Saturday, August 12, 2023

16-Game NL Statis-Pro Summary: Giants Beat Marlins; Face Brewers

Our NL Statis-Pro season hits the 16-game mark season - four times through each 4-man rotation - with our upcoming San Francisco Giants vs. Milwaukee Brewers 2-game series. The link to all player cards and the game is at the bottom of this blog.

We include the box scores and line-ups for the Gants big 7-5 and 5-4 win over the Marlins, both reflected in this tracker of our games. Under our system in which each game counts as three games, won 3 games to 0 only if a team wins by 5 runs or more, the Marlins hit the mark at 26-22 for fourth place in our game - behind the Braves, Dodgers and Brewers in our overall standings.

Game 1              123        456        789           RHE
Miami000040010 590
San Fran00000304x 790
Game 2123456789 RH     E
San Fran002100011 5102
Miami100020001 480

The Giants and Marlins were originally relegated (the Cardinals, Pirates, Rockies and Nationals still are to leave an 11-team league). Therefore we had to play all 16 games for both teams to catchup to the other nine teams at the 16-game mark. 

Starting Pitcher Rotations: To make sure we can always play teams against each other even when one has played more games and at a different part of their rotation, we play all 2-game series and pitch either the No. 1 and No. 4 pitchers in the rotation, or the No. 2 and No. 3 pitchers neither team has a big disadvantage like they would if a series were to set up a No. 1 and No. 2 for one team, and No. 3 and No. 4 for the opponent.

Reliever Pitcher Usage: We also want each team to go in with the bullpen rested so one team doesn't have an advantage. Therefore each team can use each of their relievers in one but not both of their games in a 2-game series. Most relievers have an SR/RR: 0/3 and Max IP 2 on their card. In Statis-Pro the "3" means in relief they start with 3 endurance, and any time an inning ends, or they allow a player to reach base other than an error, or an earned run scores, then the endurance drops one. The "Max 2" means the pitcher can go part of 2 innings, but we normally have them pitch only 1 inning each unless they come in to get out of a jam in one inning and then stay on for another inning. However, this is dangerous because if they allow even a single runner, then the inning ends, they have dropped from RR 3 to RR 1 going into their one full inning. One more runner in their full inning and their endurance would already be out and their PB would drop by one (e.g. from a PB 2-8 to a PB 2-7) and continue to drop for any of the items listed above.

San Francisco Giants 2-game Box Score

Below is the combined box score for the Giants' batters in the two games against the Marlins. As noted in the line score above, the Giants trailed 4-0 in the first game until a th inning homer by JD Davis and then a game-winning 8th inning homer by Michael Conforto for the 7-5 win. In the second game Davis homered again, offsetting an error (he is a poor fielding third baseman with an E6, CD-1) to allow two unearned runs in the 5-4 win.

The Giants 20-22 mark going into the Brewers series is much better than last year's record, the last stats factored into the projected player cards, and but not as good as this year's incredible season. 
Giants Line-up                     Order    Pos    AB   R    H     RBI   Notes
Thairo Estrada12B92202b
Casey Schmitt2SS82312b
Joc Pederson3LF7100 
Mike Yastrzemski4CF72313b
JD Davis53B72342-HRs
Michael Conforto6RF7133GW-HR
Wilmer Flores7DH81102b
LaMonte Wade Jr./td>81B6000 
Blake Sabol9Ca7021 
SF .258 BA, .470  661117100.258

In the first game ace Alex Cobb pitched four no-hit innings, but was hit hard in the fifth inning and the bull pen needed to be strong to get the win. In the second game Alex Wood pitched well, but two fifth inning errors allowed two unearned runs and he ran out of endurance in the prolonged 5th inning.  Tylor Rogers (not the same pitcher as Taylor Rogers who saved the first game), did give up a homer to Jazz Chisholm Jr to allow the Marlins within 5-4  but then held on.

