Baggarly's Jeopardy! run ends on day four

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Baggarly's Jeopardy! run ends on day four

CSNBayArea.com Giants Insider Andrew Baggarly returned to Jeopardy on Wednesday night as the three-time defending-champion after his second impressive comeback on Tuesday.

Baggarly held a slim lead throughout most of the competition, but dropped into second heading in to Final Jeopardy. Still, he had a chance to win with a correct answer.

Below is every question that Baggarly attempted to answer, both the correct responses and the incorrect ones...

Trebek: During prohibition this Budweiser maker brewed non-alcoholic beer and also made "Bevo," a non-alcoholic cereal beverage.
Baggarly: What is Anheuser-Busch?

Trebek: "La cerveza mas fina" is written on this Mexican brand's "Extra" bottles.
Baggarly: What is Corona?

Trebek: In 1784 this Irish brewery was granted water rights to its nearby channel for 8,975 years; is that a record?
Baggarly: What is Guinness?

Trebek: In the '60s: Brian Wilson and Dennis Wilson.
Baggarly: What are the Beach Boys?

Trebek: On October 2, 1871 this Mormon leader was arrested for practicing Polygamy.
Baggarly: Who is Brigham Young?

At the first break, Baggarly had a narrow lead with 2,200 to Doug's 2,000. Sue was in third place with 800.

Trebek: Andy Baggarly is our champion. He is a journalist. After the San Francisco Giants won the World Series in 2010, you wrote a book about them.
Baggarly: I did. I locked myself in a room--I was Eugene, OR at the time and I pumped out about 100,000 words in three weeks. There were one-million people, the biggest civic event in San Francisco history, for the victory parade. So I see an audience for material when it's in front of me.
Trebek: And how did the book sell?
Baggarly: Very well. Giants fans are still over the moon about that World Series. But they want to get back.

Trebek: Whelks are these animals whose name is from the Greek for "Stomach foot."
Baggarly: What are gastropods?

Trebek: Shelly's "Ode to the West Wind" asks, "If winter comes, can" this "be far behind?"
Baggarly: What is spring?

Trebek: Featuring pricing guides and reviews of the latest cars and trucks: MT.
Baggarly: What is Motor Trend?

Trebek: Hey, y'all, for food, home and travel from Texas to Florida and the states in between: SL.
Baggarly: What is Southern Living?

Trebek: Eat, drink and be merry: F&W.
Baggarly: What is Food and Wine?

Trebek: This Lord Protector's "Return from Ireland" occasioned an ode by Andrew Marvell.
Baggarly: Who is Cromwell?

After round one, Baggarly retained a slim 400 lead on Doug, 5,800 to 5,200. Sue was trailing with 3,400.

BAGGARLY'S JEOPARDY! TRANSCRIPTS: Day One -- Day Two -- Day Three

Trebek: In football it's the boundary between the teams prior to the snap of the ball.
Baggarly: What's the line of scrimmage?

Video question: Mangroves are widely used in costal recaimation, with their tolerance of saltwater, and arching roots that trap soil, they're idea for helping shoreline resist this process, for Latin for "to gnaw."
Baggarly: What is erosion?

Trebek: This name of a 22,500-acre lake near Nashville is also Andrew Jackson's nickname.
Baggarly: What is "Old Hickory?"

Video question: Because the majestic sare tree connected the Earth and the Heavens in the mythology of this Central-American people, the Sabre is still sacred to their descendants.
Baggarly: What are the Mayans?

Trebek: Derived from the Arabic Sawahil, meaning "of the coasts," it's a language on the African continent.
Baggarly: What is Swahili?

Trebek: This "maternal" term comes from the Arabic for "resin" and might be heard when talking about King Tut.
Baggarly: What is Mummy?

Trebek: We've hit bottom with this five-letter word from the Arabic for "opposite the Zenith."
Baggarly: What is Nadir?

DAILY BOUBLE: At this point, Baggarly was hanging on to a slim lead as the competition had tightened up. Andy was out front with 11,800, Doug was close behind with 11,200, and Sue was closing fast with 8,600.

Baggarly wagered 1,200.

Trebek: Hertha Pauli's 1942 biography of this man was subtitled "Dynamite King, Architect of Peace."
Baggarly: Who is (Alfred) Nobel?

Trebek: Similes, metaphors and personification, for example.
Baggarly: What are figures of speach?

Trebek: As seen on a map, this island lies between England and Ireland, and about 20 miles south of Scotland.
Baggarly: What is the Isle of White? (incorrect)

Had Baggarly answered that question correctly, he would have taken the lead heading into Final Jeopardy. Instead, he stayed in second place with 12,200, just 200 ahead of Doug with 12,000. Sue had surged into the lead with 15,200.

FINAL JEOPARY CATEGORY: New Olympic sports.

Trebek: This sport introduced in summer 2000 plays out over a raised area 16.5 feet long and 9.5 feet wide.

