• Yanks & Angels To Meet In ALCS This Year?

    Posted by on September 26th, 2007 · Comments (5)

    Record In 2007 when Opponent’s Season W-L% Greater Than or Equal to a .525:

    Team   Games Wins Losses  Win%     RS     RA
    LAA      56    33    23   .589    308    293
    NYY      63    34    29   .540    358    299
    BOS      66    35    31   .530    337    302
    CLE      51    25    26   .490    236    266

    These stats suggest that the Indians do not play well against good teams – at least this season. And, that, when facing the best, the Angels are up to the task.

    If the Yankees face the Indians in the ALDS, and the Angels play the Red Sox, we might be looking at a Yankees-Angels ALCS in 2007.

    Comments on Yanks & Angels To Meet In ALCS This Year?

    1. jonm
      September 26th, 2007 | 10:50 am

      In a way, it makes little difference. With such a shallow bullpen and a manager who has no idea how to make due with a weak bullpen, the Yankees and us fans, I’m afraid, are going to have to be satisfied with just making the post-season this year. I’m already starting to prepare myself for the disappointment.

    2. Andrew
      September 26th, 2007 | 12:52 pm

      This is nice to see. We always heard of how the Yankees only ‘beat up on bad teams’, but it looks like that’s Cleveland’s role this year.

      The two losses in a row can really dim your view of the Yankees ‘chances’ in the postseason, but try and remember that, at least yesterday, the Yankees put their ‘B’ pitching squad out there. You won’t see any of those guys in a tough spot in the postseason. Sans their outing vs. Litsch, the offense continues to impress and be the most consistent,and consistently good, offense in baseball.

    3. RICH
      September 26th, 2007 | 1:17 pm

      jonm, Do you think every other team and manager is flawless?

    4. jonm
      September 26th, 2007 | 6:34 pm

      ~~jonm, Do you think every other team and manager is flawless?~~

      No, I just think that Torre and a weak Yankee bullpen is a lethal combination. In addition, I’m just pessimistic as a result of the last six post-seasons.

    5. Evan3457
      September 27th, 2007 | 12:17 am

      And, in the only games against good teams relevant to the Angels opening round series, the Red Sox are 26-18 vs. the Angels, since 2003, having not lost a season’s series in any of the five seasons.

      The best the Angels have done is a 3-3 split in 2006, losing the other 4 series.

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