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GOG 2011 #15 vs. Minnesota - Results Posted

 

A's in First Place! 

The A's are currently tied for first with Texas, a half-game in front of the Angels.  Can we put up a real winning streak and get a first-place cushion, before the return of Hamilton and Cruz to the Texas lineup?

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Name # of GOG This GOG Total points GOG wins
Score Rank Score Rank Count Rank
cuppingmaster 15 20 1 140 3 2 2
longtimeasfan 14 18 2 133 6 1 4
paris7 15 18 2 136 5 1 4
CmdrKhraanik 13 17 4 115 13 0 17
vignette17 15 17 4 171 1 4 1
ArunisArun 1 16 6 16 32 0 17
UrgentMirth 15 15 7 144 2 0 17
twinkle toes 12 14 8 117 12 1 4
streetfan 13 14 8 99 18 0 17
buddahead9 12 14 8 118 10 2 2
Athletix Man 15 14 8 115 13 0 17
danmerqury 15 14 8 139 4 0 17
weenmAN 13 13 13 102 17 1 4
SoCal As Fan 10 13 13 94 20 1 4
GoAs 14 12 15 106 15 0 17
PDXAthleticsfan 15 11 16 129 7 0 17
Berry Jo 15 10 17 123 9 0 17
King Richard 10 10 17 75 22 0 17
oblique 14 9 19 98 19 1 4
harenshair 1 DNP DNP 0 50 0 17
shudiddy 2 DNP DNP 9 39 0 17
colin 11 DNP DNP 89 21 0 17
OpeningDay85 4 DNP DNP 24 29 0 17
micdog2001 9 DNP DNP 71 23 0 17
mikev 1 DNP DNP 0 50 0 17
thewhizkid 5 DNP DNP 51 26 1 4
gratefuldude 1 DNP DNP 6 44 0 17
noava22 2 DNP DNP 19 31 0 17
SLOtown 1 DNP DNP 1 49 0 17
offthefoulpole 1 DNP DNP 3 47 0 17
OakA'sHoney 1 DNP DNP 15 34 0 17
Kyli 6 DNP DNP 55 25 1 4
A'sBowlingLeague 8 DNP DNP 65 24 0 17
Dwayne Ross 1 DNP DNP 6 44 0 17
stranahanahan 8 DNP DNP 46 27 0 17
my_cat_max 1 DNP DNP 10 37 0 17
nevermoor 14 DNP DNP 126 8 1 4
gunnero 1 DNP DNP 8 40 0 17
Gaijin_Suketto 1 DNP DNP 3 47 0 17
Jason Hunt 2 DNP DNP 20 30 0 17
Where's My Burrito? 5 DNP DNP 29 28 0 17
gambler 1 DNP DNP 13 35 1 4
lenscrafters 14 DNP DNP 118 10 1 4
Future Ed 1 DNP DNP 8 40 0 17
OnlybuyBeaneJerseys 2 DNP DNP 10 37 0 17
DDroney 1 DNP DNP 16 32 1 4
Leopold Bloom 1 DNP DNP 7 43 0 17
doctorK 12 DNP DNP 106 15 1 4
X-Pac 1 DNP DNP 8 40 0 17
A's Believer 1 DNP DNP 13 35 0 17
robbo650 1 DNP DNP 5 46 0 17


The Questions (39 points possible)

Final Results - A's drop two at home to pennant-chasing Twins. Answers in Bold, below.

1. The A's are two games over .500 going into today's game, the first of a two-game set.  Predict the Series Outcome. [2 points] Twins Sweep, 2-0

2. The Twins have surprised most of MLB with how awful they are this year. On the road (where they have played 25 of their games), they are hitting a mere .208 BA with just 12 homeruns. Compare this to last year, when they were batting over .280 in September, leading the league!  Do they get a HR this series?  Do they bat over .208? [1 point each, 2 total] Yes, Hit a Homer (3, Rivera, Morneau, Plouffe) / Yes, BA over .208 (26/80 = .325)

3. Starz, Position Players: Name two A's position players (includes DH, but not pitchers) who have a Positive WPA for the series, and two who have a Negative WPA for the series. [1 point each, 4 total] Postive WPA - Kouz, Matsui, Sweeney / Negative WPA - Barton, Suzuki, Pennington, Willingham, Jackson, DeJesus, Ellis / [Powell with an even .000 WPA]

4. Mark Ellis is trying his hardest to prove to AN that he is not washed up at the plate, though his defensive reflexes appear more than intact. Predict his PA / H / XBH.  How many Assists?  How many Double Plays is he a part of (includes runners doubled off)? [2 points each, 10 total] 8 PA / 1 H / 0 XBH / 7 Assists / Part of 2 Double Plays

5. Brandon McCarthy has the best WAR (1.8) among A's pitchers, but also the most losses (4).  This is due to his low BB rate, lack of homers given up, and when it comes to the losses: his errors. Does he get a Win, Loss, or No Decision tonight? Then, Over/Under/Exact for each of the following:  IP - 7 / HR - 1 / BB - 2 / K - 5  [1 point each, 5 total] No Decision / Exactly 7 IP / Under 1 HR (0) / Under 2 BBs (0) / Under 5 Ks (1)

6. The A's may not have a perfect OF, but we do have a lot of OFers!  Which outfielder has the most of each in this series: PA / H / RBIs / BBs? All ties count for points. [2 points each; 8 total] DeJesus, Most PAs (9) / Sweeney, Most H (2) / All Tied, Most RBIs (0) / Sweeney, Most BBs (2) [Note: Everybody gets points for the RBI Question!]

7. The A's bullpen continues to shine.  For all Relievers taken as a group, predict the total: IP (+/- .2, or 2/3 of an Inning) / Inherited Runs Allowed to Score / Ks (+/-1) / BB (+/-1). [2 points each, 8 total] 12.0 IP (11.1 - 12.2 ok) / 1 Inherited Runner Allowed to Score / 8 Ks (7-9 ok) / 3 BB (2-4 ok)

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