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MLB Wednesday September 15, 2010

Standings...

American League
EASTWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10POFF
NY Yankees8857.607-49-2539-32771597+174Won 13-798.4
Tampa Bay8757.604.544-2743-30732584+148Lost 14-699.4
Boston8164.559742-3039-34732664+68Won 35-51.9
Toronto7372.5031538-3135-41673662+11Lost 24-60.0
Baltimore5788.3933132-4125-47554724-170Won 28-20.0
CENTRALWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10POFF
Minnesota8658.597-48-2338-35701571+130Won 39-199.3
Chicago Sox7965.549740-2939-36680616+64Lost 15-51.1
Detroit7273.49714.547-2825-45659662-3Lost 15-50.0
Kansas City5985.4102732-3827-47595761-166Won 13-70.0
Cleveland5985.4102731-4128-44565677-112Won 15-50.0
WESTWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10POFF
Texas8163.563-47-2634-37705615+90Won 66-499.8
Oakland7272.500944-3028-42582558+24Lost 16-40.2
LA Angels7074.4861138-3432-40616648-32Lost 15-50.1
Seattle5590.37926.533-4022-50466622-156Lost 62-80.0
National League
EASTWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10POFF
Philadelphia8561.582-47-2838-33683592+91Won 37-394.1
Atlanta8363.568252-2231-41683566+117Lost 14-673.9
Florida7371.5071135-3538-36659633+26Lost 25-50.1
NY Mets7273.49712.542-2730-46588579+9Won 26-40.1
Washington6184.42123.535-3626-48601666-65Won 14-60.0
CENTRALWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10POFF
Cincinnati8263.566-44-2938-34712624+88Lost 13-797.2
St. Louis7469.517743-2631-43644570+74Lost 24-64.2
Houston7075.4831239-3531-40549639-90Won 37-30.1
Milwaukee6678.45815.536-3830-40663741-78Lost 24-60.0
Chicago Cubs6481.4411833-4231-39624714-90Won 26-40.0
Pittsburgh4896.33333.533-3915-57493775-282Lost 23-70.0
WESTWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10POFF
San Diego8262.569-42-3240-30611508+103Won 26-469.4
San Francisco8164.5591.542-2839-36626544+82Lost 17-351.6
Colorado7966.5453.550-2429-42693626+67Lost 28-29.4
LA Dodgers7273.49710.541-3131-42607610-3Won 13-70.1
Arizona5887.40024.535-4023-47647766-119Won 12-80.0
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Re: MLB Wednesday September 15, 2010

Wildcard...

American League
AMERICANWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10
Tampa Bay8757.604-44-2743-30732584+148Lost 14-6
Boston8164.5596.542-3039-34732664+68Won 35-5
Chicago Sox7965.549840-2939-36680616+64Lost 15-5
Toronto7372.50314.538-3135-41673662+11Lost 24-6
Oakland7272.5001544-3028-42582558+24Lost 16-4
Detroit7273.49715.547-2825-45659662-3Lost 15-5
LA Angels7074.4861738-3432-40616648-32Lost 15-5
Cleveland5985.4102831-4128-44565677-112Won 15-5
Kansas City5985.4102832-3827-47595761-166Won 13-7
Baltimore5788.39330.532-4125-47554724-170Won 28-2
Seattle5590.37932.533-4022-50466622-156Lost 62-8
National League
NATIONALWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10
Atlanta8363.568-52-2231-41683566+117Lost 14-6
San Francisco8164.5591.542-2839-36626544+82Lost 17-3
Colorado7966.5453.550-2429-42693626+67Lost 28-2
St. Louis7469.5177.543-2631-43644570+74Lost 24-6
Florida7371.507935-3538-36659633+26Lost 25-5
LA Dodgers7273.49710.541-3131-42607610-3Won 13-7
NY Mets7273.49710.542-2730-46588579+9Won 26-4
Houston7075.48312.539-3531-40549639-90Won 37-3
Milwaukee6678.4581636-3830-40663741-78Lost 24-6
Chicago Cubs6481.44118.533-4231-39624714-90Won 26-4
Washington6184.42121.535-3626-48601666-65Won 14-6
Arizona5887.40024.535-4023-47647766-119Won 12-8
Pittsburgh4896.3333433-3915-57493775-282Lost 23-7
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Re: MLB Wednesday September 15, 2010

