Archive for August, 2010

Pennant Race Gazette 8/31/10

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Best Series:

The best series we will look at this time will focus on the pennant races involving San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Colorado.  San Diego at Arizona shows how teams who are not in contention for pennants can still play significant games, as spoilers, in September.  Colorado at San Francisco involves two teams who are attempting to stay in contention vs. San Diego.  Finally, Philadelphia at Los Angeles  is another example of how Tiers turn weak wild card contests into  strong ones impacting on two pennant races.

Yesterday’s Results:

TB  6  TOR  2 (East);  LA  5  SEA  3 (West);  NY  11  OAK  5 (Not Tier);  TEX  3  KC  0 (NT);  CHI  10  CLE  6 (Not Tier Schedule)

ATL  9  NY  3 (East);  WAS  9  FLA  3 (East);  CHI  14  PIT  2  (2nd Tier);  ARI  7  SD  2 (West);  LA  3  PHI  0 (1st T);  COL  2  SF  1 (West); HOU  3  STL  0 (NT);  CIN  5  MIL  4 (NT)

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Tampa Bay        57    29      —
  2. New York          52     34         5
  3. Boston                50     42      10
  4. Toronto              48     43      11.5
  5. Kansas City        32    34       15
  6. Detroit                 33    39       17
  7. Cleveland           34    45        19.5
  8. Baltimore           22    59        32.5

West                              W      L        GB

  1. Minnesota          39    26      —
  2. Texas                    40    35        4
  3. Oakland                38    35        5
  4. Chicago                32    33        7
  5. Los Angeles        35    38        8
  6. Seattle                   28    47      16

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Cincinnati         41     31       —
  2. Atlanta               47    39          1
  3. Philadelphia     46    42          3
  4. Florida                45    46          5.5
  5. Houston             31     35          7
  6. Washington       41    46          7.5 
  7. New York           38    48        10
  8. Pittsburgh          18    48        20

West                             W      L        GB

  1. San Diego            55    34       —
  2. Los Angeles       50    40         5.5
  3. Colorado             47    39         6.5
  4. San Francisco    46    40        7.5
  5. St. Louis              34     31         9
  6. Milwaukee          38     37      10
  7. Chicago                36     40      12
  8. Arizona                37     56      20

Pennant Race Gazette 8/30/10

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Yesterday’s Results:

KC  6  CLE  2 (East);  DET  10  TOR  4 (East);  OAK  8  TEX  2 (West);  SEA  2  MIN  1 (West);  TB  5  BOS  3 (East);    NY  2  CHI  1 (Not Tier);  BAL  1  LA  0 (NT)

NY  5  HOU  1 (East);  ATL  7  FLA  6 (East);  MIL  8  PIT  4 (2nd Tier);  COL  10  LAD  5 (West);  SF  9  ARI  7 (West);  CIN  7  CHI  5 (NT);  WAS  4  STL  2 (NT);  PHI  5  SD  0 (West)

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Tampa Bay        56     29      —
  2. New York          52     34         4.5
  3. Boston                50     42         9.5
  4. Toronto              48    42       10.5
  5. Kansas City       32     34       14.5
  6. Detroit                33     39       16.5
  7. Cleveland          34     45        19
  8. Baltimore          22     59        32

West                              W      L        GB

  1. Minnesota          39    26       —
  2. Texas                    40   35          4
  3. Oakland                38   35          5
  4. Chicago                32   33          7
  5. Los Angeles        34   38          8.5
  6. Seattle                   28   46        15.5

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Cincinnati         41     31       —
  2. Atlanta               46    39          1.5
  3. Philadelphia     46    41          2.5
  4. Florida                45    45         5
  5. Houston              31    35         7
  6. Washington       40    46         8
  7. New York           38    47         9.5
  8. Pittsburgh          18    47       19.5

