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Old 09-24-2021, 01:25 AM
 
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Thursday results:

Mariners come from 3-0 and 4-1 down to beat the A's 6-5 to sweep the 4 game set in Oakland and basically knockout the A's, Padres blew a 4-0 first inning lead but held on to beat the Giants 7-6 in 10, Blue Jays lose to the Twins 2-7, Cards came from 5-0 down to beat the Brewers 8-5, sweep the 4 game series and win their 12th straight, Reds lose to the Nationals 2-3, White Sox split a double header with Cleveland winning game 1 and the division in the first game and eliminating Cleveland in the process with a 7-2 game 1 win before losing the nightcap 3-5, Dodgers come back to beat the Rockies 7-5, Braves lose to the D'Backs 4-6, Phillies beat the Pirates 12-6, and the Angels salvage the final game of the Astros series with a 3-2 win.
In the AL east, the only thing that changed is the Jays elimination number in the division down to 1. Both the Rays, Red Sox, and Yankees were off, so the Rays still have a magic number of 4, with the Yankees with an elimination number of 2, while the Rays now have a magic number of 7 to clinch home field throughout the AL.
In the Central, the race is over as the White Sox have officially won the division, and they have an elimination number of 5 for opening on the road in the ALDS.
In the West, nothing changed between the Astros and Mariners, but the A's elimination number has dropped to 1.
In the NL West, the Dodgers get back to within 1 game and the Giants magic number for home field thoughout the NL drops to 2 games (Dodgers is at 3 games), but it stays at 5 for the whole playoffs while the Dodgers magic number for hosting throughout (should they win the division) is 6 games.
In the Central, the Brewers magic number remains stuck in the mud at 3, but their magic number for home field in the first round goes to 1.
In the East, nothing changed since the Braves lost, Phillies won, and the Mets were off: Braves with a magic number of 9, and the Mets with an elimination number of 4.

In the NL Wildcard, Cards magic number is 6 over the Phillies, Reds and Padres with an elimination number of 5, Mets elimination number is 1, and the Rockies were eliminated today joining the Cubs, Marlins, Nats, Pirates and D'Backs on the sidelines.
Over in the AL Wildcard chase, Toronto with an elimination number of 9, Mariners stays at 8, A's drops to 6, and Cleveland has been officially eliminated joining the Tigers, Angels, Royals, Twins, Rangers, and O's on the sidelines.

Weekend series: the Rays host the Marlins, Astros visit Oakland, Braves play 4 in San Diego including the completion of a suspended game from earlier in the season on Friday, Cardinals play 4 in Wrigley against the Cubs including a double header on Friday, Giants go to Denver to play the Rockies, Mets visit Milwaukee, Seattle heads to the Big A to face off against the Angels, Dodgers head to Phoenix to play the D'Backs, and the biggest series of the weekend is the Yankees visiting the Fens in Boston. Series that started on Thursday night that continue through Sunday are the Blue Jays in Minnesota, Cinci hosting Washington, Pirates in Philly for the battle of PA, and the Chi Sox continue on in Cleveland.
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Old 09-25-2021, 12:17 AM
 
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A lot of scores from Friday: Rays beat the Marlins 8-0, A's score 14 unanswered against the Astros to win 14-2, Braves split 2 with the Padres, lose 5-6 in the completion of the suspended game, and win 4-0 in the regularly scheduled game, Blue jays lose again to the Twins 1-3, Cards sweep the Cubs winning 8-5 in the first game and 12-4 in the nightcap, Reds walk off the Nats in 11 8-7, Phillies beat the Pirates 8-6, White Sox get a 1-0 win over Cleveland, Yankees win the first game in Beantown 8-3, Giants get win #100 with a 7-2 win over the Rockies, Brewers beat the Mets 5-1, Mariners beat the Angels 6-5, and the Dodgers beat the D'backs 4-2.

In the AL east, Rays have a magic number of 2, Yankees have an elimination number of 1, and the Blue Jays were officially KO's from the division race. The Rays can win the division with a win and a Red Sox loss.
Central as mentioned was clinched yesterday by the White Sox, so I won't leave them on the page anymore.
Over in the West, the Mariners and A's both make up a game, and the elimination number stands at 3 and 1 respectively.
In the home field race The Rays now have a magic number of 5 to clinch home field throughout the AL, while the Astros still have a magic number of 5 to clinch home field in the first round.
In the NL West, Giants magic number for the division drops to 8.
Over in the Central, the Brewers magic number drops to 2; they'll win the division if they win and the Cards lose Saturday.
In the East Braves have a magic number of 8 while the Mets have an elimination number in the division of 2.
In the race for home field: the Brewers have officially clinched home field in the first round, Giants magic number for home field throughout the NL drops to 1 game (Dodgers at 2 games), while the Giants magic number for home field throughout the playoffs is at 4 and the Dodgers is at 5, so once the East winner is settled I will leave them off the board since they are guaranteed to open the series on the road.

