GOG 2009 #23

Sorry, but I have no time to chat. Let's just get these questions posted.


GOG #23 :: Happy Padres Day! (30 points possible)

Three game series @ San Diego Padres -- June 19-22

Update -- answers added below in bold

  1. Series outcome [3 points] 2-1 Oakland
  2. Wade LeBlanc has five Major League starts under his belt (all from last September). Walter Silva has two Major League starts (both from this year). Which young Padres pitcher throws more innings? Gives up fewer earned runs? Strikes out more hitters? [+1 for each right answer, -1 for each wrong] Silva had more IP. Tie for earned runs (3 each). Silva had more strikeouts.
  3. Brian Giles has absolutely fallen off a cliff this year, to the tune of a .548 OPS (his career OPS is .902). Predict his AB/H/RBI for the series [2 points each] Giles didn't play (so 0 AB, 0 H, 0 RBI)
  4. Do the A's suffer any multi-error games in the series? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] no
  5. Does Adrian Gonzalez add to his Major League leading 23 HR in the series? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] no
  6. The Petco Park factor :: How many total runs are scored by both teams in the three game series? [3 points] 26 runs total
  7. Sweeney's return :: Predict his AB, H, and number of put-outs in center fields [2 points each] 9 AB, 3 H, 2 put-outs
  8. Does Brett Anderson settle down and get a quality start (6+ innings, 3 or fewer earned runs)? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] no (only went 5 innings)
  9. Since Wuertz recently revealed to the media that he feels "physical drained", how many innings does he throw in the series? [3 points] 3 IP for Wuertz
  10. How many runs do the Padres score on Father's Day (Sunday)? [3 points] 4 runs

First pitch is in just 8 and a half hours. Get your answers posted... before it's too late!


Scores were very low for this one. I think it was a combination of some mean questions, a low maximum score (only 30), and a very low minimum score (-6). So don't feel bad if you finished this one below water.

Overall scoring statistics

  • mean = 2.88235 points
  • standard deviation = 3.49790 points
  • mode = 2 points


Your Scores

Congratulations to nevermoor. He wins the GOG and passes zaniac75 for the lead by overall points! And mikeA climbs into 2nd place, right behind him. It was a risky move to try to pass zaniac75 on this GOG, as they each could have scored -3 and fallen further behind.

nameplace (this GOG)score (this GOG)# of GOGsplace (all GOG)score (all GOG)place (by AVG)score by AVG
nevermoor1102211814 0.248
swatnick281841562 0.261
mikeA362321807 0.236
roscoe623713629 0.178
adragon614288228 0.180
colin6422614917 0.205
A'sfaninNC42051529 0.230
ZeroIndulgence82171911123 0.197
micdog2001218713610 0.226
streetfan2231112834 0.168
Rated-R Superstar2171711216 0.205
Blicks264332N/E 0.155
oblique131182011027 0.183
doctorK14-1231312436 0.163
train80-1201411730 0.177
muffinpryde-1192110635 0.167
Angry Sean17-3211611337 0.161
zaniac75DNP--2231756 0.239
Mantecan As FanDNP--1941N/E 0.024
SoCal As FanDNP--14259320 0.200
NateHSTDNP--151711211 0.225
DCinWCDNP--16278438 0.158
GoAsDNP--20913522 0.198
gigglingoneDNP--161411712 0.225
KimberlyDNP--15249525 0.192
vegAN ryANDNP--45027N/E 0.185
diehardoaklandfan22DNP--162110618 0.202
Walton711DNP--1769N/E 0.214
JLeverenzDNP--191013015 0.208
travdog6DNP--2941N/E 0.013
BooneeDNP--35619N/E 0.174
RayJEddDNP--12231043 0.252
A'sBowlingLeagueDNP--25619N/E 0.244
elephantbaseballDNP--191212619 0.200
brian.onlyDNP--46714N/E 0.096
robertmelvinDNP--54630N/E 0.163
OaktownPowerDNP--11298114 0.211
FlashfireDNP--1856N/E 0.143
designatedforassignmentDNP--36516N/E 0.145
tresselfanDNP--4827N/E 0.046
KMoAsFanDNP--45520N/E 0.137
Gallagher's WatermelonsDNP--17210N/E 0.238
GreenOctober69DNP--1798N/E 0.190
SLOtownDNP--10336032 0.174
baseballnut020DNP--9385133 0.173
MaineAthleticDNP--12307326 0.187
j_rich36DNP--1827N/E 0.167
scutaroknowsthewayDNP--1913N/E 0.071
FormerHuntsvilleStarDNP--832625 0.244
jay_senseiDNP--64044N/E 0.227
easyraiderDNP--1126898 0.232
Athletix ManDNP--9345921 0.199
Athletics fan and runnerDNP--65027N/E 0.133
Holy Toledo!DNP--1913N/E 0.083
NicoDNP--17210N/E 0.278
JLaffDNP--1894N/E 0.111
WaddellCansecoDNP--54928N/E 0.164
crb29DNP--11317024 0.196
eastcoasta'sfanDNP--36516N/E 0.147
OaktownflavDNP--36117N/E 0.156
Future EdDNP--64141N/E 0.197
JediLeroyDNP--1798N/E 0.222
DalesmanDNP--2856N/E 0.083
nateh37DNP--7423931 0.174
anomaly_katDNP--35818N/E 0.173
sprtsnwynDNP--26117N/E 0.250
VORP is too nerdyDNP--44332N/E 0.234
asyouwish33DNP--1798N/E 0.250
jeffroDNP--45818N/E 0.150
CutthemulletDNP--35224N/E 0.238
stabbin_mcadamsDNP--17210N/E 0.312
jasontheaDNP--44630N/E 0.219
fruitattackDNP--11453140 0.086
Helloooo 1stDNP--55422N/E 0.128
King RichardDNP--26913N/E 0.203
jplDNP--8375513 0.222
baseballgirlDNP--17210N/E 0.286
whiteshoes40DNP--14365639 0.124
walkoff baltimore chopDNP--1827N/E 0.200
spiffyjwcDNP--26913N/E 0.194
samljmDNP--1769N/E 0.265
pam5981DNP--734591 0.276
Gaijin_SukettoDNP--16714N/E 0.424
harenshairDNP--43948N/E 0.356
toskDNP--54829N/E 0.179
mikevDNP--16117N/E 0.515
stranahanahanDNP--1894N/E 0.118
Leopold BloomDNP--1941N/E 0.029
ElQuesoCapitanDNP--35818N/E 0.194
TrainmanDNP--2913N/E 0.049
OptimistPrimeDNP--1875N/E 0.179
dtownmbrownDNP--36117N/E 0.167
bzrklysbDNP--35323N/E 0.219
chillicothe20DNP--1769N/E 0.265
ChadGodDNP--16913N/E 0.382
SamYamDNP--1875N/E 0.135
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