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Phillip Ervin Cincinnati Reds

Continues to maul lefties with his double off Hamels tonight ... sending his OPS against lefties above 1.400.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Aug 9
Brian Anderson Miami Marlins

And another knock in the 4th to make it 20.

Oh ... and make that 24 days in a row for someone hitting 2 out.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Aug 9

About to join the 20 HR club with his next dinger.

Since June 18, over 44 games he's hit 12 HR with a .900+ OPS after tonight (after 7 HR and a .710 OPS over his first 69 games).

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Aug 9
Jose Leclerc Texas Rangers

Good luck on LeClerc, If I owned him I would hold on. I don't, and I am happy about that.  Even during that last performance against the Indians, getting a save, he didn't look confident to me. 

David Molyneaux NeauxBrainers ()
Aug 8
Ozzie Albies Atlanta Braves

Twenty-three days in a row in which at least one player has gone deep at least twice. Yesterday five did.

Ozzie Albies* (ATL): 4-5, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

Gio Urshela* (NYY): 3-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R

Keston Hiura* (MIL): 3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

Michael Conforto (NYM): 2-3, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

Kyle Higashioka (NYY): 2-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

* pictured (at Baseball-Reference)

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 8
Joe Ross Washington Nationals

Top Games Scores yesterday:


Jack Flaherty* (STL): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 10 K, 1 BB, 78 GmSc

Jose Quintana* (CHC): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 7 K, 0 BB, 76 GmSc

Ivan Nova (CHW): 8.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 1 K, 3 BB, 70 GmSc

Joe Ross (WSN): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 5 K, 2 BB, 69 GmSc

Gerrit Cole (HOU): 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 10 K, 0 BB, 68 GmSc

* pictured (at Baseball-Reference)

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 8

Tarik Skubal, LHP, Tigers. Skubal fired five scoreless innings for Double-A Erie. The lefthander allowed just one hit while striking out 10 batters. Skubal has struck out double digits in five of his last six starts. 

-- Baseball America

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 8
Kyle Wright Atlanta Braves

Kyle Wright, RHP, Braves. Wright allowed one earned run across six innings for Triple-A Gwinnett. He worked around five and struck out six batters without issuing a walk. It was the third outing of his last five in which Wright didn’t allowing a walk.

-- Baseball America    

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 8
Mickey Moniak Philadelphia Phillies

Mickey Moniak, OF, Phillies. Moniak had two hits in four at-bats for Double-A Reading. Moniak hit a solo-homer in the first inning and followed up with a two-run shot in the third inning. Moniak now has a five-game hit streak with two multi-hit performances during that time.

-- Baseball America

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 8
Daulton Varsho Arizona Diamondbacks

Dalton Varsho, C, Dbacks. Varsho had three hits in five at-bats for Double-A Jackson. The backstop hit a solo home run in the first inning and also collected two singles. Varsho has built up a seven game hit streak with three multi-hit performances during that span. 

-- Baseball America    

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 8
Trevor Rosenthal Detroit Tigers

Managed to get two outs yesterday while issuing two more walks, both of which resulted in runs counted against him (on singles against the next pitcher). Rosenthal's last fastball reached triple digits. He's thrown 283 this year with an average speed of 98.0.

His next will for someone else, most likely in Triple-A. He was DFAed after the game.

I spent a dollar on him this Monday. A reasonable bet if it wasn't 25 percent of my remaining FAAB.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 8

Here's all the deadline deals ...

