Archive for June, 2011

Pennant Race Gazette–June 28, 2011: Two Games That Count!! Count ‘em Two!!!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

American League

AL East                                   W        L          GB

  1. Cleveland                 28      18         —
  2. Boston                       28      19            1/2
  3. New York                 30      21            1/2
  4. Tampa Bay               22      20         4
  5. Detroit                       24      22         4
  6. Toronto                     27      29         6  1/2
  7. Baltimore                  23      26         6  1/2
  8. Kansas City               19      22         6  1/2

AL West                                   W        L          GB

  1. Texas                          20       22        —
  2. Los Angeles             20       22        —
  3. Minnesota                17       19         —
  4. Seattle                        21       27        -2
  5. Oakland                     20       26        -2
  6. Chicago                      17       24        -2  1/2

Yesterday’s AL Result

  • DET        4        TOR        2               (East)

National League

NL East                                   W        L          GB

  1. Philadelphia           37      18         —
  2. Atlanta                      32      23         5
  3. Florida                      26      23         8
  4. Pittsburgh               23      21          8  1/2
  5. New York                30      30         9  1/2
  6. Cincinnati               20      21        10
  7. Washington            20      26       12  1/2
  8. Houston                   13      31        18  1/2

NL West                                 W        L          GB

  1. Milwaukee               24      16        —
  2. San Francisco         29     23        1
  3. St. Louis                    24     24        4
  4. Chicago                     21      22        4  1/2
  5. Colorado                  30     33         5  1/2
  6. Arizona                     21     27         7
  7. Los Angeles             25     33         8
  8. San Diego                  21     30         8  1/2

Yesterday’s NL Result

  • CHC        7        COL        3               (West)

Yesterday’s Phantom Results

  • LAA        4        WAS        3               (Exhibition)
  • CLE         5         ARI        4                (Exhibition)
  • CIN         5         TB           0                (Exhibition)
  • LAD      15        MIN        0                (Exhibition)
  • ATL        3        SEA          1                (Exhibition)
  • SD           4        KC             3                (Exhibition)

Pennant Race Gazette–June 27, 2011: A “Gone Fishin’” Edition

Monday, June 27th, 2011

American League

AL East                                   W        L          GB

  1. Cleveland                 28      18         —
  2. Boston                       28      19            1/2
  3. New York                 30      21            1/2
  4. Tampa Bay               22      20         4
  5. Detroit                       23      22         4  1/2
  6. Toronto                     27     28          5  1/2
  7. Baltimore                  23     26          6  1/2
  8. Kansas City               19     22          6  1/2

AL West                                   W        L           GB

  1. Texas                           20      22         —
  2. Los Angeles               20     22          —
  3. Minnesota                  17     19           —
  4. Seattle                          21     27          -2
  5. Oakland                       20     26          -2
  6. Chicago                        17     24          -2  1/2

NL East                                   W        L          GB

  1. Philadelphia            37      18        —
  2. Atlanta                      32       23        5
  3. Florida                      26       23        8
  4. Pittsburgh                23       21        8  1/2
  5. New York                 30       30        9  1/2
  6. Cincinnati                 20      21       10
  7. Washington              20      26       12  1/2
  8. Houston                     13      31        18  1/2

NL West                                   W        L          GB

  1. Milwaukee                 24      16        —
  2. San Francisco           29     23           1
  3. St. Louis                      24     24           4
  4. Colorado                     30     32          5
  5. Chicago                        20    22           5
  6. Arizona                        21     27          7
  7. Los Angeles                25    33           8
  8. San Diego                     21    30           8  1/2

