Week 3 Results
AZ SnakePit 2, Alabama Slammers 7
Perhaps closer than it seemed: Alabama took RBI by one, and WHIP by .04. Nobody had more than one HR, but Gonzalez (Slammers) had seven runs and six RBI; Phillips had seven RBI for Snake. Medlen struck out 11 for the Slammers, who got two Saves from Janssen.
MyWieterGetzLongoria 3, Phoenix Platypi 6
Phoenix swept the hitting categories: four home-runs from Arencibia and a pair by Davis, were key to the Platypi victory, countering the three Braun posted for Wieter. On pitching, Wieter fought back, with a W + 12 K from Milone, but Dempster's 18 strikeouts were enough for Phoenix.
Waffles 7, Got Grittiness? 2
Waffles dominated pitching, behind Lynn (two W and 12 strikeouts) and Holland (three Sv + eight K's); Verlander fanned a dozen for Got. The hitting points ended evenly split, each side winning two, with SB ending tied. Longoria had four HR for Waffles; Tulowitzki three for Grittiness.
Sofa King Juiced 4, Blonde Streaks 6
After two comprehensive wins, Sofa tasted defeat for the first time, and surprisingly, their pitching let them down. Blonde took all those points, Buerhle and Fister each getting a W + 10 K, while Perkins saved three. Napoli drove in 10 for Sofa, and Ellsbury scored eight, but it wasn't enough.
Mizzoula Osprey 4, The Fighting Amish 4
These two are very familiar opponents and fought to a tie, with Wins and Saves ending level. Neither side got great pitching - Mizzoula had Rick Porcello's 121.50 ERA! - but Betancourt (Amish) got a W + two Sv. Frazier (Osprey) had two HR and seven RBI; Wright (Amish) five Runs and five RBI.
Dirt McGrit 4, Space Wizard 5
Space tasted victory for the first time, and moved off the bottom, but it was close - SB were tied, which was decisive. Most of the best players were for Dirt - Beltran had three homers, Hellickson a W and 15 K - but Space took all three rate stats and Rodney's Save was the only one for either side.
CompleteGameShutout 2, Moved Upton 8
Complete are struggling, with six wins in the first three week. This round, they were mown down by Upton's pitching, which notched 84 K's and a 1.50 ERA: Bailey had 18 strikeouts. Henderson did get a W + three Sv for Shutout. Wieters, Upton and Duda each had two homers for Moved.
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|11.||The Fighting Amish||9-19-2||.333||13||4-4-2||7||9|
Week 4 Games
AZ SnakePit vs. Waffles
MyWieterGetzLongoria vs. Alabama Slammers
Phoenix Platypi vs. Moved Upton
Sofa King Juiced vs. Got Grittiness?
Mizzoula Osprey vs. Blonde Streaks
Dirt McGrit vs. The Fighting Amish
CompleteGameShutout vs. Space Wizard
Moved Upton vs. Phoenix Platypi will be your ESPN Game of the Week. Moved are unbeaten, with two wins and a tie, while Phoenix are 2-1 so far. Both teams strengths are in hitting, with Upton having gone 11-4 in the plate categories, while the Platypi are right there too, at 10-5. On the mound, neither side has been beaten in strikeouts, so odds are that will change by this time next Monday.