"I'll tell you what stat I will be paying attention to: WINS. You can take all your talk of walk rates and OPS and ISO (whatever the heck that is!) and stick it where the sun don't shine. There's only one stat that matters at the end of the day and that is wins. You don't win, none of that stuff means anything. So do me a favor and spare me your fancy schmancy statistical analysis--leave that stuff to the nerds with their nerdy nerdness. All that matters, and you should probably write this down seeing as how you've somehow forgotten what's important here, is wins...." --Nate De Graaf's Grandpa, April 11, 2022
My game summaries are a quantification of the winning point of view quoted above. For each win, position players earn stars based on their individual success in helping to score one more run than the opposing team (all insurance runs are irrelevant to the win). For pitchers (and position players who make extraordinary plays), stars are awarded based on how many outs they get in wins. For losses, no stars are awarded to any players, only "black marks". Some day, I will get around to adding up all the stars and black marks in preparation for an award ceremony at Jupiter (the planet, not the training facility).
Offense: Pujols fails in two key at bats against lefties. Goldy homers to no avail.
Offense: None to speak of. Some entertaining fielding errors by Cardinal rookies; otherwise a dull game for the BFIBs.
Offense: In the 1st, Donaldson double scores Nado. In the 7th, Yepez HR, Donvagen single, Dickerson single, Bader rbi single. In the 10th, great BBs by Edman and Sosa, setting up a Goldy grand slam. Game over. Lots of stars to give out,.especially to Donnelly.