Thursday, August 7, 2014

35 Games Into Season 1

Notes Taken after game 35: 

  • The Cincinnati Reds (AL) are an insane 31 and 4.  If you extrapolated that out over 162 games played, they will have won 143 of them.
  • As if that wasn't bad enough, the Syracuse Squires (NL) are right behind them at 29-6 (~134 games won out of 162).  Has the World Series picture already been painted?
  • Robinson Reynolds from Cincinnati is leading the league in homeruns (18), SLG Pct (.828), and OPS (1.283).
  • The Montgomery Rayados (13-22) have one bright light, Arlie Nichols is on an impressive 21-game hit streak and counting.
  • Willie Pineda of the Salem Sacrifices (NL) is leading the league in wins (6), ERA (1.04), WHIP (0.75), OAV (.139), and 9th in strikeouts (45).
  • Harold O'Shea is leading the league in (+) plus plays with 10.  He plays for the Iowa City Janitors (AL) in CF.
  • Only 5 teams in the league have a team OPS over .800.  Portland Open-Mics (.807), Scottsdale Scorpions (.813), Syracuse Squires (.837), Houston Colt .45s (.866), and the Cincinnati Reds are at the top (.911).
  • The Syracuse Squires are the only sub-3 ERA team in the league at an incredible 2.42 earned runs per 9 innings.
  • Only 1 team, Albaquerque Isodopes (6-29), have a win pct (.171) below the 50-game Min Win Requirement. 

Ivan Javier Jacks Four

In yesterday's (8.6.14) PM game, The Houston Colt .45s demolished the depleted bullpen of the New York Greys in a 28-4 rout.  Although some of the carnage came against tired pitchers, the Colt .45s had their way with the Greys' first 4 pitchers.  Ivan Javier headlined the barrage going 6 for 7 with 6 runs scored, 9 RBIs, 4 homeruns, and 1 walk.  Karim Donald also added 2 homeruns of his own.  Through 25 games, Javier is leading the league in batting average (.380) and OBP (.485).  New York will be looking forward to their next off day and some much needed rest.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Early Injury is a Major Setback for Mexico City

The Mexico City Riverdogs suffer a major injury to the homegrown native Jose Paniagua on his way to pitching the first gem of the season.

Paniagua made it through 8 scoreless innings while only giving up 2 hits and 1 walk and fanning 5 hitters.  Looking to toss the complete game shutout, Paniagua stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the 8th with 1 out and no men on.  He hit a screamer right at Jacksonville Manatees 2B Matthew Brunson who made the play, but that ended Paniagua's night as he felt nerve irritation in his forearm on the play.  The Riverdogs went on to win the game 0-8 but it was a sore victory.  Paniagua will undergo a series of tests and the injury is not expected to require surgery, though his response to therapy will ultimately make that determination.  He is expected to miss all of the regular season with a chance to come back in the post season should the Riverdogs make it there.  Without their #2 pitcher, Josh Hemingway will need to shoulder the load the rest of the way to give the Riverdogs that chance.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Minimum Win Requirement

Please choose one of the following options for a minimum win requirement and cast your vote in the world chat:
A.) A minimum win requirement of 55/115/180 at the major league level. 55 wins in any season. 115 over two seasons. 180 over three seasons. Failure to meet the minimums will result in expulsion from the world for a minimum of one season. 

B.) A minimum win requirement of 55/115 at the major league level. 55 wins in any season. 115 over two seasons. Failure to meet the minimums will result in expulsion from the world for a minimum of one season. 

C.) A minimum win requirement of 55 games at the major league level. Failure to meet the minimums will result in expulsion from the world for a minimum of one season. 

D.) A minimum win requirement of 50 games at the major league level. Failure to meet the minimums will result in expulsion from the world for a minimum of one season. 

E.) A minimum win requirement of 50 games at the major league level. Failure to meet the minimums will result in expulsion from the world for a minimum of one season, with an exception made for first-time owners.

F.) No minimum win requirement.