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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

NL playoff race: September 10, 2012

NL West

SFG 79-62 [5-4 in SEPT]
LAD 74-67 [4-4 in SEPT] (5 GB)

NL Wildcard

ATL 81-61 [7-3 in SEPT]
STL 75-66 [4-5 in SEPT]
LAD 74-67 [4-4 in SEPT] (1 GB)
PIT 72-68 [2-7 in SEPT] (2.5 GB)
MIL 70-71 [7-3 in SEPT] (5 GB)
PHI 70-71 [6-2 in SEPT] (5 GB)

MLB.com: Posey delivers, but errors cost Giants in Denver
MLB.com: Missed opportunities bring Braves’ streak to end
MLB.com: [Jaime] Garcia, Cards on wrong end of 17-hit attack
MLB.com: Wandy terrific, but Pirates fall to Reds in 14th
MLB.com: Kendrick continues to dazzle as Phils three-hit Fish

NTNgod Posted: September 11, 2012 at 12:49 AM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: braves, brewers, cardinals, dodgers, giants, pennant race, phillies, pirates

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   1. steagles Posted: September 11, 2012 at 04:13 AM (#4232286)
PHI 70-71 [6-2 in SEPT] (5 GB)
as posted in a previous thread:

just to explain why i'm kind of giddy about this, despite the admittedly large improbability, if the phillies clinch the second wildcard spot on the final day of the season, and then win the wildcard play-in game, and then win their series in the divisional round, that would mean:

eliminating the cardinals
eliminating the braves
eliminating the nationals

in essentially, the span of one week.

how ####### amazing would that be?
   2. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: September 11, 2012 at 08:09 AM (#4232314)
Even though the Pirates are only 2.5 games back, it feels to me like they're done. They blew so many golden opportunities to win that mini marathon last night; just a brutal loss for their chances.

And Gio becomes the first in the majors to 19 wins, giving his Cy Young bid a boost. Dickey gets his chance to respond tonight.
   3. Greg K Posted: September 11, 2012 at 08:14 AM (#4232316)
I guess the Cardinals must not be doing that well?
It seems like the Pirates lose every day and yet they are still only 2.5 out.
   4. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: September 11, 2012 at 08:38 AM (#4232330)
greg

since sweeping the astros which isn't saying much the cards are 7-10.

but st. louis has houston 6 more times this season so they have a cushion.
   5. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: September 11, 2012 at 08:41 AM (#4232333)
Letting Alfredo Simon wiggle off the hook in the 13th (bases loaded, no out) will be one of the situations that Pirate players, coaches and fans think about in those long hours before sleep in the offseason.

But Votto did make a great throw from his knees to get the second out at home.
   6. Esoteric Posted: September 11, 2012 at 09:01 AM (#4232346)
I would like to say a prayer of thanks to the Milwaukee Brewers for FINALLY, FINALLY STOPPING THE ATLANTA FRICKIN' BRAVES.
   7. Lassus Posted: September 11, 2012 at 09:11 AM (#4232352)
I'd like to not thank the Mets for not making your life a little more difficult.
   8. Esoteric Posted: September 11, 2012 at 09:17 AM (#4232358)
I'd like to not thank the Mets for not making your life a little more difficult.
It's a bad day when Scott Hairston is your major offensive threat.

Actually, I know you guys around here hate on him, but he does seem to have quite a bit of pop. The future!
   9. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: September 11, 2012 at 09:49 AM (#4232397)
The Pirates have to go 9-13 to avoid their 20th straight losing season. I don't like their chances.
   10. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: September 11, 2012 at 10:14 AM (#4232431)
Since the A.S. break, the Mets have not surprisingly shown their true sh*tty selves.

I'm still amazed that they overachieved as much as they did in the first half, considering how much they suck.
   11. Rennie's Tenet Posted: September 11, 2012 at 10:26 AM (#4232457)
Even though the Pirates are only 2.5 games back, it feels to me like they're done. They blew so many golden opportunities to win that mini marathon last night; just a brutal loss for their chances.


It was, at worst, their third-worst loss in the last week.
   12. JJ1986 Posted: September 11, 2012 at 10:55 AM (#4232505)
Actually, I know you guys around here hate on him, but he does seem to have quite a bit of pop. The future!


I really like Hairston. I'd definitely bring him back next year if he'd sign.
   13. esseff Posted: September 11, 2012 at 11:40 AM (#4232580)
Cardinals are 4-9 in their past 13. And yet they still lead the (second) wild-card standings by a game or game and a half each day. Which, of course, doesn't speak well of the Dodgers and Pirates.

   14. Steve Treder Posted: September 11, 2012 at 01:56 PM (#4232776)
As a Giants' fan I'm happy about it, but the Dodgers sure haven't been able to get out of second gear.
   15. Tom Nawrocki Posted: September 11, 2012 at 02:01 PM (#4232781)
Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .242/.304/.371 for the Dodgers. His only home run came in his first at-bat. I guess it's the move back to the tougher division/league.
   16. cardsfanboy Posted: September 11, 2012 at 02:05 PM (#4232786)
Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .242/.304/.371 for the Dodgers. His only home run came in his first at-bat. I guess it's the move back to the tougher division/league.


Awesome.

Cardinals are 4-9 in their past 13. And yet they still lead the (second) wild-card standings by a game or game and a half each day. Which, of course, doesn't speak well of the Dodgers and Pirates.


I keep expecting to come here and see the Cardinals tied with someone or even behind someone and it hasn't happened yet. This team needs something to light a fire under their asses though. Last night was one of those games where you just ignore and go on with the next day. Hopefully San Diego lets us win 2 out of 3.
   17. Steve Treder Posted: September 11, 2012 at 02:12 PM (#4232799)
Sucky as Gonzalez has been for the Dodgers, Hunter Pence has been every bit as sucky for the Giants, in a bigger sample to boot. Criminy.
   18. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: September 11, 2012 at 02:23 PM (#4232815)
Hunter Pence still leads the 2012 Phillies in home runs. Of course he's also second in at-bats.
   19. Walt Davis Posted: September 11, 2012 at 05:28 PM (#4233012)
I guess the Cardinals must not be doing that well?

The Cards had the highest run differential in baseball for a good chunk of the season. Then, from Aug 28 to 31, they were outscored 32-1. That was not a good stretch of baseball. :-) Over that 13-game stretch, they've been outscored 82-41. Methinks the pitching has been a bit problematic.
   20. Sleepy supports unauthorized rambling Posted: September 11, 2012 at 05:44 PM (#4233027)
Then, from Aug 28 to 31, they were outscored 32-1.


And that one run was unearned...
   21. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: September 11, 2012 at 06:54 PM (#4233065)
I would like to say a prayer of thanks to the Milwaukee Brewers for FINALLY, FINALLY STOPPING THE ATLANTA FRICKIN' BRAVES.


Oh, were the Braves playing well? I couldn't see them that far back.
   22. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: September 11, 2012 at 09:09 PM (#4233177)
Hunter Pence still leads the 2012 Phillies in home runs.

JPop, formerly JRoll, given second life when the catcher dropped his easy foul pop, just passed Pence with his 18th HR.

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