MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, LCS Edition: The cute little five-game exhibition is done, and now we're into real seven-game baseball series. Not a lot of bonus action in the charts from the LDS, but you all have a big chance to turn that around with this round's bonus questions. Make your picks inside.
The surprise winner of the batting title is Derrek Lee, who went 6 for 11 with a walk to hit .583 in a losing cause. The AL scored 65 runs to the NL's 50, taking the Grudge pick by a spread of 15. Nobody hit the spread for the fat two points, but enough people picked the right league to give us at least some bonus action this round.
I've also started doing the table CFL-styles. Instead of entering all data and boldfacing the point-scoring picks, I just left out the picks that didn't score you any points. It's cleaner and easier to read. Shoot me any questions if you have them.
|SpoFite||MIL vs PHI||LAD vs CHC||BOS vs LAA||CHS vs TAM||Grudge||Points||Total Points|
|owlhouse||Philadelphia in 4||Los Angeles||Boston in 4||Tampa in 5||AL||7||8|
|DrJohnEvans||Boston||Tampa in 4||AL||4||6|
|Howard_T||Philadelphia in 4||Tampa||AL||4||6|
|Folkways||Philadelphia||Boston in 4||Tampa in 4||5||6|
|Ying Yang Mafia||Philadelphia in 4||Los Angeles||Tampa in 4||AL||6||6|
|BoKnows||Philadelphia||Boston||Tampa in 4||AL||5||5|
|trox||Boston in 4||Tampa in 4||AL||5||5|
|boredom_88||Los Angeles||Tampa in 4||AL||4||4|
|NoMich||Philadelphia in 4||2||3|
|holden||Tampa in 4||2||3|
|Monica Poland||Tampa in 4||AL||3||3|
Please double-check your picks to make sure I got 'em right.
NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Begins Thursday, October 9
AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Begins Friday, October 10, right after we hunt down all those pundits who thought the AL Central was the best division in baseball
Pick the two pitchers, one for each league, who will have the lowest ERA in their respective LCS. Minimum 6.0 IP.
THE CRAWFORD-ELLSBURY LOVE CHILD BONUS PICK
Pick the league that will have more bases stolen in its LCS. Pick the differential as well.
Total points available: 4 (LCS picks) + 2 (Bonus) + 2 (Love Child Bonus) = 8
Dodgers in 6
Red Sox in 5