With a number of brawls and plenty of bad weather, it may have been tricky for the managers in the BaseballGB Fantasy League to keep their players on the field. Here’s what happened in week two.
|The Cheddar Chasers||31||12||35||9||.302||.938||3||2||41||1||2.56||0.98||9|
We begin with the biggest winners of the week, as the Chasers climb the standings with a 9-2 win against the Maltsters. Goldschmidt scored eight runs and joined Baez in belting four homers, with the Cubbie also driving in 10 and stealing a base. Kyle Seager joined Goldy in batting .417 for the week in an offensive sweep. Scherzer and Nola each had a win and helped take ERA and WHIP. Bundy struck out 16 for the Maltsters while Kimbrel had two saves. The Maltsters posted perfectly respectable offensive numbers, but that’s the way H2H goes – sometimes you run into a juggernaut.
|Beckenham A&E Dept||26||4||17||4||.199||.645||4||5||59||1||3.08||1.04||7|
The A&E Dept remain unbeaten with a 7-3 win against the Isotopes. The pitching staff fell a hold shy of a sweep as Carrasco, Porcello, Manaea and Hernandez each picked up wins and helped to take ERA and WHIP. Diaz had three saves. The offense was hit by injuries (Myers on the DL, but with Lamet now expected to be done for the season, there is a way to create a DL spot) and a suspension for Arenado but Hamilton led the team with six runs and three steals. Lindor, who knocked in five, teamed with Upton to take average for the Isotopes, while Devenski had a hold in an otherwise rough week for the roster.
In a matchup full of good pitching, Batteries Essential defeated the Sox 7-3. Verlander, Sale and Godley each had wins and double-digit strikeouts, with the Houston starter posting great ERA and WHIP stats. Davis had three saves. Benintendi was the offensive star, hitting .429 with seven RBIs. Marte had eight runs, two homers and two steals for the Sox and Familia had three saves. Tough losing a matchup with a sub-1.00 WHIP too.
|Norwich No II||21||8||19||3||.262||.784||4||4||59||4||4.98||1.02||6|
Norwich remain top of the standings after a 6-4 win against the Knights. Khris Davis belted four homers to go with his five runs, seven RBIs and .391 average. Anderson helped take WHIP while Hader led the staff with 12 strikeouts and two holds. Pollock knocked in six and stole a base for the Knights, while Martinez helped take ERA and Hand had four saves.
|The Bath Bombers||40||17||42||2||.294||.934||1||2||46||2||5.09||1.61||6|
The Bombers edged past the Riverkings 6-5. The offense put on a power-hitting clinic, launching 17 homers with LeMahieu, Mosutakas and Trout all hitting three and joining Albies in scoring six runs. Moose hit .440 and joined Sanchez in driving in seven runs. Parker and Reed had a hold each. Kluber had a win, 13 strikeouts and did not allow an earned run for the Riverkings and Inciarte stole two bases.
Finally, the Slugs squeezed past the RBIs 5-4 in an extremely tight matchup. Stanton and Ohtani helped take average and OPS while Richards struck out 11 and helped take ERA and Kela picked up two wins in relief. Judge and Shaw each scored five runs for the RBIs and Taylor launched three homers and knocked in six. Sanchez helped make the difference in WHIP and Middleton, a wise free agent addition, had three saves.
Which all means the standings look like this:
|1||Norwich No II||17-5-2||.750||–||6-4-2||6||8|
|2||The Cheddar Chasers||14-7-3||.646||2.5||9-2-1||1||–|
|3||Beckenham A&E Dept||12-8-4||.583||4||7-3-2||9||4|
|4||The Bath Bombers||13-10-1||.563||4.5||6-5-1||11||3|
Week three matchups
Norwich v Sox
Chasers v Riverkings
A&E Dept v Batteries Essential
Bombers v Slugs
RBIs v Knights
Isotopes v Maltsters