It all hinges on Santana and Sabathia...

As of this morning, here is the matchup in my buddy league in me and our crazy Grande Prairie friends' head to head elimination match:

Note that I pretty much can't touch himin the offensive categories: I might take stolen bases from him in the say way he might take assists from me.

Pitching is another story. We're deadlocked in saves. He's one ahead in wins. My pitchers' calculated stats are a pretty-near-lock.

Right now he has me beat 6-5-1. Today (Sunday) is the last day, and I need a surge ahead if I'm going to be victorious. I luckily have the makings of a surge ahead. Two of my pitchers, C.C. Sabathia and Johan Santana, started today. Only one of his did, Bronson Arroyo, and he was accidently left on the bench. If I received two wins from my two starters, and assuming none of our relievers got credited with wins, then I'm moving onto the semifinals. (Of course, assuming I don't get massacred in assists today -- Yahoo doesn't really post that data until the next day, so you're guess is as good as mine).

What, dare you ask, happens in a tie? What if I only get one win? (Not too impossible, at 1:55pm Cleveland-ChiSox are tied at two in the Top7 and surging Minnesota has a 3-0 lead in the Bot6). What if his releivers deke him an extra save? (Wickman already got one save today, Otsuka is facing Seattle later today, and B.J. Ryan is against the Angels later...yet again, Toronto might screw me over -- while for me Colorado is currently leading Washington 5-2 in the 3rd, and Joe Nathan's fate will hinge closely with Santana's)

If we end up 6-6-0, the tie-breaking formula secondly goes to Batting Average, which we don't have -- moving onto WHIP. That is, of course, if there's a tie in the first criteria: Earned Run Average.

In other words, I can beat him in a tie, just not in a loss. Sabathia and Nathan, don't fail me now!