This number gave me some hope prior to the series. Now not so much.
Seriously, it goes to show at least on a small sample basis, that heart and grit and honest team chemistry can be more important than anything the pharmaceutics industry can come up with.
from Yahoo Sports:
10 numbers for the NLDS: Giants vs. Reds | Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports:
".667 The Giants' team winning percentage without Melky Cabrera. The team went 30-15 after his suspension on August 15, compared with 64-53 with him (a .547 winning percentage). With Cabrera as the Giants' best hitter, the team had a .711 OPS. After he was suspended, they boosted their overall team OPS to .757. (The pitching didn't really improve down the stretch; they had a 3.64 team ERA through August 14, and a 3.79 team ERA the rest of the year.) The Giants were a far better team down the stretch than they had been the rest of the year, fending off a Dodgers team that massively retooled at the deadline and a Diamondbacks team that was the defending division champion."
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