Yesterday’s Phantom Results

  • DET        8        ARI        3               (Exhibition)
  • BOS        4        PIT         2                (Exhibition)
  • BAL       7        CIN        5                 (Exhibition)
  • NYY      6        COL        4                 (Exhibition)
  • TB         14       HOU     10                 (Exhibition)
  • KC          6        CHC        3                  (Exhibition)
  • TOR       5        STL         0                  (Exhibition)
  • SEA       2        FLA         1 (10)         (Exhibition)
  • PHI       3        OAK         1                   (Exhibition)
  • MIL      6        MIN         2                   (Exhibition)
  • WAS     2        CHW        1                    (Exhibition)
  • NYM    8        TEX          5                    (Exhibition)
  • LAD     3         LAA         2                    (Exhibition)
  • SF         3         CLE          1                     (Exhibition)
  • SD        4          ATL         1             (Not Tier Schedule)

Pennant Race Gazette–June 26, 2011: A “Gone Fishin’ ” Edition

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

American League

AL East                                   W        L          GB

  1. Cleveland                 28      18         —
  2. Boston                       28      19             1/2
  3. New York                 30      21             1/2
  4. Tampa  Bay              22      20          4
  5. Detroit                       23      22          4  1/2
  6. Toronto                     27     28           5  1/2
  7. Baltimore                  23     26           6  1/2
  8. Kansas City               19     22           6  1/2

AL West                                   W        L          GB

  1. Texas                           20      22        —
  2. Los Angeles              20      22         —
  3. Minnesota                  17     19          —
  4. Seattle                          21     27         -2
  5. Oakland                       20     26         -2
  6. Chicago                        17    24          -2  1/2

NL East                                   W        L          GB

  1. Philadelphia            37      18        —
  2. Atlanta                      32       23       5
  3. Florida                      26       23       8
  4. Pittsburgh                23      21        8  1/2
  5. New York                 30      30        9  1/2
  6. Cincinnati                 20      21      10
  7. Washington              20      26      12  1/2
  8. Houston                     13      31       18  1/2

AL West                                   W        L          GB

  1. Milwaukee                 24      16        —
  2. San Francisco          29      23        1
  3. St. Louis                     24      24        4
  4. Colorado                    30      32       5
  5. Chicago                       20      22       5
  6. Arizona                       21      27       7
  7. Los Angeles               25     33        8
  8. San Diego                    21     30        8  1/2

Yesterday’s Phantom Results

  • NYY        8        COL        3               (Exhibition)
  • LAA         6        LAD       1                (Exhibition)
  • CHW        3        WAS       0               (Exhibition)
  • DET          6       ARI         0               (Exhibition)
  • OAK         4       PHI         1                 (Exhibition)
  • TB             7      HOU        2                 (Exhibition)
  • KC             3      CHC         2                 (Exhibition)
  • TOR          6      STL          3                  (Exhibition)
  • SF              1      CLE         0                  (Exhibition)
  • NYM      14      TEX         5                  (Exhibition)
  • PIT           6      BOS          4                  (Exhibition)
  • CIN        10     BAL          5                  (Exhibition)
  • MIL        11    MIN          1                   (Exhibition)
  • FLA          4    SEA           2                   (Exhibition)
  • ATL        10   SD              2                      (1st Tier)

Pennant Race Gazette–June 25, 2011: A “Gone Fishin’” Edition

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

American League

AL East                                   W        L          GB

  1. Cleveland                 28      18         —
  2. Boston                       28       19          1/2
  3. New York                 30      21           1/2
  4. Tampa Bay               22      20        4
  5. Detroit                       23      22        4  1/2
  6. Toronto                     27     28        5  1/2
  7. Baltimore                  23     26        6  1/2
  8. Kansas City               19     22        6  1/2

AL(L Negative) West           W        L          GB

  1. Texas                          20      22         —
  2. Los Angeles             20       22         —
  3. Minnesota                17       19          —
  4. Seattle                        21       27         -2
  5. Oakland                     20       26         -2
  6. Chicago                      17       24         -2  1/2

