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GOG 2009 #13

The A's head to Detroit for a three game series, looking to continue their dominance over the AL Central. I mean, we're 2-0 against the Central so far… that trend is sure to continue, right?

There are several question marks for the A's in this series. Dallas Braden and Brett Anderson are both scheduled to start games, despite minor ailments. Ziegler is still out, but avoiding the DL for now. Casilla is back to reinforce the bullpen, after one inning of good work in Sacramento. And finally there is even the possibility of a Nomar sighting, since he is eligible to come back from the DL today. So it sounds like business as usual for Oakland. Let's hope that the bats will stay hot this weekend and make us forget all about aches and pains!

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GOG #13 :: Tame the Tigers! (34 points possible)

Three game series @ Detroit Tigers -- May 15-17

Update -- answers added below in bold

  1. Series outcome [3 points] 3-0 DET... ugggh
  2. Blisters and bone bruise :: How many innings does Anderson pitch? How about Braden? [3 points each] Anderson lasts 3.1 innings, Braden lasts 5.0
  3. Outfield match-ups :: Which team gets more hits from their outfielders in the series? Which team gets more RBIs from their outfielders? [+1 for each right answer, -1 for each wrong] A's and Tigers outfielders tied with 10 hits each, but Detroit outfielders got way more RBI -- 13 to 3 (lead by Raburn's 8 RBIs)
  4. Rick Porcello, drafted by the Tigers in 2007, is even younger than Cahill (who is matched up against him). Predict Porcello's IP/BB/K [2 points each] 6 IP, 2 BB, 5 K
  5. Miguel Cabrera, mashing as usual :: Predict his AB/H/Total Bases [2 points each] 13 AB, 6 H, 9 TB
  6. Casilla's back! How many Tigers does he strike out in the series? [3 points] Casilla recorded two Ks
  7. The Tigers lead all of baseball in GIDP, with 39 (for comparison, the A's have only grounded into a double play 20 times). How many GIDP for the Tigers in this series? [3 points] Tigers ground into 2 double plays
  8. Polanco = A's killer :: How many times does Placido get on base in the series? [3 points] Polanco gets on base 3 times
  9. The AL Central race :: Which team has a better record at the end of the day Sunday, Tigers or Royals [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] Detroit is up by one game
  10. Do the A's get shut out in any game of this series? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] no

Sorry about getting this GOG up a bit on the late side. Your guesses should be posted by 4:05 pm, which is less than 6 and a half hours from now! Don't wait, guess now!

Results

Well, the scores came right back down to earth after the last series. Just like the A's offense, defense, pitching, and ability to look at themselves in the mirror.

Overall scoring statistics

  • mean = 4.79412 points
  • standard deviation = 3.75604 points
  • mode = 10 points
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via cfcp.uchicago.edu

Your Scores

Congratulations to train80 on the win. Also, good work as usual from zaniac75, who continues to own the GOG.

