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GOG #23 - kick 'em while they're down; TEX @ OAK *ANSWERS POSTED*

After a slew of injuries, Texas is 8 games back in the AL West standings. Let's say the A's put them away for good this week, yes?

score your last GOG

probable pitchers

1. Guess the series outcome (3 points)

2-1 A's

2. For both teams, name the starter who -

  • pitches the most innings GRAY/LEWIS
  • records the most K's GRAY/DARVISH
  • issues the most BB's POM & GRAY/DARVISH
  • gives up the most hits POM/LEWIS
  • throws the most pitches GRAY/LEWIS

That's 2 answers for each bullet point.

(2 points each; ties count for points)

3. For each team, name the position player who -

  • gets the most hits CALLASPO (6) / ANDRUS (5)
  • gets the most RBI NORRIS (5) / BELTRE (4)
  • K's the most MOSS, VOGT, PUNTO (3) / CHOO, MARTIN (2)
  • receives the most BB's LOWRIE (3) / MARTIN, ODOR, BELTRE, CHOICE, CHOO (1)
  • records the single lowest WPA for the series MOSS (-.076, Tues) / BELTRE (-.142, Wed)

That's 2 answers for each bullet point.

(2 points each)

4. Pick a pen - for the series, which bullpen

  • pitches more innings - A's (10.2)
  • allows more base runners (hits, walks, HBP - not counting reached by error) TEX (14)
  • gives up more ER A'S (8)
  • uses the most pitchers (i.e., different players) TEX (7)
  • K's more batters TEX (8)

(1 point each)

5. Odds, Ends.

  • How many starts for Steven Vogt for the series (at any position)? 3
  • How many around-the-horn GIDP for the series, both teams combined? (typically, 5-4-3) 0 (no 5-4-3)
  • How many Wild Pitches for the series, both teams combined? 3 (Lewis, Francis, Darvish)
  • How many XBH for the series, both teams combined? 21 (11 - G1; 6 - G2; 4 - G3)
  • How many outfield assists for the series, both teams combined? 3 (Robertson, Rios, Choice)

(2 points each)

6. Guess the attendance for Wednesday's 12:35 pm game. Score 3 points if you're within +/- 2000.

23,175k

Guesses in by first pitch tonight, 7:05. 41 points possible. GO A's!!

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