His full name is Randy Arozarena, and he was kidnapped and raised by Nicholas Cage and Holly Hunter as their own. On today’s podcast coming later today, I was surprised to hear Podcaster Ralph say he thought Randy Arozarena was for real. I honestly thought he was a hot schmotato, and the best part of him was his last name sounds like a Red Hot Chili Peppers’ lyric. Psychic spies from Tampa try to steal your fantasy team’s elation, and little girls from Sweden dream of me quoting me quotation, and if you want these kind of dreams of Arozarenication. Also, he has a readymade nickname, the Rice Bowl, because his name split up is Arroz Arena. Damn it, I love him now too! In Triple-A, Arozarena went 12/9/.358 in 64 games in 2019, and he has 25+ steal speed, and roughly 15-homer power. That’ll play the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the Rice Bowl. Yesterday, Arozarena (1-for-2) hit his third homer in two games, and is hitting .471. Even if he doesn’t keep up that, and Cash tries to platoon the Rice Bowl, he’s well worth picking up. Don’t worry, I haven’t said Randy Arozarena 2021 sleeper, so no jinx yet. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Charlie Morton – 5 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.94. You wait until his IL stint, then Morton throws his salt in your wounds.
Juan Soto – Out again with elbow soreness. Has now missed games since last Thursday, after last Wednesday, when I pledged my undying love to him. Haha, no jinx! Haha, no jinx! Haha…. no… jinx…*as I wander into freeway traffic*
Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.40. He still has almost half the year to regain his value. I laughed so loud when I wrote “almost half the year” in September.
David Peterson – 2 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.26. If that’s Peterson, then the Phillies are Peterdad.
Jeff McNeil – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. Ralph and I discuss McNeil on the podcast coming later today, and it is after this homer, so we don’t sound totally dumb. The gist is McNeil is more of a 15-17 homer, .290 hitter in a full season, and not the 23-homer, .318 hitter he was last year. It shows you how fast a guy’s outlook can change in a small sample. If McNeil were to hit five homers in the next days, then he’d look like a 23-homer hitter again.
Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.47. On a related note, Steven Matz would be a 1-something ERA guy on another team than the Mets. I don’t know this for a fact, I just know it.
J.T. Realmuto – 1-for-3, 3 runs and his 10th homer. Jerry Tomato should mime answering free agent calls during his home run trot. “Hello, Steve Cohen, there’s a 100 million reasons why I don’t want to play for the Mets, but there’s 150 million reasons why I would.”
Jean Segura – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 5th homer. Segura came a triple short of a cycle. Or the Dumpster Pants cycle.
Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .254. Rhysus rose in August and is having a longer Easter than most Greeks.
Kolby Allard – 3 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 7.22. Hopefully you ducked out of the way of Kolby M. Allard.
Kyle Seager – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. The corner infidel to own this year from the sea of waste after the top 250 picks? Look no further, Seager.
Dylan Moore – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .293. I’m embarrassed to admit how long I researched Dylan Moore to come away with absolutely nothing. I was originally looking to see if he had splits issues: got distracted by his batted ball profile; how high his launch angle is, and ended up somehow figuring out I had haptodysphoria, the fear of velvet.
Marco Gonzales – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.02. In 50 2/3 IP, he’s given up four walks for a 0.7 BB/9. Robbie Ray gave up four walks in his first 4 IP of the season. Gonzales is starting to distinguish himself as a guy that might be on all my teams next year. Get Ks and don’t allow walks, and Grey rides a mop around his office singing Old Town Road.
Kyle Hendricks – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.41. Okay, not to get you too thirsty for 2021, but Hendricks or Gonzales? Prolly still Hendricks, but they’re very close.
Jose Urena – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, as he was activated from the IL and made his 1st start of the year. If you’re starting him, Urena lot of trouble.
Miguel Rojas – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBI, hitting .375. Not to be Carl Commonsensical here, but why is Rojas batting at the bottom of the Marlins’ order with .375 average?
Ian Anderson – 3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 2.40, as he was about as economical as Imelda Marcos in a Jimmy Choo. Streamonator hates his next start, but I’m not sure how you can’t start him.
