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Swingers fall to Banana Slugs despite Gooden's efforts

Doc Gooden whiffed 9 batters, but the Banana Slugs managed to beat the Swingers, 3-1. | Box

WHO'S HOT - Last 5 Games

N. Cash, Banana Slugs .4581 HR7 RBI
B. Herman, Banana Slugs .4401 HR6 RBI
J. Bagwell, Swingers .1901 HR5 RBI
J. Foxx, Swingers .2861 HR3 RBI
K. Cuyler, Swingers .2501 HR3 RBI

WHO'S NOT - Last 5 Games

A. Belle, Banana Slugs 2 for 25 (.080)
A. Simmons, Swingers 2 for 23 (.087)
R. Alomar, Swingers 5 for 22 (.227)
A. Rodriguez, Swingers 4 for 21 (.190)
B. McCann, Swingers 3 for 21 (.143)

Leaders: RBI

H. Wilson, Hammers 134
L. Walker, Sharks 126
T. Helton, Hammers 118
F. Thomas, Mutiny 118
B. Ruth, Fighting Cows 109

Leaders: Wins

M. Scherzer, Mutiny 16
J. Pfiester, Bombers 14
L. Tiant, Banana Slugs 13
J. deGrom, Hammers 13
B. Snell, Banana Slugs 13

Slugs complete dominant playoff run from 6th seed

It doesn’t happen often in the SBL, but the Slugs took on all comers from the 6th seed and romped through the playoffs for their first title. Congrats to Ben on the championship and thanks again everyone for a fun season.

Slugs v Swingers World Series is set

A three-run 9th inning rally, capped by a Norm Cash walk-off homerun in Game Three of the Slugs' series with the Mutiny proved to be a pivotal moment for the underdogs, who went on to knock out the #1 seed in six games.

Meanwhile, the Swingers were too much for the underdog Hammers, who's rotation was not aligned due to their first-round battle against the Gaggle.

So the Slugs will seek their first SBL title, while the Swingers look to add to their trophy case, having three-peated back in '14-'16.

Pair of upsets kicks off post-season

In atypical fashion, a pair of underdogs both advanced to the second round. The Slugs couldn't hold a 3-1 lead in Game Seven, but prevailed in extra innings in a nail-biting finale over the Bombers. The Hammers pitching, which didn't have a stand-out season, shut down the Gaggle for four games after dropping the first two in the series, ensuring there will be a new SBL champion in 2021.

The second round will begin on Thursday.

Play off seeds

#1 Mutiny
#2 Swingers (5-4 series win over Bombers)

First Round
#3 Bombers vs #6 Slugs
#4 Gaggle vs #5 Hammers

SBL 2021 Draft to kick-off soon!

Believe it or not, another baseball season is around the corner. Please sign your contracts ASAP. Note there are a couple minor changes this season:

- Pitcher's Homeruns Allowed is going to be a new stat that is used in the sim. Homeruns are still heavily weighted toward batter stats, but there will be some benefit on the pitcher side as well. This will also likely have the effect of reducing power a bit across the league.

- Slump Buster - we have never used the Slump Buster feature in SBL, but I think it would add some interaction to the season. You would be allowed to add a player to slump buster if they drop below certain stats, and only for a max of 20 days.

- To show you the relative value of players, players are now ranked on offense and defense. Defensive ranks consider the player's dWAR (which is used to rob hits) and fielding percentage. Another stat displayed is expected OBP. This shows how the competition in the SBL impacts a player's real-life OBP. These stats are all informational and don't impact sim results.


3/28 - Sign Contracts

3/29 - Slow draft opens (we can open sooner if everyone signs contracts sooner)

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