Dunno, man. If we think it has anything to do with a combination of one-run and blowout Win %, we might be wrong as well...Originally Posted by DoogMinAmo
2004 Reds: 25-20 W/L One-Run, 11-35 W/L "Blowout"
2004 Yankees: 24-16 W/L One-Run, 27-28 W/L "Blowout"
BTW, I still refuse to believe that losing by five Runs is a true "Blowout" scenario, but that's what baseballreference.com uses to define it so that's what we get.
The "Blowout" record is significantly different. The Reds were horrid in games decided by 5 or more Runs but the Yankees were a virtual 50/50 proposition. That's not enough to "tilt" the Run Differential against the Yanks unless they were losing by incredible amounts (15+ Runs) when they were on the losing end of those "Blowout" losses. But they lost only two games by more than 9 Runs (11 and 22 <ouchie>). And they were just as likely to knock the crud out of the opponent as they were to lose by 9 or less.