Thursday, September 24, 2009

On winning streaks

The Astros, as you may well know, have only been able to string four wins together at a time. This is bad, as you well know.

The last time the Astros had a season in which their longest win streak was four or fewer games...? 1982.

What about all of Major League Baseball in 2009? Only one team has put together their longest win streaks of 4 games or fewer: Toronto. That's it. The Astros and Blue Jays have the shortest longest win streaks in all of baseball. And the Blue Jays currently have a three-game win streak going.

Even the Nationals had an eight game win streak. And just because the math is free here at Astros County, that means that the Nationals won 15.3% of their games in an eight-day span.