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AL playoff race: September 6, 2012

AL East

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

AL Central

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

AL Wildcard

BAL 77-60 [4-2 in SEPT]
NYY 77-60 [2-4 in SEPT]
OAK 76-60 [2-3 in SEPT]
TBR 75-62 [4-1 in SEPT] (1.5 GB)
LAA 74-63 [3-2 in SEPT] (2.5 GB)
DET 73-63 [3-2 in SEPT] (3 GB)

MLB.com: [Adam] Jones’ blast vaults O’s into East tie with Yanks

NTNgod Posted: September 06, 2012 at 10:37 PM | 28 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: angels, athletics, orioles, pennant race, rays, tigers, white sox, yankees

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   1. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 06, 2012 at 10:42 PM (#4228902)
On the downside for me, the Yankees are almost certainly going to miss the playoffs. On the upside, I've now solved the problem of my least favorite Yankee team of all-time. God, I hate this club. They're just miserable. I can't get to London for a week and away from thinking about them on a daily basis soon enough. Awful. Miserable. Disgraceful. Pick a word. They're the worst.
   2. DKDC Posted: September 06, 2012 at 10:44 PM (#4228905)
That was an unusual game.

I hope Hammel is OK.

Buck needs a shorter leash when his go-to guys don't have it.

This Orioles team may not be good, but they can hit some dingers when they need to.

That's all I got.
   3. Gamingboy Posted: September 06, 2012 at 10:51 PM (#4228914)
DINGERS, DINGERS, DINGERS!
   4. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: September 06, 2012 at 10:53 PM (#4228918)
On the downside for me, the Yankees are almost certainly going to miss the playoffs.
Dude, your damn Yankees are tied for first place. Calm down. Leave the panicking to fans of teams like the Angels, who don't get their names bolded in the standings.
   5. DKDC Posted: September 06, 2012 at 10:55 PM (#4228922)
Fun fact: The last time the Orioles hit 6 HR in a game was in 2007 against the Rays. The starter for the Rays was Jason Hammel.

The Orioles lost that game 15-8 after allowing 11 runs in the 8th inning.
   6. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 06, 2012 at 10:56 PM (#4228923)
Pretty disheartening loss tonight. Right after they get back into it, their best reliever comes in and blows it big time.

Robertson threw one curveball the entire night. According to Riveraveblues, he's pretty much stopped throwing his curve the last couple of months. I have no idea why this would happen if he is healthy, so I'm now assuming he's hurt.
   7. Esoteric Posted: September 06, 2012 at 11:04 PM (#4228929)
On the downside for me, the Yankees are almost certainly going to miss the playoffs. On the upside, I've now solved the problem of my least favorite Yankee team of all-time. God, I hate this club. They're just miserable. I can't get to London for a week and away from thinking about them on a daily basis soon enough. Awful. Miserable. Disgraceful. Pick a word. They're the worst.
Gotta agree with #4 here. They're still tied for first, and they're still the friggin' Yankees. It's a bit early to throw in the towel.

That said, great game.
   8. birdlives is one crazy ninja Posted: September 06, 2012 at 11:07 PM (#4228931)
   9. escabeche Posted: September 06, 2012 at 11:23 PM (#4228940)
the Yankees are almost certainly going to miss the playoffs.


Give me a f^&%**%$ break.
   10. escabeche Posted: September 06, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4228949)
Mark Reynolds now has 6 HR against the Yankees, 5 against the Red Sox, 9 against the rest of baseball.

   11. Ray (RDP) Posted: September 06, 2012 at 11:57 PM (#4228958)
The Yankees showed who they are by scoring 5 in the 8th to tie the game. The Yankees are battle tested. They have been in big games before. The Yankees know how to win. Derek Jeter knows how to win. And this is Derek Jeter's team. And that is why the Yankees beat the Orioles tonight. The Orioles are a young team. They haven't won before. And so they don't know what it takes to win. Once the Yankees scored 5 in the 8th to tie it, everyone knew the game was over. Everyone knew the Yankees would win. Everyone knew they wouldn't be denied.
   12. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 07, 2012 at 12:06 AM (#4228961)
God, I hate this club. They're just miserable.... Awful. Miserable. Disgraceful. Pick a word. They're the worst.

