There were some big wins in week eight of the BaseballGB Fantasy League as, with more than a third of the season gone, the race to get into the top eight heats up.
|Beckenham A&E Dept||22||6||18||1||.244||.766||2||5||42||0||7.01||1.67||1|
The Knights were the biggest winners in week eight, defeating the A&E Dept 9-1. Alex Gordon hit .389 for the week and Jose Ramirez scored five runs, knocked in six and stole a base. Arrieta picked up a win without allowing an earned run, Gausman struck out 11 and Jeffress had the lone hold. Carpenter, Arenado and Schwarber helped Beckenham win OPS but it was a rough week for the rotation with several starters getting knocked around.
|Norwich No II||26||8||28||5||.300||.801||6||0||60||4||2.87||1.09||9|
Norwich defeated Batteries Essential 9-3 as Springer had a nice week across the board. He scored eight, homered twice, knocked in six and stole two bases while Harper launched three homers. Tanaka won both of his starts while Buehler struck out 14 and helped take ERA and WHIP and Ottavino and Hader had two holds each. Batteries Essential, with just five active hitters, took average thanks to a .529 week from Ramos. Davis and Herrera had two saves each.
The Riverkings keep rolling with an 8-2 win against the Sox which included an offensive sweep. Gleyber Torres led the team with five runs, five homers and nine RBIs while Mesoraco led the team with a .375 average. Bregman and Betts stole two bases each. Paxton continued his impressive form with a win and 11 strikeouts. The Sox salvaged ERA and WHIP thanks to deGrom. The offense had a rough week but reinforcements are ready with Lamb, Odor and Justin Turner able to be activated from the DL.
The Isotopes pitched their way to an 8-4 win against the RBIs. Maeda and Strasburg did not allow any earned runs and helped take WHIP while Greinke led the staff with 14 strikeouts. Colome, who will now be a set-up man in Seattle, had two saves and Devenski picked up the lone hold. Offensively, Kemp hit .409 and Altuve’s 10 straight hits this weekend saw him bat .429 for the week to go with his three steals. The RBIs flexed their muscles again, launching 18 homers including three-homer, 10 RBI weeks for Gennett and Shaw. Judge and Salvy Perez also launched three dingers.
The Maltsters just got the better of the Slugs 6-5. Cheshunt struggled to hit for average but Votto scored four runs, Zunino homered twice and Happ stole the only base of the contest. Bauer picked up a win and struck out 19 while Bundy posted an impressive 0.33 WHIP. Simmons knocked in six for the Slugs and joined Adams and Donaldson in taking average and OPS. Lester, Ross and Heaney posted stingy ERAs and Robertson collected a trio of holds.
|The Bath Bombers||28||8||20||4||.267||.846||2||4||35||0||5.22||1.36||6|
|The Cheddar Chasers||24||5||19||3||.231||.684||3||7||60||1||3.91||1.17||6|
Finally, the Bombers and Chasers ended all square at 6-6. In a matchup of two halves, Bath swept the offensive categories as Trout led the team with seven runs, three homers, six RBIs and two steals. CarGo batted .500 for the week. The Chasers swept the pitching categories as Scherzer and Lynn (who did not allow and earned run and posted a sub-1.00 WHIP) picked up wins and Taillon struck out 14. Greene had three saves and Stammen the lone hold.
The standings now look like this
|2||Norwich No II||57-34-5||.620||4.5||9-3-0||6||14|
|7||Beckenham A&E Dept||42-42-12||.500||16||1-9-2||9||9|
|9||The Bath Bombers||40-51-5||.443||21.5||6-6-0||11||9|
|10||The Cheddar Chasers||39-53-4||.427||23||6-6-0||1||4|
Week Nine match-ups
Orpington Isotopes (3rd) v The Bath Bombers (9th)
Batteries Essential (12th) v Richie’s RBI’s (5th)
Beckenham A&E Dept (7th) v Norwich No II (2nd)
Cheshunt Maltsters (6th) v Newcastle Knights (4th)
Durham Riverkings (1st) v Mighty Slugs (8th)
The Cheddar Chasers (10th) v Weston-Super-Sox (11th)