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WhiteSoxFan84
07-15-2004, 11:29 AM
I put some time and effort into this and it's well worth it, so enjoy....

Current Records: White Sox 46-38, Twins 47-40 (0.5 GB)

Remaining Games
White Sox: 36 home games, 42 road games
Twins: 33 home games, 42 road games

White Sox: 32 more games vs. .500+ opponents
Twins: 38 more games vs. .500+ opponents

White Sox: 6 more games vs. Twins, 3 more @ Twins

White Sox ...Advantage... Minns Twins
@ Oak (4) ......Twins...... @ KC (4)
@ Tex (2) ......Twins...... @ Det (2)
@ Cle (2) ......Sox...... vs. TB (2)
vs. Det (4) ......Twins...... @ Bal (3)
vs. Min (3) ......Sox...... @ CWS (3)
@ Det (4) ......Sox...... vs. Bos (3)
@ KC (3) ......Sox...... vs. Ana (3)
vs. Cle (4) ......Sox...... vs. Oak (4)
vs. KC (3) ......Sox...... @ Sea (3)
@ Bos (3) ......Twins...... @ Cle (3)
vs. Det (3) ......Sox...... vs. NYY (3)
vs. Bos (3) ......Twins...... vs. Cle (3)
@ Det (3) ......Sox...... @ Tex (4)
@ Cle (4) ......Sox...... @ Ana (3)
vs. Phi (1) ......Twins...... OFF
vs. Oak (3) ......Sox...... vs. Tex (3)
vs. Sea (3) ......EVEN...... vs. KC (3)
@ Tex (4) ......Twins...... @ Bal (3)
@ Ana (3) ......Twins...... @ Det (4)
@ Minn (3) ......Twins...... vs. CWS (3)
vs. Det (3) ......Twins...... vs. Bal (3)
vs. Minn (3) ......Sox...... @ CWS (3)
vs. KC (4) ......Sox...... @ Cle (4)
@ Det (3) ......Sox...... @ NYY (3)
@ KC (4) ......Sox...... vs. Cle (3)

White Sox lead Twins 14-10-1 in series predictions.

Important Dates
Longest Home Stand Remaining
White Sox: 10 games; Sep. 17-26 (3 vs. Det, 3 vs. Min, 4 vs. KC)
Twins: 10 games; July 30-Aug. 9 (3 vs. Bos, 3 vs. Ana, 4 vs. Oak)

Longest Road Trip Remaining
White Sox: 10 games; Sep. 6-16 (4 @ Tex, 3 @ Ana, 3 @ Minn)
Twins: 10 games; Sep. 20-26 (@ 3 vs. CWS, 4 vs. Cle, 3 vs. NYY)


Deciding Factor
White Sox: This is just ridiculous, the Sox will play 48 games in 49 days during the period of August 17-October 3! Just one off day in September. That stretch includes 27 straight games (August 17-September 12)! Health is a huge factor here. If Ozzie can keep his rotation rested and keep his lineup hot, then we shouldn't have any problems. Ozzie talked about the All-Star Break being bad for the Sox who have won 4 games in a row. So hopefully they go on a tear like that during that 48 game marathon.

Twins: It's all about August for the Twins. In that month they play 19 of their 28 games vs. opponents with records over .500. They also play 6 of the other 9 games against a division rival (Cleveland). They will need to play very, VERY well in August as they will head into September and play 17 of their 28 games on the road. If they don't play well in August, the division maybe lost by Minnesota as early as September 1st.

SoxxoS
07-15-2004, 11:42 AM
Very imformative. Thanks for the time and effort put in.

I just hope there will be a rainout or 2 in the middle of that long stretch. That could be a killer. Hopefully we won't need to make up the games :D:

Kadafi311
07-15-2004, 11:44 AM
Thanks for the info.

One very crucial stretch coming up...

Late July to early August:

Min plays Boston, Anaheim, and Oakland in consecutive series
Sox play Detroit, Cleveland, and KC in consecutive series

That is a great opportunity for us to gain a few games.

OEO Magglio
07-15-2004, 11:53 AM
Nice breakdown 84. That stretch of games without a day off is just ridiculous but the twins have a tough schedule so hopefully we'll be in good shape.

jabrch
07-15-2004, 11:54 AM
Nice work - if I get a chance later I may take it and break it down to take out "common opponents". That might be interesting.

jackbrohamer
07-15-2004, 12:02 PM
Longest Road Trip Remaining
White Sox: 10 games; Sep. 6-16 (4 @ Tex, 3 @ Ana, 3 @ Minn)

That's gonna suck. I'm much more optimistic about it with Oz managing than I would be with a post-2000 Jerry Manual.

Baby Fisk
07-15-2004, 12:20 PM
Great analysis. One for WhiteSoxFan84: :cheers: