Stats: Another look ...

posted at 4/21/2013 8:40 AM EDT

No doubt there are a million, but I found this handy little web calculator ...

http://www.alcula.com/calculators/statistics/median/

If you include ALL our games so far, runs scored looks like ...

8,7,2,6,0,13,3,5,2,2,5,3,7,6,6,4

Or sorted by the calculator ...

0,2,2,2,3,3,4,5,5,6,6,6,7,7,8,13

Median: 5

Mode: 2,6

Mean: 4.9375

StdDev: 3.0097497819586

162 Games: 800 runs (799.875)

That puts us right up there with Texas and NYY last year.

But if you drop the low and high scoring games ...

2,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,6,7,7,8

Mean: 4.66

Median: 5

StdDev: 2 (1.9206480387851)

162 Games: 755 runs (754.92)

That puts us 50 runs behind the output of the same two teams.

Winning with 755 runs means we have to do much better in one run and extra innings games than we've done in the past two years. We have to do better with scoring opportunities. In the last couple of years, doing well for us meant we had to hit the ball a long way with runners on base. We couldn't play small ball and get them across the plate.

We've already had more double steals than I remember in years. Maybe this is a sign of the new Sox coming thru.

I already have more confidence in John Farrell than in the previous two managers combined, so maybe I shouldn't worry about the long ball.

Time will tell!