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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!

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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!

Results

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

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    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!

    name place (this GOG) score (this GOG) # of GOGs place (all GOG) score (all GOG) place (by AVG) score by AVG
    OaktownPower 1 9 16 23 110 14 0.201
    Rated-R Superstar 9 26 8 173 11 0.205
    doctorK 3 8 32 11 157 33 0.148
    swatnick 4 6 21 6 180 1 0.259
    Angry Sean 6 30 16 148 32 0.148
    nevermoor 6 30 1 247 4 0.249
    oblique 7 5 25 15 149 24 0.179
    train80 5 28 10 165 25 0.179
    easyraider 5 13 28 94 10 0.209
    robbo650 5 3 70 13 N/E 0.135
    mikeA 11 4 30 3 222 8 0.224
    JLeverenz 4 20 17 134 12 0.204
    roscoe 4 28 12 153 28 0.166
    A'sfaninNC 4 26 5 187 9 0.218
    muffinpryde 4 28 12 153 29 0.164
    Blicks 4 15 30 86 27 0.171
    zaniac75 17 2 30 2 228 5 0.229
    GoAs 2 27 7 177 19 0.194
    colin 19 0 31 4 198 20 0.193
    adragon 0 22 23 110 31 0.153
    JLopez 0 2 91 3 N/E 0.046
    Mantecan As Fan DNP -- 1 95 1 N/E 0.024
    SoCal As Fan DNP -- 14 29 93 16 0.200
    NateHST DNP -- 15 22 112 6 0.225
    DCinWC DNP -- 16 31 84 30 0.158
    ZeroIndulgence DNP -- 19 21 115 23 0.183
    gigglingone DNP -- 16 20 117 7 0.225
    Kimberly DNP -- 20 19 125 21 0.190
    vegAN ryAN DNP -- 4 51 27 N/E 0.185
    diehardoaklandfan22 DNP -- 16 25 106 13 0.202
    micdog2001 DNP -- 26 9 172 17 0.198
    Walton711 DNP -- 1 78 9 N/E 0.214
    travdog6 DNP -- 2 95 1 N/E 0.013
    Boonee DNP -- 3 56 19 N/E 0.174
    RayJEdd DNP -- 12 26 104 3 0.252
    A'sBowlingLeague DNP -- 2 56 19 N/E 0.244
    elephantbaseball DNP -- 19 18 126 15 0.200
    brian.only DNP -- 4 68 14 N/E 0.096
    robertmelvin DNP -- 6 42 41 N/E 0.188
    Flashfire DNP -- 1 87 6 N/E 0.143
    designatedforassignment DNP -- 3 66 16 N/E 0.145
    tresselfan DNP -- 4 84 7 N/E 0.046
    KMoAsFan DNP -- 4 55 20 N/E 0.137
    streetfan DNP -- 31 14 150 34 0.146
    Gallagher's Watermelons DNP -- 1 74 10 N/E 0.238
    GreenOctober69 DNP -- 1 81 8 N/E 0.190
    SLOtown DNP -- 10 36 60 26 0.174
    baseballnut020 DNP -- 9 40 51 N/E 0.173
    MaineAthletic DNP -- 12 32 73 22 0.187
    j_rich36 DNP -- 1 84 7 N/E 0.167
    scutaroknowstheway DNP -- 1 91 3 N/E 0.071
    FormerHuntsvilleStar DNP -- 9 33 71 N/E 0.247
    jay_sensei DNP -- 6 41 44 N/E 0.227
    Athletix Man DNP -- 9 37 59 N/E 0.199
    Athletics fan and runner DNP -- 6 51 27 N/E 0.133
    Holy Toledo! DNP -- 1 91 3 N/E 0.083
    Nico DNP -- 1 74 10 N/E 0.278
    EddieVegas_NRAF DNP -- 1 99 -1 N/E -0.028
    JLaff DNP -- 1 90 4 N/E 0.111
    WaddellCanseco DNP -- 5 50 28 N/E 0.164
    crb29 DNP -- 11 34 70 18 0.196
    eastcoasta'sfan DNP -- 4 54 23 N/E 0.161
    Oaktownflav DNP -- 3 62 17 N/E 0.156
    Future Ed DNP -- 6 42 41 N/E 0.197
    JediLeroy DNP -- 1 81 8 N/E 0.222
    Dalesman DNP -- 2 87 6 N/E 0.083
    nateh37 DNP -- 7 44 39 N/E 0.174
    anomaly_kat DNP -- 3 59 18 N/E 0.173
    sprtsnwyn DNP -- 2 62 17 N/E 0.250
    VORP is too nerdy DNP -- 4 46 32 N/E 0.234
    asyouwish33 DNP -- 1 81 8 N/E 0.250
    jeffro DNP -- 4 59 18 N/E 0.150
    Cutthemullet DNP -- 3 53 24 N/E 0.238
    stabbin_mcadams DNP -- 1 74 10 N/E 0.312
    jasonthea DNP -- 4 48 30 N/E 0.219
    fruitattack DNP -- 11 47 31 36 0.086
    Helloooo 1st DNP -- 6 45 34 N/E 0.165
    King Richard DNP -- 2 70 13 N/E 0.203
    jpl DNP -- 8 39 55 N/E 0.222
    baseballgirl DNP -- 1 74 10 N/E 0.286
    whiteshoes40 DNP -- 18 35 68 35 0.116
    walkoff baltimore chop DNP -- 1 84 7 N/E 0.200
    spiffyjwc DNP -- 2 70 13 N/E 0.194
    samljm DNP -- 1 78 9 N/E 0.265
    pam5981 DNP -- 7 37 59 N/E 0.276
    Gaijin_Suketto DNP -- 1 68 14 N/E 0.424
    harenshair DNP -- 11 27 97 2 0.258
    tosk DNP -- 5 49 29 N/E 0.179
    mikev DNP -- 1 62 17 N/E 0.515
    stranahanahan DNP -- 3 67 15 N/E 0.152
    Leopold Bloom DNP -- 1 95 1 N/E 0.029
    ElQuesoCapitan DNP -- 3 59 18 N/E 0.194
    Trainman DNP -- 2 91 3 N/E 0.049
    OptimistPrime DNP -- 1 89 5 N/E 0.179
    dtownmbrown DNP -- 3 62 17 N/E 0.167
    chillicothe20 DNP -- 1 78 9 N/E 0.265
    ChadGod DNP -- 1 70 13 N/E 0.382
    SamYam DNP -- 3 56 19 N/E 0.186
    Steve in Napa DNP -- 1 95 1 N/E 0.032
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