National League

NL East                                   W        L          GB

  1. Philadelphia            37      18        —
  2. Atlanta                      32       23       5
  3. Florida                      26       23       8
  4. Pittsburgh               23       21        8  1/2
  5. New York                30       30       9  1/2
  6. Cincinnati               20       21      10
  7. Washington            20       26      12  1/2
  8. Houston                   13       31       18  1/2

NL West                                   W        L          GB

  1. Milwaukee                 24     16         —
  2. San Francisco          29     23         1
  3. St. Louis                     24     24         4
  4. Colorado                    30    32         5
  5. Chicago                       20    22         5
  6. Arizona                       21    27         7
  7. Los Ageles                 25    33          8
  8. San Diego                   21    30          8  1/2

Yesterday’s Phantom Results

  • BAL        5        CI N       4 (12)               (Exhibition)
  • TEX        8         NYM     1                         (Exhibition)
  • TB           5         HOU      1                         (Exhibition)
  • TOR       5         STL         4                         (Exhibition)
  • LAA      8         LAD        3                         (Exhibition)
  • SEA       5         FLA        1                          (Exhibition)
  • ARI        7        DET        6                          (Exhibition)
  • PIT         3        BOS         1                          (Exhibition)
  • COL        4       NYY        2                          (Exhibition)
  • PHI        1       OAK         0                          (Exhibition)
  • CHC       6       KC             4                           (Exhibition)
  • MIL       4       MIN         3                            (Exhibition)
  • WAS      9       CHW        5 (14)                   (Exhibition)
  • SD         11       ATL        2                     (Not Tier Schedule)

Pennant Race Gazette–June 24, 2011: Boring!!!

Friday, June 24th, 2011

American League

AL East                                   W        L          GB

  1. Cleveland                 28       18        —
  2.  Boston                      28       19           1/2
  3. New York                 30       21           1/2
  4. Tampa  Bay              22       20        4
  5. Detroit                       23       22         4  1/2
  6. Toronto                     27      28         5  1/2
  7. Baltimore                  23      26         6  1/2
  8. Kansas City               19      22         6  1/2

AL West                                   W        L          GB

  1. Texas                           20      22        —
  2. Los Angeles              20      22        —
  3. Minnesota                  17      19        —
  4. Seattle                          21      27        -2
  5. Oakland                       20      26        -2
  6. Chicago                        17      24        -2  1/2

National League

NL East                                   W        L          GB

  1. Philadelphia            37     18         —
  2. Atlanta                       32     23         5
  3. Florida                       26     23         8
  4. Pittsburgh                23     21          8  1/2
  5. New York                 30     30         9  1/2
  6. Cincinnati                 20    21        10
  7. Washington              20    26        12  1/2
  8. Houston                     13    31         18  1/2

NL West                                   W        L          GB

  1. Milwaukee                 24      16        —
  2. San Francisco           29     23        1
  3. St. Louis                      24     24        4
  4. Colorado                     30    32        5
  5. Chicago                        20    22        5
  6. Arizona                        21     27       7
  7. Los Angeles                25    33        8
  8. San Diego                     21    30        8  1/2

Yesterday’s National League Results

  • STL        12        PHI        2               (1st Tier)

Yesterday’s Phantom Results

  • WAS        1        SEA        0               (Exhibition)
  • NYM       4       OAK        1                (Exhibition)
  • SF             2      MIN         1                (Exhibition)
  • ARI         5      KC             3                (Exhibition)

Pennant Race Gazette–June 23, 2011: Six Down and Eleven to Go!

