In this morning’s paper: Dodgers win, move a season-best 30 games over .500.
Um, okay. The Oklahoma City Dodgers, Triple-A farm club for the Los Angeles Dodgers, won their 85th game last night, bringing their record to 85-55. (The Pacific Coast League plays a 144-game season, so the series starting tonight against the Memphis Redbirds will close out the regular season, after which the Dodgers go on to the PCL playoffs.)
And 85-55 is certainly nothing to sneer at. But is it really 30 games over .500? A team that actually was .500 through 140 games would be 70-70 — and would be 15 games behind.