The Tampa Bay Race finally became the third protagonist of the historic record.
Tampa Bay won 9-3 in the home game against the Boston Red Sox held at Tropicana Field on the 14th (Korean time) and ran 13 consecutive wins from the opening.
The two teams held the record of 13 consecutive wins, the most since 1901 when the two leagues were launched. 1982 Atlanta Braves and 1987 Milwaukee Brewers. This year, Tampa Bay decorated a page in history for the third time. In addition, the club’s record of 12 consecutive wins, set in June 2004, was also renewed.
The record for most consecutive wins in a major league season was 20 in 1884 by the St. Louis Maroons of the Union Association.
Tampa Bay scored 101 points and allowed 30 runs while winning 13 games. The score is the most among the 30 teams, and the goal conceded is the least. It means that there is no team that can surpass Tampa Bay in Tuta.
However, it should be noted that all the teams Tampa Bay has faced so far are underdogs with a win rate of less than 50%. The Detroit Tigers, which they met in the opening three games, are currently at the bottom of the AL Central Division with 3 wins and 9 losses, and the Washington Nationals, which they met for the second time, are at the bottom of the NL East Division with 4 wins and 9 losses. The Oakland Athletics, who played the third series, finished last in the AL West with 3 wins and 10 losses, while Boston, who swept four consecutive matches this time, finished last in the AL East with 5 wins and 8 losses.
In other words, they played 13 matches against the top 5 teams in each district and won all of them.
It’s just that Tampa Bay hasn’t met a strong team yet, and that’s why people say it’s time to go down. However, there is no reason to disparage Tampa Bay’s 13 consecutive victories as baseball is a sport in which a statistically weak team can beat a strong team with a 30-40% chance.
Let’s look at the examples of the previous two teams here. How did Atlanta in 1982 and Milwaukee in 1987 finish the season after winning 13 games in a row?
First of all, in 1982, Atlanta ranked first in the NL East Division with 89 wins and 73 losses and climbed into the postseason. However, winning the district was not easy. After 13 consecutive wins, they suffered 5 straight losses, and in the month of May, their momentum rapidly declined with 11 wins and 15 losses. During the two months of June and July, it marked 34 wins and 20 losses, and it firmly held the lead in the Eastern Division again with an overwhelming race, but after August, it was pursued fiercely by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Atlanta fell into the swamp of 11 consecutive losses in August and fell to second place in the district, and then repeated back-and-forth with the Dodgers. Then, in the last 10 games of the season, he showed his back with 7 wins and 3 losses, beating the Dodgers by 1 game, securing first place in the Eastern Division and advancing to the NL Championship Series. However, Atlanta was knocked out of the NLCS by a 3-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Atlanta is better though. In 1987, Milwaukee failed to advance to the postseason even after winning 13 straight games. At that time, the first team in each of the two leagues, the East and West, played the League Championship Series. So, it was a time when you had to be number one in the district to qualify for the postseason. 먹튀검증
Milwaukee recorded 18 wins and 3 losses during the month of April, including 13 consecutive wins, and ran for first place in the AL East Division. It was 4 games behind the 2nd place. However, in May, the signs were not serious. From the Seattle Mariners on May 4th to the Chicago White Sox on the 20th, he suffered 12 consecutive losses and lost all the wins he had accumulated. At the same time, the ranking also fell to 3rd place, and right after that, he lost again 6 times in a row and fell to 5th place.
In early June, he regained his energy with 6 consecutive wins and recovered to 3rd place, but after that he climbed up and down 3rd and 4th, eventually finishing the season in 3rd place in the Eastern Division. At that time, the leading hitter Paul Molitor was absent due to injury for a month in May, which had a negative effect. Molitor missed 44 games that year. In addition, long-term races must be supported by rotation, but that year, Milwaukee had poor starters except for Teddy Higuera, Bill Wegman, and Juan Nives.
From the 15th, Tampa Bay will have three consecutive away matches against its eastern rival, the Toronto Blue Jays. It is a series that can measure the real performance of Tampa Bay.