West                              W      L        GB

  1. San Diego            55    33      —
  2. Los Angeles       49    40         6.5
  3. San Francisco   46    39         7.5
  4. Colorado             46    39         7.5
  5. St. Louis               34   31          9.5
  6. Milwaukee           38   37       10.5
  7. Chicago                 36   40       13
  8. Arizona                 36   56        21

Pennant Race Gazette 8/29/10

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Yesterday’s Results:

TOR  5  DET  4 (East);  MIN  1  SEA  0 (West);  CLE  4  KC  3 (10) (East);  TB  3  BOS  2 (10) (East);  OAK  5  TEX  0 (West);  NY  12  CHI  9 (Not Tier);  BAL  5  LA  0 (NT)

HOU  4  NY  1 (East);  ATL  12  FLA  3 (East);  COL  5  LA  3 (West);  MIL  8  PIT  7 (2nd Tier);  ARI  11  SF  3 (West);   PHI  3  SD  1 (NT);  WAS  14  STL  5 (NT);  CHI  3  CIN  2 (NT)

East                              W      L         GB

  1. Tampa Bay       55     29       —
  2. New York         52     34          4
  3. Boston               50     41          8.5
  4. Toronto            48      41          9.5
  5. Kansas City      31      34       14.5
  6. Detroit               32      39       16.5
  7. Cleveland         34      44       18
  8. Baltimore         22      59       31.5

West                              W      L        GB

  1. Minnesota          39     25      —
  2. Texas                    40    34         4
  3. Oakland               37    35         6
  4. Chicago               32     33         7.5
  5. Los Angeles       34     38         9
  6. Seattle                  27    46       16.5

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Cincinnati         41     31       —
  2. Atlanta               45    39          2
  3. Philadelphia     46    41          2.5
  4. Florida                45    44         4.5
  5. Houston              31    34         6.5
  6. Washington       40    46         8
  7. New York           37    47      10
  8. Pittsburgh          18     46      19

West                              W      L        GB

  1. San Diego            55    33      —
  2. Los Angeles        49    39        6
  3. San Francisco     45   39        8
  4. Colorado              45    39        8
  5. St. Louis                34   31         9.5
  6. Milwaukee            37   37      11
  7. Chicago                  36   40      13
  8. Arizona                  36   55      20.5

Pennant Race Gazette 8/28/10

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Yesterday’s Results:

BOS  3  TB  1 (East);  CLE  15  KC  4 (East);  TOR  3  DET  2 (11) (East);  TEX  7  OAK  3 (West);  MIN  6  SEA  3 (West);    CHI  9  NY  4 (Not  Tier);  BAL  3  LA  1 (NT)

NY  2  HOU  1 (East);  FLA  7  ATL  1 (East);  MIL  7  PIT  2 (2nd Tier);  LA  6  COL  2 (West);  ARI  6  SF  0 (West);    CIN  7  CHI  1 (NT);  STL  4  WAS  2 (NT);  PHI  3  SD  2 (12) (NT)

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Tampa  Bay       54   29       —
  2. New York           52  34           3.5
  3. Boston                 50  40          7.5
  4. Toronto              47   41          9.5
  5. Kansas City        31   33        13.5
  6. Detroit                 32   38        15.5
  7. Cleveland           33   44        18.5
  8. Baltimore           22   59        31

West                              W      L        GB

  1. Minnesota           38    25      —
  2. Texas                    40    33          3
  3. Oakland               36     35          6
  4. Chicago                32     33         7
  5. Los Angeles        34     38         8.5
  6. Seattle                   27     45       15.5

East                               W      L        GB

  1. Cincinnati           41    31       —
  2. Atlanta                 44   39          2.5
  3. Philadelphia       46   41          2.5
  4. Florida                  45   43         4
  5. Houston                30  34         7
  6. Washington         40  46         8
  7. New York             37  46         9.5
  8. Pittsburgh            18   45      18.5

West                              W      L        GB

  1. San Diego            55    33       —
  2. Los Angeles        49    38         5.5
  3. San Francisco    45    38         7.5
  4. Colorado              44    39        8.5
  5. St. Louis               34    31         9.5
  6. Milwaukee           36   37       11.5
  7. Chicago                 36    40      13
  8. Arizona                 35    55      21 

Pennant Race Gazette 8/27/10

Friday, August 27th, 2010

BEST SERIES:

Boston at Tampa Bay features  Boston’s attempt to ge back into the pennant race versus Tampa Bay.  Florida makes the same attempt vs. Atlanta, while Atlanta attempts to stay close to Cincinnati.

