Week 10 Review
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.
- 6 points
- 5 points
- 4 points
Craig from Az
- 3 points
- 2 points
- 1 point
- 0 points
Daniel Corbin Jr.
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.