Archive for August, 2010

Pennant Race Gazette 8/21/10

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

DET  6  CLE  0 (East);  TOR  16  BOS  2 (East);  MIN  7  LA  2 (West);    SEA  6  NY  0 (Not Tier);  TEX  2  BAL  0 (NT);  OAK  5  TB  4 (NT);  CHI  @  KC (PPD)

NY  7  PIT  2 (East);  PHI  1  WAS  0 (East);  FLA  9  HOU  0 (East);  SF  6  STL  3 (West);  MIL  10  SD  6 (West);  CIN  3  LA  1 (1st Tier);  ARI  4  COL  3 (10) (West);    ATL  5  CHI  3 (NT)

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Tampa Bay        54    28      —
  2. New York          51    32         3.5
  3. Toronto             44    37         9.5
  4. Boston                47   40         9.5
  5. Kansas City       30   30       13
  6. Cleveland          31    40       17.5
  7. Detroit                27   36        17.5
  8. Baltimore          21    57        31

West                              W      L        GB

  1. Minnesota          35     21      — 
  2. Texas                    36    32         5
  3. Oakland               34    33          6.5
  4. Chicago                30   32          8
  5. Los Angeles        33   37          9 
  6. Seattle                  27    44        15.5

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Cincinnati         39     28      —
  2. Atlanta               44     35         1
  3. Philadelphia     45    36          1
  4. Florida                41    41           5.5
  5. Washington      39    42           7
  6. Houston             25    32           9
  7. New York          34     43        10
  8. Pittsburgh         17     43        18.5

West                              W      L        GB

  1. San Diego            52    31        —
  2. San Francisco   43    34           6
  3. Los Angeles       44    37           7
  4. Colorado             40   37            9
  5. St. Louis               32    31         10
  6. Milwaukee           34    33         10
  7. Chicago                 33   40          14
  8. Arizona                 32    52         20.5

Pennant Race Gazette 8/20/10

Friday, August 20th, 2010

BEST SERIES:

Los Angeles at Minnesota will show whether or not Los Angeles can put a dent in Minnesota’s 4 1/2 game lead.  Los Angeles is trying to make it back to the 1st Tier.  Cincinnati at Los Angeles is a 1st Tier battle with each team impacting  the other’s pennant chances.

AROUND THE WILD CARD LEAGUE:

San Diego’s sweep of Chicago shows how late season trades can impact negatively on pennant races.  Chicago has traded two regulars (Ryan Theriot and Derrik Lee) and a starting pitcher (Ted Lilly).  We will neve know if they might have helped Chicago win a game or two against San Diego.

Yesterday’s Results:

NY  11  DET  5 (East);  CHI  11  MIN  0 (West);  CLE  7  KC  3 (East);  BAL  4  TEX  0 (Not Tier);  LA  7  BOS  2 (Not Tier Schedule);  OAK  4  TB  3 (NT)

HOU  3  NY  2 (East);  WAS  6  ATL  2 (East);  SD  5  CHI  3 (West);  FLA  4  PIT  2 (East);  SF  5  PHI  2 (1st Tier);  LA  2  COL  0 (West);  CIN  9  ARI  5 (NT)

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Tampa Bay        54    28       —
  2. New York           51    32         3.5
  3. Boston                 47   39         9
  4. Toronto              43    37      10
  5. Kansas City        30   30      13
  6. Cleveland            31   39       17
  7. Detroit                  26   36       18
  8. Baltimore            21   57       31

West                             W      L        GB

  1. Minnesota          34    21       —
  2. Texas                    36    32         4.5
  3. Oakland               34    33         6
  4. Chicago                30   32         7.5
  5. Los Angeles        33   36         8
  6. Seattle                   27   44       15

East                             W      L        GB

  1. Cincinnati          38     28      —
  2. Atlanta                44    35          .5
  3. Philadelphia      44    36        1
  4. Florida                 40   41         5.5
  5. Washington        39   41         6
  6. Houston               25   31         8
  7. New York            33   43       10
  8. Pittsburgh           17   42       17.5

