Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Sim 16 Done!

Game Date:  Jul 23 2035

Who Uploaded:

Antelope Valley
Appalachian
Brick
New Orleans
Philadelphia
Wilmington

Standings:

Adams:  Brick is thirteen games ahead of Brooklyn
Zotti:  Milwaukee is fourteen games up on Appalachian
Signorino:  Philadelphia leads New Orleans by 16.5 games
Wild Card:  New Orleans is 1.5 games ahead of Appalachian

Awards & Accomplishments:

Brick's Tomas Fernandez named Player of the Week (4th career award)

Significant Injuries:

Milwaukee, Jorge Aguilar, strained triceps, five weeks.
Atlanta, John Young, torn labrum, done for the year
Mepkin Abbey, Josh Robertson, torn labrum, 3-4 months
Houston, Antonio Salinas, torn UCL, 12 months
Appalachian, Nelson Roe, elbow strain, six weeks

Last Week's Trivia Question:

Who is the only pitcher whose last win was a no-hitter?

On Sep 19 1986, Chicago White Sox pitcher Joe Cowley threw a no-hitter against the California Angels, striking out eight and walking seven and giving up one run (he walked the bases loaded and Reggie Jackson brought in the run on a sac fly).   It would turn out to be the last win of his career.  He had three further starts that year, going 0-2.   During the off season, the White Sox traded Cowley to the Phillies for Gary Redus.  Cowley pitched five games for the Phillies, going 0-4 with a 15.43 ERA.  He was sent to the minors and never pitched in the major leagues again.

This Week's Question:

Sandy Koufax was the first pitcher to win consecutive Cy Young Awards.  Who was the second?

Next sim:  Sunday night.




Sunday, December 8, 2019

Sim 15 Done!

Game Date: July 16, 2035

Who Uploaded?

  • Antelope Valley
  • Appalachian
  • Brick
  • Chicago
  • Houston
  • Milwaukee
  • New Orleans
  • Philadelphia
  • Wilmington
Standings:
  • Adams: Brick leads Brooklyn by 14 games
  • Zotti: Milwaukee leads Appalachian by 13 games
  • Signorino: Philadelphia leads New Orleans by 16.5 games
  • Wild Card: Appalachian leads New Orleans by .5 games
News:
  • Philadelphia OF Sergio Solis was the Player of the Week.
  • Brooklyn 3B Larry McCormick is day-to-day for a week with an elbow contusion.
  • Brick OF Logan Francis is day-to-day for a week with knee tendinitis.
  • Atlanta OF Petero Hokualohi suffered a setback in his recovery and is out another two weeks.
  • Philadelphia 3B Carter Bailey also suffered a setback in his recovery and is out another 5 days.
Next Sim: Wednesday night. The trade deadline is approaching!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Sim 14 In the Books...

Game Date:  Jul 9 2035

Who Uploaded?

Antelope Valley
Appalachian
Brick
Chicago
Philadelphia
Wilmington

Standings:

Adams:  Brick leads Houston by eleven.
Zotti:  Milwaukee is thirteen over Appalachian
Signorino:  Philadelphia is 14.5 ahead of New Orleans
Wild Card:  New Orleans is a half game ahead of Appalachian

Awards & Accomplishments:

Philadelphia's Ramon Nieto is named Player of the Week (10th award of his career)
Antelope Valley's Tzu-hsia Wang went 6-6 vs Atlanta 7/2
Three pitchers reached 2000 strikeouts this sim:
  • Brooklyn's Kieran Rose (7/2)
  • Houston's Yorikane Kichikawa (7/6)
  • New Orleans's Qing-hua Tso (7/8)

Major Injuries:

Atlanta, RP Peter Payton, strained hamstring, 2-3 months
New Orleans, CF Jorge Flores, fractured foot, 3 weeks
Philadelphia, OF Wayne Dwyer, sprained ankle, 8 weeks
Wilmington, RF Armando Sosa, strained calf muscle, 3 weeks
Milwaukee, LF George Hendricks, fractured wrist, 5 weeks
Appalachian, SP Dave Klien, 2-3 months

Trivia Question:

Who is the only pitcher whose last major league win was a no-hitter?  25 Commissioner Points for the first correct answer in the #random channel on Slack.

Next Sim:  Sunday night.
 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Sim 13 Done!

Game Date: July 2nd, 2035

Who Uploaded?