Yesterday’s Results:

CLE  3  OAK  2 (2nd Tier);  DET  7  TOR  1 (East);  MIN  6  TEX  4 (West);  CHI  8  BAL  0 (2nd Tier)

FLA  11  NY  4 (East);  HOU  5  PHI  1 (East);  LA  7  MIL  1 (West);  ARI  11  SD  5 (West);  WAS  11  STL  10 (13) (Not Tier) 

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Tampa Bay        54    28      —
  2. New York           52   34         4
  3. Boston                 49   40         8.5
  4. Toronto               46   41      10.5
  5. Kansas City         31   32      13.5
  6. Detroit                  32   37      15.5
  7. Cleveland            32   44       19
  8. Baltimore            22   59       31.5

West                              W      L        GB

  1. Minnesota          37    25      —
  2. Texas                    39    33         3
  3. Oakland               36    34         5
  4. Chicago                32   33         6.5
  5. Los Angeles       34     38        8
  6. Seattle                  27    44       14.5

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Cincinnati         41     31       —
  2. Atlanta               44    38          2
  3. Philadelphia     46    41          2.5
  4. Florida                44    43         4.5
  5. Houston              30   33         6.5
  6. Washington       40   46         8
  7. New York           36    46      10
  8. Pittsburgh          18    44      18

West                              W      L        GB

  1. San Diego           55     33      —
  2. Los Angeles      48     38         6
  3. San Francisco  45     37         7
  4. Colorado            44     38         8
  5. St. Louis              34    31          9.5
  6. Milwaukee          35    37       12
  7. Chicago                36    40       13
  8. Arizona                34    55       21.5

Pennant Race Gazette 8/26/10

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Yesterday’s Results:

TOR  6  NY  3 (East);  KC  4  DET  3 (12) (East);  OAK  6  CLE  1 (2nd Tier);  BAL  4  CHI  2 (2nd T);  TEX  4  MIN  3 (West);    BOS  5  SEA  3 (Not Tier);  SEA  4  BOS  2 (—);  LA  12  TB  3 (Not Tier Schedule)

FLA  5  NY  4 (East);  COL  12  ATL  10 (1st T);  CIN  12  SF  11 (12)  (1st T);  CHI  4  WAS  0 (2nd T);  HOU  3  PHI  2 (East);  LA  5  MIL  4 (West);  SD  9  ARI  3 (West);  PIT  5  STL  2 (NT)

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Tampa Bay       54     28      —
  2. New York         52     34         4
  3. Boston               49     40         8.5
  4. Toronto            46     40       10
  5. Kansas City      31     32       13.5
  6. Detroit               31     37       16
  7. Cleveland          31     44       19.5
  8. Baltimore          22     58       31

West                              W      L        GB

  1. Minnesota          36    25       —
  2. Texas                    39    32          2
  3. Oakland                36   33          4
  4. Chicago                31    33          6.5
  5. Los Angeles        34    38         7.5
  6. Seattle                   27   44        14

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Cincinnati         41     31      —
  2. Atlanta               44    38         2
  3. Philadelphia     46    40        2
  4. Florida                43    43        5
  5. Houston              29   33        7
  6. Washington       40   46        8
  7. New York           36   45        9.5
  8. Pittsburgh         18    44      18

West                              W      L        GB

  1. San Diego             55    32      —
  2. Los Angeles        47    38         7
  3. San Francisco    45    37         7.5
  4. Colorado              44    38         8.5
  5. St. Louis                34    31       10
  6. Milwaukee            35   36       12
  7. Chicago                  36   40       13.5
  8. Arizona                  33   55       22.5

