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GOG 2009 #41

The Athletics are heading up to Seattle to take on their closest competition in the AL West, the third place Mariners. The Mariners don't look so hot right now, 12 games back from the first place Angels and below .500 for the last month or more. But, before you start to feel any sympathy for the fishermen, think back to the start of the season, when we were young and naive, and thought that Holliday, Giambi, and Cust would make a fearsome heart of the batting order. Back then, in early April, the Mariners came into Oakland and swept the place clean, putting a sour taste in my mouth that has persisted all season.

Now the A's and Mariners are both out of the playoff hunt. And while we should be focusing on future seasons, wouldn't it be nice to get a little bit of revenge right now? The A's are currently down 3-6 in the season series vs Seattle. With 9 games left on the schedule between the two teams, Oakland still has an excellent opportunity to overtake the Mariners and put them back in last place like they deserve -- starting tonight!

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GOG #41 :: Marinating In Seattle (32 points possible)

Three game series @ Seattle Mariners -- August 24-26

UPDATE -- answers added below in bold

  1. Series outcome [3 points] 3-0 Seattle
  2. Ian Snell, acquired by the Mariners from the Pirates, has never exactly been a control pitcher, but I hope for his sake that this year's BB rate of 5.33 per 9 innings is a fluke. Predict IP/BB/ER for the right-hander [2 points each] 6 IP, 2 BB, 1 ER
  3. Relatively recent Athletics :: Out of Jack Hannahan and Mike Sweeney, who gets the most hits? The most runs scored? The most runs batted in? [+1 for each right answer, -1 for each wrong] Sweeney with 3 hits, Hannahan with 3 runs scored, Sweeney with 1 RBI
  4. Back up in the Majors, predict Barton's AB/H/BB [2 points each] 2 AB, 1 H, 1 BB
  5. Free swinging as always, the Mariners are dead last in the AL for drawing walks. How many free passes do they receive from Oakland pitching? [3 points] Mariners manage to draw 10 walks
  6. Josh Wilson to take over shortstop duties -- this successfully confused the hell out of me when I was looking over their roster. How many hits in the series for J. Wilson? [3 points] 1 hit for Josh Wilson
  7. How many put outs for Franklin Gutierrez? [3 points] 13 put outs
  8. Who strikes out a higher percentage of batters faced, Bailey or Aardsma? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] Bailey faced three batters and didn't strike out any of them. Aardsma struck out 4 of the 12 batters he faced.
  9. Who hits the longest home run in the series, according to HitTracker? [3 points] HitTracker doesn't have data for the first two games in the series, so this is for game three only. Jose Lopez hit the longest home run (408 feet). Runners up were Kurt Suzuki (383 feet) aand Jack Cust (361 feet).
  10. Does any game in this series go to extra innings? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] yes, game 2

Game one starts at 7:10, so you have 10 minutes more than usual to get your GOG entries posted. Use that time wisely...

Results

Very low scoring round for the GOG. Very bad series for the A's. I am starting to understand how Seattle fans must have felt that one year when Oakland was 18-1 against the Mariners (was it 2006?).

Overall scoring statistics

  • mean = 2.60000 points
  • standard deviation = 1.95667 points
  • mode = 1 point
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via cfcp.uchicago.edu

Your Scores

Congratulations to our winners, micdog2001 and FormerHuntsvilleStar!

name place (this GOG) score (this GOG) # of GOGs place (all GOG) score (all GOG) place (by AVG) score by AVG
micdog2001 1 6 34 6 232 11 0.206
FormerHuntsvilleStar 6 11 31 88 N/E 0.251
doctorK 3 5 41 8 216 26 0.161
easyraider 5 14 29 99 12 0.206
streetfan 5 3 38 15 176 30 0.140
Rated-R Superstar 3 35 4 244 9 0.217
oblique 7 2 33 12 183 23 0.169
colin 2 40 5 233 21 0.178
zaniac75 9 1 39 2 302 4 0.236
Angry Sean 1 36 12 183 29 0.154
nevermoor 1 39 1 315 3 0.247
A'sfaninNC 1 33 3 246 5 0.229
muffinpryde 1 34 14 179 27 0.159
stranahanahan 1 6 47 31 N/E 0.164
Blicks 1 21 19 126 19 0.183
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 32 84 28 0.158
GoAs DNP -- 31 9 213 13 0.205
mikeA DNP -- 31 6 232 6 0.227
ZeroIndulgence DNP -- 20 24 116 22 0.176
gigglingone DNP -- 16 23 117 8 0.225
Kimberly DNP -- 20 22 125 18 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
train80 DNP -- 35 10 206 20 0.179
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 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 49 30 N/E 0.219
fruitattack DNP -- 11 47 31 N/E 0.086
adragon DNP -- 27 18 144 25 0.165
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 2 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
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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