Avocado Fantasy Baseball Week 20 Results/MLB Talk

Avocado Fantasy Baseball Week 20 Results

CakeWithaJ vs Poseur 9-2-1
Studs (Poseur)
Whit Merrifield: 5 R 2 HR 4 RBI 2 BB 1 SB .370/.414
Paul Goldschmidt: 4 R 2 HR 5 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .300/.333
Ken Giles: 3 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 2 K 0.00 ERA 1.00 WHIP 3 SVHD
Justin Verlander: 6 IP 6 H 3 ER 1 HR 2 BB 6 K 1 QS 4.50 ERA 1.33 WHIP
Studs (CakeWithaJ)
Marwin Gonzalez: 6 R 3 HR 10 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .385/.407
Miguel Andujar: 4 R 1 HR 7 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .370/.379
Jacob DeGrom: 6 IP 4 H 1 ER 0 HR 4 BB 10 K 1 QS 1.50 ERA 1.33 WHIP
Aaron Nola: 8 IP 5 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 9 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.75 WHIP

Bresson defeated Harvey Dent 6-4-2
Studs (Bresson)
Brian Anderson: 4 R 1 HR 2 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .333/.478
Carlos Santana: 1 R 1 HR 4 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .286/.304
Jon Gray: 6.1 IP 5 H 2 ER 1 HR 1 BB 5 K 1 QS 2.84 ERA 0.95 WHIP
David Price: 8 IP 3 H 0 ER 0 HR 0 BB 7 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.38 WHIP
Studs (Harvey Dent)
Joey Gallo: 3 R 2 HR 3 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .357/.471
Aledmys Diaz: 3 R 1 HR 4 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .353/.389
Tanner Roark: 9 IP 5 H 1 ER 1 HR 0 BB 8 K 1 QS 1.00 ERA 0.56 WHIP
Bud Norris: 3 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 HR 2 BB 3 K 0.00 ERA 1.00 WHIP 3 SVHD

Canadave87 defeated Little Miss Giggle Fits 9-2-1
Studs (Little Miss Giggle Fits)
Matt Duffy: 5 R 0 HR 3 RBI 3 BB 1 SB .400/.448
Jose Alverado: 3.1 IP 0 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 6 K 0.00 ERA 0.30 WHIP 3 SVHD
Max Scherzer: 7 IP 2 H 2 ER 1 HR 4 BB 10 K 1 QS 2.57 ERA 0.86 WHIP
Mike Foltynewicz: 6 IP 2 H 1 ER 0 HR 2 BB 8 K 1 QS 1.50 ERA 0.67 WHIP
Studs (Canadave87)
Javier Baez: 5 R 3 HR 8 RBI 2 BB 1 SB .423/.464
David Peralta: 4 R 2 HR 6 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .400/.429
Blake Snell: 12 IP 6 H 2 ER 1 HR 3 BB 19 K 2 QS 1.50 ERA 0.75 WHIP
Steven Matz: 12 IP 7 H 3 ER 1 HR 2 BB 12 K 1 QS 2.25 ERA 0.75 WHIP

Bluelightspecial and Mexican-American Martian tied 6-6-0
Studs (Bluelightspecial)
Stephen Piscotty: 2 R 2 HR 4 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .348/.375
Rich Hill: 6 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 8 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.50 WHIP
Edwin Diaz: 3 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 HR 0 BB 3 K 0.00 ERA 0.67 WHIP 3 SVHD
Mark Melancon: 4.1 IP 5 H 1 ER 0 HR 0 BB 6 K 2.08 ERA 1.15 WHIP 3 SVHD
Studs (Mexican-American Martian)
Ian Desmond: 5 R 1 HR 7 RBI 2 BB 1 SB .250/.318
DJ LeMahieu: 4 R 0 HR 2 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .350/.409
Clayton Kershaw: 8 IP 7 H 2 ER 1 HR 0 BB 9 K 1 QS 2.25 ERA 0.88 WHIP
Dallas Keuchel: 7 IP 5 H 2 ER 1 HR 2 BB 6 K 1 QS 2.57 ERA 1.00 WHIP

Emperor Snapper defeated Dodecadork 6-5-1
Studs (Dodecadork)
Phillip Ervin: 3 R 1 HR 4 RBI 2 BB 1 SB .280/.333
Tim Anderson: 4 R 1 HR 5 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .286/.323
Max Muncy: 4 R 2 HR 4 RBI 3 BB 1 SB .364/.500
Jack Flaherty: 6 IP 1 H 1 ER 1 HR 2 BB 10 K 1 QS 1.50 ERA 0.50 WHIP
Studs (Emperor Snapper)
Manny Machado: 4 R 3 HR 7 RBI 2 BB 1 SB .269/.345
Mitch Haniger: 8 R 3 HR 5 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .370/.452
Charlie Blackmon: 5 R 1 HR 3 RBI 1 BB 2 SB .364/.391
Craig Stammen: 3.1 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 1 K 0.00 ERA 0.90 WHIP 2 SVHD

