SnakePit Fantasy Baseball: Week 18

Miguel Cabrera got plenty of chances to practice his tater trot this week. - Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sport

Four weeks left in the regular season, and the race for playoff slots is starting to heat up...

Week 18 Results

AZ SnakePit 1, Sofa King Juiced 8
Sofa look increasingly unstoppable, and could claim the first post-season spot as early as this week, if they outscore Dirt McGrit. They had no problem with Snake, let by Beltre (eight R, seven RBI) and Greinke (two W, 11 K). Snake's best was the W + 19 K's by Strasburg.

MyWieterGetzLongoria 3, Waffles 7
The ESPN Game of the Week went to Waffles, though both teams still remain on course for September action. No batter had more than one HR or five RBI, so this was largely decided on the mound. Holland had three Saves for Waffles, and Hernandez a W and 12 strikeouts for Wieter.

Phoenix Platypi 2, Alabama Slammers 7
The Slammers moved into a playoff spot, with three home-runs by Gordon leading their offense, backed by a pair from Ramirez; Davis and Reyes each had two HR for the Platypi, as Alabama swept hitting. Phoenix also got a W + 13 K from Kershaw, but Lackey's 15 K's let the Slammers hold on.

Mizzoula Osprey 6, Got Grittiness? 4
The Osprey took all five hitting points to hold on to second place, batting a collective .310 behind Hitter of the Week Cabrera's four HR and 11 driven in. Werth had two HR and seven R for Got, who staged a comeback on the mound behind Verlander's W + 16 K, yet fell just short.

Dirt McGrit 8, Blonde Streaks 2
It's looking dire for Blonde,. who lost for the ninth time in ten rounds, despite two HR and eight RBI by Jones. Morneau's four HR plus ten runs driven in and Reddick's five HR powered Dirt's offense, with Sanchez (W + 19 strikeouts) doing the same for their pitching.

CompleteGameShutout 7, The Fighting Amish 3
Complete hit .300 and took all five hitting points, behind three HR by Hardy, with two HR and seven RBI by Hill backing him. The Amish did post a minuscule 1.17 ERA, but Shields' W and eight K was enough for Complete to hold on, and gain ground above the relegation zone.

Space Wizard 4, Moved Upton 6
Upton just edged both hitting and pitching, but were pushed in both. Appropriately, it was Upton who led their hitters, with three HR and five RBI; Space got two HR from Soriano. Dickey's 11 K's for Moved was matched by Cain for the Wizards, and Upton held on to their playoff spot for now.

Standings

Rank Team W-L-T Pct GB Last Waiver Moves
1. Sofa King Juiced 115-52-13 .675 - 8-1-1 2 18
2. Mizzoula Osprey 101-70-9 .586 16 6-4-0 14 27
3. Waffles 103-73-4 .583 16.5 7-3-0 7 33
4. MyWieterGetzLongoria 90-78-12 .533 25.5 3-7-0 6 20
5. Moved Upton 90-82-8 .522 27.5 6-4-0 4 33
6. Alabama Slammers 87-80-13 .519 28 7-2-1 11 51
7. Dirt McGrit 86-84-10 .506 30.5 8-2-0 9 23
8. AZ SnakePit 81-89-10 .478 35.5 1-8-1 1 12
9. Phoenix Platypi 81-90-9 .475 36 2-7-1 3 7
10. Got Grittiness? 81-91-8 .472 36.5 4-6-0 12 47
11. Space Wizard 76-89-15 .464 38 4-6-0 5 2
12. CompleteGameShutout 76-98-6 .439 42.5 7-3-0 10 40
13. The Fighting Amish 64-108-8 .378 53.5 3-7-0 13 28
14. Blonde Streaks 62-109-9 .369 55 2-8-0 8 13

Week 19 Games

AZ SnakePit vs. Mizzoula Osprey
MyWieterGetzLongoria vs. Sofa King Juiced
Phoenix Platypi vs. Waffles
Alabama Slammers vs. Moved Upton
Dirt McGrit vs. Got Grittiness?
CompleteGameShutout vs. Blonde Streaks
Space Wizard vs. The Fighting Amish

MyWieterGetzLongoria vs. Sofa King Juiced is the ESPN Game of the Week, as Wieter are back on TV again, facing another tough competitior in leaders Sofa, who have won four of their last five, and only lost twice since Week 8. Adrian Beltre and Mike Miller have been Juiced's top performers to date.

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