Division #3 Chicago WS @ #2 Texas WC Winner @ #1 NY Y
NL 1. Washington 73-45 (East leaders) 2. Cincinnati 71-46 (Central leaders) 3. LA D 65-53 (West leaders)
4. Atlanta 68-49 (WC #1 -4.5 from Washington) 5. Pittsburgh 64-53 (WC #2t -7.0 from Cincinnati) 5. St. Louis 64-53 (WC #2t -7.0 from Cincinnati)
7. San Francisco 64-54 -0.5 (-1.0 from LA D) 8. Arizona 58-59 -6.0 (-6.5 from LA D) 9. NY M 55-62 -9.0 (-17.5 from Washington) 10 Philadelphia 54-63 -10.0 (-18.5 from Washington) 11 Miami 53-65 -11.5 (-20.0 from Washington)
11 Milwaukee 52-64 -11.5 13 San Diego 52-67 -13.0 14 Chicago C 46-70 -17.5 15 Colorado 44-71 -19.0 16 Houston 39-80 -26.0
One game playoff #5 St. Louis @ #5 Pittsburgh
Wildcard Winner @ #4 Atlanta
Division #3 LA D @ #2 Cincinnati WC winner @ #1 Washington
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I was in attendance for yesterday's Angels game against the Rays. I've never had the kind of desire to wear a bag over my head the way I did that night. Blowing an 8-0 lead is the exclamation point on a four-game sweep.
When you have a pitching staff of Weaver, Haren, Grienke, Wilson, and Santana and NONE OF THEM can get out of the 6th inning...well, at that point, it has to be a coaching problem right? That's without even mentioning that the bullpen is GOD FREAKIN' AWFUL! (Which I called before the season started, sadly.)
I hope the Nationals can keep up this level of play, especially after they shut down Strasburg. Intellectually I understand the reasons for it, but I'm on pins and needles wondering if it will effect how far we make it through the postseason.
(If we get into the postseason, knock on wood. Also, I'm extremely superstitious when it comes to sports.)
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But if rehabbing and participating in minor league games is a part of Major League Baseball like you suggest in the first paragraph then it isn't a 60 day ban because he would be back when he starts playing in the minors.