Check out this article to see information, stats, and recaps from the league’s action this week.
On the Move
SMOKING GUNS inched up the overall standings this week, going from 10th to 9th. They improved their rank in four stat categories, including moving up one spot in stolen bases. Whit Merrifield separated himself from the rest of the crew on SMOKING GUNS, stealing 5 bases to go along with 5 RBIs and a .310 BA in 29 at bats. As good as he’s been at real baseball, it turns out Merrifield would be even better at ‘Space Baseball’.
Nothing got past DEADZONES‘s batsmen, who had a .304 batting average this week. They had a three-man strike force with Nick Martini, Adalberto Mondesi, and Jorge Polanco combining for a .417 BA. Polanco’s performance this week stopped his three game streak of not meeting his projections. As a result, DEADZONES are now out of the basement, no longer dead last in the batting average standings.
On the Cusp
TEABAGGERS moved up into 5th place overall this week, and given how things are lined up in the stat standings, next week could bring more good news. They are in easy striking distance of moving up in four separate categories- batting average, wins, WHIP, and ERA. Positive moves in each of those spots would give TEABAGGERS 67 category points overall, and a likely 3rd place position.
SALUKIS have been struggling in the ERA category this season, but looked good this week. They dominated the ERA category, sporting a 2.33 ERA. Coach Moynihan’s squad got three clean sheets in the ERA category, with Jace Fry, Reynaldo Lopez, and Chad Green collectively going thirteen innings without giving up an earned run. That helped SALUKIS move up from 11th to 10th in the ERA standings, passing DEADZONES. Unfortunately though, SALUKIS fell from 9th to 10th in the overall rankings.
Man of the Hour
SPACE COWBOYS showed, once again, how it’s supposed to be done this week. They racked up a league-high 71.5 category points. Coach Denton’s squad were tops in three different categories this week, coming in first in stolen bases, home runs, and wins with 9 stolen bases, 11 HRs, and 4 wins. As a result, SPACE COWBOYS are tops in the league overall.