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Sunday, September 30, 2012

NL playoff race: September 30, 2012

NL Wildcard

STL 86-73 [15-12 in SEPT]
LAD 84-75 [14-12 in SEPT] (2 GB)

MLB.com: Beltran’s two blasts lead charge as Cards close in
MLB.com: Dodgers 7, Rockies 1

NTNgod Posted: September 30, 2012 at 07:48 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cardinals, dodgers, pennant race

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   1. Bitter Calculus Instructor Posted: September 30, 2012 at 08:00 PM (#4249506)
So much for the chase for .500
   2. Shoebo Posted: September 30, 2012 at 08:11 PM (#4249516)
Nl east is still in play. Should be up there until its done
   3. Sweatpants Posted: September 30, 2012 at 09:03 PM (#4249549)
Today's win gave the Braves 23 consecutive wins in games started by Kris Medlen, which broke the record.
   4. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 30, 2012 at 09:31 PM (#4249566)
So much for the chase for .500


Time to slot in the Cubs' Chase for 100. They "just" need to win out against Houston to stay put at 99 losses.
   5. puck Posted: September 30, 2012 at 10:59 PM (#4249613)
Time to slot in the Cubs' Chase for 100. They "just" need to win out against Houston to stay put at 99 losses.

Ouch. Rockies need to win 1 against the Diamondbacks (in Arizona) to avoid 100. They were swept by the Dodgers and were outscored 18-1.
   6. bobm Posted: October 01, 2012 at 01:05 AM (#4249668)
[3] Today's win gave the Braves 23 consecutive wins in games started by Kris Medlen, which broke the record.

From Baseball-Reference's Pitching Streak Finder, edited for Medlen's performance today:

Longest Streak with [team winning] From 1918 to 2012, as Starter

                                                            
Rk                   Strk Start        End Games          Tm
1        Kris Medlen 2010-05-29 2012-09-30    23         ATL

2        Whitey Ford 1950-07-06 1953-06-12    22         NYY
2       Carl Hubbell 1936-07-17 1937-05-24    22         NYG
                                                            
4        Lefty Grove 1931-04-22 1931-08-19    21         PHA
                                                            
5      Roger Clemens 2001-05-26 2001-09-19    20         NYY
                                                            
6         Aaron Sele 2000-09-05 2001-06-12    19         SEA
6          Tom Filer 1982-06-23 1988-06-14    19 CHC-TOR-MIL
                                                            
8       Chuck Finley 1997-07-01 1998-05-02    18         ANA
                                                            
9    Chris Carpenter 2005-06-14 2005-09-13    17         STL
9     Brian Anderson 1999-07-24 2000-05-23    17         ARI
9        Whitey Ford 1961-06-02 1961-08-10    17         NYY
9    Ewell Blackwell 1947-05-10 1947-07-25    17         CIN
9     Stan Coveleski 1925-05-09 1925-07-26    17         WSH
                                                            
14     Randy Johnson 1995-08-11 1996-04-26    16         SEA
14       LaMarr Hoyt 1983-07-27 1984-04-10    16         CHW
14        Ron Guidry 1978-04-13 1978-07-02    16         NYY
14   General Crowder 1932-08-02 1933-04-12    16         WSH
                                                            
18       John Smoltz 1996-04-09 1996-06-19    15         ATL
18     Roger Clemens 1986-04-11 1986-06-27    15         BOS
18    Rick Sutcliffe 1984-07-04 1984-09-14    15         CHC
18          Rudy May 1980-07-28 1981-04-20    15         NYY
18    Fergie Jenkins 1978-08-24 1979-05-04    15         TEX
18     Gaylord Perry 1974-04-23 1974-07-03    15         CLE
18     Steve Carlton 1972-06-21 1972-08-17    15         PHI
18        Tom Seaver 1969-08-26 1970-05-06    15         NYM
18      Dave McNally 1968-07-11 1968-09-08    15         BAL
18     Nelson Briles 1967-08-06 1968-04-27    15         STL
18    Firpo Marberry 1930-06-23 1931-04-26    15         WSH
18    Walter Johnson 1924-07-15 1924-09-17    15         WSH
18       Dazzy Vance 1924-07-11 1924-09-14    15         BRO
                                                            
31      Vance Worley 2011-06-18 2011-09-06    14         PHI
31         Dan Haren 2005-05-31 2005-08-07    14         OAK
31     Johan Santana 2004-07-17 2004-09-24    14         MIN
31      Roy Halladay 2003-04-25 2003-07-02    14         TOR
31    Wilson Alvarez 1993-08-24 1994-05-04    14         CHW
31        Bobby Witt 1990-06-28 1990-09-06    14         TEX
31       Mike LaCoss 1978-09-28 1979-06-13    14         CIN
31      Chuck Dobson 1971-05-12 1971-07-20    14         OAK
31        Dock Ellis 1971-05-02 1971-07-17    14         PIT
31     Wayne Simpson 1970-05-01 1970-07-05    14         CIN
31       Mel Parnell 1950-06-27 1950-09-17    14         BOS
31         Ted Wilks 1944-06-03 1944-09-04    14         STL
31      Jesse Haines 1928-08-24 1929-05-20    14         STL
                                                            
44       Jamie Moyer 2001-07-18 2001-09-24    13         SEA
44     Randy Johnson 1999-09-05 2000-05-10    13         ARI
44        Jason Bere 1999-04-23 2000-04-13    13     CIN-MIL
44       Steve Avery 1993-05-02 1993-07-05    13         ATL
44       Storm Davis 1988-07-03 1988-09-05    13         OAK
44      Andy Hawkins 1984-09-23 1985-06-09    13         SDP
44       Milt Wilcox 1983-09-12 1984-05-20    13         DET
   7. zachtoma Posted: October 01, 2012 at 04:44 AM (#4249684)
Tom Filer?
   8. Walt Davis Posted: October 01, 2012 at 05:11 AM (#4249690)
Yeah, Filer is awesome. Over 6 years. OK, he only pitched in 3 of them. That's got to be one of the all-time awesomest flukes. Over those 3 "years", he was just 13-10 with 33 starts, 191 IP and an 89 ERA+. Yet somehow in the middle of all that mediocrity, perfection.
   9. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 01, 2012 at 06:44 AM (#4249695)
I'm rooting like hell for the Dodgers to catch the Cardinals.
   10. bunyon Posted: October 01, 2012 at 06:48 AM (#4249696)
I'm rooting for them to end up tied.
   11. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 01, 2012 at 09:59 PM (#4250556)
NATS WIN EAST!!
   12. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 01, 2012 at 10:29 PM (#4250580)
[url="Yeah, Filer is awesome. Over 6 years. OK, he only pitched in 3 of them. That's got to be one of the all-time awesomest flukes. Over those 3 "]

He's the <a >John Wehner[/url] of pitchers.

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