In the NL Wildcard its still all Cards: magic number of 4 over the Phillies, Reds have an elimination number of 3, the Padres have an elimination number of 2, and the Mets have been officially eliminated from the Wildcard race, but am keeping them on the board because they are still in the divisional race.
In the AL, the Mariners have tied the Blue Jays and both have an elimination number of 7, while the A's elimination number drops to 5.

Every series on Friday continues on Saturday: Rays and Cardinals can both clinch division titles.
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:22 PM
 
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RAYS CLINCHED tonight at home for back to back AL East crowns.

RAYS are the best team in the AL East, and the American League, at this moment.

Keep it rolling RAYS!
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Old 09-25-2021, 10:42 PM
 
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Saturday scores: Rays beat the Marlins 7-3, A's walk off the Astros 2-1, Braves tie it in the 9th and win in the 10th over San Diego 10-8, Toronto beats Minnesota 6-1, St. Louis gets win number 15 in a row with an 8-5 win over the Cubbies, Reds get a walk off to down Washington 7-6, Phillies shut out the Pirates 3-0, Yankees get a grand slam from Stanton to beat the Red Sox 5-3, Brewers get a 2-1 win over the Mets, White Sox lose to Cleveland 0-6, Dodgers lose just their 3rd to Arizona this year 2-7, Giants beat the Rockies 7-2, and the Mariners suffer a 1-14 loss to the Angels. Here's how that shakes up the races:

AL East: Tampa Bay officially won the division with their win and the Red Sox loss, so they join the White Sox (AL Central) as the first 2 divisional winners this year.
AL West: The A's divisional elimination number stands at 1, while the Astros magic number drops to 2.
AL Home Field: Rays have a magic number of 3 for home field throughout the AL, while the Astros have a magic number of 3 to clinch home field in the first round.
NL West: The Dodgers drop to 2 games back which sees the Giants magic number shrink to 6.
NL Central: Brewers magic number is 1; they'll win the division with a win or Cards loss on Sunday.
NL East: Mets have been officially eliminated from the playoffs as they have been officially eliminated from the divisional race a night after getting extinguished in the Wildcard race, joining the Marlins, Nats, Cubs, Pirates, Rockies, and Diamondbacks in watching the playoffs at home and jetting off for vacations on October 4, while the Braves magic number drops to 7 over the Phillies. Just to note, if the Braves are within a half game of the Phillies after play concludes on October 3 they'll have to make up a rained out game against the Rockies on October 4.
NL & overall home field: As mentioned last night the Brewers last night have clinched home field in the first round, and the Giants (should they win the West) have officially locked up home field throughout the NL playoffs, so once the Central winner goes final I will leave them off the board; the Giants magic number for home field throughout the playoffs drops to 3.

In the NL Wildcard: The biggest disappointment of this season, the Padres have been officially eliminated joining the Mets (also officially eliminated from the playoffs tonight albeit in the division), Marlins, Nationals, Cubs, Pirates, Rockies, and Diamondbacks in eliminated NL teams and we can start the Jayce Tingler watch in San Diego. Cards magic number drops to 3 over the Phillies while the Reds have an elimination number of 2.
In the AL Wildcard: Blue Jays elimination number drops to 6, Mariners drops to 5, and the A's drops to 4.

All weekend series conclude on Sunday. Only 2 potential clinching scenario's: the Brewers can lock up the NL Central with a win OR Cards loss, while the Astros can lock up the AL West if they can win in Oakland AND the Mariners lose to the Angels.
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Old 09-26-2021, 01:17 AM
 
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Hoping the Jays can win their series against NY. From there they should be able to gain another game in the final series against the O's.

Might have a 3-way tie for 2 wildcard spots
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Old 09-26-2021, 09:14 PM
 
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Sunday scores: Rays beat the Marlins 3-2, A's walk off the Astros for the second day in a row to sweep the series 4-3, Braves beat the Padres 4-3, Blue Jays beat the Twins 5-2, Cards beat the Cubs 4-2 to win their 16th in a row, Reds beat the Nats 9-2, Phillies were shut out by the Pirates 0-6, White Sox beat the Indians 5-2, Brewers beat the Mets 8-4, Giants beat the Rockies 6-2, Mariners beat the Angels 5-1, Dodgers shut out the D'Backs 3-0 and the Yankees beat the Red Sox 6-3

In the AL East, as mentioned yesterday the Rays won the division so I will leave them off the peage going forward.
AL West, the A's elimination number remains at 1, while the Astros magic number remains at 2.
AL home field: Rays have a magic number of 1 for home field throughout the AL, while the Astros magic number for home field in the first round remains at 3.
NL West: Both teams won, so the Giants magic number drops to 5.
NL Central: Brewers win over the Mets has given the Central to the Brewers, and they join the Rays (AL East) and White Sox (AL Central) as the first 2 division winners this year.
NL East: Braves magic number drops to 5.
NL home field and Wildcard: Giants and Brewers have both locked up home field in the first round. Giants have locked up home field throughout the NL playoffs. Dodgers have a magic number of 1 to clinch home field throughout the playoffs if they pass the Giants in the division the final week. Giants magic number for home field throughout the playoffs drops to 2.

