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Friday, September 07, 2012

NL playoff race: September 7, 2012

NL Wildcard

ATL 79-60 [5-2 in SEPT]
STL 74-64 [3-3 in SEPT]
PIT 72-65 [2-4 in SEPT] (1.5 GB)
LAD 73-66 [3-3 in SEPT] (1.5 GB)

MLB.com: Heyward homers in Braves’ third straight shutout
MLB.com: Bucs commit seven errors in ugly loss to Cubs
MLB.com: Dodgers can’t hold off Giants, lose ground in race
MLB.com: Molina hits clutch homer, but Cards fall in extras

NTNgod Posted: September 07, 2012 at 10:54 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: braves, cardinals, dodgers, giants, pennant race, pirates

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   1. boteman Posted: September 07, 2012 at 11:20 PM (#4229900)
All the wrong teams won tonight.
   2. Austin Posted: September 08, 2012 at 05:10 AM (#4230040)
The Pirates made seven errors tonight. Since I have no skills with the Play Index and don't normally pay much attention to errors, can anyone help me out and tell me how rarely this happens?
   3. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 08, 2012 at 09:56 AM (#4230083)
It felt like the 2011 Cubs made that many errors at least twice a week.
   4. depletion Posted: September 08, 2012 at 10:25 AM (#4230094)
The Braves have decided not to give up runs anymore. Perhaps not against the most dynamic offenses, but still....This bodes well for them. They can afford to do more baserunning plays that could take them out of big innings to have a greater assurance of getting 1 or 2 in an inning.
   5. Walt Davis Posted: September 08, 2012 at 08:42 PM (#4230523)
P-I don't do errors.

Best I can do -- the Cubs reached base via error 5 times. Since 2000 there have been 4 games where a team reached base by error at least 5 times with the winner being the Dodgers who reached base 6 times by error against the D-Backs in 2010.

Perhaps even more impressive, in 2006 the Dodgers reached base 5 times by error againt the Cubs and walked 7 times and still managed to lose the game 9-8.
   6. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2012 at 08:52 PM (#4230528)
MLB Network had a graphic earlier of 7 error games, I believe the Braves were the last one, but I can't recall the exact details.
   7. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: September 08, 2012 at 09:11 PM (#4230537)
It was this game against the Rockies in 2004. I actually remember it pretty well; Mark DeRosa committed four errors at third base.

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