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GOG 2009 #06

After a depressing road trip that seemed much longer than 5 games, the A's come back home to face the defending American League champs. But the Rays haven't been off to a hot start either and are currently sitting in last place of the AL East with a 6-10 record. Yesterday's roster move indicates that management realizes that changes are needed. But are they moving the right direction, or just flailing around?

Forget about the stakes for the A's, what about the tough decisions for the GOG contestants? Do you embrace your inner homer and predict an A's sweep? Do you grudgingly admit that this Kazmir guy is probably pretty good? Or are you ready to bury to A's, under an avalanche of Longoria home run balls? It's decision time!

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GOG #06 :: Rays In Oakland? Mooooooo! (32 points possible)

Three game series vs Tampa Bay Rays -- April 24-26

UPDATE -- answers added below in bold

  1. Series outcome [3 points] 2-1 Oakland
  2. Evan Longoria, that guy can't even sophomore slump right :: Predict his H/R/RBI [2 points each] 2 hits, 1 run, 0 runs batted in
  3. Does Carl Crawford steal one or more bases in the series? Does he get caught stealing? [+1 for each right answer, -1 for each wrong] Crawford stole 1 base, was not caught
  4. Kurt Suzuki, catcher of legend :: Predict his H/BB/XBH [2 points each] 2 hits, 3 walks, 1 extra-base hit
  5. Do any games go to extra innings? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] no
  6. So far this season Kazmir, Garza, and Sonnanstine have 45 strikeouts in 52 innings pitched. How many A's do the Tampa Bay starters combine to K? [3 points] 11 K (2 for Kazmir, 6 for Garza, 3 for Sonnanstine)
  7. Travis Buck in exile :: How many at-bats does he get in the series? [3 points] 8 at-bats
  8. How many free passes (walks + hit batters) does Cahill give out? [3 points] 2 walks, no hit batters
  9. It would be the first time :: Does Dan Giese have an appearance without allowing any runs? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] no, Giese only pitched in game 1 and he did allow a run
  10. How many home runs to the A's hit in the series? [3 points] 3 HR (Hannahan, Buck, Giambi)
  11. Which team gets more production (as measured by OPS) from the DH position? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] Oakland DHs (Nomar and Cust) hit for OPS of .533, Tampa Bay DH (Burrell) hits for OPS of .508... so the answer is Oakland

Answers are due by 7:05 tonight. The last GOG isn't graded just yet, but I'll probably take care of it tomorrow (results will be added to that fANpost once I have them). Go A's!

Results

Everyone did really well this series, as shown by the mean of nearly 8 points and mode (most common score) of 11. By both of those statistics, only the Boston GOG was higher scoring. And it's a second win in a row for doctorK!

We are fan enough along in the season that the standings are starting to spread out a bit. So check out the table below to see where you stand. One note about that table: I'm only showing results and calculating standings for the people who participated in the most recent GOG. So it's possible that there could be someone who is high up in the standings for total points or AVG but didn't get in the today's chart because they didn't post an entry for this GOG.

Overall scoring statistics

  • mean = 7.97619 points
  • standard deviation = 4.03333
  • mode = 11
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via cfcp.uchicago.edu

Your Scores

nameplace (this GOG)score (this GOG)# of GOGsplace (all GOG)score (all GOG)place (by AVG)score by AVG
doctorK11661145210.209
zaniac75215616730.312
jpl3141361410.438
elephantbaseball144154150.279
NateHST51361145210.209
nevermoor13645770.265
colin136650150.233
jay_sensei134183780.261
A'sfaninNC91152136230.208
train80116650150.233
swatnick11626040.279
GoAs116650150.233
micdog200111635960.274
baseballnut0201162136320.167
King Richard15101391020.312
diehardoaklandfan221061837300.172
adragon17923417110.246
OaktownPower951344120.246
VORP is too nerdy19842432140.234
RayJEdd841638100.260
FormerHuntsvilleStar833220260.189
gigglingone22733811380.104
oblique761048190.223
streetfan761638290.177
muffinpryde743319360.139
roscoe26662432350.149
SLOtown653417390.096
mikeA6655690.260
Future Ed652631280.179
nateh37652334240.197
easyraider3156650150.233
Helloooo 1st3242414410.058
fruitattack43409400.089
DCinWC462926370.121
crb29443123330.163
JLeverenz36361442250.195
ZeroIndulgence342827270.185
Cutthemullet333024130.238
Angry Sean361837300.172
Boonee40223712340.162
Athletics fan and runner24422420.015
WaddellCanseco42142729200.213
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