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RESULTS: Week 5 Stat Challenge

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:

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str GSc
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
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Generated 5/10/2010.

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

Rk Tm Opp Date #Matching
1 CHW TOR 2010-05-09 2
2 NYM SFG 2010-05-09 2
3 CLE DET 2010-05-09 2
4 HOU SDP 2010-05-08 2
5 KCR TEX 2010-05-08 2
6 COL LAD 2010-05-07 2
7 KCR TEX 2010-05-06 2
8 LAD MIL 2010-05-06 2
9 CHW KCR 2010-05-04 2
10 FLA SFG 2010-05-04 2
11 CHW KCR 2010-05-03 2
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Generated 5/10/2010.

4) Total homers combined for Billy Butler and Jose Guillen, both KCR: 2 (1 for each)

5) Total saves combined for Matt Capps, WSN and David Aardsma, SEA 3 (3 for Capps and none for Aardsma, who had a rough week.)

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.

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4 Responses to “RESULTS: Week 5 Stat Challenge”

  1. Johnny Twisto Says:

    Oops.

  2. Can I ask you to add all the stat challenges to that category? It's getting tougher to find the old entries and keep up with them. Thanks for running these!

  3. Yup, me too: oops.

  4. Only 8 of 43 people under-guessed #3, with 4 people guessing 9

    Jamos - 7
    Adamrr - 10
    Dunnowhat2type - 7
    BLWinborn32 - 9
    Brian O - 9
    KennO - 9
    CJ - 8
    Djibouti - 9

    And only RichardKC got it exactly right with 11