Week 24 results
The Fighting Amish 2 warlords 7
Top seed war rolled comfortably into the grand final, piling up five wins and 55 K's behind Garland's two victories and Papelbon's three saves. They also got ten RBI from Laroche. Amish got two wins and 21 K's out of Lincecum, but he lacked support, so ERA and WHIP were their only points.
7-2 Offsuiters 4, Adriano Rosario's 5
Adriano upset #2 seeds 7-2, behind strong pitching from their starters, who all had an ERA of three or better, and five saves from Ziegler and Wood. It was an offensively low-scoring week, with neither side batting .250; 7-2 had the edge at the plate, but a crucial point in SB gave overall victory to Adriano.
dbacktom 5 GregSchulteOverdrive 4
tom held on to tie in BA at .234, a result that sealed fifth place for them. They got two Wins each from Lester and Arredondo, while Volquez fanned 18 for Greg. On offense, Blalock homered three times for Greg, but Figgins two SB and .273 BA were vital to tom's victory.
Douchebaggery 5 Ignatius J. Rallies 3
Douche went into the consolation championship match, though not without a struggle - Wins and Saves finished tied. In the end, it was their pitching staff that got them through with Vazquez's W and 13 K's their best performance. Span had 8 Runs and 2 HR for Ignatius; Fielder homered twice for Douche.
Crazy VIII's 6, Desert Dingleberries 4
Four homers for Gonzalez and three for Guzman powered VIII to a sweep of the hitting points, as they batted .333 on the week. Desert fought back bravely on the mound, Burnett getting two W and 13 K, but were sunk by a lack of saves: K-Rod's record-setting trio were more than enough for VIII.
AZ SnakePit 2, Shenanigans 2.0 8
Despite the score, Shen had to fight, winning HR and Sv by one, and BA by a mere .001. Howard's monstrous week (8 R, 4 HR, 12 RBI) was crucial, countering Shoppach's 3 HR and 7 RBI. Snake's failure to get a W or Sv were crucial, but Shen had a 2.32 ERA and WHIP exactly at one, and took 11th spot.
Week 25 fixtures
Championship Game: Adriano Rosario's vs. warlords
3rd-place The Fighting Amish vs. 7-2 Offsuiters
7th-place: Douchebaggery vs. Crazy VIII's
9th-place Ignatius J. Rallies vs. Desert Dingleberries
The final round of games takes place over two weeks, so plenty of time for fortunes to ebb and flow. Obviously, the ESPN game of the week is the championship clash between Adriano Rosario's and warlords. war cruised into the final while hardly breaking a sweat, going 18-6 in both K and ERA over the season. Adriano are even better in K, with a record of 19-4-1, so that might be an indication of how this match will shape up. It seems likely that whoever takes pitching will win in the long run.
Week 24 results