Can Corey Kluber continue his masterful playoff run for Let’s Play 2 and will rookie slugger Aaron Judge power Everybody Hurts to the title? The two will meet in this year’s SFRRC Fantasy Baseball championship series.
Kluber hasn’t allowed an earned run in his last three starts. He’ll face the White Sox at home on Saturday.
Starting pitching helped Louie Bottaro’s team reach its first championship series. Jose Quintana, Kluber, and Jake Odorizzi all pitched scoreless games last week as Let’s Play 2 earned five quality starts to upset the JetSetters in the semifinals.
Everybody Hurts defeated the Lower Haighters with power at the plate. Aaron Judge and Rhys Hoskins combined to knock in 16 of the team’s 41 RBI. The bullpen was also brilliant, as Blake Treinen had three of the team’s seven saves/holds.
Let’s Play 2 will have nine hitters with an opportunity to play in seven games this week while Everybody Hurts has just six hitters with a game every week. Opportunities often create production at the plate.
Both teams will have six starts from starting pitchers and each team will see their starters at home for four of those six games. It looks like a fairly even matchup on the mound.
In the consolation bracket, the Lower Haighters will face the JetSetters in the third-place series. The JetSetters won the lone meeting between the teams this year, sweeping the offensive categories as Jose Ramirez scored 11 runs and had seven RBI.
Hapamon will play A-Rod’s Mirrors in the fifth-place series. The Mirrors beat Hapamon 6-5 in a tightly contested Week 17 series. Manny Machado had eight RBI in that series for the Mirrors while Hapamon’s ace, Clayton Kershaw, was out with a back injury.
Stadium Mustard and Bacon at Mile 11 will play in the seventh-place series. Bacon at Mile 11 won the lone meeting between the two teams in Week 17. Nolan Arenado drove in seven runs for Bacon while starter Aaron Nola had two quality starts.