From: Portsmouth RI
We are in the final weekend of Fantasy Basebal and the matchups are going down to the wire!
In the weekly league the Hamburg Redsox managed by s_palkowski has a narrow 7 to margin over Mark Nelms Tornadoes.
In the batting categories Hamburg Sox lead 48-42 in runs, 14-13 in HRs and .744 - .732 in OPS on strong weeks from Albert Pujols, Bobby Abreu, and Vlady Guerrero. Tornadoes lead 60-57 in RBI, 136-132 in total bases and .248-.233 in BA. David Wright, Chris Young, Derrick Lee and Adam Dunn are gittin 'r done for the Tornadoes. Both these power hitting teams are tied with a weak 3 Stolen bases each.
In Pitching Tornadoes leads 6-4 in wins and has a commanding 8-3 lead in saves. A slight advantage in K/9 of 9.6 to 9 needs to improve to help Tornadoes keep their narrow lead. Tonight Tornadoes has John Lackey and Ryan Dempster starting and Sunday has Joe Saunders. Hamburg Redsox has an even more commanding 10-3 lead in holds and a solid 3.00 - 3.58 ERA avantage. Thinner margins of 1.23 - 1.32 in WHIP and 2.88 - 2.78 in K/BB will need to be shored up by Derek Lowe tonight, Javier Lopez and Matt Cain Saturday and Mike Mussina on Sunday. Tornadoes is going to likely have to makea couple trdes for the week end to get at least one more start this weekend, or play it safe hoping For bad starts from the Red Sox bevy of starters.
In any case this one is very much up for grabs!
In the Basic League Mark Nelms Tornadoes is also in the finals agianst the Red Sawks of Yours Truely. I have a VERY thin 5-4 lead going into the final weekend with nearly all the categories still up in the air. I lead in RBI 56-43, and stolen bases 4-3 Thanks to the awakening of David Ortiz and Albert Pujols bats and steady perforance by Chase Utley and Alex Rios. Tornadoes holds a 45-44 lead in Runs, a 15-12 margin in Home runs and a solid .266 - .247 lead in Batting Average. Ryan Howard, Prince Fielder and Jacoby Ellsbury have been the drivers of those advantages. In Pitching my Staff has 5-4 lead in wins (despite not getting home intome to take advantage of Roy Hallidays win, but getting a gimme for Salmon Torres in Ryan Brauns walk off Grand Slam performacne to keep the Brew Crew tied with the Mets for the Wild Card). I have a 10-8 lead in saves and a solid 3.34 - 4.48 lead in ERA. I made moves for the weekend to pick up Josh Beckett and Chris Young who start Saturday. I have Derek Lowe Tonight and Cole Hamels and Mike Mussina on Sunday. Tornadoes leads in Ks 64-53 and we are dead even at 1.39 in WHIP. Tornadoes has Dan Haren and Ryan Dempster tonight and Cliff Lee on Sunday. He only has a three man bullpen (Fancisco Cordero, BRad Lidge and Brian Fuentes to match my deeper pen off Joe Nathan, Jensen Lewis, Saloman Torres, Fernando Rodney and Jonathan Broxton.
This will be another VERY exciting finish! Will we have a Unified Belt for Tornadoes winnging both leagues! Or will he get NOTHING!!!