Just two teams remain standing in the fight for the BaseballGB Fantasy League championship title. Read on to find out who made it through.
|Norwich No II||22||4||19||1||.258||.699||1||3||51||1||2.76||1.14||3|
The Bananas defeated the #2 seeds, getting the better of Norwich 7-3. The offense did most of the heavy lifting, winning five categories thanks to Alcides Escobar, Marte and Werth, while Lackey joined Hamels in picking up a win, also combining with Lohse take take WHIP with a very impressive 1.03 overall.
Rosario had a monster week for Norwich, hitting .700 for the week, scoring eight times, belting two homers and knocking in nine. Quintana and Fiers helped take ERA while Santana struck out 10, but Norwich will have to make do with a place in the third place playoff.
The top seeds have also fallen, as my Isotopes squeezed into the final by the narrowest of margins. The contest finished level at 5-5, but the Butchers fell victim to the tiebreaker of my 6-5 win against them in the regular season. My team had the better of the offense thanks to a monster week from Puig, who came to life with 12 runs, two homers, two steals and six RBIs, while Pearce homered three times and joined Puig and Hanley in batting over .400 for the week. On the mound, six different pitchers picked up wins.
The Butchers had three homers and nine RBIs from Trumbo, Avisial Garcia went deep twice and Encarnacion drove in six. Worley, Greene and Odorizzi helped take ERA and WHIP while Stroman struck out 10, Clippard had three holds and Melancon collected two saves. I tip my hat to Dru for a fantastic season with the Butchers.
|The Cheddar Chasers||16||7||17||0||.212||.614||2||1||30||0||2.82||1.15||1|
|Beck ‘Nams (GB)||31||4||24||6||.363||.956||5||1||52||1||2.06||0.98||10|
Beck ‘Nams are trying to finish the season ion a high, defeating the Chasers 10-1 in the consolation playoff semi-finals. Kemp homered three times and knocked in 10, while Reyes and Aoki also had big weeks with the bat and on the bases as they took five offensive categories. Kluber was the pick of the pitchers with a win and 14 strikeouts and ERA and WHIP stats of 1.29. Warren had a save and a hold.
Ortiz hit three homers and McCann went deep twice as the Chasers salvaged homers, while Nolasco, Lester and Scherzer posted great ERA and WHIP stats which would have beaten most other teams most other weeks.
Beck ‘Nams will face Jesmond in the consolation final after their 9-3 win against Batteries Essential. Dickerson, Pujols and martin led an offensive sweep, while Tillman and Fister each had a win and combined with Feldman and Volquez to take WHIP.
Batteries essential paid the price for not replacing the suspended Davis or the injured Castro, but Storen had four saves and Alex Wood helped take ERA.
So the final matchups for the 2014 season are:
Isotopes (5th) v Banans (6th)
THIRD PLACE PLAYOFF
Butchers (1st) v Norwich (2nd)
Beck ‘Nams (7th) v Jesmond (8th)
SEVENTH PLACE PLAYOFF
Chasers (3rd) v Batteries Essential (4th)