Originally Posted by Marc D
That team also benefited from getting hot at the right times. They started the year 9-0 iirc, built a huge lead then played essentially .500 ball until the playoffs at which point they caught fire again.
A good team that gets hot at the right time is tough to beat.
A 35-12 start ain't nothing to sneeze at, except they only won 91 games.
All Rijo, Browning, Jackson, Armstrong, Mahler, etc had to do was pitch 6 innings and have a lead.
Then it was Slam the door, bolt the door, and bar the door.