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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #45 on: September 23, 2019, 06:18:36 PM »
St. Louis is playoff bound. Looks like the Dodgers who have a magic number of two for home field in the National League will face wither Milwaukee or Washington in the first round. This of course bars a monumental collapse and a late surge by Atlanta.

Houston is one game in the loss column ahead of the Yankees for home field throughout the postseason. Cleveland is still in the AL Central race by a thread against Minnesota, and it is tied with Tampa Bay for the second Wild Card with Oakland two games ahead for the first.
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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #46 on: September 24, 2019, 11:38:29 AM »
I enjoy baseball, and I understand tradition and record books, but IMO they really need to shave one month off the regular season. Playoffs should start Labor Day weekend. If the World Series ends up being, let's say Yankees/Brewers, you're again gonna see fans and players all bundled up due to the cold weather at the end of October. Which just doesn't seem right for a summer sport.

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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2019, 03:38:40 AM »
The Dodgers have home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The clinched it after Atlanta's loss to Kansas City last night.
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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2019, 04:02:58 AM »
I enjoy baseball, and I understand tradition and record books, but IMO they really need to shave one month off the regular season. Playoffs should start Labor Day weekend. If the World Series ends up being, let's say Yankees/Brewers, you're again gonna see fans and players all bundled up due to the cold weather at the end of October. Which just doesn't seem right for a summer sport.

Well Milwaukee has the roof at least they can close, do remember that. This is nothing new though, remember when the World Series ended in November? The 2001 one actually ended on my birthday, the 4th. It is what it is, no way in hell is baseball gonna cut back the schedule especially by a whole month, way too much money on the table to do that. Opinions are great, but cash is king.

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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #49 on: September 25, 2019, 02:01:20 PM »
If the playoffs ended today, these would be the seeds for each league:

AL
1. Houston
2. NY Yankees
3. Minnesota
4. Oakland
5. Tampa Bay

NL
1. LA Dodgers
2. Atlanta
3. St. Louis
4. Washington
5. Milwaukee

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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #50 on: September 25, 2019, 03:26:28 PM »
The Dodgers have home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The clinched it after Atlanta's loss to Kansas City last night.

NL playoffs at least. Astros still hold home field throughout.
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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #51 on: September 26, 2019, 02:36:28 AM »
Yup, I should have clarified that.

Atlanta starter Julio Teheran may be odd man out in the postseason rotation as he's 0-3 with an ERA over 12.00 in his last three starts. We'll see what Brian Snitker has up his sleeve.
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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #52 on: September 26, 2019, 12:54:20 PM »
Minnesota has clinched the AL Central last night. Houston's magic number for home field through out the playoffs is two over the Dodgers and one over the Yankees thanks to having tiebreakers over both teams.

Oakland and Tampa Bay are ahead for the two AL Wild Card spots with a the former a game ahead in the loss column for home field. Cleveland is still in the hunt, though it is hanging by a threat at 1.5 games out of contention. Since all three teams are in different divisions, a Game 163 will be necessary should two finish tied for the second Wild Card. If all three teams tie for the two Wild Card spots, there will be two tiebreaker games with the winner of one game playing the third the next day for the right to advance.

On the NL side of the bracket, the five teams in its playoffs are the Dodgers, Atlanta, St. Louis, Washington and Milwaukee. The Dodgers and Atlanta have clinched the #1 and #2 seeds respectively. Milwaukee could overtake St. Louis in the NL Central, but by losing the head-to-head record tiebreaker it would have to finish one game ahead in the standings.

If Washington finishes tied with St. Louis or Milwaukee, it would have to play the Wild Card game on the road due to having a losing head-to-head record against both teams.

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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #53 on: September 28, 2019, 08:34:38 AM »
Oakland and Tampa Bay are your American League Wild Cards. All ten playoff teams are set.

In other news, Pete Alonso tied the rookie home run record last night. He could beat it today or tomorrow if he homers again against Atlanta.

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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #54 on: September 28, 2019, 01:32:25 PM »
Alonso has feasted on Atlanta pitching. Look for him to break the record before all is said and done tomorrow.
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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #55 on: September 29, 2019, 07:52:11 AM »
And he did. Pete Alonso hit his 53rd home run last night.

The only postseason spots that aren't official yet are the NL Central and the second NL Wild Card. If Milwaukee beats Colorado and the Cubs defeat St. Louis, the Brewers and the Cardinals will have to play a tiebreaker which the latter will host. As for the rest:

AL:
1. Houston (also clinched home field throughout the entire playoffs)
2. NY Yankees
3. Minnesota
4. Oakland
5. Tampa Bay

NL:
1. LA Dodgers
2. Atlanta
3. St. Louis/Milwaukee
4. Washington
5. St. Louis Milwaukee

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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #56 on: September 30, 2019, 01:52:04 PM »
Although the Tigers have the same number of wins that the Orioles did last season, at least they have one fewer loss. Detroit fans are already having reminders of that awful 43-119 season from 16 years ago.

The Cardinals are division champions, and the Brewers will go to Washington for the Wild Card Game. In the AL, it'll be Rays at A's, and then the Division Series will line up this way:

Braves/Cardinals
Dodgers/NL Wild Card winner

Yankees/Twins
Astros/AL Wild Card winner

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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #57 on: September 30, 2019, 09:36:22 PM »
My Wild Card picks: Oakland and Washington. The AL game may be a back and forth tilt but I think Oakland has the edge. I can't see the Brewers having any life, especially since they just got swept by Colorado of all teams.

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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #58 on: October 01, 2019, 07:55:04 AM »
The Vegas money is on Washington and Oakland as well.

The New York Yankees have the most expensive ticket for the playoffs as per secondary market averages. $411 to get in. Atlanta is the least expensive at $150.
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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #59 on: October 01, 2019, 11:05:51 PM »
Called it. Milwaukee's bullpen and a key error sends Washington to the NLDS.