NL Wildcard: All but officially over as the Cards have a magic number of 1 over the Reds and Phillies.
AL Wildcard: Yankees and Red Sox swap spots, so now the Yankees lead in the race for home field in the Wildcard game, and the Yankees have a magic number of 6 to clinch home field in that Wildcard game. Blue Jays, Mariners, and A's each remain at their elimination numbers of 6, 5 & 4 respectively.

Light schedule on Monday, as only 5 games are on the slate (3 of them makeups from this past Wednesday). Biggest game is A's starting a 3 game series @ the Mariners, with 2 afternoon games (Reds vs. Pirates and White Sox @ Tigers) the only 2 others that matter for playoff positioning. Nothing can be clinched on Monday, but the Reds will be eliminated from the playoffs if they lose to the Pirates.
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Old 09-27-2021, 08:25 PM
 
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AL Wildcard: Yankees and Red Sox swap spots, so now the Yankees lead in the race for home field in the Wildcard game, and the Yankees have a magic number of 6 to clinch home field in that Wildcard game. Blue Jays, Mariners, and A's each remain at their elimination numbers of 6, 5 & 4 respectively.
Great work and coverage here, keep it up

Looks like Boston should cruise to the number one spot on roller skates. All they to do is show up and breathe for the last 6 games. Ironically the other 4 battling for #2 are stronger teams at this point.
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Old 09-28-2021, 12:33 AM
 
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Very light schedule (hey I deserve a break ) as only 3 games on the Monday slate counted towards any playoff races: The Reds clobbered the Pirates 13-1 to stay in the NL Wildcard race for at least 1 more day, the White Sox beat the Tigers 8-7 to keep their ALDS home field elimination number at 3, and in the biggest game of the night the Mariners clobbered the A's 13-4, and we can start to prepare last rights for the Athletics. Hoping this is a reverse jinx as I prepared last rights to the Blue Jays to open this month and then they reeled off like 13 wins in the next 15 games so...

In case you forgot, here's where we stand with a week to play:
AL east: Tampa Bay Rays are your official AL east champions
AL Central: Chicago White Sox are your official AL Central champions.
AL West: Astros lead the Mariners by 4.5 and have a magic number of 2, while the loss on Monday has officially eliminated the A's from the division racde/
AL Wildcard: Yankees, Red Sox and Jays were all off, so the Yankees lead the Red Sox by 1 game for home field in the WCG, and the Sox lead the Jays by 1 for the 2nd wildcard. Mariners are 1.5 and the A's fall to 3.5 back now. Yankees magic number to clinch home field in the WCG is 6, Jays have an elimination number of 6, Mariners stay at 5, and the A's elimination number drops to 3.
In AL home field: Rays and Astros were both off as well, the Rays magic number for home field throughout the AL remains at 1, while the Astros magic number for home field in round 1 remains at 3.

Over in the NL West: The Giants, who have just lost first basemen Brandon Belt to a fractured thumb lead the Dodgers by 2 games and have a magic number of 5.
NL Central: Brewers have officially clinched the NL Central:
NL East: Braves are 2.5 up on the Phillies and have a magic number of 5 to clinch their 4th straight NL East title.
Wildcard: The Dodgers/Giants NL West runner up has already clinched home field in the Wildcard game; the Cardinals have a magic number of 1 while the Phillies and Reds both have an elimination number of 1.
NL & overall home field: Giants have locked up home field throughout the NL Playoffs; Dodgers, if they pass the Giants have a magic number of 1 for home field throughout the NL playoffs, and Giants magic number for home field throughout the playoffs stands at 2. Brewers have officially clinched the 2 seed and they'll open at home against the East winner in 1 NLDS series.

Lots of series on Tuesday: A's & Mariners continue their series on Tuesday in the Emerald City, while series that kick off Tuesday include: Padres vs. Dodgers in LA, Brewers vs. Cardinals in St. Louis, Red Sox @ Baltimore in Baltimore, Rays @ Astros in Houston, Phillies @ Braves in an NL East showdown, Cinci in Chicago against the White Sox, the D'Backs in San Fran to play the Giants, and the biggest series of this week: the Yankees heading north of the border to take on the Blue Jays.