Today's games...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
TEAMSTIME (ET)NAT TVRESOURCESPITCHERS
Washington at Atlanta12:10 PM Tickets | Travel | StadiumLannan vs Minor
Milwaukee at Houston2:05 PM Tickets | Travel | StadiumBush vs Happ
San Diego at Colorado3:10 PM Tickets | Travel | StadiumRichard vs De La Rosa
Boston at Seattle6:40 PM Tickets | Travel | StadiumBuchholz vs Pauley
Toronto at Baltimore7:05 PM Tickets | Travel | StadiumDrabek vs Bergesen
LA Angels at Cleveland7:05 PM Tickets | Travel | StadiumWeaver vs Gomez
Arizona at Cincinnati7:10 PM Tickets | Travel | StadiumSaunders vs Bailey
Pittsburgh at NY Mets7:10 PM Tickets | Travel | StadiumMaholm vs Mejia
Philadelphia at Florida7:10 PM Tickets | Travel | StadiumHalladay vs Sosa
NY Yankees at Tampa Bay7:10 PMTickets | Travel | StadiumHughes vs Shields
Detroit at Texas8:05 PM Tickets | Travel | StadiumGalarraga vs Lewis
Minnesota at Chicago White Sox8:10 PM Tickets | Travel | StadiumDuensing vs Floyd
Oakland at Kansas City8:10 PM Tickets | Travel | StadiumCahill vs Chen
Chicago Cubs at St. Louis8:15 PM Tickets | Travel | StadiumZambrano vs Carpenter
LA Dodgers at San Francisco10:15 PMTickets | Travel | StadiumBillingsley vs Cain
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I'm really thinking that the Twins are going to get best record and home field for the AL playoffs. That would really be a huge feather in their cap considering how much press the Yanks and Rays have gotten this year and their seasons up till this point.
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Phils set up the matchup with Atlanta next week with Hamels, Halladay, and Oswalt on the mound. Atlanta, on the other hand, are using Lowe and Hudson in New York and obviously won't pitch against the Phillies.

Man, a lethal 1,2,3. Going to be fun.

Let's just hope the Phillies don't blow it against Washington using Blanton and Kendrick. 9 home games coming up.
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Re: MLB Wednesday September 15, 2010

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I'm really thinking that the Twins are going to get best record and home field for the AL playoffs. That would really be a huge feather in their cap considering how much press the Yanks and Rays have gotten this year and their seasons up till this point.
I made a friendly bet with a friend of mine on this just last night. Would be a big milestone if they achieve this -- especially since it is their inaugural season at their outdoor park.
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With the way the Twins are playing and knowing that the hottest teams usually perform best in the playoffs, I wouldn't at all be surprised to see them not only get HFA but finally knock the Yankees monkey off their back.

