• Baseball’s Best In 2012, To Date: 1 And 2 Run Margin of Victory

    Posted by on July 23rd, 2012 · Comments (2)

    Here are the stats.  First, one-run games:

    Rk Tm G W L W-L%
    1 BAL 25 19 6 .760
    2 CLE 20 14 6 .700
    3 ATL 21 14 7 .667
    4 SFG 36 21 15 .583
    5 OAK 28 16 12 .571
    6 CHW 25 14 11 .560
    7 PIT 36 20 16 .556
    8 LAD 37 20 17 .541
    9 DET 26 14 12 .538
    10 SDP 28 15 13 .536
    11 TBR 32 17 15 .531
    12 WSN 34 18 16 .529
    13 TEX 23 12 11 .522
    14 KCR 27 14 13 .519
    15 CIN 33 17 16 .515
    16 MIA 34 17 17 .500
    17 MIN 34 17 17 .500
    18 NYY 26 13 13 .500
    19 COL 22 11 11 .500
    20 MIL 36 17 19 .472
    21 NYM 27 12 15 .444
    22 BOS 21 9 12 .429
    23 SEA 30 12 18 .400
    24 PHI 30 12 18 .400
    25 STL 28 11 17 .393
    26 CHC 27 10 17 .370
    27 HOU 27 10 17 .370
    28 LAA 19 7 12 .368
    29 ARI 22 8 14 .364
    30 TOR 18 5 13 .278
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 7/23/2012.

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    And, the two run games:

    Rk Tm G W L W-L%
    1 PIT 14 10 4 .714
    2 NYY 16 11 5 .688
    3 MIN 9 6 3 .667
    4 BAL 23 15 8 .652
    5 SFG 17 11 6 .647
    6 NYM 16 10 6 .625
    7 CIN 16 10 6 .625
    8 LAA 22 13 9 .591
    9 PHI 12 7 5 .583
    10 OAK 19 11 8 .579
    11 ATL 21 12 9 .571
    12 MIA 16 9 7 .563
    13 ARI 19 10 9 .526
    14 DET 26 13 13 .500
    15 TOR 14 7 7 .500
    16 LAD 14 7 7 .500
    17 CHC 14 7 7 .500
    18 TEX 14 7 7 .500
    19 CLE 23 11 12 .478
    20 BOS 21 10 11 .476
    21 HOU 18 8 10 .444
    22 WSN 19 8 11 .421
    23 TBR 17 7 10 .412
    24 KCR 21 8 13 .381
    25 SEA 19 7 12 .368
    26 CHW 22 8 14 .364
    27 COL 15 5 10 .333
    28 STL 13 4 9 .308
    29 MIL 13 4 9 .308
    30 SDP 23 7 16 .304
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 7/23/2012.

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    The Orioles do a good job at winning close games this year, to date.  Is that Showalter at work?

    Comments on Baseball’s Best In 2012, To Date: 1 And 2 Run Margin of Victory

    1. Evan3457
      July 24th, 2012 | 1:42 pm

      It’s mostly a bullpen pitching out of its collective minds so far this year. If you want to attribute that to Showalter, I don’t have any problem with it, but it tends not to hold up from year to year, unless you have a Mariano closing.

      Another factor is that in spite of their ballpark and apparent home run power, the O’s are NOT a good offensive team, so that keeps them from winning a lot of blowouts, and from tacking on runs to increase margins.

    2. July 24th, 2012 | 2:18 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Another factor is that in spite of their ballpark and apparent home run power, the O’s are NOT a good offensive team, so that keeps them from winning a lot of blowouts, and from tacking on runs to increase margins.

      Great point.

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