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Saturday, September 22, 2012

NL playoff race: September 22, 2012

NL Wildcard

ATL 87-65 [13-7 in SEPT] (6 GA)
STL 81-71 [10-10 in SEPT]
MIL 78-73 [15-5 in SEPT] (2.5 GB)
LAD 78-74 [8-11 in SEPT] (3 GB)
PHI 77-75 [14-6 in SEPT] (4 GB)

The Chase for .500

PIT 74-77 [4-16 in SEPT]

MLB.com: Braves take big step toward playoffs, hurt Phils
MLB.com: Cards stun Cubs late, build on Wild Card lead
MLB.com: Brewers’ streak comes to an end vs. Gio, Nats
MLB.com: Dodgers fall off pace, watch Reds celebrate

MLB.com: Correia ties career K’s mark in loss to Astros

NTNgod Posted: September 22, 2012 at 07:18 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: braves, brewers, cardinals, dodgers, pennant race, phillies

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   1. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 22, 2012 at 07:40 PM (#4243275)
Bad things will happen if you pin your team's playoff hopes on the arm of Carlos Marmol.

Actually, that's not entirely fair. He's been very good since he got the closer role back. But still.
   2. Spahn Insane Posted: September 22, 2012 at 07:48 PM (#4243281)
I'm still looking forward to his trying to close games for somebody else.
   3. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 22, 2012 at 08:28 PM (#4243318)
Meh. He's fallen so much in my eyes since 2008, but he's one of the team's lesser problems right now. If Theo can take Marmol's somewhat reasonable contract and improved performance since May and flip it for something this off-season, sure, go ahead. But at this point, Marmol has entered Soriano "who's gives a ####?" territory for me. He's not blocking anyone and isn't really hamstringing the team at this juncture.
   4. zachtoma Posted: September 22, 2012 at 09:18 PM (#4243335)
Today, Sept. 22, the Dodgers are officially toast for the 2012 playoffs. This just over a month after leading the NL West and adding Hanley/A-Gon/Victorino/Beckett for the stretch run. It's been a wretched month.
   5. Rough Carrigan Posted: September 22, 2012 at 10:09 PM (#4243353)
Wasn't the Gonzalez, Beckett, Crawford, Punto trade supposed to be a go-for-it-now trade?
   6. Chris Fluit Posted: September 22, 2012 at 10:22 PM (#4243355)
Yes. Yes, it was.
   7. boteman Posted: September 22, 2012 at 10:27 PM (#4243358)
The Dodgers goed for it. The faileded.

Giants are pouring it on the Padres right now. Maybe the Dodgers shoulda gone after Scutaro when he was available, he's been a pleasant surprise for the Giants.
   8. Into the Void Posted: September 23, 2012 at 12:11 AM (#4243396)
Giants are pouring it on the Padres right now. Maybe the Dodgers shoulda gone after Scutaro when he was available, he's been a pleasant surprise for the Giants.


Hard as it is to believe, Scutaro is now second in hits in the NL, behind only McCutchen.
   9. Sleepy supports unauthorized rambling Posted: September 23, 2012 at 12:52 AM (#4243405)
Hard as it is to believe, Scutaro is now second in hits in the NL, behind only McCutchen.


With 177 hits, and 15 games remaining. This seems really low.
   10. Tom (and his broom) Posted: September 23, 2012 at 01:18 AM (#4243407)
180 hits, and ten games to go, yes it is low.
   11. Tuque Posted: September 23, 2012 at 01:27 AM (#4243409)
Dodgers would be super depressing if I thought about it at all.

Then again, this is exactly where I expected them to be at the beginning of the year. Even with their hot start I still expected this to happen. So maybe it's not that the team is super depressing, what's super depressing is that they couldn't even surprise me, just a little bit.

Also, Adrian Gonzalez is an asshole. He hits like an asshole, he plays an asshole first base. He has an asshole face.
   12. my ignorance is just as good as your STEAGLES Posted: September 23, 2012 at 02:24 AM (#4243424)
Today, Sept. 22, the Dodgers are officially toast for the 2012 playoffs. This just over a month after leading the NL West and adding Hanley/A-Gon/Victorino/Beckett for the stretch run. It's been a wretched month.
don't forget about joe blanton!!!

   13. Joey B. Posted: September 23, 2012 at 09:39 AM (#4243495)
It's sad how the Pirates collapsed like a black hole. I was really hoping that they could have a winning record, but it's almost certainly not going to happen.
   14. Lassus Posted: September 23, 2012 at 10:13 AM (#4243517)
Also, Adrian Gonzalez is an #######. He hits like an #######, he plays an ####### first base. He has an ####### face.

With Teixiera in the same reality, I just don't see it.

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