Adam Duvall – 1-for-1 and a pinch-hit homer. I don’t usually mention pinch-hit homers, but guess how many Duvall has this year. Go ahead, make a wild guess how many homers he has. Not pinch-hit, all told, how many how many homers does Duvall have? He’s got ten! Dubya tee eff.
Adalberto Mondesi – 1-for-4 and a slam (1) and legs (11), hitting .200. “If we put him in this barrel and pour concrete on it, who’s to know–WAIT! He’s moving! Mondesi’s alive!” Until this game he was hitting below the Mendoza Line…Hold on, hearing now they are starting to call it the Mondesi Line. Harsh, but fair.
Zach Plesac – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.32. Nice to see him pick up right where he left off, which is the back of the dive bar named The Rotten Nipple, which is famous for mozzarella sticks soaked in Rumple Minze.
Jose Ramirez – Left the game with thumb discomfort. He should call his thumb Black Betty, so he can be like, “Jo-Ram jam Black Betty, whoa, Black Betty!”
Eric Hosmer – Fractured his finger by a pitch when trying to bunt with two strikes. Who are you, John Smoltz? Who bunts?! With two strikes?! Hosmer is done for the year, and Mitch Moreland is gonna be Moretime at first.
Dinelson Lamet – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.24. In his start he gave up hits, but no runs. Same results: Excellent.
Sean Murphy – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!
Chris Bassitt – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.12. Who let the dogs out? Well, I’m glad you asked. You should check out the documentary on Hulu about that very subject, then listen to Donkey Teeth and I interview the star of Who Let The Dogs Out on our Patreon podcast. Also, Bassitt is a dog, in a good way. Plus, the Streamonator loves his next start.
Zac Gallen – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.29 vs. Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.05. I want to own both of these pitchers next year, and there will likely be about 75 pitchers drafted between them. This year Gausman didn’t have the chance to show how valuable he can be in just home starts, because the season was a blink. Gallen…well…What more is there to say than yesterday was his worst start of his career and it was still fine?
Michael Fulmer – 2 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 8.24. Fulmer was facing a Twins’ lineup with two of the top three hitters were LaMonte Wade Jr. and Brent Rooker. This was the Twins’ D lineup, as in it was low-hanging, and to lose to them you’d have to be a real boob.
Byron Buxton – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .250. Not terrible when you consider he’s had less than 100 ABs, but that’s been his problem. Mr. Prorater gets googly-eyed for Buxton, mumbling, “Oh, baby, what could be.”
Michael Pineda – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.77. I see his ownership numbers are around 80%. Running into the red. Usually when he gets to 85% owned it’s when he has a 2 IP, 6 ER start.
Danny Jansen – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .155. He hit that home run off Adam Ottavino. The same Ottavino who said he could strike out Babe Ruth. “Okay, Adam Ottavino, we were able to get a life-size hologram of Babe Ruth that is able to hit just like the real Bambino. But first you have to pitch to Danny Jansen.”
Hyun Jin Ryu – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.19. Nice of the Yankees lineup to come alive for a start against my Ryu — Myu? Yes, he’s myne!
Gary Sanchez – Out again on Monday, as the Yankees try to understand why Sanchez isn’t hitting well. Wait until they realize that started two years ago.
Aaron Hicks – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Hicks has been batting third, and the entire Yanks’ season is set up to make Hicks the unlikely hero. So far, he’s been the unlucky zero.
Luke Voit – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 14th homer. Yes, has been great, but have I mentioned yet the Yankees were in Wild Winds Stadium in Buffalo?
Miguel Andujar – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Aaron Boone watching Andujar round the bases, “That guy reminds me of the guy we had in 2018 that did major damage until he was hurt last year. His name was something Andujar.” “That’s him, Boone, Miguel.” “Ah, that’s right. Boone Miguel. Not sure how I forgot that.” “No, it’s Miguel Andujar, Boone.” “Oh, are we related?”
Seriously, if Walker Buehler was on the Indians he would be dominant. Now we see what years of the Dodgers treating him like Millhouse from the Simpsons has given us. He can’t throw more the 2 innings before getting blisters.