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

American League

AL East                                   W        L          GB

  1. Cleveland                28       18         —
  2. Boston                      28       19           1/2
  3. New York                30      21           1/2
  4. Tampa Bay              22      20        4
  5. Detroit                      23      22         4  1/2
  6. Toronto                    27     28         5  1/2
  7. Baltimore                 23     26         6  1/2
  8. Kansas City              19     22         6  1/2

AL West                                 W        L          GB

  1. Texas                        20       22        —
  2. Los Angeles            20      22        —
  3. Minnesota               17      19         —
  4. Seattle                       21      27        -2
  5. Oaklland                   20      26        -2
  6. Chicago                     17      24        -2  1/2

National League

NL East                                    W        L          GB

  1. Philadelphia            37      17        —
  2. Atlanta                       32      23        5  1/2
  3. Florida                       26      23        8  1/2
  4. Pittsburgh                23      21        9
  5. New York                 30      30     10
  6. Cincinnati                20      21      10  1/2
  7. Washington             20      26      13
  8. Houston                    13      31       19

NL West                                   W        L          GB

  1. Milwaukee                 24      16        —
  2. San Francisco          29      23        1
  3. St. Louis                     23      24        4  1/2
  4. Colorado                    30     32        5
  5. Chicago                       20     22        5
  6. Arizona                       21      27       7
  7. Los Angeles               25     33        8
  8. San Diego                    21     30        8  1/2

Yesterday’s National League

  • PHI        4        STL        0               (1st Tier)

Yesterday’s Phantom Results

  • NYY        4        CIN        2               (Exhibition)
  • CIN       10        NYY      2               (Exhibition)
  • TB            6        MIL        3               (Exhibition)
  • DET         7       LAD        5                (Exhibition)
  • CLE         4       COL         3                (Exhibition)
  • LAA        7       FLA        5 (10)       (Exhibition)
  • CHW       4        CHC        3                (Exhibition)
  • PIT          5       BAL         4                (Exhibition)
  • ATL        5       TOR          1                (Exhibition)
  • SD           5       BOS           1 (18)       (Exhibition)
  • WAS       2       SEA          1                 (Exhibition)
  • NYM      3       OAK         2 (13)       (Exhibition)
  • HOU       5       TEX          3                 (Exhibition)
  • ARI        3       KC             2                 (Exhibition)
  • SF           5       MIN          1                 (Exhibition)

Pennant Race Gazette–June 23, 2011: An Oasis in a “Field of Screams”

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Ahhh!  Pennant Race Baseball resumes, if only with the series between Philadelphia and St. Louis.  And can somebody please beat the Phillies!  I’m starting to think this might end up in a busted pennant race.  But it’s still early; and things have been known to happen.  Still, if it does become hairy, I have some thoughts on why a “true” pennant race season would turn out better (remember these guys still have 4 rather than 2 post-season slots to shoot for.  Big difference!):

  • I think someone in the NL East would have picked up Roy Oswalt last year, maybe Atlanta.  Teams need to think longterm and not let opponents get too far ahead of them.
  • I’ m always suspicious of the Florida Marlins.  They’re one of those teams that is always tearing down and then rebuilding their team. Pennant Race Baseball means  that if a team tries this strategy, they will take longer to get back to  the postseason Whenever I see a team get too far ahead in the NL East, I always think of this.
  • With 2 rather than 4 playoff chances, teams are going to do more tinkering with their roster; maybe make a minor deal or two to fill holes.  What intrigues me the most, is the possibility that a team would promote a young star from the minors a year or two earlier.  Statistics show that teams are waiting longer to bring up players these days.  This probably has something to do with having them longer at their “peak” before free agency comes along.  Having pennant races might entice teams to bring up players sooner, without hurting their development.
  • This will also apply to teams that are trying for the 1st Tier.  They will adjust their rosters and give teams in the race a harder time.

Well, we’ll still give you the whole picture below.  Enjoy!

