Re: Last nights game
posted at 8/24/2011 12:57 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Last nights game
[QUOTE]People need to stop judging pitchers or over-analyzing pitchers when the Sox score 3 runs or less for them. It's 10 times harder to pitch out of a jam when it's 1-0 than it is 11-4. Had Lackey been given 1 run yesterday, and the Sox lost 5-1 (include the homer in the 9th by Texas), how much you want to bet that this room would have 4 Lackey threads requesting his ouster from the rotation, as people have seen enough (I said that but after the 8 run debacle v. Toronto when he was really throwing his all-time worst). In fact, it would have been worse if the final score was a 5-3 loss. Then it would be, he walked in a run, he lost his composure. But when your team scores 11, the perception changes. Everything changes from the fan perspective. Winning games are great, I wish Bedard, Wakefield, and Beckett would get better offense behind them WHEN THEY ARE STILL on the mound. I hate games where the final score doesn't show that the score of the game was 3-1 opponent when the SP left a game in the 7th or 8th. That's why the offense is the predominant reason why the Sox win on the road. Not the starting pitching. It's the offense. They get the big offensive performances and they win. They have had mostly consistent SP for most of the season, so few implosions in the 2nd or 3rd, so few times that a SP didn't make it at least to the 6th. That is hard to do. But they lose when they don't put up runs, and they win often when they are scoring in the 5s or better. It's just the way it is for this team. They don't win the close low scoring games as much as other teams might. They win when the offense explodes, the homers leave the yard--on the road, especially.
Posted by dannycater[/QUOTE]
Last I checked the team that scores 1 more than the other wins the game...basically I agree with your above post, but it's not only the Sox that follow that trend in fact it is the entire league.
/>The Sox have scored 547 in thier 78 wins or 7.01 per game and 134 in their 50 losses or 2.68 per game.
/>The Yanks have scored 536 runs in their 77 wins or 6.91 pergame and 144 in their 49 losses or 2.93...
For some perspective...
/>the Rays have scored 405 runs in their 69 wins or 5.86 per game and in thier 58 losses have scored only 126 or 2.17
here the breakdown by AL and NL as of this mornings standinging!
|AL||Wins|| RPG || Loss|| RPG |
|NY Yankees||77||6.96|| 49||2.94|
|Tampa Bay||69||5.87|| 58||2.57|
|Detroit||70||5.86 || 58||3.45|
|Chicago Sox||63||5.62|| 64||1.72|
|Kansas City||53||6.11|| 76||2.25|
|LA Angels||70||5.43|| 59||2.29|
|NL||Wins|| RPG|| Loss|| RPG |
|NY Mets||60||6.28 || 68||2.07|
|St. Louis||67||6.07|| 62||1.50|
|Chi Cubs||56||5.70|| 73||1.97|
|San Fran||68||4.69|| 61||2.07|
|San Diego||60||5.90|| 70||2.20|
|LA Dodgers||59||5.53|| 69||1.57|
Do you see a trend...score 5 or more and your chances of winning increase, score 3 runs or less and your chances of losing increase and the crazy part of it is you don't have have a Red Sox uniform on for this "math" to work!