October 01, 2007

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, Elimination Playoff Edition: It'll be a quick turnaround, but c'mon, how often do we get a one-game playoff to play with? Get a leg up on your pick 'em competition before the real games start! Post your pick before the first pitch tonight.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:20 AM - 32 comments

Just to clarify, this IS the official start of the Semi-Official SportsFilter MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em. All points scored herein are valid and noteworthy, unless Grady Sizemore is involved, in which case points are awarded only grudgingly. THE GAME San Diego (Peavy, 19-6) @ Colorado (Fogg, 10-9) First pitch is scheduled for 7:37 Eastern. THE PICK Pick the winner and the margin by which they will win. THE BONUS PICK Pick the player who will plate the game-winning RBI. The LDS pick 'em will be posted either tonight or tomorrow, once this game is complete. The rest of the games start Wednesday.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:21 AM on October 01, 2007

FORGOT TO MENTION You can get one point for each thing you pick correctly, for a maximum total of three points. Also, you must pick the winner correctly in order to be awarded a point for correctly picking the spread. It's all-or-nothingójust like a playoff!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:25 AM on October 01, 2007

Colorado by 2 Todd Helton

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:25 AM on October 01, 2007

Colorado by 6 Hawpe

posted by YukonGold at 09:31 AM on October 01, 2007

San Diego by 5 Peavy

posted by apoch at 09:39 AM on October 01, 2007

San Diego by 5. Khalil Greene

posted by SummersEve at 09:44 AM on October 01, 2007

Rockies by 3. Game winning RBI by Tulowitzki (only because I looked up how to spell it).

posted by Howard_T at 10:02 AM on October 01, 2007

Padre's by 1 Barrett

posted by skydivedad at 10:14 AM on October 01, 2007

Colorado by 1 Torrealba

posted by 86 at 10:19 AM on October 01, 2007

Colorado by 4 Matt Holliday

posted by NoMich at 10:28 AM on October 01, 2007

Rockies by 1 Matt Holliday

posted by yerfatma at 10:40 AM on October 01, 2007

San Diego by 2 Adrian Gonzalez

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:34 AM on October 01, 2007

San Diego by 3 Kouzmanoff

posted by goddam at 11:40 AM on October 01, 2007

Colorado by 2 Holliday knocks it in

posted by chris2sy at 11:50 AM on October 01, 2007

San Diego by 4 Gonzalez In case the win is by more than one run is the game winning RBI the first to put the the winner in front or the last one scored. If that makes since. (I think I know the answer, just wanted clarification)

posted by Folkways at 12:44 PM on October 01, 2007

San Diego by 1 Geoff Blum Hoffman comes in with a 3-run lead and has a shaky ninth but holds on for the save with a runner in scoring position. (+5 points if that's right)

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 12:46 PM on October 01, 2007

Rockies by 2 Carb-free Diet

posted by holden at 12:48 PM on October 01, 2007

Oh and just for some fun leisure reading, check out how we all fared on 2007 MLB predictions. (I got all four AL playoff teams -- although with the Yankees and Red Sox flip flopped -- and 2 of 4 NL teams.) I'll probably try to post a new locker room thread on all that business after the awards are handed out.

posted by holden at 12:51 PM on October 01, 2007

Colorado by 3. Tulowitzki. My biggest coup from the pre-season predictions was coming within 2 days of Glavine's 300th win.

posted by trox at 12:54 PM on October 01, 2007

San Diego by 2 Khalil Greene

posted by mbd1 at 01:09 PM on October 01, 2007

In case the win is by more than one run is the game winning RBI the first to put the the winner in front or the last one scored. The game winning RBI is the run which causes the game's final lead change. So in a shutout, the first run scored is the GWRBI, even if the score is 21-0. There is also the possibility of the game-winning run being scored with no RBI (error or GIDP). For our purposes, we can play it one of two ways:

  1. Strict: your GWRBI pick can be "no GWRBI". If the game-winning run is scored with no RBI credited, you get the bonus point.
  2. Loose: we bend the MLB rules a little and say that the player that had the last plate appearance before the game-winning run was scored gets the GWRBI, whether it was a credited RBI or not.
Since most everybody so far has picked an actual human being as their GWRBI pick, I'm inclined to go with #2. If there's no argument, we'll do that. It is only one game, after all.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:22 PM on October 01, 2007

Loose: we bend the MLB rules a little and say that the player that had the last plate appearance before the game-winning run was scored gets the GWRBI, whether it was a credited RBI or not. Meaning that, in the event the winning run scores on a wild pitch, the player batting gets the award, or the player before the player at bat (the one having last completed a plate appearance)? I'd actually be good with making it a kind of subjective thing, with DrJohn as the sole arbiter. For example, if Geoff Blum walked, stole second and third, then scored on a wild pitch, you might give it to Blum. If Josh Bard doubled and Geoff Blum bunted him over to third and he scored on a wild pitch, then you would consider giving it to Blum. If Josh Bard tripled, Blum walked, and then Blum drew a balk from the pitcher with his crazy antics, well then you could certainly give it to Blum. That kind of thing.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 01:45 PM on October 01, 2007

er.......... ah.......What Crafty said.

posted by skydivedad at 02:13 PM on October 01, 2007

San Diego by 3 Adrian Gonzalez

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:27 PM on October 01, 2007

San Diego by 2 Barrett

posted by skydivemom at 03:25 PM on October 01, 2007

TCS, how about if it's not blindingly obvious who was offensively responsible for the game-winning run, we just put it to a vote? I can easily add it to the next stage of pick 'ems:

And the bonus pick: the pitcher with the lowest ERA, plus who you think was the offensive catalyst behind that walk-off 2-1-5-6-2-4-7-2 (E4, E2) double-play caused by the wild pitch on Monday.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 04:04 PM on October 01, 2007

That sounds good. You can put my vote down for Geoff Blum.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 04:14 PM on October 01, 2007

San Diego by 4. That Gonzalez chap.

posted by owlhouse at 04:50 PM on October 01, 2007

Colorado by 6 Atkins

posted by qbert72 at 06:12 PM on October 01, 2007

Colorado by 3. Holliday. Hey, whatever happened to the DL league? Did I win???

posted by lil_brown_bat at 06:36 PM on October 01, 2007

It's the top of the 11th. Atkins is long gone. And the Rockies are down to putting Matt Herges (a former Expo!) on the mound. That can't be good.

posted by qbert72 at 10:10 PM on October 01, 2007

Jamey Fucking Carroll! The ex-Expos win it for the Rockies. That has to be the blown save to end all blown saves for Hoffman...

posted by qbert72 at 11:28 PM on October 01, 2007

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