1 Run Games Poor Record Topic

In a league just finishing up, my team has a decent 88-66 record and is 7-6 in extra innings. However, it has a poor 15-27 record in 1 run games. Not sure if 1 run losses are just luck or is it a reflection of some relative weakness in the offense or pitching?
9/9/2013 1:51 AM
In my experience when not luck, poor records in 1-run games are often due to lack of speed, a poor bull-pen or a weak front of the rotation.  Not sure if any of that fits your team.
9/9/2013 1:58 AM
Assuming you're not doing something kooky with your team (like making your worst pitcher the closer), I chalk up bad records in 1-run games to luck.  Almost without fail when I notice a bad stretch in 1-run games, my team will turn things around and start playing better in the close ones.  For example, in a 120M theme league that recently finished, my team had an 0-8 record in 1-run games just 27 games into the season; from that point on, they went 21-16 in 1-run games.  I have a team in an OL right now that's 1-10 in 1-run games 50 games in; I predict by the end of the season we'll be a lot closer to .500 than .091 in the the close ones.
9/9/2013 3:04 PM
mostly luck. could also mean the top end of your bullpen isn't good enough. also team composition maters, speed and defense teams may do better in 1-run games while power and hitting teams are better at winning by more than 1 run.
9/9/2013 5:31 PM
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