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I don't get why I lose to this team


I don't get why I lose to this team

I am no doubt about to lose the World Series in my league

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to the Ark Raiders and I just don't get it. I look at both our teams and while I can see that he has a good team my team seems better on paper. Yet I lost the regular season series to him 4 - 11 and I'm now down 2-0 in the World Series. Look at his pitching staff! My guys are so much better. Why do I keep losing??

Re: I don't get why I lose to this team

Just like real MLB - anyone can get hot in a 7 game playoff.

Re: I don't get why I lose to this team

Your leadoff batter (Templeton) does not get on base or score runs. Their 1-3 in lineup have scored 341 runs. Yours has scored 265 .. that said your #4 makes up some of this gap.

His pitching staff has performed well, especially in preventing runs. The pitcher in his #1 slot has performed surprisingly well. The fact that he has a low rated starter in his #1 slot AND they have performed well is interesting.

I note he has a good defensive team and is playing in a defensive park so it looks like it paid off.

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I recently had a team that entered post season with a record of 125-37, and on a 20 game win streak. The World Series went 7 games and I lost to a team that I had gone 14-1 during the regular season........go figure.

Re: I don't get why I lose to this team

Somebody has to lose. There's 4 relatively equal elite teams in the league. As long as one of those 4 teams takes the title in the short series playoff, then there's nothing to be surprised about.

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"Your leadoff batter (Templeton) does not get on base or score runs. Their 1-3 in lineup have scored 341 runs. Yours has scored 265 .. that said your #4 makes up some of this gap. " HaHa. Yeah I know. I just moved him there 5 mins ago to try to shake things up a little.

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I get it that the league has 4 strong teams. I was rooting for the Scooters to beat him just so I wouldn't have to play him again. I just don't understand why this particular team has consistently given me so much trouble. I can certainly see how it would be close and that I could lose to them but at this point I am 4-13 against them. So frustrating.

Re: I don't get why I lose to this

Maybe you keep forgetting to wear your lucky shirt? Or you’re praying to the wrong god? Don’t know what else it could be.

Re: I don't get why I lose to this team

One thing I noticed is that your lineups don't properly reflect slump buster.

Hendrick is your second best batter right now. Third is very distant. He should be batting somewhere in the top four spots, especially on the road.

Quisenberry is your best pitcher right now. Move him to the top of your bullpen.

These sorts of moves will probably only have a very small effect. It's mainly luck.

Your teams are relatively evenly matched. I'll give a you a slight edge on pitching, but it's still basically a coin flip.

(The numbers I've run: your starting position players at +17W, his at +16W. Your four best starting pitchers at +18W, his at +13W. If you played an entire season against this team, I'd expect you to go 84-78).