American League

AL East                                   W        L        GB

  1. Cleveland                 28      18       —
  2. Boston                       28      19          1/2
  3. New York                 30      21          1/2
  4. Tampa Bay               22      20      4
  5. Detroit                       23      22      4  1/2
  6. Toronto                     27     28      5  1/2
  7. Baltimore                  23     26      6  1/2
  8. Kansas City               19     22      6  1/2

AL West                                   W        L          GB

  1. Texas                          20      22         —
  2. Los Angeles             20      22         —
  3. Minnesota                 17      19         —
  4. Seattle                         21      27        -2
  5. Oakland                      20      26        -2
  6. Chicago                       17      24        -2  1/2

National League

NL East                                   W       L          GB

  1. Philadelphia           36      17        —
  2. Atlanta                     32      23         5
  3. Florida                     26       23        8
  4. Pittsburgh               23      21         8  1/2
  5. New York                 30     30        9  1/2
  6. Cincinnati                20      21      10
  7. Washington             20      26     12  1/2
  8. Houston                    13      31      18  1/2

NL West                                   W        L          GB

  1. Milwaukee                 24      16        —
  2. San Francisco           29      23       1
  3. St. Louis                      23      23       4
  4. Colorado                    30      32        5
  5. Chicago                       20      22        5
  6. Arizona                       21      27        7
  7. Los Angeles               25      33        8
  8. San Diego                    21      30        8  1/2

Yesterday’s National League Results

  • PHI        10        STL        2               1st Tier

Yesterday’s Phantom Result

  • OAK        7        NYM        3               (Exhibition)
  • TEX         5        HOU          4 (11)     (Exhibition)
  • CHW       3        CHC           2               (Exhibition)
  • MIN       9        SF               2                (Exhibition)
  • PIT         9        BAL           3                 (Exhibition)
  • COL       4        CLE             3                 (Exhibition)
  • WAS      6        SEA            5                 (Exhibition)
  • FLA       5        LAA           2                 (Exhibition)
  • SD          5        BOS            4                  (Exhibition)
  • ATL       5       TOR            1                  (Exhibition)
  • ARI       7       KC               2                  (Exhibition)
  • MIL      5        TB               1                   (Exhibition)
  • LAD      6        DET            1                   (Exhibition)
  • NYY     @      CIN                                          (PPD)

Pennant Race Gazette–June 21, 2011: A “Gone Fishin’ ” Edition

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

American League

AL East                                   W        L          GB

  1. Cleveland                 28      18         —
  2. Boston                       28      19            1/2
  3. New York                 30      21            1/2
  4. Tampa Bay               22      20         4
  5. Detroit                       23      22         4  1/2
  6. Toronto                     27     28         5  1/2
  7. Baltimore                  23     26         6  1/2
  8. Kansas City               19     22         6  1/2

AL West                                   W        L          GB

  1. Texas                          20       22        —
  2. Los Angeles             20       22        —
  3. Minnesota                17       19         —
  4. Seattle                        21       27        -2
  5. Oakland                      20      26        -2
  6. Chicago                      17       24        -2  1/2

National League

NL East                                   W        L          GB

  1. Philadelphia            35      17        —
  2. Atlanta                      32      23        4  1/2
  3. Florida                       26     23        7  1/2
  4. Pittsburgh                23     21         8
  5. New York                 30     30        9
  6. Cincinnati                20     21         9  1/2
  7. Washington             20     26      12
  8. Houston                    13     31       18

NL West                                 W        L          GB

  1. Milwaukee               24      16        —
  2. San Francisco        29      23        1
  3. St. Louis                   23      22        3  1/2
  4. Colorado                  30     22        5
  5. Chicago                     20     22        5
  6. Arizona                     21      27       7
  7. Los Angeles             25      33       8
  8. San Diego                 21       30       8  1/2

Yesterday’s Phantom Results

  • BAL        8        PIT        3               (Exhibition)
  • LAA       2        FLA       1                (Exhibition)
  • NYY       5       CIN        3                (Exhibition)
  • BOS       14       SD          5                 (Exhibition)
  • TEX         8       HOU     3                  (Exhibition)
  • TB            8       MIL      4                  (Exhibition)
  • COL         8       CLE       1                  (Exhibition)
  • ATL         2       TOR      0                 (Exhibition)
  • CHC         6       CHW     3                 (Exhibition)
  • LAD         4       DET      0                 (Exhibition)

Pennant Race Gazette–June 20, 2011: A “Gone Fishin’ ” Edition

Monday, June 20th, 2011

PENNANT RACE BASEBALL VS. INTERLEAGUE PLAY

Today I’m going to take a brief look at the comparision between what Interleague Play does to MLB’s season long schedule and what Pennant Race Baseball might have to offer.

