Washington and Seattle down to just the wild card or nothing
by Bob Timmermann
Both Seattle and Washington were eliminated from winning their respective divisions today.
For the Mariners, it's fairly straightforward math as Seattle has 83 losses and the Angels have 80 wins. Once losses + wins = 163, you're done. Wild card leader Boston has just 77 wins, so the M's could sneak in there.
For the Nats, they were eliminated from the division (I believe) because third place Florida won. I've gone through several scenarios and it looks like there is no way for one of the top 3 teams in the NL East to NOT win more than 77 games this year.
The Nats have an extremely faint pulse for the wild card according to my math, which is too long and messy to show.