The Unbreakable Bond of the Gentleman’s Game Rolls Onward

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Diamondhoggers slipped by the defending champ DStars45 this past Friday night with the help of Clayton Kershaw. DStars45 held a late lead but Kershaw’s win over the San Francisco Giants pulled Diamondhoggers ahead late in the night for good.

The Gentleman’s Game MVP – we can’t just go with Kershaw – has to be Adonis Garcia. Everyone seemed to tout the match-up of Jason Hammel against those rotten Braves however the Braves bats were discounted too heavily; it isn’t like Hammel is a true #1 and Adonis was a semi punt play. He answered the bell with a homer, three knocks and 22 overall points. Coors Field Jon Jay was somewhat useful.

Three of the five gents gathered at Swindaman3’s household. He was nice enough to get off the toilet long enough to deal up some cards and let patrons sample whiskey and scotch at his place.

This date will also live in DFS infamy; as a pricing error on Fanduel made Kike Hernandez $220 dollars, which is where he should be priced more often. It’s almost as if Dave Roberts knew this and threw him in the lineup for funsies against Johnny Cueto where he would go 0’fer.

Kike took it all in stride, even though he clearly didn’t know what the Hell was going on. Kike talk ruled the day on Sirius Fantasy channel. It was great.

Here’s a look at the yearly updated standings, with DStars45 still taking down four points. The other gents are going to have to help out to get us all back in this race:

Yearly Standings:
DStars45 – 43 points
t3bird04 – 35 points
Diamondhoggers – 30 points
Jsquad34 – 30 points
Swindaman3 – 26 points

Time for Fantasy Players to maim with a blunt object (seasonal first):

  • Justin Upton
  • Giancarlo Stanton
  • Keuchel
  • Bryce Harper
  • Adrian Gonzalez
  • Curtis Granderson
  • Ken Giles
  • Carlos Gomez
  • Yasmany Grandal
  • Every catcher in baseball except like, two or three guys
  • Brian Dozier
  • Minnesota Twins in General
  • Brad Miller
  • Jason Heyward
  • Lance McCullers

Now for the weekly list:

  • Justin Upton (when will I friggin’ learn)
  • Mark Trumbo
  • Manny Machado (same old shit)
  • Yangoervis Solarte (a walk only at Coors)
  • Carlos Ruiz
  • Jason Heyward (Need to add him to the list up top, added)
  • Matt Wieters
  • Nick Castellanos
  • Adam Jones
  • Gerrit Cole (he can probably go on the list up top)
  • Cameron Maybin
  • Brett Wallace
  • Miguel Montero
  • Jason Hammel
  • Lance McCullers (he’s so damn inconsistent)
  • Mike Trout (never does ANYTHING on Friday)
  • Roughned Odor
  • Miguel Cabrera
  • Brian McCann (all-time worst POS in DFS)

Here is a copy of the winning lineup from Friday night:

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We’re not yet halfway home in this contest of greats, so continue to tune in and see who will make their way towards the 2016 Gentleman’s Game Cup Championship. There is a live ‘final’ coming your way in July that will be full of shenanigans. Or a few of us just sitting around drinking Orange soda. But whatever.