Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Ghost of 62 060518

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 seven teams entering week ten are the Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Miami Marlins, Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays.

The Orioles are 17-41, 23.0 games back and 2-8 over their last ten games. That projects to 47-115. The team is hitting .231/.294/.388 and have scored 215 which is 3.7 per game. Their team ERA is 5.00 and have given up 309 runs or 5.3 per game.

The White Sox are 18-38, 11.0 games back and 3-7 over their last ten games. That projects to 52-110. The team is hitting .245/.309/.415 and have scored 223 which is 4.0 per game. Their team ERA is 4.99 and have given up 302 runs or 5.4 per game.

The Marlins are 20-39, 14.5 games back and 1-9 over their last ten games. That projects to 55-107. The team is hitting .233/.299/.347 and have scored 196 which is 3.3 per game. Their team ERA is 5.06 and have given up 216 runs or 5.3 per game.

The Royals are 21-39, 10.0 games back and 4-6 over their last ten games. That projects to 57-105. The team is hitting .256/.318/.392 and have scored 242 which is 4.0 per game. Their team ERA is 5.49 and have given up 343 runs or 5.7 per game.

The Reds are 21-39, 16.0 games back and 4-6 over their last ten games. That projects to 57-105. The team is hitting .247/.323/.384 and have scored 245 which is 4.1 per game. Their team ERA is 5.00 and have given up 316 runs or 5.3 per game.

The Rangers are 25-37, 13.5 games back and 5-5 over their last ten games. That projects to 65-97. The team is hitting .228/.306/.388 and have scored 255 which is 4.1 per game. Their team ERA is 4.74 and have given up 325 runs or 5.2 per game.

The Blue Jays are 26-33, 14.5 games back and 3-7 over their last ten games. That projects to 71-91. The team is hitting .229/.309/.407 and have scored 270 which is 4.6 per game. Their team ERA is 4.77 and have given up 297 runs or 5.0 per game.

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