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The Rank Railheads (RCL 40) have stretched their lead in the Master Standings to 5 points, thanks to an unbelievable 119 league points. The Railheads stole 12 bases this week to take over the lead in that category, paced by B.J. Upton, Aaron Hill, and Will Venable, who each had 3 steals. They are now scoring 12 points in all categories except runs, where they are too far behind to have a chance at a perfect season.

panthers_freak (We’ve Got the Runs — Baseball Reasons) is holding on in second place with 112 points, and have a legitimate chance to gain points in stolen bases, wins, and batting average, so this is not over yet:

SB: In a tie with 164, chasing 2 teams at 166

Wins: Have 90, chasing 93

Ave: Hitting .2706, chasing .2708, 2714, .2717

captainpyper (RCL 3) and Pliny the Elder (Myrtle’s Acres) are next with 109 points, followed by Bombo Rivera (Prague Defenestrators — Conshellation Prize) at 108. MattTruss223 (Rube Waddell’s Shiny Objects — Magnificent Mustachioed Men) moved up a couple of spots to 6th, while The Groomingdales (RCL 22) jumped 16 spots to 7th with 105 points. Higgins (Gobias Industries — Cust Kayin’) and Atomic (Wood Street Wonders — RCL 46) also sit at 105, while royce! (That’s Not Very Maybin — Original Recipe), Joba’s Trampoline (RCL 41), and Bay City Rollers (Go Big or Go Home) all have 104 points.

sockdeuce (Boston Schmitty — Yu Aint Goldschmidt) shot up 122 positions to 121st with a 13-point gain to be the top mover of the week. The ECFBL increased their competitive index to 106.46, nearly 4 more than Ones are GOOD right?, their closest rival. Here is a comparison of the 2 leagues:

ECFBL  Ones are GOOD right?
Average .2688 .2696
Runs 11,043 10,884
HR 2805 2755
RBI 10,570 10,354
SB 1797 1731
K 13,803 13,081
Wins 968 908
Saves 998 970
ERA 3.62 3.69
WHIP 1.238 1.241

Expert League: Razzball had its best week of the season, with Rudy moving into second place with a 5-and-a-half point gain, while  Grey pulled to within a half point of fifth place Scott Pianowski (Karma Police), jumping 8.5 points to 76.5. Ryan Carey (Mastersball Carey) held the lead for another week, 2  up on Rudy. Tim Dierkes (P.F. Flyer) dropped to third, another half-point back. 4th place  Dalton Del Don (RotoWire Del Don) is also still in the running, sitting just 5 out of first. Rudy once again had an impressive pitching line, including 10 wins and 6 saves, led by Zack Greinke (2 Wins/11 K/1.93/0.86). Grey was King of SAGNOF with 15 steals and 12 saves.

Weekly Leaders

Rex Brothers, Where art thou? (Yu Ain’t Goldschmidt), were the best offensive team, hitting .355 with 19 home runs and 59 RBI, 60 runs, and 13 stolen bases. Adam LaRoche (.444/5 HR) and Jay Bruce (.500/4 HR) led the way, with nice contributions from Aaron Hill (.308/5 Runs/2 HR/5 RBI/3 SB), Joe Mauer (.350/6 Runs), Logan Forsythe (.381/5 Runs/1 HR/4 RBI/1 SB), Jose Reyes (8 RBI/3 SB), Jon Jay (.462), Bryce Harper (.360/8 Runs/3 HR), and Adam Jones (.393/7 Runs/3 HR/6 RBI/1 SB) rounding out the offense.

Average: .355 (Rex Brothers, Where art thou? — Yu Ain’t Goldschmidt)
Runs: 60 (Rex Brothers, Where art thou?, The Groomingdales — RCL 22)
HR: 23 (Tigertown Fieldermoobs — Cracking The WHIP, Poision Control — RCL #40)
RBI: 61 (Cork Soakers — Cust Kayin’, The Groomingdales)
SB: 15 (King Phizz — RCL #4, Jimmy Chitwood — Sphinctory Staff Inflection, Greenberg Trout — Conshellation Prize, Grey Razzball — RCL Experts)

Wood Street Wonders (RCL #46) recorded 6 wins and 8 saves with 73 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.45 and 0.85 WHIP to take pitching honors this week. Kris Medlen paced the Wonders with 2 wins, 15 strikeouts, and ratios of 1.20 and 0.73. Chris Sale (6 IP/1 ER/6 K), A.J. Griffin (5.1 IP/1 ER/7 K), and Mat Latos (7 IP/1 ER/6 K) also picked up victories. Max Scherzer added a 9-strikeout game. Craig Kimbrel won 1 and saved 3 while striking out 10 in 4 and a third innings. Colicky Fuddruckers (Matthew Berry Is A Tool) led all teams with 19 decisions (10 Wins/9 Saves) and 94 Ks.

