Originally Posted by HometownHero
LOL where is the poor luck? Every single thing that would be bad luck for the Cards works out better than you can ever hope, hence the luck. The only negative thing for the Cards was a rookie manager sucking it up in 1 run games in extra innings.
They played under .500 for over 115 games in a row and made the playoffs due to a 2nd WC. They are the only team to need to 2nd WC to make the playoffs since the AL Wild Card game would have been game 163 in every other season in the WC era.
Carpenter gets hurt, Lynn who had a 4.43 career ERA in Triple-A wins 18 games and makes the All-Star team. The Carpenter has season ending surgery that doesn't even end his season. Lance Berkman gets hurt opens up PT for Craig who hits .400 with RISP leading the majors, Rafael Furcal gets hurt a .236 minor league hitter comes up and posts .952 OPS and wins Game 5 of the DS after a guy who hit .221 goes off to tie it up.
Trade for the mediocre Edward Mujica who has sucked everywhere but PetCo park in his career, then posts a 1.03 ERA with the Cards. Garcia gets hurt opens door for Joe Kelly, Kyle McClellan gets hurt opens a door for several guys ending up with Trevor Rosenthal now Beltran gets hurt and Carpenter goes off.
So where is this bad luck again?
You're so bad at stats it hurts.
In one post, you cited a random 115 game stretch, ERA, BA w/ RISP, BA, OPS of fewer than 100 PA, a single base hit, then a relievers ERA.
Goalposts moving all over the place.