Which teams would continue their good starts and which were out to prove opening week defeats were not the norm? It’s time to look at the scores from week two of the BaseballGB Fantasy League.
|The Bath Bombers||31||12||34||2||.278||.864||3||5||64||1||1.88||1.11||9|
The Bombers were the biggest winners of the week, defeating iron Men 9-3. Eric Thames led the team with eight runs and RBIs, launched five homers and unsurprisingly helped take OPS too. Bundy and Taillon each picked up wins on Sunday, teaming with Darvish and Carrasco to take ERA and WHIP while Robertson had three saves. Bogaerts and Cain hit .435 or better for Iron Men while Polanco stole three bases and Giles had a hold.
|Norwich No II||27||5||22||5||.216||.624||3||4||42||1||2.25||0.98||8|
Norwich go top with their 8-3 win against the Slugs. It wasn’t a matchup packed with offense, but Yelich scored eight runs, homered, knocked in six and stole a base. Cotton and Duffy helped take ERA and WHIP while Kimbrel had three saves. Paxton was the star performer for the Slugs, winning twice, striking out 17 and not yet allowing any earned runs this season. Ottavino had three holds.
|The Cheddar Chasers||37||8||24||5||.284||.825||4||7||50||2||2.82||1.31||4|
The Maltsters outslugged the Chasers on the way to a 7-4 win. Ozuna hit four homers and knocked in 12 while Altuve, Jose Ramirez and Avisail Garcia all batted well over .500 for the week. Sale had a win, 22 strikeouts and helped take WHIP. Lindor scored six runs for the Chasers while Dozier swiped two bases. K-Rod had four saves while Ray made the difference in ERA.
Jesmond picked up their first win of the year by defeating the RBIs 7-5. Cespedes hit five homers and drove in nine while Piscotty knocked in eight and Kepler batted .400. In an up and down week for the pitchers, Pineda won twice and struck out 17, one more than de Grom, as both New York starters helped take ERA and WHIP. Villar swiped three bases for the RBIs while Harper scored eight runs. Chapman had three saves, Rivero three holds and Tanaka and Severino each picked up wins.
|Beckenham A&E Dept||21||7||21||2||.272||.792||4||3||55||0||4.16||1.29||2|
The Isotopes made it back-to-back wins to start the year but had to dig themselves out of an early hole to defeat Beckenham 6-2. Khris Davis and Cruz made the difference in homers and RBIs while Holland had three saves, Samardzija struck out 15 and Estrada helped take ERA and WHIP. Rizzo and Schoop both hit .409 for the A&E Dept and helped take OPS while Davis and Iglesias picked up wins out of the pen.
Batteries Essential and the Sox finished in a 5-5 tie. Franco, Blackmon and Andrus each hit two homers for Batteries Essential while Hamilton stole three bases. King Felix and Gio Gonzalez each picked up wins and helped take ERA and WHIP. Myers helped take average and OPS for the Sox, while Gordon and Springer scored five times and McCann knocked in five. Harvey struck out 11.
Finally, there was another 5-5 tie as the Knights and Riverkings couldn’t be separated. Stanton hit three homers and knocked in six for the Knights while Chris Davis scored six runs and teamed with Seager and LeMahieu to take average. Renfroe had a multi-homer week for the Riverkings while Santana helped take ERA and whip with his complete game gem, Eickhoff struck out 12, Jansen had two saves and Jones, Dunn and Betances each had two holds.
Week Three matchups:
Norwich (1st) v Knights (12th)
Bombers (2nd) v Jesmond (11th)
Isotopes (3rd) v Maltsters (8th)
Sox (4th) v Riverkings (6th)
RBIs (5th) v Slugs (10th)
Chasers (7th) v Iron Men (14th)
Batteries Essential (9th) v A&E Dept (13th)