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GOG 2012 #54: We're baaaccckkkk


Do your homework: GOG #53 vs Texas

1. Series outcome (3-5 games) [5 points] By now we all know how tasty pie is. Any walkoffs in the series? [1 point]

2. Baseball royalty: Miguel Cabrera has earned baseball's first triple crown since Carl Yastrzemski did it in 1967. Miggy did it with a .330 batting average, 44 home runs, and 139 RBIs. How many HRs and RBIs does Miguel hit this series? What is his batting average in the series (within .025)? [3 points each]

3. Revenge: After finally getting over the division series hump in 2006, the A's were promptly smacked around and swept in the ALCS. For Justin Verlander's start on Saturday, guess whether the following stats are more, less, or tied compared to his stats in game 2 of the '06 ALCS: 5.1 IP / 7 H / 4 ER / 2 HR / 1 BB / 6 K [2 points each]

4. Crooked numbers: In clinching the division, the A's put up a couple of big offensive innings with 6 runs in the 4th inning and 4 runs in the 8th on Wednesday. What is the most runs the A's score in a single inning in this series? What about Detroit? What's the most they score in a single inning? [3 points each] Name one player from each team that has at least 4 RBIs in the series. [3 points each]

5. There's no two ways about it: Grant Balfour was an absolute beast in the final homestand. How does he do in the postseason? Guess Grant's IP / H / BB / SV for the series. [2 points each]

6. Brett Anderson is very close to coming back to the rotation right in time for the playoffs to start. How many IP / H / BB / HR / K / ER for Brett? [2 points each - no subs; if he doesn't pitch, this question is out]

7. Random: Name one player from each team who (none is possible): [2 points each]

a. Gets a hit in every game

b. Makes an error

c. Pitches in at least 2 of 3, 3 of 4, or 4 of 5 games (depending on how far the series goes)

d. Hits more than one home run in the series

e. Steals third or home

Answers due by Saturday @ 3:00pm PDT

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