Someone wants my Jose Ramirez ($53). For starters i am asking for Ke’Bryan Hayes. I am looking for prospects but not sure who else from their minor league system should I ask for. Here is their minor league system:
C Miguel Amaya (CHC)
C Yermin Mercedes (CWS)
C Kiebert Ruiz (LAD)
1B Grant Lavigne (COL)
2B Michael Busch (LAD)
2B/SS Brendan Rodgers (COL) $6.00
2B Esteury Ruiz (SD)
3B Triston Casas (BOS)
3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (PIT)
3B Nolan Jones (CLE)
3B Malcom Nunez (STL)
3B Davis Wendzel (TEX)
SS Antoni Flores (BOS)
SS Orelvis Martinez (TOR) $5.00
SS Issac Paredes (DET)
SS Geraldo Perdomo (ARI)
SS Alejandro Pie (TB)
SS Kevin Smith (TOR)
SS Brice Turang (MIL)
SS Will Wilson (SF)
OF Luis A. Basabe (CWS)
OF Griffin Conine (TOR/MIA)
OF Brock Deatherage (DET)
OF Jahmai Jones (LAA)
OF Luis Matos (SF)
OF Jake McCarthy (ARI)
OF Heliot Ramos (SF)
OF Brent Rooker (MIN)
SP/RHP Mike Foltynewicz () $28.00
SP/RHP Brent Honeywell (TB)
SP,RP/RHP Josh Wolf (NYM)
Ke’Bryan Hayes and Paredes?
she wants cash back
i’m thinking of asking for minor league prospects Hayes, Ramos, and Turang and offer $15 in cash back.
Corbin is lining up for what looks like 3 more starts:
v ATL, @ MIA, v PHI or NYM depending on how they handle double-headers coming up.
Corbin has been very crappy and with my 5 other SPs (Darvish, Flaherty, Gallen, Pablo Lopez, Sixto) each having about 3 starts left, and me having 16 SP starts left before the cap after Sixto today, I would like to make better use of Corbins spot to keep mixing and matching RPs each day for more volume in Ks and hopefully ratio help, possibly even vulture saves. Im near the top in 3 of the 5 pitching categories (and its close) in this 5×5 roto league. All that being said, I can cut bait with Corbin right? Oh, trades sending him away have been unsuccessful thanks to his sucktitude also. Thanks for the help Grey and hope youre well!!!
Yeah, cut him
Hope you’re well too!
In a keep two hitters and two pitchers league I have Buehler and Lynn. Might try a steal Sixto from another team-is he near these two guys now already or do we need to see some more?
I think he’s definitely below
Thanks. It’s trade deadline in that league and all I want if draft picks and a Delorean to speed off to April 2021. I’m so done with this craziness of this year.
BTW-what year is it in St. Louis? That is the whitest lineup in modern day baseball!
Pitchers are Musgrove and Weaver
My squad is finally almost healthy heading into next weeks 12 team H2H keeper league playoffs. Wondering who youd drop to activate Albies? I also would like to keep a slot open for streaming but not sure which pitcher to drop. Had to drop Mize yesterday to activate Bregman. Also, would you drop D’Arnaud when S.Perez is activated? Or just drop Perez
What do you think?
OF-TROUT, ACUNA, SOTO
SP-BIEBER, SNELL, CORBIN, CASTILLO, HEANEY, P.LOPEZ, PINEDA, GAUSMAN
RP-IGLESIAS, MELANCON, JEFFRESS
I forgot the ILed guys
ALBIES, S.PEREZ, KLUBER
Grisham…no on Perez
Not sure what you meant with no on Perez. I have to drop Perez or D’arnaud.
Sorry, I meant I want d’Arnaud…Drop Perez
I knew bad-mouthing Mondesi would spark… let’s do it again.
Musical reference: “Let me see you Tsutsugo” 69 Boyz!
… D O D G E R S
Andujar @tor (Walker) or Suarez @ Cubs (Mills)
12 teamer with 5×5. drop a.riley for arozarena? i have one bench bat (berti or riley usually. berti backs up more positions)
of course berti ain’t done shit lately. i have these steal guys (harper, yep him, mondesi (i win steals nearly every week (h2h here)), berti). this could be a berti drop too
Sure, try it
Milone home vs Mia or
Dunning at Pirates ?
Whats up Grey!
Great read today, but can you Macarena to Arozarena? HHHHHeeeeyyyyy Arrrozzzareeeenaaaa! I think it could work!
