2013 GOG #21: Episode XXI: The Empire Strikes Out (Answers Posted)

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Probable pitchers for the series

1) Series outcome: (3 points) A’s SWEEP

2) The Vallejo Kid Vs. The Old Man: It’s slated for the Aces to battle it out in the series opener. Oakland’s Bartolo Colon who is sporting a team leading 3.14ERA and 1.09 WHIP, will take the mound against New York’s C.C. Sabathia and his 3.74ERA/1.24 WHIP. Predict Colon’s IP/H/ER/BB/K. Now do the same for C.C. (2 points each) Do either of them pitch a complete game? (1Point, 21 total)

Colon 6IP/3H/0ER/4BB/3K C.C. 6IP/8H/6ER/1BB/3K, Neither pitched a complete game.

3) All-Star Hot Corners: This year Oakland has one of the hottest 3rd basemen in baseball. Let’s get Josh Donaldson to the All-Star game by voting for him here. New York has a 3 time All-Star back from the DL in Kevin Youkilis. Predict Donaldson’s PA/H/RBI/HR. Now Predect the same for Youkilis (2 points each) Will either of them commit an error? (1 point) Will either of them successfully steal a base? (1 Point, 18 total)

Donalson: 14PA/1H/0RBI/0HR Youk: 16PA/1H/0RBI/0HR Neither had an error. Neither of them stole a base.

4) Last dance with Mariano Rivera This looks like the last time we will see Mariano play at the coliseum. Let’s make it a trip he will never forget by filling the place and showing respect to a legend. How many Saves does he convert? How many Strike outs does he record? How many Earned Runs do we add to his career numbers? Will his combined Hits and Walks total more than 4 for the series? (2 Points each, 8 points total)

No Save. No Strikouts. 1 Earned Run. Walks and runs less than 4 (2 hits and 1 walk)

5) Potpourri

a)Will the Yankees Come from behind in the 7th during any of the three games (1 point) No

b) Will the A’s Walk it off? (1 point) Yes

c) Combined do the A’s hit 5 or more Home runs in the Series? (1 point) No, 4. (2 moss, 1 Coco,1 Norris)

d) Which team goes yard first? (1 point) A’s Coco

e) Who Steals more bases, Coco Crisp or Brett Gardner? (1 point) Neither of them stole a base.

f) Will the A’s win it on my Birthday (June 12) ? (1 Point) Yes

(56 total points for the series)

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