West                              W      L        GB

  1. San Diego            52    30      —
  2. San Francisco   42    34         7
  3. Los Angeles       44    36         7
  4. Colorado             40   36         9
  5. St. Louis              32   30       10
  6. Milwaukee          33   33       11
  7. Chicago                33   40      14.5
  8. Arizona                31    52      21.5

Pennant Race Gazette 8/19/10

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Yesterday’s Results:

NYY  9  DET  5 (East);  TB   8  TEX  6 (1st Tier);  OAK  5  TOR  4 (2nd T);  SEA  6  BAL  5 (2nd  T);  MIN  7  CHI  6 (West);  KC  9  CLE  7 (East);  BOS  7  LA  5 (Not Tier Schedule)

NY  3  HOU 2 (14) (East);  MIL  3  STL  2 (West);  SD  5  CHI  1 (West);  FLA  3  PIT  2 (East);  PHI  8  SF  2 (1st T);  ATL  3  WAS  2 (East);  COL  3  LA  2 (10) (West);  CIN  11  ARI  7 (Not Tier)

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Tampa Bay        54    28      —
  2. New York           50    32        4
  3. Boston                 47    39        9
  4. Toronto               43    37     10
  5. Kansas City         30   29     12.5
  6. Cleveland            30   39      17.5
  7. Detroit                  26   35      17.5
  8. Baltimore            21    57      31

West                              W      L        GB

  1. Minnesota          34     20      —
  2. Texas                    36     32         5
  3. Oakland               34     33         6.5
  4. Los Angeles       33     36         8.5
  5. Chicago               29     32         8.5
  6. Seattle                  27     44      15.5

East                              W      L         GB

  1. Cincinnati         38    28        —
  2. Atlanta               44   34         —
  3. Philadelphia     44   35           .5
  4. Florida                39   41           6
  5. Washington       38   41           6.5
  6. Houston              24   31          8.5
  7. New York           33   42          9.5
  8. Pittsburgh          17    41        17

West                              W      L        GB

  1. San Diego            51     30      —
  2. San Francisco   41      34        7
  3. Los Angeles       43     36         7
  4. Colorado             40    35         8
  5. St. Louis               32     30         9.5
  6. Milwaukee           33     33       10.5
  7. Chicago                 33     39       13.5
  8. Arizona                 31     52        21

Pennant Race Gazette 8/18/10

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Yesterday’s Results:

NY  6  DET  2 (East);  SEA  4  BAL  0 (2nd Tier);  TB  10  TEX  1 (1st T);  MIN  7  CHI  6 (10) (West);  KC  2  CLE  1 (East);  OAK  6  TOR  2 (2nd T);  BOS  6  LA  0 (Not Tier Schedule)

HOU  4  NY  3 (East);  FLA  6  PIT  0 (East);  PHI  9  SF  3 (1st T);  ATL  10  WAS  2 (East);  MIL  3  STL  2 (West);  SD  1  CHI  0 (West);  LA  6  COL  0 (West);  CIN  6 ARI 0 (Not Tier)

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Tampa Bay        53    28       —
  2. New York          49    32         4
  3. Boston                47    39         8.5
  4. Toronto              43    36         9
  5. Kansas City        29    29      12.5
  6. Cleveland           30    38      16.5
  7. Detroit                 26    34      16.5   
  8. Baltimore           21    56       30

West                              W      L        GB

  1. Minnesota          33    20      —
  2. Texas                    36    31         4
  3. Oakland               33    33         6.5
  4. Chicago               29    31          7.5
  5. Los Angeles       33    36          8
  6. Seattle                  26    44        15.5

West                              W      L        GB

  1. Cincinnati           38    28       —
  2. Atlanta                 43    34         .5
  3. Philadelphia       43    35        1
  4. Washington         38   40        6
  5. Florida                  38   41         6.5
  6. Houston               24   30         8
  7. New York             32  42       10
  8. Pittsburgh            17  40       16.5

