6 K 1 QS 1.29 ERA 0.71 WHIP
Studs (Shipwreck)
Matt Olson: 3 R 1 HR 5 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .348/.400
Trevor Story: 2 R 1 HR 6 RBI 4 BB 2 SB .450/.560
AJ Pollock: 3 R 2 HR 4 RBI 1 BB 1 SB .263/.300
Trevor Williams: 12.0 IP 5 H 4 ER 0 HR 8 BB 11 K 2 QS 3.00 ERA 1.08 WHIP

That’s another week of fantasy baseball in the books! How’s everybody feeling about their team? Now for some news from around Major League Baseball…

• On a somber note to start, Chicago White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar collapsed in the team’s dugout this past Friday night and was rushed to the hospital where it was discovered an aneurysm had ruptured in his brain resulting in bleeding. At last reports, Farquhar was in stable but critical condition and will remain hospitalized for at least 3 weeks following surgery to relieve the swelling on his brain. His family is preferring to keep further details private, but well wishes have been pouring in from all across the baseball world as you can see here.

• The Cincinnati Reds fired manager Bryan Price and pitching coach Mack Jenkins following their 3-15 start. Price has been the manager in Cincinnati for the past 4 seasons and had yet to guide the team to a winning record though management there had been stripping the club of many of it’s veterans over the past couple of seasons with the exception of Joey Votto. Bench coach Jim Riggleman is taking over on an interim basis though there are rumors that scouting assistant (and ex-Red Sox/Blue Jays manager) John Farrell is being considered for the position and Reds legend Barry Larkin has expressed an interest in getting into the dugout in the future.

• Tyson Ross from 2013-2015 looked like an ace for the San Diego Padres. In 2016 and 2017, he struggled with injuries and ineffectiveness that saw him settle for a minor league contract back in San Diego this past off-season. He had a strong spring and Friday night he flirted with a no-hitter but settled for 7.2 innings of 1 hit, 1 run ball with 10 strikeouts. Four games is a small sample size but he’s looking like an early candidate for comeback player of the year.

• Sean Manaea of the Oakland A’s on the other hand, did throw the first no hitter of the 2018 season. And improbably, it was against the hottest team in baseball, the Boston Red Sox who came into Oakland with a 17-2 record. They also came in with the second longest franchise streak of avoiding being no hit, coming up one day short of 25 years exactly since the last time they were no hit (by Chris Bosio of the Seattle Mariners if you were curious). The franchise with the longest streak? The Oakland Athletics. Manaea struck out 10 and walked 2 and is off to an excellent start this season for Oakland.

What’s on your mind in baseball this week?