Postseason Scenario

The A’s have clinched the West.
The Rangers have still not won a series since my last post.  They have lost 6 of their last 7 series, and split the other.  Wow.  In September, they are 5-15, have been shutout 3 times (twice in Arlington), and have 6 games where they have only scored 1 or 2 runs.  Yikes.  Run support.  It was pretty cool seeing Kansas City stadium roaring with fan support in this last series.  Unfortunately, had to watch them doing it against the Rangers.

So, there is one week of the regular season left.  Here’s where we stand:
A’s clinched West.
Boston clinched East.
Detroit – Magic Number is 2 to clinch Central.
Atlanta clinched East.
Dodgers clinched West.
The only real race — AL Central, 3 way race between St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh.  St. Louis currently has a 2 game lead over the other 2 teams.

So, the AL Wild Card:

Team W L WCGB Games Left Opponents Left
Tampa Bay 86 69 +.5 7 1 vs. BAL, 3 @ NYY, 3 @ TOR
Cleveland 86 70 0 6 2 vs CHW, 4 @ MIN
Texas 84 71 1.5 7 3 vs. HOU, 4 vs. LAA

Well, for a Ranger’s fan, playing Houston at home is a plus.  With all respect to the Astros, if we don’t win that series, we don’t deserve to be in the postseason.  Then again, Houston and LA would like nothing more than to come to our house and bust up our hopes of making the playoffs.

All coming down to the wire.  Only one more week of baseball, and we’ll finally have the postseason picture.

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