Originally Posted by jump_xiii
Man, I'm so annoyed with myself. I thought to myself that if my beloved Red Sox lost yesterday at least I had Floyd and Thornton on my fantasy team to ease the pain. Check the scores today and some idiot (me) had managed to bench both of them for the game and so had around 40 points on the bench. And then I go and lose the matchup by a margin of (can't remember but) less than 40! EDIT: Just checked and it was a little over 50 so I guess the mistake wouldn't have made any difference! EDIT 2: I just checked again and the margin is less than 10! I don't understand the scoring!
Lesson learned... or maybe not.
You played Bridge Town IPA, I believe. The reason that the number that you lost by is fluctuating so much is due to BT IPA streaming way too many Starting Pitchers.
Let's say that you have started 11 out of your 12 starts after Thursday and on Friday you start 3 pitchers. Obviously only 1 of those three can count, but ESPN hasn't shut down the SP slot from scoring points as you can still score with one pitcher. Thus for Friday it counts all 3 pitchers for the total, and then shuts down the slot for Saturday and Sunday, thereby allowing 14 starts, at least seemingly.
However, it appears that ESPN retroactively checks the stats at the end of the week and disallows the last two, chronologically, of the 14 starts. This is also applicable to the 64 games started for hitters as well.
So the final total isn't in until the wee hours (stateside) of the morning, Monday morning, which makes sense with the different numbers that you viewed.