NYY runs scored: 115 (2nd most in MLB)
NYY runs allowed: 72 (2nd fewest in MLB)
Reasons for optimism, in our opinion. Make of it what you will.
3rd most runs scored acually…
yep, that formula worked great for us in 2003.
4th in runs scored according to ESPN.
Plus, they’ve played 18 games, whereas most other teams have played 20 or 21.
MFY/ NYM- 72
You keep scoring those runs…
Despite my snarky thoughts about Pythagorean wins, if the Yankees continue this pace it bodes very well for them, forget the records at the moment.
MM, and you keep putting all your save eggs in a rookie basket…
The numbers changed a bit AFTER my post, which came before the completion of several of last night’s games. And yeah, they’ve played a couple fewer games than some teams. But the run total is still way in the lower percentile of the league, and more games would only mean MORE runs on the other side of the ledger. As for the records, yeah, the Sox, after their great start, and despite the Yanks difficulties, have exactly 1 game on them in the loss column. In April. And this was a post about indicators.
“And this was a post about indicators. ”
You said it. NY will continue to score runs at a prodigious rate, and will win 10 of every 18 games. I like it.
You’re doing your handle total justice, Mayday. Big ups to Carla and the gang.
So now the sample size is big enough for you, YF, but not a week ago. Now we’re talking about reasonably good “indicators”, instead of small sample sizes. Clever semantic shift, just a few days later.
(and I am not disagreeing with the premise of your post, for that matter, just how you seem to have selectively deployed numbers when they tell you something positive but ignored others or castigated posts that rely on early, admittedly small samples when they say something you don’t want to hear)
the sample has grown considerably, and it says what it says. as i wrote, “make of it what you will.” obviously, all of this data is early and, to some large degree, meaningless.
“considerably”. Sure. 2 games is 100% more than 1 game, but it’s not “considerable” in the terms we both probably understand it to mean. But I pretty much agree with you otherwise.
sf: i honestly have no idea what you’re talking about, or what i’m being accused of, but it seems pretty clear you’re just making a tsimis for the sake of doing so.
I hate tsimis.
i tried to tsimis yesterday and it turned into a brad gushfest. as far as small sample sizes go, the angels are the masters of it. you can not get through a game without hudler or fisiac giving you inane stats about what a guy’s OBP is on wednesday night games, where the weather is between 57 and 62 degrees, with a lefthander who has 3 or more vowels in his last name on the mound. oh how i miss castiglione and trup.
tsmis? Explain for the newbie, please?
Yiddish for “making a mountain out of a molehill”
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