Around the League: Period 22 Recap
Photo by USATSIMASTERBLASTERS dominated the ERA category this week, producing a 2.29 ERA. That performance was enough to put MASTERBLASTERS in the top spot for ERA. Unfortunately, more good performances in that category are going to be harder to come by due to some bad personnel news. Gerrit Cole was a late scratch from his scheduled Tuesday start (hamstring) but is expected to slot back into the rotation, perhaps as early as Monday.
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SALUKIS showed everybody how it’s done in the home runs department, cranking out 16 of them. They relied heavily on Gleyber Torres, who launched 6 HRs to go along with 11 RBIs. Torres became the sole owner of the Orioles Monday, hitting three home runs across a double header: to date, he’d hit 13 of his 26 home runs against Baltimore — the most ever by a single player against one team in the divisional era. SALUKIS jumped up two spots and into 7th in the HRs standings.
The Opposite of Good
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SPACE COWBOYS have been doing it right in the WHIP category this season, but they lost their way big time this week. Their pitchers threw a party on the basepaths, recording a 1.75 WHIP in 44 innings. Jose Berrios and Chris Devenski were double trouble for SPACE COWBOYS, together recording a 2.28 WHIP in 8 and 1/3 innings. That caused SPACE COWBOYS to fall from 2nd to 4th in the WHIP standings, 0.01 WHIP behind MASTERBLASTERS. In addition, SPACE COWBOYS fell from 3rd to 4th in the overall rankings.
On the Cusp
SHAMS spent another week in the 8th position overall, but sits in a good position to improve next week. They’ve got real good chances to move up in batting average, saves, WHIP, and ERA. Positive moves in each of those spots would give SHAMS 48 category points overall, and a likely 7th place position.
DEADWOODS needs to hope that this week is not a sign of things to come. They were bringing up the rear, coming up with only 36 category points. DEADWOODS were at the back of the line in wins, ERA, and stolen bases with 0 wins, a 6.50 ERA, and 0 stolen bases. As a result, they fell down the overall standings for the 2nd straight week, moving from 7th to 9th.
|Roto Weekly Performance|
|Week Rank||Team||Season Rank (of 264)||Season Percentile|
|2||CITY SLICKERS II||54||80th|