West                               W      L        GB

  1. San Diego            50     30      —
  2. San Francisco    41     33          6
  3. Los Angeles        43     35          6
  4. Colorado              39     35          8
  5. St Louis                 32     29          8.5
  6. Milwaukee           32     33        10.5
  7. Chicago                 33     38        12.5
  8. Arizona                 31     52        20.5

Pennant Race Gazette 8/17/10

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Yesterday’s Results:

DET  3  NY  1 (East);  TB  6  TEX  4 (1st Tier);  BAL  5  SEA  4 (11) (2nd T);  TOR  3  OAK  1 (2nd T)

NY  3  HOU  1 (East);  PIT  7  FLA  1 (East);  SD  9  CHI  5 (West);    ATL  4  LA  3 (Not Tier Schedule)

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Tampa Bay        52    28      —
  2. New York           48    32        4
  3. Toronto               43   35        8
  4. Boston                  47   39        8
  5. Kansas City        28    29      12.5
  6. Cleveland           30   37      15.5
  7. Detroit                 26   33       15.5 
  8. Baltimore            21   55       29

West                              W      L        GB

  1. Minnesota          32    20       —
  2. Texas                    36    30         3
  3. Oakland               32    33          6.5
  4. Chicago                29    30         6.5
  5. Los Angeles        33    36         7.5
  6. Seattle                   25    44       15.5

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Cincinnati         38    28        —
  2. Atlanta               42   34           1
  3. Philadelphia     42   35           1.5
  4. Washington       38   39          5.5
  5. Florida                37   41          7
  6. Houston             23    30         8.5
  7. New York          32    41          9.5
  8. Pittsburgh          17    39       16

West                              W      L        GB

  1. San Diego            49    30      —
  2. San Francisco   41     32         5
  3. Los Angeles       42     35         6
  4. Colorado             39     34         7
  5. St Louis                32     28         7.5
  6. Milwaukee           31     33      10.5
  7. Chicago                 33    37      11.5
  8. Arizona                 31     52      20

Pennant Race Gazette 8/16/10

Monday, August 16th, 2010

BEST SERIES:

 Texas at Tampa Bay and San Francisco at Philadelphia are two more examples of how the 2 divisions with “Pennant Races and Tier Chases” strengthens the season when compared to wild cards.  In the wild card league Texas, Tampa Bay, San Francisco, and Philadelphia are all wild card rivals.   Their series impacts on the weak wild card and division  races.  Texas is 8 1/2 games ahead of their division rival. If Philadelphia wins and Atlanta loses Philadelphia won’t even be in the wild card race amymore.  In the pennant race league,  the teams are 1st Tier rivals and their series impacts  directly on 4 tight pennant races.

Yesterday’s Results:

KC  1  NY  0 (East);  CLE  9  SEA  1 (2nd Tier);  TB  3  BAL  2 (East);  MIN  4  OAK  2 (West);  TEX  7  BOS  1 (1st T);  DET  13  CHI  8 (Not Tier);  TOR  4  LA  1 (NT)

PHI  3  NY  1 (East);  CIN  2  FLA  0 (East);  WAS  5  ARI  3 (2nd T);  ATL  13  LA  1 (1st T);  HOU  8  PIT  2 (East);  CHI  9  STL  7 (West);  COL  6  MIL  5 (West);  SD  8  SF  2 (West)

West                              W      L        GB

  1. Tampa Bay         51     28      —
  2. New York           48     31         3
  3. Boston                 47    39         7.5
  4. Toronto               42    35         8
  5. Kansas City         28   29       12
  6. Cleveland            30   37       15
  7. Detroit                  25   33       15.5
  8. Baltimore            20   55       29

West                             W      L         GB

  1. Minnesota          32    20        —
  2. Texas                    36    29          2.5
  3. Oakland               32    32          6
  4. Chicago               29    30          6.5
  5. Los Angeles       33    36          7.5
  6. Seattle                  25    43        15

