Fast Starts Often Mean Big Wins In Baseball Playoffs

October 24, 2013 5:53 PM
Fast Starts Often Mean Big Wins In Baseball Playoffs
By Sam McPherson

" Common sense and logic dictate you never want to dig yourself a hole so deep that you cannot get out of it.

And in Major League Baseball playoff history, this adage is especially true.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Game One of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park was the 46th postseason game in history in which one team led the other by five or more runs after just two innings, and it was the 18th time it had happened in the World Series.

The quick-starting team in these instances has never lost the game.

It’s something to consider about postseason baseball — making small mistakes that grow into large problems is not conducive to winning, another gem of common sense and logic, no doubt. St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma and starting pitcher Adam Wainwright surely re-learned this lesson on Wednesday night in Game One.

Kozma made an error in the first inning, but it wasn’t the end of the world "

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