Monday, August 12, 2013

2011-2013 cumulative standings

We Astros fans have been through a lot. When this many losses stack up, it's easy to get beaten down by baseball. Right now, I have no desire to watch baseball outside of the Astros (and even then my wife is basically taking the batteries out of the remote, after she takes the shoelaces out of my shoes.) But it's important to put the last 2.5+ seasons in context. (Note: Records are valid through games played on Sunday, August 11.)

TEX 257-185  -
ATL 255-187 2.0 GB
DET 252-188 4.0 GB
NYY 251-189 6.0 GB
TB 247-193 9.0 GB
STL 245-196 11.5 GB
CIN 241-200 15.5 GB
LAD 235-205 21.0 GB
WSH 235-205 21.0 GB
PHI 235-206 21.5 GB
OAK 234-206 22.0 GB
ARI 234-206 22.0 GB
SF 232-209 24.5 GB
MIL 230-212 27.0 GB
BOS 230-214 28.0 GB
LAA 228-212 28.0 GB
BAL 227-214 29.5 GB
PIT 221-220 35.5 GB
CLE 211-231 45.5 GB
CHW 208-232 48.0 GB
TOR 208-233 48.5 GB
NYM 205-234 50.5 GB
KC 204-235 51.5 GB
SD 200-241 56.5 GB
SEA 196-245 60.5 GB
COL 192-251 65.5 GB
MIA 185-255 71.0 GB
CHC 184-257 72.5 GB
MIN 181-258 74.5 GB
HOU 148-292 108 GB

(For the life of me, I can't get the formatting right.) Just to make sure we're all seeing this correctly, the Astros, from the beginning of the 2011 season through Sunday's game, are 108 games back of the Rangers. They're 33.5 games back of the next-worst team.

Long story short: if you're still an Astros fan, stay an Astros fan. You've already put this much into it, might as well see it through.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So, this makes a nice prediction contest:

If this table is re-tallied at the end of the year, will the Astros have more 2013 losses than they are games back?

I guess fewer, but it will probably be within 5 games.