Week 17 Review
|2013-07-26||Cody Ross||SDP||Colt Hynes||ahead 0-7||b7||---||0||4 (0-2)||1||0.00|
|2013-07-27||Miguel Montero||SDP||Andrew Cashner||down 1-0||b2||---||1||1 (0-0)||1||0.12|
|2013-07-27||Paul Goldschmidt||SDP||Andrew Cashner||down 8-1||b5||1--||2||5 (3-1)||2||0.03|
|2013-07-30||Eric Chavez||@TBR||Roberto Hernandez||down 5-0||t9||1--||2||1 (0-0)||2||0.00|
|2013-07-31||Eric Chavez||@TBR||Jeremy Hellickson||ahead 0-2||t3||1--||1||7 (2-2)||2||0.14|
|2013-07-31||Paul Goldschmidt||@TBR||Cesar Ramos||ahead 0-6||t9||---||0||3 (1-1)||1||0.00|
I guess the moral of this week's bet is that home-runs do not necessarily equate to victories. The line.was set at 4.5 home-runs, for three games against the Padres, two in Tampa and the make-up game against the Rangers, but the last of these wasn't needed, as we had already hit out fifth and six home-runs of the week, the previous day as we blew out the Rays. Chavez and Goldschmidt both had two homer weeks, with Ross and Montero chipping in with one apiece. But the net result of this unexpected power surge was still a 2-4 record. If only we could have shifted one of Chavez's two-run bombs to the game where Patrick Corbin lost 1-0...
The line almost evenly split the wagers, 11 optimistic fans deciding it would go above, and 10 thinking it wouldn't reach that far. Particular mention in the former group to AZDbackfaninDc, for a cunning, and successful, effort to outsmart himself with this bit of logic.
Er.... I guess, well done? Here are the results, followed by the standings, which see blank_38's lead shrink once again, with AJV19 and grimmy01 now right on his bumper.
- Winners (11): Angry_Saguaro, AJV19, azcougs, AzDbackfanInDc, BrokeNBattleX, catbat, FlannelFlapjacks, Gildo, grimmy01, GuruB, SenSurround, xmet
- Sinners (10): AzRattler, blank_38, Craig from Az, PatrickPetersonAZ, piratedan7, preston.salisbury, rd33, TolkienBard, walleye01
- 10 points
- 9 points
- 8 points
- 7 points
- 6 points
- 5 points
- 4 points
Craig from Az
- 3 points
- 2 points
- 1 point
- 0 points
Daniel Corbin Jr.
Week 18 line
Bit of an odd week in the schedule, with off-days both Monday and Thursday, as we play three games in Boston against the Red Sox, and then on Tuesday and Wednesday back at Chase against the Rays. Five games will probably mean one start each for the members of our rotation, though the off day could conceivably mean Gibby decides to skip someone (most probably Spruill). The starters after Sunday are "to be announced" according to the official site. Still, that just adds an extra level of intrigue to proceedings, since the five-game schedule makes me lean toward a line based on our rotation.
For a variety of reasons, our starters have struggled to get victories this season, winning just 33 times in 108 starts so far. Only three teams in the league have fewer than that, and those are the trio with close to the worst W% in the National League, in the Marlins, Brewers and Mets. Kinda impressive that Patrick Corbin has 36.4% of our starter wins this season, which is kinda reminiscent of 2004, when Randy Johnson had an amazing 47.1% of our starters' victories, getting 16 of 34. Will that trend hold up? How many W's will our starters pick up over the next five games? Have some stats.
- Starter wins last five games: one
- Starter wins last three road games: one
- Starter wins last two home games: zero
- Average 2013 starter wins per five games: 1.53
Starting pitcher wins: two
Usual rules. Over, under or push (the last if you think we'll get exactly two wins) in the comments, by first pitch today at Fenway Park (4:10pm, so get your skates on). Get it right, and get a point, unless "push" comes up, when you get two points.