Saturday, November 29, 2008

Cecil Cooper versus the World!

It's interesting. Cecil Cooper's reign as manager of the Houston Astros. Let's take a look:

2007: Coop takes over after Garner's firing on August 27 when the Astros are 58-73, immediately goes out on the 28th and loses 7-0 to St. Louis - finishes the season 15-16.

vs. ATL: 2-1
vs. CHC: 3-3
vs. CIN: 3-0
vs. MIL: 2-4
vs. NYM: 0-3
vs. PIT: 2-1
vs. StL: 4-3

Home: 8-7
Away: 7-9

2008:
vs. ARI: 2-4
vs. ATL: 3-3
vs. CHC: 9-8
vs. CIN: 12-3
vs. COL: 3-3
vs. FLA: 2-4
vs. LAD: 4-3
vs. MIL: 5-8
vs. NYM: 5-2
vs. PHI: 3-4
vs. PIT: 8-8
vs. SD: 3-3
vs. SF: 7-1
vs. StL: 7-8
vs. WAS: 4-2

Home: 47-33
Away: 39-42
This includes the "home games" in Milwaukee. The Astros were also outscored by 31 runs, making their Expected W-L record 77-84. So they were 9 games better than expected and were 21-21 in 1-run games.

Notice the Astros were 8-8 against Pittsburgh. Want to hear something strange? The only other teams that Pittsburgh was .500 or better against: Cincinnati (9-6), San Francisco (4-2) and St. Louis (10-7).

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