Pennant Race Gazette 8/25/10

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Yesterday’s Results:

NY  11  TOR  5 (East);  DET  9  KC  1 (East);  OAK  5  CLE  0 (2nd Tier);  TEX  4  MIN  3 (West);  CHI  7  BAL  5 (2nd T);  TB  10  LA  3 (Not Tier Schedule);    SEA @  BOS (PPD)

NY  6  FLA  5 (East);  CHI  5  WAS  4 (2nd T);  LA  5  MIL  3 (West);  COL  5  ATL  2 (1st T);  HOU  4  PHI  2 (16) (East);  SD  5  ARI  0 (West);  SF  16  CIN  5 (1st T);    PIT  4  STL  3 (Not Tier)

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Tampa Bay        54    28      —
  2. New York          51     33        3.5
  3. Boston                49     40       8.5
  4. Toronto              45    40     10.5
  5. Kansas City        30   32      14
  6. Detroit                 31    36      15.5
  7. Cleveland           31    43      19
  8. Baltimore           21    58      31.5

West                              W      L        GB

  1. Minnesota          36     24      —
  2. Texas                    38     32         3
  3. Oakland               35     33         5
  4. Chicago                31     32         6.5
  5. Los Angeles        34    38         8
  6. Seattle                   27   44        14.5

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Cincinnati         40    31        —
  2. Atlanta               44    37           1
  3. Philadelphia     46    39           1
  4. Florida                42    43           5
  5. Washington       40   45           7
  6. Houston              28    33          7
  7. New York           36    44          8.5
  8. Pittsburgh          18    44        17.5

West                              W      L        GB

  1. San Diego            54    32       —
  2. San Francisco    45    36         6.5
  3. Los Angeles        46    38         7
  4. Colorado             43     38         8.5
  5. St. Louis               34     31         9.5
  6. Milwaukee           35     35      11
  7. Chicago                 33     40      13.5
  8. Arizona                 33     54       21.5

Pennant Race Gazette 8/24/10

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

BEST SERIES:

Minnesota at Texas is a pennant race series with Texas attempting to close the gap with Minnesota.  Cincinnati at San Francisco is another example of how the Tiers strengthen wild cards as this series is impacting on two pennant races.

Yesterday’s Results:

TOR  3  NY  2 (East);  DET  12  KC  3 (East);  TEX  4  MIN  0 (West);  BOS  6  SEA  3 (Not Tier);  TB  4  LA  3 (Not Tier Schedule)

CHI  9  WAS  1 (2nd Tier);  HOU  3  PHI  2 (East);  COL  5  ATL  4 (1st T);  SF  11  CIN  2 (1st T);  STL  10  PIT  2 (NT)

East                             W      L        GB

  1. Tampa Bay       54    28       —
  2. New York         51     33         4
  3. Boston               49    40         8.5
  4. Toronto             45    39       10
  5. Kansas City       30   31       13.5
  6. Detroit                30   36       16
  7. Cleveland          31    42       18.5
  8. Baltimore          21    57       31

West                              W      L        GB

  1. Minnesota          36     23      —
  2. Texas                    37    32          4
  3. Oakland               34     33         6
  4. Chicago                30    32         7.5
  5. Los Angeles        34    38         8.5
  6. Seattle                   27   44        15     

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Cincinnati         40    30      —
  2. Atlanta               44    36          1
  3. Philadelphia    46     38          1
  4. Florida               42     42          5
  5. Washington      40     44         7
  6. Houston             27     33         8
  7. New York          35      44         9.5
  8. Pittsburgh         18      44       18

West                              W      L        GB

  1. San Diego           53     32        —
  2. San Francisco   44     36          6.5
  3. Los Angeles       45     38          7
  4. Colorado              42    38          8.5
  5. St. Louis                34   31           9
  6. Milwaukee            35   34        10
  7. Chicago                  34   40       13.5
  8. Arizona                  33   53       20.5           