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Cincinnati         38     28      —
  2. Atlanta               42     34         1
  3. Philadelphia     42     35         1.5
  4. Washington       38    39         5.5
  5. Florida                37    40        6.5
  6. Houston             23     29        8
  7. New York          31      41      10
  8. Pittsburgh         16      39     16.5

West                              W      L        GB

  1. San Diego           48     30      —
  2. San Francisco   41     32         4.5
  3. Los Angeles       42     35        5.5
  4. Colorado             39     34        6.5
  5. St. Louis              32     28         7
  6. Milwaukee          31     33       10            
  7. Chicago                33    36       10.5
  8. Arizona                31    52        19.5

Pennant Race Gazette 8/15/10

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Yesterday’s Results:

NY  8  KC  3 (East);  TB  7  BAL  3 (East);  SEA  9  CLE (2nd Tier);  MIN  2  OAK  0 (West);  BOS  3  TEX  1 (1st T);   DET  3  CHI  2 (Not ‘Tier);  LA  7  TOR  2 (NT)

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

East                                   W      L        GB

  1. Tampa Bay        50    28      —
  2. New York          48     30        2
  3. Boston                47     38        6.5
  4. Toronto             42      35        7.5 
  5. Kansas City       27     29      12
  6. Cleveland          29      37     15
  7. Detroit                25      33     15
  8. Baltimore          20      54     28

West                                   W      L        GB

  1. Minnesota          31    20      —
  2. Texas                    35    29        2.5
  3. Oakland               32    31         5
  4. Chicago               29    30         6
  5. Los Angeles       33    36         7
  6. Seattle                  25    42       14

East                                   W      L        GB

  1. Cincinnati         37    28       —
  2. Atlanta               41    34          1
  3. Philadelphia     41    35          1.5
  4. Florida                37   39          5.5
  5. Washington       37   39          5.5
  6. Houston              22   29          8
  7. New York           31    40         9
  8. Pittsburgh          16    38       15.5

West                                   W      L        GB

  1. San Diego           47    30       —
  2. San Francisco   41    31          3.5
  3. Los Angeles       42    34         4.5
  4. St. Louis              32    27         6
  5. Colorado             38    34         6.5
  6. Milwaukee          31    32          9
  7. Chicago                32    36       10.5
  8. Arizona                31    51        18.5

Pennant Race Gazette 8/14/10

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Yesterday’s Results:

  KC  4  NY  3 (East);  SEA  3  CLE  2 (2nd Tier);  BAL  5  TB  0 (East);  MIN  4  OAK  3 (West);  TEX  10  BOS  9 (11) (1st T);  CHI  8  DET  4 (Not Tier);  TOR  3  LA  0 (NT)

NY 1  PHI  0 (East);  WAS  4  ARI  2 (2nd T);  CIN  7  FLA  2 (East);  STL  6  CHI  3 (West);  ATL  1  LA  0 (1st T);  HOU  4  PIT  1 (East);  COL  5  MIL  4 (West);  SD  3  SF  2 (West)

East                             W      L        GB

  1. Tampa Bay       49    28      —
  2. New York          47   30         2
  3. Boston                46    38         6.5
  4. Toronto              42    35        7
  5. Kansas City       27    28        11
  6. Cleveland           29    36       14
  7. Detroit                 25    33       14.5
  8. Baltimore           20    53       27

West                              W      L        GB

  1. Minnesota          30    20      —
  2. Texas                    35    28         1.5
  3. Oakland                32    30        4
  4. Chicago                29    30        5.5
  5. Los Angeles        33    36        6.5
  6. Seattle                   24    42      14

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Cincinnati         36    28       —
  2. Atlanta               41    33       —
  3. Philadelphia    40    35          1.5
  4. Florida               37    38          4.5
  5. Washington      37    38          4.5
  6. New York          31     39          8
  7. Houston             21    29          8
  8. Pittsburgh         16    37        14.5

