Posted by Andy on May 10, 2010
Here are the answers:
1) Total number of complete games pitched by all teams excluding rain-shortened games: 6, including a perfect game:
|1||Dallas Braden||2010-05-09||OAK||TBR||W 4-0||SHO9 ,W||9.0||0||0||0||0||6||0||109||77||93|
|2||Gil Meche||2010-05-08||KCR||TEX||L 2-3||CG 8 ,L||8.0||6||3||3||7||3||0||128||73||54|
|3||Jamie Moyer||2010-05-07||PHI||ATL||W 7-0||SHO9 ,W||9.0||2||0||0||0||5||0||105||71||88|
|4||C.J. Wilson||2010-05-07||TEX||KCR||W 4-1||CG 9 ,W||9.0||5||1||1||2||4||0||113||69||75|
|5||Dan Haren||2010-05-06||ARI||HOU||W 6-3||CG 9 ,W||9.0||7||3||2||1||9||0||111||81||71|
|6||Nick Blackburn||2010-05-04||MIN||DET||W 4-3||CG 9 ,W||9.0||11||3||3||1||2||1||95||67||54|
I had no idea we'd have such memorable complete games this past week.
2) Total number of games in which both teams score at least 10 runs (such a game counts as 1, not 2 because 2 teams are involved.): just 1
3) Total number of games in which each team steals at least one base: 11
4) Total homers combined for Billy Butler and Jose Guillen, both KCR: 2 (1 for each)
Here are the top 6 finishers:
1. Elkboy - 2
2T. Brian O - 4 (2)
2T. Russell - 4
3. Adamrr - 5
4T. Dances w vowels - 6
4T. KennO - 6 (2)
Brian O and KennO join the multiple-top-five-finishes club.
Elkboy blew away the competition by guessing 3 questions exactly correctly--complete games, both teams score 10+ runs, HRs by Butler and Guillen. He missed the other 2 questions by just 1 point each.
Three other entrants got 3 questions exactly right--two of them were Dances w vowels and Steve B, who finished with a great score of 8 which was good for only a 3-way tie for 9th place. The other was two-time winner Josh W, who unfortunately way way overguessed on question #3 (both teams with at least one stolen base) and finished near the bottom of the pack.
Just about everybody overguessed on that question #3. The average guess was 17 but the answer was 11.
Johnny Twisto threw in a last-second entry was WAY WAY WAY overguessed #3 at 40. It's a shame because his other 4 answers yielded only 3 points.