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Old 09-19-08, 05:54 AM
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2008 American League - Standings
EASTWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10DIVWCPOFF
Tampa Bay9061.596-55-2335-38708625+83Lost 15-578.621.499.9
Boston8963.5861.552-2237-41802644+158Lost 25-521.478.499.9
Toronto8271.536945-3037-41680586+94Won 25-50.10.10.1
NY Yankees8271.536945-3337-38739697+42Won 26-40.10.10.1
Baltimore6784.4442336-3731-47759817-58Lost 24-60.00.00.0
CENTRALWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10DIVWCPOFF
Chicago Sox8468.553-51-2633-42758675+83Lost 24-655.40.155.4
Minnesota8370.5421.549-2634-44794702+92Won 15-544.60.144.6
Cleveland7577.493942-3633-41746710+36Won 36-40.00.00.0
Detroit7180.47012.537-3734-43776786-10Won 14-60.00.00.0
Kansas City6984.45115.537-4132-43649752-103Won 78-20.00.00.0
WESTWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10DIVWCPOFF
x-LA Angels9359.612-49-2944-30704639+65Won 17-3100.00.0100.0
Texas7578.49018.538-3737-41839914-75Lost 15-50.00.00.0
Oakland7181.4672240-3831-43605636-31Lost 16-40.00.00.0
Seattle5795.3753631-4326-52621762-141Lost 81-90.00.00.0
2008 National League - Standings
EASTWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10DIVWCPOFF
Philadelphia8667.562-44-3142-36751637+114Won 78-263.628.291.8
NY Mets8567.559.545-2940-38753663+90Won 26-436.138.374.3
Florida8072.5265.544-3436-38724726-2Won 88-20.41.01.3
Atlanta6786.4381941-3726-49706736-30Lost 35-50.00.00.0
Washington5895.3792833-4225-53609769-160Lost 23-70.00.00.0
CENTRALWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10DIVWCPOFF
Chicago Cubs9259.609-53-2539-34804619+185Won 17-399.90.199.9
Milwaukee8469.549944-3140-38710656+54Lost 12-80.132.132.1
Houston8072.52612.543-3137-41670710-40Lost 55-50.00.50.5
St. Louis7973.52013.540-3439-39711681+30Won 13-70.00.10.1
Cincinnati7082.46122.540-3730-45658742-84Lost 17-30.00.00.0
Pittsburgh6489.4182938-4026-49704846-142Lost 14-60.00.00.0
WESTWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10DIVWCPOFF
LA Dodgers8073.523-45-3035-43654611+43Won 17-397.30.097.3
Arizona7676.5003.545-3331-43673662+11Won 45-52.70.02.7
Colorado7083.4581042-3628-47701777-76Won 23-70.00.00.0
San Francisco6885.4441235-4033-45604713-109Lost 45-50.00.00.0
San Diego5895.3792234-4424-51595714-119Lost 23-70.00.00.0
Glossary
W: Wins, L: Losses, PCT: Winning percentage, GB: Games back, HOME: Home record, ROAD: Road record, RS: Runs scored, RA: Runs allowed, DIFF: Run differential, STRK: Current streak, L10: Last 10 games , DIV: % chance of winning the Division, WC: % chance of winning the Wild Card, POFF: % chance of making the Playoffs
Old 09-19-08, 05:55 AM
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2008 American League - Wild Card Standings
AMERICANWLPctGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10DIVWCPOFF
Boston8963.586-52-2237-41802644+158Lost 25-521.478.499.9
Minnesota8370.5426.549-2634-44794702+92Won 15-544.60.144.6
Toronto8271.5367.545-3037-41680586+94Won 25-50.10.10.1
NY Yankees8271.5367.545-3337-38739697+42Won 26-40.10.10.1
Cleveland7577.4931442-3633-41746710+36Won 36-40.00.00.0
Texas7578.49014.538-3737-41839914-75Lost 15-50.00.00.0
Detroit7180.47017.537-3734-43776786-10Won 14-60.00.00.0
Oakland7181.4671840-3831-43605636-31Lost 16-40.00.00.0
Kansas City6984.45120.537-4132-43649752-103Won 78-20.00.00.0
Baltimore6784.44421.536-3731-47759817-58Lost 24-60.00.00.0
Seattle5795.3753231-4326-52621762-141Lost 81-90.00.00.0
2008 National League - Wild Card Standings
NATIONALWLPctGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10DIVWCPOFF
NY Mets8567.559-45-2940-38753663+90Won 26-436.138.374.3
Milwaukee8469.5491.544-3140-38710656+54Lost 12-80.132.132.1
Florida8072.526544-3436-38724726-2Won 88-20.41.01.3
Houston8072.526543-3137-41670710-40Lost 55-50.00.50.5
St. Louis7973.520640-3439-39711681+30Won 13-70.00.10.1
Arizona7676.500945-3331-43673662+11Won 45-52.70.02.7
Cincinnati7082.4611540-3730-45658742-84Lost 17-30.00.00.0
Colorado7083.45815.542-3628-47701777-76Won 23-70.00.00.0
San Francisco6885.44417.535-4033-45604713-109Lost 45-50.00.00.0
Atlanta6786.43818.541-3726-49706736-30Lost 35-50.00.00.0
Pittsburgh6489.41821.538-4026-49704846-142Lost 14-60.00.00.0
San Diego5895.37927.534-4424-51595714-119Lost 23-70.00.00.0
Washington5895.37927.533-4225-53609769-160Lost 23-70.00.00.0
Glossary
*: Division Leader (tied)W: Wins, L: Losses, PCT: Winning percentage, GB: Games back, HOME: Home record, ROAD: Road record, RS: Runs scored, RA: Runs allowed, DIFF: Run differential, STRK: Current streak, L10: Last 10 games , DIV: % chance of winning the Division, WC: % chance of winning the Wild Card, POFF: % chance of making the Playoffs
Old 09-19-08, 05:56 AM
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Thursday, September 18, 2008
RESULTWINLOSSSAVEATT.
LA Dodgers 4, at Pittsburgh 3Proctor (2-0) Hansen (1-4) Broxton (14) 12,709
at Kansas City 12, Seattle 0Greinke (12-10) Feierabend (1-4) 14,144
at Chicago Cubs 7, Milwaukee 6Wood (5-4) Villanueva (4-7) 40,678
LA Angels 6, at Oakland 4Saunders (16-7) Outman (1-1) Rodriguez (59) 12,645
Philadelphia 4, at Atlanta 3Hamels (14-9) Hampton (2-3) Lidge (38) 39,070
at NY Yankees 9, Chicago Sox 2Mussina (18-9) Vazquez (12-14) 53,152
at Toronto 3, Baltimore 2Litsch (12-8) Olson (9-9) Ryan (31) 29,063
St. Louis 5, at Cincinnati 4Lohse (14-6) Volquez (16-6) Motte (1) 14,041
NY Mets 7, at Washington 2Santana (14-7) Redding (10-10) 25,426
at Florida 8, Houston 1Olsen (8-10) Arias (1-1) 14,219
Minnesota 11, at Tampa Bay 8Guardado (4-4) Wheeler (5-6) Nathan (37) 17,296
at Arizona 3, San Francisco 2Cruz (3-0) Lincecum (17-4) Qualls (5) 34,323

