Dallas Braden may have started the week off strong for the pitchers with a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays and Evan Longoria, but it was the Cincinnati Reds staff who allowed an average of less than 2 runs per game to score throughout the course of week 5. Facing the dreadful Pittsburgh Pirates mid-week certainly helped their cause as they blanked them twice and only allowed one run to score in the entire series. The Reds finished up the week by only allowing 11 runs to score in 6 games.
It was the Toronto Blue Jays who ruled the roost in the runs scored department with 41. The Jays dropped 16 runs on the Texas Rangers in one game, so that certainly helped their cause. Even though the Jays are the fifth-most run scoring team in the league, not a single member picked them in week 5.
Only one entrant guessed the Reds as the team to allow the least runs, but picked the Cardinals as the top run scorer. That means there is no week 5 winner and a new prize is added to last week’s un-hit prize pot.
Its now time to enter your week 7 picks. Entering the Double Play contest couldn’t be easier. Essentially, all you need to do is pick two Major League Baseball teams. Using the drop down boxes on the entry page, pick the professional team you think will score the most runs in the upcoming week, then pick the team that will give up the least amount of runs. After you’ve selected your teams, guess the actual number of runs for each category in the fields provided. Each week we will update you on the top scoring teams in the league as well as the teams that allow the least amount of runs.
To win the prize, you must correctly identify the two teams. The scores you entered will be used to break any ties in the Double Play. If nobody can guess the two teams correctly, then no one wins the prize and it rolls over into the next week… and combined with another prize. The longer we go without a weekly winner, the bigger the prize pack becomes. Check the main prizing page to see how big the pot is now.
Once you’ve entered the TMR Zoo Double Play, you are automatically entered into the Jagermeister Grand Slam. If you have correctly guessed the two teams AS WELL as the exact number of runs scored and allowed, you have hit the Jager Grand Slam and win the Jagermeister 6-Bottle Shot Cooler.
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Remember, you are entering your guess for the UPCOMING week of baseball (5/23/10 – 5/29/10). The entry period for week 7 will close on Saturday at 11:59pm. Good Luck!