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Historical 29 Game Starts Under Scioscia

As I was trying to RE LAX after yet another Angel loss, I got to thinking:  It seems that many Scioscia teams have gotten off to slow starts, only to come on strong later.  But, was that true?

To find out, I decided to go to Baseball Reference's Angels Franchise Page.  Here is a table of Angel historical starts under Mike Scioscia:

Year

Record After 29 Games

Final Record

Most Games Under .500

Longest Losing Streak

Farthest Behind

2010

12-17

?

5

6

3.5

2009

15-14

97-65

5

4

5.5

2008

18-11

100-62

1

4

2

2007

16-13

94-68

3

6

2

2006

13-16

89-73

11

6

8.5

2005

18-11

95-67

Never

5

2

2004

19-10

92-70

1

5

6

2003

13-16

77-85

11

5

21

2002

14-15

99-63

8

6

10.5

2001

14-15

75-87

12

7

41

2000

15-14

82-80

2

6

9.5

 

What's interesting to note here, first of all, is how good we've got it as Angel fans in the Mike Scioscia era.  Also:

 

  • Three times the Halos have been further behind than they are now, and have gone on to make the playoffs.
  • Two Scioscia teams have had 6 game losing streaks and gone on to make the playoffs.
  • Just last year, the Angels had a record of 5 games under .500, and still went on to win 97 games.
  • Unfortunately, this IS the worst start of any Mike Scioscia- managed team after 29 games.

The moral?  It IS too early to panic, but the Angels are getting perilously close to uncharted territory.  A win tonight would do wonders towards righting the ship.

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