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AL playoff race: September 5, 2012

NYY 77-59 [2-3 in SEPT]
BAL 76-60 [3-2 in SEPT] (1 GB)
TBR 75-62 [4-1 in SEPT] (2.5 GB)

AL Central

CWS 74-62 [2-3 in SEPT]
DET 73-63 [3-2 in SEPT] (1 GB)

AL West

TEX 81-55 [3-2 in SEPT]
OAK 76-60 [2-3 in SEPT] (5 GB)

AL Wildcard

BAL 76-60 [3-2 in SEPT]
OAK 76-60 [2-3 in SEPT]
TBR 75-62 [4-1 in SEPT] (1.5 GB)
DET 73-63 [3-2 in SEPT] (3 GB)
LAA 73-63 [3-2 in SEPT] (3 GB)

MLB.com: Despite rallies, Rays lose ground on Yankees
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MLB.com: Rios’ two homers secure series victory
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MLB.com: Rangers 7, Royals 6

NTNgod Posted: September 05, 2012 at 10:23 PM | 28 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: angels, athletics, orioles, pennant race, rangers, rays, tigers, white sox, yankees

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   1. Joey B. Posted: September 05, 2012 at 10:33 PM (#4227797)
All the wailing and whining Yankee fanboys can breathe a little easier for another day.
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 05, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4227804)
Not everyone was wailing.
   3. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 05, 2012 at 10:42 PM (#4227806)
So, relying on my expert prognostication skills that I demonstrated with the AL East, I'm going to declare the AL West over. Texas' Magic Number is 20, seems fair to me. Everything else is still wildly up for grabs though. Seems like we might be destined for some Game 163's, even before the Play-In game.
   4. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 05, 2012 at 10:45 PM (#4227809)
Of all the lefties the Yanks have faced recently, Matt Moore, who has been on fire for the last couple of months, is not the guy I thought they would finally score some runs against. I'll take it!
   5. TerpNats Posted: September 05, 2012 at 10:46 PM (#4227810)
If the Yanks, Rays, O's, Chisox, Tigers, A's and Angels all finish with identical records...just say to hell with it and automatically advance Texas to the World Series again.
   6. Joey B. Posted: September 05, 2012 at 10:55 PM (#4227816)
Not everyone was wailing.

No, but enough were to make me kind of sick.
   7. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: September 05, 2012 at 10:55 PM (#4227817)
Why? The AL should send some team that might actually win the darn thing.

ZING.
   8. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 05, 2012 at 10:57 PM (#4227820)
If the Yanks, Rays, O's, Chisox, Tigers, A's and Angels all finish with identical records...just say to hell with it and automatically advance Texas to the World Series again.
I cannot imagine the number of games they would have to play to sort that out. Bud would have an aneurysm.
   9. Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: September 05, 2012 at 11:05 PM (#4227827)
Bud would have an aneurysm.


couldn't happen to a nicer guy... Bob Short, maybe, but he's been dead for a while...
   10. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: September 05, 2012 at 11:10 PM (#4227830)
If the Yanks, Rays, O's, Chisox, Tigers, A's and Angels all finish with identical records...just say to hell with it and automatically advance Texas to the World Series again.


The Race for 88

NYY 11-15
BAL 12-14
OAK 12-14
TBR 13-12
CWS 14-12
DET 15-11
LAA 15-11
   11. Bull Pain Posted: September 05, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4227854)
Plenty of rumors out there in White Sox land that AJ Pierzynski failed a drug test.
   12. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: September 05, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4227858)
No one credible that I can find is tweeting about Pierzynski, but the noise is out there.

It's possible more people are talking about it but are misspelling "Pierzynski" - I'm searching the twitterverse by his name.
   13. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: September 05, 2012 at 11:51 PM (#4227860)
BAL 76-60 [3-2 in SEPT] (1 GB)

Well, it was fun to dream, wasn't it?
   14. The District Attorney Posted: September 05, 2012 at 11:58 PM (#4227864)
It's possible more people are talking about it but are misspelling "Pierzynski"
I'm not coming up with anything.

3h Pittsburgh Pirates @Pirates
Pierogi Race time here at PNC with the Bucs up 5-1...Oliver Onion with the win.

8m Jessica Lim @jessica_m_lim
Exhausted from hours and hours of #glutenfree pierogi making #Goodnight

44m Joker's BB Updates @JokersBBUpdates
Dan joins Ian in the KT. Ian offers him a pierogi. Dan says he'd like to try one. Dan says he'd bet mon... (More http://bit.ly/RbehY4) #bb14

1h SMC @SusanMClayton
Homemade Potato-Cheese Pierogi with Sour Cream Garlic-Chive Sauce. http://pinterest.com/pin/125819383310869242/
   15. nick swisher hygiene Posted: September 06, 2012 at 12:07 AM (#4227874)
14--if you search for "AJ" and \"############\" you should come up with something pretty quick...
   16. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: September 06, 2012 at 12:11 AM (#4227876)
@AJ_Ybarra
#oomf asked me about my summer today... I realized that I was 1 dumb ############ in the summer spending it all with #oomf. Lol.

@AJ_STFU
Stupid Ass Mother ######.

That's all I got.

   17. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: September 06, 2012 at 12:18 AM (#4227881)
Well, it was fun while it lasted.
   18. Gamingboy Posted: September 06, 2012 at 12:44 AM (#4227889)
*re-enters Orioles pessimism mode*
   19. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: September 06, 2012 at 12:44 AM (#4227890)
imagine if you wanted to google whether Doug Gwosdz failed a drug test
   20. Accent Shallow Posted: September 06, 2012 at 12:50 AM (#4227894)
couldn't happen to a nicer guy

Loria?

   21. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 06, 2012 at 02:33 AM (#4227932)
Not everyone was wailing.

No, but enough were to make me kind of sick.

I assumed #2 was a joke
   22. Dangerous Dean Posted: September 06, 2012 at 02:45 PM (#4228465)
Why? The AL should send some team that might actually win the darn thing.

ZING.


I'd much rather lose the World Series than lose the LCS...or the Division Series...or miss the playoffs.
   23. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 06, 2012 at 03:04 PM (#4228484)
The Race for 88
Could this really happen? I know it is fantastically unlikely, but I mean, do the teams play other opponents enough to make such a crazy tie theoretically possible?
   24. Swedish Chef Posted: September 06, 2012 at 03:09 PM (#4228493)
The Race for 88

Boston bowed out of it last night. 24-0 would take them to 87 wins.
   25. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: September 06, 2012 at 03:51 PM (#4228538)
   26. Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy Posted: September 06, 2012 at 04:06 PM (#4228557)
If the Yanks, Rays, O's, Chisox, Tigers, A's and Angels all finish with identical records...just say to hell with it and automatically advance Texas to the World Series again.

I cannot imagine the number of games they would have to play to sort that out. Bud would have an aneurysm.


Well, first there would be a three way tie breaker series for the east, and a 1 game playoff for the central. Than it gets spooky. Even Wikipedia doesn't know how they would do a 5 way tiebreak series.
   27. McCoy Posted: September 06, 2012 at 04:11 PM (#4228566)
AJ Pierzinski will not be suspended

That is correct. He will not be suspended instead he will be dragged out back and beaten to death.
   28. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: September 06, 2012 at 04:24 PM (#4228577)
#25 is definitely an odd story.

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