Saturday, September 18, 2010

Buffalo66 Challenge Contest #11: Eggs In One Basket

The latest episode of the challenge was a classic strategy battle.

I managed to hold on to the win 56-55. Results are here.

While this was a close contest with lots of offense, the real story lies in the roster selection.

We both had the same P-C-1B, leaving us with a 6 on 6 hitting contest.

However, Blinders whole roster contained 7 Phillies (including the pitcher). The most he could legally have is 8.

Obviously, Blinders saw the Phillies had a great matchup and wanted to exploit that.

Those of you that visit here regularly know that I disagree with this "all or nothing" strategy. It doesn't work often enough to be effective.

I have to admit it worked pretty well for Blinders. Philly scored 6 in the 1st inning, chasing the Washington starter after only one inning. Philly ended up winning 9-1.

Usually in these situations, the managers will pull most of the starting hitters to let the scrubs play in a blowout. However, all of Blinders starters played the whole game.

Basically he dodged two bullets (good relief & getting pulled) to get maximum points out of his roster.

I actually had two of MY players pulled during blowout losses.

As for the scoring, a clutch 9th inning HR by Arod gave me a 10 point lead. Tulowitzki was the only player left for Blinders. He manged to hit a 2 run HR and score 9 points, but it was one short.

This victory clinches the baseball portion for me. It's now 7-4 in my favor, with Sunday as the last baseball contest.


Blinders said...

Its tough to put up 55 points and lose, but thats what happens when you are up against the best.

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