name place (this GOG) score (this GOG) # of GOGs place (all GOG) score (all GOG) place (by AVG) score by AVG
train80 1 11 12 11 85 13 0.214
zaniac75 2 10 13 1 118 2 0.274
swatnick 10 11 4 93 3 0.253
NateHST 10 13 7 91 16 0.211
JLeverenz 10 13 6 92 15 0.213
RayJEdd 10 7 18 69 1 0.279
A'sfaninNC 10 12 3 95 5 0.244
Kimberly 8 9 9 28 57 28 0.193
diehardoaklandfan22 9 8 13 9 89 20 0.206
roscoe 8 13 15 79 32 0.183
pam5981 8 4 44 26 N/E 0.230
FormerHuntsvilleStar 12 6 8 23 62 6 0.244
fruitattack 6 8 41 28 42 0.110
jpl 6 8 29 55 11 0.222
Helloooo 1st 15 5 5 47 22 41 0.128
mikeA 16 4 13 4 93 12 0.216
micdog2001 4 11 11 85 9 0.234
muffinpryde 4 10 19 68 23 0.202
stranahanahan 4 1 80 4 N/E 0.118
DCinWC 20 3 12 30 54 40 0.136
colin 3 13 7 91 16 0.211
nevermoor 3 13 2 107 4 0.248
adragon 3 8 37 40 37 0.159
GoAs 24 2 12 10 86 19 0.208
crb29 2 10 23 62 29 0.191
Rated-R Superstar 2 8 33 47 30 0.190
doctorK 27 1 13 19 68 38 0.158
streetfan 1 13 11 85 25 0.197
Angry Sean 1 13 15 79 32 0.183
MaineAthletic 1 11 19 68 31 0.187
Leopold Bloom 1 1 85 1 N/E 0.029
elephantbaseball 32 -1 10 17 78 8 0.238
whiteshoes40 -1 7 47 22 43 0.102
tosk -1 2 82 3 N/E 0.045
Mantecan As Fan DNP -- 1 85 1 N/E 0.024
SoCal As Fan DNP -- 9 26 58 27 0.197
ZeroIndulgence DNP -- 9 25 59 24 0.201
gigglingone DNP -- 7 34 46 18 0.210
oblique DNP -- 12 11 85 13 0.214
vegAN ryAN DNP -- 4 43 27 N/E 0.185
Walton711 DNP -- 1 69 9 N/E 0.214
travdog6 DNP -- 2 85 1 N/E 0.013
Boonee DNP -- 3 51 19 N/E 0.174
A'sBowlingLeague DNP -- 2 51 19 N/E 0.244
brian.only DNP -- 4 61 14 N/E 0.096
robertmelvin DNP -- 4 45 24 N/E 0.160
OaktownPower DNP -- 8 19 68 7 0.243
Flashfire DNP -- 1 78 6 N/E 0.143
designatedforassignment DNP -- 3 58 16 N/E 0.145
tresselfan DNP -- 4 75 7 N/E 0.046
KMoAsFan DNP -- 4 50 20 N/E 0.137
Gallagher's Watermelons DNP -- 1 64 10 N/E 0.238
GreenOctober69 DNP -- 1 72 8 N/E 0.190
SLOtown DNP -- 7 39 33 39 0.137
baseballnut020 DNP -- 9 32 51 35 0.173
j_rich36 DNP -- 1 75 7 N/E 0.167
scutaroknowstheway DNP -- 1 82 3 N/E 0.071
jay_sensei DNP -- 6 35 44 10 0.227
easyraider DNP -- 8 26 58 22 0.204
Athletix Man DNP -- 8 30 54 21 0.205
Athletics fan and runner DNP -- 5 58 16 44 0.094
Holy Toledo! DNP -- 1 82 3 N/E 0.083
Nico DNP -- 1 64 10 N/E 0.278
EddieVegas_NRAF DNP -- 1 88 -1 N/E -0.028
JLaff DNP -- 1 80 4 N/E 0.111
WaddellCanseco DNP -- 5 41 28 36 0.164
eastcoasta'sfan DNP -- 3 58 16 N/E 0.147
Oaktownflav DNP -- 3 55 17 N/E 0.156
Future Ed DNP -- 6 36 41 26 0.197
JediLeroy DNP -- 1 72 8 N/E 0.222
Dalesman DNP -- 2 78 6 N/E 0.083
nateh37 DNP -- 7 38 39 34 0.174
anomaly_kat DNP -- 3 53 18 N/E 0.173
sprtsnwyn DNP -- 2 55 17 N/E 0.250
VORP is too nerdy DNP -- 4 40 32 N/E 0.234
asyouwish33 DNP -- 1 72 8 N/E 0.250
jeffro DNP -- 4 53 18 N/E 0.150
Cutthemullet DNP -- 3 45 24 N/E 0.238
stabbin_mcadams DNP -- 1 64 10 N/E 0.312
jasonthea DNP -- 2 63 12 N/E 0.174
King Richard DNP -- 1 64 10 N/E 0.312
baseballgirl DNP -- 1 64 10 N/E 0.286
walkoff baltimore chop DNP -- 1 75 7 N/E 0.200
spiffyjwc DNP -- 1 69 9 N/E 0.257
samljm DNP -- 1 69 9 N/E 0.265
Gaijin_Suketto DNP -- 1 61 14 N/E 0.424
harenshair DNP -- 1 49 21 N/E 0.636
mikev DNP -- 1 55 17 N/E 0.515
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