Monday, July 10, 2017

Ghost of 62 071017

The reference in the title is the 1962 Mets who are regarded as the worst of the Modern Era for all teams after 1900. The team finished 40-120 and 60.5 games back. For the season the team hit .240/.318/.361 and scored 617 runs which was 3.8 per game. The team ERA was 5.04 and they gave up 948 runs or 5.9 per game.

This is the fourth year of this series where each week I will check in on the MLB teams with the worst win-loss records and how they measure up to 1962. This is the third segment of the 2017 season as the cellar dwellers are establishing themselves entering the All-Star break. I have placed the cut off as teams that have won less than 45 percent of their games. The seven teams entering week 15 are the Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Oakland Athletics, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers.

The Phillies are 29-58, 22.5 games back and 3-7 over their last ten games. That projects to 54-108. The team is hitting .242/.303/.395 and have scored 332 which is 3.8 per game. Their team ERA is 4.63 and have given up 424 runs or 4.9 per game.

The Giants are 34-56, 27.0 games back and 5-5 over their last ten games. That projects to 61-101. The team is hitting .243/.303/.374 and have scored 354 which is 3.9 per game. Their team ERA is 4.68 and have given up 453 runs or 5.0 per game.

The Padres are 38-50, 22.0 games back and 6-4 over their last ten games. That projects to 70-92. The team is hitting .227/.294/.383 and have scored 312 which is 3.5 per game. Their team ERA is 4.64 and have given up 440 runs or 5.0 per game.

The Athletics are 39-50, 21.0 games back and 4-6 over their last ten games. That projects to 71-91. The team is hitting .236/.310/.421 and have scored 382 which is 4.3 per game. Their team ERA is 4.78 and have given up 470 runs or 5.3 per game.

The White Sox are 38-49, 9.0 games back and 5-5 over their last ten games. That projects to 71-91. The team is hitting .259/.318/.417 and have scored 397 which is 4.6 per game. Their team ERA is 4.56 and have given up 429 runs or 4.9 per game.

The Reds are 39-49, 9.5 games back and 6-4 over their last ten games. That projects to 72-90. The team is hitting .260/.327/.451 and have scored 424 which is 4.8 per game. Their team ERA is 5.05 and have given up 463 runs or 5.3 per game.

The Tigers are 39-48, 8.0 games back and 5-5 over their last ten games. That projects to 73-89. The team is hitting .254/.327/.425 and have scored 409 which is 4.7 per game. Their team ERA is 4.87 and have given up 440 runs or 5.1 per game.

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