Friday, September 19, 2008
TEAMSTIME (ET)NAT TVXM RADIORESOURCESPITCHERS
St. Louis at Chicago Cubs2:20 PM XM 188Tickets | TravelWainwright vs Zambrano
Detroit at Cleveland7:05 PM XM 181Tickets | TravelGalarraga vs Carmona
Baltimore at NY Yankees7:05 PM XM 176Tickets | TravelLiz vs Pavano
Houston at Pittsburgh7:05 PM XM 189Tickets | TravelWolf vs Snell
Boston at Toronto7:07 PM XM 177Tickets | TravelByrd vs Burnett
Milwaukee at Cincinnati7:10 PM XM 184Tickets | TravelSuppan vs Ramirez
Philadelphia at Florida7:10 PM XM 187Tickets | TravelMyers vs Johnson
Minnesota at Tampa Bay7:10 PMXM 179Tickets | TravelBlackburn vs Jackson
NY Mets at Atlanta7:30 PM XM 186Tickets | TravelPerez vs Reyes
San Diego at Washington7:35 PM XM 183Tickets | TravelPeavy vs Balester
LA Angels at Texas8:05 PM XM 178Tickets | TravelGarland vs Harrison
Arizona at Colorado8:05 PM XM 185Tickets | TravelScherzer vs De La Rosa
Chicago Sox at Kansas City8:10 PM XM 182Tickets | TravelBuehrle vs Bannister
Seattle at Oakland10:05 PM XM 180Tickets | TravelHernandez vs Eveland
San Francisco at LA Dodgers10:40 PM XM 188Tickets | TravelZito vs Maddux
Old 09-19-08, 06:34 AM
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If ya can't beat em...have the Twins beat em.
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It will take nothing but a miracle to get the Yankees in the playoffs, which means that today begins the final series ever at Yankee Stadium. If all goes to plan, Andy Pettitte will be pitching the final game on Sunday.

