I was noticing, as I'm sure we all have, the Cards recent rough patch and I wondered what a breakdown of their record looks like. So I did a little research. Against teams with .500 or better record the Cards winning percentage is only 41%. Which I suppose is not really horrible, the Reds percentage against .500 or better teams is a few points higher at 45%. But really telling stat the I discovered was the Cardinals winning percentage against teams with a .520 or better winning percentage it drops all the way down to 33%.
Now I guess I don't really know what all this means, but I do know that playoff teams beat the teams they're supposed to, but once you're in the playoffs everybody's good. I realize that the Reds have a long way to go before we seriously talk about the playoffs but since we're fans and not player and therefore don't have to worry about looking ahead affecting our play, I think it'll be ok for a little discussion. In a Reds-Cards match-up in the playoffs I have a lot of confidence that the Reds would win that series. But then again Pujols just came back and that could eventually spark the rest of their offense. The Cards bullpen is good but I don't really fear their starting rotation.
Anyway just some stuff I enjoyed looking up.