Unbelievable. We noted last game our Statis-Pro season started with 16 games without a single 5-run "sweep." Then we had two in a row.
Average so far - 2 of 18 games = 5-run "Sweeps." Average runs/gm 4.1. Average start, 5 1/3 innings, 2.95 ERA. Click for game-by-game.
Arizona had the home game first, and in their hitters park jumped on Joe Musgrove and a reliever. In the bottom of the 5th Evan Longoria hit a 2-run double to extend the DBacks lead to 8-3, and the next play was a Z-plays rainout. It was already an official game, and the 5-run lead meant we count it as a 3-game sweep for the DBacks.
In the ultimate pitchers park in San Diego for the second game (only 11 is a homer on a deep drive), You Darvish threw 5 innings with only one unearned run allowed and the Padres powered to an 8-2 win to claim their own sweep to make the entire series 3 games to 3.
After Josh Hader's previous team the Brewers blew a sweep and a the whole game by giving up 6 runs into he 9th, Harder threw a scoreless 9th to complete the sweep.
The Padres new powerful lineup was lead by the 1-2 and 4 hitters of Fernando Tatis, Juan Soto and Xander Bogaerts who all three homered and went a combined 10 of 17.
Tatis' homer.was the longest of the year based on it being his 9th homer, which we tally as being getting up toward the 500 foot mark.
The Padres seem to have the best cards and line-up for both our Statis-Pro season and the real MLB season, but they are 6-6 in our league and 9-10 in real baseball.
Reminder Note: To play our own Statis-Pro Baseball games, click and print the batters cards here, then these pitchers' cards and finally the Statis-Pro rules which will have everything you need to play. Also note that we had one error in earlier notes - the adjustments listed at the bottom of some pitcher cards to the batters they face (changing a HR to Out or vice versa) must be used every time they pitch, not just in road games as previously listed. You may notice this season that our blogs are picked up by https://www.baseball-reference.com/ so when a player is mentioned you can link for their stats by clicking.
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