SnakeLines, Week 11: Diamondbacks Wins

Paul Goldschmidt fail to buy mama a new pair of shoes this week, seeing his RBI streak come to an end. Let's see how that affected the standings, and set the line for this round.

Week 10 Review

Date Opp Rslt PA AB R H HR RBI BB SO
Jun 8 SFG L,5-10 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
Jun 9 SFG L,2-6 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jun 10 @ LAD W,5-4 5 5 0 1 0 1 0 2
Jun 11 @ LAD L,3-5 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jun 12 @ LAD W,8-6 7 6 1 2 0 0 1 1

I suppose we should have known Goldzilla's insane streak of run production couldn't have continued for ever. He did get an RBI in the first game of this week's shortened line, allowing him to tie the club record of driving in a run for eight consecutive games (previously done by Gonzo in June 2002), and added another, highly-important one during the opening game at Dodger Stadium. But that was it, as Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-23 with a walk and six strikeouts, along with a pair of RBI. That's not just regression, it's probably close to the quietest week has had in the entire season: Apr 26-May 2, he had one RBI, but did go 4-for-23 with three walks.

Fan optimism proved unsuccessful this week, though it's not like Goldschmidt didn't have his opportunities. Admittedly, over the last two games against the Giants, the bases were empty all but one of the eight times he came to the plate. But that was made up for in Los Angeles: in the finale of the Dodger series alone, he was up three times with men on the corners, albeit with two outs in each case, and was unable to advance the runner on third the 90 feet necessary. Still, hard to complain when his overall line with runners in scoring position has been monstrous this season: .419/.466/.871.

Two-thirds of those who wagered this week lost their bets. piratedan offered perhaps the most interesting explanation of his winning choice: "Just think that no one will pitch to him now with there being no protection in the lineup. I mean if he can take a low and away Affeldt pitch to the opposite field, nothing is safe."

  • Winners (5): BigLeagueAZ, blank_38, JoelPre, piratedan7, TolkienBard,
  • Sinners (10): AzRattler, grimmy01, frienetic, GuruB, imstillhungry95, Marc Fournier, Muu, rd33, SenSurround, SongBird.

Standings

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

Week 11 line

The D-backs continue their road trip through Southern California this weekend, before returning home to Chase for three games. They have what should, on paper, be a fairly easy schedule, facing the Padres for three and then the Marlins for three, teams with a combined record thus far of 51-80. However, the Padres did just sweep the Braves, and have gone 10-6 this month: that's pulled them to within two games of .500, and they haven't been better than that since the first series of the year. Still, one feels these are series the D-backs should be winning, and that's the focus of this week's line. How many team wins?

  • Last six games: three
  • Last six home games: four
  • Last six road games: four
  • Last series vs. SDP: two of three
  • Last series vs. MIA: two of three

Diamondbacks wins: four

Usual rules. Over, under or push (the last if you think he'll get exactly five RBI) in the comments, by first pitch today at Petco Park (7:10pm). Get it right, and get a point, unless "push" comes up, when you get two points.

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