Photo by USATSISCHNOOKERS is stuck in 11th place overall for the 3rd straight week, despite making some progress. They improved their rank in four stat categories, including moving up three places in home runs. They had more players helping out in the category than any other team, with Carlos Gomez (4 HRs) being the best of twelve contributors. Those 4 HRs were the most of any player this week.
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
DEADWOODS got more of the performances that had them moving up the overall standings in each of the previous three weeks. They did well in four stat categories, including a two spot rise in ERA. Coaches Francis Bujak and Guy Mawhinney’s squad got two clean sheets (among qualified players) in the ERA category, with Keone Kela and Jose Quintana posting a 0.00 ERA. That helped DEADWOODS move up from 8th to 6th in the ERA standings.
SMOKING GUNS suffered a bad case of WHIPlash this week with a sorry 1.76 WHIP. Matt Bush and Matt Strahm were the captain and first mate on the good ship failboat. Together they produced a 2.85 WHIP in 6 and 2/3 innings. Strahm’s performance this week definitively ended a four game streak of beating the experts’ projections. Nevertheless, SMOKING GUNS held on to their 8th place position in the WHIP rankings, 0.02 WHIP behind SALUKIS. SMOKING GUNS fell from 3rd to 4th in the overall rankings.
SALUKIS held on to their spot in 8th place overall this week. Next week, however, they may have trouble pulling off that same feat. They are in serious danger of falling down in four separate categories- batting average, home runs, saves, and wins. Falling back in each of those spots would leave SALUKIS with 46 category points overall, and likely put them in 9th place.
Woman of the Hour
SPACE COWBOYS showed, once again, how it’s supposed to be done this week. They racked up a league-high 73 category points. Coach Denton’s squad finished in first for the week in batting average and wins by putting up a .311 BA and 4 wins, while coming in 2nd in RBIs and saves. As a result, SPACE COWBOYS are tops in the league overall.