March 27th Highlights

Day 2 of the season had an abbreviated schedule but that did not cut down on the excitement.

Here are some key performances from today’s games:

Corey Seager hit two solo homers to lead the Dodgers to a 4-1 victory.

Zach Wheeler had a successful debut in Miami pitching 6 innings and only allowing 1 run with 7 K’s and getting the win for the Phillies.

Ryan McMahon went 3 for 4 and 3 RBI’s with his first home run of the season leading Colorado over San Diego 6-2.

Anthony Rendon hit his first home run as an Angel.

Sean Manaea and 3 Oakland relievers combined for a 1-0 shutout victory over the Twins.

Rafael Devers hits his 3rd home run of the season.

Friday’s game results are listed below. Full results, standings and boxscores are available at http://www.strat-o-matic.com/2020-season-simulation/.

      

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RESULTS 
DATE VIS  R  H  E  HOME R  H  E INN  WIN                   LOSS
----- ------------  ------------ ---  --------------------  -------------------
 3/27 BOA  8 12  0  TOA  6  9  1      N.Eovaldi (1-0)       C.Anderson (0-1)
 3/27 PHN  3  7  0  MMN  1 10  0      Z.Wheeler (1-0)       C.Smith (0-1)
 3/27 LAA  2  4  0  HOA  4 13  0      F.Valdez (1-0)        C.Bedrosian (0-1)
 3/27 ATN  3  7  0  ARN  1  9  0      M.Fried (1-0)         M.Leake (0-1)
 3/27 MNA  0  6  1  OAA  1  5  0      S.Manaea (1-0)        J.Odorizzi (0-1)
 3/27 SFN  1  4  0  LAN  4  6  0      W.Buehler (1-0)       J.Samardzija (0-1)
 3/27 CON  6  8  0  SDN  2 11  0      G.Marquez (1-0)       G.Richards (0-1)
 3/27 TEA  3  7  0  SEA  1  6  1      L.Lynn (1-0)          Y.Kikuchi (0-1)

Check Out The Box Scores:

7:07 PM: BOS @ TOR

In a startling finish the Boston club staged a comeback then held on to win
over the Toronto team by a score of 8 to 6 at Rogers Centre.
 
Boston drew first blood jumping out to an early lead in the first inning
scoring a single run utilizing 2 base hits.  Andrew Benintendi ripped a
base-hit.  After an out was recorded, Xander Bogaerts came up and he lined a
one-base hit scoring the run.  Bogaerts took second on the throw.  Overall
Boston out-hit Toronto 12 to 9.  
 
Nathan Eovaldi(1-0) got the win allowing 2 runs in 6 innings. Brandon Workman
preserved the game for Eovaldi, recording his his 2nd save.  Chase
Anderson(0-1) took the loss.  He surrendered 2 runs and 5 hits in 6 innings.
 

7:10 PM: PHI @ MIA

Zack Wheeler(1-0) and Caleb Smith(0-1) locked horns in a pitcher's duel with
Wheeler and the Philadelphia team coming out on top of the Miami team 3 to
1.
 
Philadelphia scored 2 runs in the decisive top of the 3rd inning when they had
3 base hits.  That scoring would be all that was needed.  Miami had 10 hits
in the game while Philadelphia had 7, but Philadelphia had the more timely
hits.  
 
Hector Neris gained credit for his 1st save.

8:10 PM: LAA @ HOU

In a close game it was the Houston ballclub 4, the Los Angeles(AL) ballclub 2
at Minute Maid Park.
 
Houston jumped on top of Los Angeles(AL) in the 6th inning plating one
baserunner.  Framber Valdez(1-0) got help from Roberto Osuna who pitched a
perfect ninth and was credited with his 1st save.  
 
Cam Bedrosian(0-1) was the losing pitcher in relief.  He allowed 1 hit and 1
walk in 1 inning.

9:40 PM: ATL @ ARI

Ronald Acuna had 2 base hits as the Atlanta club outscored the Arizona
ballclub 3 to 1.
 
Atlanta took the lead off Mike Leake in the first inning when they tallied 2
runs on 3 hits.  That was all the offense they were to need.  After the 2nd
inning, neither team was able to score.  
 
Max Fried(1-0) picked up the victory, allowing 1 run in 6 innings. Fried got
help from Mark Melancon who was credited with his 2nd save.  Leake(0-1) ended
up with the loss.  
 
'I struggled a bit out there tonight,' Fried said, 'but I toughed it out and
we got the win.'

10:07 PM: MIN @ OAK

At Oakland Coliseum, the Oakland fans witnessed a great pitcher's duel.  Sean
Manaea(1-0) finally bested his Minnesota opposite, Jake Odorizzi(0-1), by the
score of 1 to 0.
 
