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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

MLB.com: Cano notches six RBIs as Yanks win AL East

The Yankees exchanged hugs and shook hands as they celebrated reaching their season’s first major goal on Wednesday, securing their reign as American League East champions on the final day of the regular season.

New York stands alone with the top spot in the division for the 13th time since 1996, taking advantage of the control of its destiny to wrap its 162-game campaign with a 14-2 victory over the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

NTNgod Posted: October 03, 2012 at 10:40 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Voodoo Posted: October 03, 2012 at 10:47 PM (#4253345)
So what exactly are the playoff match-ups?

A's/Tigers

Yankees/WC Winner

Nats/WC Winner
Reds/Giants

Is that right?
   2. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 03, 2012 at 10:53 PM (#4253354)
I know either the O's or the Rangers are going to be moving on, but it really felt like their seasons were ending during their respective games today.
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:17 PM (#4253382)
No announcement on the other game times until the play-in games are over?
   4. Dale H. Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:46 PM (#4253414)
So what exactly are the playoff match-ups?
[...] Is that right?

Yes. Times are now up for the first two days.

So the Braves may get a chance to do in five games what they couldn't do in 162. I'm really surprised that they dropped the "division teams can't meet up in the first round" rule.
   5. Fat Al Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:53 PM (#4253420)
I'm betting the Cards take the Braves down, giving rise to the inevitable angst about the least deserving team taking down the better regular season team based on a coinflip game.
   6. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 04, 2012 at 12:00 AM (#4253425)
It's OK. Some Braves fans don't root for wild card teams.
   7. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 04, 2012 at 12:17 AM (#4253430)
I know either the O's or the Rangers are going to be moving on, but it really felt like their seasons were ending during their respective games today.
I think it's more that the Wild Card game doesn't feel like it's really a playoff berth, so they feel like they've missed the playoffs, with one more chance to get in.

I think if Baltimore can win, they've got a great chance to knock off the Yankees.
   8. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: October 04, 2012 at 12:19 AM (#4253431)
So the sum total of the impact of the new format on the AL playoff races this year ended up being about as close to nothing as possible. HFA for the O's-Rangers game would have been decided by a coin flip instead of head-to-head record, and the first round matchups would have depended on the outcome of that game, but that's about it, right?
   9. Loren F. Posted: October 04, 2012 at 12:24 AM (#4253433)
Robbie Cano in the last eight days, including tonight: .583/.595/1.028. OPS of 1.623. (Also 14 RBI, 10 R).
   10. what rhymes with STIGGLES Posted: October 04, 2012 at 12:27 AM (#4253435)
I'm betting the Cards take the Braves down, giving rise to the inevitable angst about the least deserving team taking down the better regular season team based on a coinflip game.
with the bullpen the braves have, i would not bet against them.
   11. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 04, 2012 at 12:29 AM (#4253439)
Always iffy trying to decide which playoff match-up is best for your team, but I guess the Yankees should root for the Orioles to win the play-in game in 18 innings. Shorter travel to Baltimore, which might have slight carryover if the yanks can get past Baltimore to the ALCS.

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