Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Quickest to 100 losses?

So the Astros lost their 100th game last night, which was not surprising. They lost said game in the 148th game of the season. How does that stack up to when other teams of the 21st century lost their 100th game?

2003 Tigers (119 losses): Game 134
2004 D'Backs (111 losses): Game 143
2012 Astros (TBD): Game 148
2002 Rays (106 losses): Game 148

2011 Astros (106 losses): Game 151
2005 Royals (106 losses): Game 152
2009 Nationals (103 losses): Game 152
2010 Pirates (105 losses): Game 153
2002 Tigers (106 losses): Game 154
2002 Brewers (106 losses): Game 154
2004 Royals (104 losses): Game 157
2008 Mariners (101 losses): Game 158
2008 Nationals (102 losses): Game 159
2006 Royals (100 losses): Game 159
2006 Rays (101 losses): Game 161
2010 Mariners (101 losses): Game 161
2001 Pirates (101 losses): Game 161
2002 Royals (100 losses): Game 162
2001 Rays (100 losses): Game 162 

So only three other teams in the last 12 seasons have lost 100 games quicker than the Astros. That said, it's not mathematically possible for the 2012 Astros to catch the 2003 Tigers; they'd have to go 3-11 to finish worse than the 2004 D'Backs, and 6-8 to finish with the same record as the 2002 Rays.

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