FYI, I know this comes as a shock to most of you since they didn't talk about it at all during the All-Star game but this is indeed the final year of Yankee Stadium. Oh and Josh Hamilton cured AIDS, or something.
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Glad the White Sox could help them win most of their games in the stadium's final week.
Old 09-19-08, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by chrisih8u View Post
If ya can't beat em...have the Twins beat em.
Yeah, I was pleasantly surprised to see that 1.5 GB just now.

Thought the Rays were off last night......
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Watch out Astros, here we come!
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Welcome to Cubs Clinching Weekend
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Welcome to Cubs Clinching Weekend
Hooray!!! Awesome comeback yesterday, gives them a good push heading towards October.
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Pretty awesome designed steal of home by Torii and the Angels yesterday:

http://losangeles.angels.mlb.com/med...00809183503826
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Originally Posted by GuessWho View Post
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Hooray!!! Awesome comeback yesterday, gives them a good push heading towards October.
No clinch today as the Cards put a quick halt to the Cubs momentum by pounding the ball all over Wrigley. The Cards continue to be a mystery. They can get shutdown by the most mediocre pitcher, then kick Zambrano around all day. In his last 6 innings against St. Louis, Zambrano has given up 17 runs.

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Pretty awesome designed steal of home by Torii and the Angels yesterday:

http://losangeles.angels.mlb.com/med...00809183503826
I don't know about that being a designed play (though the announcers talked like it was). The runner at first just took off too early and the A's botched the rundown. An aggressive play that worked out well for the Angels, but I think the run being scored was more Oakland's fault than anything.
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It seems that just about every time someone gets credit for a steal of home nowadays, it's almost always a botched rundown, a double steal, the runner at third running with the pitch (and a resulting PB or WP, which equals a bullshit stolen base), etc. Hell, I'd even take a missed bunt on a suicide squeeze with the catcher missing the tag-- at least that still gives the fielder holding the ball a chance to make a play, instead of the runner crossing the plate while the first and second basemen are playing catch.

C'mon, show some balls. Doesn't anyone straight steal home anymore?
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Originally Posted by cardsfan111 View Post

I don't know about that being a designed play (though the announcers talked like it was). The runner at first just took off too early and the A's botched the rundown. An aggressive play that worked out well for the Angels, but I think the run being scored was more Oakland's fault than anything.
The runner stopping for no apparent reason indicates that it was planned. It's a fairly common play at lower levels of play, but in general you don't see it in MLB because if your players know the game situation it's easy to avoid.

Yes Dave, it's not an amazing steal home on the individual level, it's a team move, like the hit and run.
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Originally Posted by starman9000 View Post

Yes Dave, it's not an amazing steal home on the individual level, it's a team move, like the hit and run.
Yeah I know, I was just bitching. But honestly, it sucks that nobody actually steals home anymore.
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Originally Posted by Dave7393 View Post
Yeah I know, I was just bitching. But honestly, it sucks that nobody actually steals home anymore.

That's true.

It also sucks that nobody uses the bunt to knock a pitcher on his ass anymore. (at least I've been told that used to happen occasionally.) I suppose these days the other team would throw a hissy fit though.
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Originally Posted by starman9000 View Post
The runner stopping for no apparent reason indicates that it was planned. It's a fairly common play at lower levels of play, but in general you don't see it in MLB because if your players know the game situation it's easy to avoid.
Still don't know if I buy it being a designed play. The runner stopped because the pitcher hadn't even thrown the ball yet and had then stepped off. The rundown was horribly executed in several ways The pitcher should just run directly at the runner. Instead, if you watch, the guy goes toward second base. And then, you have no one covering first base at the end. Obviously it doesn't matter if it's intentional or not...I do think it's obvious that Oakland reacted poorly to it.
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When I was a kid I used to play ABPA baseball with my dad on the computer and he'd get furious at me because I'd steal home so often. He thought it cheapened the game.
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Yeah I know, I was just bitching. But honestly, it sucks that nobody actually steals home anymore.
Didn't this happen just last year?

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^ Great footage of a straight steal of home. Looks like that was against the Yankees with Pettitte on the mound. Funny to see the catcher (Posada?) jump up and out in front of the plate while the pitch is being delivered. I think the hitter would have every right to swing. If so, and he made contact with the catcher, I guess the call would be catcher's interference...
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Too bad we didn't have Wainer all year long.

Nice to see that they still have Big Z's number, too bad they don't have anyone else's.
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Too bad we didn't have Wainer all year long.
That's what she said...
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Nooo, instant replay smacks the Twins upside the head. 9-0 now.
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Nice baserunning Papi. You can watch it on a very special episode of "If Manny did that..."

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