In facing the Brewers in the next series, a PB 2-8 righty Logan Webb will pitch the first game, then lefty Sean Manaea, who is not as dominant as some past years at PB 4-7.
Game 1 SF Pitching       IP      H     R      ER   W    K    Notes
Alex Cobb554415 
Scott Alexander120000 
Cole Waites100002 
Camilo Doval121101W
Taylor Rogers100000S
Alex Wood4.353134 
Jakob Junis2.710023W
John Brebbia0.710000 
Tyler Rogers1.311100S
SF 3.50 ERA1817976153.50
1st Gm vs. Mil       
Logan Webb       
2nd Gm vs. Mil       
Sean Manaea      

Miami Marlins  2-game Box Score

The following are the Marlins stats for the 2-games. Note that unlike the Giants, their line-up did vary during the two games since the Giants threw a lefty and a righty in the two games. Under "order" you see Chisholm has a "1" and hit first both games, but then Jorge Soler's "3/2" means he batted 3rd against the lefty Alex Wood but 2nd against the righty (right of the slash) Alex Cobb.

Marlins Line-up              Order  Pos   AB  R   H   RBI  Notes
Jazz Chisholm Jr1SS7322HR,SB
Jorge Soler3/2RF9031 
Luis Arraez2/32B7001 
Jean Segurax/4DH4000 
Garrett Cooper4/51b3100 
Yuli Gurriel4/51B70202b
Jesús Sánchez6CF8130 
Joey Wendle8/73b6111 
Bryan De La Cruz7/9LF8240 
Nick Fortes9/8Ca81202b
Mia .254 BA, .328 Slug  6791750.254

On the pitching front, last year's Cy Young Award Winner Sandy Alcantara carried the lead and looked save until Drew's homer, but did not get the win after Tanner Scott gave up Conforto's homer.  The second game featured our first use of the new PB 2-7 card for rookie Eury Perez, who has been the best Marlins pitcher based purely on ERA, but does not have the endurance of Alcantara, who has a rare "Max 8 IP" in the modern game.

Game 1 Mia Pitching          IP     H    R   ER   W   K    Notes
Sandy Alcantara (Gm 1)753327 
Tanner Scott0.713320 L
David Robertson0.311100 
Game 2 Mia PitchingIPHRERWKNotes
Eury Pérez (Gm2)3.353322 
Andrew Nardi1.700002 
Tommy Nance110001 
Huascar Brazoban100000 
Steven Okert0.311120 L
AJ Puk1.331102 
Jorge Lopez0.300000 
Mia .4.76 ERA1712996144.76

Milwaukee Brewers Line-up for Giants Series

Note that the Brewers also rotated a couple of players based on if they hit lefties or righties better, but the line-up does not change - just the order.

The Brewers received three good batters in trades before the deadline, but the only one to crack the Statis-Pro starting line-up is 1st baseman Carlos Santana. He is both a much better 1st baseman than Rowdy Tellez, letting Tellez move to DH, but also kills left-handed pitching so we will bat him 3rd against Manaea while he will hit 6th in the opener.

While we have all 11-teams in one league rather than divisions, the Brewers are among the same three Division Leaders form real MLB in our Statis-Pro Standings (with the Braves and Dodgers).
Brewers Line-up     Order     Pos    AB    R    H    RBI   Notes
Christian Yelich1LF     
Rowdy Tellez2DH     
Jesse Winker5/3RF     
Roansy Contreras4Ca     
Willy Adames5SS     
Carlos Santana3/61B     
Brian Anderson73B     
Mike Brosseau82b     
Tyrone Taylor9CF    

And here are the two starting pitchers who will face the Giants.

Game 1 Mil Pitching         IP    H   R   ER   W   K    Notes
Brandon Woodruff       
Game 2 Mil Pitching       
Freddy Peralta      

The following are all the links you need to play the game yourself.

Click for the free Statis-Pro Master Baseball Game. Click here for 60 of the all-time great MLB teams, or on teams of many of the all-time great players on teams by nation or state with one sheet for each team. Or click on the 2023 pitchers and 2023 batters in card form. You simply print two teams cards and then either print theaster link above and fast action cards in master link or buy the dice to start playing. 

If you are playing the current 2023 season, you can use these optional adjustments for 149 players who were playing much better or worse than than their projected 2023 pitchers or 2023 batters in card form. 

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