Pennant Race Gazette 8/23/10

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Yesterday’s Results:

DET  8  CLE  1 (East);  BOS  5  TOR  0 (East); MIN  4  LA  0 (West);   NY  10  SEA  0 (Not Tier);  TEX  6  BAL  4 (NT);     KC  3  CHI  2 (Not Tier Schedule);  TB  3  OAK  2 (NT)

PIT  2  NY  1 (East);  HOU  2 FLA  1 (East);  PHI  6  WAS  0 (East);  SD  7  MIL  3 (West);  STL  9  SF  0 (West);  COL  1  ARI  0 (West);  CIN  5  LA  2 (1st Tier);  ATL  16  CHI  5 (NT)

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Tampa Bay       54     28      —
  2. New York         51      32        3.5
  3. Boston               49      40       8.5
  4. Toronto             44     39     10.5
  5. Kansas City      30     30      13
  6. Detroit               29     36       16.5
  7. Cleveland         31     42        18.5
  8. Baltimore         21     57        31

West                             W      L        GB

  1. Minnesota          36    22       —
  2. Texas                    36    32         5
  3. Oakland               34    33         6.5
  4. Chicago               30    32         8
  5. Los Angeles       34    38         9
  6. Seattle                  27    44       15.5

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Cincinnati          40    29       —
  2. Atlanta                44    35          1
  3. Philadelphia      46    37         1
  4. Florida                 42    42         5.5
  5. Washington        40   43         7
  6.  Houston              26   33         9
  7. New York            35   44       10
  8. Pittsburgh           18   44       18.5

West                              W      L        GB

  1. San Diego            53    32      —
  2. San Francisco   43    36         7
  3. Los Angeles       45    38         7
  4. St. Louis              34    31          9
  5. Colorado             41    38          9
  6. Milwaukee          35    34        10
  7. Chicago                33    40        14
  8. Arizona                33    53        20.5

Pennant Race Gazette 8/22/10

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Yesterday’s Results:

LAA  9  MIN  3 (West);  DET  5  CLE  2 (East);  BOS  5  TOR  4 (11); (East);  NY  9  SEA  5 (Not Tier);  BAL  8  TEX  6 (NT);  KC  6  CHI  5 (11) (Not Tier Schedule);  CHI  7  KC  6 (10) (—);  TB  5  OAK  4 (NT)

NY  5  PIT  1 (6) (East);  WAS  8  PHI  1 (East);  FLA  6  HOU  3 (East);  MIL  6  SD  5 (West);  STL  5  SF  1 (West);  ARI  3  COL  1 (West);  LA  8  CIN  5 (1st Tier);  CHI  5  ATL  4 (NT)

East                             W      L        GB

  1. Tampa Bay      54     28      —
  2. New York        51     32         3.5
  3. Boston              48    40         9
  4. Toronto           44    38       10
  5. Kansas City    30    30       13
  6. Detroit             28    36       17
  7. Cleveland       31    41        18
  8. Baltimore       21    57       31

West                             W      L        GB

  1. Minnesota         35    22      —
  2. Texas                   36    32        4.5
  3. Oakland              34    33        6
  4. Chicago              30    32        7.5
  5. Los Angeles      34    37        8
  6. Seattle                 27   44       15

East                             W      L        GB

  1. Cincinnati        39    29       —
  2. Atlanta              44    35          .5
  3. Philadelphia    45    37         1
  4. Florida               42    41         4.5
  5. Washington      40   42         6
  6. New York          35   43         9
  7. Houston            25    33         9
  8. Pittsburgh        17    44       18.5

West                              W      L        GB

  1. San Diego            52    32       —
  2. San Francisco   43    35          6
  3. Los Angeles       45    37          6
  4. St. Louis              33    31           9
  5. Milwaukee         35    33           9
  6. Colorado            40    38           9
  7. Chicago               33    40         13.5  
  8. Arizona               33    52         19.5