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GOG 2009 #40

This weekend, the A's finish off their season series against Detroit. Their record so far against Detroit is a 2-4, so it would take a series sweep to get into the positive column. The Tigers will be trying very hard to avoid that outcome, as they are perched only 2.5 games above the White Sox. And... that's all the analysis I have right now.

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GOG #40 :: Tigers and Elephants, A Trip To The Zoo (32 points possible)

Three game series vs Detroit Tigers -- August 21-23

UPDATE -- answers added below in bold

  1. Series outcome [3 points] 2-1 Oakland
  2. In five games against Oakland this season, Ryan Raburn has seven hits, five of which went for extra bases (three doubles and two home runs). How many total bases (total bases counts only hits, not walks, stolen bases, etc) for Raburn in this series? [3 points] 9 total bases for Raburn (2 HR and a single), even though he only started one game and came into the other two as a late inning PH
  3. Rajai Davis is definitely a valuable player if he can keep up his current .363 OBP. One big difference from last year is that he has nearly tripled his BB rate. The good news is that last year's 3.6 BB% might be the real aberration -- in 2007 he posted a BB rate of 10% and pretty much the same OBP that he is sporting right now. How many times will Davis get on base in the series? [3 points] Rajai reached base 4 times
  4. Edwin Jackson is having a big year. A lot of the improvement seems to be real, as he has improved both his strikeout and walk rates. Of course, like many pitchers having career years, his BABIP is a very low .267. Predict Jackson's ER/BB/K against Oakland [2 points each] 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
  5. I think it's safe to say that Tomko's start against the Yankees caught us all by surprise. How many earned runs does he allow against Detroit? [3 points] 1 ER for Tomko
  6. Curtis Granderson is having a down year, but a lot of it seems to be bad luck. His OPS is down by 60 points, but that is pretty much entirely due to a 26 point dip in his batting average. He still hitting line drives at an excellent 21% rate, but his BABIP is much lower than would be expected (rule of thumb is that Batting Average on Balls In Play should be roughly your line drive rate plus 12%). How many walks, hits, and line drives for Granderson against Oakland? [2 points each] 0 BB, 3 H, 2 line drives
  7. How many total home runs in the series, from both teams combined? [3 points] 8 home runs!!
  8. By relief pitcher Runs Above Replacement, Oakland has the most productive bullpen in baseball this year (note: this doesn't necessarily mean the best... A's relievers have pitched more innings than the relievers for all but 3 other teams). How many earned runs for the A's bullpen in this series? [3 points] Oakland bullpen allows 3 earned runs
  9. Will we see new addition Scott Patterson in a major league game this series? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] nope
  10. Which team commits more errors? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] Detroit

This GOG is up a little late, so post your guesses already. Go Gio!

Results

That was a lot of home runs!

Overall scoring statistics

  • mean = 5.28571 points
  • standard deviation = 3.14835 points
  • mode = 2, 4, or 10 points
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via cfcp.uchicago.edu

Your Scores

Victory is split three ways, between Angry Sean, Rated-R Superstar, and stranahanahan. RRS is continuing to tear up the GOG standings, despite getting a somewhat late start. Will he be able to close the large gap that nevermoor and zaniac75 have put between themselves and everyone else?

Also, welcome zaniac75 into the 300 points club!

