Two Runs Too Short to Box with AL

The Twins are certainly struggling.  How bad?  They are being outscored by 2.10 runs per game so far in 2012.  Only two other teams in the past 50 years have ended a season with a -2.00 or worse per game run differential (the 1962 Mets and the 2003 Tigers).  If the Twins continue to score 3.4 and allow 5.5 runs per game, it will be the sixth-worst per game run differential since 1901.

Tm Year W L W-L% RS RA Diff per gm
BOS 1932 43 111 .279 566 915 -2.27
PHA 1915 43 109 .283 545 889 -2.23
PHA 1936 53 100 .346 714 1045 -2.15
PHA 1916 36 117 .235 447 776 -2.14
PHA 1954 51 103 .331 542 875 -2.13
MIN 2012 8 22 .267 102 165 -2.10
STL 1903 43 94 .314 505 795 -2.09
DET 2003 43 119 .265 591 928 -2.08
PHI 1942 42 109 .278 394 706 -2.07
BSN 1911 44 107 .291 699 1021 -2.06
PHI 1945 46 108 .299 548 865 -2.06
NYM 1962 40 120 .250 617 948 -2.06
PHA 1919 36 104 .257 457 742 -2.04
PHA 1939 55 97 .362 711 1022 -2.03

2 thoughts on “Two Runs Too Short to Box with AL

  1. I really thought Liriano would have a bounce back season. Instead, he is statistically the worst starting pitcher in the AL so far. I wonder if he’s not healthy. I’d rather think that than he just forgot how to pitch.

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