There were a host of closely-fought matchups in week ten of the BaseballGB Fantasy Baseball League. Which teams would manage to grind out a result?
The Riverkings were the biggest winners of the week, defeating the Knights 7-2 to remain top of the standings. The offense carried the load as Bregman, who joined Torres and Choo in hitting two homers, led the staff with seven runs and Jose Martinez batted an even .600 for the week with four homers and nine RBIs. Paxton won twice and teamed with Kluber to take ERA and WHIP. Trea Turner swiped two bases for the Knights while Quintana and Martinez struck out 10 each. Hand had two saves and a hold.
The Slugs crept closer to .500 with their 7-4 win against the Slugs. Muncy and Stanton hit three homers each, Rizzo knocked in seven and Crawford hit .667 for the week. Skaggs led the staff with eight strikeouts while Robertson picked up a pair of wins in relief. Marte hit .077 for the week for the Sox but still managed to steal three bases. Happ and Cole helped take ERA and WHIP and Soria picked up four saves.
|Beckenham A&E Dept||25||3||6||0||.250||.708||4||4||68||1||2.66||1.06||7|
The A&E Dept are back at .500 after defeating the RBIs 7-5. Beckenham had just six RBIs on the week, but Carpenter (.385) scored six runs and Dickerson (.381) and McCutchen (.360) each touched home five times. Diaz, Allen and Bradley took care of saves and holds while Mikolas and Stripling made the difference in ERA and WHIP. The RBIs had two-homer weeks from Gallo, Judge and Perez, while Gregorius stole two bases and Gennett knocked in six. Severino struck out 17 and was one of six pitchers with a win.
|The Cheddar Chasers||25||8||36||3||.272||.758||3||4||59||0||3.40||1.17||5|
The Isotopes squeezed past the Chasers 6-5. The Isotopes hitters did most of the heavy lifting, with Altuve (two steals), Yelich and Kemp (eight RBIs) all scoring six runs and Upton launching three homers. Colome and Devenski had two holds each. The Chasers got some long overdue production from Goldschmidt (10 runs, four homers, 11 RBIs, .640) while Brach had two saves and Scherzer struck out 22 and teamed with Gray and Lynn to take ERA and WHIP.
|Norwich No II||34||13||30||2||.271||.826||2||1||40||3||3.47||0.99||5|
Norwich edged past the Maltsters 5-4 thanks to three-homer weeks from Freeman (six runs), Story (six RBIs) and Khris Davis. Corbin, Buehler and Tanaka helped take ERA and WHIP, although the latter two left their starts with injuries. Votto hit .429 for the Maltsters, teaming with JD Martinez and Cruz to take OPS. Bauer struck out 12 while Kimbrel and Jansen had a save each.
|The Bath Bombers||23||4||20||1||.222||.649||3||0||29||0||2.73||0.97||4|
Batteries Essential picked up a rare win, defeating the Bombers 5-4. Benintendi homered twice and Abreu knocked in six for a thin offensive lineup while Godley struck out 11 and Davis had two saves. Moustakas scored four runs for the Bombers while Ozuna and Santana knocked in four each. Sabathia and Marco Gonzales helped take ERA and WHIP.
The standings after week 10 look like this:
|1||Â Durham Riverkings||71-39-10||.633||–||7-2-3||2||14|
|2||Â Norwich No II||69-43-8||.608||3||5-4-3||6||16|
|3||Â Orpington Isotopes||66-46-8||.583||6||6-5-1||10||16|
|4||Â Richie’s RBI’s||61-50-9||.546||10.5||5-7-0||12||14|
|5||Â Newcastle Knights||58-48-14||.542||11||2-7-3||8||26|
|6||Â Beckenham A&E Dept||54-54-12||.500||16||7-5-0||9||12|
|7||Â Mighty Slugs||54-56-10||.492||17||7-4-1||7||25|
|8||Â Cheshunt Maltsters||52-55-13||.488||17.5||4-5-3||3||11|
|9||Â The Cheddar Chasers||53-62-5||.463||20.5||5-6-1||1||5|
|10||Â The Bath Bombers||46-66-8||.417||26||4-5-3||11||10|
|12||Â Batteries Essential||37-71-12||.358||33||5-4-3||4||–|
Week 11 match-ups
Durham Riverkings (1st) v Norwich No II (2nd)
Orpington Isotopes (3rd) v Weston-Super-Sox (11th)
Cheshunt Maltsters (8th) v Richie’s RBI’s (4th)
Mighty Slugs (7th) v Newcastle Knights (5th)
Beckenham A&E Dept (6th) v The Bath Bombers (10th)
Batteries Essential (12th) v The Cheddar Chasers (9th)