Week 11 Preview- Gold and Leland battle for 3rd place, with their eyes set on th

Leland vs Gold – Leland dropped two games last week and slipped into a tie with the Gold.  The Gold have been playing better ball of late and are 6-1-3 in their last ten games.  Leland is 5-5 in the same stretch. This should be a good match-up as both team are fighting for sole possession of third, and have second seed in their sights.
Royals vs Brew Crew– The Royals offense finally began to like its old self last week, but their defense regressed as they dropped two games last week.  The Brew has struggled in their first year, but they have played the Royals well this season and have had a chance to beat them in each game they’ve played. The Royals grip on second has been loosening up a bit, so they need to start winning games if they don’t want the Gold or Leland to streak past them.
Royals vs Ravens-  The Ravens split their games in week 10 as they faced off against two tough opponents. The Royals lead the series 2-0-1, but slipped by the Ravens in their last match-up, and rallied to salvage a tie in the second their second meeting.  If the Ravens defense can keep the Royals in check, they have a great chance to pull the upset and finally break through against them.
Leland vs Saints- The Saints offense put up 23 runs last week, but that was only good enough to earn a split.  Leland dropped two games, and held on to survive a furious rally for their only win.  Their defense will have to step up in this game if they want to beat the Saints.  I predict a slug-fest as both of these teams are capable of lighting up the scoreboard.
D’Backs vs Gold-  The D’Backs awoke from their second half slumber last week and pull out 2 much needed wins.  They face a Gold team who has tightened up in all areas of the game and has begun to resemble the dangerous Gold team the league has come to expect.  The Gold lead the season series 2-0-1 and will looking to keep marching towards the post-season.  The D’Backs will need to be on their game if they want to keep the momentum of last week going.
Emperors vs Brew Crew- The Emperors have been a juggernaut all season and have already wrapped up the #1 seed for the playoffs.  The Brew Crew have shocked the Emperors a couple times already this season, so if they aren’t careful and looked past this pesky bunch, they could find themselves in a dog fight.  The Emperors can put in it cruise control to close out the year, but knowing this bunch they are out to keep dominating.
D’Backs vs Saints- The Saints have dominated the season series against the D’Backs with record of 3-0.  The D’Backs had been struggling but last week showed us they still have plenty of fight left in them.  The Saints have been swinging the bats well all season, but if the D’Backs can step up their defense this week they have an chance for the upset.  If they can keep the Saints from exploding early, its anybodys game.
Emperors vs Ravens- This has been a tough year for the Ravens, but if they can gain some momentum and win some games heading into the playoffs, then anything can happen.  The Emperors not only lead the league in offense, but also sport the leagues best offense.  The Ravens will have their hands full if they can’t find a way to keep the Emperors offense in check.
Make up Games 
D’Backs vs Royals-  The D’Backs normally give the Royals fits when they meet, but the Royals have been on the winning side of two one-sided games this season and lead the season series 2-0.  The Royals defense slipped last week, and they will be looking to tighten it back up.  The D’Backs will be looking to follow up last weeks good performance with a couple more wins.
Emperors vs Leland-  This is one of the leagues best rivalries, but the Emperors have been too much for Leland to handle this year.  Leland has yet to score a run against the Emperor defense this season, so they will have their work cut out for them.  The Emperors always step up to play Leland, and they way they’ve been playing this year, Leland might be in for a long game.