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#181 USAFChief

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:43 PM

Going in to today's games the AL is 17 games under .500 against the NL. Last season was the first time since 2003 that the NL had a winning record in interleague play and it certainly looks as though that could happen again this year.

Here is the division-by-division breakdown:
ALE -9 (-4 interleague)
ALC -17 (-12 interleague)
ALW +9 (-1 interleague)
NLE -8 (+8 interleague)
NLC +8 (+1 interleague)
NLW +17 (+8 interleague)

So not only does the ALC have by far the worst record of any division, but it also has by far the worst record in interleague play. Moreover, the ALC is paired with the worst division in the NL, the NLE, in interleague play. It appears that the numbers bear out what probably most people expected going into the season, that the ALC is the weakest division in baseball.

I'd also argue that the numbers confirm the NL has passed the AL by and is the stronger league, top to bottom, currently.
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Posted 09 June 2019 - 02:45 PM

Another 4 home run game... ho hum.


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Posted 09 June 2019 - 03:16 PM

 

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Found on Reddit... This is totally unsustainable!

"Guys, we're gonna have to ask you to take it easy on the home runs. We simply can't afford it.....That'd be great, thanks"

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#184 Vanimal46

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:59 PM

NOT Fun with Numbers:

In Cleveland's next 35 games, only 3 games (against the Twins) are against teams with a record above .500. This will be their time to make a run if it's in the cards this season.
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Posted 11 June 2019 - 05:43 PM

 

NOT Fun with Numbers:

In Cleveland's next 35 games, only 3 games (against the Twins) are against teams with a record above .500. This will be their time to make a run if it's in the cards this season.

Hey now, Texas is 5 games over .500 too. So 7 games. 

 

Of course, that doesn't make a person feel much better.

 

By contrast, in that same amount of time the Twins have 13 games vs teams over .500 in the next 35 games

Edited by Puckett34, 11 June 2019 - 05:48 PM.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 06:16 PM

 

NOT Fun with Numbers:

In Cleveland's next 35 games, only 3 games (against the Twins) are against teams with a record above .500. This will be their time to make a run if it's in the cards this season.

 

just keep winning games... then this doesn't matter.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:03 AM

Twins against the AL West: 13-5
Twins against the AL Central: 14-6
Twins against the AL East: 14-6

That, my friends, is balance.
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:15 AM

Here's a weird stat for the day:

 

The Minnesota Twins have played more games against teams over .500 (25) than the New York Yankees (22).

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:30 AM

Here's a weird stat for the day:

The Minnesota Twins have played more games against teams over .500 (25) than the New York Yankees (22).


HOW CAN WE PLAN AHEAD AND BUY AT THE TRADE DEADLINE WHEN THEY HAVEN'T PLAYED GOOD TEAMS??!!!???!

whoops, wrong thread.
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:58 AM

 

Here's a weird stat for the day:

 

The Minnesota Twins have played more games against teams over .500 (25) than the New York Yankees (22).

It seems the Twins and Yankees are tied near the bottom in "Strength of Schedule" over at B-Ref, although good teams don't generally finish high in this measurement:

 

https://www.baseball...ngs_overall::11

 

The bottom 5 teams in this measurement last year? All 5 AL Central teams. :)

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:59 AM

 

Twins against the AL West: 13-5
Twins against the AL Central: 14-6
Twins against the AL East: 14-6

That, my friends, is balance.

Dang it, now I'm sort of rooting for a split in these next two games vs Seattle, as opposed to a sweep!

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 12:11 PM

Twins against the AL West: 13-5
Twins against the AL Central: 14-6
Twins against the AL East: 14-6

That, my friends, is balance.


One thing that tells me is that the Twins have a ton of games vs the AL Central yet to play since they play more against those 4 teams than the other 10 AL teams combined. 56 games remaining against the ALC to be exact.
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Posted 13 June 2019 - 04:58 PM

After today's game we passed the 2012 and 1967 Twins team season total HRs. So far (well before the AS break) we are exactly in the middle for season totals (since the team moved to MN) with 132 HRs, having passed 31 Twins teams and are tied for 31st place overall with the '97 Twins.

Edited by twinsfanstreif, 13 June 2019 - 05:00 PM.

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#194 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 07:17 PM

Minnesota has scored a whopping 129 more runs than Cleveland, good for an additional 1.92 runs per game.
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Posted 14 June 2019 - 06:42 AM

 

Going in to today's games the AL is 17 games under .500 against the NL. Last season was the first time since 2003 that the NL had a winning record in interleague play and it certainly looks as though that could happen again this year.

