SnakeLines, Week 7: Prado the Clutch

The D-backs came from behind to take victory in the Braves series, and edge the homestand by the odd game in seven. This week, it's on the road, and we ask whether Martin Prado will find his bat?

Week 6 review

The line of three wins was looking rather dicey after the first game of the Atlanta series. The mauling, largely at the hands (bats?) of Chris Johnson and Justin Upton, was the Diamondbacks' third defeat in a row, after the week had got off to a good start, with a win in the second game of the Philadelphia series. However, good pitching from Patrick Corbin, and some clutchiness from Eric Chavez, resurrected the Diamondbacks' week, allowing them to take the series against the Braves and secure a winning home-stand. The first game against the Phillies was not part of this week's record, but for the first time, the final number was exactly on the line, Arizona going 3-3.

What does this mean for our competition? If you wagered on over... You lost. If you wagered on under... You lost. But if you bet the "push", not only do you win, but by exactly nailing the prediction, you score double points for the week.

  • Winners (5): blank_38, frienetic, grimmy01, piratedan7, SenSurround
  • Sinners (10): AJV19, AzDbackfanInDc, AzRattler, BrokeNBattleX, GuruB, imstillhungry95, JoelPre, Marc Fournier, TolkienBard, walleye01

Worked out just about right, with twice as many bets lost as won (those who lost very heavy on the optimism, which seems, unsurprisingly, to be common), but those who won earned twice the points. Needless to saw, that has quite an effect on the standings, with a brand-new leader:

  • 5 points
    blank_38
  • 4 points
    AJV19
    grimmy01
    SenSurround
  • 3 points
    AzRattler
    Craig from Az
    Marc Fournier
    piratedan7
  • 2 points
    azshadowwalker
    eel
    frienetic
    Gildo
    GuruB
    Maizefed
    TolkienBard
  • 1 point
    AZfan85308
    backtocali
    BobRob12
    BrokeNBattleX
    JoelPre
    navyazfan
    Shawnwck
    Songbird
    walleye01
  • 0 points
    azcougs
    AzDbackfanInDc
    azsportsfan31
    BattleMoses
    BigLeagueAZ
    Daniel Corbin Jr.
    hotclaws
    imstillhungry95
    leemellon
    LiamNeeson
    littleRoom
    rd33
    since_98
    Surksquatch

Week 7 line

The Diamondbacks hit the road again, first heading to the East coast, for three games against the Marlins (currently on pace for 117 losses), then back to Coors Field for three more against the Rockies. I'm slightly reluctant to go for another line based on a single player, because the last time I did that, he ended up getting hit in the head and missing almost the entire week. However, let's risk it. One of the defining issues of this season has been Martin Prado's struggles with runners in scoring position. A month and a half in, he is 2-for-36 in those situations. Is he going to break out of that over the next week? So far this season with RISP:

  • Plate-appearances: 41
  • At-bats: 36
  • Hits: 2
  • Walks: 4
  • Strikeouts: 7
  • BABIP: .067
  • League average BA: .250

Martin Prado Hits with RISP: two

As last week, it's an exact number, so you can bet higher, lower or push - the last, if you think he will get exactly two hits with RISP over the next six games (you'll earn two points if that bet comes up). Walks and reached base on an error don't count, official scorer's decision will be final.

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