Akkio’s Blazer defeated Snow Pigeon 9-3-0
Studs (Akkio’s Blazer)
Jed Lowrie: 4 R 2 HR 6 RBI 5 BB 0 SB .391/.500
Anthony Rizzo: 7 R 3 HR 6 RBI 4 BB 0 SB .429/.500
Nolan Arenado: 3 R 1 HR 4 RBI 5 BB 0 SB .368/.480
Kevin Gausman: 13 IP 5 H 0 ER 0 HR 3 BB 10 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.62 WHIP
Studs (Snow Pigeon)
Aaron Hicks: 4 R 1 HR 3 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .280/.379
Dellin Betances: 2.1 IP 3 H 0 ER 0 HR 0 BB 4 K 0.00 ERA 1.29 WHIP 1 SVHD
J.A. Happ: 6 IP 5 H 2 ER 0 HR 1 BB 9 K 1 QS 3.00 ERA 1.00 WHIP
Luis Severino: 5.2 IP 4 H 2 ER 1 HR 2 BB 8 K 0 QS 3.18 ERA 1.06 WHIP

InnDEEEEEEEEEEEED defeated Shipwreck 6-5-1
Studs (InnDEEEEEEEEEEEED)
Xander Bogaerts: 4 R 2 HR 10 RBI 0 BB 0 SB .323/.323
Christian Yelich: 5 R 4 HR 6 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .296/.367
Willy Adames: 6 R 2 HR 5 RBI 3 BB 1 SB .333/.429
Roberto Osuna: 4 IP 3 H 1 ER 0 HR 0 BB 5 K 2.25 ERA 0.75 WHIP 3 SVHD
Studs (Shipwreck)
Matt Chapman: 7 R 3 HR 5 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .355/.412
Gregory Polanco: 5 R 2 HR 5 RBI 5 BB 1 SB .391/.483
Jameson Taillon: 6 IP 5 H 1 ER 1 HR 0 BB 8 K 1 QS 1.50 ERA 0.83 WHIP
Alex Colome: 3 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 5 K 0.00 ERA 0.67 WHIP 1 SVHD

MLB Talk

• The Washington Nationals have gone into a belated sell mode this August. Daniel Murphy (Cubs) and Matt Adams (Cardinals) have both been sent off via August waivers. The Cubs and Nationals worked out a trade involving a prospect going back to Washington while Adams was a straight waiver claim meaning the Nats pretty much just wanted to shed the salary. Bryce Harper (Dodgers) and Mark Reynolds (Braves) were also claimed on waivers but the Nationals pulled them back rather than deal them. Gio Gonzalez, Matt Wieters, and Ryan Zimmerman all cleared waivers and are eligible to be traded (though if dealt in September they will not be eligible for playoff rosters).

• Matt Holliday, after going unsigned this past off-season, ended up signing a minor league deal with his old team the Colorado Rockies about a month ago. After 15 games of tearing up Triple A pitching with 3 home runs and a .346/.452/.596 batting line the Rockies called him back up to the big leagues on Thursday and for the first time since 2008 Holliday was starting in left field for the Rockies, receiving a standing ovation in his first AB in the 2nd inning. Then on Saturday he hit a game-winning home run for the Rox, so maybe he has enough to give them a late season push from behind for the post-season.

• At the moment Blue Jays DH Kendrys Morales has a hell of a run going. He’s homered in 7 consecutive games, the longest streak in MLB this season (previously Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals had homered in 6 straight games, don’t worry about him though. He tied a Cardinals record this weekend with 4 doubles in a game). The last player to homer in 7 straight games was Kevin Mench of the Texas Rangers back in 2006. The all-time record is eight games and is shared by Dale Long, Don Mattingly and Ken Griffey Jr. Making this more remarkable is how terrible a start Morales had to the year when he looked like a player that would be released in due course.

• Alan Trammell went into the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown earlier this year and this weekend saw the Detroit Tigers retire the #3 that he wore with them for 20 seasons. During his speech he lamented that his double play partner for 19 of those 20 seasons Lou Whitaker has not received similar accolades for his career. Any Detroit fans (or other baseball fans for that matter) want to weigh in on that?

What’s caught your eye this week MLB fans?