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SnakePit Fantasy Baseball: Week 16

Carlos Santana had a week to remember, and Chris Sale was equally successful on the mound, in this week's round-up of fantasy action.

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Week 16 Results

AZ SnakePit 3, MyWieterGetzLongoria 7
Closer than it look, Wieter taking R, RBI and SB by one. HR were at a premium, the sides combining for only six, half of those from SnakePit's Holliday. Eaton scored five R for Wieters, but it was their pitching which won this, Fister notching two W, with Teheran adding a Win and 16 K's.

Gregorius B.I.G. 5, Sofa King Juiced 3
A 1.52 ETA from BIG's pitching staff propelled them to victory, with two Wins and a 0.68 ERA for deGrom the standout performance; Sofa got a W and 11 strikeouts by Scherzer, as did Gregorius from.Ross At the plate, Duda had three HR for Juiced; Rollins scored and drove in five for BIG.

Mizzoula Osprey 9, Angry Saguaro 1
Saves were Angry's only win, Nathan and Janssen getting two each. Otherwise, it was one-way traffic. Ryu got two Wins and 12 K's to lead the Osprey pitching, and they swept offense, being Hitter of the Week Santana (six HR, ten RBI, .556); Dickerson chipped in two HR and five Runs.

Trumboner 7, Space Wizard 3
Space had the edge on hitting behind Ortiz (five HR, 12 RBI), beating Trumboner's Lucroy (three HR, five RBI). But Trumboner had the clear edge in pitching, particularly Saves, where Mejia had four and Perkins three. Hamels (Space) was the only one to reach 10 K's, also getting a W.

Waffles 3, The Rusty Trumbones 6
Leaders Trumbones relied heavily on their arms, hitting only .239 with one collective homer. Waffles got two HR from Beltran, but batted worse still, at .222. Cishek notched five saves for them two, but Soriano got three of Rusty's seven, and a 0.91 WHIP helped the Trumbones through.

CGS 9, Got Grittiness? 1
Despite Bautista and Cespedes combing for six HR and 16 RBI, Got were almost flattened, winning only ERA. CGS got four Saves from Britton and three by McGee, with Arenado adding three HR and six RBI at the plate. Cobb also had a Win and ten strikeouts for the victors.

Trail-Hitters 5, Alabama Slammers 4
The televised contest was this week's closest game, going to Trail after Saves ended level. Alabama enjoyed a 2.17 ERA, led by two W + 20 K from Pitcher of the Week Sale, but Salazar got two W + 13 K for Trail, who also got two HR and five RBI by Jones. Braun went deep twice for Alabama.

Standings
Rank Team W-L-T Pct GB Last Waiver Moves
1 The Rusty Trumbones 85-63-12 .569 - 6-3-1 5 28
2 Mizzoula Osprey 87-66-7 .566 0.5 9-1-0 12 29
3 Trail-Hitters 82-67-11 .547 3.5 5-4-1 13 36
4 Alabama Slammers 82-68-10 .544 4 4-5-1 6 43
5 Waffles 79-69-12 .531 6 3-6-1 10 30
6 Gregorius B.I.G. 77-72-11 .516 8.5 5-3-2 8 19
7 CGS 77-74-9 .509 9.5 9-1-0 1 27
8 Trumboner 75-74-11 .503 10.5 7-3-0 3 39
9 AZ SnakePit 77-76-7 .503 10.5 3-7-0 14 11
10 Space Wizard 71-77-12 .481 14 3-7-0 4 -
11 MyWieterGetzLongoria 68-81-11 .459 17.5 7-3-0 2 17
12 Angry Saguaro 71-84-5 .459 17.5 1-9-0 7 20
13 Sofa King Juiced 61-88-11 .416 24.5 3-5-2 9 36
14 Got Grittiness? 60-93-7 .397 27.5 1-9-0 11 5
Week 17 Games

AZ SnakePit vs. Mizzoula Osprey
Gregorius B.I.G. vs. MyWieterGetzLongoria
Sofa King Juiced vs. Alabama Slammers
Trumboner vs. Angry Saguaro
Waffles vs. Space Wizard
CGS vs. The Rusty Trumbones
Trail-Hitters vs. Got Grittiness?

The ESPN Game of the Week will be CGS vs. The Rusty Trumbones, the only one pitting two sides in the top half of the table against each other. CGS started slowly, with just three wins in the first ten rounds, but have improved of late, winning four of the last six, behind Anthony Rizzo and Johnny Cueto. The Trumbones have only one loss in the previous eight weeks, with one tie. Dee Gordon and Corey Kluber have been their stars on offense and pitching respectively.