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GOG 2009 #05

UPDATE: Game 1 is postponed until sometime in July. Feel free to modify your responses to questions 1, 2, 4, and 8 (and any others, if you feel like it). It will be helpful if people write their new answers as a response to their original comment. Bonus point on question 1 for jasonthea, who saw this all coming hours early.

The A's take the second step on a tough April road trip, heading into the new Yankee Stadium tonight for a three game series. This is only the second series to be played in the new stadium. In the first series, Yankee pitching was a can of gas tossed onto the Cleveland offensive bonfire. Clearly, the A's need some of that.

Unfortunately, what we get is two left-handed pitchers to start the series -- Pettitte, who has been the Yankees best starter so far this season, and Sabathia, who is one of the best pitchers in baseball. In game three, the A's finally get to see a righty, but it's Joba Chamberlain, who was very good in his one start against Oakland last year. Let's go A's!

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GOG #05 :: New Stadium, Same Damn Yankees (37 points possible)

Three game series @ New York -- April 20-22

UPDATE -- answers given below in bold

  1. Series outcome [3 points] 2-0 Yankees
  2. Swish! :: Predict his AB/H/HR [2 points each] 7 AB / 1 H / 0 HR
  3. Yankees 1st base upgrade? :: Who posts a better OBP for the series, Giambi or Teixeira? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] Teixeira
  4. Geren has to give them a rest eventually, right? :: How many innings does the A's bullpen pitch? [3 points] 12 innings
  5. Really crooked numbers :: Do the A's score 5+ runs in any inning of the series? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] no
  6. A Wild Ride :: Predict Eveland's IP/BB/ER [2 points each] 4 IP / 4 BB / 4 ER
  7. Continued running futility :: Does any Athletic get caught stealing during the series? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] yes (Sweeney)
  8. ARod's replacement :: Predict Cody Ransom's H/BB/K [2 points each] 2 H / 0 BB / 3 K
  9. Enough with the lefties already! :: How many runs do the A's score off Petite and Sabathia combined? [3 points] A's score 9 off the Yankee's starters (only 8 earned)
  10. The Hero, the Villian :: Which Athletic and which Yankee has the best OPS for the series? [3 points each] hero = Kurt Suzuki, villain = Melky Cabrera
  11. Will any games be decided in the 8th inning or later? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] yes

Your entries are due by whenever the first pitch of the series ends up being thrown.

Also, results for GOG #04 will be added are posted here shortly.

Results

The distribution of scores ended up narrower than usual for this one. No huge scores, nobody below zero, and a whole bunch of 4s. Congratulations to doctorK, who is the winner and has turned in back-to-back good performances after averaging only 2 points for the first 3 GOGs.

One quick scoring note… because of all the confusion about game 1 getting canceled, I ended up giving partial credit (1 point) for anyone who guessed 2-1 Yankees as the series outcome. I would have given full credit for anyone predicting a three game Yankees sweep, but there weren't any of those.

Overall scoring statistics

  • mean = 5.73171 points
  • standard deviation = 3.39134 points
  • mode = 4 points
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via cfcp.uchicago.edu

Your scores

Things got a bit shaken up in the overall standings, as micdog2001 finally dropped out of first place and fell all the way down to 4th. Perpetual runner-up zaniac75 takes over the lead, with mikeA close behind. I don't know where swatnick came from, but he's up in third now. Meanwhile, Cutthemullet is the only contestant still batting over .300, but he's only played twice.

nameplace (this GOG)score (this GOG)# of GOGsplace (all GOG)score (all GOG)place (by AVG)score by AVG
doctorK11351629290.158
zaniac75212515220.284
nevermoor310564470.240
crb291033119230.174
NateHST1051432220.175
elephantbaseball103182790.235
GoAs105839130.213
Cutthemullet892292110.304
OaktownPower94123580.238
swatnick108534940.268
streetfan851531270.169
diehardoaklandfan22851827310.148
adragon81378120.216
Oaktownflav833217300.156
easyraider8554560.246
Kimberly16752125340.137
VORP is too nerdy732624100.229
jeffro18623611280.159
A'sfaninNC642125200.177
baseballnut020652125340.137
nateh37641728170.199
oblique2245741110.224
mikeA4525030.273
MaineAthletic442125260.170
JLeverenz45839130.213
roscoe452026330.142
train8045839130.213
DCinWC452722360.120
colin451137160.202
Angry Sean451334190.186
fruitattack42395380.072
Athletix Man432722180.191
jasonthea33323412240.174
Athletics fan and runner33400400.000
micdog2001352544850.262
Future Ed242125200.177
muffinpryde233412370.114
tresselfan3804387390.046
eastcoasta'sfan033316320.147
robertmelvin033020240.174
Helloooo 1st01400400.000
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