 

Here is the division-by-division breakdown:

ALE -9 (-4 interleague)

ALC -17 (-12 interleague)

ALW +9 (-1 interleague)

NLE -8 (+8 interleague)

NLC +8 (+1 interleague)

NLW +17 (+8 interleague)

 

So not only does the ALC have by far the worst record of any division, but it also has by far the worst record in interleague play. Moreover, the ALC is paired with the worst division in the NL, the NLE, in interleague play. It appears that the numbers bear out what probably most people expected going into the season, that the ALC is the weakest division in baseball.

Update:

ALE: -13

ALC: -16

ALW: +13

NLE:-6

NLC:+4

NLW:+18

 

During a broadcast a few days ago Dick Bremer referred to the AL East as the toughest division in baseball. He seems to be remembering how things were a few years ago and paying no attention to this year's performances by the two avian members of this division. They could wind up being the worst division in baseball if this keeps up.


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Posted 14 June 2019 - 07:11 AM

 

Update:

ALE: -13

ALC: -16

ALW: +13

NLE:-6

NLC:+4

NLW:+18

 

During a broadcast a few days ago Dick Bremer referred to the AL East as the toughest division in baseball. He seems to be remembering how things were a few years ago and paying no attention to this year's performances by the two avian members of this division. They could wind up being the worst division in baseball if this keeps up.

I think it's easy to go on autopilot and assume the ALE is the best division "every year" instead of "lots of years".

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#197 nicksaviking

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 08:10 AM

I wasn't able to watch the game yesterday but I followed the game thread. Were the TV folks mentioning a change in velocity for Pineda yesterday? Because Brooks Baseball says he's gained almost 2 MPH on his four-seamer since he's returned.

 

That's encouraging.

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 08:19 AM

The Twins are 45-22. On this day in 2018, they were 29-35, a 13-1/2 game difference. A lot of reasons have been given for the improvement, including Baldelli, Wes Johnson and better FA/DFA choices by the front office. All are true, IMO. 

 

There is one more area where the Twins have improved - players have been healthy and on the field.

 

2018

Castro74 PA, .495 OPS, 0.0 WAR. Played his last game on May 4.

Polanco 0 PA, .000 OPS, 0.0 WAR. Suspended for first 80 games. Finished season at 1.3 WAR.

Buxton 94 PA, .383 OPS, -0.4 WAR. Played half his games with a broken foot. Would play no more.

Sano 163 PA, .675 OPS, 0.0 WAR. Was optioned to Ft Myers on June 14 for conditioning.

 

2019

Castro 114 PA, .926 OPS, 1.4 WAR 

Polanco 290 PA, .966 OPS, 2.9 WAR 

Buxton 225 PA, .852 OPS, 2.2 WAR

Sano83 PA, .914 OPS, 0.7 WAR

 

Total difference:

2018:331 PA, -0.4 WAR

2019:717 PA, 7.2 WAR

 

That's 7-1/2 additional wins, or a bit more than half the total improvement in the Twins record. Only Polanco contributed during the second half of the 2018 season.

Edited by dbminn, 14 June 2019 - 08:20 AM.

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 08:45 PM

More fun with numbers, On This Date edition:

On June 14, 2019, the Twins are 11.0 games ahead of Cleveland.

On June 14, 2006, the Detroit was 11.0 games ahead of the Twins :)

Which is only to say there is still a ton of season left..
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Posted Yesterday, 10:02 PM

Just for laughs, I took Twins individual statistics through tonight's game and prorated them over the rest of the season.Here are their numbers:

 

PlayerR H2B3BHRRBI SB
Adrianza, E4768 50 9 31 0
Buxton, B 94129 497 21 89 23
Castro, J566114 0 19 45 0
Cron, C7514838 0 35 108 0
Cruz, N6110621 0 28 73 0
Garver, M6387 14 2 26 66 0
Gonzalez, M66141 26 0 23 61 2
Kepler, M 113150 38 0 42 103 2
Polanco, J 106211 52 12 23 87 5
Rosario, E113 160 21 2 45 122 5
Sano, M 38 42 16 0 14 28 0
Schoop, J80 131 35 0 28 77 2

Edited by terrydactyls1947, Yesterday, 10:03 PM.