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October 04, 2012

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, Wild Card Edition: It's back! After a one-year hiatus, Bud Selig has legislated a brand-new edition of the hallowed ritual of picking who the heck you think will win.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:54 PM - 28 comments

THE BUD SELIG MEMORIAL WILD CARD PLAY-IN GAME

St Louis Cardinals (88-74) at Atlanta Braves (94-68) - Friday, October 5, 5:00pm

Baltimore Orioles (93-69) at Texas Rangers (93-69) - Friday, October 5, 8:30pm

THE PICKS

Pick the winner of each game, and the number of runs by which they will win.

THE BONUS PICK

Pick the pitcher who will pitch the most innings in the play-in game.

THE LET'S TRIPLE CROWN LIKE IT'S 1967 BONUS PICK

Pick the player who will bat the most runs in. You know, RBIs. Ties are fine.

Total points available: 6 (4 play-in + 1 Bonus + 1 Triple Crown)

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:54 PM on October 04

And just a reminder that we'll have a very short turnaround between the WC game and the beginning of the ALDS. I'll get the second pick 'em post up Saturday morning, but if you won't be around this weekend, you're more than welcome to make some if/then picks in advance.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:59 PM on October 04

Atlanta by 2 runs.
Baltimore by 1 run. (unnecessary prediction: in extra innings)

Bonus - Medlen (ATL)

Triple Crown - Adam Jones (2 RBI)

posted by grum@work at 01:10 PM on October 04

ALDS/NLDS picks (all contingencies, as I might not be able to get to a computer this weekend):

ALDS:
Baltimore over NYY in 6 games / NYY over Texas in 5 games
Oakland over Detroit in 7 games

NLDS:
Washington over Atlanta in 6 games/ Washington over St. Louis in 5 games
Cincy over SF in 6 games

Any bonus picks may be made on Sunday.

posted by grum@work at 01:13 PM on October 04

Atlanta by 3
Baltimore by 1

Darvish (!)

Hamilton

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:19 PM on October 04

Cardinals by 3
Texas by 2
Bonus: Yu Darvish
Triple Crown: Carlos Beltran

posted by holden at 01:19 PM on October 04

Braves by 2 Rangers by 5 Bonus: Medlen (Who's this TBD guy pitching for Baltimore?) Triple Crown: Hamilton

posted by tahoemoj at 01:44 PM on October 04

Braves by 4 Orioles by 2

Medlen

Uggla

posted by myshtigo at 01:48 PM on October 04

Who's this TBD guy pitching for Baltimore?

Based on ESPN's probables, it appears that TBD has been replaced for the start by Undecided.

posted by holden at 01:55 PM on October 04

Cool- I meant to ask about a Pick 'Em yesterday in the huddle thread, thanks for stepping up. Also, doesn't Bud Selig have to be dead for this to be a memorial wild card play-in? Do you know something the rest of us don't? :)

Ooh- one last question: is the run differential separate from the winning team? I.e., if in my picks below, Baltimore wins by 4, do I get 1 point?

Anyway, my picks:
Texas by 4
Atlanta by 3
Yu Darvish
Josh Hamilton

posted by hincandenza at 02:17 PM on October 04

Oops. The ALDS/NLDS are only 5 games long, so...

ALDS:
Baltimore over NYY in 5 games / NYY over Texas in 4 games
Oakland over Detroit in 5 games

NLDS:
Washington over Atlanta in 4 games/ Washington over St. Louis in 5 games
Cincy over SF in 4 games

posted by grum@work at 02:56 PM on October 04

Baltimore by 2
Atlanta by 2
Yu Darvish
Beltran

ALDS:
Baltimore over NYY in 4 games / Texas over NYY in 5 games

Oakland over Detroit in 5 games

NLDS:
Wash over Atl in 4 games/ Wash over St. Louis in 5 games

Cin over SF in 5 games

posted by cixelsyd at 02:58 PM on October 04

NLDS: Braves by 3

ALDS: Baltimore by 1

Bonus: Kris Medlen

Triple Crown: Nelson Cruz

posted by ursus_comiter at 04:04 PM on October 04

Update! Baltimore has announced their starter:

@JeffWilson_FWST Orioles to start lefty Joe Saunders on Friday. He's 0-6 with a 9.38 ERA in his career at #Rangers Ballpark.
I'm not anticipating too many picks being changed.
Ooh- one last question: is the run differential separate from the winning team? I.e., if in my picks below, Baltimore wins by 4, do I get 1 point?
For consistency's sake, I'm going to say no. We don't use that rule in the Series because the spreads are so limited, so just to keep things clear we won't use it here either.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 04:26 PM on October 04

Atlanta by 3
Texas by 6
Medlen (God amongst men)
Nelson Cruz

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:06 PM on October 04

St Louis by 1
Baltimore by 2

Darvish
Adam Don't call me Pacman Jones

posted by tommytrump at 06:11 PM on October 04

Atlanta by 2 Orioles by 3 Medlen Hamilton

posted by bperk at 07:05 PM on October 04

Cards by 1

Rangers by 3

Lohse

Beltre

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:20 PM on October 04

Atlanta by 1; Baltimore by 2

Cy Young will be played by Yu Darvish

Triple Crown to Chipper Jones (he will refuse to go away)

posted by jjzucal at 01:30 AM on October 05

Cardinals by 3 Rangers by 4 Darvish Holliday

posted by DudeDykstra at 01:41 AM on October 05

Atlanta by 2 runs. Oakland by 3 runs

Bonus - Medlen (ATL)

Triple Crown - Jason Heyward (2 RBI)

posted by flannelenigma at 09:39 AM on October 05

Atlanta by 3
Baltimore by 1
Darvish
Uggla

posted by bender at 01:01 PM on October 05

Braves by 2

O's by 3

darvish

beltran

posted by Debo270 at 01:03 PM on October 05

I'll also make some preemptive LDS picks:
Yankees over Baltimore (in 5) or Texas (in 4)
A's in 4
Giants in 4
Nationals over Atlanta (in 4) or St. Louis (in 3)

posted by bender at 01:04 PM on October 05

St. Louis by 6 Baltimore by 1

Joe Saunders

Allen Craig

posted by BoKnows at 03:53 PM on October 05

Braves by 1

Rangers by 3

Yu Darvish

Adrian Beltre

posted by rcade at 03:57 PM on October 05

Orioles in 5

Nationals in 4

Reds in 5

Tigers in 4

posted by bperk at 05:28 AM on October 06

Cincinnati in 4

St Louis in 4

Oakland in 4

Baltimore in 4

posted by tommytrump at 07:54 AM on October 06

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