GOG 2009 #32

The Athletics didn't even have time to properly appreciate yesterday's 16 run performance before hopping a cross-country flight out to New York. Let's hope they didn't forget their bats in all the rush. The Yankees have just pulled into first place in the AL East, passing the slumping Red Sox. From 67M's interview with Ed Valentine of Pinstripe Alley, we hear that the secret to the Yankee's recent success has been the pitching. But will that be enough to stop Holliday once he enters the launching pad that is New Yankee Stadium and clears some balls for lift-off? The GOG has the answers!


GOG #32 :: Pinstripes and Pachyderms (31 points possible)

Four game series @ New York Yankees -- July 23-26

UPDATE -- answers, courtesy of doctorK, are added below in bold

  1. Series outcome [3 points] 3-1 Yankees
  2. Even as a Yankee, Sabathia is still one of my favorite pitchers. Predict his IP/ER/K [2 points each] 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 K
  3. Of all the teams in baseball, the A's have the worst performance out from their first basemen so far this year (check the graph here). That's a pretty low bar to set for Daric Barton, but he hasn't shown any signs yet that he'll make it. How many total bases for Barton in the series (and we'll count walks in there as well, just because) [3 points] 2 walks + 1 single + 1 double = 5 bases
  4. Holliday will be auditioning for his big free agent deal. How many H/R/RBI for the slugger? [2 points each] 1 H, 1 R, 0 RBI before he got traded to the Cards
  5. Andrew Bailey is suffering from some allstaritis, giving up runs in his last two appearances. Will he allow any earned runs in the series? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] nope
  6. I lost my map to Mazzaro World and I can't find my way back! Predict Vin's BB/K/ER [2 points each] 4 BB, 7 K, 6 ER... looks like Mazzaro has lost his way too
  7. Who is this Sergio Mitre guy? Does he earn his second win of 2009 against the A's? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] nope
  8. We all know how ridiculous Mariano is, but check out Alfredo Aceves! Out of the bullpen, he is sporting a better ERA than Rivera, with two more IP (yeah, if you add in his one appearance as a starter, then the ERA advantage flips). And while he might not have an 11-to-1 K/BB ratio, 4.2 is nothing to sneeze at. How many Ks for Aceves in the series? [3 points] 0 strikeouts for Aceves
  9. More assists (fielding) for OCab or Jeter? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] Jeter
  10. Any more offensive outbursts? Do the A's score 7+ runs in any game of the series? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] no

Game 1 begins at 4:05 pacific (it's early cause it's on the east coast). Post entries!


This GOG continues a recent trend of low-scoring affairs. I'll have to put some easy questions into the next one. How about questions 2 through 5, how many HR for Crosby, Sweeney, Rajai, and Nomar [3 points each].

Overall scoring statistics

  • mean = 4.38095 points
  • standard deviation = 2.59762 points
  • mode = 4 points
  • Gog2009_32_medium


    Your Scores

    Congratulations to OaktownPower and Rated-R Superstar, who come in tied for the win. The real shocker on this GOG is a DNP for streetfan. Now doctorK stands alone with the attendance award!