So i lost Soler, need a stick for the stretch run, I own Olson, LaStella, and Kyle Seager, can I lose any of these for Carlos Santana and Hey Arozarena?
La Stella and grab both
thanks brother, have a good one!
Drop moustakas for Wong, madrigal, or gimenez?
Avg, ops, r, rbi, net steals, Ks, XBH, hr
Good afternoon Grey,
I think we discussed this, But I forgot the answer you gave me concerning Casey Mize and Tristan McKenzie. Will they make the opening day roster in 21? I think Mize will.
I’d guess they both do, but Mize is more likely
should I send McKenzie down or leave him up on my major league roster
should I send McKenzie down or leave him up on my major league roster at seasons end
What happens if you send him down?
he takes a spot in the minor league system
It’s the offseason, what’s the difference?
Which 3 do i start?
Robles home vs Yarborough
Buxton at Cmart
Riley home vs Sixto
Shohei at Lynn
Oliveras at McKenzie
Buxton, Robles, Shohei
Need the last help for the end. Carlos Martinez, Cole Hamels, or Nate Evoldi, Sixto, D, Hudson (Stl)
Which 2 would you roster for the stretch
Who is the drop from this group (re-draft league): C. Fraizer, Alex Dickerson, Madrigal or Bohm
Great write-up Grey!
Two quick ones related to a keeper league:
1) Giolito or Sixto?
2) Ketel or Albies?
Whom do you like for the rest of the year, Josh Fleming from Tampa or Dane Dunning CWS?
Whom? Wow, fancy! Dunning
Also who the hell is Yohan Ramirez?
Israeli character played by Adam Sandler
Started some cold brew on a drip last night and it is zazazazinging!!!
Andres Gimenez got those hops
Rice bowl is good!
I’ve been calling him Queen Rice. Which is…better!
Horny Rice Bowl
“And that’s why you always leave a note.” – Hosmer
Is that from his book of post its?
I believe it was from Eno’s diary…
Oh, hadn’t read that yet, on wishlist
Still better than the Wandy line!
Would you stream turnbull home vs Brewers today? 12 teamer
Wold you drop Berti for Arozeano in 10 team OBP AVG HR SB Runs OPS RBI league
Gray, I have a trade offer I’m mulling to accept. 20 team keep forever. I’m rebuilding, about two years away from owning a young, contending team.
His Sonny Gray, Hunter Bishop for
My Ryan McMahon, Jordan Groshans
I’m getting the best player, but he’s almost 31. I could offer someone other than McMahon, like Cristian Javier, but am not opposed to giving up McMahon. I’ll have plenty of power in the future. I love Groshans, but I have to give up something to get something.
Take the deal?
Works for me
No way would I give Groshans. You’ll regret that for 10 years.
Starting Montas today as a streamer. Am I crazy?
8 team league pick 1 OBP AVG HR RBI SB Runs
brendan lowe mondesei trent grisham or lourdes gurriel
I need a big win in my H2H this week… i can’t believe my bats just never collectively woke up. I dropped Mondesi for Rhysus 2 weeks ago, and Mondesi finally got the slam and legs yesterday. I still think I had to make that move. My other SB threat – Villar – hasn’t stolen a base in like a month, and now there’s a rumor he might be a part time player when Bichette comes back
It’s just such a weird year
Did you see Baez’s comment about in-game video? I wonder how many studs are struggling because they can’t see in-game at bats anymore and easily make adjustments – and how some players are more impacted than others…
Sounds like BS, he’s been unlucky with balls in play
Not to mention he’s regressed back to his bad habit of chasing breaking stuff low and away and out of the zone. K-rate and contact rate both the worst since his (awful) rookie season.
Sample size but yes there’s some concerning things, not overly concerned if the season were 162 games long he’d be fine
could his issues be exacerbated by not being able to see his in game at bats?
I suppose, but that sounds like a mental distraction, who knows tho
Fried’s velocity dropped around 4 mph or so early in the 4th inning of his last start. I’m not surprised he’s got an issue, but I was surprised they sent him out for the 5th.
Ah, gotcha, that sucks
Also, do you sing Randy Azozarena’s name to the tune of MistaBobdopalina? I know I do.
