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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The biggest roadblocks facing every MLB playoff contender down the stretch

With three weeks left in the season, the wild card races seem destined to come down to the final few games. The American League has three teams neck and neck for two spots with the defending champion Boston Red Sox hoping for a late surge.

The National League features seven teams competing for three spots, and the National League Central crown could be decided in the last week.

With so many teams in the race, here’s a peek into what could be the biggest roadblock for the teams that are hoping to play in October:

So, how threatening do we see these roadblocks?

 

QLE Posted: September 10, 2019 at 01:15 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: al wild card, nl central, nl wild card, pennant race, roadblocks

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: September 11, 2019 at 12:45 AM (#5878304)
For the NL fringe teams, their biggest roadblock is that none of them are particularly good. That's good for Cards and Nats since it means that playing 500 the rest of the way will probably be good enough for them. The 2nd WC spot will probably go to whichever of the teams gets "hot" -- which given these teams could be winning 12 of 20. If any of the teams goes 15-5, I'm highly confident they'll get in.
   2. Lassus Posted: September 11, 2019 at 06:37 AM (#5878328)
I would have preferred the Dodgers clinch two games later so the Mets could get the full hangover effect. But it's at least something.

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