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11-23 in perspective


fan_since79

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So we're 11-23 since July 23rd. But we're still in a pennant race, thanks to baseball's second wild card. Only 1.5 games out of a spot on August 29th. These previous Angel teams did not have that benefit. 

And 11-23 looks downright awesome compared to some of our other bad stretches and collapses.

 

 

2001…2-19 to finish the season, finished 41 games behind Seattle.

 

1999…16-38 in July/August, including a stretch of 4-23 from July 16 to Aug. 13. Went from 7.5 games behind to 21 games back.

Had another stretch of 1-11 from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5...strangely enough, won 9 of our final 12 games. 

 

1995…no comment

 

1994 (strike-shortened season)…lost 14 of our final 19 games.

 

1993…two games behind at the All-star break, then 28-48 in 2nd half of season

 

1992…4-20 between May 15 and June 10.  Total of 41 runs scored in those 20 losses.

            2-15 between June 22 and July 9. Total of  29 runs in those 15 losses. 

            Went from 2 games behind on May 15th to 18 games back on July 9th.

 

1991…tied for first on July 3rd, then went 9-25 over the next 34 games to be 14 games behind on August 12. 

 

1990…0.5 games back on April 15, then went 6-17 to fall 12 games behind on May 12

 

1989…only 2.5 games behind on Sept. 20, then lost 8 of our final 10 games, including a 4-game sweep by Cleveland

 

1988…lost 18 of our final 20 games, including the last 12 in a row

 

1987…Tied for first on May 12, only to go 3-13 and fall 7.5 back on May 31....only 3 back on Aug. 31, then went 2-10 to fall 8.5 games behind on Sept. 14. 

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If the Angels played .500 ball during this last stretch they would have a 71-57 record and lead the Astros by a 1/2 game.

 

Yep and people would be upset that we only played .500 and that we weren't able to put distance between us and Houston.

 

Had we played .500 ball we would have won at least one game against Houston in the process, so the gap would be more like 1.5 or 2.5 games. 

 

I would almost certainly still be complaining about Scioscia's platoon shenanigans and his recent propensity for pulling starters prematurely. 

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Don't forget 2011, just 6-11 to close the year after being in the WC hunt at 80-65.

Or 2003, finishing 28-42 after a 49-43 start.

Or 1983, finishing 27-56 after a 43-36 start.

Or 1970, 18 games over .500 before September, 8 games under in September.

What is it about this team and bad finishes?

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Don't forget 2011, just 6-11 to close the year after being in the WC hunt at 80-65.

Or 2003, finishing 28-42 after a 49-43 start.

Or 1983, finishing 27-56 after a 43-36 start.

Or 1970, 18 games over .500 before September, 8 games under in September.

What is it about this team and bad finishes?

You picked four years out of 55, so to answer your question, your expectations.

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I expect them to win another World Series sometime in the next twenty-five years.

I anticipate the Angels could have their first hall of fame player induction right around 2040 as well. Should be a good year :)

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