I wrote a script that reads daily box scores (online head to head only) from “http://theshownation.com/games/recent/diamond-dynasty”. When I started working on the script, I initially decided to do it just to get a breakdown of every team’s win loss record from the day before. But, as time went on more ideas came to mind so I created Diamond Dynasty Daily Recap. I started using the script on 6/5/2014 so all games before this date won’t be included. Please read on as I explain the different areas of the website.
The player of the day is simply based on points. Points are accumulated from the amount of runs, hits, RBIs, and home runs. Also recorded are hits, home runs, RBI, and runs leaders. One aspect to be aware of when viewing the the Leaders lists is that games will be thrown out if there are combined leaders. For example, if two players on a team lead all players with 4 home runs in the game that game will not be included. The script is currently only capable of finding one stat leader per game.
No Hitters/Walk Off Wins
No hitters will not be recorded if there’s an excessive amount of strikeouts. I’ve seen a few games where the winning pitcher recorded 27 strikeouts. It’s possible, in these instances, the gamer may have been be playing against himself.
I excluded extra inning walk off wins from the Walk Off Wins section to keep the front page somewhat short and manageable.
Daily Win/Loss Records
Wins and losses are based on the final score in the box scores. If a team happens to be losing and the game is interrupted with a freeze and/or network interruption that team gets the loss.
To keep the win/loss lists down to a minimum the site only lists undefeated teams if 5 games or below were played.
The records page is pretty self-explanatory. It lists the all-time individual game leaders in Hits, RBIs, Home Runs, and Runs. It will also list the last 10 no hitter games and also keeps track of who has had the most all-time walk off wins.
This page includes sortable lists of the amount of games played in each ballpark along with the average number of home runs hit per game in each ballpark.
At the end of the day, Diamond Dynasty ratings for each gamer that played that day are recorded. So, the rating shown may not necessarily be the actual rating. Just click on the rating link and it will take you to the gamer’s Universal Profile where you can see the current up to date rating.
At the start of the season, everyone is given a 100 sportsmanship rating. A point is docked off of a gamer’s sportsmanship rating if any of the following occurs:
Balk count in a game exceeds 15.
Intentional Walk count in a games exceeds 9.
Error count in a game exceeds 9.
Runner scores after reaching first base after striking out (catcher freeze).
An excessive amount balks isn’t really considered bad sportsmanship in some cases but including balks can help determine a gamer’s skill level in online play.
Catcher Freezes appear to be fixed in MLB 14 The Show so I’ll likely throw these out from the sportsmanship ratings or do away with sportsmanship altogether. Catcher freezes are recorded when the string ‘struck out but reached first after it was dropped (E2)’ shows up on the box score pages. If the inning score doesn’t add up to the actual linescore, the script will mark it as a catcher freeze infraction. There are some instances where some catcher freeze infractions are inaccurate so it’s not exactly perfect.
Overall, home, away, and division win loss records are listed. Also included is the record against opponent’s in specific divisions. The divisions are based on Diamond Dynasty ratings as follows:
Spring Training 0-499
Season Series 500-1499
Division Series 1500-1749
Championship Series 1750-1999
World Series 2000+
The division win/loss records may not be entirely accurate. If a gamer happened to defeat a World Series opponent and that opponent’s Diamond Dynasty rating dropped below 2000 at the end of the day, the winner’s game will be recorded as a Championship Series win. The same applies to batting and pitching statistics.
This will give you an idea where someone plays his home games and the success he’s had in certain ballparks. This info will also help determine how many home and away games have been played.
Games Last played
Occasionally, there might be some discrepancies between the ‘Games Last Played’ area and overall records. There might be some missing games in the ‘Last played’ section because not all box score links on theshownation site are available for some unknown reason.
Rating/Budget Progress charts
At the end of the day each gamer’s rating and budget is recorded. These charts show the progress that has been made throughout the season. Note: The budget and ratings are only recorded on days when the gamer participated in online head to head games.
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