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Domingo German New York Yankees

Well, if that's what happened . . .  yeah, he's done for the year.  

Mike Dean TMU2009
Homer Bailey Kansas City Royals

I was peeking at the available pitchers in our league today, and he jumped out.  Unowned with 13 wins.  Was FAABed by an owner in April; released a few weeks later; FAABed again by the SAME TEAM a month or so later, released on 9/1.  And some fine pitching has gone unowned, but it's not hard to see why.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Domingo German New York Yankees

Allegedly slapped his girlfriend in a public setting, witnessed by someone in the Commissioner's office (Joe Torre?).  I suspect we won't see him again this year.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Gerrit Cole Houston Astros

JR Richard.  I think Ryan only did it with the Angels. 

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed

The Astros now have 3 300-K pitchers ... below note mentions one of them (Mike Scott), who is the other?  (Hint: you can only choose one of the 2 obvious options :-))

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox

Do I have a vested interest? Nah.

Alex Patton Alex
Could play this weekend
September 19, 2019
Betts (foot) could play in this weekend's series in Tampa Bay but he would only be deployed as a designated hitter, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
ANALYSIS
The Red Sox won't be deploying Betts in the outfield due to the turf at Tropicana Field, but he could return to the outfield during next week's series in Texas. Betts is ahead of J.D. Martinez (groin) and Sam Travis (concussion) in his recovery, according to Bill Koch of The Providence Journal.
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Enderson Franco San Francisco Giants

Yesterday's Debut

P Enderson Franco (SFG)

Born: December 29, 1992 (Age: 26-263d)

Debut: 1.0 ip, 1 er, 1 k, 0 bb

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Randal Grichuk Toronto Blue Jays

The surprise here is the Jays' win probability could be 8 percent with two outs in the ninth, down by three.

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Randal Grichuk (TOR)

Pitcher: Miguel Castro (BAL)

Situation: Top 9th, 2 out, 3-1 count, Bases Loaded

Score:  BAL 9, TOR 6

Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
4 runs scored on the play, and TOR's win probability increased 71% points, to 79%
TOR went on to win the game, 11-10

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

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Gerrit Cole Houston Astros

Milestone Watch: Gerrit Cole

Gerrit Cole hit a big season milestone, recording his 300th strikeout of the year last night. He's the 6th pitcher since 2000 to have a 300-strikeout season, and he's the first Houston Astros pitcher to do it since Mike Scott in 1986. Here's a look at the most recent 300-strikeout seasons.

PlayerYearSOTm
Gerrit Cole2019302 HOU
Max Scherzer2018300 WSN
Chris Sale2017308 BOS
Clayton Kershaw2015301 LAD
Randy Johnson2002334 ARI
Curt Schilling2002316 ARI
Randy Johnson2001372 ARI
Randy Johnson2000347 ARI

See the full list at Baseball-Reference.com's Pitching Season Finder

Something to watch: Cole's teammate Justin Verlander is currently at 283 strikeouts on the season. If Verlander reaches the 300-SO mark, the 2019 Astros would join the 2002 Diamondbacks as the only teams in MLB history to have two 300-SO pitchers.

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Aaron Civale Cleveland Indians

Top Game Scores yesterday:

Homer Bailey* (OAK): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 11 K, 1 BB, 81 GmSc

Danny Duffy* (KCR): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 6 K, 1 BB, 78 GmSc

Dinelson Lamet (SDP): 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 14 K, 3 BB, 73 GmSc

Gerrit Cole (HOU): 8.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 10 K, 1 BB, 71 GmSc

Aaron Civale (CLE): 7.2 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 4 K, 1 BB, 70 GmSc

View All of Yesterday's Pitchers at Baseball-Reference.com

* - pictured above

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Sam Hilliard Colorado Rockies

Yesterday's 2-homer club:

Sam Hilliard* (COL): 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com

Both off Syndergaard.

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Wilson Ramos New York Mets
Paul Fry Baltimore Orioles

VULTURE SAVE WATCH
Today:
1. Steve Cishek — Rowan Wick has thrown 51 pitches in the last three days and Brandon Kintzler won’t be back until Friday.
2. Nick Goody — There’s no guarantee Brad Hand is available.
3. Matt Barnes/Josh Taylor — Brandon Workman might get a second straight day off.
4. Paul Fry — DON’T STREAM AN ORIOLES RELIEVER.

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Derek Law Toronto Blue Jays

His save yesterday was meh to the Nabobs, who have him on reserve in the ADL. Seven other teams would have killed for that save.

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Jose Alvarez Philadelphia Phillies

Has earned his one-year keep with the Phillies.

Philadelphia Phillies — Jose Alvarez keeps getting late-inning holds, including Wednesday’s eighth-inning bridge to Hector Neris. Also playing an important role in recent high-leverage spots has been Blake Parker, former Twins closer.

Updated hierarchy: Neris | Alvarez | Parker.

Alex Patton Alex
Matt Albers Milwaukee Brewers

Matt Albers (P) MIL - Sep. 18

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=732655
Albers picked up his eighth win of the season in Tuesday's victory over the Padres.
ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Albers served up a game-tying home run to Hunter Renfroe in the top of the seventh inning, but he was able to finish out the frame and picked up the win when the Brewers reclaimed the lead in their half of the seventh. Albers allowed 11 runs over his last seven innings pitched, but he's given up just one run in 3.2 innings over his last four outings and has picked up three wins in the process.
 

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Dinelson Lamet San Diego Padres

09.18: Dinelson Lamet struck out 14 batters and allowed just one run in six innings ofwork to beat the Brewers 2-1 on Wednesday. (Lamet powered his way through the Brewers' stout lineup with relative ease. He yielded only three base hits and three walks. He put zeroes on the board through five frames and then served up a solo dinger to Keston Hiura in the sixth for the only smudge on his line. The 14 strikeouts were a career high. Lamet missed all of 2018 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He has made 13 starts this year and is 3-5 with a 3.84 ERA. He has 95 strikeouts in 68 innings. His 12.57 K/9 would rank second in the majors if he had enough innings to qualify.)-- Rotoworld

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David Fletcher Los Angeles Angels

09.18: David Fletcher went 3-for-5 and scored a run Wednesday as the Angels edged the Yankees 3-2. (Fletcher drew the ire of the Bronx crowd immediately after laying down a bunt single against CC Sabathia in the top of the first. It didn't pay off
with a run then, but he did single and score off Sabathia in the third.
Fletcher is batting .350 with seven walks in 60 at-bats this month.)

-- Rotoworld

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Jackie Bradley Jr. Boston Red Sox

Rotoworld's spin:

9.18: Jackie Bradley Jr. homered in a second straight game Wednesday against the Giants. (It was Bradley's 20th homer of the year, which is pretty good for someone
who didn't hit even one in his first 38 games. He's batting
252/.350/.520 in 98 games since hitting his first homer on May 20.)

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