The game's only run was scored in the bottom of the 7th inning.  After two
outs Mark Canha lofted a solo-blast 'downtown'.  Oakland had just 5 hits for
the night.  
 
Liam Hendriks earned the save, his 2nd.  Odorizzi absorbed the loss.  He
surrendered 5 hits and 1 walk in 7 innings.
 

10:10 PM: COL @ SD

At PETCO Park the Colorado club outdistanced the San Diego club by a final
score of 6 to 2.
 
Ryan McMahon enjoyed a big evening at the plate.  He stroked a single in the
3rd inning, clubbed a three-run home run in the 4th inning and doubled in the
8th inning.  Although they lost, San Diego did out-hit Colorado 11 to 8.
 
The win went to German Marquez(1-0) who allowed 1 run in 5 innings. The loss
was charged to Garrett Richards(0-1).  He pitched 4 innings giving up 3 hits
and 2 walks.
WEB GEMS- Bot 8th: Trevor Story robbed Austin Hedges of a base hit.

10:10 PM: SF @ LAD

Corey Seager knocked 2 homeruns as the Los Angeles(NL) ballclub defeated the
San Francisco team 4 to 1 at Dodger Stadium.
 
Los Angeles(NL) tallied 3 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning.  Max Muncy led
off and started the attack as he drew a walk.  Justin Turner stepped into the
batter's box and he bombed a two-run dinger.  Two outs later Seager stepped
up to the plate and he clubbed a solo home run.  The early run support proved
sufficient for Walker Buehler(1-0) and Los Angeles(NL).  That was all the run
support Buehler required.  Neither team managed to score after the 3rd
inning.  
 
Kenley Jansen preserved the game for Buehler, recording his his 1st save.
Jeff Samardzija(0-1) took the loss.  He surrended 3 homeruns in his 5
innings.  
 

10:10 PM: TEX @ SEA

WEB GEMS- Top 8th: Kyle Lewis robbed Danny Santana of a Homerun!
 
In a game for the baseball purist, Lance Lynn(1-0) and Yusei Kikuchi(0-1)
squared off in a tense pitching duel, Texas club finally emerged victorious
over Seattle ballclub, 3 to 1.
 
In the 2nd inning Texas went on top for good plating one baserunner utilizing
2 base hits.  Texas managed 7 hits in their victory.  
 
Jose Leclerc was credited with his 1st save.

LEAGUE STANDINGS FOR 2020 Strat-O-Matic Season

LEAGUE STANDINGS FOR 2020 Strat-O-Matic Season
 
AL East                     WON LOST  PCT   GB  MAGIC#
2020 Boston BOA               2   0 1.000 ----   161  
2020 Baltimore BAA            1   0 1.000   .5        
2020 Tampa Bay TBA            0   1  .000  1.5        
2020 New York (AL) NYA        0   1  .000  1.5        
2020 Toronto TOA              0   2  .000  2.0        
 
AL Central                  WON LOST  PCT   GB  MAGIC#
2020 Kansas City KCA          1   0 1.000 ----   162  
2020 Cleveland CLA            1   0 1.000 ----        
2020 Detroit DEA              0   1  .000  1.0        
2020 Chicago (AL) CHA         0   1  .000  1.0        
2020 Minnesota MNA            0   2  .000  1.5        
 
AL West                     WON LOST  PCT   GB  MAGIC#
2020 Texas TEA                2   0 1.000 ----   161  
2020 Oakland OAA              2   0 1.000 ----        
2020 Los Angeles(AL) LAA      1   1  .500  1.0        
2020 Houston HOA              1   1  .500  1.0        
2020 Seattle SEA              0   2  .000  2.0        
 
NL East                     WON LOST  PCT   GB  MAGIC#
2020 Atlanta ATN              2   0 1.000 ----   161  
2020 Washington WAN           1   0 1.000   .5        
2020 Philadelphia PHN         1   1  .500  1.0        
2020 Miami MMN                1   1  .500  1.0        
2020 New York (NL) NYN        0   1  .000  1.5        
 
NL Central                  WON LOST  PCT   GB  MAGIC#
2020 St. Louis SLN            1   0 1.000 ----   162  
2020 Pittsburgh PIN           1   0 1.000 ----        
2020 Milwaukee MLN            1   0 1.000 ----        
2020 Cincinnati CIN           0   1  .000  1.0        
2020 Chicago (NL) CHN         0   1  .000  1.0        
 
NL West                     WON LOST  PCT   GB  MAGIC#
2020 Los Angeles(NL) LAN      2   0 1.000 ----   161  
2020 Colorado CON             2   0 1.000 ----        
2020 San Francisco SFN        0   2  .000  2.0        
2020 San Diego SDN            0   2  .000  2.0        
2020 Arizona ARN              0   2  .000  2.0