Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Statis-Pro 2nd Half Starts After Machado Trade, All-Star Game

The Instant Classic All-Star game, won by the AL when Houston Astros hit back-to-back homers in the 10th inning, also including thousands of clicks on our instructions for how to play Statis-Pro baseball and hundreds on our reviews of the top 10 teams in each region. We organized the various posts into a Table of Contents in the next post.

The Astros stayed ahead of the Yankees on a fluke play. The Brewers Vogt hit an apparent 2-run double for a 6-1 margin over the Astros that would have counted as a 3-game sweep. However, through the Statis-pro z-plays, he actually missed 1st base and after consulting the rules he received credit for a single but since the appeal resulted in the final out of the inning we learned the runs scored were voided and the Astros lost only 4-1 (counts as 2 games to 1 because they lost by fewer than 5). In the second game Jose Altuve hit a grandslam to give the Astros a 6-3 win and the 2 games together gave both teams credit for a 3-3 mark -leaving the Astros a game ahead of the Yankees who beat the Mets 4 games to 2 to pick up a game.

The big news after the All-Star Classic was Manny Machado being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers - giving them a slugger who can also play gold glove level (CD4) defense at third base or shortstop. That had Statis-Pro ramifications as the Orioles also lost Colby Rasmus (quit baseball), the other player who gave them the surprisingly good start. This was bad timing as they opened the second half down those two starts against the Cubs, and were dumped 4-0 and 9-3 to register as a 1-5 record to drop to 21-21. With those losses, the Statis-Pro playoffs would actually line up exactly like the actual playoffs would at the All-Star break, except that in Statis-Pro the Yankees would be the AL East winner and the Red Sox would be second place in the division to host the Wild Card game vs. the other way around in the actual standings:

AL TeamWLGBWin%Current 6-game seriesIF playoffs today
Houston281400.6673-3 split v MilwaukeeAL West Pennant
New York Yankees2715-10.6424-2 vs NY MetsAL East Pennant
Boston2517-30.5954-2 vs CincinnatiWild Card host
Cleveland2418-40.5714-2 v PittsburghAL Central
Seattle2319-50.5484-2 vs San DiegoWild Card Visitor
Chicago White Sox2220-60.5242-4 vs Washington
Baltimore2121-70.5001-5 vs CubsMachado (LA), Rasmus gone
Kansas City1719-80.472Atlanta
Los Angeles1422-110.389Miami
Tampa Bay1422-110.389AL
Texas1422-110.389LA Dodgers
Detroit1323-120.361San Francisco

Our tally only of the NL teams we've played against AL teams shows the senior circuit is 75
-63 so far in Statis-Pro baseball.

NL vs ALWLWin%
Chi Cubs1020.833
LA Dodgers240.333
NY Mets660.500
San Diego390.250
San Francisco240.333
St. Louis840.667
Total vs. AL7563.543

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