Three teams won big in week three of the BaseballGB fantasy league, but which team would benefit from Sean Manaea’s no-hitter?
|The Cheddar Chasers||28||4||19||4||.283||.777||3||1||43||0||5.53||1.43||0|
We begin with the biggest winners of the week as the Riverkings completed a clean sweep against the Chasers. Betts hit four solo homers and scored seven runs while Molina hit .412 for the week. Merrifield hit three homers and knocked in five while Inciarte swiped three bases. On the mound, Snell was the pick of the pitchers, winning twice, striking out 15 and helping to take ERA and WHIP. Kluber also won twice.
Boxberger and Chapman had a save each while Edwards Jr collected a pair of holds. Baez scored seven runs, hit three homers and knocked in nine for the Chasers, while Cain crossed home nine times. It was a tough week for the pitchers, but at least Matt had the Manaea no-hitter to enjoy.
The Knights have surged up the standings after defeating the RBIs 11-1. Machado and Ramirez were the stars of an offensive sweep, as Manny batted .500 with five homers and seven runs, while Jose launched four longballs. And if that wasn’t enough offense, Grandal drove in 11 and Trea Turner stole two bases. Cueto struck out 18 without allowing an earned run and posting a miniscule WHIP, while Norris and Morrow had two saves each and Albers notched the matchup’s lone hold. The RBIs put up more than respectable numbers across the board, as five hitters had multi-homer weeks, including three each for Judge and Gregorius. Severino won both of his starts.
|Norwich No II||31||7||44||2||.284||.840||4||3||38||1||2.53||0.91||10|
Norwich were the third team to hit double digits with a 10-2 win against the Sox. Springer scored ten runs and drove in eight while Lowrie continued his hot hitting with two homers and nine RBIs to go with a .357 average. Four pitchers picked up wins, with Corbin and Samardzija not allowing any earned runs. Hader had two saves and Ottavino the only hold. The Sox, hit by another injury to Andrus, had three steals from Marte and deGrom struck out 22.
|Beckenham A&E Dept||26||8||35||2||.311||.930||3||3||68||1||3.09||1.17||9|
The A&E Dept continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 9-3 win against Batteries Essential. An offensive sweep saw Correa and Schwarber each score five and knock in seven, with Carlos, who also stole a base, joining Arenado in hitting two homers and hitting well over .500 for the week. The pitching staff, gradually starting to get injured players back, benefited from Manaea’s no-no as he also struck out 10. Bradley had the lone hold. Verlander helped take ERA and WHIP for Batteries Essential, while Davis and Herrera had two saves each. The offense was hurt by SS and an OF spot being left empty all week.
|The Bath Bombers||28||7||20||3||.250||.777||4||2||43||0||2.91||1.06||4|
The Slugs defeated the Bombers 7-4 in a very tight matchup. Hoskins knocked in eight runs and joined Villanueva (.462 and a steal) in scoring five runs. Keuchel struck out 12, Robertson had a hold and Doolittle converted two saves. Moustakas and Trout each hit three homers for the Bombers while McCullers Jr won twice and helped make the difference in ERA and WHIP.
Finally, the Maltsters picked up their first win of the season against the Isotopes. JD Martinez hit .421 for the week, while Devers (two homers) and Haniger (three homers) each batted .360 with seven RBIs. Madson and Miller had a hold each. It was a pretty poor week for the Isotopes offensively, but Puig stole two bases. Colome had two wins and a save and Wood led the staff with 11 strikeouts, teaming with Morton to help take ERA and WHIP.
The standings now look like this:
|1||Norwich No II||27-7-2||.778||–||10-2-0||6||8|
|2||Beckenham A&E Dept||21-11-4||.639||5||9-3-0||9||6|
|5||The Bath Bombers||17-17-2||.500||10||4-7-1||11||5|
|8||The Cheddar Chasers||14-19-3||.431||12.5||0-12-0||1||–|
Week Four match-ups
Orpington Isotopes (6th) v Durham Riverkings (3rd)
Batteries Essential (10th) v Cheshunt Maltsters (11th)
Beckenham A&E Dept (2nd) v Weston-Super-Sox (7th)
Mighty Slugs (9th) v The Cheddar Chasers (8th)
Newcastle Knights (4th) v The Bath Bombers (5th)
Norwich No II (1st) v Richie’s RBI’s (12th)