Which teams would finish the first half of the season in the playoff places? Let’s find out as we review week 14 of the BaseballGB Fantasy League.
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The Maltsters finished the first half by strengthening their grip on top spot with a 10-1 win against the Bombers, falling a steal shy of an offensive sweep. McCutchen hit three homers, Ozuna knocked in 11 and Altuve had a monster week, belting two homers, scoring nine, knocking in 10, stealing two bags and batting .625 for the week.
Kluber led the staff with 18 strikeouts and helped take ERA and WHIP, while Osuna collected three saves and Nicasio had a hat-trick of holds. Carrasco was one of three Bombers with a win while Turner hit three homers.
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Norwich also hit double digits, defeating Jesmond 10-2. Odor led the team with seven runs and three homers, while Freeman – now eligible at 3B – drove in eight on his return from injury.
Norwich took a pitching sweep as Jesmond failed to meet the 20-inning minimum limit, but that shouldn’t detract from a fine week for Nola, who picked up a win, struck out 17 and helped take ERA and WHIP. Correa hit .421 for Jesmond while fellow Astro Bregman had two steals.
The Isotopes hit their way to a 9-2 win against Batteries Essential. Realmuto hit .429 while Gennett (six runs) and Cruz (11 RBIs) each hit three homers. Teheran, Wood and Straily each had a win and helped take ERA and WHIP while Holland had two saves. Hamilton stole five bases for Batteries Essential and Corbin led the staff with nine strikeouts.
The RBIs ended the first half on a high, defeating Iron Men 9-3. Judge hit his now customary three homers for the week in an offensive sweep, while Bell led the team with six runs and six RBIs. Segura had a steal and hit .433. Tanaka had a win and 13 strikeouts while Rivero saved three games. Lorenzen helped salvage holds for Iron Men while that Kershaw guy won twice and helped take ERA and WHIP.
A pitching sweep helped the Slugs defeat the Riverkings 8-3. Godley helped take ERA and WHIP, Archer struck out 16 and Nelson won twice while Colome had four saves and Barnes collected three holds. Beltre, Adams and Schwarber helped take OPS while Souza Jr was one of three players with a steal. Shaw hit two homers for the Riverkings, scoring eight runs and batting .400 wile Murphy hit .435 and knocked in nine.
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|The Cheddar Chasers||24||5||33||3||.241||.711||3||2||62||4||4.26||1.42||7|
The Chasers got the better of the A&E Dept 7-5. Benintendi knocked in nine and Gyorko was one of three players with a steal. Kennedy struck out 14 and helped take WHIP (by 0.01) while Ray made the difference in ERA. Barraclough had three holds and Wilson collected a pair of saves. Beckenham had the edge in wins thanks to Greinke while Frazier scored six runs and Bruce belted three homers and helped take average and OPS.
Finally, the Knights closed the gap on the Sox with a 7-5 win. Pham hit .417 for the week but the star was Stanton, who scored nine runs, hit five homers and knocked in eight. Peacock and Albers each won twice while Cahill led the staff in strikeouts and Ramos had four saves. The Sox had the edge in runs and steals thanks to Gordon and Springer while Madson had the lone hold and Price and Hill helped take ERA and WHIP.
Longer matchups this week:
Due to Tuesday’s All-Star Game, the week 15 matchups will run from Friday 14th up to and including Sunday 23rd.The minimum innings limit and normal weekly player adds rules remain in place.
The week 15 matchups are:
Maltsters (1st) v Chasers (7th)
Norwich (2nd) v Slugs (6th)
RBIs (3rd) v Jesmond (14th)
Isotopes (4th) v A&E Dept (8th)
Bombers (5th) v Iron Men (11th)
Riverkings (9th) v Knights (12th)
Batteries Essential (10th) v Sox (13th)
The top eight at the end of the season advance to the playoffs. All is not lost for the teams at the lower end of the standings – just 10.5 games separate 14th from 8th and with eight regular season matchups left, there is still plenty of time to catch up. And remember you can always make trades if you need to reshape your roster.