Around the League: Week 5 Recap
Photo by USATSIDEADWOODS can happily forget their 8th place ranking in the stolen bases standings four weeks ago. Their 6 stolen base performance pushed them into 1st place this week. Jose Altuve and Cameron Maybin were the key contributors, swiping 2 bases each.
Colt 45s‘s rise in the standings came to a halt this week after three straight weeks of improvement. They got poor results in two stat categories, including a five spot drop in wins. Coach Kelly’s squad suffered from nine zeros in that category, one of which came from Mychal Givens, who also notched a 3.00 WHIP and sported a 10.80 ERA. That caused Colt 45s to drop five spots in the wins standings (now 9th), 1 win behind SALUKIS. In addition, Colt 45s fell from 3rd to 5th in the overall rankings.
Rule by the Few
SPACE COWBOYS were more sluggish than slugging this week, combining for a measly four homeruns. That was the lowest home run total of any team this week. SPACE COWBOYS had a league low three players who contributed anything in that category. Alex Gordon was one of the eleven no shows. As a result, SPACE COWBOYS are no longer at the top of the HRs standings.
Moving on Up
SALUKIS rocketed up the overall standings this week, moving up five spots into 6th place. They did well in four stat categories, including a three spot rise in RBIs. Coach Moynihan’s squad relied heavily on Yonder Alonso, who logged 10 RBIs to go along with 5 home runs and a .409 BA in 22 at bats. Those 10 RBIs topped all players this week.
Can We Get…Any Stats?
MASTERBLASTERS were already struggling this season, and that was before they collectively took week five off. They only managed 23.5 category points this week, which was the lowest total of any team so far this season. Coaches Colin Scoggins and keith mckinley’s squad were at the back of the line in RBIs, WHIP, ERA, and stolen bases. As a result, MASTERBLASTERS are dead last overall.