Just thought i would update this thread.
I am team B, "FtheDodgers" the team with loaded pitching.
I won my semifinal matchup rather easily 9-3 as expected.
Team B from the OP also destroyed his semi matchup and we are now in the middle of our 2 week championship right now.
He got off to a ridiculously hot start, my batshad the week of teh entire season, and he dominated both the offensive and pitching cats for the first week.After 4 days was basically out of contention for AVG, H, RBI, and R.
However HR and SB's remained very close so on sunday when rosters opened i dropped my dead weight (polanco, scott, and R.I.P. hanley and torres) to get guys that that could steal me bases and hit homeruns - stubbs, aviles, and r. davis...
the plan being iffff my pitching pulled its head out of its own ass, id have a great chance to win if i could win just 1 or 2 batting cats.
well after the first week i was still getting crushed and losing 9-2-1, only leading HR's (by 1) and Saves (by 1).
Then monday happened. My FA's came through getting me steals and a couple more HR's, and with an epic pitching performance by Doc, Ublado, Hansen, and Bucchy i managed to take a miraculous 7-5 lead...
combined they went 31.2 IP, 20K's, just 4ER, a WHIP of 0.63, a 1.14 ERA, 4 QS and 2 Wins.
My pitchers still have as many starts left on the schedule as my opponent, so i am in the drivers seat for now, but as we all know just one bad start can doom an entire team in H2H
With 5 days to go, the championship is playing out almost exactly as predicted:
his hitters absolutely mashing
and my pitchers dominating