SnakeLines, Week 25: Wins!

Well, we hit some home-runs last week, so that was an improvement. But was it enough? And will the team finish above .500 for the season?

Week 24 Review

We were looking at Diamondbacks home-runs last week, an area where the team had struggled. However, the offense proceeded to put together one of its better runs of the season, homering in six consecutive games against the Rockies and Dodgers. The high-water mark for the season was nine, between April 29 and May 8, and there was also a seven-game run from August 6-13. Of course, it was Paul Goldschmidt, who led the way with three, but Aaron Hill also reached double-digits for the season with his 10th and 11th, while Miguel Montero and Matt Davidson chipped in with shots.

Even though we were held homerless in the final game of the week, with the only thing going over the outfield fence being the Dodgers' players, the line, which was set at 5.5, had already been passed. In fact, that happened with Hill's home-run off Greinke on Tuesday. The final tally was seven, giving a point to those who bet on over this week. I am also awarding a discretionary bonus point to Xipooo, even though he got the overall line wrong, for successfully calling Davidson's shot (below). I feel that does deserve some kind of reward!

Xipooo

Under

Goldy hits two, Parra hits one, and Davidson hits one. Yes I said DAVIDSON.

We might even get one out of Prado when he bounces back and goes 13-28.

  • Winners (8): AJV19, Angry_Saguaro, AzDbackfanInDc, Gildo, grimmy01, piratedan, walleye01, Xipooo
  • Sinners (4): AzRattler, azshadowwalker, blank_38, GuruB

Standings

  • 13 points
    AJV19
    blank_38
    grimmy01
  • 12 points
    Gildo
  • 11 points
  • 10 points
    walleye01
  • 9 points
    GuruB
  • 8 points
    Angry_Saguaro
    JoelPre
    piratedan7
    SenSurround
    TolkienBard
  • 7 points
    AzRattler
    xmet
  • 6 points
    frienetic
  • 5 points
    AzDbackfanInDc
    imstillhungry95
    preston.salisbury
    rd33
  • 4 points
    azshadowwalker
    BigLeagueAZ
    Craig from Az
    eel
    FlannelFlapjacks
    Marc Fournier
    TimInTucson
  • 3 points
    azcougs
    catbat
  • 2 points
    bozzy35
    BrokeNBattleX
    Maizefed
    Songbird
    Xipooo
  • 1 point
    AZfan85308
    babakolo
    backtocali
    benhat
    BobRob12
    LiamNeeson
    Muu
    navyazfan
    porty99
    Shawnwck
  • 0 points
    azsportsfan31
    BattleMoses
    Daniel Corbin Jr.
    Diamondhacks
    hotclaws
    leemellon
    littleRoom
    PatrickPetersonAZ
    since_98
    Stumpy657
    Surksquatch

Week 25 line

Well, this is fascinating. We have a three-way tie for the lead going into the final round (with the season ending a week Sunday, and me being away, there won't be a SnakeLines next Friday), with a fourth player just a point behind. So it all comes down to this, and we're going to need to formulate some kind of tie-breaker, because there's a good chance we'll have a tie at the top. So, as well as a simple over-under line this week, please also provide your prediction of the total runs scored by the D-backs over the remaining ten games. This will be used to separate any ties, and provide a final set of standings. No prediction = last place in your group.

Ten games left. We start off with three on the road in Coors against the Rockies, then head for the coast and four versus the Padres in Petco, and come back to Arizona to finish things out against the Nationals - looks like they've left it too late to make their run, being five back of the Reds with nine left to play. So it's probably going to be 10 games against teams with little or nothing to play for. Arizona need to go 5-5 to finish the season above .500, which would also be an improvement, albeit a token and rather suspect one, on their 2013 record. Will they make it?

  • Wins last ten games: 5
  • Wins last seven road games: 3
  • Wins last three home games: 1
  • Wins last series vs. COL, SD, WAS: 2, 2, 1 (each three-game sets)

Diamondbacks wins until season end: 5

To take part, by first pitch tonight in Denver, you must post in the comments with over, under or push (push = exactly 5 wins), along with the total number of runs the team will score over the remaining ten games. Over or under gets a point, if you go for "push" and that comes in, you get two points. All to play for!

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