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GIG-2020, Round 1

Howdy boys, it's time for Round 1 of the 2020 Game Inside the Game!  You all know the drill.  Every two weeks, we'll pause running games for a couple days, and have a little fun with a minor wager (pun intended) involved for the top 3 finishers (supplemental picks at the end of round 4, 5, and 6 of the 2021 minor league draft).

Here are the questions for Round 1.  Good luck.

1) 1 point: The Cache Hogs are off to a VERY interesting 8-5 start, in that they've won all 8 games at home, and lost all 5 games on the road.  Take a look at their upcoming next 13 games and predict this: Will their first loss be on the road (7 games this round), or at home (6 games)?  If you believe they will remain undefeated at home, you'll get 3 points.  But if you're wrong, you'll get -1.  Similarly, if you believe they will continue to lose all away games through this round, you'll get 3 points, but lose one if you're wrong.

2) 1 point: There are two very surprising starting pitchers atop the "home runs allowed" list: The Koi's Kenta Maeda (9) and the Argo's Justin Verlander ( 8 ).  Between just these two pitchers, whose real life 2019 HR9 numbers were somewhat respectable (1.3 and 1.5, respectively), which will have given up more HRs by the end of round 1?  If you wish to predict a tie, you'll get 3 points IF you guess the correct number they tied at. 

3) The Cache Hogs' Max Scherzer is back to his usual self, striking out everybody.  His K/BB ratio is an outstanding 13.5.  Will that number rise, or fall by the end of this round? (If it remains the same, that'll count as it "rising."). 3 points for nailing it to the exact decimal (we'll round it to one tenth).  2 points if you're within 0.5.  1 point if you're within 1.

4) The Bums' Pete Alonso is off to an amazing start, with 10 home runs in 13 games!  How many HRs will he have after 26 games?  3 points for nailing it, 2 points if you're off by one, 1 point if you're off by 2.

5) 1 Point: The Brewers' Marcus Semien is the only hitter who has hit safely in all 13 games.  Correctly predict his hit streak. 3 points if you nail it.  2 if you're off by one.  1 if you're off by 2.  If you think he'll go 26+ and you're correct, you get 5 points.  But if you're wrong, you'll get -1. 

Have fun!
Kyle - 2008, 2015, 2019 MSB Champion.

Re: GIG-2020, Round 1

Reply #1
1) On the road
2) Tie: 13
3) 11.25
4) 16
5) 14
Kyle - 2008, 2015, 2019 MSB Champion.

Re: GIG-2020, Round 1

Reply #2
Robots predict:
1. at home
2. Maeda
3. fall to 12.0
4. 19
5. 16


Re: GIG-2020, Round 1

Reply #3
1.) On the road
2.) Maeda
3.) 12.8
4.) 17
5.) 15
Coy
Rolla Sweets


Re: GIG-2020, Round 1

Reply #4
 1 - on the road
 2 - Verlander
 3 - Scherzer K/BB = 6.7
 4 - Alonso HR =15
 5 - Semien hitting streak = 15
Dan
Brooklyn Kraken

Re: GIG-2020, Round 1

Reply #5
1.   On the road
2.   Verlander
3.   Fall to 12.0
4.   15 home runs
5.   19 games
David
Phoenix Miners

Re: GIG-2020, Round 1

Reply #6
1.  road
2.  Verlander
3.  11.4
4.  15
5.  16
fka theOCD


Disproving the Pythagorean Theorem of Baseball, year after year...

Re: GIG-2020, Round 1

Reply #7
1. Road
2. Verlander
3. Fall to 11.2
4. 14
5. 15
Jason
Ankeny ACLs

"I'm pissed off now, Jobu. Look, I go to you. I stick up for you. You no help me now. I say 'F#@& you Jobu', I do it myself."
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Re: GIG-2020, Round 1

Reply #8
1. Road
2. Verlander
3.  11.3
4. 15
5. 17
Brian
Motor City Madmen

Re: GIG-2020, Round 1

Reply #9
1) Road

2) Verlander

3) 13.4

4) 18

5) 15
Brent A. Brown
Chicago Rum Runners
President of Baseball Operations


World Series Champions
CJWL - 2017 (Grinders)

LCS
NABL-AL 2018 (Louisville Bats)

Re: GIG-2020, Round 1

Reply #10
1) Road

2) Verlander

3) Fall, 10.6

4) 17

5) 16
Brandon Crews
Grants Pass Brewers

Re: GIG-2020, Round 1

Reply #11
1) On the road

2) Verlander

3) Fall - 9.4

4) 18

5) 15
Brendt Crews
Bako Bums





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SCRUBS Modern Baseball League
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Re: GIG-2020, Round 1

Reply #12
1. Home
2. Tie-11
3. 11.4
4. 15
5. 13
Matt
Mother Lode Argonauts

Re: GIG-2020, Round 1

Reply #13
1) away
2) Maeda
3) 13.0
4) 18
5) 14
Rod
Scurvy Dogs

Re: GIG-2020, Round 1

Reply #14
1. I think I am confused here but going to say "On the road"
2. Maeda
3. 12.5
4. 17
5. 17
Craig
Ann Arbor Landlubbers