MLB Double Play Contest: Chicago White Sox Pitchers Dominate To Win Second Straight Week

freddie-garciaLast year it was the San Francisco Giants… the weekly popular pick for the pitching staff most likely to allow the least amount of runs to score. This year, although most of you have not caught on yet, it looks to be the Chicago White Sox. For the second straight week, and third time in the past six weeks, the White Sox were stingy with opposing baserunners. Last week they posted two shutouts and only let in 2 runs per game on two other occasions.

Starters Jake Peavy and Gavin Floyd didn’t allow a run to score in their starts and in his two starts, Freddie Garcia only allowed a combined 5. The White Sox currently stand 4 games over the .500 mark… so those bats better pick up.

On the offensive side, the week 11 winner by scoring the most runs in the league, were the Texas Rangers with 41 runs. The Rangers beat up on the Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros during interleague play. They scored 25 on the Pirates alone. It must be nice to play nine straight games against two of the worst teams in the entire league.

In week 11, we had quite a few entries for the Texas Rangers, 10% of entries to be exact, but despite the recent success of the White Sox pitchers, not a single member selected them. 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.

Click here to enter the TMR Zoo Double Play Contest

Its now time to enter your week 13 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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Click here to enter the TMR Zoo Double Play Contest

Remember, you are entering your guess for the UPCOMING week of baseball (7/4/10 – 7/10/10). The entry period for week 13 will close on Saturday at 11:59pm. Good Luck!