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Hombre Brotani Posted: May 18, 2021 at 02:42 PM | 35 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Hombre Brotani Posted: May 18, 2021 at 05:05 PM (#6019452)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. JJ1986 Posted: May 18, 2021 at 05:34 PM (#6019464)
Mets outfielders available:

1B Dom Smith
IF Jose Peraza
IF Jaqen H'ghar (3 career G)
Johneshwy Fargas (1 career G)
Khalil Lee (1 career G)

   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 18, 2021 at 07:14 PM (#6019492)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
Without Mike Trout, who’s out for 6-8 weeks with a calf strain. Might be missed.
   4. The Duke Posted: May 18, 2021 at 07:36 PM (#6019498)
Karma for the Pujols DFA. It’s the babe Ruth jinx all over again
   5. salvomania Posted: May 18, 2021 at 07:52 PM (#6019500)
I know no one cares about my fantasy team, but these are guys currently on my team:

IL Fernando Tatis
IL Byron Buxton
IL Brandon Nimmo
IL Carson Kelly
IL Ke-Bryan Hayes
IL Ty France
IL Jacob de Grom
IL Huascar Ynoa

Our league only allows 6 guys on the IL at one time, so I'm carrying two of those guys on my active roster.

I also cut Travis d'Arnaud (IL) because I couldn't afford to have three of my 5 bench players be on the IL. Suffice to say, I'm not one of the top teams right now.
   6. cardsfanboy Posted: May 18, 2021 at 08:02 PM (#6019502)
Arenando with his fourth homerun in four straight games.
   7. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 18, 2021 at 08:04 PM (#6019503)
Without Mike Trout, who’s out for 6-8 weeks with a calf strain. Might be missed.
You know what's ironic? Calves don't have calves.
   8. The Duke Posted: May 18, 2021 at 09:06 PM (#6019517)
I wonder whether the Mets would want Gregory Polanco. He’s 25% of the Pirates payroll and while he isn’t great, he’s better than quad A crapola
   9. Walt Davis Posted: May 18, 2021 at 09:07 PM (#6019519)
All of you who hate the 2021 game, rush right over to Cubs-Nats. Nearly halfway through, only 3 Ks, no XBH, 3 GIDP, even two sac bunts. It's 1975 all over again!!

And to top it all off, the Nats are batting Corbin 8th (haven't seen that in a while) so you still have something to be offended by.

(Better hurry, Zach Davies is on the ropes.)
   10. Walt Davis Posted: May 18, 2021 at 09:10 PM (#6019521)
Mets outfielders available:

I didn't realize we'd reached the point where actual OOTP simulated players were allowed -- or is it just naming them?

EDIT: Bummer, IF Jaqen H'ghar (3 career G) appears to be an odd typo (or joke I don't get) for Jake Hager. However Johneshwy Fargas is real.
   11. The Duke Posted: May 18, 2021 at 09:42 PM (#6019528)
Given what we are seeing from the White Sox, they will be a juggernaut in 2022 when everyone gets back. They are really good this year with several stars out.
   12. Hombre Brotani Posted: May 18, 2021 at 10:06 PM (#6019532)
Angels yield five runs in the first, Ohtani hits another no-doubter homer. He's worth the price of admission, the rest of his team isn't worth anything at all.
   13. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 18, 2021 at 10:06 PM (#6019533)
I know no one cares about my fantasy team, but these are guys currently on my team:

IL Fernando Tatis
IL Byron Buxton
IL Brandon Nimmo
IL Carson Kelly
IL Ke-Bryan Hayes
IL Ty France
IL Jacob de Grom
IL Huascar Ynoa
Seems like you are a certified jinx, who could probably make good money promising not to take a team’s players for your fantasy team, although that might constitute extortion in some jurisdictions.
   14. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 18, 2021 at 10:18 PM (#6019538)
Mets outfielders available:
I thought the large-market Mets had a super-rich owner, but they only spent $1.00 on replacement outfielder Cameron Maybin. Maybin was quite useful in his stint with the injury-plagued 2019 Yankees, but that’s about it recently.
   15. Walt Davis Posted: May 18, 2021 at 10:20 PM (#6019540)
Oh well, you guys had your chance on Cubs-Nats. Now 2 HRs and the relievers have K'd 6 in 3 innings.
   16. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 18, 2021 at 10:32 PM (#6019541)
IL Fernando Tatis


His BBs count, do they ?!
   17. The Duke Posted: May 18, 2021 at 10:33 PM (#6019544)
Those Milwaukee Starters are amazing. If they stay healthy and get a few bats back, they will run away with the division. But they can’t hit right now
   18. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 18, 2021 at 10:35 PM (#6019545)
Is Loaisiga an anagram ?
   19. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 18, 2021 at 10:44 PM (#6019546)
Didn't Odor retire like 5 years ago ?
   20. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 18, 2021 at 10:48 PM (#6019547)
Giants are the team to beat.