MLB says that the current season is too long and by giving the fans a taste of some local AL/NL rivalries they are giving its fans a better product.  A closer examination of this idea will help us to see if it’s true.  I’ve looked at the teams that make up MLB’s AL and NL and come up with 8 rivalries that qualify as “local” rivalries.  These contests would not be on the schedule if Interleague Play did not exist.  They are:  STL/KC;  WAS/BAL;  TB/FLA;  OAK/SF;  CHW/CHC;  NYY/NYM;  TEX/HOU;  LAA/LAD.  That’s 16 teams out of 30.  Not bad.  But with their 6 meetings,  these teams play each other 48 times. 

The Interleague portion of MLB’S yearly season lasts 3 weeks. That’s 18 days of baseball; 14 games each day equals 252 games.  48 games is only 19 % of the Interleague games played each year.  The rest of the Interleague schedule has little competitive value.  Remember, if you’re looking at the impact that Interleague games have on the standing, they are the weakest of three types: a game between division rivals changes that division’s standings by 1 game (the winning team goes  1/2 game up; and the losing team  1/2 game down);  a wild card game affects the standings  1/2 game in two divisions in one league; an interleague contest affects two divisions  1/2 game in TWO DIFFERENT LEAGUES.

Here’s something else to consider.  If there were Pennant Race Baseball, and MLB consisted of 4/8 team divisions instead of the current 3 divisions, several teams would be playing each other more.  Traditional and new regional rivalries would develope from the heat of yearly pennant races.  Some of these teams include:  PHI/PIT;  STL/LAD;  SF/CHC;  DET/TOR;  CIN/NYM;  LAA/MIN;  TEX/KC;  FLA/TB (TB switches from AL East to NL East);  BAL/WAS (WAS switches from NL East to AL East; and is again “the Washington Senators”);  BOS/MON (Montreal would be an expansion team in the NL East);  CLE/NYY;  COL/HOU.

MLB’s refusal to consider season-long Pennant Race Baseball  makes their season  meaningless and boring.  It is for this reason that they need the gimmick of “local” rivalries, that amount to nothing more than exhibition games, to increase fan interest.  Fans never complained about baseball’s rhythmic (beginning, middle, and end) 162 game season when Pennant Race Baseball was the basis of each and every game.  Rivalries that form from exciting pennant race action will quickly result in fans forgetting Interleague Play.

American League

AL East                                  W        L         GB

  1. Cleveland                28      18       —
  2. Boston                      28      19          1/2
  3. New York                30      21          1/2
  4. Tampa Bay             22       20       4
  5. Detroit                     23       22       4  1/2
  6. Toronto                  27       28       5  1/2
  7. Baltimore               23       26       6  1/2
  8. Kansas City            19       22       6  1/2

AL West                                  W        L          GB

  1. Texas                          20     22         —
  2. Los Angeles              20    22         —
  3. Minnesota                 17    19          —
  4. Seattle                         21    27         -2
  5. Oakland                      20    26         -2
  6. Chicago                       17    24         -2  1/2

National League

NL East                                   W        L          GB

  1. Philadelphia            35      17        —
  2. Atlanta                      32      23        4  1/2
  3. Florida                      26       23       7  1/2
  4. Pittsburgh                23      21        8
  5. New York                 30      30       9
  6. Cincinnati                 20     21        9  1/2
  7. Washington              20     26      12
  8. Houston                     13     31      18

