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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

NL playoff race: September 4, 2012

NL West

SFG 77-59 [3-1 in SEPT]
LAD 73-64 [3-1 in SEPT] (4.5 GB)

NL Wildcard

ATL 76-60 [2-2 in SEPT]
STL 74-62 [3-1 in SEPT]
LAD 73-64 [3-1 in SEPT] (1.5 GB)
PIT 71-64 [1-3 in SEPT] (2.5 GB) 

MLB.com: Hanson, Braves hurt by homers, missed chances
MLB.com: [Jaime] Garcia bounces back, leads Cards past Mets
MLB.com: Holt’s first four-hit game powers Bucs past Astros
MLB.com: Diamondbacks 8, Giants 6 (11 innings)
MLB.com: Padres win in 11th to turn tables on Dodgers

NTNgod Posted: September 04, 2012 at 11:11 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: braves, cardinals, dodgers, giants, pennant race, pirates

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   1. Voodoo... Posted: September 05, 2012 at 12:26 AM (#4226802)
**crickets chirping**
   2. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: September 05, 2012 at 12:28 AM (#4226803)
The Pirates won tonight! Making them 4-10 since the big 19-inning win.

They just have to go 11-18 now to have their first winning season since 1992. Can they do it?
   3. Rennie's Tenet Posted: September 05, 2012 at 12:42 AM (#4226810)
There's 27 games left for the Pirates. 10-17 would get them to 81-81, which would break the streak of losing seasons.
   4. Sleepy Took His Nesting Wife to Costco Posted: September 05, 2012 at 03:21 AM (#4226828)
Chris Carpenter threw 50 pitches today. I'm going to go ahead and pencil him in for the big one-game playoff.
   5. Bhaakon Posted: September 05, 2012 at 03:43 AM (#4226830)
There's 27 games left for the Pirates. 10-17 would get them to 81-81, which would break the streak of losing seasons.


It will never happen, but it would hilarious for them to finish at .500, tie for the second wildcard, and lose the 163rd game (which, of course, counts as a regular season contest).
   6. McCoy Posted: September 05, 2012 at 10:18 AM (#4226934)
The magic wore off in Pittsburgh for a second straight year while Baltimore continues its magical run.
   7. salvomania Posted: September 05, 2012 at 10:48 AM (#4226945)
The magic wore off in Pittsburgh for a second straight year while Baltimore continues its magical run.


Cmon, with four teams separated by a game and a half with four weeks to go, any team can grab it---this is and should continue to be a great race!

It would get especially interesting if either the Giants, the Reds, or the Nats goes on a weeklong mini-swoon, say 1-6 or 2-5, and all of a sudden they've only got a 3- or 4-game lead (or less, if they're SF).

Lotta baseball still to play. And I've only mentioned the NL.

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