Re: 8/7/2012 Reds at Brew Crew
Originally Posted by redsmetz
Just for some perspective, the 1990 "Wire to Wire" team had an eight game losing streak, two 5 game losing streaks and five 3 game losing streaks. So nearly half of their 71 losses were in those eight losing streaks. Of course, starting the season 9-0 never hurts.
Even the 1927 Yankees lost four in a row and three in a row in another streak.
I was at Candlestick Park on a Sunday afternoon in late July 1990 when the Giants completed a four game sweep of the Reds. Scott Garrelts had a 8-2/3 inning no hitter that was broken up by Paul O'Neill (I think.) At the time, I was convinced that the team would eventually fade out of first place.
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