Mid-game Guess the Rotation Results
As this has become a borderline laugher -- Nationals lead 7-2 headed to the bottom of the sixth following Ryan Langerhans's three-run homer, driving in Dmitri Young and Austin Kearns, who had walked -- I finally had time to tally up the Guess the Rotation results. Remember, this is Round 3, and we were guessing for the Sept. 1 rotation, when all sorts of youngsters could be here.
The votes were tallied as follows: 5 points for a first-place vote, 4 for second, 3 for third, 2 for fourth and 1 for fifth. Any voting discrepancies were reviewed by the Journal staff and voted on before the final tally was forwarded to Deloitte and Touche. Here you go.
Matt Chico -- 113 points (10 first-place votes)
Jason Bergmann -- 93 (9)
Shawn Hill -- 77 (8)
Jason Simontacchi -- 38
Tim Redding -- 20
Collin Balester -- 19-1/3
John Lannan -- 15-1/3
Mike O'Connor -- 11
John Patterson -- 10 (1)
Mike Bacsik -- 9
Micah Bowie -- 7
New Dude Who is Currently on Another Team -- 5
Ross Detwiler -- 4
Brandon Claussen -- 1-1/3
Four-man rotation -- 1
Interesting developments: Whatever people think of Chico, he has taken the ball every time he has been asked, and he appeared on all the ballots cast. No one seems to have much faith in Patterson, who appeared on only three ballots and got half of his 10 points from his one first-place vote. Bowie is clearly a forgotten man at this point, and people seem torn about the kids -- Lannan, Balester and Detwiler.
Discuss below. Here's a chat transcript for anyone who missed it. Bergmann just lifted in the seventh with no outs, runners at the corners, Nats still leading 7-2.
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