Ks: 94 ( Colicky Fuddruckers — Matthew Berry Is A Tool)
Wins: 10 (Colicky Fuddruckers, Random ItalicizedVoice — Cracking The WHIP, Poor Jays –Beef SAGNOF!, Razzball Rudy Gamble)
Saves: 12 (Grey Razzball)
ERA: 1.04 (40 IP min) (Boston Schmitty — Yu Aint Goldschmidt)
WHIP: 0.77 (40 IP min) (Steamer Dome — RCL Experts)

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TEAM OF THE WEEK — September 3 – 9
Grey Razzball (RCL Experts)
84/298 (.282)
52 R/15 HR/36 RBI/15 SB
57.2 IP
59 K/5 W/2.34/0.99/12 S
A ray of light shone on Grey’s forgettable season as he jumped 91 spots to 165th in the overall standings. Pitching continued to be the team’s strength, but this week the batters pulled their weight, except in the RBI category. Mark Reynolds hit 5 home runs and drove in 10 to do his part. Giancarlo Stanton hit 4 homers, but had only 5 RBI. Aramis Ramirez hit .368 with but 1 RBI. Aaron Hill and Ben Revere each hit .308, and combined for 8 RBI and 8 steals. Jon Jay (.462) and Adam Eaton (.400) helped in the average category. Kris Medlen and Gio Gonzalez were Grey’s top starters, with John Axford (4 saves), and Brandon League (1 Win/1 Save) leading the bullpen. Tom Wilhelmsen, Steve Cishek, and Luke Gregerson each added 2 saves.

13 Responses

  1. Atomic says:
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    Wood Street Wonders! Woo hoo! :)

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Atomic, Congratulations. Top 10 of 576 is pretty impressive!

      Thanks for reading!

      • Atomic says:
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        @VinWins, Thanks, though having only about 4 out of 12 teams participating has helped.

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Thanks for the props, Vin! My hitting line looks like a season from Franklin Gutierrez and my pitching looks like a really good closer on a last place team… I’m just glad to virtually collect this acknowledgment… First, I’d like to thank my Mom. Without the shelter of your basement for all of those years, none of this would’ve been possible. Second, I’d like to thank Rudy for being in front of me. Without his team motivating me, I might’ve ignored this team like 7 of the 12 experts in our league, well, maybe not, but thanks to Rudy. Finally, Mark Reynolds. You’re the reason I’m alive (due to the government harnessing his whiffs for electric). May you please have another ten homers in your bat. Plus, I finally dropped Hosmer, aw yeah!

  3. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Grey, I knew you could succeed if you just put your mind to it!

  4. JungleMike says:
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    Man I hope my team doesn’t shit the bed!

    • JungleMike says:
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      @JungleMike, Rank Railheads, that is.

  5. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    Thanks for the comparison on competitive index. We of the ECFBL have worked hard in the trenches to achieve those results!

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @simply fred, No problem It always amazes me how much the ECFBL dominates in some categories.

      • Simply Fred

        simply fred says:
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        @VinWins, IMO, the credit is to the second division. I would expect the top halves are pretty even. Not a one of our managers has given an inch. EACH heavily invested to the FINISH!

  6. Dave the PSYCHOTOAD! says:
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    I’m in 9th/10th in ECFBL. Some days I wonder how well I would do if I were in any other RCL league where I wasn’t getting kicked around by these managers. Next year…

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Dave the PSYCHOTOAD!, That would be interesting. I imagine in most leagues you’d be challenging for the title. Of course, I think you finished much higher in the ECFBL last season as well.

  7. Congrats to The Rank Railheads to being at 119 points. I don’t even remember the last time one of my teams saw 100 points (in a 12 team league).

    Congrats to Grey for having a good week. Ridiculous that we are on pace to potentially be in 1st/2nd place in every pitching category. If only we didn’t have such hitting problems….I have 503 ABs so far from Votto and Longoria combined – I’m missing a whole season’s worth of top 15 hitter stats! Got so lucky nabbing LaRoche and Reddick off FA in April…

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