Clinching scenario's on Tuesday: A whole bunch. Astros can lock up the West with a win AND Mariners loss, Rays can lock up home field throughout the AL with a win in Houston, Cards clinch the second wild card with a win OR losses by both the Reds & Phillies, Dodgers (should they win the West) can lock up home field for themselves with a win OR Brewers loss, and finally a Rays loss and Giants win would give the Giants home field throughout the playoffs so long as they remain in the playoffs.
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Old 09-28-2021, 11:48 PM
 
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Back to a full schedule on Tuesday: Mariners beat the A's 4-2, Dodgers beat the Padres 2-1, Yankees beat the Jays 7-2, Cardinals beat the Brewers 6-2, Boston loses to the Orioles 2-4, Braves beat the Phillies 2-1, Astros walk off the Rays 4-3, Chicago White Sox beats Cincinnati 7-1, and San Fran beats Arizona 6-4.

AL West: Astros magic number to clinch is now 1.
AL Wildcard: Yankees magic number to clinch home field in the WCG is 4, Jays have an elimination number of 5, Mariners elimination number stays at 5, and Oakland's falls to 2.
AL Home Field: Rays magic number for home field remains at 1 after the loss, while the Astros magic number for home field in the ALDS drops to 2.

NL West: Giants magic number drops to 4.
NL East: Braves magic number falls to 3.
NL Wildcard: Phils and Reds both lost, but even if both won it didn't matter as the Cards won to clinch the 2nd Wildcard so they will officially be playing @ the NL West runner up.
NL Home Field: this one is done and dusted: the NL West winner has officially locked up home field throughout the NL playoffs, while the Brewers will open up at home against the East winner in the other NLDS. The Giants officially locked up home field throughout the entirety of the playoffs, while the Dodgers (if they win the West) fall to a magic number of 2 for home field throughout the playoffs.

Clinching scenario's for Wednesday: Something is guaranteed to be be clinched in Houston by the conclusion of Wednesday night's game, and if things break right 3 things can be clinched. A Rays win in Houston would lock up home field for the Rays; an Astros win would clinch the division; an Astros win and White Sox loss would give the Astros the division AND home field in the ALDS, while an Astros win, White Sox loss, and Dodgers win would clinch: the AL West (by the Astros), Astros home field advantage in the ALDS, and would guarantee the NL West winner has home field throughout the playoffs. And of course a Rays win and Mariners loss would give the Rays home field throughout the AL, and the Astros the division title anyways.

Playoff matchups:
Two matchups guaranteed: #3 NL East winner @ #2 Milwaukee Brewers (NL Central champs) in 1 NLDS series.
#5 St. Louis Cardinals @ #4 (NL West runner up) in NL Wildcard game.

Edit: Note: WILL NOT post the Cardinals/Brewers scores for the next 2 games since both teams are locked where they are and nothing can change. This will also happen to other matchups that become locked.
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Old 09-30-2021, 12:33 AM
 
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Wednesday's games: Mariners sweep the series from the A's with a 4-2 win, winning the season series 15-4, winning the last 12 games, and knocking the A's out of the playoffs. Dodgers get 6 runs in the 7th & 8th to come back and beat the Pads 11-9, Blue Jays blow leads of 4-0 and 5-2 to beat the Yankees 6-5, Boston shuts out the Orioles 6-0, Braves beat the Phillies 7-2, Rays shut out the Astros 7-0, White Sox beat the Reds 6-1, and the Giants edge the D'Backs 1-0.

AL West: Astros magic number remains at 1.
AL Wildcard: Yankees magic number to clinch home field remains at 4, Mariners and Blue Jays elimination number drops to 4, while the A's have officially joined Cleveland, Detroit, Angels, Twins, Royals, Rangers, and Orioles in postseason extinction.
AL Home Field: With Tampa's win, they have officially locked up home field throughout the AL playoffs, while the Astros remain with a magic number of 2 to clinch home field in their ALDS series.

NL West: Giants magic number drops to 3.
NL East: Braves magic number drops to 2.
NL Wildcard: Cardinals officially clinched the second Wildcard yesterday, so am leaving the NL Wildcard off the page for the rest of this.
NL & MLB Home Field: As mentioned previously, the NL West winner will have home field throughout the entirety of the MLB playoffs, and the Brewers will open up against the East winner at home in the other NLDS series, so am going to leave them off the board for the rest of this.

Playoff seeds:
AL #1: Tampa Bay Rays
NL #2: Milwaukee Brewers
NL #5 St. Louis Cardinals.

Every series concludes on Thursday (surprisingly no 4 game series to end the year).

2 clinching scenario's for Thursday's action:
Astros clinch the AL West with a win and win ONLY as the Mariners have the day off
Braves clinch the NL East and eliminate the Phillies from the postseason with a win on Thursday
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