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Lip Man 1
10-02-2005, 06:38 PM
Just some interesting numbers that may help with discussions and to help fill the void before Tuesday afternoon.


Inside The Numbers:

* The 2005 White Sox were in 1st place from wire to wire. Only the 10th time in MLB history that has happened.

* The 99 wins in tied for second all time in club history. The 1917 Sox won 100 games. The 1983 Sox won 99 games.

* The Sox went 8-2 in their last ten games plus go into the playoffs having won five straight.

* In 1 Run games the Sox were 35-19

* In 2 run games the Sox were 26-14

* When scoring three runs or less the Sox were 22-38 (not bad!)

* The Sox pitching staff threw 10 shutouts

* Sox hitters were shut out 7 times

* The Sox had three 1-0 wins

* The Sox had one 1-0 loss

* In extra inning games the Sox were 11-8 but here may be the most bizarre stat...in extra inning games at home the Sox went 1-7. In extra inning games on the road the Sox went 10-1!

* The Sox hit exactly 200 home runs this season. They and the Yankees are the only teams in MLB history to have six straight years with 200 or more dingers.

* The Sox had 16 games where they trailed in the 7th inning or later and won. Five times they rallied in the 7th inning. Eight times they rallied in the 8th inning. Three times they rallied in the 9th inning. Dates of rally games: 4/6, 4/21, 4/24, 4/30, 5/3, 5/5, 5/6, 5/13, 5/21, 6/12, 6/18, 6/19, 7/5, 7/18, 7/30

* The Sox had 13 games where they led in the 7th inning or later and lost. Seven times they lost the lead in the 7th inning. Two times they lost the lead in the 8th inning. Four times they lost the lead in the 9th inning. Dates of blown games: 4/7, 4/26, 5/10, 5/26, 6/1, 6/11, 7/10, 7/21, 7/27, 8/16, 9/14, 9/19, 9/22

Monthly record: April 17-7, May 18-10, June 18-7, July 15-11, August 12-16, September 17-12, October 2-0.


10-02-2005, 06:42 PM

Here's to hoping tuesday and wednesday don't go into extra innings!

10-02-2005, 06:44 PM
That stretch of comeback wins from mid-april to mid-may was probably the craziest stretch i've ever witnessed as a sox fan. You almost had the feeling every day that if they were down by a run or two going into the 7th, they were just bound to win the game. Be behind almost gave me more confidence that they'd win than being ahead.

The alarming thing is that the last comeback win they had was at the end of July? Although I'd rather see them just plain win games rather than worry about when they win the game--if they take the lead early and hold it, that's fine with me (duh).

10-02-2005, 06:48 PM
I think I was at 5 of the extra inning games at home, and they all sucked except for Joe Credes walkoff homer. I like putting team away early, I don't want to sit and hope for a rally, just kill the Blow Sox.

10-02-2005, 07:19 PM

Here's to hoping tuesday and wednesday don't go into extra innings!

In the 2000 ALDS opener, the Sox lost in extra innings at home.

Here's something to consider in comparing the 2000 heavy-hitting Sox (which didn't hit in the ALDS, although the pitching staff, which was falling apart, kept the Sox in every game).

The Sox lost three straight in the 2000 postseason after getting 95 regular-season wins, best in the league. The 2005 Sox go into the postseason with 99 wins, best in the league. The lowest win total among American League teams this year is 95, which might be the highest since the advent of the wild-card format.