The only way I see the Yankees repeating is if Pettitte comes back and he's phenomenal. A tall order considering how long he's been out.
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The only way I see the Yankees repeating is if Pettitte comes back and he's phenomenal. A tall order considering how long he's been out.
You think the Yanks starting three with Pettitte can go toe to toe with the Phillies this year? And no Godzilla to bail you out? Or when you say repeat, do you simply mean the AL Pennant?
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You think the Yanks starting three with Pettitte can go toe to toe with the Phillies this year? And no Godzilla to bail you out? Or when you say repeat, do you simply mean the AL Pennant?
You lost in 2009 and you're still trash talking? Gotta love Philly fans. You guys don't have the savior Cliff Lee either.
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You lost in 2009 and you're still trash talking? Gotta love Philly fans. You guys don't have the savior Cliff Lee either.
We won in 2008. We went back in 2009. We will hopefully go back in 2010. Let me know when you make it back. We don't have Cliff Lee? You are right. Now we have Roy Halladay and Roy Oswalt. Did you not notice those acquisitions? It's not trash talking. I'm simply asking the question: Sabathia, Burnett, Pettitte vs Halladay, Oswalt and Hamels? Take out Pettite and answer it again. Why so defensive?
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You think the Yanks starting three with Pettitte can go toe to toe with the Phillies this year? And no Godzilla to bail you out? Or when you say repeat, do you simply mean the AL Pennant?
Let's not jump the gun and say there will be a World Series repeat this year. Neither the Phillies or Yankees have won anything yet. One bad week and the Phillies could miss out on the playoffs completely.

BUT since we're playing the assuming game yes, I think the Yankees top 3 can handle it. CC and Halladay cancel each other out, they're both capable of shutting down the opposing lineup. Pettite and Oswalt cancel each other out because they're capable of pitching just as well as the other (assuming Pettitte comes back healthy of course). Then I'd take Hamels over AJ any day of the week. The difference is that the Yankees won't be going with a 3 man rotation this time, they'll be using Phil Hughes who I'd take over Blanton or Kendrick.

I'd also take the Yankees bullpen over any one else.

And no Matsui, no problem. The Yankees offense hasn't been an issue this year.

It'll be interesting to see if there's an Oswalt vs. Berkman match up in the World Series. Astros fans would be pissed.
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Let me know when you make it back.
Let me know when you beat us in the World Series.
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We won in 2008. We went back in 2009. We will hopefully go back in 2010. Let me know when you make it back. We don't have Cliff Lee? You are right. Now we have Roy Halladay and Roy Oswalt. Did you not notice those acquisitions? It's not trash talking. I'm simply asking the question: Sabathia, Burnett, Pettitte vs Halladay, Oswalt and Hamels? Take out Pettite and answer it again. Why so defensive?
Not defensive at all, just noticing the Philly bravado rearing its head a bit early this season. And they don't play the game on paper. I'm not interested in your hypotheticals.
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It pains me to say it, but the Braves seem to have thrown in the towel. They couldn't build up their lead when the Phillies were running their Little League roster, get swept by the Rockies, only manage a split with the reeling Cardinals and then they manage to lose to the Marlins, Nationals and lowly Pirates. Hope remains, but diminishes daily. I just don't see any kind of spark in the team...
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BUT since we're playing the assuming game yes, I think the Yankees top 3 can handle it. CC and Halladay cancel each other out, they're both capable of shutting down the opposing lineup. Pettite and Oswalt cancel each other out because they're capable of pitching just as well as the other (assuming Pettitte comes back healthy of course). Then I'd take Hamels over AJ any day of the week. The difference is that the Yankees won't be going with a 3 man rotation this time, they'll be using Phil Hughes who I'd take over Blanton or Kendrick.
Blanton gets a bad rap sometimes. He's had bad luck on his ERA this year. With the advanced pitching numbers (not BABIP!), Blanton and Hughes are very similar:

Blanton: FIP 4.33, xFIP 4.15 (mostly due to the Citizens Bank Park factor I'd assume), WAR 1.8
Hughes: FIP 4.21, xFIP 4.34, WAR 1.9

Blanton's been pitching much better (or his luck has equalized) in the second half as well.

