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GOG 2009 #35

I don't have much time to chat now, but I have to say that this long stretch of consecutive games is getting to me. There's no rest for the GOG writer!

And now it's time for a four game set against Texas. You have to be cheering for the A's against some AL West competition, but wouldn't it also be nice if the Angels didn't win the division?

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GOG #35 :: Just Keep Playing (34 points possible)

Four game series vs Texas Rangers -- August 3-6

UPDATE -- answers added below in bold

  1. Series outcome [3 points] 3-1 Oakland
  2. Braden has slipped since the All Star break, but against the Rangers this season he has compiled a 1.64 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 11 innings (on the other hand, his WHIP for those 11 innings is 1.455, so maybe he got a bit lucky). Predict IP/ER/K for Dallas [2 points each] Braden missed his start
  3. It probably won't shock anyone to hear that the Rangers have a whopping .112 point difference between their OPS home and away. They also average more than one extra run per game in Arlington. How many runs do the Rangers score over a four game set in Oakland? [3 points] Rangers score only 13 runs
  4. In July, the Athletics lived up to their name, stealing 31 bases in 26 games. The last time they stole more than 30 bases in a month was May 1992, boosted by Rickey's 17 swipes. How many stolen bases for Oakland in the series? [3 points] 6 stolen bases
  5. Twenty-two year old lefty Derek Holland was brought up in late April and has both started games and done some work out of the bullpen. He lived up to the hype in his last start, allowing 2 hits and 1 run over 8.2 innings (just one out from the complete game!), with 10 strikeouts to 1 walk. Predict his hits, walks, and earned runs allowed [2 points each] 4 H, 4 BB, 3 ER
  6. After Sweeney's infamous pinch hit appearance against Toronto, how many called strike three's get hung on Oakland hitters? [3 points] 10 Ks looking
  7. While Geren's usage of Andrew Bailey has slowed a little bit since it peaked in May, he is still on pace for 95 innings this year. Last year he threw 110.1 innings, but that included 15 starts. How many innings does Bailey throw in this series? [3 points] 1 IP for Andrew Bailey
  8. Which rookie shortstop gets more hits, Andrus or Pennington? [+1 if right, -1 if wrong] Pennington wins 4-1 (but Andrus played only 3 games)
  9. How many games does Everidge get to start, with the return of .193 hitter Jason Giambi? [3 points] Everidge starts all four games
  10. The Rangers bullpen is the third best in the AL by ERA (after Boston and Tampa Bay). How many runs can the A's score against Texas relievers? [3 points] A's score 7 off of the Rangers pen

Sorry about getting this one posted so late. You only have 4+ hours to post your guesses before the first pitch, so get going.

Results

Well, the last GOG was one of the highest scoring and now this is one of the lowest. It's not surprising that no one got the Braden question right, but there were also some pretty tough questions in there (Rangers runs scored, A's strikeouts looking). I'm just glad that the minimum score was only -1.

Overall scoring statistics

  • mean = 2.06667 points
  • standard deviation = 2.40436 points
  • mode = 1 point
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via cfcp.uchicago.edu

Your Scores

Congratulations to streetfan and me for win! We were the least wrong!

name place (this GOG) score (this GOG) # of GOGs place (all GOG) score (all GOG) place (by AVG) score by AVG
colin 1 6 34 4 217 20 0.193
streetfan 6 33 15 159 32 0.145
JLeverenz 3 5 23 16 157 12 0.208
doctorK 4 4 35 11 179 31 0.154
train80 4 31 9 180 24 0.176
Rated-R Superstar 6 2 29 6 204 10 0.216
JLopez 2 3 89 5 N/E 0.051
zaniac75 8 1 33 2 259 5 0.237
micdog2001 1 29 7 196 13 0.202
Angry Sean 1 31 17 149 33 0.144
harenshair 1 14 21 119 3 0.250
Blicks 1 17 28 100 25 0.175
oblique 13 -1 28 13 162 26 0.174
nevermoor -1 33 1 269 4 0.246
muffinpryde -1 31 12 168 28 0.163
Mantecan As Fan DNP -- 1 95 1 N/E 0.024
swatnick DNP -- 21 9 180 1 0.259
SoCal As Fan DNP -- 14 30 93 18 0.200
NateHST DNP -- 15 24 112 8 0.225
DCinWC DNP -- 16 31 84 30 0.158
GoAs DNP -- 28 8 191 15 0.202
mikeA DNP -- 31 3 232 7 0.227
ZeroIndulgence DNP -- 19 23 115 23 0.183
gigglingone DNP -- 16 22 117 9 0.225
Kimberly DNP -- 20 19 125 21 0.190
vegAN ryAN DNP -- 4 51 27 N/E 0.185
diehardoaklandfan22 DNP -- 16 26 106 14 0.202
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 27 104 2 0.252
A'sBowlingLeague DNP -- 2 56 19 N/E 0.244
elephantbaseball DNP -- 19 18 126 17 0.200
brian.only DNP -- 4 69 14 N/E 0.096
robertmelvin DNP -- 6 42 41 N/E 0.188
OaktownPower DNP -- 16 25 110 16 0.201
roscoe DNP -- 29 14 161 27 0.168
Flashfire DNP -- 1 87 6 N/E 0.143
designatedforassignment DNP -- 3 67 16 N/E 0.145
tresselfan DNP -- 4 84 7 N/E 0.046
KMoAsFan DNP -- 4 55 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 32 73 22 0.187
j_rich36 DNP -- 1 84 7 N/E 0.167
scutaroknowstheway DNP -- 1 92 3 N/E 0.071
FormerHuntsvilleStar DNP -- 9 33 71 N/E 0.247
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 -- 28 5 213 6 0.231
Athletics fan and runner DNP -- 6 51 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 50 28 N/E 0.164
crb29 DNP -- 11 34 70 19 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 35 0.086
adragon DNP -- 24 19 125 29 0.159
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 34 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
tosk DNP -- 5 49 29 N/E 0.179
mikev DNP -- 1 62 17 N/E 0.515
stranahanahan DNP -- 3 68 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 92 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 71 13 N/E 0.382
SamYam DNP -- 3 56 19 N/E 0.186
robbo650 DNP -- 4 62 17 N/E 0.132
Steve in Napa DNP -- 1 95 1 N/E 0.032
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