The Tampa Bay Rays have been once again showing the run-scoring ability that propelled them into the 2008 World Series two years ago. During week 9 of our Double Play contest, the Rays scored 9 runs or better in four of the six games they played last week for a grand total of 45. This was in no small part to First Baseman Carlos Peña, who personally scored 10 of those runs with 7 home runs while knocking in 10 of his fellow Rays.
Tampa Bay currently sits in a tie with the New York Yankees atop of the NL East standings.
The New York Mets have also been hot, but on the other side of the ball. The Mets pitchers, who won week 7 “lowest runs allowed” honors, only permitted 13 runs to score last week. They had a game postponed at the mid-week point, but it was immediately made-up, so they still logged in the typical 6 games for the week. A different Mets’ pitcher earned a win in each of the six and ironically, 9-game winner Mike Pelfrey was not one of them… although he pitched a 9-inning no-decision gem that the Mets won in the 11th inning. Johan Santana provided the staff’s only loss last week, surrendering all four runs in a 4-2 loss to the San Diego Padres.
As for our contest, a few people have started picking the Mets, but no one has caught on the the Rays’ recent hot streak yet. Nobody had picked them in week 9, even though 15% of the field picked the Mets. Since both teams were not hit, our prize pack rolls into another week and a new prize is added. Check the main prizing page for more details on this week’s added prize and the rest of the prize pack.
Its now time to enter your week 11 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.
Jagermeister, the brand known for pioneering the original bar party, with its signature Jagerettes, ground-breaking Tap Machine and category-changing Ice Cold Shots, is proud to introduce the newest innovation – the revolutionary new Jagermeister 6-Bottle Shot Cooler. The 6-Bottle shot cooler comes with six 750ml bottles and 50 shot cups – Just add ice and the party begins! You must be over 21 to win.
Remember, you are entering your guess for the UPCOMING week of baseball (6/20/10 – 6/26/10). The entry period for week 11 will close on Saturday at 11:59pm. Good Luck!