Well, it's gut check time for the Twins. It's kind of weird. Being 2 1/2 games back doesn't sound like a lot, but when you realize there are only 6 games remaining and you start doing the math...it almost feels like the Twins need to win the rest of their 6 games to get into the playoffs.
They certainly need to sweep the White Sox. But we'll see. You'll be shocked to hear that I'm not optimistic.
www.mlb.com Headline of the Week:
Dice-K rolls a one; Sox on verge of October Date
Apparently the Red Sox magic number is one...I wish the Twins' magic number was one....
September 20th, 2008 - Twins 2 Rays 7
Bad outing by Slowey speeds the Rays into the playoffs
September 22nd, 2008 - Mets 6 Braves 7
Braves beat Mets as beleaguered bullpen biffs it again
September 22nd, 2008 - Red Sox 3 Blue Jays 0
Dice-K sends Jays south for the winter
September 21st, 2008 - Twins 4 Rays 1
Twins sting the Rays
September 21st, 2008 - Phillies 5 Marlins 2
Chase-d by the Mets, Utley unleashes a homer inching Phillies closer to the postseason
September 21st, 2008 - Tigers 5 Indians 10
Detroit's Dontrelle destroyed
Well last week Teebore and I tied at one vote a piece. I think this time it was just he and I voting for each other. Don't worry folks. Only one week left.
No real log this week, since the finals are 2 weeks long. Which of course means if the championship was one week, like every other week of fantasy baseball, I would've won. But of course they have to give me a whole other week to blow it. And we all know I will. Especially since the iron fist of boots~ laid down a decree that the 2nd place winner in the playoffs gets $20 less than they were supposed to. So I know I'm going to get screwed...but here's how it looks after a week:
R HR RBI SB AVG W SV K ERA WHIP
Me: 27 8 25 2 .231 5 6 67 4.03 1.21
Him: 30 8 36 6 .257 5 5 36 4.47 1.47
So yeah, we're tied. But I won ERA, so if it ended after just one week I would've won the championship. But it's not over, and as of tonight, I'm already losing 5-2...including ERA. Awesome.