West                              W      L        GB

  1. San Diego            47    29      —
  2. San Francisco    40   31         4.5
  3. Los Angeles        41    34        5.5
  4. St. Louis               32    26        6
  5. Colorado              38    33        6.5
  6. Milwaukee           30   32       10
  7. Chicago                 31    36       11.5
  8. Arizona                 30   51        19.5

Pennant Race Gazette 8/13/10

Friday, August 13th, 2010

BEST SERIES:

The current best series are between 4 teams in pennant contention.  San Francisico is 3 1/2 games behind San Diego and Oakland is 3 games in back of Minnesota

Yesterday’s Results:

NY  4  KC  3 (East);  TOR  6  BOS  5  (East);  TOR  6  BOS  5 (East);  MIN  6  CHI  1 (West)

MIL  8  ARI  4 (West);  SF  8  CHI  7 (West);  SD  3  PIT  0 (2nd Tier);  PHI  10  LA  9 (1st T);  FLA  5  WAS  0 (East);    NY  4  COL  0 (Not Tier)

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Tampa Bay       49     27      —
  2. New York          47    29         2
  3. Boston                46    37         6.5
  4. Toronto              42   35          7.5
  5. Kansas City        26  28         12
  6. Cleveland           29   35         14
  7. Detroit                 25   33        15
  8. Baltimore           19   53        28

West                              W      L        GB

  1. Minnesota          29    20      —
  2. Texas                    34    28         1.5
  3. Oakland               32    29         3
  4. Chicago               29    30         5
  5. Los Angeles        33   36         6
  6. Seattle                   23   42       14

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Cincinnati         35     28      —
  2. Atlanta               40     33     —
  3. Philadelphia     40     34        .5
  4. Florida                37     37     3.5
  5. Washington       36     38     4.5
  6. New York           30     39     8
  7. Houston              20     29     8
  8. Pittsburgh          16      36   13.5

West                              W      L        GB

  1. San Diego           40    29       —
  2. San Francisco   40   30         3.5
  3. Los Angeles       41   33          4.5
  4. St. Louis               31   26         6
  5. Colorado             37   33         6.5
  6. Milwaukee          30   31         9
  7. Chicago                31   35        10.5
  8. Arizona                30  50        18.5 

Pennant Race Gazette 8/12/10

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Yesterday’s Results:

DET  3  TB  2 (East);  OAK  5  SEA  1 (West):  BAL  3  CLE  1 (East);  BOS  10  TOR  1 (East);  CHI  6  MIN  1 (West);  NY  7  TEX  6 (Not Tier Schedule);    LA  2  KC  1 (10)  (Not Tier)

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

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Tampa Bay        49    27      —
  2. New York           46   29         2.5
  3. Boston                 46   36         6
  4. Toronto               41  35          8
  5. Kansas City        26  27        11.5
  6. Cleveland            28  35        14.5
  7. Detroit                  25  33        15
  8. Baltimore            19   52        27.5

West                              W      L        GB

  1. Minnesota           28    20      —
  2. Texas                     34    28         1
  3. Oakland                32     29         2.5
  4. Chicago                 29    29         4
  5. Los Angeles         33    36         5.5
  6. Seattle                    23    42       13.5

East                              W      L        GB

  1. Cincinnati          35    28      —
  2. Atlanta                40    33      —
  3. Philadelphia      39    34         1
  4. Washington        36    37        4
  5. Florida                  36    37       4
  6. New York             30   39        8
  7. Houston               20    29        8
  8. Pittsburgh           16     35      13

West                              W      L        GB

  1. San Diego            45    29       —
  2. San Francisco    39   30         3.5
  3. Los Angeles        41   32         3.5
  4. St. Louis               31    26        5.5
  5. Colorado              37   33        6
  6. Milwaukee           29   31         9
  7. Chicago                 31   34         9.5
  8. Arizona                  30  49      17.5