Around the League: Period 4 Recap
Bringing ’em Home
Photo by USATSIARMCHAIR SLUGGERS knew what to do with men on base this week, driving in 47 of them. They relied heavily on Jose Altuve, who totaled 10 RBIs to go along with 6 home runs and a .400 BA in 25 at bats. Altuve’s incredible run of six homers over five games (which included this grand slam) has him looking like an MVP. ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS moved up from 12th to 4th in the RBIs standings.
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The home runs category has been no stranger to turnover at the top, having produced three different leaders in the previous three weeks. This week was no exception. CITY SLICKERS II’s 20 HR performance pushed them into 1st place. Khris Davis separated himself from the rest of the crew on CITY SLICKERS II, banging out 5 HRs to go along with 10 RBIs and a .333 BA in 27 at bats. Those 5 HRs were the 2nd most of any player this week.
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Last week’s 10 home run performance was something to remember… this week’s performance is one that TEABAGGERS will likely try to forget. They might want to schedule some time in the weight room after they managed only 2 HRs. They had a league low two players who contributed anything in that category. Joey Gallo was one of the twelve no shows. As a result, TEABAGGERS tumbled all the way from 7th to 11th in the HRs standings.
Earnings are Up (SALUKIS are Down)
In a display that would make Sandy Koufax cry, SALUKIS collectively sported a 7.64 ERA this week. That was the highest ERA of any team this week. Reynaldo Lopez loomed large in the result, notching a 16.62 ERA in 4 and 1/3 innings. No surprise then, SALUKIS now sits at the bottom of the ERA standings, 0.33 ERA behind DEADZONES. SALUKIS also fell from 10th to 11th in the overall rankings.
Doing Good Overall
MASTERBLASTERS stepped forward in the overall rankings this week, going from 4th to 2nd place. They rose up due to good performances in three categories, including a one spot jump in saves. It was not all sunshine and unicorns however, as they dropped in two stat categories, including moving down three places in WHIP. Ken Giles‘s performance was typical, as he notched 2 saves while recording a 3.43 WHIP in 2 and 1/3 innings.