After the madness of the trading deadline, which teams were the big winners in week 17 of the BaseballGB Fantasy League?
|The Bath Bombers||23||4||19||3||.205||.572||4||3||34||1||4.36||1.52||0|
The Slugs fell a save shy of a clean sweep against the Bombers, winning 11-0. Chris Taylor scored nine runs and joined Trout, who hit .455, in launching three homers and driving in six. Archer and Berrios helped take WHIP while Nelson led the staff with 16 strikeouts and helped take ERA and wins. Rosenthal and Britton combined for three saves for Bath.
The Isotopes picked up a much-needed 11-1 win against Iron Men, although the score would have been a lot closer if their opponents had not failed to reach the 20-inning minimum limit. Cruz had a three-homer week and hit .375 while Arenado drove in seven. Samardzija led the staff with two wins and eight strikeouts. Cain stole four bases for Iron Men.
|The Cheddar Chasers||30||16||37||5||.285||.961||1||2||37||0||5.26||1.46||11|
The Chasers also enjoyed an 11-1 win, this time against Jesmond who also fell short of the 20-inning minimum limit. Upton led the Chasers with five runs and four homers, joining Goldy in driving in 11 while Benintendi swiped three bases. Foltynewicz picked up a win and struck out 14 while Doolittle had two saves. Votto salvaged average for Jesmond.
The Maltsters stay top after a narrow win against Batteries Essential. The pitching staff did most of the work, as Kluber picked up a win and 11 strikeouts while helping t take ERA and WHIP. Phelps had two holds, Ozuna knocked in six runs and Altuve had three steals. Norris and Neris had two saves each for Batteries Essential, while Morrison, Franco and Dickerson each had two homers. Andrus hit .483 and Blackmon scored seven runs.
The RBIs got the better of the Knights – just, taking average on a tie break. That was thanks to Contreras, who hit .476 to go with his five-homer, 13 RBI week. Segura had three steals and Severino struck out 17. Chapman and Barnes took care of saves and holds. The Knights had 12 strikeouts from Salazar, who also helped take ERA and WHIP while Donaldson scored six runs and joined Stanton in posting a three-homer week.
|Beckenham A&E Dept||33||11||40||10||.276||.819||1||6||64||0||4.56||1.31||7|
The A&E Dept were involved in another close matchup, defeating the Sox 7-5. Nunez was the star hitter, being one of four players with a two-homer week, driving in nine and batting .393. Dyson stole four bases. Lester recorded 16 strikeouts while Rodney led the staff with three saves. Puig scored seven runs for the Sox while Davies collected a win without allowing an earned run and Madson had the lone hold.
|Norwich No II||44||12||33||5||.260||.810||2||8||73||1||3.97||1.32||6|
Finally, Norwich squeezed past the Riverkings 6-5. Simmons led the team with seven runs and two steals while Bellinger launched four homers and knocked in six. Diaz posted four saves while Duffy (14 strikeouts) was one of three pitchers with double-digit Ks. Machado helped the Riverkings take average and OPS while Arrieta helped take ERA and WHIP and Swarzak had three holds.
The stretch run
There are just five regular season matchups left and with 8.5 games separating 12th from the final playoff place of 8th there is still plenty to play for. Please make sure you set your line-ups, use your DL spots and meet the 20-inning minimum limit so that we can have a really competitive final few weeks.
Week 18 matchups
Maltsters (1st) v A&E Dept (7th)
Norwich (2nd) v Sox (12th)
RBIs (3rd) v Riverkings (9th)
Slugs (4th) v Chasers (6th)
Isotopes (5th) v Jesmond (14th)
Bombers (8th) v Knights (10th)
Batteries Essential (11th) v Iron Men (13th)