It’s time to see how the past week has shaped the standings after week seven of the BaseballGB Fantasy League
The RBIs were the week’s biggest winners, defeating the Sox 9-1. The pitchers were a save shy of a sweep, as Freeland won twice and helped take WHIP. Severino led the staff with seven strikeouts and helped take ERA while Rivero had two holds. Lamb scored seven, hit four homers and knocked in 10.
Anderson helped the Sox salvage average but what with numerous injuries to an already thin pitching staff, moves will need to be made to make sure the 20 inning minimum limit is reached next week.
The Maltsters picked up a nice 8-3 win against Iron Men. Castillo hit .438 and joined Abreu in launching three homers while Altuve and Bradley hit two each. Rodriguez struck out 13 while Nicasio had two holds and Melancon and Reed picked up a pair of saves. Bogaerts and Cain stole two bases each for Iron Men while Martinez helped take ERA and WHIP.
The Slugs outslugged Batteries Essential 8-4. Dickerson hit five homers and knocked in nine while Trout hit three and drove in eight. Givens had two wins and a hold out of the pen while Archer struck out 18 and Berrios helped take WHIP. JD Martinez scored seven runs as part of a four-homer week, batting .389 while Hamilton stole four bases and Nolasco made the difference in ERA.
|Beckenham A&E Dept||37||11||31||4||.262||.827||2||5||37||0||4.59||1.41||7|
Beckenham defeated Jesmond 7-5 thanks to an offensive sweep. Garcia hit .379, homered twice and knocked in nine while Nunez stole two bases. Allen had three saves. Jesmond took the remaining pitching categories as De Grom picked up a win with nine strikeouts while not allowing an earned run and Miller had three holds.
|Norwich No II||43||14||42||1||.272||.874||3||1||41||2||1.93||1.10||6|
|The Bath Bombers||28||8||29||6||.297||.906||4||0||53||2||4.27||1.31||5|
Norwich stay top after defeating the Bombers 6-5, but Bath put up a good fight. Bryant scored seven times and hit three homers while Reynolds led the team with six RBIs. Walker, Stroman and Duffy helped take ERA and WHIP while Kimbrel had the lone save. Miguel Cabrera hit .500 for Bath and Trea Turner swiped three bases. Strasburg won twice and struck out 14.
The Isotopes squeezed past the Knights 6-5. The pitchers did most of the heavy lifting as Samardzija and Wood helped take ERA and WHIP, Estrada struck out 17 and Holland had three saves. Owings hit .385 and had the lone steal. The Knights had a three-homer week from Davis while Bautista, Conforto and Seager each scored seven runs. Four different starters picked up wins.
|The Cheddar Chasers||30||6||30||5||.223||.688||3||1||34||0||2.68||0.92||6|
The Chasers edged past the Riverkings 6-5 as the pitchers won four categories. Ray picked up a win without allowing an earned run and Quinatana led the staff with seven strikeouts. Fowler, Duvall and Lucroy each knocked in six while Goldschmidt and Benintendi swiped two bases each. Murphy hit three homers for the Riverkings, Kemp hit a pair and scored seven runs and Baez batted .571. Betances had two saves.
Injuries start to bite
This week has seen a number of players hit the DL, notably Freddie Freeman. So far we have avoided any pitching forfeits as all teams have managed to meet the 20-inning minimum limit, but now might be a good time to check your rosters, make the most of DL spots and either scour the free agent pool for replacements or see if you can swing a trade with another team.
Week eight matchups:
Norwich (1st) v Chasers (6th)
Bombers (2nd) v RBIs (3rd)
Maltsters (4th) v Jesmond (13th)
Isotopes (5th) v Riverkings (7th)
Batteries Essential (8th) v Knights (9th)
Slugs (10th) v A&E Dept (14th)
Sox (11th) v Iron Men (12th)