Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Still at .600...

I observed, a couple of weeks ago, that the Red Sox had been pretty consistently winning 3 of 5 (.600) for the entire season:
One thing that the Red Sox have been thus far is consistent. They've played 100 and won 60%, three wins for every five games. Their winning percentage was 60% after 5 games, 10, 35, 45, 50, 55, 60, 70, 85, 90 and 100. They've basically played .600 ball consistently from the start of the season through the All Star break. Over 162 games, .600 ball equates to a 97 win season. That's a good year.
There have been three more 5-game intervals since then, and they have continued. After 105 games, they were 1 game under .600, but at 110 they were, and now at 115 they are, right at .600. Three-of-five, six-of-ten, twelve-of-twenty, consistently from the start of the season through August 6.

And now, they've matched 2012's 162-game win total in only 115 games.  They only need to go 1-46 down the stretch to finish with a better record than last year. 

Of course, if they do go 1-46 down the stretch, no one's going to be talking about it as being better than last year...




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