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GOG 2014 #18 - vs. Angels - ANSWERS POSTED

We have a two-game set against our rivals from Anaheim. This is an important series because the A's are now only 2 games ahead of the Angels - so would be nice to get a good series win and improve on that lead. So, let's go A's!

1. Series Outcome (3 points)

A's Sweep!

2. Game Score: Rank the starting pitchers for each team from highest Game Score to lowest Game Score. There should be two lists, one for each team. (2 points each) If any pitcher is scratched, we will just count the replacement pitcher in the scratched pitcher's place. What is the highest game score for the series? (3 points for exact, 1 point +- 3). What is the lowest game score for theseries? (3 points for exact, 1 point +/- 3).(Total possible 18)

A's: Gray, Pomeranz, Milone

Angels: Skags, Weaver, Richards.

High: 50; Low: 21

3. Hot Dog and His Buddy. Guess PA/H/XBH/K for Alberto Callaspo for the series. (2 points each). Do the same for Erick Aybar. (2 points each) Does either have an error? (1 point)(17 points possible)

Callaspo: 12 pa/4 h/1 xbh/1k

Aybar: 14 pa/4 h/2 xbh/2 k

No errors.

4. Trios. The Angels offensive leaders are clearly Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, and Kendrick is currently putting up good numbers as well. On the A's side, we clearly look to Donaldson, Moss, and Cespedes for our offense. Considering each group of three, choose which has more: a) Hits; b) Home Runs; c) Walks; d) Strike outs. (2 points each) Tie is an acceptable answer. (8 points possible)

a) Hits: A's; b) HR: A's; c) Walks: A's; d) Strike Outs: Angels

5. Relievers. For each team, select one reliever and guess: IP/ER/K. (2 points each) Wwhich bullpen records a win in this series: A's, Angels, both, neither. (1 point) (13 points possible)

A's:

Otero: 1.2/ ip/0 er/ 2 k

Gregerson: 3.1 ip/0 er/4 k

Doolittle: 2 ip/0 er/5 k

Rodriguez: 1 ip/0 er/0 k

Abad: 1 ip/0 er/1 k

Angels:

Morin: 1 ip/0 er/1 k

Frieri: 1 ip/0 er/1 k

Kohn: 1.1 ip/3 er/2 k

Grube: .2 ip/1 er/0 k

LeBlanc: 6.1 ip/4 er/4 k

Smith: .2 ip/3 er/0 k

Jepsen: .1 ip/0 er/1 k

6. WPA. Choose one position player from each team, for each game who has the highest WPA in a game. You will be selecting 6 players,. You do not need to select the exact game that the player gets highest WPA. If you think one player will have highest WPA in more than one game, then you have to select the player that number times. For instance, if you think Eric Sogard will have the A's highest WPA in all three games, you have to select him three times. (2 points each) (12 points possible)

A's: Moss, Cespedes, Lowrie

Angels: Kendrick, Cowgill, Calhoun

Please submit your guesses by first pitch tomorrow. Total points available: 71

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