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The Unluckiest Team
Posted by Herb at 8/10/2006 2:52:00 PM
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Has anyone noticed how out of whack the Indians record is with their runs scored and runs allowed? As it stands right now, the Indians are 48-64, 16 games below .500, but they've scored 602 runs while allowing 570. Their pythagorean record would put them at 59 wins, that's 11 wins above where they actually are. What's more amazing is that if you check out the Baseball Prospectus adjusted standings, the Indians are a full 15 games behind their third order win total.

Have the Indians just been unlucky this year or are they really as bad as their record indicates? Is there any doubt that everyone should take the over on wins by the Indians next season?


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I, as a Twins fan, have watched many of their matchups with Cleveland this year. The 1 thing that really got me was their defense. The games we won were them giving us umpteen runs on bonehead plays. That includes Victor Martinez(can't throw out anybody attempting to steal), Jhonny Peralta, Ronnie Belliard, and Aaron Boone respectively. Their pitching has also failed them alot this year when it was thought that was one of their strengths going in. Lee and Westbrook haven't had the type of years they were expected, and Sowers of late has pitched better, but up until now they were getting nothing at that latter end of their rotation. As we all know, pitching and defense wins championships, and these 2 categories have killed them from what should have been a great year. Imagine the Central race this year if they were going as expected?
Posted by schwang2u at 8/10/2006 11:28:00 PM
 

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