Oh, I thought it was only us Red Sox fans who held these sentiments.
   13. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: September 07, 2012 at 12:35 AM (#4228972)
I can't get to London for a week and away from thinking about them on a daily basis soon enough. Awful. Miserable. Disgraceful. Pick a word. They're the worst.


Only a true fan could reach this level of team/self loathing.
   14. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: September 07, 2012 at 01:13 AM (#4228984)
Mark Reynolds has 8 homers in his last 7 games.
   15. God Posted: September 07, 2012 at 04:01 AM (#4229011)
God, I hate this club.

Like I friggin' care about the woes of Yankee fans.
   16. Belfry Bob Posted: September 07, 2012 at 07:13 AM (#4229033)
Don't fret, Yankee fans. I am going to the game tonight, so it's a guaranteed Orioles' loss.

(I am 0-2 in my old 'Why Not?' t-shirt, so I'm 'Going Orange' tonight. Maybe that'll help.)
   17. DKDC Posted: September 07, 2012 at 07:49 AM (#4229041)
It was nice to see the yard awash in orange last night.

I think that's the most orange I've ever seen it. I guess all those free orange t-shirt nights filled out the closets with orange and started the trend.
   18. Joey B. Posted: September 07, 2012 at 08:19 AM (#4229054)
Dude, your damn Yankees are tied for first place. Calm down.

You aren't kidding. Are we going to get this kind of whining after every single loss if the race stays tight right down to the wire? The entitlement mentality among Yankees fans is even worse than I thought it was.
   19. Spivey Posted: September 07, 2012 at 08:29 AM (#4229058)
I think it's too early to take the AL West off of here. Just a week ago the Rangers were only 3 up, and there are a lot of divisional games left.
   20. escabeche Posted: September 07, 2012 at 09:14 AM (#4229084)
I am 0-2 in my old 'Why Not?' t-shirt, so I'm 'Going Orange' tonight. Maybe that'll help.


Never fear, I'm wearing my Wei-Yin Chen shirt with "Baltimore" in Chinese on the front tonight -- since I got the shirt he's won the two starts for which I wore it, and lost the only one where I didn't wear it.
   21. Belfry Bob Posted: September 07, 2012 at 09:22 AM (#4229092)
I decided on Melvin Mora...I wore that one when the O's knocked out the Red Sox last year.
   22. Eddo Posted: September 07, 2012 at 09:43 AM (#4229117)
Am I the only person who would like to see a small change in the way Wild Card standings are now presented (everywhere, not just in these threads)? It would be helpful to see how far ahead of the #2 WC that the top one is.

So this:
BAL 77-60 [4-2 in SEPT]
NYY 77
-60 [2-4 in SEPT]
OAK 76
-60 [2-3 in SEPT]
TBR 75
-62 [4-1 in SEPT] (1.5 GB)
LAA 74-63 [3-2 in SEPT] (2.5 GB)
DET 73-63 [3-2 in SEPT] (3 GB


would become this:
BAL 77-60 [4-2 in SEPT] (+0.5 GA)
NYY 77-60 [2-4 in SEPT] (+0.5 GA)
OAK 76-60 [2-3 in SEPT] 
TBR 75
-62 [4-1 in SEPT] (1.5 GB)
LAA 74-63 [3-2 in SEPT] (2.5 GB)
DET 73-63 [3-2 in SEPT] (3 GB
   23. DKDC Posted: September 07, 2012 at 09:48 AM (#4229133)
#22,

Yeah, it’s a little odd that everyone (mlb, espn, bbref, etc) decided to show the dual wild card standings the same way – with the top two wild card teams “tied”, regardless of the gap in their records.

It does feel like there should be a better way to show it.
   24. Dingbat_Charlie Posted: September 07, 2012 at 09:59 AM (#4229153)
Mark Reynolds now has 6 HR against the Yankees


all in the last 7 days!
   25. escabeche Posted: September 07, 2012 at 10:16 AM (#4229173)
True, but Reynolds' lifetime line against the Yankees is 13 HR in 36 games, OPS of 1.045, not too shabby!
   26. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: September 08, 2012 at 12:10 PM (#4230181)
#22, #23 - totally agree.

It is completely counterintuitive.
   27. Chris Fluit Posted: September 08, 2012 at 12:29 PM (#4230192)
I agree. I'd love to know the cushion for the #1 WC team in one quick glance.
   28. JJ1986 Posted: September 08, 2012 at 07:45 PM (#4230476)
Reynolds just hit another bomb.

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