Cubs played the Rockies at Wrigley a week ago and now they’re in Colorado. Yesterday was the first game of this series and Cubs lost. Let’s do a dump of this matchup with some commentary in between.
COL Team Status
Rockies went 3-4 this last week losing a game. PITCH and BAT down a little and UR up again. Unfortunately for COL the Dodgers are running away with the NL West so far this season. COL is in the hunt for a Wild Card.
CHN COL 06_11_8:40_PM
Vegas favors Cubs more than TC Simulation. COL has a maxed out lineup ( which will be fixed in next simulation iteration ) and a decent relief staff.
Lambert is a new guy so this game would be a discard no matter what the simulation says. Pitchers need a certain amount of innings to make a more accurate determination if they can pitch in MLB. All new players start out at WAA=0 which is completely average. Not all new guys are completely average though because they haven’t proven themselves yet. This is only a problem with the Starter (S) category because it relies on the value of a single player. Lineups and Relief are groups of players so a single anomaly like a new guy won’t affect the group value much.
Their Starting rotation is below average which reflects their PITCH in team status.
Their relief staff above average which probably means COL is churning it. Tiering is done based upon Total WAA=4.81 and not WinPct=0.628. According to game records above COL has a Tier number of 1.82 which is almost a complete standard deviation above league average. This is pretty good considering their terrible PITCH based upon seasonal runs scored against.
COL Lineup 6/10/2019
COL fielded this lineup yesterday and it’s powerful and top of MLB right now.
Not much more to say about this series. Reports like this will soon be automated for every team every game. Until then ….