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SnakePit Fantasy Baseball: Week 22

The final round of regular season games decided who makes the championship and consolation playoffs and who gets a week off for the first round contests.

Miguel Cabrera, Hitter of the Week
Miguel Cabrera, Hitter of the Week
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Week 22 Results

AZ SnakePit 8, Got Grittiness? 2
Snake finished strong and snatched a bye in the first round of the consolation playoffs, edging Gregorius on the tiebreaker. They swept hitting, batting .313 with three HR apiece for Seager and Stanton. Grittiness did better on pitching, with Gausman getting 14 K's, but finish last.

Gregorius B.I.G. 3, Trail-Hitters 6
Trail snatched a week off by the narrowest margin, tying with Mizzoula but having a better Week 22 record by half a point. A team effort, they batted .312, and had a 2.46 ERA led by Posey (two HR, eight RBI) and Wheeler (W + 14 K). Vargas had three HR for BIG, and Pitcher of the Week Rosenthal a W + 3 Sv.

Sofa King Juiced 7, CGS 3
Sofa almost derailed CGS's playoff hopes with this upset, as they swept offense behind Hitter of the Week Cabrera (five HR, nine RBI, .500), withy Gonzalez adding three HR and eight RBI. Carter had three HR and seven RBI for CGS, who just clung on to 6th behind Hammel's W + 12 K.

MyWieterGetzLongoria 3, Waffles 6
Waffled secured fifth spot with this victory, largely due to Cruz's four HR and 12 RBI - the rest of their offense had only three HR and 13 RBI. They also got two Wins and seven Strikeouts by Gonzalez, though Price picked up a Win and 19 K;s for Wieter, who finished the year in 11th.

Mizzoula Osprey 6, Trumboner 4
Losing W by one cost the Osprey a 1st-round bye, as Trail-Hitters edged them for 2nd. Trumboner also missed out on the championship playoffs by half a point. LaRoche had four HR and 10 RBI and Ventura two W + 9 K. Dickey had two W + 10 K for Mizzoula, and Santana three HR + eight RBI.

The Rusty Trumbones 5, Angry Saguaro 4
The week's closest game saw the Trumbones beat the Saguaro, after SB ended level. Kemp had three HR for Rusty, with Mesoraco adding two, but Wainwright had two W + six Strikeouts as Angry, fought back in pitching, with Smyly adding 15 K's. Kluber's 10 K's let Rusty hold on.

Space Wizard 0, Alabama Slammers 7
Leaders Slammers clinched the #1 seed with a shutout of Space, though SB, W and Sv all ended level. Otherwise, it was all Alabama, behind Martinez, who had three Home-Runs and drove in seven, with Carrasco notching a W and 18 strikeouts. Hamles had a W + 14 K for Space.

Standings
Rank Team W-L-T Pct GB Last Week Waiver Moves
1 Alabama Slammers 120-85-15 .580 - 7-0-3 10 61
*2 Trail-Hitters 118-89-13 .566 3 6-3-1 14 51
*3 Mizzoula Osprey 120-91-9 .566 3 6-4-0 8 38
4 The Rusty Trumbones 116-88-16 .564 3.5 5-4-1 13 45
5 Waffles 110-94-16 .536 9.5 6-3-1 6 39
6 CGS 110-97-13 .530 11 3-7-0 12 44
7 Trumboner 110-98-12 .527 11.5 4-6-0 1 54
**8 AZ SnakePit 105-107-8 .495 18.5 8-2-0 9 14
**9 Gregorius B.I.G. 101-103-16 .495 18.5 3-6-1 4 31
10 Angry Saguaro 102-111-7 .480 22 4-5-1 3 24
11 MyWieterGetzLongoria 94-111-15 .461 26 3-6-1 11 22
12 Space Wizard 89-112-19 .448 29 0-7-3 2 -
13 Sofa King Juiced 84-124-12 .409 37.5 7-3-0 5 44
14 Got Grittiness? 71-140-9 .343 52 2-8-0 7 5

* = Trail-Hitters took the tie-breaker, due to a better Week 22 winning %
** = AZ SnakePit took the tie-breaker, by dint of a better Week 22 winning %

Week 23 Games

Championship bracket
The Rusty Trumbones (4) vs. Waffles (5)
Mizzoula Osprey (3) vs, CGS (6)

Consolation bracket
Angry Saguaro (10) vs. MyWieterGetzLongoria (11)
Gregorius B.I.G. (9) vs. Space Wizard (12)

The first round of post-season play gets under way, with the top two sides sitting it out in both the championship and consolation brackets. The Rusty Trumbones takes on the Waffles in the ESPN Game of the Week. The two sides faced off twice in the regular season with the Trumbones coming out on top by the same score, 6-3, on each occasion. Will the playoffs be any different?