Fantasy Baseball may not seem as important after the terrible news about Jose Fernandez, but week 24 decided which two teams will battle it out for the BaseballGB championship.
|The Cheddar Chasers||27||10||36||1||.260||.793||7||4||44||1||2.25||1.08||8|
The Chasers booked their place in the final by defeating the Maltsters 8-3. Pedroia, Donaldson (six runs), Melky Cabrera (seven RBIs) and Morales (seven RBIs) each had multi-homer weeks as the hitters took five categories out of six, with Reddick hitting .400. Lester was the star pitcher, winning twice and helping to take ERA and WHIP. The Maltsters had the edge in steals thanks to Blackmon, Goldschmidt and Gomez while Estrada struck out 15 and Clippard had two holds.
The Chasers will face my Isotopes in the final after my side did just enough to see off Iron Men 6-5. The hitters took five categories as Zobrist hit .421 and Trout joined Frazier in scoring seven times. Todd went deep twice, as did Asdrubal Cabrera, who joined Trout in driving in seven. Thornburg had two saves while Britton’s on Sunday proved to be crucial. Iron Men had three steals from Dee Gordon while Verlander had a win and 11 strikeouts. Manaea and Gsellman helped take ERA and WHIP while Baez and Hand each had a hold.
|Norwich No II||16||5||26||2||.277||.736||5||3||34||2||5.74||1.53||3|
In the consolation bracket the Knights defeated Norwich 9-3. Kinsler batted .615 while Betts batted .500 with seven runs and Ortiz launched three homers and knocked in eight. Maurer had a pair of saves while Robertson and Cashner led the staff with six strikeouts each. King Felix and Finnegan helped take ERA and WHIP. Norwich had the edge in RBIs thanks to 10 from Franco while Blanton had two wins and a hold.
The Slugs are through to the consolation final after beating the Riverkings 8-3. An offensive sweep saw Inciarte score seven runs, Gattis belt four homers and Freeman drive in seven while batting .500 with two steals. Lackey and Colon helped take ERA and WHIP. The Riverkings salvaged wins, saves and strikeouts thanks to Kimbrel, Giles and the late Jose Fernandez.
The matchups for the final week of the fantasy season are:
Isotopes (1st) v Chasers (6th)
Third place playoff:
Iron Men (5th) v Maltsters (7th)
Knights (3rd) v Slugs (4th)
Seventh place playoff:
Norwich (2nd) v Riverkings (8th)