Week 16 Results
AZ SnakePit 5, Arizona Muugens 4
SnakePit were hurt by Bell (2 IP, 7 ER), but held on to win in the shortened week, and moved into a playoff spot for the first time. Crede drove in five for them, while Huff scored five for Muugens. Dempster also had a W and 7 K's for them, but strikeouts were tied.
Douchebaggery 3, Desert Storm BC 4
Storm had a 1.82 ERA and piled up 21 K's - Rodriguez had seven of those, as well as a victory. But Douche got two HR each from Youkilis and Fielder, though they only hit .178 as a team. Anderson had five RBI for Storm, though that category, along with R and SB, ended level.
dbacktom 4, Desert Dingleberries 5
Eight K's from Sanchez and two saves by Franklin were instrumental in Dingle pipping tom, despite the loser getting two HR and six RBI from Ankiel. Holliday homered twice for Dingle, though neither side pitched well, Desert's 5.82 ERA being sufficient for victory.
The Fighting Amish 3, Ignatius J. Rallies 6
Rallies had an excellent week on the mound, with a 2.70 ERA and 0.73 WHIP: Hernandez struck out eight for them, while Torres got a pair of scoreless saves. They also got two homers from Teixeira, a figure matched for Amish by both Thames and Guerrero.
Tucson Myth 6, GregSchulteOverdrive 2
Myth continued their good recent run, with solid weeks from Glaus (6 R, 3 HR) and Scott (3 HR, 6 RBI), anchoring their offense to ten homers and a .404 average. Guthrie (Greg) had a Win and five strikeouts, but Myth took both ERA and WHIP, and are 3-1-2 in the past six rounds.
7-2 Offsuiters 4, warlords 4
These two couldn't be split, with HR ending tied at three, and neither side managing to return a save. Pettitte (war) and Parra (7-2) each had a Win and nine K's, while Hermida (war) homered twice, and Cabrera (7-2) led all players in this game, driving in four runs.
Adriano Rosario's 5, last place 4
Longoria had two homers and five RBI for Adriano, but it was Wheeler's save - the only one managed by either team - that clinched victory for them. Gallagher struck out seven for last, and Morneau drove in five; Hamels and Braun matched those figures for Adriano.
Crazy VIII's 4, Shenanigans 2.0 6
Both pitching staffs had games to forget, with ERAs of 8.06 for VIII and 7.43 for Shen. Burrell (Shen) was the only player to homer twice, and also scored four runs. Rodriguez had two saves for VIII, but Shen hit .389, their outfield trio all going .417 or better for the week.
Kapsaicin Kids 10, SHUperMen 0
The first sweep since the Opening Week saw Kids take it to SHU. Most of the categories weren't that close - SB and Sv were each decided by one. Wright (5 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI) was the star on offense for Kids, while Meche (W + 6 K) and Broxton (two saves) led their pitching.
Wimboes Barmy Army 5, Blonde Streaks 4
Streaks hit .379 on the week, but Wimboes took all the other hitting categories, though the teams combined for only 15 RBI. Streaks had a miniscule 0.72 ERA, behind Sabathia (W + 10 K), but Wimb got wins from Lackey, Cook and Mussina to snatch overall victory.
|5.||The Fighting Amish||82-68-10||.544||13||3-6-1||17||47|
|8.||Desert Storm BC||74-68-18||.519||17||4-3-3||10||10|
|10.||Ignatius J. Rallies||75-75-10||.500||20||6-3-1||18||24|
|12.||Wimboes Barmy Army||71-76-13||.484||22.5||5-4-1||5||26|
Week 17 Games
AZ SnakePit vs. Wimboes Barmy Army
Douchebaggery vs. Arizona Muugens
dbacktom vs. Desert Storm BC
The Fighting Amish vs. Desert Dingleberries
Tucson Myth vs. Ignatius J. Rallies
7-2 Offsuiters vs. GregSchulteOverdrive
Adriano Rosario's vs. warlords
Crazy VIII's vs. last place
Kapsaicin Kids vs. Shenanigans 2.0
Blonde Streaks vs. SHUperMen
warlords vs. Adriano Rosario's is the ESPN Game of the Week, pitting the top two in the table against each other. Adriano have been phenomenally hot, winning eight weeks in a row and 11 of 12: Longoria has seven HR and 23 RBI over the last month, while Verlander has five victories. war also have a five-game unbeaten streak on the line, but have two men on the DL in Castillo and Boone, which may be just too much of a handicap to overcome...