The biggest story in our Double Play Contest over the previous four weeks had been the pitching staff of the Chicago White Sox. In that time span, White Sox pitchers held the opposition to the least runs scored in three of those four weeks. In a week shortened by the All-star break, the Sox turned the tables and scored the most runs in all of baseball with 29 in just 4 games, mostly due to a 15-5 blowout of the perennially-dreadful Royals.
Ironically, in those 4 games, the Chicago pitchers allowed 22 runs to score… when in those three winning weeks mentioned, they allowed at most 13 to cross the plate. And those were 6-game weeks.
Taking the White Sox’ place in the pitching department for week 14 was BOTH the Cincinnati Reds and Florida Marlins. Again, in a short week the two teams only allowed a total of 4 runs to score. Oddly enough, the Marlins only SCORED 4 runs during the week as well, but managed to win two of those games via 2-0 shutouts.
As for the Reds, they were lucky last week, with one BIG exception… it looks like they are losing the services of third baseman Scott Rolen for an indefinite amount of time with a hamstring injury.
With two chances to win in the pitching category and the most entries we’ve ever received in a single week, someone HAD to win in week 14, right? Nope. We did however get a good amount of entries with either the Yankees or Red Sox scoring the most and the White Sox allowing the least… they have winning combo written all over it.
Since there was no winner, its time to add another prize to the pot. This week we’re upping the ante and adding a Punch Cigar 3-Pack in a smoker tin with a $100 coupon off a Char-Broil Grill inside. Get it now while the summer grilling season is still in gear! Good Luck. Click below to make your week 16 entry.
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 (7/25/10 – 7/31/10). The entry period for week 16 will close on Saturday at 11:59pm. Good Luck!