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Thursday, September 20, 2012

NL playoff race: September 20, 2012

NL Wildcard

ATL 86-64 [12-6 in SEPT] (6 GA)
STL 80-70 [9-9 in SEPT]
MIL 77-72 [14-4 in SEPT] (2.5 GB)
LAD 77-73 [7-10 in SEPT] (3 GB)
PHI 76-74 [13-5 in SEPT] (4 GB) Cardinals walk tightrope in sweeping Astros After sweeping Bucs, Brewers leapfrog Dodgers Dodgers fall to three back in Wild Card race Phils open floodgates in first, don’t look back

NTNgod Posted: September 20, 2012 at 08:38 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: braves, brewers, cardinals, dodgers, pennant race, phillies

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   1. TerpNats Posted: September 20, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4241655)
Those poor, luckless Bucs...with a 20th straight season under .500 staring them in the face.
   2. esseff Posted: September 20, 2012 at 09:03 PM (#4241663)
Today was the final day the Cardinals could fatten up on a bottom feeder at home. They still have their next six against the Cubs and Stros, but on the road, then get to play their final six at home, but against the league's top two teams.
   3. Chris Fluit Posted: September 20, 2012 at 09:30 PM (#4241676)
Thanks for adding Games Ahead for the first wild card team.
   4. JJ1986 Posted: September 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM (#4241698)
Brewers are in 2nd (3rd?) (1st runner up?)!
   5. TerpNats Posted: September 20, 2012 at 10:08 PM (#4241700)
The Dodgers now have to become Nationals fans over the weekend...and Cubs fans too.
   6. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: September 20, 2012 at 10:10 PM (#4241702)
Playoffs for the Nationals......
   7. shoewizard Posted: September 21, 2012 at 01:43 AM (#4241790)
Just weird what's happened to the Dodgers.

They added Hanley 7/25, Victorino on 8/1, and AGon on 8/25.

They are 24-28 since 7/25
They are 21-24 since 8/1
They are 9-15 since 8/25

Coming into tonight's game, A Gon in 103 PA's had a 88 OPS+ for the Dodgers, and the only HR he has hit is the one he hit in his first at bat as a Dodger.

Hanley has put up a decent 118 OPS+, but Victorino has also sucked of course, 71 OPS+

And Beckett has just been OK, 1-2, 3.45 ERA, 1.31 whip IN 5 gs, Of Course Joe Blanton has been a disaster.....8 gs, 1-4, 6.07 era 1.522 whip

Bet they can't wait to get a look at Carl Crawford.
   8. zenbitz Posted: September 21, 2012 at 02:33 AM (#4241796)
How did the Red Sox trade the Dodgers their strech run capabilities? Or maybe that is Crawford?
   9. JJ1986 Posted: September 21, 2012 at 09:38 AM (#4241887)
but Victorino has also sucked of course, 71 OPS+

and they keep running him out there despite the presence of alternative options (Abreu/Rivera).
   10. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: September 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM (#4241925)
the brewers likely won't get there but boy they are showing a ton of gumption.

this segura kid is looking like the steal of the century. his defense at short looks just fine, he can run like the wind and if you throw it near the plate he can make good contact. too soon to tell but boy he looks like a player out there.

of course the player who provides the most fun is carlos gomez. can hit a ball 400', will bunt his way on base, runs like his pants are on fire and challenges any wall.

his strike zone begins about 2 feet before he hits the batters box but if you learn to close your eyes and breathe deep after a silly swinging strikeout the rest is pure joy.
   11. Walt Davis Posted: September 21, 2012 at 10:03 AM (#4241932)
Those aren't exactly great options. Rivera's OPS+ is only 76 and he's got -1 WAR. Abreu is a better hitter but he's at -.5 WAR himself. Due to defense, b-r puts Victorino above replacement although Hairston might be the best option (almost certainly against LHP).

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