MarlinatPenn Posted July 13, 2005 Share Posted July 13, 2005 Saw this on the Sporting News website: Top 5: Why the Marlins will win the NL East Posted: July 13, 2005 By Conor Nicholl Sporting News Statistical reasons the Marlins should win the NL East: 24-10 -- The Nationals' record in one-run games. Statheads contend that a measure of luck is involved in having that much success in one-run games. If that's the case, the Nationals are headed for some one-run losses and the Marlins will improve on their 10-16 mark. 3.36 -- Four Marlins starters have an ERA under 3.36, a claim no other team in baseball can make. The Fish's Fab Four: Dontrelle Willis (2.39), Brian Moehler (3.16), A.J. Burnett (3.33) and Josh Beckett (3.35). 1.42 -- The ERA of Marlins closer Todd Jones. He has not received the recognition of the Nationals' Chad Cordero, but Jones is having the kind of season a team needs from its closer in order to win a division. .270 -- The Marlins' batting average with runners in scoring position is better than the Nationals', by 15 points. .750 -- The Marlins' on-base plus slugging percentage is 25 points higher than the Nationals'. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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