Avocado Fantasy Baseball/MLB Talk Week 4

BluelightSpecial defeated Mexican-American Martian 10-2-0
Studs (BluelightSpecial)
Francisco Lindor: 4 R 2 HR 2 RBI 6 BB 1 SB .261/.433
Yoenis Cespedes: 4 R 2 HR 7 RBI 2 BB 2 SB .381/.417
Jeimer Candelario: 9 R 1 HR 2 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .300/.391
Sam Dyson: 4.1 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 HR 2 BB 2 K 0.00 ERA 0.92 WHIP 4 SVHD
Studs (Mexican-American Martian)
Corey Seager: 3 R 1 HR 4 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .318/.375
Enrique Hernandez: 2 R 1 HR 2 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .313/.421
Miles Mikolas: 7.0 IP 6 H 2 ER 1 HR 0 BB 7 K 1 QS 2.57 ERA 0.86 WHIP
Addison Reed: 3.0 IP 2 H 1 ER 0 HR 1 BB 2 K 3.00 ERA 1.00 WHIP 2 SVHD

Little Miss Giggle Fits and Dodecadork tied 5-5-2
Studs (Little Miss Giggle Fits)
Teoscar Hernandez: 5 R 1 HR 1 RBI 4 BB 0 SB .273/.385
Mike Foltynewicz: 10.2 IP 6 H 3 ER 2 HR 6 BB 13 K 1 QS 2.53 ERA 1.13 WHIP
Gerrit Cole: 13.2 IP 10 H 5 ER 0 HR 2 BB 20 K 2 QS 3.29 ERA 0.88 WHIP
Drew Steckenrider: 3.0 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 HR 0 BB 4 K 0.00 ERA 0.33 WHIP 2 SVHD
Studs (Dodecadork)
Scott Schebler: 7 R 2 HR 10 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .333/.379
Nick Markakis: 4 R 2 HR 7 RBI 7 BB 0 SB .370/.500
Trea Turner: 5 R 0 HR 2 RBI 3 RBI 4 SB .385/.448
Hunter Strickland: 4.2 IP 0 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 7 K 0.00 ERA 0.21 WHIP 4 SVHD

Emperor Snapper defeated Canadave87 7-5-0
Studs (Emperor Snapper)
Gary Sanchez: 10 R 4 HR 11 RBI 5 BB 0 SB .259/.375
Jean Seguera: 6 R 1 HR 8 RBI 2 BB 2 SB .321/.355
Mitch Haniger: 7 R 3 HR 5 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .296/.367
Tyler Mahle: 12.1 IP 7 H 4 ER 2 HR 4 BB 18 K 2 QS 2.92 ERA 0.89 WHIP
Studs (Canadave87)
Ozzie Albies: 8 R 3 HR 8 RBI 2 BB 2 SB .267/.324
Odubel Herrera: 4 R 2 HR 5 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .375/.476
David Peralta: 4 R 3 HR 7 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .304/.370
Michael Wacha: 6.0 IP 5 H 1 ER 0 HR 1 BB 8 K 1 QS 1.50 ERA 1.00 WHIP

Bresson defeated OccJa’am’s Blazer 9-2-1
Studs (Bresson)
Jose Peraza: 8 R 2 HR 5 RBI 1 BB 1 SB .441/.457
Jose Altuve: 3 R 2 HR 5 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .375/.400
George Springer: 4 R 2 HR 3 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .375/.400
Jon Gray: 6.0 IP 3 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 11 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.67 WHIP
Studs (OccJa’am’s Blazer)
Andrelton Simmons: 3 R 2 HR 7 RBI 0 BB 0 SB .455/.455
Mike Moustakas: 5 R 2 HR 2 RBI 2 BB 1 SB .258/.303
Kevin Gausman: 13.2 IP 9 H 3 ER 2 HR 4 BB 11 K 1 QS 1.98 ERA 0.95 WHIP
Adam Ottavino: 2.1 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 4 K 0.00 ERA 1.29 WHIP 2 SVHD

