5 Facts About the 2018 MLB Postseason

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5 Facts About the 2018 MLB Postseason

Connor Stafford, Staff Writer

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  1. Did you know that the Red Sox were 10-0 when scoring first in the postseason? That’s a perfect ten wins and zero losses! The Red Sox winning streak was tied for longest streak in postseason history with the 2004 Red Sox team, who also won the world series. The only other team to come close was the 2009 Red Sox team, with a winning streak of nine victories straight.  

 

  1. Both this year and last year the Los Angeles Dodgers lost the World Series at home. Even worse, they lost both games 5-1. The Dodgers are the only team to lose the World Series back to back years at home since the 1936 New York Giants.

 

  1. Ryan Madson, who is currently a free agent, had one of the worst postseason records out of any pitcher ever. He allowed seven earned runs, the most ever by a pitcher in a postseason series. In the regular season, Madson only allowed fourteen earned runs. Every time Madson came to pitch he allowed let in three or more runs every game.

      4. Game three of the 2018 World Series was the longest baseball game ever played in terms of time. In fact, the game was longer than the all of the 1939 World Series games combined. Both teams used a total of forty-six players and eighteen pitchers. The pitchers had combined strikeout records of thirty-four strikeouts, which is the highest number of strikeouts ever recorded in a game. The seven hour and twenty minute marathon took a massive toll on all the teachers as they all had to play.

       5. For the first time in MLB history, there were more strikeouts than hits the whole season! There were 635 strikeouts and 492 hits, that’s 143 more strikeouts than hits! This is the largest differentiation in strikeouts and hits. Previously, the record for highest difference between strikes and hits was 140, but that was more hits than strikeouts. These past three years have had the three largest differentiations between strikeouts and hits of all time.

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