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Braves Run Scored, Run Scored Against Analysis
- Updated: September 22, 2009
One such guess is that the Braves often score less runs against certain teams than the rest of the league would.
Using the stats from the MLB website, the Braves have the 4th best Runs Scored Against in the National League. This is very good considering the pitching injuries they have had. Philadelphia and Colorado are ranked 6th and 7th, with San Francisco, LA and St. Louis ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, who are all above them in the playoff scenarios.
If we use the average ranks of the Runs Scored Against and the Runs Scored, we see that the Braves are tied for 4th place in the predicted winning record rank. If we look at the actual and predicted winning record ranks of the teams with the current playoff positions, we see that all are predicted to be at least in the top 4 spots.
Let’s look at the second half quickly. The Braves are 3rd in runs scored since the All-Star break. Thanks to foibles in the MLB website, I cannot tell you their rank in Runs Scored Against in the second half, but I can assure you, it is good. In other words, the Braves are trending upward in both pitching and hitting. Unfortunately, it looks like this is a little too late – the stumble in the first half made it quite difficult to overcome.
|Team (9/17/2009)||Runs Scored Against Rank||Runs Scored Rank||Winning Record Rank||Average of Runs Rank||Predicted Winning Record Rank|
|Braves||4||6||6 (tied with Marlins)||5||4|
|Cardinals||3||7||2 (tied with Phillies)||5||4|
|Marlins||11||3||6 (tied with Braves)||7||6|
|Phillies||6||1||2 (tied with Cardinals)||3.5||2|