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2011 GOG #43: Outrunning a hurricane

Probable pitchers

GOG vs. New York

1. Series outcome (3 games) [3 points]

2. Obligatory WPA question: For each team, name the players with the highest and lowest cumulative WPA for the series (4 players total). [2 points each]

3. After seeing Nick Swisher and Eric Chavez, the A's get to see another old friend in Marco Scutaro. Predict Marco's AB/H/XBH/RBI for the series. [2 points each; 8 total]

4. As of now, it looks like the most intriguing pitching matchup is Saturday afternoon with Guillermo Moscoso taking on Jon Lester. Both pitchers gave up one run on three hits in their last start and have similar ERAs, though Jon has been better on the road this year. This is Moscoso's first career start against Boston, but he does have three relief innings. Which pitcher... pitches more innings, K's more batters, gives up more hits, and gives up more earned runs in their start? [1 point each; 4 total]

5. Anthony Recker started his big league career against the Yankees, and now he gets to face the Red Sox. That's exactly how you ease someone into the big leagues. Does he give up a passed ball? [1 point] Predict his AB/BB/H/RBI for the series [2 points each; 9 total]

6. The Red Sox are leading the AL in several offensive categories, including runs, hits, batting average, OPS, OBP, and on and on. The A's are about where you'd expect them to be. Name a batter (either team) to complete each of the following in the series (none is OK): 4 or more hits, 3 or more strikeouts, 3 or more walks, 2 or more home runs, 1 or more triples [3 points each; 15 total]

7. Well, Sunday's game was moved to Saturday evening, so that means I get to quickly think up a new question 7. Thursday, the A's and Yankees plated 31 runs. Do the A's and Sox combine for at least 31 runs in the series? [1 point]

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