- Edit - I guess I should have read the next post. SweetOne69 basically just said the same.
Which will be larger: The # of games the Twins >= .500 or the # of home runs hit by Bautista over the next 3 games?
Starting second game today at 4.
going against the Royals with 5 and guaranteed at least 6 for the 2nd game. My over bet is looking better :) (Unless I misread the above thread, I was the only one who took the over.)
If they win the KC series they are guaranteed 10.
12? I take the over. I think the number will be closer to 18.
Late comers should have the line moved to 14 :D
game 4 and 1 game above 500. That guarantees that they will finish another game above 500. Which is what happened. Now, with the loss of the 1st game to KC, the Twins are 5 games of 500 or better, but a loss tomorrow could bring them below 500 again. I still like the over bet.
The Twins start against the Rays today at 9-9. This makes it 6 days at 500 or better.
The next three series will determine if they have a shot. TB, Det and LAD could bury them well below .500. I have the feeling this crew has a little more grit and may hang around .500 a little longer.
Day 1: Opening Day (0-0)
Day 2: Home Opener (3-3)
Day 3: Toronto Game 1 (6-6)
Day 4: KC Game 1 (8-7)
Day 5: KC Game 2 (8-8)
Day 6: TB Game 1 (9-9)
This thread titile is confusing. I thought it was a gambling discussion on Aaron Hicks OPS for a second ;-)
I'm late to the thread but can you really count opening day as being at .500? Sure, you've won the same number of games as you've lost but your winning percentage isn't .500 either.
They entered the following games with a .500 record or better:
Game 1 0-0
Game 7 3-3
Game 13 6-6
Game 15 7-7
Game 16 8-7
Game 17 8-8
Game 19 9-9
The original statement would have been fine, except for the doubleheader against Toronto.
I think a more interesting question is the last day of the season the Twins are not below .500.
For example, if the Twins lose today, but hang around 2-5 below .500 all season until the last week and win their last five to finish 81-81, the total will be 6. Or 7. Whatever. But if they lose today and their next 30 ball games, and finish 59-103, the total will also be 6. Or 7.
But staying afloat until April 22 or Sept 30--big difference!