Hey Grey, would you drop Pineda for Gausman? ……….or Drop Brad Miller, Ryan Mountacastle, or Brandon Belt, Victor Reyes, or Robinson Cano for Gausman… its a points league so the pitching is over valued.
Aso wtf happend to JD Martinez—- is it over?
also i’m loving the self deprecation – am i a fantasy baseball curse- humor…
I’d lose Miller for Gausman
I think JD might be over
Grey- my Ryan Yarborough on the IL got lifted to active….. so took down brad miller to active him…. do i still make a move for Gausman? who do I drop from hose left of what im mentioned? …. Ryan Mountacastle, or Brandon Belt, Victor Reyes, or Robinson Cano for Gausman… its a points league so the pitching is over valued.
Can lose Reyes
start Dobnak against St.Louis today?
Are you dropping Max Fried? Currently have Bo Bichette in my IL spot. Sounds like Fried might come back September16-18, but that really only gives him 2-3 starts max. Doubt he would get 3…
Yeah, guess you have to
ok to start Porcello at home vs. the orioles tomw. SON adores it ( 19.8) ?
don’t forget when SON ranked Porcello’s start against the Marlins at like 15+… he barely got through 3 innings
Grey, whos the drop to add a catcher?
Drop ohtani for arozarena?
Start Dobnak today?
Morning Grey! Hope you had a great Labour Day long weekend!
Please pick 2of 4 for ROS…
Meadows, Belt, I’d prolly look at matchups tho, which I don’t know
Thanks to all your advice this year, and barring complete collapse this week, I’m almost certainly slotting into 4th place in my H2H. Looking ahead at next week’s playoffs (vs #1), he already has 12 likely starts, while I likely only have 5. So I’m thinking of punting W/Ks, focus on the other 3 cats. I have 7 closers to his 4- my only starters are degrom, giolito, heaney, s. gray.
If I were to try to add some starts, my two start options are-
– Minor- @Sea, vs SF
– Alcantara- vs Bos, vs Was
– Yarbrough- vs Was, @ Bal
– Cease- vs Min, @ Cin
Anyone worth grabbing? Or try my best to keep ratios down with the pitching I got?
Sandy, Minor, Yarbrough, I’d try all of them, that order
Also- with Teoscar out, who’d you go for replacement. AVG and SB top priorities. Position doesn’t matter much.
And I forgot- if I’m adding SPs, who are my RP drops? I’d rank my guys in this order, and drop from bottom up, but what’s your thoughts.
– Rogers- SF
– Harvey- Bal
That order works for me, maybe move Romo above Rogers, but same diff
Dang – Fried to the IL
I know… I got burned too! my lineup locked yesterday. :(
Where’d that come from
I’m as surprised as anyone – it showed up on Y! and RW:
Braves placed LHP Max Fried on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to September 6, with a left-side muscle spasm in his lumbar spine.
From the trainer. Could help myself. Thanks again for everyday of your wisdom. If Vidal Brujan gets into the ray’s lineup is he a must add.
you failed to answer his question about Brujan … waiting for an answer …
I don’t see a question
Peter Guigli asked .. and I quote:
” If Vidal Brujan gets into the ray’s lineup is he a must add.”
Now, he didn’t use a question mark, but it is a question. What does the wise one think?
Was he called up? There’s no way Cash plays him every day, but if he does, I’m very interested, especially for some late-season SAGNOF
Not called up. But moved to the Taxi Squad and available if needed for the Nats series. Lot of rumors saying his cellphone gunna ring soon.
5×5 roto with weekly line-ups. Please rank the following SPs for this week:
2-start Paddack vSF ($19) and vLAD ($4). Not sure why SON still loves this guy…
2-start Dunning @PIT ($6) and vMIN ($5)
Dustin May @ARI (-$11). SON never does like his starts.
Kikuchi @ARI (-$2.3). But he has been hot lately.
Howard @MIA ($0)
Javier @LAD (-$11)
2-start Arrietta @MIA (-5) and vNYM (-16). Only considering because I need Wins and 2 starts makes it so much more attractive. Please talk me down.
Dunning, Howard, May, Paddack,
Would you pick up Buxton for any of these, Cooper, Laureano, Hillard, Calhoun?
