Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Season 20 Wrap Up - Richmond takes the Crown!

Richmond Manamfasha (NL)
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Richmond is your Season 20 Champion!

In a most interesting World Series matchup, the #4 seed in the NL, Richmond, defeated the #6 seed out of the AL, Detroit in 5 games to take home the Season 20 Championship in Kenny Powers.  Richmond breezed through the first two rounds, sweeping Honolulu and Oklahoma City to make the NLCS, in which they took down Las Vegas in a hard fought six game battle.   The momentum from the big NLCS win led to 5 game win to take the Kenny Powers crown.  The key to Richmond's championship run was pitching, posting an incredible 2.40 team ERA in the playoffs.  Cy Young winner Norberto Morales continued his epic season going 5-0 in 6 starts with a microscopic 0.84 ERA.  Glen Stokes was a solid #2 throughout the playoffs, with 5-1 record in six starts with a 2.50 ERA.  With those two leading the way, and a rock solid bullpen behind them, it was very tough to score on Richmond.

Detroit had an excellent season as well, making it out of the AL as the #6 seed by defeating Oakland and Atlanta in 4 games, and then upstart Boston in six in the ALCS.  They had outstanding pitching throughout the playoffs as well, with a 3.03 team ERA, but in the end Richmond was too hot to handle in the World Series.  Congrats to Detroit on the AL pennant, and a very nice playoff run.

It was an interesting Season 20 in Kenny Powers, with the only 100 win team bounced in their first playoff matchup, so the parity in the world may be as strong as in recent memory.  Look forward to a great Season 21, after we fill these openings!   Thanks to all for playing this past season and making it another great one in Kenny Powers.

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