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Seven spots left, ten teams gone, version 2.0b
2008-09-15 11:55
by Bob Timmermann

No one has clinched a spot and no one was eliminated. But there is a tie for the NL Wild Card now. Some teams have moved to the critical list. Cleaned up the entry a bit and made Detroit's lifespan shorter.

Here are the magical numbers:

Division Leaders

  • Cubs (NL Central) - 7 (Cubs win and Brewers lose twice)
  • Dodgers (NL West) - 10 (Dodgers and Diamondbacks lose)
  • Mets (NL East) -  13 (Mets lose and Phillies win two)
  • White Sox, Twins (AL Central) - 13 (White Sox sweep while Twins lose)
  • Rays (AL East) - 14 (Rays lose and Red Sox win, Rays have magic number of 8 to make the playoffs)

Wild card leaders

  • Red Sox - 8 (Red Sox win and Twins lose)
  • Brewers, Phillies - 13 (Brewers swept by Phillies to force tie. If the Phillies and Mets tie for the NL East and both would make the playoffs, the Mets would win the division and the Phillies would be the wild card.)

Mostly dead

Detroit will be eliminated with a loss to Texas or a win by Minnesota. Cleveland will be eliminated will be eliminated with a loss to Minnesota.

There's No Place Like Home

The Angels will clinch home field advantage throughout the postseason with a combination of wins and losses by Tampa Bay that adds up to 12. Tampa Bay would get home field against the Angels in case they finish with the same record. The team with the best record in the AL will get the option of picking which Division Series schedule to follow, one of which will start on October 1 and the other on October 2.

Games to be Played if Necessary

Cubs at Houston, Detroit at White Sox, both on September 29.

The Race to #30

The standings:

  W L GB
Washington 56 93  
San Diego 56 92 1/2
Seattle 57 91 1 1/2

No quarter given and none taken in this race.

Remaining games left:

  • Washington -  4 vs New York, 3 vs San Diego, 3 vs Florida, 3 at Philadelphia
  • San Diego -  3 at Colorado, 3 at Washington, 3 at Los Angeles, 3 vs Pittsburgh
  • Seattle -  4 at Kansas City, 3 at Oakland, 4 vs Los Angeles, 3 vs Oakland

Monday's Games of Note

Chicago (Lilly) vs Houston (Moehler) at Milwaukee, Los Angeles (Kuroda) at Pittsburgh (Ohlendorf), New York (Martinez) at Washington (Lannan), San Francisco (Hennessey) at Arizona (Davis), Minnesota (Slowey) at Cleveland (Lewis), Chicago (Buehrle) at New York (Aceves), Boston (Matsuzaka) at Tampa Bay (Kazmir).

2008-09-14 22:26:54
1.   KG16
If the Phillies and Mets tie for the NL East, the Mets would win the division because of an 11-7 series win unless the NL West champion finishes with a better record

Ok, I'll bite, why bearing does the Dodgers (hubris, much?) have on who wins the NL East?

2008-09-14 22:44:18
2.   Bob Timmermann
Actually, it doesn't.
2008-09-14 23:17:03
3.   Bob Hendley
This tie is only resolved in this manner if the Fillies would win the wild card, otherwise they would need to have a playoff, no?
2008-09-14 23:28:28
4.   Bob Timmermann
I'm trying to go for implicit statements and not use as many subordinate clauses.

That was a bad idea.

2008-09-15 10:26:22
5.   bhsportsguy
The Padres should give the first pick to someone else, last time they picked first it did not turn out so well.

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