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Old 09-10-2018, 02:20 AM
 
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As both Mets and Nats fans should know, 156 days until pitchers and catchers report in 2019.

2018 is a formality for both. ESPN has playoff shot Nats 1.5%, Mets 0.1%.
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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The above post is exactly why that game Thursday should only be played if it's necessary the Monday after the season. The Cubs were in a similar situation in 2008, when a three-game series in Houston was moved in part to Miller Park in Milwaukee. Two games were played there and the third would only be played if necessary at the end of the year. Well, the Cubs clinched the division with plenty of time left and the Astros fell out of the playoff race pretty quickly so it didn't need to be made up.
With this weather coming toward the East Coast, MLB ought to just call the game before the Cubs even have to get on a plane. Either that or move it to Wrigley or Milwaukee.
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Old 09-10-2018, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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As both Mets and Nats fans should know, 156 days until pitchers and catchers report in 2019.

2018 is a formality for both. ESPN has playoff shot Nats 1.5%, Mets 0.1%.

Ehhh….Braves won Monday, Nats postponed again. Closest the Nats could get after Sunday is 2.5 back. Starting to get into that "danger" territory. I'll still hold off on conceding the division until after Sunday's game. I still think if they can finish this week 6-1 (assuming they get any games in) they'll give themselves a shot the final 2 weeks. Said before the Cubs series started this team could lose 3 times the rest of the way and still have a shot, and so far they've only lost once. Of course my you could lose 3 times prediction was predicated on the Braves losing 3 of 4 in Arizona, but that D'Backs team stinks worse than the Phillies so may have to back track on it. I predicted the Braves to finish 87-75, and the Phillies to finish 86-76.
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Old 09-11-2018, 02:25 AM
 
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MLB will be playing Thanksgiving Day soon if Mother Nature fails to relent.
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Old 09-13-2018, 06:19 PM
 
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Breaking news:

Nats get a game in.
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Old 09-15-2018, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Welp, now I think it is game, set, match. Scherzer couldn't make it to the 5th inning in a 9-5 loss to the Braves. Now 9.5 back (8 in the Wildcard with 3 teams to jump) and I believe that is all she wrote.
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:39 AM
 
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Welp, now I think it is game, set, match. Scherzer couldn't make it to the 5th inning in a 9-5 loss to the Braves. Now 9.5 back (8 in the Wildcard with 3 teams to jump) and I believe that is all she wrote.
Nats .500 after 148. Seemed to be precisely .500 dozens of times this year.

ESPN has both Nats and Mets at .1%.
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Old 09-16-2018, 05:25 PM
 
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Swept the Phillies, lost the makeup game to the Cubs on Thursday blowing a late lead and than completely went to sleep on defense in the 10th, and than won 2 of 3 in Atlanta. 5-2 is a great week mostly, but when you are already 8.5 games back, you can't be having 5-2 weeks, they have to be 6-1 or 7-0. And that Thursday game was a killer, the game that probably killed our chances at the playoffs. Win that one and they are 7.5 games behind the Braves. 1 game doesn't seem like much (even if they still lose on Friday), but trailing by 6.5 is a lot better than trailing by 7.5, but they still need a miracle to get in. Good news is, the Wildcard is now only 6 back if the Dodgers lose to the Cardinals in the Sunday night game. 2 games in Miami beginning Monday, off day Wednesday, and than 4 at home with the Mets beginning on Thursday.
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Old 09-16-2018, 08:17 PM
 
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Swept the Phillies, lost the makeup game to the Cubs on Thursday blowing a late lead and than completely went to sleep on defense in the 10th, and than won 2 of 3 in Atlanta. 5-2 is a great week mostly, but when you are already 8.5 games back, you can't be having 5-2 weeks, they have to be 6-1 or 7-0. And that Thursday game was a killer, the game that probably killed our chances at the playoffs. Win that one and they are 7.5 games behind the Braves. 1 game doesn't seem like much (even if they still lose on Friday), but trailing by 6.5 is a lot better than trailing by 7.5, but they still need a miracle to get in. Good news is, the Wildcard is now only 6 back if the Dodgers lose to the Cardinals in the Sunday night game. 2 games in Miami beginning Monday, off day Wednesday, and than 4 at home with the Mets beginning on Thursday.
Nats are done. 6 and 7 back in loss column both LAD & Colorado. Those 2 meet for 3 this week. Then Rockies play Az-also ahead of Nats. . That makes 6 games where Nats fail to gain on someone ahead of them. Next week, LAD plays Az. You cannot gain on both. We are up to 9 games where Nats fail to gain on someone they must gain on. That is why ESPN has Nats with Mets at .1% odds to make playoffs.

Too many teams ahead of you. Even if you went 12-0, its very unlikely Nats would have a shot.

You would need all ahead of you by 6 loss margin to play < .500 if you won last 12.
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:37 PM
 
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Welp, if the Nats finish 12-0, they only need the Braves to finish 5-8 to force the 1 game playoff! Braves should win at least 4 of those final 7 Phillies games. Doubtful they get swept by both the Cards & Mets.
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