Derek Carty returned to Tout Wars Daily domination in Period 5, Week 2, riding Carlos Carrasco and his ten strikeout, eight inning performance for 39.6 points, along with Rich Hill (22.7) and Yoenis Cespedes (23) for 155.3 points, getting contributions from every player on his roster.
Who else would finish second but Todd Zola, who also rostered Hill and Carrasco, generating points with Mikie Mahtook (19) and also getting production from all his selections in posting 138.3 points, while Jeff Zimmerman grabbed bronze for the week with 133.3, also on the strength of the Carrasco/Hill/Cespedes troika.
Tim Heaney still leads Period 5 overall with 270.15, followed by Steve Gardner (257.5), and then BBHQ's Ray Murphy who has 250.25, while overall Murphy has quietly moved into fourth place with 2019.3 points.
Of course Zola leads the overall drive for the total points ticket with 2156.4 points, followed by Carty (2112.15), Murphy, Howard Bender (2118.95) and then Andrea Lamont (2003.7).
Period 5, Week 3 takes place tonight. For the archivists, the Touts play a daily game against one another every Friday at DraftKings. Lord Zola is the curator of this fine mess, which breaks the season into five four-week cycles, with the two teams garnering the most points over each advancing to a final championship that includes the Tout collecting the most points over all 20 weeks.
The overall scoreboard can be viewed here.
Remember to go to the Tout Wars site for our Friday picks. And, tune into the Tout Wars Hour on the FNTSY network, hosted by me, with Justin Mason and featuring Lord Z every Thursday night at 9 PM ET.
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