Clutch Baseball Online League: Playoffs Recap

Earlier this month we declared the champion of our first online league.  It was a grind of a season, spanning 20 games over more than 3 months.  For those not familiar with the league format, we had 8 teams randomly assigned to one of the 8 uncommon Stadium cards.  They then built 6,000 salary, 25 man rosters and played 10 matches, each 2 game series, for a combined 20 games.

Let’s take a look at our 4 teams that made the playoffs from both divisions.

Eastern Division

Tony Alberts (14-6)
Stadium: Pittsburgh

Ahrensku (11-9)
Stadium: Cincinnatti

Western Division

CommunitySalad (14-6)
Stadium: St. Louis

ALacy92 (11-9)
Stadium: Colorado

As we can see the records are mirror reflections between divisions.  Two teams dominated the regular season at 14-6 and two teams squeaked in at 11-9.  Tony started the season 3-5 and ended 11-1 to claim the #1 seed in the East.  Salad only lost one series 0-2 all year, and both games were decided by 1 run.

Eastern Division Championship
Game 1: Corey Kluber def. Garrett Richards 8-3
Game 2: Marcus Stroman def. Jeff Samardzija 5-1
Ahrensku wins 2-0

Western Division Championship
Game 1: Max Scherzer def. Jose Fernandez 7-3
Game 2: Jameson Taillon def. Chris Archer 19-5
CommunitySalad wins 2-0





League Championship
Game 1: Max Scherzer def Corey Kluber 11-6
Game 2: Jameson Taillon def. Marcus Stroman 6-4
Community Salad wins 2-0


Click to check out rosters!

As you can see, all series were determined 2-0 without any tense game 3 tiebreakers.  However we did have an upset in the Eastern Division Championship with the #2 seed knocking off the #1 seed.  Congratulations to CommunitySalad playing out of Seattle, WA on the much deserved title!  The season was a ton of fun and a lot of the games had endings that you couldn’t make up if you tried.  Before we leave you with the rosters of the final 4 teams, I’d just like to say that Clutch Online League: Winter Ball signups are now active!  Reach out to us on the forums or social media to let us know that you’d like to participate and ready for your #ClutchMoment!