Monday, October 3, 2011

Terrible Day

Four of my teams played today.  All four got out to early leads, three of which I would consider significant.  Only one won.  One drew.  The other two lost.

Chelsea started out 4-0, won 5-1.
Eagles started out 23-3, lost 24-23.
Philadelphia Union started 1-0, drew 1-1.
Phillies started out 4-0, lost 5-4.

The Cardinals had a .542 BABIP to the Phillies' .261, a figure slightly below league average.  Cliff Lee had an FIP of 1.10.  The Cardinals scored 5 runs off of him.  Yep.  That pretty much explains it all.

I'm gonna go cry alone because as insignificant as these numbers would be in a 162-game season, when it is a 5-game series, getting BABIP luck left and right is frequently how teams win in the Small Sample Size Adventure, known as the MLB Playoffs.  Just ask the 2010 San Francisco Giants.

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