name place (this GOG) score (this GOG) # of GOGs place (all GOG) score (all GOG) place (by AVG) score by AVG
Angry Sean 1 10 35 12 182 29 0.157
Rated-R Superstar 10 34 4 241 9 0.220
stranahanahan 10 5 48 30 N/E 0.191
doctorK 4 9 40 9 211 27 0.161
nevermoor 5 6 38 1 314 2 0.253
adragon 6 5 27 18 144 25 0.165
oblique 7 4 32 13 181 23 0.172
micdog2001 4 33 7 226 12 0.207
train80 4 35 10 206 21 0.179
GoAs 10 3 31 8 213 13 0.205
colin 3 39 6 231 20 0.181
zaniac75 12 2 38 2 301 4 0.242
streetfan 2 37 15 173 30 0.142
muffinpryde 2 33 14 178 26 0.163
Mantecan As Fan DNP -- 1 95 1 N/E 0.024
swatnick DNP -- 22 11 188 1 0.259
SoCal As Fan DNP -- 14 30 93 17 0.200
NateHST DNP -- 15 25 112 7 0.225
DCinWC DNP -- 16 31 84 28 0.158
mikeA DNP -- 31 5 232 6 0.227
ZeroIndulgence DNP -- 20 24 116 22 0.176
gigglingone DNP -- 16 23 117 8 0.225
Kimberly DNP -- 20 21 125 19 0.190
vegAN ryAN DNP -- 4 52 27 N/E 0.185
diehardoaklandfan22 DNP -- 16 27 106 14 0.202
Walton711 DNP -- 1 78 9 N/E 0.214
JLeverenz DNP -- 25 16 171 10 0.210
travdog6 DNP -- 2 95 1 N/E 0.013
Boonee DNP -- 3 57 19 N/E 0.174
RayJEdd DNP -- 12 28 104 N/E 0.252
A'sBowlingLeague DNP -- 2 57 19 N/E 0.244
elephantbaseball DNP -- 19 19 126 16 0.200
brian.only DNP -- 4 69 14 N/E 0.096
robertmelvin DNP -- 6 42 41 N/E 0.188
OaktownPower DNP -- 16 26 110 15 0.201
roscoe DNP -- 29 17 161 24 0.168
Flashfire DNP -- 1 87 6 N/E 0.143
designatedforassignment DNP -- 3 68 16 N/E 0.145
tresselfan DNP -- 4 84 7 N/E 0.046
KMoAsFan DNP -- 4 56 20 N/E 0.137
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 N/E 0.174
baseballnut020 DNP -- 9 40 51 N/E 0.173
MaineAthletic DNP -- 12 33 73 N/E 0.187
j_rich36 DNP -- 1 84 7 N/E 0.167
scutaroknowstheway DNP -- 1 92 3 N/E 0.071
FormerHuntsvilleStar DNP -- 10 32 82 N/E 0.257
jay_sensei DNP -- 6 41 44 N/E 0.227
easyraider DNP -- 13 29 94 11 0.209
Athletix Man DNP -- 9 37 59 N/E 0.199
A'sfaninNC DNP -- 32 3 245 5 0.235
Athletics fan and runner DNP -- 6 52 27 N/E 0.133
Holy Toledo! DNP -- 1 92 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 91 4 N/E 0.111
WaddellCanseco DNP -- 5 51 28 N/E 0.164
crb29 DNP -- 11 34 70 N/E 0.196
eastcoasta'sfan DNP -- 4 55 23 N/E 0.161
Oaktownflav DNP -- 3 63 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 60 18 N/E 0.173
sprtsnwyn DNP -- 2 63 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 60 18 N/E 0.150
Cutthemullet DNP -- 3 54 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 N/E 0.086
Helloooo 1st DNP -- 6 45 34 N/E 0.165
King Richard DNP -- 2 71 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 31 0.116
walkoff baltimore chop DNP -- 1 84 7 N/E 0.200
spiffyjwc DNP -- 2 71 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 69 14 N/E 0.424
harenshair DNP -- 15 19 126 3 0.249
tosk DNP -- 5 50 29 N/E 0.179
mikev DNP -- 1 63 17 N/E 0.515
Leopold Bloom DNP -- 1 95 1 N/E 0.029
ElQuesoCapitan DNP -- 3 60 18 N/E 0.194
Trainman DNP -- 2 92 3 N/E 0.049
OptimistPrime DNP -- 1 89 5 N/E 0.179
dtownmbrown DNP -- 3 63 17 N/E 0.167
Blicks DNP -- 20 21 125 18 0.190
chillicothe20 DNP -- 1 78 9 N/E 0.265
ChadGod DNP -- 1 71 13 N/E 0.382
SamYam DNP -- 3 57 19 N/E 0.186
JLopez DNP -- 3 89 5 N/E 0.051
robbo650 DNP -- 4 63 17 N/E 0.132
Steve in Napa DNP -- 1 95 1 N/E 0.032
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