Thanks Grey! Only have one active roster spot open tonight – do you like Taijuan vs New York (that sounds like a world war hehe), or Mahle @ChC? Thanks!
HAHA, it does sound like a WW that would last long
I’d go Walker if home
12 man 5×5 obp keeper league, carrying full roster into next year. Would you rather Harper or story moving forward?
Or lindor? I’m not sure which to offer on, or to hold Harper
FROM TUESDAY TILL NEXT MONDAY
NEED TO BENCH 2 from :
dahl kingery ( both returning from injury ?) ,Arcia or Bote
Who to bench?
Should I drop Meadows for Arozarena for ROS?
Actually pick 2 ROS: Arozarena, Meadows, Hunter Dozier
I’d go Arozarena, Meadows
If Bregman plays today, are you starting him in Oakland?
Hicks was my hero yesterday. Usually my backups on short days do squat.
Love the chili peppers Arozarena blurb. Brilliant.
1) I had Brandon Lowe as a bench bat, but considering the season is 2.5 weeks left and he is 3 for his last 34, I made the swap for Arozarena. Thoughts on this?
2) ROS, do you drop any of Matt Olson, Brandon Belt, or Austin Slater for Rowdy Tellez?
One last question
3) are we starting Sixto at Atlanta tonight?
Thank you again!
I am starting Sanchez. Also, my league has outs as a category. We are trying some crazy shizz because why not in this crazy season.
I wish I could start Sixto every day
A. Sounds fine, hope you have someone if Cash platoons Arozarena out
2. Belt, Tellez, Olson
Hey look what time it is! Time for Miguel Andujar to be DFA’d again. Don’t worry. He’ll be back. He always comes back.
Wait, are you kidding or did he get DFA’d?
I don’t see any news that says he got DFA’d after hitting a HR yesterday.
Think it was a joke
Great stuff, man.! Thanks a bucket!
a. Angels basically not going anywhere even if the bats aren’t bad and even with the sweep of Houston. Still they won a game recently in which Noe Ramirez pitched. Every other loss featured a game where Ramirez pitched, it wasn’t his fault but he pitched in every game that they lost! How ’bout that? He’s now bucked the trend. Ok, Debbie Downer that’s not 100% true. I dug in a bit. He’s appeared in 17 games this year for LAA. Here’s the breakdown.
July – Noe appeared in 4 games – LAA won 1 and lost 3
August – Noe appeared in 10 games – LAA won 3 and lost 7. In the one game they won, he had the blown save.
September – Noe appeared in 3 games – LAA won 2 and lost 1. He was actually credited with the W in the September 5 game against HOU.
Total (2020) – 17 appearances – LAA won 6 and lost 11. Noe!
This year he has a 0.4 WAR.
b. Poor Allard having to give up all 8 ER! He’s getting his baptism of fire in 2020!
c. MLB quote of the day for September 8, 2020
‘A catcher and his body are like the outlaw and his horse. He’s got to ride that nag till it drops.’
Johnny Lee Bench. Probably the best catcher in MLB history (Piazza was better but ‘roids?). He was the youngest player to win the MVP at 22 years old (1970). He won the ROY in 1968, becoming the first catcher to win the ROY. He was good on defense (10 gold gloves) as well as on offense (14-time AS and led the league in HRs twice – 1970 and 1972.).
His 162-game average.
651 PA, 575 AB, 82 R, 154 H, 29 2B, 2 3B, 29 HR, 103 RBI, 67 BB, 96 K, .267/.342/.476 slash line, 126 OPS+, 274 TB
1970 was his best season, though 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978 and 1981 were also very good seasons for him.
671 PA, 605 AB, 97 R, 177 H, 35 2B, 4 3B, 45 HR, 148 RBI, 54 BB, 102 K, .293/.345/.587 slash line, 141 OPS+, 355 TB
A. The more you Noe
C. That’s awesome!
I have Pablo Lopez vs ATL and Luzardo vs HOU starting tomorrow, who would you start looking for a QS?
You know I love your recaps. But, honestly, I really didn’t need a visual of you riding a mop like a pony around your office singing Old Town Road. LMAO. Sometimes you just fuckin’ crack me up. Hahahhahhahaaa
Carry on like only you can, friend. Carry on.