Willson Contreras (1-for-3 and his twentieth homer) giving the successful run to Adam Wainwright (7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 7.40) for his 2 hundredth win is severely throwing off the Comatose Cardinals Fan. “Okay, I’ve been doing a nap button for what? Ten days? Weeks? Months? Wow, that’s wild. I really feel nice! Good to see Adam Wainwright pitching, too dangerous he allowed that homer to Contreras. These pesky Cubs, amiright? I’m not proper? Hmm, I’d want to sit down down. Wait a minute, I’m sitting? In a jar of formaldehyde?” Perhaps as a result of I’m sufficiently old to recollect the times of 300 wins by a starter (not in a single 12 months, I’m not that outdated), however 200 wins feels vital. Unsure we ever see one other one. Gerrit Cole is the closet (not formally, however Johnny Cueto’s not successful ten extra, not to mention 57 extra), and Cole’s 5 years away, at the least, which assumes well being. I used to chortle that deGrom was among the finest pitchers of his technology and he received’t crack 100 wins, however loads of pitchers received’t. Wainwright is a throwback to a bygone period. An period when pitchers began the sport within the 1st inning, and went so long as they may. Typically, that meant all the best way to 200 wins. Anyway, right here’s what else I noticed yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Tristan Grey – Optioned again to the minors after a pair of video games. Geez, I used to be solely solely kidding that there have been too many Grays. Extra the Grayier.
Hunter Renfroe – Designated for project by the Reds. Like Scooby Doo saying uh-oh, “Renfroe.”
Connor Phillips – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.74, as he was recalled. He’s a progeny from the Mamas & Papas. Not the band, however the quick meals place run by moms who promote fries. So, this was a strong begin, however his command is so dangerous, that I’d be very cautious with Phillips.
Will Benson – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his eleventh homer. No, not Will Benson. It’s Did Benson! Bam! Excessive-five me till my hand stings! Let’s go! No? Okay, that’s honest. Truly, it wasn’t Did Benson on one, it was Will Benson when Michael A. Taylor robbed him of a 2nd homer.
Harrison Bader – Hit the IL with a groin pressure. TMI!
Matt McLain – Might return subsequent Tuesday. Nice, simply in time for me to maneuver from sixth to fifth place.
Joe Ryan – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.30. Extra like Joe Mama. Boy, this man stinks!
Royce Lewis – 1-for-4 and his fifteenth homer. *handing a torch to Royce Lewis* “Right here, I’m now not in a position to carry this ‘Can be nice if can keep wholesome’ torch. Now, it’s as much as you.” That’s Lewis’s teammate, Byron Buxton.
Alex Kirilloff – 1-for-4 and his ninth homer. What the hell is in Minnesota’s water that makes their hitters so good for like two months a 12 months and injured the remainder of the time?
Josh Jung – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Jung left with the AL ROY locked up, and now he returns with each rookie respiratory down his neck.
Kutter Crawford – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.19. Almost streamed Kutter in Texas, however I don’t have literal marbles in my head.
Jordan Montgomery – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 hits, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.38. I’m going all JoMos in some leagues subsequent 12 months. Ratios at first, then I’ll take a look at Ks. This 12 months has me shook and I have to attempt it.
Marcus Semien – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his twenty fifth homer. Option to go spurt! I imply, sport.
John Means – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 Ok, ERA at 3.60. Impressed by how properly he’s doing in his return. Impressed with a low bar is quite a bit totally different than actively choosing him up.
Cedric Mullins – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his fifteenth homer, hitting .248. Cedric the HRtainer!
Ryan Pressly – 1 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.84. Pressly making my probabilities for a championship go away the constructing.
Jose Abreu – 2-for-4 and his sixteenth homer, hitting .235. Rattling, 16 entire homers! Loopy, that’s two greater than Martin Maldonado (2-for-4)!
Jeff McNeil – 2-for-4 and his tenth homer, hitting .266. Imply’s whereas, now Buck Showalter has DJ Stewart hitting third. Buck is so clueless. Ronny Mauricio (1-for-4, 1 run, sixth steal, hitting .308) may very well be getting significant at-bats within the three-hole, however Buck’s losing them on a man who’s clearly out the door instantly in October.
Jose Butto – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.09. Butto can be the Spanish nickname for Mrs. Met. If you already know, you already know! So, Butto’s not this good, however “not this good” in a single hand, and what the Streamonator says in one other hand and simply vibing in a 3rd hand, and you’ve got three fingers?
Sandy Alcantara – Threw a 20-pitch bullpen session yesterday. Marlins gonna have 5 starters subsequent 12 months and one UCL.
Edward Cabrera – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.35. Baseball: A sport the place must-win begins vs. random-ass starters that interprets actually to Butto and it doesn’t actually matter. Baseball is a sport that simply vibes.
Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his forty fifth homer. To go together with his 45 singles.
Bryce Harper – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer, hitting .290. Additionally, on this sport, J.T. Realmuto (1-for-4) hit his nineteenth homer; Nick Castellanos (1-for-3, 2 runs) hit his twenty fifth homer and Johan Rojas (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 2nd homer. To place that in phrases you perceive, Greek God of Onerous Contact requested his diner-owning mom to make him some Rojas sauce with Jerry Tomatoes.
Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.63. As mentioned beforehand, Phils vs. Braves is a contest of “First one to seven runs.”
Ozzie Albies – 1-for-4 and his thirty first homer. That ball would’ve went over the Albies Sq. Mall.
Kyle Wright – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 7.71. Wanna really feel outdated? Kyle Wright was final 12 months’s Touki Toussaint!
Bryan Woo – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.90 vs. JP Sears – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.52. This matchups of Woo/Sears was billed as, “A housewife sitting on a washer.”
Jake Rogers – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his twentieth homer, and three homers in two video games. Scorching schmotato alert? Sure. Additionally, somebody drafted Jake Rogers round choose 750th total they usually’re doing higher than my Alejandro Kirk choose.
J.D. Martinez – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his twenty seventh and twenty eighth homer. Extra like J.D.D. for Simply Double Dong.
Lance Lynn – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.92. Sucks to should depend on Lynn, however think about how the Dodgers really feel.
Miguel Rojas – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his fifth homer, and 2nd homer in three video games. Could possibly be a lightweight schmotato, however he’s additionally one of many worst hitters within the majors, so it might imply having somebody worse than Rojas to drop for him, which appears unlikely.
Nolan Jones – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his seventeenth homer, hitting .281. Realized that the Rockies permit one rookie to play each ten years and turn into good. The one catch is their identify have to be Nolan. Why would be the query I attempt to resolve on this true crime podcast.
Luis Campusano – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his seventh homer, and 2nd homer in 4 video games, hitting .307. Ya know you’ve a illness if you’re desirous about how good a man shall be a 2nd catcher draft choose subsequent 12 months, however I’ve a illness!
Mike Clevinger – 9 IP, 1 ER, 6 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.42. White Sox had been lined up with such a soft September schedule. If solely they didn’t suck from April by means of August.
Luis Robert Jr. – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his thirty sixth homer, hitting .261. Humorous how even this late within the 12 months issues might look markedly totally different for subsequent 12 months. A Lou Bob hitting 36 homers and .250 sounds so totally different than 40 homers and .275.
Salvador Perez – Hit the 7-day concussion record. He may simply be executed for the 12 months, because of the timing, however realizing Perez, he’ll be again. If nothing else, Perez takes some dings and retaining on belling. By the best way, I’m reminded of the individuals who had been speaking about Perez being a HOFer in 2021, as a result of he was having an enormous 12 months. I imply, who is aware of, possibly he comes on with extra big years, however Perez shouldn’t be a HOFer as he presently sits.
Brady Singer – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.52. How about that Brady Singer preseason sleeper!? *dodges tomato* Was it one thing I mentioned?
Nelson Velazquez – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 14th homer, 2nd homer in 4 video games. To not yell hearth within the theater of Razzball, however Velazquez has that many homers in lower than 130 ABs.
James McArthur – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 6.48, and his 1st save. Appears kinda unfair. I’m certain the final individual Kwan needed to see popping out the bullpen was McArthur.
Gabriel Arias – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his tenth homer. Simply dropped him earlier than this sport as a result of I believed the schmotato had extinguished itself (the identical means Mr. Belvedere injured himself — google it, you’ll be glad you probably did).
Tanner Bibee – Hit the IL with hip irritation. Ah, a very good quaint made-up damage. I like how groups place gamers on the IL with faux accidents, however don’t ship them for surgical procedure for actual ones, like torn UCLs. Or, ya know, no matter it’s Shane Bieber is attempting to work his means again from.
Cal Quantrill – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 hits, zero walks, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.26. Think about a Guards group that didn’t have twenty much less homers than the following closet group, the Gnats, on the 12 months. You heard that proper, the Guards have solely 115 homers. The Braves have 288! The Guards may’ve received the division that solely took a .500 file to win. They’re nonetheless going to beat the bottom dwelling run complete by a group by an honest quantity with the White Sox hitting 3 homers in 1908. I simply snorted. The opposite lowest dwelling run complete was the Pirates in 1917 with 9. Their star proper fielder, Lacey O’Tynedaly struck one ball 600 ft, legend has it, to only clear the middle discipline fences that had been at 590 ft from dwelling, to guide the membership with one homer. Oh, and Streamonator for Quantrill or anybody.