  • Antelope Valley
  • Brick
  • Chicago
  • Houston
  • New Orleans
  • Philadelphia
  • Wilmington
Standings
  • Adams Division: Brick leads Houston by 7 games
  • Zotti Division: Milwaukee leads Appalachian by 13 games
  • Signorino Division: Philadelphia leads New Orleans by 11.5 games
  • Wild Card: New Orleans is a half-game up on Houston
News:
  • Antelope Valley 1B Dave O'Brien was both the Player of the Week and the Batter of the Month for June
  • Brick CL Carlos Placeres was the Pitcher of the Month for June
  • Brooklyn 1B Bo Mills was the Rookie of the Month for June
  • Brick RP Shawn Sparks is DTD for three weeks with a sore elbow
  • Philadelphia 1B Luis Lozano is out for two weeks with a concussion
  • Atlanta CF Petero Hokualohi is DTD for three weeks with shoulder tendinitis
  • Philadelphia RP is out for one week with a thumb contusion
  • Brick SP Gabriel Allison is DTD for one week
  • Two teams had too many players in short season A, so I had the AI set their minor leagues for them
Next Sim: Wednesday night.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Sim 12 Done!

Game Date: June 25, 2035

Who Uploaded?

  • Antelope Valley
  • Appalachian
  • Brick
  • Chicago
  • Houston
  • Milwaukee
  • New Orleans
  • Philadelphia
  • Wilmington
Standings:
  • Adams: Brick leads Brooklyn and Houston by 7 games
  • Zotti: Milwaukee leads Appalachian by 12 games
  • Signorino: Philadelphia leads New Orleans by 13.5 games
  • Wild Card: New Orleans is a half game up on Brooklyn, Houston, and Appalachian, and 3 up on Chicago
News/Injuries:
  • Mepkin Abbey SS Javier Chalen was the Player of the Week
  • New Orleans 3B Julio Quintana is out for 4-5 weeks with a fractured ulna
  • Philadelphia 1B Javier Ortiz is out for 2 weeks with an intercostal strain
  • Philadelphia 3B Carter Bailey will be day-to-day for 3-4 weeks with a sprained thumb
  • A couple teams still haven't set their minor league rosters. I will set their minor leagues to be handled by AI on Sunday if not addressed in that sim
Next Sim: Sunday night. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sim 11 Done!

Game Date: June 18, 2035

Who Uploaded?

  • Antelope Valley
  • Brick
  • Brooklyn
  • Houston
  • New Orleans
  • Philadelphia
  • Wilmington
Standings:
  • Adams: Brick leads Brooklyn and Houston by 8.5 games
  • Zotti: Milwaukee leads Appalachian by 11.5 games
  • Signorino: Philadelphia leads New Orleans by 9 games
Since the division leads are so large, I'll start listing the wild card leader:
  • New Orleans is three ahead of Appalachian and five ahead of Brooklyn and Houston
News/Injuries:
  • Hector Valera won the Player of the Week award
  • Atlanta 3B Scott Chapman is DTD for three weeks with a strained oblique.
  • Chicago CL Alejandro Cruz is out with a rotator cuff strain for 3-4 weeks.
  • Appalachian OF William Gilmore is DTD for 2 weeks with a strained hip flexor.
  • Mepkin Abbey SS Sam Williams is out for 1-2 weeks with an oblique strain.
  • Brick CF Elwood Kerr is DTD for one week with back tightness.
  • Philadelphia CF Edgardo Collazo is DTD for one week with a mild oblique strain.
Next Sim: Wednesday night.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Sim 10 Done

Game Date:  Jun 11 2035

Who Uploaded:

Antelope Valley
Appalachian
Atlanta
Brick
Chicago
Milwaukee
Philadelphia
Wilmington

Standings:

Adams:  Brick leads Houston by 2.5 games
Zotti:  Milwaukee has an 8.5 game lead over Appalachian
Signorino:  Philadelphia is nine up on New Orleans.

Awards & Accomplishments:

Brooklyn's Kieran Rose strikes out 16 vs Chicago (6/1) (6th career 15+ K game)
Antelope Valley's Dave O'Brien named Batter of the Month
Atlanta's Pablo Ramirez named Pitcher of the Month
Philadelphia's Wayne Dwyer named Rookie of the Month (second consecutive award)
Milwaukee's Hector Valera named Player of the Week (6/4, 11th career award)
Brooklyn's John Hunter named Player of the Week (6/11)

Significant Injuries:

New Orleans, Roberto Benitez, oblique strain, four weeks
Brick, Logan Francis, knee tendinitis, 2-3 weeks
Atlanta, Peter Payton, dead arm, two weeks
Brick, John Willis, dead arm, two weeks
Antelope Valley, Young-keun Chang, forearm inflammation, eight weeks.
Mepkin Abbey, Esteban Vargas, sprained ankle, 3-4 weeks

Lines of the Sim:

Batting:  Jose Vega, New Orleans, 3-4, 2HR, 6 RBI vs Antelope Valley (6/2)
Pitching:  Ron Hill, Brooklyn, 1 hit shutout, 9K, 1 BB vs Mepkin Abbey (6/7)

Trivia Question of the Sim:

Who are the only two position players to officially be All Stars (although not necessarily played in the All Star Game) despite playing less than 30 games that season?

First correct answer in the #random channel earns 100 Commissioner Points*.

Next Sim:  Sunday night.

* For the new owners, Commissioner Points are like the points on Whose Line Is It Anyway?