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!
Winners (8): AJV19, Angry_Saguaro, AzDbackfanInDc, Gildo, grimmy01, piratedan, walleye01, Xipooo
Sinners (4): AzRattler, azshadowwalker, blank_38, GuruB
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Craig from Az
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Daniel Corbin Jr.
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!