Well, the lowest-scoring non-All Star Break week that is. During every week of this contest so far in 2010, the top-scoring team in Major League Baseball has always been above 40, and sometimes as high as 55. In week 18 of the TMR Zoo Double Play Contest, the Boston Red Sox led the league by scoring 38 runs… and it took them 7 games to do it. Since it was a relatively low total, no single player stood out as the MVP run-scorer on the Sox last week.
On the flipside, it was the San Diego Padres finally showing back up in the least runs allowed category. The Padres were the top pitching squad back in week 2, but haven’t made the list since. The Padres only allowed 12 runs to score over 6 games in week 18. Four of those games were against the Diamondbacks and Pirates, two teams who are a combined 51 games out of first. Those two were held to 7 runs in those four games, and then the Pads faced the Giants twice and held them to 5.
The Padres have the lowest ERA in baseball, so it was odd this was only their second week at the top. It’s also odd that only one member picked them this week as the team to allow the lowest runs, and no, that person did not select the Red Sox. Quite a few members did pick the Sox, though.
Since there was no winner, its time to add another prize to the pot. Good Luck. Click below to make your week 20 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 (8/22/10 – 8/28/10). The entry period for week 20 will close on Saturday at 11:59pm. Good Luck!