Snow Pigeon defeated Harvey Dent 8-4-0
Studs (Snow Pigeon)
Didi Gregorious: 7 R 4 HR 10 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .357/.419
Kevin Pillar: 4 R 3 HR 6 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .333/.375
Aaron Judge: 6 R 1 HR 3 RBI 6 BB 0 SB .296/.412
J.A. Happ: 14.0 IP 9 H 3 ER 1 HR 0 BB 19 K 2 QS 1.93 ERA 0.64 WHIP
Studs (Harvey Dent)
Joey Votto: 7 R 4 HR 8 RBI 9 BB 0 SB .360/.543
Brandon Belt: 4 R 1 HR 3 RBI 4 BB 0 SB .417/.563
James Paxton: 6.0 IP 5 H 2 ER 1 HR 3 BB 10 K 1 QS 3.00 ERA 1.33 WHIP
Trevor Bauer: 6.2 IP 4 H 1 ER 0 HR 3 BB 8 K 1 QS 1.35 ERA 1.05 WHIP

InnDEEEEEEEEEEED defeated Poseur 6-4-2
Studs (InnDEEEEEEEEEEED)
Yoan Moncada: 7 R 3 HR 4 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .371/.405
Ronald Acuna Jr.: 3 R 1 HR 4 RBI 3 BB 1 SB .421/.500
J.T. Realmuto: 4 R 3 HR 4 RBI 2 BB 1 SB .320/.393
Rick Porcello: 14.2 IP 10 H 6 ER 1 HR 3 BB 15 K 2 QS 3.68 ERA 0.89 WHIP
Studs (Poseur)
J.D. Martinez: 2 R 1 HR 7 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .409/.500
Francisco Cervelli: 3 R 2 HR 8 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .500/.529
Justin Verlander: 7.0 IP 4 H 2 ER 1 HR 0 BB 9 K 1 QS 2.57 ERA 0.57 WHIP
Carl Edwards Jr.: 3.0 IP 0 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 3 K 0.00 ERA 0.33 WHIP 3 SVHD

CakeWithaJ defeated Shipwreck 8-4-0
Studs (CakeWithaJ)
Ender Inciarte: 7 R 0 HR 3 RBI 2 BB 6 SB .364/.400
Giancarlo Stanton: 9 R 1 HR 3 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .357/.406
Juan Nicasio: 4.0 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 HR 0 BB 6 K 0.00 ERA 0.25 WHIP 3 SVHD
Jacob DeGrom: 7.1 IP 5 H 0 ER 0 HR 3 BB 8 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 1.09 WHIP
Studs (Shipwreck)
Freddie Freeman: 6 R 2 HR 4 RBI 3 BB 1 SB .355/.412
A.J. Pollock: 5 R 1 HR 5 RBI 3 BB 1 SB .292/.370
Masahiro Tanaka: 12.2 IP 5 H 2 ER 1 HR 4 BB 14 K 2 QS 1.42 ERA 0.71 WHIP
Gio Gonzalez: 12.0 IP 10 H 4 ER 0 HR 5 BB 12 K 1 QS 3.00 ERA 1.25 WHIP

That’s our week’s results! Weigh in with your feelings and questions in the comments. Now what’s been happening in the world of MLB this week….

• Ronald Acuna Jr., every baseball prospectors most anticipated call-up prior to the 2018 season, made his big league debut this week. With 8 hits in his first 19 at bats he has gotten Braves fans very excited about a future with him and shortstop Ozzie Albies hitting in the middle of the order. Have a look at his first big league home run here.

• Jonny Venters is maybe not a name that’s super familiar to most baseball fans. From 2010-2012 he was an important piece in the Braves bullpen as a setup man. But from the spring training 2013 until April 25th of this year, he didn’t make a single MLB appearance. In that time span, he had two Tommy John surgeries (in 2013 and 2014 respectively), and they weren’t his first two as he actually underwent the procedure way back in 2005 as well. Each time he attempted to work his way back something went wrong. In 2016 there was a fear he may need it a FOURTH time after he felt elbow pain while rehabbing in the minors. But it turned out it was tendon tear rather than his ligament and while surgery was required, it wasn’t as severe. Venters persevered through additional rehab last season and this year that perseverance paid off as he has so far made two appearances out of the bullpen for the Tampa Bay Rays.

• In the history of major league baseball, 85 pitchers have thrown a cumulative total of 90 innings that would be categorized as “Immaculate Innings.” Which is defined as an inning where the pitcher strikes out the side on only nine pitches. On April 23, Kevin Gausman of the Orioles joined that list. Yonder Alonso, Yan Gomes, and Bradley Zimmer were his three victims that day.

All right everyone, what caught your attention in baseball this week?