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Thursday's tempests (September 14)
2006-09-14 04:00
by Bob Timmermann

Just a smattering of action today as there are just nine games scheduled and only two division leaders and the two wild card leaders are playing.

The NL wild card leaders, San Diego, get things going early in the morning with a 9:35 am PT start at Cincinnati (Clay Hensley vs. Aaron Harang). The Padres trail the Dodgers by 1 1/2 games. Los Angeles plays at Chicago at 11:20 am PT (Hong-Chih Kuo vs. Wade Miller). The Dodgers have a magic number of 17 to clinch the division.

The Mets have a magic number of two to clinch a playoff spot and has the day off. The Mets play at Pittsburgh over the weekend. The Cardinals lead the Central over the Reds by five games and have a magic number of 13. The Cardinals will host San Francisco over the weekend.

The Padres two closest pursuers in the wild card are both in action. The Phillies trail the Padres by 1 1/2 games and play at Atlanta at 4:35 pm PT (Jamie Moyer vs. Chuck James). The Giants are 2 1/2 games back and play Colorado at AT&T Park at 12:35 pm PT (Aaron Cook vs. Matt Cain).

The owner of the American League's best record, New York, is home to Tampa Bay at 4:05 pm PT (James Shields vs. Chien-Ming Wang). The Yankees lead Boston by 11 1/2 games with a magic number of 7.

Detroit, the leader of the Central, has the day off with Baltimore due in over the weekend. The Tigers lead the Twins by 1 1/2 with a magic number of 15. The Twins travel to Cleveland to play at 4:05 pm PT (Boof Bonser vs. Cliff Lee). The White Sox trail the Twins by 1 1/2 games and the Tigers by 3 games. Cleveland is mathematically eliminated with a loss to the Twins.

The White Sox are off and will at West-leading Oakland over the weekend. Oakland leads the Angels by 5 1/2 games and have a magic number of 12. The Angels are in Texas for a 5:05 pm PT game (Kelvim Escobar vs. Edinson Volquez).

They will also play:
Boston at Baltimore - Last chance for Boston fans to overtake Camden Yards and annoy people
Seattle at Kansas City - The Royals have 10 important games left this year. This is not one of them.

2006-09-14 04:48:53
1.   Bluebleeder87
i'm just impressed you're awake at 4 in the morning. :o)
2006-09-14 08:27:07
2.   Eric Enders
Either Bob is very often awake at 4 in the morning, or these posts are automated.
2006-09-14 09:13:36
3.   mehmattski
Or maybe he posted it from London, where it was noon.
2006-09-14 09:21:09
4.   capdodger
I'm betting automated. The real Bob would know that it's raining in DC-Baltimore and will continue to do so until late tonight. There will be probably be no baseball in Camden Yards.

There will probably still be Red Sox fans.

2006-09-14 09:38:24
5.   Eric Enders
Clearly the Automabob needs to add the Weather Channel to its arsenal.
2006-09-14 09:42:02
6.   Bob Timmermann
Perhaps I should change "They will also play" to "They should also play".
2006-09-14 11:14:11
7.   Eric Enders
The first year I can specifically remember rooting for the Dodgers was 1985. I remember my dad picking me up from afterschool day care the day of the Ozzie Smith game, and asking him if the Dodgers won.

I was pretty much a Dodger fan from the cradle, though. At two, I had Dodger pajamas with Steve Garvey's #6 on them. At three, I was taken to a Double A game for the express reason that Fernando was pitching. At four, I was handed a baseball by Greg Brock.

2006-09-14 11:14:32
8.   Eric Enders
Whoa, wrong thread -- how'd that happen?

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