What to make of this stat?
Just a little something I saw when looking at expanded standings (which I rarely do, usually I just look at them on my phone which gives bare basics).
Through 152/153 games the Pirates and Reds were 87-65/(66 for us). But our run differential is +114 while the Pirates' is +40. What exactly does this tell everyone?
- the Pirates win more close games than the Reds do
- we lose more close games than the Pirates do
- when we win, we tend to win big (or at least bigger than the Pirates)
- when the Pirates lose, they tend to lose big (or at least bigger than the Reds)
Some or all or none of the above? What's the proper analysis?