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2014-06-20 05:51:21 PM
In the AL Central?  Yeah, there's always a chance.
 
2014-06-20 06:36:48 PM
I predict a Royal flush.
 
2014-06-20 06:40:39 PM
But every game's like George Brett, pine tar, Rush Limbaugh announcin'...
 
2014-06-20 08:03:27 PM
Or you could be the 2012 Jays and end up in dead last in the division and 8 games below .500.

Or the 2013 Jays who, after a nine-game win streak, seem poised to make the same run.
 
2014-06-20 08:46:57 PM
"Making the playoffs" in baseball though was incredibly hard prior to the mid 90s.

I had to go look because I knew I recalled the Brewers had a fairly long streak to open the season in the late 80s, and then didn't make the playoffs.   It was 13 games, so, they were 1 of the 2 "losers" @ 13 games... with a 91-71 record, which in todays MLB would pretty much be a lock for a Wild Card.
 
2014-06-20 09:08:35 PM

dletter: "Making the playoffs" in baseball though was incredibly hard prior to the mid 90s.

I had to go look because I knew I recalled the Brewers had a fairly long streak to open the season in the late 80s, and then didn't make the playoffs.   It was 13 games, so, they were 1 of the 2 "losers" @ 13 games... with a 91-71 record, which in todays MLB would pretty much be a lock for a Wild Card.


Except that the data only goes back to 1995 (introduction of the wild-card) to take that into account (obviously the data set would be too small only going back to 2012 the start of the current format).

What I learned from the article, every season since 1995, all teams have won at least three games in a row and 4 haven't managed to win 4 in a row.
 
2014-06-20 09:14:27 PM

dywed88: dletter: "Making the playoffs" in baseball though was incredibly hard prior to the mid 90s.

I had to go look because I knew I recalled the Brewers had a fairly long streak to open the season in the late 80s, and then didn't make the playoffs.   It was 13 games, so, they were 1 of the 2 "losers" @ 13 games... with a 91-71 record, which in todays MLB would pretty much be a lock for a Wild Card.

Except that the data only goes back to 1995 (introduction of the wild-card) to take that into account (obviously the data set would be too small only going back to 2012 the start of the current format).

What I learned from the article, every season since 1995, all teams have won at least three games in a row and 4 haven't managed to win 4 in a row.


Also, Marlins are the only team without a 10 game win streak. And the 2003 Tigers are not one of the teams without a four game win streak (or the 2002 Tigers).
 
2014-06-20 11:49:36 PM

dywed88: dletter: "Making the playoffs" in baseball though was incredibly hard prior to the mid 90s.

I had to go look because I knew I recalled the Brewers had a fairly long streak to open the season in the late 80s, and then didn't make the playoffs.   It was 13 games, so, they were 1 of the 2 "losers" @ 13 games... with a 91-71 record, which in todays MLB would pretty much be a lock for a Wild Card.

Except that the data only goes back to 1995 (introduction of the wild-card) to take that into account (obviously the data set would be too small only going back to 2012 the start of the current format).

What I learned from the article, every season since 1995, all teams have won at least three games in a row and 4 haven't managed to win 4 in a row.


Oops, totally missed that... that makes more sense then.
 
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