Monday, May 7, 2012

Doubleheader Facts

The Sox and Indians will face off twice today as part of a day night doubleheader.

In the past 9 seasons the Sox have participated in 19 doubleheaders.

They are 20-20 in those 40 games.

4 times the Sox were victorious on both ends of the double dip, most recently last September when they swept the Twinks.

But the Twinks are also the team who handed the Sox one of the worst doubleheader sweeps in MLB history back in 2007.  20-14 in game one, and 12-0 in game two.  If the Sox score 14 runs in the two games today, they'll almost definitely fare better than that.

The Sox have been very good in doubleheaders recently posting a 7-3 record in the past two years.  They haven't been swept since 2008, and have swept two teams themselves in the past two years.

In 2012 there have been 3 doubleheaders already played and there are 4 others (including today's Sox one) currently scheduled.  Only 1 of the 3 that has been played was swept, that was San Fran over  the New York Mets.

Records indicate that doubleheaders are swept by one team or the other just over 26% of the time.

Below is a list of how the Sox fared in reach of their 20 doubleheaders since 2003.

2011 - Swept MIN, Split with CLE (3-1)
2010 - Split with DET, Split with KC, Swept BOS (4-2)
2009 - Split with SEA, Split with DET, Swept by DET, Split with CLE (3-5)
2008 - Split with BAL, Swept by TOR, Swept DET (3-3)
2007 - Split with NYY, Swept by MIN, Swept DET, Swept by BOS (3-5)
2006 - None
2005 - Split with TEX (1-1)
2004 - Split with TOR, Split with BAL (2-2)
2003 - Split with CLE (1-1)

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