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SnakePit Fantasy Baseball: Week 17

It's very close at the top once again, with a single point covering the top four teams. Here's a round-up of the latest results in the SnakePit Fantasy League.

Brett Gardner was the man to have this week
Brett Gardner was the man to have this week
Jim Rogash
Week 17 results

AZ SnakePit 5, Mizzoula Osprey 5
A close game, R, SB and W decided by W, and WHIP by .01.Stanton's three home-runs powered Snake's offense, with Martinez homering twice for Mizzoula. Liriano also notched a W and 17 strikeouts on the mound for them, while Reed picked up three saves and eight K's for AZ's cause.

Gregorius B.I.G. 5, MyWieterGetzLongoria 4
Wins ended tied at three, just enough for Gregorius to edge this. They generally had the best of pitching, with a 1.66 ERA; Ross got a W and 14 strikeouts, though Santana got a W and 17 K's for Wieter. Rollins (BIG) was the only player with two homers; Eaton scored six on Longoria's side.

Sofa King Juiced 1, Alabama Slammers 9
The week's biggest blowout boosted Alabama back to the top, with Runs Sofa's only point - Santana scored eight, with two HR for them. Otherwise, it was all Alabama, led by Hitter of the Week Gardner (five HR, eight R, .478), plus two W + 13 K from Leake, and four Saves by Holland.

Trumboner 6, Angry Saguaro 4
Trumboner swept pitching, behind three Saves by Chapman and Bumgarner's Win and dozen strikeouts, countering Kershaw's W and nine K's. Offense was hard to come by here, the sides combining for 36 RBI: Ackley homered twice for Saguaro; Zobrist scored six for Trumboner.

Waffles 4, Space Wizard 4
The week's closest game ended with W + Sv tied, and three other categories decided by a single point. Space pitched their way to a 1.61 ERA, Strasburg and Hamels each getting a W + 14 K. But Cabrera had two HR and six RBI for Waffles, Beltran scoring and driving in five for the tie.

CGS 6, The Rusty Trumbones 4
CGS batted .295 with 11 home-runs, four of them from Harrison, who scored ten Runs as they swept the hitting points - Mesoraco had two HR and six RBI for the Trumbones. They also did better on the mound, where Robertson had three Saves. But Darvish got a W + 16 K, and CGS held on.

Trail-Hitters 7, Got Grittiness? 2
Two home-runs from Dunn and Jones propelled Trail to an edge at the plate, with a W and seven strikeouts from Shields. They were lucky Got appear to have checked out, playing three pitchers short and appear resigned to relegation. Shields picked up a W and seven strikeouts for hitters.

Rank Team W-L-T Pct GB Last Waiver Moves
1 Alabama Slammers 91-69-10 .565 - 9-1-0 6 46
2 Mizzoula Osprey 92-71-7 .562 0.5 5-5-0 12 31
3 Trail-Hitters 89-69-12 .559 1 7-2-1 13 37
The Rusty Trumbones 89-69-12 .559 1 4-6-0 5 30
5 Waffles 83-73-14 .529 6 4-4-2 10 32
6 Gregorius B.I.G. 82-76-12 .518 8 5-4-1 8 19
7 CGS 83-78-9 .515 8.5 6-4-0 1 30
8 Trumboner 81-78-11 .509 9.5 6-4-0 3 45
9 AZ SnakePit 82-81-7 .503 10.5 5-5-0 14 11
10 Space Wizard 75-81-14 .482 14 4-4-2 4 -
11 MyWieterGetzLongoria 72-86-12 .459 18 4-5-1 2 17
12 Angry Saguaro 75-90-5 .456 18.5 4-6-0 7 22
13 Sofa King Juiced 62-97-11 .397 28.5 1-9-0 9 36
14 Got Grittiness? 62-100-8 .388 30 2-7-1 11 5
Week 18 games

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

Four of the top six face off, with the ESPN televised game being Trail Hitters vs. the Rusty Trumbones, both teams having identical records of 89-69-12 (viewers in some markets may get Gregorius vs. Mizzoula). Trail's best category is runs, where they are 12-4-1, having scored 539 times, but they struggle in K's, having gone 6-11. The Trumbones peak in Saves, also with a 12-4-1 record, and their 95 saves leads the league; their weakest category is HR, where they are 7-9-1.