- Doug wagered 10,000 and correctly answered "What is trampoline?" to finish with 22,000.
- A visibly upset Andy Baggarly wagered 11,801 but incorrectly answered "What is sumo wrestling?" to drop to 399.
- Sue had wagered 9,201, but also gave and incorrect answer: "What is fencing?" to drop to 5,999.

So the Jeopardy! saga ended for Andy Baggarly. Three wins, 61 correct answers, 60,402 total winnings. The newsroom was cheering for you. Congratulations!

Blach only lasts three innings as Giants get mashed by Mets in loss

Blach only lasts three innings as Giants get mashed by Mets in loss

BOX SCORE

SAN FRANCISCO -- Yoenis Cespedes had three hits including a two-run homer and Lucas Duda had three hits including a solo blast as the New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants 11-4 on Friday night.

The win snapped the Mets' four-game losing streak. They had lost seven of eight.

The Giants have lost 10 of their last 11 games, 12 of their last 14 and 19 of their last 24.

Along with Cespedes and Duda, Asdrubal Cabrera, Wilmer Flores and Michael Conforto all had three hits.

After being held to five runs over their last three games, the Mets broke out their hitting slump, combining for 20 hits.

All but one Mets starter (Jose Reyes) had at least one hit and all but two (Reyes and Cabrera) drove in at least one run.

Seth Lugo (2-1) won for the third time in his last four starts. He gave up four runs in 5 2/3 innings and was 1 for 2 with one RBI.

Gorkys Hernandez hit a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth off Lugo that spoiled his bid for a fifth straight quality start.

Cespedes' ninth homer of the season highlighted a six-run second inning in which the Mets sent 10 batters to the plate.

Cespedes had a double in the sixth that highlighted a three-run inning.

In 13 games since coming off the disabled list Cespedes is 17 for 43 with seven extra-base hits including three home runs.

He's 8 for 18 with three home runs in his last four games at AT&T Park going back to last season.

Ty Blach (4-5) gave up seven runs in three innings. He's 0-3 with a 6.84 ERA in his last five starts.

Cabrera was activated from the disabled list and inserted into the New York Mets' starting lineup at second base rather than shortstop and he said he wants to be traded. Cabrera had three hits Friday night.

The 31-year-old, a two-time All-Star and a veteran of 11 big league seasons, had not started at second since Sept. 28, 2014. The Mets started Jose Reyes at shortstop against San Francisco on Friday night and Wilmer Flores at third.

TRANSACTIONS:

Mets: Second-round draft selection Mark Vientos signed out of high school for a $1.5 million signing bonus. The infielder was the 59th overall selection in this year's draft. . The Mets also signed their third- and fifth-round picks, OF Quinn Brodey and 1B/OF Matt Winaker (both from Stanford). . Brodey signed for a $500,000 bonus and Winaker for $280,000.

Giants: LHP Bryan Morris was designated for assignment and Steven Okert was called up from Triple-A Sacramento.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (separated left shoulder) threw 45 pitches in a simulated game on Wednesday at the team's spring training complex in Scottsdale, Arizona. . Utilityman Eduardo Nunez went on the 10-day DL with a hamstring injury. The Giants activated 3B Conor Gillaspie (back spasms).

UP NEXT

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom (6-3, 394 ERA) has allowed one earned run over 17 innings in his last two starts. He's 3-1 with a 3.62 ERA in five career starts against the Giants. San Francisco RHP Johnny Cueto (5-7, 4.42) is 1-6 with a 4.13 ERA in his last nine starts. He's 4-4 with a 3.75 ERA in 12 career starts against the Mets

Morse reveals he barely remembers Harper-Strickland brawl after concussion

Morse reveals he barely remembers Harper-Strickland brawl after concussion

Giants reliever Hunter Strickland received a six-game suspension for his involvement in a May 29 benches-clearing brawl with Bryce Harper and the Nationals. Harper originally was suspended for four games before winning his appeal and served a three-game suspension. 

But the player who has lost the most amont of time came sprinting from first base trying to break up the melee. 

Michael Morse clashed heads with Jeff Samardzija and went crashing down. He has been out since with concussion symptoms and revealed Friday he barely remembers anything from the fight, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

After missing nearly a month of games, Morse feels much better, though effects from the concussion are still there. Every day Morse goes to Stanford for testing and therapy and still deals with lingering symptoms like dizziness once he raises his heartbeat and headaches. 

If Morse ever joins the reeling Giants is a question in itself. 

San Francisco currently has the second-worst record in baseball at 27-48 behind only the Phillies and have already started to shift to younger players. No matter, the 35-year-old Morse wants to be a part of the team. 

"You know me," Morse said to reporters before Friday's game. "Whatever happens, happens. I'm a happy-go-lucky guy. I'm happy to be with these guys. They're going through such hard times.

"I want to be with them, if not on the field, then off the field, helping them mentally if not physically."

In 24 games this season, Morse is batting .194 with just one home run. If his time has come to an end, the one home run was one to remember. 

Morse, in his first game back with the Giants since 2014 launched a pinch-hit solo home run to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Dodgers on April 26. The fan-favorite raised his hands at the crack of the bat, bringing back memories of Game 5 of the 2014 NLCS.