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    Playoff Momentum

    Here are the September records of all the remaining playoff teams and there current streaks;

    Indians 21-6 (W10)
    Cardinals 19-8 (W6)
    Athletics 19-8 (W1)
    Red Sox 16-9 (L1)
    Rays 16-12 (W1)
    Pirates 15-12 (W3)
    Reds 14-12 (L5)
    Tigers 13-13 (L3)
    Braves 13-14 (W1)
    Rangers 12-15 (W7)
    Dodgers 12-15 (L2)

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    Re: Playoff Momentum

    Momentum is such an interesting thing but parlor game-ish. Going by this, it'll be a Cleveland-St. Louis series and we'll be first eliminated (not counting tonight which isn't a post season game). Somehow, I just don't see things going that way and it'd be a TV nightmare if they did.

    So many intangibles about tomorrow night; most of all Cueto. It'd be mildly interesting to look at Sept "momentum" related to actual postseason outcomes over the past 5 or 10 years. I'd bet very low correlation and certainly no causation.
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    Re: Playoff Momentum

    Dodgers really cooled off after that BRM-style stretch

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    Re: Playoff Momentum

    Just posted this in another thread, but probably fits better here.

    http://mlb.si.com/2012/10/04/athleti...nkees-momentu/

    Piece last year by Jay Jaffe of SI into whether momentum matters once the playoffs begin.

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    Re: Playoff Momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by Fil3232 View Post
    Just posted this in another thread, but probably fits better here.

    http://mlb.si.com/2012/10/04/athleti...nkees-momentu/

    Piece last year by Jay Jaffe of SI into whether momentum matters once the playoffs begin.
    Thanks for posting. Not sure I'd ever seen that piece but feel like I have read similar analyses in the past. That and the experience of just watching so many seeming "surprisies" in many postseasons make the author's conclusion totally unsurprising to me.
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    I don't pay much heed to momentum after the 2006 post season.... NL Central Division champ barely squeaks in.... very anemic season... little momentum... and wins it all.

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    Re: Playoff Momentum

    Momentum is the next days starting pitcher in baseball.
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    Re: Playoff Momentum

    5 in a row to the end the season

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    Re: Playoff Momentum

    To be fair, the last two were almost throwaways.

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    Re: Playoff Momentum

    Dusty is a genius playing the odds this way. He clearly played the statistics card by losing 5 in a row. Well played, Dusty.

    I mean...The odds of losing 6 in a row can't be all that high, right? Guys?

    Guys? Little help here...


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    Re: Playoff Momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by smith288 View Post
    To be fair, the last two were almost throwaways.
    Only the last game was. If they had won the last 2 games they would be playing in Cinci on Tuesday.

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    Re: Playoff Momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Momentum is the next days starting pitcher in baseball.
    In that case, Johnny Momentum has a nice ring to it.

    Hopefully better than the movie Johnny Mnemonic.

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    Re: Playoff Momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    5 in a row to the end the season
    last season wasn't swept at home till the playoffs.
    this season wasn't swept at home till last series of season.

    see a pattern here??
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    Re: Playoff Momentum

    The off days always change how a team functions. I was surprised that the Pirates decided to give so many guys Sunday off. Two off days for a team that is now going to have their backs slapped with congratulations for 48 hours was not a good stategy, imo.

    The Indians are turning to a 23 year old rookie, after stomping a mudhole in inferior competition for the last week+.

    We will see, but as was shown last year, a one game playoff is about as random a result as you can get.

    Remember Johnny Cueto is to the Pirates, as Chris Carpenter has traditionally been to the Reds. Kryptonite
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Playoff Momentum

    It's a clean slate once the playoffs begin. Uncle Mo' has rarely meant anything in baseball.
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