There were some incredible individual performances in week six of the BaseballGB Fantasy League as a bunch of hitters put up ridiculous numbers.
And which manager would benefit from the third no-hitter of the year, which was pitched by James Paxton?
The Slugs were the biggest winners of the week, falling a hold shy of a clean sweep against an injury-ravaged Batteries Essential. Healy led the team with eight runs while Contreras had a big series against the White Sox, which saw him lead the team with a .478 average, three homers and 12 RBIs and he also stole a base. Stanton also hit three dingers.
On the mound, Keuchel posted sub-1.00 ERA and WHIP stats to go with his two wins, Tyson Ross struck out 13 and Doolittle had three saves. There wasn’t much to write home about for Batteries Essential. The average and OPS stats were good but the roster currently has just seven hitters and no bench pitchers.
|Beckenham A&E Dept||23||5||13||6||.233||.728||4||0||58||1||4.25||1.25||3|
The Riverkings are top of the standings after their 9-3 win against the A&E Dept. An offensive sweep included Merrifield batting .405 for the week, while Mancini scored eight runs, hit three homers and knocked in six. Inciarte also drove in six and joined Betts in stealing four bases. Iglesias and Chapman had two saves each and when one of your starters pitches a no-hitter, you stand a good chance of winning ERA and WHIP, so take a bow James Paxton. The A&E Dept had a win and 14 strikeouts from Carrasco while Bradley had the lone hold.
|The Bath Bombers||32||10||30||7||.257||.769||2||2||21||3||2.70||1.11||3|
The RBIs put on a hitting display, taking five categories on the way to an 8-3 win against the Bombers. The team slugged an impressive 17 homers and knocked in 50 runs. Gennett had a monster week (mainly against Dodger pitching) as he hit .591 for the week, which may well be a BaseballGB Fantasy League record. He also scored seven runs, hit four homers and knocked in 10.
Perez also drove in 10 but Judge led the team with 12 RBIs. Newcomb won twice without allowing an earned run and Severino struck out 18. Albies and Trout stole two bases each for the Bombers and Santana had a four-homer, 14 RBI week. Green had two holds.
The Knights got the better of the Isotopes 6-5 in a very tight matchup. Machado hit four homers and joined Trea Turner in scoring eight runs while Jose Ramirez swiped three bases. Gray had a win and 18 strikeouts while four different relievers picked up saves, including two each for Morrow and Hand. Upton knocked in 10 for the Isotopes while Lindor was red-hot at the plate, batting .600 (sorry Scooter, your record has already been broken!) and helping to take OPS. Roark, Greinke and Morton posted identical ERA (1.29) and WHIP (0.57) stats.
|Norwich No II||36||17||49||0||.323||1.067||1||3||43||1||4.24||1.39||6|
|The Cheddar Chasers||32||9||31||3||.278||.831||5||4||48||0||1.77||1.16||6|
Norwich and the Chasers ended all-square at 6-6. Norwich had the better of the offense as Rosario scored seven runs and Story hit three homers and drove in 11. Spring hit .643 for the week (sorry Lindor, your record is already broken!). Ottavino had the lone hold. Baez stole two bases for the Chasers, who bossed the pitching categories. Nola had two wins and 16 strikeouts while Weaver and Taillon did not allow any earned runs. Greene had two saves.
Finally, there was another tie as the matchup between the Maltsters and Sox ended 5-5. The Maltsters had multi-homer weeks from four hitters, including Happ and JD Martinez, who each knocked in six. Castillo won twice and struck out 15 with a 0.69 WHIP. Madson had a win, a save and a hold. Bryant scored seven runs for the Sox and joined Polanco in hitting .500 for the week. Ohtani and Cole made the difference in ERA and Vizcaino had three saves.
Which means the standings look like this:
|1||Â Durham Riverkings||47-21-4||.681||–||9-3-0||2||8|
|2||Â Norwich No II||46-23-3||.660||1.5||6-6-0||6||9|
|3||Â Richie’s RBI’s||37-27-8||.569||8||8-3-1||12||12|
|4||Â Newcastle Knights||35-31-6||.528||11||6-5-1||8||18|
|5||Â Beckenham A&E Dept||34-30-8||.528||11||3-9-0||9||9|
|6||Â Cheshunt Maltsters||33-31-8||.514||12||5-5-2||3||7|
|7||Â Orpington Isotopes||34-33-5||.507||12.5||5-6-1||10||11|
|8||Â Mighty Slugs||31-36-5||.465||15.5||11-0-1||7||16|
|9||Â The Cheddar Chasers||29-39-4||.431||18||6-6-0||1||3|
|10||Â The Bath Bombers||28-40-4||.417||19||3-8-1||11||9|
|12||Â Batteries Essential||19-47-6||.306||27||0-11-1||4||–|
Week 7 match-ups
Isotopes (7th) vs Norwich No II (2nd)
Batteries (12th) vs Knights (4th)
A&E Dept (5th) vs Slugs (8th)
Maltsters (6th) vs Riverkings (1st)
RBIâ€™s (3rd) vs Chasers (9th)
Bombers (10th) vs Super-Sox (11th)
Good luck for week seven.