There are just four week left of the regular fantasy season. Which BaseballGB teams are looking good are which are launching a late run for that all-important final place?
|Norwich No II||32||9||23||4||.321||.948||2||3||40||2||3.95||1.12||10|
Norwich cut into the lead at the top with a 10-2 win against the Sox. Bellinger scored seven runs, had a steal and was one of three players with multi-homer weeks while Bryant hit a ridiculous .609 (no, that’s not a typo) for the week to unsurprisingly make the difference in average and OPS. Nola had eight strikeouts and combined with Stroman to take ERA and WHIP.
Diaz and Devenski took care of saves and holds. Keuchel made the difference in wins for the Sox while Adam Jones knocked in eight runs.
|The Cheddar Chasers||39||18||49||5||.286||.965||1||3||30||2||4.25||1.31||10|
The Chasers were the only other team to reach double digits, defeating the Slugs 10-2. An offensive sweep saw four players hit three homers, including Dozier (nine runs) and Benintendi (.455), who each knocked in nine. Cole picked up the lone win and helped take ERA and WHIP while Doolittle had three saves. Godley struck out 13 for the Slugs while Barnes had two holds.
|Beckenham A&E Dept||17||3||26||4||.271||.674||1||5||44||0||3.11||1.35||4|
The Maltsters picked up another win, defeating the A&E Dept 7-4. Gregorius scored five runs while Altuve hit two homers and helped take OPS. Kluber won twice and struck out 20 while Sale added 13 more as they also helped take WHIP. Smith had two holds. Merrifield drove in seven for Beckenham while Dyson hit .391. Allen had a pair of saves while Happ helped take ERA by 0.04.
The Isotopes took advantage of Jesmond’s failure to meet the 20-inning minimum limit with a 9-3 win. Moustakas scored seven runs while Cruz (10 RBIs) and Conforto each hit four homers. Wood was the pick of the pitchers in another rough week.
The RBIs edged past the Riverkings 6-5 in a tight contest. Suffering injuries to Contreras and Harper didn’t help, but Carpenter scored seven runs and knocked in six, Lamb homered twice and Segura helped take OPS and stole two bases. Bridwell and Porcello each picked up wins. Healy hit .350 for the Riverkings while Bumganer helped take ERA and WHIP, Santana struck out 12 and Jansen had four saves.
|The Bath Bombers||22||10||25||2||.252||.803||4||4||52||4||3.42||1.16||5|
The Knights defeated the Bombers 6-5 as the hitters fell a steal shy of an offensive sweep. Donaldson hit three homers, drove in nine and hit .400 while Bautista scored eight runs and launched three homers.
But they were both outdone by Stanton, who belted six homers and knocked in 11 to go with his eight runs. Dickey, Verlander, Salazar and Peacock helped take ERA. Carrasco and Darvish each had a win and 10 strikeouts for the Bombers, while Rosenthal had three saves and Baez notched a trio of holds.
Finally, Iron Men got the better of Batteries Essential in the last of our 6-5 scores. It wasn’t a monster week for either offense, but Cain made the difference in average and OPS. Martinez won twice and helped take ERA and WHIP while Lorenzen had three holds. Kinsler scored six runs and knocked in four for Batteries Essential and Hamilton swiped five bases. Bauer struck out nine while Neris and Bedrosian had two saves each.
The stretch run
Just four regular season matchups to go and the race for a top eight place is still very much on. Gaining a couple of category wins a week could be enough to catch the team in 8th, so we’ll see which teams give it all they’ve got.
Week 19 matchups
Maltsters (1st) v Sox (12th)
Norwich (2nd) v RBIs (3rd)
Chasers (4th) v Knights (10th)
Isotopes (5th) v Slugs (6th)
A&E Dept (7th) v Iron Men (13th)
Bombers (8th) v Riverkings (9th)
Batteries Essential (11th) v Jesmond (14th)