Nothing too heavy here. The past month to six-weeks has been incredibly similar in regards to progression between the Sox, the Yankees, and the Rays. As you can see, the last road trip to Toronto and Texas really hurt.
So what is the difference right now?
- The Red Sox do not lose more than a few games at a time. In fact, their longest "losing streak" is three games and they've only done it three times.
- The Yankees have had a seven and nine game winning streak this season. The Ray's longest pair are seven and six games long (the Sox's longest streaks are eleven and five).
- The Rays just can't catch a break. From game 55 forward, look at how similar the progression is among the three teams. When the Rays win, the Sox and Yankees win. When the Rays lose, the Sox and Yankees
Keep in mind winning streaks are over-rated. It would be very nice to see things start to even out and the Rays start to get some good luck when it comes to winning at the right time. In other words, the Rays need to stop being so unbelieveably unlucky.