Saturday, September 16, 2023

Acuna 6-6 in 12-4 win, 7-1 nightcap - Statis-Pro Baseball Play Returns with A's vs. Braves

 In game update: the game started like a best against worst matchup with four straight hits from the braves to start the game with a 2-0 lead. However in the bottom of the first a z-play injury changed things when Harris and Rosario collided in centerfield so will both miss the entire two games to shuffle the Braves lineup.

Well, they overcame the injuries. Ronald Acuna went 6 for 6 with a homer, double, 2 steals and 4 runs scored in a 12-4 win.

The A's wasted a great start by Adrian Martinez who struck out 5 of the first 6 Braves. This would have only been a 4-1 loss to count as 2 games to 1, except that ace reliever Hogan Harris bobbled a grounder that would have ended the 8th. Instead Marcel Ozuna came up and hit a 3-run homer for a 7-1 win which counts as a 3-game sweep due to the ng up by 5+ runs after 8 innings. The Braves 6-game sweep makes them 38-22 with two series left meaning the 36-18 Dodgers must at least split with the Twins to stay in 1st. The two teams seem to have the two byes locked up regardless.

We’ve detoured from our Statis-Pro season due to some 14 hour work days, and some Value Add Basketball Game offseason breakthroughs. However, in the Field of Dreams State today for a Presidential Forum, we had time this morning to put the Braves up against their last relegated opponent, the Oakland A’s, in a series as they try to overcome the Dodgers for 1st place.

The two teams are also in the top two spots for byes in the actual MLB season, but in reverse order. Here are the pitching matchups. Results to follow and we are listing the rest of the pitching matchups for our season below, as well as notes on some key player cards that can be added to teams or that we are not using due to 60-day DL or being out for the season.

 The Braves also have three in their lineup who lower the opposing pitchers PB by one due to huge improvements in season over their projected ops - Ronald Acuna (also updated to a steal AAA), Sean Murphy and Orlando Arcia.


Series 10 (series 11 and the final 12 listed further down)

Atl 32-22, 2nd vs. Oak Relegated (Charlie Morton and Max Fried vs. Ken Waldichuk and Adrian Martinez)

LAD 36-18, 1st vs. Min Relegated (Tony Gonsolin and Bobby Miller vs. Sonny Gray and Kenta Maeda)

Ari 28-26 4th vs. SF 27-27 5th (Merrill Kelly and Tommy Henry vs. Alex Cobb and Alex Wood)

Braves cards that can now be used

Kyle Wright’s card is back


Braves cards that cannot be used (60 day DL, gone for season or left organization)

Michael Soroka Shut Down For Season

Dylan Lee – gone, out for season

Yonny Chirinos To 60-Day IL



A’s cards that can now be used

left-hander Sean Newcomb

Claimed Buddy Kennedy

Claimed Devin Sweet From Mariners

The A’s have claimed right-hander Spenser Watkins off waivers from the Astros

Dany Jimenez was activated from the 60-day


A’s cards gone

Right Freddy Tarnok underwent surgery

Richard Lovelady was moved from the 15-day IL to the 60-day

Righty James Kaprielian was transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day IL

Athletics right-hander James Kaprielian underwent successful right shoulder arthroscopic surgery today with Dr.

Diamondbacks acquired infielder Jace Peterson and cash from the A’s

It doesn’t look like either team has had any big card changes since the trade deadline. The bigger moves we see are Josh Donaldson going via waivers from the Yankees to the Brewers, and in our game rules the Marlins getting Sandy Alcantara for his last start since it was announced they have not ruled out him pitching again this year after the UCL Sprain. If it is announced a player it gone for the season then we stop using his card. The other big moves by other teams are the Reds adding Harrison Bader from the Yankees, the Marlins grabbing Dominic Leone from the Angels, and the Guardians claiming three players from the Angels – Luis Giolito, Matt Moore and Reynaldo Lopez. On a bad note, Julio Urias card is not being used due to his suspension for alleged domestic abuse.



Series 11 (No. 1 and No. 4 starters for last appearance)

ChC vs. Mia (Mark Leiter and Jameson Taillon vs. Sandy Alcantara and Johnny Cueto)

Phi vs. LAD (Zack Wheeler and Cristopher Sanchez vs. Clayton Kershaw and Lance Lynn)


Series 11.5 (No. 1 and 4 starters for 1st team listed, No. 2 and 3 for 2nd team listed)

Cin vs. zKC (Andrew Abbott and Brandon Williamson vs. Kris Bubic and Daniel Lynch)

Atl vs. SF (Spencer Strider and Kyle Wright vs. Alex Cobb and Alex Wood)

Mil vs. Mia (Corbin Burnes and Eric Lauer vs. Trevor Rogers and Johnny Cueto)

Ari vs. zLAA (Zac Gallen and Brandon Pfaadt vs. Tyler Anderson and Patrick Sandoval)

SF vs. ChC (Logan Webb and Sean Manaea vs. Justin Steele and Marcus Stroman)


Series 12 (No. 2 and 3 starters for both teams)

Ari vs. Atl (Merrill Kelly and Tommy Henry vs. Charlie Morton and Max Fried)

Mil vs. Phi (Brendon Woodruff and Freddy Peralta vs. Aaron Nola and Michael Lorenzen)

Cin vs. LAD (Hunter Greene and Nick Lodolo vs. Tony Gonsolon and Bobby Miller)

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