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Except, hold on, wait, wait, wait. Are you telling me the MUT 18 Coins Orioles are completely incapable of winning a four-game series against the Royals? The 2005 Orioles won four games straight once, and they won five games all season. The 2014 Orioles had a four-game winning streak or better on four separate occasions. Sure, none of them were against a team as good and confident as the Royals, but the streaks still happen. The Orioles can win four games in a row.The Orioles can win four games in a row.Edit: They did not win four games in a row
When it comes to best-of-seven playoff series, though, there’s something afoot. Something weird. Let’s assume that in every best-of-seven situation in which a team goes up three games to none, the team that’s up is a quantifiably better team. This probably isn’t true in all (most?) cases, but let’s assume that in these series, the favorite should win 55 percent of the game, and the underdog should win 45 percent. As in, if the Orioles and Royals played a 162-game season, the Orioles would finish 73-89, and the Royals would finish 89-73.
That seems … extreme, but we’re erring on the side of caution.With this probability, you would expect a team down 0-3 to win four percent of the time (.45*.45*.45*.45 = .04100625). There have been 33 different best-of-seven series in MLB postseason history that have started 0-3. Only one team came back to win, the 2004
Boston Red Sox in the ALCS. That’s three percent of the total scenarios — right in line with what we should expect. If you give each team a 50/50 shot at winning any given game, which is probably closer to reality once you get to the playoffs, at least in the modern era, it’s closer to a six-percent chance. So just having one comeback seems low, but not unusually so.That’s not the freaky part, though. That’s not why the Orioles are in such a deep hole. Here are all of the best-of-seven series that started with a 3-0 lead in
MLB postseason history, followed by the eventual finish of madden mobile coins the series: League Championship Series1988 – Oakland Athletics over Boston Red Sox (4-0) 1990 – Oakland Athletics over Boston Red Sox (4-0) 1995 – Atlanta Braves over Cincinnati Reds (4-0) 1998 – San Diego Padres over Atlanta Braves (4-2) 1999 –
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