SnakeLines, Week 16: WINZZZZ!

And we're back. Man, that seemed like more an off-season than an All-Star break. A whole four days without meaningful baseball? I've almost forgotten what Y*s**l P**g looks like. Damn you, baseball...

Week 15 Review

There were two aspects to this week's round. Firstly, over the three weekend games of the Milwaukee series, you had to predict the total run differential for the D-backs. They needed to outscore the Brewers by a total of four or more in order to cross the line: after the first two games, a pair of narrow, one-run victories, this was still very much in play - they needed to win the finale and complete the sweep, but do so by at least two runs. However, Ian Kennedy's disappointing start pretty much killed that off, and the visitors ended up winning by four, to give a total differential of -2, and bring under home as the winner.

Then, as a special bonus for the All-Star festivities, you were invited to pick a participant in the Home-Run Derby, with the spoils varying, depending on whether you picked a favorite like Fielder, or an outsider. In the end, the final was played out between two mid-card propositions, in Yoenis Cespedes and Bryce Harper, with the Cuban coming out on top Fan optimism didn't pay off, with 80% of the bets being lost, not counting the one where I couldn't figure out the wager, and only one person was savvy enough to select Cespedes for the win, making it a good week for the SnakePit Casino.

  • All-Star winner (2 points): bozzy35
  • Winners (4): azshadowwalker, JoelPre, walleye01, xmet,
  • Sinners (16): Angry_Saguaro, AJV19, AzDbackfanInDc, AzRattler, BigLeagueAZ, blank_38, FlannelFlapjacks, frienetic, Gildo, GuruB, piratedan7, preston.salisbury, rd33, SenSurround, sb24ws2005, TolkienBard

Standings

  • 10 points
    blank_38
  • 8 points
    AJV19
    grimmy01
  • 7 points
    JoelPre
    TolkienBard
  • 6 points
    Gildo
    piratedan7
    SenSurround
    walleye01
  • 5 points
    AzRattler
    rd33
  • 4 points
    Angry_Saguaro
    azshadowwalker
    Craig from Az
    frienetic
    GuruB
    Marc Fournier
  • 3 points
    BigLeagueAZ
    imstillhungry95
    xmet
  • 2 points
    AzDbackfanInDc
    bozzy35
    eel
    FlannelFlapjacks
    Maizefed
    Songbird
    TimInTucson
  • 1 point
    azcougs
    AZfan85308
    babakolo
    backtocali
    benhat
    BobRob12
    BrokeNBattleX
    Muu
    navyazfan
    porty99
    preston.salisbury
    Shawnwck
    Xipooo
  • 0 points
    azsportsfan31
    BattleMoses
    Daniel Corbin Jr.
    Diamondhacks
    hotclaws
    leemellon
    LiamNeeson
    littleRoom
    since_98
    Surksquatch

Week 16 line

Back into the full swing of things we go, with a complete slate of seven games for the D-backs this week. We start with three against the Giants in San Francisco, and then get four against the Cubs back at Chase Field. It's probably no coincidence that our wrestling mascot will be making his official home debut for the latter series. I look forward to a torrent of unruly Cubs fans being clothes-lined out of their seats by our new fan etiquette enforcer. And anyone who starts the wave gets powerbombed through a flaming table. Twice.

Straightforward contest. How many wins do we get? Two starts each for Kennedy and Miley, one for the rest of the rotation, which will still include Delgado and Skaggs - Brandon McCarthy is off to Reno for a rehab assignment, but he's still at least two starts, e.g. ten days from returning to the majors. As the line is for a whole number of wins, you get to choose over, under or push (if you think it'll end on the line), but because of the limited number of likely options, "push" will only get you the same one point as over or under.

Diamondbacks wins: 4

Usual rules. Will the team be over, under or push (getting exactly four wins)? Tell us in the comments, by first pitch tonight at AT&T Park (7:15pm). Get it right, and get a point - results next week!

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