3 wins by the A's keeps all the bubbly in the bottles as the Rangers won't clinch. Of course, since FJM had their reunion yesterday, there may be things scattered in the GOG.
60 points possible.
1- Does the bubbly stay in the bottles: in other words, series outcome? (4 points)
2- Obligatory draft position question. Where are the A's ranked in the standings (1 = worst team) after this series? (2 points)
3- Cliff Lee is very good. Predict his IP, H, K, BB, and ER. (1 point each, 5 total)
4- Obligatory WPA question. One NON-PITCHING player with a positive WPA, one with a negative WPA, and one with exactly zero WPA, from each team. (so 6 answers total, 2 points apiece, so 12 points possible)
5- So, Chris Carter the Burninator has a HR now!!!! Predict his PA, H, K, BB, and RBI. (1 apiece, 5 possible)
6- The run is very, very neglected and is an underrated statistical measure of a player's value. Which individual player for the A's has the most RBI on the series? (3 points possible)
7- Now, y'all know that the criteria for AL MVP award are as follows: beloved, respected, a Yankee, and done something another Yankee had once done. However, in 2010, one Cliff Pennington has accumulated more WAR, some statistic that I'm sure the BBWAA would banish if possible, than the beloved Derek Jeter. What's Pennington's PA, H, BB, and K (2 points apiece, 8 possible)
8- The A's hitters have lots of "negative numbers." Like David Eckstein, and its good that he ignores them. Name one A"s hitter who gets into a double play this series (3 points)
9- LAST HOME SERIES. Last opportunity to have some walk-offs this season. Do the A's walk off during the course of this series? (2 points)
10- Guess the MOST (each question: 3 points if you get exact number, 2 points if you're within +/- 1). (15 points possible):
1- RUNZ the A's score in any game.
2- Runs (earned and unearned) any individual starting pitcher on the A's gives up
3- Runs (earned and unearned) any individual SP on the Rangers gives up
4- Stolen bases in one game
5- Runs TOTAL scored in any one game.