Biggest thing for the Phillies right now is to keep up the winning. Best record in the NL right now, which means they'd have a chance to have Home Field Advantage through the entirety of the playoffs.
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^except one in pitching in the AL and the other in the NL and Hughes has the Yankee Stadium factor just like Blanton has the Citizens Bank factor. I'd still take Hughes over Blanton when it comes down to it.
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FIP and xFIP would really normalize for the AL vs NL (for the most part), and xFIP would normalize for the park factor

(the way they work: For FIP, you assume that everything reverts to the average: A walk is worth 0.3 of a run. A Home Run is worth 1.3 runs (or 1.4, can't remember for sure), and calculate out from there (like ERA, normalizing for 9 innings). xFIP works the same, except you normalize home runs: You assume that everybody has the same average HR/FB ratio, and go from there).

Would I take Hughes over Blanton if I had a choice? Probably. Is it really a clear cut decision? No.
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Let's not jump the gun and say there will be a World Series repeat this year. Neither the Phillies or Yankees have won anything yet. One bad week and the Phillies could miss out on the playoffs completely.

BUT since we're playing the assuming game yes, I think the Yankees top 3 can handle it. CC and Halladay cancel each other out, they're both capable of shutting down the opposing lineup. Pettite and Oswalt cancel each other out because they're capable of pitching just as well as the other (assuming Pettitte comes back healthy of course). Then I'd take Hamels over AJ any day of the week. The difference is that the Yankees won't be going with a 3 man rotation this time, they'll be using Phil Hughes who I'd take over Blanton or Kendrick.

I'd also take the Yankees bullpen over any one else.

And no Matsui, no problem. The Yankees offense hasn't been an issue this year.

It'll be interesting to see if there's an Oswalt vs. Berkman match up in the World Series. Astros fans would be pissed.
I wasn't the one who started with the "repeat" business.

And the Phils probably WOULD go with a 3 man rotation this year.

And you're right. The Phils bullpen is pretty weak. No left handers to speak of at all. They still have Atlanta right there in striking distance. Just thought there'd be more interest in a potential rematch. I certainly don't want to see Texas vs San Diego.

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Not defensive at all, just noticing the Philly bravado rearing its head a bit early this season. And they don't play the game on paper. I'm not interested in your hypotheticals.
It's September 15, it's early? And there are only a handful of Phils fans here and I don't see anyone talking smack. I brought up a legitimate point - the Phils specifically built their rotation to avoid last year's shortfalls. Why wouldn't you be interested in hypotheticals? That's called Sports Talk. The Yanks 3 man rotation gamble last year is the reason they won the series. And Matsui vs no bench for the Phils.
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Not defensive at all, just noticing the Philly bravado rearing its head a bit early this season. And they don't play the game on paper. I'm not interested in your hypotheticals.
That's a really ridiculous thing to say, it's not early with 2 weeks left in the season. And Philly bravado? Seriously in a topic that everyday is nearly all Yankee or red sox talk.
With some Twins in it here and there.

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It's September 15, it's early? And there are only a handful of Phils fans here and I don't see anyone talking smack. I brought up a legitimate point - the Phils specifically built their rotation to avoid last year's shortfalls. Why wouldn't you be interested in hypotheticals? That's called Sports Talk. The Yanks 3 man rotation gamble last year is the reason they won the series. And Matsui vs no bench for the Phils.
Exactly sounds like good playoff discussion to me.

BTW Kyle Drabek makes his debut tonight for the Jays.
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Looks like another good one between TB/NY.

Twins escape another bases loaded jam.
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I hope MLB sends a tape of tonights Tor.-Balt. game to the Yankees and Red Sox. Played under 2 hrs.
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Great to see the umps give the game to the Yankees. Since when a bean ball sounds like when the ball hits a bat?
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Great to see the umps give the game to the Yankees. Since when a bean ball sounds like when the ball hits a bat?
This whole sequence is the reason that Baseball should go to instant replay, as each team gets 2 challenges a game. I keep hearing the argument if you institute replay, you lengthen the games, but Maddon was arguing with the umps for about 7 minutes, when they could have checked the replay in about 2 minutes!

Come on Baseball, get with the times!
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Rays Win!

Back in 1st!!

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