    nameplace (this GOG)score (this GOG)# of GOGsplace (all GOG)score (all GOG)place (by AVG)score by AVG
    OaktownPower19162311014 0.201
    Rated-R Superstar926817311 0.205
    doctorK38321115733 0.148
    swatnick462161801 0.259
    Angry Sean6301614832 0.148
    nevermoor63012474 0.249
    oblique75251514924 0.179
    train805281016525 0.179
    easyraider513289410 0.209
    robbo650537013N/E 0.135
    mikeA1143032228 0.224
    JLeverenz4201713412 0.204
    roscoe4281215328 0.166
    A'sfaninNC42651879 0.218
    muffinpryde4281215329 0.164
    Blicks415308627 0.171
    zaniac751723022285 0.229
    GoAs227717719 0.194
    colin19031419820 0.193
    adragon0222311031 0.153
    JLopez02913N/E 0.046
    Mantecan As FanDNP--1951N/E 0.024
    SoCal As FanDNP--14299316 0.200
    NateHSTDNP--15221126 0.225
    DCinWCDNP--16318430 0.158
    ZeroIndulgenceDNP--192111523 0.183
    gigglingoneDNP--16201177 0.225
    KimberlyDNP--201912521 0.190
    vegAN ryANDNP--45127N/E 0.185
    diehardoaklandfan22DNP--162510613 0.202
    micdog2001DNP--26917217 0.198
    Walton711DNP--1789N/E 0.214
    travdog6DNP--2951N/E 0.013
    BooneeDNP--35619N/E 0.174
    RayJEddDNP--12261043 0.252
    A'sBowlingLeagueDNP--25619N/E 0.244
    elephantbaseballDNP--191812615 0.200
    brian.onlyDNP--46814N/E 0.096
    robertmelvinDNP--64241N/E 0.188
    FlashfireDNP--1876N/E 0.143
    designatedforassignmentDNP--36616N/E 0.145
    tresselfanDNP--4847N/E 0.046
    KMoAsFanDNP--45520N/E 0.137
    streetfanDNP--311415034 0.146
    Gallagher's WatermelonsDNP--17410N/E 0.238
    GreenOctober69DNP--1818N/E 0.190
    SLOtownDNP--10366026 0.174
    baseballnut020DNP--94051N/E 0.173
    MaineAthleticDNP--12327322 0.187
    j_rich36DNP--1847N/E 0.167
    scutaroknowsthewayDNP--1913N/E 0.071
    FormerHuntsvilleStarDNP--93371N/E 0.247
    jay_senseiDNP--64144N/E 0.227
    Athletix ManDNP--93759N/E 0.199
    Athletics fan and runnerDNP--65127N/E 0.133
    Holy Toledo!DNP--1913N/E 0.083
    NicoDNP--17410N/E 0.278
    JLaffDNP--1904N/E 0.111
    WaddellCansecoDNP--55028N/E 0.164
    crb29DNP--11347018 0.196
    eastcoasta'sfanDNP--45423N/E 0.161
    OaktownflavDNP--36217N/E 0.156
    Future EdDNP--64241N/E 0.197
    JediLeroyDNP--1818N/E 0.222
    DalesmanDNP--2876N/E 0.083
    nateh37DNP--74439N/E 0.174
    anomaly_katDNP--35918N/E 0.173
    sprtsnwynDNP--26217N/E 0.250
    VORP is too nerdyDNP--44632N/E 0.234
    asyouwish33DNP--1818N/E 0.250
    jeffroDNP--45918N/E 0.150
    CutthemulletDNP--35324N/E 0.238
    stabbin_mcadamsDNP--17410N/E 0.312
    jasontheaDNP--44830N/E 0.219
    fruitattackDNP--11473136 0.086
    Helloooo 1stDNP--64534N/E 0.165
    King RichardDNP--27013N/E 0.203
    jplDNP--83955N/E 0.222
    baseballgirlDNP--17410N/E 0.286
    whiteshoes40DNP--18356835 0.116
    walkoff baltimore chopDNP--1847N/E 0.200
    spiffyjwcDNP--27013N/E 0.194
    samljmDNP--1789N/E 0.265
    pam5981DNP--73759N/E 0.276
    Gaijin_SukettoDNP--16814N/E 0.424
    harenshairDNP--1127972 0.258
    toskDNP--54929N/E 0.179
    mikevDNP--16217N/E 0.515
    stranahanahanDNP--36715N/E 0.152
    Leopold BloomDNP--1951N/E 0.029
    ElQuesoCapitanDNP--35918N/E 0.194
    TrainmanDNP--2913N/E 0.049
    OptimistPrimeDNP--1895N/E 0.179
    dtownmbrownDNP--36217N/E 0.167
    chillicothe20DNP--1789N/E 0.265
    ChadGodDNP--17013N/E 0.382
    SamYamDNP--35619N/E 0.186
    Steve in NapaDNP--1951N/E 0.032
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