Injuries, suspensions and power-hitting rookies. Who had a good week five in the BaseballGB Fantasy League?
|Norwich No II||37||12||37||2||.282||.879||3||5||47||1||4.58||1.36||10|
Norwich were the biggest winners of the week, staying top with a 10-2 score against the Sox. Bellinger was the star performer, scoring eight times, hitting three homers, driving in 12 and batting .429. Velasquez had a win and 12 strikeouts while Kimbrel and Diaz had two saves each.
The Sox salvaged steals thanks to five from Dee Gordon while Dayton and Madson had a hold each.
|The Cheddar Chasers||27||12||30||4||.262*||.868||1||4||51||3||3.58||1.23||8|
The Chasers ran out 8-3 winners against the Slugs in a power-filled matchup. Goldschmidt hit three homers while Benintendi scored six runs and was one of four Chaser batters to hit a pair of longballs. Cole struck out 15 and helped take ERA and WHIP while Feliz had two saves. Suarez drove in nine for the Slugs while Zimmerman hit .500 to take average on a ti-break. Cobb and Garrett picked up wins.
Iron Men find themselves at the foot of the standings after an 8-3 reverse against Batteries Essential. Billy Hamilton had a monster week for the victors, scoring 11 runs, homering, knocking in eight and stealing nine bases in an offensive sweep. Daniel Norris struck out 12 and three relievers had a hold each. Giles had two saves and Martinez helped take ERA and WHIP for Iron Men, who need to make the most of those DL spots.
The Riverkings got the better of the RBIs 8-4 as the teams put on a home run derby. Machado hit four homers while Healy and Baez had three each and Inciarte helped take average and OPS. Leake picked up a win and made the difference in ERA and WHIP while Betances had two holds. Carpenter scored eight runs for the RBIs while Villar and Segura had two steals each. Porcello struck out 13 and Chapman collected two saves.
|Beckenham A&E Dept||27||4||19||1||.224||.689||2||7||50||0||1.69||0.96||4|
The Maltsters got the better of the A&E Dept 8-4 as Ozuna and Abreu had three-homer weeks and Altuve scored six, knocked in six and stole two bases. Sale won twice while striking out 21 and Reed had two holds. Posey helped Beckenham take average while Allen had three saves and Roark helped take ERA and WHIP.
|The Bath Bombers||22||3||17||2||.194||.567||4||0||45||2||3.95||1.33||3|
The Knights picked up a 7-3 win against the Bombers in a matchup which was more about the pitching than the offense. Urias and Verlander helpd the Knights take ERA and WHIP while Stanton had a three-homer week and knocked in nine while Conforto scored seven times and made the difference in average and OPS. Bundy won twice for the Bombers while Wacha struck out 11 and Bowman and Shaw each had a hold.
Jesmond are back to winning ways after defeating the Isotopes 6-5. Votto scored nine runs and hit .389 for the week while Miller had two holds and McCullers helped take ERA. Ramirez and Pedroia, who knocked in seven, had multi-homer weeks for my side, but a miserable Sunday with the bats proved costly in average and OPS. Cueto had a win and 16 strikeouts while Samardzija helped take WHIP.
The week six matchups are as follows:
Norwich (1st) v RBIs (5th)
Bombers (2nd) v Riverkings (7th)
Isotopes (3rd) v Slugs (11th)
Chasers (4th) v Knights (12th)
Maltsters (6th) v Knights (9th)
Batteries Essential (8th) v Jesmond Dennings (13th)
A&E Dept (10th) v Iron Men (14th)