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GOG 2012 #5 Los Anaheim Angels of Pujols


Finally a series against a team that doesn't have the color blue in their uniforms! Oh, and it's our first look at Albert Pujols. Yeah, there's that.

Links

A's Fangraphs Page

Angles Fangraphs Page

Do your homework

Probable Pitchers

The Questions

1. Series Outcome: Four games against the Halos (4 points)

2. King Albert: In nine career games against the Athletics, Albert Pujols is batting .281 with only one double and zero home runs! Predict his PA/H/XBH/BB/K for the series. Does he hit his first career homerun against the A's? (2pts each, then 1pt; 11 total)

3. BBBarton: Our first basemen is no OBP slouch himself. Predict his PA/H/XBH/BB/K for the series. (2 points each, 10 total)

4.Starz 'n Goatz: Predict one position player from each team who will have a positive cumulative WPA (Fangraphs) for the series and one from each team who will have a negative cumulative WPA for the series. 4 predictions total. (2 pts each, 8 total)

5. First Start: Welcome back Tyson Ross! After a mediocre last outing for the Rivercats (5IP/5H/3ER/0BB/4K) predict his IP/H/ER/BB/K for his start on Tuesday. (2 points each, 10 total)

6. Switching Teams: So, they've got Haren, and we've got Colon. Predict who has a better outing against their former team (Answer Haren, Colon, or Tie): More IP / Fewer H / Fewer ER / More K / Lower ending ERA (1 point each, 5 total)

7. Bullpen Blues: For each team's bullpens for the entire series, predict: Saves / Blown Saves / Wins / Losses (8 predictions total) (1 point each, 8 total)

8. B-Day Bonus: Since the year I was born, the Athletics have a record of 16-13 on April 19th (my birthday). Do I have a happy birthday? (1 point)

(57 points possible)

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