NL West                                   W        L         GB

  1. Philadelphia             35      17       —
  2. Atlanta                        32      23      4  1/2
  3. Florida                        26      23      7  1/2
  4. Pittsburgh                 23       21      8
  5. New York                  30       30     9
  6. Cincinnati                 20       26      9
  7. Washington              13       31     12
  8. Houston                     13       31     18

NL West                                   W        L         GB

  1. Milwaukee                24       16       —
  2. San Francisco         29       23       1
  3. St. Louis                    23       22       3  1/2
  4. Colorado                   30      32       5
  5. Chicago                      20      22       5
  6. Arizona                      21       27      7
  7. Los Angeles              25       33      8
  8. San Diego                  21        30      8  1/2

Yesterday’s National League Results

  • LAD        1        HOU        0               (Not Tier)

Yesterday’s Phantom Results

  • CLE        5        PIT        2 (11)               (Exhibition)
  • LAA      7        NYM     3                        (Exihibition)
  • BAL      7         WAS      4                        (Exihibition)
  • BOS     12        MIL        3                        (Exhibition)
  • TB          2        FLA        1                         (Exhibition)
  • MIN      5        SD           4                         (Exhibition)
  • DET       9        COL        1                         (Exhibition)
  • OAK      2        SF           1                          (Exhibition)
  • CHW     8        ARI        2                          (Exhibition)
  • SEA       2       PHI         0                          (Exhibition)
  • NYY    10     CHC         4                           (Exhibition)
  • CIN        2      TOR         1                           (Exhibition)
  • ATL       4      TEX          2                          (Exhibition)
  • STL        5      KC            4                           (Exhibition)

Pennant Race Gazette–June 19, 2011: A “Gone Fishin’ ” Edition

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

American League

AL East                                   W        L          GB

  1. Cleveland                 28      18         —
  2. Boston                       28      19            1/2
  3. New York                 30      21            1/2
  4. Tampa Bay               22      20         4
  5. Detroit                       23      22          4  1/2
  6. Toronto                     27     28          5  1/2
  7. Baltimore                  23     26          6  1/2
  8. Kansas City               19     22          6  1/2

The Anti-AL West                W        L          GB

  1. Texas                           20      22        —
  2. Los Angeles              20      22        —
  3. Minnesota                 17      19         —
  4. Seattle                         21      27        -2
  5. Oakland                      20     26         -2
  6. Chicago                       17     24         -2  1/2

NL East                                   W        L          GB

  1. Philadelphia            35      17        —
  2. Atlanta                       32     23         4  1/2
  3. Florida                       26      23         7  1/2
  4. Pittsburgh                 23     21          8
  5. New York                  30     30         9
  6. Cincinnati                 20     21          9  1/2
  7. Washington              20     26        12
  8. Houston                     13     31         18

AL West                                   W        L          GB

  1. Milwaukee                 24      16         —
  2. San Francisco          29      23         1
  3. St. Louis                     23      22         3  1/2
  4. Colorado                    30     32         5
  5. Chicago                       20     22         5
  6. Arizona                       21      27        7
  7. Los Angeles               25      33        8
  8. San Diego                    21      30        8  1/2

Yesterday’s National League Result

  • HOU        7        LAD        0               (Not Tier)

Yesterday’s Phantom Games

  • NYY        4        CHC        3               (Exhibition)
  • TEX          5       ATL         4 (10)     (Exhibition)
  • CLE          5       PIT           1               (Exhibition)
  • TB             7      FLA          4               (Exhibition)
  • MIN         1      SD              0               (Exhibition)
  • TOR          4     CIN           0                (Exhibition)
  • OAK         4     SF               2                (Exhibition)
  • CHW        6     ARI            2                (Exhibition)
  • WAS         4    BAL            2                (Exhibition)
  • NYM        6   LAA            1                 (Exhibition)
  • MIL          4   BOS             2                 (Exhibition)
  • STL           5   KC               4                  (Exhibition)
  • COL          5   DET             4                  (Exhibition)
  • PHI          5    SEA            1                   (Exhibition)