MLB Postseason Notes – October 1, 2020

by Mark Everett Kelly | Oct 1, 2020 | MLB | 0 comments

As the MLB postseason moves along, here are some streaks that extended already or can extend or end on Thursday.

Twins postseason losing streak

After losing both games against Houston, the Twins have now lost 18 straight postseason games. The last time Minnesota won a postseason game was October 5, 2004. 

The Astros win in Game 2 extended the Twins losing streak to 18.

Braves postseason series losing streak

As a result of their 13-inning, 1-0 victory over Cincinnati on Wednesday, the Braves can end their streak of losing postseason series/Wild-Card games at ten. The last time Atlanta won a postseason series was defeating Houston in the 2001 NLDS.

Most Consecutive Series Lost
MLB Postseason History
>>Last win: 2001 NLDS

A’s losing winner-take-all games

Going back to the 2000 ALDS, the Athletics are winless in their last nine winner-take-all series games. They play the White Sox in another winner-take-all game on Thursday. They last won a winner-take-all game back in 1973.

Oaklad A’s, Since 2000
Winner Take All Results
2019 Wild Cardvs RaysL, 5-1
2018 Wild Cardat YankeesL, 7-2
2014 Wild Cardat RoyalsL, 9-8 (12)
2013 Game Five, ALDSvs TigersL, 3-0
2012 Game Five, ALDSvs TigersL, 6-0
2003 Game Five, ALDSvs Red SoxL, 4-3
2002 Game Five, ALDSvs TwinsL, 5-4
2001 Game Five, ALDSat YankeesL, 5-3
2000 Game Five, ALDSvs YankeesL, 7-5
Last Win: Game 7, 1973 World Series

Marlins Perfect Postseason Series Record

With their 5-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of their Wild Card series, the Marlins can extend their perfect postseason series record to 7-0.

In 1997, the Marlins defeated the Giants in the NLDS, Braves in NLCS, and Indians in the World Series. In their second postseason appearance in 2003, Miami (then Florida) defeated San Francisco again in the NLDS, Chicago in NLCS (thank you, Steve Bartman), and Yankees in the World Series.

Yankees set postseason record for most runs in first two games

On Wednesday, the Yankees completed their two-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians in the AL Wild-Card Round. After winning Game One 12-3, the Yankees defeated the Indians in Game Two 10-9. The 22 runs scored set a postseason record for a team in their first two postseason games.

Most Runs Scored
First Two Games, MLB Postseason
2020 Yankees22
1970 Orioles21
1969 Mets20
1960 Yankees20

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