Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Ghost of 62 051518

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 fifth 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 first segment of the 2018 season as the cellar dwellers established themselves well before the All-Star break. Last year I placed the cut off as teams that have won less than 45 percent of their games. The nine teams entering week seven are the Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays.

The White Sox are 10-27, 8.5 games back and 2-8 over their last ten games. That projects to 44-118. The team is hitting .242/.310/.414 and have scored 147 which is 4.0 per game. Their team ERA is 5.35 and have given up 214 runs or 5.8 per game.

The Orioles are 13-28, 15.5 games back and 5-5 over their last ten games. That projects to 51-111. The team is hitting .236/.301/.405 and have scored 173 which is 4.2 per game. Their team ERA is 5.08 and have given up 229 runs or 5.6 per game.

The Royals are 13-28, 7.5 games back and 4-6 over their last ten games. That projects to 51-111. The team is hitting .259/.322/.394 and have scored 165 which is 4.0 per game. Their team ERA is 5.46 and have given up 235 runs or 5.7 per game.

The Reds are 14-28, 11.0 games back and 6-4 over their last ten games. That projects to 54-108. The team is hitting .247/.325/.386 and have scored 175 which is 4.2 per game. Their team ERA is 4.83 and have given up 214 runs or 5.1 per game.

The Marlins are 14-26, 11.0 games back and 3-7 over their last ten games. That projects to 57-105. The team is hitting .227/.297/.337 and have scored 138 which is 3.5 per game. Their team ERA is 5.12 and have given up 216 runs or 5.4 per game.

The Padres are 16-27, 9.0 games back and 5-5 over their last ten games. That projects to 60-102. The team is hitting .227/.299/.363 and have scored 160 which is 3.7 per game. Their team ERA is 4.27 and have given up 208 runs or 4.8 per game.

The Rangers are 16-26, 9.5 games back and 4-6 over their last ten games. That projects to 62-100. The team is hitting .229/.228/.392 and have scored 163 which is 3.9 per game. Their team ERA is 4.84 and have given up 224 runs or 5.3 per game.

The Dodgers are 16-24, 7.5 games back and 3-7 over their last ten games. That projects to 65-97. The team is hitting .239/.320/.387 and have scored 171 which is 4.3 per game. Their team ERA is 3.97 and have given up 172 runs or 4.3 per game.

The Rays are 17-22, 10.5 games back and 4-6 over their last ten games. That projects to 71-91. The team is hitting .261/.330/.397 and have scored 164 which is 4.2 per game. Their team ERA is 4.57 and have given up 186 runs or 4.8 per game.

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