DateLeague TeamPlayerTmTransactionSubmitted
08.13Power Hungry ReduxARussellChCTrade08.07 @ 22:41
08.13Power Hungry ReduxNMarkakisAtlTrade08.07 @ 22:41
08.13Power Hungry ReduxSAlcantaraMiaTrade08.07 @ 22:41
08.13Power Hungry ReduxJAguilarTBAcquire08.07 @ 22:41
08.13Power Hungry ReduxMFoltynewiczAtlAcquire08.07 @ 22:41
08.13Power Hungry ReduxIHappChCAcquire08.07 @ 22:41
08.13Lynch MobELauerSDTrade08.07 @ 23:56
08.13Lynch MobEHernandezLADAcquire on Reserve08.07 @ 23:56
08.13Broad Street BulliesARussellChCAcquire on Reserve08.07 @ 22:41
08.13Broad Street BulliesNMarkakisAtlAcquire on Reserve08.07 @ 22:41
08.13Broad Street BulliesSAlcantaraMiaAcquire08.07 @ 22:41
08.13Broad Street BulliesJAguilarTBTrade08.07 @ 22:41
08.13Broad Street BulliesMFoltynewiczAtlTrade08.07 @ 22:41
08.13Broad Street BulliesIHappChCTrade08.07 @ 22:41
08.13Broad Street BulliesFReyesCleTrade08.07 @ 22:27
08.13Broad Street BulliesTDArnaudTBTrade08.07 @ 22:27
08.13Broad Street BulliesJGrayColTrade08.07 @ 22:27
08.13Broad Street BulliesNWilliamsPhiAcquire on Reserve08.07 @ 22:27
08.13Broad Street BulliesZGreenSFAcquire08.07 @ 22:27
08.13Broad Street BulliesYCespedesNYMAcquire on Reserve08.07 @ 22:27
08.13Choes BalinJarGarciaMiaTrade08.07 @ 23:58
08.13Choes BalinOHerreraPhiTrade08.07 @ 23:58
08.13Choes BalinJPedersonLADAcquire08.07 @ 23:58
08.13Choes BalinPLopezMiaTrade08.07 @ 12:57
08.13Choes BalinJFlahertyStLTrade08.07 @ 12:57
08.13Choes BalinJArrietaPhiAcquire08.07 @ 12:57
08.13Choes BalinHKendrickWasAcquire on Reserve08.07 @ 12:57
08.13Choes BalinARendonWasAcquire08.07 @ 12:57
08.13Garry OaksFReyesCleAcquire08.07 @ 22:27
08.13Garry OaksTDArnaudTBAcquire08.07 @ 22:27
08.13Garry OaksJGrayColAcquire08.07 @ 22:27
08.13Garry OaksNWilliamsPhiTrade08.07 @ 22:27
08.13Garry OaksZGreenSFTrade08.07 @ 22:27
08.13Garry OaksYCespedesNYMTrade08.07 @ 22:27
08.13Gashouse GangJarGarciaMiaAcquire on Reserve08.07 @ 23:58
08.13Gashouse GangOHerreraPhiAcquire on Reserve08.07 @ 23:58
08.13Gashouse GangJPedersonLADTrade08.07 @ 23:58
08.13Gashouse GangELauerSDAcquire08.07 @ 23:56
08.13Gashouse GangPLopezMiaAcquire on Reserve08.07 @ 12:57
08.13Gashouse GangJFlahertyStLAcquire08.07 @ 12:57
08.13Gashouse GangJArrietaPhiTrade08.07 @ 12:57
08.13Gashouse GangHKendrickWasTrade08.07 @ 12:57
08.13Gashouse GangARendonWasTrade08.07 @ 12:57
08.13Gashouse GangEHernandezLADTrade08.07 @ 12:57
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Aug 8
Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels

WAR has Trout as the best ever. But where would he rank if we didn't have advanced metrics?

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Aug 8

Trade Deadline day in PCL so will be interesting to see the trades that get done during the last minute.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Aug 7
Tucker Barnhart Cincinnati Reds

Seems like the teams are going to take a bath in arbitration. I hit X homers last year. Over the past five years, players who have hit X homers have earned $Y. Give me my money.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Aug 7
Dinelson Lamet San Diego Padres

Glad to see him back and pitching.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Aug 7

Padres stick it to the Mariners in Safeco as Lamet strikes out 12 in seven innings for his first win. It's astonishing how bad the bad teams are, especially in the AL.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 7
Jose Berrios Minnesota Twins

I would put money on Berrios in his next start. The very best pitchers, after a pounding, come back with a vengeance.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 7
Tucker Barnhart Cincinnati Reds

Five Cinci homers, two by Tucker, power the Reds past the Angels in Great American. Since coming off the IL nine games ago, he's hitting .393.

I'm finally ready to stop calling it the DL but understand if you're not.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 7

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