BGB Fantasy League 2013 Week Five

It was another crazy week in MLB, featuring marathon extra-inning games, near no-hitters, rookies making¬†big impressions¬†and more injuries. Here’s how it impacted on the BaseballGB fantasy league.

 

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NE Riverkings 26 8 23 3 .250 .708 1 1 33 1 3.18 1.18 2
Beck ‘Nams (GB) 35 5 30 6 .317 .904 6 3 55 0 1.88 0.99 10

 

We start with the biggest winners of the week, as Beck ‘Nams recorded a 10-2 triumph against the Riverkings. CarGo had a hot week with the bat, homering twice and scoring six times, Asdrubal Cabrera drove in seven and Cain and Rizzo swiped two bases each. On the mound, Verlander and Jaime Garcia each won twice, teaming up with King Felix to take ERA and WHIP. Grilli and Holland took care of saves. Morse and Utley each homered twice for the Riverkings, while Tazawa picked up the lone hold. Harvey, Kershaw and Hamels all pitched well but were held winless.

 

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The Cheddar Chasers 26 6 35 3 .279 .767 3 1 44 1 5.18 1.45 1
Cardiff Redsox 36 15 43 8 .351 1.041 3 1 33 4 2.18 1.04 9

 

The Redsox leapt up the standings after defeating the Chasers 9-1. The offensive sweep was led by Fielder, Machado and Carlos Gomez who each had three-homer weeks. Fielder drove in 10, Machado scored seven times and Gomez crossed home eight times and swiped five bases. Melancon and Gregerson each had two holds while Cain, Ogando and Minor helped take ERA and WHIP. Trout was the top Chaser hitter, homering three times and driving in 10. Holland, Burnett and Kuroda all picked up wins and helped take strikeouts.

 

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The Wright Stuff 29 9 40 2 .291 .846 6 3 72 0 2.79 1.08 8
Richie’s RBI’s 34 6 15 9 .275 .786 3 3 63 2 6.66 1.60 3

 

The Stuff’s balanced attack (four offensive categories, four pitching) saw them defeat the RBIs 8-3. The red-hot David Ortiz and Rockies rookie Nolan Arenado each homered twice and Choo scored six times. Tim Hudson and Mat Latos won both of their starts and, helped by Corbin, took ERA and WHIP. Zimmerman and Scutaro each scored five times for the RBIs, with Starling Marte and Gradner swiping three bases each. Darvish struck out 23 batters, Soriano had three saves and Casilla notched a win and two holds.

 

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Weston-Super-Sox 34 12 33 1 .262 .819 2 4 43 1 3.96 1.30 7
Batteries Essential 33 9 26 3 .277 .816 4 5 57 0 6.27 1.43 5

 

The Sox hit their way to a 7-5 win against Batteries Essential, with Miguel Cabrera the top hitter. Miggy homered three times, scored eight runs and drove in 10, while Cuddyer, Napoli and Howard each homered twice. Crain picked up the lone hold, Mujica had four saves and Buchholz and Sale helped take ERA and WHIP. Pujols and Wright each had three-homer weeks for Batteries Essential, with Ellsbury, Ichiro and Hunter stealing bases. The wins and saves were spread among four pitchers in each category, with Ryu striking out 14.

 

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Orpington Isotopes 32 14 37 4 .271 .857 2 4 40 0 5.72 1.45 6
SWAT* 28 7 29 8 .278 .816 1 4 32 0 4.18 1.14 4

 

For the second week in a row, my Isotopes used their home run power to beat SWAT 6-4. Trumbo hit five homers while Encarnacion, Kipnis, Beltran and McCutchen each went deep twice. The bullpen had to chip in with victories, and Romo (four saves) and Chris Perez obliged. Craig, Cano and Beltre helped SWAT take average, while Goldschmidt and Adam Jones swiped three bases each. Shields helped take ERA and WHIP.

 

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Iron Men 31 5 25 1 .277 .783 6 0 69 3 2.40 0.97 6
Norwich No II 28 7 26 3 .271 .789 3 2 72 1 4.61 1.37 6

 

Finally, Iron Men and Norwich couldn’t be separated. Iron Men had the better of the pitching, with Scherzer winning twice and striking out 18, teaming up with Iwakuma, Lynn and Zimmermann in taking ERA and WHIP. Braun helped take average and Holliday had a three-homer week. Norwich had a three-homer week from Segura, who joined Pence (six RBIs) and Cruz (two homers) in stealing bases. Strasburg struck out 16, with Samardzija and Jose Fernandez each sending down 13 by way of the K. Kimbrel and Chapman took care of saves.

 

The week six matchups are as follows:

SWAT (1st) v Riverkings (10th)

Beck ‘Nams (2nd) v Stuff (3rd)

Norwich (4th) v RBIs (11th)

Sox (5th) v Redsox (8th)

Isotopes (6th) v Chasers (12th)

Batteries Essential (7th) v Iron Men (9th)

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One Response to BGB Fantasy League 2013 Week Five

  1. Matt Smith May 7, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

    The best thing I can say about the Chasers’ early season performance is that it can only get better! Not liking my chances against the Isotopes this week though.

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