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SnakePit Fantasy Baseball: Week 13

A lot of close games this week, with five of the seven contests being decided by two points or less. Here are the quick results: details, standings and next week's games are after the jump.

AZ SnakePit 5, Whooping Zoidbergs 4
Alabama Slammers 8, Los Wailoracles 2
Blonde Streaks 4, Phoenix Platypi 6
Lady Gaga Regatta 4, Lil Bitches 5
The Fighting Amish 5, warlords 4
Ignatius J. Rallies 3, Sofa King Juiced 7
Mizzoula Osprey 6, Bad Wolf 4

AZ SnakePit 5, Whooping Zoidbergs 4
Four homers and eight RBI by Reynolds helped push Snake to with one SB of a hitting sweep, and they held on for a narrow victory, Cordero's two saves proving crucial. The Zoidbergs got 14 strikeouts from Kennedy. plus three HR and seven RBI for Rasmus. Swisher drove in seven for Snake.

Alabama Slammers 8, Los Wailoracles 2
With six Wins, six Saves and 70 K's, Alabama's pitching rolled; Pitcher of the Week Gonzalez had two W, 16 K and 0.60 ERA, and they also picked up three Saves from Valverde. Los fared a little better at the plate, where Tulowitzki had three HR and seven RBI; McCutchen had six R and six RBI for the Slammers.

Blonde Streaks 4, Phoenix Platypi 6
Nunez (two Saves) was the difference maker for the Platypi, staving off a Blonde sweep in pitching, to match the one Phoenix had at the plate. The Streaks got 10 K from Norris and posted a collective 1.08 WHIP. Gonzalez (nine R, eight RBI) led the Platypi offense, his three HR matching Blonde's team total.

Lady Gaga Regatta 4, Lil Bitches 5
What I think may be a first - a tie in ERA - tilted the balance for Lil; they also took K and SB by one, and RBI by two. Santana (Lady) had a W + 13 K; Marmol notched a W + Sv and Vogelsong a W + 11 K for Lil. Ramirez led all hitters here, with a three HR, eight RBI week sporting the Regatta colors.

The Fighting Amish 5, warlords 4
The Amish had a great week from Bautista (four HR, eight RBI, .391 BA), plus three HR from Hamilton, and used that to dominate hitting. war fought back in pitching, behind three Papelbon Saves; Storen got a W and Sv. However, the Amish racked up 56 K's, a dozen by Wilson, to snatch overall victory.

Ignatius J. Rallies 3, Sofa King Juiced 7
Juiced racked up a likely record 18 HR, behind Hitter of the Week Ramirez (six HR, nine R, 10 RBI) and Berkman (four HR, seven RBI). Rallies managed only one HR and 15 RBI in total. Correia did get two W for them, but Kimbrel (four Sv) and Garza (W + 13 strikeouts) allowed Sofa to cruise home.

Mizzoula Osprey 6, Bad Wolf 4
Osprey swept hitting, but their "closer by committee" produced a crucial eight Saves, breaking Wolf's stranglehold in pitching. Kinsler had four HR for Mizzoula and Santos saved three. For Bad, Lee had a Win and 14 strikeouts, with Sabathia just behind him, notching a Win and 13 K's.


Rank   Team W-L-T Pct GB Last Week Waiver Moves
1.   Alabama Slammers 89-33-8 .715 - 8-2-0 11 24
2.   Mizzoula Osprey 87-41-2 .677 5 6-4-0 8 23
3.   AZ SnakePit 76-47-7 .612 13.5 5-4-1 4 9
4.   Lil Bitches 66-55-9 .542 22.5 5-4-1 10 13
5.   Phoenix Platypi 65-59-6 .523 25 6-4-0 9 23
6.   Los Wailoracles 61-62-7 .496 28.5 2-8-0 13 5
7.   Bad Wolf 61-64-5 .488 29.5 4-6-0 6 -
8.   The Fighting Amish 60-64-6 .485 30 5-4-1 3 31
9.   Blonde Streaks 58-65-7 .473 31.5 4-6-0 1 17
10.   Sofa King Juiced 55-67-8 .454 34 7-3-0 7 20
11.   warlords 52-72-6 .423 38 4-5-1 2 9
12.   Ignatius J. Rallies 48-74-8 .400 41 3-7-0 12 15
13.   Whooping Zoidbergs 46-82-2 .362 46 4-5-1 14 16
14.   Lady Gaga Regatta 42-81-7 .350 47.5 4-5-1 5 9

Week 14 Games

AZ SnakePit vs. Alabama Slammers
Blonde Streaks vs. Los Wailoracles
Lady Gaga Regatta vs. Phoenix Platypi
The Fighting Amish vs. Lil Bitches
Ignatius J. Rallies vs. warlords
Mizzoula Osprey vs. Sofa King Juiced
Bad Wolf vs. Whooping Zoidbergs

Everyone has now played everyone, so we start to re-cycle games. This means Game of the Week is SnakePit ve. Slammers. In Week 1, this one ended a tie, making Snake the only team to avoid being beaten by the Slammers, who have won 12 straight. Can they do it again?