LCS Pick 'Em: Also, results from the LDS picks. Games start tomorrow.
posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:54 AM - 41 comments
posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:55 AM on October 09
ALCS Detroit in 6 Kenny Rogers NLCS New York Mets in 5 Chris Carpenter (but the Mets will hit everybody else into oblivion)
posted by NoMich at 10:04 AM on October 09
Detroit in 5 Verlander Cards in 6 Chris Carpenter.
posted by apoch at 10:49 AM on October 09
Wow, at least I wasn't alone in goose egg land. ALCS Detroit in 5 Esteban Loaiza NLCS Mets in 7 John Maine
posted by gspm at 10:50 AM on October 09
ALCS Oakland Athletics in 5 E. Loaiza NLCS New York Mets in 6 J. Weaver
posted by Folkways at 11:03 AM on October 09
ALCS Detroit in 6 Jeremy Bonderman NLCS New York Mets in 5 Tom Glavine
posted by trox at 11:09 AM on October 09
ALCS Tigers in 6 Verlander NLCS Cards in 7 Weaver
posted by wingnut4life at 11:25 AM on October 09
ALCS Detroit in 5 Kenny Rogers NLCS New York Mets in 6 Glavine
posted by jerseygirl at 11:27 AM on October 09
I read "results from the LSD picks" and now I'm disappointed.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:56 AM on October 09
ALCS Tiggers in 7 NLCS Mets in 7
posted by lil_brown_bat at 12:22 PM on October 09
Detroit in 6 Mets in 6 Verlander Glavine (Because I have picked this way you can be assured, the way things are going, that its going to be Cards and A's moving on).
posted by chris2sy at 12:36 PM on October 09
ALCS A's in 7 Danny Haren NLCS Cards in 7 Chris Carpenter chris2sy, I'll see your reverse lock and raise you.
posted by YukonGold at 12:51 PM on October 09
Man, 1-for-3 would get me in the HOF as a batter, but I'm DYING in this pool and the confidence pool. Oy. ALCS: A's in 6 Estaban Loaiza NLCS: Cardinals in 7 John Maine
posted by grum@work at 12:55 PM on October 09
ALCS Tigers in 5 Jeremy Bonderman NLCS Mets in 5 Martinez Glavine
posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:04 PM on October 09
Tigers in 5 Cards in 6
posted by LA-4-Life at 02:58 PM on October 09
So many interesting possbilities: Mets/A's = rematch of '73 Tigers/Cardinals = rematch of '68 AND '34 Cardinals/A's = rematch of '31 The only matchup that doesn't have an interesting history is Mets/Tigers. So... Tigers in 5 (Kenny Rogers, because I want him to win least) Mets in 5 (Steve Trachsel, because I think he's the only pitcher who could be worse than Kenny Rogers, and I'm wrong about everybody. I'm Mr. Opposite.)
posted by BullpenPro at 02:59 PM on October 09
Well, I didn't believe in the Tigers, I didn't believe in the A's, and the San Diego pick was just to satisfy my need for a crazy upset pick. Having explained my reasoning, let me step in another pile: ALCS Striped Jungle Felines in 7 Bonderman (3.54 ERA) NLCS Metropolitans in 6 Glavine (2.67 ERA) Yeah, that's right, I picked the damn ERAs, too.
posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:14 PM on October 09
Mets in 6 Carpenter A's in 5 Haren
posted by Ufez Jones at 04:18 PM on October 09
Having fluked a fourth position in the LDS, you are now just trying to make it hard for me with the bonus, aren't you? I have no idea who pitches for any of these teams. So I'll go with nominating ones I may have heard of before, or stealing other peoples' picks: Tigers in 6, Rogers Cards in 7, Glavine
posted by owlhouse at 05:26 PM on October 09
Tigers in 7 Bonderman Cardinals in 6 Carpenter
posted by jojomfd1 at 09:37 PM on October 09
A's in 6 Zito Mets in 6 O. Perez
posted by qbert72 at 08:03 AM on October 10
I couldn't correctly match the team name with the city or even name one player on any of the teams and now you want me to pick a pitcher!?! Oh well, here goes nothing... Detroit in 6 Rogers St. Louis in 7 Carpenter
posted by MrFrisby at 08:39 AM on October 10
Hey I got them all wrong last week. 100% incorrect across the board! So here's the teams I jinxing this round. Oakland in 5 Zito Cards in 5 Carpenter
posted by skydivedad at 09:37 AM on October 10
Detroit in 6, Kenneth Archibald Rogers St. Louis in 7, Thomas Aquinas Glavine
posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:17 AM on October 10
Mets in 5 Glavine Tigers in 6 Zito
posted by Fillyfan711 at 06:41 PM on October 10
Just in case this comes out later, and I'm accused of plagiarism, please note that I (who know nothing) have identical selections as the Canadian baseball guru Dr John Evans, but I PICKED THEM FIRST. So there.
posted by owlhouse at 08:08 PM on October 10
owlhouse, so you admit it, do you? You are a psychic plagiarist!
posted by apoch at 08:58 PM on October 10
Detroit in 4 Rogers Mets in 5 Any Met pitcher that isn't injured!
posted by skydivemom at 09:32 PM on October 10
"The only true wisdom consists of knowing you know nothing."
posted by BullpenPro at 09:44 PM on October 10
A philosophy drummed into me by my teenage daughter almost every day.
posted by owlhouse at 12:37 AM on October 11
Actually, if Glavine is starting today, I'm sorely tempting to change my pick. It's highly unlikely that Glavine would have two excellent outings in a seven-game series loss. Or—you know what? Maybe he will. I'm keepin' it. Good call, owlhouse.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:07 AM on October 11
A philosophy drummed into me by my teenage daughter almost every day. You got one of those too. Mine is only 12, and is the smartest thing alive!
posted by jojomfd1 at 12:54 PM on October 11
Tim McCarver's line of the night: "They want to desperately get this guy out without him reaching base."
posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:34 PM on October 12
I don't know, my vote goes to this gem: (Talking about Jeff Weaver's hand placement on the ball) "You can see the ball, you can see his hand, you can't see his confidence."
posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:02 AM on October 13
Checking the score online in the fifth, I thought Carpenter had snuck out to the mound in Weaver's jersey.
posted by apoch at 06:57 AM on October 13
Gopher-ball Weaver comes through again!
posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:42 AM on October 13
The tiebreaker for the bonus question is the number of innings pitched: if two pitchers are tied with the lowest ERAs, the pitcher with more IP is the bonus answer. I should've clarified this earlier, but fortunately nobody picked Nate Robertson (5.0 IP) to have a 0.00 series ERA, so his tie with Kenny Rogers (7.1 IP) shouldn't be a matter of controversy. Fair enough?
posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:28 PM on October 15
Okay, Chris Carpenter was just removed for a pinch-hitter, and Maine left earlier in the inning, so we can calculate the NLCS starters' ERA so far (minimum 5.0 IP). 0.00 - Suppan 2.45 - Glavine 2.89 - Maine 3.09 - Weaver 5.73 - Carpenter 8.65 - Perez 9.00 - Trachsel So if the Cardinals win tonight, Suppan will be it—but if they lose, he'll probably pitch tomorrow.
0.00 - Suppan 2.45 - Glavine 2.89 - Maine 3.09 - Weaver 5.73 - Carpenter 8.65 - Perez 9.00 - Trachsel
posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:25 PM on October 18
And yikes, nobody picked Suppan. I thought at least one person did.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:28 PM on October 18
I picked Suppan. I accidentally spelled it T-R-A-C-H-S-E-L. Typo. Oh, and I'm definitely fine with that tie-breaker. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Kenny Rogers, you passive-aggressive son of a gun.
posted by BullpenPro at 10:46 AM on October 19
Here in Detroit we like to call Rogers Bonderman and vice versa in order to confuse opponets.
posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:57 PM on October 19
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