The fantasy baseball season is under way. Read on to see how the first week of the 2017 BaseballGB league shaped up.
|Norwich No II||28||8||25||7||.256||.727||4||3||51||3||3.70||1.36||10|
Norwich are off to a flying start after a 10-2 win against Jesmond. Odor, Freeman, Tomas and Trumbo powered an offensive sweep while Duffy was the pick of the starters and Kimbrel and Neris took care of saves and holds. McCullers notched 17 strikeouts for Jesmond, teaming with deGrom to take WHIP.
|The Bath Bombers||31||9||26||7||.285||.861||4||4||61||2||2.95||1.11||9|
Bath go second with a 9-3 win against the Maltsters. Mazara hit two homers and drove in nine while Perez hit four solo homers. Trea Turner stole three bases before going on the DL. Britton had three saves while Strasburg picked up a win and 11 strikeouts. Ozuna and Santana each knocked in six for the Maltsters while Brach had three holds and Sale helped take ERA.
The Sox started well with a 9-3 win against the Knights as Springer hit four homers and Puig, McCann, Myers and Braun all hit a pair in an offensive sweep while Gordon stole two bases. Madson had two holds while Harvey, Iwakuma, Sanchez and Keuchel put up great ERA and WHIP stats. Verlander struck out 10Â and had a win for the Knights while Treinen notched three saves.
The defending champs started 2017 with a win against Batteries Essential. Khris Davis hit three homers while Diaz, Arenado and Realmuto all went deep twice. Cueto struck out a dozen to go with his two wins while early returns on Greg Holland are good with four saves. Batteries Essential had the edge in steals thanks to Blackmon, Hamilton and Pollock while Fulmer and Syndergaard helped take ERA and WHIP.
The RBIs got off to a winning start with a 7-4 score against Iron Men. Torreyes knocked in seven while Villar and Harper went deep twice in an offensive sweep. Sano knocked in eight for Iron Men, who took four pitching categories thanks to Giles, Kershaw and Carlos Martinez.
|Beckenham A&E Dept||21||3||13||6||.202||.602||4||8||52||0||2.15||1.03||5|
|The Cheddar Chasers||31||8||25||8||.231||.722||1||3||41||1||5.37||1.42||7|
The Chasers got the better of a tight matchup against Beckenham, winning 7-5. Goldschmidt and Lindor powered an offensive sweep while Wilson picked up a crucial hold. Greinke, Scherzer and Lester helped the A&E Dept take ERA and WHIP while Davis, Rodney, Iglesias and Allen each had two saves.
Finally, the Slugs edged past the Riverkings 6-5. Belt made the difference in runs, homers and RBIs for the Slugs while Strop and Ottavino had three holds each, Colome notched three saves and Paxton helped take ERA. Wieters and Murphy helped the Riverkings take average and OPS while Arrieta had two wins and joined MadBum in racking up 16 strikeouts.
The week two matchups are as follows:
Norwich (1st) v Slugs (7th)
Bombers (2nd) v Iron Men (11th)
Sox (3rd) v Batteries Essential (10th)
Isotopes (4th) v A&E Dept (9th)
RBIs (5th) v Jesmond (14th)
Chasers (6th) v Maltsters (12th)
Riverkings (8th) v Knights (13th)