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TBLA Weekly Challenge I

Welcome to the first installment of the TBLA Weekly Challenge.

Contest Rules:
Pick one of the choices from each of the questions below. The answers to each question are worth a certain amount of points. If you answer the question correctly you get that many points. The person with the most points at the end of the week wins the weekly contest. Please make your picks before the first game.

Here is a sample way of submitting your picks.
1) C
2) A
3) E
4) B
5) C
6) C
7) B
8) D
9) E
10) WWLLWW
Tie-break: 2:55


1) How many runs will the Dodgers score this week.
(Note: Any game that gets rained out this week I will assign four runs for the Dodgers in that game)
A) Less than 18 (8 points)
B) 18-20 (10 points)
C) 21-22 (7 points)
D) 22-23 (5 points)
E) 24 (10 points)
F) 25-26 (5 points)
G) 27-28 (7 points)
H) 29-31 (10 points)
I) Over 31 (6 points)


2) Which Dodger will hit the most HR this week? (must win outright)
A) James Loney (15 points)
B) Juan Rivera (8 points)
C) Matt Kemp (3 points)
D) Andre Ethier (5 points)
E) Juan Uribe (20 points)
F) Other (50 points)


3) How many strikeouts will Kershaw get this week? (projected 2 starts)
A) Under 10 (15 points)
B) 10-12 (8 points)
C) 13-14 (6 points)
D) 15 (15 points)
E) 16-17 (5 points)
F) 17-19 (7 points)
G) Over 19 (12 points)


4) How many SBs will Dee Gordon get this week?
A) 0 (12 points)
B) 1 (7 points)
C) 2 (5 points)
D) 3 (4 points)
E) 4 (5 points)
F) 5 (7 points)
G) More than 5 (10 points)


5) How many games do the Dodgers win this week (6 games)
A) 0 (30 points)
B) 1 (12 points)
C) 2 (8 points)
D) 3 (6 points)
E) 4 (5 points)
F) 5 (9 points)
G) 6 (20 points)


6) Which day will the Dodgers score the most runs? (20 points for correct guess, half points for tie)
A) Tuesday
B) Wednesday
C) Thursday
D) Friday
E) Saturday
F) Sunday


7) Weekly number of HRs + SBs for Matt Kemp
A) 0-1 (20 points)
B) 2-3 (7 points)
C) 4 (7 points)
D) 5 (12 points)
E) 6 (16 points)
F) 7+ (12 points)


8) Which starting pitcher will give up the most earned runs in a game this week?
A) Kershaw (20 points)
B) Billingsley (18 points)
C) Capuano (8 points)
D) Harang (7 points)
E) Other (6 points)


9) Potpourri
A) Mark or A.J. Ellis hits a HR before Matt Kemp (25 points)
B) Kershaw and Billingsley win three games this week (25 points)
C) Any Dodger besides Matt Kemp has a 4+ hit game (25 points)
D) Any Dodger besides Matt Kemp hits a grand slam (25 points)
E) Capuano, Harang, Lilly (Sat starter) all have quality starts (25 points)
F) The Dodgers pitch back to back shutouts (25 points)
G) A.J. Ellis hits more than one HR (25 points)


10) Pick the sequence of wins (W) and losses (L) for the six games this week.
ie - WWWLLW
Each pick is worth 5 points, but you are not eligible for more points once you miss a game. If the Dodgers win their first four games the picks in the example above would net your 5+5+5=15 points.

Tie-breaker
Guess the length of time of Sunday's game (HH:MM). (Closest or first to pick in case of tie wins)

Pobable Pitching Matchups
Day Away Starter Home Starter
Tuesday K.Correia C.Kershaw
Wednesday E.Bedard C.Billingsley
Thursday J.Karstens C.Capuano
Friday C.Richard A.Harang
Saturday TBD T.Lilly
Sunday E.Volquez C.Kershaw


Note: Probable pitching matchups are from Phil's week in review post.
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