Is it possible that the Brewers will have their first 20-game winner in more than 30 years?
With his victory last night in the Brewers’ 3-0 win over the Dodgers, starting pitcher Zach Davies won his 15th game of the season. He is tied with Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw for most wins this season in the majors. With 32 games left on the schedule, Davies will probably get six more starts in 2017. He would need to win five of those six starts to reach the 20-win milestone.
The Brewers are one of eight MLB teams that have not had a 20-game winner this century. Colorado is the only team that has never had a 20-game winner, and the San Diego Padres have not had a 20-game winner since Gaylord Perry did it in 1978, the longest drought of the teams that have had a 20-game winner in their franchise history.
Here is a look at the last season each team had a 20-game winner.
1978: San Diego
1989: Kansas City
1993: San Francisco
2003: Atlanta, Chicago White Sox
2010: N.Y. Yankees, Philadelphia
2012: L.A. Angels, N.Y. Mets, Tampa Bay
2014: Cincinnati, L.A. Dodgers, St. Louis
2015: Chicago Cubs, Houston
2016: Boston, Toronto, Washington
(From August 1 until the first regular season game against the Seattle Seahawks on September 10, we’ll give you a daily dose of Packers stats.)
The Packers and Denver were tied 10-10 at halftime in their preseason game last night. The Broncos went on to win the game 20-17.
In the Mike McCarthy era (from 2006-current), the Packers have not been a very good team when a game is tied at halftime. Since McCarthy took over the helm in ’06, the team is 3-7 (.300 winning percentage) in games that are tied at halftime. They are 2-4 on the road and 1-3 in those games. In fact, the Packers have lost seven of their last eight games when the game was tied at halftime.
Here are the winning percentages of each of the 32 NFL team in games that were tied at halftime (2006-16).
Cincinnati, .875; Minnesota, .846.
Detroit, .778; Arizona, .733; Denver, .700.
Atlanta, .667; Carolina, .667; Indianapolis, .667; Houston, .600.
Dallas, .571; San Diego, .571; Tennessee, .556; Oakland, .556; New England, .538; Pittsburgh, .538; New York Giants, .500.
Buffalo, .455; Jacksonville, .444; Miami, .429; Philadelphia, .429; Baltimore, .417; San Francisco, .417; New Orleans, .400.
Chicago, .389; Washington, .368; Los Angeles Rams, .364; New York Jets, .357; Cleveland, .333; Green Bay, .300.
Kansas City, .167; Tampa Bay, .143