MLB Playoffs

MLB Winner-take-all games are hard to predict

by John Ewing • October 11, 2017

Luis Severino threw seven strong innings, Gary Sanchez homered and Aaron Judge had a big hit to help the Yankees beat the Indians 7-3 on Monday. New York forced a decisive Game 5 on Wednesday. Which team will advance to the ALCS? It’s tough to say, winner-take-all games are hard to predict. Home Field Does […]

How have MLB teams performed in elimination games?

by John Ewing • October 9, 2017

There are three elimination games in baseball’s postseason on Monday. The Red Sox and Yankees forced a Game 4 with wins on Sunday and the Dbacks will try to do the same against the Dodgers in the nightcap. Each team is at home, how have MLB teams performed in elimination games? Since 2005, not including […]

Hot Indians and Cold Dodgers: which is team more likely to win the World Series?

by John Ewing • October 3, 2017

Cleveland enters the postseason on fire. Since September the Indians have won 26 of their last 30 games (and 31 of 35). The Dodgers have the best record in baseball but over the final month of the season L.A. has gone 13-17. If you believe in clichés, it’s not the best team that wins the […]

How much turnover is there in the MLB playoff standings after the 1st half?

by John Ewing • July 18, 2017

The second half of the MLB season has begun. After strong first half performances the Astros, Dodgers and Nationals all enjoy a double-digit lead in their respective divisions and are locks to make the postseason. While the AL West, NL East and NL West races appear over the other divisions are up for grabs as […]

Does 1st place matter in May?

by John Ewing • May 2, 2017

The Orioles/Yankees (tied), Indians, Astros, Nationals, Cubs and Rockies all lead their respective divisions after the first month of the season. In a sport with 162 games, does 1st place matter in May? To find out if the first month of the season actually matters I pulled every team that was in first place in […]

How many teams have made the playoffs after a bad April?

by John Ewing • May 2, 2017

The Blue Jays, Giants and Royals are off to a bad start. Each team concluded the month of April by winning less than 40% of their games. This is surprising considering that Toronto and San Francisco were playoffs teams last year and the Royals are just a year removed from back-to-back World Series appearances. How […]