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Monday, July 30, 2007

Pittsburgh Pirates 2006

Click to open >> Pirates 2006 one-run games.

This is the plot that motivated the BBSP.

One-run games (games decided by one run) appear right above the diagonal if the Pirates lost these games, and right below the diagonal if the Pirates were on the winning side. You could count the blue x's and black dots, but you can get the general idea just by looking at the plot.

Many blue x's right above the diagonal indicating a terrible record in the one-run games in the first half. Some black dots right below the diagonal indicating the subsequent improvement in such games in the second half.

In any case, it's tough being a Pirate fan. 2-13 since All-Star Break. Ouch.