Good luck in the finals of the readers league hr!
I lost 2 of 3 semi-final match-ups this week.
Didn't deserve to win either, completely outmatched in both.
In the other semi-final, I won the most crazy nailbiter I've ever been in.
Through Wed/Thurs I was down by scores of 11-1, 10-2, etc.
*Missing Ichiro's 7/8, 4SB, 2XBH day
*Seeing a Carpenter win blown in the bottom of the 9th
*Seeing a Marmol save blown in the bottom of the 9th
End of Saturday I thought I was toast.
I was going to need to:
*Win HITS. Tied at end of day.
*Win SB. Tied at end of day.
*Win SV. Up by 1 at end of day.
The fantasy baseball gods screwed with me all day long.
1st) My hitters were AWFUL early in the day and I got behind in hits.
2nd) The other team gets a SB... I'm basically screwed.
3rd) The other team gets a SV... Balfour (OAK) over the Yanks.
I'm basically hosed.
But three little fantasy baseball miracles happened.
1st) Ichiro stole a bag late in the OAK/NYY game, and I retook the SB lead.
2nd) With the Reds clinching their division they sat Phillips & Bruce! Two key last-game-of-the-day players on my opponents' team!
3rd)... and this is the crazy one.
Score would have been 6-6.
Arizona was up 7-4 in the top 8th.
I'm thinking "This is great, JJ Putz save and I get the SV back!"
Then, Arizona goes & scores 3 to go up 10-4 after the 8th.
I practically cried. Match over.
Then the miracle happens.
Arizona gives up THREE runs in the bottom of the 9th.
Putz comes in with 2 outs in the 9th, man on, man up, man on-deck.
Final score: 7-6 Pengwin (and I did NOT have the tie-break)
What a rollercoaster.
Onto the finals!