Irony.
   21. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 18, 2021 at 10:59 PM (#6019549)
Yeah, Yanks on the way to a WIN !
   22. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 18, 2021 at 11:01 PM (#6019550)
WTF le Matthew.
   23. The Duke Posted: May 18, 2021 at 11:02 PM (#6019551)
Brewers take out woodruff - royals score immediately
   24. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 18, 2021 at 11:04 PM (#6019552)
Oh Jesus, that Green guy!
   25. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: May 18, 2021 at 11:10 PM (#6019553)
Snell has K'd 8 through 3 innings. What's up 2021. Given that he's Blake Snell, I expect him to pitch another 2/3rds of an innings, but it would be awesome in a horrific sort of way if kept up this pace through nine.
   26. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: May 18, 2021 at 11:21 PM (#6019555)
Never saw that before. Batter tossed with 2-2 count w 2 outs in 9th. Vogelback comes in and promptly whiffs, game over.
   27. The Duke Posted: May 18, 2021 at 11:50 PM (#6019562)
Yeah, he had it coming. You can’t argue balls and strikes so demonstratively. Counsell couldn’t even get energized over it
   28. The Duke Posted: May 18, 2021 at 11:51 PM (#6019563)
If someone pricks Vogelbach with a pin will all the air come out ?
   29. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: May 18, 2021 at 11:54 PM (#6019565)
Snell has fallen off the pace. Wimp has got only 11 K's through five innings.
   30. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: May 19, 2021 at 12:46 AM (#6019569)
Pujols on the other hand continues his 1 RBI per game pace with the Dodgers. Today he got hit with the bases loaded.
   31. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 19, 2021 at 12:47 AM (#6019570)
I know no one cares about my fantasy team, but
Spencer Turnbull has a no-hitter going through 8 innings…on my bench.
   32. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 19, 2021 at 12:57 AM (#6019571)
And Turnbull does it! He’s thrown this week’s first no-hitter!!
   33. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 19, 2021 at 01:53 AM (#6019574)
What the heck is a Spencer Turnbull and how did it throw a no-hitter? This getting ridiculous. I know BA doesn't mean much, but geez, if league BA gets below .230 the game will simply be unwatchable.
   34. salvomania Posted: May 19, 2021 at 08:49 AM (#6019585)
What the heck is a Spencer Turnbull and how did it throw a no-hitter?

Turnbull is very Nolan Ryan-esque.

His cumulative career totals, 51 starts in now his fourth season, are quite similar to an early-'80s Ryan:

Turnbull, career (ip, K, bb, ERA+)
255.2 243 100 107

Nolan Ryan, 1982
250.1 245 109 105

And now he has one no-hitter. So far.
   35. TomH Posted: May 19, 2021 at 08:56 AM (#6019586)
quick mathy post about no-hitters and league BA
---
assumptions
1) if SP has no-hitter in progress, SP finishes game
2) no hot vs cold; everything is random
--
if league BA is .235, a no-hitter comes at probability .765^27 = .000723, once per 1384 games, or an average of 3.5 per full season of 162*30 games.
if league BA is a more normal .260, a no-hitter comes only on average of 1.4 per full season; so there are 2 and a half times as many in the low-avg scenario above

but that assumes all arms are the same.
what if we divided games into thirds; in one third of pitchers-in-park-conditions-versus-opponent games, batting is .035 points below avg; one-third normal, and one-third .035 points above avg.
then, instead of once per 1384 games for all games, we have
1/3rd - once per 414 games (where hitters avg is .200)
1/3rd - once per 1384 games (.235)
1/3rd - once per 4901 games (.270)
This yields an avg of 5.4 no-hitters per full season; most of them (3.9) by the top-third group.

If you could find 4 pitchers to make 32 starts in a year and each hold hitters to a .164 avg... ONE of just those four would be expected to throw a no-hitter

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