Friday, September 5, 2014

Can Sox Get Nine Wins Over Last Twenty-Two?

Your 2014 Carmine Hose still need to win nine games to eclipse the Bobby Valentine Win Threshold of 69. Can they do it? They only have to win at a .409 clip—but do you really have a lot of confidence that they can even do that? Let's look at the remaining schedule. They have more than 50% of the games (12) at home. That's a good thing, right? Well, so far they are 29-40 at America's Most Cramped Ballpark (a miserable .420 winning percentage). On the road, where they will play just 10 of the next 22, they are 32-39 (a .450 winning clip). More importantly, every opposing team but Tampa has a better than .500 record—and Baltimore, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Toronto, and even The Evil Ones are still in contention for the post-season. So, now how do you feel about their chances at getting nine more wins? For perspective, after 140 games in 2012, The Boys Of Bobby Valentine were 63-77—two wins better than this year's squad.