The Cubs have defeated the woeful Houston Astros, who are moving to the American League after today’s game. This means that the North Siders finished the season at 61-101, and they’d already clinched the #2 pick in the 2013 MLB Draft earlier as well. This also means the Cubs will have another winning record against the Astros (8-7), which isn’t exactly surprising. So now let’s declare a contest winner.
At 61-101, and with the contest starting when the Cubs were 47-76, that means the Cubs finished this stretch of 39 games with a 14-25 record. To settle the tie-breakers, we have to look at Starlin Castro‘s batting average which ends at .283, a fairly healthy number. The second tiebreaker is Brett Jackson‘s strikeout total, which before today stood at 57. Two more today brings Brett’s total to 59 for his short stint. Gotta work on that.
Now let’s look at the responses that actually got the record right, and we got a few accurate predictions.
Seth Dunas says:
Jackson K: 66
Starlin Avg: .289
Steve Hoffman says:
Cubs will go 14-25 the rest of the season
Brett Jackson will end up with 67 strikeouts
Castro will hit .276
Ray Silva says:
Brett Jackson K’s: 93
Starlin Castro AVG: .287
Shawn Cusack says:
Ill play for fun. 14-25 .287 AVG 89Ks
Obviously Shawn isn’t eligible since he’s the one giving you the card. Anyway, since the FIRST tiebreaker is Starlin’s average, the closest to .283 is both Shawn and Ray Silva. Since Shawn can’t win, he’ll have to send a card to Ray. So Ray, send an e-mail to us at WSD using the contact form so we can match the e-mail you used to submit the entry and Shawn will mail you your choice of card. Cool? Thanks for playing! And it’s hilarious that Ray Silva is himself a ballplayer, hehe. He’s got a B-Ref page and everything!