We have 37 entries in our Pair Prediction Reader Contest. Here is a breakdown of the choices, keeping in mind participants chose which pair option they thought would be greater at season's end:
Walks by Oliver Perez - 32
Strikeouts by Livan Hernandez - 5
David Wright's OBP - 26
Luis Castillo's OBP + 30 points - 11
Plate appearances by Gary Sheffield - 13
Plate appearances by Fernando Tatis - 24
Innings pitched by J.J. Putz - 31
Innings pitched by Francisco Rodriguez - 6
Jose Reyes's UZR + 5 - 32
Jimmy Rollins's UZR - 5
Postseason wins by the Mets - 35
Postseason wins by the Phillies - 2
Stolen bases by David Wright - 28
Caught stealings by Jose Reyes - 9
Innings pitched by Mike Pelfrey - 8
Innings pitched by John Maine + 30 - 29
Brian Stokes's ERA - 15
Darren O'Day's ERA - 22
Home runs by Daniel Murphy - 12
Home runs by Jose Reyes - 25
Cy Young Award votes for Johan Santana - 36
Cy Young Award votes for Cole Hamels - 1
Carlos Beltran's UZR - 22
Endy Chavez's UZR - 15
Starts by Oliver Perez lasting at least 7 innings - 20
Starts by Oliver Perez lasting less than 4 innings - 17
Joe Smith's FIP - 26
Sean Green's FIP - 11
Home runs allowed by Aaron Heilman - 31
Wild pitches by Johan Santana - 6
Major league plate appearances by Fernando Martinez - 24
Home runs allowed by Brad Lidge - 13
A few notes:
- The lack of faith in Oliver Perez is not surprising. Although he did last 4.1 innings yesterday.
- Johan Santana is the man around these parts.
- I'm intrigued by the Carlos Beltran/Endy Chavez UZR battle. Hopefully Endy can hack it as a full time starter.
- Brad Lidge gave up a home run in game #3 this season, after giving up 2 all of last season. All I can say is, it's about time his luck ran out. Lidge has the lead on F-Mart in their little matchup.
- Good luck everyone!