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SnakePit Fantasy Baseball: Week 18

It remains tight at the top, with half a point separating first and second, while the third- and fourth-placed teams faced off in an intense match-up.

Tucson, represent! Native J.J. Hardy led all fantasy players this week.
Tucson, represent! Native J.J. Hardy led all fantasy players this week.
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Week 18 Results

AZ SnakePit 4, Trumboner 6
Trumboner powered their way to victory, getting 13 home-runs, led by LaRoche (three HR, seven R), with three more from Gomez and Davis. Stanton had three for Snake who fought back on pitching, behind Lester's CGSO and a collective 2.69 ERA. Richards had a W + 14 K for Trumboner.

Gregorius B.I.G. 3, Mizzoula Osprey 7
Second-placed Osprey kept pace with the leaders, sweeping hitting as Wong and Baez each homered twice; Gomes and Utley did the same for Gregorius. McCarthy got a W and 16 strikeouts for Mizzoula, with Jansen notching a W and a Sv for BIG, but Osprey took WHIP by .005

Sofa King Juiced 5, MyWieterGetzLongoria 5
This battle with relegation implications ended even. Sofa edged hitting, getting two HR and seven RBI from Gonzalez; Perez did the same for Wieter. But the roles were reversed on the mound: Price notched 16 strikeouts for Longoria, but Scherzer had just one less K for Juiced.

Waffles 6, Angry Saguaro 4
Seven Runs by Kipnis helped Waffles to a decisive edge on offense, where they took four of five points, despite Gordon having three HR for Saguaro. Beltran and Cruz each had a HR and five RBI for Waffles. Gonzalez had 14 K's for them, while Kershaw had a W and 13 K's for Angry.

CGS 8, Space Wizard 1
The week's biggest blowout went to CGS, who lost only RBI. Otherwise, it was all them, with Carter getting three HR and seven RBI; Sandoval had two HR and drove in nine for Wizard. They also got a W + 10 K from Lynn, but a solid performance from Cueto (two W, 15 K) assured CGS of the victory.

Trail-Hitters 5, The Rusty Trumbones 5
The televised game was a cracker: the sides came in even, and left the same way, with three categories decided by a single point. Top performers for Trail were Hitter of the Week Hardy (two HR, seven RBI) and Wood (W + 17 K); for the Trumbones, it was Mesoraco (two HR, seven RBI) and Pitcher of the Week Kluber (two W, 17 K).

Got Grittiness? 3, Alabama Slammers 7
Slammers held on to the top spot with a comfortable win over last-placed Got. Vicedo had three HR for Alabama, who batted .318 on the week. Their pitching was strong too, Duffy getting two W and 11 K, and Holland saving three. Uehara had three Saves in a losing cause for Grittiness.

Standings
Rank Team W-L-T Pct GB Last Waiver Moves
1 Alabama Slammers 98-72-10 .572 - 7-3-0 13 49
2 Mizzoula Osprey 99-74-7 .569 0.5 7-3-0 10 34
3 Trail-Hitters 94-74-12 .556 3 5-5-0 11 41
The Rusty Trumbones 94-74-12 .556 3 5-5-0 4 32
5 CGS 91-79-10 .533 7 8-1-1 1 33
Waffles 89-77-14 .533 7 6-4-0 8 34
7 Trumboner 87-82-11 .514 10.5 6-4-0 2 45
8 Gregorius B.I.G. 85-83-12 .506 12 3-7-0 6 22
9 AZ SnakePit 86-87-7 .497 13.5 4-6-0 12 12
10 Space Wizard 76-89-15 .464 19.5 1-8-1 3 -
11 MyWieterGetzLongoria 77-91-12 .461 20 5-5-0 14 19
12 Angry Saguaro 79-96-5 .453 21.5 4-6-0 5 23
13 Sofa King Juiced 67-102-11 .403 30.5 5-5-0 7 39
14 Got Grittiness? 65-107-8 .383 34 3-7-0 9 5
Week 19 Games

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

All the games this week feature a team in the top half against a team in the bottom half. The closest match-up looks to be Gregorius B.I.G. vs. Trumboner, pitting 8th against 7th, so that will be the ESPN Game of the Week. Gregorius saw their six-game unbeaten streak ended by Mizzoula this week, and will be looking to bounce back behind Freeman and Ross. Trumboner, haven't tasted defeat for five games themselves, with Gomez and Richards leading their offense and pitching respectively.