Friday, July 19, 2013

And At The Turn, Dodgers Poised To Take The Lead

At the All-Star Break, the Dodgers are 47-47 and 2.5 games behind the NL West leader, Arizona. But Fangraphs' projections, based on second-half strength of schedule, predicts the Dodgers will end the season one game ahead of the Diamondbacks, winning the NL West:

The data:

Team Season to date Remaining games End of season projection
Dodgers 47-47 37-31 84-78
D'backs 50-45 33-34 83-79
Rockies 46-50 33-33 79-83
Giants 43-51 35-33 78-84
Padres 42-54 31-35 73-89

It's interesting that only the Dodgers and Giants are predicted to have a better than .500 record from here on out. We'll see how this plays out, literally.


Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

The have us at 6 games over .500 for the rest of the year. That's bogus. I say we'll finish at 10-12 games over .500.