Brewers dominate these teams at home

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Brewers fans are hopeful that past history will be a good omen for the first week of the 2015 season.

Milwaukee will open their campaign with home games against the Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates. Since 1970 when the Brewers came to Milwaukee, the Brewers have a winning percentage of .600 or better at home against three opponents: Colorado, Pittsburgh and Toronto.

Let’s look at the home and road winning percentages for the Brewers against the other 29 MLB teams. Specifically, let’s see which teams the Brewers play better at home than on the road. Topping the list are the Rockies; the Brewers have a .600 winning percentage (36-24) in games at home and a .344 winning percentage (21-40) in games in Colorado. That’s a difference of .256, tops of any opponent.

Here’s a look at the home and road record of the Brewers versus each team, ranked by the biggest disparity in those contests. (All numbers are based on games from 1970-2014; does not include games in Seattle in 1969 when the franchise was known as the Seattle Pilots)

Team, Winning Pct. at home/Winning Pct. on road, Difference

Colorado… .600/.344   +.256
Houston… .571/.367   +.204
N.Y. Yankees… .564/.365   +.199
Pittsburgh… .645/.478   +.167
Washington… .590/.424   +.166
Oakland… .548/.383   +.165
San Diego… .524/.364   +.160
Philadelphia… .484/.357   +.127
Miami… .569/.469   +.100
Kansas City… .497/.409   +.088
San Francisco… .500/.414   +.086
Boston… .505/.420   +.085
Cincinnati… .515/.430   +.085
Seattle… .551/.475   +.076
Toronto… .609/.542   +.067
Minnesota… .523/.459   +.064
Chicago White Sox… .494/.438   +.056
Atlanta… .429/.377   +.052
Chicago Cubs… .533/.485 +.048
Baltimore… .447/.403   +.044
L.A. Angels… .497/.459   +.038
Cleveland… .526/.490   +.036
Detroit… .498/.463   +.035

Tampa Bay… .333/.333   .000

L.A. Dodgers… .418/.436   -.018
St. Louis… .407/.445   -.038
Texas… ..518/.558   -.040
Arizona… .474/.541   -.067
N.Y. Mets… .382/.492   -.110

The Brewers have their best overall winning percentage against the Blue Jays, winning .575 of their games against Toronto. Their best home record is against the Pirates; the Brewers have won 64.5% of their games at home against the Pirates. Their best road winning percentage is against Texas; the Brewers have a .558 winning percentage in away games versus the Rangers.

Milwaukee’s worst overall record is against Tampa Bay, although the two teams have only played nine games. The Brew Crew is 3-6 (.333) against the Rays. Take the Rays out of the equation and the worst overall record is against Atlanta. The Brewers have a paltry .402 winning percentage versus the Braves in their history. Their worst home record is versus the Mets (.382), while the worst road record is against the Rockies (.344).

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