AZ SnakePit 8, BBTNG 2
Not a match where pitchers covered themselves in glory: AZ's 5.73 ERA was still good enough to win, with Maroth breaking Cruz's record, posting a 162.00 ERA. Zito and Bush helped BBTNG take K's; they also won HR behind 3 from Renteria.
Man of the Match: Taveras (AZ) - 7 R, 3 RBI, 4 SB, .323
DFA'ders 3, KarateMonkeyDeathCar 6
Davis (DFA) was the only arm on either side to earn a win, and Jones' three saves won that category. Otherwise, Karate dominated, with a .314 average, and 39 RBIs behind Ramirez and Chavez. "EZ" does it, you could say...
Man of the Match: Ramirez (Karate) - 5 R, 4 HR, 10 RBI, .476
Uk Dbacks 2, The Fighting Amish 4
Jason Bay might had the most phemomenal week of any player this year, and led UK to ties in three hitting categories. Amish withstood Valverde's 23.14 ERA to take that, and Crawford's 8 SB were also crucial there.
Man of the Match: Bay (UK) - 11 R, 7 HR, 15 RBI, .500
JByrnesIsMyHomie 7, GregSchulteOverdrive 2
The TV game turned into a hitting exhibition, Byrnes sweeping all five points there, Soriano and Guerrero both batting above .400. Pitching was evenly split, Schilling's two wins for Greg countering those of Verlander.
Man of the Match: Verlander (Byrnes) - 2 W, 12 K, 0.56 ERA, 0.88 WHIP
Browncoats 5, Random Fandom 3
Neither side could be bothered with saves, and in a low-scoring game, mustered only 44 RBIs between them. Mauer (Random) took batting honours, with a .467 week, while Martinez (Brown) and Santana (Random) each had 10 K's.
Man of the Match: Johnson (Brown) - 8 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, ,375
7-2 Offsuiters 7, BigLebowski 1
7-2 had their best outing of the season, coming within a couple of RBIs of a clean sweep in hitting, and holding Big to ties in wins + saves in pitching. Hall had 3 HR for Big; the rest of the team only had one all week.
Man of the Match: Cabrera (7-2) - 7 R, 8 RBI, 2 SB, .500
The Loose Seals 6, ?Chalino Sanchez! 4
Seals delivered a .317 average with 11 HR and 36 RBI, but Peavy's 22 K's for Chalino were almost as many as Seals entire total. However, Seals still took ERA, but three saves by Ray gave that to Chalino, despite Rivera matching him.
Man of the Match: Rodriguez (Seals) - 8 R, 4 HR, 11 RBI, .435
Record GB 1. JByrnesIsMyHomie 58-17-5 - 2. The Fighting Amish 46-24-10 9.5 3. The Loose Seals 45-25-10 10.5 4. GregSchulteOverdrive 44-29-7 13 5. AZ SnakePit 42-33-5 16 6. Random Fandom 38-36-6 19.5 7. BBTNG 36-40-4 22.5 8. KarateMonkeyDeathCar 34-41-5 24 9. ?Chalino Sanchez! 33-42-5 25 10. Uk Dbacks 27-39-14 26.5 11. DFA'ders 32-44-4 26.5 12. Browncoats 29-42-9 27 13. BigLebowski 28-49-3 31 14. 7-2 Offsuiters 21-52-7 36
Week 9 Matchups
AZ SnakePit vs. 7-2 Offsuiters
DFA'ders vs. BBTNG
Uk Dbacks vs. KarateMonkeyDeathCar
JByrnesIsMyHomie vs. The Fighting Amish
Browncoats vs. GregSchulteOverdrive
The Loose Seals vs. BigLebowski
?Chalino Sanchez! vs. Random Fandom
Leaders Byrnes face their second tough contest in a row: after disposing of Schulte, how will they fare against Amish, now sitting second in the league? Their powerhouse outfield of Soriano and Guerrero helped them last week, while Papelbon's 0.35 ERA is a force in the bullpen. Amish will hope Valverde finds himself; Konerko leads all players with 40 RBIs, and has already added a homer today, his 15th, to give him the team lead over Carlos Beltran.